"The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else." ~Bastiat
"When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything as if it were a nail" ~Abraham Maslow (That's politics in a nutshell)
"I have spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars; the rest I wasted." ~George Best
"I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."-Thomas Jefferson
"You don't stick a knife into a man's back 9 inches, pull it out 6 inches, and call it progress." -Malcolm X
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." ~ Thomas Jefferson
"All history affords but few instances of men trusted with great power without abusing it, when with security they could."~Gordan &Trenchard
"Power renders man wanton, insolent to others, and fond of themselves…" ~Gordon & Trenchard
Why is it so easy for some people to accept the principle, that for 2 people to be "equal" they have to have the exact-same material-stuff?
If "We the people" means, "the people"= wealthy-and-politically-influencial-white-guys-creating-the-Constitution, then it all makes sense...
"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" ~Einstein
"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."~Hannah Arendt
"Critics of the capitalistic order always seem to believe that the socialistic system of their dreams will do precisely what they think..."
"In a private law society; peace, justice, and security would hold sway." ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe #Anarchism
Yesterday, the guy who approves of drone bombing people without trial or proof of wrongdoing, said that he supported gay-marriage. Are we really supposed to take anything, that someone like that say, seriously?
"Gold and silver are money. Everything else is just credit." ~J.P. Morgan, 1912 #quote
"Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority." ~Mencken
@kismetician What if all human rights, are in fact, "property-rights"?; The self-ownership of the body->products of labor->gift/exchange...
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." ~Einstein
"While democracy seeks equality in #liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." ~F.A Hayek: The Road to Serfdom
"Private property is the most important guarantee of freedom." -- F.A. Hayek