Thoughts


From Ted Galen Carpenter

The folly of alcohol prohibition was confined to the United States. Thanks largely to Washingtons pressure - drug prohibition is a global folly. We should learn from history and do more than make modest shifts in anti-drug strategies. We need to bite the bullet, accepting the reality that our second fling with prohibition has not worked any better than the first.

2013-10-12 at 10:43:07

From Gary North

"Some bureaucrat will eventually enforce a regulation to the point of utter imbecility."

2013-10-12 at 02:06:07

More From Murray N. Rothbard

For a hundred years, American foreign policy has been set on a course of global intervention, ostensibly on behalf of "making the world safe for democracy", and of securing and expanding the "free world." Now, a hundred years later, the world - and the United States - manifestly are far less free than when we began to launch our global Crusades; and dictatorships abound everywhere. Surely, at the very least, we must have been doing something wrong. Indeed, that wrong is the very policy of global intervention itself.

2013-10-04 at 03:51:55

From Jacob G. Hornberger

From the standpoint of government officials, one of the greatest things about a highly regulated economy, banking system, and healthcare system, as well as a complex tax system, is that it provides officials with the ability to prosecute businessmen, bankers, physicians, and others whenever they get out of line. In that way, officials can claim that they are not going after people for criticizing the government or for challenging the system but instead for real criminal offenses.

2013-10-03 at 15:53:27

From Charlotte Twight

Growing Federal Power -- driven by legislation, validated by Supreme Court decisions, and accelerated by presidential ambition -- has eroded the rule
of law in our nation, leaving almost no activity that the central government
cannot at its discretion, regulate, manipulate, or prohibit. A constitutional counterrevolution has occurred in America-one so profound that few today can imagine Americans free of dependence on government.

2013-09-30 at 14:43:15

From Richard M. Nixon

"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

2013-09-26 at 02:15:55

And More From Thomas Paine

We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised to furnish new pretenses for revenue and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute.

2013-09-23 at 14:32:42

From Tom Clancy

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It is not good at much else.

2013-09-10 at 05:48:02

And More From H. L. Mencken

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

2013-09-08 at 11:38:34

From Augustin Cochin

When the acts of a popular power attain a certain degree of arbitrariness and become oppressive, they are always presented as acts of self-defense and public safety.

2013-09-08 at 11:35:48

From Howard Zinn

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people!!!

2013-09-06 at 01:42:09

More From Thomas Sowell

Does anyone seriously believe that people who are prepared to defy the laws against murder are going to obey laws against owning guns or large-capacity magazines?

2013-09-06 at 01:39:44

More From Frederick Douglass

The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all
concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest
struggle! If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who
profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who
want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without
thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

2013-08-30 at 00:39:01

From Gene Healy

You may think that Americans have a right to know who we are at war with,
when the government thinks it can kill them, and whether the executive
branch considers the personal data of all Americans "relevant" to
terrorism investigations - but this administration begs to differ. As
far as it is concerned, you can not handle the truth.

2013-08-30 at 00:34:50

From Leslie Snyder

Justice is the only foundation upon which a society of free and independent
people can exist. Justice is a concrete, recognizable, and objective
principle. It is not a matter of opinion.

2013-08-30 at 00:27:55

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!