Thoughts


And More From Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Task Must Be To Banish From The Thoughts Of Mankind The Idea That
Anybody Has The Right To Use Force Against Righteousness, Or Against
Justice, Or Against Any Mutual Agreements.

2009-11-25 at 20:04:28

The Wisdom of Ludwig von Mises

It is important to remember that government interference always means
either violent action or the threat of such action. The funds that a
government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation. And taxes
are paid because the taxpayers are afraid of offering resistance to the
tax gatherers. They know that any disobedience or resistance is hopeless.
As long as this is the state of affairs, the government is able to
collect the money that it wants to spend. Government is in the last
resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers,
prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the
enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those
who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately
for more compulsion and less freedom.

2009-11-17 at 16:58:27

The Wonderous Wisdom Of George Orwell

All Political Thinking For Years Past Has Been Vitiated In The Same Way.
People Can Foresee The Future Only When It Coincides With Their Own
Wishes, And The Most Grossly Obvious Facts Can Be Ignored When They Are
Unwelcome.

In Our Age There Is No Such Thing As Keeping Out Of Politics. All
Issues Are Political Issues, And Politics Itself Is A Mass Of Lies,
Evasions, Folly, Hatred And Schizophrenia.

Power Is Not A Means, It Is An End. One Does Not Establish A Dictatorship
In Order To Safeguard A Revolution; One Makes The Revolution In Order To
Establish The Dictatorship.

Political Language - Is Designed To Make Lies Sound Truthful And Murder
Respectable, And To Give An Appearance Of Solidity To Pure Wind.

The Great Enemy Of Clear Language Is Insincerity. When There Is A Gap
Between Ones Real And Ones Declared Aims, One Turns, As It Were,
Instinctively To Long Words And Exhausted Idioms, Like A Cuttlefish
Squirting Out Ink.

War Against A Foreign Country Only Happens When The Moneyed Classes Think
That They Are Going To Profit From It.

The Atom Bombs Are Piling Up In The Factories, The Police Are Prowling
Through The Cities, The Lies Are Streaming From The Loudspeakers, But The
Earth Is Still Going Around The Sun.

2009-11-14 at 19:52:08

From Henry A. Wallace

Their Final Objective Toward Which All Their Deceit Is Directed Is To
Capture Political Power So That, Using The Power Of The State And The
Power Of The Market Simultaneously, They May Keep The Common Man In
Eternal Subjection.

2009-11-14 at 15:59:51

And more Wisdom From Ayn Rand

Do Not Consider Collectivists As Sincere, But Deluded, Idealists. The
Proposal To Enslave Some Men For The Sake Of Others Is Not An Ideal;
Brutality Is Not Idealistic, No Matter What Its Purpose. Do Not Ever Say
That The Desire To Do Good By Force Is A Good Motive. Neither Power-Lust
Nor Stupidity Are Good Motives.

2009-11-13 at 16:37:02

And More From Frederick Douglass

Find Out Just What People Will Submit To, And You Have Found Out The
Exact Amount Of Injustice And Wrong Which Will Be Imposed Upon Them;
The Limits Of Tyrants Are Prescribed By The Endurance Of Those Whom
They Oppress.

2009-11-12 at 20:10:13

From William Somerset Maugham

If A Nation Values Anything More Than Freedom, It Will Lose Its Freedom;
And The Irony Of It Is That, If It Is Comfort Or Money It Values More,
It Will Lose That Too.

2009-11-11 at 13:28:17

More From Mark Twain

In The Beginning Of A Change, The Patriot Is A Brave And Scarce Man,
Hated And Scorned. When The Cause Succeeds, However, The Timid Join Him-
-For Then It Costs Nothing To Be A Patriot.

2009-11-10 at 17:42:33

From David A. Love, JD

Often, People will look at a High Profile Example of Corruption, and
Conclude that the Egregious Act is an Exception to the Rule.
In Reality though, It just might be the Tip of the Iceberg.

2009-11-06 at 16:25:51

More From Murray N. Rothbard

Instead of a bumbling and inefficient toll of society, the radical
Libertarian sees the State itself, in its very nature, as Coercive,
Exploitative, Parasitic, and hence profoundly antisocial. The State
Is, and always has been, the Greatest Single Enemy Of The Human Race,
of its Liberty, its Happiness, and its Progress.

2009-11-06 at 12:26:38

From Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Fear Of Serious Injury Cannot Alone Justify Suppression Of Free Speech
And Assembly. Men Feared Witches And Burned Women. It Is The Function
Of Speech To Free Men From The Bondage Of Irrational Fears.

2009-11-05 at 14:25:02

From Wilhelm Ropke

In spite of its alluring name, the Welfare State stands or falls by
Compulsion. It is Compulsion Imposed Upon Us with the Power of the State
to Punish Noncompliance. Once This is Clear, it is Equally Clear that
the welfare State is an EVIL the Same as Every Restriction of Freedom.

2009-11-03 at 21:33:57

And More From Thomas Paine

Immediate Necessity makes many things Convenient, which if continued
would Grow into Oppressions. Expedience and Right are Different Things.
When we are planning for Posterity, we Ought to Remember that Virtue
Is Not Hereditary.

2009-11-02 at 21:02:24

From Rudyard Kipling

It is not wise for the Christian white To hustle the Asian brown; For the
Christian riles And the Asian smiles And weareth the Christian down.
At the end of the fight Lies a tombstone white With the name of the late
deceased; And the epitaph drear, A fool lies here, Who tried to hustle
the East.

2009-11-01 at 17:16:17

And More From Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

To Be An Economist With Integrity Means Having To Say Things That People
Do Not Want To Hear, And Especially To Say Things That The Regime Does
Not Want To Hear. It Takes More Than Technical Knowledge To Be A Good
Economist. It Takes Moral Courage, And That Is In Even Shorter Supply
Than Economic Logic.

2009-11-01 at 16:09:52

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!!!