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A Quote by E. C. Riegel on money, politics, money-making, prosperity, wealth, govern, government, and control

Political economy is a fiction. Economy can have but one sphere, namely, in the practice of the individual. Political economy implies that the state can have a separate existance as a creative force, whereas, it is but one of the instruments of the individual's economy. All wealth - all economic planning - can spring only from the individual for his private guidance; and in him resides both the political and economic power. The ballot is his instrument of political power; money his instrument of economic power and the former is futile without the latter. He is a dupe, who believes that government can be both his servant and his patron, i.e., that the state can develop an economy to enrich him. He must govern government as he governs himself; and he must provide for government as he provides for himself. Any power existing outside himself is only that which has been delegated by him, or has escaped from him; for he is the one and only power-house. He cannot delegate his money power, if he would, because it is inseparably linked to his buying wherein he must exert his private discretion. To issue money, one must buy, to buy, one must appraise. Hence, the money issuing power is undelegatable and unusurpable.

E. C. Riegel

Source: http://www.mind-trek.com/treatise/ecr-pem/ch1.htm

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A Quote by E. C. Riegel on money, politics, money-making, prosperity, wealth, govern, and government

As has been stated, the purpose of money is to split barter into two parts so that the seller is free to find his source of supply later and elsewhere. This is the sole purpose of money. Any effort to use money to serve another purpose is perversive; and this statement condemns the entire managed money philosophy.

E. C. Riegel

Source: http://www.mind-trek.com/treatise/ecr-pem/ch2.htm

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A Quote by E. C. Riegel on money, politics, money-making, prosperity, wealth, govern, and government

When man has mastered money he shall have mastered not only his economic problem of prosperity but also his political problem, for he will see that money has no place in state functions, and, the money power being entirely in his own hands, he will easily master the state and clearly define its services. Thus money must be seen as the means of mastery of all economic and political problems. Until we have mastered money we shall not master any of our problems. Not money, but a false money system, is the root of all evil.

E. C. Riegel

Source: The Surprise Weapon PRIVATE ENTERPRISE MONEY A Non-Political Money System (http://www.mind-trek.com/treatise/ecr-pem/intro.htm)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government

That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: Tom

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Various sources attribute this quote to Jefferson, Gerald Ford, Barry Gold Water, as well as Colonel David Crockett, Congressman, 1827-1835

Contributed by: Tom

A Quote by Ken Schoolland on free society, force, coercion, freedom, liberty, slavery, property, theft, and government

At times some people use force or fraud to take from others without willful, voluntary consent. Normally, the initiation of force to take life is murder, to take liberty is slavery, and to take property is theft. It is the same whether these actions are done by one person acting alone, by the many acting against a few, or even by officials with fine hats and titles.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e8fb9e8-bc6f-4e07-852b-aac5cfc38b4b)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Earon on academia, university, college, education, corruption, academic life, business, religion, industry, and government

Academia was created by business, religion and government as an enclosure for intelligent, altruistic people to keep them occupied and feeling important, and distracted from exposing corruption and working for change.  Fortunately, this strategy hasn't always succeeded.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis

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A Quote by Linda and Morris Tannehill on government, paradox, and violence

The contradiction of hiring an agency of institutionalized violence to protect us from violence is even more foolhardy than buying a cat to protect one's parakeet.

Linda and Morris Tannehill

Source: p. 41; The Market for LIberty (http://www.mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by unknown on film quote and government

People should not fear their governments. Governments should fear their people.

unknown

Source: V for Vendetta

Contributed by: Leah

A Quote by Magus Peter H. Gilmore on government, democracy, pursuit of happiness, freedom, diversity, and individuality

"...when a nation encourages the individual pursuit of happiness,  there is no guarantee that everyone is going to like what everyone else  is doing. That is part of freedom—tolerance of diversity."

Peter Gilmore

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