A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, politics, freedom, liberty, and government

Once the principle is admitted that it is duty of government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 728..729

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on politics, economy, and government

What the government spends more, the public spends less. Public works are not accomplished by the miraculous power of a magic wand. They are paid for by funds taken away from the citizens.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 655

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy and government

History does not provide any example of capital accumulation brought about by a government. As far as governments invested in the construction of roads, railroads, and other useful public works, the capital needed was provided by the savings of individual citizens and borrowed by the government.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 847

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A Quote by Newton on liberty, freedom, law, government, and law

All of the services commonly thought to require the State—from the coining of money to police protection to the development of law in defense of the rights of person and property—can be and have been supplied far more efficiently and certainly more morally by private persons. The State is in no sense required by the nature of man; quite the contrary.

Murray Rothbard

Source: The Ethics of Liberty, Pages: 188

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A Quote by Hans-Hermann Hoppe on liberty, freedom, happiness, security, government, violence, suppression, and serfdom

The recently ended twentieth century was characterized by a level of human rights violations unparalleled in all of human history. In his book Death by Government, Rudolph Rummel estimates some 170 million government-caused deaths in the twentieth century. The historical evidence appears to indicate that, rather than protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of their citizens, governments must be considered the greatest threat to human security.

Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

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A Quote by Rabban Gamaliel on government, caution, interests, and advantage

Be careful in your relations with the government; for they draw no man close to themselves except for their own interests. They appear as friends when it is to their advantage, but they do not stand by a man in his time of stress.

Rabban Gamaliel

Source: Talmud - Mishnah Pirkei Avot 2:3

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A Quote by Rabbi Chanina on government, welfare, and prayer

Pray for the welfare of the government, since but for fear of it men would devour each other alive.

Rabbi Chanina

Source: Talmud: Mishnah Pirkei Avot 3:2

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on violence, oppression, ghettos, government, and oppressed

I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Will Rogers on journalism and government

"I don't tell jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by Frank on government, politics, judicial, legal, law, and misconduct

It is well past time that the American people realize they can hold those in the Judicial Branch of our government - whether federal or state, whether judicial, prosecutorial or defensive in nature - responsible for misconduct and injecting politics into government. It is time for American's to wage an intellectual revolution against, not only political correctness, moral relativism and multiculturalism but the practice of placing politics before government.

Frank Salvato

Source: The New Media Journal

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