liberty

A Quote by Immanuel Kant on free will, liberty, and coercion

Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom of all according to a universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on freedom, liberty, totalitarism, coercion, and force

Volumes can be and have been written about the issue of freedom versus dictatorship, but, in essence, it comes down to a single question: do you consider it moral to treat men as sacrificial animals and to rule them by physical force?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Frank Chodorov on society, economics, politics, interventionism, confiscation, welfare state, coercion, freedom, and liberty

The Welfare State is in fact an oligarchy of bureaucrats who, in return for the perquisites and prestige of office, undertake to confiscate and redistribute production according to formulae of their own imagination, with utter disregard of the principle that production must fall in the amount of the confiscation. It is interesting to note that all welfarism starts with a program of distribution — control of the market place with its price technique — and ends up with attempts to manage production; that is because, contrary to their expectations, the laws of economics are not suspended by their political interference, prices do not respond to their dicta, and in an effort to make their preconceived notions work they apply themselves to production, and there too they fail.

Frank Chodorov

Source: http://www.mises.org/books/society.pdf

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on liberty, slavery, and thinq4yourself

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr on liberty, conciousness, freedom, politics, and ethics

What we need is a new consciousness concerning the idea of human liberty.

Lew Rockwell

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/liberal-post-interview.html

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A Quote by Bryant McGill on creativity, expression, liberty, and freedom

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.

Bryant McGill

Source: www.bryantmcgill.com

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on life, liberty, property, safety, legislature, and laws

No one's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr on life, freedom, liberty, business, politics, and society

Anything other than free enterprise always means a society of compulsion and lower living standards, and any form of socialism strictly enforced means dictatorship and the total state. That this statement is still widely disputed only illustrates the degree to which malignant fantasy can capture the imagination of intellectuals.

Lew Rockwell

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/kantor/kantor83.html

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