A Quote by George Washington on politics, laws, freedom, and liberty

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive someone of their natural liberty upon the supposition they might abuse it. [gender-netural wording added.]

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Benjamine A. Rooge on politics, freedom, economics, society, liberty, and survival

Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to.

Benjamine Rooge

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on politics, freedom, liberty, and coercion

Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by F.A. Hayek on liberty, freedom, politics, coercion, and society

The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.

F.A. Hayek

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on compulsion, economy, society, and politics

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.

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 Frank Chodorov on politics, society, economics, wealth, and coercion

Economics is not politics. One is a science, concerned with the immutable and constant laws of nature that determine the production and distribution of wealth; the other is the art of ruling.

Frank Chodorov

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

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A Quote by Erich Ludendorff on history, germany, hitler, and politics

"You have delivered up our holy German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time.  I solemnly prophesy that this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery.  Future generations will damn you in your grave for what you have done."

Erich Ludendorff

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