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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on rights and true will

So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will.

Do that, and no other shall say nay.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: Book of the Law, Pages: I:42-43

Contributed by: Keith

A Quote by Frank Chodorov on ethics, taxation, rights, liberty, freedom, state, robbery, and property right

If we assume that the individual has an indisputable right to life, we must concede that he has a similar right to the enjoyment of the products of his labor. This we call a property right. The absolute right to property follows from the original right to life because one without the other is meaningless; the means to life must be identified with life itself. If the state has a prior right to the products of one’s labor, his right to existence is qualified . . . no such prior rights can be established, except by declaring the state the author of all rights. . . . We object to the taking of our property by organized society just as we do when a single unit of society commits the act. In the latter case we unhesitatingly call the act robbery, a malum in se. It is not the law which in the first instance defines robbery, it is an ethical principle, and this the law may violate but not supersede. If by the necessity of living we acquiesce to the force of law, if by long custom we lose sight of the immorality, has the principle been obliterated? Robbery is robbery, and no amount of words can make it anything else.

Frank Chodorov

Source: http://blog.mises.org/archives/007385.asp

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on freedom, liberty, media, press, freedom of speech, first amendment, constitution, rights, and america

Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

Source: Herbert Clark Hoover (US President, 1929-1933)

Contributed by: Dextah

A Quote by Jordan on money, family, security, destroy, idea, question, court, trigger, revolution, jail, prison, corrupt, corruption, punish, crucify, torture, civil, right, rights, and abuse

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch

Source: self

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on wrongs, rights, rush, and rational

If two wrongs don't make a right... three lefts do.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

Source: rush limbaugh....

Contributed by: 240z Fan

A Quote by Aldo Leopold on nature, rights, preservation, and wild

"There are some of us who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.  For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese or wild flowers is a right as inalienable as free speech."

Aldo Leopold

Contributed by: Eleigh

A Quote by Jeremy Bentham on jeremy bentham, animal, liberation, and rights

It may one day come to be recognized that the number of the legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate. What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason or perhaps the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month old. But suppose they were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.

Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)

Source: Jeremy Bentham

Contributed by: Manda

A Quote by Haroon Siddiqui on womans rights and rights

Amy Gutman of Princeton University

“Oppressed women typically want their rights as individuals to be secured within their own culture, not at the expense of exile from their culture or the destruction of what they and others take to be valuable about their culture.”

Haroon Siddiqui

Source: Being Muslim (Groundwork Guides), Pages: 121

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Sojourner Truth on aint i a woman, woman, female, christ, god, rights, race, ethnicty, plow, plant, born, birth, children, slavery, and civil war

Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.

Sojourner Truth (1797? - 1883)

Source: Delivered 1851, Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on liberty, individualism, individuality, freedom, rights, and individual rights

The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Contributed by: Naumadd

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