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The Philosophy of Liberty


You Own Your Own Life…

To lose your Life is to lose your Future, to lose your Liberty is to lose your Present

…and to lose the product of your Life and Liberty is to lose that portion of your Past that produced it

A product of you Life and Liberty is your Property

— Ken SchoollandThe Philosophy of Liberty

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2009 in education, Politics

 

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Congress vs. the Bill of Rights


bill-of-rights-01Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today?
It wouldn’t even get out of committee.
– F. Lee Bailey, Newsweek, 17 April 1967
 
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Posted by on August 27, 2009 in Politics

 

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Proactive Government <- I Ching


shaolinThe government that seems the most unwise,
Oft goodness to the people best supplies;
That which is meddling, touching everything,
Will work but ill, and disappointment bring.
– Tao Te Ching

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics

 

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…Then How Can You Trust Them to Govern Others?


jeffersonSometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?

– Thomas JeffersonFirst Inaugural Address (1801)

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2009 in Politics

 

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Designs against Liberties <- John Locke


declaration-800pxTill the mischief be grown general, and the ill designs of the rulers become visible, or their attempts sensible to the greater part, the people, who are more disposed to suffer than right themselves by resistance, are not apt to stir.

The examples of particular injustice, or oppression of here and there an unfortunate man, moves them not. But if they universally have a persuation, grounded upon manifest evidence,that designs are carrying on against their liberties, and the general course and tendency of things cannot but give them strong suspicions of the evil intention of their governors, who is to be blamed for it?

John LockeThe Second Treatise of Civil Government

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2009 in Politics

 

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Minority Rights <- Ayn Rand


ayn_randThe smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

– Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal


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Posted by on August 20, 2009 in Politics

 

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The Cost of Free Health Care


chained-caduceus-rightIf you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.

– P. J. O’RoarkeThe Liberty Manifesto



But Now You Know:

Who Are the 47 Million Uninsured?

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2009 in Health, Politics

 

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Freedom is Responsibility


Gadsden-flag-largeWhoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self.

— Max Stirner
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Posted by on August 14, 2009 in Politics

 

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The Non-Interference Principle


freedomIf rulers take too much grain, People rapidly starve; If rulers take too much freedom, People easily rebel; If rulers take too much happiness, People gladly die.

By not interfering the sage improves the people’s lives.

— Tao Te Ching

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Politics

 

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The Sum of Good Government


600px-Thomas_Jefferson_Presidential_$1_Coin_obverseA wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.

— Thomas Jefferson‘s First Inaugural Address

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Politics

 

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