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Good Government Lets You Regulate Yourself <– Jefferson


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Still one thing more, fellow-citizens–a 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. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

— Thomas Jefferson‘s First Inaugural Address (1801)

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Liberty, Politics

 

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Censorship for Babes <- Heinlein


illegal-steakThe whole principle is wrong. It’s like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can’t have steak.
Robert Heinlein, The Man Who Sold the Moon (1949), on censorship

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2009 in education, Politics

 

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Coddling Stupidity


william-godwinWhenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.

— William GodwinAn Inquiry Concerning Political Justice, 1783

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Politics

 

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