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Your Right to Not Support Evil <— Thomas Jefferson


to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical"  — Thomas Jefferson, writing in a sister document to the First Amendment, expressing a principle that applies to Hobby Lobby's refusal to provide employees with services they consider immoral.

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical

Thomas Jefferson, The Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom (1779)
…writing in the First Amendment’s sister document, expressing a principle that applies to the modern refusal to provide employees with services they consider immoral

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Philosophy, Politics, Religion

 

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Government Waste Robs Life


Uncle GreedyI favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.

The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager.

Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.
Calvin Coolidge, 1924 Inaugural Address

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2009 in economic, Politics

 

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Robbing Peter to Pay for Paul’s Vote


robinhoodA government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw, Everybody’s Political What’s What (1944)


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Posted by on September 10, 2009 in Politics

 

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Taxing the Fruit of Your Labor


anarcho-capitalist worker symbolTaxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone’s labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia


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Posted by on September 7, 2009 in economic, Politics

 

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