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Friday Quote – H.L. Mencken

07 Dec
December 7, 2018

The trouble with fighting human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

Friday Quote – George Orwell

30 Nov
November 30, 2018

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

Friday Quote – F.A. Hayek

23 Nov
November 23, 2018

The curious task of economics is to to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

Friday Quote- Stan Lee

16 Nov
November 16, 2018

If I got a superpower I wouldn’t say, oh, I got to get a costume and put on a mask. I would say hey, I can do something better than other people. How can I turn it into a buck?’

RIP Mr. Lee and thanks for all the fun.

Friday Quote – Roman van Ree

09 Nov
November 9, 2018

Don’t be fooled by the words “socialism” and “communism”. Once you come to understand what they mean in terms of economic freedom you will know that they are anything but social, and have nothing to do with community. They simply mean “centralization of power in the hands of the people that make up the state, in the hands of the master class.

They are nothing but euphemisms for “slavery”.

Friday Quote- Jonathan Haidt

01 Nov
November 1, 2018

There are people who are less emotional and more reasoned. They’re called libertarians.

Not sure if I have the quote exactly right. I heard this on a recent Science Salon podcast. Damn near had an accident due to sudden burst of laughter.

Friday Quote – Jared Howe

26 Oct
October 26, 2018

Anything which requires the labor or property of other people is not a basic human right. That includes education, healthcare, food, internet access, housing, or anything else that involves an investment of capital and labor. To demand free goods and services from people who sacrifice time and capital to produce them is to demand that those people become your slaves. You don’t have the right to enslave people for food or education or healthcare anymore than plantation owners had a right to enslave people to pick cotton.

Friday Quote- Fredrick Douglass

19 Oct
October 19, 2018

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning…

Friday Quote – Ray Bradbury

12 Oct
October 12, 2018

The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Friday Quote – Thomas Sowell

05 Oct
October 5, 2018

There are three questions that will destroy most of the arguments on the left: 1. Compared to what? 2. At what cost? 3. What hard evidence do you have?