If society is honest and historically accurate, the only question that has any relevance to the gun control debate is, “Do you trust those in government, now and forever in the future, to not take your life, liberty, or property through the force of government?” If the answer to that question is “no,” the gun control debate is over.
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The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes, necessarily, the supreme rule.
Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. There is not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished.
This was about Prohibition, but it seems eerily accurate about the War on Drugs.
It’s good to know who hates you and it is good to be hated by the right people.
You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven’t changed. Kids don’t know anything about anything. We’ve changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We’re the ones that have changed.
If socialists understood economics, they wouldn’t be socialists.
The more the state “plans” the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.
“Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
The scientist must order. Science is made with facts like a house with stones, but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of stones is a house.