Love is one of those bonds which enable people to function and societies to flourish – without being directed from above. Love is one of the many ways we influence each other and work out our interrelated lives without the help of the anointed. Like morality, loyalty, honesty, respect, and other immaterial things, love is one of the intangibles without which the tangibles won’t work.
- September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.*
A civil right shouldn’t have a single point of failure.
Sooner or later, the people in this country are going to realize the government doesn’t give a fuck about them. The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare, or your safety. It simply doesn’t give a fuck about you. It’s only interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it, and expanding it wherever possible.
If there is one overriding economic myth that plagues us today it is the notion that society can do collectively what we cannot do individually.
When politicians complain that TV turns their proceedings into a circus, it should be made plain that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all of the performers are well trained.
The real problem of poverty is not a problem of distribution, but of production. The poor are not poor because something is being withheld from them, but because, for whatever reason, they are not producing enough. The only permanent way to cure their poverty is to increase their earning power.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
The only equality that can be achieved in the world, hence the only rational concept of equality, is equality in liberty.
One of the amazing things in America is there are a group of people known for being armed and what they’re mainly feared for is that they vote.