The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
So long as we need to control other people, however benign our motives, we are captive to that need. In giving them freedom, we free ourselves.
You can only be free if I am free.
The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government … Unfortunately … that heritage has been lost. Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives … Today, it is the government that is free – free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter… that is not subject to legislation.
Why doesn't everybody just leave everybody else the hell alone?
Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.
Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your government is doing to you.
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.