quotes tagged with 'harrybrowne'

You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad – in fact, to do anything it wants.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny good bad politicalpower harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom america tyranny legislation heritage personalresponsibility harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, See- if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government welfare socialism paternalism harrybrowne brokenlegs crutch 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny children family drugs poverty politicians liberals conservatives leftwing rightwing harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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