If you want government to intervene domestically, youíre a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, youíre a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, youíre a moderate. If you donít want government to intervene anywhere, youíre an extremist
Libertarianism is not and does not pretend to be a complete moral, or aesthetic theory; it is only a political theory, that is, the important subset of moral theory that deals with the proper role of violence in social life. Political theory deals with what is proper or improper for government to do, and government is distinguished from every other group in society as being the institution of organized violence. Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal. Libertarianism, therefore, is a theory which states that everyone should be free of violent invasion, should he free to do as he sees fit except invade the person or property of another. What a person does with his or her life is vital and important, but is simply irrelevant to libertarianism
Libertarianism is the philosophy which says that you can run your life better than the government can, and you have the right to be left alone in order to do it.
"No manís life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in sessionĒ
America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist.
Every action is known by its consequences: What causes benefit is 'good;' what causes harm is 'bad.'
Politics is the art and science of managing centralized coercion.
The major characteristic of modern male-female relationships is a monopoly arrangement.
If there is any such thing as "intellectual property" or "intellectual territory", then it can only be rightly defended by intellectual battle, never by physical force.
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