quotes tagged with 'liberty', page 4

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

Author: Professor E.E.D. Acton (Lord Acton), Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics liberty government lordacton eedacton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Control freaks who sneer at people who have 'faith' in the free market (voluntary trading) must be fantasizing an allegedly 'higher' political end than freedom.

Author: Rick Gaber, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in control politics liberty government freedom critic skeptic freemarket rickgaber sneer 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone--the most prehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Source: Olmstead vs. USSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny civilization louisdbrandeis 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.

Author: Justice William O. Douglas, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom williamodouglas 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.

Author: Aristotle, Source: PoliticsSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom aristotle democracy 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers,
You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
Leaving your beloved children and wives,
You put on hold, your dreams—your lives.

On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost
But you carried onward, no matter the cost.

Many horrors you had endured and seen.
Many faces had haunted your dreams.
You cheered as your enemies littered the ground;
You cried as your brothers fell all around.

When it was over, you all came back home,
Some were left with memories to face all alone;
Some found themselves in the company of friends
As their crosses cast shadows across the land.

Those who survived were forever scarred
Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
Those who did not now sleep eternally
‘Neath the ground they had given their lives to keep free.

With a hand upon my heart,
I feel The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
In the tears that now stream down my upturned face
As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace.

Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave
Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid.
Every day, I give my utmost admiration
To those who had fought to defend our nation.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom war soldier patriot military poem anonymous ultimatesacrifice 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In politics we are most ruthless when we are trying to be altruistic.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics liberty government freedom tyranny anonymous ruthless altruistic 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We dare defend our rights

Author: Unknown, Source: Alabama state mottoSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny defend alabama EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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

Author: Murray Rothbard, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny violence libertarianism libertarian politicalpower murrayrothbard politicaltheory 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Guard with jealous attention to the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.

Author: Patrick Henry, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny patrickhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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