quotes tagged with 'liberty', page 7

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.

Author: Thomas Sowell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny legislation thomassowell ominous legislatingmorality 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Author: Ayn Rand, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom AynRand individuals 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.

Author: Gandhi, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny state corrupt Gandhi civildisobedience sacredduty lawless 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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.

Author: Marilyn Ferguson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in control liberty freedom tyranny marilynferguson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You can only be free if I am free.

Author: Clarence Darrow, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom clarencedarrow 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]

When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.

Author: George Mason, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny georgemason sword purse 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Why doesn't everybody just leave everybody else the hell alone?

Author: Jimmy Durante, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny jimmydurante 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: 1987Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty economics congress wars representatives ronpaul bankruptcy 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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.

Author: US District Judge James C. Paine, Source: addressing the Federal Bar Association in Miami, November, 1991Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny alcohol drugs crime prohibition politicalpower jamescpaine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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