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.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.
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.
When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.
Why doesn't everybody just leave everybody else the hell alone?
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.
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.