quotes tagged with 'statism'

[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others – on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.

Author: Leonard Read, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government statism tyranny socialism dishonesty incometax pickpocket leonardread 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Let those who are actually concerned with peace observe that capitalism gave mankind the longest period of peace in history—a period during which there were no wars involving the entire civilized world—from the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

It must be remembered that the political systems of the nineteenth century were not pure capitalism, but mixed economies. The element of freedom, however, was dominant; it was as close to a century of capitalism as mankind has come. But the element of statism kept growing throughout the nineteenth century, and by the time it blasted the world in 1914, the governments involved were dominated by statist policies.

Just as, in domestic affairs, all the evils caused by statism and government controls were blamed on capitalism and the free market—so, in foreign affairs, all the evils of statist policies were blamed on and ascribed to capitalism. Such myths as "capitalistic imperialism," "war-profiteering," or the notion that capitalism has to win "markets" by military conquest are examples of the superficiality or the unscrupulousness of statist commentators and historians
Author: Ayn Rand, Source: "The Roots of War," Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, p. 38Saved by cboyack in government statism capitalism economy market 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Don't Steal - The Government Hates Competition
Author: unknown, Source: uknownSaved by uuaa in government statism punishment crime policy tencomandments stealing deatanddestructionofallhumankind 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
So one constitutional right after another yielded without any real contest, our backs getting nearer to the wall with each retreat. It is now proposed we retreat still further. Is not this suicide? Is there anyone so naive as to think that things will right themselves without a fight? There has been no more fight in us than there is in a bunch of sheep, and we have been much like sheep. Freedom was never brought to a people on a silver platter, nor maintained with whisk brooms and lavender sprays.... The whole course is deliberately planned and carried out, its purpose is to destroy the Constitution and our constitutional government; then to bring chaos out of which the new Statism, with its Slavery, is to arise, with a cruel, relentless, selfish, ambitious crew in the saddle, riding hard with whip and spur, a red-shrouded band of night riders for despotism.

...if we do not vigorously fight for our liberties, we shall go clear through to the end of the road and become another Russia, or worse.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Source: Church News PPNS pg. 327Saved by cboyack in constitution liberty retreat fight sheep freedom statism slavery 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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