Libertarian Quote : 6 Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.

– Milton Friedman


Libertarian Quote : 5 Tuesday, Mar 25 2008 

What kind of people are constitutions designed to govern? I think that the simplest answer to that question is people like you and me, people with good days and bad days. Within the context of governmental power, however, we are more worried about what people will do on their bad days than we are pleased about their behavior on their good days. A fine despot may do wonders for a while: public roads may be constructed, trains may run on time, and the Dow may reach three thousand. But a bad despot, or a good despot turned bad, has quite the opposite effect. Our concerns go beyond potholes, train delays, and the bear market. We worry about tyranny, terror, confiscation, segregation, imprisonment, and death. There is more to fear from the downside that there is to gain from the upside. It is not that all people will behave in irresponsible ways once they assume public office. It is enough that a few unprincipled people in hight positions can wreak public havoc…We should set our presumption against the concentration of power in the hands of government.

–Richard A. Epstein

This is, of course, the primary reason to be against a concentration of power into a small group of people.

Libertarian Quote : 4 Tuesday, Mar 18 2008 

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Libertarian Quote : 3 Monday, Mar 17 2008 

I think that this simple quote from the oft-controversial Lew Rockwell does well to sum up the basic mission of libertarian thought:

Profit is a signal that valuable services are being rendered to people on a voluntary basis.


Libertarian Quote : 2 Tuesday, Mar 11 2008 

Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one thinks about changing himself.

–Leo Tolstoy

Brilliant words, comrade.

Libertarian Quote : 1 Monday, Mar 10 2008 

I am going to start a libertarian quote of the day kind of thing, but it probably won’t happen every day. I hope y’all enjoy.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

— C.S. Lewis

A wonderfully anti-bloated fed statement from an unlikely source.