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New Hampshire Underground => Voluntary Schooling => Quotes => Topic started by: Peacemaker on November 22, 2008, 09:25 AM NHFT

Title: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Peacemaker on November 22, 2008, 09:25 AM NHFT
I'll admit I'm obsessed with Liberty quotes and can't get enough of them, so if you'd like to share one, that'd be great.
So let me get this party started!



"Government is Essentially the Negation of Liberty."

Ludvig Von Misses



"The ground of Liberty is to be gained in inches."

Thomas Jefferson
Jan. 27, 1790



"As for me, I think anyone, whoever he may be, who has done NOTHING for liberty, or has not done all he could, deserves to
counted as an ENEMY of it."

Joseph-Pierre Fayau
Nov. 26, 1793










Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Sam A. Robrin on November 22, 2008, 12:58 PM NHFT
I frequently recommend this lady:

http://www.nancybuttons.com/
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: AntonLee on November 22, 2008, 01:51 PM NHFT
I just bought Walden/Civil Disobedience so I'm sure I'll get a few good ones out of it. . .I'll let cha know.
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 22, 2008, 05:54 PM NHFT
http://libertarianquotes.com
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on November 22, 2008, 06:17 PM NHFT
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
David Friedman
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Peacemaker on November 22, 2008, 07:24 PM NHFT



The contest, for ages, has been to rescue Liberty from the grasp of executive power.

Danial Webster







Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Pat K on November 22, 2008, 08:38 PM NHFT
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Lily Tomlin
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Porcupine Realtor on November 22, 2008, 09:10 PM NHFT
Great thread!  This one could go on for years.  These are good for you future candidates to memorize and incorporate into your speeches.

Here are some good ones:

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." - Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself. -Mark Twain

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
-Mark Twain



Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: grasshopper on November 22, 2008, 09:17 PM NHFT
  I'll sit this one out. >:D
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Peacemaker on November 22, 2008, 09:59 PM NHFT
Just heard this one on Free Talk Live (bumper sticker)


Bush Killed the Constitution,
Obama will Bury it.
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: watershed on November 28, 2008, 11:51 AM NHFT
"GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY FACE"

watershed-2008
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Peacemaker on November 28, 2008, 12:40 PM NHFT
Heard on FTL

An unarmed man is a slave.
An armed man is a free man.


++++

Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw
1902


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Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the "subjects" of it.  The history of liberty is a history of resistance.  The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase in it.


Woodrow Wilson
NY Press Club
Sept. 9, 1912

Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on September 05, 2009, 09:14 AM NHFT
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds
contempt for law.

-Louis D. Brandeis, lawyer, judge, and writer (1856-1941)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on September 06, 2009, 10:53 AM NHFT
If you have the same ideas as everybody else but have them one week earlier
than everyone else then you will be hailed as a visionary. But if you have
them five years earlier you will be named a lunatic. -Barry Jones,
politician, author (1932- )
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on September 07, 2009, 01:41 PM NHFT
A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the
outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language
is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared
aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted
idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such
thing as "keeping out of politics". All issues are political issues, and
politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and
schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.
-George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on September 21, 2009, 08:36 AM NHFT
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the
very definition of slavery. -Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Friday on October 14, 2009, 08:06 AM NHFT
"The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep." -- George Stephanopolous, accidentally speaking truth on behalf of President Clinton during Clinton's first term
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Friday on October 15, 2009, 09:22 AM NHFT
"There are two kinds of people, those who want to be left alone and those who won't leave them alone." Doreen Hannes
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: thinkliberty on October 16, 2009, 08:57 PM NHFT
"Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'emergency'.
It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist
sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men
striving to get on horseback. And 'emergency' became the justification
of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the
greatest achievement that demagoguery attains." - Herbert Hoover
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 08, 2010, 03:20 PM NHFT
"The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the last refuge of political and economic opportunists."
 
- Ernest Hemingway
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 10, 2010, 12:53 PM NHFT
"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?"
 
-- Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973
(Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Friday on February 11, 2010, 05:02 PM NHFT
 Set aside justice, then, and what are kingdoms but great bands of brigands? For what are brigands' bands but little kingdoms? For in brigandage the hands of the underlings are directed by the commander, the confederacy of them is sworn together, and the pillage is shared by law among them. And if those ragamuffins grow up to be able enough to keep forts, build habitations, possess cities, and conquer adjoining nations, then their government is no longer called brigandage, but graced with the eminent name of a kingdom, given and gotten not because they have left their practices but because they use them without danger of law. Elegant and excellent was that pirate's answer to the great Macedonian Alexander, who had taken him; the king asking him how he durst molest the seas so, he replied with a free spirit: “How darest thou molest the whole earth? But because I do it only with a little ship, I am called brigand: thou doing it with a great navy art called emperor.”

— St. Augustine, City of God, Book IV [410 A.D.]
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 12, 2010, 01:00 PM NHFT
"People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so
much faster, that we are thinking faster, too."
-Christopher Morley, writer
(1890-1957)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 12, 2010, 01:27 PM NHFT
"History is a vast early warning system."
-Norman Cousins, editor and author
(1915-1990)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 17, 2010, 12:15 PM NHFT
"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." -Patrick Henry, revolutionary (1736-1799)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 18, 2010, 09:03 AM NHFT
"Making government larger is never the answer.............unless the question is really, really stupid!"

Dan somebody, from CATO, this morning.
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: PattyLee loves dogs on February 18, 2010, 09:06 PM NHFT

Expecting the government to fight the deficit is like expecting the Mafia to fight crime. – Anonymous  :batman:


Frederic Bastiat "Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.”  :bow:
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 24, 2010, 09:55 PM NHFT
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government. So let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so that the second will not become the legal version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on February 25, 2010, 09:10 AM NHFT
"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."

- Ayn Rand
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 25, 2010, 12:12 PM NHFT
Liberty is not the Daughter, but the Mother of Order.

Pierre Proudhon
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: VincentS on February 25, 2010, 06:36 PM NHFT
"government that is big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have"
Thomas Jefferson.

"the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money"
Margret Thacher
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: VincentS on February 25, 2010, 06:40 PM NHFT
It occurred to me that these were not quite "Liberty Quotes"  sorry I should have put them else where!
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 25, 2010, 07:52 PM NHFT
we're gonna hammer ya real hard over that!
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: watershed on February 28, 2010, 10:27 AM NHFT
"The problem with Socialism is that It sucks having to work for the lazy!"
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on March 01, 2010, 04:43 PM NHFT
“Reread that pesky first clause of the Second Amendment.  It doesn’t say what any of us thought it said.  What it says is that infringing the right of the people to keep and bear arms is treason.  What else do you call an act that endangers ‘the security of a free state?’  And if it’s treason, then it’s punishable by death I suggest due process, speedy trials, and public hangings.”
 
L. Neil Smith
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Friday on March 25, 2010, 02:38 PM NHFT
 To make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one (and) to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery, he must be made to feel that slavery is right.

— Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom [1855]
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 02, 2010, 07:12 AM NHFT
Flouride in the water and aspartame in the drinks is a big part of making the mindless slave.
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: Silent_Bob on April 02, 2010, 07:33 AM NHFT
Flouride in the water and aspartame in the drinks is a big part of making the mindless slave.

http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd102.htm (http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd102.htm)
Title: Re: Got Liberty Quote?
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on April 03, 2010, 04:32 PM NHFT
"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves."
 
-- Dresden James