I wish the Libertarian Party would get more play in the media but they don't.
What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Everything government touches turns to crap.
One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.
You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderfully submissive slaves.
That government is best which governs least.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
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.
Were it necessary to bring a majority into a comprehension of the libertarian philosophy, the cause of liberty would be utterly hopeless. Every significant movement in history has been led by one or just a few individuals with a small minority of energetic supporters.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians.
Truth and news are not the same thing.
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