• Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights - the "right" to education, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery - hay and a barn for human cattle.

    "The Liberty Manifesto". P. J. O'Rourke 's Speech for the opening of the Cato Institute's headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 6, 1993.
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