AUDEMUS JURA NOSTRA DEFENDERE
Born and raised in the Heart of Dixie, now living in Atlanta, GA.
Currently the proud co-keeper (w/rabscuttle385
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What is a libertarian? An individual who loves freedom, life, and liberty for everyone, and who believes in free markets, personal responsbility, and zero government intrusion into any aspect of your life!
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Want to learn where libertarianism and the philosophy of liberty and individual sovereignty originated? Read up on Classical Liberalism.
Don't let the term 'liberalism' fool you. The founding fathers and any of your standard bearer Laissez-faire economists such as Hayek, Freidman, and Mises were considered 'liberals' in their day.
Things I don't like:
Selective Moral Outrage
Things I do like:
The idea of what this country could be if we simply returned Government to it's founding principles! FEDERALISM AND INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY
I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me -- E.W. Howe
You can shoot the tiger, or stay out of his way, but you cannot pronounce him a vegetarian. -- Richard Mitchell
The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic. -- H.L. Mencken
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. -- H. L. Mencken
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson
The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison
Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you. -- Abraham Lincoln
Historical knowledge is indispensable for those who want to build a better world. -- Ludwig von Mises
It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately. -- Thomas Jefferson
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. -- Thomas Jefferson
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law', because law is often but the tyrants will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.-- Thomas Jefferson
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. -- Winston Churchill
It is better to correct your own faults than those of another. -- Democritus
A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom. -- F.A. Hayek
There is nothing so awkward as courting a woman whilst she is making sausages. -- Laurence Sterne
"What freedom does a starving man have?" The answer is that starvation is a tragic human condition- perhaps more tragic than loss of freedom. That does not prevent these from being two different things. -- Thomas Sowell
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust
I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants. -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada
Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart
The first thing a genius needs is to breathe free air. -- Ludwig von Mises
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. -- Francis Bacon
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. -- Frederick Douglass
The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog. --G.K. Chesterton
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear -- George Orwell
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
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 man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
There is a guilty conscience behind every brazen word and act and behind every manifestation of self-righteousness. -- Eric Hoffer
This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of mans relation to man. For almost two centuries we have proved mans capacity for self-government, but today we are told we must choose between a left and right or, as others suggest, a third alternative, a kind of safe middle ground. I suggest to you there is no left or right, only an up or down. Up to the maximum of individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism; and regardless of their humanitarian purpose those who would sacrifice freedom for security have, whether they know it or not, chosen this downward path. -Ronald Reagan
If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. -Ronald Reagan
Man is not free unless government is limited. Theres a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. --Ronald Reagan
We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy... It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. --Alexander Hamilton
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. -- John Adams
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. -- Thomas Jefferson
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death. -- James Madison
The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived. -- John Quincy Adams
Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos. -- John Marshall
Now in a well-ordered republic it should never be necessary to resort to extra-constitutional measures. -- Niccolò Machiavelli
In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, 'Make us your slaves, but feed us.' --Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov'
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government...lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. -- Patrick Henry
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again. -- Ronald Reagan
Bless our brave men and women who keep this country safe.