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Our peculiar security is in possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.
Letter to Wilson Cary Nicholas, Sept. 7, 1803
While mere politicians, in their narrow minds, are sweating and fuming with their complicated statutes, this one single rule, rationally construed and applied, is enough to form the starting point of all that is necessary in government: to make no more laws than those useful for preventing a man or body of men from infringing on the rights of other men.
Whitman's "Duties of Government:" http://www.geocities.com/rationalargumentator/Whitman.html
Man will not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
A FARK.com post
Puritanism – the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.
H. L. Mencken
In the ideal socialist state, power will not attract power freaks. People who make decisions will show not the slightest bias towards their own interests. There will be no way for a clever man to bend the institutions to serve his own ends. And the rivers will run uphill.
The ghastly thing about postal strikes is that after they are over, the service returns to normal.
'Conquests & Cultures'
...the socialist idea is nothing but a grandiose rationalization of petty resentments
Ludwig von Mises
Robert A. Heinlein
The Notebooks of Lazarus Long