"Any segment of a population who finds that their values and governmental goals are not being pursued in their present country — who are forced to remain under that nation’s regime — are hostages. As humans, it is our inherited right to create governments, create confederacies, create coalitions, and it is our right to abrogate those things as well."
"If ‘society’—whoever that’s supposed to be—were to push for any values, equality shouldn’t be among them. Equality only exists before the law. People are unique, and therefore naturally unequal. We’re not like ants or blades of grass. Equality is not only impossible, it’s not even desirable. A proper goal to strive for is freedom, which is possible and desirable."
"I am not being facetious when I tell you 'don’t expect to live much longer.' We are ruled by mindless, insane, psychopaths who believe that the US is invulnerable. These dumbshits are likely to get us all blown off the face of the earth. If you are not concerned that the US government is picking a fight with Russia (and China, North Korea, and Iran as well), something is wrong with you."
Paul Craig Roberts
"Remember that Big Government is a masterpiece of corporate cynicism, propaganda perfection and people control. It was not created for the people, by the people nor of the people. It was created, or at least evolved, for the power and benefit of the elite and their politicians and bureaucrats."
"Governments have had a long history of claiming, 'If we don’t all stick together, we’ll be doomed.' However, historically, the aggressors, more often than not, have been the empires. The smaller a country, the more likely it is to mind its own business."
"The Radical Left’s argument is that illegal immigrants do not commit any more crimes than legal citizens, which is irrelevant. Just because some citizens in the United States are criminals is no reason to bring in more criminals."
"Without a doubt, the U.S. military establishment is the largest enterprise in the world. It’s also the recipient of the largest single government taking in the world. The language in the 5th Amendment is powerful. If there is to be a government and if it takes (taxes), then there must be just compensation for the force that has been employed in the taking. This is missing in this case, and it’s missing because the government is the judge. No operable check exists to constrain it from extending its takings far, far beyond what it provides in return. The 5th Amendment’s provision on takings by taxes is not enforced by the government, and there is no reason to expect that it would be. The government doesn’t face competition in the supply of defense. The election of nationalists and militarists like Trump certainly can’t rectify this situation. They get their kicks from beautiful weapons, from the power to threaten and browbeat, and from the unleashing of missiles and force. We who want peace are not compensated in the slightest from these aggressions and potential for aggressions."
"If politics was really about the good of the people, it would matter what those people want. Governments make a show of democracy, but all people are really allowed to do is choose who they want to rule them. No national constitution anywhere in the world (except for St. Kitts and Nevis, and Ethiopia) permits secession. It would remove a part of the tax base, which threatens the prosperity of either the government’s corrupt cronies, or the ruling party’s constituents, or both."
"The bottom line is that each of us is grossly ignorant about the world in which we live. Nothing’s wrong with that ignorance, but we are stupid if we believe that a politician can produce a better life than that which is obtained through peaceable, voluntary exchange with our fellow man anywhere on earth."