"Here’s the big secret. Human beings create the world we live in. Nothing about our governments or economy are provided to us by nature or the divine. The insufferable centralized hierarchies we live under were created by other humans that came before us, and are aggressively propagated by those currently in power. There’s absolutely no reason we need to accept these systems as permanent or perfect.
Looking for a savior in a President is a slave mentality. We need to stop being slaves. Oprah, Trump, Mark Cuban, it doesn’t matter. Nobody is coming to save you. It’s time to grow up. The real power resides in ourselves.
The world of the future will be the world we create. If we want that world to be vastly better we need to stop looking outside of ourselves for the answer. We need to look inward, find our strength and get to work. If you expect someone else to come in and fix things you’ve already lost."
"Politicians are crude, monotonous and uncommitted to anything that does not grow their power and the power of the state. It seems that the politicians have a language and word system that baffles and stupefies the public mind. There is no doubt about it, consummate political power lies in the power to deceive."
"The state has a natural inclination to criminalize anything that interferes with its presumed right to rule."
"The U.S. has turned into a domestic empire. It’s no longer the country that it was when it was founded. And the constitution itself has changed at least as much. It’s a dead letter. Mainly window dressing. It’s been interpreted out of existence."
"Despite what happens in California, Texan’s future lies with Texas and not with Washington. With or without California, Texas is clearly better off apart from the union of states. However, it would be a shame for America to have to go through the trouble of redesigning the U.S. flag on Texas’ account. If the creation of the State of Jefferson becomes a reality, then they can have our star on Old Glory, once we’ve recalled our sovereignty from Washington."
"The Constitution articulates in flowery prose the means by which rights are to be suborned and transformed into conditional privileges; for example, the gauzy 'will of the people' will be 'represented' by a handful of actual people called politicians and bureaucrats and judges – whose opinions become binding on 'the people.'
But this is lawyer-talk. There is no 'people.' No single body, imbued with a single consciousness and – morally, the key point – unanimous in its feeling, capable of giving unanimous free consent to an action of the government. Without such unanimity and free consent you have the trampling of the will of individual people, which is contrary to their rights and which therefore can never be moral."
"Americans are some of the most soulful, creative and brilliant humans on this planet. That's why the machine needs to propagandize them so aggressively."
"Civilization, is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with people stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river."
"No one makes a better life by going around interfering unasked for in the lives of others. No country as a whole as represented by its state makes a better life for its citizens by going around interfering unasked for in the domestic affairs of other countries and their states."
"Human action originates change. As far as there is human action there is no stability, but ceaseless alteration. The historical process is a sequence of changes. It is beyond the power of man to stop it and to bring about an age of stability in which all history comes to a standstill."
Ludwig von Mises
"Every device employed to bolster individual freedom must have as its chief purpose the impairment of the absoluteness of power."