Friday, July 22, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:
“The officers risk life and limb not to keep citizens safe, or protect their lives, liberty or property. Officers risk their lives to enforce the law.
They do what they have to enforce the law. Because most police officers, it seems, are led to believe that blindly enforcing the law is the same as maintaining peace and order.
The law, then, is where we begin to strike at the root of the problem. Just behind your friendly neighborhood jackboot, there it is. The law. A code of conduct backed by the barrel of a gun. Mostly arbitrary guidelines of how a society should function made visible by barbaric iron-fisted tactics unfit for a truly civilized society.”
Chris Campbell

“Positive and progressive change will not come from passively consenting at the ballot box or raucously marching to the sound of demagogues' marching orders and laments. Change must come from within, person to person, day by day, helping to build the beautiful mosaic of community piece by piece."
So let’s remove the burden from the police and the impositions on the populace at the same time by repealing all laws that do not explicitly defend life and property. After that, there will still be many problems to solve, but at least we will then know most, if not all, societal failures are for us as individuals to solve and not the province of the state.”
Joey Clark

“The human elite is characterized by hubris, not omniscience; intelligence, not wisdom.”
Bionic Mosquito

“As long as the US supports corrupt despotic dictators and governments around the world that fail to gain the popular support of their people, leaders will continue to be bought by imperialistic interests and allow their citizens and nations to be raped and pillaged. Rival groups vying for power will invariably emerge from the leadership vacuum to challenge the status quo authority and often enough through coercion and intimidation, by default generate support. And if they succeed in toppling one oppressive government, it automatically becomes same as the old boss. As America moves from one election to the next within its own corrupt two-party Democrat-Republican system, it’s also ‘same as the old boss.’”
Joachim Hagopian

“In the absence of police some people might get away with violating life, liberty, and property of others. The existence of police guarantees it.”
Ken McManigal

“The history of the welfare state is the history
of the state’s savage war of aggrandizement and seizure of authority against civil
society. The dire effects of this calculated collectivism is malevolence not
benevolence, aggression not altruism, genocide not generosity.”
Charles Burris

“Vast numbers of people can be tied together by an ideal that resonates with them, which is the only purpose for nations to form (to protect that ideal), but that is as far as the voluntary association goes. Globalist collectivism is simply unnatural. People know it unconsciously, they know it is an act of force and oppression, and will invariably move to sabotage its false tribalism as they begin to see its true colors.”
Brandon Smith

“All modern governments are organized crime legitimized by the police power of the state. There is illegal crime and there is legal crime. We tend to accept government crime because it has made itself politically legal and politically palatable with such propaganda myths as ‘democracy.’”
Bob Livingston

“The central feature of the state that distinguishes it from all non-political institutions is its enjoyment of a legally enforceable monopoly on the exercise of violence within a given geographic territory. The difference between marketplace systems and political agencies is that, in the former cases, relationships between and among individuals are peaceful, voluntary, and grounded in respect for the inviolability of property interests, while political systems are just the opposite.”
Butler Shaffer

“Jesus once asked, ‘Who among you will cast the first stone?’ With one question, he dismantled the crowd’s possession of anonymous violence. He personalized the responsibility and thereby destroyed the power of group violence. And he asks it of every one of us now, Who among you will carry out the next act of violence against your nonviolent neighbor? We cannot hide behind the veil of the voting or jury booth. Face to face, we must make our choice.”
David Gornoski

“Fascism can triumph today [1927] because universal indignation at the infamies committed by the socialists and communists has obtained for it the sympathies of wide circles. But when the fresh impression of the crimes of the Bolsheviks has paled, the socialist program will once again exercise its power of attraction on the masses.  For Fascism does nothing to combat it except to suppress socialist ideas and to persecute the people who spread them.  If it wanted really to combat socialism, it would have to oppose it with ideas.  There is, however, only one idea that can be effectively opposed to socialism, viz., that of liberalism.”
Ludwig von Mises

“Liberty is a state of mind that does not require the indulgence of others."
Louis E. Carabini
Resistance is Mandatory
No rulers
No masters

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