Quotes on the evils of taxation

November 5, 2007

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. – Thomas Jefferson

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. – Ronald Reagan (1986)

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. – Mark Twain

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw


Intaxication- euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with

The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone. – Thomas Rudmose-Brown (1996)

“I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”
– Milton Friedman

Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more. – Allan H. Meltzer (1993)

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein


Quotes on the Evil of War.

October 22, 2007

“An Atlas, whose back is bowed and whose hands are busy holding up the world, has no arms to lift to deal with his own defense. Increase his burdens and you will crush him…This is our present posture…This suggestions I make…would…conserve American lives for American ends.” – Murray Rothbard

“War is the health of the state.” Randolph Bourne

“Preventative war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire. – Joseph Sobran (1995)

War is just one more big government program. – Joseph Sobran

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. – Thomas Jefferson

Famous Pro-Gun, 2nd Amendment Quotes

October 22, 2007

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.– James Madison

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. – Mahatma Gandhi

The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. – Samuel Adams

He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. – the Bible, Luke 22:36.

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ! (Come and Take them) – Spartans at Thermopylae

Libertarian Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

October 18, 2007

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. – Thomas Jefferson

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. –Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, their is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. –Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. -Thomas Jefferson

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. -Thomas Jefferson Read the rest of this entry »