tim_lebsack, a.k.a. That Damn Libertarian
In the current political vocabulary, ‘need’ means wanting to get someone else’s money. ‘Greed,’ which used to mean what “need” now means, has come to mean wanting to keep your own. ‘Compassion’ means the politician’s willingness to arrange the transfer.
Joseph Sobran
(1946-2010) Columnist, former editor of National Review
Source: The Economics of Liberty (1990)

The federal government has donated nearly 12,000 bayonets to domestic law enforcement agencies. A bayonet is a long swordlike blade attached to the muzzle of a rifle used for disemboweling people.

Ask yourself what you as an American citizen could possibly do to justify one of your hometown police officers ripping your belly open with a bayonet.

Garry Reed

jalopyrustbucket:

Be careful who you tell these opinions to. Large, loud parts of tumblr and several large lobbying groups would disagree.

liberallogic101:

Why we have the Second Amendment…

liberallogic101:

Why we have the Second Amendment…

In a libertarian society, laws enforcing segregation could never have been passed in the first place. Slavery would never have been legal. In short, if the U.S. had been a totally libertarian society, Africans would never have been enslaved and given second-class status. Government creates conditions that foster racial prejudice, then creates backlash and further prejudice by forcing people together.
Mary Ruwart
American Exceptionalism is unrelated to military prowess. It is found in the iconic words of the Declaration Of Independence that proclaim legitimate governments exist for the sole purpose of protecting our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That may sound like a cliche these days, but it is a profoundly radical statement that, when it was written, flew in the face of most of human history. A history in which human beings were not much more than cannon fodder— for the state, the monarchy, the church— whichever institution presumed to rule society. But that would not be the case here in our new society. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness meant the individual — not the state — was primary.

John A. Allison

President and CEO, Cato Institute