“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
– C. S. Lewis
“[Ron] Paul reads the Constitution strictly and votes against any bill he thinks goes outside Congress’ authority as granted within it.”
– HT: Huffington Post
What more could you want?
It could be argued that Governments should put in place so-called “safety nets” for the most unfortunate among us. But let’s not confuse those down on their luck with those down on their judgement.
Your thoughts, though they may be racist, hateful, scheming, or psychotic, should never be submitted to prosecution or government control. Our actions are the only thing that should subject to scrutiny by the government, and even then, only the actions that affect others.
Never, ever sacrifice one freedom for another, even if it is not yours to lose. If you gain your freedom by restricting another, no progress has been made at all.
Blood may be spilled, lives may be given, and fortunes may be spent, but freedom is never up for barter.
I have tremendous faith in my fellow man. Not that they’re perfect, but that given time and freedom, I believe they’ll always chart the best path for themselves.
Liberty doesn’t come fast, or easy. Patience and perserverence in the mean time is the test of a man’s resolve and desire for it.
Letting people govern themselves is risky, but any alternative is unthinkable and an even greater risk.
A government that thinks it has the right to define, or redefine, marriage, is a government that has gotten too big, too powerful, and too arrogant.
It’s impossible to divorce religion and politics; but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.