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First Principles: In Short, Is Not Liberty the Freedom of Every Person To Make Full Use of His Faculties, So Long As He Does Not Harm Other Persons While Doing So?

“In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism — including, of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Be A Socialist Is To Submit the I To the Thou; Socialism Is Sacrificing the Individual to the Whole

“To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.” – Joseph Gobbels Who is there that really still doubts that the National Socialistic Workers Party (NAZIs) were not socialists? … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Each Citizen Remember At the Moment He Is Offering His Vote That He Is Not Making A Present Or A Compliment To Please An Individual…But That He Is Executing One Of the Most Solemn Trusts In Human Society

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: For Liberalism, the Individual Is the End and Society the Means. For Fascism, Society Is the End, Individuals the Means, and Its Whole Life Consists In Using Individuals As Instruments For Its Social Ends

“For liberalism, the individual is the end, and society the means. For fascism, society is the end, individuals the means, and its whole life consists in using individuals as instruments for its social ends.” – Alfredo Rocco (1875-1925) Does it … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bill of Rights Establishes Some Rights of the Individual As Unalienable and Which Consequently, No Majority Has A Right To Deprive Them Of

“[The Bill of Rights] establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.” – Albert Gallatin (1789)

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Thought For the Day: Collectivism Holds That the Individual Has No Rights, That His Life and Work Belong to the Group…and That the Group May Sacrifice Him At Its Whim To Its Own Interests

“Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group (to ‘society,’ to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Will Never Be A Really Free and Enlightened State until the State Comes To Recognize the Individual As A Higher and Independent Power

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Henry … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Ultimate Decision About What Is Accepted As Right and Wrong Will Be Made Not by Individual Human Wisdom But By the Disappearance of the Groups That Have Adhered To the Wrong Beliefs

“The ultimate decision about what is accepted as right and wrong will be made not by individual human wisdom but by the disappearance of the groups that have adhered to the ‘wrong’ beliefs.” – Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

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First Principles: Let Every Citizen Remember At the Moment He Is Offering His Vote That…He Is Executing One of the Most Solemn Trusts In Human Society

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Answer Is…To Teach Ourselves To Comprehend Each Person, Not As A Symbol of A Group, But As A Unique and Special Individual Within A Common Context of Shared Humanity

“The answer is to go deeper than race, deeper than wealth, deeper than ethnic identity, deeper than gender. To teach ourselves to comprehend each person, not as a symbol of a group, but as a unique and special individual within a … Continue reading

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