Three Quotes To Ponder

“Women are human beings, and consequently have all the natural rights than any human beings can have. They have just as good a right to make laws as men have, and no better; AND THAT IS JUST NO RIGHT AT ALL. No human being, nor any number of human beings, have any right to make laws, and compel other human beings to obey them. To say that they have is to say that they are the masters and owners of those of whom they require such obedience.

The only law that any human being can rightfully be compelled to obey is simply the law of justice. And justice is not a thing that is made, or that can be unmade, or altered, by any human authority.”

~ Lysander Spooner

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“We must not forget the central point. Your dictator might be preferable to another dictator. There are obvious differences in degree. But we are concerned not only with the relative demerits of dictators, but with the possibility that one can be a dictator and a libertarian at the same time. Can libertarians actively support and promote a benign dictator, just because he might be the best dictator available? This is a peculiar situation indeed, and it would force libertarians to support the lesser of two evils.

In short, I would not call your candidate for dictator a libertarian, because the two are incompatible. I might call him a well-intentioned dictator, but he is no libertarian. And I would oppose him, because my principles leave me no option. There is no proviso in my stand against dictators that exempts those with good intentions.”

~ George H. Smith

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“When we place voting into the framework of politics, however, a major change occurs. When we express a preference politically, we do so precisely because we intend to bind others to our will. Political voting is the legal method we have adopted and extolled for obtaining monopolies of power. Political voting is nothing more than the assumption that might makes right.”

~ Robert LeFevre

Thanks to Jacques, whom I have discovered through Sunni. I enjoyed Jacques’ commentary.

2 thoughts on “Three Quotes To Ponder”

  1. Hey, I just got 29 emailed blog updates over about 24 hours. What’s up? Just curious. Sounds like a bunch were queued for ages and the floodgates opened.

    1. Oh Geeze! So sorry Barry! I was working on restoring the blog with older posts that had existed in past years, but that were not here, live. I am so sorry! Never even thought of the fact that people that had subscribed would have received all those notifications. Did not even cross my mind!

      Let me try to figure something out so that does not happen to you as there is much more work yet to be done.

      Hope all is well with you! How is the business going?

      Ian

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