IN SUPPORT OF LIBERTY

Here is a collection of some of the better known quotations in support of liberty.


The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government. (Unknown)

It seems there is something fundamentally wrong when so many experts are so profitably employed at protecting our sovereign citizens from our civil servants. (vern Jacobs)

if the Founding Fathers were alive today, they would be considered terrorists and rounded up. (David Galland)

“When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.” – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” — Winston Churchill

“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”
— Thomas Sowell

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”  (Attributed to Edmund Burke)

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once (Robert Heinlein)

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.” Ayn Rand, The Soul of a Collectivist

“He who bets on governments and government money bets against 6,000 years of recorded human history.”  Charles De Gaulle

The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. (Margaret Thatcher)

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”  (Thomas Jefferson)

“The government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.” (Unknown)

“It is impossible to introduce into society… a greater evil than this:  the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder… When a portion of wealth is transferred from the person who owns it — without his consent and without compensation, and whether by force or fraud — to anyone who does not own it, then I say the property is violated; that an act of plunder is committed… How is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply.  See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other person to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” — Frederic Bastiat (The Law)

“A society that puts equality… ahead of freedom will end up with neither.” –Milton Friedman

It seems that anyone with an agenda of aggressive government meddling can always tell you the solution to the problem … always seems to involve more government meddling. (Matthew Collins, The A-Letter)

“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams

“It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.” — Thomas Fuller

Hardly any of my clients regard themselves as wealthy. But few of them will avoid being labeled as such by those who seek “redistributive change”. (Vern Jacobs)

The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what would otherwise be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted. (Supreme Court Justice Sutherland, 1935)

“If not us, then who: if not now, then when?” (Ronald Reagan)

No one is above the law…except for the lawmakers who scoff at their own laws. (Unknown)

Most of the major religions of the world that ask their members to tithe only ask for 10% of their member’s income. If God only needs 10%, why does the government need 50%? (Vern Jacobs)

Inflation is a tax on property and the capital gains tax is imposed on inflationary gains. (Vern Jacobs)

The only people I’ve ever met who would like to pay more taxes are those who aren’t making any money. (Vern Jacobs)

When the government talks about tax “reform” it’s time to get a better grip on your wallet. (Vern Jacobs)

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amounts of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” (Jean Baptiste Colbert)

The only effective way to eliminate tax loopholes is to eliminate politicians. (Vern Jacobs)

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in a sorry state as are the souls who live under tyranny.” – (Thomas Jefferson)

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” (Reagan Inaugural Address January 20, 1981)

“Why do those who pay no income taxes have the right to impose higher taxes on those do pay income taxes?” (VKJ)

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” – Tacitus

“A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn’t own.” – Unknown

“The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution…if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” (Richard Lamm, Former Governor of Colorado)  

Vern Jacobs

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