"A society that does not recognize that each individual
has values of his own which he is entitled to follow
can have no respect for the dignity of the individual
and cannot really know freedom."
Friedrich August von Hayek
(1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
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 -- Mike, Norwalk      
Would that the radical religious right (of all religions) understood this...
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    10 stars!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    No reasonable person could contradict this, but the fact remains that reasonable limits exist.
     -- David L Rosenthal     
    If only the leftists would stop trying to convince us individualists that we are merely some cog in the machine of society, that we should have no mind or volition of our own, and that it takes a village to raise an idiot, then we might actually be able to live free. Then again, freedom is not the goal of the left.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    I agree with ths quote.
     -- me again     
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    A society that does not recognize that each individual has an unalienable right to conduct commercial affairs, get married, own property in allodial, or transport himself on his own jointly / in common held roads without a title of nobility (license) from a foreign potentate (claiming to possess all rights aloof from We The People); or accepts theft of the noble laborer's fruit does not / can not respect the value or dignity of the individual
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Wayne, Naples      
     -- Nick      
     -- jim k, Austin      
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