Since the State necessarily lives by the compulsory confiscation of private capital, and since its expansion necessarily involves ever-greater incursions on private individuals and private enterprise, we must assert that the state is profoundly and inherently anti-capitalist. 
by:
Murray N. Rothbard
(1926-1995) Dean of the Austrian School of Economics
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Anatomy of the State
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Until the State becomes an ever present omnipotent God...and the people have nothing. This is what is ultimately desired by both the Progressives and the Neo-Cons. Don't forget to vote for the lesser of two weasels! ;-)
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Since the anti-capitalists: introduction of debt for money, confiscation of all private property (allodial ownership not being recognized - title, license, rental, etc. to property being offered only), prosecutions of real money minters, securities substitution for private capital and expanded criminality of compulsory confiscations, pure laissez-faire capitalism has almost been relegated to a long lost remembrance (a definitive concept lost). The anti-capitalists offer an expanded larceny under a misleading term of crony-capitalism (erroneously replacing definitions for capitalism) to hide capitalism's realized freedom and prosperity from those that would be liberty's sovereigns.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Two quotes: (1) "Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure" L. Dean Smith, (2) "Public Servents: Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft". Mark Twain.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Pretty much.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- warren, olathe      
     
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