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Guns cause crime like flies cause garbage.
[N]o one’s ever been able to show me any difference between democracy and brute force. It’s just a majority ganging up on a minority with the minority giving in to avoid getting massacred.
Each day, it seemed, another law was passed to impoverish and diminish them, punishing them for whatever success they achieved and rewarding their less competent and industrious neighbors.
Few things are more laughably pitiable than authority once it has been successfully defied.
Politicians need human misery. ... Government’s a disease masquerading as its own cure.
People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.
Nine tenths of everything is tax. Everything you buy has a complicated history of robbery: land, raw materials, energy, tools,
buildings, transport, storage, sales, profits. Don’t forget the share you contribute toward the personal income tax of every worker who has anything to
do with the process. Inflation by taxation: there are a hundred taxes on a loaf of bread. What kind of living standard would we enjoy if
everything cost a tenth of what it does? What kind of world? Think of your home, your car, your TV, your shoes, your supper—all at a 90%
discount! Government can’t fight poverty—poverty is its proudest achievement!
One thing about a police state, you can always find the police.
L. Neil Smith Quotes 1-8 out of 8
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