April 8, 2012

Ron Paul - Health Care is not a Right.

August 22, 2011
"Liberty once again must become more important to us than the desire for security and material comfort. Personal safety and economic prosperity can only come as the consequence of liberty. They cannot be provided by an authoritarian government… The foundation for a police state has been put in place, and it’s urgent we mobilize resistance before it’s too late… Central planning is intellectually bankrupt – and it has bankrupted our country and undermined our moral principles. Respect for individual liberty and dignity is the only answer to government force, force that serves the politically and economically powerful. Our planners and rulers are not geniuses, but rather demagogues and would-be dictators — always performing their tasks with a cover of humanitarian rhetoric… The collapse of the Soviet system came swiftly and dramatically, without a bloody conflict… It came as no surprise, however, to the devotees of freedom who have understood for decades that socialism was doomed to fail… And so too will the welfare/warfare state fail… A free society is based on the key principle that the government, the president, the Congress, the courts, and the bureaucrats are incapable of knowing what is best for each and every one of us… A government as a referee is proper, but a government that uses arbitrary force to direct every aspect of society threatens freedom… The time has come for a modern approach to achieving those values that all civilized societies seek. Only in a free society do individuals have the best chance to seek virtue, strive for excellence, improve their economic well-being, and achieve personal happiness… The worthy goals of civilization can only be achieved by freedom loving individuals. When government uses force, liberty is sacrificed and the goals are lost. It is freedom that is the source of all creative energy. If I am to be your president, these are the goals I would seek. I reject the notion that we need a president to run our lives, plan the economy, or police the world… It is much more important to protect individual liberty and privacy than to make government even more secretive and powerful."

— Ron Paul

August 13, 2011

On my way to oxford so I can listen to Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch discuss their new book.

Excited? Yes. Fuck yes I am.

August 12, 2011
"Taxation is theft, purely and simply, even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects."

Murray Rothbard. (via libertarians)

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August 11, 2011
Watch The GOP Debate Live

For some reason my heart and mind wants to see and hear Howard Cosell asking questions.


yay, ron paul 2012!

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August 9, 2011

…gets to go see Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch speak this weekend?

Oh yeah, me.

Who else is going to the Miami talk!?

July 30, 2011
Stolen quiz from various people I follow:
The results, Oh my. I did not use the “Importance Factor”. 

Stolen quiz from various people I follow:

The results, Oh my. I did not use the “Importance Factor”. 

July 24, 2011
"The gradual unification of America as a collective We has slowly led to the destruction of each and every I within it; for a We can only be governed through fear and sleight of hand when there is no I left to stand up and fight for individual liberty. The collective We loses all concept of liberty and knows only the rules and regulations it has been molded to follow."

— Self.

July 20, 2011
libertarian autism connection?

Very interesting relationship presented. While certainly only preliminary research and easily flawed findings, the underlying idea is rather fascinating.

Autism = higher intelligence = systemizing not empathizing = libertarian = not an illogical waste of flesh.

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