Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Few Quotes (warning: all of these quotes have been taken out of context)

From the Libertarian Quotes page of the Boulder County LP site:

You don't need a treaty to have free trade. – Murray Rothbard

An anarchist is anyone who believes in less government than you do. – Robert LeFevre

People do not walk barefoot because there are no government shoe factories. – Anonymous

The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home. – Cervantes (Lordy, I love that line, and am amazed that I've not read it before.)

Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom. This is not the best way to solve problems. – Richard Grant, The Incredible Bread Machine, 1999

The problem is big government. If whoever controls government can impose his way upon you, you have to fight constantly to prevent the control from being harmful. With small, limited government, it doesn’t much matter who controls it, because it can’t do you much harm. – Harry Browne (Yep. If it really matters who is elected president, your government has gotten too big.)

Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. – Ambrose Bierce

2 comments:

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Yes, I know, I know.
The definition of a quote implies that it is out of context.

I think it's funny when people claim that quotes were taken out of context.

Is there any other kind of quote?

Stephen M. Smith said...

I never knew Boulder County even had a Libertarian Party.