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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Quote of the Day for Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Filed under: Life, Quote of the Day — mikewb1971 @ 12:23 AM (00:23)

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

Marcus Aurelius

H/T Chesley Elkins


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Quote of the Day for Thursday, 20 July 2017

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day, Reading — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 4:07 AM (04:07)

It is my contention that this concept of spontaneous order is the central idea of the enlightenment, brought to a pinnacle nine years later by Adam Smith with his invisible hand and applied to life itself by Charles Darwin some decades later. If the English language can get along without a government, why do we so quickly assume that English society cannot organise itself?

To labour the point, today in London roughly 10 million people ate lunch. Working out just how much of each type of food to have available in the right places at the right time to ensure that this happened was a problem of mind-boggling complexity, made all the harder by the fact people made up their mind what to eat mostly at the last minute.

Who was in charge of this astonishing feat? Who is London’s lunch commissioner and why does he get so little credit? Why is this system not subsidised? How can it be so lightly regulated?

The protesters who gather to criticise free enterprise from time to time use Facebook and iPhones to arrange their protest, drink Starbucks and eat Pret, wear shirts and shoes, in some cases even use toothpaste and shampoo before setting out. They swim where they wish to in a sea of possibilities provided by free enterprise.

— Matt Ridley, Free Markets are Revolutionary, Liberating, and Democratic (Foundation for Economic Education [FEE])


Friday, 7 July 2017

Quote of the Day for Friday, 7 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 8:48 PM (20:48)

“You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause is improperly administered.”

— Lyndon Baines Johnson


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Quote of the Day for Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:38 PM (17:38)

No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion.

James Burgh, Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses [London, 1774-1775].

H/T Michael G. Spivey


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Quote of the Day for Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Filed under: Quote of the Day, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:26 AM (00:26)

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s Liberty teeth and keystone under Independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon, and citizens’ firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this Land knows firearms and more than 99 99/100 per cent of them by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference and they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good. When firearms go all goes, therefore we need them every hour.”
~ C. S. Wheatley.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Liberty.Me [blog / profile] / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Extropy UnboundFacebook / WordPress.com
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com
    4. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      3. CNM College Libertarian ClubBlog / FB group
    5. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Quote of the Day for Saturday, 4 June 2016

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:39 AM (07:39)

“Governments can create the climate for economic growth . . . [but] only the private sector can produce a peace that will endure.”

Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher,
(1 December 2004). Prosperity in the New Middle East: Building the Structures of Peace, remarks made at the 1994 MENA Economic Summit. Casablanca, Morocco.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / seen.life / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBC Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    4. Extropy UnboundFacebook / WordPress.com
    5. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    6. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Quote of the Day for Thursday, 21 January 2016

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 4:33 PM (16:33)

If the Constitution of the United States were written based on current policies and attitudes of those who govern us, its preamble would probably be something like this:

WE THE AUTHORITIES, of the State of America, in order to form the basis for societal perfection, establish social justice, insure domestic obedience, provide for the global defense, promote the welfare of special interests, and secure the bondage of national debt from ourselves to our posterity, do mandate and impose these executive orders upon the people of the Nation, formerly known as the United States of America.

— Arthur Berman

H/T Frank Ney


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / seen.life / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBC Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    5. Extropy Unbound Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Quote of the Day for Thursday, 24 September 2015

Filed under: Humor, Life, Quote of the Day, Science — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:16 PM (21:16)

People tell me that I give off a lot of negative energy. That’s good; it means I’ll be able to afford my wormhole.

Matthew Brenycz


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Quote of the Day for Friday, 6 February 2015

Filed under: Life, Quote of the Day — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:59 PM (21:59)

“Being a freedom fighter, a force for good, it’s a wonderful thing . . . you get to make your own hours, looks good on a resume, but the pay . . . sucks.”

— Bester, Babylon 5, “Moments of Transition”


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Ello / Facebook / Google Plus / MeetMe / Tagged / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Quote of the Day for Saturday, 6 December 2014

Filed under: Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 8:40 PM (20:40)

“The essential thing about democracy, as every one must know, is that it is a device for strengthening and heartening the have-nots in their eternal war upon the haves. That war, as every one knows again, has its psychological springs in envy pure and simple — envy of the more fortunate man’s greater wealth, the superior pulchritude of his wife or wives, his large mobility and freedom, his more protean capacity for and command of happiness — in brief, his better chance to lead a bearable life in this worst of possible worlds. It follows that under democracy, which gives a false power and importance to the have-nots by counting every one of them as the legal equal of George Washington or Beethoven, the process of government consists largely, and sometimes exclusively, of efforts to spoil that advantage artificially. Trust-busting, free silver, direct elections, Prohibition, government ownership and all the other varieties of American political quackery are but symptoms of the same general rage.

“I simply defy any critic of my doctrine to find a single issue of genuine appeal to the populace, at any time during the past century, that did not involve a more or less obvious scheme for looting a minority.”

H.L. Mencken

H/T Don Lee in Discordian Libertarians


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 22.5
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Google Plus / Twitter
    2. LPUSA / LPNM
      1. LP of New Mexico – Blog / Official Facebook page / Official Facebook group
      2. LP of Bernalillo County, NM – Blog / Official Facebook page / Official Facebook group
      3. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    3. The Weekly SeditionWordPress
  3. Listening – Victims of Deception by Heathen

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