quotes

A collection of quotes I like and use

the backhand of Socialism

The invisible hand is actually more kind than socialism.  At least with the free market and liberty the interaction is voluntary on both sides.  

chains of socialism

With socialism, unions and lobby groups still seek their own self-interests. If they can make those interests into law, then force replaces the freedom to participate.

SG

it is not lack of freedom not to fly like an eagle

The free man is the man who is not in irons, not imprisoned in a gaol, nor terrorized like a slave by the fear of punishment.... it is not a lack of freedom not to fly like an eagle or swim like a whale

Claude Helvetius (1715-1771)

no politician can buy votes

no politicians can buy votes unless the people are first ready to sell them

SG

save then control

Every government that offers to take the consequences for its citizens' individual decisions, eventually and inevitably assumes the right to control their choices too.