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Joseph Sobran quotes: The best argument for anarchism is the twentieth century. The best argument for anarchism is the twentieth century.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money - only for wanting to keep your own money. Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money - only for wanting to keep your own money.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Even if we are all doomed to live under the state, it doesn't follow that there is, or even can be, such a thing as a good state. Even if we are all doomed to live under the state, it doesn't follow that there is, or even can be, such a thing as a good state.
Joseph Sobran quotes: We would be much worse without Christianity; but we wouldn't know it. We would be much worse without Christianity; but we wouldn't know it.
Joseph Sobran quotes: The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not. The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.
Joseph Sobran quotes: There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power ... There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power ...
Joseph Sobran quotes: Freedom has ceased to be a birthright; it has come to mean whatever we are still permitted to do. Freedom has ceased to be a birthright; it has come to mean whatever we are still permitted to do.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Tyranny may creep in under the outward forms of traditional law. Tyranny may creep in under the outward forms of traditional law.
Joseph Sobran quotes: The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that a pickpocket doesn't always get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself. The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that a pickpocket doesn't always get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself.
Joseph Sobran quotes: If Communism was liberalism in a hurry, liberalism is Communism in slow motion. If Communism was liberalism in a hurry, liberalism is Communism in slow motion.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Thus does a 'necessary evil' become an idol. Maybe we're stuck with it. But do we have to worship it? Thus does a 'necessary evil' become an idol. Maybe we're stuck with it. But do we have to worship it?
Joseph Sobran quotes: Wartime always brings expansions of state power, together with erosions of moral and constitutional standards. Wartime always brings expansions of state power, together with erosions of moral and constitutional standards.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission. Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.
Joseph Sobran quotes: I realize that the New York Times probably not written for the express purpose of driving me mad; I think of it as liberalism's daily bulletin board. I realize that the New York Times probably not written for the express purpose of driving me mad; I think of it as liberalism's daily bulletin board.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Now whatever you think of the liberal agenda on its merits, until very recently nobody thought the Constitution meant what liberals now say it means. Now whatever you think of the liberal agenda on its merits, until very recently nobody thought the Constitution meant what liberals now say it means.
Joseph Sobran quotes: The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire. The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Loyalty to your country should never require you to lie about it. Loyalty to your country should never require you to lie about it.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Too many voters are already bought not by corporate campaign donors, but by the government itself. Too many voters are already bought
not by corporate campaign donors, but by the government itself.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Man is the only creature disposed to kill huge numbers of members of his own species, and his instrument is usually the state. Man is the only creature disposed to kill huge numbers of members of his own species, and his instrument is usually the state.
Joseph Sobran quotes: The Constitution poses no threat to our current form of government. The Constitution poses no threat to our current form of government.
Joseph Sobran quotes: [T]oday's Washington is about as attentive to the Tenth Amendment as the Unitarian Church is to the Book of Revelation. [T]oday's Washington is about as attentive to the Tenth Amendment as the Unitarian Church is to the Book of Revelation.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Nothing annoys a 'progressive' like refugees from Communism, who give the lie to the Great Socialist Dream. Nothing annoys a 'progressive' like refugees from Communism, who give the lie to the Great Socialist Dream.
Joseph Sobran quotes: A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don't respect their victimhood, they'll destroy you. A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don't respect their victimhood, they'll destroy you.
Joseph Sobran quotes: The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself. The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.
Joseph Sobran quotes: When liberals clamor for 'diversity,' they don't necessarily mean they are ready to tolerate actual disagreement. When liberals clamor for 'diversity,' they don't necessarily mean they are ready to tolerate actual disagreement.
Joseph Sobran quotes: Mass democracy guarantees stupidity. Masses of people, even if they're individually intelligent, can only act stupidly. Mass democracy guarantees stupidity. Masses of people, even if they're individually intelligent, can only act stupidly.