Liberty has never lasted long in a democracy, nor has it ever ended in anything better than despotism.
Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows us to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
One role of prohibition is in making the drug market more lucrative.
We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him … But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure.
[T]he Left continues to cherish the vision of a borderless world as morally superior, a triumph over artificially imposed difference. The truth is that formal borders do not create difference — they reflect it. Elites’ continued attempts to erase borders are both futile and destructive.
[I]f we disparage our roots, if we disparage what makes this a great nation, then we’ll lose the formula for being an even greater nation.
Congress’ inability or unwillingness to pass a law desired by the executive branch does not default authority to the executive branch.
Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.