For those looking for security, be forewarned that there’s nothing more insecure than a political promise.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
We’ve raised a generation of immoral puritans, living their lives in constant fear that somewhere, somehow, someone is having a normal sex life.
[T]he need for the American citizenry to be well armed has never been greater …
The purpose of government healthcare is not to provide healthcare; it’s to provide jobs for unionized government workers.
Much like how Washington, D.C., is Hollywood for ugly people, with notable exceptions, Hollywood is Washington, D.C., for stupid people.
It is maintained that a society is free only when dissenting minorities have room to throw their weight around. As a matter of fact, a dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Freedom … refer[s] to a social relationship among people — namely, the absence of force as a prospective instrument of decision-making. Freedom is reduced whenever a decision is made under threat of force, whether or not force actually materializes or is evident in retrospect.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.