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.
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.
The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.
In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs.
[T]here is a problem with utopia. It doesn’t exist. It never has, and it never will, at least not by human standards and by human hands.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Opposition to Islam is no different than opposition to communism, or fascism, or any other belief system that seeks to control human conduct. Every American (indeed, every human being on Earth) has basic human rights — the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property — and every belief system with principles that violate these rights is unjust. In short, anti-communism, anti-fascism, and anti-Islam are the logical, fact-based positions for every rational person seeking justice, whether in America or anywhere else in the world.
They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.