We have a problem here in Arizona that local law officials and local government and our federal officials fail to recognize — that we have a border problem out here … We’ve had raging battles down our freeways where rival drug gangs have shot it out with themselves, endangering people.
Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.