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Libertarian Quotations

A Libertarian is someone who believes in individual rights ahead of federal rights. The belief is small government, civil liberties, a free-market, and voluntary cooporation.

There are many people against the entire ideal, but most agree that civil liberties are a must=have. These quotes listed below are a few words in support of Libertarianism.

America needs fewer laws, not more prisons.
James Bovard
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
Thomas B. Reed
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P.J. O'Rourke
When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.
Gary Lloyd
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
John Marshall
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
Somerset Maugham
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
Justice Learned Hand
Can our form of government, our system of justice, survive if one can be denied a freedom because he might abuse it?
Harlon Carter
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