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Top 5 Rothbard Quotes

TOP 5 ROTHBARD QUOTES

1.    "I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual."

I picked this quote as number one because it states boldly and simply what anarchism is. It seems so simple to understand. However, because government has been injected so deep into society people think that the government and the people are one in the same. This, as we all know, is just not the case. They get confused because society and government can influence one another. The difference is that when society influences government it is usually very fast and bloody. When the government influences society it does it slowly overtime. That becomes easy for the government, since they control the education system. For whatever reason government has been teaching our children that everyone is equal. Which brings me to number two.

2.    "Equality is not in the natural order of things, and the crusade to make everyone equal in every respect (except before the law) is certain to have disastrous consequences."

Government has stirred up the meaning of words so much that when children come out of these institutions (public schools) they think fairness and equality mean the same thing or at the very least they are mutually exclusive. Except that they obviously are not. Even when it is right in front of a statist’s face while they are watching the NBA and see these giant men making millions of dollars exploiting their superior physical and athletic talent; they will still say things like “Women get $0.75 on the Dollar to men! Equal pay for equal work!” So, let’s continue with the differences between the sexes to explain further why that wage gap is inaccurate.

The men in the NBA are much bigger, faster, and stronger compared to the women in the WNBA. So, men’s games are usually much more exciting than the women’s. It’s that obvious. Also, it’s obvious that the gender that can often be found farting in their friend’s face as a joke will make for a better trash collector. A job that requires riding around town and dumping people’s stinky trash in the back of a truck. Should the female administrative assistant (secretary) receive the same pay as the trash collector who is fulfilling a very undesirable job? Unfortunately for women, many high paying jobs cater to men because men are usually just better suited for them.

Just because everybody gets the same pay doesn’t mean nobody will be losing out on the deal. The compensation will either have to come from taxes or from the revenue of the companies for which the men and women work. Both of those scenarios would have a very negative influence on the economy. Also, in order to have either of those scenarios the state would have to legislate a law and enforce the law to the fullest extent. It would be justified and who would justify it for the government…

3.    "States have always needed intellectuals to con the public into believing that its rule is wise, good, and inevitable."

The intellectuals of academia have done a number on the American public. They do so with cherry picked statistics and fear mongering. The wage gap is just one of those examples. You can find countless articles online or documentaries on Netflix that try to get you scared and angry. Angry enough that you’ll be convinced to vote for the candidate that is running on that platform and who is most assuredly being funded by some sort of lobby of that so called “cause.”

If you happen to be even the smallest bit skeptical, then you will be ostracized. Especially if you are in academia. If you don’t happen to be in academia you are still ostracized, but thankfully your income will most likely not be affected. You will just find these sort of false narratives imbedded throughout popular culture with a hefty dose of condescending remarks and insults for the apprehensive individual. You can expect to be thought of as unintelligent and of “not knowing the facts.” Even though you have probably read more books on economics and that particular subject than the person hurling insults as arguments. They have no problem hurling insults because they believe they hold the moral high ground.

4.    "It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost."

These moral high riders believe they have the solution to society’s perceived ills. It usually involves using the plundered wealth of others through taxation. It can also be seen in preferential treatment programs like Affirmative Action that force places of employment and institutions to accept marginalized individuals for a job or position over a non-marginalized individual in order to meet a preset quota set by a government bureaucrat. Even if the non-marginalized individual is better suited for the job.

For those that condone these types of programs to think of themselves as being righteous is nonsensical. A world where righteousness is defined by stealing from one to give to another should only be found in episodes of the Twilight Zone. Furthermore, when the evidence is analyzed the exact opposite results that were sought after are found. For example, instead of pulling families and individuals out of poverty with welfare and subsidies they are caught in a cycle of dependency that is incredibly difficult to break.

5.    "The best way to help the poor is to slash taxes and allow savings, investment, and creation of jobs to proceed unhampered."

If the self-righteous altruists really want to help the poor they would let them keep more of their money. They should not only let the poor keep more of their money but the rich as well. Leaving more money in the market instead of tying it up in the bureaucracy of government would help everyone. Many would try and muddy the subject by suggesting that taking such radical actions would throw the economy in turmoil. That there would be no revenue to pay the government’s debt. To us, that sounds fantastic. It’s called creative destruction. As long as the markets were left open and unfettered alongside the natural rule of law, then I think history would show us that a recovery might not take as long as we all might think. I am definitely no economics expert, but I do think creative destruction is real. I also think that no other system of economics works as efficiently as free markets. That’s because I am not arrogant enough to think that any man/woman or group of men/women can accurately predict when and where resources and capital will be needed.

If you haven’t noticed by now that I have purposefully picked these quotes and put them in this sequence on purpose. It is to show that even though I expanded on all these quotes, Rothbard could very easily and coherently get his point across. Any of these five sentences could spark a wick of thought that could result in the detonation and destruction of the old decrepit structure that was built in every man and woman’s mind when they were children. Leaving space for Liberty to fill the void. That’s what I call creative destruction.

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Top 5 Living Libertarian Icons

 

5. Kennedy

Choosing Kennedy as a top 5 libertarian icon is a pretty controversial move on my part. But who else holds a majority of libertarian views and beliefs and has a near nightly television show on a MAJOR news network???

Exactly!

The left have Rachel Maddow. She’s dull, unlikeable, and not very attractive.

Kennedy used to be on MTV when MTV was freaking MTV for cryin’ out loud! She is incredibly likeable, stylish, attractive, and intelligent.

But most importantly. Like many libertarians she is PRINCIPLED!

She called out the Libertarian Party VP candidate (Bill Weld) to his face in an interview on her television show when he was in the middle of dragging the label of libertarian through the MUD!

Def. top 5 in my book!

 

4. Rand Paul

WHAT?! Another controversial pick?!

That’s right. Rand Paul! Now, just hear me out.

This man has the best voting record (in a libertarian sense) in the Senate ever.

Not only that, he has also held multiple 10+ hour long filibusters speaking about hot topic libertarian talking points like the PATRIOT ACT and drone bombing.

Also, he was recently seen on the Senate floor calling out all of his Republican colleagues for increasing the budget by $9,000,000,000,000…

He pointed out how Republicans, who now have a majority in the Legislative branch and a Republican in the white house, are failing to listen to their constituents by saying, “The more things change the more they stay the same.”

Let’s face it. Right now he’s the brightest beacon of liberty in Washington.. Even if his presidential campaign strategy was embarrassing. At least it wasn’t as bad as Johnson & Weld.

 

3. Tom Woods

Tom Woods is without a doubt a powerhouse in the libertarian community. Have you found yourself coming across a topic and don’t know what the libertarian stance on it is? You better believe that Tom Woods has already covered it for you.

And probably a while ago.. He has nearly 900 podcast episodes (and counting) that lives up to the slogan of “making you a smarter libertarian in 30 min a day.” The show runs 5 days a week and can be found on a number of podcast apps and his own website which is a cornucopia of libertarian resources.

He has written a ton of brilliantly informative books. Some of them focused on many topics including nullification. A subject both the left and right used to scoff at, but now prominent leaders on both sides discuss it seriously.

 

2. Judge Andrew Napolitano (Judge Nap)

How can this man not be on this list?

An ANARCHIST FEDERAL JUDGE?! Are you KIDDING me?!

NOPE!

Judge Nap just downright gets libertarianism. He knows the Constitution better than the Constitution knows the Constitution. (Huh??) He once had a show on Fox News at primetime hours where he would constantly call out the war hawks and police state on a network that worships the military and police.

Even without his show he is still appearing on Fox News as a Legal/Constitutional expert telling all these neo-cons what the Constitution says whether they like it or not.

YouTube some of his speeches! You will not be disappointed.

 

1. Ron Paul

This man has changed the landscape of politics for the next several generations.

There is a reason that I run a libertarian website.

There is a reason that there is so much libertarian content on the internet.

There is a reason why libertarianism is actually a thing now.

And that reason is RON MF’ing PAUL!

I have every bit of confidence when I say that Ron Paul is the greatest and most principled politician to have ever lived.

(Forgive my drooling & D riding..)

Ron is responsible for completely shaking things up in 2008 and 2012.

He explained to the former mayor of New York City the real reason for the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

He schooled ALL the republican candidates on topics from the Federal Reserve to foreign policy often receiving large applause breaks after speaking.

He placed high in the campaign rankings while being completely ignored by both the left and right media. He routinely held massive campaign events boasting thousands of visitors while the actual nominee (Mitt Romney) could barely manage pulling in a couple hundred.

Bernie Sanders managed the same thing in the latest election cycle except Ron Paul never pandered or promised anyone a FREE LUNCH!

Sadly Ron’s age has caught up to him and he is no longer trying to destroy the corruption of Washington from the inside. He did, however, give one final speech on the house floor. His farewell speech (Watch here). Go watch it now so you can listen to the most libertarian speech that will ever be given in Washington D.C.

 

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