Undeniable Truths of Life, Freedom and Equality

From 8 smart men and one very smart woman:

“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” — Milton Friedman

“The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy.” — Thomas Sowell

“A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” — John Stuart Mill

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” — Frédéric Bastiat

“No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.” — Frederick Douglass

“There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.” —Friedrich Hayek

“Socialists cry ‘Power to the people’ and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean – power over people, power to the State.” — Margaret Thatcher

“Liberals pursue many policies that cause people to die. They release felons from prison, or never incarcerate them in the first place; they make war on the police, causing murder rates to spike; they impede the ability of pharmaceutical companies to bring life-saving drugs to market; they drive up the cost of energy, exposing the poor to dangerous temperature extremes; they promote gun-free zones that turn innocent people into sitting ducks; they pursue weak foreign policies that cause many thousands to be killed by tyrants and terrorists.”  — John Hinderaker

“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
— Martin Luther King

Imagine the world if the left had spent the last 160 years teaching the working class and then women and blacks and now Muslims how to thrive and prosper in the capitalist economy instead of teaching them how to wreck it.

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