"I've long found electoral
politics seedy and dispiriting, but that sensibility has lately become a
debilitating affliction: like being a sportswriter struck by the
unhelpful epiphany that it's silly for a grown man to write about other
grown men playing a game for kids."
"The problem we have in
America today is too many people are making their living from “political
means” and too few from “economic means.” Socialism, communism,
corporatism, or any other form of collectivism is a form of low-grade
economic civil war. In a society like the United States, where an
enormous amount of capital has been accumulated, a corporatist system
can seem to function well for decades before it collapses under the
weight of its own internal...
"Flemington, New Jersey has
all of 4,500 people. It hasn’t seen a murder in well over a decade. But
it does have its own SWAT team. And now the town wants to buy assault
rifles for its regular patrol cops, too."
“Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never
shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged
to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and
property, each living and acting at his own cost”