AD ASTRA VOLEMUS SELLA TONANTI "Let us fly to the stars on a thundering chair." (from www.ejectejecteject.com) "...Hayek said that government planning would make society less liveable, more brutal, more despotic. Socialism in all its forms is contrary to freedom...Further steps down this road, he said, can only end in the abolition of effective liberty for everyone. Capitalism, he wrote, is the only system of economics compatible with human dignity, prosperity, and liberty. To the extent we move away from that system, we empower the worst people in society to manage what they do not understand." - from mises.org
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse... ...A man who has nothing which he cares about more 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 existing of better men than himself..." John Stuart Mill, "The Contest in America," pp. 208-09, in John Stuart Mill, Dissertations and Discussions (Boston, 1867). From Vanity: What was that J. S. Mills quote last night on O'Reilly?