Liberty Quotation: Hayek on Liberty and Technological Progress

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95d39/huch/1889/09“In much of the current discussion on the effects of technological progress this progress is presented to us as if it were something outside us which could compel us to use the new knowledge in a particular way.  While it is true, of course, that inventions have given us tremendous power, it is absurd to suggest that we must use this power to destroy our most precious inheritance:  liberty.  It does mean, however, that if we want to preserve it, we must guard it more jealously  than ever and that we must be prepared to make sacrifices for it.”

F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom [1945]

Liberty Quotation: Lin Yutang on Too Many Policemen, Too Many Soldiers, and Too Many Lawyers

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Yu-t'ang Lin“Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty.  Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace.  Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.”
Lin Yutang,  Chinese writer and philosopher  (1895-1976)

Liberty Quotation of the Day: Charles Goyette on Liberty, Prosperity, and Peace

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Charles Goyette“It is good for one to be free, and we would cherish liberty even if she traveled alone, but she does not.  Because Prosperity and Peace are both the companions of Liberty.”

Charles Goyette, in a speech given July 12, 2008

Liberty Quotation of the Day: The Highest Political End

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Lord Acton“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end.  It is itself the highest political end.”

Lord Acton, The History of Freedom and Other Essays

The Day We Fight Back (Against Domestic Surveilliance)

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The Day We Fight Back (Against Domestic Surveilliance)
A huge coalition of groups have come together on the internet to protest US domestic surveillance programs. Contact your representatives, take a stand on social media, put links or banners on your blogs and websites. This approach worked to defeat SOPA, it can help build domestic support for our pro-liberty, pro-privacy agenda on national security matters. Fight back against those who would trade your liberty for their false sense of security!