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: Ludwig von Mises on Society and Peacemaking

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Mises“Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.  Peace and not war is the father of all things.  Only economic action has created the wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness.  Peace builds; war destroys.  Nations are fundamentally peaceful because they recognize the predominant utility of peace.  They accept war only in self-defense; wars of aggression they do not desire.  It is the princes who want war, because thus they hope to get money, goods, and power.  It is the business of the nations to prevent them from achieving their desire by denying them the means necessary for making war.”

Ludwig von Mises, Socialism [English ed. 1951]

Liberty Quotation of the Day: Ludwig von Mises on Peace and Statism

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Mises“Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.”

Ludwig von Mises, Nation, State, and Economy [1919]

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