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Edited from a Forbes advertising.
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gold/yellow and black are typical ancap colors. teal/sea green is the color used by the levelers... very old british political movement . Possibly the first classical liberals
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My favorite politician.
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"Government seems to operate on the principle that if even one individual is incapable of using his freedom competently, no one can be allowed to be free." -- Harry Browne

"Throughout history, government has proved to be the chief instrument for thwarting man's liberty. Government represents power in the hands of some men to control and regulate the lives of other men." --Barry Goldwater

"The nine worst words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" --Ronald Reagan

"The constitution is an instrument, above all, for LIMITING the functions of government." --Barry Goldwater

"There is no such thing as a good tax." --Winston Churchill

"It's wrong for someone to confiscate your money, give it to someone else, and call that 'compassion.'" -- Harry Browne

"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery." --Calvin Coolidge

"We don't have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much." -- Ronald Reagan

"For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise." - Harry Browne

"Today neither of our two parties maintains a meaningful commitment to the principle of States' Rights. The 10th Amendment is not a 'general assumption' but a rule of law. States rights mean that states have a right to act or not to act, as they see fit, in areas reserved to them." --Barry Goldwater

"A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot — because the first leads inevitably to the second." - Harry Browne

"There will never be a free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly." --Henry David Thoreau

"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."--Barry Goldwater

"You know, if government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have." --PJ O'Rourke

"You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad — in fact, to do anything it wants." -- Harry browne

"Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, that don't hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous." --Will Rogers

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.That government is best which governs least."--Thomas Jefferson

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where Government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves." --Ronald Reagan

"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." --Theodore Roosevelt

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free." -- Harry Browne

"Abortion is a states' rights issue. Education is a states' right issue. Medicinal marijuana is a states' rights issue. Gay marraige is a states' rights issue. Assisted suicide- like Terri Schiavo- is a states' rights issue. Come to think of it, almost every issue is a states' rights issue. Let's get the federal government out of our lives." -- Wayne Allyn Root

"More laws, less justice.” — Marcus Tullius Ciceroca

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” — Voltaire

"Government is good at one thing: It knows how to break your legs, hand you a crutch, and say, "See, if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk." -- Harry Browne

"When the mafia comes to a businessman and asks for 10% of what he makes for 'protection," we rightfully call that extortion. It's a serious crime and we throw that bum in prison for years. But the I.R.S. comes to that same businessman, asks for 50% and they don't even offer protection in return. We call that legal taxation. It turns out that the mafia offers a much better deal." -- Wayne Allyn Root

“A government, which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul.” --George Bernard Shaw

"When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence." -- Gary Lloyd

"Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult." -- Andre Marrou

"The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it." -- Harry Browne

"Republicans don't want anyone having more fun than they do, and the Democrats don't want anyone making more money than they do. Libertarians want you to make money and have fun." -- Andre Marrou

"This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians." -- Hugh Downs

"Government should be of the people, by the people, for the people. What part of that do politicians and government bureaucrats not understand? Government has no right to keep secrets from the people. The people are paying for it. It's THEIR government. They have a right to know everything going on." -- Wayne Allyn Root

"Whatever the issue, let freedom offer us a hundred choices, instead of having government force one answer on everyone." -- Harry Browne
Some of my favorite quotes regarding the libertarian philosophy and the problems of big government. You'll find a number of quotes from the Big 3 of the libertarian movement: Barry, Harry, and Ron. Plus some quotes from Wayne Allyn Root, a libertarian running for president in 2008.

I certainly hope these quotes are informative, even if you don't agree with them.
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Here is a little thing I drew up in the interim between now and when sis finishing coloring my Half-Life 2 pic. It's a statement of principles to which I adhere.
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14.01.2008

we want :
- freedom
- justice
- peace
and
- anarchy

we fight with:
- fascism
- rascism
- patriotism
- nationalism
- government
- religious intolerance
- sexism
- ageism
- xenophobia
- homophobia
- slavery
- police brutality

[edit] with moon is here [link]
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I was going to do a collage of my protest pics, but I dont really have a lot of good ones, so I made this insted. "Silence Gives Consent" is from A Man For All Seasons.
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“Both side like to make a lot of noise when the other camp has problems, but they also like to sweep it under the rug when the camera points to them. Really, when was the last time you saw politicians hold their own candidates or party accountable for things they said and done?” - WhatYouOughtToKnow.

One of the problems I have with politics today is the childish quarreling between the political parties. One party claims that the other party is responsible for everything that is wrong with this country, and vice versa. Liberals claim conservatives are to blame. Conservatives claim liberals are to blame. Personally, this picture portrays my feelings on the issue.

I think the problem with our country is that we want to blame everything on the opposing party without taking responsibility ourselves. And we also tend to ignore what the opposing party has to say, under the impression that we’re right and they’re wrong (or evil).

George Washington wrote about this “spirit of party” in his Farewell Address:

“It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.”


In short: fighting with ourselves is stupid and destructive.
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:iconda-libertarians:
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