John Zube


Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices

Index - G3




GOVERNMENT: the early American revolutionaries' major error was in accepting the evils of government as necessary. Evil is never necessary. Evil can never be justified. So government must be classified as an "Unnecessary Evil." - Society for Libertarian Life, leaflet, Who's Afraid of Anarchy?  - Territorialism is the unnecessary evil in government, distinguishing it from free and competing business enterprises and societies. Its coercion, monopoly and compulsory membership or domination powers must be abolished. What would remain would be harmless to non-members and instructive for members and outside observers. - JZ, 26.7.00. - AN UNNECESSARY EVIL

GOVERNMENT: The effect of government borrowing on the economy, then, is that it removes the lifeblood (capital) that is essential for production and employment.” - Robert J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.252. - Moreover, it uses it counter-productively, involves future generations in tax slavery, encourages investment in such slavery and also reduces restraints upon government spending, as does the legal inflation option and the taxation power. - JZ, 25.7.00. – PUBLIC DEBT, GOVERNMENT BORROWING, SECURITIES, CAPITAL SUPPLY, LOANS, BONDS, GOVERNMENT DEBTS

GOVERNMENT: The efforts of governments alone will never be enough. In the end, the people must choose and the people must help themselves.” - John F. Kennedy, at reception for Latin-American diplomats, Washington, D.C., March 13, 1961. - And they could choose and help themselves much better without any territorial government intervention. - Most of such government efforts do not achieve anything positive but are rather destructive or counter-productive. Moreover, most territorial governments do prevent essential self-help measures by individuals and volunteer groups, which they often slander as "States within States". - JZ, 20.11.85 & 13.7.00, 4.12.10. - PEOPLE & SELF-HELP

GOVERNMENT: The end of government in moral terms is to leave adult individuals as free as possible to deploy their talents and fulfill their own destinies without preventing others from doing likewise.” - Ralph Harris, The End of Government? … p.40. - Alas, so far all territorial governments have been organized forces for territorial interventionism. They constitute the greatest threats to, rather than act as protectors of individual human rights and liberties. - JZ, 25.7.92, 9.4.13. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

GOVERNMENT: The engine of tyranny, the government.” - Aslam Effendi, REASON, 2/73. - Territorial government, that is. - JZ - TYRANNY

GOVERNMENT: The entire nation, save a few wise men, labors under the delusion that government can make you a great country, and the result of that error is the consuming of a near third of your labor and goods in bureaus and programs which can neither comprehend nor correct the true basis of your troubles.” - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 8/76, 501/502. - STATISM, GREAT COUNTRIES, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.” - John Adams, Discourses on Davila, 1789, 4. - The essence of a supposedly free, but still TERRITORIAL governments, consists of an ineffectual turmoil of rivalries, in which foam and scum float to the top. It also includes many compromises, which do not fully satisfy anyone. At most it sees to it that the mediocre or the con-men and demagogues win rather than the quite brutal and vicious. But even the best of such governments does not so much enable but disable its involuntary subjects in many respects. - JZ, 30.10.85, 20.11.85 & 13.7.00, 29.12.08, 4.12.10. - FREE GOVERNMENT, RIVALRIES, FACTIONS, PARTIES, FRAGMENTATION, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The essence of government is an exploitative rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul process, and the jockeying of factions is to become as much of the Paul and as little of the Peter as possible.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, III, p.54. - ITS REDISTRIBUTIONISM OR TRANSFER PAYMENTS

GOVERNMENT: The essential function of government … using coercion in a systematic way.” - John Shy, A People Numerous and Armed, 142. – COERCION, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The evidence of history supports the conclusion that simple, small and dependent government is the only kind that can be watched and held to its social aim.” - Frank Chodorov, One is a Crowd, p.159. - Even the attempt to territorially regulate only local and limited "governmental affairs" is not a simple and correct solution. It does not establish local "independence" for individuals or rightful and sound alternatives to consistent voluntaryism. The ideas on e.g. ideal police forces, justice systems and defence methods differ far too greatly for that. Individual consent and individual secessionism or individual sovereignty cannot be achieved in this territorial way, not even by the smallest and most limited local governments, although they would, at least sometimes, be a great improvements over the present governments and one would have some choice, although only between local governments. - JZ, 13.7.94 & 10.7.00, 4.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, CONSENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, DECENTRALIZATION

GOVERNMENT: The evils from which the peoples are suffering cannot be cured by Governments. That Governments, even if they wished to, can terminate neither armaments nor wars.” - Tolstoi, Essays & Letters, p.249. – Not by territorial governments, anyhow. – JZ, 4.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

GOVERNMENT: The evils of government are as numerous as the written laws, and it would be impossible to name them all and show their tortuous effects, except by means of compiling an encyclopedia. So we will confine ourselves to natural laws.” - D. W. Brookhouse, quoted in Bob James, Australian Anarchism, p.8. - The FACT SHEET of the U.S. Liberty Amendment Committee attempted to provide such a survey and there are some others, in book form, like e.g. Irwin A. Schiff, The Biggest Con. Another book, by Lieberman (?), has the title: How the Government Breaks the Law. Rothbard, in Power and the Market, criticizes all tax systems. A bibliography of all such titles and abstracts collection might be the first step towards an encyclopedia of this kind. As for myself, I would rather see the positive counter-part produced first, an encyclopedia of libertarian and liberating ideas, proposals, techniques, platforms and programs. - For rightful complaints about government actions are almost endless, like e.g. those about the monopoly post office, while the proposals for free competition for all postal services can be kept rather short, even if all their defences are included. - JZ, 29.7.00. - EVILS, LAWS, AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EVILS OF GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the bourgeoisie.” - Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, 1848. - … a committee for the MISMANAGEMENT of the common affairs of the bourgeoisie and of the affairs of the common man. - JZ, 16.10.85. – CLASS WARFARE, COMMUNISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, PROLETARIAT, WORKERS, BOURGEOISIE, COMMUNISM, MARX

GOVERNMENT: The existence of government, even limited government, precludes the possible existence of true capitalism.” - W. Robert Black, THE NEW BANNER, 18.2.72. - True for territorial governments, not true for governments and communities that are only exterritorially autonomous and have only voluntary members. - Some of them could be purely capitalistic, even with regard to the so-called "public services" they offer in their package deals to their members. - Ulrich von Beckerath referred once to a Frenchman, who said something like: The best thing that could be said about any government is that it acts like a competitive insurance company. - JZ, 7.7.00. – Free enterprise and free market capitalism require free enterprise even in the sphere of supplying "government services", competitively, subject to consumer sovereignty, in any wanted package deals or separately, i.e. the free play of supply and demand or of laissez-faire, laissez passer, even in this sphere. A territorial restriction and confinement of all such services to those of a "limited government" only, would be much too authoritarian an arrangement, even a kind of totalitarian foundation for "freedom", because it would still be only a territorialist one, i.e. a monopolistic, collectivistic and coercive one. - JZ, 3.8.00, 31.8.13. A truly limited government would have to be run under personal law, i.e. without a territorial monopoly and thus also without involuntary members and subjects. – JZ, 27.12.08, 31.8.13. - CAPITALISM & PANARCHISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The exploitation of man by men, someone said, is theft. The government of men by men is slavery.” - Proudhon, quoted in LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 4.

GOVERNMENT: The extent of government activity today is new, but the tendency of government to become wrongdoer is old.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 5/76, p.309. – CRIME, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, COMPULSORY REDISTRIBUTION, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

GOVERNMENT: The fact is that people do not really need a government at all.” - Achaya Vinoba, ST. JOHN'S BREAD. - VS. PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT: The failure of other social institutions has caused us to heap even more responsibility on government, the most unwieldy institution of all.” - M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.211. - Rather, the outlawry of free and voluntary competition with any government. - JZ, 6.4.89, 9.4.13. - The other social institutions did not fail but were not allowed to come into existence or coercively restricted to relatively trivial and private activities. Among other things, they were attacked as "States within States", as "infringements of territorial integrity", as "fragmentation", as "disunity", "anarchy" in the worse sense, i.e. "chaos", even while territorial governments all too often produced real chaos, crises and political, economic and social disasters. - JZ, 19.7.00, 31.8.13. - VS. COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The federal government knows how to break your legs, hand you a crutch, and then say, 'If it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk.' - Harry Browne - Libertarian Party. – Territorial governments are the largest incapacitating institutions. – JZ, 4.1.08. - Someone added: And its crutches are only 24 inches high. – JZ, 30.8.13. - SERVICES, AID, HELP & SUBSIDIES, WAR AGAINST THE POOR, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: The firm basis of government is justice, not pity.” - Woodrow Wilson, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1912 (1913?) - In short: No territorial government has a firm basis. - JZ, 30.10.85. – Only panarchies would have consent or voluntarism as a firm basis, i.e. a voluntary and contractual one, instead of a geological or territorial one. Does any politician know what justice means? How many of them do? Who among the is aware of and appreciated ALL in dividual rights and liberties? Governments rather rest on the shaky basis of compulsory membership, obedience and taxes, enforced by a collective sovereignty, i.e. one based on a territorial monopoly. None of these are features of a just system. - JZ, 10.7.86, 13.7.00, 31.8.13. - Was he able or is anyone else, to name even a single instance for a quite just, rational and efficient territorial government? - JZ, 13.7.00, 27.12.08, 31.8.13. - JUSTICE

GOVERNMENT: The first principle in dealing with government, then, is: Don't be awed by it. What little the government accomplishes is almost always due to the voluntary participation of its citizens. Those who don't want to help the government can go their own way without running into much trouble.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.176/7. - Many taxpayers and conscripts would not agree with him on this. – Tax payment, for instance, is, mostly, not quite voluntary. Nor is the acceptance of legal tender monopoly money that has been depreciated, a quite voluntary action. - JZ, 1.8.00, 31.12.08, 9.4.13. - SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, STATISM, RESPECT, AUTHORITY

GOVERNMENT: The first rule in a handbook of government is heroic idleness.” Alain, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.9. - What is heroic about that? It is not even heroic for its victims to put up with heroic governments for so long, but rather wrong and stupid. - If only they were do-nothing governments. But they do all too much to us, including extracting tributes from us. - But if he means that governments should heroically resist all demands from “the public”, at most the majority, to do something, although it has no right to do anything not individually authorized, has no essential positive function and should be abolished as a territorial, monopolistic, coercive, centralistic organization with compulsory membership, then I would agree with him. - JZ, 2.8.00. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, ABOLITION,

GOVERNMENT: The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Authority over him and his art is ridiculous. - Oscar Wilde - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Territorial governments are wrongful, irrational and harmful in every other sphere as well. – JZ, 24.3.12. –  ANY FORM - UNDER TERRITORIALISM, ARTS,

GOVERNMENT: The foxes are guarding the chickens.” - Edward P. Langerton (?), The Busing Cover-up, vii. , POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS

GOVERNMENT: The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side.” – Theodore J. Forstmann, American Business Executive and Philanthropist - How often were taxes reduced rather than increased? – JZ, 3.1.07. - HELP & PROMISES, WELFARE STATE, PROTECTIONISM, AID, ASSISTANCE

GOVERNMENT: the governing body of any life form such as ours will be composed of power lovers rather than specialists …. Government falls into the hands of those with desire for authority and escapes those with other interests. … That is not to say that those who govern us are stupid. They are quite clever in their own particular field of mass organization. But by the same token they are pathetically ignorant in other fields.” - Eric Frank Russell, Diabologic, ASTOUNDING SF, British Ed., August 1955, 63. - That applies only to territorial States. Private and voluntary associations have often difficulties getting candidates for their office jobs, perhaps largely because they are unpaid and do not offer many fringe benefits, legal or illegal ones. - JZ, 11.2.02.

GOVERNMENT: the government - from which creative wisdom never has, does not, and never will originate.” - Leonard E. Read, Thoughts Rule the World, p.12. - Once again, this is only applicable to territorial governments, with their hierarchies, monopolies, coercion and compulsory membership. Once these are reduced to competitive voluntary associations limited by exterritorial autonomy, they can be as creative as any group of cooperating volunteers can be. - JZ, 26.7.00. - ALWAYS WITHOUT CREATIVE WISDOM, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: the government … i.e., … the class of job-holders, ever bent upon oppressing the citizen to the limit of his endurance.” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, p.226. - JOB HOLDERS, OFFICIALS, RULERS, PUBLIC SERVANTS

GOVERNMENT: The government and big business hold hands - in your pockets.” - David Lewis, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 14.10.72. - Why omit the unions and professional associations with their privileges? Big government, big businesses and big unions are putting their hands in your pockets and empty them without your permission. I wish you could easily chop them off. Without their government-granted privileges and supports, the latter two would be relatively harmless. We ought to chop off all moral, financial, mental and labor support we grant to territorial governments, ultimately by seceding from them and running our own affairs under exterritorial autonomy together with like-minded volunteers. - JZ, 25.7.77 & 2.8.00. - BIG GOVERNMENT, BIG BUSINESS, BIG UNIONS, TAXATION, SUBSIDIES, PROTECTIONISM, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The Government can only do something for the people in proportion as it can do something to the people.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Quoted by William F. Buckley, Jr., Rumbles Left And Right, 126. - PEOPLE, TAXES & HANDOUTS

GOVERNMENT: The government can't aid anyone. It can only get out of the way of those who want to aid themselves by aiding others - on a trade, not a plunder basis. - JZ, 5.2.72. – AID, HELP, PLUNDER, SERVICE, BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE, TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, PRODUCER & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

GOVERNMENT: The government can't do anything FOR you without doing something TO someone else.” - Selections from Lysander Spooner, by Carl Watner. - And even to yourself as well! – All taxes are directly or indirectly a burden upon all and so are the politicians and bureaucrats, who are fed with them. - JZ, 18.7.00, 31.1.13.

GOVERNMENT: The government cannot logically do to the people what it is charged with preventing others from doing.” - Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed, p.6. - Since when have governments been restrained by logic, common sense, wisdom, principles or moral scruples? - JZ, 23.7.00. – TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, OFFICIAL & LEGALIZED CRIMES WITH VICTIIMS

GOVERNMENT: The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. … Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.” - H. L. Mencken. - POLITICIANS, LEADERS, VOTING, ELECTIONS, TAXATION, SPENDING

GOVERNMENT: The government does indeed still do some of what it's supposed to - protecting people against true criminals and punishing them, …” - Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/78. - Yes, but does it mainly PROTECT or merely sometimes RETALIATE? And doesn't it do so at the expense of the victims? In the process, it may spend more for each convicted and imprisoned criminal per year than the average criminal made by his crimes per year. Mostly it keeps convicts out of productive jobs and forces crime victims to support them and their dependents out of taxes. Moreover, how much self-defence and competitive protective actions by private agencies does the government prevent? And how many criminal ideas does it implant in its "educational" institutions and how many does it practise itself, thus setting the worst example on the largest scale? - JZ, 8.6.82 & 26.7.00, 9.4.13. – To what extent does it effectively detect crime with victims, convict, imprison, punish, deter and reform or rehabilitate criminals and indemnify victims, rather than burden them, too, with the costs of a nationalized prison system? – JZ, 27.12.08. – CRIME, PRISONS, PUNISHMENT, POLICE, COURTS, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The government does its own thing.” - David Duffy, remark during an AIR meeting. – And this, as a territorial government, largely at your expense and risk. – JZ, 31.8.13.

GOVERNMENT: The government does not speak or act for me! - JZ, 10.2.73. - No territorial government speaks or acts for me, nor could it, except by getting out of my way and that of all somewhat freedom-loving people. - JZ, 21.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: The government grows faster than the private sector whenever the costs of government can be diffused and the benefits concentrated. Diffusing costs while concentrating benefits creates incentives for expansion and disincentives for reducing the size of government.” - A. H. Meltzer, Why Government Grows, p.7. – The demand for more in subsidies and hand-outs will also always increase, as long as further taxes, including the inflation tax, can still be extorted or government debt certificates can be still sold as investments in tax slaves. To some extent the investment in such “securities” is even enforced for some large institutions, like e.g. public social insurance companies. Then these investors, through their future taxes, have also to contribute to the “repayment” of these securities, which may not happen, when the State goes bankrupt or the “repayment” may be done only in much inflated paper money. – The “needs” of the “needy” are multiplying at the expense of the able, as long as the able are not free to secede. - JZ, 30.12.08, 31.8.13. - GROWTH, PUBLIC SECTOR VS. PRIVATE SECTOR

GOVERNMENT: The government has no money of its own.” - Byron Prouton, 25.11.73. – It has and it forces it upon us, either inflated or deflated or stag-flated, outlawing better monies and value standards and with them self-help against the crises caused by the government’s monetary and financial despotism! – JZ, 28.12.08, 9.4.13. - SPENDING & TAXATION

GOVERNMENT: The government is a tyrant living by theft, and therefore has no business to engage in any business. – Benjamin R. Tucker - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - TAXATION, THEFT, BUSINESS, PUBLIC SECTOR

GOVERNMENT: The government is almost as dangerous to our rights and liberties when it pretends to be our friend than when it acts openly as our enemy. - JZ, 13.4.94 &10.7.00. – “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!” Today’s Greeks seem to be largely so degenerated or ignorant that all too many of them seem to expect to entitled to live of “gifts” by the own or foreign governments, as if either of them were independently productive or wealthy. – JZ, 31.8.13.) - DANGEROUS AS FRIEND AS WELL AS AN ENEMY, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, TOTALITARIANISM, DEMOCRACIES WITH TOTALITARIAN “WEAPONS” FOR THEIR “DEFENCE”, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, SUBJECT-MENTALITY OF SERFS OR SLAVES, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: The government is an inefficient, bureaucratic mess … its programs always turn out to cost more than expected …” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.176. - One might add: "and more than they are worth." - JZ, 25.11.76. – They also tend to do more wrong than right and more harm than good. – JZ., 9.4.13. - BUREAUCRACY

GOVERNMENT: The government is dishonest but it is not totally dishonest.” - Peter Micklethwaite, 11.12.86. - And on some important freedom options, like monetary freedom and panarchism, it has not developed any sensible ideas or opinions at all yet. It has simply ignored them - while, due to its territorialism and the its false dogmas, assumptions and conclusions, not allowing volunteers to practise them among themselves, under full experimental freedom or exterritorial autonomy for all groups of volunteers desiring it for their personal law, activities, policies and institutions, their own aims, purposes and means and ends. - JZ, 18.7.00, 9.4.13, 31.8.13. – DISHONESTY, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GOVERNMENT: The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk’." – Harry Browne - AID, HELP, ASSISTANCE, PROTECTION, WELFARE STATE, MEASURES, LAWS, PROGRAMS, MEASURES, MEDDLING, INTERFERENCE, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and dangerous intrusions into the smallest corners of life - this much we can stand. But the real problem is that government is boring. We could cure or mitigate the other wills (*) Washington visits on us if we could only bring ourselves to pay attention to Washington itself.” - P. J. O'Rourke. – Territorial politics is so boring and time wasting that it induces indifference and apathy to its continued many wrongs. – JZ, 2.1.09. – This in spite of the waste of our money that is involved in its politics. – JZ, 4.12.10. – This apathy is comparable to the apathy towards the decision-making monopoly of territorial governments on war and peace, which is hardly ever morally and rationally challenged and all too apathetically accepted in war and peace, in spite of their often shocking and terrifying nature, far from being boring, as if it were quite inevitable and justified. Anyhow, no one seems to be have a program on how to end this wrong and evil, except cursing war, shouting “no!”, marching and protesting and thereby showing one’s ignorance as well as helplessness, under territorialism, even in “democracies”. -  (*) evils? – JZ, 31.8.13.

GOVERNMENT: The Government is involving itself "in a kind of comradeship with despotic governments." - La Fayette, Biography, p.327. An Autobiography or a biography of someone about La Fayette? - Every government is. - JZ, 17.9.82. - They even have a "gentlemen's agreement" not to promote or tolerate the advocacy and practice of tyrannicide. - JZ, 26.7.00. – No wonder: at present they are all territorialists and thus somewhat respect or uphold what they do wrongly call: “territorial integrity” or “national independence”. – Even Mafia groups do, to some extent, mutually recognize the turfs they claim for themselves – whenever they are not engaged in a turf war, like national governments often are. - JZ, 27.12.08. - DESPOTISM, ALLIANCES, FOREIGN AID, TERRITORIALISM, MAFIA, TURF WARS, WARFARE STATES

GOVERNMENT: The Government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan. But mothers and babies do at least enjoy the breast-feeding and excreting wastes can be a relief. All too few tribute payers are not "pissed or shit" upon by their governments and individually they had no choice of these masters and manure producers. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - INPUT & OUTPUT, TRIBUTES TO GOVERNMENTS & GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES, PROGRAMS & MEASURES, JOKE

GOVERNMENT: The government is lying to us, about inflation, deflation, stagflation, consumer price index, taxation, the budget, government spending - and much more. - JZ, 3.3.97, 9.5.13. – And it prosecutes whistle blowers! – JZ, 31.8.13. – SECRECY UNDER THE PRETENCE OF NECESSARY SECURITY, PUBLICITY, WHISTLE-BLOWERS, GOVERNMENT LIES:

GOVERNMENT: The government is mainly an expensive organization to regulate evildoers, and tax those who behave: government does little for fairly respectable people except annoy them.” - E. W. Howe, Notes for My Biographer, 1926.

GOVERNMENT: the government is monolithic and costly, without solving significant problems. …” - Richard Cummins, Proposition 14, p.119. – That is just one of many wrongful and harmful aspects of territorial governments. We need their opposites and free choice for individuals among them, who are now wrongfully subjected to them! – JZ, 30.12.08. - MONOLITHIC & COSTLY BECAUSE TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, DIVERSITY VIA INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICE, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

GOVERNMENT: The government is never the people, even if it calls itself ‘the people’s government’.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Freedom Revolution, in: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, ed., The Economics of Liberty, Mises Institute, 1990, p.321. - VS. THE PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT: The government is not a great machine to promote freedom, order, peace, security and wealth but, rather, to promote and use oppression, disorder, war, insecurity and poverty - for its own purposes. - JZ, 17.9.88. - Worse, it does this under the pretence of taking care of our rights, liberties and interests. - JZ, 18.7.00, 9.4.13. – TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, DICTOCRACIES, TYRANNIES, AUTHORITARIANISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY? LIMITED GOVERNMENT?

GOVERNMENT: The government is not a source of positive good.” - O'Neill, Ayn Rand, page 47. - GOODNESS, WELFARE STATE, BENEVOLENCE

GOVERNMENT: The government is not an almoner of gifts among the people but an instrumentality by which the people's affairs should be conducted upon business principles, regulated by the public needs.” - Grover Cleveland, Message to the House of Representatives, Feb. 26, 1887 - No territorial and more or less centralized government, with compulsory membership and exclusive monopolies, coercively financed and bureaucratically run can possibly act like a sound and competitive business for voluntary and satisfied customers. - JZ, 16.10.85, 10.7.86 & 13.7.00, 4.12.10, 9.4.13. – Politicians and bureaucrats do not make good businessmen or professionals. That why they went into politics and bureaucracies. – JZ, 31.8.13.

GOVERNMENT: The government is not synonymous with the people of the nation; it is an artificial device, set up by the citizens (*) for certain purposes. It is endowed no sacred aura; rather, it needs to be watched, scrutinized, criticized, opposed, changed, and even overthrown and replaced when necessary.” - Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.118. – (*) Mind you: NOT BY INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS! - "The people" and "the nation" are artificial devices as well, based upon wrongful and harmful territorial notions. Only individuals and their voluntary associations are "real". - Once governments and societies are reduced to volunteer communities – all of them are only exterritorially autonomous - then the watching, criticizing etc. that still needs to be done, can largely be confined to their own members. - Only in a few cases, if such an organization should become aggressive, due to a new prophet or “great” leader, which is much less likely for such groupings than for territorial States, would such a community become a concern for outsiders and something they ought to defend themselves against. However, under experimental freedom each promising politician would have to put up or shut up, very soon, or lose many of his voluntary followers, it becomes unlikely that they will be able to gain and retain so many “true believers” that they might become a great threat to other societies of volunteers. - The leader cannot feed his followers with words and promises. (That was possible only in barbaric times, which considered looting and enslaving others to be a respectable occupation, especially for aristocrats and their followers. – JZ, 31.8.13.) They will have to finance them and work well to realize and maintain all of them - if they can be realized at all. For instance, the "rich" and able and productive would have tended to opt out of all societies committed to ”soaking the rich” or highly taxing the able and productive. Moreover, they would get a strong influx of poor, disabled and unproductive people. And these might soon discover, that in other volunteer communities, where they would have the opportunities of full economic liberty, they need not remain poor, and could earn considerably, in spite of some disabilities, and thus become productive and self-supporting; also that other communities offer them better insurance and credit options against the risks of living. - JZ, 29.7.00. - VS. THE PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The government is not your daddy. The government is not your mommy.” – Anonymous. - Shorter: The government is neither your daddy nor your mommy. - Even kids are aware of that. But most people, when they grow up, seem to have forgotten this truth. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - NANNY STATE, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: The government is often unable to "clean anybody's house", not even its own, but it does have the power to force outward compliance that gives an appearance of improvement.” - Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 2/74. – Moreover, it always does “something”, namely add another wrongful and harmful law or regulation to the avalanches of them that it has already produced. – JZ, 31.12.08. – “REFORMS”

GOVERNMENT: The government is one big Group Trap. To be efficient, it depends upon millions of bureaucrats whose income and careers don't depend upon efficient action.” - Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom …, p.176. - Doesn't that already prove a large degree of inefficiency? - JZ, 1.8.00. - He admits that a few lines below by saying: "The government is an inefficient bureaucratic mess. It isn't surprising that its programs always turn out to cost more than expected, that it almost never successfully completes a project, that bombers bomb the wrong cities in Vietnam, that it's usually rallying its citizens to be patriotic and sacrifice to compensate for the government's mistakes." – Panarchies are not a group trap or not for long, for one can opt out of them, once one is sufficiently enlightened to see the flaws of a panarchy that one had chosen for oneself. – JZ, 29.12.08. - A GROUP TRAP. PANARCHIES ARE DIFFERENT.

GOVERNMENT: The government is our jailer. - JZ, 1975, upon reading Harry Browne's How I Found Freedom …, page 11: "whether he considers his jailer to be his family, his job, society, or the government."

GOVERNMENT: The government is the only debtor who can tax his creditors to gain funds to "repay" his loans. - JZ, 3.6.73. - It is also the only debtor who can unilaterally repudiate his debts and the only debtor who can, via inflating the government's monopolized and forced currency, unilaterally and quite legally do away with most of his debts. - JZ, 21.7.00. – Thus government securities should rather be called “insecurities” or investments in tax slaves. As an Austrian proverb has it: “Governments never go bankrupt. Only its creditors do.” – JZ, 28.12.08. - LOANS, PUBLIC DEBT, NATIONAL DEBT

GOVERNMENT: The government is the people, not a gang forcing hardships, injustices, social and financial bondage on the masses.” - Heaven on Earth Foundation, THE CONNECTION 119, p.113 of 29 April 84. - If that is true, then we would have had no “government” in the ideal sense but only gangs ruling over us and not the people. For our territorial governments have certainly forced hardships, injustices and social and financial bondage upon us. The people can no more sensibly govern themselves collectively than they could run a general store or bakery properly or better than their owners or cooperators could. "The people" is as misleading a term as are "the government", "the leader", "representatives" and "law and order". - Territorial governments are criminal gangs, restricting individual rights and liberties and exploiting their victims. One should not expect anything better from territorial governments, with monopoly and coercive powers, with no way out for most of their victims. - JZ, 18.7.00, 4.12.10. – THE PEOPLE? POLITICIANS, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES

GOVERNMENT: The government is the worst organization to handle anything. - JZ, 9/75. - Naturally, I meant territorial governments, with involuntary membership. - JZ, 21.7.00. - VS. ORGANIZATIONS

GOVERNMENT: The government is us; we are the government, you and I!” - Theodor Roosevelt, speech at Asheville, N.C., Sept. 1902. - If that were the case than I could secede from the similarly individualistic self-governments of others. Politicians like to pretend that they have a mandate, that when they do territorially misrule us and fill their pockets out of ours, they do so with our consent, so that we are ruling (mis-ruling) ourselves, through them. As if we were free to shop around for all kinds of government and societal services, making our own kinds of package deals. - JZ, 16.10.85 & 18.7.00.) - Are you a tax collector, too? Have you got an effective vote on government spending, war, peace and disarmament, on measures causing economic crises, mass unemployment, inflation, deflation and stagflation? Do you pass or refuse to pass laws and regulations? - JZ, 18.7.00, 4.12.10. – Many theses, dogmas or assumptions on territorial governments fly directly into the face of many facts and yet these facts remain largely ignored by the true believers among the territorial statists. – JZ, 4.12.10, 9.4.13. - TERRITORIALISM, THE PEOPLE? DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, STATISM, TRUE BELIEVERS, SLAVE OR SERFDOM MENTALITY

GOVERNMENT: The government is virtually an adversary to the people and it should exercise only those powers clearly specified. The idea that governments should be limited is common in English law.” – Charles Chively, in his introduction to Lysander Spooner, Works I, p.1: “The Unconstitutionality of the Laws of Congress Prohibiting Private Mails”, 1844. – Was the US Constitution clearly enough stated to maintain itself uninfringed? Did it or does it at least now protect only genuine individual rights and liberties, all of them? – JZ, 4.12.10. - POST OFFICE MONOPOLY

GOVERNMENT: The government isn't subject to any law but its own …” - James P. Hogan, Minds, Machines & Evolution, 280. – It is subject to Gresham’s law: An inferior but enforced currency – or institution – will drive out a superior currency – or institution. – It is subject to Parkinson’s laws, Peter’s Law, the laws that operates against over-sized organizations. It operates against many of the natural laws that operate for freedom and against coercion, the laws of self-interest and personal incentives, of human nature, the law of supply and demand, that of freedom of contract and association, all the genuine individual liberties and rights that do ultimately provide natural harmonies between human beings. Morally, governmental legislation is subject to and not superior to genuine individual rights and liberties. Its legislation and actions, including taxes, are subject to the law of diminishing returns. It is subject to the moral law on tyrannicide, the right to secede, resist, revolt or rise against it, and to any other natural right or liberty expressed in an ideal declaration of genuine individual rights and liberties. A complete listing could become rather long and could be very instructive and enlightening. – JZ, 27.12.08. – Alas, there seem to be still not enough people willing to collaborate to produce such a declaration of all individual rights and liberties. I have not come across a good excuse or argument for this disastrous omission and lack of interest. – JZ, 31.8.13. - LAWS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

GOVERNMENT: The government isn’t “us”. It’s them, The federals. Washington, D.C.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.6. – Can we afford to forget about the tyrannies of the local and State governments? – JZ, 25.12.08. - NOT US BUT THEM,

GOVERNMENT: The government itself has no rights as such and must be considered only as a delegated "trust" which the citizens can always dissolve or resume for themselves. The only authority on which a government has a right to exist is on the authority of the people.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.137, on Paine. - "The people" have no rights but individuals do and their volunteer communities express the rights and liberties of their individual members, to the extent that their members want them realized among themselves. - JZ, 12.7.00, 9.4.13. - PEOPLE, AUTHORITY, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, THE PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT: the government may be said to have failed, even as an instrument for carrying on war with its neighbors.” - E. L. Godkin, Unforeseen Tendencies of Democracy, p.26. – Democracies have certainly not distinguished themselves by conducting their wars of defence in a quite moral, rational and liberating way, together with their secret allies on and with deserters and refugees from the other side and with many of the prisoners of war, treated as liberated human beings. Often they have failed to establish even a single government in exile as an alternative to the enemy regime. Always they failed to establish several panarchistic alternatives to it. Thus, they, too, engaged in gross, unjustified bloodletting of conscripts and civilians on the other side and thus also caused quite unnecessary losses on the own side. – JZ, 29.12.08. – DEMOCRACIES, AIR RAIDS, DESERTION, REFUGEES, PRISONERS OF WAR, SECRET ALLIES, LIBERATION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, DEFENCE, MASS FRATERNIZATION, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, LIBERATION, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMANDS OR QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS?

GOVERNMENT: The government no longer preserves the peace. It has abandoned the general welfare to provide for the special interests, making criminal activity our way of life both through legalized privileges and unrestrained criminality.” - Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - The general welfare is an illusion that cannot be achieved territorially, uniformly, for all the different peoples in a territorial population by the same organizations, policies, aims and methods. Special interests are not wrong and harmful - IF confined to their volunteers and their own means and risks. Only when legislators allow them to territorially prey upon all others do they become wrongful and harmful parasites. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS NEVER HAD COMPLETE AND LASTING PEACE BETWEEN THEM. Their very form of organization disturbs it, internally as well as externally! - Freedom lovers should aim at defining their freedom aims and methods quite flawlessly. - Will they be widely enough understood before they do so? - JZ, 29.7.00, 4.12.10, 31.8.13. - PEACE, WELFARE & CRIME, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, WAR AIMS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ALL QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, MILITIA, LIBERATION

GOVERNMENT: The government of man over man is slavery.” - Proudhon. – Territorial government is slavery for its dissenters. - Voluntary or competing governments, societies and communities under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy would liberate people - but still only as far as they want to be liberated and thus they would have nothing left to complain about. – JZ, 28.12.08, 4.12.10. – Only the wrongful rulers would have lost all their wrongful territorial powers. – JZ, 31.8.13. - PANARCHISM VS. INVOLUNTARY SLAVERY, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, LIBERATION, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

GOVERNMENT: The government of the United States, under Lyndon Johnson, proposes to concern itself over the quality of American life. And this is something very new in the political theory of free nations. The quality of life has heretofore depended on the quality of the human beings who gave tone to that life, and they were its priests and its poets, not its bureaucrats.” - William F. Buckley, Jr.What quality of life can we enjoy under the Damocles sword of the nuclear war threat? - THE QUALITY OF LIFE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

GOVERNMENT: the government offers to cure all the ills of mankind. It promises to restore commerce, make agriculture prosperous, expand industry, encourage arts and letters, wipe out poverty, etc., etc. All that is needed is to create some new government agencies and to pay a few more bureaucrats.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.239. - It's "cures" never worked before but these monopolistic and coercive quacks get away with them again and again - for their victims are even more ignorant and prejudiced than they are. - JZ, 18.7.00. - STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, PROMISES

GOVERNMENT: The government pitches from one outlandish scandal or frenzy to another, and most of these can be the source of some amusement to the intelligent man.” - George H. Douglas, THE FREEMAN, 12/73. - Should one stoically consider the inflations and mass unemployment, the stagflation and poverty, the wars, revolutions and civil wars caused by all too unlimited territorial governments or merely laugh about them? - JZ, 3.8.00, 4.12.10.

GOVERNMENT: The government pretends that it will deal with problems for society. That can't be done. That is an illusion. - For instance, government tries to make society safe. That is impossible. And the statistics illustrate that fact. I've been collecting data on crime for years. The FBI Uniform Crime Reports reveal that with only occasional brief interludes, the problem of crime gets worse and worse all the time.” - LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, 197/198. - Precisely because the job has been monopolized by territorial governments and is therefore done in one of the worst of all possible ways. It's like entrusting crime fighting to the biggest Mafia organization or fire-fighting to arsonists. Territorial governments are actually such crime syndicates. – But they are able to and do legalize their crimes. - JZ, 29.7.00, 30.12.08, 4.12.10, 31.8.13. - ILLUSION OF GOVERNMENT, PROBLEMS, SAFETY, SECURITY, SOCIETY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TRUST IN GOVERNMENT POWER RATHER THAN IN SOUND IDEAS, PRACTICES & INSTITUTIONS


GOVERNMENT: The government should be presumed guilty until proven innocent.” - David Hart, 10.2.78. - PRESUMPTION OF GUILT RATHER THAN INNOCENCE, ESPECIALLY FOR ALL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS.

GOVERNMENT: The government should be protecting my rights - not violating them.” - From film: The Incredible Bread Machine. - Can it do so? Rightfully? - JZ, 1.8.00. – Territorial governments are probably the least suitable organizations for doing this. They are also least likely to even understand, recognize and respect all individual rights and liberties themselves. – They do not even know all of them, after hundreds of years. See their Bills of Rights! – JZ, 31.12.08. - PROTECTOR OF RIGHTS OR VIOLATOR? LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The government should do something about this!" - is a popular expression. I look upon territorial government simply as a mechanism for NOT getting things done. - JZ, 30.10.98. - I just added the "NOT" to the remark of a statist in Washington, D.C. – At the same time, I look upon panarchies as the way to get things done, the free and experimental way, by volunteers, although they will certainly not always succeed on their first tries. But then their failures will occur only at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 3.1.09. – STATISM, VOLUNTARISM, FAILURES, SUCCESS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

GOVERNMENT: The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.” - Milton Friedman, PLAYBOY 2/73. - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The government solved no problems at all. Each problem met by a program continues in an aggravated form.” - Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.61. - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The government steals and tells you it is for your own good.” - Girard Baker, INTEGRITY, IV/12. - TAXATION IS THEFT

GOVERNMENT: The government that governs best … governs least. – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. - John Zube : Thus, logically, that government would be the ultimate best, which does not govern or rule over any non-criminal and non-aggressive person at all - because it would govern only volunteers - and this under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, in free competition with many other societies and communities of volunteers, all different according to their individual and group choices and all without a territorial monopoly. THAT would mean genuine self-government and self-determination. Every form of territorial government is, basically, just a form of despotism or tyranny in disguise, at best only the despotism of the majority, at worst the despotism of one minority over all other minorities and over the majority. – JZ, one Facebook, 16.2.13, amended: 31.8.13.

GOVERNMENT: The government that seems the most unwise, Oft goodness to the people best supplies; That which is meddling, touching everything, Will work but ill, and disappointment bring.” - Tao Te Ching. – MEDDLING, INTERVENTIONISM, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION

GOVERNMENT: The government that we gave limited power to – to protect our rights – has grown into a hideous behemoth that continually increases its power and now enslaves the people, and causes strife throughout the world.” – Tom Parker - POWER. OUR OWN GOVERNMENT BECAME OUR WORST ENEMY, LIMITED TO TOTAL GOVERNMENT, MADE POSSIBLE BY TERRITORIALISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LEGISLATION, MONOPOLIZED DECISION-MAKING, CENTRALIZATION

GOVERNMENT: The government thus becomes little more than a perpetuator of safe, convenient, and stereotyped ideas.” - George H. Douglas, THE FREEMAN, 12/73. - I would deny the any territorial government's ideas are safe and convenient for all its citizens and for the citizens of countries around it. But they are safe and convenient in so far as they tend to be in agreement with the most popular errors, myths and prejudices, usually also present in the heads of the rulers. Where do these lead to, usually? – Statist ideas, methods, systems and organizations, too, should therefore only to be practised among their volunteers! - JZ, 3.8.00. - STAGNATION, IDEAS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

GOVERNMENT: The government told everyone what to do, or so he assumed.” - Philip K. Dick, in the anthology: I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon, ed. by Mark Hurst and Paul Williams, p. 137. - Actually, the government passes so many legislative and regulative orders that it only gets around to publish them but not to inform each of its subjects about them. And, if it tried, the subjects would have neither the time, nor the energy, nor the ability to comprehend all its often very complicated "instructions". So, only a fraction of them are enforced against a few - many of them never even knew that they had "offended" against one absurd or wrongful law or the other. If an individual hasn't even been informed on a law then he should not have to obey it at all. This problem would be greatly reduced once people are all voluntary members of communities. They would not overload themselves with laws they would not even have time to read. People should become free to ignore the laws passed by others and also the governments that others have chosen for themselves for their affairs. - JZ, 22.1.02, 15.11.10. – Nobody knows or can know all the territorial laws and regulations. – Thus obeying all of them cannot be dutiful or obligatory. Legalism is either not lawful in the best sense or all too full of wrongful laws in the worst sense. - JZ, 28.11.08, 15.11.10. – LEGISLATION, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE & FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE

GOVERNMENT: The Government Traps ensnare many people because they never stop to recognize what a government is. It's an agency of coercion that's accepted as necessary by most people within its area of influence. It differs from the Mafia only in that the Mafia isn't usually considered necessary by the people in the communities it "serves". - Governments usually do enjoy that respect. Even those people who want the "ins" replaced by the "outs" consider the institution itself to be necessary. (*) I don't expect to see a world in which there would be no theft, aggression or coercion. But it would be refreshing to live in one in which no agency of coercion had the acceptance of most of the people around me. Dealing with an agency of coercion would be much easier if you didn't have to cope also with "law-abiding" neighbors who act as unpaid functionaries of the State.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.100. – (*) And they consider territorialism to be necessary, so necessary that they almost never consider the exterritorial and voluntaristic alternatives to it. – JZ ) - COERCION, CRIME, MAFIA, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, VOLUNTARY VICTIMHOOD, STOCKHOLM SYNDROM: LOVING THE CAPTORS & EXPLOITERS, LORDS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POLITICIANS

GOVERNMENT: The government was never anything but a gang of foreign bandits living on us and exploiting us.” - R. A. Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.171.

GOVERNMENT: The government was set to protect man from criminals – and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government.” – Ayn Rand - That may have been the naïve but good initial intention. But what was the result? Our territorial government has become the greatest criminal and our greatest enemy and exploiter. - JZ, 22.11.06. – Compare my article in PEACE PLANS 15, plan 241: Some Thoughts on How A Libertarian Society Would Tend to Reduce Crime, committed now by private criminals, pages 12-20. This issue is one of the few issues so far digitized by me. – My two peace books, on, indicate how the governmental crimes could be abolished. - JZ, 23.12.08. – CRIME, GOVERNMENTAL & PRIVATE ONES, TERRITORIALISM.

GOVERNMENT: The government will do nothing for nothing.” - From: The Wisdom of Israel, p.213. To really induce government to do nothing, which is the best that it can do, we have to make sure that we do no longer allow it to take anything from us, neither via taxes, inflations or loans or nationalization, forfeiture or monopolistic charges. - JZ, 16.4. 83, 9.4.13. Far less the practice of any individual right or liberty. - Yes, to get some non-action or positive action out of it you may have to bribe it, on top of the taxes that you are forced to pay to it. To the extent that it taxes us it often does nothing for something or imposes an unwanted disservice uupon us. - JZ, 21.7.00, 31.8.13. – Since government is supposedly already a trading of services, why no make this a quite voluntary,  competitive and free trade, one also of free enterprise in the production sphere, of free contracts, free associationism, free secessionism, free experimentation and competing personal laws systems, all under full exterritorial autonomy: panarchism? – JZ, 1.1.089. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE INDIVDIUAL CHOICE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE – EVEN FOR STATISTS, WHO WISH TO DO THEIR STATIST THINGS TO THEMSELVES. HOWEVER, NONE OF THEM, EVEN THE BEST OF THEM, SHOULD BE GRANTED A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY.

GOVERNMENT: the government, / the truth to tell, did nothing in particular, / but did it very well!” - Old saying quoted in GALAXY, Feb. 64, page 79. - My version is rather: "The government, the truth to tell, did almost everything in particular and did it very badly." - JZ, 14.10.00. –

GOVERNMENT: The government, even the best, is nothing but a necessary evil. The worst is unbearable.” - Thomas Pain, re-translated from a German version. - Panarchies would show up territorial governments as unnecessary and wrongful evils. - JZ, 4.7.92 & 13.7.00. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, EVIL, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The government's 6 million dollar program for dementia.” - Radio news, 5.9.93. - I thought that one might class most government expenditures in this category. - JZ, 5.9.93. – SPENDING, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: The government’s only proper job is to protect individual rights against violence by force or fraud … to protect men from foreign invaders … to settle disputes among men according to objective laws … The greatness of the Founding Fathers was how well they understood this issue and how close some of them came to understanding it perfectly.” – Ayn Rand. - If territorial governments were able and willing to do that, then I would not mind them so much. But delusions and false premises induced even Ayn Rand to engage in much wishful thinking in that sphere. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – Territorial governments are, probably, the least suitable institutions to uphold all genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 4.12.10. - TO PROTECT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS? TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, POLITICIANS, POWER, COERCION

GOVERNMENT: The government's single aptitude - is for inaptitude! - JZ, 12.11.79. – TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION, MONOPOLISM (My sorting program put this entry before the previous one! – JZ, 31.8.13.)

GOVERNMENT: The governments have done what they could and are still doing what they can. Everybody can see where that got us. New roads have to be found.” - Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, who tried to promote e.g. "panarchism" and full monetary freedom. I know of no other libertarian with more and better ideas. - JZ, 26.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: The governments of the world may not be mad but they are blind and their blindness is but one step removed from insanity.” - Alistair MacLean, The Last Frontier, p.202.

GOVERNMENT: The governments you have now - the governments of the nations - they are not made for use. They exist to fight other nations.” - Damon Knight, Rule Golden, p.73. - The governments we have now are almost all territorial governments. They have led us into numerous wars and other difficulties. Isn't it high time to consider, finally, the exterritorial, voluntaristic and competitive alternatives to them? - JZ, 29.7.00. – Nuclear experiments, tests, powers, reactors and weapons play havoc with the basic rights and liberties of millions, possibly even of mankind. – JZ, 31.8.13. - NATIONS, WAR & TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES

GOVERNMENT: The great and direct end of government is liberty. Secure our liberties (& privileges), and the end of government is answered. If this be not effectively done, government is an evil.” - Patrick Henry, speech against U.S. Constitution, June 25, 1788. - Rather: The great and direct end of SOCIETY is liberty. By securing our liberties, we end territorial government. Territorial government cannot achieve that. As long as territorial government is not ended, it remains a great wrong and hindrance to the realization of all genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 8.6.92, 4.12.10, 9.4.13, 31.8.13. - SOCIETY & LIBERTY, TERRITORIALISM, LIBERTY & RIGHTS

GOVERNMENT: The great enemy of human freedom is the Government. By taking money out of our pockets and spending it, it destroys our freedom.” - Milton Friedman, NATIONAL TIMES, 3.1.77. - SPENDING & TAXATION VS. FREEDOM

GOVERNMENT: the great logical flaw in Randian political theory: that if no man may aggress upon another, then neither may any outfit calling itself 'government' presume to exert a coercive monopoly of force and the making of ultimate judicial decisions.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p. 18. - AGGRESSION, INITIATED COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, AYN RAND

GOVERNMENT: The greater the number of laws and enactments, the greater the number of thieves and robbers.” - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. – GOVERNMENT SERVICES & PRODUCTS

GOVERNMENT: The greatest killer and destroyer, posing as a defender, savior and wealth promoter. - JZ, 20.1.98. – TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COMPULSION, WARFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: the greatest movements today are outside politics. The most progressive changes take place in spite of governments. The planetary movement is for the most part beyond the scope of national governments.” - F. M. Esfandiary, Up-Wingers, p.97. - PROGRESS, POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

GOVERNMENT: the greatest political problem facing the world today is … how to curb the oppressive power of government, how to keep it within reasonable bounds…” - Henry Hazlitt, What's Past Is Prologue, FEE, 1968, 14. - Territorial powers cannot be kept within reasonable bounds! - Remove all oppressive powers of governments, starting with the territorial one! How can that be removed? By publicizing individualist and group secessionist options and the opportunities and strengths, including military and revolutionary strengths, they could provide. Start exploring and discussing these options, help to complete the ON PANARCHY encyclopedia of a new political science. - JZ, 2.8.00. – (Apart from its 24 volumes on 24 LMP microfiche, by now I have compiled a first panarchy A to Z, which is online at - JZ, 10.4.11. - POWER, OPPRESSION & THEIR ELIMINATION

GOVERNMENT: The greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry. - Thomas Paine, quoted by Anja Hartleb – Facebook, 3.3.12.

GOVERNMENT: The growth of the Sammy Corps has resulted in government's becoming a gigantic, but incredibly inefficient, middleman. A staggering amount of the money which originally was supposed to go from the producers to the "poor" gets lost in the shuffle, and it is shuffled right into the pockets of the 15 + million members of the Sammy Corps.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.159. - PUBLIC SERVICE, BUREAUCRACY, TRANSFER-PAYMENTS, DISTRIBUTIONISM, MIDDLEMAN, COSTS

GOVERNMENT: The gruesome point: It seems to work! Organized force - government - passes itself off as the worker of miracles in whatever area. Thus, the insistence that all enterprise be directed by government, be it education or mail delivery or any other business activity.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.92. - ORGANIZED FORCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, JURISDICTION, POLICING ETC. IN THE HANDS OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, I.E. POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS AS WELL AS MILITARY PROFESSIONALS

GOVERNMENT: The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit … Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do … He does not keep "protecting" you by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that.Lysander Spooner – WORSE THAN PRIVATE CRIMINALS WITH VICTIMS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, THE OFFICIAL MAFIA

GOVERNMENT: The historic role of government is murder.” - Alexander Berkman, MOTHER EARTH, November 1912. – Should we forget about its robberies and despotism? – JZ., 10.4.13. - WAR & MURDER, ROBBERIES VIA TRIBUTE LEVIES, CALLED TAXATION, DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: the idea of government imposed by force was foreign to the nature of these people.” - Robert Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity, II, - FORCE, AN IMPOSITION

GOVERNMENT: The ideal government of all reflective men, from Aristotle onward, is one, which lets the individual alone - one which barely escapes being no government at all.” - H. L. Mencken, 1919, Minority Report, published 1956, p.174. - Quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. - John Zube : We will get such governments or societies for such people only once all governments lose their territorial monopolies and all the diverse groups remaining are just groups of volunteers doing their own things independently under personal law or exterritorial autonomy - for or to their voluntary members, all of then remaining free to secede from them.– Facebook, 17.3.13. – Seeing that this ideal was never achieved, should we try again and again, for another century or even a thousand years? – Rather leave free choices to sovereign individuals for the kind of society, community or governance system that they do prefer. No one’s choices in this respect, too, should be forced upon any dissenters, – JZ, 2.4.12. It should not bother their associations, either, unless they are gangs of criminals. - JZ, 3.8.00, 31.8.13. - ALONE, LEAVE ALONE, IDEAL GOVERNMENT? LAISSEZ FAIRE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT & NO-GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARYISM,  SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW- VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

GOVERNMENT: The ideas and worship of God and of Government distract from the real explanations and solutions.” - JZ, 15.12.92. - GOD

GOVERNMENT: The imbecilities, falsehoods and intrigues of the (British) Government of the day…” – Samuel Smiles, Self-help, 1859, p.331. – Reproduced in the microfiched PEACE PLANS series, from the 1910 58th edition. Looking for a digitized edition, I just got over 2 million search results with Google. Freely downloadable from GUTENBERG PROJECT, 852 KBs html.

GOVERNMENT: The important point is that all coercive action of government must be unambiguously determined by a permanent legal framework which enables the individual to plan with a degree of confidence and which reduces human uncertainty [and economic insecurity] as much as possible.” -Friedrich Hayek. - Legalizing coercive actions by governments and maintaining them permanently - still does not make them right. - However, those who do, like Hayek, prefer this kind of certainty and legality of statism for themselves, should have the panarchistic option to practise it among themselves. - JZ, 29.6.00. - CONFIDENCE, CERTAINTY

GOVERNMENT: The instinct of government is to govern, to take control, to keep as tight a hold on the reins as humanly possible.” - Brian Stableford, Snowball in Hell, p. 69 of ANALOG, 12/00. - Can governments have instincts? They may be stupid and ignorant as animals are, but they have no organic self-preservation characteristics of living organisms. Only their living members have. - 23.1.02. - All too much, at our risk and expense. – JZ, 31.8.13. – CONTROL, POWER ADDICTION

GOVERNMENT: the institution called Government is one of the most illogical and inconsistent of all phenomena, being, to a greater degree, the product of superstition, caprice, arbitrary tyranny, and political bargaining, extending through many generations.” - Theo P. Perkins, in Benjamin R. Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The institution known as "Government" cannot continue to exist unless many a man is willing to be Government's agent in committing what he himself regards as an abominable aim.” - A Byington sticker. - CRIME, IMMORALITY

GOVERNMENT: The institutions of church and State are mere human expedients which man may choose to use for his social purposes. A monstrous social evil is created where men and women reverse this arrangement and sacrifice themselves to the institutions they have made by their own hands. (*) Laying the foundations for the movement of American anarchism that was to follow, Wright urged his fellowmen to refuse to sacrifice themselves to the institutions of church and State. "Let us give all that is ours to give for liberty," he wrote. "Attach no sacredness to any institution; but all sanctity to man." For no church or State has ever advanced any ideal other than the tired remedy of authoritarian prescription designed to perpetuate its own power. The chief aim of all institutionalized government, whether it be temporal or spiritual, is to "sustain and perpetuate the ideas, maxims and customs of the Dead Past." Let us break with the eternal yesterday, he proposed, and turn to man, the hope of all that is creative and libertarian.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, on Henry Clarke Wright, p.45. – (*) Most States rather originated by conquests and usurpations. – Even territorial, i.e. collectivist “free” voting cannot legitimize them for all their peaceful dissenters. - JZ, 31.8.13. - CHURCHES, THE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM OR THAT OF ELECTED “REPRESENTATIVES”.

GOVERNMENT: The itch to govern is an ancient, hereditary disease.” - Samuel B. Pettingill. - POWER ADDICTION

GOVERNMENT: The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority.” - Walter Lippmann. - True, once again, for territorial governments, which are, as such, immorally organized, financed and active but untrue for voluntary communities that are only exterritorially autonomous and tax only themselves or finance themselves in other and quite voluntary ways. - JZ, n.d. & 18.7.00. - MAJORITY RULE & ETHICS

GOVERNMENT: The lack of real intelligence and comprehension is more rampant among those who would govern than among those who have no such intention; for the assumption that ordinary men and women do not know what is good for them and must be told what to do or what not to do suggests a degree of conceit and self-righteousness that no man is entitled to.” - N. J. Berrill, Man's Emerging Mind. – Is it fully born yet or still in labor – after centuries? – JZ, 30.12.08. - POLITICIANS & INDIVIDUALS, MAN, ENLIGHTENMENT

GOVERNMENT: The larger the slice of the economy controlled, financed or owned by government, the more it must rely on coercion and the less the prospect of consent or even of preserving the minimum consensus for social harmony. As more decisions are politicised, still more resources are diverted into the search for political influence. The larger the government conglomerate grows, the more crippling its diseconomies of scale. I once formulated the political law of 'increasing marginal futility' comparable to the economic law of decreasing utility or increasing marginal costs. My hypothesis runs: as government enlarges its scale of activities, its average efficiency tends to decline. - Lord Ralph Harris - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 8.7.13. – BIG GOVERNMENT, OVERSIZED- GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The Leader of the Federal Opposition, Mr. Malcolm Fraser, committed the Liberal and Country Parties today to stopping the growth of Government.” - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 26.9.75. – Actions speak louder than words. Did we really see corresponding actions when he was in charge, as Prime Minister of Australia? – JZ, 28.12.08. GOVERNMENT GROWTH:

GOVERNMENT: The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, in their separate and individual capacities.” - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. - What is that? - JZ, 1991. - In other words, there exists no legitimate object of government - seeing the absence of sufficient wisdom by governments to provide better for the people than they could by themselves and for themselves, once they are freed from all government restrictions on all creative and productive activities. Governments can only provide illusions and dissatisfactions. - JZ, 12.7.92. - Lincoln wrote or spoke as if business, voluntary cooperation, partnerships etc., had not been discovered many centuries before he was born! - JZ, 18.7.00. - LEGITIMACY, SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE,

GOVERNMENT: The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.” - Thomas Jefferson.- LIMITED, & RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

GOVERNMENT: The less a government costs, the more it is worth.” - NATIONAL INTEREST NEWSPAPER, Issue No. 29, page 9. – Another version: The less government the more it is worth.” - NATIONAL INTEREST, No. 20, p.9. - According to this rule it will be priceless once it does no longer cost a subject anything, because he is no longer a member or subject of it. – JZ, 24.12.08.  - No government at all - would not only cost us less but nothing and would be the most valuable one of all! - JZ, 15.4.00, 1.2.02. – But anyhow, to each and everyone the own preference, in this sphere as well: Panarchism. – JZ, 24.12.08. - LESS GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT OR ANARCHISM, COSTS & WORTH, TAXATION, MEDDLING, INTERFERENCE, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, BUREAUCRACY, INTERVENTIONISM, SMALL GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The less activity, the better the government. An ideal government would have no armaments, no police force and no penalties; the people would manage their own affairs, listen readily to advice, and allow themselves to be guided by moral considerations.” - Vinoba Bhave, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 8/75.

GOVERNMENT: The less government we have, the better.” - Emerson. - From which it follows: No government at all would be best, at least no imposed territorial government. Then volunteers and their communities would be free to properly organize their self-defence and all their internal affairs, as well as their foreign policy, amounting, essentially, to tolerance for all tolerant other communities, just doing their own things to or for their voluntary members. - JZ, 10.7.00, 31.8.13. - LESS & THUS BETTER GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: the less government you have the better.” - Workers Party, discussion paper, 1975: The Bureaucracy. – LESS GOVERNMENT, THE LESS THE BETTER

GOVERNMENT: The less government you have the more it is possible to live as a human being.” - Peter Robertson, 14.7.1975. , LESS GOVERNMENT, FREE LIVING

GOVERNMENT: The less the government can act the more the people can act. - JZ, 20.5.75, 10.4.13. - VS. THE PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT ACTIONS VS. FREE ACTIONS

GOVERNMENT: The liberal dreams of the day when the UN will be as powerful as the federal government. We dream of the day when all government will be as impotent as the UN.” - David Friedman, in Manifesto, p.57. - FEDERALISM, UN & POWER, WORLD GOVERNMENT, WORLD FEDERATION

GOVERNMENT: The limitations and flaws of territorial governments are numerous. Its capacities, if any, are few and limited. - JZ, 21.11.82 & 25.7.00, 10.4.13.

GOVERNMENT: The loftier the pretensions of the [government's] power, the more meddlesome, inhuman, and oppressive it will be.” - C. S. Lewis. - PRETENCES & FREEDOM

GOVERNMENT: The Lord gives, the government takes away.” - Badge A Minit - slogan. - Neither God nor the Government "gives". - JZ, 29.7.00. – TAXES,

GOVERNMENT: The main cost government expenditure is not taxes, inflation, or interest on the national debt. The main cost is opportunity.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.113. – Opportunities lost or diminished! – JZ - COSTS, TAXATION, REGULATIONS, LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

GOVERNMENT: The main problem facing Australia and Australians is government which is no longer the servant of the people but their master.” - Workers Party, An Introduction to the Workers Party, 1975. - I doubt that any territorial government ever was the servant of its individual subjects. The “people” are just another fiction of territorial governments. If territorial governments ever were mere servants, then these cases form so rare exceptions that I never heard of them or read about them or experienced them as such. Have you? - JZ, 5.8.00, 30.12.08, 4.12.10. - MASTER, NOT SERVANT

GOVERNMENT: the major enemy of man's rights is government.” - Carl Watner, on Lysander Spooner, REASON, 3/73. - VS. RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, MAN

GOVERNMENT: The majority of Americans get their news and information about what is going on with their government from entities that are licensed by and subject to punishment at the hands of that very government.” – Neal Boortz - NEWS & INFORMATION ON GOVERNMENTS

GOVERNMENT: The majority of citizens have managed to set up a regular gang of con-men, robbers and murderers to run and mismanage the lives of all citizens in a territory - just to save themselves the bother to think and act for themselves. They are even so tolerant towards governmental crimes and so intolerant towards dissenters that they do not permit the dissenters to opt out and do their own things for and to themselves. - JZ, 12.5.99, 10.7.00, 31.8.13. - STATISM, COMPLACENCY COMBINED WITH INTOLERANCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

GOVERNMENT: The man in the street does not notice the devil even when the devil is holding him by the throat.” - J. W. v. Goethe, in THE INTER-COLLEGIATE REVIEW, vol. 7, no. 3, Winter 70/71. - STATISM, MAN, EVIL, DANGER, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their government. - William E. Borah - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - STATISM, TAXATION, LEGISLATION, OBEDIENCE, SUBMISSIVENESS, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, LOYALTY TO THE TOP CRIMINALS

GOVERNMENT: The mass of ignorance in Washington was lighted up by no ray of knowledge.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams. - WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT: The Master of Balliol, when he wrote that wonderful Introduction to Plato, must, I think have had Mr. Lloyd George in mind by saying, "So long as men think that government is the art of obtaining office and it is the business of the ruler to follow the whims and ignorant opinions of the multitude, so long will society have no use for the philosopher." - Ernest Benn, Am I A Liberal? 19.3.1929, in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.57. - Free societies need philosophers, territorial powers do not, only their victims do. - JZ, 25.7.00. – Nevertheless, all of the philosophy and principles of individual rights and liberties, natural law, libertarian writings, bibliographies, abstracts, refutations, jokes, are still not readily available in digitized form, although they could by now, probably, be offered on a single cheap and book-sized HDD of 1 to 4 TBs. The cheapest 3 TBs Seagate one, I saw this month advertised by dick smith for only A $ 129. - $ TBs for A$ 179. – This is certainly a better mouse-trap. So why are libertarians not rushing to buy and fill it with all the references, ideas and wisdom they do have between them and adding one of the free search engines to this disc? - JZ, 31.8.13. - PHILOSOPHY, CAMPAIGNS, POWER STRUGGLES, PUBLIC OPINION, ELECTIONS, VOTING, MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS, LIBERTARIAN DIGITIZED LIBRARY ON A SINGLE DISC

GOVERNMENT: The maxim that government ought to train the people in the way in which they should go sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?” - T. B. Macaulay, Southey's Colloquies, 1830. - As territorial collectives under a single leadership the whole populations are likely to stagnate as much as territorial governments do with immoral, flawed and irrational ideas and do not learn sufficiently from their collectivist, centralized, territorial and monopolistic as well as enforced experiments. However, if free to split up into voluntary communities that are only exterritorially autonomous, then their diverse leaders as well as the diversity of their voluntarily sorted-out subjects or followers, would be much more likely to learn much from their own and the multitude of diverse and tolerant experiments of others. The speed of progress in this sphere might approach the speed of progress of science and technology under full experimental freedom. Territorialist wrong notions are still involved in Macaulay's idea of government and of the people. - JZ, 15.7.00, 29.12.08. - VS. THE PEOPLE IN ALL THEIR DIVERSITY, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT MEANS MUCH MORE THAN TERRITORIAL DEMOCRACY THROUGH MAJORITIES, NAMELY PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES – SIDE BY SIDE IN THE SAME TERRITORIES, EACH ONLY FOR ITS VOLUNTEERS, NONE WITH A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The median number of years for the survival of governments without violence is eleven years.” - Daniel Patrick Moynihan. - About 99% of their arms races, supposedly conducted to preserve peace, led to wars. - JZ, 18.7.00. – Only the smallest State form exceptions, probably because of lack of power and small States, like Switzerland and Sweden, took some centuries to learn their lesson on war. Alas, even they have not yet eliminated all the despotism and violence involved in territorialism, even while without wars, revolutions and civil wars - and to set themselves up as sufficiently shiny examples, which, if finally adopted by the other communities, would also free them, enlighten and enrich the other communities. If all individual rights and liberties were thus gradually adopted, realized and protected, among volunteers for them, only, it would also end the threat of nuclear war. – Nobody is wrongfully threatened by other people doing only their own things among themselves. – Mutual fear and suspicion would be  minimized. - JZ, 28.12.08, 10.4.13, 31.8.13. - TERRITORIALISM & VIOLENCE, WAR. WARFARE STATES, PANARCHISM, ARMS RACES, DEFENCE, NEUTRALITY

GOVERNMENT: The mills of public administration grind very slowly and do so because they want to make sure that they completely pulverize us.” - Ron Kritzfeld. - (Die Muehlen der oeffentlichen Verwaltung mahlen nur deshalb so langsam, damit sie uns auch sicher ganz klein kriegen.)

GOVERNMENT: The mongrels always win when they is the government! - Bryce Courtenay, Tommo & Hawk, p. 236 of the 1997 Viking edition.

GOVERNMENT: The Monopolization and Collectivization of the Security Industry: … Everywhere, the production of security began by being organized as a monopoly, and everywhere, nowadays, it tends to be organized communistically.” - Molinari, The Production of Security, p.6. -The non-monopolistic, competitive, voluntary and individualistic or free enterprise or self-help or mutual aid or insurance or societal package deal provision of security and full consumer sovereignty and free choice in these matters are outlawed and, by now, largely also effective armed self-defence has been made, largely, illegal. - JZ, 2.8.00, 4.12.10. - SECURITY, COMMUNISM, GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The more different matters governments are made responsible for the less responsible can and do they act in any one of them. - Compare the old saying: "Divided responsibility is none." - JZ, 12.5.99, 9.7.00. – Division of labor among bureaucrats is also more likely to develop tunnel vision than vision of sound alternatives. There are also overlapping responsibilities, which leads to friction between the various departments involved. – JZ, 31.8.13. – RESPONSIBILITY, DEMARCATION DISPUTES

GOVERNMENT: The more distant governments are from the people, the harder they are to control.” - ANY TIME NOW, No. 10, Summer 2,000, page 4. – Generally speaking, territorial governments are out of control for individuals and small groups, who, as such, are mostly outvoted. – JZ, 27.12.08, 10.4.13. - CENTRALIZATION

GOVERNMENT: The more government tries to manage the affairs of dissenting and involuntary subjects, the more conceited, irresponsible, immoral, arrogant, monopolistic, authoritarian, expensive, wasteful, oppressive, dishonest and inefficient it becomes, in many to most cases. - JZ, 21.11.93. – BUREAUCRACY, RED TAPE

GOVERNMENT: The more inefficient a coercive government is the more extensively do the rights of its subjects remain untouched. Efficiency in robbery and suppression is not rightful or desirable. - JZ, 7.7.78 & 2.8.00. – The more efficient it is, the more are individual rights and liberties suppressed by it. – JZ, 28.12.08, 31.8.13. - EFFICIENCY VS. RIGHTS

GOVERNMENT: The more perfect civilization is, the less occasion has it for government, because the more does it regulate itself; …” - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason. – At least the first part is also in his The Rights of Man. - CIVILIZATION, ANARCHISM, FREE MARKET RELATIONSHIPS ARE SELF-REGULATING, WITHOUT THE “HELP” OR REGULATIONS BY A BUREAUCRACY. THEIR PUBLICITY IS ALSO MUCH MORE HELPFUL THAN GOVERNMENTAL SECRECY, LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM, COMPETITON INSTEAD OF LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES

GOVERNMENT: The more ridiculous and bungling a government is, the more freedom the citizens have … until we finally realize the consistent extension of this logic.” - Patrick Brookes, FREE ENTERPRISE, Nov. 1973, p. 21. - GOVERNMENT BUNGLING & FREEDOM

GOVERNMENT: The more the government spends, the less it serves. It has this in common with a wastrel son or father. - JZ, 27.3.89, 31.8.13. - SPENDING, BUDGETS, WASTE

GOVERNMENT: The more things a government undertakes to do, the fewer things it can do competently.” - Henry Hazlitt, Life and Death of the Welfare State, La Jolla, California, La Jolla Rancho Press, 1968, page 52, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 3/76. - Governments do even lose track of how many different programs and departments they try to run. Moreover, they further muddle things up by having not one organization responsible for one project but, sometimes, dozens of them. - JZ, 1.8.00. – Multiplying bureaucracies and bureaucrats does not improve their output but merely their costs. – JZ, 2.1.09. - INCOMPETENCE OF STATISM & TERROITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: the more we run to government for help, the larger the tax bill grows.” - Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.169. – We should rather run away, or secede from all territorial governments and establish voluntaristic and not-territorial alternatives to them. – JZ, 28.12.08. - AID, ASSISTANCE, SUPPORT, SPENDING, STATISM, BUDGET, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, STATISM, TAXATION, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EMIGRATION

GOVERNMENT: The most common utopia is the one, which attempts "to legislate away social and economic ills via government spending. Such financial muscle in the arm of a paternalistic government deteriorates into deficit spending and inflation." - Robert G. Bierce, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - Without legal tender and the central bank's note issue monopoly it could not end in inflation. - JZ, 4.8.00. - SPENDING, UTOPIAS, STATISM, SOCIAL LEGISLATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBT

GOVERNMENT: The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.” - H. L. Mencken. – There is a long road from freeing oneself from superstitions, taboos and popular prejudices to really liberating oneself and like-minded people. Even the self-thinkers only rarely think of e.g. liberation platforms, libertarian revolution programs, quite rightful war-aims or peace aims, a comprehensive declarations of individual rights and liberties and of all the tools, methods and reference works still required to promote liberty, justice and peace. – JZ, 2.1.08. – THINKERS, INTELLECTUALS, ENLIGHTENMENT,  INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, DISHONESTY, INSANITY, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-THINKING, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, NEWS DRAFT

GOVERNMENT: The most destructive thing governments do is divide people against each other, all in competition over the reins of the state.” – Anthony Gregory - Exterritorial or competing governments, societies and societies would let the individual people and minority groups divide and separate themselves as much as they like, but only exterritorially and would grant none of them the right, power or authority to lord it over non-members, or involuntary subjects, like territorial governments are inclined to do. - JZ, 26.11.06, 31.8.13. - People as individuals and as members of groups of volunteers are naturally divided as diverse people doing their own things or wishing to do their own things. It is only territorial governments that induce them to fight each other, leaving them no other option is they wish to see their own ideas, program or system realized. Under territorialism they can achieve even their rightful aims for themselves only by subjecting the whole population to their schemes, their dream, their utopia, their “ideal” society or community system rather than being themselves free to realize them only among themselves and letting all other groups do the same. That, i.e. the compulsory territorial unification attempts of very diverse individuals, “peoples” and religious, racial or ideological groups, is what sets them against each other. Under free secessionism and personal law or exterritorial autonomy options they would soon sort themselves out in accordance with their individual and group preferences. Territorialism allows them only to fight or vote for domination. It is not statism that leads to such clashes but territorial statism. Only once this is dropped does peaceful coexistence of the most diverse systems, organizations, methods and peoples becomes possible and likely. – Compare the ancient Roman rule: “Divide et impera! Divide and rule!” It needs a territorial power foundation. - JZ, 26.4.13. – People free to do their own things do not need or wish to possess imperial power. – JZ, 31.8.13. - TERRITORIAL STATES, PEOPLE, DIVISIVENESS, COMPULSORY UNIFICATION ATTEMPTS BY GOVERNMENTS, NATIONALISM & ITS COERCIVE MONOPOLISM & COLLECTIVISM, CENTRALIZATION, DECENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANT STATISM, PARTY STRIFE, CIVIL WAR, PANARCHISM, IMPERIALISM, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The most ominous obstacle in the path of the person seeking to look out for Number One.” - Robert J. Ringer, Looking Out for Number One. – INDIVIDUALISM, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION VS. PRETENDED ALTRUISM, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST

GOVERNMENT: The most powerful enemy of those who love freedom is the government - federal, state, and local. Smaller government is not "better" government - it's all coercive/violent and illegitimate. - Christine Smith – quoted by Peter Emborsky on Facebook 29.2.12. – TERRITORIALISM, FEDERALISM, STATES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT DECENTRALIZATION, FREEDOM, ENEMIES, PEOPLE, COERCION, VIOLENCE, LEGITIMACY, SMALL & LIMITED GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The most significant government service is that of free transport to the killing fields. - JZ, 31.8.88. - SERVICES & WAR – Now some of their large disservices can even be delivered by IBMs, murdering indiscriminately thousands to millions. – JZ, 28.12.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM PRODUCES WARFARE STATES

GOVERNMENT: The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.” - P. J. O'Rourke. – Let us secede from it and let it remain at the risk and expense only of those, who did not secede from it. – JZ, 24.12.08. – SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, EXTERRITORIAL DECENTRALIZATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT: The name for the largest, most successful and most persistent gang of confidence men, crooks, robbers and murderers. Whatever they do offer in "services", as a sideline, in a cover-up attempt, costs at least twice as much as it would cost if offered in a free market, as David Friedman pointed out. - JZ, 30.10.85.

GOVERNMENT: The nation could cut expenses, / As anyone can note, / If only those expenses, / Couldn't vote.” - Roger Devlin. – BRIBING THE VOTERS WITH THEIR OWN MONEY, OR WITH THE PROCEEDS FROM ITS ROBBERIES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING & VOTING

GOVERNMENT: The natural government of man is servitude. Tyranny is the normal pattern of government.” - Adlai E. Stevenson, A. Powell Davies Memorial Address, Washington, D.C., 18. Jan. 1959. (CONTEMPORAY FORUM, ed. by Ernest J. Wrage and Barnet Baskerville, p.360.) - He, too, remained ignorant of the exterritorial alternative of competing governments and societies, all by volunteers only and remained himself part of the problems imposed by territorialism. – The natural government of man is, rather, genuine self-government, expandable to other peaceful people only through voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy: panarchism of polyarchism. – JZ, 26.7.00, 2.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM, , GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, Letter to E. Carrington, 1788. - - Provided that liberty is compromised or held down in some fundamental way from the beginning, or somewhat overwhelmed by the adherents of violence and power, led by ignorance, stupidity, various popular errors and prejudices rather than reason. Among the worst of these concessions to the enemies of liberty are territorialism, compulsory State citizenship and taxes, combined with monetary despotism. (They are not natural but unnatural, artificial and imposed conditions. – JZ, 28.12.08.) Under these conditions statism has already more than half won, especially when "freedom lovers" do not even seriously consider all the freedom alternatives to these forms of authoritarianism and monopolism and all the options for promoting them. - I would thus rather reword his remark into: "The natural progress of things is for unarmed liberty, under-organized and under-informed liberty is to yield and for armed territorial, monopolistic and collectivist government to gain ground", based upon popular errors and prejudices. But much more is involved. - Moreover, governments that studied the art of politics as the art of deception, exploitation and oppression, are likely to become more powerful than people who do not bother to explore and apply all their rights and liberties, all their references, resources and ideas and proposals, do not bother to study e.g. tax strikes, monetary and financial freedom, refusals to accept government paper money and securities, voluntary taxation or contribution options and the art of libertarian resistance, liberation, defence and revolution and who do not bother to mobilize all their resources (including those of the government) by anticipatory capital issues, privatizing - in advance - all capital assets now in the hands of governments. – (Perhaps only such securities deserve the term “liberty bonds”. Certainly, none of those issued by territorial governments deserve it. They are still only “investments” in tax slaves, ourselves, our children and our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (I have two by now. –JZ, 31.8.13.) Most libertarians and anarchists are, so far, not even interested to help contribute towards an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties and properly explaining and defending it. - Territorial governments, naturally, do benefit from all our mistakes and omissions - and they are numerous and vast! - One might also try to express Jefferson's notion with some more detail as follows: Under a territorial monopoly, central banking and compulsory taxation, liberty is forced to yield, all too often, and government tends to grain ground. - JZ, 16.10.85, 12.7.86, 9.7.92 & 18.7.00. - How could libertarians let that remark, and so many others, stand, for so long, un-contradicted? - JZ, 18.7.00. - That trend, already observed by Jefferson, is natural only for territorial governments. For exterritorial governance systems, communities and societies the opposite is true. For it amounts to experimental freedom or freedom of contract and association in this sphere, also to free enterprise competition and consumer sovereignty, freedom of exchange and a quite free market and experimental opportunities for all kinds of political economic and social systems. – JZ, 28.3.12, 11.4.13, 31.8.13. – PERSONAL LAW, TERRITORIALISM VS. LIBERTY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS ETC.

GOVERNMENT: The nature of government is to become a thing apart, an institution existing for its own sake, preying upon the people, and teaching whatever will tend to keep it secure in its seat.” - Voltairine de Cleyre, Anarchism an American Tradition, p126. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, POSITION

GOVERNMENT: The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.” - James F. Byrnes, Speaking Frankly, p. 7 (1947). Byrnes served in Congress 1911-1925 and 1930-1941. – One can get some wise remarks even from some politicians and bureaucrats – but only rarely a wise action. – JZ, 11.4.13. – Their actions, too, speak louder than their words. – JZ, 31.8.13. - BUREAUCRACY, OFFICES, PUBLIC SERVICES, DEPARTMENTS, COMMISSIONS, PARLIAMENTS, BOARDS, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: The necessity for external government to man is in an inverse ratio to the vigor of his self-government. Where the last is most complete, the first is least wanted. Hence, the more virtue, the more liberty.” - S. T. Coleridge, Table-Talk, June 15, 1833. – Genuine self-government or voluntary governance instead of territorial government! - JZ, 16.10.85, 11.4.13. - That is possible only under voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy, which are still governmentally outlawed in most important spheres! - JZ, 15.7.00, 31.8.13. - VS. GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE

GOVERNMENT: The neo-conservative came to the realization … that the world was too complicated for the government to engage in any sweeping, grand-scale programs.” - Daniel Shapiro, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Jan. - Feb. 1978. - It is not too complicated for free men deciding on their own affairs. And it is not too complicated for the sweeping program of another conservative libertarian, Leonard E. Read who insisted upon "releasing all creative energies", without delays! - JZ, 29.7.00, 41.12.10. – COMPLEXITY, , FREEDOM

GOVERNMENT: The New Hebrides: discord born in divisive governments.” - Graham Gifford. - THE BULLETIN, 17.6.80. - The discord arose, before and after colonialism, out of different factions wanting not divided rule but exclusive territorial rule for themselves, alike over their followers and their dissenters. None were prepared to let each individual and each group do its own things, peacefully, managing their own affairs, minding their own business. That was what set them against each other - and that is what causes most of the friction in most of the other territorially ruled countries as well. It is like a compulsory polygamy, in which you are forced to marry not only those whom you would love but also those whom you hate or are indifferent to. Can and will that method produce a harmonious marriage or any other peaceful and harmonious relationship or, rather, many instances of and even extreme degrees of strife? Then why do we believe it would work in politics, economics and social relationships? It certainly did not work in the sphere of religion or in our private activities, almost all now self-chosen and very diverse and relatively free. To the extent that we are free in any sphere, harmony results with all others, likewise free to do their own things to and for themselves. - The territorial State is a system in which you are compulsorily associated with even all of your enemies and not only with your relatives and your friends and thus, usually, outvoted or overpowered and, at best, have the opportunity to overpower others and thus get also the difficulties associated with all such attempts. - What kind of madness causes us to continue, unquestioningly, uncritically with such an immoral, irrational, even foolish system, one that is murderous, oppressive, destructive and impoverishing in its results? - JZ, 27.7.00, 1.1.09, 4.12.10, 11.4.13, 31.8.13. - UNITY, DIVISIVENESS, SCHISMS, FACTIONS, PANARCHISM, DISCORD, PARTIES, FACTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY INSTEAD OF VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

GOVERNMENT: The object of the state is always the same: to limit the individual, to tame him, to subordinate him, to subjugate him.” - Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own, 1845. - THE STATE VS. THE INDIVIDUAL, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST, SUBORDINATION, SUBJUGATION, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: The objective of the American Revolution was to make men free, to place men above government. (*) Today's reality is that government has become firmly entrenched as the omnipotent, omniscient, omni-benevolent guiding force in men's lives. - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, 290. - This in spite of the fact that none of the territorial governments is or can be - except in the delusions of statists - omnipotent, omniscient and omni-benevolent. - Only exterritorially autonomous governments and societies with voluntary members could have reached the initial objective. Territorialism puts men under governments. It makes them lose their individual choice, freedom of association and freedom of contract, in very important spheres, freedom to make their own mistakes, their own experiments, to spend all their own money in their own way. They are no longer individual sovereign consumers or boycotters of government services. – (*) Negroes and Red Indians did not perceive it as such. Nor did all women. – And only some human rights were later added to the Constitution, often in an all too flawed form. - JZ, 25.7.00. Thus even gun laws are still debatable subjects for all too many, after all these years. – JZ, 11.4.13, 31.8.13. - MAN, POWER, STATISM, GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GUN CONTROL LAWS

GOVERNMENT: The office of the government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. – William Ellery Channing – Not governments, least of all territorial governments, can achieve that but recognition and realization of all individual rights and liberties, a least among those, who do appreciate them and to the extent that they do. – A suitable militia of volunteers with only one task, namely to uphold these rights and liberties, would be much more suitable for this job than any territorial government could be. – JZ, 31.8.13 - HAPPINESS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, WELFARE STATE, PATERNALISM, PATRONAGE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MILITIA

GOVERNMENT: The office of the government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.” – William Ellery Channing. - By their very existence and activities territorial governments prevent that opportunity for the vast majority, unless they favor merely games, fishing, fashion, poetry, sports, arts and alike relative trivia and even for fishing you need a government licence. - JZ, 22.11.06. - HAPPINESS, SELF-HELP

GOVERNMENT: The old definition: "Government by the people, of the people, for the people", has been travestied into: "government of the people for the government." - H. L. Soper, THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.7.87. - VS. PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT: the old Fichte was of the opinion that if anywhere in the world a government rapes its citizens then it should be suspected of EVERYTHING. Thus every just person should help, in the own interest, although it is not immediately before his eyes, to destroy that government.” - Ulrich von Beckerath to Heinrich Rittershausen, 26.8.49. - INTERVENTION, DICTATORSHIPS, TYRANNIES, TOTALITARIAN REGIMES, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, ENDING TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES

GOVERNMENT: The old saying: “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!" - should by now be turned into: "Beware of governments bearing gifts!" - JZ, 26.9.00. - GIFTS, HAND-OUTS, WELFARE STATE, PUBLIC SERVICES, FREE SERVICES

GOVERNMENT: The only good government … is a bad one in a hell of a fright.” - Joyce Cary. - Panarchies, being merely competing or voluntary governments or voluntary societies or communities have no good reasons to be fearful of their own volunteers or of each other and will thus tend to be peaceful towards each other. (Unless they are made up of fanatics of fundamentalists with intolerant creeds. – Against these only a well-enlightened, armed and trained militia would help. – JZ, 11.4.13.) But bad territorial governments will have good reasons to be afraid of panarchies, because the subjects of such governments would be inclined to join or establish panarchies of their own individual choices, leaving the bad government only exterritorial autonomy rule over its remaining volunteers. – On their terms it would then be a good government for them – and they would have got rid of all their opponents – in a quite peaceful and rightful way, rather than murdering or suppressing them. – Reason enough for cheering on all sides. - JZ, 30.12.08, 5.12.10. – However, some people are just not inclined to be reasonable and act rationally, morally and tolerantly. Against these we need much better defences than any territorial government had so far to offer. – JZ, 11.4.13. - GOOD GOVERNMENT & PANARCHISM, MILITIA, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION & DEFENCE PROGRAM

GOVERNMENT: The only good government is a dead government.” - Injun Jo Prawdzik, a woman of the Ottawas. - Quoted in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION. – A very understandable sentiment among people about whom other people have all too often said: “The only good Indian is a dead Indian!” – By now all territorial governments have turned all their subjects into their “Reservation Indians”. – All surviving and all new and voluntary “Red Indians” - and other natives and drop-outs and other kinds of dissenters, including refugees and immigrants, do have the right to their own panarchies, their own independent “tribe” but no right to any exclusive territories, except, naturally, the land that they possess or acquire privately or cooperatively, rent or lease, which does not constitute an exclusive territory in the political sense. - JZ, 30.12.08, 5.12.10, 11.4.13. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, WE ARE ALL RESERVATION INDIANS NOW, UNDER GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL, OR IN NATION-WIDE PRISONS OR CONCENTRATION CAMPS, PRIVATE REAL ESTATE, LAND OWNERSHIP, RIGHTFULLY ACQUIRED

GOVERNMENT: The only good government is self-government: government of yourself, for yourself.” - David Taylor, 5.6.85. – He, too, favored voluntary associations, which will also provide protective services against remaining internal criminals with victims and defensive organizations against aggressive acts by outsiders, however little defence may still be required once all communities and societies are made up of volunteers only. For reasons inherent in voluntarism, combined with exterritorial autonomy for societies of volunteers, crimes with involuntary victims and aggressions will become minimized. (*) The remaining ones will be more effectively resisted, with more “international” or “inter-societal” collaboration than ever before. – JZ, 5.12.10. –  (*) Compare my two articles on crime reduction in PEACE PLANS 13 & 15: and my two libertarian peace books at the same website. – JZ, 31.8.13 - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SELF-DEFENCE

GOVERNMENT: The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed. - W. H. Harrison, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1841. - That consent ought to be obtained from every single non-criminal adult individual of those governed.  - In other words, dissenters ought to remain free to opt out and do their own things to and for themselves, under full exterritorial autonomy. - Alas, most politicians and political scientists, as well as most victims of territorial States do stop short of that logical conclusion. - JZ, 16.10.85, 12.7.86 & 15.7.00, 31.8.13. – CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM

GOVERNMENT: The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence.” – Ayn Rand. - But is any territorial government sufficiently able and willing to do so? Can you quote some instances? - JZ, 22.11.06.

GOVERNMENT: The only quarrel that has been, and at present is but this, namely, whose slaves the people shall be. All the power that any hath, was but a trust conveyed from you to them, to be employed by them for your good; they have mis-employed their power, and instead of preserving you, have destroyed you.” - Walwyn, The Bloody Project, 1648, in Morton: People in Arms, p.78 or 178. - PARTIES, POLITICIANS, RULERS, BUREAUCRATS & POWER VS. THE PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT: The only saving grace: the inefficiency of government.” - Milton Friedman in comments to film: The Incredible Bread Machine. - Some libertarian, (was it his son David Friedman?) commented: “Imagine we would get all the government we are paying for!” – Anyhow, inefficiency is hardly a graceful action. – JZ, 11.4.13. -  ITS INEFFICIENCIES ARE ITS SAVING GRACE?

GOVERNMENT: The only thing the government CAN do is help ITSELF - to what is rightly yours. - JZ, 10/73. - TAXATION, LAWS, REGULATION, AID, PROTECTION

GOVERNMENT: The only two things Government has ever done well are waging war and inflating the currency.” - Steve Symns, Republican Representative for Idaho, quoted in Terry Arthur: 95% Is Crap, p.234. - I deny that territorial governments are really “good” in waging war or in causing inflation. But they are the only ones who can commit both wrongs on a large and persistent scale. They do not allow people to freely opt out of them and out of such policies and practices. - JZ, 2.8.00. - Individual and group secessionism will, and exterritorially autonomous governance systems, societies and communities of volunteers will, sooner or later, come to stop both these wrongs. – JZ, 30.12.08, 11.4.13. - GOOD,  EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT, WARFARE STATE & INFLATION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW VS TERRITORIALISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING

GOVERNMENT: The only way to beat the government is to become the government.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 170. – Rather, expose every territorial government to individual and group secessions and free competition from exterritorially autonomous communities, societies and governments of all kinds, to the extent that they do find volunteers for themselves. – At least all out-of-office politicians and outvoted voters should be interested in that. Also those politicians in office and those voters, who are likely to lose the next election. Every dissenting minority should be interested in that political alternative and free choice for itself. – How long would governments with compulsory taxation be able to stand free competition from societies without compulsory taxation? – Every territorial government has its own groups of dissenters. Every territorial libertarian government would be confronted by a multitude of statist-minded people. Thus libertarians should not attempt to establish a territorial government but, instead, exterritorially autonomous communities of its own kind of volunteers only, between them representing all the diverse anarchist and libertarian groups – while recognizing and respecting the remaining statist governments, in her varieties, all only for their volunteers but no longer any territorial power claims by and for anyone and any group. – Neil’s suggestion provokes maximum opposition and resistance. – The voluntaristic and tolerant approach minimizes it. - JZ, 27.9.07, 5.12.10. – Q., VOLUNTARY TAXATION, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The only way to keep the pigs away from the public troughs is to keep these troughs empty. - JZ, 15.6.86. - Make all territorial governments unable to pay via taxes, issues of government securities and inflation. - JZ, 14.7.00, 5.12.10. - SPENDING, TAXATION, TAX STRIKES, REFUSALS TO ACCEPT GOVERNMENT CURRENCY, MONETARY FREEDOM REVOLUTION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION

GOVERNMENT: The only way to make government tolerant, and hence genuinely free, is to keep it weak.” - H. L. Mencken.- A government should be strong enough to tolerate individual secessionism and minority autonomy under personal laws. If it can't risk that then its support is not really strong. - JZ, 1.7. 00. – To keep it weak for all oppressive and aggressive purposes it should be confined to volunteers and exterritorial autonomy, so that all its dissenters can easily secede from it and compete with it, under their self-chosen kind of personal law. – JZ, 2.1.09, 31.8.13.

GOVERNMENT: The only way to make the government really work for the people is to get rid of it.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/81. - Another confused expression. Obviously, if we would get rid of it, it would no longer function or work for or against us. We should get rid of the notion that territorial governments really could and would work for “the people”. Then they would tend to collapse, together with that belief. - JZ, 29.7.00. – Once they are confined to their voluntary victims, by abolishing their territorial monopoly (i.e. by allowing individual and group secessions and competition from exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers), the remaining statists societies will begin to shrink towards insignificance, to being, finally, no longer a threat to others, even if they would establish a world federation of statists. They would then continue to march towards bankruptcy and disappearance. – JZ, 5.12.10. - VS. PEOPLE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The only way to reduce government interference, regulation and taxation is to reduce the size of the government.” - Workers Party advertisement THE NATIONAL TIMES, 17.11.75. – Yes, to the vanishing point and beyond – for all, who do not want to keep all or part of it at their own expense and risk. – But their territorial powers must be totally abolished. - JZ, 31.12.08. - SIZE, BIG GOVERNMENT, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The original and necessary function of government, therefore, is the protection of the citizens from disorder and crime. Unless this function is effectively performed, there is very little justification for having a government at all. It is difficult to persuade people of the need to support the apparatus of a modern state, with its many bureaucratic regulations, when at the same time they must live in apprehension of every kind of crime and violence. A government, which does not protect its citizens against crime, does not deserve to exist.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.193. – Indeed! Now, when and where have government ever really fulfilled this supposed function of governments? – JZ, 2.10.07. - DISORDER & CRIME, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The outcome of every form of government on record has been that the bad got more than their proportional share of power. The like is not true of any respectable business. Therefore, Government is not a respectable business.” - A Byington sticker. - Another version says "proportionate". - JZ – BAD GOVERNMENT, POWER, BUSINESS, RESPECTABLE

GOVERNMENT: The pamphlet begins by showing that governments are a comparatively recent phenomenon, that useful organization is mostly non-governmental.” - Donald Rooum, FREEDOM, London, 23.2.91, on: Graham Purchase, Anarchist Society and its Practical Realization.

GOVERNMENT: The Party recognizes that anything done by governments is done at the expense of taxpayers and that, in the process, governments destroy rather than create wealth.” - From a Workers Party discussion paper: Government Is A Wealth Hazard, 1975. – TAXATION ROBS & DESTROYS

GOVERNMENT: The pattern is as old as human life. The new rulers use more and more force, more police, more soldiers, trying to enforce more efficient control, trying to make the planned economy work by piling regulations on regulations, decree on decree. The people are hungry and hungrier. And how does a man on this earth get butter? Doesn't the government give butter? But government does not produce food from the earth; Government is guns. It is one common distinction of all civilized peoples, that they give their guns to the Government. Men in Government monopolize the necessary use of force; they are not using their energies productively; they are not milking cows. To get butter, they must use guns; they have nothing else to use. –Rose Wilder Lane– Giving your guns to the territorial government is as uncivilized as giving any other wealth, income or service to it. – The government is much more likely to abuse guns, wealth and incomes than you are. - JZ, 11.4.13. -  RULERS, NATIONALISM, IMPERIALISM, COERCION, STANDING ARMIES, POLICE STATES, INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTION STATISM, RULERS, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, CENTRAL PLANNING, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

GOVERNMENT: The payment of taxes, being compulsory, of course furnishes no evidence that any one voluntarily supports the Constitution. - It is true that the theory of our Constitution is, that all taxes are paid voluntarily; that our government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily entered into by people with each other; that each man makes a free and purely voluntary contract with all others who are parties to the Constitution, to pay so much money for so much protection, the same as he does with any other insurance company; and that he is just as free not to be protected, and not to pay any tax, as he is to pay a tax, and be protected. - But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI, in Works, I, page 12, point III. - A MERE INSURANCE COMPANY, ALREADY NOW? BEFORE ALL TAXES ARE VOLUNTARY ONES?

GOVERNMENT: The people are always governed too much.” - A. Bellegarrigue, Aut Fait! Au Fait! Interpretation de l'idee democratique. – Let all the voluntary groups among a population, which desire this, govern themselves, undisturbed, as separate and different peoples, but all without a territorial monopoly claim. Then it would be clearly shown what they are capable of, under full freedom and genuine self-government for themselves! – JZ, 29.12.08, 5.12.10. - VS. THE PEOPLE, IN ALL THEIR DIVERSITY, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM OR FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE

GOVERNMENT: The people have more government than they want, more government than they need, and more government than they can pay for.” - South Carolina Libertarian Party advertisement, reproduced in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/77. – Voluntary payments only for wanted services, supplied competitively, would soon demonstrate how much or how little in public services most people want for themselves. – JZ, 29.12.08. - VS. THE PEOPLE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FREE EXCHANGE, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS RATHER THAN TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED ONES

GOVERNMENT: The people should be rich, and the government should be poor.” - William B. Greene. – The “public sector” impoverishes the “private sector” and the “private sector” is forced to enrich the “public sector”. – Not a cent to any government or State or community that is not given voluntarily! – No more “Robbing Hoodlism!”- JZ, 28.12.08. - THE PEOPLE, RICH, POOR, PUBLIC SECTOR VS. PRIVATE SECTOR, WELFARE STATE, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST

GOVERNMENT: The people who are running things want problems, not solutions. That's what keeps them in charge. – James P. Hogan, The Multiplex Man, e-books, free online. - TERRITORIALISM, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, RULERS

GOVERNMENT: The people's business is not the government's business. - JZ, 12.5.74. – Let all the diverse groups within a population mind their own business. Perhaps associated with similar groups across all borders. – JZ, 29.12.08. - VS. THE PEOPLE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, MYOB, NO TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY TO ANYONE

GOVERNMENT: The pleasure of governing must certainly be exquisite, if we may judge from the vast number who are eager to be concerned with it.” - Voltaire, Government, in his Philosophical Dictionary, 1764. - Every vice has its pleasures. - JZ, 30.10.85. – However: What about the victims of all this territorial governing? Are they really served and pleased or have they any reason to be content or even happy with their subjection, exploitation, serfdom, slavery or living and working for the aims and purposes of others rather than their own? – JZ, 5.12.10. – Q.

GOVERNMENT: The point of attack in the political struggle lies, not in the legislative bodies, but in the people. Political rights do not originate in parliaments; they are, rather, forced upon parliaments from without. And even their enactment into law has for a long time been no guaranty of their security. … Governments … are always inclined to restrict or abrogate completely rights and freedoms that have been achieved if they imagine that the people will put up no resistance.” - Rudolf Rocker, Anarcho-Syndicalism, 1938. – Alas, the Anarcho-Syndicalists, too, want to impose their system territorially upon all dissenters! – They have only the right to realize and demonstrate it peacefully and in a businesslike way, with their own properties and their own volunteers. - JZ, 30.12.08, 5.12.10. - PEOPLE, RESISTANCE

GOVERNMENT: The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.” - John S. Coleman, address to the Detroit Chamber of Commerce. - To the extent that it finances its expenditures by the further sales of government insecurities, it does not take away but is given the money by statist investors (often involuntary ones) in tax slavery. - JZ, 13.7.00. – That kind of “investment” ought, in every case, to be turned into a mal-investment, into a total loss, by the repudiation of all governmental “securities”. Through their habitual inflation policies all governments are already on the road to bit by bit repudiate their governmental “securities”, which are, really, “insecurities”. – JZ, 11.4.13, 31.8.13. -  SPENDING & TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, PUBLIC DEBT, INVESTMENTS IN TAX SLAVES

GOVERNMENT: The power of government to control events is limited and - often - the consequences of their actions are the reverse of what is intended, because of the crudity of their tools, and inhibitions in their use.” - TIMES, commenting on Crossman's Planning for Freedom, quoted in Colin Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.26. - Many harmful and wrongful consequences follow already from the enforced territorial form of governments. - Nevertheless, most of these consequences are ignored as such and alternatives to territorial organization are not yet sufficiently studied and publicly discussed. - JZ, 2.8.00, 31.87.13. - POWER & CONTROL, TERRITORIAL POWER VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The power of territorial governments to grant privileges must be abolished. Privileges can be rightfully granted only within volunteer communities, which are only exterritorially autonomous, not by governments with compulsory membership, territorially sovereign over all people living in a territory and to that extent authoritarian, despotic and even tyrannical. - JZ, 17 March 88 & 20.7.00, 5.12.10. - VS. PANARCHIES

GOVERNMENT: The power to decide what is law, is placed by God in the man, as a man, not in the State. The combination is or should be subject to the individual, not the individual to the combination; the state to the man, not the man to the State. When the government dictates law to individuals, it arrays itself against nature; creates and fosters antagonism between individuals, and between itself and individuals; and substitutes the enactments and decisions of a soulless, irresponsible organization as rules of domestic, social and commercial life, instead of individual institutions, sympathy, reason and conscience. It dethrones God, and inaugurates the reign of a soulless, godless combination, for whose decisions and acts no individual man or woman is held responsible.” - Henry Clarke Wright, Autobiography, p.37, quoted in: Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, 48. – How come so many “know” about the unknowable “God”, supposedly “almighty”, “loving”, “benevolent” and “omnipresent”, and know and care so little about their genuine individual rights and liberties and can’t be bothered to learn about them or to try to express them well themselves, although they are merely natural aspects of all sufficiently rational and moral people? Are almost all people still insufficiently rational and moral for that and thus rather let “God” and government “be a good man” or let them play the devil with their lives, rights and liberties? – JZ, 11.4.13, 31.8.13. – Q., LAWS & INDIVIDUALISM, POWER, DECISION-MAKING, THE STATE, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The power to produce man-made catastrophes not only on a national but on an international scale, again and again, apparently, without the capacity or will to learn from past experiences. - JZ, 25.10.92 & 13.7.00. - TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The powers of government have been stretched to the point at which their weakness is apparent to all.” - Ernest Benn, This Soft Age, p.181. - Except to the true believers among the territorial statists! - JZ, 12.7.00. - POWER, STRENGTH, WEAKNESS

GOVERNMENT: The practical enterprise of coercive government is to take life, liberty, and prosperity for the enrichment and satisfaction of government officials.” - Wolf de Voon, De Facto Anarchy. - COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLITICIANS, RULERS, LEADERSHIP

GOVERNMENT: The present struggle seems less about abolishing big government than about who gets to use it.” – William Greider, One World Ready or Not. – The solution of the problems created by the presently all too large and powerful own local governments, State- and federal governments, as well as of the problems created by European and other unification and world government attempts - consists in introducing individual and group secessionism combined with voluntary and exterritorially autonomous associationism, with their experimental freedom for their volunteers, into all spheres, so that all proposed solutions can be tried at the same time, but all only among such volunteers and at their expense and risk. Once this is done, we can, probably, expect progress in the political, economic and social spheres, so far largely monopolized by territorial governments, to become, possibly, as fast as scientific and technological progress, even as fast as progress with computers & the Internet has been - during the last few decades. – JZ, 23.12.08, 5.12.10, 11.4.13, 31.8.13. - BIG GOVERNMENT, WORLD STATISM, WORLD FEDERALISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION, COERCION, CENTRALIZATION, POWER & MONOPOLISM

GOVERNMENT: The principle of government, which is force, is opposed to the free exercise of our ability to think, act, and cooperate.” - THE MATCH, June 75. - ABILITY, FORCE, SELF-HELP, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

GOVERNMENT: The principles of the American government, and, indeed, all government, are force, coercion, and privilege, mingled with an uncontrollable tendency toward growth, behind a façade of necessity and public interest.” - THE MATCH, June 1975. – The options for exterritorial autonomy, voluntarism and decentralization are still largely unexplored or unknown, unpublished or unappreciated and insufficiently discussed - when it comes to whole political, social and economic systems. This in spite of the fact that full experimental freedom or genuine self-government or self-determination or self-management could lead to maximum satisfaction for all the diverse groups, beliefs, convictions, customs and traditions of men, who are most diverse critters, with not two of them being quite alike, not even twins are. – JZ, 5.12.10, 31.8.13. - FORCE, NECESSITY, PUBLIC SECTOR, GROWTH, COERCION, INDIVIDUAL CHOICES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE ASSOCIATIONISM, PRIVILEGE, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The problem before all territorial governments is territorial government. But that problem and its solution, exterritorial and voluntary organization, are still all too rarely seen as such. - JZ, 9/72 & 2.8.00, 5.12.10. - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The proper function of the political State is not to govern (which would necessarily violate the right of the individual to govern himself), but, rather, to keep people from trying to govern each other through the use of coercion.” - Sam Wells, Jr., in PENTHOUSE, 3/74. – The improper function of the territorial political State is to territorially, coercively, monopolistically and quite wrongly govern dissenters, who should rather be free to govern or otherwise organize themselves, under full exterritorial autonomy, in full accordance with their own beliefs, convictions or preferences. - Has territorial government ever been an efficient crime fighter - anywhere, at any time? – Has it ever decreased the all-over crime rate or rather increased it by its own actions? – Can territorial government, as such, be sufficiently limited? - JZ, 29.7.00, 28.12.08, 5.12.10. – Have they ever shown any ability and intention to establish permanent peace between them? – JZ., 11.4.13. - THE PEOPLE, COERCION, TERRITORIAL VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, PROTECTION, CRIME, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES

GOVERNMENT: The proposal is frequently made that the government ought to assume the risks that are "too great for private industry." This means that bureaucrats should be permitted to take risks with the taxpayer's money that no one is willing to take with his own. - Henry Hazlitt - RISKS, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRACY, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, COMPETITION, RISK NATIONALIZATION INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY & FREE & PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERS. GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES, TAX BURDEN

GOVERNMENT: The public has become used to the idea that we've all degenerated into a bunch of guinea-pigs.” - Eric Frank Russell, Three to Conquer, p.156. – ABUSES, PEOPLE AS ITS GUINEA PIGS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, GOVERNMENT REFORMS, ACQUIESCENCE, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS

GOVERNMENT: The punishment suffered by the wise who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of bad men.” - Plato, quoted by Leonard E. Read, in ABC of Freedom, under G is for Government. - The wise should be wise enough to achieve the individual and group secessionist option, combined with the freedom to live in their own volunteer communities, in exterritorial autonomy, under personal laws, and to welcome all other individuals who see the light and secede from any wrongful or harmful regime. - They themselves might become corrupted if they joined the territorial power struggles. As Schiller said somewhere, probably in Die Jungfrau von Orleans: "Gegen Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens!" - (“Against stupidity even the Gods fight in vain!”) - Let the wise and the somewhat enlightened sort themselves out, running their own affairs and, at the same time, set examples for the remaining fools or only somewhat enlightened people. It is not their job to rule them, nor their duty to be ruled by them. – JZ, 30.12.08. - PARTICIPATION OR RULE BY THE WISE? PANARCHISM: TO EACH HIS OWN PREFERRED SYSTEM!

GOVERNMENT: The purpose of government is, apart from all the pretences, only the protection of each government against all its challengers and, in the case of individual members of a government, only the protection and promotion of their own hide. - JZ, 25.10.87. – PURPOSE, POWER, SELF-PRESERVATION, JOB PROTETION

GOVERNMENT: The question is "… how to restrain, repress and even eliminate government." - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.7. – That can certainly not be effectively done until all genuine individual liberties and rights are clarified and properly declared as well as effectively defended by a new kind of force of volunteers only, exclusively confined to that task – What do the armed forces of territorial governments defend instead? At most the territorialist constitutions, their all too limited bills of rights and their all too large avalanche of laws and regulation, powers, monopolies and authorities. - JZ, 2.1.09. – So far not even the right of individuals and groups to secede and to establish personal law societies has been widely enough seen and is still far from being realized. – JZ, 5.12.10. - AN IDEAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SECEDE & A MILITIA FOR ITS DEFENCE, WAR- & PEACE AIMS, PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, IDEAL MILITIAS OR STANDING ARMIES? TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: The question is no longer: Can man live without government? - but, rather: Can he live much longer with it? - JZ, 11.11.74. – By now over half a century has passed and all too many of the "modern" and "scientific" super - "weapons" are still with us, further “developed” and more senselessly “powerfull”. Their targets are still as wrongfully selected and proliferation of these anti-people, anti-city and anti-country weapons goes on and xyz criminal to mad territorial regimes are still with us, too. The superpowers had somehow restrained themselves for decades from using these devices. Will mini-despots and terrorists do so, too, forever? Has the accidental war risk been reduced to zero? A superpower government like the U.S.A. was so far unable even to disarm a defeated regime like that of Iraq, Iran and North Korea in this respect. And nowhere, as yet, have the people themselves mobilized themselves to undertake the destruction of these devices themselves. Nor have the armed forces done so anywhere. Possession of nuclear "weapons" is still considered to be prestigious! That is somewhat like Nazis bragging that they possessed extermination camps. In Pakistan there were even popular demonstrations in favor of such devices, apparently by people not yet aware that they are themselves targeted as well by such weapons. Quite obviously, such devices are directed against the victims of governments, rather than at governments themselves. Unilateral nuclear disarmament is still widely rejected and alternative defence methods against nuclear powers are still ignored. For my own proposals on this see PEACE PLANS 16-17 & 61-63 (*). - JZ 21.7.00. – (*) Online at - SURVIVAL, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The reader of Lombro's book can't help but realize: "It's MY money they're wasting!"- Edward A. Lewis, in review of: Donald Lambro, The Federal Rathole, Arlington, 1975, 207pp, THE FREEMAN, 11/75. - WASTE

GOVERNMENT: The real art of government consists, so far and as possible, in doing nothing.” - Lao Tse. – We should certainly not give all too much power and money to any territorial government or allow them to take either and then expect them not to abuse this power and these funds. – JZ, 11.4.13. - DO-NOTHING, LAISSEZ FAIRE

GOVERNMENT: the real enemy of human freedom: the all-powerful central planners who would use government to dominate the lives of men. Bastiat built upon his faith in the freely-choosing individual as the cornerstone of a free society.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.215. - Unfortunately, he did not go far enough in this. For instance, he did not favor individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities, or free choice among competing governments and non-governmental communities. - JZ, 18.7.00. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREE CHOICE, CENTRAL PLANNING, DOMINATION, FAITH, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY FOR COMPETITIVELY PROVIDED PUBLIC SERVICES

GOVERNMENT: The Real Meaning of "Defense" - Jeffrey A. Tucker - Mises Daily - - I see most of history as lessons not yet learnt by most people: Never leave any territorial government in charge of as important a job as defence, liberation, justice, education, police protection, transport, finance, currency and generally running the economy. Am I wrong? – JZ, 22.3.11, on Facebook. – Revised: 31.8.13. – HISTORY, TERRITORIALISM, HISTORY, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, RUNNING THE ECONOMY

GOVERNMENT: The reason for limiting government was clear to the Founders of these U.S. GOVERNMENT IS DANGEROUS. (*) It differs from other organizations in that it has the power and authority to use sanctions. In a word, it is empowered legally to use force.” - C. B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 8/78. – (*) Capitalized by me! – JZ - DANGEROUS, FORCE & VIOLENCE

GOVERNMENT: The reason there can be no acceptable level, even if a lower level of government could be attained and kept, is that, as the basis of all government is robbery, or compulsory taxation, any talk of "good government" is only pretense that there is such a thing as a good robbery. As with murder, the principle itself is wrong. There are not good governments.” - Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, 9. - Except those which confine all their activities to voluntary members only, under exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, n.d. & 28.7.00. – And they are to be established still! – JZ, 3.1.09. - It is only all too true, there are no good territorial governments. But this is merely the result of there being no exterritorial governments, which are fully autonomous and have, under individual secessionism and voluntary associationism, only voluntary members and, consequently, only voluntary contributions. To governmental services and societal services as well the subjective value theory applies. To each his own! A free market for governmental and societal services, with full consumer sovereignty for all peaceful citizens. - What they find acceptable for themselves should be tolerable for all others, not forced to accept it and free to follow their own preferences, ideas and convictions, even in the sphere of "public services", governmental services and societal services. - What more can anarchists rightfully ask for? That all others become anarchists, too, of their type? They can ask them to make this change. They can beg them to make it. But they cannot rightly demand it of them or force them to make it. - JZ, 1.8.00. – Governments for volunteers only are good enough, at least for the time being, for these volunteers and safe enough for all those not territorially subjected to them, as we are now. – JZ, 2.1.09. – GOOD GOVERNMENT? ANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY & COMPETING GOVERNMENTS FOR THOSE, WHO LIKE THEM. ALL OTHER OPTIONS FOR ALL OTHERS.

GOVERNMENT: The result of letting the government run everything could only lead to oppression. As Macaulay said it: "Government, as government, can bring nothing but the influence of hopes and fears to support its doctrines. It carries on controversy, not with reasons but with threats and bribes. If it employs a reason, it does so, not in virtue of any powers, which belong to it as a government. Thus, instead of a contest between argument and argument, we have a contest between argument and force. Instead of a contest in which truth from the natural constitution of the human mind, has a decided advantage over falsehood, we have a contest in which truth can be victorious only by accident." - Bruce Bartlett, THE FREEMAN, 5/75, 275/276. - OPPRESSION, FORCE, THREATS & BRIBES VS. REASON & RIGHTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TRUTHS & PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The return of Pennsylvania to government in the spring of 1691 especially provoked George Keith. How, he asked, could a Quaker minister like Thomas Lloyd, professing belief in non-violence, serve as a governmental magistrate at all, since the essence of government was the use of violence? A telling point. Keith saw that Quaker non-violence logically implied, not only refusal to bear arms, but complete individualistic anarchism.” - Murray N. Rothbard, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 1970, p.25. - VIOLENCE & QUAKERS

GOVERNMENT: the road to total government is paved with the good intentions of those who try to use government …” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 78. – Even good and the best intentions should be confined only to volunteers favoring any particular system or attempting to realize it among themselves. – JZ, 1.1.09, 11.4.13. -TOTALITARIANISM, GOOD WILL & GOOD INTENTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE 

GOVERNMENT: The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” - President Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, June 19, 1808. - The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 12, p. 73, 1903. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SECRECY

GOVERNMENT: The secret of decent government is that the supreme power must be limited power.” – F. A. Hayek, Wither Democracy? QUADRANT, 11/76. - He presumed that a "limited" territorial power must remain and wanted merely better constitutional restraints for it. The "limited" territorial power that he wanted to remain is still indecently large and does not liberate all dissenters to do their things for or to themselves. - Why should other people than the libertarians of his kind, other libertarians, all kinds of anarchists and all kinds of statists, not be free to individually subscribe to different package deals of wanted services for themselves and for any kind of organizations and arrangements to supply and finance them? Power over volunteers is no longer a wrongful power. It can also be a rightful alternative, option or lesson that some people still need to learn. - JZ, 25.7.00, 31.8.13. - LIMITED, WITH LIMITED POWERS, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The secret of success with world government, just as with national government, or with family government, is to do as little and not as much of it as possible.” - Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.235. - WORLD GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL GOVERNMENT & FAMILY GOVERNMENT, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TOLERANCE, RESPECT FOR OTHERHOOD, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF OTHERS, VOLUNTARISM.

GOVERNMENT: The sectaries … were concerned with the individual more than with the congregation, with conventicles, not with State churches. Their view was narrowed, but their sight was sharpened. It appeared to them that governments and institutions are made to pass away, like things of earth, whilst souls are immortal; …” - Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.25. - Governments and sects are made to pass away only when their membership is voluntary (and when this voluntarism remains assured by individual secessionism) and when their powers are confined to exterritorial autonomy. (Personal laws only.) Otherwise they do become territorial powers, then, as such they can last for all too long and can do all too much wrong and harm. The precedent of religious liberty and tolerance remains still to be applied to our political, economic and social systems. These are still, like Catholic and later some Protestant hierarchies once were, established and run territorially. - JZ, 18.7.00, 2.1.09, 11.4.13.

GOVERNMENT: The single definition of government I've ever seen that makes sense is that it's the organization which claims the right to kill people who won't do what it wants.” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.27. – TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE

GOVERNMENT: The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.” - Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1976). – That would also apply to “limited” governments. – Incompetence could do least wrong and harm and wrong by “competing governments” or governments and societies limited to exterritorial autonomy and voluntary membership. - JZ, 2.1.08. - Even the most competent politician or bureaucrat can do only a limited amount of good, or would do somewhat less harm than others would - in any monopolistic, centralized, coercive and bureaucratic institutions. These competent few could usually do much better for themselves and their followers, if they were free to live and experiment under exterritorial autonomy, i.e. exempt from the powers, laws and institutions now wrongfully, monopolistically and coercively upheld by territorial governments. But the faith in “benevolent” and “necessary”: dictators and “leaders”, in “heaven” and on Earth, dies only all too slowly. - JZ, 1.7.00, 5.12.10, 11.4.13. – INCOMPETENCE, COMPETENCE, POLITICIANS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRACY, STATISM, LEADERSHIP

GOVERNMENT: The sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more that this is usurpation and oppression.” - Ezra Taft Benson, president of the Mormons, An Enemy Hath Done This, (1969) [unverified]. - Does any government actually function as such a protector? Did any government ever achieve that ideal? - Is it really a rightful and consistent ideal? Can a territorial government be fully based upon individual consent? - JZ, 23.8.02. – LIMITED GOVERNMENT, PROPERTY, LIFE, LIBERTY, PROTECTION, Q., TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The State can inject into the economy only what it has first taken out, either openly through taxes or surreptitiously through inflation. When government spends, the economy drinks its own blood and, in the end, is weakened accordingly.” – Richard W. Grant, The Incredible Bread Machine, p.52. - SPENDING

GOVERNMENT: The State is the legal form of wrongs.” - (The State legalizes its crimes.) - E. Sattler, 7th thesis: Der Staat ist die Rechtsform des Unrechts. - STATE, LEGALIZATION OF CRIMES

GOVERNMENT: The State never forgets. (*) It is no longer "here boy," but what the State wants, the State usually gets. (**) How could it be any other way when the government claims ownership on everything it touches? - Lawrence Samuels, leaflet, What Is Libertarianism? You Own Yourself. - (*) It does forget its own mistakes and repeats them over and over again, no matter how costly in blood, freedom and money. - (**) Its wishful programs often lead to opposite results than the intended ones. - JZ, 25.7.00. – STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM

GOVERNMENT: the strength of governments consists only in the ideas of which they dispose.” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.155, discussing H. J. Laski. - While ultimately every abuse is based on wrong ideas, in practice e.g. monetary and financial despotism, monopoly armed forces and compulsory taxation, combined with fear caused by extreme and arbitrary penalties, do play their role in keeping wrongful governments in power. However, with the right ideas and practices they could be more easily overthrown than is usually assumed. - JZ, 18.7.00. – Only single persons or a mere handful of them are relatively helpless against territorial governments using their large powers against these dissidents, while most of the population remains complacent. – JZ, 30.12.08. - IDEAS, POWER & STRENGTH

GOVERNMENT: the stronger the government, the weaker the producer, the less consideration need to be given to him and the more might be taken away from him.” - Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Edward Carrington, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 10/74. - The same applies to the consumer. - JZ, n.d. - STRONG GOVERNMENT:

GOVERNMENT: the subjection of the non-invasive individual to a will not his own.” - Benjamin R. Tucker. – STATES, TERRITORIALISM, INTERVENTIONISM VS. NON-INTERVENTIONISM

GOVERNMENT: The supply of government exceeds the demand. – Lewis H. Lapham II, Editor,HARPER'S MAGAZINE, and Author – Quoted by Nate Butterfield, Facebook, 15.6.12. - While a single territorial government, with involuntary subjects, certainly tries to offer more services (to buy votes with) at the expense of the tax payers (who have no real say on this), than there is a real demand for them ("Free" gifts, are wanted, but not readily paid for.), this is no longer true when government services are quite competitively supplied and quite freely accepted or refused by voluntary consumers and subjects of competing governments and societies. Only then will the supply of government services tend to be equal to the demand for it (the readiness to pay for it.), via a free choice and pricing system. Probably, different kinds and quantities of services will be supplied and wanted in different "panarchies" by and for their voluntary members. Only in territorial governments will the stated discrepancy be quite common. - On the other hand: Government and its bureaucracy waste a lot and thus the supply cannot be as great as the demand for e.g. handouts. And, as someone said, we should be grateful not to get all the government services that we were forced to pay for, since many are really disservices. In short: Panarchies will offer and charge only for those services which their members want them to supply and are prepared to pay for. - The matter becomes complicated only under the territorial, centralized, compulsory monopoly system, under which nobody is prepared to pay his own bills, as far as public services are concerned, and where political support has to be bought with various handouts and privileges. - JZ, 24. 11. 06, 5.12.10. - Aren’t the statists much more numerous than the libertarians and anarchists? Under territorialism neither the supply of government services is subject to free enterprise competition nor is the demand for government services subject to individual consumer sovereignty. - What would happen under free choice for individuals among all kinds of governments, societies and communities offered? At least in the long run better and cheaper services would be offered and demanded. Good governments and good societies would drive out the bad ones, since the bad ones would no longer have “legal tender power” and an exclusive monopoly over their involuntary victims. And since all would be free to choose what they are willing to pay for, in these spheres as well, overall satisfaction would be maximized and frictions and dissatisfactions minimized. – Most motives for wars, civil wars, revolutions and terrorism would tend to disappear. – Even the collective responsibility prejudice would be greatly diminished, since secessionists could not be blamed for the actions of those regimes they seceded from. - JZ, 3.1.08. - Under the voluntarism of exterritorial autonomy under personal law it would exactly correspond to the demand for it, just like other social and economic systems would. – JZ, 5.4.12. – Then the law of supply and demand would come to operate in this sphere as well, as it should. – JZ, 13.4.12. – Neither the supply of governmental services nor the demand for them are so far free and competitive. Territorialism sees to that. Under voluntarism or competing governments, panarchism or polyarchism etc., this kind of supply and demand would be kept in a natural balance by free individual actions, establishing such services or choosing among those offered. – JZ, 15.6.12.  – QUESTIONS, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES, SUPPLY & DEMAND FOR GOVERNANCE UNDER TERRITORIALISM & UNDER EXTERROTORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

GOVERNMENT: The supposition that once you have a government your neighbors will be able to support you above and beyond your ability or willingness to support yourself. Government is endorsed for that reason.” - Robert LeFevre, Good Government, p.15. - WELFARE STATE, TO BE REDUCED TO COMPETING PROTECTION & INSURANCE COMPANIES, ALL ONLY WITH VOLUNTARY MEMBERS: PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The survival of man is no longer a figure of speech for the philosophers", he said. "It is a daily operational problem for the governments of the world." - Mr. Rusk, quoted in THE AUSTRALIAN, 2.7.65. - Not only for the governments - Mr. Rusk! Individuals may any day cease all operations supporting all governments, which play at being God the Almighty and only succeed in being powerful devils. Unless individuals take the problems of survival into their own hands, in every respect, and trust at most only exterritorial, tolerant and voluntary relationships, they will not survive for long. - JZ, 1966? - Territorial governments are the main cause of wars and of ABC mass murder devices and the main obstacles to a lasting peace in freedom, justice and security for mankind and all its voluntary groupings. - See PEACE PLANS 16-17 & 61-63 on - JZ, 26.7.00. - MAN'S SURVIVAL

GOVERNMENT: The system of government, at its basis a system for protecting the people, encroached upon them until it became their worst oppressor.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.13. - Oh, the fallacies contained even in this short statement: 1.) The government does not really govern because only individuals can really control themselves. Admittedly, it tries, all too much, and at our risk and expense, with almost totally negative results. 2.) What it offers at most is retaliation, not protection. It cannot even fully protect its rulers. 3.) The people in the abstract do not exist. Only individual and very different people do exist. 4.) The encroachment began with the imposition of territorial rule, which is inherently totalitarian. 5.) To the extent that the majority of its subjects are still statists, they are not oppressed but only get what they want and deserve. (Apart from unearned hand-outs or subsidies out of general tax revenues. – JZ, 5.12.10.) They do not know any better and would argue against anything better. To them it is not oppression but "guidance" and "control", "management", "leadership", “sharing” etc. And THEY do have the right to be so misled. But they and their "great leaders" should let all dissenters secede from them and compete with them - through different and sometimes better volunteer communities that are only exterritorially autonomous and could thus undertake tolerant experiments at their own expense and risk only. - But in defence of John Gall I must say that panarchistic ideas, with a new terminology, are also found in his interesting little volume. - JZ, 27.7.00. - OPPRESSOR RATHER THAN PROTECTOR, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

GOVERNMENT: The task of government in this enlightened time does not extend to actually dealing with problems. Solving problems might put bureaucrats out of work. No, the task of government is to make it look as though problems have been solved, while continuing to keep the maximum number of consultants and bureaucrats employed dealing with them." - Bob Emmers, "ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER". – Could they have got away with this for so long if they were exposed, internally, to the free competition from voluntary communities, competing governments and societies, all exterritorialy autonomous, quite free to offer better, fewer or cheaper services? – JZ, 5.1.08. - TERRITORIAL ONES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS & THEIR VESTED INTEREST, PANARCHISM, COMPETITION, DEMONSTRATING LIBERTIES & RIGHTS IN PRACTICE, AMONG VOLUNTEERS ONLY, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The territorial government handicap is too big for most to let them grow up freely and fast and develop into free, able and responsible people. - JZ, 2/75 & 20.7.00. - VS. PEOPLE, ADULTHOOD, MATURITY, RESPONSIBILITY, GROWING UP, PERPETUAL KINDERGARTENS, WELFARE STATES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTAL EDUCATION

GOVERNMENT: The territorial government is the worst monopolist and it establishes and maintains all others. - JZ, 4.10.88 & 18.7.00. - MONOPOLISM

GOVERNMENT: The territorial government lies, pretends, cheats, robs, breaks promises and treaties, dominates and fills its own pockets from those of its victims and dispenses favors to its supporters at the expense of everybody else. Its territorial claims lead to party struggles, terrorism, revolutions, civil wars and international wars. Only ignorance, errors, myths and prejudices, which they systematically spread among their victims, do keep territorial regimes alive and powerful - as well as dangerous, in spite of all their wrongful actions and failures. - JZ, 28.11.93 & 10.7.00. - TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The territorial governments can't manage and are unmanageable. - JZ, 25.8.98 & 15.7.00. - TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The territorial leadership and most voters are on most subjects all too much alike! We should place our hopes only on dissenters becoming free to do their own things for and to themselves, setting inspiring or deterring examples to the rest. – JZ, 28.12.08. – POLITICIANS, MAJORITIES, VOTING, POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, DEMOCRACY, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS

GOVERNMENT: The territorial rulers, who pretend to be able to run a whole country and its population, mostly of millions, all too often cannot even run their own lives or those of their nuclear family or their own business properly and successfully. They might even be overweight, like e.g. Churchill was, and heavy drinkers, like he was as well. How much of his brain had he already destroyed thus, when he recommended during WW II indiscriminate air raids against civilian targets, tacitly or even expressly based upon “principle” of collective responsibility? If he had retained his almost photographic memory, could he, as a noted historian, have forgotten the terrible experiences with the application of that “principle”, over thousands of years, the numerous mass murder actions that it induced? He also managed to forget the inevitable war-prolonging results of a demand for unconditional surrender. The knowledge of and respect of most territorial mis-leaders for many important and genuine individual rights and liberties - is all too often incomplete or even totally lacking, like it was e.g. in Hitler, Stalin and Mao. I never heard or read of even one of them who declared only quite rightful war and peace aims. Thus most of their larger territorial States are, essentially Warfare States, assuring one war after the other, with only some armistice periods in-between, wrongly called peace, while the preparations for the next war go on. – JZ, 11.11.09, 10.3.12. - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, RUNNING A COUNTRY, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

GOVERNMENT: The threat posed by humans to the natural environment is nothing compared to the threat to humans posed by global environmental policy.” – Fred L. Smith (1992) - Territorial governments constitute themselves the worst environmental threat to human beings. Here, too, they pretend to be defenders and protectors rather than aggressors. How much of your income do they waste? - How much of your property rights do they destroy via their inflations? How many lives do they take in their wars and political suppressions? How much unemployment and poverty do they cause, even if one merely considers the effect of their minimum wage policies? - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - GOVERNMENTAL POLICIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT

GOVERNMENT: The three branches of government: money, TV & bullshit.” - O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores, p.47. - THREE BRANCHES, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: The three greatest lies of the 20th century, says Mr. Justice Kirby, chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission, are: "My cheque is in the mail", "I'll love you tomorrow as much as I do tonight," and, "I'm from the government - I'm here to help you." - THE EXAMINER, Launceton, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 7/82. - AID, ASSISTANCE, PROTECTION, SUBSIDIES, PROGRAMS, HELP, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: The tiger does not "de-tigerize" itself.” - Ascribed to Ortega y Gasset. - The government doesn't denationalize (de-governmentalize, privatize, re-privatize, de-bureaucratize, de-mantle) itself. - JZ, 18.9.79. - Unless it is allowed to pocket the proceeds! - Anyhow, just look as the scarcity of voluntary abdications among rulers. As a rule they are addicted and remain addicted to territorialism, its power and monopolism. When some are overthrown then they would, if they could, take everyone down, too. Even a modern Labor Party leader, like Gough Whitlam, enraged by his recall through the Governor General of Australia, became so enraged and thoughtless that his main slogan was: “Maintain your rage!”, which assumed that most other Australians were enraged just like he was. Instead, during the next free election, his opponents enjoyed a landslide victory, confirming his dismissal. –Modern ABC mass murder devices would make it possible for nuclear power holders to take everyone else down as well. Hitler would have loved this power in his hands.  Instead, he was reduced to taking his own life. If only he had done this 12 years earlier or someone else had executed him as a tyrant, 12 years before! Tyrannicide has still not gained universal approval, even after his example, that of Stalin and all too many others. In some respects, at least some of the ancient people and their political thinkers were more enlightened. – What is holy and to be respected in the life of a tyrant and what is not holy but to be respected in the lives of his involuntary victims? - JZ, 28.7.00, 14.3.13, 31.8.13. – REFORMS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The total of the governmental sphere should be transformed from a seller's market to a buyer's market. - JZ, 10.12.93. - The individual and voluntary buyers of government services, competitively supplied, should not be confined, either, to paying for them only in a forced and exclusive as well as mismanaged government currency, either. – Only then can government wrongs and evils become gradually eliminated by their victims, as soon as they do become sufficiently aware of them. - JZ, 10.7.00. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE

GOVERNMENT: The trade of governing has always been a monopoly of the most ignorant and the most vicious of all mankind.” - Thomas Paine. – In another version “vicious” is replaced by “rascally individuals”. – Generally, I do agree with this judgment. However, is it a genuine trade any more than e.g. robbery, murder or rape is? What is freely traded in the process, for mutual benefit? – The scum rises to the top. See Hayek's special chapter on this in his “The Road to Serfdom.” - 25.10.07. – , CRIMINALS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, MINISTERS, LEADERS, DESPOTS, OFFICIALS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRACY, THE ADMINISTRATION

GOVERNMENT: The traditional home of rational, peaceful anarchy is America. Most of the frontier days were lived in an environment of anarchy or extremely limited statism. A number of early American colonies had large communities without taxation or government authority. In essence, they were living in DE FACTO ANARCHY. In fact, during the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress was given NO AUTHORITY to tax or draft the American citizenry. It was all voluntary.” - SLL leaflet: Who's Afraid of No Government?” - In fact, it did tax it victims via a monopoly paper money, given legal tender power, i.e. compulsory acceptance and a forced value.  In this revolution, too, dissenters - the remaining royalists, in some areas the majority, were expropriated and mistreated and most had to flee. - The new territorial regime had no place for their choice of government for them. - JZ, 26.7.00. – Under the panarchist option they could have remained loyal subjects of the British Crown and the American Revolution would have won faster and with much less bloodshed. – Then it might have even spread world-wide, especially if ever faction of the new republic would also have been give the right to rule itself under exterritorial autonomy or personal law.  Even now this insight is still not sufficiently spread. – JZ, 11.4.13. - TAXATION VS. ANARCHY, FREE SOCIETIES, AMERICANISM, AMERICAN REVOLUTION

GOVERNMENT: The trouble was that the government didn't know what to do.” - Graham McLeod, On the Brink, MAN, May 74. - And if they did know it - they could not do it. - In the army they had an apt saying: “SNAFU!”: Situation Normal: All Fucked Up! - What else can you expect of territorial governments? They are not specialized volunteer communities. - JZ, 2.8.00. – They are as helpless and all too ignorant as even the best businessman or corporation would be, if suddenly given the power to run all the businesses and trades of the country and all public affairs and all too much of all too many private lives as well. What do they or could they know about this, without being Gods? – JZ, 11.4.13. - KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, INABILITY, INCOMPETENCE INHERENT IN STATISM & TERRITORIALISM, AS WELL AS IN STATE SOCIALISM & TOTALITARIANISM & ANY TYRANNY OR DESPOTISM, EVEN IN ANY MAJORITARIAN DEMOCRACY. REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, CENTRALIZATION, NATIONALIZATION

GOVERNMENT: The trouble with governments is when they go crooked they go crooked the whole way.” - ANALOG, Jan. 1962. - Was there ever a government that was not crooked? - JZ, 12/75. – At least to some extent although not almost totally, like a totalitarian regime? – JZ, 27.12.08. – However, even under totalitarian regimes some traces of private property, work incentives and private initiative still remained. Otherwise they would have collapsed much faster. – Nor have all democratic governments turned into totalitarian regimes. – But through their territorialism and suppression of secessionism, taxation and central banking they do share already too much with them. - JZ, 5.12.10, 31.8.13 – CRIME, Q.

GOVERNMENT: The trouble with some public servants is that they are incorruptible! - Power over peaceful people not exercised is better than power exercised over innocents. - JZ, 2.8.00. - CORRUPTION & PUBLIC SERVANTS

GOVERNMENT: The true supporters of government are the weak and the uninformed, and not the wise. In proportion as weakness and ignorance shall diminish, the basis of government will also decay.” - William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice …, University of Toronto Press, 1946, II/205-2-6 & I, 238/39. - This opinion overlooks the aspect of territorial government in which the strong exploit the weak, from the times of slave masters to our times of rich monopolists in “Welfare States”. It is free markets that look after the weak and the strong alike. - JZ, 28.7.00, 11.4.13.

GOVERNMENT: The truth is that government is not really complicated when reduced to its simple components. Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to have detailed knowledge of every fact of U.S. history, every piece of legislation ever passed, or every Article of the Constitution to be knowledgeable about the workings of government and the predictable results of its actions. - All that is required to understand the effects of government on one's life is the willingness to reject beliefs that cannot stand toe to toe with facts and logic. That part is up to the reader. My job is limited to cutting through the intellectual aura surrounding government and to explaining, in simple terms, topics previously thought to be complicated.” - Robert J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.23. - To attempt to run everyone's life instead of merely running one's own does, inevitably, lead to enormous complexities, costs and inefficiencies, apart from all the wrongs and damages that it causes. Subdividing this immense and impossible task into components leads to the growth of an immense and inefficient bureaucracy. Allowing, instead, each individual and all voluntary associations to try to solve their own problems, quite freely and at their own risk and expense, does mobilize the creative energies of all and dissolves an immense complex task, which no territorial government, no matter how wise and informed, could possibly solve, into detailed individual and small group problems, which, under freedom, they can and do solve, as easily as they can wash, dress and feed themselves. – Analogy: How far would any scientist or scientific organization get if he or it tried to solve, by themselves, all scientific problems? The solution rather lies in setting all scientists free, including freedom for the financing of their efforts. - Take some other analogy: Can one teacher teach all men sufficiently? Can he learn, know and remember enough to do so? Can one doctor cure all the diseases of all men? - Obviously, no ruler has godlike powers or knowledge or abilities. - When governments are no longer allowed to invade a single individual right or liberty of anyone, THEN their remaining activities could become rather simple. Wilhelm von Humboldt, for his reduction of government activities, used the image of the night-watchman. - But that is an over-simplification, too. We are already served by thousands of independent security and watch services, because, quite obviously, the single governmental police force cannot protect us sufficiently. - JZ, 25.7.00. – COMPLEXITY, CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, CHOICE, SEPARATISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL DECENTRALIZATION, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: The truth is that things act in accordance with their real nature. And government, by its nature, employs coercive power, which creates adversary relationships at all levels and obtains monopoly control through the practice of ultimate violence.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1975.  – We should let all associations of volunteers act in accordance with their nature, provided only that they can and will do so at their own expense and risk. Exterritorially a multitude of such diverse bodies can quite peacefully exist. In all sphere not yet monopolized by territorial governments they already do. – JZ, 5.12.10. - NATURE & POWER, SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM & VIOLENCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES

GOVERNMENT: the two particular instances, Education and Commerce, which the government of the States and of the United States have undertaken to manage and regulate, are the very two which in operation have done more to destroy American freedom and equality, to warp and destroy American tradition, to make of Government a mighty engine of tyranny, than any two other causes, save the unforeseen developments of Manufacture.” - Voltairine de Cleyre, Anarchism & American Tradition, p.122. - EDUCATION, REGULATION

GOVERNMENT: the U.S. governmental system is acting like a truck driver who is blind, drunk, and out of control. … only about 30 percent of the federal budget is actually under control: the rest goes for entitlement programs mandated by federal law.” - G. Harry Stine, ANALOG, July 87, p. 128/29.

GOVERNMENT: The United States government is rapidly approaching the characterization of the government of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, namely "Despotism tempered by incompetence." - Poul Anderson, NEW LIBERTARIAN, May 1978. - DESPOTISM TEMPERED BY INCOMPETENCE

GOVERNMENT: The universal remedy of modern life is government. Is there poverty? Alienation? A shortage of industrial goods, love, housing or entertainment? The government must see to it, and if it doesn't we must vote the other party into office. Not so, says Professor Ferns. Government is not the doctor. It is the disease. We shall never rid our society of its ills until we realize that what is wrong with our system of government is not the party that happens to be in power: it is the incapacity of government as such to do many of the things that we entrust to it.” - Review by LFB (?) of: H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1978, indexed, with 2pp reading list, 148pp. - THE DISEASE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ADDICTION

GOVERNMENT: the Vatican's attack on sex and the CIA's dirty tricks. - The Vatican's declaration reminds me that we have a government because too many people want it. The real criminals are not in the government; they are just giving the sheep what they want. The people who must be stopped are those who make people turn to violence to stop other people from having fun.” - Ron Chusid, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 60, page 58. - What makes them interfere are their territorialist ideas. In the religious sphere these ideas have been largely overcome. Also for much of our private lives. But in the political, economic and social sphere territorialist intolerance still predominates and has to be replaced by voluntaristic and exterritorial autonomy, which expresses and promotes mutual tolerance. - JZ, 26.7.00. – Territorialism amounts to legalized, constitutional and juridically upheld country-wide wrongful power, monopolism and interventionism, or intolerance for numerous tolerant actions within one’s genuine individual rights and liberties. It has only popular errors, myths, prejudices, ignorance, false assumptions and conclusions as its excuses. – Morally it is indefensible and inexcusable. – JZ, 11.4.13. - STATISM & INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: the very best government is no government at all.” - Anarchist view. - BEST GOVERNMENT, ANARCHY

GOVERNMENT: The very term, government, implies that it is carried on against the consent of the governed ….” - George Fitzhugh, Cannibals All, 1857, p.353. Quoted in REASON, 2/74. - VS. CONSENT, SELF-RULE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, HUMAN SACRIFICES

GOVERNMENT: the view of Voltaire, that government is merely a device for taking money out of one person's pocket and putting it into another's.” - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress - This essay was first published in the AMERICAN MERCURY, 1927, and republished inOn Doing the Right Thing.” – Albert Jay Nock (October 13, 1870 – August 19, 1945) was an influential American libertarian Author, educational theorist, and social critic of the early and middle 20th century. Murray Rothbard was deeply influenced by him, and so was the whole generation of free-market thinkers of the 1950s. Nock's essays are collected inThe State of the Union”. You can find Nock's development of Franz Oppenheimer's work inOur Enemy, the State”. - Comment on the blog. – Source? - TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, HANDOUTS, TRANSFER SOCIETY

GOVERNMENT: The volume of what is knowable is always greater than the capacity of any individual or group of individuals to know it all. The acquisition of knowledge is a continuous but not a terminable process. We need look no further than the natural sciences to see that this is so. We make a hideous and tragic mistake when, in the contemplation of man and society, we suppose that a defined body of men and women, such as a government, has or can acquire the information necessary to plan even a city, let alone a nation or the world at large.” - H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.117. - And let us freely admit, that even on the Internet freedom ideas, opinions and observations have not yet and quite obviously and in all people's minds won the battle for freedom and they might not, for a long time, unless some significant steps have been taken, not yet seriously considered by most libertarians, to help all genuine libertarian truths to achieve a certain and fast victory, to the extent that they deserve it, at least within exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers or, in other words, in the free experiments among their voluntary supporters. A lot of internal dissent would either have to be overcome or to be expressed and practised in a decentralized way, i.e., among volunteers only. By all means, let us have panarchies e.g. for limited government advocates, abortionists, those favoring racial "purity" and those favoring full biological and racial integration, all on a voluntary basis and let their own communities allow Nazis to act like Nazis towards other Nazis and totalitarian Commies act as such towards themselves. - Different paths for every kind and degree of liberty subscribed to, and its adherents and separate paths for every believer in one or the other kind of error, flawed idea or stupidity - to defeat itself among its followers and at their expense and risk. - JZ, 29.7.00, 5.12.10. - INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE & MAN, CENTRAL GOVERNMENTL PLANNING, `PANARCHISM, INTERNET, GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT

GOVERNMENT: The whole government is a zoo and circus, exhibiting those strange animals, the bureaucrats and politicians, both addicted to power and power-mad (and also their willing slaves or subjects). And we shelter and feed them, those big beasts – or clowns - and how! Nation States are obviously territory-sized cages for the subjects and the security required for them, to protect them from the wrath of some of the "protected", puts even the rulers behind bars. - "Any leash has two ends." - We are not safe from them and they are not safe from us. No wonder, considering how we treat each other, instead of learning to leave each other alone.  - JZ, 2/75 & 20.7.00. - ZOO, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY OR EXPERIMENTAL PUPPETS, TERRITORIALISM, NATION STATES ARE MAN-MADE CRISIS-, PROBLEM- & DISASTER AREAS


GOVERNMENT: The whole is run under the farces of national interest, welfare, consent, representation and self-government, law and order. - And these masters of our fate, instead of being able and willing to protect us, have endangered our lives more than ever before, so that morally we are no longer obliged to abide by this kind of "social contract". -  JZ, 29.5.01, 29.1.02. - SOCIAL CONTRACT, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

GOVERNMENT: The whole problem, Bob, is that I am not sure there is such a thing as an ideal concept of government. Maybe the whole concept of government is a flawed one? (1) Read has said it himself any number of times: the government is only people. (2) So how can the government possibly do anything that people can't do for themselves? (3) The government doesn't produce anything itself. Whatever it gets, it gets from the people in the first place. It just doesn't make sense that Read should endorse the idea of government at all, even its ideal form. Why some of us here actually are thinking that maybe "no" government is the ultimate ideal.” - Text quoted by Carl Watner: LeFevre, p.149. - Probably a remark by F. A. Harper to Robert LeFevre. - Watner added: “However, when Baldy had requested Read to take that position in public and denounce government per se, as an obsolescent institutional device to be abandoned, Read had balked. - Baldy was convinced that the only reason for Read's reluctance to take such a position was financial. If FEE endorsed a consistent stand against government, it was likely to lose large sums of money, which were being contributed to it. Few, if any, conservatives were ready to take so radical a position as to argue that government should be abandoned because it served no legitimate purpose. Rather than lose contributions, Read was compromising, as Baldy saw it.” - (1) Certainly, that of a monopolistic, coercive and territorial one, with compulsory membership, is. Voluntaristic governments, freely competing with each other and free societies, all only exterritorially autonomous, would be quite a different kettle of fish. - (2) Many of them are not volunteers but dissidents or opponents! - (3) It can, upon request or contract with volunteers, do like any insurance company or professional, do something for people who cannot or do not want to do it themselves. - JZ, 15.7.00. – Panarchism offers even all kinds of conservatives the permanent realization of their ideal among themselves, as long as they do uphold it. – JZ, 5.12.10, 11.4.13. - IDEAL GOVERNMENT, GOOD GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, Q., CONSERVATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The whole system of government was a swindle and an injustice; …” - Chas Kingsley, Hypathia, p.207.


GOVERNMENT: The world is governed too much.” - Unknown, Motto of the BOSTON GLOBE. - OVER-GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: The world is naturally averse / To all the truth it sees or hears, / But swallows nonsense, and a lie / With greediness and gluttony.” - Samuel Butler, Hudibras, III, 1664. - High time to establish an Ideas Archive, Registry of All Definitions, Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations, one of Slogans, Thoughts and Aphorisms for Liberty, also one of the most persuasive or most shutting-up wordings all for attempts to convey truths to particular persons, depending on time, place and circumstances. - These and many other tools, useful to easily and fast speed up the process of enlightenment and bring about a genuinely cultural revolution, have still to be established in their optimal forms. - Without them truths, ideas and innovators tend to get buried under avalanches of errors, myths and prejudices, tolerated by ignorance and apathy. - JZ, 14.7.00. – I described many of them in a digitized book manuscript of 2010 (New Draft), not yet online but available from me free of charges as an email attachment – until it appears online or on a disc. – JZ, 11.4.13. – It is not copyrighted and comes zipped only to 306 KBs. - - PREJUDICES VS. TRUTHS, TRUTHS VS. PREJUDICES

GOVERNMENT: The world is ruled by a certain few, even as a little boy of twelve years old rules, governs, and keeps a hundred great and strong oxen upon a pasture.” - Martin Luther, Table-Talk, CLVII, 1569. - At least he recognized here citizens as the mere cattle property of governments, penned in and slaughtered for the benefit of the ruler - owners - when they require this. He failed to stress that Oxen are castrated steers, that human subjects are e.g. people, deprived of self-governing and self-defence powers and will and also territorially penned-in. Moreover, he seemed unable to envision that at least in our times most cattle do not even require the supervision and management of 12 year old boys but manage to feed themselves - when fenced in - in sufficiently large pastures. - Old wisdom is often nothing but old foolishness. - But he is right on one point: Even in democracies and republics the few rule the many, wrongfully and harmfully to the ruled. - A man with his head messed up by a religion cannot make sound judgments in the political, economic and social spheres, either, nor is he a sound advisor on military matters. - JZ, 15.7.00. – TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, VOTING CATTLE, TAX-, EDUCATION-, & MILITARY SLAVES

GOVERNMENT: The world is strangling at the hands of a man-created monster - government - which grows more and more out of control each day.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, 18. – The whole world can’t be throttled by men, even the most powerful ones, but individuals and minority groups can be and even mankind can be threatened or exterminated by mass extermination devices, which are still wrongfully called and perceived as “weapons”. They should at least be called “child-murder” devices, which they also are, by the way, before they can be altogether rejected and even unilaterally destroyed. – Or would we really want to keep such “weapons” in readiness for born children, as we do keep already mass murder devices for unborn children and all too often use them against them? - JZ, 2.1.09. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MASS MURDERS, DESPOTISM, PERSECUTIONS, GENOCIDES

GOVERNMENT: The world's biggest "money laundry" is the U.S. Government, taking our money from us, "laundering it" and then handing it to the people who think they are getting "Government Funds" and who can't realize it is money taken from themselves.” - J. Kesner-Kahn, NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, June-Aug. 1986, p.53. – SPENDING, MONEY LAUNDERING

GOVERNMENT: The worst about a government is that it exempts itself from competition over a whole territory and among a whole population, both of which it claims as exclusively its own. In this it ignores e.g. individual sovereignty, consumer sovereignty, free enterprise, free competition, freedom of contract, free markets, freedom of choice, freedom to trade internally and externally, the right to one's earnings and property, all monetary, defence, protection and juridical rights of individuals, the right to free association and disassociation, freedom of action and freedom to experiment. It is more of a jailer than a liberator and benefactor. - JZ, 6.1. 97 & 15.7.00, 11.4.13.

GOVERNMENT: The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.” - Ludwig von Mises, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – At least the first part is from: Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47. - His statement applies to territorial governments only. Territorial "good" governments inflicted and inflict their share, too. - JZ, 2.8.00. - The others, exterritorial governments and societies, both for volunteers only, have not yet been given their chance to do their voluntary and tolerant things for their believers and to their believers only. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - Free choice among governmental, economic and societal systems for all individuals and communities of volunteers or minority groups, as sovereign consumers and free entrepreneurs. Voluntary and competing and coexisting very diverse exterritorial associationists would tend to peacefully drive out the bad systems and give the greatest chances to the best systems. Under full exterritorial autonomy for all this could be a quite rapid and progressive process, one without territorialist threats and fears, as peaceful as religions can be under religious tolerance or religious freedom – and e.g. sports competitions or all others of the numerous private choices in our lives. – Experimental freedom simply works that way. And it can work for governments and societies that are only exterritorially autonomous. - JZ, 8.1.08. - STATES, TERRITORIAL ONES, INFLICT EVILS UPON MANKIND, LAWS, CRISES, MAN-MADE DISASTERS, THE MAIN PROBLEM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.” - H. L. Mencken, Notebooks. – There are rightful as well as wrongful moral codes, with the latter passing themselves of as rightful ones, in spite of the many wrongs they still contain. The ideal moral code, one of all genuine individual rights and liberties, optimally stated, remains still to be compiled or published. From it diverse people could then pick and choose how many of them they want to apply fully or partly in their own voluntary communities. But all of them would have to respect them in the communities of others, to the extent that the volunteers of these other communities want them applied in their own affairs. – JZ, 2.1.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GOVERNMENT: The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.” - Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs, from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887. - This overlooks that government is the territorial dis-organization of societal harmonies into disorder, even chaos and the attempt, all too often successful, to maintain this disorder and chaos as long as possible, by still further meddling. - JZ, 20.11.85 & 13.7.00. – Anarchy, in the best cases, promotes voluntarism, tolerance, peaceful coexistence and harmony. However, in the worst cases it amounts to an egalitarian authoritarianism. For some of its remaining confusions, contradictions and inconsistencies see my survey of hyphenated forms of anarchism and their opposites - on - (The third version is published there as well. - Why don’t you complete it, add your comments and start a similar survey of different forms of libertarianism? – JZ, 29.12.08, 11.4.13. - ANARCHY & CHAOS?

GOVERNMENT: The worst thing that can happen to us is an active government. - JZ, 21.2.97. - The best thing that can happen to us is an inactive government. Not only one that remain still quite active in some “limited” spheres, but still charges us all too much for its territorial monopoly in these spheres, but one that gets completely out of our way and does no longer charge anyone compulsorily for any services or disservices that he has not desired and contracted for himself. - JZ, 9.7.00, 5.12.10. - ACTIVE GOVERNMENT, “PRO-ACTIVE” GOVERNMENT (To use the modern fashionable but largely nonsensical or misleading term.)

GOVERNMENT: The worst threat to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, property, trade, security and peace. - JZ, 7.4.91. – Under territorialism. Without it freedom lovers would be free to do their things among themselves and all governments would have to confine their activities to their remaining volunteers. – JZ, 5.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

GOVERNMENT: The wrong tacit assumption is that one can tell the government whatever one wants it to do and can get it done.” - David Friedman, 1978. – Territorial governments can’t even do what they promised to do. But the loot from its tribute levies does attract many parasites. Whatever services it does supply in a monopolistic fashion are unsatisfactory: policing, jurisdiction, education, defence, and its prisons are unsatisfactory and cost far too much, much more than competitive private enterprise services would. – JZ,. - SPENDING, GOOD GOVERNMENT, EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT AS SERVANT, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: Their government of the world ended with the disordering of it.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.286. - They also began it with their kind of disorder. - JZ, 1.8.00. – DISORDER, WORLD GOVERNMENT, WORLD FEDERALISM, UN. WORLD STATE

GOVERNMENT: Their king, who generously granted what was not his to give.” - Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, 44.

GOVERNMENT: There are … no 'governments' as such; there are only individuals acting in concert in a 'governmental' manner.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Individualism and the Philosophy of Social Sciences, p.57. – However, that is bad enough under territorialism and statism, i.e., while all too many genuine individual rights and liberties still remain largely unknown, undeclared and unappreciated or, if already known, still insufficiently defended or even outlawed, like e.g. free migration and monetary freedom. – JZ, 5.12.10, 11.4.13, 1.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: There are certain impressive feats of skill that governments can and do perform regularly. Government is both prompt and ingenious at securing phenomenal pay raises for its employees, for instance. And, being astute exploiters of human psychology, the State is a master of negotiation between vested interests, also known as the art of deal making. The politicos display a ripe sense of mathematical sleight of hand in their practice of pension-fund arithmetic - the trick of transferring huge amounts of future income from taxpayers to government job-holders while the former think the latter are selflessly enmeshed in altruistic public service. And, according to certain rumors, the government officials are even quite prolific in the intricate and challenging practice of amour.” - Thomas Winslow Hazlett, quoted in REASON, 7/77. - Power is supposed to be an aphrodisiac for some people. Women probably think that powerful men might be good providers for their children. Anyhow, many people strive for second-hand fame as well and brag about their association with the famous. - JZ, 30.7.00. - ITS FEATS OF SKILL

GOVERNMENT: There are many ways to serve man - grilled, fried or cooked. - JZ, 5.9.82. – Territorial governments are most ingenious in thus “serving” man in many ways, or getting him used up, for the aims and purposes of territorial governments, under the pretence of really serving him, as a Welfare State, which is still all too widely accepted as if it were true. – JZ, 5.12.10. GOVERNMENT SERVICES? STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN SACRIFICES, INDIVIDUALS & PEOPLES AS PROPERTY, TO BE USED AND ABUSED, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: There are no governmental and religious saviors. Those who do pretend that they are - are mainly out to help themselves to what is yours and to prevent you from helping yourself, e.g. by referring you to a non-existing or certainly not responsive “God”. - JZ, 13.7.00, 1.9.13. – At least under territorialism and its statism. – JZ, 5.12.10, 1.9.13. - RELIGION, SAVIORS, LEADERSHIP, RULES, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, STATISM, BURAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, PRAYERS

GOVERNMENT: There are no rightful, rational and efficient territorial governments. There are only and can be only governments more or less efficient in misgovernment. - To speak of a rightful and efficient free enterprise that is territorial, monopolistic, compulsory and coercive rather than exterritorial and voluntaristic, offering services instead of forcing them on involuntary customers, would be a contradiction in terms but this is exactly what territorial governments do - towards their numerous but not yet numerous enough dissenters. - JZ, 17.10.75 & 28.7.00, 5.12.10. - EFFICIENT & GOOD OR INEFFICIENT & WRONG?

GOVERNMENT: There are no true functions of government. - JZ, 4.2.84. - At least not for any territorial government with compulsory membership. Voluntary members of exterritorially autonomous communities might ascribe to their own government and for their own affairs, any function they like, as long as they can be practised at the risk and expense of the voluntary members only. - PIOT, JZ, 25.7.00. – FUNCTIONS OR DISFUNCTIONS ONLY? TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: There are only two kinds of government programs: those that are ineffective and those that are counter-productive.” - Thomas Sowell. – True for all territorial governments but not for all communities of volunteers that are only exterritorially autonomous. They have enough self-corrections built-in, just like private businesses or associations. – JZ, 5.12.10, 1.9.13. – PROGRAMS, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, SECESSIONISM

GOVERNMENT: There are only two kinds of governments; the corrupt and the ineffectual.” - Chen, ST. JOHN'S BREAD. - Why complain about these features? They are the only virtues of territorial governments. Imagine the conditions that would result if, through corruption, we could not prevent them from committing some of the greatest wrongs and damages and if they were quite efficiently applying all their restrictions, with no loopholes left at all for liberty lovers! - We don't want to get all the government we pay for with our taxes, nor do we want to get the government that we could prevent by bribes. - I would admit, though, that bribes to government officials in order that they do not proceed against private criminals with victims, are to be condemned. - JZ, 30.7.00. - CORRUPTION & INEFFECTIVENESS, BRIBERY

GOVERNMENT: There are still some territorial governments around that "think" that mass extermination is the solution to their problems. Rather than resigning, faced with problems they are unable to solve, they prepared themselves to scientifically and technologically murder millions to hundreds of millions of people. Alas, most people are still not mentally prepared to treat such "men" or monopolistic and powerful decision-makers like tyrants were traditionally treated by those who disagreed with them. Each nuclear "weapon" is like a cheap, small, portable scientific mass extermination camp - and look who still keeps them in readiness and remains all too widely respected and considered inviolable! - JZ, 1997 & 15.7.00. – Panarchism would remove nuclear war motives, weapons, and financial support for them while establishing a popular interest in the destruction of these mass murder devices. Already that feature alone establishes a very strong case for panarchism. – JZ, 5.12.10. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ABDICATION, ABOLITION, MASS MURDER, TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNICIDE, EXTERMINATION CAMPS, THE FINAL HOLOCAUST, STEADILY PREPARED

GOVERNMENT: There are three great lies: 1. Yes, I still love you. 2. Yes, the cheque is in the mail. 3. We are a government department and we are here to help you.” - Heard on radio, 16.12.96. – Territorial government departments are mainly there to help themselves to what is yours. - JZ, 16.12.96. - JOKES

GOVERNMENT: There are three things which I do not want the government choosing for me: my doctor, my school, and my God.” – Doug Newman. - I do not want any territorial government to chose for me any political, economic and social system. That, too, should be subject to my individual sovereignty and consumer sovereignty and to fully developed free enterprise and free associationism, secessionism and contractarianism for myself and other volunteers. – I claim freedom of contract, choice, consent, freedom of action, association and disassociation, freedom to experiment and freedom for all self-help options in this sphere as well, which is now governmentally and territorially monopolized. -JZ, 26. 11. 06, 5.12.10. – My list would be much longer: Firstly, I do not wish any territorial government for me and for anyone else. I do not wish it to decide for me who my enemies are and then to decide for me that I ought to fight them, for aims and purposes not my own but “my” government’s. I do not wish to be taxed and regulated by it. I do not appreciate but have good reasons to dislike its coercive social insurance system, its monopoly police system, its central banking and taxation system, its alliances and foreign trade policy, its education system, its postal monopoly, its patent and copyrights legislation and most of its other laws, etc. etc. – JZ, 5.4.12. – Make you own and much longer list! – JZ, 13.4.12.

GOVERNMENT: There are times when a government must be liberal and times when it must be dictatorial: here everything changes, and there is no eternity.” - Otto von Bismarck, Speech in the Reichstag, Feb. 24, 1881. - In other words: Give me a free hand and I will mislead you. - JZ, 16.10.85. – There is not “must be” about any territorial government except: No territorial government must be. All territorial governments must be abolished and replaced by peacefully competing alternative associations of volunteers only, each doing its own things, at the own risk and expense, i.e. not claiming a territorial monopoly for its system. – JZ, 1.9.13. - STATISM, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM, UNIFORMITY SPLEEN, ONE LAW FOR ALL?

GOVERNMENT: There are very few so foolish that they had not rather govern themselves than be governed by others.” - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, I, 1651. – However, let those few fools have their choices for themselves. - JZ, 12.7.86, 5.12.10. - Actually, in territorial democracies and republics the majorities and minorities are also governed by others, more or less under the delusion that they govern themselves or that, in these forms, they do have their one and only chance to govern themselves. - JZ, 18.7.00. – PANARCHISM, STATISM, VOLUNTARISM, REPRESENTATION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: There is a myth that government can do the job cheaply because it doesn't have to make a profit.” - E. S. Savas. - The waste and losses of governments cost us more than the profits of all businessmen - and we do not get wanted goods and services at competitive prices in return. Production for profit is production for use. Moreover, most profits come out of cost savings. They are not added to prices but lead, rather, to reduced prices, from which the suppliers still can make a profit and often only because they were able to reduce their costs and prices. If it were otherwise, then the greatest profits could be made by suppliers adding them to normal prices without losing thereby any customers. The customers are not as dumb. They reward, with profits, those who offer them quality goods at lower prices, with the lower prices also containing the profits. In well run-chain stores profits are often down to 1-2% of the sales prices but prices are kept so low that the turnover is huge and thus the total amount of profits is also huge. Unwanted or inferior services at high prices produce in the long run only losses. - JZ, 12.7.92 & 18.7.00, 5.12.10. – PROFIT, LOSS & PRODUCTION FOR USE, COMMON GOOD, GENERAL INTEREST, PUBLIC INTEREST, STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM

GOVERNMENT: There is an argument that “We are the government”. If this reasoning is believed, then the Jews in Nazi Germany killed themselves. – Murrauy Rothbard, Anatomy of the State.

GOVERNMENT: There is an erosion of confidence in the government”, declared Representative Edith Green of Oregon on retiring after 20 years in Congress. “The federal government has tried to do too much and to be all things to all people ... We are not doing anything well.” - L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p. 86. – Perhaps only retiring or retired politicians, generals and bureaucrats can be relied upon to speak or write some truths. – JZ, 9.10.07.

GOVERNMENT: There is no art which government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people. –Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations – TAXATION, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, WELFARE STATE, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY

GOVERNMENT: There is no credit to being a comedian, when you have the whole Government working for you. All you have to do is report the facts. I don't even have to exaggerate.” - Will Rogers. - P. J. O'Brien, Will Rogers, Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom, chapter 9, p.157 (1935). - JOKES

GOVERNMENT: There is no difficulty so hopeless it can't be made worse with assistance from the federal government.” - Congressman H. R. Gross. – It is typical for territorial governments that even Congressmen and Presidents feel often helpless towards existing abuses. – JZ, 28.12.08. – They, too, are merely parts of a very powerful machine, one from which they are not free to secede in order to do the things that they do really believe in and that do not interfere with the genuine individual rights and liberties of others, who made different choices for themselves. – JZ, 5.12.10, 11.4.13. - GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE, SUBSIDIES, AID, PROGRAMS, FEDERALISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE,

GOVERNMENT: There is no form of authority that ever ought to be trusted.” - Noam Chomsky, 24.1.95, when asked if there is a form of government to be trusted. - His own authority does not deserve to be trusted, either. On too many freedom subjects he still remained uninformed or prejudiced. - His limited vision was also revealed by one or two of his books that were put expensively with illustrations and sounds on multi-media CD-ROMs, rather, than getting all his writings, together with thousands of other freedom titles, in text format only, on a single CD. - Any flawed anarchism isn't good enough, either! - except for its volunteers and for the time being. - JZ, 7.7.00. – The failures of their own free experiments would teach those, who are able and willing to learn from them, to rectify their errors and mistakes and make better or even perfect experiments in their next free attempts. – JZ, 11.4.13. – TRUST, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, LEARNING FROM FAILURES AS WELL AS FROM SUCCESSES

GOVERNMENT: There is no government without teeth, teeth to tear any man who longs for a free and just life.” - Nestor Machno, The Anarchist Revolution. - VS. MAN & FREEDOM

GOVERNMENT: There is no governor anywhere.” - Chuang-Tse, as quoted by Robert Anton Wilson, in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 65, 13 March 77, page 6. - There's no governor anywhere. - Chuan Chou, Taoist philosopher, quoted in Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus II, 110. – Nevertheless, everywhere we run into territorial governments, the new local “Gods” and their wrongful and irrational restrictions and institutions and are not free to secede from them – except in our dreams and written utopias, discussions talks etc. – These ghost-like abstractions are turned into a wrongful and messy hard reality by the believers in statism and territorialism. - JZ, 5.12.10. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATES, DEMOCRACIES, LAWS, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, TERRITORIALIST DISTOPIAS FOR INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS INSTEAD OF UTOPIAS FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY

GOVERNMENT: There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men.” - Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47. - Possibly "competent", incorrupt and "well-meaning" territorial governments have done as much damage. - In their own eyes and those of their followers, they are all competent, straight enough and well intentioned. – The mass murderous Robespierre of the French Revolution was incorruptible. Consider: Even democracies like the U.S., England and France were among the first to develop and keep in readiness nuclear "weapons", i.e., anti-people mass murder devices, targeted at the primary victims of dictatorial regimes! – (They did not, instead, e.g. advocate and practise tyrannicide. – JZ, 11.4.13.) And the Soviets, presumably built and kept them to "liberate” the "poor" proletarians of the West from their poor lives. - JZ, 2.8.00. – They are certainly not weapons to kill only State socialists or “capitalists” and “corporations”. – JZ, 11.4.13. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, DEMOCRACY, WELFARE STATES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NUCLEAR “STRENGTH”, ENEMIES, TARGETS, MASS MURDER DEVICES, DO-GOODERS, GENERAL INTEREST OR PUBLIC INTEREST PRETENCES OF RULERS

GOVERNMENT: There is no period in life when this love for society ceases to act. It begins and ends with our being. - If we examine, with attention, into the composition and constitution of man, the diversity of talents in different men for reciprocally accommodating the wants of each other, his propensity to society, and consequently to preserve the advantages resulting from it, we shall easily discover that a great part of what is called government is mere imposition. - Government is no further necessary than to supply the few cases to which society and civilization are not conveniently competent; and instances are not wanting to show that everything which government can usefully add thereto, has been performed by the common consent of society, without government.” - Thomas Paine, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.76. – The assumed incompetence is rather on the side of territorial governments, even of the “limited” type, than on the side of societies and communities of volunteers, free to experiment with their opinions, beliefs, ideals and preferences. – As monopolistic and territorial governments, imposed upon whole populations, even “limited” but still territorial governments, are still all too limited in what they can rightfully and rationally do – in they absence (under territorialism) of fully free competition in the supply of their services and of full consumer sovereignty towards them and all other services exterritorially offered by other societies and communities of volunteers. - JZ, 5.12.10. - VS. SOCIETY & SECURITY

GOVERNMENT: There is no proper relation between the individual and the government - because there ought to be no government.” - View attacked by David Kelly in THE FREEMAN, 4/74. - Both sides, as usual, did not distinguish between territorial, i.e., to that extent coercive, collectivistic, monopolistic and centralistic governments, with imposed laws and compulsory subjects from only exterritorially autonomous competing governments or non-governmental societies that have only voluntary members. Only the latter can form rightful and proper relationships between all their volunteers and their chosen rulers, leaders, directors or executives and with all other such societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers. All the territorial ones have to fear each other, for they always threaten to do to foreigners what they do already to their own involuntary subjects. To that extent even the best of them are still tyrannies or totalitarian regimes. Would a program of “Americanism only for all those, who would like to subscribe to it!” – when combined with: “To each only the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice!” - be seen, world-wide, as a threat, leading to Anti-Americanism or, rather, as a very much welcomed promise, from this “promised land” and its present population, if that promise were made genuine, as a rightful war- and peace-aim? - JZ, 3.8.00, 1.9.13. - VS. INDIVIDUALS, WAR & PEACE AIMS, AMERICANISM & ANTI-AMERICANISM, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, LIBERATION, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, FRATERNIZATION, OPEN ARMS POLICY FOR REFUGEES & DESERTERS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL – AS AN OPTION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: There is no question that the American people are coming to the conclusion that their Government couldn't run a two-car funeral without fouling up the arrangement.” - Representative James C. Cleveland (New Hampshire), quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 8.11.75. – INCAPACITY, STATISM INCOMPETENCE, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: There is no right government except good government.” - George Santayana. - Good territorial government is impossible. Only exterritorial governments over volunteers CAN be good. - JZ, n.d. - No government CAN be rightful that does not enjoy unanimous consent from all its subjects who are not criminals with victims. Rightfulness in government requires voluntary membership, assured through individual secessionism and openness to new members as well as exterritorial autonomy instead of territorial autonomy. - JZ, 13.7.00. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, RIGHTFUL GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, TRULY LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

GOVERNMENT: There is no State in Europe where the least wise have not governed the most wise.” - W. S. Landor, Imaginary Conversations: Rousseau and Malesherbes. - IGNORANCE, SCUM, STUPIDITY, PREJUDICE, WISDOM, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, STATE, WISDOM, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT: There is no working channel to reach rulers, leaders, governments, bureaucrats, opinion-makers, with any rightful and sensible freedom ideas and to penetrate their mental defences against them. - JZ, 9.6.98. – This also applies to all political parties and mass media and to any government department. - JZ, 15.7.00. – Imagine a “representative” receiving one day an email from each voter in his electorate. How many of them could he read and respond to? – And how could he sufficiently respond to numerous proposals by his opponents? As a territorialist he would mainly ignore them. – As a panarchist he might consider putting himself up as a leader for a panarchist utopia of his liking, which has already many sympathizers. That could offer him a permanent leadership position over many followers. - JZ, 3.1.09, 5.12.10. - COMMUNICATION CHANNELS, BETTER IDEAS, RULERS, REPRESENTATION,  PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM FOR POLITICIANS, TOO, OFFERS THEM A BETTER CHANCE, IF THEY ARE COMPETENT

GOVERNMENT: There is not, has never been and will never be one single territorial and quite ideal government for all people. - Men's ideals are much too different for that. This target is as impossible to reach as THE ideal music, painting, sculpture, book or poem, hair-style or clothing, food or drink, amusement or entertainment, game or sport. "To each his own!" - JZ, 4.2.84 & 25.7.00. – IDEAL GOVERNMENT? LIMITED GOVERNMENT? ANARCHY FOR ALL?

GOVERNMENT: There is nothing really more monstrous in any recorded savagery or absurdity of mankind than that government should be able to get money for any folly they choose to commit, by selling to capitalists the right of taxing future generations to the end of time.” - Ruskin, in Tucker's Catalogue, p.62. – Apparently, he was unaware that this is possible only under territorial statism with its taxation and public debt system, amounting to investments in tax slaves. – JZ, 5.12.10, 1.9.13. – And for capitalists who are immoral and foolish enough to invest their capital in governmental securities, hoping that they will be redeemed and this at their original value instead of in much depreciated government monopoly money, by future tax slaves. –JZ, 11.4.13, 1.9.13. – TAXATION, TAX SLAVERY, INFLATION, GOVERNMENT DEBTS & GOVERNMENT SECURITIES OR INSECURITIES

GOVERNMENT: There is nothing that a government can do that a private citizen can't do better - except make war and spend money.” - Raymond F. Jones, Regulations Provide, ASTOUNDING SF, British Edition, Oct. 1950, p 22. - It is only better in engaging in immoral and irrational wars and expenditures, in levying tax tributes, causing inflations, deflations, stagflations and passing numerous wrongful laws! - JZ, 22.1.02, 1.9.13. – Private people will always tend to buy more satisfactions for themselves with their own money than they achieve with their involuntary tribute payments to any government. – JZ, 11.4.13. - SPENDING, WAR

GOVERNMENT: There is nothing the government can do that free men cannot do better.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.55. - VS. FREE MEN

GOVERNMENT: There is nothing wrong with a person having a government if he wants one.” - LeFevre, Good Government, p.14. – Provided it is confined to its volunteers and exterritorial autonomy only. – JZ, 5.12.10. - VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, ANARCHISM & PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: There is one bull below who holds the earth balanced on his horns and another shines brightly in the sky at night. And I can think only with horror of the mass of fools who live between these two beasts.” - Sprueche des Omar Chijam. („Ein Stier ist, der drunten auf seinem Horne die Erde haelt, / Ein anderer Stier strahlt hell dort oben am Himmelszelt, 'Und oh! an die Menge von Eseln denk'ich mit Grausen, / Die zwischen den beiden Stieren hausen!“) – German translation by Adolf Friedrich Grafen von Schack. - GOD, POLITICS & RELIGION, STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: There is only one function of government, which has ever displayed skill or efficiency. It is the government's function as a tax collector. (*) In this salient, government has demonstrated whatever efficiency it has. While I applaud the courage of those who attack the government by withholding taxes, I deplore their lack of wisdom. They are asking for, and in due course, will receive their individual martyrdom. Government can and will take its time here. But the lights so ignited will flare briefly and then sink out into a deeper darkness than before.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - Individual tax strikes are no more sensible than lone individuals declaring war or secession against a territorial government. Alone, they are bound to be defeated, in the vast majority of cases, like conscientious objectors. They do have to turn themselves into a strong minority if not even a majority movement, to become successful. Tax strikers would have to get public opinion largely on their side. For that they would have to explore and popularize voluntary taxation schemes and during a tax strike they would have to partly realize them already, by continuing to collect from their followers those contributions required to continue all the services that they still want, at least for the time being. E.g., they would be wise to take over the paying of salaries to soldiers and policemen before these can be integrated into ideal volunteer militia forces or competing protective associations or employed in productive jobs. Moreover, they must see to it that governments can no longer lure investments in tax slaves or tax all creditors via inflating its forced and exclusive currency. That means, they must refuse to invest in government securities and declare that they would repudiate them. Furthermore, they must refuse to accept the government's paper money, then useless for them, even for paying taxes, and should supply all the monetary needs of the economy by the competitive provision of alternative exchange media, value standards and free clearing institutions. Nor should they leave the government in undisputed possession of enormous capital assets. Instead, they should issue vouchers upon these assets to all the citizens, in a comprehensive denationalization and privatization scheme for the benefit of all citizens and taxpayers. (PEACE PLANS 19 C, online at - It is not enough when just a few people act morally and rationally, in an all too limited sphere, against a well organized, entrenched and powerful regime, which still enjoys wide-spread support and has numerous vested interests in its train. Territorial governments rest upon false ideas even more so than upon their whole huge tax revenue. - How limited the efficiency of governments is, even in the sphere of taxation, is demonstrated by the instances in history (altogether they might be rather numerous) in which a reduction of excessive tax rates led to an increase in total revenues. Governments have been unable or unwilling so far to learn from this experience and to apply it generally, all the time, to maximize their revenue while burdening the economy less. They remained ideologically committed to progressive tax rates, in spite of these being counter-productive and in spite of the fact that in at least some of the communist regimes they had already been abolished, because they did return less than flat taxes and other impositions. - JZ, 29.7.00. – (*) Here, too, it shows only the skill of professional robbers or con-men. Another is aggressive war and another corruption. Still another one consists in gaining and maintaining territorial power. – JZ, 31.12.08.  – However, in many to most cases they government makes also counter-productive mistakes in its taxation. E.g., it has rarely learned that too high taxes are counter-productive and thus reduce the total tax revenue. Often the reduction of these too high tax rates has led to higher total revenues.  It has also made the whole taxation system all too complicated and expensive to administrate. Few governments were so far been able and willing to introduce a simplified tax like the flat rate tax, which does not penalize higher productivity as much as e.g. progressive taxation does. – JZ, 11.4.13.

GOVERNMENT: there is then no questioning of the fact that a great government is to its people an affliction rather than a blessing, and that any effort by anyone to extend the boundaries of a nation is in the direction of a further oppression of the people of that nation.” - Dillworth, Free Banking, p.97. - GREATNESS, EXPANSION, SIZE, BIGNESS, CONQUEST, NATION-BUILDING

GOVERNMENT: There is, in fact, no law or government at all [in Italy]; and it is wonderful how well things go on without them.” – Lord Byron, 1788-1852, letter, January 1828, quoted in: Elizabeth Longford, Pillar of State, 1972. – To what extent was that true, then? – JZ, 9.10.07. - LAW

GOVERNMENT: There isn't any crime many government agents are not capable of. (Many government agents are capable and willing to commit any crime - if they can get away with it. That is, usually, the case when they are ordered to commit it.) - JZ, 16.2.96, 7.7.00, 27.12.08. - CRIME

GOVERNMENT: There were too many environments, races, cultures, lives, messages. No mind, no government could know the whole, let alone cope.” - Poul Anderson, A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows, IF, Oct. 74. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, INCAPABLE TO KNOW & COPE WITH DIVERSITY

GOVERNMENT: There's No Government Like No Government.” - Quoted by Chaz Bufe in The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations, p.43. - SLL sticker & button No. 77 or 1977. - Also seen in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, May 1975 and as: Dangerous Buttons, No. 293. - VS. NO-GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: There's no governor anywhere.” - Chuan Chou, Taoist philosopher, quoted in Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus II, 110. - There is no governor anywhere.” - Chuang-Tse, as quoted by Robert Anton Wilson, in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 65, 13 March 77, page 6.

GOVERNMENT: There's no law forbidding it?" - "Nothing is forbidden. The Law Speakers provide guidance for the tribe, not restrictions." - William Hjortsberg, Gray Matters, p.143.  NO-GOVERNMENT & LAW

GOVERNMENT: There's no trick to being a humorist - when you have the whole government working for you.” - Will Rogers. – HUMOR, GOVERNMENT A CIRCUS, A COMEDY, AN ENTERTAINMENT, ALTHOUGH A VERY COSTLY ONE, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: There's nothing to be gained by trying to make the government more efficient, by trying to get the "bad guys" out and the "good guys" in. The government has nothing to offer you.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.101. – Recipients of legalized privileges, tax exemptions, subsidies and hand-outs, all at the expense not only of voluntary but also of involuntary victims, do think otherwise. - Territorial governments have all too much to offer to statists, politicians, bureaucrats, power addicts and simple-minded mere followers of “great” leaders. – JZ, 5.12.10. - EFFICIENT, GOOD GOVERNMENT, VOTING, ELECTONS, CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT, REFORMING GOVERNMENT, POLITICAL ACTION, PARTIES

GOVERNMENT: There's only one way the government can do anything - that's with your money.” - Earl L. Butz, THE FREEMAN, 7/74. - YOUR MONEY, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

GOVERNMENT: There's too much government getting into our lives.” - Robert Frost, Interviews, April 1961, page 261.

GOVERNMENT: There’s never been a good government. – Emma Goldman in - Territorial governments can never be good enough in they eyes of their dissenters. Only exterritorially autonomous panarchies – of whatever type – will have only voluntary members and thus no dissenters. To their voluntary members they will thus all be “good” governments”. – JZ, 24.6.01,11.4.13. - Every government is good - for its voluntary followers and members but bad for its involuntary subjects and victims. Only free choice of governments and societies will be good - for all the members of exterritorially autonomous governments and societies of volunteers, including their voluntary victims, as long as they can stand or want to retain the good or bad features of their communities, by staying in them. Most people have still to learn their lessons on "public affairs". Let them do so at their own expense and risk. That would be the good of even those exterritorially autonomous governments and communities of volunteers, which are, objectively seen, still full of flaws. Then they will have sufficient limits, self-cleaning and self-correction factors inbuilt and can also fail and disappear, just like any other business. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – A freely competing government, ruling only exterritorially over its voluntary members, would be a good lesson, at least for its members. – JZ, 2.1.08. - At least none of the territorial and religious governments can be called “good” whenever they rule over peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 31.3.12. – This they do, inevitably, by their very nature. – JZ, 13.4.12. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, RIGHTFUL GOVERNMENT, RATIONAL GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: these poor creatures really believed that the King's departure would be a loss for France! As though a people were not always more sure of finding a king than a king is sure of finding a people.” - Erckman/Chatrian, The Story of a Peasant, I, 298/299. - We are inclined to laugh about these poor creatures - but most people, the statists, take precisely their stand when it comes to the permanent abolition of government. They believe that thereby they would be deserted by or deprived of their God on Earth. Only panarchism can provide everyone with the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams or free individual choice and does not force anyone to live in what they might perceive to be nightmares. - JZ, 13.7.00, 11.4.13. - KINGS & PEOPLE, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: These sovereign governments have given us nothing but inconclusive wars on a larger and larger scale.” - H. G. Wells, The Rights of Man, p.103. - Like most, he had only territorial governments in mind, the current reality. He did not know that voluntary and competing governments and societies, which are only exterritorially autonomous, would be peace-promoting, enriching, enlightening, just and liberating, at least by the standards of their voluntary members! - JZ, 27.7.00, 11.4.13. – WAR, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, PEACE

GOVERNMENT: They all talk about honor, duty, service to the people, but I'm beginning to think that at base the sole function of government is to perpetuate government.” - Melinda Snodgrass, Circuit, 160. - Basically, not States perpetuate States but statists perpetuate States. - JZ, 7.5.91. - STATE, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: They are sustained by structural relationships even when they have lost all other meaning and purpose.” - Robert M. Pirsig, Zen & the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance, p.94.

GOVERNMENT: They call themselves "city government" and steal legally.” - Dean R. Koontz, A Darkness in My Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, 89. – TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES

GOVERNMENT: They haven't a head you can reason with, a heart you can appeal to, or a backside you can kick.” - Mr. Charles Connolly, president, Small Businessmen's Association, on Federal and State Governments. - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 20.8.77. - He may have excepted Local Governments only because often local businessmen are all too strongly represented in it and use it to gain favors for themselves. - JZ, 30.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: They hired one gang of thieves to protect them from other gangs, and in time the price paid for such protection came to be known as taxation.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.203. - The "protection" bought was mostly illusionary, the tax burden was not. Moreover, this protection racket, too, could not be hired and fired by individuals living on the "turf" of this Mafia. - JZ, 26.7.00. - TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: They knew that all men are, by their nature, free. Weakening the Government, hampering the use of force in human affairs, is the only way to permit individuals to use their natural freedom.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.200. - WEAKENING OR HAMPERING IT, FREEDOM, MAN

GOVERNMENT: They may talk about protecting free enterprise but that is not what they are trying to accomplish.” - Earl W. McMunn, THE FREEMAN, 7/75, 414. - VS. FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, PROTECTIONISM

GOVERNMENT: They rule without using reason. - JZ, 20.2.83, free after Volney, Die Ruinen, S. 102: "Regiert Ihr Ohne die Vernunft zu gebrauchen?" - VS. REASON, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ADDICTION, FED BY TRIBUTE LEVIES CALLED TAXATION

GOVERNMENT: They said I could run for parliament / I guess they couldn't see / That government is just as bad / Even when it's run by me.” - Andrew D. McDonald, THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER No. 2, 1976. – TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY

GOVERNMENT: They say we got the government we deserve. What could we possibly have done to deserve this lot?” - Heard on radio, 19.3.80. - An ancient collectivist and territorial fallacy is involved here in the use of "we". We are NOT ONE people, or ONE nation and do not have the same principles, knowledge, beliefs, ideas and interests. All of us disagree with each other in at least some ways. And all of us could manage – (or could learn to do this) - our own affairs much better and much cheaper than any politicians and bureaucrats could. - Those honest and productive citizens, who are strongly opposed to any particular or even to all governments, do certainly not deserve to be ruled by them. - JZ, 27.7.00, 11.4.13. - GOVERNMENT, THE ONE WE DESERVE? RESULT OF MERIT? CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE? TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE, NATION, COLLECTIVISM, REPRESENTATION

GOVERNMENT: They suppress your rights and liberties, your opportunities and choices - under the pretence of serving you.” - JZ, 19.11.93. - TERRITORIAL, MONOPOLISTIC, CENTRALIZED & COERCIVE

GOVERNMENT: They want to improve upon the natural, automatic processes of the market. - And so they form governments. - They hope thereby to make things available to more people more quickly. In addition, they hope to have their lives and property protected for a smaller price than they think it would cost without government.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom …, p.86. - And they seem never to learn from experience! - JZ, 1.8.00. - STATISM VS. THE MARKET & FREE PRICING FOR GOODS & SERVICES

GOVERNMENT: They're not legislating wrong into right by making it a law.” - Don Crick, A Different Drummer. – LAWS, LOTS OF THEM, VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW & RIGHTS

GOVERNMENT: They're stuck with "government" in its tyrannical meaning, believing that its function is "to govern, direct, manage." Not the slightest idea of what is meant by limited government.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/77. - Limited government advocates are stuck with their territorialist interpretation of it, which is collectivistic and coercive, enforcing membership and universal laws and jurisdiction over a whole territory. Limited governments are not sufficiently limited, i.e. do not allow individuals to secede and to establish or join exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. To that extent even their "limited" government "ideal" is still a totalitarian, because territorialist distopia. - JZ, 25.7.00, 1.9.13. – Only zero-societies are really inconceivable even for hermits. For where did they get their language, their very thoughts, their remaining simple tools and foods from? – JZ, 1.1.09, 1.9.13. - TYRANNICAL, LIMITED, VOLUNTARY, COMPETING, ZERO- & EXTERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS OR SOCIETIES.

GOVERNMENT: Things are never so bad that they won't get worse when government moves in to correct them.” - J. Kesner Kahn, quoted in the SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 11/75. – They do not function in their supposed functions. – JZ, 1.9.13. - SOLUTIONS, REFORMS, STATISM, MEASURES, TERRITORIALISM, ACTIONS, “FUNCTIONS”

GOVERNMENT: Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.” – Will Rogers, - VS. FREE MARKET, RUNNING THE COUNTRY, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP

GOVERNMENT: Thirdly, law is inevitably made in the interest of the lawmakers and as such is a 'venal compact by which superior tyrants have purchased the countenance and alliance of the inferior.' Above all, like government, it fixes the human mind in a stagnant condition and prevents that unceasing progress which is its natural tendency.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.9, on Godwin. – LAW

GOVERNMENT: This gang is well-nigh immune to punishment. Its worst extortions, even when they are boldly for private profit, carry no certain penalties under our laws. Since the first days of the Republic less than a dozen of its members have been impeached, and only a few obscure understrappers have ever been put into prison. The number of men sitting at Atlanta and Leavenworth for revolting against the extortion of the government is always ten times as great as the number of government officials condemned for oppressing the taxpayers to their own gain.” - H. L. Mencken, More of the Same. – TAXATION, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS

GOVERNMENT: this government, swollen and arrogant with pelf, goes butting into our business ... It checks the amount of tropical oils in our snack foods, tells us what kind of gasoline we can buy for our cars and how fast we can drive them, bosses us around about retirement, education, and what's on TV; counts our noses and asks fresh questions about who's still living at home and how many bathrooms we have; decides whether the door to our office or shop should have steps or a wheelchair ramp; decrees the sex and complexion of the people we hire there; lectures us on safe sex; dictates what we can sniff, smoke, and swallow; and waylays young men, ships them to distant places, and tells them to shoot people they don't even know.” - P. J. O'Rourke. - INTERVENTIONISM, MEDDLING, ITS NOSES IN EVERY PIE, POWER, ARROGANCE, INTERVENTIONISM, MEDDLING, DOO-GOODING, WELFARE STATE, COUNTRY-WIDE CONCENTRATION CAMPS OF PRISONS OR KINDERGARTENS

GOVERNMENT: This is seen in the gang warfare that characterizes the processes of government today.” - Thomas W. Hazlett, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 77. - That gang warfare is an inevitable consequence of territorialism, with its imposed laws and compulsory membership and suppression of free competition with any government service offers. - JZ, 24.7.00. - GANG WARFARE, TURFS, TERRITORIALISM, SPECIAL INTERESTS, LOBBIES, PARTY STRIFE, PARTY RULE

GOVERNMENT: This is the history of governments - one man does something, which is to bind another. A man who cannot be acquainted with me, taxes me; looking at me from afar ordains that a part of my labour shall go to this or that whimsical end - not as I, but as he happens to fancy. Behold the consequence. Of all debts men are least willing to pay the taxes. What a satire this is on government. Everywhere they think they get their money's worth, except for these.” - Emerson. - A BONDAGE, TAX TRIBUTES, GOVERNMENT BUDGET, SPENDING

GOVERNMENT: This organizational procedure for the protection of natural rights is not always successful. There are two hazards. The first is this: history teaches us that, given a monopoly on the use of force, government itself tends to become so powerful and corrupt that it indulges in the very oppression of its citizens which it was set up to prevent. The second is that when a preponderant number of persons in the community have become so corrupt as to require force to control their behavior, the task of representative and responsible government becomes almost impossible.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.132. - Not ALWAYS successful? Is it EVER? - JZ, 30.7.00. – TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: This then is the cause of the people, the good of the people, judged of by common feeling and public opinion. Mr. Burke contemptuously defines the people to be "any faction that at the time can get the power of the sword into its hands." No: that may be a description of the Government, but it is not of the people. The people is the hand, heart and head of the whole community acting to one purpose, and with a mutual and thorough consent. ...” - William Hazlitt, 1778-1830, in: What Is the People, 1818, in chapter: Truly Popular Government. - A lot of democratic illusions are embodied here. What he says about "the people" applies only to communities of volunteers, not to the whole population of large areas, going far beyond private properties and coercively embracing them, in what is wrongfully called “their” territories. All populations contain very diverse kinds of peoples, with different aims, beliefs, methods, customs and ideas. Even within families and friendship circles they do disagree, extensively. Thus, in all spheres except three major ones preempted by governments (*), we do let them sort themselves out voluntarily and do their things for and to themselves independently, often even individually, without permission from the territorial government or "the people". – (*) Those of political, social and economic systems. - JZ, 29.7.00, 6.12.10, 1.9.13. - VS. THE PEOPLE, PANARCHISM, IMPOSED UNITY VS. VOLUNTARY SEPARATISM & DIVERSE AS WELL AS FREE DEVELOPMENT, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: This we learn from Watergate / That almost any creep’ll / Be glad to help the Government / Overthrow the people.” – E. Y. Harburg, 1898-1981, History Lesson, 1976. - Here both, government and people are, as usual, wrongly perceived as territorial governments and as all its territorial subjects. Both these notions are mere caricatures or the opposite of genuine self-government and sovereign people. Only governments over volunteers can form a genuine self-government over these people and only volunteers can form communities that deserve to be called sovereign “peoples”. The others, to the extent that they are not volunteers, are merely the victimized sheep in the hands of all too bad shepherds. – JZ, 9.9.07. – Apart from criminals with victims. – Only in communities of volunteers are the individual sovereignties of their voluntary members combined to the extent that they do desire this. - JZ, 5.12.10. - VS. THE PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS OR PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: This, then, is the anarchistic definition of government; the subjection of the non-invasive individual to an external will.” - Benjamin R. Tucker. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, RULE OVER PEACEFUL DISSENTERS

GOVERNMENT: Those (who) seek to establish systems of Government based on the regimentation of all Human Beings by a handful of individual rulers ... call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order." – Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of The United States. – And yet he was one of the prime governmental regulators and meddlers. – JZ, 2.1.08. – Ignore what they say but watch what they do. – JZ, 6.12.10. – POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, REGIMENTATION

GOVERNMENT: Those higher conceptions of government and service, which prevailed before the days of public bribery began. In time he will see that the true business of government is to give the citizens the opportunity to benefit themselves.” - Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.25. - Does self-help really need the support of government or, rather, does it merely require that government gets completely out of its way? - JZ, 16.7.00. – Public bribery is nothing new, either, nor is territorialism.  There were no good old times or an gold age for governmental service and higher concepts of government, except the few historical instances of governments only over volunteers, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, and even they were almost always all too limited and temporary and interfered with by territorial power mongers. Moreover, in these times genuine individual rights and liberties were less known and appreciated than they are today, even among people, who consider themselves to be anarchists and libertarians. – JZ, 13.1.13, 1.9.13. - SELF-HELP, TERRITORIALISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, Q.

GOVERNMENT: Those that think must govern those that toil.” - Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveler, 1765, p.372. - Rulers usually think even less than many of their victims. Thinking doesn't authorize you to rule but may qualify you to serve as a guide post. - JZ, 20.11.85, 1.9.13. - Those striving for power or maintaining themselves in power do not have much time and energy left for thinking, reading, writing and discussions. - JZ, 14.7.00. – O. G. formulated this statement as if working would be productive when done without any thought. – JZ, 1.1.09, 12.4.13. - THINKING, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, SELF-MANAGEMENT VS. EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES OR SLAVE LABOR OR SERFDOM

GOVERNMENT: Those who distrust governments are right.” - W. Allen Wallis, THE FREEMAN, 8/74. - We have no reasons to distrust voluntary, competing and merely exterritorially autonomous governments, but many good reasons to distrust all territorial governments. - JZ, 2.8.00, 12.4.13. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT DESERVES DISTRUST

GOVERNMENT: Though the meaning of the word "liberal" has changed greatly since Bastiat's day, the underlying argument has not. We are still trying to decide whether or not government should be the final arbiter of men's lives.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.13. - Should we postpone this decision-making for another 150 years? - Should we ignore the panarchistic option for further centuries, although it would provide for each the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams or free choice? - JZ, 18.7.00, 12.4.13. – Q., PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

GOVERNMENT: Throughout recorded history, without exception, it has been the sole accomplishment of organized government to deprive their populations of their liberty and of their property.” - John C. Calhoun. – What is almost always true for territorial government is not always if ever true for the governments, societies and communities of volunteers only, who remain free to secede from them and then to compete with them. – JZ, 12.4.13. - PROPERTY, LIBERTY, WELFARE STATE, STATE, STATISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM


GOVERNMENT: throw money around the way our government has thrown it, even before Vietnam, and you dance with destruction - throw it the way they did in the war and since, and you are openly begging to be destroyed.” - Richard Bach, REASON, 3/79. - SPENDING, WASTE, BUDGED, INFLATION, TAXATION, PUBLIC DEBT

GOVERNMENT: Throw Them All Out - - Rather leave them - for their voluntary victims - just make sure that you are free to secede from them. – JZ, 29.12.11 12.4.13. - Only their territorial monopoly has to be abolished! – JZ, 5.10.12. - ABOLITION?

GOVERNMENT: Thus it is obvious that the only visible, tangible government we have is made up of these professed agents or representatives of a secret band of robbers and murderers, who, to cover up, or gloss over, their robberies and murders, have taken to themselves the title of "the people of the U.S."; and who, on the pretence of being "the people of the U.S.", assert their right to subject to their dominion, and to control and dispose of at their pleasure, all property and persons found in the U.S.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI, in Works, I, p.32. – If they are merely our benefactors – why do they suppress secession from them and competition against them? – JZ, 6.12.10. - SECRECY, VOTING, PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, RULERS

GOVERNMENT: Tis a political maxim that all government tends to despotism, and like the human frame brings at its birth the latent seed, which finally shall destroy the constitution. This is a melancholy truth - but such is the lot of humanity.” - Josiah Quincy, Jr., Letter to the Boston Gazette, 1767. - In this and in other respects, one should distinguish between territorial and exterritorial governments, between governments with compulsory subjects and those with voluntary members only. While even the latter are not immune to corruption and deterioration, they have, as competitive enterprises, inbuilt safeguards which limit and end corruption and can do so again and again. - JZ, 12.7.86. - Free choice among competing governments - and non-governmental societies, all of volunteers only, provides the "consumers" of governmental or societal services full consumer sovereignty, expressed, e.g. in individual secessionism. – Panarchism also provides all the benefits of free enterprise in this sphere. - JZ, 18.7.00, 6.12.10. – But even it amounts only to the practice of a fraction of a comprehensive and clear declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Required is also a suitable kind militia for the protection of these rights and liberties and sufficient knowledge for effective and rightful resistance, revolution, defence and liberation. Territorial governments do certainly not provide that knowledge, organization and preparation for self-help of their victims against them. Neither have the anarchist and libertarian movements done this job, so far. – JZ, 12.4.13, 1.9.13. - DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, ANARCHISTS, LIBERTARIANS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, BLUEPRINTS FOR LIBERTARIAN RESISTANCE, REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, LIBERATION, DEFENCE, IDEAL MILITIA FORCES, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT

GOVERNMENT: To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-ridden, regulated, penned up, indoctrinated, preached at, checked, appraised, seized, censured, commanded, by beings who have neither title nor knowledge, nor virtue. To be governed is to have every operation, every transaction, every movement noted, registered, counted, rated, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, refused, authorized, indorsed, admonished, prevented, reformed, redressed, corrected. - To be governed is, under pretext of public utility and in the name of the general interest, to be laid under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, exhausted, hoaxed and robbed; then, upon the slightest resistance, at the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, annoyed, hunted town, pulled about, beaten, disarmed, bound, imprisoned, shot, mitrailleused, judged, condemned, banished, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and, to crown all, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored.” - P. J. Proudhon, Confessions d'un revolutionaire, 1849. – TERRITORIALISM, GENERAL INTEREST? COMMON INTEREST OR THE INTERESTS OF POWER ADDICTS & POWER MONGERS – POLITICIANS?

GOVERNMENT: to be laughed at is the one thing which big government has never been able to stand.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.14. - So why aren't there any comprehensive anarchist and libertarian joke collections, with several jokes for every occasion where governments can be put down and ought to be put down? - JZ, 1.8.00. - RIDICULE, JOKES, HUMOR, CARICATURES, LAUGHTER, COMICS

GOVERNMENT: To define government, Adler considers the difference between governed and being exempt from government. "An individual who is subject to government in any respect whatsoever is one who, in that respect, obeys a rule of action or carries out a decision that is not entirely of wholly of his own making." - Roy Childs, INDIVIDUALIST, III/ 10, Oct. 71, p.18, on: Mortimer J. Adler, The Common Sense of Politics, quoting p.70. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. THE TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED COLLETIVIST SOVEREIGNTY OF A FEW “REPRESENTATIVES”.

GOVERNMENT: To deliver men from the evils of armaments and wars, we want neither congresses nor conferences, nor treaties, nor courts of arbitration but the destruction of those instruments of violence which are called governments, and from which humanity's greatest evils flow.” - Tolstoy, Government Is Violence, Freedom Bookshop, London, 1999, £5. – Let them be continued among their remaining voluntary victims. We need some deterrent examples as well. – If the Nazis had applied their “racial purity” notions only among themselves, how many of them would have survived their internal “ethnic cleansing” or “Final Solution”? – The vast majority of all Germans has a very mixed ethnic and racial background, just like the top leaders of the Nazis. - JZ, 6.12.10. – However, they made clever use of the “myth of the chosen people” and pretended that all Germans were members of a master lass, or “Herrenvolk”, simply ignoring how many of them had been slaves or serfs rather than masters. – They also used many other popular errors and prejudices. - JZ, 1.9.13. - ANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, ARMS RACES, VIOLENCE, RACISM, NAZIS, PURE RACES?

GOVERNMENT: To devise a new little bit of government is, in these days, far easier than to create a new little bit of trade.” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p. 201, start of ch.XIII. - LAWS, COMMITTEES, INTERVENTION, TRADE, ECONOMICS, POLITICS, REFORMERS, AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, BUREAUCRACY, QUANGOS

GOVERNMENT: To each the government of his dreams, or the no-government, courts, police, penal system, personal law, economic system, money and credit system, land reform, education, property system and lifestyle of his or her free choice. - We do not have to agree on anything except to be tolerant towards all such voluntary experiments under exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 13.1.81 & 27.7.00, 12.4.13. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, IN ALL SPHERES SO FAR MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: To expect a government to do things beyond the capacity of its individual constituents to acquire information is unreasonable, and for a government to believe and to assert that it can do so is a fraud.” - H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.118. – The territorial political leaders are also merely human beings with all the usual human flaws. Since they are power addicts, intent to rule not only their own lives but the lives of many others as well, they are even more likely to be flawed in their characters, less honest, reliable and much more selfish and inconsiderate of the rights and liberties of others than most other human beings are. Professor Pitirim Sorokin pointed out that politicians have the highest rate even of ordinary criminality among them of all the professionals, i.e., not only their inherent criminality as territorial misleaders of whole populations, all too ready - and due to their territorial power monopoly also able - to sacrifice all too many people for their aims, purposes and “ideals”. – In all too many ways they “serve us” like cannibals would do. – JZ, 12.4.13. - INFORMATION, CAPABILITY, ABILITY, CAPACITY, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, USING & ABUSING PEOPLE LIKE PROPERTY

GOVERNMENT: To get government off your back, get your hands out of the government pockets.” - Senator Gary Hart. - NEWSWEEK, Nov. 7, 1977. - There would be nothing in the government's pockets if we had already managed to get government hands out of our pockets. - JZ, 26.7.00. – As a senator he is also “on the take”, with regard to his salary, fringe benefits, operating expenses and pension claims, all at the expense of involuntary taxpayers and inflation victims, most of them with much less power than he is, not to speak of his opportunities for receiving bribes to wrongfully use his official powers and votes. – What percentage of all territorial politicians has quite clean hands, clean minds and sound moral principles? And if they are not full of “dirty money”, then they get all too often bloody in their power struggles, like those of Robespierre were, directly or indirectly, and all too numerous others. – JZ, 12.4.13. - SPENDING, SUBSIDIES, HAND-OUTS, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, RULERS, DISHONESTY, CORRUPTION, CRIMINALITY, MURDEROUSNESS, THIEVES, ROBBERS, CONFIDENCE TRICKSTERS, DEMAGOGUES

GOVERNMENT: To govern a man - that is, to control him, to dictate to him, to rule him - is to violate the principle of equal liberty, for there is the same inequality between the governor and the governed, between the dictator and those dictated to, between the ruler and the ruled, that there was between the master and his slave. The power to command and the weakness to obey are the essence of government and the quintessence of slavery.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.22. - POWER, SLAVERY VS. EQUAL LIBERTY, SERFDOM, ENSLAVEMENT, TERRORIZATION, SEVERE PENALTIES FOR DISOBEDIENCE OR RESISTANCE, FEAR-INSPIRING


GOVERNMENT: To govern means to rectify.” - Confucius, Analects, XII. - No, to mismanage, if it is attempted territorially, for a whole population, a whole country. - JZ, 16.10.85. - Only genuine self-government or self-management, of diverse communities of volunteers, can manage as well as people can manage their own interests and their own affairs. – A forced association is not really an association or a community. It is, inevitably, at cross purposes and leads to infighting. – Imagine the simplest one: Forced marriages! – Forced labor! – Tribute levies! - JZ, 12.7.86 & 15.7.00, 31.12.08, 1.9.13. – No territorial government has ever as yet known, appreciated and fully recognized all individual rights and liberties. So how could it properly judge and rectify? Just look at their all too flawed and incomplete Bills of Rights. These indicate their all too limited and flawed “ideals”, at least their pretended ones. In practice they have restricted all their declared and all too limited and flawed rights and liberties as well - by numerous laws, regulations and court decisions. – JZ, 31.12.08, 6.12.10. – REFORMS & MISMANAGEMENT, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS & REGULATIONS VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GOVERNMENT: To governments and their actions their constitutions and the human rights of their subjects are merely like cobwebs, which they sweep away. – JZ, 1.3.00. - And their victims are not educated, armed, organized and trained to stand up for their rights against the own government. - JZ, 9.7.00. – All governmental declarations of individual human rights and liberties are very incomplete and flawed. So what is the excuse for libertarians and anarchists not to make a systematic effort to produce, between them, an ideal and complete declaration of this kind? – JZ, 27.12.08. – And to establish or at least plan a suitable organization for their protection? – JZ, 12.4.13, 1.9.13. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, A PRIVATE & IDEAL ONE, MILITIA

GOVERNMENT: To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places. - Wendell Phillips - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – STATISM, PARLIAMENTARISM, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, CONGRESS, LEGISLATION, LAW

GOVERNMENT: To liberate mankind of the terrible evil of armaments and wars, under which they have to suffer presently and which grows and grows, not congresses and conferences, not treaties and arbitration courts are needed but the destruction of that power which calls itself government and which causes the greatest sufferings of mankind.” - Tolstoy, in War & Peace, p.44-60. – 44-60? – Only their territorialism has to be abolished. – JZ, 6.12.10, 1.9.13. - COERCION, WAR, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: To maximize government is to minimize freedom.” - Robert Dole, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/76. - To minimize government increases freedom but does not fully establish freedom. For that the total abolition of all its territorial, coercive, compulsory and monopolistic features is required. - The remainder would tend to be no more dangerous than e.g. a tennis or bridge club. - JZ, 28.7.00. - BIG VS. FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: To pervert an old saying, in government we must be able to see the trees for the forest.” - Poul Anderson, Conflict, 265. – All kinds of improvement or reform suggestions are made for territorial government without realizing that it is primarily their territorial nature and power that has to be abolished. The rest of the job could be left to their remaining volunteers. The various groups of secessionists would then already be free to do their own things. – JZ, 6.12.10. - INDIVIDUALS, COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION, COERCION, MONOPOLISM, REFORMS, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES & ASSOCIATIONS, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES

GOVERNMENT: to protect its citizens from crime. If our political system fails in this, it will have failed in everything, and will no longer be entitled to our allegiance. It that event, we will have to search for a better system.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.222. - This is his concluding remark to chapter VI. In the following notes, under 11, he reports: See “99 of 100 Arrests in New York City for Felonies Fail to Lead to Prison”, New York Times, Jan. 4, 1981, p.1. See also James Q. Wilson, “Thinking about Crime”, The Atlantic Monthly, September 1983, p. 72. (“On the average, no more than three felonies out of a hundred result in the imprisonment of the offender.”) Well, is J. F. J. Jr. really on the look-out for a better system or is he still dreaming of an ideal and limited but still territorial government? – JZ, 2.10.07. - PROTECTION AGAINST CRIME? LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: To restore social peace and effect a rebirth of freedom, we must cease from preying on each other through government.” - Hans F. Sennholz, THE FREEMAN, 12/78. - Fundamentally and completely this is only possible if we give up the notion of territorial government altogether and confine all our common activities to those within the frameworks of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. - JZ, 29.7.00. - PREYING ON OTHERS, WELFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GOVERNMENT: To run one's own life quite successfully is already more of a job than most individuals can manage. To run the lives of millions of others more successfully than they could and should do themselves is quite impossible for any one. To attempt to do this impossible job is a sign of insanity. - JZ, 20.10.00, 6.12.10. – VS. INDIVIDUALS, GOVERNMENTS RUNNING EVERYBODY'S LIFE, OR TRYING TO, VS. RUNNING THE OWN LIFE FREELY, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIVES, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, LEGISLATION, LAWS, ELECTIONS, CAMPAIGNS, VOTING, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS

GOVERNMENT: To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should kill ourselves for fear of dying.” – Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), Member of Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Senator. - Why fear a condition in which there is no government, which would obviously mean that there is neither a bad nor a good nor an indifferent government? As for the supposed chaos occurring in the absence of governments, the chaos resulting from governmental interventions is greater than that which would exist without their interventions. The greatest criminals to be feared are those with official powers behind them. Territorial States make bad governments not only possible but likely, with all the chaos their law and order policies provide. See the present war against drugs and the attempt to establish peace, justice and freedom by armed force, and through the model of a lawful and orderly "representative" democracy for all of the territory and very diverse people of Iraq and Afghanistan. - JZ, 24. 11. 06, 6.12.10. -  How many politicians do ever get a sufficient understanding of anarchy, when it is not “defined” as chaos or disorder? – JZ, 26.4.13. – ANARCHY, FALSE & CORRECT DEFINITIONS VS. ANARCHY? STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE, WELFARE STATE, INTERVENTIONISM, POWER

GOVERNMENT: To some people ‘Government’ appears as a vast reservoir of power. They have favorite projects, of various dimensions, which they sincerely believe are for the benefit of mankind, and to capture this source of power, if necessary to increase it, and to use it for imposing their favorite projects upon their fellows, is what they understand as the adventure of governing man.” - Michael Oakeshott. – STATISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, POLITICIANS

GOVERNMENT: To suppose government impractical under natural law (as Phillips and Earle do) is, according to Spooner, to assume "first, that government must be sustained whether it administers justice or injustice; and, second, that its commands must be called law, whether they really are law or not.” – Charles Chiveley, introduction to Lysander Spooner, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, Works, I, p.40. Is all legislation law in the best sense or is most of it consisting of just those rules, which, for the time being, suit the politicians and bureaucrats, who have also to please powerful special interest lobby groups? Compare e.g. the enormous page output of the tax legislation. There, on tens of thousands of pages, robbery is legitimized. – JZ, 2.9.13. - NATURAL LAW, JUSTICE VS. INJUSTICE

GOVERNMENT: To think that men's lives should be in the hands of such fools!” - From film Caesar and Cleopatra, a version of G. B. Shaw's play. – More foolish are those, who place their lives into the hands of these fools, prejudiced and power-mad people. – JZ, 2.9.13. - THEIR DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIVES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY

GOVERNMENT: To work in the direction of a free society, government is not a useful device. Government, by its nature, coerces. If any agency, calling itself a government, stops coercing, at that instant it stops being a government.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Winter 75.  - No, it becomes either a competitive and voluntaristic government, with only exterritorial autonomy or a non-governmental society or community of this kind, one of many others. Only when diverse associations of volunteers can freely practise their beliefs among themselves, wherever they have members, regardless of frontiers, including voluntary governments or societies for the statists, do we have an all-over free "society". Otherwise the notion of a single and uniform society is as oppressive as that of a territorial nation State or even a World State. Free societies can be almost as diverse as individuals are. And they leave un-coerced any non-coercive loners. - JZ, 28.7.00, 2.9.13. - COERCION VS FREE SOCIETY, PANARCHISM, FREE SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Today it is widely accepted, as a matter of fact, that Government Is The Law. Just as a "divine" king once could say, "I am the State", governments today everywhere say they are the law, even that they are the people. - Each citizen can ask himself the most grave questions in this regard. Frank self-answers should be revealing. - Do you feel that the State is more important than you are? - Do you feel that the State should enjoy freedoms that you do not? - Do you feel that that State should be able to rise above the law? - Do you feel that you could not live unless the State protected you?” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.9. - LAW & STATISM VS. INDIVIDUALISM, CITIZENS, SUBJECTS, Q., STATE, PROTECTION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: Today the nations of the world may be divided into two classes - the nations in which the government fears the people, and the nations in which the people fear the government.” - Amos R. E. Pinchot, Open letter, April 16, 1935. - Where governments do fear the people, do they have good reasons to fear the people very much or are the people usually still uninformed, uninterested, unorganized, untrained and unarmed for rightful resistance and liberation efforts? - JZ, n.d. & 13.7.00, 2.9.13. - Neither the concept of "a nation" nor that of "a people" is sound unless it is based completely on voluntarism for all non-criminal members. Naturally, criminals do not have to volunteer for their punishment and subordination. - JZ, 13.7.00. - PEOPLE & FEAR, VOLUNTARISM, CRIMINALS

GOVERNMENT: Today, big and complicated government has a hand in everybody's business and another in every person's pocket. These hands are moved by relatively obscure people tucked away here and there throughout the fathomless mazes of government's bulging bureaucracy.” - Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.66. – BUREAUCRACY, POWER-MONGERS, INTERVENTIONISM

GOVERNMENT: Today, government has been subverted to perform the very function the prevention of which justifies its existence: Pillage. This occurs when the government attempts to fulfill what are commonly called social needs: it takes from some and gives to others.” - Carl A. Keyser, THE FREEMAN, 7/72. - How much pillage does it actually prevent, compared with the pillage it commits itself? -  Was the relationship between the two sums ever much better - for the victims of private and official crimes? - JZ, 3.8.00. - Are needs rights or self-help and insurance incentives? – JZ, 2.9.13. - TAXATION, NEEDS, PILLAGE, CRIME BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS COMPARED WITH CRIMES PRIVATELY COMMITTED, SOCIAL NEEDS? INCENTIVES, SELF-HELP RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARY INSURANCE & CREDIT OPTIONS, POVERTY, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: Too often our Washington reflex is to discover a problem and then throw money at it, hoping it will somehow go away.” - Kenneth B. Keating, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec., 24, 1961. - And the money is often thrown in vast amounts at the worst possible solutions. E.g., the new Star Wars Program against nuclear war threats from regimes like that of North Korea, envisions an expenditure of 20 billion dollars, while not even one million is allocated to reward tyrannicide of anyone, who threatens to use mass extermination devices, builds them and keeps them in readiness. - JZ, 14.7.00, 2.9.13. - SPENDING, PROBLEMS, CRISES, PROGRAMS, ACTIONS, TYRANNICIDE, NWT

GOVERNMENT: Total abandonment of government enterprise!" - Max Eastman, Reflections on the Failure of Socialism, p. 31. - Only territorial governments have to be totally abandoned - as a threat to individuals, minorities, majorities and even to all mankind. - JZ, 3.8.00, 2.9.13. - ABANDONMENT OF GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: Towards peaceful dissenters territorial governments commit numerous legalized crimes. - JZ, 30.6.91. - TERRITORIALISM & DISSENTERS, CRIME, LEGISLATION, DISSENT

GOVERNMENT: Towards rightful and sound ideas governments are like the famous three apes: blind, deaf and dumb. But if it comes to popular errors, myths and prejudices, they welcome them at any time and act upon them spending billions of dollars and millions of manpower hours upon them. All this under the pretence of acting as well as they can. That is actually true. They can do no better. But they can and do act in their own interest, rather than in our interests. - JZ, 15.7.00. - & THE THREE APES, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LEADERSHIP, PARTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Towards the end of his life Tolstoy… said that he regarded "… all governments as intricate institutions, sanctified by tradition and custom, for the purpose of committing by force and with impunity the most revolting crimes … national governments whose evil, and above all whose futility, is in our time becoming more and more apparent. And if we consider, first carefully putting off those sanctifying rosy-tinted spectacles of tradition and custom, what the national governments of the world have done, are doing, and will continue to do, in our own lifetime, it is impossible not to agree with this opinion. Now clearly only criminals are attracted to the task of manning a criminal institution. It is, therefore, not unreasonable to put this argument forward as a justification for assassinating, i.e. executing, political chiefs.” - Edward Hyams, Killing No Murder, introduction, p.21. - Still, there are great differences between political leaders. Some, like despots, dictators, tyrants, cannot be legally and peacefully removed, e.g. by elections, juridical actions or free criticism, turning most of public opinion against them. They use violence to stay in power and force may be needed to get rid of them. But many democratic and republican leaders can be removed from office without assassination or murder. In these cases the practice of tyrannicide or armed insurrections is not needed or justified. - However, to the extent that they are prepared to commit genocide via ABC mass murder devices, their cases ought to be reviewed, publicly, one by one, in countries where such reviews can be freely undertaken, to determine whether or not they have thereby turned themselves into tyrants. - I would not, a priori, say that the possession of one or 10,000 nuclear weapons turns everyone automatically into a tyrant, without ever having used or threatened to use such devices. But neither would I say that anyone holding such devices in readiness is thereby free from all charges of acting like a tyrant towards all those he thereby threatens, possibly hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of people. - JZ, 22.7.00, .12.4.13. 2.9.13. – TYRANNICIDE, NWT: NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, VIOLENCE, FORCE, KILLING, MURDER, ASSASSINATIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Trim government to the bone, that is, reduce government to its principled role of codifying and enforcing the thou-shalt-nots or taboos, invoking a common justice, and keeping the peace. … The free market, private ownership or, as I sometimes say, willing exchange, and to each his own.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.102. – Which territorial government was ever good at that? – JZ, 12.4.13. – How many thousands or how many millions of officially declared taboos can really be justified and are rational? – JZ, 2.9.13. - FREE MARKET, PROPERTY, PROTECTION, DEFENCE, JURISDICTION, POLICING, LAWS, LEGISLATION

GOVERNMENT: Tucker did not hold to the oversimplified premise that the evil States perpetrate is done consciously and willfully, for he recognized full well that the State has an inertia of its own which is to a great degree independent of the wills of its citizens. (*) And yet, he argued, it is not incorrect to view "government as a machine invented by a few designing schemers to excite discord and war, and profit by the spoils." - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.153. - The ignorant, stupid, prejudiced and gullible find themselves caught in a net of their own design and slaughtered and consumed by their "great fishermen". - This machine is not a complicated and hidden machine. Its main aspect, territorialism, and all that this implies, is rather obvious - and so much taken for granted by the vast majority of citizens, politicians and "political scientists" that only very few do ever consider its competitive and opposite options or possibilities, based on voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy and the very different consequences which this re-organization of mankind, beginning with individual secessionism, would have. This in spite of the fact that in all other spheres, except the political, social and economic ones, we do take this "panarchism" unthinkingly for granted and practise it every day for all the satisfactions we can get out of it. - But we fail to express our actions in principles and fail to apply these principles to these remaining three spheres. We do so in spite of the vast successes experienced with religious tolerance (or religious liberty - also based on voluntarism and competition between exterritorially autonomous religions associations), to the extent that it was practised anywhere or still is. And in spite of the vast successes due to experimental freedom among volunteers in other spheres, like e.g. the natural sciences and technology. – (*) And even of the wills of is legislators, politicians, bureaucrats and great leaders! - JZ, 27.7.00. – There is no sound “backbone” or any other sound structure or principle in any territorial government. In any form it is just a territorial dictocracy over a whole population. Not only does it have many peaceful dissenters in it – it produces more of them, the longer it exists. – JZ, 25.3.13, 2.9.13. - STATE, A CONSPIRACY? PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, THE PUBLIC TRAP FOR MOST SUBJECTS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TOLERANCE FOR THE TOLERANT, VOLUNTARISM VS. LEGALIZED COMPULSION

GOVERNMENT: Turn territorial governments impotent, e.g. by free banking, tax strikes, voluntary taxation, refusals to accept government currency, refusals to purchase their "insecurities", by individual and minority group secessionism, combined with free competition from exterritorially autonomous communities and by organizing yourself into ideal militia forces of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 28.7.91 & 22.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: Turn to the government to do something FOR you and, eventually, they will do something TO you.” - INSTEAD OF A MAGAZINE, Vol. 2, # 12, May 82. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Twenty thousand dollars a second just to keep Washington running! That's bad enough. But when you can't start your car on a cold morning because of pollution control devices, when you can't heat your home two days a week because of fuel controls, when your kids can't get jobs because they don't have experience - and they can't get experience because of all the regulations … then it's time to yell STOP!” - L. E. Modesitt, Jr., GALAXY, 9/77. - What good will THAT do? - JZ – Prepare for your freedom of action through individual secessionism and your kind of panarchy for yourself! That would require among many other things, a monetary and financial revolution, one of the education and enlightenment system, one of the military, police system and justice system, a complete revision of what is now considered to be the social sciences, all based on wrongful and irrational territorialist assumptions and conclusions, practices and institutions. – JZ, 28.12.08, 12.4.13. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, EXPENDITURES, WASTE, PUBLIC SERVICE, WASHINGTON, MERE SHOUTING PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MARCHES, SOCIAL SCIENCES

GOVERNMENT: Tyranny is the normal pattern of government.” - Adlai E. Stevenson, The Political Relevance of Moral Principle, lecture, Washington, Jan. 18, 1959. – Only under territorialism. Government over volunteers only is, by definition, not a tyranny. – JZ, 28.12.08. - TYRANNY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM,

GOVERNMENT: Uncle Sam says: I can't stop crime in the streets but, good Americans, I can sure stop you!” - From a poster by A. Reynolds Morse, reproduced in LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 75. - CRIME & GUN CONTROL

GOVERNMENT: Uncontrolled government becomes malignant.” - Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, Newsletter, July 4, 1973. – Short of confining governments to personal laws, exterritorial autonomy and voluntary members only, and also a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties, effectively protected by ideal voluntary militias, established, enlightened, trained and armed only for this purpose, there is no way to effectively control territorial governments. – Many, if not all others -  and all of them less radical methods - have already been tried and failed. – JZ, 2.1.09, 13.4.13, 2.9.13. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, CONTROLLING GOVERNMENTALISM

GOVERNMENT: Under government, everyone in the entire country can be forced to aid in the realization of some one person's or some tiny minority's pet project. In an anarchic society of free and voluntary relationships, 'public services' would be organized anywhere that people were interested in seeing them made reality, and would be made possible by the help of like-minded persons who would support the projects if they wanted them …” - H. J. Ehrlich et al, Reinventing Anarchy, p.33. - POWER, IMPOSITION, DOMINATION, PUBLIC SERVICES VS. ANARCHY & VOLUNTARYISM, COMPETING PUBLIC SERVICES

GOVERNMENT: Under panarchism old and new governments can gain and maintain any kind of power over their voluntary subjects except powers, like ABC mass murder devices, which do threaten not only their own voluntary subjects and victims. Voluntary membership would mean that each of their subjects would remain free to secede from them, at least after an agreed withdrawal period or in case of a contract broken by a government. Moreover, the individual and group secessionists are to remain free to join or establish exterritorial governments of their own choice, wherever they want to remain, living and working, on privately or cooperatively acquired or leased properties. The territorial monopoly of the present governments are to be abolished. Members, upon leaving, are to be paid out their share in a government's capital assets, in the form of transferable securities. Government "securities", as investments in tax slaves, are to be exempted from this. But, at the same time, the secessionists are no longer obliged to pay for the public debt, of the government they seceded from, except to the extent that they themselves had voluntarily subscribed to it. - JZ, 12.11.93 & 10.7.00. - PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: Under the plausible pretext of protecting person and property, governments have spread wholesale destruction, famine, and misery all over the earth where peace and security might otherwise have prevailed. … They have shed more blood, committed more murders, tortures, and crimes in struggles against each other for the privilege of governing than society would or could have suffered in the absence of all government whatever.” - Josiah Warren, quoted on pages 100/102 of William Bailie's biography of Warren. – TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS AS VIOLENT & HABITUAL CRIMINALS VS. NO-GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM, LIBERTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: Unfortunately, government as an institution always tends to increase in size, power and - incompetence.” - Lang Hancock, quoted under Sayings of the Week, in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 20.9.78. - Incompetence can already be found in 2 person associations like voluntary marriages. It tends to greatly increase with the number of members forced to join any form of compulsory association and with the number of rules, which their feudal lords impose upon their serfs. - JZ, 2.8.00. - GROWTH & INCOMPETENCE, BIG GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, BUREAUCRACY, OVER-SIZE, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, LAWS, LEGISLATION, SERFDOM, FEUDALISM

GOVERNMENT: Unfortunately, our government has now escaped from the restraints we placed around it. Originally, the government had only those powers specifically granted it, but the citizen could do anything not specifically forbidden under Common Law. Today, the government does anything it pleases, but the citizen must continuously watch his step lest he run afoul of a million regulations on his life, his liberty and his property.” - FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75. – As if we went from total freedom to totalitarianism. It wasn’t and isn’t quite like that. – JZ, 29.12.08. – LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL & ARBITRARY & UNLIMITED, EVEN TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENTS VS. THE PEOPLE & INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICES FOR THEIR OWN LIVES & VOLUNTARY RELATIONSHIPS: PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: Unfortunately, the belief that the crises stem from too much government is still a minority opinion … So we can have little hope that the crises will disappear in the near future. On the contrary, the crises often are excuses for new government programs - creating new problems that grow into new crises. - This means you'll be hindered even more in the next few years in your efforts to make a living, to invest profitably, and to live your life as you want. Who knows what the government will dream up tomorrow to solve the problems created by its previous dreams? Will we see a tax on savings accounts? Work permits in order to get jobs? A surtax on investment profits? - Do these possibilities sound like science fiction?” - Harry Browne, New Profits from the Monetary Crisis. – Alas, he did not write a book on how to prevent monetary crises – namely, by full monetary and financial freedom, as part and parcel of a complete free market economics or laissez faire, at least for all those, who choose it for themselves. Then most of the others would sooner or later copy the best systems and their characteristics. All the rest would have to cope with their self-chosen difficulties as well as they can. They would only have themselves and their own choices to blame. – JZ, 30.12.08, 13.4.13. - PLANNING, PROJECTS, MEASURES, TAXATION, PROGRAMS, CRISES, GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONISM, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, DEFLATION, STAGFLATION

GOVERNMENT: Unfortunately, there is nothing in the nature of territorial government that enables it to curb its tendency to grow at the expense of the individual. If there is to be any limitation upon government, it must be developed in such a way that it does not call for additional governmental activity; in other words, it must be expressed personally and voluntarily in the form of self-discipline. (*) What this means is self-improvement, self-responsibility, self-respect of such high order that one is not tempted to covet his neighbor's success, or even to subsidize - and thereby aggravate - his neighbor's alleged ignorance or poverty or other defect of character. - In a word, mind one's own business. Leave all creative activities - no exceptions - to men acting freely, voluntarily, privately, competitively, cooperatively.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? 86. - Unfortunately, he did not listen to himself sufficiently to conclude upon individual sovereignty towards ALL services offered by any "government", i.e. complete consumer sovereignty towards and free enterprise for them, which would mean, for individuals and groups of volunteers: free choice among competing government services. That free choice could be offered only in a free enterprise way by governments, societies and communities that do no longer possess a territorial monopoly but merely exterritorial autonomy. Moreover, their membership or customers, investors and workers must be voluntary, not only upon entry but also via the continuing option of voluntary withdrawal or secession, by individual or group secessions. His notion of a supposedly ideal and limited but still territorial government blinded him towards the voluntaristic, free enterprise and free trade, free contract alternatives to it. - By conceding territorialism to limited governments he made all too much a concession to them and showed too much intolerance towards those, who have other ideals in their mind for their own lives, laws, and institutions. Under full exterritorial autonomy the most diverse societies can peacefully coexist. - (*) or different and quite free individual choices. – 30.7.00, JZ, 31.12.08, 6.12.10. Freedom also for all statists etc. to do their silly things – to themselves! – JZ, 13.4.13. – TERRITORIALISM, MYOB, TO EACH HIS OWN! TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, PANARCHISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICES, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY

GOVERNMENT: Unhappily the problems will continue to get worse because the government is trying to solve them with the same old formulas. Alvin Lowi once said: "It won't help to move faster if you're on the wrong road." - And as long as the government is on the wrong road, the most we can hope for is that it will break a leg and be slowed down.” - Harry Browne, New Profits from the Monetary Crisis, p.40. – EFFICIENCY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, HIERARCHIES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, COERCION

GOVERNMENT: Unhappy country, where the sacred forces that were meant to support each man's rights are perverted to accomplish themselves the violation of these rights.” - Bastiat, in: G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.236. - What "sacred forces"? No government declaration of individual rights and liberties has ever been complete and consistent. Nor has any government ever left inviolate any right or liberty of its flawed and incomplete bill of rights. - Territorial governments inevitably pervert justice and suppress rights, at least some rights and even ancient and classic rights for several minority groups. - JZ, 12.7.92 & 18.7.00, 6.12.10. - A PROTECTOR OF RIGHTS?

GOVERNMENT: unleashing against innocent people the deadliest weapon ever devised: government.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 36. – I usually qualify the term by speaking of territorial governments as opposed of competing and only exterritorially autonomous governments, societies or communities of volunteers: panarchies or polyarchies. – But at present we do have, almost exclusively, territorial governments and others are rarely talked or written about as desirable possibilities or past experiences. - JZ, 27.9.07. - GUN CONTROL, WEAPONS, NON-VIOLENCE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM VS. COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES

GOVERNMENT: Unless non-governmental approaches are chosen, the worst governments are hardest to get rid of - because they govern most. - JZ, 17.7.91. – Alas, Welfare States have still their attractions for those, who pay less in taxes than they received in hand-outs. – 6.12.10. - LIBERTARIAN RESISTANCE, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Unless you are in a key position of influence, you have no more say in the affairs of "your" government, practically speaking, than you do in the affairs of any other government.” - Erwin S. Strauss, How to Start Your Own Country, p.30. - VOTING, DEMOCRACIES, MAJORITY RULE, TERRITORIALISM, "SELF-GOVERNMENT", DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, VOTING, CONSENT

GOVERNMENT: Unlimited government means unlimited use of force. In practice it means that all institutions and organizations are permeated by force. The end result is tyranny.” - C. B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 8/78. - UNLIMITED & WRONGFUL USE OF FORCE, TYRANNY, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Unlimited government thus leads inexorably to unlimited disenchantment.” - R. Harris and A. Seldon, Not from Benevolence, p.8. – This experience may be the best – although rather a costly cure for those seriously stricken with statism or governmentalism and still stuck under territorialism. – However, it is an all too slow one, requiring not only years or decades but, possibly, centuries. – Consider how slowly open slavery and serfdom were abolished. The already somewhat enlightened ones must become free to secede, do their own pioneering things and set attractive examples for potential new members. – This would greatly speed up progress. Each remaining tyranny or dictatorship will have difficulties to maintain itself when its victims find out about such alternatives for them, presented to them via all kinds of governments and societies in exile, allied with us or among other people, with whom they live together in the same area. – JZ, 1.1.09, 6.12.10, 13.4.13, 2.9.13. - UNLIMITED GOVERNMENT, DESERTION, LIBERATION, MILITARY INSURRECITONS, REVOLUTION, DEFENCE, WAR AIMS, PEACE AIMS, GOVERNMENS IN EXILE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS UNDER PERSONAL LAW, PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

GOVERNMENT: Until people come to hate government coercion by their “own” territorial government as much as rule by a foreign government, they will tend to be misruled, abused and exploited by their own governments - much more than by foreign rulers. Only once territorial governments are abolished - by individual secessionism and replaced by volunteer communities under full exterritorial autonomy - will each individual be ruled or socially organized only with his consent - JZ, 26.7.86 & 18.7.00, 6.12.10. – CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, LIBERATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM

GOVERNMENT: use … every power not to "improve" government but to, quite literally, get it off the backs of the people altogether.” - Karl Hess. The Lawless State, p.12. - VS. THE PEOPLE, ABOLITION OF TERRITORIALISM RATHER THAN REFORMS, SELF-HELP, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE, EVEN FOR STATISTS TO DO THEIR THINGS – TO THEMSELVES.

GOVERNMENT: very puzzle-headed ideas, under which each man is not to be his own special guardian, but is to be put instead under the guardianship of (say) 10,000,000 of his countrymen and countrywomen.”- Auberon Herbert, in: Mack edition, Auberon Herbert, Essay Four, p.146. - DEMOCRATIC SELF-GOVERNMENT, RULE BY MAJORITIES, VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

GOVERNMENT: Via some government benefits we usually recover only a fraction of the values government has coercively and without our individual consent taken from us. - JZ, 23.1.84. - BENEFITS OR SPENDING &. TAX BURDEN, EXPLOITATION BY GOVERNMENTS

GOVERNMENT: Violence, deception, collectivism, monopolism, privilege and compulsion. – JZ, 12.7.00, 2.9.13.


GOVERNMENT: Virtually every government in the world is dedicated to manipulating something called the 'mass man'.  That's how governments have stayed in power. But there is not such man. When you elevate the non-existing 'mass-man' you degrade the individual. And obviously it was only a matter of time until all of us were at the mercy of the individual holding power.” - Frank Herbert, Committee of the Whole, GALAXY, April 65, 22. - MANIPULATING THE MASSES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

GOVERNMENT: Vonu - Peace: Advanced technology makes vonu attractive; contemporary weapons and coercive institutions make vonu imperative. In earlier times government provided order, if not freedom, and defence, if not peace. (*) But now, when nuclear and bacteriological weapons can be rocketed or smuggled to any city on earth, central governments are as obsolete as moats and parapets.” - VONULIFE, March 1973. - Invulnerability to mass extermination devices can best be provided by full exterritorial autonomy for all dissenting groups. That would also deprive any dissenting group of any strong motive to try to fight any other group with such "weapons". - JZ, 1.8.00. – No targets, no enemies, no funds, no willing labor for constructing and keeping such devices! – JZ, 6.12.10. – (*) I Deny that there was ever such a “golden age” for limited territorial governments. – 13.4.13. - DEFENCE, OBSOLETE, MASS EXTERMINATION DEVICES, CENTRALIZATION, PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: War government borders on the totalitarian pattern.” - Carl J. Friedrich, A New Belief in the Common Man, p.215. - Territorial governments have, even during peacetime and due to their territorialism, already all too much in common with totalitarian governments. - JZ, 3.8.00. - WAR, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: War is much too serious a thing to be left to the Government.” - Charles Sheffield, Fixed Price War, p.169 in ANALOG, 5/78. - Leaving the decision up to territorial governments and maintaining territorial governments is one of the main causes of wars.  - JZ, 17.8.02. – It is as great a wrong and as great a mistake as leaving the running or controlling of the economy of a whole country or population in the hands of a government, e.g. by protectionism, compulsory licensing, monetary and financial despotism and its enlightenment in the hands of its censors, schools, universities and its training of teachers.  It is in no way better than governmentally imposing a religion, philosophy or ideology. – Only free market relationships and organizations can discover and offer the best solutions. - JZ, 13.4.13. – WAR, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: Warning: Government does NOT produce goods and does NOT provide services. PEOPLE produce goods and provide services, while government is capable only of seizing and redistributing, limiting, regulating, controlling, interfering and destroying.” - JAG, July 4, 1979. - BEWARE OF GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: Was the American miracle premeditated, a rationally designed structure of society? Far from it! The people who came to this land were fleeing from old-world tyranny. They had little else in mind than to get away from their shackles. Europeans who migrated to America observed that the more a government ruled the actions of men the worse off they became. Their conclusion: That government is best which governs least. Hardly a refined theory! - What did the settlers do? They limited government more severely than governments had theretofore been limited.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.11. – Alas, they still haven’t explored, understood, realized and protected all their individual human rights and liberties or even shown enough interest for them. – JZ, 13.4.13. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT VS. TYRANNY, PROGRESS, PROSPERITY

GOVERNMENT: Watch your money, your vote, your public criticism of public affairs and your obedience. Otherwise the government is quite indifferent to you. It keeps power over dissenters, innovators, minorities and individuals because it does not allow them to secede and to establish exterritorially autonomous communities for themselves. There comes a time in the affairs of almost every government when it can be toppled bloodlessly almost by the push of a finger. Freedom lovers should be prepared for such moments and organized to prevent the rise of a new territorial and oppressive governmental monopoly. Most people, alas, have so far never considered any rightful and sound alternative to territorial governments and its various other legalized and coercive monopolies but, instead, have taken them largely for granted and accepted them - at least as supposedly inevitable or even necessary evils. - JZ, 1.12.93 & 10.7.00, 2.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, RULE, VOTING, TAXES, DISOBEDIENCE, SECESSION, MINORITIES & OBEDIENCE, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, PATENT- & COPYRIGHTS LAWS, PROTECTIONISM, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

GOVERNMENT: We … talk of government … as if it were a specialized service, like doctoring or retailing. It isn't. None of the services that make up our kind of world enjoys the prerogative of regulating others; we either render service of some kind or suffer the consequence. Government, on the other hand, is completely outside the competitive field, and thrives not in proportion to the service it renders but in proportion to the power it wields.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.137. The ignorant, stupid and prejudiced make up territorial governments, imagining themselves to know or to be able to decide what is good or even best for all others, while such decision-making for all others is not even good for themselves, although they get rich and powerful in the process. They are never secure and safe enough and widely hated. They do also waste their own lives in their worthless and counter-productive domination efforts, including concentration camps and mass murders. – JZ, n.d. & 2.9.13. - POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL. NOT A PROFESSIONAL & COMPETITIVE SERVICE, POWER ADDICTS & MONOPOLISTS IN CHARGE, GOD- OR NAPOLEON-COMPLEX, LEADERSHIP.

GOVERNMENT: We are "paying Rolls Royce prices for Model T services.” - Mr. W. J. Younger, 9.11.77. – Was any territorial government ever as cheap and reliable as the Model T? – JZ, 25.3.13. - SERVICES, PUBLIC SERVICES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING & TAXES, Q.

GOVERNMENT: We are a nation that runs in spite of and not on account of our government.” - Will Rogers, Letters of a Self-made Diplomat, p.100. – Coercively united or, supposedly, uniform nations and peoples are one of the main fictions of territorialism and its statism and power addiction. – JZ, 2.9.13. - NATIONS, PEOPLES, UNITY, UNIFORMITY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COERCION, COLLECTIVISM, MONOPOLISM, VS. GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINAITON, FREE SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES & SOCIETY IN THE BEST SENSE

GOVERNMENT: We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizen may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” – Ayn Rand, The Nature of Government. - THE CITIZEN, RULE BY BRUTE FORCE, A NEW DARK AGE

GOVERNMENT: We are imprisoned by image of Big Daddy.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.167. - We are imprisoned not only by the images of "Big Brother" but by his constitution, his laws, his jurisdiction and administration, his coercion, monopolies and imposed uniformity, in one word, by his "territorialism".  - JZ, 13.7.00. - BIG BROTHER, STATISM, MATERNALISM & PATERNALISM ON THE LARGEST SCALE & WITH THE GREATEST FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & PRETENCES. TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, UNIFORM LAW & JURISDICTION, UNITY SPLEEN IN THE FACE OF DIVERSITY, INTOLERANCE, POLITICALLY ORGANIZED

GOVERNMENT: We are reaping the fruits of four decades of Big, Unlimited Government at home and abroad; …” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.4. – Its bigness would not matter very much if it were not territorially imposed bigness. Imagine for instance, an international society of Free Traders with hundreds of millions of subscribers to it, doing, as a Free Trade panarchy, its things for its members, while leaving all Protectionists to their “protections”, exclusively at their risk and expense. – Or a community of hundreds of millions of people who are advocates and practitioners of tyrannicide – against all genuine tyrants – predetermined as such, publicly and objectively – whenever they do get the chance! – Moreover, could an international militia federation, with all its members committed only to the protection of genuine individual rights and liberties, ever be too large? - JZ, 29.12.08. – Or could a world-wide association of all people in favor of free migration and helping deserters, refugees, “economic migrants” and “illegal immigrants” as much as they could, between them, become every too large? Under panarchism the recognition of tyrants will be much easier. All those, who aim at territorialism and at possessing mass extermination devices, will be generally recognized as tyrants. – JZ, 13.4.13, 2.9.13. - BIG & UNLIMITED, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TYRANNICIDE

GOVERNMENT: We are ruled, as a rule, by some of the most immoral, least informed, most prejudiced people in a country. And they are also the ones who are most unwilling to learn or to abdicate. - JZ, 3.8.91 & 22.7.00, 6.12.10, 2.9.13. - RULERS, POLITICIANS, LEADERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

GOVERNMENT: We are simply a people who have never had a government that was not our enemy.” - R. A. Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, 171. - All territorial governments are our enemies, whether we are aware of that or not. A territorial government that is not our enemy is an illusion. - JZ, 6.8.92, 2.9.13. - Still too collectively expressed! For statists and the governments they prefer, and for their own affairs only and at their expense and cost, any government is a friend, although an expensive, exploitative, misleading, unreliable and dominating one. “The people” as a term for a supposedly united body of people, is a myth, too, which leads to territorial despotism by all of those, who do pretend that it is really they, who do represent “the people”. – Neither anarchists nor any other ideologues or believers, movements or parties do really represent all the people, no more so than any particular member of any nuclear to extended family, can fully and lastingly represent that family or any chess club or sports club or business can represent “the” nation, or “the” people in a territory. The closest approach to any abstract concept of “the people” are the great multitude of diverse voluntary associations, which are, mostly, quite peacefully competing with each other, unless they are possessed of a religious or ideological intolerant mythology. - Representation amounts also to repression and domination, in practice, whenever attempted territorially. Territorial government is the enemy of “the people”, while vainly attempting or pretending to represent all the population. - JZ, 22.7.00, 1.1.09, 6.12.10, 2.9.13. –TERRITORIALISM, THE PEOPLE, NATIONAL UNITY, COUNTRIES, NATIONS

GOVERNMENT: We are supposed to govern ourselves, but when put to the test the supposition proves to be a very slender one. In practice some State department, looking for work, notices, say, discontent among the farmers; the politicians looking for popularity, proclaim that "something must be done". In the end, the politician gets the credit and the bureaucrat gets the salary for doing something which we do not bother to understand, are too careless to enquire about, and which as often as not produces results of an opposite character to those we thought we voted.” - Ernest Benn, Account Rendered, p.112. - DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRACY, VOTING, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: We are the government's conditioned "Pavlovian dogs" and experimental and sacrificial animals - in their power games. - JZ, 9.11.97. - SUBJECTS, CITIZENS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, STATISM, POWER GAMES, POLITICIANS, POLITICAL CONDITIONING, GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: We aren't getting any better government than we had 10 years ago when it only cost half as much.” - Will Rogers. - Like any monopoly, governments tend to deliver less and less wanted services and to charge more and more for them. - JZ, 13.7.00. – It even charges for numerous unwanted disservices. We are, often, its involuntary customers, not only its involuntary taxpayers. – JZ, 28.12.08. – We only get more and more government and more and more expensive government – and enjoy no consumer sovereignty towards all its offers. – JZ, 25.3.13. - TAXATION, GOOD GOVERNMENT, WORSE GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS ALL PUBLIC SERVICES, ALL COMPETITIVELY OFFERED

GOVERNMENT: We can achieve something only without government aid, direction, regulation and obstruction. - JZ, 22.9.91 & 23.7.00. - VS. ACHIEVEMENTS, PROGRESS, DEVELOPMENT, ADVANCES, CIVILIZATION, PROSPERITY, SECURITY, SAFETY, LIBERTY, RIGHTS, FREEDOM, PEACE

GOVERNMENT: We can do anything that the government can do - only cheaper, faster and better.” - Ernest Mann, Little Free Press. - Alas, he wanted to do it only with his form of voluntary and communitarian communism. - That is one of the reasons why I did not reproduce one or two of his books. – Well-informed libertarians or anarchists cannot learn much if anything from them. - JZ, 25.7.00. – Like most other reformers, he had no idea of quite free competition and mutual tolerance between all of them, all being panarchistically realized for their voluntary members and customers only, i.e. when none of them has a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 13.4.13. 2.9.13. - VS. SELF-HELP & INDEPENDENCE, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUALISM, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, PERSONAL LAW

GOVERNMENT: we can no longer afford to treat government as a free good – as if it can do everything in a costless manner.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 42. – Instead, it has become for most of us, whether we are aware of this or not, a very expensive and irrational evil and wrong. – JZ, 6.10.07, 2.9.13. – Territorial government is our largest, quite involuntary and most counter-productive “investment” and yet it is still all to widely believed in. – JZ, 13.4.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, A FREE GOOD OR AN EXPENSIVE EVIL? – SELF-ENSLAVEMENT UNDER THE PRETENCE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: We can not hope to make a revolution without overthrowing the government in our heads.” - Lily West, NO GOVERNOR, Spring 77, p.10. – And the territorial governments over our heads and bodies. – JZ, 13.4.13. - REVOLUTION, STATISM & MINDS, ENLIGHTENMENT, SELF-LIBERATION

GOVERNMENT: We cannot renounce our moral independence; it is a property that we can neither sell nor give away; and consequently no government can derive its authority from an original contract.” – William Godwin, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p. 104. - Some rightful contracts can be presumed to have been made, however informally and tacitly, by our ancestors for their mutual protection. Their essence would still apply today, not because they made them, long before us, but because they embody still rightful principles and guides. Whatever was wrong in them and is wrong in the "contracts" with present governments, can be rightfully ignored. Moreover, individuals should be free to design or select their own social contracts. - JZ, 29.7.00, 6.12.10. – Instead, nation-wide specific “social contracts” are territorially, legally, monopolistically, collectively and governmentally imposed upon them, under the false pretence that they are real and free social contracts with “free governments”, “representatives”, “people’s democracies”, “constitutional republics” etc. – JZ, 13.4.13. - The real social contract between social beings, starting with family relationships, but even now, after millions of years, not yet clearly enough spelled out in writing, although often demonstrated by the real heroes of mankind, even if it costs them their lives. – JZ, 2.9.13. - MORALITY, INDEPENDENCE, SOCIAL CONTRACT, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS! PANARCHISM, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-DEFENCE, EGOISM, COMMON INTEREST, MUTUAL INTEREST, DEVELOPED AT LEAST FROM THE HERD INSTINCT

GOVERNMENT: we do not have a government of, for, and by the people but rather we have a tiny conclave of men, secretly appointed, who arrogate to themselves kingly powers and propose to do as they please with the lives, liberties, and properties of the people of the U.S.” – Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress, p.171. - PEOPLE, SECRECY, POWER, DECISION-MAKING

GOVERNMENT: We don't bother the gov'ment none. … What call's the gov'ment got bothering us?” - Clifford D. Simak, Census, ASTOUNDING SF, Dec. 1944, p.10. – Q. – Territorial governments amount to man-made disasters rather than rightful, wanted and able and willing helpers and assistants. – JZ, 2.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: We don't need government aid against society but we ought to organize societal forces rightfully and sufficiently against all territorial governments. - JZ, 21.9.91 & 23.7.00. – TERRITORIALISM VS. SOCIETY, MILITIA, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS

GOVERNMENT: We don’t have a government deficit problem. We have a government over-spending problem. Legislators are spending more than they are taking in. When are the legislators going to stop overspending? – Talk about overspending, not ‘deficits’.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, - p.103. - DEFICITS, BUDGET DEFICIT & GOVERNMENT SPENDING,

GOVERNMENT: We face a double danger: (1) that the economy may collapse; (2) that the government may not.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Spring 74. - What can collapse is only the anti-economy propped up by territorial government and as long as governments are upheld by territorial statists ideas, they will not collapse but at most become replaced by other such governments, often even worse ones. It is up to us to bring the ideas of territorial statism to collapse and thereby end most of our troubles, soon. - JZ, 28.7.00. – We managed that, largely, already for most forms of religious despotism, in most countries, most forms of slavery and colonialism as well as imperialism but still all too much territorial statism remains “democratically”, constitutionally, legally, juridically and militarily imposed upon whole populations and countries, in which no one is free to secede from it in order to go on living there under self-chosen personal law, with like-minded secessionist volunteers. – JZ, 13.4.13. - CRISES, COLLAPSE, ECONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

GOVERNMENT: We have "… seen enough disasters, most of them due to government…” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.36. – If you want any more man-made disasters, crises and catastrophes then simply go on relying on territorial governments. – JZ, 13.4.13. - DISASTERS

GOVERNMENT: We have further pointed out the fact that over the years, governments have gradually acquired more and more power over us, both socially and economically, and that today, governments function primarily as distributors of privilege.” (*) – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.106. – This is one of many A to Z freedom books. I have a small collection of them. A good start towards a libertarian encyclopedia could be made if all of them were alphabetically integrated. The market for all their contributions could thereby be increased. They would fit easily onto a single disk and its low price possibilities could also open up a new market for it. – JZ, 30.12.08. – Discs could not only offer their integrated and alphabetized texts but also the full original texts, together with various abstracts, reviews and discussions of them, which might promote the sale of these books in printed form or as cheap e-books. – (*) privileges! - JZ, 6.12.10, 13.4.13. - POWER & PRIVILEGES, LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES

GOVERNMENT: We have grown up out of the belief in the Divine Right of Kings, it is about time we grow out of belief in the Rights of Governments also.” - D. Barbour, GEGENSCHEIN, 33. – It is only territorial governmentalism that we have to reject totally. – JZ, 13.4.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS & GOVERNMENTS? RIGHTS, MAN

GOVERNMENT: We have lost sight of Arthur Balfour’s point that the business of government is to tell people what cannot be done.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.144. (*) – It is rather the business of free people, including businessmen and economists, to tell the government what it cannot and must not do. Governments should simply not grant themselves or anyone else any legalized monopoly. Rulers never seem to learn from their own mistakes and the mistakes of other rulers and repeat the same wrongs and harmful measures again and again. – Thus their victims ought to get, finally, the freedom to opt out from under them and do their own things, among themselves, under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 2.10.07, 2.9.13. – Territorial governments, their rulers, their legislators and all their voluntary subjects have still to learn what government cannot do, should not do and should not even attempt to do. – JZ, 25.12.08. – (*) That is all that even any territorial government does. It assumes the right to do almost everything to its subjects and allows them only to do that, which it still permits for the time being. – JZ, 14.3.13. – TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPLOLIES, BUSINESS OF GOVERNMENT? GOVERNMENT AS THE GREAT PROHIBITIONIST, MONOPOLIST & COERCER

GOVERNMENT: We have made a complete about-face and a government designed to prevent one man from robbing another has become the instrument through which one man is robbed for the benefit of another.” - Kenneth W. Sollitt, THE FREEMAN, Sep. 1960, p.8.

GOVERNMENT: We have much more government than we can afford.” - PROGRESS, Sept. 76. – Territorial government is an all too efficient repression, exploitation, dumbing down and impoverishment machine and the worst enemy of all somewhat enlightened people. – JZ, 2.9.13. – TAXATION, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, GREATEST ENEMY, POVERTY

GOVERNMENT: We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money." ‑ David Crockett, Congressman 1827-35. - CHARITY, WELFARE, TAXATION, HAND-OUTS, SUBSIDIES

GOVERNMENT:We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do." - Auberon Herbert – quoted by Luther Fisher, on Facebook, 8.3.12. - INDIVIDUALS, RIGHT & WRONG, ETHICS, MORALITY

GOVERNMENT: We knew it all along: Kenneth J. Arrow, a Harvard professor of economics, was awarded a Nobel Prize for his Impossibility Theorem and his Theory of General Economic Equilibrium. According to the write-up in the HARVARD CRIMSON, "Arrow's Impossibility Theorem demonstrates that IN PRINCIPLE THERE CANNOT BE A PERFECT FORM OF GOVERNMENT." - PLAYBOY, 2/73. - I am ready to bet that he, too, has only considered territorial government and not its voluntaristic, competitive, decentralized, and exterritorial alternative for volunteers only. - Naturally, not even panarchies can be quite or absolutely "perfect". Nothing man-made or man-chosen can be. But they can almost perfectly correspond to the degrees of enlightenment and remaining errors, spleens, myths and prejudices of their voluntary member and thus they would be as good for them, while they remain in that state of mind, as any governmental or societal organizations can possibly be. - JZ, 2.8.00. – In their free competition with other panarchies, while peacefully coexisting, they would either tend to improve, relatively fast, or to fade away, just like any other business. Their attempts to do better than the others would be their new kind of patriotic duty. They would not merely complacently rest upon the “myth of the chosen people”. They would compete, but peacefully, like businessmen, manufacturers, tradesmen, professionals, artists, writers and sportsmen do, and like most religious people finally learned to do. – Free competition on the road to as large degrees of perfection as human beings can achieve! - Territorial government is as such inherently very imperfect, even the opposite of perfection and of approaches to perfection. - JZ, 31.12.08, 2.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: We must have law and order and protection. Government provides legislation leading to disorder and vulnerability for all. Don't equate government with things government can't provide.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 1974. - LAW, ORDER & PROTECTION

GOVERNMENT: We must remember that the principal instrument of government is coercion and that our government officials are no more moral, omnipotent, nor omniscient than are any of the rest of us. Once we understand the basic principles, which must be observed if freedom is to be safeguarded against government, we may become more hesitant in turning our personal problems and responsibilities over to that agency of coercion, with its insatiable appetite for power. – W. C. Mullendore – POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, BUREAUCRATS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, COERCION, GOD-COMPLEX OF RULERS, POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADENSS, FED UPON TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

GOVERNMENT: We need "… a government so thoroughly chastised, it was afraid t'collect taxes.” … "- L. Neil Smith, The Nagasaki Vector, p.169. – We are hardly as yet in a position to frighten and chastise any territorial government or to freely secede from it – but should work towards that liberty. – So far it is only afraid of losing some votes so it imposes e.g. the inflation tax rather than another increased direct or indirect tax. – True representatives would be hired only at a competitive free market fees or subscription. - JZ, 28.12.08, 2.9.13. - TAXATION

GOVERNMENT: We no longer believe that it is just for one man to govern two men, but we have yet to outgrow the absurd belief that it is just for two men to govern one man.” - Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.22. – Even the belief in the former doctrine is not yet sufficiently discredited. – JZ, 13.4.13. – MAJORITY & MINORITY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: We operate under the false assumption that if it's good for the government it's good for society.” - Miller Upton, THE FREEMAN, 9/74. - VS. SOCIETY

GOVERNMENT: We reaffirm our belief that a government is only legitimate so long as it serves its citizens and becomes illegitimate when it compels its citizens to serve the government.” - YAF, 1976 leaflet. - LEGITIMATE

GOVERNMENT: We realize that, although some of the goods and services are essential, it is not essential that they be provided by government. On the contrary, the private market place, operating on the principle of voluntary cooperation and exchange, is not only able to provide these goods and services, but can provide them more efficiently and for less money.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.105. - GOVERNMENT SERVICES? MARKET SERVICES!

GOVERNMENT: We rejoice to see hostile governments turning impotent." - Poul Anderson, Dialogue with Darkness, p. 69. - In some respects they have always been! Make all territorial governments almost completely impotent by depriving them of all territorial powers over involuntary victims. - JZ, 6.10.01. – They would then become confined to exploiting only those, who still believe in them and as long as they do. – JZ, 2.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: We say same thing in Greece - that management of the least prestigious businesses is much better than that in Ministry of Economics and Finance.” - Irini Sotiropoulou, in email, 26.2.09, MINISTERS, STATES, STATE SOCIALISM, NATIONALIZATION,

GOVERNMENT: We should always remember that the government can only WITHHOLD ideas and information and materials from its citizenry; it cannot GIVE them anything beyond what they themselves are capable of producing.” – W. M.  Curtiss, The Tariff Idea, FEE, 1953, p.67. GOVERNMENT CAN WITHHOLD BUT NOT GIVE

GOVERNMENT: We should be able to shop around for governments, public services and package deals of public services as we shop around in shopping centers for those goods and services, which do take our fancy, fit into our shopping carts, are wanted or needed and affordable for us. No shopping center forces any goods upon us, or forces us to pay for goods or services we did not want and did not put into our carts, nor does it force us to pay for the goods and services of others which others selected for their carts or their lives. Governments engage in all such wrongs and absurdities and therefore membership in them and responsibility for their spending should be quite voluntary. - JZ, 21.7.00, 13.4.13. – Sometimes the compulsory subjugation to a territorial government reminds me of a compulsory imprisonment of sane people in asylums for the insane. The Soviet regime, towards its end, added to this kind of atrocity by making enlightened dissenters intentionally insane through the injection of some chemicals. – JZ, 2.9.13. - PUBLIC SERVICES, PANARCHISM, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES FOR INDIVIDUALS

GOVERNMENT: We should be aware and grateful that we are not getting all the government services we are paying for. (Free after a remark made, probably, by David Friedman) - However, we should also take into account that governments tend to only selectively enforce most restrictions, namely, against their known, most principled, radical and active opponents. - JZ, 14.1.88. - Towards their followers they act somewhat anarchistically, largely relying on their voluntary compliance. - JZ, 18.7.00. – For dissenters they rely largely on huge and wrongful penalties for rightful actions, or even upon their terrorization and consequent compliance or merely upon their obscurity so that they can be safely ignored by governments. – JZ, 2.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: We should become free to excrete all governmental goods, services, forced levies, legislation, institutions, policies, aims and purposes from our own lives, largely by individual- and minority-secessionism and exterritorially autonomous governance systems, societies and communities of volunteers. – JZ, 25.3.13, 13.4.13. – SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE OR SELF-MANAGEMENT

GOVERNMENT: We should come to appreciate that government is almost equally neglectful of everyone's welfare - except, naturally, its own. If it really tried, conscientiously, to promote the welfare of everyone, regardless of the costs and labors in involved, we would really be in trouble. If it took over all responsibilities, it would act even more irresponsibly - and so would everybody else. An almost total man-made disaster would result. - JZ, n.d. & 29.7.00. - NEGLECT

GOVERNMENT: We should distinguish at this point between "government" and "state" … A government is the consensual organization by which we adjudicate disputes, defend our rights, and provide for certain common needs … A state on the other hand, is a coercive organization asserting or enjoying a monopoly over the use of physical force in some geographic area and exercising power over its subjects. –David Boaz– I deny that all territorial governments are genuinely based upon consent for that could be given by volunteers only, a dependency that is almost totally prevented by their nature as territorial governments. If they ruled only exterritorially over their volunteers, in their own form of panarchies, then the consent requirement would be satisfied. – JZ, 3.4.12, 13.4.13. There exists not even one territorial government on Earth, which is fully based upon individual consent. – JZ, 21.4.13. – STATE, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM– ANARCHY, FALSE & CORRECT DEFINITIONS – GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATES & CONSENT

GOVERNMENT: We still believe that government is a form of magic which absolves the governed from personal responsibility and endows governors with a kind of divinity.” - Morris West, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.11.74. - STATISM, MAGIC, RELIGION, SUBORDINATION, RESPONSIBILITY, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, PRESIDENTS, RULERS

GOVERNMENT: We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas.” - H. L. Mencken. – Thus let us confine its powers, laws and institutions to its volunteers. Then these could at most only harm themselves. All others would have their central decision-making houses, with all the colors of the ideological spectrum. Then all parties, movements and candidates can win their system for all their followers, always at the own risk and expense only, just like sects, churches and gurus under religious liberty. – “The people” of any territory would then become revealed as a great variety of different peoples and all could have their form of self-management or self-government. - JZ, 23.1.08, 13.4.13. - ENERGETIC, INNOVATIVE, REFORMIST VS. VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM, DECISION-MAKING, CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, ACTIVE OR PRO-ACTIVE GOVERNMENT, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS ZEALOUS FOR REFORMS, PRESIDENTS

GOVERNMENT: We the citizens have erected this Colossus of waste and extravagance and we alone can remove it.” - Ernest Benn, speech, 27 Jan. 1931.

GOVERNMENT: We think a man needs to be governed and we let him govern others.” - A Byington sticker. – Also in a Joe Labadie essay, 1911. - Compare: “Who guards the guardians?”" and “No one is good enough to govern another - without the other's consent." - The latter comes closer to panarchistic thinking. - JZ - MAN'S NATURE, MAN'S IMPERFECTIONS, INHERENT CONTRADICTION, RULERS, DOMINATION, LEADERSHIP,

GOVERNMENT: We will consent to no constitution, except such as and one as we are neither ashamed nor afraid to sign; and we will authorize no government to do any thing in our name which we are not willing to be personally responsible for.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI/9. - CONSENT, CONSTITUTIONALISM, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

GOVERNMENT: We've gotten to the point where we are afraid of our government, afraid of what it can do to us.” - Tobin, quoted by Murray Rothbard in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 11/77. – Or will continue to do to us, which is already bad enough. – JZ, 13.4.13. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, FEAR, TERRORISM, PLANNING, REFORMS, GOVERNMENTAL INNOVATIONS

GOVERNMENTS: Weighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions – and the way most businesses make decisions, if they want to stay in business. Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large. – Thomas Sowell,

GOVERNMENT: Wendell Phillips, the mighty champion against Negro slavery, expressed the conviction that "government is the fundamental 'ism' of the soldier, bigot and priest"; and he said in one of his speeches: "I think little of the direct influence of governments. I think, with Guizot, that 'it is a gross delusion to believe in the sovereign power of political machinery.' To hear some men talk of government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation and kept the planets in their place." - From his Orations, Speeches, Lectures and Letters, published 1863. - Rocker, Nationalism & Culture, p.148/149. – George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – SOVEREIGNTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

GOVERNMENT: Were it not for their freedom to borrow without limits to finance their annual losses (for which we might use the polite word 'deficits'), all government in Australia would be bankrupt by now.” - Maxwell Newton, AUSTRALIAN PENTHOUSE, July 80, p. 45. – Here he forgot tax increases and the note printing press for its monopoly money with a compulsory acceptance and a forced value. (Legal tender) – JZ, 13.4.13. - GOVERNMENT BORROWING, PUBLIC DEBT, GOVERNMENT SECURITIES OR INSECURITIES, GOVERNMENTAL DEFICIT “FINANCING”

GOVERNMENT: What a sense of insecurity we have when there are no constitutional limits to the encroachments of government, and we do not know from day to day what further encroachments on our liberties are being planned by those who are scheming to secure for this purpose the control of the force entrusted to the government for our protection.” - Source? - Sorry, but I failed to jot down author, title and page. – To collect, publish and improve all such utterances is a job not just for one flawed human being but for many, in their common enlightenment interest. – JZ, 2.9.13. - CONSTITUTION, BILL OF RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, POLITICIANS, RULERS & THEIR PROTECTION

GOVERNMENT: What distinguishes a business from government is that while a company grows as a result of satisfying its customers, government usually grows quicker as a result of its failure to deliver.” - John Harrison, A Corporate Culture of Freedom. - BUSINESSES, GROWTH & FAILURES

GOVERNMENT: What do we need the government for? - John Singleton, 20.10.76. - NEEDED? Q.

GOVERNMENT: What do you have against governments? They have turned all of us already into radiant human beings! - Never mind that they did it by radioactive pollution. – Which they claim to be harmless or insignificant. - JZ, 17.11.86 & 16.7.00, 13.4.13. - RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION

GOVERNMENT: What does a government do for ANYONE except the people who run the government?” - Larry Niven, Cloak of Anarchy. - POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVICES, PEOPLE, Q.

GOVERNMENT: What else can governments produce than tax burdens, obstacles to and prohibitions of free activities? What else can they produce but wars, civil wars, terrorism, oppression, extortion and exploitation, i.e. crimes, on the very largest of scales? - JZ, 5.4.99 & 9.7.00. – Q.

GOVERNMENT: What empirical evidence is there for trusting the promises of any government, politician or bureaucrat? - JZ, 20.4.89. - PROMISES

GOVERNMENT: What good reasons do we have to continue to trust ANY territorial government? - JZ, 24.5.00. - TERRITORIALISM, TRUST, STATISM, Q.

GOVERNMENT: What government does: Uses force and intimidation to coerce people to comply with their demands. – Definition of Terrorism: The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. - Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Illuminati Exposed (This is the resistance)'s photo. - Posted by Ade Join us - TERRITORIALISM & TERRORISM

GOVERNMENT: What government is best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.” - Goethe, Sprueche in Prosa, Pt. iii. - (Welche Regierung die beste sei? Diejenige die uns lehrt, uns selbst zu regieren.) - Are governments good at teaching such lessons while they are not good at teaching anything else or learning anything from their own mistakes, repeated over and over again, over centuries, sometimes thousands of years? - Many years ago I noted down: He overlooked that governments by their very nature cannot teach that but rather prevent the acquisition of experience required for reasonable self-government of individuals. By outlawing individual secession and individual sovereignty, tolerant experiments among volunteers and minority autonomy, they keep us in a condition of permanent immaturity and servility. - JZ, 18.7.00. - THE BEST GOVERNMENT? SELF-GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: What government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms, and killing people. It’s not good at much else. – Tom Clancy, quoted on Facebook, 13.6.12, by Ulrich F. Biele sharing John Goodin's photo.

GOVERNMENT: What governments protect is their power, even their war-making powers, their laws, their imposed tributes, but not, as a rule, the property, liberty, rights, justice, security and peace of their subjects. - JZ, 14.12.92 & 13.7.00. – They have not even managed to declare all of them. But then neither have anarchists and libertarians bothered, so far, to do this job as comprehensively and convincingly as it ought to be done or shown sufficient interest in tackling and completing this job, between them. – JZ, 2.9.13. – PROTECTION, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, BY ANARCHISTS & LIBERTARIANS

GOVERNMENT: What I must not do, the Government must not do.” - A Byington sticker. - RIGHTS, DUTIES & INDIVIDUALS, MORALITY, ETHICS

GOVERNMENT: What institution of government could tend so much to promote the happiness of mankind as the general prevalence of wisdom and virtue? All government is but an imperfect remedy for the deficiencies of these.” - Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, IV, 1759. - Government, rather, is no remedy at all but, rather, worse than the sickness it attempts or pretends to cure. - JZ, 12.7.86. – Those with the greatest imperfections can hardly reduce the imperfections of all others but, instead, set them the worst possible examples. – At most they can set some deterrent examples to some willing to learn from them. - JZ, 13.4.13. - VS. SOCIETY, IMPERFECTION OF ALL RULERS & SUBJECTS

GOVERNMENT: What is called the government of the people is, in fact, more often the arbitrary power of a select group of cut-throat political Jacobins.” - Richard Carlyle, The Earth Belongs to the Living, p.56. - PEOPLE & DEMOCRACY

GOVERNMENT: What is instructive to me is the nearly universal evidence that, even at this late hour, most of us are not yet ready to live without a government of force set over us. Indeed, I would have to argue that at this particular moment, most of us have exactly the kind and amount of government we deserve. And if the present gargantuan juggernaut were dismantled, another instrument, equally as coercive or worse, would rise in its place.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 75. - Collectively, yes. Individually: No! - Let individuals opt out and form their own "panarchies", according to their own degrees of enlightenment. - JZ, n.d. & 28.7.00. - STATISM, THE GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PEOPLE VS. INDIVIDUALS, COLLECTIVISM VS INDIVIDUALISM & INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM OR CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS STATES, SOCIETIES, LAWS, SYSTEMS

GOVERNMENT: What is misleadingly called "representative government" isn't fully representative. - At best it represents a majority and does not shut up and persecute the dissenting minorities and makes some compromises in its decisions but it does NOT and it CANNOT represent them. It does not allow them self-government. Territorialism does not permit this. Genuine self-government or self-management and self-responsibility would be only possible under exterritorial autonomy for all voluntary governments, societies and communities. - JZ, 3.8.00, 13.4.13. - REPRESENTATION

GOVERNMENT: what is not easily explained is the acceptance of the doctrine of benevolent government in our day, when all the evidence to the contrary is before our eyes.” - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax … p.52. - WELFARE STATE, BENEVOLENT GOVERNMENT, GOOD GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: What is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.” – Goethe. – All territorial governments have failed in this job as well and as territorial governments they had to fail. – JZ, 13.4.13. - GOVERNMENT OR SELF-GOVERNMENT?

GOVERNMENT: What is the difference between knowing your government and knowing your main enemy? - JZ, 22.6.91 & 22.7.00. - THE ENEMY, Q.

GOVERNMENT: What is the difference between organized crime and government? To the extent that they are not identical, or interlinked, government is larger, better organized and even more profitable for those who run it. - Unfortunately, that is revealed to most people, if at all, usually only years to decades later. - JZ, 28.3.89 & 18.7.00, 13.4.13. – Territorial governments are also more murderous and destructive, at least in their warfare. – JZ, 27.12.08. - ORGANIZED CRIME, MAFIA, PRIVATE CRIMES COMPARED WITH OFFICIAL CRIMES

GOVERNMENT: What lends an ominous quality to the inherent flaws of our democracy is the quantum increase in the last forty years in the power and size of government, both in its quantitative activities (the public sector) and in its qualitative interventions (its rules, laws, prescriptions and prohibitions, etc.). In effect, just the sheer amount of money and power there is to pass around today has alone raised up gigantic temptations to the elected to try to bribe the electors, until a point is reached at which the number of persons on the take from government in one form or another becomes so large that no politician can hope to be elected without paying tribute to this - still expanding - segment of the population. That is, in essence, the moral quagmire out of which we must climb just to slow the process of politico-economic decay.” - Patrick M. Boarman, Money, Employment & the Political Process, p.13. - DEMOCRACY, GROWTH, SPENDING, COMPETITION, VESTED INTEREST, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTERESTS, ENTITLEMENTS, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, PARASITISM OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED, WELFARE STATE, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS, PARASITISM AS POLICY

GOVERNMENT: What makes the government any more capable of deciding right and wrong than you are? Nothing, that’s what. Well, nothing except raw power – which has never been a useful guide to ethics or morality.” - Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, p.12. - ITS POWER VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, MORALITY, ETHICS

GOVERNMENT: What most people do not see is that government is the worst vehicle to provide or guard the individual rights of its citizens. - Society for Libertarian Life, leaflet, Who's Afraid of Anarchy? - AS GUARDIAN OR PROTECTOR, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: What right has anyone to govern my life (or any aspect of it) without my consent?” - View for no-government, attacked by Prof. John Hospers in REASON, May 73. – CONSENT, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: What the government gives, it must first take away.” – John S. Coleman. - Compare the old saying: "Robbing Peter to pay Paul!" - "GIFTS", “PROGRAMS”, “SPENDING”, “BUDGETS”, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS, WELFARE STATE, “PUBLIC INTEREST”, “COMMON GOOD”, TAXATION OR TRIBUTES

GOVERNMENT: What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” – Tom Clancy on Kudlow and Cramer, 9.2.03. – What rightful and rational things does it do well, if any? – JZ, 13.4.13. - WHAT IT IS "GOOD" FOR? Q.

GOVERNMENT: what the government supplies costs twice as much as its free market equivalent, and may not be exactly what the consumer desires.” - Dr. H. L. Soper, LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, May 1981. - Compare the similar remark by David Friedman. - SERVICES & COSTS

GOVERNMENT: What we are witnessing in the world today is not a chaotic bunch of isolated events but a process, a process of moving toward the spread of governance without government.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, 55. – I would rather call it the movement from territorial domination to exterritorial self-government. Alas, it is not much of a conscious and informed movement as yet. – JZ, 16.9.07. - EXTERRITORIAL VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, GOVERNANCE

GOVERNMENT: What we believe to be the only necessary condition of government: that for a person or organization to be a government, it must assume the right to coerce its own clients (or subjects).” - John T. Sanders, JLS, Winter 77. - He concentrates here on only one of several features: territoriality, coercion, monopolism, involuntary membership (internal aggression) and territorial invasion (victimization of "foreigners" in "their countries). Governments with voluntary membership and no exclusive territorial powers have existed in the past and can compete with each other peacefully, and continue to exist by satisfying their voluntary members with whatever services they like. No free enterprise business coerces its customers or other enterprises, unless a State gives it power to do so. - JZ, 25.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: What we need is an immediate moratorium on all government borrowing unless it is approved by the people at a referendum. This is the only way to restore sanity and responsibility to government spending.” - Viv Forbes, NATIONAL TIMES, ca. 1978. - That would leave the taxation and inflation option in the hands of the government. - Let us have a referendum on these, too. Then those in favor of all three should have the option to have these methods practised among themselves. There rest should be free to opt out. - JZ, 29.7.00. - GOVERNMENT BORROWING, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, MORATORIUM, REFERENDUM, DEMOCRACY

GOVERNMENT: What we need is freedom to shop around for government and all public services. - JZ, 1965. - COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: What we should do is put government on an allowance. Give it a certain amount of money to spend and that's it. Let that money be spent, to provide only essential government services. Sure, that would mean we couldn't afford many of the new government programs, but we managed to live without them in the past, and I think we could again.” - Letter quoted in LIVING FREE, 3/79. - EXPENDITURES, TAXATION, BUDGET

GOVERNMENT: What we want is NOT the overthrow of government but a situation where the government gets lost.” - Quoted in GREEN REVOLUTION, 10/78. – Governmentalism will, gradually, disappear, once all its victims are free to secede from it. – JZ, 2.1.09. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

GOVERNMENT: What we want is not the overthrow of the government but a situation in which it gets lost in the shuffle!” - Statement in Laissez Faire Books Anarchist Catalog, Feb. 1976. – Also in a poster quoted in an anarchist essay. - Rather, a situation in which each peaceful individual and minority group is free to opt out from under it and to govern or manage the own affairs in the system or organization and under rules preferred by this individual and the other secessionists, who agree with each other. – JZ, 30.12.08. - Let each anarchist or other ideologue or dissenter drop out, alone, or in association with like-minded people, from any territorial government. One man “revolutions”, rather than any attempt to involve all people in a territory, willy-nilly, in collectivist and violent mass revolution that will only tend lead to another and more or less oppressive and warlike territorial government. The Roman Catholic Church was reduced to relative harmlessness once individuals and groups realized their right to secede from it and to establish their own churches, sects or atheist, humanist, deist, rationalist or agnostic groups and beliefs. That is the way to go and clearly enough stated and consistently practised it would avoid the risk of religious or ideological war, for it would offer to each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice. (A few authoritarians, totalitarians and private criminals excepted.) - JZ, 30.1.02, 6.12.10, 13.4.13. – OVERTHROW? ABOLITION? REVOLUTION? CIVIL WAR? INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, ONE-MAN-REVOLUTIONS

GOVERNMENT: What would you do to a man who were in the habit of doing what Government does?” - A Byington sticker. - In another version it says "was" instead of "were". – Q., TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, ABUSE OF POWER

GOVERNMENT: Whatever are the sins of everyday governmentalism, however brutal in their working some of the great force machines, with which we love to administer each other, may tend to be, however reckless we may be as regards each other's rights, in our efforts to place the yoke of our opinions upon the neck of others, dynamite "administers" with a far ruder, rougher hand than ever the worst of the continental bureaucracies. Indeed, whenever the continental governments are reproached by some of us liberty folk, for taking possession in so peremptory a manner of the bodies and minds of the people and converting them into administrative material, they may not unreasonably remark - if they happen to be in a philosophic mood - that the same reproaches should be addressed, with even greater pertinency, to their enemy, the dynamiter, who dynamites us all with the happiest impartiality on the off-chance of impressing somebody or other with some portion of his own rather mixed views.” - Auberon Herbert, quoted in Mack, edition, Auberon Herbert, p.192. - Both have the same cause and aim: territorial rule and both are ignorant of or prejudiced against the justice- and peace- promoting freedom alternative of exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer communities, initiated by individual and group secessionism. - Both hold wrongful notions on collective responsibility and practise them. - Actually, private terrorism has killed many less innocent people than official terrorism by governments has. But that does not excuse it nor does the legalization of governmental terrorism excuse it. - JZ, 28.7.00. - BRUTALITY & TERRORISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY “ACTIONS”

GOVERNMENT: Whatever good comes from a territorial government is a miracle! - JZ, diary, Nov. 1952, 2.9.13. - IS IT A MIRACLE WORKER?

GOVERNMENT: Whatever government is not a government of laws is a despotism, let it be called what it may.” - Daniel Webster, speech at Bangor, Me., Aug. 25, 1835. - Government by territorial law as opposed to personal law - is also a kind of despotism, no matter how "democratic" or "republican" it is. - JZ, 16.10.85 & 18.7.00. - LAW & DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Whatever really useful thing the Government does for men - they would do for themselves if there was no government.” - A Byington sticker. - And usually at less than half the cost and without obstructing the creative or productive activities of anyone else, without causing wars, revolutions, civil wars and terrorism. - JZ, 12.7.00. - In another version there is no "the" before the first mentioning of "Government." - VS. SELF-HELP, PUBLIC SERVICES

GOVERNMENT: When a government has lasted a long while it deteriorates by insensible degrees.” - C. L. De Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, v, 1749. - Governments are off to a bad start with territorialism in the first place. Then they do either slowly and sometimes fast deteriorate further, while their structure leaves no cure for dissenting individuals and minorities to adopt for themselves, at their own expense and risk. Government is compulsory mass “medication” of the worst type. - JZ, 10.7.86 & 15.7.00. – Its territorialism is even worse than e.g. compulsory fluoridation, vaccination, education, military servitude, taxation etc., because with its  territorialism it does bring all these particular wrongs and irrationalities. – JZ, 2.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM, SALAMI TACTICS

GOVERNMENT: When a government project is described as ‘imaginative’, you know it is going to be almost as expensive as those that are called ‘bold’." - Bill Vaughn, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 9/85. - PROGRAMS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government.” - Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966. - Has either industrial automation or government automation reached this state of affairs yet? Then why are our wage and salary bills, or those for consultants and tradesmen still so high? - What is true about it is that even enlightened presidents or dictators of good will (if there really are such beings) find it often hard to run against voting trends by ignorant and prejudiced voters, party machines, powers of lobbies and the pressures and inertia of vast bureaucracies. But it is also precisely human flaws, which keep the territorialist regimes powerful. - JZ, 13.7.00, 6.12.10, 2.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: When a man spends his own money to buy something for himself, he is very careful about how much he spends and how he spends it. When a man spends his own money to buy something for someone else, he is still very careful about how much he spends, but somewhat less what he spends it on. When a man spends someone else's money to buy something for himself, he is very careful about what he buys, but doesn't care at all how much he spends. And when a man spends someone else's money on someone else, he doesn't care how much he spends or what he spends it on. And that's government for you.” – Milton Friedman - SPENDING & RESPONSIBILITY

GOVERNMENT: When a politician promises to give you back some of your own money.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 8/81. – SPENDING, AID, BUDGET, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: When a politicians talks of cutting government expenditures and taxes - do expect more government expenditures and taxes very soon. - JZ, 13.7.00. - SPENDING & TAXES, REFORMS

GOVERNMENT: When anyone studies liberty, he learns that government is the most viable device yet conceived which is capable of destroying liberty.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 76. - VS. LIBERTY, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: When good government prevails men of little worth submit to men of great worth. When bad government prevails men of little power submit to men of great power.” - Mencius, Discourses, IV, c. 300 B.C. - Why should even men of little worth, who are self-supporting and not aggressive, have to submit to those of "great worth"? Why should vice-ridden people have to submit to virtuous ones? Why should fools not be free to make their own mistakes at the own risk and expense? Further, the term "submit" is a wrong choice of words, because it implies voluntarism, while in reality territorial subjugation is involved. One should not discuss territorial, coercive, monopolistic and centralistic governments as if they recognized and respected individual sovereignty, individual choices, individual rights and liberties, competing governments, societies and communities, while, in reality, they suppress them to a very large extent. - JZ, 12.7.86 & 18.7.00. – Did good territorial government ever exist? Can it come into existence? – JZ, 13.4.13. – Q., TERRITORIALISM, GOOD GOVERNMENT, LEADERSHIP

GOVERNMENT: When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. –George PatakiPEOPLE, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

GOVERNMENT: When government is imposed upon us by some despot, some tyranny, some autocracy, the natural reaction towards that government is to think that it is bad. On the other hand, when we govern ourselves we jump to the conclusion, natural but wholly unjustified, that that government is good. Such a conclusion leaves out of account the nature, possibilities, and purpose of government. …” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.144. - Under the voluntary and exterritorial autonomy forms of self-governance, or panarchism, "governance" can be good for us, in one way or the other, at least by teaching us what not to do in the future. Territorial governments over involuntary members offer very much less in self-learning opportunities and free enterprise, private initiative options and consumer sovereignty, freedom of contract and freedom of association and disassociation. - JZ, 13.7.00, 6.12.10, 13.4.13. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: When government provides benefits for one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime, it performs an act of plunder.” - Frederic Bastiat. - BENEFITS, SPENDING, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, PLUNDER & TAXATION

GOVERNMENT: When government solves a problem it creates two or more problems of equal or greater dimension.” - THE RUFF TIMES. - Compare: “Government is the problem, not the solution.” Also David Friedman's remark: “Everything the government does costs at least twice as much.” – Territorial government "actions" prevent rightful, better and cheaper private actions. - JZ, 1.2.02, 6.12.10. – A PROBLEM SAVER? SAVIOUR, HELPER? PROTECTOR? DEFENDER? GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: When government spends, the economy drinks its own blood, which in turn enhances its own blood, which in turn enhances its thirst. Because it keeps drinking, it must die.” - Marshall Payn. (MM.?) - SPENDING

GOVERNMENT: When government wants integration, children are forcibly bused. When government wants morality, it raids massage parlors.” - From SLL leaflet: You Have No Choice. - FORCE & MORALITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep arms and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” - Thomas Jefferson. - VS. PEOPLE, LIBERTY VS. FEAR, GUNS, ARMS, WEAPONS, FOR INDIVIDUALS, PEOPLES, MILITIA ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GOVERNMENT: When governments seem to be doing something, shall we say, sensible, they always do it wrong.” - Philip Samson, FREEDOM, 11.11.78. - I'd rather say: Even if government does sometimes try to do something sensible, it does not do it sensibly. - JZ, 4.6.82, 2.9.13. – “The government should do something!” – Popular prejudice. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM,

GOVERNMENT: When has any government been of any help with anything, except in making war?” - Richard Condon, Money Is Love, p.165. – WAR, Q.

GOVERNMENT: when I was young, the thing that really annoyed me about morality was not so much its historical inappropriateness, nor even its illogic. It was the inconsistencies between the high phrases and the actual actions. Who did you see speeding on the highway? Why, the police. Who said you should not threaten others? The government. And who did most of the threatening? Why, the government. Who said it was wrong to kill, and then paid to train soldiers to do just that? The examples multiplied endlessly.” - GEGENSCHEIN, 34. - Probably a remark by its editors, Eric Bruce Lindsay. - I would not equate, like he did here, "morality" with the government's "morality" or moral pretences. - JZ, 25.7.00. - INCONSISTENCY

GOVERNMENT: When Independence was declared in the land, those whose quest for liberty had made them revolutionaries, listed the grievances that set them on their violent, illegal, disorderly course. - The detailed nature of these grievances has changed but the same attitude of grievance rightfully may be leveled against the government today; the government which, by displacing the sovereignty of individuals (*), has enthroned itself as a political monarchy, giving its subjects the chance only to change the wearers of the crown every so many years.” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.17. – (*) Was the sovereignty of the individual every fully recognized in America before or after the American Revolution, or, for that matter, in any territorial State? – JZ, 30.12.08. - INDEPENDENCE, REVOLUTION, Q.

GOVERNMENT: When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads. – Ron Paul, M.D., Republican congressman from Texas and Libertarian Party candidate for President in 1988 & 2008. - TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, PEOPLE, JOKE

GOVERNMENT: When people say: "government is necessary to do x (whatever); what they really say is that "Human Beings are necessary to do x (whatever)". - Frederick Mann, LONGEVITY REPORT 41, Oct. 93. – For territorial government is nothing but the rule over the whole population of a country by some of its worst individuals, posing as representatives for all. – JZ, 13.4.13. - STATISM, INDIVIDUALISM & HUMAN BEINGS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS

GOVERNMENT: When such men speak about governing, they examine carefully between others and themselves, and are very earnest to distinguish between differing and agreeing. Their only quest is to find how they may overcome others, and the end is that they are always overcome by others.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.287. - POWER, MIGHT, STRENGTH, FORCE, VIOLENCE, COERCION

GOVERNMENT: When the Czar gives an egg, he takes a hen.” - Russian proverb. - In spite of this proverbial wisdom, Russian and over 120 other captive nations of the Communist Empire had to experience this to the last extremities before they were able to at least partly learn their lesson and do without the worst kind of territorial political quackery. - JZ, 14.7.00. - SPENDING & TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: When the government is not in evidence the people are honest and loyal.” - Lao Tzu, 58, in Medhurst edition, p.128. – One should not indiscriminately praise “the” people, either. – JZ, 2.9.13. -VS. THE PEOPLE, HONESTY, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LOYALTY

GOVERNMENT: When the government is sluggish and stagnant, the people go about their business and are content; when the government is active and efficient, the people become irritated and angry.” - Lao Tse. – His philosophy is in the process of being revived again, in China, contrary to the remnants of the totalitarian ideology. But it should be updated, modernized, clarified in details, and not confined to his few wise remarks. – PRIVATE, COOPERATIVE, VOLUNTARY & FREE EXPERIMENTS INSTEAD OF A SINGLE TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED & MAINTAINED EXPERIMENT! - IN THIS WAY THE CHINESE PEOPLE COULD ADVANCE MUCH FASTER THAN THEY HAVE SO FAR. FREE ACTIVITY FOR ALL INSTEAD OF MERELY NON-ACTION BY A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. – JZ, 29.12.08.

GOVERNMENT: When the government spends, the economy drinks its own blood.” - From: "The Incredible Breadmachine", by Richard Grant, first edition. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING

GOVERNMENT: When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty." – George Mason – quoted by Terry Mcintyre on Facebook, 14.9.12. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, SPENDING, TAXATION, PUBLIC DEBT, INFLATION OF THE FORCED CURRENCIES OF CENTRAL BANKING

GOVERNMENT: When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that he people may require a leader.” - Plato. - At least the rulers of some democracies have not been entirely peaceful or merely purely defensive in their external relations. - JZ, 3.7.00. – But they do have a somewhat better record than open despotisms. However, they are still territorial regimes, with their usual defects. – JZ, 2.9.13. - DICTATORS, TYRANTS & WAR, WARFARE STATE, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, SECURITY, WAR AIMS

GOVERNMENT: When we want to do something good, spontaneously, we always find the government between our feet.” - E. Arrigoni, The Totalitarian Nightmare, p.71. - AN OBSTACLE, OBSTRUCTIONISM, PROHIBITIONS, CONTROLS, BUREAUCRACY, COMPULSORY LICENSING, REGULATIONS

GOVERNMENT: When you are ruled you have not rights. You are property.” – Mark Tier, p.311, in “Freedom!”, edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Mark Tier, Baen, 2006. - RULERS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: When you do it, it's murder and robbery. When the government does it, on a massive scale, it's called war and taxation. - JZ, 8.4.94. - WAR, TAXATION, MURDER & ROBBERY

GOVERNMENT: When you take a close look or poke your nose at any government activity - hold your breath. It stinks. - JZ, 26.11.93 & 10.7.00, 28.12.08. – GOVERNMENT STINKS

GOVERNMENT: Whenever government is established, it causes more harm than it forestalls.” THE MATCH, June 75. – What is correct for territorial governments is not necessarily, if at all, correct for the panarchies of volunteers, for all of them are without a territorial monopoly and involuntary subjects. – JZ, 30.12.08, 13.4.13. - HARM, WRONGS, CURES, SOLUTIONS, CAUSE, 

GOVERNMENT: Whenever there is some trouble in any area of the economy, the simplest solution to many people is "Let the government fix it." Yet the record is plain for everyone to see - every time the government uses its money or its power to favor this group or that, it sets in motion a train of events, which causes even more serious trouble and imbalance in many other related areas. Over a period of years the net result is such a web of supports, subsidies, interventions and controls that it is almost impossible for a nation to find its way back into a dynamic system of really free enterprise.” - Lawrence Fertig, Quoted by FEE, in THE FREEMAN. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, REALLY FREE ENTERPRISE REQUIRES ALSO COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, REFORMS, FREE MARKET COMPETITION IS NEEDED & JUSTIFIED IN EVERY SPHERE

GOVERNMENT: Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.” - Harry S. Truman, lecture, Columbia University, April 28, 1959. - Territorial dictatorships are even more inefficient than territorial democracies are. The "efficiency" of dictatorships can be noted only in a destructive and statist sense. They are not creative and productive institutions. - JZ, 20.10.85 & 13.7.00. – During the previous century they did “efficiently” murder over 200 million people, apart from the mass murders in their wars. Territorial governments are also the most wrongful, irrational and inefficient defenders, acting all too aggressively rather than merely defensively against the main war criminals and thereby prolonging wars and increasing losses of innocent lives on their own side as well as on the side of the direct victims of an enemy regime. – JZ, 28.12.08, 13.4.13, 2.9.13. -Any territorial government as such is all too powerful, which makes it already all too wrongful and inefficient. All such governments are characterized by great degrees of inefficiency, contradictions, and wasteful efforts, with which often the opposite of their intentions is achieved. – The Swiss government and its militia system was at least efficient enough to keep itself out of WW I and WW II, without becoming an open dictatorship. – Compare: “Generalizations are generally wrong.” - JZ, 25.4.13. EFFICIENCY & DICTATORSHIP

GOVERNMENT: Whenever you touch government, you seem to touch the devil.” - Henry W. Nevinson, in HARPER'S MAGAZINE, Feb. 1906.

GOVERNMENT: Where did you get this idea that government can take care of everybody?” - Quoted by Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.126. - Where did you get the idea that government can take care of anybody - but itself? And it is not doing a very good job even of this, since no government lasts forever. It is, always, so far, replaced by just another territorial government, sometimes a little better, sometimes much worse and sometimes just as bad. - JZ, n.d. & 1.8.00. – STATISM, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, ELECTIONS, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Where government is a largely autonomous function, carried on by whole-time politicians, where the size of the political unit exceeds a limiting value, and where precedence does not depend upon face-to-face contact, the "natural" leader is at a distinct disadvantage compared with the candidate who possesses the ambitions rather than the attributes of leadership. Histrionic power, access to technical aids and expert advice, and deliberate or accidental canalization of crowd feeling are far more significant in determining office than the ability to command, to inspire confidence at the personal level, or to gain a reputation for foresight.” - Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency. - Hitler was, probably, the first who made very extensive use of radio broadcasts and planes for his campaigns. Usually, his speeches were designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator: the most popular errors, myths and prejudices, which he happened to share! - Free beer at his early political meetings did also help him. So did all the flaws of the Weimar Republic, especially the territorialism it had in common with all other democracies and the monopolization of military organization and arms, monetary despotism, the system of compulsory taxation and compulsory investments in government insecurities. - JZ, 2.8.00, 30.12.08. - POLITICIANS, SIZE, BIGNESS, CENTRALIZATION, LEADERSHIP, GRESHAM'S LAW

GOVERNMENT: Where one assumes liberty (qua autonomy) to be an absolute or ideal good, one can only accept (in consequence) the legitimacy of very little or of no government at all - barring double-talk.” - L. T. Hobhouse, quoted by David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.19. - LIBERTY & ANARCHY

GOVERNMENT: wherever government money goes, government control must inevitably follow.” - Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.122. – “Whoever pays the piper calls the tune.” - GOVERNMENT SPENDING & CONTROLS, SUBSIDIES

GOVERNMENT: wherever there are courts, duplicity, lying, hypocrisy and cringing dwell as in their proper field. - Godwin, On Man. – Especially when or where jurisdiction is territorially monopolized by governments. – JZ, 2.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: Whether the State is considered a necessary evil or a positive good, it is usually thought to be a thing of permanence, like the law of gravitation. In the face of the fact it is completely preposterous to expect that the general battle for power between governments (whose mere existence as mutual threats mutually supports each other), could possibly eventuate in anything other than the mutual extermination of the human race. - Humans are neither good nor bad, but are corrupted by intrinsically inadvisable and bad institutions. They are inadvertent victims of their blunders, especially the blunders of perpetuating actions which may have been life-promoting in a given historical happenstance but which today have become anti-life to such a degree as to threaten all life with annihilation.” - Laurance Labadie, Selected Essays, p.65. - Unfortunately, at least here he did not identify territorial statism as one of the major blunders. - JZ, 28.7.00. - WAR & THE NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

GOVERNMENT: Which government is the best? The one which teaches us to govern ourselves.” – Goethe, “Sprueche in Reimen”. – Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – JZ tr. of: “Welche Regierung die beste sei? Diejeinige, die uns lehrt, uns selbst zu regieren.” – It can do this only by its own bad example. – JZ, 15.9.08. – Alas, territorial statists will blame anything else but territorialism for the catastrophic consequences of territorialism, e.g. capitalism, property, profit, rent and interest, supposed market failures. – JZ, 13.4.13.

GOVERNMENT: which Rose Wilder Lane expressed in these words: 'What they (men in government) have is the use of force - command of the police and the army. Government, The State, is always a use of force. …'" - From: The Discovery of Freedom, N.Y., Arno Press, 1972, p.27. - FORCE, MANPOWER, POLICY, ARMY, STATE

GOVERNMENT: While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practised now than three or four thousand years ago.” - John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 9, 1813. - There is simply no science to primitivism, barbarism, aggressive force, ruling prejudices, ignorance and passions, least of all to territorialism, no matter how many parties, deputies and political scientists exist in the governments and universities of the world, all pretending that such a thing as political science does already exist. - JZ, 16.10.85 & 12.7.86 & 15.7.00. - Adam's remark is still largely true almost 200 years later. - JZ, 15.7.00. - POLITICAL SCIENCE

GOVERNMENT: While governments have varying methods of organization for owning and controlling the means and results of production, such control is of the essence of socialism; the rest is window dressing. The details of HOW government runs my life fail to interest me; I am concerned with one fact: does it or does it not run my life?” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.123. - CONTROL & STATE SOCIALISM, RUNNING OUR LIVES, INTERVENTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: while men usually recognize criminal acts when they are committed by an individual in the name of his own interest, they often fail to recognize the very same acts for what they are when they are committed by some large gang in the name of "social justice" or the "common good." - Jarret B. Wollstein, Society Without Coercion. - COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC WELFARE, STATE SECURITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, PUBLIC INTEREST, CRIME

GOVERNMENT: While objectively no territorial government deserves our support, because that would endanger our self-support, all those who voted for a government do deserve, for themselves, the particular government they voted for, not the one they tried to vote effectively against. - Voluntary support for exterritorially autonomous governments or communities of volunteers is quite another matter. It fully expresses freedom of contract, association, experimentation and cooperation. - JZ, 23.10.95 & 7.7.00, 2.9.13.

GOVERNMENT: Who guards the guardians?” - Ancient Roman saying by? - Actually, they are pretty well guarded against the wrath of their victims, who are taxed to support the victimizers and their guards. - JZ, 27.7.00. – But under their territorial rule their victims are not guarded against these supposed guardians, protectors, defenders and helpers. – JZ, 2.1.09.

GOVERNMENT: Who is crazier, those who think that they can govern other men, without their individual consent, rightly and effectively, or those among the billions of their victims who, nevertheless, still believe that they can be rightly and efficiently governed? Political popery is the curse of the world and one which only exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities, i.e., the political, economic and social equivalent to religious liberty or religious tolerance, can finally bring to an end for all of us. Secular popes or absolute monarchs or other bosses for volunteer communities would not longer be a threat to others. Even their internal powers would be rather limited. All their actions, however mistaken, would be instructive at least about what not to do. All the consequences of their decisions would have to be born by their supporters. They would succeed or fail like any other business, e.g. like a share company. - JZ, 14.2.99, 28.1.02. - CITIZENSHIP, AUTHORITY, OBEDIENCE, RULE, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING, LAWS, LAWMAKERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATION

GOVERNMENT: Who needs government any more?” - Jerome Tuccille, Libertarian Handbook 1973. - The statists do. Let them have it. They still form the majority. Unless we do let them have their dream or utopia, by individual choice - but this time at their expense and risk only - they are not likely to let us have ours. – Competing governments also for all kinds of statists. Then these could also become allies for all kinds of libertarians doing their own diverse libertarian things within their different kinds of communities of volunteers. - JZ, 2.8.00, 13.4.13. – PANARCHISM EVEN FOR STATISTS!


GOVERNMENT: Who, after all that has happened in our times and all throughout history, can still trust territorial government in anything of importance? - JZ, 3.7.82. - Those brought up under governmental mis-education and misinformation, the statists, still, alas, the majority of the population in all countries. Many have some doubts now - but their main faith is still unshaken. E.g. they curse about politicians and call them liars etc. - but continue to vote them into offices and even many libertarians still believe that other, namely libertarian politicians, but still only with territorialist programs, would bring better or quite rightful results. If they were to remain libertarians as territorial politicians and as such enforced a libertarian constitution, law and practice upon a statist population, then they would either never succeed in becoming a “limited” but still territorial government, or, if they did, then this would, probably, be only temporary. They would then be overthrown by the remaining statists. Nevertheless, they have not yet studied and adopted their exterritorial and voluntaristic or panarchistic alternative: To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice! - JZ, 26.7.00, 13.4.13. – TRUST, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, PANARCHISM

GOVERNMENT: Who, in a territorial government, knows what is right, how to do it and can do it? - JZ, 14.9.94, 2.1.09. – The same is true for all their voters. – JZ, 13.4.13. – Some sense is only to be expected from those, who do not vote at all or vote only informally, under compulsory voting systems. I am not aware of many exceptions from this rule. – JZ, 2.9.13. - Q.

GOVERNMENT: Whoever has invested in the continuance of tax slavery into the future, by purchasing government securities (which often deserve the name "insecurities" better, e.g. through the inflation and repudiation risk), will, hopefully, have undertaken a speculation that will fail him. - JZ, 20.10.80 & 27.7.00. - SECURITIES, PUBLIC DEBT, GOVERNMENT LOANS, GOVERNMENT BONDS

GOVERNMENT: Whoever lays his hands on me to govern me is a usurper and a tyrant; and I declare him my enemy.” - P. J. Proudhon, Confessions of a Revolutionary, 1851 edition, p.31. - Quoted in George Woodcock, Proudhon, p.156. - CONSENT, SOVEREIGNTY, USURPATION, TYRANNY & ENEMIES

GOVERNMENT: Why do libertarians often fail to communicate the truth that government everywhere and always is an instrument of aggression used by an elite to loot and subjugate the rest of society?” - Peter McAlpine, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY No. 75, 22 May 1977. – TERRITORIALISM, AGGRESSION, WARFARE STATE, POWER ADDICTION

GOVERNMENT: Why do we give the government the right to run our lives without protest?” - Workers Party slogan, in NATIONAL TIMES, 11.8.75. - If we presume that someone must "run the country", why not rather assume that each rational adult be free to run his part of it? - Kauffman (?) called it "decidophobia" - fear of decision-making. (Sorry, but I can't lay my hands at present upon this title.) Statism is an older term for it, more specifically to "political" decision-making. But decidophobia can be observed in private lives, too, e.g. when having to decide upon the purchase of one type of consumer articles when there are hundreds to thousands of different ones on offer, all falling under the same category but all are somewhat different. This form of decidophobia will not disappear once panarchies are common. It will still be difficult to decide which one will be the best of all of them for you. - JZ, 1.8.00. – The second or third choices of a panarchy for oneself will, usually, turn out better. – JZ, 31.12.08, 6.12.10. – PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC & POLITICAL SYSTEMS, RUNNING THE COUNTRY

GOVERNMENT: Why do we reward the large scale and official criminals with victims (crime being defined as serious infringements of the rights and liberties of others), our leading officials, with positions of great power, high salaries and pensions after a short "service", while we severely penalize the relatively minor and private criminals? - JZ, 24.5.89 & 19.7.00. - POLITICIANS, CRIMINALS, Q.

GOVERNMENT: Why do we tolerate criminals in government over us, seeing that even the best man is not good enough to rule us without our consent? Individual dissenters should be free to secede from all territorial governments and to associate voluntarily instead, under full exterritorial autonomy to run their own affairs in their own ways. - JZ, 13.5.94 & 10.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: Why don't we have libertarian anarchy? Why does government exist? The answer implicit in previous chapters is that government, as a whole, exists because most people believe it is necessary. Most particular government activities, beyond the most fundamental, exist because they benefit some special interest at the cost of the rest of us. Each special interest will fight, in most cases successfully, to protect its private racket. Yet the individuals who make up the special interest are on the receiving end of everyone else's racket. Most of them lose, on net, by the whole transaction. To the extent that they realize this, they will support general reductions in government power. So the fundamental task is one of education.” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.219. - Since the benefits are concentrated and the burdens of each benefit widely diffused, even education will not have sufficient pocket-book appeal until it reaches the stage where each taxpayer can go through all budget items and eliminate individually and for himself all those government expenditure which he does not favor. The individually chosen remnant of government services, still wanted by a taxpayer, will form for most a very much reduced package deal, which, as a result, if the tax payer has only to pay his proportion of their costs, would greatly reduce his tax bill. THAT would be VERY EDUCATIONAL. Let him pick and choose as he can today- at the supermarket and between various insurance packages and holiday deals. But most of all, let him opt out of the State, as a political Protestant. - JZ, 31.7.00. - PEOPLE, STATISM, EDUCATION, BUDGET, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, STEPS TOWARDS VOLUNTARY TAXATION

GOVERNMENT: Why turn to your government as if you were helpless in yourselves? What power lies in a government that does not lie also in you? They are only men like you - men, in many ways disadvantaged, overweighed by the excessive burdens they have taken on themselves, seldom able to give concentrated attention to any one subject, however important; necessarily much under the influence of subordinates, from whom they must gather the information on which they have to act; often turned from their own course by the dissentions and differences of their followers; always obliged to plan and maneuver in order to keep their party together, and then losing their own guiding purpose, and tempted into misleading and unworthy courses; often deciding the weightiest matters in a hurry, as in the case of the famous Ten Minutes Reform Bill; and physically leading a life which overtaxes health and endurance with the call made upon it, by the care of their own office, their attendance far into the night at the House, their social occupations, the necessity to follow carefully all that is passing in the great theater or European politics, and of studying the questions which each week brings with it.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.338. - He may have been such a conscientious politician, for a while, but were there or are there many others like him in this crowd? - JZ, 27.7.00. - POLITICIANS & SELF-HELP, MAN, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: With governments you gamble your life, property and security away, like in high stake games with any dishonest gambler. - These include all your rights and liberties as well. And territorialism, compulsory state membership and imposed laws force you to engage in such gambling. - JZ, 18.7.00. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LAWS & GAMBLING, VOTING

GOVERNMENT: With its tyranny, waste and corruption government is all around us and all over us, leaving almost nothing untouched by its dirty hands and "legal" impositions. This in spite of the ancient insight that "No one is good enough to rule another man without the other's consent." -  Our territorial lords no longer claim the "jus primae noctis" but they do claim almost everything else. We are their serfs or slaves in all but names. If mere voting could change the situation it would be outlawed. - JZ, 18.3.02 & 20.8.02. – CONSENT, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

GOVERNMENT: With what delight must every well-informed friend of mankind look forward to the auspicious period, the dissolution of political government, of that brute engine which has been the only perennial cause of the vices of mankind, and which, as has abundantly appeared in the present work, has mischiefs of various sorts incorporated with its substance, and no otherwise removable than by its utter annihilation! - William Godwin - Chris Lyspooner - John Zube: ONLY territorial government over its involuntary victims has to become dissolved. Governance systems over their voluntary victims are, obviously, tolerable for them and for outsiders. – Facebook, 11.3.12. –  DISSOLUTION, ABOLITION, DESTRUCTION? EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIAL DOMINATION

GOVERNMENT: Within the memory of man the trade of governing has always been monopolised by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.” - Thomas Paine. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, LEADERS, STATESMEN, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT: Without a government, what would you do about the mentally ill? – That’s easy. I wouldn’t give them a government to run. - Jim Bovard shared Liberty Ninja's photo. - Anthony Gregory shared Chris Lyspooner's photo. – Facebook, 13.2.13. - Unfortunately, people who merely lust for power over others are automatically assumed to be sane. – Charles Evans ... and metarchy is compelling every other human being to live by the precepts that he or she would compel you to live by. - Facebook, 8.1.13. - – The term “metarchy” is new to me. – My term for this is, usually, territorialism or intolerance towards tolerant people. - JZ, 2.9.13. -  POWER, SANITY & INSANITY, JOKES, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: Without good government, we should quickly dispatch one another out of this world.” - Martin Luther, Table Talk, DCCLV. - There ain't no such thing as a good government - and by now we are well on the way, via a general nuclear holocaust, with their guidance and their help and urging and their ABC mass murder devices, kept in readiness by them and for them. - JZ, 12.7.86, 13.4.13. - So that was his view of the effect of Christianity after 1,500 years upon its converts! Only governments could and would prevent them from murdering each other! - Anyhow, man existed long before territorial governments were established and the mayor mutual slaughters occurred relatively recently under these Warfare States. - JZ, 15.7.00. – There are ca. 50 tribes on record that did not have any concept or practice of territorial government, until they became “civilized”. But they were, undoubtedly, tribes of humans. – Should supposedly quite civilized people be quite unable to learn from these examples? – And from their own history, when they, too, lived without governments for most of the time that mankind existed? – JZ, 30.12.08. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, NWT, DEMOCIDE, MASS MURDERS BY GOVERNMENTS

GOVERNMENT: Without government the strong would oppress the weak." - Popular opinion. - With government the strong do oppress and exploit the weak. - JZ, 23.1.93. - Without government the strong would have only their own strength to rely upon. Mr. Colt provided a great "equalizer". Almost anyone can pull a trigger. - JZ, 29.3.94, 2.9.13. - STRONG VS. WEAK, OPPRESSION, PROTECTION

GOVERNMENT: Without governments people would murder each other.” - Popular opinion. - In spite of governments they still do so and often, under government controls, on a massive scale. Under governmentally organized crime-fighting they do often get away with it, too, on their own relatively small scale. It takes territorial governments to organize and enforce mass murder in wars, revolutions, terror regimes, "ethnic cleansing" etc. and to set people so much against each other, by depriving them, e.g., of basis economic and monetary rights, that sometimes they do each other in - on their own initiative. They would not do so under the permanent economic boom and exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer communities that would be possible under all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 4.5.98 & 15.7.00. - CRIME, MAN, PEOPLE, CRISES, BOOM & BUST, WARS, CIVIL WARS, MASS MURDERS, VIOLENT REVOLUTIONS, PANARCHISM, DEMOCIDE, GENOCIDE


GOVERNMENT: Woe to the people that cannot limit the sphere of action of the State! Freedom, private enterprise, wealth, happiness, personal dignity, all vanish.” - Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.141. - STATE VS. THE PEOPLE

GOVERNMENT: Would chaos result? No, there would be order, without law to disturb it.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.45. - ANARCHY, CHAOS, ORDER & LAW

GOVERNMENT: Wouldn't it be better to try to simply reduce government to an acceptable level? - For us, no level is acceptable. We refuse to pay for "services" which we hate and reject…” - Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.8. - While he is right, as far as he is concerned, what about others, who are limited government advocates? Aren't they entitled to their choice for themselves? Aren't the voluntary victims of unlimited governments also entitled to their choice for themselves, at their own risk and expense? Why do most anarchists find unacceptable the following formula and panarchistic framework? “Any kind of anarchism for any kind of anarchists. Any kind of libertarianism for any kind of libertarian. Moreover, any kind of governmentalism for any kind of statist.” The only things they would have to continue to condemn are: Compulsory membership in any association and territorial sovereignty. - JZ, 1.8.00. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT, ACCEPTABLE LEVEL

GOVERNMENT: yet as an intelligent citizen of the late 1970's he understood that no government, not even that of Elizabeth II, obeyed any code of rules.” - Bob Shaw, Ground Zero Man, p.62. - Actually, that of Elizabeth II has been so limited that she has not been a threat to any liberties, during her long "rule", although some of her Governors, unfortunately no longer selected and only then appointed by her, but rather proposed by party politicians, from their ranks, and, naturally, the party politicians and ministers, are still very active in restricting liberties and rights under the pretence of protecting them. At least she has still the power to recall some of these bastards and, at least once used it, when recalling Whitlam's government through her Australian General Governor Kerr. I would rather have her rule me, to the very limited extent that she does, by still presiding over the Commonwealth and as she did before Australia in practice, not yet in theory and form, became a republic, than having any of all too many anarchists that I know of, rule over me and others according to their egalitarian notions of "liberty". Moreover, formally, Elizabeth II is obliged to uphold the Bill of Rights of 1688 and to recall and punish any of her ministers who infringes it. Whether she knows of that formal obligation, supposedly part of the coronation oath or not, I do not know. If she strictly adhered to these rules, many of the ruling politicians would have to be put out of office by her. But would public opinion be on her side in this? Would even most anarchists be on her side in this? Would the armed forces side with her? Territorial government is very deeply entrenched, in institutions and public beliefs, errors and myths. Going against it would mean sharing the fate of Emperor Joseph II of Austria, a well-meaning reformer, acting against the spirit of his times. - I do not blame her for not trying to swim against the stream - but do appreciate some remarks that her husband, Prince Phillips made. - Has she the same freedom that I have or that he seems to have - to express her opinions in public? I doubt it. - Most of her speeches are probably ghost-written and that not by her own free choice. - JZ, 29.7.00. - LAWS, RULERS, RULES, CHAOS, DISORDER, ARBITRARINESS & THE NOTION OF LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, WHICH CLAIM MONOPOLY RULE OVER A WHOLE TERRITORY & ITS POPULATION

GOVERNMENT: Yet from all this dismal history the governments of to-day have learned absolutely nothing.” - Henry Hazlitt, Can We Keep Free Enterprise? – Territorialism goes on an on, with its supporters remaining unaware of its real nature and wrongness and its many harmful consequences. Just like any other foolishness. – JZ, 30.12.08, 13.4.13. - NOT LEARNING FROM HISTORY.

GOVERNMENT: You are now engaged in a mighty conflict; a contest between freedom and "free-loading", between liberty and license, and between government by the people and government by the government …” - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, Dec. 76, 714. - It is also a contest between the collectivist, territorial and compulsory concept of "the people" and the individualistic concept of the people, that allows individuals to separate their rights and interests from "the people" and their ruling majority or minority. - JZ, 24.7.00. – GOVERNMENT BY TERRITORY INSTEAD OF GOVERNMENT BY & OVER VOLUNTEERS ONLY. “THE” PEOPLE” ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY TEMPORARY MAJORITIES. PANARCHISM OR VOLUNTARY & NON-GEOGRAPHICAL SEPARATISM

GOVERNMENT: You can almost always trust a territorial government to do what is wrong and senseless rather than what is right and sensible. - JZ, 17.9.98, 13.4.13. – TRUST, STATISM, POPULAR PREJUDICES & MAJORITARIANISM, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: You can tell how bad things are by the amount of time and effort the Government puts into telling you that everything is o.k.” – Quoted in: Sawyer/Wilshire, One Man Band, The best of Peter Sawyer, whistle blower, edited by Brian Wilshire, 1996, Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner NSW 2158, ISBN # 0 646 265117 2, p.36. - LIES, DENIALS, ASSURANCES

GOVERNMENT: You can tell perfectly well whether you are or are not a part of the government. If you have the power to tax, arrest, judge, command, or live off your neighbor, you are. If you are on the receiving end, you're not.” - Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.94. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT, WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT?

GOVERNMENT: 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 BrownePOWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, WELFARE STATE

GOVERNMENT: You can't have government doing everything.” - Bob Howard, 10/74. - You can't have territorial government doing anything right and positive! - JZ, 3.8.00. – Even its supposedly good deeds are involuntarily financed by tax slaves or victims of inflation by the government’s central bank. – JZ, 2.9.13. - Territorial government believes and is believed to be able to do everything while, in reality, it can do almost nothing righty and rationally. – JZ, 30.12.08, 6.12.10. - STATISM

GOVERNMENT: You can't safely take a government official's word for anything on any government matters or matters preempted by government powers and decisions. - JZ, 12.7.96 & 7.7.00. - OFFICIALS, TRUST, PROMISES, WORD

GOVERNMENT: You can't say you love your country and hate your government. – Bill Clinton, 42nd US President – He and other politicians have given many people numerous good reasons for doing precisely that. – JZ, 5.4.12, 13.4.13. - PEOPLE, PATRIOTISM, LOVE OF CONTRY

GOVERNMENT: You do not know with how much stupidity territorial governments are imposed as well as tolerated. - JZ, 20.10.86, 31.12.08. - STUPIDITY & TOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: You do not realize, my son, with how much stupidity this world is governed.” - Count Oxenstierna to his son, 1648. - One should add that almost unbelievable degrees of stupidity, ignorance and prejudices among the citizens support the almost unbelievable stupidity, ignorance and prejudices of our rulers. - JZ, 28.6.96. - Or: Nor with how much stupidity most people let themselves be governed in defiance of their individual rights, liberties and rational self-interest. - JZ, 8.1.98 & 15.7.00. - STUPIDITY

GOVERNMENT: You don't set a fox watching the chickens just because he has a lot of experience in the hen house.” - H. S. Truman, quoted in: L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.182. - PROTECTION, DEFENCE, GUARDIANSHIP & SECURITY, TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM, POWER & COERCION VS. EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS FREE EXPERIMENTATION AMONG VOLUNTEERS ONLY.

GOVERNMENT: You have a self-perpetuating mechanism that continues to feed on itself (*) until all of us get increasingly angry and distressed at what the government is doing. We feel absolutely helpless and shut out. (**) And we don't know what we can do. (***) That's one of the reasons why I cautioned you at the outset: please don't be angry. Our job is to think the problem through and to see what we can do about it. But let's think it through first. For tonight we are going to think. Later if you want to do something: that's something else again.” - Robert LeFevre. Good Government, p.13. - LeFevre was one of the few libertarians who at least reproduced De Puydt's article on Panarchy. Alas, he, too, failed to discuss it sufficiently or, at least, to publish his view on it. Perhaps some review can still be found in his unpublished papers. – (*) Rather, on us, its victims! – (**) Well, we are allowed to pay taxes and work as unpaid clerks for the government! – (***) We may know this but are not allowed to do this! - JZ, 27.7.00.

GOVERNMENT: You have the God-given right to kick the government around - don't hesitate to do so.” - Senator Edmund S. Muskie, speech in South Bend, Indiana, September 11, 1968, as reported by the Louisville, Kentucky, COURIER-JOURNAL, September 12, 1968, p. A3. – It would be more fruitful if we became free to ignore the government, as Herbert Spencer suggested in “Social Statics”, chapter 19, 1850. – JZ, 23.12.08. - Rather see to it that you achieve the right to secede from it. Let it go on kicking its remaining and voluntary subjects - until they, as well, have learned their lesson and secede from it. - JZ, 24.11.02, 13.4.13, 2.9.13. - PEOPLE, PROTEST, RESISTANCE, SECESSIONISM, AUTONOMY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, COMPETING GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT: 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. Government contains impure ingredients - as anybody who's ever looked at Congress can tell you. On the basis of Bill Clinton's ... campaign promises, I think we can say government practices deceptive advertising. And the merest glance at the federal budget is enough to convict the government of perjury, extortion, and fraud.” - P. J. O'Rourke. - As a supposed service, government is a kind of product. But every territorial government claims a territorial monopoly for selling it. Freedom to sell such services would require exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities and the right of individuals and groups to secede from existing governments. - JZ, 1.7.00. - Repeal all licences for territorial governments! - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - AS HEALTH HAZARDS & KILLERS, ENEMY NO.1, THE MAJOR CRIME SYNDICATES, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: You must regain control of that usurpative monster ere it swallows all your rights, for when it has accomplished that it will have consumed the purpose of your lives also.” - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, June 1976, p.337.

GOVERNMENT: You name me one thing that government does that’s getting cheaper.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.176.

GOVERNMENT: You spend a billion here and a billion there. Sooner or later it adds up to real money.” - Everett M. Dirkson. - SPENDING SPREES, JOKES

GOVERNMENT: You think we had trouble because we had bad government. You think good government will make people better. I don't see it that way. The trouble is not bad government, but just government itself. With the wrong kind of people, no government can do any good, with the right kind of people, you don't need government at all.” - Vernon W. Glasser, The Bodyguard, ASTOUNDING, Feb. 52. - BAD, GOOD, PEOPLE & ANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENT: You, the American taxpayer, are victim to a parasitical government that is spending the US into economic and political oblivion.” - Libertarian Handbook, 1973. - SPENDING, PARASITICAL

GOVERNMENT: You're in government now. First rule of government of the people, by the people, for the people: Never tell the people!” - Mark Clifton, When They Came From Space, p.18. - SECRECY VS. “THE” PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY

GOVERNMENT: Your government is your worst enemy. It lies to you, misleads you, threatens, misrules and exploits you in thousands of ways, most of them still ignored by you. - JZ, 10.11.97. – Unless you are its voluntary follower and subject in everything that it does. – The territorial government is the main enemy of most people, whether they are fully aware of this or not. – JZ, 1.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

GOVERNMENTAL SOLUTIONS: The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. – Milton FriedmanOften their solution is even worse than the problem they had, in most cases, created in the first place. – JZ, 25.4.13. – Extreme case: Once they are in domestic difficulties, which as territorial and all too ignorant and prejudiced rulers, they cannot solve, they often resort to war, keep themselves thereby in power and oddly enough, increase their popularity, as nationalists and defenders of  “the country” and “the people” or “the nation”. They are then supported by the popular but false notion, that they are necessary for defence purposes and often arrange incidents which put them into a seemingly defensive position. E.g., the US government did its worst to assure that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would occur and would succeed – and did not care about the lives and property lost. It had its “rightful cause” for war. With all their wrongful territorial powers they manage keep this kind of war crime, which makes all the following ones possible and even likely, secret for a long time, for most of their subjects. Anyhow, in that situation few dare to openly criticize and resist them and then they are, often roughly put down, with the approval of the now roused emotional, territorialist and statist “patriots”. This governmental and territorial and statist practice goes back by now for hundreds of years and has become almost customary. Moreover, these governments have been granted all the constitutionals and legal as well as military and security powers to enforce such a wrongful decision, again with all too popular although under-informed and prejudiced consent. – JZ, 3.9.13. – PROBLEMS, INTERNAL CRISES, GOVERNMENTAL & WRONGFUL MOTIVES FOR WAR, WARFARE STATES, ARMS RACES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE, PUBLIC OPINION, PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE, HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE WITH PATRIOTISM & NATIONALISM, STATISM & TERRITORIALISM,

GOVERNMENTALISM: Always more of the same failed measures and this at ever higher costs and always for the same wrong or flawed aims and purposes. JZ, 15.2.13, 18.4.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL

GOVERNEMENTALISM: Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people. – JFKIn this process both the rulers and the ruled become more irresponsible. – JZ, 26.4.13. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, RESPONSIBILITY

GOVERNMENTALISM: 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 – FREEDOM, LEGISLATION, RESTRICTIONS, PROHIBITIONS

GOVERNMENTALISM: My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. – Thomas Jefferson. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, HISTORY

GOVERNMENTALISM: The fact throughout history is that whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizenry, a free society is eroded, then destroyed, and a minority government ensues. Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other. – William E. Simon Anyhow, we never had a country-wide and quite free society, made up only of many different societies, all only of volunteers. – JZ, 24.4.13. - VS. ECONOMICS, INTERVENTIONISM, TAXATION, PERSONAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL & POLITICAL LIBERTIES FOR ALL PEACEFUL PEOPLE, NOT FOR ANY PRIVATE OR OFFICIAL CRIMINALS WITH INVOLUNTRY VICTIMS. REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, LIBERTY & INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS VS. TERRITORIALISM

GOVERNMENTALISM: When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads. – Ron Paul, M.D., Republican congressman from Texas and Libertarian Party candidate for President in 1988.STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, TAXATION, FLOODS OF LEGISLATION, BUREAUCRACY, MISGOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENTALISM: You can't say you love your country and hate your government. – Bill Clinton, 42nd US President – There is no identity between the government, the country and the population. No president or other politician did ever fully represent them or could, with the best will and intentions, and the greatest abilities and knowledge, if he had them. – He was a good example for some of the worst getting to the top in territorial politics and staying there for all too long. Some of his remarks were clear give-aways of his game and should have led to his instant dismissal. - JZ, 25.4.13. - PATRIOTISM, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, BILL CLINTON

GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE: An early and RIGHTFUL intervention in Nazi Germany and in Russia against the Soviet regime could have prevented much bloodshed. But territorial "free" governments would have messed up this job, too. They did, actually with their limited early attempts against the Soviets. No rightful governments in exile were recognized against either of these totalitarian regimes. No sound and attractive liberation, revolution or military insurrection program was offered. – JZ, 31.1.11, comment to: Head of Iran's Guardians Council Now The Principal Butt Of Jokes -

GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE: Maybe they should not become known by their names addresses and offices. Maybe they should never organize public meetings, conferences or parliamentary sessions. They might never congregate personally in any large numbers and might mainly communicate only e.g. via encrypted email messages. Their importance would consist mainly only in their quite rightful and diverse programs, all only for their present and their future volunteers. Only these diverse programs ought to be given maximum publicity. Their “leadership” would consist largely in these platforms and their practical realization in their host countries, among their own followers, or adherents to these platforms, who, in most cases, might not even know and need not know their nominal leaders but should all know their program and their rights and liberties very well. – JZ, 17.6.03. - THEIR SECURITY AGAINST AGENTS OF THE DICTATORS THEY OPPOSE, LIBERATION, RIGHTFUL PROGRAM FOR A REVOLUTION OR MILITARY INSURRECTION, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, SUFFICIENTLY PUBLISHED & DISCUSSED IN TIME

GOVERNMENTS-IN-EXILE: Lincoln's wisdom should be your guide: "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend" - but seek friendship for the idea itself, not for you personally.” - Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p.210. - In the case of the Soviet Union, for instance, the West should have recognized at least ca.100 ethnic governments in exile and dozens more of an ideological or religious kind, all of them only on the basis of exterritorial autonomy for all their volunteer communities. If that had been done, this totalitarian regime would have collapsed much earlier. - JZ, 21.7.00. - ENEMIES, WARFARE, DESERTION, PRISONERS OF WAR, PANARCHISM, WAR AIMS, GOVERNMENTS-IN EXILE, i.e., PANARCHIES, AS ALLIES AGAINST DESPOTIC REGIMES

GOVERNORS: The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home. – Cervantes – Alas, then all the great messes, crises, difficulties, obstructions and wrongful laws, produced by himself and his predecessors, would then still be going all too strong, with the usual wrongful, harmful and often catastrophic results. The legalized and wrongful burdens and irrationalities would be continued. – Only temporarily could he then no longer add still more to them. - JZ, 3.9.13. GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, ANARCHISM

GRADUALISM: A big, burly ruffian has me on my back, his knee in my midriff, his hands around my neck. A dozen friends, in typical fashion, are circling the scene, bemoaning the plight of poor, old Read. I can hear their chatter, "We must remove that Ruffian, but we must do it gradually or Read will get up and go to work all of a sudden." - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. - Also in Read: The Love of Liberty, p.152/153. - JOKES

GRADUALISM: A gradualist approach to justice is an immediate continuance of injustice. - JZ, 20.5.76, 2.1.09.

GRADUALISM: All times were, in his estimation, the proper time for pursuing what was right to be done, and no time so particularly proper as the present instance.” - Prince Hoare II, p.323, in Granville Sharp, 1735-1813, Memoirs of Granville Sharp, 1820 & 1828. - RIGHTS, JUSTICE, NOW

GRADUALISM: All too many of the older libertarians lacked the intellectual courage (*) to press on - to call for total victory rather than settle for partial triumph - to apply their principles to the fields of money, police, the courts, the State itself. They failed to heed the injunction of William Lloyd Garrison that "gradualism in theory is perpetuity in practice." For if the pure theory is never held aloft, how can it ever be achieved?” – Murray N. Rothbard, in the anthology: Outside Looking In, p.74. - The panarchistic approach is at the same time a radical and also a gradualist approach. Because it does not realize any genuine or supposed ideal collectively and coercively for all people in a territory but leaves them their individual and group choices. This means, any degree of libertarianism to any kind of libertarian group, any type of anarchism for any type of anarchist and any type of governmentalism, for any kind of statist. To each his own! – (*) and knowledge! - JZ, 4.8.00. – PANARCHISM, RADICALISM

GRADUALISM: Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain. - Compare also the old proverb: “Delayed justice is denied justice.” - JZ

GRADUALISM: An aide to President Truman announced, 'Mr. President, the Japanese (1) have surrendered!' - 'Cancel the war contracts!' - 'Why, Mr. President, they amount to $ That would ruin the economy.' - Responded the Commander in Chief: 'Cancel the war contracts!' - Within hours, telegrams were sent from Washington ordering all contractors to stop right where they were. Economic pandemonium? To the contrary, production for the market took over as the manufacture of war material ceased, suddenly! Look at the indices - on the up!" - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. - (1) The Japanese were not free enough either to decide upon the war, nor upon war and peace aims nor upon a surrender or peace conditions. Nor was any just peace ever offered to them, for their consideration, neither by the own government, nor by the Allies. - With them, as with the "democracies", all such decision-making was and is monopolized and thereby all of them are still dictatorships, to an all too large degree. - JZ, 4.8.00, 3.9.13. – EMPLOYMENT, JOBS, WAR CONTRACTS, BUSINESS, CRISES

GRADUALISM: Are you like a slave who wants liberty for himself and others only gradually, over e.g. 20 to 50 years? - JZ, 20.5.76 & 21.7.00, 3.9.13. – Q.

GRADUALISM: As Garrison carefully distinguished: "Urge immediate abolition as earnestly as we may, it will, alas! be gradual abolition in the end. We have never said that slavery would be overthrown by a single blow; that it ought to be, we shall always contend." Otherwise, as Garrison trenchantly warned: "Gradualism in theory is perpetuity in practice." – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.255.

GRADUALISM: Better to be 10% effective doing something worthwhile than 100% in something worthless. – Source? – I find it scandalous that libertarians are still not sufficiently organized to mobilize, in a market-like way, all the precious information and relevant facts and resources that they do have between them. They are all for free markets but haven’t even established an effective free market for all their ideas and talents, in form of a comprehensive libertarian ideas archive and talent registry. I listed many of their omissions in my digitized “New Draft” book, still not online but only reviewed by G. P. de Bellis at - PERSISTENCE, PATIENCE, DOING WHAT ONE CAN & DOING IT AS WELL AS ONE CAN.

GRADUALISM: Beware of those who promise only far future benefits. They tend to be of the never-never kind. - JZ, 20.5.76.

GRADUALISM: By "right now" I mean today; I mean, stand for and proclaim the right as one sees it, not by and by, not tomorrow, but now! Truth deferred is truth interred - laid to rest. It has been suggested that he, who postpones the honesty of today till tomorrow, will probably relegate his tomorrow to eternity. Righteousness can never be born in procrastination but only in the here and now - right now!” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.150. – Individual rights and liberties, right now, at least for all those, who do already know and appreciate them! – JZ, 3.9.13.

GRADUALISM: By the streets of 'by and by' one arrives at the house of  'never'.” - Cervantes.

GRADUALISM: Did you hear … about the contractors who announced that the first quarter of the new bridge would soon be open to traffic?” - THE TIME, London, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 6/76. - JOKES

GRADUALISM: Do justice only gradually or as soon as possible? - JZ, n.d. – But start among those, who already do agree what justice really means, are prepared to establish it among themselves and to defend it against private and official criminals. – JZ, 2.1.09. – JUSTICE, THE PANARCHIST WAY, OPTING OUT, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, Q.

GRADUALISM: Do you only want to become gradually honest, free, rich or healthy? - JZ, 13.8.75, 3.9.13.

GRADUALISM: Don't cut off the dog's tail an inch at a time.” - Mr. La Dow of San Diego, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 85. - Don't cut it off, anyhow, unless it clearly asked for it, and in writing, too! - JZ, 31.7.92. - As a moral and rational being you are not entitled to gain aesthetic pleasure from crippling or having crippled a helpless animal. - JZ, 24.7.00.

GRADUALISM: Don't do a thing by halves - if it is right, do it boldly - if it is wrong, leave it undone.” - Source? - Quoted in 1977 Collins Desk Calendar. - BOLDNESS, RIGHT

GRADUALISM: Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.” – David Lloyd George – GRADUALISM IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SOME BIG STEPS OR JUMPS

GRADUALISM: Every moment is propitious for gaining liberty. It is gained by a wise and gradual conquest and not by the hazards of a single blow. It must be born out of the labor of all and not the action of a few.” - Augustin Thierry. - Mass action rarely ever achieved anything right and positive. Most progress is due to individuals and small groups. If you are kidnapped and get the chance to knock out your kidnapper with a single blow, do it! - Only if and when one cannot gain liberty instantly should one attempt to achieve it gradually, patiently, persistently step by step, but, nevertheless, as fast as possible, never leaving the end, full liberty, out of sight. Individual secessionism and panarchies may be the fastest way for most people to gain all the liberties that they want for themselves. - What Augustin Thierry said makes sense in many situations, but only in these, where more can be relatively easily gained and less lost by successive reforms than by a single bloody revolution. - The full mobilization of all pro-freedom ideas, talents and resources, could speed up the process of enlightenment enormously. Nevertheless, such options are still widely neglected. - JZ, 4.8.00. – NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, PANARCHISM

GRADUALISM: Fallacy: Authoritarianism Should be Removed Gradually. - Following World War III and prior to the relaxation of wartime wage and price controls, I made a speech entitled "I'd Push the Button". This title was taken from the first sentence, "If there were a button on this rostrum, the pressing of which would instantaneously release all wage and price controls, I'd put my finger on it and push." - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.82. – WAGE-, PRICE- & RENT CONTROLS ETC.

GRADUALISM: For to prefer a gradual whittling away to immediate abolition of an evil and coercive institution is to ratify and sanction such an evil, and therefore to violate libertarian principles. (*) As the great abolitionist of slavery and libertarian William Lloyd Garrison explained: “Urge immediate abolition as earnestly as we may, it will, alas! be gradual abolition in the end. We have never said that slavery would be overthrown by a single blow; that it ought to be, we shall always contend.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p. 13, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - (*) Individual sovereignty, expressed in individual secessionism and membership in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers (panarchism) combines gradualism with immediate abolitionism, in what I call an “uncompromising compromise”, since I know, as yet, of no better term for it. – JZ, 16.9.08, 3.9.13. - ABOLITIONISM, IMMEDIATE? PANARCHISM, EACH ADVANCING AT THE OWN SPEED ONLY, THUS MAXIMIZING OVER-ALL PROGRESS.

GRADUALISM: Freedom delayed is freedom denied.” - Leonard E. Read, Thoughts Rule The World, p.107.

GRADUALISM: Get impatient for liberty! - JZ, 10.8.75. – At least liberty for yourself and like-minded people. Leave all others to their self-chosen “fate” or choices. – JZ, 2.1.09, 3.9.13. - IMPATIENCE & LIBERTY

GRADUALISM: Getting rid of what's wrong gradually is a nonsensical tactic, for gradualism has no end. Restore what's right - right now! - Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.81. - There is a case for gradualism - but only among the gradualists, and at their own expense and risk. Those prepared to voluntarily suffer a wrong do, obviously, need a prolonged lesson, and panarchies could provide it for them. - Gradualism for gradualists, radicalism for radicals. To each his own. Both deserve it, as a matter of justice. - Naturally, as soon as a member of a gradualist community has become aware of a wrong, he or she should be free to secede from it. - Voluntary associationism and individual secessionism are the most rightful forms of gradualism. Instead of trying to reform or revolutionize a whole community collectively, they take the steps they want for themselves. However radical that step may be for individuals, as individuals, communities are thereby only gradually transformed. Losing more and more members, one by one, to better communities or new ones, these losses are likely to induce them to introduce at least some gradualist changes. - JZ, 22.7.00. - RADICALISM & WRONGNESS, EVIL, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

GRADUALISM: Go-slow is a slogan for unionists, not for freedom lovers. - JZ, 20.5.76. – Individual and minorities should be free to advance as slowly or as fast towards liberty as they like, free even to stagnate in their self-chosen present system or to go backwards with it or any other. – JZ, 2.1.09. – PANARCHISM, TO EACH HIS OWN, GO-SLOW ACTIONS, UNIONS, COMPROMISES

GRADUALISM: Gradualism in theory is perpetuity in practice.” – William Lloyd Garrison. - Compare the old age of transitional and “educational” custom duties. - JZ, 22.11.06. – Protectionism is one of the best examples. – Free trade for free traders, protectionism for protectionists, instead of only one system being gradually imposed or reduced for the whole population of one country. Consider the radicalness, the compromise and the gradualism of panarchism, under which everyone but criminals and aggressors do get their own free choices, as long as they are willing to put up with them. – JZ, 24.12.08, 3.9.13.

GRADUALISM: Gradualism is the worst example of compromises, compromises between right and wrong. - JZ, 13.8.75. – Unless one means the gradualism of panarchism, which means that each individual chooses or makes his own reform or revolution, confined to his own affairs, by joining an alternative panarchy or establishing one, all only for volunteers and confined to exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 2.1.09. – Free choice, free associationism, contracts and experimentation for all, which excludes criminal and aggressive actions for those so inclined. – JZ, 3.9.13. - PANARCHISM, COMPROMISES & RIGHT & WRONG

GRADUALISM: Gradualism reminds me of an attempt supposed to have been practised in Sierra Leone, to gradually phase in a change-over from left to right-hand driving. - JZ, 1975. - JOKES

GRADUALISM: How does one defend oneself "gradually" against a robbery or a murder attempt? - JZ, 13.8.75. – Q.

GRADUALISM: I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there no cause for severity? I will be harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.” - William Lloyd Garrison, THE LIBERATOR, first issue, January 1, 1831. - COMPROMISE, JUSTICE & MODERATION

GRADUALISM: Idealism can never be completely implemented overnight." - Roger Court, 20.10.76. - This popular view overlooks the possibility of individual secession and the exterritorial and autonomous realization of a long prepared program, overnight and by and for a volunteer community only. Experimental freedom and freedom of action for all - at their own risk and expense, in the few remaining spheres still preempted by governments, those of whole political, economic and social systems. To each his own utopia, as long as he can stand it and is willing to pay for it. And all the benefits of it, too. That would assure that the successful experiments would rapidly be copied by others. - JZ, 12/76 & 4.8.00. – Many marriages or love affairs (“falling in love”) are suddenly introduced experiments between two volunteers. – Are they always failures? – However, compulsory mass marriages, contracts and other experiments for whole territorial populations are obviously wronging many of their individuals and groups of volunteers. – All people ought to become free to make their own choices for themselves, in every sphere, even as consumers of governmental “services” and as providers of privately or cooperatively offered “public” services. - JZ, 13.4.13, 3.9.13. - SECESSION, OVERNIGHT, STEP BY STEP, POLITICAL PROCESS,

GRADUALISM: If an act is morally wrong or economically unsound, the quicker it is abolished the better.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.82

GRADUALISM: If there were a button on this rostrum, the pressing of which would remove all price and wage controls instantaneously, I would put my finger on it and push." The very opposite of gradualism!" - Leonard E. Read, April 1946, quoted by: Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. – See the longer quote, starting with: “Fallacy: Authoritarianism Should be Removed Gradually.” – PRICE & WAGE CONTROLS

GRADUALISM: If you bide your time too long you won't have any left. - JZ, 1.4.77. - Some evils require rapid and radical resistance rather than some timid, long delayed and all too limited steps. – If you are burnt by a fire, should you try to get away from it only gradually? - JZ, 21.7.00, 3.9.13. – Q.

GRADUALISM: If you were being raped would you ask for negotiations or immediate withdrawal?” - Quoted in BLACK & RED, 4/73. - JOKES

GRADUALISM: If, by joining a cause, one step towards liberty can be taken without directly worsening anyone's freedom, then one should join that cause. We must always promote consistency in the application of rights, of course, but we cannot afford to insist on consistency among all allies as a precondition for our every political action.” - Don Lavoi, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 9/78. - ALLIES FOR LIBERTARIANS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXCILE, PANARCHISM, AN INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR FULL MINORITY GROUP AUTONOMY, TO EACH HIS OWN SYSTEM, SOCIETY OR GOVERNMENT: A COMBINATION OF RADICALISM & GRADUALISM, PANARCHISM, POLLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM,  VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, A FREE MARKET FOR GOVERNMENTAL OR SOCIETAL SERVICES

GRADUALISM: Imagine a habitual and successful thief. For years he has been robbing everybody in the community without their knowledge (*). He has a fine home, cars, servants, and is a pillar of society. Upon discovering his fraud (**), should his robbery (***) be diminished gradually or should justice be restored to the community at once? The answer appears too obvious to deserve further comment.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.83. – (*) that he was the culprit! – JZ – (**) his identity? Or: after unmasking him? – (***) thefts? - JZ

GRADUALISM: Introduce New Currencies At Once, Not Gradually: The other important requirement of government action, if the transition to the new order is to be successful, is that all the required liberties be conceded at once, and no tentative and timid attempt be made to introduce the new order gradually, or to reserve powers of control 'in case anything goes wrong.' – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.93/94. - Exterritorial autonomy for all who desire it for themselves. That excludes private or governmental victimization of anyone. – JZ, 3.9.13. - MONETARY FREEDOM, CONTROLS, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM

GRADUALISM: It is far better to tackle all privileges and exemptions by general repeal. … If in the past restrictions on free speech had been proposed for individual minorities like Jews, Mormons, Negroes, John Birchers, etc. it is almost certain that each restriction would have been approved. Whereas wrapped in a single bundle "free speech for all" provides irresistible.” - Milton Friedman, in the anthology Down With The Poor, p.24, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. - Not quite irresistible, for freedom of speech, press etc. is still under threat even in supposedly free countries, every day, instead of being automatically recognized and upheld. - JZ, 4.8.00.

GRADUALISM: It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” - David Hume. - LOSS OF FREEDOM, SALAMI TACTICS

GRADUALISM: It is true that liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed.” - Attributed to Lenin.

GRADUALISM: It makes no difference what example of wage or price control one takes - rent control is as good as any. Under this control people have been permitted to occupy someone else's property at less than the free market would allow. By reason of this fact renters have been privileged to buy more tobacco or vacations, or some other good or service than would otherwise be the case. The landlord has been deprived of the fruits of his own labor. Yet, when it comes to the matter of restoring justice, most people will think of the disadvantages suddenly falling upon the renters rather than the accrued damage done to the owner.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.83. - Actually, they owe their landlords the difference between the controlled rent and the free market rent for their past tenancy! - Imagine the hue and cry that would raise in favor of continuing an injustice - an imposed burden inflicted upon a minority. - JZ, 4.8.00. - RENT CONTROL, LANDLORDS, AS EXPLOITED MINORITY

GRADUALISM: Libertarians must not adopt gradualism as part of their (goal); they must wish to achieve liberty as soon as possible, or they would be ratifying the continuation of injustice.” - ON LIBERTY, 9/79.

GRADUALISM: Liberty cannot easily be won by gradualism but it can be easily lost by it. - JZ, 10.6.92. – However, panarchistically it can be won, by its current advocates already for themselves, easier than in any other way and then by all others as well, gradually, through more volunteers joining more of the more free societies. In this way the first radical and free and almost instant changes of a few lead, gradually, step by step, to radical changes for most or almost all. – Under exterritorial autonomy, voluntarism and personal law fast and radical changes are not obstructed by gradualism but, rather, combined with it. - JZ, 2.1.09, 14.4.13. 3.9.13. – LIBERTY, THE INDIVIDUALISTIC, TOLERANT, PANARCHISTIC OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM WAY

GRADUALISM: Like the tiny blades of a chain saw. By themselves they could not cut a twig but put on a chain and powered they can fell a King Karri or a Mighty Oak.” - THE PACT JOURNAL, Jun 1986, page 13. - Step by step gradualism can be very rapid. It took Hitler only a few months to transform Germany from a republic into a totalitarian State. - But then he did have a head start through the degrees of totalitarianism, which are already inherent even in the prior democratic territorialism. Hitler used not only e.g. central banking’s forced currency but also the broadcasting monopoly efficiently for his rearmament and propaganda. - JZ, 19.7.00, 14.4.13, 3.9.13.

GRADUALISM: Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.” - John Lyly, Euphues: the anatomy of Wit, 1579. - With the right tools, skillfully wielded, much can be achieved even by individuals. - JZ, 14.7.00. – Even a short letter has to be written gradually, letter by letter, but that does not means that it cannot be finished within minutes or an hour. – JZ, 2.1.09. - STEPS, STRENGTH, POWER, PERSISTENCE, INDIVIDUALISM, TRANSITION PERIODS?

GRADUALISM: Mencius said: "Here is a man who every day appropriates some of his neighbour's strayed fowls. Someone says to him: 'Such is not the way of a good man.' He replies: 'With your leave, I will diminish my appropriations, and will take but one fowl per month until next year when I will make an end of the practice.' If you know the thing to be wrong, hasten to get rid of it! Why wait until next year?" - Mencius, bk iii, pt. ii, c. viii. - Quoted in: The Wisdom of Confucius and his Disciples."

GRADUALISM: Much has been accomplished; more than people are aware, so gradual has been the advance. How noiseless is the growth of corn! Watch it night and day for a week, and you will never see it growing; but return after two months, and you will find it all whitening for the harvest; such, and so imperceptible in the stages of their motion, are the victories of the press.” - De Quincey. - Theodore Schroeder, compiler, “Free Press Anthology”, 1909, Sec. III, ”Laconics of Toleration and Free Inquiry.” – Even the Internet has not yet led to the victory of all significant truths in the “social sciences”. – It has not published them together, e.g. in a comprehensive libertarian encyclopedia or library, together with all pro-freedom texts. Instead, the truths are still thinly spread over tens of thousands of websites and millions of books, usually swamped by errors, myths and prejudices. – For instance: The current economic crisis is mostly only discussed in terms of a continued monetary and financial despotism! Monetary and financial freedom options are not even mentioned in the vast majority of cases. - JZ, 24.12.08. – PROGRESS, INTERNET, LIBERTARIAN COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY & PUBLISHING, DIGITIZED, NEW DRAFT

GRADUALISM: Much to everyone's surprise, Dr. Erhard went on a nationwide radio broadcast one Sunday evening and announced: "Beginning tomorrow morning all wage, price, and other controls are off …" Witness what happened: the miraculous recovery of a devastated country within a few years. … " - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. - It was no miracle but a natural consequence. Unfortunately, all too many other controls and restrictions did remain. Otherwise the recovery would have been much faster and progress would have gone much further. - JZ, 4.8.00.

GRADUALISM: No maxim can be more pernicious than that which would teach us to consult the temper of the times, and to tell only so much as we imagine our contemporaries will be able to bear. This practice is at present almost universal, and it is the mark of a very painful degree of depravity. We retail and mangle truth. We import it to our fellows, not with the liberal measure with which we have received it, but with such parsimony as our miserable prudence may chance to prescribe. We pretend that truths fit to be practised in one country, nay, truths, which we confess to be eternally right, are not fit to be practised in another. That we may deceive others with a tranquil conscience, we begin with deceiving ourselves. We put shackles upon our minds, and dare not trust ourselves at large in the pursuit of truth. This practice took its commencement from the machinations of party, and the desire of one wise and adventurous leader to carry a troop of weak, timid and selfish supporters in his train. There is not reason why I should not declare in any assembly upon the face of the earth that I am a republican. …” - William Godwin, quoted in Sprading, p.94.

GRADUALISM: No more notion of consulting or obeying public opinion than Wilbur Wright had when he was trying to invent an airplane. They knew that every man's real responsibility is to his own moral standard. As Washington realistically said, "if, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend it? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and just can repair. The event is in the hand of God." - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.197/198. - Alas, Washington's own standard was neither pure nor high enough. - JZ, 4.8.00. – PUBLIC OPINION, MORALITY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INITIATIVE, CHOICE

GRADUALISM: One, which found favor with Conservatives, was: "you can't change things overnight". - This is a symptom of the decline of intellectual courage (*) in modern Britain - could you imagine the Victorians saying a thing like that?” - Alfred Sherman, in the anthology: Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, 1985, p.55. – (*) and insight or understanding! – JZ - OVERNIGHT CHANGES? PROGRESS? REFORMS? REVOLUTIONS? PANARCHISTICALLY? YES! TERRITORIALLY? NO! -

GRADUALISM: Panarchism, by COMBINING gradualism with abolitionism, at the same time and in the same country, but among different people, according to their free individual choices, shows that there is at least one alternative to these seemingly exclusive and territorial choices for change. Business-like, voluntaristic and competitive provision of "governmental" services, combined with consumer sovereignty. Monetary and financial freedom, as essential parts of free enterprise and freedom to exchange, in division of labor societies, work best in the "governmental sphere" as well. - JZ, 21.4.89 & 18.7.00, 3.9.13. - ABOLITIONISM, RADICALISM VS. REFORMISM, INDIVIDUALISM VS. TERRITORIAL COLLECTIVISM, PANARCHISM

GRADUALISM: Righteousness can never be born in procrastination but only in the here and now - right now!” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. -. RIGHTEOUSNESS

GRADUALISM: Sometimes it is necessary to think of introducing a reform by gradual stages: changing social benefits from kind to cash might take 3 or 5 years to avoid dislocation. But other reforms are, like surgery, best done quickly. Erhard introduced his new Deutschmark overnight.” - R. Harris and A. Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.119. – President Truman cancelled all war contracts immediately after the news of the surrender of the Japanese government. The result of this cancellation was very positive for the economy. – See one of the quotes by Leonard E. Read on this. Search for “war contracts”. – JZ

GRADUALISM: stand for and proclaim the right … not by and by, not tomorrow, but NOW! - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. - RIGHT & FRANKNESS

GRADUALISM: The case for liberty rests on the presumption that a person will behave promptly and voluntarily as righteously as he knows how.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. – He and dissenting minorities should never have to wait until the majority is convinced as well. – JZ, 14.4.13.

GRADUALISM: The ground of liberty is to be gained by inches, and we must be contented to secure what we can get from time to time and eternally press forward for what is yet to get. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.” - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826 3rd US President and Founding Father), ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Should we refuse to take any options for larger pro-freedom steps? The effective secession of one individual or one minority group from the territorial political system may be considered as being only one small step. But it is a very radical one and it can be speedily followed by millions more of such secessions, thus soon and radically transforming the political scene. Full monetary freedom might also be considered by some as a minor step only. But if it is realized even in a small village or town only and not suppressed - before it has proven its case - then it could rapidly spread all over the world, like e.g. the ball point pen, the digital watch and the mobile phone, and could positively transform much of the economy, politics and human lives. Within at least some panarchies progress could become very rapid and radical. – JZ, 8.1.08.

GRADUALISM: The lesson is clear. We should stop our own inflation now. Not some time in the future, but now. We should not slow down the rate gradually over the years, but stop inflation now. And this means, to repeat, two main measures: first, balance the budget, balance it wholly by slashing expenditures and not at all by raising taxes; and second, stop expanding bank credit and printing paper money.” - Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, 3.75. - Here he still did not go to the fundamental causes, which do make inflation possible, namely, legal tender and the note issue monopoly. With them, and bad intentions, even I could cause an inflation. Without them and even with the worst possible intentions, I could not cause an inflation. People would either outright refuse my "money" or greatly discount it, if I greatly inflated it, and go on reckoning all their prices, wages and other contracts in sound value units. Moreover, many of them would then make use of their monetary freedom options to issue sound exchange media and to use sound value standards. When that happens my own depreciated notes would be outright refused. Moreover, if I had over-issued my notes and they were greatly discounted in general situation, there would still be one person left, who would have to accept them at face value from anyone and at any time, namely myself. If I really had succeeded in issuing many notes at a discount, then that would mean that I would lose everything and end up with bundles of my own worthless paper money. A little bit of foresight and self-interest would prevent me from making that kind of mistake. That applies to everybody else, too, including the government and its central banking system and to any of the present “private” bankers. Full freedom is the fundamental answer rather than mere appeals to those in power to practise some reason and self-restraint with their forced and exclusive currency. - JZ, 4.8.00, 6.12.10, 14.4.13. – INFLATION, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. THE MONETARY DESPOTISM OF CENTRAL BANKING

GRADUALISM: The most dangerous thing in the world is to leap a chasm in two jumps.” - David Lloyd George. - Logically, he should have said: "to ATTEMPT to leap…" - JZ, 16.7.00. –

GRADUALISM: The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen – a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person's] life. – William O. Douglas (1898-1980), U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Osborne v. United StatesRESTRICTIONS, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, COMPULSORY LICENSING, REGULATIONS, BUREAUCRACY, LEGISLATION, SALAMI TACTICS

GRADUALISM: The race for liberty can only be won by impatient people. - JZ, 20.5.76. - IMPATIENCE

GRADUALISM: The realization of any rights and liberties for individuals who do desire them for themselves should never be postponed. - JZ, 21.7.00.

GRADUALISM: There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.” – James Madison. - Exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers would tend to gradually reduce their bad features and improve their good and better ones even further, all with practically unanimous consent. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – But for individuals or minorities to secede from a territorial State and to establish or join an exterritorially autonomous community of volunteers, one panarchy among many others, would be a very radical and sudden step – for them. – JZ, 24.12.08, 14.4.13. - GRADUALIST ENCROACHMENT ON LIBERTIES, "SALAMI TACTICS"; SLICE BY SLICE, POWER, USURPATION, GOVERNMENTS, PERSONAL LAW SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PROGRESS, REFORMS, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM

GRADUALISM: There is no better gradualist approach than that of individual secessionism. - JZ, 18.6.75. - It offers simultaneously a gradual and a radical change, each selected one by one, by individuals and only for themselves. That is one of the best features of panarchism or polyarchism. - JZ, 31.7.78 & 21.7.00, 2.1.09. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & RADICALISM, REVOLUTION & EVOLUTION, COMPROMISE VS. UNCOMPROMISING ACTIONS, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS

GRADUALISM: There is nothing to fear by any nation of people in the removal of restrictions to creative and productive effort except the release of creative and productive effort. And why should they fear that which they so ardently desire?” - Leonard E. Red, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.84. - THE RELEASE OF CREATIVE ENERGIES, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, ASSOCIATONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

GRADUALISM: To gradually spread and apply a fully consistent and radical program goes probably faster and offers more certainty for a general success, not only for the first free experimenters, than do the attempts to reach the same aim through gradualist compromises for the whole country and all its population. - JZ, 27.8.75 & 21.7.00, 6.12.10. – No race is won by proceeding only gradually and in step with all others. – Nevertheless, the gradualist spleen continues, un-criticized, in all too many heads, in company with all too many other popular but flawed to false ideas, opinions, generalizations and attitudes. – JZ, 3.9.13.

GRADUALISM: Truth deferred is truth interred - laid to rest.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, May 75. – TRUTH, DELAYS, REALIZATION, POSTPONEMENTS

GRADUALISM: Urge immediate abolition as earnestly as we may, it will, alas! be gradual abolition in the end. We have never said that slavery would be overthrown by a single blow; that it ought to be, we shall always contend.” - William Lloyd Garrison.

GRADUALISM: What is right - is right - right now. - JZ, 13.8.75.

GRADUALISM: When someone is going to chop off your fingers, toes and other extremities, one by one, then this whole assault should be instantly and totally resisted, if that is possible at all, alone or in organized resistance, not only in gradualist steps. – Some uprisings, of some survivors were possible even in some Nazi concentration camps: Sobibor, Treblinka, Bialystok. - Compare the sayings: "Resist the beginnings", "go to the roots" and "don't be superficial". – All individual rights and liberties are interconnected and should be fully utilized - upon any attack upon any of them. – JZ, 22.10.82, 2.1.09. - Best by an ideal militia only for the protection of genuine individual rights and liberties. Alas, so far almost no one seems interested in compiling an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties and establish a special defence force of volunteers only for the protection of these rights and liberties. The slave mentality, territorial statism and xyz popular errors, myths and prejudices are still all too wide-spread, even among libertarians and anarchists. – JZ, 2.1.09, 3.9.13. – RESISTANCE, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

GRADUALISM: While most government "measures" are far too slow, ineffective and even counter-productive, some are far too fast and effective, e.g. government declarations of war or engagements in a war without even a declaration of war or of any quite rightful war- and peace aims or attempts to conclude a separate peace with all the dissatisfied people and opposition forces on the other side, which should all be represented by recognized governments and societies in exile, on our side, as our allies. - JZ, 21.7.00. – QUITER RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, DECLARED IN TIME, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXCILE AS ALLIES, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, CAUSING A MILITARY INSURRECTION ON THE OTHER SIDE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

GRADUALISM: You cannot deregulate the wolf first, then worry about freeing the sheep later...” - Russ Nelson on Libernet.

GRADUALISM: Your rights, right now! - D.Z., 13.8.75. - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GRANT BLUDGER: A term quoted on radio by Thomas Kenneally, 21.11.96. - I encountered some of them, decades ago, even among the old Sydney Libertarians of the "Push", who, as academics, tried, skillfully, to obtain as many government grants for themselves as they could and who thought that private and cooperatively run free universities and certification centers were not feasible! - They, too, were pigs at the public trough, compulsorily filled by tax slaves. Their "positive" program consisted, and to my knowledge still does, only in adopting a stance of "permanent protest". On many of the problems, caused by governments, in the political, economic and social spheres, which are preempted by governments, they appeared to me to be even more ignorant and prejudiced than some of the better government officials. - In recent years they put out a magazine called HERACLITUS, largely filled merely with philosophical speculations that I find entirely uninteresting. - JZ, 9.7.00.

GRANTS: How does one make it clear that accepting coercively confiscated "benefits" is just as sinful as the confiscation itself?” - NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78. - People who have paid much in tax do often consider such benefits as part-tax refunds that are owed them. To which my son David once replied, in essence: But the taxes paid are already spent and the benefits one receives are the proceeds from new tax robberies. - That is largely true, but then let us clear the table completely: The State has usurped many real estate assets and constructed from extorted taxes many capital assets. Let us first distribute all these assets among the tax victims. Let us end all territorial government and all compulsory taxation with it. That would end all further government spending and all receiving of further benefits from it. To leave that indemnification claim unsatisfied, although it could be realized, and merely condemn the receiving of government benefits, while taxation and government spending and huge capital assets in the hand of governments are continued, is not quite right, either. Nor is it the most moral, efficient and comprehensive opposition to government tributes, loot distribution and confiscation or withholding of capital assets. If one refuses all government spending, one should also refuse to receive any government paper money from anyone and issue or accept only alternative means of payment and use alternative standards of value. One should refuse to drive or walk on government roads, refuse government-supplied electricity, natural gas or oil, hospitals, rail and bus services. The list could be expanded indefinitely and shows up the impracticability of this approach. I hold it to be more right and sensible to use one's mind, resources and funds, almost regardless of their present source, for the exploration, recording and publication of alternatives to territorial governmentalism, towards either changing the whole of public opinion on these matters or at least that of a significant minority, one that could achieve self-liberation by rightful, consistent and useful steps, leaving all governmentalism behind, as far as the own affairs are concerned. - JZ, 4.8.00, 14.4.13. - WELFARE STATE, GOVERNMENT AID & SUBSIDIES, TAXATION, COERCION, BENEFITS, IMMORALITY,

GRAPEVINE: Keith Davis, an Arizona State management professor, has found that the grapevine works better and faster. In fact, Davis says, "organizations would perish if they did not have a grapevine to fill the gaps existing in the formal communication system." - Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.75. - However, the rumor mills, though operating fast, are not always reliable, either. - JZ, 4.8.00. & OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS

GRATEFULNESS: Only free men are thoroughly grateful one to another.” - Baruch Spinoza, Ethics. - Free men do favors for each other, e.g. as friends or businessmen, but not because they want to bribe each other but because they do appreciate each other. - JZ, 4.4.89 & 119.7.00.

GRATITUDE, THANKFULNESS: Thankful! What have I to be thankful for? I can’t pay any of my bills!’ – “Then, be thankful you aren’t one of the creditors.” – Bob Phillips, The World’s Greatest Collection of Clean Jokes. Over 1000 Jokes. Vision House Publishers, Santa Ana, Cal. 92705, 1974, p.81. – JOKES, DEBTORS, CREDITORS, ABILITY TO PAY

GRAVES: The plot was ill tended, but the standing stones, translucent pearl or rose, had a certain beauty. To the Niori, the purpose of the graveyard was only that; they were not equipped to understand mankind's morbid attachment to its own carrion.” - Damon Knight, in his collection: Rule Golden, p.339. - Ulrich von Beckerath extracted a promise from me never to visit his grave. My memorial lies in my work, he said. Nevertheless, I regret not to possess even a photograph of him, from the time that I knew him. My father seems to have had similar thoughts regarding burials. He got himself buried anonymously, with others, all without location markers - in a meadow, somewhere. - JZ, 4.8.00, 3.9.13. - DEATH, BURIALS, MORBIDITY

GREAT DEPRESSION: The elementary truth is that the Great Depression was produced by government mismanagement [of money]. It was not produced by the failure of private enterprise.” – Milton Friedman. - Least of all by private enterprise in the sphere of note-issuing banking, clearing centers and credit institutions and stock exchanges. - For in these spheres there was no monetary and financial freedom but very extensive government meddling, amounting even to monetary and financial despotism, e.g. with its central banking and legal tender monopoly monies and with public debts, ultimately and coercively to be covered by tax slaves. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 14.4.13. - & ALMOST ALL OTHER ECONOMIC CRISES, FREE ENTERPRISE, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS. FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, GOVERNMENTAL TERRITORIAL INTERVENTIONISM, HOWEVER LEGALIZED, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, PROTECTIONISM, CRISES, DEFLATIONS, INFLATIONS, STAGFLATIONS, GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTIONISM

GREAT DEPRESSION: Who could have foreseen that between 1923 and 1929, the Federal Reserve would print up a 62 per cent inflation and then suddenly stop, whip-lashing the country into the crash of '29, followed by a numbing depression that lasted more than a decade?" - "Miracle on Main Street" – It could have done this only under the legislated money issue monopoly and legal tender power – privileges and powers that do still and largely contribute to crises, wars, revolutions, civil wars and terrorism – and that are, nevertheless, legally and juridically upheld - without comprehension of their effects among our representatives, legislators, politicians and political parties and with all too much apathy and lack of interest among the victims of monetary despotism, i.e., almost everyone. – JZ, 5.1.08, 6.12.10. - CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM

GREAT MEN: Great men, then, are the mentally endowed who have had a chance to use their talents. There is reason to believe that this is only a small percentage of those who possess talents. Opportunity alone can show what the true number of mentally endowed individuals is in society.” – Raymond Garfield Gettel, Readings in Political Science, Ginn & Co., Boston, New York, Chicago, London, 1911, p.50. - LEADERSHIP, LACK OF AN IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT MARKET, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

GREAT MEN: Instead of bringing to the power lover a merciful respite from his addictions, old age is apt to intensify them by making it easier for him to satisfy his cravings on a large scale and in a more spectacular way. That is why in Acton's words, "all great men are bad." Can we therefore be surprised if political action undertaken, in all too many cases, not for the public good, but solely or at least primarily to gratify the power lusts of bad men, should prove so often either self-stultifying or downright disastrous?” - Said who? I failed to note it down but found the passage in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - AGE & POWER

GREAT MEN: Men in power who don't use their power are the only great men - because they realized their limitations. - JZ, 13.11.76. - LEADERSHIP, HEROES & POWER

GREAT MEN: No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore our belief in our own guidance. – Henry Miller (1891-1980), The Wisdom of the Heart, 1941.LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-PRESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP

GREAT MEN: Those who follow that part of themselves which is great, are great men; those who follow that part of themselves which is little, are little men.” - Mencius, bk. vi, pt. I, c. xv, v.I. - From: The Wisdom of Confucius.

GREAT NATIONS: the greater the State, the more wrong and cruel is its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.” - "Tolstoi on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence", p.110. - STATES & PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM

GREAT NATIONS: The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states - Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethean England.” - Marchant, Wit and Wisdom of Dean Inge. - BIGNESS, SIZE, POWER, PROGRESS, DECENTRALIZATION, COMPETITION

GREATNESS: A man's greatness can be measured by his willingness to be kind.” - W. G. P., n.d. – “For when cruelty and lenity play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.” - Shakespeare, Henry V. - One day in the future and as the greatest politician will be celebrated the one political leader, who will be the first to let all dissenting individuals and minorities secede to live their own lives, self-determined, under exterritorial autonomy, and who, thereby, does also transform his own territorial State as well - into an exterritorially autonomous free society and community of his remaining volunteers. - JZ, 4.8.00, 3.9.13. - KINDNESS, GENTLENESS, JUSTICE, FREEDOM & PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, LEADERSHIPL, VOLUNTARISM

GREATNESS: Almost everything great in the world was brought about by a genius, through the persistence of a single man, who fought the prejudices of the multitude or spread some.” - Voltaire, Essais sur les moeurs des nations, p.4. - Is really greatness involved in the latter cases? Are e.g. conquerors great through their conquests? - JZ, 14.7.00. - Are those great, who spread errors and prejudices, or only those who destroy them? - JZ, 22.7.86, 6.12.10, 3.9.13. - GENIUS & INDIVIDUALISM, LEADERSHIP

GREATNESS: And the great man of the future, in distinction from the great man of the past, is he who will seek to create (*) power in the people (**), and not gain power over them. (***) The great man of the future is he who will refuse to be great at all, in the historic sense; he is the man who will literally lose himself, who will altogether diffuse himself, in the life of humanity.” - G. D. Herron, in Sprading, p.532. - Rather, he will live his own life and help as much as he can so that others can do the same. – (*) or simply release! – (**) defined as communities or societies of volunteers! – (***) He will, rather, release self-management power in individual people and their societies and communities of volunteers! - JZ, 4.8.00.

GREATNESS: Behind every great person there is their behind.” - Slogan from the SPIRITUAL ANARCHY WEBSITE – Just imagine the great man in his underwear instead of his best suit or uniform! – The bullshit of most of the supposedly great men comes not only out of their behinds but also out of their mouths. - JZ, 24.12.08, 6.12.10, 3.9.13.

GREATNESS: Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” - Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years. - INDIVIDUALISM

GREATNESS: Great man reaches complete understanding of main issues. Petty man reaches complete understanding of minute details.” - Confucius, 551-479 B.C. - BASIC PRINCIPLES, MAIN ISSUES & PETTY DETAILS, UNDERSTANDING

GREATNESS: Great or Celebrated? - Heading in Leonard E. Read: Who's Listening? p.63.

GREATNESS: Greatness lies not in being strong but in the right use of one's strength … He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” - William Cullen Bryant, American Poet. - As if all too many "great" men, with enthusiastic followers, had not misled them e.g. into slaughters, misery and becoming oppressors. - See the collected sayings on "leadership". - According to Leonard E. Read, the best use of one's strength might consist in helping to release everybody's creative energies. - JZ, 4.8.00. - Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. - Henry Ward Beecher - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - STRENGTH & RIGHTFULNESS ATTRACTION, STRENGTH, LEADERSHIP, RIGHTFUL & COMPLETE PROGRAMS ARE USUALLY LACKING, WAR- & PEACE AIMS, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION

GREATNESS: I found them aflame with righteousness. America is great because America is good. When America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” - Tocqueville. Quoted by Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.73. - Well, America has immigration restrictions now and the highest tax, law and regulation burden ever, and an immense stock of mass murder devices, politicians, bureaucrats and lawyers and subsidized other parasites. The only thing great about it may be that for over half a century and after using such devices twice, it has never again dropped any nuclear "weapon". But it keeps all too many of these "extermination camp packages" in readiness! - JZ, 4.8.00. - GOODNESS, MORALITY, ETHICS, NWT

GREATNESS: I have been taught to think that there is no greater peril than to cultivate no greatness except in politicians and statesmen.” - Robert Frost, Frost to Untermeyer, Aug. 9, 1947, 347-348. - Our age is so mindless that it celebrates sportsmen, i.e., muscles and nerves, and men in power rather than minds, talents and ideas. - 4.8.00, 2.1.09, 6.12.10. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

GREATNESS: If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.” - Horace Mann. - Quoted by Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.63. - TRUTH

GREATNESS: If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. – Isaac NewtonVISION, INCREASING ENLIGHTENMENT, LEARNING FROM OTHERS, ORIGINALITY?

GREATNESS: Is there not some chosen curse, / Some hidden thunder in the stores of Heaven, / Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man, / Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin?” - Joseph Addison, Cato, I, 1713. - HEROES, LEADERSHIP, PERSONALITY CULT, RULERS

GREATNESS: Many years ago a prestigious national weekly carried a section headed, "The Great and the Near Great." I have often thought it should have been entitled "The Celebrated and the Also Rans". For, in my judgment, most of the personalities reviewed were only celebrated and not great. There is a marked distinction between these two terms, and the failure to note the difference leads to mischief. - The celebrated person: "famous; renowned; well-publicized".  The great man:  "having or showing nobility of mind, purpose, etc." - True, numerous great men are also famous or celebrated, but the number must be legion of celebrated men who bear no earmarks of greatness. For instance, I would refer to Goethe as both great and celebrated, and to Stalin, Hitler, and a thousand and one others as celebrated but not great.” - Leonard E. Read, Who Is Listening? p.63. - Stalin and Hitler were genuinely celebrated only but by their dumb and prejudiced followers. Others were forced to pretend that they admired him, too. Among most people with some rationality and morality they have become rather infamous than famous. - JZ, 4.8.00, 6.12.10. – CELEBRITIES, FAME

GREATNESS: man's unlimited potentiality for greatness…” - Ayn Rand, in PLAYBOY interview. - POTENTIAL OF MAN

GREATNESS: Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics. –Albert CamusPOLITICS, POLITICIANS

GREATNESS: No man ever yet became great by imitation.” - Samuel Johnson – Not even if he imitated the best examples he could find and adopted the best ideas and practices in existence? – JZ, 24.12.08. – Without imitating and using the experiences, thoughts and discoveries of many previous great minds no man can become great. No man can re-discover all sciences, all technologies, all knowledge and ideas on his own. “We stand all - on the shoulders of giants.” – JZ, 27.12.07. – NO man is completely original. He depends, for instance, on the language he inherited. – JZ, 24.12.08. - ORIGINALITY, INNOVATION

GREATNESS: Nothing is great that is not good.” - Claudius. - GOODNESS

GREATNESS: One can become really great only by one's own ideas or efforts, added to the great ideas and efforts of many others. - But much more important than personal greatness is the realization and spread of great ideas. They could liberate millions of great individuals. - JZ, 21.6.93 & 12.7.00, 14.4.13. - INDIVIDUALISM, MERIT, IDEAS & ACTIONS

GREATNESS: Some are born great. Some become great. Some just grate.” - Shakespeare, Twelfth Night. - GRATING

GREATNESS: The great are great only because we are on our knees.” - P. J. Proudhon, 1809-1865. - The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise! - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - The great are great only because we are on our knees.” - Max Stirner. - In another version, in George Seldes, The Great Quotations: "The great are great only because we are on our knees. Let us rise!" - From: The Ego and His Own. - HERO-CULT, SUBORDINATION, PERSONALITY CULT, LEADERSHIP, SUBORDINATION, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIM, STATISM, EGOISM, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

GREATNESS: The Greatest Is Unknown: I recall lunching with several scholarly individuals, one of those friendly affairs where the talk may take any turn. On this occasion, the greatest American was the issue. Only Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Lincoln were in the contest for first place. Settle on one of these, they seemed to think, and there stands the greatest! True, all four quality as great, but the talk was confined to them simply because they rank high among this nation's celebrities. After listening for an hour, I made my first remark: "The greatest American is someone whom no one at this table ever heard of." I demonstrated this by mentioning several men in politics and business currently most highly publicized, and who a century hence will be among the celebrities of our time. I added; "Each of you thinks of yourself as greater than any of these." They agreed, and for good and sufficient reason!” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? FEE, 1973, p.65. – CELEBRITIES, FAME

GREATNESS: The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great.” - G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1636, in A. Andrews Quotations, 77. - No man has ever done that and probably no man will ever be able to do that. But there were men, like Hitler, who inspired all too many millions, to feel great as part of an aggressive, oppressive, murderous, destructive and conquering power. I do hope that this isn't, what Chesterton meant. - I rather stand with Leonard Read in believing that greatness lies in releasing creative energies of oneself and other people, as widely as one can. - JZ, 4.8.00, 14.4.13. – The admiration of great athletes does not by itself make anyone physically more fit. – Political leaders are often admired for quite the wrong “reasons”. - JZ, 2.1.09. - LEADERSHIP, POLITICS, RELEASE OF CREATIVE ENERGIES

GREATNESS: We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. - Stewart L. Udall - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & POWER:

GREATNESS: What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” - Emerson, in Sprading, 145. - He ends as if "solitude" were a value and an end in itself, not even requiring individual growth. - JZ, 4.8.00. – Naturally, the man with enough books is never quite alone. – JZ, 2.1.09. – BOOKS, INDEPENDENCE, SOLITUDE, FOLLOWING ONE'S OWN MIND, DUTY, FOLLOWING THE OWN PATH, OBLIGATION TO WORK TOWARDS A FREE, JUST, PEACEFUL, SECURE, PROGRESSIVE & PROSPEROUS SOCIETY, IN YOUR OWN WAY

GREATNESS: What is greatness?  … reason, purpose, self-esteem.” - Ayn Rand, in PLAYBOY interview.

GREATNESS: What millions died - that Caesar might be great!” - T. Campbell, 1777-1844, The Pleasures of Hope, Pt. ii, L. 174. - A. Andrew Quotations, 379.

GREATNESS: When renown is mistaken for greatness people are led astray; they are likely to believe that the sole way to be great is to be celebrated. This tends to deflect the eye from what constitutes greatness and persuades men to strive for fame rather than nobility of mind. I firmly believe that many of the greatest men who have ever lived or who live today are unknown to you or me. Except among intimate acquaintances, we are only aware of celebrities, a few of whom may be great but not the greatest.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.64. - GREAT OR CELEBRATED?

GREATNESS: Who had said, at the dawn of antiquity, that great men are nearly always bad men?” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.56. - GREAT MEN, LEADERS, POLITICIANS, CRIMINALS

GREED: An objectivist economist, Alan Greenspan, indicates: "… it is precisely the 'greed' of the businessman … his profit-seeking, which is the unexcelled protector of the consumer … it is in the self-interest of every businessman to have a reputation for honest dealings and a quality product." - "Protection of the consumer by regulation is thus illusory. Rather than isolating the consumer from the dishonest businessman, it is gradually destroying the only reliable protection the consumer has: competition for reputation." - O'Neill, Ayn Rand, 206. - Businessmen not depending on return customers, who have a continuous influx of strangers or tourists as customers, do not have this incentive very strongly if at all. But if a competitive justice system existed and class action suits could easily be filed, they could also be held responsible and would, for repeated frauds. - JZ, 15.10.85. - The reputation of businessmen etc. should be better publicized than merely by word of mouth. Someone should organize a registry of the reputations of businessmen, and professionals and tradesmen, with open input and right of reply, also with a counting system for the pro and con reports. For a small fee an enquirer might get a summary and for a larger one might download the contents of the file. - Such a business would be especially important for transactions with businessmen that come, for most, only once in their lives, e.g. for the building of a house. - JZ, 4.8.00, 3.9.13. - BUSINESSMEN, COMPETITION & CONSUMERS, PROFIT, CAPITALISM, INTEREST

GREED: Applying the word "greed" to profit is another malapropism. It is far more appropriate in describing the welfarists' drive toward expropriating the profits of others.” - Joan Wilke, THE FREEMAN, 3/75. - WELFARE STATE & PROFIT

GREED: But society, in the sense of the monopolistic or value-worshipping spirit which is the soul of modern society, by its greedy quest for law-made privileges, becomes niggardly in an ABSOLUTE sense - so that all production is antagonized.” - Dr. H. G. Pearce, Value, p.48. - A greed for a privilege or monopoly differs greatly from the desire to earn and keep one's earnings and use them as one wants to. - JZ, 17.6.92.

GREED: But whoever came up with the incredible notion that greed is the only vice that can upset our ideals? - In fact, there are quite a few vices that are probably more odious than greed. At least greed, as lust, is somewhat understandable in our civilization, which still recalls the poverty and abstinence that have afflicted Europe and still afflicts so much of the world. Fear of being left penniless, as the fear of living without some thrilling emotional experience, may generate greed, or lust, and thus lead some of us to lose sight of the oaths of our professional office. It isn't noble, but neither is it all base.” - Tibor Machan, Liberty & Culture, p.251. - Most people seem to be able to grasp only one idea at a time, and that one a very simple and superficial one. They cannot think x moves ahead or backward or sideways (lateral thinking of alternatives) and tend to ignore all other options, not even looking for them. - The worst greed is that for power and it seems to know no limit short of world domination and doomsday bomb power. - JZ, 13.7.00, 6.12.10. - OTHER VICES

GREED: By being greedy for “money” all too indiscriminately, only i.e., for the wrongful and irrational type of money, the monopolistic and forced currency of governments, most people simply make sure that they will mostly not have enough money or enough sound money, job opportunities, sales and wealth. If, instead, they were really greedy for the monies of monetary freedom instead of that of monetary despotism, their situations could very soon change very much for the better. - JZ, 25.12.85, 4.10.08. – The greedy would also strive to abolish all forms of financial despotism, starting with compulsory taxation. – JZ, 3.9.13. - PROFIT URGE, MONETARY FREEDOM MONEY VS. THAT OF MONETARY DESPOTISM

GREED: By being greedy for money indiscriminately, i.e., for the wrong type of money, that of monetary despotism a monopolistic and forced currency, rather than that of the future, under monetary freedom, they make certain that they will not, as a rule, have enough money or good enough money. - We need more discriminating greed for the monies of monetary freedom and for the many opportunities of full financial freedom. - JZ, 25.12.85 & 14.7.00, 3.9.13. - MONETARY DESPOTISM & MONETARY FREEDOM

GREED: Did You Know: Private Charitable Donations In the US: Charity giving rose by 2.0% per year in the seventies 2.8% per year in the eighties and it is falling by 1.5% per year in the nineties The "Decade of Greed" was actually the decade of giving. Two massive tax increases have had the opposite effect of the tax decreases of the eighties.” - Secrets of the Sentient. - CHARITY, PHILANTHROPY & TAXES, CHARITY, DONATION PERCENTAGE IN DIFFERENT YEARS

GREED: Greed and corruption are not confined to capitalist economics. Where market forces are subject to sweeping government controls, corruption is not merely possible but inevitable.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.176. – When there is no one with the power to dispense favors then there is no one to bribe. – JZ, 2.10.07. - CORRUPTION


GREED: Greed is to socialism as lust is to Puritanism.” - Harry Henderson – State socialism may be greedy for higher productivity, earnings and productive capital – but does not and cannot achieve it. – JZ, 2.9.09, 3.9.13. - SOCIALISM, ALTRUISM, EGOISM, ENVY, PROFIT, SELF-INTEREST, INCENTIVES

GREED: Greed makes the world go round.” - Source?

GREED: Greed, not human kindness, gets meat and potatoes to New York.” - Either Walter Williams, 4/90, or a note on one of his talks. - JZ

GREED: Greedy capitalists get money by trade. Good Liberals steal it.” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.115. - CAPITALISM & MODERN LIBERALISM

GREED: Greedy capitalists take your money by trading for something you want. Kind, helpful liberals just take it.” - M. Simkin, paraphrasing David Friedman, Sep. 99, LP PARTY NEWS. - CAPITALISTS AND LIBERALS, WELFARE STATE

GREED: I saw that any man's desire for money he could not earn was regarded as a righteous wish, but if he earned it, it was damned as greed.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.712. - NEED OR WANTS, ENVY

GREED: If only most people WERE sufficiently GREEDY for their genuine individual rights and liberties and the numerous rightful opportunities and chances that they would provide us with! To blame "greed" is not better than the Christian's blaming "sins". – JZ, on Facebook, 2.8.11. – THE CULPRIT?

GREED: In practice, there seems to be no evidence that governments are less greedy or self-centered than individuals. In fact, they are more so.” - Graeme McKinnon, FREE ENTERPRISE, 6/76. - GOVERNMENT & INDIVIDUALS

GREED: It is private greed which has supported the growth of the welfare state.” - Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 10/74. – The greed of politicians for power is also involved. They manage to satisfy it by bribing the voters with the monies levied from them via tax-tributes. Fools and their money are all too easily parted via glib tongues and politicians as professionals at that job. By giving the voters back part of their tax burden they manage to pose as benefactors towards them and get elected. – 14.4.13. - THE WELFARE STATE, TAXATION & HANDOUTS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, HANDOUTS, TAXATION, BRIBING FOOLS WITH THEIR OWN MONEY

GREED: It must be remembered that all industries only function satisfactorily when the greed of the supplier is balanced or thwarted by the parsimony of the buyer.” - Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.187/188. - When supply and demand are free, also of monetary despotism, then neither side has it all its own way. Ulrich von Beckerath also pointed out that "combined purchasing power is one of the greatest and also least utilized and organized powers in the world." It can obtain very favorable wholesale prices for combined consumers, in every sphere of human transactions. - JZ, 16.7.00. – It also allows employees to make successful take-over bids for the enterprises they work in. – JZ, 6.12.10. – SUPPLY & DEMAND, MONERARY DESPOTISM, MONETARY FREEDOM, PURCHASING POWER, ABILITY TO PAY, COMBINED PURCHASING POWER, PURCHSE OF ENTERPRISES IN INSTALMENTS, WITH SELF-ISSUED INDUSTRIAL BONDS, TOWARDS SELF-MANAGEMENT  & CAPITALISM FOR ALMOST ALL

GREED: Let people at last become greedy for peace, liberty, justice and prosperity. Otherwise, they will get war, oppression, injustice and poverty - certainly not a rational choice. - JZ, 8.9.85.

GREED: Need" now means wanting someone else's money. "Greed" means wanting to keep your own. "Compassion" is when a politician arranges the transfer.” - Joseph Sobran – quoted by Ron Manners, on Facebook, 5.3.12. – & NEED, TAXATION, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, COMPASSION, WELFARE STATE, POLITICIANS, TAXATION

GREED: Oh, please go ahead and tell me all about how you think government, composed of greedy politicians, will protect us from greedy businessmen. - Ulrich F. Biele shared Punk Rock Libertarians's photo. - Wall Photos - Sharing/Tagging photos is encouraged! by: Punk Rock Libertarians -  Facebook, 17 4 12. – POLITICIANS & BUSINESSMEN

GREED: Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money – only for wanting to keep your own money. – Joseph Sobran, 1946-2010. – While they would rather like to get and to spend of it – upon their choices and their favorites. – JZ, 13.4.12, 3.9.13. - POLITICIANS, TAXES & GOVERNMENT SPENDING

GREED: Private greed: making money selling people what they want.” - Thomas Sowell, 1985. – Every free and informed trade benefits both sides. – JZ, 3.9.13.

GREED: The desire for profit is a perfectly natural and reasonable motive. Greed may be defined as an excessive desire for profit, irrationally placing material gain before all other values and being indifferent to the psychological consequences that such single-minded pursuit of profit has upon oneself, and the social and psychological consequences it has upon others. - Jarret B. Wollstein, The Causes of Aggression, p.55, in Vincent H. Miller, editor, Freedom In Our Time. A collection of Libertarian Essays, Libertarian International, 1984. - PROFIT

GREED: The essential quality of a market system, contrary to popular thinking, is not that it promotes greed; but rather, that it renders greed harmless. – Israel Kirzner, quoted by Zden k Uhlí and Nizam Ahmad shared Unbound Quotes and Notes's photo.  – Facebook, 9.1.13. – A free market leads greed into productive channels, to serve others as well as one can – and to be paid the market prices for this, by voluntary customers. – JZ, 3.9.13. -  BUSINESS, FREE MARKET

GREED: the greediest man in the world is not one cent richer for his greed. Greed doesn’t make money, productivity makes money.” – Joseph Clark, Toowonga (*), Qld., THE AUSTRALIAN, Oct. 7,08, p.10. - Provided, that the sale of products and services is not interfered with, e.g. by monopolizing exchange media and giving them compulsory acceptance and a forced value (legal tender). – We should become “greedy” for full monetary and financial freedom, to the benefit of almost everyone. Insofar this would not only be a moral, rational and selfish action but also a very altruistic one. One can even perceive this as a fundamental duty to work towards the realization of these and other basic economic, social and political (associational) rights and liberties. – (*) Toowoomba? - JZ, 7.10.08, 6.12.10. – PRODUCTIVITY, BUSILY SERVING OTHERS & THEREBY MAKING ONESELF & THEM BETTER OFF.

GREED: The legislation on greed must be replaced by the free market, where no one gets government support in taking advantage of others. - JZ, free after: - Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 10/74. - THE FREE MARKET

GREED: The person who is truly "greedy" in the sense that he wants more, learns in time that he can get more using honey than with a club. Hurrah for those who want more!” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1975.

GREED: The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of system. – Milton Friedman, quoted by Nizam Ahmad, Facebook, 12.2.13. – I would add: Personal law associations of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly. If they are not capitalistic and libertarian or anarchistic, then they would do their own things only to themselves, wronging and harming only themselves. I for one could live with that. – Tolerance for all tolerant people is my motto and all rational and moral people ought to subscribe to it. – JZ, 12.2.13. - & CAPITALISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, IN EVERY SPHERE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE

GREED: The trends that have produced the total State will be arrested and reversed when it is recognized that governments, grown greedy for money and power, debilitate and destroy the industry that is the source of a nation's wealth.” - Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, 3/74. – GOVERNMENT, TAXATION

GREED: There is too much greed because the Government takes too much money of people.” - Mike Stanton, quoted in THE SATURDAY EVENING MERCURY, Tasmania, 5.10.75. - Greed exists not only in and through governments. Some of it is acting freely as a productive force, other forms, being monopolistic, fraudulent and coercive, are counter-productive, dishonest or openly criminal. - JZ, 3.8.00, 2.1.09, 14.4.13.

GREED: This personal desire, individual greed, so much discussed and so much dissected, is in fact an immense power, working through millions of private individuals, for the preservation of society from losses which, if allowed free play, would soon bring it to an end.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., London, 1925, p.150.

GREED: Too many people have too great an appetite for the efforts and products of others and are unable or unwilling to pay their way or fully pay their way with their own efforts or products in free exchange for what they want for themselves. Or they want instant gratification at the expense of others, rather than upon credit, which they would have to pay off. - JZ, 10.12.85 & 13.7.00. - CRIME VS. RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, THE SOMETHING FOR NOTHING MENTALITY

GREED: We are dominated by greed. We live in a greedy society. Most evils are due to greed.” - Are we really greedy e.g. for our micrographic and CD and Internet self-publishing and reading options, for our free trade rights and opportunities, for free banking, for voluntary taxation, for the rights and opportunities of citizen soldiers organized in ideal volunteer militias, for exterritorial autonomy for all minority groups, for individual sovereignty and individual secessionism, for peace through freedom and justice, for the numerous wealth opportunities for almost all that are now blocked by supposedly rightful, efficient and benevolent governments? Are we greedy for non-governmental societies and limited governments, for a free economy, for books and periodicals that could teach us much more, for a libertarian ideas archive, a freedom bibliography, directory and abstracts and review collection, for a libertarian encyclopedia and library as well as a libertarian information service, for complete libertarian publishing in at least one affordable alternative medium, for libertarian abstracts and review collections, a refutations encyclopedia, for monetary and financial freedom, for free migration, free trade, alternative providers of better public services, a libertarian directory and a libertarian projects list online? - Or do we rather let our rights, properties, opportunities and too many slices of our lives be grabbed, destroyed and mismanaged by legislation, taxation, regulations and bureaucrats? In PEACE PLANS 20 I listed 1,000 libertarian projects for which, unfortunately, we have not yet become greedy enough to attempt to realize them between us, in a division of labor scheme, well publicized, and mobilizing all the ideas, energies, time and resources we have between us and would be willing to dedicate to some of these projects, if only we found sufficient collaborators for them. - JZ, n.d. & 12.7.00, 14.4.13. - POPULAR PREJUDICES, NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FREE BANKING

GREED: We want the kind of world in which greedy people can do the least harm (*) to their fellow men. That's the kind of world in which power is widely dispersed and each of us has as many alternatives as possible.” - Milton Friedman, PLAYBOY, 11/73. – (*) Wrong or injustice! Competitors reduce each other’s market share, earnings and capital value in a leap-frogging competition, where the leading position is often changing, but they do not do each other any wrong or injustice and do not infringe their rights but simply practise them as well as they can. – JZ, 2.1.09. - POWER

GREED: What is the noblest of human motivation? That is greed. I like greed.” - Walter Williams, 4/90.

GREED: What kind of a society isn’t structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm. (*) Capitalism is that kind of system.” – Milton Friedman, PLAYBOY, 2/73. –Greed is not wrong or harmful if it is not based upon a monopoly, fraud or coercion. - JZ 24. 11. 06.  – (*) And the most good! – JZ, 3.1.08. – Rather, the least wrong or no wrong at all, although the incomes and capital values of competitors will be “harmed” simply by workers, customers and investors turning away from them. – JZ, 2.1.09. - Greed, which makes people work harder or more productively, does certainly not do them or others any harm. – JZ, 14.4.13. - GREED OR SELFISHNESS EXISTS ON ALL SIDES, ADMITTED OR NOT. ONLY UNDER FREEDOM & SUFFICIENT PUBLICITY DO ALL SIDES BENEFIT FROM IT, IN WIN-WIN GAMES, EGOISM, CAPITALISM & SOCIETY, INCENTIVES & OPPORTUNITIES UNDER ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PROFITS, FAILURES, BANKRUPTCIES, Q., SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST, SUCCESS, PROFITS RATHER THAN LOSSES, EGOISM

GREEN LIGHTS: Green lights - no obstacles - right through, for all creative actions. - JZ, 8.6.82, after reading Leonard E. Read's notes on green and red lights in NOTES FROM FEE, Jan. 79.

GREEN POLITICS: Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.” - Chris Patten. – If the greenies were able and willing to provide us with efficient space travel options then we might all settle somewhere else in space and leave this planet to the greenies. But some fanatic greenies, of the “Earth First!” type would rather be inclined to kill all of us off rather than give us a chance on other planets, which, in their opinion, we would only mess up. – Greenies overlook the free enterprise and panarchistic solution: Manage your own gardens and run your own parks and wildlife reserves. Many of the latter are already run profitably, for tourism, in Africa. – Alas, most “Green politics”  and “Green economics” is still statist and territorial and as such quite wrong. - JZ, 3.12.09, 14.4.13. - ENVIRONMENTALISM, CONSERVATIONISM, ECOLOGY FANATICS, PROPERTY RIGHTS, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

GREEN TERRORISM: Exterminate the exterminators! - JZ, 25.9.95. - EARTH FIRSTERS: They often act as enemies of man and seem to love plants and animals more than human beings. In man they do largely see only a spoiler of nature. Thus, some of them, if they could, would exterminate all human life on Earth, which seems to be their God, not to be “violated” by us. –JZ, 14.4.13. – Jenghiz Khan had the same idea, charging that the farmers cut the “belly” of “Mother Earth” with their ploughs and so he exterminated about 50 million of them. – JZ, 3.9.13.

GREENER GRASS: greener grass can always be made to grow on whatever side of the field one happens to be.” - James P. Hogan, The Gentle Giants of Ganymede, motto. - I would rather have said, in reply the old proverb: "The grass is always (considered to be) greener on the other side!" - … on whatever side of a fence one happens to be. - JZ, n.d. & 23.7.00.

GREENIES: Are they better green-keepers? Do they look better after your lawn than you or other green-keepers do? Then I would wish them more business and more business sense. - JZ, 23.8.95. - Are they better in producing green stuff and its fruits than were e.g. farmers, graziers, market gardeners and orchardists for the last few thousand years? Do they offer better and cheaper produce? Do they look well after their OWN forests or are they meddlers? If they looked after their own properties, according to their own principles, e.g. preserving plant and animal varieties there, they would make some sense to me, but as statist meddlers they are a menace to other people and sometimes even to the things they try to preserve. E.g., by preventing preventive bushfire burnings, they have contributed to the total destruction of some nature preserves and parks, where undergrowth became excessive and like tinder in dry periods. - JZ, 7.7.00. "Il faut cultiver notre jardin." - as Voltaire said: We should look after our own gardens.

GREENIES: Did you know that the Earth is getting greener, quite literally? Satellites are now confirming that the amount of green vegetation on the planet has been increasing for three decades. This will be news to those accustomed to alarming tales about deforestation, overdevelopment and ecosystem destruction." – The greening of the planet – Matt Ridley - Ron Manners - Facebook, 29.1.13. -

GREENIES: Many "greenies" want to pull us back to the population, "opportunities" and risks of the Stone Age. - JZ, 6.7.95. - Do they really hate human beings and thus also themselves that much? - 7.7.00, 14.4.13.

GREENIES: The Greens are like watermelons. Green on the outside but red on the inside.” - Richard Boddie's Sound Bites.

GREENPEACE: The campaign against French testing has cost the movement so far $ 20 million. - Radio report, 24.9.95. - For that amount they could probably have published all peace writings permanently on microfiche, floppy disks or CDs and made a special selection of the few sensible ones. As it is, they are as comic and useless figures as are bureaucrats, politicians and military men, in pursuit of “peace” as they understand it. They support all the popular errors or the peace movement while ignoring its best ideas and its wisdom. By seeming to do something they help prevent something worthwhile being done. - JZ, 24.9.95 & 7.7.00. - PROTEST AGAINST THE FRENCH NUCLEAR TESTS, PEACE LOVERS – OF ALL THE WRONG & FLAWED NOTIONS ON PEACE, ENEMIES OR THE CORRECT ONES OR SIMPLY NOT INTERESTED IN THEM

GRESHAM'S LAW: Gresham's Law, that money overvalued by the government will drive undervalued money out of circulation.” - Murray N. Rothbard, THE FREE MARKET, Dec. 87. – Under monetary freedom optional and market rated sound free market monies will drive out the inferior and bad ones. The popular version of this law has misunderstood it for centuries and still does – even among academics. – JZ, 3.9.13. – MONETARY FREEDOM

GRESHAM'S LAW: If the bad money is not given any legal tender power, it is driven out by being rejected by creditors in favor of good money. – JZ, n.d. – Compare Ulrich von Beckerath, PEACE PLANS 9-11, pages 57, 66, 110, 145, 178, 261. See also my first peace book, which is on, page 57: Gresham's Law, as commonly understood, applies only in case the bad money possesses legal tender. Otherwise, it is pushed out of circulation by the good money, the money that voluntary acceptors would prefer. – Also my free banking A to Z at - A survey of all the wrong and the correct views on Gresham’s Law and on Legal Tender is long overdue. – JZ, 3.9.13.

GRESHAM'S LAW: The monopoly brings about that the worst money drives out the better ones.” - Siegfried Schwenke, 17.12.84. - The monopoly on its own could already act like a Legal Tender law but this wrongful and harmful imposition of a doubtful or bad and deteriorating money, also a monopoly money, declaring and enforcing compulsory acceptance and compulsory value, is usually realized by additional special legal clauses. Thus the way is legally opened for the bad money and closed for sound alternative monies. Without legal tender and the issue monopoly, the good monies would drive out the bad ones and do so quite rapidly. Why? Everyone would prefer to receive some of the better monies and refuse to accept the bad money whenever he can or discount it down to its market value. - JZ, 18.7.00, 2.1.09, 14.4.13. - LEGAL TENDER & THE NOTE ISSUE MONOPOLY

GRESHAM’S LAW: Bad money, i.e., legal tender money, any exclusive and forced currency, with compulsory acceptance and a forced value, does indeed drive out all good exchange media and value standards and suppresses quite sound ones and prevents us from reaching the optimum for free exchanges and clearing options. Clearing accounts are ultimately still redeemable in the government’s monopoly exchange media and thus clearing exchanges are still limited, instead of being unlimited for all possible and wanted exchanges. The free market and free pricing, refusals and discounting of exchange media and clearing account credits, better and freely competing exchange media and clearing facilities as well as sound value standards are not permitted under monetary despotism. Good money, free clearing and sound value reckoning are not impossible but merely outlawed. Only under full monetary freedom, full clearing freedom and free choice of value standards could all possible and desired exchanges take place quite undisturbed under sound and self-chosen value standards, other economic liberties and rights presupposed. Territorial governments have mostly abused the despotic monetary powers granted to them. The long history of inflations, deflations, stagflations or economic crises is a sufficient proof for that. Full monetary emancipation from territorial governments is long overdue. – JZ, 3.7.06, 14.4.13. - LEGAL TENDER & INFLATION. MONETARY DESPOTISM VS. MONETARY FREEDOM

GRESHAM’S LAW: Depreciated legal tender monies (once mainly coins) induce us to keep the better money and pay off our debts mainly with the depreciated money. Sound and privately issued money (once only some sound privately minted coins) would then be mainly used to store their values, as far as one can avoid using them in necessary payments. As a result of this condition the better money would be largely hoarded and only the inferior money would circulate at its forced value. To that extent bad money could then drive out good money. – But in the absence of legal tender people would largely reject or discount inferior money and demand payment in sound money and to that extent sound money would drive out the inferior money. – Gresham had not expressed that clearly enough and thus generations of economists, not to speak of the general public, have misunderstood his law. As a result even the current crop of statists arrived at wrong conclusions regarding the supposed danger from private money issues. They wrongly assumed (quite contrary to many experiences on record. But then: Who studies monetary history?) that the government’s forced and exclusive currency would always be the better one and that it would be under threat from being driven out by competitively issued but, supposedly, inferior private currencies. They thus helped to uphold monetary despotism and to suppress free banking or monetary freedom. In reality they did thus prevent the bad (because monopolistic, coercive and mismanaged money of the government) from being driven out by competitively issued and much sounder or quite sound alternative currencies, value standards and clearing certificates. This is only one of many major to minor false premises and conclusions of the territorial statists. We got their uniform exchange medium and value standard – but at what price in our liberties, rights and economic opportunities, in earnings, property, peace, freedom and justice? – JZ, 13.6.96, 6.10.08. 6.12.10, 14.4.13.

GRESHAM’S LAW: Government’s worse money drives out government’s already bad money and replaces it by an even worse one of the government. – JZ, 11.7.98, 14.4.13. – We should allow all good monies, i.e. monies without a monopoly status and legal tender power, to drive out all bad and worse monies. Instead, we have so far allowed governments to outlaw good and competitive monies to make room for their inferior and mostly over-issued and thus depreciating notes and coins and have all too uncritically and tacitly accepted the resulting economic wrongs and damages, often turning into catastrophes: economic crises as well as political ones. – JZ, 11.7.98, 26.9.08, 14.4.13, 3.9.13.

GRESHAM’S LAW: Gresham’s law has to do with the nature of currency, and the common formula for it is that ‘bad money drives out good’. That is to say, it is always the worst form of currency in circulation that fixes the value of all others, and causes them presently to disappear. This law bears the name of Sir Thomas Gresham, an eminent English financier of the sixteenth century, who made observations on the law, but was not the first to formulate it. Gresham’s law usually comes into play whenever a government undertakes to settle a bill for is misfeasances by the larcenous expedient of “managing” its currency; hence of late years this law has been very busy with the currency of many countries. In Germany, for example, shortly after the war, the flood of paper money sent all metallic money out of circulation in a hurry, because it was worth more as gold metal than as currency. For the same reason, whenever a paper or silver token is no longer the same thing as a gold token, gold tokens disappear at once; and then, if a government resorts to highwaymanry and forcibly robs its subjects of whatever gold may be in their possession, as our government lately did, it can do quite nicely by itself. … The Belgian Government raided its currency after the war, cutting down the franc from twenty cents to three cents and less … I doubt whether there were half a dozen of them in circulation in all Belgium a week after the tin frank appeared.” – Albert Jay Nock, 1870-1945, Free Speech and Plain Language, 1937, p.306/07. - Alas, both did not state clearly enough that, for this form of the “law” to operate, the bad exchange medium must be an exclusive one with legal tender power, i.e. with compulsory acceptance and a forced and fictitious value. Taking the popular version of Gresham’s Law serious Nock managed to mis-apply it to public programming, music and book publishing, where not monopolies, forced acceptances and forced values apply but different degrees of popular appeal or lack of it. - Without these pre-conditions for this “law” it becomes reversed in the monetary sphere: Good money drives out the bad money. – I would like to see a chronological survey of the writings, which do recognize that fact, with significant extracts from them. – JZ, 7.10.08, 6.12.10, 14.4.13.

GRESHAM’S LAW: The bad money with compulsory acceptance and forced value replaces the good money, which a debtor may not have received at all, because it was not issued and when it was, is not obliged to deliver and may retain and save or use for purchases he cannot as advantageously make with the official money, e.g. for black market purchases. – JZ, 28.10.03, 31.10.07.

GRESHAM’S LAW: What is it that makes “bad money” so “efficient” and “powerful” that it can drive good money out of circulation? It is its “Legal Tender” “quality”, i.e. its “compulsory acceptance” and its “forced value”, combined with its monopoly status. Under that condition no sound alternative currency can for legally issued and accepted. If significant issues of sound and competing monies are attempted, then they will, soon, become legally and juridically suppressed – unless a monetary revolution occurs. Moreover, the bad money gives dishonest debtors the chance to pay off their debts with depreciated money, which their creditors are not allowed to refuse to accept or to discount against a sound value standard. - JZ, 17.6.08, 14.4.13. - LEGAL TENDER, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY

GRIND TAXATION: Grind whatever grinds you down - e.g. taxes. - JZ, 30.10.76. - Sometimes one feels like shredding politicians and bureaucrats, too, if one could. But it would be much preferable if one could achieve unhindered secession from them and exterritorially autonomous communities formed by like-minded volunteers. What would remain of territorial States and their leaders and believers might then be considered as zoological specimens and museum exhibits. But actually, long before that, they would already be reduced to members of statist panarchies as well, i.e. to volunteer communities that are only exterritorially autonomous, since all dissenters would have left them, to do their own things for and to themselves, leaving only the statist volunteers alone to suffer under continued statism. - JZ, 4.8.00, 2.1.09, 3.9.13.

GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT: Doesn't the Gross National Product (GNP) go up $1 billion with each billion spent on the moon venture?” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.66. - Actually, distributed over all TV watchers, then and since, this performance was a cheap form of entertainment per head and less wasteful than many other government programs. The research involved has also had numerous technical developments as a consequence, from which most people have somewhat benefited. E.g. Teflon coated cookware. - However, I would rather have seen it done privately. At least by now Science Fiction fans are numerous enough to be able to finance such projects  - if they wanted to. - JZ, 4.8.00. - GNP

GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT: The gross national product is still the official indicator of national achievement. It lumps together the total dollars of cigarette commercials and cancer treatment, automobile sales and mortuary fees, napalm and healing drugs.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.233. - MACROECONOMICS, NATIONAL ECONOMICS, COLLECTIVIST ECONOMICS

GROUP TRAP: Group Trap: The belief that you can accomplish more by sharing responsibilities, efforts and rewards with others than you can by acting on your own.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.390. - There is value in teamwork, free exchange among like-minded people, of e.g. stamps or libertarian information, sense in publishing cheap and complete libertarian information, even if only on alternative, affordable and easy media, sense in collaborating with others in providing comprehensive reference works and archives, in defending one's rights etc. - The dropouts, Vonuans, retreatists and black marketeers cannot easily provide all desirable services for themselves, individually. Division of labor, specialization, free enterprise, free exchange, free trade, free markets, free contracts, do have their values and enhance individual liberties and opportunities. - JZ, 2.8.00. - Collaboration, cooperation and teamwork as well as division of labor do have their values. It takes at least two to dance tango or to form a happy love relationship. Try to build a major bridge or road on your own! - JZ, 4.8.00. – Many large and laborious libertarian projects require sufficient collaborators, which have not yet been achieved in the absence of a libertarian ideas archive, directory indicating special interests and a common projects list. – JZ, 2.1.09. - COLLECTIVISM, SHARING RESPONSIBILITIES, COMMITTEES, TEAMWORK, DIVISION OF LABOR

GROUP TRAP: treating things collectively instead of individually.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.131. - No individual has as yet been able to provide e.g. a complete freedom bibliography, publishing service, abstracts and review compilation, freedom library, freedom encyclopedia or alphabetical index to all freedom writings. Independent collaborators, agreeing upon such aims, could realize such projects fast. – (Where is the “group trap” in such efforts? – JZ, .12.10.) There is productive collaboration with others and there are counter-productive forms, liberating, encouraging and also restrictive and discouraging ones. Naturally freedom lovers should choose their own forms of collaboration and exchange of services. - JZ, 4.8.00. The three volume libertarian bibliography manuscript of Christ Tame, is, after his death, years ago, still trapped, probably due to copyrights claims, in the attempt to produce it in a costly and profitable printed edition, which could have achieved only a limited impression and circulation, instead of on a cheap CD, as an e-book or free online for downloading, whereby it could, possibly, do most good. - JZ, 3.9.13. – COLLECTIVISM, COPYRIGHTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAIMS, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA USE FOR IMPORTANT LIBERTARIAN WORKS

GROUPS: group rights' are a violation of individual rights. … A group is merely a collection of entities, it is not an entity in itself, it has no mind or reason - and therefore can have no rights distinct from the rights of the individual.” - Neera Badhwar, THE FREEMAN, 10/74. - GROUP RIGHTS

GROUPS: When one gets engulfed by a group, regardless of the size, the authentic human self is lost.” - Robert J. Rubanowice, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. - COLLECTIVISM, INDIVIDUALISM

GROWN-UPS: The trouble with most grown-ups or adults is that they have not sufficiently grown up, matured and developed - into responsible beings - except, to some extent, physically. And even there the majority (including myself) are out of shape! Government education has certainly not contributed much, if anything towards mental maturity. It has rather prepared most people to remain more or less contented "children" in a government-run perpetual kindergarten, or even prison, for all "adults", with these inmates deprived of essential rights and liberties, whose frequent practice is required to let them grow up into mature human beings. - JZ, 15.2.94 & 10.7.00, 3.9.13. - ADULTS, MATURE PEOPLE, PARENTS

GROWTH: A careful country by country study however shows pretty clearly that wherever a country in recent years (such as West Germany) has reformed its currency, kept it sound and adhered in the main to the principle of free enterprise, it has enjoyed a miraculous recovery and growth. But where a country such as India has chosen government planning, has adopted grandiose socialistic "Five Year Plans" arbitrarily directing production in the wrong lines, has expanded its currency but kept it over-valued through exchange controls and has put all sorts if restrictions and harassments in the way for private enterprise and private initiative, it has sunk into chronic crises or famine in spite of billions of dollars in generous foreign aid.” - Henry Hazlitt, The Fallacy of Foreign Aid, quoted by D. M. Kulkarni, INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, 5/75. – I deny that Germany ever had a sound currency since 1910, when Legal Tender was introduced for its monopoly money. – JZ, 6.12.10. - ECONOMIC GROWTH, RECOVERY, MIRACLE, FREEDOM, CRISES THROUGH ANTI-ECONOMIC INTEREVENTIONISM, DESTROYING LAISSEZ FAIRE & GENUINE CAPITALISM WITH FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE

GROWTH: Anyone who believes as I do that man's earthly purpose is growth in awareness, perception, consciousness, has no choice but to side with individual liberty and to look with disfavor on all forms of authoritarianism.” - Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in: Champions of Freedom, p.53. – GROWTH IN AWARENESS, PERCEPTION, CONSCIOUSNESS VS AUTHORITARIANISM

GROWTH: As I see it, the purpose of earthly life is growth in awareness, perception, consciousness. The means to this noble objective is work, which includes a constant striving for achievement along the line of one's uniqueness - fiddler, fisherman, poet, golfer, sculptor, or whatever.” - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.123. - PERSONAL, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, AWARENESS, CONSCIOUSNESS, PERCEPTION, WISDOM, WORK, INSIGHTS, IDEAS

GROWTH: Economic growth - best defined as an increase of people's voluntary options. …” - Gary North, THE FREEMAN, 3/74. - ECONOMIC & VOLUNTARISM, OPTIONS, CHOICES, DEVELOPMENT

GROWTH: economic growth has been, and is likely to continue to be, the major means by which society will be induced to reduce pollution to socially optimal levels. As nations grow richer they become more willing to devote resources to improving the environment.” - Wilfred Beckerman, Pricing for Pollution, 1975, quoted in R. Harris & A. Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.131. - ECONOMIC & POLLUTION

GROWTH: economic growth is furthered by increasing freedom.” - Gary North, THE FREEMAN, 3/74. - ECONOMIC & ECONOMIC FREEDOM

GROWTH: Freedom to Grow: But, though Read obviously uses pencils and other economic goods, it is the freedom to "flow and grow" as human beings that is his primary concern. When people have creative freedom, they do more than eat well. They have a margin to spare for other things.” - John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 6/75. - PERSONAL, LEISURE & SUFFICIENCY OR WEALTH

GROWTH: Growth without liberty, that is, without the freedom to exercise our faculties and to discover our creative potentialities is out of the question. Given my premise, authoritarianism is an utterly absurd way of life.” - Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in: Champions of Freedom, p.54. - LIBERTY

GROWTH: Human improvement or growth stems from an exercise of the faculties. This is no less true of the intellectual and spiritual than of the physical faculties. About your or my faculties and their potentialities no one else knows anything. Exercise is possible only as we are free to work on our individual selves and is diminished to the extent that we are worked over by others.” - Source? Probably: Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in: Champions of Freedom. - EXERCISE, FACULTIES, PROGRESS, HUMAN POTENTIAL & FREEDOM

GROWTH: I am not jealous of any business. I am not jealous of any progress or growth, no matter how huge the result, provided the result was indeed obtained by the process of efficiency, of economy, of intelligence and of innovation.” - Woodrow Wilson. – But under him, especially during WW I, economic freedom and even freedom of speech was much restricted. – JZ, 2.1.09. – It might promote enlightening and diminish the mythology of leadership and representation to make a chronological list for every major country, indicating the introduction of major restrictions upon any individual rights and liberties, whether formally legalized or not. – Especially the range of taxation, unemployment, inflation and war under each government period should be indicated. - J.Z, 2.1.09. - SIZE, COMPETITION, BIG BUSINESS

GROWTH: In a free society protected against violence and fraud, economic growth is an automatic process. It takes place as a result of the desire of individuals to better the material conditions of themselves and their families. In this endeavor, people save, invest, devise new and better tools, invent new products and new processes, and employ other people in order to operate more efficiently and on a larger scale. In this respect, individual proprietors and corporations behave in essentially the same way. Under the spur of competition and the profit motive, they strive constantly to produce more and better products at lower cost. The result is economic growth.” - Albert C. Wilcox, quoted in The Free Man's Almanac. – ECONOMIC GROWTH, FREEDOM

GROWTH: It is much less painful to sacrifice economic growth for environmental protection if you've already got yours.” - Stephen Chapman, 1982. - Environmentalists often ignore that much more economic growth might be required to have the means to cope with environmental problems. - The image that growth is equal to more pollution and environmental damage is simply wrong. The local cement works here has become much more productive and less polluting in the decades that I have lived nearby. - JZ, 15.7.00. - ZERO GROWTH, ECONOMICS & ENVIRONMENTALISM

GROWTH: Let everyone grow in his own way. - JZ, 6/73.

GROWTH: Limits of growth exist only in the limited growth of some minds. - JZ, 2.4.97. - LIMITS OF GROWTH

GROWTH: Man grows with his greater aims.” - Schiller, Wallenstein, Prolog. (“Es waechst der Mensch mit seinen groessern Zwecken.”) - MAN, INDIVIDUALS, POWER & INFLUENCE, THOUGHTS & IDEAS, ABILITIES, STRENGTHS, AIMS, PURPOSES, PERSONAL GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT & ENLIGHTENMENT, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

GROWTH: One does not grow old. One becomes old by not growing.” - Leonard E. Read, Legacy of Truth, chapter 22. - One cannot physically grow without limits. Can one mentally grow without physical limits? One can grow, physically and mentally, only to one's own limits. - JZ, 4.8.00, 14.4.13. – Physical deterioration also reduces mental growth. – JZ, 2.1.08. - AGING, OLD AGE

GROWTH: Our national real income per capita rose most rapidly from 1874-1913. That rise, which averaged 4.7% a year, was over twice as much as we have been able to generate since 1947 while inflation has been on the rise and negotiated wage increases have been in the headlines.” - C. W. Anderson, THE FREEMAN, October 1975. - I wonder how great it could have been under full economic, social and political freedom, which would also have meant the absence of wars, revolutions and civil wars and monetary and financial despotism. - In all too many ways governments have prevented us from becoming rich by our own efforts, if we wanted to. - JZ, 4.8.00. – ECONOMIC GROWTH, WEALTH, RICHES, PROSPERITY PREVENTED RATHER THAN PROMOTED BY GOVERNMENTS, CAPITALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE

GROWTH: Stress: Not the tasks should grow over our heads but the heads should grow over the tasks.” - Gerhard Uhlenbruck. - That is rather unlikely to happen under bureaucratic controls, legal interventionism, monopolies and a superfluity of detailed controls. Full experimental freedom is needed, instead, for volunteers and voluntary communities. - JZ, 18.7.00. - TASKS, LABOUR, MIND, PROBLEMS

GROWTH: The economy is like a goldfish: Put him into a small aquarium and he will remain stunted. Put him into a larger tank, and he will grow larger. Give him the freedom of a pond and he will grow to his optimum size.” - S. E. Shaw, 26.12.86. - The classical gold standard, insisting on payments in gold or 100% gold redemptionism by the issuer, is like a small aquarium for gold fish and limits economic transactions to its size. - There are other fish in the sea. They can be caught and used and should not be outlawed. - If by some magic or natural catastrophe all gold were to disappear, man still would need to exchanges his produces and services freely - and he could, in many other ways, which are not seriously enough considered by the gold bugs. But, by all means, let them try to make all their own transactions only in their own preferred ways. - JZ, 19.7.00, 6.12.10. - ECONOMIC FREEDOM & MONETARY FREEDOM

GROWTH: The Emerging Individual: For anyone with assumptions such as these, the answer to the question, "What is the purpose of man's earthly existence?" comes clear: It is for each individual to come as near as he can to the realization of those creative powers which are peculiarly and distinctively included in his own potentialities. Man's purpose here is to grow, to emerge, to hatch, to evolve in consciousness, partaking as much as he can of Infinite Consciousness.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.42. - PERSONAL, TOWARDS INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS, MIND, AWARENESS, PERCEPTION, WISDOM

GROWTH: The key need in policy setting is to reverse the growth of government!” - Milton Friedman, An Economist's Protest, XVI. - That would happen automatically and as fast as possible if individuals were freed to secede and associate under exterritorial autonomy in various volunteer communities, all practising their own preferred experiments. - JZ, 4.8.00. - OF GOVERNMENT, REVERSE THE GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN ALL SPHERES NOW MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

GROWTH: Whoever could make 2 ears of corn, or 2 blades of grass, grow where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians.” - Jonathan Swift. - If only politicians were a separate race! Then one could stir the only kind of positive racism that is possible - against them. - JZ, 15.7.00. - GRASS, PROGRESS & POLITICIANS, RACISM

GST: Rather let the government go bankrupt than have another tax. Better have all governments go bankrupt than all citizens. – JZ, 5.12.92. - Actually, I would favor a low flat rate tax as a replacement for all other taxes, as long as we do put up with any taxation at all. At least the flat rate tax is spreading by now. - JZ, 6.12.10. - GOODS & SERVICES TAX,

GST: The Australian Liberal Party has made the fate of modern liberalism, as opposed to classical liberalism in Australia, dependent upon yet another tax imposition. That alone condemns it as ignorant and prejudiced, almost as much as its opponents are. From a libertarian point of view another indirect tax is also objectionable because it does not provoke as much resistance as a direct tax does. - Neither side considers the voluntary finance option and free production and exchange for all wanted goods and services, by those who do want to produce or buy them, although it is an option that has led to such an abundance of cheap to quality goods and services wherever it was free or free enough to operate. (E.g. ball point pens and cheap digital watches.) Nor has either party considered liberating monetary demand for goods, services and labor by liberating it from the note issue monopoly of the central bank and permitting all producers and traders of consumer goods and services, and their local associations, to issue their own currencies, optional, refusable, discountable, by all but their issuers and redeemable only in what they have to offer in wanted consumer goods and services. Reckoned still in Australian monopoly paper dollars (which would and should be dropped, too, as "value standards" systematically deteriorated by the Central Bank, called Reserve Bank in Australia), in pursuit of long refuted Keynesian policies, probably dozens of billions of A $ could thus be mobilized, immediately, for short term credits, e.g. to pay wages and salaries with. In this way the remaining unemployment, officially only around 6%, to the extent that it is involuntary or insufficiently subsidized by the dole, could be abolished almost instantly by fresh and sound monetary demand for productive labor, a demand fully covered by goods and services, whose sale would thereby be assured in the short run. - But governments are unlikely to introduce such monetary freedom measures and the private sector is still quite under-informed on and insufficiently interested in this alternative, just like most anarchists and libertarians are, i.e., not prepared for a monetary revolution during an optimal period for it, like the crisis of a severe inflation or deflation or stagflation. - JZ, 5.12.92 & 13.7.00, 6.12.10, 14.4.13, 3.9.13. - GOODS & SERVICES TAX, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM REVOLUTION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FREE BANKING VS. CENTRAL BANKING

GUARANTEE RIGHTS: We each owe it to the other to guarantee rights.” – William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.141. - I see this as the essence of any sound, although informal, social contract agreement, one that forms the basis of any free and just human society. - Alas, this duty is so widely ignored that no systematic effort has been made, by most "freedom lovers", to compile an ideal individual rights declaration. - I did compile and digitize over 130 such PRIVATE drafts in PEACE PLANS 589/590. – Could and should we not use such a collection as a discussion basis for drafting an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 4.8.00. – DUTY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, BASIC SOCIAL CONTRACT

GUARANTEED INCOME: The guaranteed annual income means ‘guaranteed annual charity’." – Jack Anderson & Perry Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Country, 1971, p.52. - Moreover, it means the continuance of tax slavery. - JZ, 9.7.00. - Payments based on taxes aren't charity whenever taxes are not voluntary, which is mostly the case. - JZ, 4.8.00. – CHARITY, VOLUNTARY TAXATION

GUARANTEED LIFE: Whatever the motives behind a government-dominated economy, it can have but one result, a loss of individual liberty in thought, speech and action. A guaranteed life is not free. - A free man has a value to himself and perhaps to his time; a ward of the State is useless to himself - useful only as so many foot-pounds of energy serving those who manage to set themselves above him. - The guaranteed life turns out to be not only not free - it's not safe.” - Maxwell Anderson, in the preface to his play: Knickerbocker Holiday, quoted in NOTES FROM FEE, 9/79. - Also in Read's book: Vision & in The Free Man's Almanac, & in Who's Listening? p.48. - SOCIAL SECURITY, WELFARE STATE VS. FREEDOM

GUARANTEED WAGES: Evidently, the day is coming when only a hero will dare to employ a man, since he risks having to pay the man's wages for the rest of the man's life.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALISTS, August 75, p.41. – Let consumers decide on the wage level, by free pricing for all the products of labor and capital. That would automatically happen under the best forms of cooperative production and other self-management schemes. - JZ, 2.9.08. - LABOR LEGISLATION

GUARANTIES: I want to make it clear - there is no guaranty that can guaranty an international guaranty.” - The Israel Prime Minister, Mr. Begin, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 16.12.77. – Voluntarism in every sphere, based upon all individual rights and liberties, would be the greatest guaranty for internal and external peace. But statists territorialist, whether in leading positions or mere  voting cattle, haven’t, in most cases, considered this alternative at all, so far. – JZ, 3.9.13. – INTERNATIONAL & INTERNAL PEACE, THROUGH VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM POLYARCHISM

GUARANTIES: If any one thinks that there are or ought to be somewhere in society guaranties that no man shall suffer hardship, let him understand that there can be no such guaranties, unless other men give them - that is, unless we go back to slavery, and make one man's effort conduce to another man's welfare.” – William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.57. – TAX SLAVERY, WELFARE STATE

GUARANTIES: It is also evident that a guaranty of proper performance and low prices cannot be given either by companies holding a monopoly, or by State-run concerns that operate in the name of the State and for the State. This guaranty can be given only by free members of an association who have obligations both to the public, through the contract of mutuality, and to each other, through the normal contract of association.” - Proudhon, quoted in Edwards, Proudhon, 62. - MONOPOLIES

GUARANTIES: Next thing, we suppose, fishermen will be asking the government for a guaranteed annual catch.” - LONDON NEWS (Ohio). - BY GOVERNMENTS

GUARANTIES: No one can guarantee the actions of another.” - From a Star Trek film. - CONTROLS

GUARDIANSHIP: The greatest enemies of democracy, the most violent reactionaries, are those who have lost faith in the capacity of a free people to manage their own affairs and wish to set up the government as a political and social guardian, running their business and making their decisions for them.” - Maxwell Anderson, quoted in THE FREEMAN, March 1967. - The territorialist and collectivist notions here of "capacity" and of "a free people" are immature and unrealistic ones, not much better than Marx's notions on classes and proletarians and those of the blood and soil nationalists. Their collectivism overlooks the individuals that are involved and their rights and liberties, which they would like to practise, peacefully, tolerantly and undisturbed, in often quite different ways, not bound by "national, collectivistic and territorial decision-making, institutions, constitutions and laws". - JZ, 18.7.00, 14.4.13. - THE PRETENCE OF GUARDIANSHIP & REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. COLLECTIVIST STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORTARIANISM, MONOPOLISM

GUARDIANSHIP: You are now the guardians of your own liberties.” - Samuel Adams. - Uninformed, unarmed, unorganized, unmotivated and untrained as well as unskilled guardians? That had to end in failure. - Very early in their game, the States took over the control of the militias and prevented them from developing into ideal and self-managed volunteer forces for the protection of individual rights and liberties. The government's belated Bill of Rights declaration, in the Amendments to the constitution, was also very flawed and incomplete and still is, and so are all governmental bills of rights. Anarchists and libertarians have also failed so far to provide or agree upon a much better or even nearly complete and correct declaration of individual rights and liberties or shown an interest in providing it, among themselves. - JZ, 4.8.00, 14.4.13, 3.9.13. - GUARDIANS OF LIBERTY, MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF THEM – STILL NOT AGREED UPON OR EVEN SERIOUSLY APPROACHED BY ANARCHISTS & LIBERTARIANS

GUIDELINES: We must negate the machines-that-think. Humans must set their own guidelines. This is not something machines can do. Reasoning depends upon programming, not on hardware, and we are the ultimate program!” - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, in ANALOG, 3/76, PAGE 78. - LAWS, LEGISLATION, REASONING, PARLIAMENTS

GUILT: Every accused person must be regarded as innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.” - Standard Anglo-Saxon legal maxim. - What about the child murder suspect? Let him go on low bail? The maxim does not say anything on the often necessary and justified hold of a suspect, in the interest of further victims. - JZ, n.d. – For politicians, especially the leaders among them, the presumption is rather in favor of their guilt, until they are proven innocent. – I for one consider their stockpiles of mass extermination devices to be sufficient and damning evidence against them. - JZ, 2.1.09. - INNOCENCE, PROOF, POLITICIANS, LEADERS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, NWT

GUILT: It's old, old trick of autocratic rule", Idaho said, "Alia knows it well. Good subjects must feel guilty. The guilt begins as a feeling of failure. The good autocrat provides many opportunities for failure in the populace." - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, in ANALOG, 2/76, 119. - FAILURES, BLAMING ONESELF RATHER THAN IMPOSED CONDITIONS

GUILT: No one gets into trouble without his own help.” - Proverb. - What is next? Blaming the unborn children? Blaming the innocents, the non-combatants, the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the victims of every murder, robbery and rape? - Even an adult, moral, rational and enlightened person can only take so many precautions against two-legged predators and madmen in territorial or even totalitarian power over a whole population and country. - JZ, 4.8.00, 14.4.13. - FATE, RESPONSIBILITY, , TERRITORIALISM

GUILT: Not guilty. The best two words in any language.” - Erich Maria Remarque. - If true, not when expressing just another misjudgment. - JZ, 4.8.00.

GUILT: The more you spread it, the less there is.” - From film: The Fixer. - "Guilt is the only thing that shrinks the more you spread it." - Film: The Barbary Coast, Series No. 1, Channel 10, 10.6.76. -  "Divided responsibility is none." - Common saying. - When all are blamed then no one feels really guilty. “Society made me do it”, says the murderer, the robber and the rapist. Violence seen in movies made me commit violent acts! Individual responsibility? All too many don't believe in it - and avoid it like a dangerous disease. - JZ, 4.8.00. - INDIVIDUAL VS. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY. SOCIETY IS NOT TO BLAME. YOU ARE!

GUILT: The worst guilt is to accept an undeserved guilt…” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.428.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: [We] should not blame a gun itself for any crime or any acts of violence, any more than we can blame a pen for misspelling a word. –Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT), Congressional Record, 5/16/68.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: 11, November 1938 Code 1 Jews (code 5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.” - NAZIS & ANTISEMITISM, VICTIM DISARMAMENT:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: 13% of US burglaries take place while the owner is at home. 50% of burglaries in Japan and England happen while the owner is at home. Burglars in the US spend over twice as long on the average casing homes. Burglars in the US, asked, say this is because they are afraid of being shot.” - Secrets of the Sentient – I did remove many of his quotes because they were not clear enough. – JZ, 3.1.09.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: 1935 will go down in History! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead to the future!" - The above "quotation" has been ascribed to Adolf Hitler, but, so far, no one has been able to find further details about its source. – During WW II the Allies rained bombs upon the very people whom Hitler had trusted so little that he had disarmed and terrorized them and kept them under strict censorship! – They did not treat the suppressed German people as their secret allies and insisted upon unconditional surrender! – They did not recognize rightful governments in exile for all kinds of German people, who were never “united”, far less “united” behind a “misleader” like Hitler. - JZ, 24.12.08.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: 20 000 gun control laws (in the USA) means that gun control laws are out of control. – JZ, 2.10.07. – Just like all other territorial laws and bureaucratic institutions are out of control! – JZ, 25.12.08. - LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: 64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. – Neither source nor date were given. – JZ, 13.4.12. - 84,999,989 firearms owners killed no one yesterday. - Seamus O'Connor and Don Lee shared FayCo Patriots's photo. – Facebook 13.3.12. – Was that really the case? Were murderers with guns on strike on that day? – Perhaps, in order to avoid embarrassing facts, no date was mentioned. - JZ, 13.4.12. – Was it 64 or 84 million gun owners? – JZ, 3.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A defence of basic individual rights by voting, court actions, police actions and laws is, certainly, not more effective, faster and cheaper than self-defence with firearms. - JZ, 4.7.96 & 15.7.00. - Anyhow, we need rightful arms, organizations, training and liberation programs for our defence against the worst criminals: powerful territorial governments, including our own. - JZ, 15.7.00, 6.12.10. - CRIME & GOVERNMENT PROTECTION, MILITIA, POLICE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A Florida State University study indicates that law-abiding citizens use handguns approximately 645,000 times a year in self-protection, with an additional 350,000 self-defense uses of rifles and shotguns. For thousands, the possession and use of a firearm is the difference between being the victim of a violent crime and successfully thwarting a criminal attack.” - - VIOLENT CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. – George Washington. - A free people ought ... to be armed ..." - George Washington, speech of January 7, 1790.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A government that does not trust its law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust. – James Madison, quoted on Facebook, 11.6.12 – TRUST & GOVERNMENTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.” – Source? – Quoted also by Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Especially when a thief has disconnected the phone line. – JZ, 24.12.08. - POLICE PROTECTION, JOKES, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is not danger to anyone except the bad guys. – Charles Heston, quoted on Facebook, 5.4.12. – Good people can also be too careless in their gun use – unless they are very well trained and disciplined in their use. – JZ, 13.4.12. – Only then are they really good people, just like good driving is part of their goodness. – JZ, 13.1.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A gun is really a civilized man's ultimate insurance against uncivilized men. And a man who carries no insurance is irresponsible.” - Robert Ringer.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. – Mario Puzo, The Godfather. – Any territorial government steals more than all the lawyers in its country, often with the help of all too many lawyers and legislators. – The greatest crimes are the legalized ones. E.g. the governmental preparations with nuclear mass murder “weapons” for their next war. - War crimes are all too massively prepared, even by some democratic territorial governments. – Compared with nuclear “arms”, even private “assault” weapons are mere fire-crackers. – It is the territorial governments, which ought to be disarmed – by rightful militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 25.4.13. – MILITIA, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, STANDING ARMIES, LAWYERS, TERROR “WEAPONS”.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A people incapable of protecting themselves will lose their rights as a free people, becoming either servile dependents of the state or of the criminal predators who are their de facto masters.Robert Cottrol, George Washington University law professor – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use." - Article 3 of the West Virginia State constitution.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A popular bumper sticker proclaims that "Gun Control Is People Control". More to the point, and more sinister, gun control is mind control. The relationship only begins with ludicrous attempts of self-styled liberals to convince people protected by the Second Amendment that the Bill of Rights doesn't mean what it says. Weapons consist of more than machined steel or wood, cast aluminum or plastic. As John Browning or Sam Colt would tell you, their second-most vital component is an idea. (The first, of course, is the will to use them.) Without that, you can have all the steel, wood, aluminum, and plastic in the world and you still don't have a weapon. THOSE WHO WOULD OUTLAW WEAPONS MUST OUTLAW KNOWLEDGE OF WEAPONS - AND THOSE WHO WOULD OUTLAW KNOWLEDGE OF WEAPONS MUST OUTLAW KNOWLEDGE ITSELF.” L. Neil Smith, LEVER ACTION LETTER, No.17. - Outlawry in Australia has already reached knives. Will sticks and stones be next and then unarmed combat? - However, there is a case for the outlawry of ABC mass murder and anti-people "weapons", not only in the hands of governments and terrorists but of ALL people. - Moreover, governments do certainly not spread enough knowledge, if they possess it at all, about rightful and liberating defence methods. Its notions of power and territorialist monopolism have rendered them extremely wrongful and ineffective in this sphere as well. - JZ, 13.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: a private right to firearms … Charlton Heston has called it the most rare and hard-won human right in history”. – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walk." - Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of Thomas Jefferson, p.318 (Foley, Ed., reissued 1967). - Constantly, in all walks? I would not go as far, even if I had a concealable and light-weight gun. – JZ, 13.1.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in a killer’s hand.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c.4BC - 65A.D., in ca. 45 A.D. – Another version: “A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.” - Quoted by William L. Raddatz, Facebook, 10.6.12. Or the tool, rightly used to ward off, disable or kill an attacker. – JZ, 25.12.08. - SWORDS, WEAPONS, FIRE ARMS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A University of Massachusetts study found that most criminals get their guns from other criminals.” -

GUN CONTROL LAWS: A well-educated electorate being necessary to the prosperity of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books, shall not be infringed." - Do you conclude from this that only voters may own books? - Do you believe that all "inflammatory" books should be stored in libraries, since no honest person needs such a book at home where a child might read it? - Does this statement make you want to register books, or ban some of them, or prevent them from being read in public? - Should there be a waiting period for the purchase of "dangerous" books, magazines, and newspapers? - Should speed reading courses be restricted to police and military to prevent "assault reading" by citizens? - Do you think that banning legal possession of easily-concealed novels will stop criminals from reading? - Should we stop teaching children to read, since what they might read could be harmful to them?” - - Toby Bradshaw; Department of Biochemistry and College of Forest Resources; University of Washington, Seattle; 21 Sep 92. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT, JOKES, Q.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: According to NSW Law, firearms are to be locked away, with the ammunition and gun operating mechanism to be separately locked away. This means that the householder has no real and immediate defence option against someone breaking into his house. Moreover, the police have the right to check on your house any time whether you comply with the law.” - From Radio news, 27.4.95. - Self-defence rights should never be judged by typical politicians, legislators, lawyers, judges, policemen and bureaucrats. They have no or only insufficient knowledge of and appreciation for individual rights and liberties, nor are they represented in their laws. At the same time, the official criminals, committing legalized crimes and thus under frequent threats by their victims, do get police protection at the expense of the disarmed taxpayers. - JZ, 27.4.95 & 7.7.00. – Moreover, the guns of their bodyguards are not under such restrictions. If they were, the number of the official criminals might become reduced. – JZ, 14.4.13, 3.9.13. - GUN LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS, ARMED PROTECTION FOR OFFICIALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: According to the "Statistical Abstract of the United States", 1987 edition, there were only 1,695 firearms accidents that led to deaths in 1983 ... Over 99.9% of all households with a handgun did not experience a fatal firearms accident ... during 1983, ... there were also over 44,000 deaths caused by car accidents; over 12,000 deaths caused by accidental falls; over 5,000 deaths caused by fires; ... over 4,500 deaths due to accidental poisonings ... 5,254 deaths from drowning ... The rate of accidental gun deaths has also been decreasing. In 1970, it was 1.2 per 100,000; in 1983, it was 0.7 per 100,000 ... remember that about 40% of firearms accidents are hunting accidents. This means that the already-low accidental gun death rate is reduced even further when one considers just gun accidents in the home. - In 1985, the accidental gun death rate in the house was only .3 per 100,000 people -- meaning that there was a total of 800 fatalities ...” - More statistics (from A. M. Gottlieb's "Gun Rights Fact Book", p.59, 60, 61.).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: According to the National Crime Survey administered by the Bureau of the Census and the National Institute of Justice, it was found that only 12 percent of those who use a gun to resist assault are injured, as are 17 percent of those who use a gun to resist robbery. These percentages are 27 and 25 percent, respectively, if they passively comply with the felon's demands. Three times as many were injured if they used other means of resistance.” - G. Kleck, "Policy Lessons from Recent Gun Control Research."

GUN CONTROL LAWS: After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. (*) I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.” – William S. Burroughs. – The first part was also quoted by: Steve Dutner sharing John Brooks's photo.Facebook, 6.7.12. - Under such a regime the criminals are often better armed than the police, although only illegally. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - The private mass murderers are at least to some extent the product of our public mis-education systems. - Obviously, these should no longer be subsidized. Nor should education be compulsory and State regulated or controlled. That would, most likely, have a beneficial effect upon the crime rate. So would full employment for people willing to work, introduced especially through full monetary and financial freedom. - Gun control law attempts to tackle the problem at the wrong end. - JZ, 30.6.00. – According to some there are already ca. 10,000 or even 20,000 gun laws in the USA, which indicates that they cannot have been very effective as yet, for if they had been, certainly not as many would have been needed and provided. – JZ, 2.1.09. – (*) Except those armed by the territorial governments, the by far greatest criminals and murderers, with their all too many wrongful wars. – JZ, 6.7.12. -RESPONSES AFTER MASSACRES,VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Alcohol, other drugs and guns do not mix. - JZ, 15.5.92. - Wearing arms in that condition should be considered as much an offence as driving under the influence. At least it would be in my kind of panarchy. - JZ, 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: All acts of the legislature apparently contrary to natural rights and justice are, in our law and must be in the nature of things, considered void ... We are in conscience bound to disobey." - Robin vs. Hardaway, 1 Jefferson 109, (Va., 1772).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: all democratic governments, where the power is in the hands of the people and where there is not the least difficulty or jealousy about putting arms into the hands of every man in the country. [European countries should not] be ignorant of the strength and the force of such a form of government and how strenuously and almost wonderfully people living under one have sometimes exerted themselves in defence of their rights and liberties and how fatally it has ended with many a man and many a state who have entered into quarrels, wars and contests with them." - George Mason from "Remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company" quoted from The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792, edited by Robert A. Rutland [Chapel Hill, 1970], with Mason speaking on The American Colonies.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately ... The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every respectable German man the opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above named organizations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon ... must be regarded as an enemy of the national government.” - SA Oberfuehrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: All opposed to guns should have a large sign on their houses or apartment door: There are no guns to be found here. We do not believe in armed self-defence. - JZ, 19.5.94. - That would really mean living up to their principles. As a fringe benefit the armed householder would less often be called upon to defend themselves and their property. - JZ, 19.5.94 & 10.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: All politicians and other criminals should hand in their guns! - JZ, 26.9.96. - All politicians and other officially armed criminals should hand in THEIR guns - to free militia forces. - JZ, 4.10.96. - Disarm politicians and their armed forces, in favor of ideal militias or citizen forces. – JZ, n.d. - STANDING ARMIES, MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Allow people to control their own fate, in the last resort, with rightful guns, rightfully used to uphold their rights and liberties. With ABC mass murder devices they could not do this. - JZ, 13.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” - James Madison

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi (“Mahatma Gandhi”), “Gandhi, An Autobiography”, p. 446, after Muslim mass murders of disarmed Hindus. –- ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - Another version: “Amongst the many misdeeds of the British the blackest of all was disarming of a whole nation.” - What have the new territorial nations of the former India: Pakistan, India and Bangladesh (which continue their own kind of internal and external colonialism), gained from having their own military forces? Citizens possessing arms for self-defence and police and other competing protective agencies possessing arms is quite another matter. - How many Indians have been killed by English soldiers under English rule - and how many since, under territorial home-rule? - JZ, 28.6.00. - Didn’t Hindus also murder many Muslims during the division into Pakistan and India, especially when the refugee streams encountered each other on the roads? – JZ, 3.1.09.  VICTIM DISARMAMENT, NONVIOLENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Among those barred from owning a gun were slaves, free blacks, property less whites, Catholics and other non Protestants.” - CBS News.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: An "effective" gun control means in practice leaving guns in the hands of modern and Nazi- or other totalitarian criminals, who first disarmed their victims, like the Jews and other dissenters in Nazi Germany, before the Nazis slaughtered them or treated them as slave laborers. - JZ, 12.11.96 & 9.7.00, 6.12.10.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. – Unknown - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – CITIZENS VS. SUBJECTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: An armed man need not fight." - "Well, in the first place, an armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. For me, politeness is a ’sine qua non’ of civilization ..." - Robert Heinlein, "Beyond this Horizon", (c)1942 paperback from Signet page 147. – POLITENESS, RUDENESS, BARBARIS, CIVILIZATION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: An armed person is a citizen. An unarmed person is a subject. - Fisher Ames – quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: An armed republic submits less easily to the rule of one of its citizens than a republic armed by foreign forces. Rome and Sparta were for many centuries well armed and free. The Swiss are well armed and enjoy great freedom. For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible. It is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe among armed servants." - Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince", Chapter 17.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: An armed society is a polite society.” – Robert A. Heinlein

GUN CONTROL LAWS: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." - Bible, Luke 22:36. - CHRISTIANITY & NONVIOLENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. - The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!" - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn,”The Gulag Archipelago”. - STATE SECURITY FORCES, DESPOTISM, TOTALITARIANISM, GESTAPO, GPU, NKWD etc., RESISTANCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: And indeed, gentlemen, there exists a law, not written down anywhere but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading but by derivation and absorption and adoption from nature itself; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law, which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robberies or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right. When weapons reduce them to silence, the laws no longer expect one to await their pronouncements. For people who decide to wait for these will have to wait for justice, too - and meanwhile they suffer injustice first. Indeed, even the wisdom of the law itself, by a sort of tacit implication, permits self-defense, because it does not actually forbid men to kill; what it does, instead, is to forbid the bearing of a weapon with the intention to kill. When, therefore, an inquiry passes beyond the mere question of the weapon and starts to consider the motive, a man who has used arms in self-defense is not regarded as having carried them with a homicidal aim." – Cicero on Self-Defense, written 43 B.C., quoted on page 17 in Stephen P. Halbrook's "That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right", published in 1984 by The University of New Mexico Press and The Independent Institute. – RIGHT TO RESIST, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: And that said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress... to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms...” - Samuel Adams.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms ... The tree of liberty must be watered periodically with the blood of tyrants and patriots alike. It is its natural manure.” - Thomas Jefferson (letter to William S. Smith, 1787, in Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover, ed., 1939). - RESISTANCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Anti-drug laws as well as excess alcohol consumption are probably the major causes of the abuse of guns. Add to this the ignorance and prejudices common among those who were mis-educated by governments and the despotic nursery treatment governments dispensed to "their" adults. Moreover, to whatever extent is poverty, to which much crime is also attributed, due to government-controlled compulsory mis-education? How extensively is poverty the result of government policies that promote it by taxation, regulation, inflation, deflation and stagflation? The latter three factors are made possible by the government's monetary despotism. Taxation is only part of its financial despotism. – All make for too much poverty and thus, at least among some of the poor people, they may contribute to them engaging in crimes. - JZ, 22.12.93 & 10.7.00. - DRUGS & ALCOHOL, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Anti-gun laws favor criminals in that they disarm crime victims rather than criminals. - JZ, 13.1.99.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Anti-gun laws ONLY for those who still believe in them! – JZ, 7.12.11, comment on: GOA sounds alarm on anti-gun judge nominee while NRA stays silent - - In the USA alone they have already, according to two estimates, 10,000 or even 20,000 anti-gun laws, supposedly for their benefit. These laws haven’t disarmed the criminals but all too many of their victims. Let people defend themselves in all rightful ways, perhaps starting this change with sufficient enlightenment, e.g. the spread of knowledge and appreciation of all genuine individual rights and liberties, which would prevent most people form committing any crime with involuntary victims. Most criminals act criminally not because they have a weapon but because something wrong is in their minds, which makes them act as barbarians. – “Each new generation is an invasion by barbarians” and governmental education as well as parents, who do not know or appreciate all individual rights and liberties, do not civilize them sufficiently. Most teachers are even State Socialists still! - JZ, 6.10.12. – WEAPONS, GUNS, MIGHT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, POWER, CRIMES, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Are guns and fireworks in the hands of the people really more dangerous than military and ABC mass murder devices in the hands of governments? - JZ, 13.3.99. – FIREWORKS, Q., NWT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" - Patrick Henry.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Arm all victims and potential victims. Disarm and penalize only the victimizers. - JZ, 6.1.00, 4.9.13. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed citizens should be better armed and trained in firearms than armed criminals are. - JZ, 15.5.92 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed citizens: The REAL Homeland Security. Support the 2nd Amendment.On Rand-Rose Foreman’s photo, Facebook, 15.2.12. - GUN LAWS & HOMELAND SECURITY:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed criminals are really dangerous - but armed, honest and decent citizens are dangerous merely to criminals. - JZ, 15.5.92. – CITIZENS VS. CRIMINALS, PRIVATE & OFFICIAL ONES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed people are free. No state can control those who have the machinery and the will to resist, no mob can take their liberty and property. And no 220-pound thug can threaten the well-being or dignity of a 110-pound woman who has two pounds of iron to even things out. Is that evil? Is that wrong? - People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically "right". Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.99. – ARMED CITIZENS VS. ALL KINDS OF CRIMINALS, MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed policemen are usually far removed from the scene of crime. The arms of a crime victim are not - unless he obeyed the gun laws. According to some statistics, armed victims, defending themselves, kill more criminals than policemen do. If the victim of a criminal attack did not obey the anti-gun laws then he might be further attacked by the penalties of the gun laws. - Often the police act more in the defence of the caught criminals, against the wrath of the survivors among the victims, than in defence of the victims. - JZ, 24.5.99 & 9.7.00, 6.12.10. - GUN LAWS & POLICE "PROTECTION"

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed policemen can't even protect presidents sufficiently, far less ordinary crime victims. - JZ, 24.5.99. - They go all-out after criminals only after a president or a policeman has been murdered. - JZ, 24.5.99, 9.7.00. - GUN LAWS, POLICE, PROTECTION & CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Armed policemen come to the "rescue" usually only after armed criminals have done the damage. Sometimes they do come a considerable time afterwards. And then they clear up only a fraction of these crimes. Moreover, if the victims are indemnified at all, then usually only at the expense of other victims. Is that protection and is it worth paying for? Nevertheless, policemen want self-help measures suppressed, although they know that if they are straight, then they have only to fear armed criminals, not armed honest citizens. They seem more interested in protecting a trade union monopoly for their job than in protecting decent citizens against criminals. They should be exposed to free competition by free enterprises and by self-help measures. - JZ, 24.5.99 & 10.7.99. - GUN LAWS & THE POLICE, COMPETING POLICE FORCES & IDEAL CITIZEN MILITIAS, COMPETITIVE PROTECTION, PROTECTION AGENCIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.” – Andrew Fletcher, 1698. - But this right ought to be accompanied by a sufficient knowledge and appreciation of genuine individual human right and liberties and a corresponding organization and training, in ideal militias. Otherwise only too many armed thugs, gangs and mercenaries will result or "militias" under government control or that of fanatics or of ignorant and prejudiced people. - The best of the militia traditions ought to become combined and further developed. - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 15.4.13. - THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, MILITIAS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Arms discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” – Thomas Paine, quoted in Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, p.346. – Another version: “Arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property.” - Thomas Paine.  - Gun control, as practised by governments today, is an indirect confession that government are unable to disarm criminals. So they try to reduce the number of guns available to criminals by disarming the victims of crimes. Only the criminal use of any weapon or fighting technique should be penalized and that severely, on top of any indemnification that becomes due. I even favor holding all those convicted of a similar violent crime should be collectively held responsible for all such crimes committed. That could induce those already convicted to dob-in (give up, denunciate, name) those they know of, who have not yet been caught, to reduce this burden upon themselves. - JZ, 1.7.00. - DEFENCE & SELF-DEFENCE, CRIME, PROPERTY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual discretion ... in private self-defense...” - John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the USA, p.471

GUN CONTROL LAWS: As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear arms.” - Tench Coxe in REMARKS ON THE FIRST PART OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. Under the pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian" in the PHILADELPHIA FEDERAL GAZETTE, June 18, 1789.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: As to such laws being self-defeating, the avowed purpose of such laws as the Sullivan Act is to keep weapons out of the hands of potential criminals. You are surely aware that the Sullivan act and similar acts have never accomplished anything of the sort? That gangsterism flourished under this act? Criminals are never materially handicapped by such rules; the only effect is to disarm the peaceful citizen and put him fully at the mercy of the lawless. Such rules look very pretty on paper; in practice they are as foolish and footless as the attempt of the mice to bell the cat.” - Robert A. Heinlein. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun ... it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind ... Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you ...” -  Thomas Jefferson, in a letter from Paris 19 AUG 1785. -One of Hitler's slogans was: “Guns instead of butter!” He meant: Guns for his armed forces rather than butter for his subjects. Here Jefferson is even worse: Guns instead of books! – Some books are, really, among our most important weapons! - JZ, 29.6.00, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Ask them if they think no further than 'guns kill, therefore guns are bad', or if they'd rather have their daughters and granddaughters say: 'Stop or I'll call 911!' instead of: 'Stop or I'll shoot!'” - Hawkiye, 2001.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Ask them if they want a society where only the government has guns, and to ask the Jews under Hitler or the Soviets (*) under Stalin, or the Cambodians under Pol Pot, how that works.” - Hawkiye, 2001. - (*) – Among the Russians and over hundreds ethnic and other minority groups, the truly believing "Soviets" were a despotic minority, a ruling class. - JZ, 31.1.02.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Assault is a behavior, not a device.” - Source unknown. – ASSAULT WEAPONS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Ban territorial nationalism rather than guns. - JZ, 30.4.96. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving." - Bill McIntire, Spokesman for the National Rifle Association, on Norfolk, Va. council's vote to cancel four gun shows, 1992.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Bear arms or wear chains.” - Bumper sticker of N. J. Berls, 1989. - Bumper sticker offered in AMERICAN LIBERTARIAN, June 89. - FREEDOM

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any body of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” - Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principals of the Federal Constitution. - STANDING ARMIES, MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” - James Madison in Federalist Paper 46.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.” - Tom Clancy, Net Force, p.419 - GUNS & SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Blaming guns for Columbine is like blaming spoons for Rosie O'Donnell being fat.” – Unknown. – Columbine was the location for one of the shooting massacres.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Brady has done little or nothing to stop felons from either getting guns or reducing crime. Figures from the BATF show that fewer than 7 percent of the guns used in a crime are bought over the counter from legitimate firearms dealers. The other 93 percent are stolen or bought on the black market, and Brady does not affect such sales.” - H. Sterling Burnett, "Brady Bill Will Soon Be Dead-Do Not Resuscitate!" - Sept.1998.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Britain awaited Hitler's parachute battalions with staves and pitchforks because of gun laws. - H. L. Soper, 1992.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Burglarproof your home: get a gun!” - Quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 20.2.99. – It is not a 100 % preventative measure or protection but, at least some protection ready on hand. – JZ, 2.1.09. - CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: But for some reason, the government's response is always to disarm more citizens. Not to disarm itself, by the way, but to disarm people other than the police who show up 15 minutes after the shooting has begun. This isn't a complaint about the police, they simply can't be everywhere at once. It's a plea for more citizen guards. There may be bad citizens, but, let me remind you, there are also bad police. Why are they the only ones [who?] don't have to hide in their offices when madmen with guns show up?” - Elbert A. Evans, Jr., 18.10.1999 in an open letter: Dear South Dakota Legislator. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GOVERNMENT ARMS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: But Government does not produce food from this earth; Government is guns. It is one common distinction of all civilized peoples, that they give their guns to Governments. (*) Men in Government monopolize the necessary use of force; they are not using their energies productively; they are not milking cows. To get butter, they must use guns; they have nothing else to use.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.67. - Even she hadn't discovered all about freedom. – (*) Is it? - JZ, 4.8.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: But if anti-gun advocates feel prohibiting or confiscating upward of 70 million handguns is justified to save 13 young children's lives, why does saving 381 annually not justify banning swimming pools, or at least prohibiting their proliferation? Is it possible that anti-gun fanatics are motivated more by hatred of guns and their owners than by saving lives?” - Don B. Kates, Jr., Gun Accidents.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Cars kill more people than guns do. Should we outlaw cars? Rather turn all driving licences automatically into gun licences - unless the holder has been convicted of a violent crime. - JZ, 15.5.92 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible." – Senator Hubert Humphrey (who defined liberal Democratic politics in the mid-1960's). - [I've seen two similar versions of this quote and would appreciate learning the actual wording. - MAC] -

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Chicago has very strict gun owner laws. Phoenix has very lenient gun owner laws (you can carry a gun without a permit). Gun crime violence in Chicago is TWICE as high as [in] Phoenix. Wake up America! - Jake Witmer shared Kimberly Alyn's photo. - predators fear the strong, and favor the weak with their violence. – Facebook, 20.7.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as police do every year (1,527 to 606) (4). And readers of Newsweek learned in 1993 that "only 2% of civilian shootings involved an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal. The 'error rate' for the police, however, was 11%, more than five times as high. (5)” - Quoted by Dagny. - SELF-DEFENCE & POLICE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: City officials in Kennesaw, Ga. passed a law in 1982 requiring every household to own a firearm, Householders with criminal records or religious belief were exempted, and no real effort was made to enforce the law. An early report claimed that the residential burglary rate had fallen 89 percent in the first seven months after the law took effect. There were no murders in Kennesaw during that period.” – Source? – “Did You Know: 1982- Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law making it mandatory for everyone to own a firearm except those morally opposed. Since 1982, Kennesaw has experienced no murders by firearm, no accidental shootings, and home burglaries dropped 80% - and the town's population has doubled.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Columbine massacre: … 18 laws were broken at the massacre … wonder how new laws will help.” – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Congress shall never disarm any citizen unless such as are or have been in Actual Rebellion.” - James Madison.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Control goons not guns.” - Gary Sturgess, quoted in QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE, 3.11.77. – “Control the goons not the guns.” - Ross Sutherland, GOLD COAST BULLETIN, n.d.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Control of the government guns is rightful and sensible rather than gun control of private guns in the hands of peaceful citizens. The latter have a right and good reason to have them handy against criminal governments and private criminals. - JZ, 3.7.96 & 7.7.00. - GUN CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT GUNS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Countries having successful (*) gun-control laws in the 20th Century - - and the results of those laws: 1915-1917 Ottoman Turkey, 1.5 million Armenians murdered - - 1929-1953 Soviet Union, 20 million people who opposed Stalin murdered - - 1933-1945 Nazi-occupied Europe, 13 million Jews, Gypsies, and others who opposed Hitler murdered - - 1948-1952 China, 20 million anti-communists or communist reformers murdered - - 1960-1981 Guatemala, 100,000 Maya Indians murdered - - 1971-1979 Uganda, 300,000 Christians and political rivals of Idi Amin murdered - - 1975-1979 Cambodia, 1 million educated persons murdered - - 1968-?? United States of America: To be announced later - - Source? - (*) Successful? – JZ

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Crime control, not gun control.” - Sticker seen on a car, 14.12.89. - A truly free and just society would have much less crime (my article on this can be found, in PEACE PLANS 15) and would develop or permit profitable and really rehabilitating penal institutions. – JZ.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Criminals Don't Wait; Why Should You?” - Yet the Wright-Rossi study found that three quarters of the convicted felons were able to get their most recent handgun within a day -- despite long criminal records.” - – “Willis Booth, a former chief with 40 years of law enforcement experience and a lobbyist for the Florida Police Chiefs Association, succinctly expressed Florida law enforcement's assessment of waiting periods and background checks: "I think any working policeman will tell you that the crooks already have guns. If a criminal fills out an application ... he's the biggest, dumbest, crook I've ever seen." In 1987, the Florida State Legislature subsequently repealed all background check ordinances in the state. - Clearly, restrictive gun laws only penalize the nation's law-abiding firearms owners for the violent acts committed by a small number of criminals who commit a disproportionately large number of crimes. And, regrettably, "gun control" in any form diverts and wastes scarce resources which could instead be used to support genuine crime control measures.” - – GUN CONTROL OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Criminals love gun control – it makes their jobs safer.” – Source?  - Quoted by Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Criminals obey "gun control" laws in the same manner politicians follow their oaths of office.” – Anonymous. - Disarm all politicians and bureaucrats and their henchmen, i.e. all armed victimizers, to achieve more peace, justice and freedom in this world. - Rightful arms belong into the hands of decent citizens, not into the hands of government employees and private criminals, so that the decent citizens can defend themselves against their major enemies. - JZ, 24. 11.06. - POLITICIANS & OTHER CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Criminals rather than crime victims should be sitting ducks of fish in a barrel. - JZ, 22.12.93 & 10.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Criminals ready to break several other laws will be ready to break gun laws, too. - JZ, 27.2.88.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: 1966 - Orlando, Florida: in response to a rash of rapes, police trained approximately 2500 people how to shoot. Rape rate dropped 86% in the next year.” - Secrets of the Sentient. - RAPES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: 1990- Portland, Oregon had its concealed carry law overturned by a state pre-emption law, thus allowing anyone who was legally able to acquire a concealed carry permit. In the first seven months of 1990 over 2000 permits were issued, and the homicide rate dropped 33%.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: A Montgomery, Alabama woman and her boyfriend were rudely awakened by her ex-boyfriend as he was dousing them with gasoline and the rest of the apartment. Before he could strike a match, the new boyfriend pulled a pistol and shot him twice, saving their lives with a handgun that is illegal in D.C.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: A person is 2 times (2x) as likely to choke, 3x likely to die by fire, 3.3x likely to drown, 4x likely to die from poison, 8.7x likely to die from falling and 20 times more likely to die in an automobile accident than a gun accident.” - Secrets of the Sentient

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: According to a letter dated 7-12-1968--shortly after passage of the Omnibus Crime Act, which contained most of GCA '68, but four months before enactment of the full law - the Library of Congress provided Sen. Dodd (Dem) a requested translation of the 1938 Nazi gun control law and returned "the Xerox copy of the original German text which you supplied." - Secrets of the Sentient - - Did You Know: Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) testified during the hearings that the Nazis had used registration laws to disarm "unreliable" Germans and citizens of invaded countries.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: According to results of the seventh annual National Association of Chiefs of police (NACOP) poll of police chiefs, sheriffs, and other U.S. law agency heads, 97.4 percent of respondents do not believe that criminals no longer would be able to obtain "illegal weapons" if a ban of rifles, shotguns and handguns were to be approved. And 88.7 percent of respondents said they do not believe crime would be reduced by banning the sale of such firearms.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental deaths by firearms has dropped by 38% from 82 to 92 and 15% from 91 to 92. (The total number of deaths has declined significantly while gun ownership has steadily increased).” - Secrets of the Sentient

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Armed citizens kill 2000 to 3000 criminals each year, three times the number killed by police. - Statistics from the United States Department of Justice.” - Secrets of the Sentient. - POLICE & CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: As Joseph Drabinak was withdrawing cash at an ATM in Temple Terrace, Florida, he was approached by a thief armed with a gun. Shots were exchanged. Drabinak was unhurt, and the wounded thief turned himself in to police.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Atlanta fireman Darrell Willis had stopped to use a pay phone when four armed men approached and demanded his car. Willis decided to fight back, drawing his own gun and shooting two of his attackers. Willis suffered a gunshot wound to his leg, and all four criminals were apprehended by police at a local hospital.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Canada has been increasing its gun control. And its crime. Between 1980 and 1990, violent crime rose 50% in Canada. In some cities, violent crime is rising as much as 24% a year, and murder as much as 42%. This rise in crime started after Canada began its heavy gun control measures, and as more laws are added, the violence is simply increasing faster ...” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Guns are only used in: 10% of all violent crimes, 27% of crimes by violent criminals, 46% of murders, 7% of rapes, 8% of assaults, 18% of all robberies.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Handgun Control Inc. advises women to submit to rape rather than resist in any way: "The best defense against injury is to put up no defense - give them what they want...." -  But criminological data show that victims who resist with a gun are not only far less likely to be raped or robbed - they are only half as likely to be injured as those who submit to the tender mercies of rapists or robbers.” - Words of The Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: If a robbery victim does not defend himself, the robbery will succeed 88% of the time, and the victim will be injured 25% of the time. If the victim resists with a gun, the robbery "success" rate falls to 30%, and the victim injury rate falls to 17%. No other response to a robbery, from using a knife, to shouting for help, to fleeing, produces such a low rate of victim injury and robbery success.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: In a study of 18,000 gun permit owners, three were involved in gun-related crimes, and ten used their gun to fend off criminal attackers. There was not one single case in which a license holder had his/her gun taken away by a criminal, shot someone by accident, or was killed defending himself.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: In homicide, the US is number 11, with a murder rate of 9.60 per 100,000. The nearest European country in the Netherlands, with a homicide rate of 7.15 per 100,000. However, elimination of high crime inner city rates pushes the per capita down to 3.77, below such countries as Luxemburg (5.25), Finland (4.88), West Germany (4.47), Scotland (3.82), and somewhat barely above Sweden (3.36). Secrets of the Sentient Did You Know: The "violent" United States is not as bad as portrayed. In rape, per 100,000, the Unites States at 26.30 is below such countries as Australia (90.82), West Germany (77.49), New Zealand (65.73), Netherlands (56.00), Scotland (44.69), Denmark (41.06), Sweden (40.52), and Austria (30.42).” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: In the statistic "A gun in the home was 43 times more likely to be used to kill its owner, spouse, a friend or child than to kill an intruder", over 83% of those deaths were suicide. Less than 14% were murder or accidents. The "study" was of only 387 deaths.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: In United States v. Verdugo-Urquidez, the Court ruled that the 4th Amendment "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects" applied to the same group protected by the 2nd Amendment "right of the people to keep and bear arms" and the 1st Amendment "right of the people peaceably to assemble." In every case, said the Court, the "right of the people" refers to individual citizens of the United States. 110 S.Ct. 1056, 108 L.Ed. 2d 222 (1990).” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Israel, New Zealand, and Switzerland all have comparable or higher per capita firearms ownership to the US, but all have far less firearms violence. Switzerland has the highest per capita private firearms ownership and the lowest firearms homicide rate of any nation in the industrialized world.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Maine, New Hamp,, N. Dakota and Vermont are similar to Canada with respect to many important variables, including climate and population density. Each state makes provisions to permit any honest citizen to carry a concealed handgun. During a 20-year span, from 63 to 82, the difference in the homicide rates per 100,000 population, between these states (2.17 per 100K) and Canada (2.015 per 100,000) was a only 0.0155.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: More people are more seriously injured every DAY in their own showers than are ever faced with violence from any weapon of any kind.” - Secrets of the Sentient. - SHOWER CONTROL, TOO?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Nearly all members of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association reject the argument that restrictive gun control measures effectively combat violent crime. 96% of the 10,614 members of the 10 state law enforcement organization surveyed rejected a ban on all firearms, 97% strongly supported firearm ownership for self-protection and 90% agreed that the U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to own a firearm. Only 34% said stricter gun control laws were an effective way of controlling violent crime.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Only 00.6% (.006) of all unnatural deaths in the country were firearms deaths. A person is 2 times (2x) as likely to choke, 3x likely to die by fire, 3.3x likely to drown, 4x likely to die from poison, 8.7x likely to die from falling and 30 times more likely to die in an automobile accident.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Out of a total 83,000 accidental deaths in 1991 (NSC), only 1,400 (1.6%) can be attributed to firearms. About the same number of deaths as in plane crashes in the US every year. Compared to over 30,000 automobile fatalities. Why doesn't anyone clamour for banning planes and cars?” - Secrets of the Sentient

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Section on test given to some military personnel: Consider the following statement: I would fire upon US citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the US government.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: The BATF has computerized 60 million out-of-business gun dealer records. BATF has long sought such authority, and there have been persistent rumours that they were doing such computerization despite Sec. 926 of the Gun Control Act McClure-Volkmer amendments. It prohibits "any system of registration of firearms," owners or transactions.” - Secrets of the Sentient.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: The chance of being killed accidentally by a firearm in any given week is about 1 in 10,000,000. You have a better chance of winning a state lottery.” - Secrets of the Sentient

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: The National Institute of Justice spent 3 years surveying 1,800 prisoners and reported: "81% agreed that the "smart criminal" will attempt to find out if a potential victim is armed..." - “Did You Know: The National Institute of Justice spent 3 years surveying 1,800 prisoners and reported: "74% felt that burglars avoided occupied dwellings for fear of being shot." - Did You Know: The National Institute of Justice spent 3 years surveying 1,800 prisoners and reported: "57% felt that the typical criminal feared being shot by citizens more than he feared being shot by police.” - Secrets of the Sentient." - CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: The wording of the US Gun Control Act of 1968 is almost identical to the 1938 Nazi Weapons Law. That might be coincidence, but an intriguing document suggests otherwise: a letter to then Sen. Thomas Dodd of Connecticut from the Library of Congress regarding Dodd's request for a translation of the 1938 Nazi law. Dodd, who was instrumental in passing the 1968 legislation in the United States, was a member of the advisory committee at the Nuremberg war crime trials, which presumably was where he first saw copies of the Nazi law.” - Secrets of the Sentient. - GUN CONTROL BY NAZIS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Did You Know: Under Florida's law allowing concealed guns, 227,569 Concealed Carry permits were issued. Only 18, or 00.008%, were revoked because of a gun crime by the owner.” - Secrets of the Sentient

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Disarm all gun controllers! - JZ, 24.5.93.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Disarm criminals and officials, not citizens! - JZ, 10.5.92 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Disarm criminals rather than, indiscriminately, all honest gun owners. - JZ, 24.5.93 & 12.7.00. - Disarm governments and criminals with victims rather than peaceful individuals. – JZ, 29.8.04.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Disarming innocent people does not PROTECT innocent people. - Terry Mcintyre shared The Federalist Papers's photo.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Disarming crime victims does not disarm criminals. – JZ. 4.9.13. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Do not fear the weapon. Fear the man.” - From film: "Rapid Fire". – When it comes to the owner and stockpiler of e.g. nuclear weapons then I rather fear these weapons than this man. – JZ, 14.4.13. - NWT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object, which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?Martin Luther – PROHIBITIONS, ABUSES, LAWS, LEGISLATION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Don't call us 'gun nuts' - with a government like ours, we'd be nuts not to have guns!” - GOVERNMENTS, JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Don't let your individual human rights and their exercise be licenced! - JZ, 10.6.91.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Don't think of it as ’gun control', think of it as ‘victim disarmament'.” - Unknown - VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: England has twice as many homicides with firearms as before adopting its repressive laws; yet counters rising crime by increasing strictures on rifles and now on most shotguns. During the past dozen years, handgun-related robbery rose 200% in Britain, five times as fast as the rise in the U.S.” - Secrets of the Sentient

GUN CONTROL LAWS: England has very little crime; guns are strictly forbidden. But Switzerland has even less, and by law, everybody's armed to the teeth. Someone said it once: guns cause crime like flies cause garbage.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.115. - I believe that in the few weeks I spent working in Switzerland, before I migrated to Australia, I never saw a gun in private hands. I may have seen some of policemen and border guards. But then my memory may deceive me. I may e.g. have seen some hunters carrying their rifles but simply paid no attention to them. - JZ, 14.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Ever wonder why massacres don’t happen at a shooting range? – Xi LiberTea Lei, quoted on Facebook, 13.2.12, by Adrian Moore – Q.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Every 13 seconds an American gun owner uses a firearm in self-defence.” - quoted in: THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00. – This figure does also indicate how little protection American citizens get from their government, their police force and how little crime prevention is achieved by the American government. – JZ, 14.4.13. - SELF-DEFENCE, POLICE, GOVERNMENTAL PROTECTIION & CRIME PREVENTION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: every day 12 children under 19 die from gunshot wounds." – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00. - How many of them are young hoodlums, engaged in criminal activities, murdered by their competitors e.g. for the local drug market, created by the government's "war against drugs"? A statistics on children under, say, 10-12 would make more sense. - JZ, 3.2.02.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Every free man has a right to the use of the press, so he has to the use of his arms.” - Tench Coxe.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Every year, in this nation of more than a quarter billion individuals, a few thousand (three quarters of them suicides) are killed with firearms, while millions of Americans successfully use personal weapons to save themselves and others from injury or death. Guns save many many more lives than they take.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 202. On page 193 he mentioned that America has over 20 000 gun laws. Obviously, even as many laws have neither disarmed all criminals nor all honest citizens. – JZ, 27.9.07.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Everyone is concerned about the extent of crimes involving guns. The solution, however, lies not in gun registration but in swift apprehension and punishment of criminals. - "Soft judges make hardened criminals." - Viv Forbes, in summary of a Progress Party submission. Reproduced in QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE, Nov. 3, 1977.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Excessive food consumption kills more people than do guns. So, lets outlaw food! - JZ, 3.6.96. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Facts gun control advocates don’t want you to know. According to the FBI, in 2011: 1694 were murdered with knives, 726 with hands or feet, 496 with clubs or hammers, 323 with rifles of any type. But Obama wants to ban semi-automatic rifles? - Ken Van Doren shared Tac-Ops Shadow Investigation of Wisconsin LLC's photo. – Facebook, 10.1.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature.” - Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments, 1764.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: FBI statistics show that submitting does not lessen your chance for attack, nor does it heighten your chance for survival. If somebody's going to kill me, I am not going to lay down and let them do it easily.” - Sue Frederiksen, - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00. – How many thousand good arguments and facts does is need, and how many times do they have to be published before a wrongful and irrational laws is repealed? – Are territorial parliaments and governments among those institutions least responding to reason and facts? – JZ, 25.12.08. – Secede, exterritorially, from all governments with anti-gun laws! – JZ, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Fear armed criminals, not armed citizens! - JZ, 15.5.92.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Fear the government that fears men with guns.” – Button No 434 offered in LIBERTAS REVIEW, Sum. 78.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Fear the government that fears your gun. - Bumper sticker quoted in HARPER'S MAGAZINE, 3/90. - If you are properly motivated, armed, trained and organized, e.g. by a comprehensive libertarian program, then you do not have to fear any territorial government but any of them will have good reasons to fear you. - JZ, 19.7.00, 4.9.13. – MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LIBERATION, LIBERTARIAN RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Felons will have more power when fewer honest citizens have guns. Conversely, the more of us have guns and the willingness to use them, the less power the crooks have.” - Don Boys, CHALCEDON REPORT, Jan. 95. - GUN LAWS, GUN CONTROL

GUN CONTROL LAWS: FINDING # 5  - The Commission determined that stolen weapons are more likely to be used in crime than legitimately purchased weapons and thus the use of stolen weapons poses a significantly greater threat to safety of the citizens of Florida." - Florida Assault Weapons Commission Report, May 18, 1990.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Firearms are, generally, the most effective and efficient means of personal defence.” - Doug Hazen, Jr., NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY No. 77, June 12, 1977.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Firearms may be our only defence against those with their fingers on the buttons of anti-people or mass extermination devices. - JZ, 15.6.92. - However, outlawry and tyrannicide as well as occupation and destruction attempts, by militias, revolutions, military insurrections etc., towards well guarded ABC mass murder devices, should be accompanied with offers of amnesty and protection for those who surrender at least one of these devices or rendered one harmless. - JZ, 21.7.00. – Those, who still keep them in readiness have not listened to ethics and reasoning since 1945, in this respect and on all too many other points as well. – JZ, 4.9.13. – NWT, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, INDIVIDIUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty, teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon and citizens' firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that, to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 and 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil influence. They deserve a place of honor with all that's good. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour." - From George Washington's address to the second session of the First U.S. Congress. - January 7, 1790. [I personally looked this one up myself in our university library; it was thrilling to read such a statement practically in the original! - MAC]. - - (Note: There is a rumor that this quote was NOT made by Washington.) – From another version: “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance. …. - This “honorable” gentleman, when he demobilized his army, first marched it off, probably in segments, into the wilderness and there and then paid them off, with inflated paper money at its face value. He rightly expected a mutiny upon this injustice, if the soldiers and officers had stayed close to the government. - But from his tenants he demanded payment in silver and gold coins. If he had paid the debts owed to the soldiers in full, but only partly in cash, and this at the market value of the depreciated currency and the rest in tax anticipation certificates or general IOUs of the government, at their current market rate, it would have been a different matter. But complete honesty in money, currencies and finance is rarely found among rulers and then usually only temporarily. That is why they should have no exclusive powers in this sphere at all. - How much easier and faster and less bloody would the American Revolution and the American Civil War have been under full monetary freedom instead of monetary despotism? Or any other war? – JZ, 4.1.08. – I often think that millions of people need sufficient knowledge and appreciation of genuine individual rights and liberties even more than absence of deadly weapons (a stone or pipe or a cast-iron frying pan can be used as such), to keep them from committing crimes and atrocities. The majority of supposedly honest and decent citizens is, alas, atrociously under-informed upon them as well. However, their moral sense is mostly still functioning but not yet sufficiently strengthened by an ethical or moral education and sufficient texts and educators on this subject. Even many libertarians find some excuses to deny free migration, rather than pondering and working towards free competition in the pursuit of all criminals with involuntary victims, across all frontiers. – JZ, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: First registration then confiscation! Ask a Pole, Czech or Mexican.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 103.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a safety hazard don't see the danger of the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like. – Alan Dershowitz, in The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in Religion and Reason, 82 Mich L. Rev., 204 (Dan Gifford), 1995.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead in the future! – Adolf Hitler

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Former Florida Attorney General Jim Smith told Florida legislators that police responded to only about 200,000 of 700,000 calls for help to Dade County authorities. Smith was asked why so many citizens in Dade County were buying guns and he said, "They damn well better, they've got to protect themselves." (9) - Quoted by Dagny. - POLICE & SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: France had Sullivan-type laws. When the Nazis came, the invaders had only to consult the registration lists at the local gendarmerie in order to round up all the weapons in a district. Whether the authorities be invaders or merely local tyrants, the effect of such laws is to place the individual at the mercy of the state, unable to resist.” - Robert A. Heinlein.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. – Unknown – quoted by Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Free people own guns. Slaves don’t. – Brad Spangler, pointing out an anonymous Florida’s photo, on Facebook, 6.2.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State. – Heinrich Himmler

GUN CONTROL LAWS: God created men; Colonel Colt made them equal!” - Old American frontier saying. – Another version: “God may have made men and women, but Colt made them equal." - Anonymous. – The “colt” and the revolver have also been called “The Great Equalizer”. – JZ

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Government cannot stop a thief, a lunatic, or a kid playing with matches.” - Wolf de Voon, De Facto Anarchy. - ARSON, GOVERNMENT, LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Government officials, at least in times of wars, revolution and oppression, abuse weapons to kill innocents on a much larger scale than do all armed private criminals between them, world-wide, in the same periods. - JZ, 25.11.93, 4.9.13. - GOVERNMENT WEAPONS & ARMED ACTIONS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Governments are able to disarm milliions of peaceful citizens but unable to disarm thousands of violent criminals. - JZ, 3.12.96, 4.9.13. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Grab your rightful arms and use them in a rightful way for your rightful aims rather than let yourself be abused, uniformed, armed, trained and disciplined to fight with wrongful weapons in a wrongful way and for wrongful aims. Then you would hardly ever have to do any actual fighting, except in a few cases, against a few totalitarians and some private criminals. - JZ, 22.10.93 & 10.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun bans don't disarm criminals, gun bans attract them. – Walter Mondale – Alas, truths, facts and experience or history have only rarely enlightened legislators sufficiently. They are much more adept at practicing their own popular errors, myths and prejudices and to cater to those of their potential voters, regardless of the consequences. If they could only legislate for their own kind of volunteers their behavior would soon greatly improve. – JZ, 4.4.12. – According to two different hints there are ca. 10,000 or even 20,000 gun laws in the USA. – JZ, 13.4.12. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GUN LAWS & CRIMINALS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, POWER-MONGERS, LEGISLATORS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control advocates used to claim that more guns meant more crime. Research demonstrated, though, that more guns meant less crime. As the criminology argument faded, gun control advocates began arguing guns were a public health problem.” - Steven Milloy ( ), "Gun Control Science Misfires", Friday, Apr 13, 2001. – How little governments are open to facts and reasoning is demonstrated by their non-responsiveness to all criticism of their gun control laws (of which ca. 10,000, 20 000 or even 30 000 are said to exist in the U.S.A. alone). Perhaps the Second Amendment should be more clearly reworded and accompanied by a declaration that hereby all gun control laws are repealed. - However, I would favor one such act, namely the one that declared that in all cases where criminals use guns or explosives the usual penalty should be automatically doubled. – JZ, 4.1.08, 6.12.10, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control is as misleading a term as is "protectionism". It does not control the guns of the criminals but disarms their victims. Protectionism does not protect the consumers but the monopolies of a few producers against free choice for consumers. - JZ, 4.5.01. – PROTECTIONISM, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control is being able to hit the target.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 97. - Also: Bumper sticker, reproduced in THE LIBERTARIAN REPORTER, Canada, March/ April 1990. – This should be qualified. Gun controls is the ability of innocents to hit the rightful targets when defending themselves against a criminals or aggressors. – Otherwise criminals and aggressors could also claim the same definition for their own wrongful targets. - JZ, 4.9.13. - Gun control is hitting your target.” - Andrew Beal - From Monica Cellio homepage. - Gun control, definition: The ability to hit your target.” - Anonymous. – The target must be a rightful one. No nuclear weapon, used on Earth, can have only a quite rightful target. For this its area of immediate destruction and the following radioactive pollution is much too large. – JZ, 4.9.13. – NWT.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control is people control.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 104. – Also a popular bumper sticker. - PEOPLE CONTROL

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.” - CONTROL - Another version, source unknown:”Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.” - Flawed memories and copying tend to introduce many variations. In the long run only the best versions should be kept. – At this stage even flawed formulas might stimulate the wording of some good to excellent ones. – People like to contradict. – JZ, 25.12.08.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control means never having to say I missed you. – From the joke collection of Peter Cunningham

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control means that only the official and the unofficial criminals will be armed. - JZ, 5.4.97. - I consider everyone to be a potential criminal with victims who does not fully respect the individual rights and liberties of others. Name just one government official that does! - JZ, 9.7.00, 6.12.10. – CRIME, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control requires disarmament of our territorial governments, for most gun abuses occur under government commands. Governments are better at disarming their own victims and the victims of private crimes than private criminals and their own armed criminals. They have also not learnt how to achieve the overthrow of a foreign dictatorial regime without a bloody war. – JZ, 30.9.06, 26.10.07. – They know and practise all too little of rightful warfare and liberation efforts, including  revolutions and military insurrections, against the main criminals: despotic governments and show all too little interest in them. But then they do have this in common with most anarchists and libertarians. – JZ. 4.9.13. - BY OR OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.” – Source? – SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins.” – Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, whose testimony convicted John Gotti - GUN CONTROL BENEFITS CRIMINALS, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS INCLUDED

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun Control? Oh yes, the theory that becoming a victim is somehow morally superior to defending yourself and your family. Makes perfect sense. -  Liberty RonPaul Colarusso sharing Protecting Your Gun Rights's photo. - Facebook, 31.7.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control? Yes! Control of the guns of governments! - JZ, 21.5.98.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun control’ is a clear eye and a steady hand – what we’re talking about here is “victim disarmament’, …” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.26

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun controllers wrongly assume that criminals are effectively disarmed by their legal measures while, in reality, and to the extent that they can be and are enforced, innocent people are made the helpless victims of armed criminals, including tax collectors or those who do back them up. - JZ, 29.6.91 & 22.7.00. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT, CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun controls do not disarm criminals but victims. - JZ 2.7.96. - It has thus been aptly called: "victim disarmament". - JZ, 7.7.00. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun laws allow armed criminals to commit many crimes against unarmed victims quite unhindered. Afterwards some of these criminals may be caught, convicted and penalized. But this risk is rather kept small for the criminals. Most crimes pass unpunished. Only the innocents remain punished - by the criminals. If they receive any indemnification at all, then they themselves have to pay for at least part of it through taxes. As a failure in defence and protection, its supposedly major task, citizens owe their governments no longer any loyalty or obedience. All governments are "in breach of contract". - JZ, 24.5.99 & 9.7.00. - GUN LAWS & CRIMES, PROTECTION, DEFENCE, SOCIAL CONTRACT, OBEDIENCE, LOYALTY & DISOBEDIENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun laws disarm crime victims not criminals. - JZ, 9.9.91. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun laws do not disarm criminals but crime victims.. - Except in prisons - and even there not very effectively. -  JZ, 24.5.99. - GUN LAWS, CRIMINALS & CRIME VICTIMS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun laws make only government officials and ordinary criminals safer from the wrath of their victims. - JZ, 2.10.91. - GUN LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun registration is a gateway drug.” – Mark Gilmore - GUN CONTROL LEADS TO FURTHER CONTROLS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Gun Week reports in its August 31, 1990, issue that homicides in Portland Oregon have fallen as concealed carry permits increased rapidly: "In the first seven months of 1990, 2,200 permits to carry a concealed weapon have been issued. Only 17 such permits were issued in [all of] 1989. Homicide has fallen 33% in the first six months of 1990 in Portland, measured against the same period last year." -  In the same article, Allan Gottlieb notes that homicides increased 9 percent over the same period in Baltimore MD, which has a ban on "Saturday Night Specials." He also notices that homicides have increased 45 percent this year in New York City. There you are three times more likely to be murdered than die in an automobile accident. New York has a virtual ban on handgun possession by law-abiding citizens. - The decrease in homicides in Portland is the second largest in the country. The article does not tell the first largest decrease or the source of the source of the homicide numbers.” - - GUN CONTROL LAWS OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS OR CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns and crime: States that issue concealed carry permits readily slash violent crime rates in half.” - Dr. Mary Ruwart, “Healing Our World In An Age Of Aggression”, large-sized paperback, 456 pages.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns are needed to shoot certain kinds of people doing certain kinds of things to you or other victims, depriving them of their rights and liberties. - JZ, 12.10.93 & 10.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns are not evil but some of the men who use them are.” - Wilbur Smith, The Angels Weep, p.425. - CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns are not the problem. On the contrary, lax criminal penalties and laws that disarm the law-abiding are responsible for giving criminals a safer working environment.” - Dagny. – I read today, that private and commercial ships are not allowed to be armed for defence against Somali pirates and that the patrolling navies, in the rare cases when they catch some pirates, release them again, because they are not certain what to do with them and where to do it! - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 19. - 21.12.08, p.15 & 18, – JZ, 24.12.08. – In all too many ways territorial governments are pirates or criminals, too and thus, they do, perhaps, sympathize with the private pirates. – JZ, 4.9.13. - CRIME, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, PIRACY & GOVERNMENTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns are there to uphold something better than merely territorial laws that are wanted and passed by the few. They are one of the pre-conditions of a just state of affairs in which each, under exterritorial autonomy, can freely enjoy the own and self-chosen or self-made personal laws and institutions. - JZ, 26.12.92 & 13.7.00. - TERRITORIALISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY. PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SELF-DEFENCE, MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns aren’t evil, but some of the men who use them are. You could say the same about spanners. – Wilbur Smith, The Angels Weep, A Mandarin Paperback, 1992, p.530. -  

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns cause crime like flies cause garbage.” - Author unknown. Quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 20.2.99.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns didn't make America unsafe, Courts and Congress did!”  - CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns don't kill people. - Politicians Do!” - Bumper sticker of the Society for Libertarian Life. – Gun laws are evidence that politicians pay more attention to popular errors and prejudices than facts. – JZ, 15.4.13. - POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, WARS, CIVIL WARS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns don't suddenly go mad and kill people. Guns don't need to be controlled. Criminals do. And an armed victim can be a good crime deterrent. If guns do not deter criminals, why do police have guns?” - Dagny. - According to some newspaper reports policemen, in their kind of law-enforcement, do abuse their guns more often than private people do in their self-defence efforts. – Thus, according to this gun abuse, we should rather disarm the police than the potential victims of crimes! - JZ, 24.12.08. - CRIME CONTROL OR CONTROL OF CRIMINALS, SELF-DEFENCE, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, Q., POLICE, GUN ABUSE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns for all decent people ready to defend themselves against criminals in and out of office. - JZ, 7.1.91.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns in the hands of governments, not those in the hands of citizens, are the main problem. Government gun control would worsen that situation while guns in the hands of every enlightened citizen, for the protection of all individual rights and liberties, would be one of the main solutions - to achieve international and internal peace, security and freedom. - JZ, 5.3.95 & 7. 7. 00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws only affect the law-abiding citizens.” - Quoted in: - NATIONAL INTEREST NEWSPAPER, issue 26, p. 16. – VICTIIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians. – Source? - One should not forget the numerous other idiots, e.g. statist and fanatical non-resistance or non-violent resistance advocates. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - Well, there are some private criminals, too. But they are not as numerous, powerful, legalized and successful as the official ones. – JZ, 2.1.08, 15.4.13. – Not only the politicians but the more foolish of the voters, i.e. the majority, are opposed to guns as well. If all favored the right to own and bear arms then the politicians would jump on that band-wagon, however fearful they are that they might become targeted by their victims. – JZ, 23.4.13, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns save more lives than they take; prevent more injuries than they inflict. (*) (Ann Orkin.) Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year - or about 6,850 times a day. (1) This means that each year, firearms are used more than 60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.” - (1) Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz, Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense With a Gun, 86, THE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY, Northwestern University School of Law, 1, Fall 1995, 164.” – Dagny – (*) Yes, in private lives but hardly in wars, violent revolutions and tyrannies or totalitarian regimes – JZ, 14.4.13. - SELF-DEFENCE AGAINST PRIVATE CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns seem such a simple, fast and radical "solution" to problems. That is why their extensive use by governments and their opponents is so popular. But real solutions use guns only in extreme cases, in the defence of liberties, when everything else has failed or does not work or no time is available for rational persuasion attempts. Otherwise, they use reason, facts and arguments, ideas, labor, energy, inventions, discoveries, resources, funds, genuine education and enlightenment efforts. The techniques and tools and methods, which libertarians could and should use effectively, are much more numerous and varied than most libertarians have so far been able and willing to envision. Governmentalists have often used 100,000 bullets to kill one man on the other side - and he was usually just another conscripted victim of an enemy regime, rather than going with 1-10 bullets against the top men in that regime. Nor are multi-million dollar planes or warships required to fight a tyrant - seeing that a single bomb, well placed in advance, or a guided model of a plane or helicopter or car or a small missile can be discriminatingly used against him, often without killing anyone else. (Those who keep themselves close to such a potential target are, naturally, in many cases not quite innocent, either.) - The knowledge of and use of all liberties and rights could make libertarians very influential and give them rapidly liberating powers - which cannot be extensively abused like territorial powers of governments can be. - Libertarians could use the conscript and professional armies of dictators as liberators or could neutralize them or turn them into allies, in a kind of military ju-jitsu. - JZ, 15.7.00. - LIBERTARIAN NON-VIOLENT METHODS, TYRANNICIDE, MILITIA, LIBERATION, NEW DRAFT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns should be used together with enough knowledge and appreciation of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 15.5.92, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns themselves are harmless. Who wields them, how, what for, what against, against whom, under what circumstances, THAT is decisive. It is a moral and educational question, to be decided by any honest gun owner with regard to his rights and liberties and those of others. - Guns may have a hair trigger, but they must still be triggered by someone. And usually parents have a much stronger interest to keep them out of the hands of toddlers and infants than the official gun controllers have. - Decent citizens do at least sometimes need them to defend themselves against armed or unarmed criminals where, when and while police protection isn't available to them, i.e., most of the time. Citizens need protection, not all too long postponed capture, conviction and punishment of criminals. This kind of retaliation is not enough. Especially when it is are offered by the government's "protective" system only in a fraction of all cases. Most of the protection, which they do need, those targeted by criminals have to provide themselves. Governments, in spite of enormous efforts and expense, cannot even protect their own leaders and officials sufficiently. - J.Z, 25.9.92 & 13.7.00, 6.12.10.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns were 3 times as likely to be used defensively as aggressively and they thwarted crime far more often than they abetted it.” - Gary Kleck.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Guns, Murders, and the Constitution - A Realistic Assessment of Gun Control", by Don B. Kates, Jr. (available at $5.00/copy, from (415) 989-0833, fax (415) 989-2411, or write to 177 Post Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94108 ): In this study, Don B. Kates, attorney and criminologist, points out fallacies behind current gun control proposals; critiques academic research on gun use, murder, and violence (research upon which most of the anti-gun lobby mistakenly relies); and reveals aspects of the issue that have not received full attention from either opponents or proponents of gun control, including the overlooked implications of gun control on the issue of women and self-defense. (*) Kates cites a survey by the National Institute of Justice that shows, "most criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the police." While handguns are used in vast numbers of crimes annually, they are used more often by good citizens to repel crime (approximately 581,000 crimes vs. about 645,000 defense uses annually). This finding is even more startling because Kates relied on an exhaustive review of anti-gun sponsored studies to compile the gun use figures. - (*) Kates also examines national studies, many of them again sponsored by the anti-gun lobby, to test the claim that most murders are "acquaintance murders," committed by normally law-abiding citizens who murder because of the accessibility of a gun in a moment of anger. He finds instead that murderers are highly disturbed "aberrant individuals, characterized by felony records, alcohol and/or drug dependence, and life histories of irrational violence against people around them." These studies reveal that 74.4 percent of arrested murderers nationally had prior arrests for violent felony or burglary and, on average an adult record of a six-year criminal career with four major felony arrests. (*) The study has important implications for those concerned with issue of women and self-defense, women and rape, and the "battered-wife" syndrome. It is not uncommon in most academic research on gun use by women, in cases of attack and rape, to find the totally insupportable view that "women would invariably be too surprised by violent attack to use a handgun in self-defense." Kates points out, on the contrary, that in most instances, the man who beats or murders a woman (often even the rapist) is an acquaintance who has previously assaulted her on one or more occasions. She is, therefore, prepared and uniquely qualified to anticipate a violent attack based on her own experience of previous confrontations. - In cases of criminal violence between spouses, 91 percent of the victims were women. Kates cites studies affirming that in the overwhelming majority of cases where wife kills husband, she is defending herself or the children. In Detroit, for instance, husbands are killed by wives more often than vice versa, yet men are far more often convicted for killing a spouse - because three-quarters of wives who killed were not even charged, prosecutors having found their acts lawful and necessary to preserve their lives or their children's. Eliminating handguns, says Kates, would almost guarantee that the sex of the victims of inter-spousal homicide would be female. - Other major findings of Kates' study include: (*) Differentials in international crime rates are a function of socio-cultural and economic factors, not the percentage of gun ownership. In fact, there is an ”inverse” correlation between violence rates and the percentage of gun ownership in many foreign countries, the most noteworthy being Switzerland and Israel. - (*) A handgun ban is not realistically enforceable. Confiscating guns would require house-to-house searches and alienate the very individuals whose compliance is essential to the success of any regulation. If gun ownership were prohibited, organized crime would step in to provide the firearms that will continue to be procured with criminal intent. (*) With respect to police protection as an alternative for gun ownership, "the police do ’not’ exist to protect the individual citizen. Rather their function is ’to deter crime in general’ by patrol activities and by apprehension after the crime has occurred." Response to crisis calls in many urban police departments is slow, due to staff limitations and sheer volume of emergency demands. Given that the individual, and not the police, must be responsible for the individual's safety, "the issue is whether those individuals should be free to choose gun ownership as a means of protecting themselves, their homes, and their families." - (*) Controls over handguns but not ’rifles and shotguns’ may result in the "counterproductive" substitution of these weapons in accident and assault situations where long weapons are far more problematic. The fact is, says Kates, "for a host of technical reasons, long guns are both far more susceptible to accidental discharge than handguns and are far more deadly when so discharged - particularly for small children." – Why do politicians, as a rule, not even bother to find out the facts before they pass they wrongful, silly and counter-productive laws? – JZ, 15.4.13. – POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, LAWS, PREJUDICES, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS, IGNORANCE RULES – UNDER TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Handgun Control is an organization that would rather have a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” - By a friend of L. Neil Smith, as quoted in STAR-SPANGLED JELLYFISH: An Open Letter to Colorado (and other) Republicans. - WOMEN, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Handguns are the weapon of choice for self-defense. Citizens use handguns to protect themselves over 1.9 million times a year. (7) Many of these self-defense handguns could be labeled as "Saturday Night Specials". - Dagny. - SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: HCI claims one child per day killed by handgun accidents; the figure from the National Safety Council is an average of 256 per year for ALL ages, 10-15/year for kids under age 5, and 50-55 per year for kids under age 15. For comparison, 381 kids under five drowned in pools in 1980, while 13 were killed by handgun accidents. 432 were killed by fires caused by adults falling asleep while smoking. Car accidents take 190 times as many lives as handgun accidents." - "HCI cooks the books by picking a particularly violent year and taking anyone under 25 to be a "child", thus approaching 365 per year. It still falls short, though." - Kates, "Gun Accidents", printed in "Guns, Murders, and the Constitution", 1990: Pacific Research Institute, pp. 50-52.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.” – the Bible, Luke 22:36. - SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: history shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall." - Adolf Hitler, Edict of 18 March 1938 (or 1939?) (Unverified).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Homicide Rate is 49% higher in the (gun)restrictive states (10.1 per 100,000) than in the states with less restrictive CCW laws (6.8 per 100,000).” - FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1992.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: How can anyone get angry about firearms in the hands of responsible citizens while ignoring such arms in the hands of violent private criminals and, worse still, ignoring mass murder devices or anti-people "weapons" in the hands of the most violent criminals of all, namely, territorial governments? - JZ, 7.11.096 & 9.7.00. – Q., NWT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I am a stereotypical liberal. Before I undertook this study, I was a pro-control academic who believed instinctively that people should not have guns. Gradually, I came to see that the best available evidence did not support the case that is usually made for gun control: that guns automatically lead to violence. In fact, victims are less likely to get injured or lose property if they have a gun.” - Gary Kleck.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I am as strong a gun control advocate as can be found among the criminologists in this country ... What troubles me is the article by Gary Kleck and Mark Gertz. The reason I am troubled is that they have provided an almost clear-cut case of methodologically sound research in support of something I have theoretically opposed for years, namely, the use of a gun in defense against a criminal perpetrator ... I have to admit my admiration for the care and caution expressed in this article and this research...” - Marvin E. Wolfgang.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I am convinced that we can do to guns what we’ve done to drugs: create a multi-billion dollar underground market over which we have absolutely no control.” – George L. Roman - Only the decent citizens are often deprived of their guns, not the violent criminals, ready and willing to abuse arms. – JZ, 2.1.08. - GUN CONTROL “WORKS” LIKE DRUG CONTROL, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I am in favor of very discriminating gun control, namely that by rightfully armed volunteer militias for the protection of human rights, directed against criminals, children, madmen, people with violent and uncontrolled tempers as well as drug addicts, power monger, fanatics, authoritarians, totalitarians, statists, territorialists etc. The armed meddlers do not possess sufficient self-control and sometimes must be restrained by external and armed controls that protect individual rights and liberties against them. - JZ, 1.1.93 & 13.7.00. – MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I am opposed to all attempts to license or restrict the arming of individuals. ... I consider such laws a violation of civil liberty, subversive of democratic political institutions, and self-defeating in their purpose. - Whether the authorities be invaders or merely local tyrants, the effect of such [gun] laws is to place the individual at the mercy of the state, unable to resist." - Robert Heinlein, in a 1949 letter concerning "Red Planet".

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I do recognize the right to bear arms for self-defence but not the right of babies and infants to have access to hand guns and grenades, or of anyone to have access to ABC devices for mass murder and mass destruction. Such might or power does not give them the right. - JZ, 22.2.00. - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I find governments armed with ABC mass murder devices much more dangerous than private people with firearms, i.e., with weapons which can be used defensively against aggressors. The government's weapons monopoly amounts to an attack upon our liberties, which is likely to be followed by even worse attacks. - Governments armed with mass murder devices have thereby turned themselves into totalitarian regimes. And, without firearms, organization and training, we will have the greatest difficulties in depriving our governments of their mass murder devices. - JZ, 23.5.01, 29.1.02. – Each nuclear weapon is the equivalent to a mass extermination camp – and the victims of it will be even more indiscriminately “selected” than were the victims of Nazi extermination camps. – JZ, 24.12.08. - NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY THE PEOPLE, MASS MURDER DEVICES IN GOVERNMENT HANDS, NWT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I have a firm position on gun control. If there is a gun around, I want to control it.” - Clint Eastwood, in: Pink Cadillacs.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I hold that most militia forces, as organized and motivated so far, need as much reforming as do the armed forces of territorial States, before they could be classed as ideal volunteer militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties. Until then they may be, like the armed forces of territorial governments, more a threat to individual rights and liberties than a protection force for them. - JZ, 31.7.91 & 22.7.00. – MILITIAS, STANDING ARMIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I love my country. It's my government I fear.” - GOVERNMENTS, ENEMIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I say that the Second Amendment doesn't allow for exceptions – or else it would have read that the right "to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, unless Congress chooses otherwise." And because there are no exceptions, I disagree with my fellow panelists who say the existing gun laws should be enforced. Those laws are unconstitutional [and] wrong – because they put you at a disadvantage to armed criminals, to whom the laws are no inconvenience. –Harry Browne, meetings with NRA's EVP, Wayne LaPierre and other panelists at a gun rights rally in Hot Springs, AR, 8/8/2000.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I support car ownership although cars can be used to drive drunk. - I support pharmaceutical manufacture although drugs can be abused. - I support swimming pool ownership although kids can drown in them. - I support steak-knife ownership although they can be used in stabbings. - I support free speech although people say things I don't like to hear. - I support freedom of religion although cults do the damnedest things. - I support parenthood although parents can abuse their children. - I support pregnancy although abortion couldn't happen without it. - I support penis ownership although they are used in rapes. - I support gun ownership although guns can be used in crime. - I support open elections although a moron became President.” - - From: - (Tim Grothause) - Date: 21 Oct 93 15:24:24 GMT Newsgroups: info.firearms.politics

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I wish all the anti-gun fanatics were consistent and would frankly declare by a sign before their homes and business enterprises: "Dear rapist, robber, thief, murderer or child molester: We do not believe in guns and self-defence. Do your worst here. You will run into no risk from us!" - Instead, they cower under the protective umbrella of those of their neighbors, who are still armed for their defence or that of private or official armed guards. - JZ, 20.6.91, 6.12.10. - GUN LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I would believe in some kind of gun laws or controls - if they could and would effectively outlaw and lead to the destruction of e.g. ABC mass murder devices and could be effectively controlled. Actually, those wanting to disarm these anti-people "weapons" would better arm, train and organize themselves rightfully, with rightful weapons for this purpose. - JZ, 28.4.98 & 15.7.00. - GUN LAWS, THE NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I'd rather have politics and legislation kept in check by armed free citizens, who do love their rights and liberties and learned how to defend them rightfully and effectively, than have disarmed, disorganized and untrained citizens deprived of their rights and liberties, controlled by politicians and bureaucrats and their armed forces, all of whom tend to ignore, if not despise individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 5.8.92 & 18.7.00. - MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I'd rather have the crime victims than only the criminals armed. - JZ, 15.12.92. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I'd rather have the police disarmed than honest citizens. - JZ, 12.5.92. - And I would love to see all territorial governments completely disarmed. - JZ, 23.7.00. – DISARMAMENT OF ALL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: I'd rather like to see crime victims armed than criminals, policemen and soldiers. - JZ, 24.5.99 & 9.7.00. - GUN LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of criminal acts reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying ... establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.” - Senator Orrin Hatch, in a 1982 Senate Report.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If guns are outlawed how can we shoot the liberals?” - Neil L. Smith, wall slogan. – Modern “Liberals” are among the worst interventionists. – They are often even more against Free Trade and Free Migration than Labor Party people are. – JZ, 15.4.13. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?” - Source? - By now even pocket knives are largely outlawed and on air craft - even nail files and scissors! - I can hardly imagine a boy or even a girl without a pocket-knife. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – I was recently assured that a foldable nail file & clipper, 5.2 cm, with a 3 cm x 5mm file-“blade”, which does not even have as sharp a point as a drawing pin and has no knife edge at all, would be confiscated as a security risk by airport security, so I left it at home. Governments do make themselves ridiculous. – JZ, 15.4.13. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If guns cause crime, matches cause arson!” – ARSON, JOKES - “If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.” - Source unknown. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words. – Unknown - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If guns kill people … Do pencils misspell words? – Quoted on Facebook, 30.1.12. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If guns kill people, then … forks make people fat, pencils misspell words, and cars make people drive drunk. – Gennady Shenker shared FayCo Patriots’ photo on Facebook 15.2.12. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If more sane people were armed, the crazy people would get off fewer shots. – Support the 2nd. Amendment. - Alain Genestine shared FayCo Patriots's photo, 12.2.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If my (so called; they aren't defined) assault rifle makes me a criminal, and my encryption program makes me a terrorist, does Dianne Feinstein's vagina make her a prostitute?” – Unknown. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If only more people in the world stood up for their rights with guns in their hands, it would be a much better place. - JZ, 25.2.76. - WEAPONS, RIGHT TO BEAR & USE ARMS IN SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If our politicians can skulk in flak jackets and have armed minders, then we too have those same rights. We must set a real value on individual hides.” - NATIONAL INTEREST NEWSPAPER, issue 26, p. 9.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If the laws of the Union were oppressive, they could not carry them into effect, if the people were possessed of the proper means of defence." - William Lenoir

GUN CONTROL LAWS: If you were interested in saving lives – even one life – you’d join me in demanding that the Bill of Rights be stringently enforced, that the 25 000 gun laws on the books (each and every one illegal, each and every one responsible for the injury or death of countless individuals) be repealed, nullified, or otherwise disposed of. Immediately. For the children.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 204. – By now most gun abuse in the US is probably a consequence of the War against Drugs, which has made drug production and distribution very profitable, so that these profiteers do also gun each other in their fight for “turf” and drug addicts have to commit crimes to maintain their expensive habit. – JZ, 27.9.07. – Even after the experience with the Nazi regime, the “democratic” politicians of West Berlin interpreted the “right to resist”, which had been included in its post WW II constitution, merely as a right to go to court, in case of abuses! Under the Nazi regime that would have meant going to a court run by Nazis and acting under Nazi laws! – People can trust politician and bureaucrats only a little, as long as they are ultimately under the people’s guns and the people are organized, trained, armed and motivated to uphold all their genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.12.08, 6.12.10. – MILITIA, BILL OF RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, RIGHT TO RESIST, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DECLARATION, AN IDEAL ONE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Imagine what would happen to crimes against women if even just 10% of them were armed. (That's empowerment!)” - Richard Boddie's Sound Bites. - WOMEN, EMPOWERMENT, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In 1945, for every million Americans there were 350,000 firearms and 18 fatal gun accidents. By 1995, there were 850,000 firearms per million, and fatal gun accidents had fallen to six.” - Ann Coulter, on living in Washington, D.C., after being accosted by a mugger in broad daylight.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In 1966, 3,000 civilian women received defensive handgun training from Orlando, Florida police. In 1967, rape dropped 88.2% and aggravated assault and burglary 25%. While rape gradually increased again after the year-long program ended, five years later the rate was still 13% below the pre-program level; during that same period rape had increased 64% nationally, 96.1% in Florida and over 300% in the immediate area around Orlando." - G. Kleck, "Policy Lessons from Recent Gun Control Research", printed in "Law and Contemporary Problems", 49 (No. 1, 1986).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In a dictatorship most of the criminals are officials and they are armed, trained and organized as well, not only against the own internal victims but also against somewhat more free people around them in other countries. Monopolizing the possession of arms within democracies neither makes their streets nor their borders more safe or their all too few liberties more secure. - JZ, 26.2.00, 2.2.02, 15.4.13. – DEMOCRACY, SECURITY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In a polity, each citizen is to possess his own arms, which are not supplied or owned by the state.” – Aristotle - MILITIA FOR THE DEFENCE OF INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CITIZENS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In a study by the BATF and Washington DC police called "Operation CUE (Concentrated Urban Enforcement)" the BATF determined that in Washington, DC - where civilian possession of firearms is for all practical purposes BANNED - guns used in crimes came from three major sources: 40 % stolen from legal owners (presumably outside DC), 40% stolen from the DC police (!!!!), 20% homemade (not a shoddy number). – Source?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In Florida, … violent crime has plummeted forty percent since it became easy to carry a concealed weapon, and … Vermont, … was recently declared the safest state to life in because it was always easy to carry a concealed weapon, the theory of an armed society has been experimentally scientifically proven beyond the palest shadow of doubt.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, - VIOLENT CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In Japan, … guns have been forbidden since the 1500s. … Am I actually claiming that gun control is the ultimate reason that two great and beautiful cities were incinerated by American atomic bombs? – You bet I am.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.192/193. – I do not see his logic here. American “authorities” believed that a conventional conquest of Japan, against the resistance of an armed population, would cost too many American lives. – If they were aware that most Japanese were disarmed, then they might have preferred an attack with conventional weapons. - JZ, 6.12.10. – If they had come as genuine liberators for most Japanese, they would have encountered hardly any resistance but support for their allies, namely a variety of Japanese governance systems and societies in exile, all only for their present and future volunteers. – JZ, 4.9.13. – JAPAN, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE AS ALLIES, GUN CONTROL IN JAPAN & ATOM BOMBS ON HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the "collective" right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of "the people" to keep and bear arms... The phrase "the people" meant the same thing in the Second Amendment as it did in the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments - that is, each and every free person.” - Stephen P. Holbrook.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In short, you’re legally required to allow criminals to victimize you.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 43. - CRIME & VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: In the 5 years of 1989 to 1993, 30 officers were killed by their own service weapons. By contrast, only 9 officers were killed by so-called assault weapons.” - Dagny. - ASSAULT WEAPONS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Independence Day is a good time to remember that American liberty was won with firearms.” - FREEDOM NOW DAILY, 4. 7. 00, referring to Dave Kopel: Guns of our freedom. - INDEPENDENCE DAY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Individuals do have the right either to defend themselves or not to defend themselves, to do so with guns or unarmed, do so with the aid of official or private protective services, or to rely only on policemen, lawyers, courts and penal laws and institutions - after their rights have been criminally and violently infringed or to simply to put up with crimes. It is their choice. But what they do not have the right to do is, to reach for the law (instead of neighborly, for their guns), to prevent their neighbors from defending themselves against armed or unarmed criminals. That is a criminal means in pursuit of a criminal end and benefits mainly only the criminals and their own under-developed conscience. What has in recent years been called "victim disarmament" is a crime worse than many other crimes with victims. - To drive the wrongfulness and harmfulness of their "measure" directly home to them, gun control advocates should not seek shelter behind those of their neighbors, who did arm themselves and are prepared to use their arms in self-defence, but should bravely declare, in a big sign before their house, that they are gun control advocates, are unarmed and would not attempt to fight criminal intruders. - That experiment might be spoilt, though, in case armed self-defence is fully recognized by the law, judges and juries, if many gun advocates did also set up such signs in order to trap some of the local criminals. If the criminals, held up or shot thereupon, were to complain, the defenders should tell them: Unlike you, I lied and deceived - but in a good cause. You do lie and pretend much of the time, in order to be able to go on with your criminal career, threatening the rights and liberties of others. I lied just here, to uphold rights and liberties and to get you off the streets and out of our houses. - JZ, 15.12.91 & 18.7.00. - RIGHTS, LAWS & CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Instead of disarming air passengers, why not rather give each of them guns and make sure they can use them? That would not necessarily be a sufficient a protection against high-jackers with explosives but it would be a step in the right direction. - JZ, 6.3.92 & 23.7.00. - AIR LINES, HIGH-JACKING

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Interesting statistic on GUNS: In the Philippines, around 1% of gun-violence-related crimes are committed with licenced guns. Around 99% with unlicenced guns. - Much as I personally detest guns - or, I should say, violence of any kind - those numbers speak for themselves, wouldn't you say? - Mark Tier – Facebook, 10.1.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It appears that the murder rate inside prisons is ten times higher than that outside prisons. It must be due to all those Kalashnikov rifles that are issued to prisoners upon their incarceration." - Jeff Cooper in GUNS & AMMO MAGAZINE, August, 1989. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is because the people are civilized, that they are, with safety, armed.” - Joel Barlow. - ARMED CITIZENS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.” - From film: True Romance. - SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law.” - Malcolm X, March 12, 1964. - SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is in the main governments, which are armed, organized and dangerous to freedom-loving people - everywhere. – JZ, 17.10.11, on Facebook.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is now illegal to have a gun in NSW for personal or property protection. Penalties are $ 5,000 fine or 2 years in gaol.” - From a May 1992 TV advertisement. - In other words: The police will not and cannot protect you and it does not allow you to protect yourself! - JZ, May 1992. – SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is often easier for our children to obtain a gun than it is to find a good school." - Joycelyn Elders - "Maybe that's because guns are sold at a profit, while schools are provided by the government." - David Boaz. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS & PROFIT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is only territorial governments that ought to be deprived of arms and standing armies and also all their other wrongful powers. – John Zube - Facebook, 11.1.13. – They are wrongful when imposed upon involuntary victims by territorial governments. If individual and group secessionism were legalized then only voluntary victims would remain under them. I do not care about them, but at most about their children, not yet individually sovereign and free to secede. – JZ, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is our opinion that an ordinance may not deny the people the constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms, and to that extent the ordinance under consideration is void." - City of Las Vegas v. Moberg, 82 N.M. 626, 485 P.2d 737, at 738 (NM App. 1971):

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It is so much easier to blame the guns than the people and institutions that abuse them. At least in peace time, alcohol, smoking and abortions kill many more people than are killed, rightly or wrongly, by privately owned guns, in defensive actions or in criminal attacks – and yet we legalized these other kinds of killings. Cars do also kill more people than such guns – and yet we do readily licence them to drivers. – JZ, 28.1.08, 22.10.08, 6.12.10.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It isn't guns that murder but gun abusers, as it is not drugs that kill but abusers of drugs. - JZ, 30.8.93 & 12.7.00. - GUN ABUSE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It isn’t ‘gun control’. It’s victim disarmament. Or disarmament of the innocent. Or disarmament of women.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.6. (C. W. credits Dr. Morgan Reynolds and WW. Caruth III with the term: “victim disarmament”.)

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It would not take pistols out of the hands of rogues and fools; it would simply take them out of the hands of honest men.” - Charley Reese, ORLANDO SENTINEL, July 11, 1999.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.” - Unknown

GUN CONTROL LAWS: It's the misfortune of all Countries, that they sometimes lie under a unhappy necessity to defend themselves by Arms against the ambition of their Governors, and to fight for what's their own. If those in government are heedless of reason, the people must patiently submit to Bondage, or stand upon their own Defence; which if they are enabled to do, they shall never be put upon it, but their Swords may grow rusty in their hands; for that Nation is surest to live in Peace, that is most capable of making War; and a Man that hath a Sword by his side, shall have least occasion to make use of it." - John Trenchard and Walter Moyle – As usual, most of the significant causes of war and peace are ignored here, too. – JZ, 15.4.13. - PEACE, WAR, ARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Just received via email: From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia - Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under. - It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. - The first year results are now in: -Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent, Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, *44 percent*)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!) While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. - There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns...' You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information. The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens. - Jennifer Stillings – Facebook, 10.1.13. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Justice Department studies show that armed citizens are much less likely to suffer losses or personal injury from thieves." - WASHINGTON POST, 1/7/92.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Kennesaw in Tennessee cut property crime by 90% by making it compulsory for householders to keep a firearm.” - H. L. Soper, 1992. – As a follow-up it should have been checked how much the crime rates in the surrounding districts, without such a law, went up. For most of the local criminals are motorized. – JZ, 2.1.09, 15.4.13. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT OR VICTIM ARMAMENT FOR CON CONTROL OR CRIME CONTROL?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Know guns, Know peace and safety. No guns, no peace no safety. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.” – Source?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764. VICTIM DISARMAMENT & CRIMINALS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Leaders are afraid of weapons in other hands than those of their own followers and henchmen. – JZ, 12.8.03. – Thus they tend to treat any gun owner as a potential criminal, while, obviously, unable to disarm the criminals with victims, who laugh at and simply ignore anti-gun laws. – JZ, 24.10.07.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Legal gun control leaves criminals armed and their victims disarmed. It amounts to "victim disarmament." - JZ, 1.4.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Let me make a short, opening, blanket comment. There are no good guns. There are no bad guns. Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is not threat to anybody – except bad people. – Charles Heston, on NBC’s Meet the Press, May 18, 1997, quoted by David K Williams Jr. sharing Heels and Handguns's photo. - on Facebook, 11.6.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Let Mr. Madison tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up from the people? Unless a miracle shall interpose, no nation ever did, nor ever can retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse." - Patrick Henry (1736-1799) - GUN LAWS & TAXATION:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Let's face it: Governments do not like armed taxpayers and subjects. At one stage or the other, they might fight back, protecting their rights and liberties. - JZ, 8.7.92 & 18.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Logic dictates, Captain, that if pro-gunners are as violent as anti-gunners say they are, there wouldn't be any anti-gunners left. - Spock comment in picture offered by Dale Ogden shared The Blacksphere's photo. - Facebook, 26.9.12.VIOLENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you.” - Benjamin Franklin, Jan. 5, 1773. - NONVIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, FORCE, WEAPONS, ARMS, MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Men and citizens are armed. Slaves and serfs are disarmed. - JZ, 5.2.92 & 23.7.00. - GUNS, WEAPONS, ARMS & MEN, CITIZENS, SLAVES & SERFS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Minority groups and private citizens would have to be stupid to disarm themselves when the monsters and murderers are armed and the police cannot stop them.” - Unknown. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT, MINORITIES, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: More gun controls means less con controls. - JZ, 4.8.92. (The Berrima police station has been completely closed and that of Moss Vale is closed most of the time. Only 2 other local stations, Bowral and Mittagong, are still open. They call this "police protection". - JZ, 18.7.00.)

GUN CONTROL LAWS: More guns equal less crime.” - From a professional study quoted by Ron Paul. - (More Guns Less Crime”, book title by John Lott.) - One exception here would be wartime conditions, when millions of people are forced to take arms against each other - for their own good, their governments tell them. Ulrich von Beckerath used to declare something like the following to describe the situation: The government says to its military slave: Here is a gun and a uniform. Take them and fight those I declare to be your enemies. I have no other use for you or them! If you refuse, I have you shot!  - And the obedient idiots usually obey, because they see no other way. They do not even realize that their own government is usually their own worst enemy. – Nor do they realize that the soldiers on the other side are in the same position. – So the soldiers and their officers should fraternize and direct their guns against the governments on both sides, declaring only quite rightful aims for their struggle. Foremost among them: To each only the government or non-governmental society of the own free individual choice! - JZ, 30.1.02, 6.12.10, 15.4.13. – More Guns, Less Crime’ is how Lott put it.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.206. - WARS, MASS FRATERNIZATION, WAR & PEACE AIMS, PANARCHISM

GUN CONTROL LAWS: More guns for crime control! - JZ, 4.8.92.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: More guns in the hands of all productive and peaceful people - against all the criminals, especially those in government. - JZ, 15.12.92.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: More Guns Reduce Crime.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.59, heading.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Most gun abuses were and are undertaken by minions of the State upon orders by the State. Against these a freedom-loving citizen ought to be properly armed, trained and organized. - JZ, 18.3.88. - STATE VS. MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Most of the Jews who were exterminated were disarmed, like most of the other victims of the Nazis were. - JZ, 25.9.97 & 15.7.00. - HOLOCAUST

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Most of the victims of violent crimes should have been armed, organized and trained for self-defence. And the law should have been on their side - rather than disarming them or preventing them from acquiring arms and proficiency in their use. - JZ, 6.3.00, 1.2.02, 15.4.13. – GUN CONTROL – BY, INSTEAD OF: OF CRIME VICTIMS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Most violent crimes in the world are committed by armed agents of the State - more or less under military discipline and centralized command. - JZ, 3.12.96, 15.4.13. - MILITARY FORCES & VIOLENT CRIMES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE, TERRITORIALISM

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Myth #6: Guns are not useful for self-defense. Advocates of gun control have been so certain of this that they have paid for several national surveys to prove it. Awkwardly, every study has shown the opposite: handguns are used more often in repelling crimes than in committing them. While handguns are used in about 581,000 crimes yearly, they are used to repel about 645,000 crimes. - - A related argument is that handguns kill six (or even 42) times as many household members as burglars. This comparison is deceptive on several grounds. First, about half of shootings by one spouse or the other are defensive-killings of homicidal husbands by victimized wives. So it misleadingly characterizes many cases in which guns save innocent lives as gun murders. - Also, by focusing on homes the statistic excludes the numerous instances in which shopkeepers kill robbers. When the number of shopkeepers and abused wives who shoot criminals is counted, the figure for defensive killings increases by about 1,000 per cent.” – quoted by:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Never shoot to kill. Always shoot to live.” - KILLING, SELF-DEFENCE, LIFE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Never trust a government that doesn’t trust its own citizens with guns. – Benjamin Franklin, quoted by Andrew Martin-Smith - - Facebook, 8.7.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: New York City & Washington D.C. are the most dangerous places in the country because the rapists, muggers and burglars know that their victims are unarmed, thanks to the city government.” - Hawkiye, 2001. - CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms in his own lands." - Thomas Jefferson – A longer version: No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” - Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, June 1776 - 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C. J. Boyd, Ed., 1950). - Another version adds: "on his own lands and tenements". The word is "freeman" (as in non-slave) and not "free man". (If you can't own guns, you're a slave ...)” - From the Thomas Jefferson Papers (on microfilm at Stanford).” - What about the right of slaves to use guns for their liberation? – JZ, 4.1.08. – The first part of the Jefferson remark was quoted by: Sørengaard Srugis sharing Bastiat Institute's photo. - Facebook, 9.8.12. The photos shows a gun with the inscription: Keep calm and carry one.


GUN CONTROL LAWS: No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion." - James Burgh "Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses" [London, 1774-1775] – But can one effectively reason with anti-gun legislators and their supporters – or can one only opt out from under them, seceding, and realizing and protecting this right with the aid of quite rightful militia forces? - JZ, 5.1.07. – LEGISLATORS, REASON, PREJUDICE, SERFDOM, SLAVERY, MILITIA, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling, and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending, and maintaining that liberty.” - Frederick Douglas. - ARMS, WEAPONS, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: No more armed policemen, secret police or private bodyguards for any politicians or bureaucrats! Let them experience the wrath of their victims! - JZ, 13.8.96. - As a first step in this direction, let the voters decide by referendum whether any official should be so protected and by how many and at whose expense. Most of the taxpayers and voters are, obviously, not protected by armed guards, least of all at the expense of other taxpayers. - JZ, 7.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: No slave shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass, unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company, with arms from one place to another. Arms in possession of a slave contrary to this prohibition shall be forfeited to him who will seize them. – A Bill Concerning Slaves, Virginia Assembly, 1779. – I.e., in the middle of the American Revolution, supposedly for “liberty”. – Modern Americans, at least in this respect, are once again treated like slaves. Largely also via territorialism with e.g. its suppression of secessions, Supported by compulsory taxation and conscription as well as compulsory “education” by the State. – Conscription has been only temporarily suspended for political motives. There are, presently, not enough votes to be gained by it. - JZ, 25.12.08, 15.4.13. - SLAVERY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: No State shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefore." - Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 US 105.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Not everyone with a gun is a bad guy. Not everyone without one is a good guy. A bad guy without a gun can still do a hell of a lot of damage. A good guy without a gun can’t always stop it from happening.” – Quoted in: - Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, 1999, p. 387. - WEAPONS, ARMED MEN

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Of the 2.5 million self-defence cases, more than 200,000 are by women defending themselves against sexual abuse. (3)” - Quoted by Dagny. - WOMEN

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Of the estimated 3 million weapons in NSW only a few thousand were handed in upon the "amnesty" offer.” - H. L. Soper, June 92. - Later, upon a buy-back offer (which led some policemen to become black market gun dealers, recycling the bought up weapons), a few hundred-thousand weapons were returned, if government statistics can be believed, often outdated ones, permitting their owners to purchase better ones. According to some reports, Government even destroyed a lot of older guns of its own, still reliable, and replaced them with modern and unreliable guns, that seize up after a limited number of shots. I for one do not trust any government defence efforts because I am aware of how counter-productive and incomplete and wrongful they have usually been. - JZ, 18.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Officially sanctioned gun killings are likely to far outnumber private ones - culpable and defensive ones combined. - JZ, 6.6.93.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: One law that I would like to see is that every house without a gun or without a householder willing to use it against an intruder - should be clearly sign-boarded as such. And those houses with arms and people willing to use them against intruders should also be clearly indicated as such. - JZ, 28.4.95. - After a while of this being realized the shouts for "victim disarmament" will tend to diminish. - JZ, 7.7.00. – No more armed bodyguards for politicians! – JZ, 15.4.13. - GUN LAWS, PUBLICITY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: One of the most efficient mass murder sprees this century was accomplished not with guns, but with machetes. Madmen in Rwanda murdered almost one million people in under four months.” - Elbert A. Evans, Jr., 18.10.1999 in an open letter: Dear South Dakota Legislator. - MACHETES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offence to keep arms, and by substituting a regular army in the stead of a resort to the militia. The friends of a free government cannot be too watchful, to overcome the dangerous tendency of the public mind to sacrifice, for the sake of mere private convenience, this powerful check upon the designs of ambitious men.” - Joseph Story, Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States. (1840)

GUN CONTROL LAWS: One police gun among thousands of citizens against dozens of illegally armed criminals cannot provide sufficient protection for innocents. - JZ, 3.2.02. – POLICE PROTECTION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Only 25% of criminal gun owners acquire their guns through retail purchase. The rest go through hand-to-hand, private transfers. Banning certain types of guns or limiting the number of guns available to dealers or the number of dealers are all non-selective approaches to reducing the over-all availability of guns. What is now clear is that such approaches will select against law-abiding citizens who might need to use their guns in self-defense rather than criminals who usually don't get their guns through dealers anyway. People who use guns in crime probably use stolen guns. Easily 1M guns are stolen each year, plenty to account for the not more than 800K used in crimes each year.” - Gary Kleck.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Only 37% of all Index crimes are reported to the police, & the police clear only 21% of those. Thus, only 7.7% of all Index crimes result in arrest. About half of all felony arrests are dismissed. This means that only about 3.8% of all crimes are prosecuted. (*) Virtually all of these result in a conviction.” - Samuel Walker, Sense & Non-Sense about Crime & Drugs. - (*) And some call this being "protected" by the government against criminals. - JZ, 29.6.00. – PROTECTION BY GOVERNMENTS? POLICE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them. – Source? - & GOVERNMENTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Only against law-abiding citizens are gun laws effective and their "achievement" is then: "victim disarmament". - JZ, 24.5.99 & 9.7.00. - GUN LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Only tyrants fear their subjects owning firearms. Free men do not share the fear.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.115. – This fear? – JZ.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Opponents of gun rights don't like to talk about declining crime rates, or about the fact that pools and cars each kill more children than guns.” - Michael Kelly - FREEDOM NEWS DAILY, 4.8.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Our most conservative estimates show that by adopting shall-issue laws (concealed carry laws), states reduced murders by 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7% and robbery by 3%. ... While support for strict gun-control laws usually has been strongest in large cities, where crime rates are highest, that's precisely where right-to-carry laws have produced the largest drops in violent crimes.” - "More Guns, Less Violent Crime", Professor John R. Lott, Jr., THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, August 28, 1996. - Regardless of the dangers and efficiency of armed defence, people have the right to use arms to defend themselves when their rights and liberties are threatened. – And armed defence against governmental criminal acts is even more important than defence against private criminal acts. - JZ, 4.1.08.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Outlaw insanity not guns.” - Fireplace slogan of Neil C. Smith. - One might try to outlaw both, in the form of governments, but it would be as vain an attempt. For territorial governments and their threats, costs, wrongs and damages, we ought to develop panarchies. Firearms will have to serve us until we have developed something better to prevent crimes or defend us against criminals. Insanity: If not forced upon anyone, i.e. by systems putting politicians in powerful positions, but sufficiently segregated, among volunteers only, to become at worst only self-destructive, for those, who selected it for themselves, then it becomes bearable or ignorable for those left alone by it. - JZ, 15.7.00, 4.9.13. – To try to outlaw insanity would be as insane as trying to outlaw guns and as useless as trying to outlaw crime, poverty and sickness. – JZ, 14.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Over 400,000 people die every year from obesity. Should we ban spoons? Or will people still find ways to overeat? – -Peter Emborsky shared Spontaneous Order's photo. – Facebook, 23.7.12. Using one’s fingers for eating, instead of cutlery, would then have to be outlawed as well. – JZ, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Over a ten-year period after the 1975 adoption of a mandatory penalty for using a firearm to commit a violent crime, Virginia's homicide rate fell 35.6 percent and robbery declined 23.6 percent. A 1974 Arizona law saw homicide fall 21.8 percent and robbery 32.2 percent. While the West South Central region of the United States saw robbery rise 32.2 percent, respectively, a 1975 Arkansas mandatory penalty statute viewed a 24.7 percent decrease in homicide and a 9.7 percent decrease in robbery. South Carolina recorded an astounding 36.7 percent decrease in homicide and 8.8 percent decrease in robbery after adopting a mandatory penalty. - Clearly, instead of imposing further penalties - in the form of "waiting periods" and additional assaults on the civil rights of law-abiding gun owners and gun purchasers, the proper approach is to implement mandatory punishment for the criminal abuser of firearms.” - – OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS? MANDATORY EXTRA PENALTIES FOR CRIMES WITH FIREARMS? I certainly prefer the latter. – JZ, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Passing laws that affect the law abiding, but not the lawless who are the cause of crime. - … disarming the good in order to disarm the bad; -  From the collection of Peter Cunningham

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Peata Seaton stands for … Your Safety: More police on the beat, stopping and preventing crime. Protecting our families from assaults and burglaries, which have risen in the last four years.” - From a local Liberal campaign leaflet, thus admitting that, in spite of extensive gun controls, including even knife controls, crime has risen rather than declined. - But she still wants to keep the victims disarmed! - JZ, 3/99. - A local Labor leaflet of the same campaign stated: "Robbery up 63%, Assaults up 36%, Knife robberies up 116%, Home Break-ins up 29%.” - Source: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.” - For both parties to take in facts and come to sound conclusions is, apparently, much too difficult. - JZ, 15.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: People firmly believing in individual rights and liberties do not attack other people – but they may kill some in self-defence. – JZ, 6.1.13, 18.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: People in imminent danger can die waiting for a firearms license.” - Dagny. - SELF-DEFENCE, CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, where the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Poland has gun control.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 100. - Also seen in SMH, GOOD WEEKEND, 7.5.88.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Police cannot protect - and are not required to protect - every individual. - Currently, there are about 150,000 police officers on duty at any one time to protect a population of more than 250 million Americans - or almost 1,700 citizens per officer. (11)” - Referenced opinion by Dagny. - POLICE PROTECTION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Politicians favor gun laws because they have become more and more the targets of their wrathful victims. I rather favor more training in target shooting. - JZ, 27.9.91. – Politicians want gun control - because they have themselves become targets of righteous anger by many citizens. - JZ, 19.12.87. - POLITICIANS, TYRANNICIDE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.” - Gun show bumper sticker. - POLITICIANS & VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Power mad governments want citizens to be completely disarmed (apart from those in the government's armed forces). – Freedom- and peace-loving citizens want territorial governments completely disarmed. - JZ, 17.10.98. - GOVERNMENT & DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Project Exile, an initiative which gives mandatory five-year sentences for anyone committing a crime with a firearm, …” THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Proper gun control is the ability to aim only at an appropriate target and to hit it. – JZ, 13.1.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Protection is primarily a self-responsibility. - JZ, 15.5.92 & 23.7.00. – SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit: occidentis telum est." - "A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand." - Seneca the Younger, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, no.87, sect.30. - Paul Zimmerman – Facebook, 13.1.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Rather check our notions on property rights and physical violation, our moral or ethical system, our education, mental health and prescribed sex relationships, i.e., go for the motives of those who abuse guns, rather than trying to control the availability of guns. Deal with causes rather than symptoms. - JZ, 9.5.96, 7.7.00. – CRIME PREVENTION, MORALITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & APPRECIATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Rather than relying on the State for personal protection, the individual must protect himself.” - Michael Bellesiles, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.4.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Rather use guns (than break or burn them), against all aggressors of any kind, e.g. the conscription officials, the tax collectors, the controllers, the regulators, inspectors, the rulers. - Better still, prepare yourself to hire them away from their government jobs into productive ones. But beware of tackling police and military forced head-on - unless you are already properly organized in ideal militias and well on the way of dissolving or transforming the government's armed forces. They do know how to put people down. - JZ, 8/94? & 9.7.00. - ARMS, WEAPONS, MILITIA, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, SECESSIONISM, LIBERATION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Reason, history, and the most recent European oppressions amply testify of the inability of the people to throw off a government, which has gained control of their personal arms. They have been defenselessly driven, slain, and imprisoned within their own lands and homes.” - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, August 76.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Robbery Rate is 58% higher in the (gun)-restrictive states (289.7 per 100,000) than in the less restrictive states (183.1 per 100,000).” - FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1992

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Secrets of the Sentient Did You Know: The National Institute of Justice spent 3 years surveying 1,800 prisoners and reported: "69% of `Handgun Predators' personally knew other criminals who were scared off or shot by armed victims." - Words of the Sentient. - CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Secrets of the Sentient Did You Know: There are more accidental deaths each year from bicycles, skateboards, automobiles, poisoning, drowning, falls, and many other categories individually, than by all firearms combined (rifles, shotguns, handguns, "assault weapons", et cetera.)” - Secrets of the Sentient. - ACCIDENTS WITHOUT GUNS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Seeing that most non-criminal people do not hand in their guns, why should we expect criminals to do so? - Rather double the sentences crimes committed by armed criminals. - JZ, 29.10.95 & 7.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Self-defence is better than police defence. - JZ, 15.5.93.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: should not blame a gun itself for any crime or any acts of violence, any more than we can blame a pen for misspelling a word.” – Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT), CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, 5/16/68.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Since banning handguns in 1976, the homicide rate in the District of Columbia has risen 168% to 71.9 - possibly the highest rate ever for a large American city. The gun-related homicide rate for the district has risen over 250%, while falling nationally and regionally.” - – LAWS ARE OFTEN SELF-DEFEATING

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Since the Canadian firearms control act was brought in, in 1978, the number of assaults with firearms in Toronto has quadrupled.” - - - LAWS ARE OFTEN SELF-DEFEATING

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Since the government is obviously unable to take guns out of the hands of criminals and other madmen, it now attempts to deprive all honest citizens of guns, even those who only keep them as protection against the criminals, whom the government is unable to disarm and check. The result, at best, from the government's point of view and at worst, from the point of view of honest and freedom loving citizens, will be that only the criminals, apart from policemen and soldiers, will remain armed. And all too often policemen and soldiers have been used against citizens as well. - JZ, 24.2.88 & 18.7.00. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Six-shooter: The original point and click interface.” – Source? – When moral and rational words don’t help, a bullet, at least sometimes, does. – JZ, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Sixty million Americans own firearms, and almost none of them ever will fire a shot in anger. The premise behind gun control, then, is that millions of law-abiding Americans should have their rights and liberties circumscribed in order to prevent a minuscule fraction—something like three one-hundredths of 1 percent of them — from abusing those rights. - - Facebook, 4.8.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Small arms save lives.” - John R. Lott, Jr. – The use of large or powerful weapons by territorial governments tends to kill more people than it saves. – JZ, 25.12.08. -


GUN CONTROL LAWS: State adopts wider law on guns - - I read somewhere that there are already 10,000 to 20,000 gun laws. There is certainly no evidence that they have reduced the number of crimes committed with guns. Anyhow, most of those, who are willing to commit crimes, can do so without guns. If most decent people were armed, the criminals, official and private ones, would not as often get away with their crimes. The mentality of criminals ought to be fought. Not their "tools".  – JZ, n.d. & 15.4.13. – Alas, not only criminals are all too short supplied with and appreciative of sound moral principles. A comprehensive declaration of individual rights and liberties, sufficiently agreed-upon even among anarchists and libertarians, if not by all statists, is, alas, still missing, just like the ideal militia forces required for its protection. For both projects still insufficient interest exists, according to my experience. – JZ, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: States with restrictive gun laws have more gun crimes than others.” - H. L. Soper, June 92.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: States with waiting periods do not have lower crime rates. No waiting period has ever been shown to have any effect on crime whatsoever.” - – Reason does only rarely prevail in “public affairs” determined by territorial politicians and bureaucrats, who are supported by popular errors, myths and prejudices, i.e., when one cannot opt out from under wrongful laws and institutions. – JZ, 25.12.08. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, REASON, ARGUMENTS, MERE WORDS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Steven Milloy, author of the book "Junk Science Judo", notes that "the ranks of firearms owners produce about 1,000 accidental deaths each year" or about 0.0000167 accidental deaths per gun owner. - Doctors, on the other hand, "account for 120,000 accidental patient deaths per year" (a figure often quoted in the Journal of the American Medical Association).” – So should we outlaw doctors? And how many accidental death occur annually e.g. in the mining, the building and the shipping industry? So should we outlaw building, mining and shipping? – JZ, 5.1.07. - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Still more anti-gun laws, like other laws, offer only still less official protection while reducing legal self-help protection opportunities. - JZ, 11.7.96. - PROTECTION, LAW, POLICE, CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Stop gun control. When guns are outlawed only cops will have guns.” - Graffiti. - That is wishful thinking among some cops. The more experienced do know that they will still be confronted by armed criminals. Only crime victims will be largely disarmed. - JZ, 13.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws ... It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem." - Mike Royko, CHICAGO TRIBUNE. – Date? – How many years does it take before such truths sink into government heads, if ever? – JZ, 24.12.08. - GUN CONTROL LAWS COMPARED WITH DRUG LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Suicides, murders and crime happened long before firearms were invented.” - P. Barker, Doondiwindi, SUNDAY SUN. - FIREARMS, WEAPONS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Support your honest cops - with your guns! - JZ, 15.5.92 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Suppose the Second Amendment said, 'A well-educated electorate being necessary for self-governance in a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed.' Is there anyone who would suggest that means only registered voters have a right to read?" - Robert A. Levy, Georgetown University professor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. - And only registered writers, publishers and booksellers would have the right to write, publish and sell books? Even the best constitutions and rights drafts become largely useless as long as they are widely misread or misinterpreted at every level. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS & THE SECOND AMENDMENT, LAWS ON VICTIM DISARMAMENT, JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Switzerland is a land where crime is virtually unknown, yet most Swiss males are required by law to keep in their homes what amounts to a portable, personal machine gun.” – Tom Clancy – “One cannot argue people out of positions that they have not reasoned themselves into.” – Source? - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, EVEN DUTY TO BEAR ARMS, GUN LAWS, CRIME & SWITZERLAND

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Switzerland’s government issues every adult a gun, and trains them to use it. Switzerland has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world. - Dale Ogden shared Gun Owners's photo. Facebook, 22,7.12. - Jante Flov Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World - - ibid.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Taking my gun away because I might shoot somebody is like cutting my tongue out just because I might yell ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre.” – Peter Venetoklis.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Tell your Congressman that we need "government control", not "gun control". - Gun Owners of America. – Control over governments by controlling the guns in our hands? – JZ, 25.12.08. - GOVERNMENT CONTROL

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Territorial nations, their armed forces and even monopoly police forces are too dangerous to be armed but productive individuals should be - against official and unofficial looters, bullies and murderers. - JZ, 19.7.92 & 18.7.00. - THE MILITARY & POLICE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: That every genocide of the twentieth century was preceded by gun control. That every totalitarian regime of the twentieth century sought a monopoly on the power of arms. (*) That history reveals there is a natural affinity of (**) government for tyranny, and demonstrates the only hope of successful resistance lies in the natural right of free people to keep and bear arms.” - Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, 1999, p. 509. – (*) Democracies did so, too! – (**) territorial! – JZ, 29.9.07. – GENOCIDE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The claim the guns cause murder can be proven or disproven rather quickly with hard evidence. If possession of firearms does in fact increase the rate of homicide, then countries with the most gun ownership will have the highest murder rates. Let’s see how the data correlates. -Highest Murder Per Capita: 1. Honduras 2. El Salvador 3. Saint Kitts and Nevis 4. Venezuela 5. Belize Highest Gun Ownership Per Capita: 1. United States 2. Serbia 3. Yemen 4. Switzerland 5. Cyprus - Top Five Gun Owning Countries/Murder Rates: United States/34th, Serbia/Below 60th (As far as the list goes down) Yemen/Below 60th Switzerland/Below 60th Cyprus/Below 60th.  - William Epler, quoted by Kevin George Haskell on Facebook, 23.7.12.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner. – Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session (February 1982)

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” – Samuel Adams, quoted by Freedom Man shared Scott Shambaugh's photo. – Facebook, 18.7.13. – Also ascribed to Alexander Hamilton.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Czech government called in all firearms before the Russian tanks rolled in.” - H. L. Soper, 1992.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The danger (where there is any) from armed citizens, is only to the government, not to the society; as long as they have nothing to revenge in the government (which they cannot have while it is in their own hands) there are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms and no possible disadvantage.” - J. Barlow, 1792.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Department of Justice found that in 1989, there were 168,881 crimes of violence, which were not responded to by police within one hour. (10)” - Quoted by Dagny. – Now, of what use are mere facts and their publication against wrongful laws? Each individual ought to be free to repeal any such laws or all of them, as far as all his own affairs are concerned, simply by individual secession! – JZ, 25.12.08, 4.9.13. – Then he should be free to join any of the personal law associations corresponding to his or her own individual free choice or establish a new one. – JZ, 15.4.13, 4.9.13. - PANARCHISM, VIOLENCE, POLICE & SELF-DEFENSE, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The First Amendment grants Freedom of Speech. The second amendment guarantees it! - - Neither of these two USA constitution articles managed to sufficiently guarantee either of these two individual rights and liberties. – Often the constitutions are of as little help as a mere wish or a prayer. - JZ, 15.4.13, 4.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Founders were well aware of Aristotle's dictum that free governments rest on free men armed, while basic to tyranny is "mistrust of the people; hence they deprive them of arms." To James Madison, author of the Second Amendment, "The advantage that the Americans have over every other nation is that they are armed." - – The utilitarian arguments for or against gun ownership and use can go on almost endlessly. They are somewhat cut short when one merely concentrates on the basic rights and liberties that are involved. – JZ, 5.1.08. – And when one makes use of the right to secede and to reorganize together with like-minded volunteers under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 25.12.08, 15.4.13. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.” - Walter Williams - VICTIM DISARMAMENT, RIGHTS, TYRANNY, SECOND AMENDMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The government is the group with the biggest guns.” - KAZ Vorpal. - GOVERNMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.” - Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution. - GUN CONTROL, ARMS & CIVILIZATION, SELF-DEFENCE:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed. When the British forgot that they got a revolution. And, as a result, we Americans got a Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were determined, would keep men free. (*) If we give up part of that Constitution we give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all. I am not ready to take that risk. I believe that the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.” - Ronald Reagan – (*) Initially it did not even liberate slaves, Red Indians and women. – JZ, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The gun laws and the police seem to be better at disarming crime victims than criminals. -  JZ, 23.7.13. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT, SELF-DEFENCE, POLICE, LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The guns in the heads are more dangerous than the guns in the hands. - JZ, 6.4.98. - WRONG IDEAS IN THE HEADS, VIOLENT, IRRATIONAL, INTOLERANT & FUNDAMENTALIST NOTIONS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The intent of the Second Amendment is to arm the people to frighten government and to keep it in check.Ted LangObviously, so far it hasn’t worked or not sufficiently. – JZ, 28.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The issue is not the POSSESSION of guns, it is the MISUSE of guns and the latter can best be cured by the imposition of fixed minimum punishments and the education of the community in the correct use of firearms.” - W. H. Brown, in BULLETIN, n.d.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. – Thomas Sowell, quoted by: Jim Rongstad and Nizam Ahmad posted 10 updates. - Jim Rongstad shared Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 17.8.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The law ... accords to the defendant the right to keep and bear arms and to use same in defense of his own home, his person and property." - State v. Nickerson, 126 Mt. 157, 247 P.2d 188, at 192 (1952).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The law and the police are better at disarming crime victims than criminals. - JZ, 1.8.97.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: the law should target misuse of weapons rather than restrict ownership.” - Newly appointed Attorney General, John Ashcroft, FREEDOM NEWS DAILY, 9.2.01. - CRIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The main ones who cannot really be trusted with guns are criminals and governments. And no one has so far succeeded in disarming them. Only a fully armed citizenry would have a chance to do so. - JZ, 6.4.95. - MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The main task of a rightful kind of gun control would be to keep all weapons especially ABC mass murder devices, out of the hands of politicians, bureaucrats and generals. Only secondarily would I strive to the get them out of the hands of violent criminals with victims but never out of those of decent people, who need them and want them to defend themselves. - JZ, 27.9.91 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The military and their guns need to be controlled, primarily. Also the guns in the hands of policemen and other governmental enforcers. And those in the hands of private criminals with victims. But not the guns in the hands of peaceful, normal, healthy and private citizens, who are not addicted to power or other drugs. On the contrary, they need them against the power addicts, the official and the unofficial criminals, for the defence of their rights and liberties. - JZ, 30.6.96.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.” Adolf Hitler, Edict of March 18, 1938. -  The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.” - („Der größte Unsinn, den man in den besetzen Ostgebieten machen könnte, sei der, den unterworfenen Völkern Waffen zu geben. Die Geschichte lehre, daß alle Herrenvölker untergegangen seien, nachdem sie den von ihnen unterworfenen Voelkern Waffen bewilligt hatten.“) - Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler’s Tischgespraeche im Fuehrerhauptquartier 1941-1942.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The most important reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, if necessary, at last resort to protect themselves from tyranny in government.” - Jefferson.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The obstacles to usurpation and the facilities of resistance increase, unless the citizens understand their rights and are disposed to defend them.” - Alexander Hamilton. – Especially also against the Hamiltonians, who are, primarily, statists and centralists, taxers and protectionists. – JZ, 2.1.09. - SELF-DEFENCE, RESISTANCE, RIGHTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The only thing gun control does is to decrease the likelihood of a victim being able to return fire. Few criminals avail themselves of a licence.” - Allan Kessing, Pekivil Street, Bondi, in letter to SMH 24.8.87.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them ...The government will depend on the assistance of the people in the day of distress.” - Zachariah Johnson. 3 Elliot, Debates at 646.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings. - Therefore, the heads of provinces, official agents, and deputies are ordered to collect all the weapons mentioned above and turn them over to the government.” - Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598), Shogun, August 29, 1558, Japan. - Tensho 16, Seventh Month, 8th Day [August 29, 1588], quoted in "Sources of Japanese Tradition," Ryusaku Tsunoda, ed. (Columbia University Press, 1958), p.329, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03.Another version: The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising.” – “August 29, 1558” – WEAPONS MONOPOLY, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, JAPAN

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The pistols in question are not contraband ... every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, and property ...". - Taylor v. McNeal, 523 S.W.2d 148, at 150 (Mo. App 1975)

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The police can't even protect a president sufficiently. Far less will and can it protect you. - But it can deprive you of your means for effective self-defence! - JZ, 15.5.92 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The police can't stop an intruder, mugger, or stalker from hurting you. They can pursue him only after he has hurt or killed you. Protecting yourself from harm is your responsibility, and you are far less likely to be hurt in a neighborhood of gun-owners than in one of disarmed citizens – even if you don't own a gun yourself. – Harry Browne – PROTECTION, SELF-DEFENCE, POLICE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The police isn't much good at disarming violent criminals, to prevent them from committing further violent crimes with firearms. But it is much better at disarming the victims of criminals and charging them with using weapons in self-defence. - JZ, 15.8.96. – POLICE, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The police seem to be more afraid of armed citizens than of armed criminals. Anyhow, they try to systematically disarm only the former, not the latter. - JZ, 15.5.92 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he live precariously and at discretion. And though for a while, those, who have the sword in their power, abstain from doing him injury, yet by degrees he will be awed.” - James Burgh, 1775.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The power of the sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. What clause in the state or [federal] constitution hath given away that important right ... [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." - Tench Coxe, in "A Pennsylvanian, To The People of the United States", PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE, Feb. 20, 1788. - MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood: The person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty! Are you free?" - "Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty; the first allows us to find out what's happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms." - Andrew Ford (UseNet). – Are all the other important rights and liberties already as thoroughly discussed on the Internet and other electronic media as are the right to own and use rightful weapons in a defensive way? – JZ, 5.1.08. – INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INSUFFICIENTLY DECLARED & DISCUSSED

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The rifle and handgun are "equalizers" - the weapons of a democracy. Tanks and bombers represent dictatorship.” - Edward Abbey, 1927-1989, Vox Clamantis in Deserto - (A Shout in the Wilderness or Crying in the Wilderness.) - AIR RAIDS, MILITARY POWER, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION, HEAVY WEAPONS, DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIP

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guaranty against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible. – Hubert H. Humphrey - in - GUN LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, ARBITRARY GOVERNMENTS, MILITIA:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest possible limits. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." - Henry St. George Tucker, Judge of the Virginia Supreme Court and U.S. District Court of Virginia in, I, Blackstone COMMENTARIES St. George Tucker Ed., 1803, pg.300 (App.).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." - Joseph Story, "Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States before the Adoption of the Constitution" [Boston, 1833]. - Chief Justice Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court  (pp 746-747 (1833)): {V}

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right of the people to keep and bear ... arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country...” - James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, 8 June 1789.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and this without any qualification as to their condition or degree, as is the case in the British government. - This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. ... The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” - St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, (1803) - MILITIAS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." - van Gogt. – Should one not also be free to inherit them or get them as a present? – JZ, 5.1.08.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Right to Keep and Bear arms has been supported in U.S. vs. Miller, and no less than 21 other lower court decisions over the last 150 years in the United States, none of which have ever been successfully challenged in a higher court. THIS IS THE BODY OF LAW ON THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS AND CONSTITUTES JUDICIAL PRECEDENT.” – Source?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The right to own, bear and use arms is only one for the purpose of exercising and protecting individual rights, not ever one for violating rights of peaceful people. - JZ, 26.9.97. - GUN LAWS, WEAPONS PROHIBITIONS, LICENSING OF ARMS, MILITIA, FIRE ARMS, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others. – Source? – Unknown - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - It is still in place but still largely ignored even by ca. 10,000 to 30,000 gun control laws, according to different estimates. Many other rights are still not declared or sufficiently known and appreciated. – JZ, 23.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Second Amendment is the Equal Rights Amendment. – Jannalee Tobias

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms therefore, is a right of the individual citizen to privately possess and carry in a peaceful manner firearms and similar arms. Such an `individual rights' interpretation is in full accord with the history of the right to keep and bear arms, as previously discussed.” - Subcommittee on the Constitution, of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1982.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The second amendment states that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed," period. There is no mention of magazine size, rate of fire, or to what extent these arms may resemble assault rifles. All rifles were assault rifles in those days. Furthermore, if the gun laws that Massachusetts has now, had been in force in 1776, we'd all be Canadians, and you know what kind of weather Canada has.” - P. J. O'Rourke. – JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The Second Amendment was not put into the Constitution by the Founders merely to allow us to intimidate burglars, or hunt rabbits to our hearts' content. This is not to say that hunting game for the family dinner, or defending against personal dangers, were not anticipated uses for firearms, particularly on the frontier. But these things are not the real purpose of the Amendment. "The Founders added the Second Amendment so that when, after a long train of abuses, a government evinces a methodical design upon our natural rights, we will have the means to protect and recover our rights. That is why the right to keep and bear arms was included in the Bill of Rights”, Keyes wrote. "In fact, if we make the judgment that our rights are being systematically violated, we have not merely the right, but the duty, to resist and overthrow the power responsible. That duty requires that we always maintain the material capacity to resist tyranny, if necessary, something that it is very hard to do if the government has all the weapons. A strong case can be made, therefore, that it is a fundamental duty of the free citizen to keep and bear arms. In our time there have been many folks who don't like to be reminded of all this. And they try, in their painful way, to pretend that the word 'people' in the Second Amendment means something there that it doesn't mean in any one of the other nine amendments in the Bill of Rights.” - The above commentary by nationally syndicated radio host Alan Keyes was distributed by WORLD NET DAILY on August 14, 1998. Keyes has been active in politics as a candidate, first for the U.S. Senate and later as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 1996. – DUTY TO RESIST INFRINGEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C. J. Boyd, Ed., 1950). - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Governments are so afraid of being recognized and resisted for being tyrannical that they will not even allow people to defend themselves freely and with useful arms against ordinary criminals, highjackers, pirates and other terrorists. - JZ, 11.2.02. - Note: It has been determined that this quote may be falsely attributed to Jefferson. - But then not every oral remark, even of famous men like him, has been recorded in writing or sufficiently witnessed and remembered. – And many less famous people manage to forget even some of their own remarks, although they may have been good. – At least by now one could relatively easily search collected works electronically, if they have already been digitized. - JZ, 4.1.08.TYRANNY, GOVERNMENTS, PROTECTION, SELF-DEFENCE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside ... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; ... the weak will become the prey to the strong." - Thomas Paine, in Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 (1894), in an article "Thoughts on Defensive War, 1775", published in "THE RIFLEMAN”

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” - Noah Webster

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy ... If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government - and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws." - Edward Abbey

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The time is past to debate the merits of "gun control". The last three decades of historical and legal scholarship show beyond any doubt that the Second Amendment means exactly what we've always said it does, and that weapons in private hands give rise to a safe, crime-free society. The only fit subject now is how much of the next three decades Diane Feinstein, Charles Schumer, and their ilk will spend in prison, having maimed our rights and endangered the lives and future of our children.” - L. Neil Smith. - Let's control the gun controllers and criminals with guns rather than the non-criminal gun owners. "Victim disarmament" is not the solution. - JZ, 29.10.02. – Individual and group secessionism, combined with panarchism, would have settled this questions, too, much sooner, at least for the secessionists, under their own personal laws and in their own protective associations. – JZ, 3.1.09.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The total Violent Crime Rate is 26% higher in the states which restrict guns (798.3 per 100,000 pop.) than the less restrictive states (631.6 per 100,000).” - FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1992.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The usual road to slavery is that first they take away your guns, then they take away your property, then last of all they tell you to shut up and say you are enjoying it. – James A. Donald - SLAVERY, PROPERTY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose." - James Earl Jones:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: The worst psychopathic killers are in the highest offices and not only armed with automatic guns but with mass extermination devices - which they do not want to part with. - JZ, 3.1.93. - Gun controllers do not seem to care about that. At least some of the people, who favor rightful arms for honest, peaceful and productive people, do. - JZ, 3.1.93 & 13.7.00

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There already are 20,000 federal gun laws and regulations on the books. If those laws haven't made America safe by now, why should we think 20,001 laws will suffice?” - Harry Browne, Libertarian.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There are approximately 247,000 legally owned fully automatic weapons (Assault rifles, machine guns, sub machine guns) in the USA, according to the BATF, in the years since 1934, NONE of these weapons has been used by their legal owner in a criminal offence.” - “There are approximately 5,000 legally owned fully automatic weapons (Assault rifles, machine guns, submachine guns) in Canada, yet since 1934 NONE of these weapons has been used by their legal owner in a criminal offence.” -

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There are fewer armed robberies in Arizona than in other states for one basic reason, I believe: Here violent criminals meet violent victims.” - Buzz Dixon, in DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, No.4, page 23. – Not “violent victims” but people prepared to defend themselves with guns against attackers. – JZ, 5.9.13. - CRIME, FORCEFUL DEFENCE, SELF-DEFENCE WITH GUNS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There are no good guns. There are no bad guns. Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a good person is no threat to anybody, except bad people.” - Charles Heston. - Maybe that is the reason why many policemen do not seriously try to disarm criminals but favor victim disarmament? Maybe they really fear and have to reasons to fear good people with guns? - JZ, 1.2.02, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There are now over 22,000 gun laws in the US, yet violent crime is increasing, not decreasing.” - Words of the Sentient. - Judging merely by the number of anti-gun laws, gun control is obviously out of control. - JZ, 30.6.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There is no evidence in the Bible that, when Cain killed Abel with a rock, God even considered banning rocks." - Massad Ayoob - JOKES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: There is nothing wrong with shooting, as long as the right people get shot.” – From film “Magnum Force” with Clint Eastwood.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: These loved ones would trap him into his former life, persuade him to become a peasant farmer, to lay down his arms against his fellow me and leave him helpless to their laws.” – Mario Puzo, The Sicilian, p.106. – The hero, turned bandit, when caught in a bit of cheese smuggling by a gendarme, shot the gendarme, escaped and is on the run. Turning guns against one’s fellow men, with criminal intentions, e.g. to rob them, is one thing. Upholding one’s right to trade freely, against anyone who would prevent and punish such trading, is another thing. Gun control, as, probably, Robert Heinlein has said, means to aim at a tax collector and hit him rather than miss him. – JZ, 25.9.07. - FREE TRADE, PROTECTIONIST LAWS, & SELF-DEFENCE, RIGHT TO RESIST, SMUGGLING

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They [gun laws] disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicide, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” - Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They [gun laws] ought to be designated as laws not preventive but fearful of crimes, produced by the tumultuous impression of a few isolated facts, and not by thoughtful consideration of the inconveniences and advantages of a universal decree.” - Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They are designed to kill as many people as possible.' Assault weapons? No, hands and feet. In 1992, the latest year for which detailed figures are available, semi-automatic, large-capacity rifles killed 20 people in New York state. That's 0.8 percent of the state's 2394 murders. But hands and feet -- beating and stomping - accounted for 117 murders." - REASON MAGAZINE, May 1994, prior to the passage of the original Clinton-Feinstein-Schumer gun ban. - LAWS, DEADLY WEAPONS, UNARMED COMBAT, MURDERS WITHOUT WEAPONS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They can have my gun whey they pry it from my COLD, DEAD FINGERS!” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 105. – “They can have my guns when they pry them out of my cold hands.” - John Wayne.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here? – Paul Harvey 8/31/94.  – Q., CUBA, HEALTH CARE

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They know the criminals won't hand in their guns or apply for a licence. What is the hurry to disarm the honest people?” - A. R. (Tony) Pitt, 26.12.96, in ACTION, No. 11, received 28.1.97. – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They must believe in the existence of a substantial number of persons who are willing and able to break serious laws such as those prohibiting murder, assault, and robbery, yet who are not willing or able to break gun control laws." - Dr. Gary Kleck, "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America." – CRIMINALS WITH GUNS ARE NOT DISARMED BY GUN CONTROL LAWS, ONLY THEIR VICTIMS ARE.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They want to take your "Saturday Night Special" but want to keep their ABC mass murder devices. - JZ, 3.12.96. – The former are mostly only used defensively and very discriminately, the latter can only be used wrongly, i.e. aggressively and indiscriminately and thus quite wrongly. – JZ, 5.9.13. GOVERNMENTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun. - Roy Rogers - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: This country was founded by religious nuts with guns.” – P. J. O’Rourke - FOUNDING FATHERS, USA, AMERICA, ASYLUM FOR LIBERTY LOVERS, JOKE, RELIGION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: This is a denial of the fundamental right of the citizen to possess the means to defend his life, liberty and property.” - Jim Fryor, Glastonbury, via Gympie, Queensland, 1978.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: This tendency to blame guns for crime is, as Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R. - Utah) has described it, as ridiculous as blaming pencils for misspelled words.” - Robert W. Lee, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 10/76, III/1.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!” – Adolph Hitler [1935] on the Weapons Act of Nazi Germany. - GUN CONTROL UNDER THE HITLER REGIME

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Thomas Jefferson, for example, copied into his book of favorite quotes an observation by Cesare Beccaria, the founder of the science of criminology: 'Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man’." – VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Those who beat their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Other versions, no source given: “Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who still have swords." –“Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't." – “Those who beat their swords into plough shares shall plough for those who don't.” – I guess that during the Stone Age their tribal wars were largely carried out by stone-throwing. Should they have outlawed that activity - or all stones? – JZ, 5.1.08. - PEACE THROUGH COMPLETE DISARMAMENT?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Those who passed them and who enforced them should be charged as accessories to all armed crimes committed with unlawful guns, against unarmed victims, disarmed by the government or not allowed to acquire and keep arms for their defence. - A class- and indemnification action against them might deprive them of their houses, cars and other assets and make them less likely to continue their victim disarmament campaigns. - JZ, 8.3.97 & 15.7.00, 5.9.13. – CLASS ACTION AGAINST THOSE PASSING & UPHOLDING VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Those worried about automatic firearms in the hands of decent citizens seem to be quite unworried about masses of anti-people ABC mass murder devices in the hands of all too many power-mad territorial governments and about excessive military armaments at the disposal of despotic regimes and abused against their victims. - JZ, 1.1.93 & 13.7.00, 15.4.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: to disarm the people - that was the best and most effective (*) way to enslave them." - George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380. – (*) effectual – in another version: in – JZ. - If a comprehensive encyclopedia - of the best refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices that are obstacles to progress – did already exist and were widely and cheaply enough published, then efforts like gun control laws could mostly be effectively stopped already in their beginnings. – JZ, 25.12.08. - SLAVERY, SERFDOM, LIBERTY, ENSLAVEMENT, SUBJUGATION

GUN CONTROL LAWS: To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee, 1788, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, printed in "Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican", at 21,22,124 (Univ. of Alabama Press, 1975, Walter Bennett, ed.)." 

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Try to halt violence by restricting gun ownership and you won't halt violence. But you will create entire classes of new criminals – people who make paperwork errors, violate technical specification of the law, or rebel against the new restrictions. And you'll create new bureaus, new enforcement arms, new prisons to punish them. You'll make hordes of lawyers and bureaucrats very happy. Organized criminals will be grateful to the naive moral crusaders ("useful idiots") as they profit by selling an illegal product. And ordinary street criminals will bless fools, legislators, and "leaders" for making their job so much safer.JPFO's "Bill of Rights Sentinel", Fall 2001. – VIOLENCE, CRIME, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

GUN CONTROL LAWS: U.S. Department of Justice victim studies show that overall, when rape is attempted, the completion rate is 36%. But when a woman defends herself with a gun, the completion rate drops to 3%. Overall victimization studies show that for all violent crimes, including assault, rape, and robbery, the safest course for the victim is to resist with a firearm. The second safest course is passive compliance with the attacker, but this tactic approximately doubles the probability of death or injury for the victim. All other tactics (mace, whistles, hand-to-hand combat, screams, and so forth) have even worse outcomes.” -

GUN CONTROL LAWS: U.S. law enforcement statistics show that firearms were used by private citizens in self-defence (to deter, prevent or stop a crime) approximately 1,000,000 times in 1989. This resulted in 1500 to 2800 justifiable killings (0.15% to 0.28%) and 8700 to 16600 non-fatal legally permissible woundings (0.87 % to 1.66%). The remaining 98% involved neither killings nor woundings but rather warning shots fired or guns pointed or referred to.” - Professor Gary Kleck, "Crime Control through the Private Use of Armed Force", Feb., 88, SOCIAL PROBLEMS. – Unless the diverse figures for each kind of crime apply to several years, not only, they do not make sense to me. For each year there should have been only one figure, unless the figures give the averages for each month of the year. – JZ, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Unable or unwilling to disarm criminals and mentally defectives including the power-mad rulers and their guards, policemen and standing army, gun laws try to disarm their victims and other innocents, not yet victimized. Why? - JZ, 8.3.97. - Neither governments nor policemen nor professional soldiers like competition. It annoys them that armed crime victims killed off more aggressive criminals than policemen did. And some of them have reasons to fear for their own lives when their victims are able to fight back. - JZ, 15.7.00, 5.9.13. – CRIME, POWER-MAD RULERS, BODYGUARDS, POLICE, STANDING ARMY

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Under gun controls only the private and the official criminals will have guns. - JZ, 2.7.96, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Usually, in most violent crimes, the criminal is armed and the victim disarmed. This is another result of the policy of victim disarmament by heavily armed governments and monopoly police forces, who are, obviously, unable to cope sufficiently with armed criminals and to provide protection for their victims - but largely able to disarm the victims of armed criminals. Governments and policemen are more concerned with upholding their weapons monopoly than with trying to protect the rights of innocents. And they want to keep all their own victims disarmed. - JZ, 16.7.01, 29.1.02. – CRIME, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, POLICE STATES, AUTHORITARIAN TO TOTALITARIAN REGIMES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Violent crime rates are highest overall in states with laws severely limiting or prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms for self-defense.” - FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1992

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Washington, DC has the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, and yet it has one of the highest murder rates in the nation. -  Objection: Critics claim criminals merely get their guns in Virginia where the laws are more relaxed. This, they argue, is why the DC gun ban is not working. - Answer: Perhaps criminals do get their guns in Virginia, but this overlooks one point: If the availability of guns in Virginia is the root of DC's problems, why does Virginia not have the same murder and crime rate as the District? Virginia is awash with guns and yet the murder rate is much, much lower. This holds true even for Virginia's urban areas. The murder rates are: City / 1995 /Murder rate: Washington, DC, 65.0 per 100,000 - 27. Arlington, VA, 5.9 per 100,000 - 28. (Arlington is just across the river from DC) Total VA metropolitan area 8.2 per 100,000 - 29.” - Dagny.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: We call it 'victim disarmament'. - ISIL, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, INTERNATIONAL REPORT, March 1994.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: We don't enforce unconstitutional laws; we REPEAL them. – Source? Who does? – JZ,

GUN CONTROL LAWS: We may be thankful that frightened civil authorities ... have not managed to eradicate from the country the tradition of the possession and use of firearms, that profound and almost instinctive tradition of Americans." - "Luckily for us, our tradition of bearing arms has not gone from the country, the tradition is so deep and so dear to us that it is one of the most treasured parts of the Bill of Rights - the right of all Americans to bear arms, with the implication that they will know how to use them." - Nobel laureate John Steinbeck

GUN CONTROL LAWS: we need our arms because we want the government to be afraid of us. And if they forget to be afraid of what three hundred million weapons in the hands of seventy million patriots can do to police who won’t protect and judges who won’t punish and lawmakers who make rules for everyone but themselves and soldiers who obey unconstitutional orders, then we are morally bound to remind them. – “The tree of liberty – must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” - Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, 1999, p. 509/10. – I believe that the figures should rather have been: 70 million weapons in the hands of 70 million patriots in a population of 300 million. – JZ, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: We should all be armed. … We will be very soon, … And I hope you're prepared to kill anyone who tries to stop us.” - Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, p.184.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: We think it clear that our constitution provides our citizenry the right to bear arms for their self-defense." - Schuber v. DeBard, 398 N.S. 2d 1339, at 1341 (Ind. App 1980) (motion to transfer denied 8-28-1980).

GUN CONTROL LAWS: We'll disarm after the criminals disarm.” - Conservative position in Mike Timko's Quotations, I/37. - The right kind of people should remain under the right kinds of arms and in the right kinds of military organization and training - even after all territorial government criminals have disappeared for the time being. – Despotic regimes might arise again. - JZ, 12.7.00, 5.9.13. - MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: What do you mean 'wait fifteen days'? This is America!” - California citizen attempting to purchase a firearm for self-defense during rioting in Los Angeles, week of 30 April 1992.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: What is the total turnover in illegal gun-running compared with the total turnover of legal arms trading between governments? And do the unofficially traded guns, in the hands of criminals or freedom fighters, kill as many people as do the officially traded guns? - JZ, 25.2.96, 7.7.00. – Q., GUN RUNNING, ARMS SMUGGLING COMPARED WITH GOVERNMENTAL TRADE IN ARMS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand? – Unknown - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand? . . . The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others. – Source? - SECOND AMENDMENT, USA CONSTITUTION, MILITIA

GUN CONTROL LAWS: What protection? – This was, I believe, Robert LeFevre’s question to those, whose, who spoke of police protection, when advocating victim disarmament. I find still worth reading the following debate: Must We Depend Upon Political Protection? Yes … Edmund A. Opitz, No … Robert Le Fevre, Pine Tree Press, The Freedom School, Colorado Springs, Winter, 1962, 66p. – On page 62 Le Fevre stated: We can begin by realizing that government is not a protector in fact, but only an agent of retaliation. (*) If we realize that we are NOT protected by government, then we can be gin to provide our own protection in our own way. – On pages 65 & 66 he stated: The figures show an incidence of 3.7 percent positively malignant persons, whereas 96.3 percent are constructive in intent and purpose. … But is it rational to burden the 96.3 percent with an aggressive government which does not protect, but which becomes the chief source of predation? - (*) If and when it catches the culprits and achieves their conviction, which is certainly not always the case and for some crimes only rarely. – Alas, he did not explore and describe the militia options and those of personal law societies and communities of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly. - JZ, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When aggressors possess guns, this has many effects on the outcome of violent incidents, some tending to make harmful outcomes more likely, some making them less likely. Gun possession probably facilitates some attacks by less powerful aggressors against more powerful victims, and may elicit aggression in at least some circumstances, whereas gun use probably increases the probability of death if a wound is inflicted. ON THE OTHER HAND, POSSESSION OF GUNS HAS THE OVERALL EFFECT OF REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF ATTACK, PROBABLY BECAUSE IT OFTEN MAKES THE ATTACK UNNECESSARY (*), AND OF REDUCING THE PROBABILITY OF AN INJURY BEING INFLICTED, PERHAPS DUE TO THE DIFFICULTY OF AIMING GUNS ACCURATELY. (**) The aggregate level analysis of violent crime rates indicated that the net impact of all the various individual effects of gun possession, among prospective victims and aggressors combined, was not significantly different from zero. " CONSEQUENTLY, THE ASSUMPTION THAT GENERAL GUN AVAILABILITY POSITIVELY AFFECTS THE FREQUENCY OR AVERAGE SERIOUSNESS OF VIOLENT CRIMES IS NOT SUPPORTED. THE POLICY IMPLICATION IS THAT THERE APPEARS TO BE NOTHING TO BE GAINED FROM REDUCING THE GENERAL GUN OWNERSHIP LEVEL. ..." - Dr. Gary Kleck, "Point Blank" (1991) p.202-3. – (*) Attacks are always unnecessary! – (*) Rather, because of the deterrent effect involved. It is not difficult to aim a gun accurately enough. – JZ. 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When any court violates the clean and unambiguous language of the Constitution, a fraud is perpetrated and no one is bound to obey it." - State vs. Sutton, 63 Minn. 147, 65 NW 262, 30 L.R.A. 630 Am. St. 459. (See 16 Ma. Jur. 2d 177, 178)

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When firearms go, all goes - we need them every hour.” - George Washington.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: when governments no longer trust us with guns, those governments are no longer to be trusted.” - AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/89. - GOVERNMENTS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When guns are outlawed, only outlaws and governments will have guns.” - Stormy Mon, Imagine Freedom, No.10.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When only politicians control guns then we have put guns into the hands of the most dangerous criminals and madmen only. - JZ, 30.4.96. - Just look at the statistics on the number of their victims in wars, civil wars and by general repression. - JZ, 7.7.00. - POLITICIANS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When only the police have guns, it’s called a police state.” – Anonymous. - As if such States did not have, in most cases, also large standing armies. – JZ, 25.12.08. - Even in a police state the criminals will, usually, be armed, although only illegally. - In a police state the official policemen and their rulers are even the main criminals. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - POLICE & POLICE STATES

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When only the police have guns, the police state is just around the corner.” - Don Feder, L.P. NEWS, Jan. 1990, reprinted in ON PRINCIPLE.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When the government can't protect us and does fear us as armed dissidents, then it tries to disarm us, under the pretence of wanting to reduce crime, so that we can no longer effectively resist the most powerful criminals of all, the official and legal ones, who, in spite of their large number are so powerless that they cannot even cope with the minor criminals. They are powerful only towards unarmed, unorganized and untrained crime victims, involuntary taxpayers and involuntary subjects. - JZ, 23.5.01, 29.1.02, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs.  When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent.  When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I don't own a gun. Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet. – Lyle Myhr - GUN LAWS, TYRANNY & TOTALITARIANISM:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When women are disarmed, a rapist will never hear "Stop or I'll shoot!" – Source?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.” – Source?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction. – St. George Tucker in - GUN LAWS & STANDING ARMIES VS. LIBERTY:

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Who is responsible for your safety? - Many people feel that the purpose of the police is to protect them. This is true, however the police forces of this country are unable to protect you directly, and are not responsible for doing so, in any event. - The purpose of the police force is to provide indirect deterrence to crime, through patrolling the streets, and by apprehending the criminal after the criminal act has occurred. - It would be impossible for the police to protect you, the individual, at all times. There are approximately 550,000 peace officers in this country. They work three shifts a day, so their number must be divided by three in order to determine how many are available to patrol the streets. (*) This number must be halved again to account for the percentage of the force dedicated to support roles (paperwork, booking, lab work, training, etc.) This leaves less than 100,000 officers to patrol the streets at any given time. These officers are facing 10,000,000 criminals, that is to say, they are outnumbered 100 to 1 ... [figures from Prof. John Bowman, U. of Illinois] (**) Recognizing the logistical impossibility of providing around-the-clock, full coverage, our legal system has consistently held that the police have no legal duty to you, the individual. – (***) In California, the California Government Code (sections 821,845,846) reads: "A public employee is not liable for an injury caused by his ... failure to enforce any enactment [law]. ... Neither a public entity not a public employee is liable for failure to ... provide police protection ... or to provide sufficient police protection ... [or] for injury caused by the failure to make an arrest or the failure to attain (retain? - JZ) an arrested person in custody." - In Illinois, the Illinois Rev. Statutes (4-102) state the matter more clearly: "Neither a public entity or a public employee [may be sued] for failure to provide adequate police protection or service, failure to prevent the commission of crimes, and failure to apprehend criminals." - In the case of "Riss vs. City of New York (1961)", the Supreme Court held that even though Ms Riss had asked the police for help six times previously, warning them of threats made against her by a rejected suitor, the police could not be held liable for their failure to prevent him from throwing acid in her face, disfiguring her for life. - In the case of "Warren vs. District of Columbia (1981)", two women were upstairs in their house, and heard their other roommate being attacked downstairs by rapists. They called the police, and, when 1/2 hour later the noise downstairs had stopped for some time (because their roommate had been beaten into unconsciousness), went downstairs to meet the police. - In the words of the Court, "for the next fourteen hours, the women were held captive, raped, robbed, beaten, forced to commit sexual acts upon one another, and made to submit to the sexual demands" of their attackers. Their calls were mishandled by the dispatcher. The police never came to their aid ... - The Court held that the "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen" absolved the police and the city government from any liability in the case. - So think about this, as you are debating whether people should be able to keep weapons for self-defense or not - if you truly believe the police will protect you when you need it, you are potentially fatally mistaken. - In the final analysis, you MUST be responsible for the safety of your family and yourself - no one else is.” - - (*) It is further reduced because policemen, too, work as a rule only 5 days a week. - (**) - I just read in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 19.12.07, that until recently there were 44 000 private security guards in NSW, Australia alone. Recent severe licensing requirements reduced them by 12 000. Penalties for doing such work without a licence come to $ 55 000 or two years in jail! – Australia has also tough anti gun laws, due to the modern liberal federal government, which ruled it until recently. – Not that I would expect the ALP to be better in this respect, either. – (***) They cannot even protect the presidents or prime ministers sufficiently, far less every ordinary citizen. – Protection by governments – shines by its absence! - JZ, 5.1.08, 5.9.13. - SELF-DEFENCE, POLICE PROTECTION? POLICE RESPONSIBILITY?

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Who's more confused, those who think weapons are sexual organs or those who want to take everyone's sexual organs away?” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.99.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Whoever takes a man's self-defence gun may, thereby, indirectly, also help other criminals to take his victims other property or even his life. All members of the anti-gun lobby are accessories to all the violent crimes committed by criminals against the victims of all crimes, who were disarmed by this pressure group. A class action should be started against them by all the victims of crimes, who were rendered helpless by them. - JZ, 13.2.88, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Why not outlaw e.g. hands, too, since some people have been, e.g. throttled by them? Also ropes and plastic bags, while you are at it, for the same reason, and also all open waters, where people could drown or be drowned? - JZ, 6.11.96. - And since some people have been kicked to death, let's amputate all feet, too, seeing that they are potentially dangerous weapons! - JZ, 9.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Why not rather double or quadruple penalties for all crimes in which guns or other weapons have been used and completely decriminalize self-defence using any weapon that is effective for this purpose? - JZ, 27.9.91 & 23.7.00.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Why should cops be the only ones allowed to go around armed for self-protection? - JZ, 15.5.92.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Why should we trust the government with automatic weapons?” - Or any government that is keeping ABC mass murder devices ready for use? – JZ, 25.12.08. - GOVERNMENTS, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: With all decent citizens disarmed, the official and unofficial baddies would have it all their own way. - JZ, 14.10.96.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty; the first allows us to find out what's happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms.” - Andrew Ford.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun, than with a kind word alone.” - Al Capone. – Kind words do have their limits but then so do guns, not to speak of mass extermination devices. – JZ, 23.1.08. - WORDS & KINDNESS

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.” - Source unknown.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.” - Rush Limbaugh, 17 Aug 1993. – As if the first Amendment or even all governmental bills of rights, did already include all genuine individual rights and liberties, that ought to be known and effectively defended, much better than any territorial government possibly can. – JZ, 25.12.08.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.”- Source? – Willing and able, with suitable skills and arms. – JZ, 25.12.08.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You take away my ability to protect my family, my wife’s right to protect herself when she has to work late and walk to her car alone – you take away my boy’s chance to protect himself from homosexual kidnappers and drug addict muggers – you make us defenseless in our own homes, and you’d better believe that’s an attack. That’s an attack on the family, that’s an attack on the Constitution, and that damned well makes it an attack on me.” - Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, 1999, p. 466. – Needed is at least a class action against these accessories to all violent crimes, they know about, daily, through the mass media, or even an armed rebellion against their wrongfully legalized rule. – JZ, 5.9.13.

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You victim disarmament types are sick, sick people, … who’d rather see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose than see her with a gun in her hand.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 203, ascribing this wording to T. D. Melrose

GUN CONTROL LAWS: You would rather have a gun and never need it than need a gun and not have it.” - Quoted by Mr. Middleton.

GYPSIES: If a million gypsies in the USA can get away with largely dishonest actions and living under their own laws, why shouldn’t quite honest people be able to do so? – J.Z., 29.2.09, in comment to Peter Maas, King of the Gypsies, Viking Press, N.Y., 1974. – Actually, on p. 28 he estimates their number to between 250,000 and one million. – Page 54: “By the end of World War II somewhere between a quarter and a half million gypsies had perished in the gas chambers and other forms of genocide the Hitlerian age had devised.” - VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES, EXTERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, PRECEDENTS.



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