John Zube


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

Index - L3




LIBERTY: He who opposes the public liberty overthrows his own.” – William Lloyd Garrison: William Lloyd Garrison: The Story of his Life, p. 200. - Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Not if one understands under public liberties or national liberty the territorial monopolization of decision-making in certain spheres, e.g. on war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties, international trade, exchange media and value standards, imposed upon a whole population or in any other spheres that ought to be subject to individual rights and liberties, in accordance with quite free individual choices. Exterritorial autonomy, individual sovereignty, individual and group secessionism vs. territorialism! - JZ, 4.2.09, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: He who, through fear of poverty, forfeits liberty, which is better than mines of wealth, will … be a slave forever.” - (Sic qui pauperiem veritus potiore metallis libertate caret, … serviette aeternum.) – Cicero, Epistles, Bk. I, epis 10, 1, 39. - POVERTY, SECURITY

LIBERTY: Herzen retained his incorruptible sense of reality. He realized that general and abstract terms like ‘liberty’ or ‘equality’, unless they were translated into specific terms applicable to actual situations, were likely, at best, merely to stir up poetical imagination and inspire men with generous sentiments, at worst to justify stupidities or crimes. He saw - and his day it was a discovery of genius - that there was something absurd, in the very asking of such general questions as 'What is the meaning of life?’ or “What accounts for the fact that things in general happen as they do?’ or “What is the goal or the pattern or the direction of history? He realized that such questions made sense only if they were made specific, and that the answers depended on the specific ends of specific human beings in specific situations. To ask always for ‘ultimate‘ purposes was not to know what a purpose is; to ask for the ultimate goal of the singer in singing was to be interested in something other than songs or music. …” - Isaiah Berlin, RUSSIAN THINKERS, pp.111/112 on Herzen, Bakunin et al. – Compare the Pilatus question: “What is the truth? – And the answer of Kant to it, stating, essentially, that “the” truth does not exist at all but merely the agreement of particular statements with particular facts.” – The truth, as embracing e.g. all sounds, colors, shapes, movements, varieties etc. makes no sense at all. – JZ, 28.11.07. – It should rather be replaced by terms like “reality” or “nature.” – JZ, 3.2.09. - REALITY, TRUTH, FACTS, DETAILS, ABSTRACTIONS, GENERALITIES, TRUTH,

LIBERTY: How can we have liberty, justice and peace when the belief in them is largely destroyed and this even among those involved with them professionally or as a hobby? – JZ, 28.11.82. – For instance: Too many people are prepared to qualify liberty or to make exceptions with regard to it, and be it only during war-time or other emergencies. – JZ, 23.11.07. – Liberties and rights are most important during wars, crises and other emergencies, more helpful than any territorial government could possibly be. How much more evidence for this do we need? – JZ, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: How do most people manage to be only 10% to 90 % in favor of liberty and, otherwise, against it? – JZ, 27.9.87. - STATISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIM, Q.

LIBERTY: Human liberty requires liberty of tastes and pursuits; of framing the plan of our life to suit our own character; of doing as we like, subject to such consequences as may follow; without impediment from our fellow creatures, so long as what we do does not harm them, even though they should think our conduct foolish, perverse or wrong.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. – A second barber’s competition in a small town does harm the first and so far only barber, by reducing his earnings - but it does not do him any wrong. – JZ 12.11.82, 13.10.13. - HARM, WRONG, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, COMPETITION, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERTY: I am a fanatic lover of liberty, considering it as the unique condition under which intelligence, dignity and human happiness can develop and grow; not the purely formal liberty conceded, measured out and regulated by the State, an eternal lie which in reality represents nothing more than the privilege of some founded on the slavery of the rest; …” - Bakunin, writing on the Paris Commune, quoted by Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism. … also in: Noam Chomsky, For Reasons of State, p. 155/56. – Which economic liberties did both of them favor and which ones did they rather oppose? – JZ, 23.11.07. - “I am a fanatic lover of liberty.” – Michael Bakunin, quoted in Berman, Anarchist Quotations, 4. – Alas, Berman was not a fanatic lover of economic liberties and not of religious liberty, either. – With some people fanaticism goes only so far and not further. - JZ, 30.11.07. – What they ought to fanatically defend they rather fight and what they should not uphold, least of all fanatically, they do. – JZ, 18.1.08.FANATICISM

LIBERTY: I am a panarchist, anarchist, individualist, voluntarist, free marketeer, free trader and propertarian – not necessarily in that order. And in my view they are all mutually supportative. – JZ, 1988, 2.12.10.

LIBERTY: I believe in liberty, always and everywhere.” – Robert Green Ingersoll, 1833-1899. – Quoted in Sprading, p.272.

LIBERTY: I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone. - H. L. Mencken – I believe in only one thing and that thing is human liberty. – H. L. Mencken in   – With this remark he showed that he was certainly not a consistent territorialist. – JZ, 5.4.12. -While liberty may quite rightfully be defended by defensive force, it may not be imposed by force. Even with regard to it the panarchistic choice should remain for individuals, minorities and majorities. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - No political, economic or social ideal should be forced by anyone upon anyone. – To each his own! – JZ, 3.1.08. – Rather, because I believe in it, 100%, as far as my own affairs and choices are concerned, I do not with to impose it upon anyone else. With the above remark Mencken may have come as close to panarchism as he ever did. – JZ, 25.12.10. – FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, TOLERANCE FOR THE TOLERANT, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, STATISM FOR ALL KINDS OF STATISTS, ANY DEGREE OF LIBERTY FOR LIBERTY LOVERS, PERSONAL LAW

LIBERTY: I believe that it is desirable and necessary to free men and nations from tutelage and dependence, and then to assist them. But I do not believe that we have the right to coerce them into happiness as we conceive it.” - WILLY BRANDT, The Ordeal of Co-existence. – There is a great difference between coercing other nations and communities and giving individuals and minorities the chance for individual and group secessionism, starting e.g. by recognizing all kinds of governments in exile that do not make any territorial claims for their voluntary present and future members. – JZ, 5.4.89. - If it were genuine peaceful and tolerant coexistence, which is possible only on the basis of personal law systems, individually chosen and coexisting under exterritorial autonomy, then it would not be an “ordeal”. – But W. B., to my knowledge, and like all other territorial politicians, never considered that tradition and future possibility. – If territorial governments cannot even see and realized this simple alternative to them, then what are territorial governments good for, except to establish and maintain authoritarian regimes, even totalitarian ones, and to make aggressive wars and “defensive” wars with warfare methods in which multitudes of innocent people are killed? - JZ, 28.12.07. – Not to forget their monetary and financial despotism, by which they cause and prolong economic crises! – JZ, 4.2.09. – With his Social-Democratic and tax-based Welfare Statism W. B. did exactly what he condemns in the above remark. – JZ, 25.12.10. - PANARCHISTIC GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE UNDER PERSONAL LAWS

LIBERTY: I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air - that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave." - H. L. Mencken, "Why Liberty?" THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, January 30, 1927 and reprinted In Mayo DuBasky, The Gist Of Mencken, Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1990, p.381. – - Is liberty to be found “in the field of territorial government”? – Is one really bound to become a slave if one does, e.g., temporarily yield freedom of speech to someone else or can it merely be politeness and good manners or good tactics? – Our language lends itself to so many unfounded exaggerations. - JZ, 18.1.08. – All, tyranny, slavery and freedom come in various degrees. When I am polite or helpful to others then I give up a very small degree of my liberty but am hardly on the road to slavery thereby. – JZ, 25.12.10. - VS. TYRANNY, SLAVERY, FREEDOM, GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, POLICE STATE, PROGRESS, SAFETY, SECURITY, GOOD MANNERS, TERRITORIALISM, Q.

LIBERTY: I can’t stand fences. Don’t fence me in!” – Line from a folk song. - FENCES, BORDERS, FRONTIERS

LIBERTY: I confess to considerable doubts about the eventual stability of democracy, unless buttressed by constitutional safeguards and a general climate of opinion which thoroughly understands the case for liberty in general.” - Lord Robbins. Liberty and Equality. – Territorialism cannot lead to genuine democratic self-government for all. It rather tends to majority or minority despotism. – JZ, 26.12.07. But we are not obliged to put up with territorialism forever. We have already abolished it in almost all spheres except those of political, social and economic systems. – JZ, 26.12.07. – DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: I consider civil liberty, in a genuine, unadulterated sense, as the greatest of the terrestrial blessings. I am convinced that the whole human race is entitled to it, and that it can be wrested from no part of them without the blackest and most aggravated guilt. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or old records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” - Alexander Hamilton, quoted by Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.34. - If only they were as clearly und unmistakably written as by a light beam. Alas, a full agreement on an ideal declaration of human rights has not yet been achieved and was not even seriously attempted by enough thinkers, so far. – JZ, 1.10.07. – He was thus speaking as a politician, but actually acting largely in favor of centralized and territorial State power – like most of them. – JZ, 3.2.09, 25.12.10. - RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & HUMAN NATURE

LIBERTY: I do not believe that the weapons of liberty ever have been, or ever can be, the weapons of despotism.” – Garrison, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.156. – Mass extermination devices are certainly not the weapons justified or required to defend liberty. As for others, it all depends how discriminatingly they can and are being used against criminals with victims and other aggressors only, rather than against non-combatants, or soldiers who were merely conscripted into fighting us. – JZ, 23.11.07. - ITS WEAPONS VS. DESPOTISM, LIBERATION, DESERTION, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION

LIBERTY: I have always in my own thought summed up individual liberty, and business liberty, and every other kind of liberty, in the phrase that is common in the sporting world, “A free field and no favor.” – Woodrow Wilson, Speech in Washington, Jan. 29, 1915. – No favor for any system, e.g. by a territorial monopoly for it! – JZ, 10.7.86. – Alas, Wilson, too, was all too much a territorialist. How many less would have died in the World Wars and under Nazism and the totalitarian Communists, if he had not been? – JZ, 25.12.10. - PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: I have faith in my fellow Americans because I believe they will know that upon liberty – and upon liberty alone – depends the survival of the species.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Survival of the Species, THE FREEMAN, July 78. - I have no faith in most of my fellow men because they still have not realized that upon the sufficient realization of all genuine individual rights and liberties depends the survival of man. – They rather attend, en masse, e.g. football or soccer games. – JZ, 18.11.07, 25.12.10. – My faith in mankind would be much stronger if it had not put up with ABC mass murder devices, their production, stock-piling and targeting since 1945! – And with monetary and financial despotism for much longer. - JZ, 3.2.09. - SURVIVAL OF MANKIND, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LIBERTY: I have no idea of a liberty unconnected with honesty and justice.” – Edmund Burke, quoted in Sprading, 162, from speech to the Electors of Bristol. - HONESTY & JUSTICE

LIBERTY: I mean that liberty of each individual which, far from halting, as at a boundary, before the liberty of others, finds there its confirmation and its extension to infinity; the illimitable liberty of each through the liberty of all, liberty by solidarity, liberty in equality, liberty triumphing over brute force and the principle of authority which was never anything but the intellectualized expression of that force, liberty which, after having overthrown all heavenly and earthly idols, will found, and organize a new world, that of human solidarity, on the ruins of all churches and all States.” - Michael Bakunin, The Paris Commune and the Notion of the State, 1871. – Why let one’s anger out against buildings like churches or government office blocks, as if these could not be used for something better? – JZ, 28.11.07. – He did not stand up for economic rights and liberties or personal law choices. – JZ, 18.1.08.

LIBERTY: I must have liberty.” – Quoted in film “Mysterious Island”. Sunday Oct. 5th, 1975.

LIBERTY: I only know that liberty will produce a result more nearly in accord with the desires of the myriad human beings affected by, and interested in, the problem and its resolution.” - R. K. Foley Jr., – THE FREEMAN, 11/75, p.685. – Under fully free choice for individuals, i.e., under exterritorial autonomy and personal law systems for communities of volunteers, it will provide a great variety of different systems leading to different results. The most satisfactory ones will gradually spread more and more, while, finally, the disappointing ones will be practised only by some incurable sectarians and fanatics, at their own risk and expense. A single one is unlikely to ever satisfy all human beings, no more so than a single sport, game, tour, fashion, art, or kind of literature, unless that single one is precisely the kind of framework which makes diversity possible and likely, even in the political, economic and social sphere, like panarchism or polyarchism does. – JZ, 24.11.07. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: I see that you, too, put up monuments to your great dead.” - An Unknown Frenchman, on viewing the Statue of Liberty during Prohibition. - STATUE OF LIBERTY & PROHIBITION, JOKES, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

LIBERTY: I side with Burke: Liberty and justice are inseparably linked!” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. – Also in his: The Love of Liberty, p.94: “Liberty and Justice are inseparately linked.” – Underlining by me. – JZ - JUSTICE

LIBERTY: I want no heaven for which I must give my reason; no happiness in exchange for my liberty; and no immortality that demands the surrender of my individuality. …” - Robert G. Ingersoll, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.276.

LIBERTY: I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous – if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. – Robert Ingersoll in  . – VS. INTOLERANCE, TOLERANCE ONLY FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

LIBERTY: I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” – Thomas Jefferson, to Archibald Stuart, 1791. ME 8:276 – Can there, objectively, be too much liberty? – Are there real inconveniences involved rather than self-responsibility, requiring some independent thinking and actions rather than merely thoughtlessly following orders as a civil or a military or slave of a tribute- or “education” system? - JZ, 24.11.07. - Except for voluntary restrictionists there can hardly be too much liberty. – Tell me of one constitution or declaration of rights and liberties that contains “too many” genuine rights and liberties! – JZ, 2.1.08. - ITS TROUBLES & INCONVENIENCES, CAN THERE BE TOO MUCH? LIBERTY? Q.,

LIBERTY: I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. But we shall not be poor if we love liberty, because the nation that loves liberty truly sets every man free to do his best and be his best, and that means the release of all the splendid energies of a great people who think for themselves. A nation of employees cannot be free any more than a nation of employers can be.” - President Woodrow Wilson, address on Latin American policy to the fifth annual convention of the Southern Commercial Congress, Mobile, Alabama, October 27, 1913. - The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 28, p.451 (1978). The first sentence is inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. - Apparently, he had not considered self-employment and self-management as an option for most people. - JZ, 26.11.02. – Are the poor populations really in love with liberty? Are the somewhat developed ones? Are all of the very rich people very much in favor or all genuine rights and liberties? – JZ, 25.12.10. - POVERTY, RICHES, WEALTH, PROSPERITY

LIBERTY: I would remind you that extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” - Barry Goldwater, US politician. Speech, San Francisco, 17 July 1964. – Karl Hess was his speech writer, at least for a while. – JZ, 25.12.10. - JUSTICE, EXTREMISM & MODERATION

LIBERTY: I’m for liberty.” – SLM: SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/79. – For as much or as little liberty as individuals want for themselves, always only at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 23.11.07. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE

LIBERTY: Identical with Freedom or different? If different, then what are the differences? – JZ, 24.11.07. - 1.) LIBERTY & FREEDOM: Liberty, then, can be defined as the natural ability of the individual to think and act as he pleases; but freedom would fall into a social context in which other men are present. Liberty is an individual attribute, but freedom would be a social attribute.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 1977. -  2.) LIBERTY & FREEDOM: In a prior essay on the subject of freedom, I showed that liberty is a natural endowment of each individual. All are born in liberty. Freedom is a condition in which men live in groups while retaining their natural endowment of individual liberty.” – Robert LeFevre, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 1977. – How could he forget that at least in the past many people were born into slavery, some are still born as subjects of despotic States, all are still born as tax- and compulsory education victims. Even baby food and nappies are subject to taxation. – JZ, 17.1.08. - FREEDOM, Q.

LIBERTY: If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.” - W. Somerset Maugham. - To the extent that "nations" or "peoples" are territorially organized they are already despotically restricting liberty. - JZ, 23.11.02. - FREEDOM

LIBERTY: If authority implies submission, liberation implies equality; authority exists when one man obeys another, and liberty exists when men do not obey other men. Thus, to say that authority exists is to say that class and caste exist, that submission and inequality exist. …” Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.242. – AUTHORITY, ENFORCED OBEDIENCE, CLASSES, PRIVILEGES

LIBERTY: If everyone enjoyed the unrestricted use of his faculties and the free disposition of the fruits of his labour, social progress would be ceaseless, uninterrupted, and unfailing. - Frederic Bastiat - Liberty Quotations - John Zube Bastiat was a great thinker and writer but he did not clearly enough state that laissez faire and individual choice, freedom of association, freedom of contract, free enterprise and freedom to experiment must not only be applied in economics but also in politics and social affairs. He might have arrived at that position if only he had not died relatively young. – Facebook, 8.10.13. – SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, LAISSEZ FAIRE IN ALL SPHERES, NOT ONLY ECONOMICS, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: If I go through life free and rich, I shall not cry because my neighbor, equally free, is richer. Liberty will ultimately make all men rich. Authority may (and may not) make all men equally rich in purse; it certainly will make them equally poor in all that makes life best worth living." - Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted by René Dietrich, Facebook, 9.3.12. - WEALTH, RICHES, LIFE WORTH LIVING

LIBERTY: If individual liberty and rights are valueless in your eyes and you express this view in your intolerant actions towards others, who do appreciate liberties and rights, then you should not be surprised, if we do not respect them in your person but, rather, treat you as our declared enemy. – JZ, 1970. - INDIVIDUAL, VALUES & ACTIONS, ENEMIES, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS. STIRNERIANS, INDIVIDUALISTS & EGOISTS – OF CERTAIN TYPES.

LIBERTY: If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” - George Orwell – As if liberty would mean only freedom of expression! – JZ, 13.11.08. – How many have 20:20 vision when it comes to liberties and rights? – JZ, 25.12.10. - FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, Q.

LIBERTY: If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making?” - Herbert Spencer. – One should distinguish the actions of sovereign individuals and their associations from those of involuntary subjects of territorial regimes. Volunteers may restrict their liberties but are unlikely to do so completely or indefinitely. They also remain free to secede. Vive la difference! – The man who, in 1850, advocated the right of individuals to ignore the State, here speaks of the fiction of a territorial “people” acting like a real entity. A plebiscite can rightly bind only the majority of the voters to some extent. - JZ, 25.12.10, 13.10.13. - DEMOCRACY, VOTING, REFERENDUM, PLEBISCITE, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, STATISM, DIS, PEOPLE

LIBERTY: If more women than men loved liberty then, most likely, the “Goddess of Liberty” would have turned out to be a “God of Liberty". One almost suspects that so many male freedom lovers failed to find their female counterparts so that they invented their female ideal: the 'Goddess of Liberty'. – JZ, 23.4.73. - GODDESS OF LIBERTY

LIBERTY: If none were to have Liberty but those who understand what it is, there would not be many freed Men in the world.” – George Savile, Marquess of Halifax, (Lord Halifax.), 1633-95, The Political, Moral and Miscellaneous Reflections. OR: Political Thoughts and Reflections, 1750. - There aren't any as yet! - JZ, 11.2.02 - But let each man have as much liberty as he wants and can stand, for the time being. A uniform degree of liberty for all people in a territory would prevent that. – JZ, 12.11.82. – Then most of them would gradually advance, at their own speed, to higher degrees of liberty, and be it only because it would pay them to do so. – JZ, 21.11.07. - 1.) As if understanding could in this sphere already be equated with realization of liberty and full freedom of action. 2.) If all do not understand and do not want all liberties, there is no reason to impose them upon them or to expose them to this "risk". Let it be a matter of individual choice. Let each enjoy, for himself, as much liberty as he can already comprehend and therefore is likely to choose for himself. The appetite for more will, usually, come with the eating, as a French proverb has it. - JZ, 12.11.82 - 3.) Let individuals be free to pick and choose liberties, for themselves, as they may now, in the Western countries, pick and choose among ordinary consumer products and services. - JZ, 8.4.89. - Even most present libertarians and anarchists are not yet in favor of all liberties to their fullest extent. But all rational and moral men have the potential to grow into their appreciation, given the chance to do so via institutions, communities and societies that are subject to individual choice and provide their different kinds of freedom of action and experimentation. Instead of being imprisoned in the model of territorial States, we should become free like, a child, exploring its environment and abilities and thereby, gradually, maturing to become the average adult. Present adults have still to mature and grow to full maturity in full liberty. For some that might not occur in their life span but only for their children, grandchildren or even later descendants. - Even full liberty should not be imposed upon anyone. E.g., not "free love" conditions, or extensive drug usage, just because they are possible under liberty. - Full freedom demands that all stages or states of liberty remain optional for individuals rather than compulsory. Freedom to be unfree or somewhat restricted is also a very important right, to be granted even to all of one's enemies, to fundamentalists and fanatics, although only in their own private and exterritorially autonomous communal spheres. - Each and everyone is to "mind his own business" as best as he can or wants to. - JZ, 26.11.06. . – Would an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties really go beyond the intelligence and judgment of an average person? – What remains really and largely unknowable, incomprehensible, contradictory and absurd are rather the millions of interferences with liberties and rights. All, or most, naturally, done “with the best intentions”. - JZ, 26.12.07. – Well, there are certainly not many quite free men in the world as yet. I, for one, have never met one. – JZ, 11.1.08. – Let each proceed at his own speed, from infant to adult, mature, informed and responsible adult, if he can. If he can’t, or will not, if he can, then he should suffer the consequences. – The full appreciation of all genuine individual rights and liberties requires the option to learn their morality and benefits step by step, via free individual choices, i.e. through the choice among a multitude of diverse panarchies, polyarchies etc. - JZ, 3.2.09, 25.12.10. – MAN, UNDERSTANDING IT, MATURITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, FREE EXPERIMENTATION, FREE CHOICE AMONG SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES, LIBERATION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance, we must provide a safe place for their perception.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. President, Speech, 6/30/38. - But he rather used bombs and even ordered atomic bombs built! - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – He could have promoted anti-totalitarian revolutions or military uprisings by recognizing a variety of governments in exile, all only for their volunteers. Instead, he fought, largely, the victims rather than the victimizers and did not even welcome all refugees from the victimizers. And this as leader of a State started by a revolution! – His ignorance of quite rightful war aims and rightful warfare was as great as his ignorance of economics and of genuine individual rights and liberties. – But he was certainly not alone in this. – Have any of the territorial leaders since his death been much or sufficiently better in these or other respects? - JZ, 25.12.10, 25.12.10. – LIBERTY AS A WEAPON, WAR AIMS, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, INDIVIDUAL VS. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, DES., PRISONERS OF WAR? AIR RAIDS, LIBERATION, TYRANNICIDE, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: If we are ever to attain a condition of being free, we must see liberty as a universal, and not merely the privilege of some to be free at the expense of others.” - Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.22/23. - But for each individual liberty should only go as far as he wants it to go, until he is ready for more of it. – This can only be achieved when individuals are free to secede and to join or establish alternative communities that are exterritorially quite autonomous and correspond to their degree of enlightenment. – People should remain free to suffer themselves under their own ignorance and prejudices or lack of interest. - “A man ‘converted’ against his will is of the same opinion still.” Free men would not want people among them who are “conscripted” into liberty. They would want to deal only with volunteers for liberty. – By being quite free to set attractive examples themselves, they would most rapidly attract further volunteers to their libertarian communities. - JZ, 22.11.07. - AS A UNIVERSAL RULE? YES & NO! PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: If we do not renounce violence today in order to fight enslaving forces, in the new economic and social order of things, we can follow only the line of persuasion and practical experience. (*) We can oppose with force only those, who try to subjugate us in behalf of their interests or concepts, but we cannot resort to force against those, who do not desire to live as we do. Here, our respect for liberty must encompass the liberty of our adversaries to live their own live, always on condition that they are not aggressive and do not deny freedom to others.” – D. A. de Santillan, After The Revolution, 1936. – (*) … of setting practical examples? – JZ - TOLERANCE FOR ADVERSARIES TO LIVE THEIR OWN LIVES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS

LIBERTY: If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky. - Freedom should not be confined to e.g. freedom of expression and information. Freedom for tolerant actions is required as well. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – Did N. C. ever stood up for this? – Hardly in the economic sphere. - JZ, 25.12.10. - LIBERTY FOR DISSENTERS, SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS OF DISSENTERS AS WELL. PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: If you ruin your life, you will pay the price of rehabilitating yourself … We are not punished for our sins, but by them. Liberty means responsibility.” – Michael Cloud - SINS & RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.” - Carl Schurz – - Did he interpret this remark panarchistically, including the right of individuals and voluntary communities to choose for themselves e.g. less than full liberties, as a basic individual right, too? – JZ, 23.11.07. - Even the full measure of liberty should merely be offered as an option, never as an obligation for all. – Imagine, e.g., making full sexual freedom (or freedom from any religious spleen – JZ, 25.12.10, 13.10.13) obligatory for all! – Under panarchism each would choose only as much in liberties and rights as he wants for himself, by choosing or establishing a corresponding panarchy or polyarchy or voluntary community. – JZ, 1.9.08. - LIBERTY, EQUAL LIBERTY, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE OR RESPECT FOR THE EQUAL LIBERTY OF OTHERS, TOLERANCE EVEN FOR STATISTS – DOING THEIR OWN THINGS TO THEMSELVES! EQUAL FREEDOM & RIGHTS, TO THE EXTENT THAT PEOPLE DO WANT THEM FOR THEMSELVES

LIBERTY: In a prior essay on the subject of freedom, I showed that liberty is a natural endowment of each individual. All are born in liberty. Freedom is a condition in which men live in groups while retaining their natural endowment of individual liberty.” – Robert LeFevre, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 1977. – Who was ever born and lived in conditions of full liberty? Everybody should be, by nature, but who is, or has been, so far? – JZ, 17.1.08, 25.12.10. – FREEDOM,

LIBERTY: In any event, the love of liberty and the love of knowledge go hand-in-hand. As people can be free only when self-responsible and self-responsible only when free, so there can be no liberty without knowledge and no knowledge without liberty.” (*) – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.8. - If this were true, then liberty lovers would, by now, have acquired and published, easily and cheaply enough accessible, everything that liberty lovers ought to know to realize it - at least for themselves. - Moreover, the enemies of liberty know well enough how to keep us subjugated to them. – That is also a kind of knowledge that has not yet found a sufficient libertarian counter-part, e.g., via a consistent and comprehensive libertarian revolution-, defence- and liberation-program. – I have still to find libertarians who are at least interested in such topics. - JZ, 28.11.07. – (*) Are all the present and more or less unfree freedom lovers almost completely without knowledge? Dogmatism and flawed generalizations in the defence of freedom are still merely dogmatism and flawed generalizations. – JZ, 25.12.10. - KNOWLEDGE, RESPONSIBILITY,

LIBERTY: In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.” – Kathleen Norris. – “Irresolvable”, according to my program’s dictionary. – JZ - INDIVIDUAL VS. SOCIAL CONFORMITY

LIBERTY: In contrast to the old habit of slavery, liberty is a brand new truth. This new idea – freedom of choice, no man-concocted restraints against the release of creative human energy – began to emerge 200 years ago with the simultaneous appearance of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations and the American Declaration of Independence.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, July 1976. – At least some traces of liberty and human rights ideas go back much further than these two instances. – JZ, 30.11.07. –

LIBERTY: In many ways, the pragmatic, skeptical, down-to-earth approach of many people in this country has been more Marxist than the actions of many foreign Marxists, with their harsh denials of creativity and their insistence on state power as superior to immediate human needs and desires. - Marx himself, on the other hand, flatly said that so long as the state exists there is no liberty, and when there is liberty there will be no need for a state. The fact that more and more Americans, weary to death of the exercise of state power over their lives, weary to death of pompous promises and failed programs, are beginning to share this notion, doesn’t mean we are or should be Marxists. Rather, it seems to me, our role in the surge of conflicting forces is to be the people who finally take the great step or leap forward to new freedoms, without overwhelming institutional power, without hierarchical organization (*), but with work in which we fully participate and from which we are in no way alienated, with communities in which we also fully participate without lazy delegation of our citizenship, with a new and bursting respect for and joy in the infinitely creative nature of the human mind and in the as yet barely-touched horizons of self-respecting and responsible societies of mutual aid and myriad diversity.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.167. - (*) There is nothing wrong with hierarchical organizations – among volunteers only, prepared to put up with the drawbacks of hierarchies. But territorial organizations, claiming to represent and to rightfully rule all people in a territory, are inherently wrong for all non-criminal and non-aggressive dissenters in that territory. - JZ, 18.1.08. - MARX, MARXISM, STATISM & THE FREEDOM ALTERNATIVES. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY

LIBERTY: In order to practise liberty successfully, a nation needs first to have a critical mass of individuals who truly understand it. … Put differently, a free political economy and social order first requires free men and women. … They must behave in ways, which allow life to carry on without too much intrusion by the state. And they must be capable of thinking and acting for themselves and taking responsibility. They must, in the fullest sense, be individuals.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, - p.468. – As a national territorialist she left exterritorially autonomous societies and communities of volunteers out of her considerations and thereby, like all other territorialists, helped to stop or slowed down the progress of enlightenment, freedom, justice and peace to that which the leading territorialists managed to comprehend - usually, all too little. – As if freedom to act and to experiment in this sphere were wrong and useless. - JZ, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: In the course of identifying political liberty … we found that exemption from the arbitrary will of another was commonly present in the understanding of all freedoms.” – Adler, The Idea of Freedom, p.611-612, quoted by G. Sartori, in Liberty & Law.

LIBERTY: Indeed, few of any persons possess the ability or right to drag others on the path of liberty. Each of us must find his own way, a way illuminated without compulsion from the varying light from many lamps from other believers inching their respective ways toward the goal of liberty.” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr. – THE FREEMAN, March 77, p.186. - Even if their aim is not liberty but something else – they should be free to try to realize their ideal among themselves, immediately, in their own panarchies or polyarchies. – JZ, 24.11.07. - TOLERANCE, INTOLERANCE, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Indeed, in our rush towards the dominance of Power and Privilege over our lives, the fact that there is an alternative system possible to us is being lost amongst the rubble of our civilization. It is a system which has never been fully debated, defended or implemented, but only misunderstood, misrepresented and forgotten, a system which has always had a glorious tradition and rigorous defenders: the SIMPLE SYSTEM OF NATURAL LIBERTY. It is that system in which all individuals have the liberty to fully direct the course of their lives unhampered by government interference, to take any actions they wish, to long as they do not aggress against the person or just property of others. It is a system in which power is taken out of the hands of the State and wealth is left in the hands of individuals who produce it.” - Roy Childs, Liberty against Power, p.6. - NATURAL LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Individual liberties and rights can be fully found, declared and realized at first only among volunteers, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, not under territorial statism for whole populations. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LIBERTY: Individual liberty cannot in the long run survive unless the economic base of society is independent and separate from the State and buttresses the brittle self-restraint of men in power.” - Philip Vander Elst. – However, exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers have the right to restrict their economic liberties as much as they like and are able and willing to put up with. – Primitive utopians are born again and again and do still have to learn their lessons, gradually and at their own risk and expense. - JZ, 18.1.08. - INDIVIDUAL, FREE ECONOMY & THE STATE, SEPARATION OF THE ECONOMY FROM THE STATE & POLITICIANS, AT LEAST AMONG VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS CONDITION & SUCH COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Individual liberty is a social condition in which each of us enjoys unrestrained decision-making over what is ours, while peace arises from the practice of individuals limiting the scope of their decision-making to the boundaries of their property interests.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 62. - PEACE

LIBERTY: individual liberty is the only human liberty.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.27. – National liberty, territorial liberty, coercive collectivist liberty is a nation-wide wrong and nonsense. – JZ, 18.1.08. – INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Individual liberty is to be above the law, not under it, above the constitution, not under it, above any statist jurisdiction and above policing, administration and regulations, not under them. – JZ, 7.6.94. – Individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, voluntary associationism under full exterritorial autonomy – to be above the territorial constitution, law, jurisdiction and administration. – JZ, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: Individual liberty means freedom from all human coercion so long as a person lives honestly, hurts no one, and gives to every man his due.” – Carl Watner, on Spooner, “reason”, 3/73. – A doctor’s treatment has to hurt sometimes – with the consent of the patient. Instead of “harm” or “hurt” one should demand merely that the rights of no one are infringed against his will. – JZ, 23.11.07. –

LIBERTY: Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a free man. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.” – James Fenimore Cooper, American author, 1789-1851. - But the suppression of individual rights and liberties is the actual practice of territorial politics, which has very little to do with genuine liberty and almost everything with power, monopoly, centralization and abuses. - It amounts to the denial of freedom of action for most citizens, even the denial of a significant say, apart from the really insignificant individual vote, one among millions. Even an elected representative in parliament has just one vote among many and usually he is under party discipline, pressure from lobbies and that of his ignorant and prejudiced voters. What rightful and positive things can one expect from such a system? - The present "political liberty" does not leave him "to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner" - except in a very limited private sphere. Thus this remark upholds one of the still all too numerous myths. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - LIBERTY & INDIVIDUALITY THROUGH POLITICAL LIBERTY? HAPPINESS,

LIBERTY: Invest in Liberty! – JZ, 1974, after reading the 1974 leaflet of the monetary symposium with the by-line: “Investing towards freedom.” – How? See e.g. PEACE PLANS 19 C. See also Libertarian Bibliography, Electronic Libertarian Library, abstracts -and review collections, Slogans for Liberty, Refutations Encyclopedia, Private Human Rights Drafts anthology (PEACE PLANS 589/590, a Libertarian Directory, Encyclopedia etc. So many helpful reference tools are still amiss, although they could be very cheaply and electronically compiled, duplicated and distributed by all interested in such reference works, and could, without the usual publishing risks and costs, be published on CDs and DVDs. – JZ, 23.11.07, 25.12.10. - & INVESTMENTS

LIBERTY: It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. James MadisonImperialism and its threats are inherent in territorialism. Wrongful powers tend to clash. – JZ, 28.4.13. - FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL THREATS THROUGH TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES THREATENING EACH OTHER, IMPERIALISM

LIBERTY: Is it greedy to want to keep the money you've earned - to spend it on your own children, to secure your own future and retirement so you won't be a burden on others, to buy a home of your own, to provide your family with the things that make life more enjoyable? Or is it greedy to want something for nothing - to want the government to confiscate money from those who have earned it and give it to you or to your pet social project? Greed is wanting the government to force other people to conform to your desires, to outlaw your competitors, to remake the world in your image because you think you know more than everyone else." - Harry Browne, Sound-bytes for Liberty. – Are they now downloadable online or at least offered as a cheap ebook? – JZ, 13.10.13. - GREED, Q.

LIBERTY: Is it liberty if no one is free to act creatively as he pleases? If politicians and bureaucrats are dictating what everyone may and may not produce and exchange, and at what prices? If there be no private ownership – all property owned by government?” – L. E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.5.

LIBERTY: Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? (Forbid it, Almighty God!) I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” – Patrick Henry, Speech on the Stamp Act. – He, too, did not mean by this full liberty in every respect. For it was then and is largely even today still unknown or unappreciated to most people. – How different would history have run since then, if he had clearly stood up e.g. for monetary freedom, voluntary taxation and voluntary State membership and personal laws? - JZ, 23.11.07, 25.12.10. - LIFE, PEACE, SLAVERY PANARCHISM, Q.

LIBERTY: is the principle that the sole end for which mankind are warranted individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is self-protection.” – J. S. Mill, On Liberty. People’s edition, p.6. – Freedom of action does not include the right to interfere with the freedom of action of others. – Stopping such an interference does not amount to wrongful interference itself. - JZ, 24.12.10. -

LIBERTY: It does not tell us that individual liberty means freedom from all compulsion to do anything whatever, except what justice requires us to do, and freedom to do everything whatever that justice permits us to do. It does not tell us that individual liberty means freedom from all human restraint or coercion whatsoever, so long as we “live honestly, hurt nobody, and give to every one his due.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.27. - JUSTICE

LIBERTY: It does not tell us that there is any science of liberty; any science, which every man may learn, every man may know, what is, and what is not, his own, and every other man’s rightful ‘liberty’.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.27. – Where are the people, interested enough in that science, to attempt to provide, finally, an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties? I still try to find some such people, who may not take the various governmental “bills of rights” seriously but who should take seriously and discuss and develop every private declaration of human rights that has so far been made. For that purpose I compiled and digitized an anthology of over 130 private declarations of this kind – but have so far found not one showing any interest in this compilation, which makes me rather pessimistic. I think it is also with some other files of mine online on the disc that CB reproduced under - I spite of this “publicity” I have not yet received a single response from it! Sometimes, silence says a lot! – If it had started a worldwide discussion, aiming at an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties, we would have got somewhere already. - JZ, 22.11.07, 25.12.10. – Possibly, this website is faulty regarding this file. – If so, I will send it as an email attachment to anyone promising to put it on a website or a libertarian CD he or she produce and distribute. I also may still get around to do this myself. - JZ, 13.10.13. - SCIENCE OF LIBERTY

LIBERTY: It has always been true that there could be no liberty without law; for if everybody is free to do as he pleased there is no liberty for anybody to do as he pleases. … On the other hand, every law is a restriction of liberty … The problem has been to find out where law should end and liberty begin.” – Ivor Jennings, The Queen’s Government. – A basic and quite common error: Everybody means everybody, so there is no contradiction. To do as one pleases, does not mean to do as one pleases with the rights, liberties, property and lives of others, but only with one’s own rights, liberties, property and life, within their inherent limitations. What he misconceives is a “freedom” to restrict or do away with the freedom of others. But this is a straw-man, not an inherent contradiction of the concept of equal rights and liberties for all. - Any particular liberty, freedom or right is already its own law and a very demanding one, at that, one requiring respect for it in all other people. – JZ, 12.11.82, 21.11.07. – He, too, simply repeated the wrong assumption, once again, that there should be one equal and uniform law for all people in a territory rather than competition between self-chosen personal law systems of exterritorially fully autonomous communities of volunteers. – We should not expect our liberation to come from people as poor in ideas and in correct thinking as this author was in this statement. But he has, probably, the majority on his side, even of the supposed intellectuals. – An encyclopedia, sufficiently refuting these and tens of thousands of all too popular errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions is, unfortunately, still amiss, just like xyz other reference works that are still urgently needed for genuine seekers after freedom, peace and justice. – These DIS NOTES or DISCUSSION NOTES are my all too limited input towards such an encyclopedia. – Who else will contribute towards its completion, for the time being? - JZ, 26.12.07, 25.12.10, 13.10.13. - LAW, LICENCE, ARBITRARINESS, LAW, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, STATISM, GOVERNMENT,

LIBERTY: It is a good thing to demand liberty for ourselves and for those who agree with us, but it is a better thing and a rarer thing to give liberty to others who do not agree with us.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, Nov. 22, 19933. – Alas, he did not follow that policy! – JZ, 29.7.07. – He, too, did not permit the non-statists to opt out from under his rule. – JZ, 3.2.09. – Saying one thing and then doing another seems to be a specialty for territorial politicians. – JZ, 25.12.10. – TOLERANCE, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: it is a great and dangerous error to suppose that all people are equally entitled to liberty. It is a reward to be earned (*), not a blessing to be gratuitously lavished on all alike – a reward reserved for the intelligent, the patriotic, the virtuous and deserving, and not a boon to be bestowed on a people too ignorant, degraded and vicious to be capable of either appreciating or enjoying it. Nor is it any disparagement to liberty that such is and ought to be the case.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.42/43. - (*) Rather, an option for people sufficiently enlightened. – Naturally, habitual criminals with victims cannot claim them. – Afghanistan and Iraq showed that it is especially wrong to try to force (not full freedom or diverse autonomous communities of volunteers upon all people in a country but, instead) a single territorial democracy upon very diverse peoples, which they do not, to a large extent, want for themselves, especially seeing that they are not even sufficiently tolerant in the sphere of religion, as yet. – JZ, 1.10.04, 1.10.07, 17.1.08, 24.12.10. - How, for instance, would history have run if Hitler, after his first putsch in 1923, had not been sentenced to a comfortable 1 year imprisonment but to life-imprisonment, without parole, in a maximum security prison? – JZ, 3.2.09. – He started his first putsch at the height of the Great Inflation, in 1923, as a result of the conditions it had created. But he did not understand either its cause nor its complete cure. Thus when he got into power in 1932, he had nothing better in mind than engage in an inflation of his own – and preparing for the mass murder of millions in the usual military way and in addition for the mass murder (mostly in his extermination camps) of millions of innocents, whom he happened to dislike and wrongly blamed for every evil in the world. Did the Allies try even once to execute him, early enough in his disaster-producing “career”? German opposition members tried it at least 43 times. – From the Allies he was as safe as our contemporary tyrants still are. The territorial democratic rulers, usually, organize or sanctioned hits only against relatively minor terrorists. Do they have a “gentlemen’s agreement” to spare each other? When they tried once, against one of the bigger boys, like Castro, they did merely, once again, demonstrate their incompetence, several times in a row. And they managed to turn their D-Day liberation (Bay of Pigs) invasion against him into another fiasco as well. – Their only competence consists in getting elected, sometimes even several times in a row, in spite of their numerous failures as problem solvers. – They are also “good” at extracting more and more from us in form of direct or indirect taxation and through the inflation tax and to create mass unemployment as well and to maintain it for all too long. – Not to speak of their preparations for a general nuclear holocaust. - JZ, 25.12.10. - TO BE EARNED NOT TO BE LAVISHED ON ALL ALIKE, CRIMINALS & OTHER AGGRESSORS, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM, EQUALITY, RIGHTS, CRIMINALS, MADMEN, TYRANTS, CHILDREN, HUMAN RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF RATIONAL BEINGS, , Q., POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad." – James Madison. - Territorial States, by their very nature, are mostly organized as warfare states and also as authoritarian regimes towards those of their own minorities which they do not favor. – JZ, 4.1.08. - SECURITY & THE THREATS ASSOCIATED WITH TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: It is constantly found that in order to secure the greater part of one’s liberty, one must surrender some of it. Good manners have been defined to be a small sacrifice for a great gain.” - James E. Thorold Rogers, M.P., The British Citizen: His Rights and Privileges, A Short History, London, 1885, p.135. – Is that rule true for basic rights and liberties? I am not convinced by his analogy. Only acting arbitrarily and upon whim, at the expense and risk of others, has to be sacrificed in society but that is hardly a restriction of rights and liberties but an compliance with them. – But there must be some better answers around. - What would you say in reply? - JZ, 11.9.08, 13.1.13. – I hold that the most effective force to uphold a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties would be a militia of volunteers, an organization that more than any other military organization would respect these rights and liberties in its own organization and in its own defensive, liberating, peace-promoting and warfare methods, directed mainly only against the real war criminals. – The conventional territorial military “science” has not yet discovered this kind of military science, just as our territorial politicians have not yet discovered and realized genuine economics and free and just political and social relationships and institutions. They are the extreme incompetents in precisely those spheres in which they assert and believe to be the only competent people. – Yes, I have a single-track mind in going from good manners to good policies. - JZ, 25.12.10. - MILITIA, DEFENCE, LIBERATING & REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, WAR PREVENTION, HUMAN RIGHTS, DES., REVOLUTION, WARFARE

LIBERTY: It is doubtful if any social prophet in America ever made a stronger case for self-autonomy than Warren did when he wrote: Our surrounding institutions, customs, and public opinion call for conformity. They require us to act in masses like herds of cattle: they do not recognize that we think and feel individually and ought to be at liberty to act individually; but this liberty cannot be enjoyed in combinations, masses, and connections in which we cannot move without affecting another. (*)– “Individuality” – The Peaceful Revolutionist, I, April 5, 1833, 1. – Quoted in: Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.69. - (*) Here one should distinguish territorial from exterritorial organizations, organizations with compulsory membership and those with voluntary membership. Only those with exterritorial autonomy and voluntary membership can, apart from free market consumer choices, come closest to the wishes of individuals. If they do not, there is always individual secessionism from them and the possibility of establishing or joining other communities more to one’s liking or to try to be merely a sovereign consumer, producers and exchanger on a free market. – JZ, 24.11.07. - AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VS. TERRITORIALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM

LIBERTY: It is important to be trained in morality; it is still more important to be trained in liberty.” – Dr. Frank Crane. SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 7/77. – As if the two were in opposition to each other! That is true at most for any religion-based morality but not for the morality of pure ethics on basic principles of liberties and rights of individuals. – JZ, 24.11.07. - & MORALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERTY: It is incorrect to think of liberty as synonymous with unrestrained action. Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. To argue contrarily is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations, patently absurd. Unrestraint carried to the point of impairing the liberty of others is the exercise of license, not liberty. To minimize the exercise of license is to maximize the area of liberty. Ideally, government would restrain license, not indulge in it; make it difficult, not easy; disgraceful, not popular. A government that does otherwise is licentious, not liberal.” – Leonard E. Read, The Free Man’s Almanac, for January 5, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, LICENSE, LIBERTARIANISM,

LIBERTY: It is not for an abstraction - that men have toiled and died. … Liberty is the source, the mother, the necessary condition. She is to virtue what light is to color; to wealth what sunshine is to grain.” – Henry George.

LIBERTY: it is NOT reasonable that mankind would be free, therefore FREE men are NOT reasonable; (*) we are intractable, we are immoderate, we are fanatic, we are uncompromising, we are determined, we are stubborn, we are uncooperative (except for brief periods), we are unforgiving, we are obnoxious, we are EVERYTHING and ANYTHING it takes to maintain that sense of liberty that will keep us free even if we are imprisoned." - unknown AMERICAN patriot of the late 20th century. - If that kind of enthusiasm had been dedicated to producing and realizing a much better human rights declaration, we would not have found ourselves in our present situation. – (*) ? – JZ, 11.1.08. - FREEDOM, FANATICISM, RESISTANCE, PATRIOTISM & A MUCH BETTER & MORE COMPLETE DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTY: It is only in a climate of liberty that human character can properly develop.” – View ascribed to Figgis and Laski by David Nicholls, Three Varieties of Pluralism, p.5.

LIBERTY: It is quite possible that we have already attained the maximum liberty compatible with civilization." - Ezra Pound, Freedom de Facto. - How could that be determined, as long as individuals and groups are not free to secede from the present territorially established "civilizations" in order to experimentally and exterritorially and voluntarily and at their own risk and expense establish something among themselves, which they consider to be better than the establishment? That would be like asserting, regarding science and technology, before they fully established the scientific and experimental method, that no higher state of science and technology could be attained or should be expected. And why should one expect a contradiction between liberty and civilization, when it obviously exists only between licence or arbitrariness and civilization? It is no wonder that with such muddled thinking E. P. could have subscribed for a while to fascist notions. - JZ 8.1.93. - Moreover, he made that remark in a century full of State-organized mass murders! - JZ, 9.12.03. - MAXIMUM LIBERTY? EZRA POUND, CIVILIZATIONS,

LIBERTY: It is seldom that any liberty is lost all at once.” - David Hume. - GRADUALISM

LIBERTY: It is the fact that people are ultimately free to choose their way of living (within physical limits) that makes political liberty more than just an empty issue.” – Tibor R. Machan, “reason, 5/72. – As long as they are only given the choice between different territorial political systems, their choice is by far not comprehensive enough. Radical freedom options for freedom lovers are largely excluded thereby. How could even Machan have missed that fact? – JZ, 23.11.07. - , TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: It is unreasonable to expect any genuine social science to thrive where there is no undergirding of civil liberty." - Masas Maruyama, Thought and Behaviour in Modern Japanese Politics. – To what extent are the “social sciences” of today the sciences of wrong-doing and attempts to excuse or justify it? – JZ, 26.12.07. - CIVIL LIBERTY, RIGHTS, MORALITY & SOCIAL SCIENCE

LIBERTY: It is very difficult to preserve liberty unless those who have power to legislate at any given moment are subject to general rules which express the most permanent purposes of the state." - Arthur Shenfield, Agenda for a Free Society. – To Hell with “the purposes of the State”! Especially the territorial one. It takes care only of its politicians, bureaucrats and special interest lobbies. - What about our individual rights and liberties? Have they no place in his kind of “free society”? – JZ, 26.12.07. - VS. LEGISLATORS, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS

LIBERTY: It makes possible when legally instituted, the flourishing of man as a self-responsible being; this in turn renders it of value to everyone without exception.” – Tibor R. Machan, "reason", 5/72. – Precisely when it remains under territorial laws, instead of self-chosen personal law, it remains all too limited. Quite rightful and consistent freedom institutions can then not be freely developed and spread via individual choice. The territorial political process serves power rather than liberty, justice, peace, self-responsibility and individual choice. – JZ, 23.11.07, 3.2.09. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER & LAW, VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERTY: It must be obvious that liberty necessarily means freedom to choose foolishly as well as wisely; freedom to choose evil as well as good; freedom to enjoy the rewards of good judgment, and freedom to suffer the penalties of bad judgment. If this is not true, the word "freedom" has no meaning.” – Ben Moreell - RIGHTS & FOOLISHNESS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES, NOT ONLY INDIVDUAL ONES BUT LARGE ONES, AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS OF WHOLE SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES

LIBERTY: It requires some experience of liberty to know how to use it.” – H. H. Brackenridge, Modern Chivalry, 1792. – Former Soviet subjects in the West were often under the impression, at least for a while, that there is too much liberty in the West, while, at the same time, libertarians and anarchists complained about the lack of liberties even in the West. – Does the same apply to panarchism? - How fast could most people become accustomed to full liberty if they saw it daily applied, among panarchist libertarians, all around them? – JZ – EXPERIENCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM. OMNIPRESENCE OF EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES PRACTISED BY VOLUNTEERS. – JZ, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: It seems to be typical of the books of our intelligentsia to praise one kind of liberty incessantly while disparaging or ridiculing another kind. The liberty that they so rightly praise is the liberty of thought and expression. But the liberty that they so foolishly denounce is economic liberty. They dismiss it contemptuously as ‘laissez faire’ … which they almost always use in a more invidious rather than in any seriously descriptive sense.” – Henry Hazlitt, The Free Man’s Library, p.2. - ECONOMICS & THE INTELLECTUALS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, ANTI-CAPITALISM MENTALITY

LIBERTY: It seems to me that this is theoretically right, for whatever the question under discussion—whether religious, philosophical, political, or economic; whether it concerns prosperity, morality, equality, right, justice, progress, responsibility, cooperation, property, labor, trade, capital, wages, taxes, population, finance, or government—at whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty." - Frederic Bastiat. – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad - John Zube : Full liberty would include e.g. full monetary and financial freedom, individual sovereignty & secessionism, personal law or exterritorial autonomy. Without them we all remain victims of territorialism, in xyz ways. – Facebook, 8.10.13. - PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS

LIBERTY: It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon a supposition that he may abuse it.” – Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Address, First Protectorate Parliament, 1654. - The less liberty the more abuses! - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – The trend has been, for all too long, to tolerate rather wrongful territorial powers and their abuses rather than genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 22.1.09, 25.12.10. - FEAR OF POSSIBLE ABUSES AS AN EXCUSE FOR DEPRIVING SOMEONE OF LIBERTY & HUMAN RIGHTS. INJUSTICE, SUPPRESSION, POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: It's amazing to me that governments around the world will try every aspect of government control before, as a final last resort after everything else fails, they will try individual liberty." - Andre Marrou, Libertarian candidate for President 1992, former Libertarian Alaska State Legislator. - Compare a similar remark by Bastiat, probably in Economic Harmonies. – They are much more likely to repeat all their previous wrongs and mistakes. When remaining even unaware of their own wrongs and mistakes then they are even more likely to remain unaware of all the same historical wrongs and mistakes by their predecessors. – How many territorial governments have actually learnt their lessons from their own mistakes and those of prior governments, on more than a few points, at best? – Not one has stood up for all genuine individual rights and liberties. That’s for sure. - JZ, 25.12.10. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS

LIBERTY: Its enemies deride liberty as an abstraction. It is abstract, but so are most of the sciences. Mathematics, for instance, is abstract, but we find that this abstraction fits every concrete fact in the universe. So it is with abstract liberty. It will fit every concrete social fact; it will solve every social ill. - Liberty has its positive and its negative side – it negates authority and tyranny, but it affirms equity and justice; …” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.13. – Only sufficiently concrete and detailed liberties will fit concrete cases sufficiently. Too abstract and vague notions of it will overlook all too many concrete applications, especially when it comes to economics. All too many think and speak only of e.g. freedom of expression and information while ignoring freedom of action and experimentation in every sphere. A clear declaration of the many articles required for an as complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties, as could and should be provided by now, by the freedom, justice and peace movements, would be a great help in correcting the present situation. – JZ, 14.10.13.

LIBERTY: John Winthrop, in 1645, had made a distinction between “natural” and “civil” liberty – the liberty to do as one pleased, and the liberty to do only that which was right, just, and honest.” – Introduction by Leon Howard to James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers, p. XII, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 7th printing, 1966. – The natural liberty of each also found its limits in the natural liberty of everyone else. Avalanches of laws have turned “civil” liberty to a large extent into legalization for acts that are wrong, unjust, irrational, anti-economic and dishonest. – JZ, 28.9.07, 14.10.13. - ARBITRARINESS, NATURAL LIBERTY, LAWS

LIBERTY: Just as war is the natural consequence of monopoly, peace is the natural consequence of liberty. – Gustave de Molinari, - Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo.  - Facebook, 16.3.13. - MONOPOLY, PEACE & WAR

LIBERTY: Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.” –Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, No. 3158. – Some sensible diet and fasting would not do any of the obese Welfare recipients any harm. – JZ, 3.2.09. – Even some limited economic liberty leads already towards obesity rather than hunger und insufficient nourishment. – JZ, 26.12.10. – POVERTY, OBESITY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM

LIBERTY: Legalize liberty – before it is all gone! – At present it is, possibly, our scarcest national resource. – JZ, 14.6.79. – I saw “Legalize Liberty” first in “reason”, May 72, as a slogan for the US LP. – JZ – Also stated by T. F. Falcon, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 15.2.73. - LEGALIZE LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Legalize Liberty! – Try it, you’ll like it.” – “IV Libahrty”, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 5.8.73.

LIBERTY: Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” - John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 Jan., 1961. – DEPARTMENT OF STATE BULLETIN, Feb. 6, 61, THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Spring 75, p.77. - Maybe he should have been honest and have added e.g.: As long as they do not demand e.g. fully free trade, voluntary taxation, full monetary freedom, individual and group secessionism, personal law and voluntary community options and the right to decide themselves on war and peace. How many other individual liberties and rights do our great political leaders fail to concede? – JZ, 23.11.07. - Most people are unwilling to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any handicap, support anyone or opposed anyone to uphold individual liberties and rights. Nor it is possible that one man can thus act for all, not even with the help of millions of public servants and at the expense of involuntary taxpayers. Moreover, this “great” leader would not allow dissenters to try to approach liberty in their own ways. And he tried to achieve it with mass extermination devices! – These are some of the reasons for the mess we are still in. Liberty cannot be realized by territorial rulers, no matter how powerful and how often they try. – They do not even know what it means. They “think” in terms of still more power in their own hands. – JZ, 28.11.07. – Natural self-responsibilities, rights, liberties and duties of all somewhat rational and moral beings cannot be replaced by territorial power in the hands of a few or of a large bureaucracy. How much was he willing to pay out of his own pockets or bank accounts? How many liberties and rights did he actually know and appreciate? Under him the nuclear arsenal of the US was doubled! – JZ, 18.8.08, 14.10.13. - TERRITORIALISM & LEADERSHIP, STATISM, PRESIDENTS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRACY, PARLIAMENTARISM, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, REPRESENTATION

LIBERTY: let government, rather than any you or I, see to it that each of us, while doing our thing, molests no other citizen.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.14/15. – The ideal enforcement organization that Leonard E. Read said is “Limited Government”, Ulrich von Beckerath and myself saw it in an ideal militia organization of volunteers, exclusively for the protection of genuine individual rights and liberties, and these in form of the best kind of declaration of them that is possible at present. Alas, so far neither such a declaration nor such a militia has been established and even the need for both has been seen, so far, only by all too few people. – JZ, 24.11.07, 24.12.10. – How could anyone or any organization, least of all any territorial government, even the best kind of them, protect all individual rights and liberties, when none of them has even bothered to unmistakably declare all of them? Even L. E. Read himself has not done that! Even L. E. Read was still only a territorial statist, although one of the best types! – JZ, 3.2.09, 14.10.13. - PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIA, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

LIBERTY: Let it be understood that we cannot go outside of this alternative: liberty, inequality, survival of the fittest, not-liberty, equality, survival of the unfittest.” – W. G. Sumner, The Challenge of Facts, p.25.

LIBERTY: Let us now try liberty.” – Frederic Bastiat.

LIBERTY: Liberté, égalité, fraternité.” - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). - Attributed, suggested to French leaders as a slogan.

LIBERTY: Liberty - precious boon of Heaven - is meek and reasonable. She admits, that she belongs to all - to the high and the low; the rich and the poor; the black and the white - and, that she belongs to them all equally. …  But true liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations.” - Representative Gerrit Smith, remarks in the House, June 27, 1854, CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, vol. 23, Appendix, p.1016. -  Does it belong to criminals with victims and other aggressors? - JZ, 26.11.02. – Are territorially defined “nations” or “peoples” genuine entities with rights and liberties? – JZ, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: Liberty … is not at all an affair of selecting the proper class to rule.” – William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.29. – It is not the proper role for any class to territorially rule over peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 26.12.10. - RULERS, VOTING, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, CLASS RULE

LIBERTY: Liberty … that condition of man in which coercion of some by others is reduced as much as possible in society." - Friedrich Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty. – Since he advocated a single “limited” but territorial government he seems to have thought, written and spoken always only of one society instead of numerous and very diverse and partly even opposite ones, all only for their own voluntary members, and thus offering an all-over society that allows and protects this diversity. – Anyhow, in my books societies and territorial States are opposites. - JZ, 26. 12. 07, 14.10.13. - VS. COERCION IN SOCIETY, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OF EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM

LIBERTY: Liberty (Freedom) is the absence of coercion by other human beings.” – John Hospers, Libertarianism, 1971. – Liberty for most people may also mean that sufficient rightful force is used against criminals and aggressors, those in office as well as the private ones. – JZ, 23.11.07. - VS. COERCION, CRIME, AGGRESSION, FORCE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION

LIBERTY: Liberty about all things.” – Selden, quoted in James E. Thorold Rogers, M.P., The British Citizen: His Rights and Privileges, A Short History, London, 1885, p.135. – Liberty is meaningful not for things but for rational and moral persons and their things or property and relationships. – JZ, 26.12.10. – Liberty above all things! – JZ, 16.5.13.

LIBERTY: Liberty Against Power.” – Roy Childs, title of one of his essays. – Liberty for self-management power, voluntary associationism under full exterritorial autonomy, combining individual sovereignties effectively and resulting from free individual secessionism. Also the legislative, juridical and police powers of communities of volunteers or of freely competing service suppliers in all spheres. Ultimately, the enlightened people in arms, well trained and motivated to uphold all their genuine individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they want to make use of them, in ideal militia forces of volunteers, locally organized and country-wide as well as internationally federated for this purpose. Liberty, as much of it as people want for themselves, through THIS kind of power! – JZ, 26.12.10. - POWER

LIBERTY: Liberty alone demands, for its realization, the limitation of the public authority, for liberty is the only object which benefits all alike, and provokes no sincere opposition.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), Nationality. THE HOME AND FOREIGN REVIEW, July, 1862. Reprinted in Essays on Freedom and Power. – How could he have overlooked the predominant territorial statism and nationalism? – If there had been no great and numerous opposition forces we would have become really free long ago. – JZ, 2.2.09, 14.10.13. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Liberty alone permits responsibility!” – Fox, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, 6/82, p.16.

LIBERTY: Liberty and equality, carefully defined, are different aspects of the same thing. Security and freedom lie not in opposite directions but along the same path. And this is just as true in Mississippi as anywhere else.” – Harlan Trott, in THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 27.7.64. - EQUALITY

LIBERTY: Liberty and experiments alone can determine the best economic forms of society.” – Voltairine De Cleyre, quoted in LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Vol. 1, No. 4, p.17. – Not only the best economic but also the best political and social forms of societies. – JZ, 26.12.10. - EXPERIMENTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, DIVERSE SOCIETIES UNDER VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, FREE CHOICE

LIBERTY: Liberty and good government do not exclude each other; and there are excellent reasons why they should go together. Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877. - Perhaps the advocates of "good government" or "limited government" have, indirectly and unintentionally, done more harm and wrong, in balance, than the advocates of bad governments? The apologists and propagandists of bad governments were not taken serious by most thinking persons and so much suspected by the rest that the bad governments felt they had to impose strict censorship and punishments upon dissenters or even resort to terror. – Rights and liberties can be most easily and legally suppressed when most people still believe that they are already as free as they could and should be. - JZ, 26.11.02, 14.10.13. – All territorial governments could, relatively safely, rely on the still popular errors, myths and prejudices, still not thoroughly and comprehensive refuted but largely upheld in most of our “educational” institutions. – Even Lord Acton fell for the myth of a good territorial government. - JZ, 2.2.09. - GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, LEADERSHIP, DEMOCRACY, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LEGALISM, LAW

LIBERTY: Liberty belongs only to those who have the gift of reason.” – Pope Leo XIII, Libertas praestantissimus, June 20, 1888. The same could be said on human rights. – But any degree of liberty to those who want that degree and full liberty and all rights only to those, who want the lot, appreciate the lot and abide by the lot. – Freedom of press does not make sense to someone who has not learnt to write as yet. What means freedom to travel for a baby that cannot even walk as yet? But e.g. its right to life should be respected. Freedom to issue money does not make sense for someone who does not understand the monetary freedom options and inherent opportunities and limits of free market monies, of free competition, free pricing free choice, freedom of contract in this sphere, which would preventing inflations, deflations and stagflations. – JZ, 10.7.86, 15.11.07, 26.12.10, 14.10.13. – Even ignorant and foolish people have the right to freedom of expression and information, even of freedom of action – but only at their expense and risk. – JZ, 18.1.08, 14.10.13. - REASON, RIGHTS, PANARCHISM,

LIBERTY: Liberty breeds personal pride. Control develops the inferiority complex and the spirit of the underdog. Liberty is a lasting quality, cherished and preserved by the man or woman owning it. It is a quality on which credit, confidence, stability and a plan of life can be founded. State control, on the other hand, possesses none of these advantages. It is a temporary and changing affair, and must always be so, as it serves its purpose. As circumstances alter, so control must be amended, varied and rearranged.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.122. - VS. CONTROLS

LIBERTY: Liberty can neither be got, not kept, but by so much care, that mankind are generally unwilling to give the price for it.” – Lord Halifax, Works, p.62. – I find that confirmed by the lack of interest that I have encountered in working towards an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, starting with the statements in more than 130 private declarations of this kind that I have collected and digitized in PEACE PLANS 589/90. Most of their authors are long dead. Who is still interested in this job - among the living? – JZ, 23.11.07, 14.10.13. – LACK OF INTEREST IN INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTY: Liberty cannot be guaranteed by law. Nor by anything else except the resolution of free citizens to defend their liberties.” - Edward Abbey, 1927-1989, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness. - VS. LAW, LAW VS. LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” - John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765. - KNOWLEDGE, PUBLIC OPINION, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, CORRECT IDEAS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES THAT HAVE SO FAR BEEN DISCOVERED OR STATED

LIBERTY: Liberty cannot occur in solitude, but is a form of reciprocity. I am free and human only so far as others are such. My freedom is limitless because that of others is also such; (*) our liberties mirror one another – so long as there is one slave, I am not free, not human, have no dignity and no rights. (**) Liberty is not a physical or social condition but a mental one (***): it consists of universal reciprocal recognition of the individual’s liberties: slavery is a state of mind (****) and the slave-owner is as much a slave as his chattels. (*****) The glib Hegelian claptrap of this kind, with which the works of Bakunin abound, has not even the alleged merits of Hegelianism, for it contrives to reproduce many of the worst confusions of eighteenth-century thought, including that whereby the comparatively clear, if negative, concept of personal liberty as a condition in which a man is not coerced by others into doing what he does not wish to do, is confounded by the Utopian and perhaps unintelligible notion of being free from laws in a different sense of law – from the necessities of nature or even of social coexistence.” – Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, p.107/108. - - (*) At the same time it is limited by the same freedom of others as their freedom is limited by mine. - (**) A typical exaggeration. True is only that then I do not live on a truly free Earth or among a truly free mankind. - (***) It is also a political, economic and social condition based upon rightful ideas being realized in these spheres. - (****) And of body! - (*****) Not quite! - JZ, 28.11.07. – RECIPROCITY,

LIBERTY: Liberty consists in doing what one desires.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859). - Provided this is always done only at the own expense and risk. Otherwise the envious State Socialists might be considered as liberty practitioners when they steal from successful producers to subsidize their own failures, ambitions or omissions. - JZ, 22. 11. 06, 3.2.09, 14.10.13. Only as long as one leaves everybody else alone to do what they desire. – JZ, 19.4.13. – PANARCHISM, DESIRES, WISHES, WHIM, DESIRES, LICENCE, ARBITRARINESS

LIBERTY: Liberty consists in the power of doing yourself and at your expense and risk what others disapprove of. – JZ, n.d., after reading: “If an individual has not the power and right to do what others deprecate, he is not free at all.” – Lord Hugh Cecil.

LIBERTY: Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. (*) To argue contrary is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations, patently absurd.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? – Is it wrong e.g. to sacrifice one criminal so that his 10 hostages may live? – JZ, 23.4.84. - (*) Criminals and aggressors, fraudsters etc.? – JZ, 23.11.07. –

LIBERTY: Liberty does not consist in mere declarations of the rights of man. It consists in the translation of those declarations into definite action.” - Woodrow Wilson. Speech 4 Jul 1914. – Firstly, consider how incomplete the US Bill or Rights Amendments to the US Constitution are. Then, secondly, consider how incompletely W. W. put this flawed declaration into action, suppressing xyz real rights in the process. And how incomplete even now our governmentally controlled education is on genuine individual rights and liberties. Even the libertarian movement has not yet produced or spread and agreed upon a better declaration or has shown a sufficient interest in this task. – JZ, 28.11.07, 14.10.13.

LIBERTY: Liberty doubles the valor and strength of man.” – General Dumouriez (Charles Francois) of the Napoleonic Wars. – Quoted in: SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/77. – However, most soldiers have not been really free men. Cromwell’s Ironsides may have come closest to this ideal. But as their behavior in Ireland showed, there were still too many religious fanatics among them. Only in England did they behave decently. – JZ, 24.11.07. – Nuclear weapons and nuclear strength are as outdated as are scorched earth “policies” and genocides, and any other “collective responsibility” actions, morally and politically, however advanced they may be scientifically and technically. – JZ, 14.10.13. -  STRENGTH, COURAGE, VALOR, MILITIA, CITIZEN FORCES RATHER THAN STANDING ARMIES OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, NWT, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: Liberty establishes a domain into which no one else can involuntarily enter. Liberty protects a space in which the individual can dream dreams and can act to bring those dreams into reality, a space in which he or she can develop his or her inherent creative talents to whatever extent he or she wills.” – Walter Grinder, Bibliography. – FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS IN EVERY SPHERE, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.” - Daniel Webster. - Ideal militias for the protection of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Territorial governments, with their monopoly police forces and standing armies, do not and cannot provide “wholesome restraint”. – They cannot and haven’t even provided a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 3.2.09. – But then neither have the anarchist and libertarian movements bothered to come to an agreement about them or even seriously tried. – JZ, 14.10.13. - RESTRAINT, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS

LIBERTY: Liberty for each, for all, and forever.” – William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879. – Quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.154. – Freedom for terrorists to do their things to innocent people and dissenters? By their definition terrorists do not concede that to other people. Thus they cannot claim it for themselves. – JZ, 4.2.09. – Compare: Liberty for the wolves is death for the lambs.” - Isaiah Berlin. – TERRORISM, TERRITORIAL STATISM, PROFESSIONAL CRIMINALS

LIBERTY: Liberty for the wolves is death for the lambs.” - Isaiah Berlin. – Quoted in Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense, How the Law Is Suffocating America, Warner books, 1994, p.88. – I once saw a documentary on wolves, some time ago, according to which the wolves mainly ate mice! – JZ, 25.3.09. - Maybe he should have added: Liberty for the lambs is death for the wolves. Also: Liberty for man is death for the lambs and Liberty for the lamb is death to much grass. Then he might, finally, have grasped, that Liberty is a term for conditions between somewhat rational and reasonable beings, a rightful and just relationship between them, creating a win-win situation, not a zero-sum game, and that liberty and rights are not to be extended e.g. to all bacteria and viruses that are harmful to human beings. Luckily, he has made more sensible statements elsewhere. – JZ, n.d. – ALL RIGHTS ONLY FOR SUFFICIENTLY RATIONAL & MORAL BEINGS

LIBERTY: Liberty has always brought the blessings of abundance, and abundance has always tended to pride and a haughty disrespect for basic moral principles.” – Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76, p.505. – True or false? Are the moral standard of the poor and those of the middle classes lower than those of the wealthy? Is there any statistical evidence for this belief? Criminality among the relatively wealthy Swiss and among orthodox and wealthy Jews and Chinese, has been rather low. – Were the existing private individual rights declarations written by poor rather than relatively well-off people? Is knowledge of and interest in individual rights and liberties greater among the poor people than among the well off people? - An encyclopedia of the best refutations is urgently needed – and it could be built up in WIKIPEDIA fashion. - JZ, 15.11.07, 26.12.10. What I offer here towards that aim is merely what one individual can collect or express in this sphere, over many years. – JZ, 14.10.13. - ABUNDANCE & MORALITY,

LIBERTY: Liberty has never been fully tried in the modern world.” – Murray N. Rothbard. – It was not ever fully tried in the past, either. There it was largely held back by the ignorance of many individual rights and liberties. All of them are still not known, appreciated, recognized and declared even now, or, if they are, somewhere, by someone, then they are, obviously, not yet sufficiently published, or you and I should have heard or read about such a declaration. – JZ, 16.5.13. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STILL MISSING OUT OF INACTION BY ANARCHISTS & LIBERTARIANS

LIBERTY: Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson - Address, New York Press Club, May 9, 1912, paraphrasing Jefferson. - “The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.” – W. W., ibid. - Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” - Woodrow Wilson, Speech, New York Press Club, Sept. 9, 1912. - At best governments conceded some limited liberties - when they felt threatened in their rule without that concession. – Alas, most people are not asking for much or all in this sphere. – Serious interest in all individual rights and liberties is still all too rare. - JZ, 18.1.08, 3.2.09. – Some are even satisfied with the all too incomplete and flawed governmental bills of rights and the “universal” declaration of the UN of 10.12.48. – JZ, 14.10.13. - HISTORY, PEOPLE, RESISTANCE, POWER, GOVERNMENTS, DISOBEDIENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, INSUFFICIENT INTEREST IN ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES


LIBERTY: Liberty has tremendous power for human advancement. Resolve to work on its behalf.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.78. – In other words, for your own advancement and that of your family members, friends and associates and of mankind. – JZ, 18.1.08, 14.10.13. - PROGRESS, POWER, ADVANCEMENT, SELF-INTEREST, EGOISM, RATIONAL SELFISHNESS, MORALITY, DUTY

LIBERTY: Liberty in itself is a negative principle, it tells us not to interfere, but does not give any basis for construction.” – Bertrand Russell, Principles for Social Reconstruction, p.218, quoted in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.25. – Actually, it provides the foundation for all creative, productive, constructive and free exchange activities. – JZ, 4.2.09. – An ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties would provide an ideal foundation for all creative and productive and other responsible and moral activities, a much better one than any “positive” legislation could provide. – JZ, 26.12.10. - HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, FIRST PRINCIPLES, ETHICS, MORALITY

LIBERTY: Liberty is a boisterous sea – timid men prefer the calm of despotism.” – Quoted in THE AUSTRALIAN GP, Sep. 74. – If it were visible like an ocean and all the interconnected oceans, then it would have been fully declared and mapped already, in a declaration of all individual rights and liberties, easily accessible to almost all. All such governmental declarations are all too flawed and incomplete still. – JZ, 17.5.13. – As territorialists they have all too limited or flawed visions and direct e.g. their powerful weapons against the primary victims of tyrannies, whole populations, rather than against the tyrants themselves. Against tyrants no very powerful but very accurate weapons are needed and men or women with the courage and determination to use them. – JZ, 14.10.13. – TYRANNICIDE, WEAPONS, TARGETS, NWT, DESPOTISM, MAN, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES.

LIBERTY: Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison." T. S. Eliot. The Family Reunion. – Under freedom one has to think for oneself. And that hurts some people. – Kaufman called this “decidophobia”. - Should we pity a starving jackass, standing between two hay stacks, who can’t make up his mind which of these two to tackle first? - JZ, 26.12.07. - FREEDOM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DECISION-MAKING

LIBERTY: Liberty is a social-relationship term. It comes into use only when there are two or more people – a society. Any action of one, which impairs the liberty of another is not the exercise of liberty. (*) It is patently absurd to think that liberty can be composed of the negations of liberty.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.128. - (*) If one uses some force either e.g. to restrain a child from an activity that is dangerous for it, or an adult, in a desperate state of mind, who is about to commit suicide, then one does not infringe the liberty of a rational being but of a being who, for the time being, is irrational. One thus preserves his or her potential and life as a rational being. We all have irrational moments and most liberties and rights are meant only for rational beings. – JZ, 24.11.07, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: Liberty is a strictly personal possession, which each one of us can cherish and which brings out the best. Control is an external arrangement imposed upon us from the outside, which sets up a natural reaction, invites even the best to find the means to evade it, and therefore tends to bring out the worst in all of us.” – Sir Ernest Benn: The State the Enemy, p.121. - VS. CONTROLS, DIRECTIONS, ORDERS, COMMANDS, CENTRALIZATION, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, AGGRESSION, OFFICIAL & PRIVATE CRIMES

LIBERTY: Liberty is a word of much sophistication, but it means, when it means anything, opportunity to live one’s own life in one’s own way. … The original sin of the world is not contempt for arbitrary laws, but respect for them.” – Charles Ferguson, quoted by Sprading in Freedom and its Fundamentals. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, LAWS, LEGISLATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LIBERTY: Liberty is always also responsibility, and to be free to act is also to be responsible for action. …" - Ernest Barker Principles of Social and Political Theory. – Only for one’s own actions and omissions. – JZ, 26.12.07. - ACTION & RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have." – LIBERTY. Attributed to Harry Emerson Fosdick, quoted in ANALOG 7/95, p.10. –– Also in: READERS DIGEST, 9/76 & Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - SECURITY, PROTECTION, DANGER & SAFETY, RISK

LIBERTY: Liberty is always freedom from the government. – Ludwig von Mises, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing The Libertarian Party UK's photo. - Facebook, 21.9.13. – Does freedom from private criminal actions not count at all? – JZ, 14.10.13. - GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM

LIBERTY: Liberty is always possible. It can come only when it is earned. It must not be thrust upon people who do not understand it or who do not want it. It can never be provided for some by others through political devices, peaceful or warlike. Liberty is the great prize. And its sacred cause is advanced by each individual who, in his heart, comes to understand.” – April 1, 1960. – Quoted in Carl Watner, LeFevre, p.139. – No rights and liberties e.g. for the unborn, babies, infants and children – or only those, corresponding to their stage of development or enlightenment? – JZ, 14.10.13. - TOLERANCE TOWARDS TOLERANT STATISTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LIBERATION

LIBERTY: Liberty is always unfinished business.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - But if we bothered to gather all expressions of liberty and rights principles and assembled all freedom texts on a HD of 320 GBs, zipped, with room for more than a million freedom books or their page equivalent, then we could soon come close enough towards a sufficient awareness of it and its opportunities, tools, machinery and resources to become effectively able to help realize it. - JZ, 22. 11. 06, 21.1.08. A complete libertarian encyclopedia, bibliography, abstracts and review collection, ideas archive, directory, projects list, encyclopedia of the best refutations, one of all the various definitions of all the important terms as well as numerous libertarian electronic argument maps should be included. – JZ, 21.1.08. – COMPLETE LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING, ENLIGHTENMENT, PUBLICITY, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, NEW DRAFT

LIBERTY: Liberty is an opportunity for doing good, but this is only so when it is also an opportunity for doing wrong.” - F. A. Hayek. – It should be organized in a way that it can do the least wrong to the least number and these all volunteers, acting at their own risk and expense. Territorialism makes that impossible. Exterritorialism combined with voluntarism makes it possible. – The right to make mistakes at the own risk and expense is involved. – The public declaration and recognition of all genuine individual rights and liberties, at least to the extent that they are claimed by others, is the minimum requirement. – What rights and liberties, if any, should one concede to those, who, either formally or by their actions, are against such a commitment? – Tolerance is suitable only for tolerant people or intolerant ones who do their own intolerant things only to themselves! – The right to support one’s life is not a right and opportunity to commit murder, robbery, theft or rape. - JZ, 26.12.10, 14.10.13. – HUMAN RIGHTS, CRIMINALS, AGGRESSORS, FANATICS, INTOLERANT PEOPLE,

LIBERTY: Liberty is born of self-interest. It effects goodwill to all through its practice, and it generates goodwill in everyone as a consequence. – Richard Rieben (Recently deceased. – JZ, 18.1.08.) – It practices good will towards all …? - & SELF-INTEREST, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, GREED, PROFIT

LIBERTY: Liberty is derived from the Latin legal phrase, used to describe emancipation from the master-slave bond. Query: connected with libra scales? In any case, there is the implication all through its history, of a legalistic background. But obviously, in French, the word has acquired all the emotional overtones which attach to the word freedom. Cf. Eluard’s poem.” – Herbert Read, Anarchism & Order, p. 165.

LIBERTY: Liberty is echoed in all their assemblies, and thousands might be found ready to offer up their lives for the sound, though perhaps not one of all the number understands its meaning.” – Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, p.13. – Or all that it means? – JZ, 14.10.13.

LIBERTY: Liberty Is for Others, Too. (*) Most individual favor subjective evaluation as applied to self but will, at the same time, insist on objective evaluations (**) as applied to the millions who “don’t know what’s good for them”. – In a word, very few will accord that liberty to others, which they personally cherish so much. (***) These inconsistent people are the victims of an historical momentum – the darkened millennia of mankind’s past (****) – and thus have not apprehended the newest politico-economic fact on the face of the earth: individual liberty. This slowness to apprehend may, in turn, derive from our poor choice of descriptive terms. “(*****) – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.52, FEE. - (*) Criminals with victims and other aggressors against individual rights and liberties exepted! - (**) In accordance with their subjective valued “standards”! - (***) Or so little! Thus they wish for as little liberty for others, as they wish for themselves! - (****) That part of it which is based upon territorial monopolism, coercion and centralization, excluding individual choices in all too many people! - (*****) And from our territorialist prejudices, which prevent free experimentation in the spheres of political, economic and social systems, although in all other spheres free experimentation is already very widely spread. - The fact that even such a great and long-term libertarian as L. E. Read was still not clear enough on such fundamental issues, is a model case for me to demonstrate that the discussion of all such issues must become much more comprehensive, informed, diverse and intense than it has been so far. For this purpose a number of important references works, encyclopedias, archives and special freedom libraries ought to be compiled and published. – A$ 320 HD, here down, at ALDI, to A $ 150, would have room for over a million books or their page equivalents. (At Dick Smith, Mittagong, I recently bought a MAXTOR one of 500 GBs for only A$ 99! – JZ, 3.2.09.) (By now some of 3TB HDD’s, book sized, are offered for as little as $138! – JZ, 26.12.10, 14.10.13.) If that technical option were fully recognized and used by enough freedom lovers, genuine lovers of liberty, those prepared to work even unpaid for it, in their spare time, then almost all points could become clarified much better than they were so far, especially if digital “argument mapping” of the types proposed by Paul Monk et al, were also used. - JZ, 24.11.07, 14.10.13. – All libertarian texts could and should thus be made accessible to all interested in them. – JZ, 26.12.10. - CD-PROJECT, SUPER-COMPUTER-PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPEDIAS & OTHER REFERENCE WORKS

LIBERTY: Liberty is freedom of choice. Everyone loves freedom of choice for himself, if not for others; therefore, everyone loves liberty.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p. 6. – Do they? – JZ, 29.11.07. – CHOICE, STATISM, UNAWARENESS OR NON-APPRECIATION OF MANY INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTY: liberty is government’s fuel.” – Lewis Stearns. – Quoted in “The Role of Government” by World Research, p. 3. – I would rather say that private property and earnings, as well as statism and numerous popular errors, myths and prejudices, combined with all too much ignorance and indifference, are the fuel of territorial governments. – JZ, 30.11.07. – Taxes and other forms of coercion, e.g. conscription, fuel governments. Full liberty would, like water, extinguish them and their other man-made catastrophes. – JZ, 2.2.09, 24.12.10. – POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES, FALSE PREMISES & CONCLUSIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Liberty is its own reward.” – Woodrow Wilson, address, Sept. 12, 1912. – Should any pro-freedom writings be copyrighted? – JZ, 21.1.08. – COPYRIGHTS?  Q., I.P., IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

LIBERTY: Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience.” – Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty. – EQUALITY, FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, HAPPINESS, CONSCIENCE,

LIBERTY: Liberty is like life itself. Either it grows or it dies.” – Robert Baker, Laissez Faire Review, May/June 74. – Luckily, at one stage we stop growing. - Neither life nor liberty can grow endlessly – but they could be spread through the universe. – JZ, 23.11.07. – Liberty, as a relationship between rational beings, can only die with all rational beings. And if they let that happen, e.g. through a nuclear holocaust, this would only prove that they were not sufficiently rational as yet or that not enough of them were, as yet. – JZ, 2.2.09, 14.10.13. – LIFE

LIBERTY: liberty is meaningless if it is only the liberty to agree with those in power. …” - Dave Osterfeld, THE FREEMAN, April 75. - VS. POWER

LIBERTY: Liberty is never out of bounds or off limits; it spreads wherever it can capture the imagination of men.” - E. B. White, "Letter from the West," The Points of My Compass (1960).

LIBERTY: Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. It is not for the sake of good public administration that it is required, but for security in the pursuit of the highest objects of civil society, and of private life." - Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity. – So far, history was largely a record of the consequences of a lack of freedom and of recognized rights and liberties. – JZ, 3.2.09. – HISTORY, POLITICS, ENDS & MEANS, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: liberty is not a metaphysical or sentimental thing at all. It is positive, practical and actual. It is produced and maintained by law and institutions, and is, therefore, concrete and historical.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.25/26. – As if natural law and individual rights and liberties had nothing to do with it. – JZ, 24.11.07. - STATE, LAW,

LIBERTY: Liberty is not accountable to authority’s standard; (*) it is to be measured by its own standard. – Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, p.106. - - (*) … but authority is accountable to liberty’s standard. – JZ, 5.12.83. – An ideal militia force of volunteers for the protection if individual rights and liberties would hold it so accountable. – JZ, 22.11.07. – An ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties, so far found or expressed by someone, somewhere, one which could serve as a standard, may still have to be compiled or sufficiently published, discussed and generally accepted. – JZ, 3.2.09, 14.10.13. - AUTHORITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, LAWS

LIBERTY: Liberty is not attainable by anything less than the principles of CCI: Constitutionalism – Capitalism – Individualism.” – Prof. Galambos. – Liberty includes also the freedom or choice not to be free, to the same extent that one wishes “to enjoy” such a condition. Thus it also authorized statism for its voluntary victims. – JZ, 23.11.07, 14.10.13. – Territorial constitutionalism and limited governments, as usually perceived and realized, are certainly not sufficient guarantors for all genuine individual rights and liberties, as their history has shown. – JZ, 26.12.10. – , CONSTITUTIONALISM, CAPITALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY BY CHOICE

LIBERTY: Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President. - So, what was he doing as a president? – Was individual liberty increased or decreased under him? – JZ, 3.1.08. - One man vainly trying to protect the liberties of many millions, rather than allowing them to protect  them themselves? The old fallacy or false pretence of monarchs. - JZ, 24. 11. 06, 22.1.09, 14.10.13. - & INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTY IS AN INDIVIDUAL NOT A NATIONAL OR COLLECTIVE MATTER, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY VS. COLLECTIVISM

LIBERTY: Liberty is not just one particular value, but the source and condition of all values!” – Source?

LIBERTY: Liberty is not to the taste of the majority – only of the educated.” – Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, p. 201, in comments on Alexander Herzen. - MAJORITY & EDUCATION

LIBERTY: Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.” – J. J. Rousseau, Du contrat social, I/1761. – This is one of his thoughts that indicates that he might have advanced to panarchistic thoughts in his sequel, if his social contract theory had been sufficiently accepted in his time. In that case he had promised a further book on the subject. – JZ, 10.7.86, 15.11.07. - PANARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PERSONAL LAW & LAW

LIBERTY: Liberty is often a heavy burden on a man. It involves the necessity for perpetual choice which is the kind of labor men have always dreaded.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1884), Elsie Venner, 1861. - Freedom of action, secession, association and disassociation also for all those, who would rather not be troubled by trying to learn about their rights and liberties and how to realize and uphold them. They will always find plenty of shepherds and leaders for themselves, as long as they manage to stand them. - JZ, 26.11.06. – For those, who do appreciate their individual rights and liberties, they are also seen as preconditions for unlimited opportunities for individual achievements. – JZ, 22.1.09. - DECIDOPHOBIA, DECISION-MAKING, LIBERTY & CHOICE WIDELY PERCEIVED AS BURDENS TO BE AVOIDED

LIBERTY: Liberty Is Power.” - John Quincy Adams, 1821.

LIBERTY: Liberty is really constrained. It is constrained by the Liberty of everybody else.” – Jehudi Menuhin, ABC interview, 27.10.98. - RESTRAINTS

LIBERTY: Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.” – Cicero. – Many of those, who escaped from totalitarian regimes, did not, at least not at first, fully appreciate all of the still all too limited rights and liberties they then enjoyed in other countries. – JZ, 3.2.09, 14.10.13. - VS. SERVITUDE

LIBERTY: Liberty is the best of all things.” - (Libertas optima rerum.) – Medieval Latin proverb. – Even regarding the choice of political, economic and social systems! We should not make an exception for them, just to uphold something as wrong and harmful as an enforced territorial monopoly and “unity” or “strength”. – JZ, 10.7.86, 15.11.07, 14.10.13. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAWS FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, OF WHATEVER KIND

LIBERTY: Liberty is the blossom and fruit of justice – the perfume of mercy. Liberty is the seed and soil, the air and light, the dew and rain of progress, love and joy. - Liberty cannot be sacrificed for the sake of anything. It is of more value than anything else. … Liberty sustains the same relation to all our virtues that the sun does to life. The world had better go back to barbarism, to the dens, to the caves and lairs of savagery; better lose all art, all invention, than to lose liberty.” – Robert G. Ingersoll, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.273. – Alas, it is still indifferently ignored or rejected by all too many people, every day. – JZ, 30.11.07. At least the few, who do already appreciate it, should become free to practise it among themselves. Experimental freedom for volunteers in all spheres – among themselves, always at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 14..10.13.

LIBERTY: Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Liberty is a matter of individual rights and liberties, not of national ones or of national greatness. – JZ, 18.1.08. - NATIONS, FREEDOM & GREATNESS

LIBERTY: Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people. To know how to be free is not given equally to all men and all nations.” - Paul Valery, Reflections on the World Today. On the Subject of Dictatorship, 1931. – How many people knew then or even now enough e.g. about all monetary and financial liberties to be able to practise them successfully? How many or how few show even now any interest in such questions? - Most of our ancestors have been slaves or serfs for all too long, so that monetary rights are still seen by them as royal or feudal prerogatives, or even as affairs of the slave masters only. – How many have so far cared about the establishment of ideal militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties, about ideal declarations of this kind, about individual and group secessionism and exterritorial autonomy under personal laws and about defence, liberation and revolution programs based upon such liberties? – Probably only a handful of people in the whole world! – JZ, 28.11.07.

LIBERTY: Liberty is the lever that will lift the race.” - Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, p.106.

LIBERTY: Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline.” – Source unknown. – Achievement or luxury? – JZ, 30.11.07. - SELF-DISCIPLINE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-RESTRAINT

LIBERTY: Liberty is the means, the key, to human evolution!” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 7/78. - HUMAN EVOLUTION, PROGRESS, DEVELOPMENT, MAN

LIBERTY: Liberty is the most precious of all goods.” – Bertrand De Jouvenal, in On Power, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.518.

LIBERTY: Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.” – William Allen White. - In the EMPORIA (Kansas) GAZETTE, Oct. 24, 1940. – Also in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, compiled by Leonard E. Read, as a saying for July 1. - Can one give it to others if they do not want it? Should one enjoy no liberty which one cannot readily share with others, e.g. because it might be too dangerous? One might, in certain countries, freely give an opinion to a trusted friend, which it would be suicidal to share with others. There is much truth in this saying but it is not clearly enough expressed. The Golden Rule is involved and mutual recognition of the desirability of equal rights and liberties or of mutual tolerance and of laissez faire. - There are numerous diverging definitions of the "first principle" of liberty, from a commitment to total non-violence, to non-initiation of force or the advice: Do not let your rights be stepped upon. It is high time to systematically try to clear up the remaining confusions. - JZ, 24.1.02. - Liberty must be "shared" or generally enjoyed with all other liberty lovers to be fully enjoyed and secured. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - EQUAL LIBERTY, EQUAL RIGHTS, MUTUALISM, TOLERANCE, INTOLERANCE, INALIENABLE RIGHTS,

LIBERTY: Liberty is the parent of virtue and order.” – Lord Macaulay, Miscellaneous Writings. Review of Dumont’s Recollections of Mirabeau, July 1832, p. 238. - It may be this remark with led to Proudhon’s, copied by Benjamin R. Tucker in his LIBERTY: “Liberty is the mother, not the daughter of order.” – LAW & ORDER.

LIBERTY: Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying “No” to any authority – literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social, and even political.” – Ignazio Silone, The God that Failed. in  – He did not explicitly include economic liberties. – JZ – Merely saying “No!” has no more chance than a prayer! – JZ, 3.2.09. - EXPERIMENTS, MISTAKES, DOUBTS, SEARCHING & EXPERIMENTING

LIBERTY: Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves.” – Hugo Grotius, De jure belli ac pacis, I, p.625. – Without individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, fully free associationism, even regarding political, economic and social systems, how much power do we really have over ourselves, how much liberty? – JZ, 10.7.85. – He did not draw the panarchist conclusion from this remark. Principles should not only be implicitly but explicitly expressed. – JZ16.2.86. - As far as possible. To their limits. They are that important. – JZ, 15.11.07. – PANARCHISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTY: Liberty is the prevention of control by others." – Lord John Acton. How many different definitions of it do exist? Which are the best ones? – JZ 11.1.08. – Even Mortimer J. Adler, in his 1958-1961 2 -volume edition of “The IDEA OF FREEDOM, 689 & 754 pages, may not yet have covered all the definitions. There are many other such works in my library, which I haven’t got around to extract from, and, probably, hundreds to thousands, which I have never even seen or heard from. – JZ, 14.10.13. -  DEFINITION ATTEMPT, Q., CONTROLS BY OTHERS

LIBERTY: Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.” - quoted in an e-mail. – Source? - FREEDOM, RIGHTS & CHOICE

LIBERTY: Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.” – Montesquieu, L’Esprit des lois, 1748, ii.3. - Baron de Montesquieu – Liberty is the right to do what natural law permits and what man-made laws, largely, prohibit. – JZ, 15.11.85. - This rule does, obviously, not apply to any despotic, tyrannical or totalitarian law or legislation. – JZ, 15.1.13. - LAW, DEMOCRACY, LEGISLATION, GREATEST ERROR,

LIBERTY: Liberty is the solution of all social and economic questions. – Joseph Labadie in  . - He should have added: including exterritorial autonomy and individual secessionism, i.e. full experimental freedom in spheres so far territorially monopolized by governments. – JZ, 1.4.12. - & SOCIAL & ECONOMIC PROBLEMS & QUESTIONS

LIBERTY: Liberty is the sovereignty of the individual.” – Josiah Warren, Equitable Commerce, 1852. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: Liberty is the state where each man respects the rights of others.” – Mark Tier. – Also in: Workers Party, Platform Draft, 1975. - How can people respect all individual rights and liberties when they haven’t even been sufficiently declared as yet? – JZ, 3.2.09. – RIGHTS, Q.

LIBERTY: Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty no happiness can be enjoyed by society. -  Thomas Jefferson, in  -  In the second sentence he does exaggerate – twice. – JZ, 28.3.12. – I also found it ascribed to Lord Bolingbroke. -  J.Z. - & HEALTH, HAPPINESS, PLEASURE

LIBERTY: liberty lies in the hearts and minds of the people.” – René Baxter, FREEDOM TODAY, 17.9.75. – Or it is, largely, missing there? – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it … The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias; the spirit of liberty remembers that not even a sparrow falls to earth unheeded; the spirit of liberty is the spirit of Him who, near two thousand years ago, taught mankind that lesson it has never learned, but has never quite forgotten; that there may be a kingdom where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest.” - Learned Hand, "The Spirit of Liberty," speech at an "I Am an American Day" ceremony, Central Park, New York City, May 21, 1944. - Hand, The Spirit of Liberty, 3d ed., enl., ed. Irving Dilliard, p. 190 (1960). – Which “holy book” or religion has clearly expressed all individual rights and liberties, although they are all, supposedly, inspired by an all-knowing god or even several of them? – JZ, 14.10.13. - HEARTS, MINDS, PEOPLE, PUBLIC OPINION, LAWS, FAITH IN FREEDOM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, LOVE OF LIBERTY, Q., RELIGIONS, HOLY BOOKS, GOD

LIBERTY: Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” - George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1905. "Maxims for Revolutionists," appendix 2 to Man and Superman, in The Collected Works of Bernard Shaw, vol. 10, p. 218 (1930). - Elsewhere I find the entry: Man and Superman. The Revolutionist’s Handbook, 1903. – JZ - DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY, OBLIGATION,

LIBERTY: Liberty means that a man is recognized as free and treated as free by those who surround him.” – M. A. Bakunin, Die et létat, 1871. (God & State.)

LIBERTY: Liberty means that each individual may choose his own way to Hell, but no SHOVING. Each person may also choose the way to Heaven, but no pushing.” – Wm. F. Fowler in L. Labadie’s DISCUSSION, No. 37, p. 3. – (Has the whole set of it been published by now, somewhere, online? I only ever saw a few copies of it, even in the LABADIE COLLECTION and thus could microfilm only No.’s 5-8.) – JZ, 19.11.07. – TOLERANCE VS. INTOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

LIBERTY: Liberty neglected is tyranny invited.” – Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, p.106. – Which liberty has been more neglected than monetary freedom? As a result we got monetary despotism. – The same could be said e.g. for exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. - JZ, 23.11.07. – Without them and related liberties, we merely get authoritarian, monopolistic, and even totalitarian territorialism, even the Warfare State. – JZ, 3.2.09, 26.12.10, 14.10.13. - ITS NEGLECT & TYRANNY

LIBERTY: Liberty of person, of thought, of action – is the basic and the goal of civilization … and with which any really philosophical mind must find itself in accord.” – E. E. “Doc” Smith; Galactic Patrol, 3rd. number of The Lensman series, p.130 of Panther SF edition.

LIBERTY: liberty of the individual which has brought us every advance of knowledge and invention – Liberty without which life to a self-respecting man is not worth living.” – Albert Einstein, quoted in G. P. Gooch, “Dictatorship in Theory and Practice”, p.42.

LIBERTY: Liberty on its positive side denotes the fullness of individual existence. On its negative side it denotes the necessary restraint on all which is needed to promote the greatest possible amount of liberty for each.” – Sheldon Amos, Science of Law, p.90. – The greatest amount of liberty for each should not include full liberty for criminals and aggressors, for that would reduce the liberty of all others. – JZ, 23.11.07. –

LIBERTY: Liberty over Power.” – Murray Rothbard, Laissez Faire Review, May/June 74. -– The powers of all genuine individual rights and liberties vs. all territorial powers! – JZ, 3.2.09. – RIGHTS VS. POWER

LIBERTY: Liberty proceeds in the belief that the majority, being men and women of quality, will of their own volition do more good than bad. Bad will be done in any case by the bad, whether they are free or controlled. - The State has to proceed upon the assumption that all are helpless, if not indeed inefficient. It proceeds upon the theory, and it can do no (nothing? – JZ ) else, that the majority would do wrong if left uncontrolled.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.122/23. - BAD, GOOD, HELPLESSNESS, CONTROL, MAJORITIES

LIBERTY: Liberty produces everything in the world. I repeat, everything; even those things it is destroying today: religion, government, nobility, property.” – C. S. Edwards, Proudhon, p.263, Chapter XXI, Proudhon the Ironist, possibly quoting P. himself.

LIBERTY: liberty promises to care for no one, but will, nevertheless, offer an opportunity for each to care for himself, either alone or in association with others.” – Laurance Labadie, quoted in DANDELION, Winter 78. – However, were any of his remarks clearly panarchistic? I can’t remember any such remark in those of his writings that I have read. If I had found one, I would, probably, have included it here. – JZ, 24.12.10. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, CARE, WELFARE

LIBERTY: Liberty resides in the immunity of private business from government control.” – quoted by Max Eastman in Reflections on the Failure of Socialism, p.26. - PRIVACY, BUSINESS, CONTROL, GOVERNMENT

LIBERTY: Liberty should never be sacrificed for the so-called greater good.” …“There is not greater good than liberty.” – Auberon Herbert. - VS. “GREATER GOOD”, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST, UTILITARIANISM

LIBERTY: Liberty tends inevitably to lead to the just equivalence of services, to bring about greater and greater equality, to raise all men up to the same, constantly rising standard of living.” - Frederic Bastiat -  EQUALITY, STANDARD OF LIVING, PROSPERITY

LIBERTY: Liberty terrifies Herbert Marcuse … it appalls Tom Hayden and Mark Rudd … for those unprepared for it, liberty is the most frightful bomb ever to explode on the human psyche.” – Richard S. Wheeler, quoted by John Chamberlain in FREEMAN, 1/74. – See also Erich Fromm’s book: The Fear of Freedom.

LIBERTY: liberty that recognizes no other restrictions than those outlined for us by the laws of our own individual nature, so that properly speaking there are no restrictions.” – Bakunin, quoted in Berman, Anarchist Quotations, p.5. – The equal liberties and rights of all other peaceful people form very severe restrictions upon mere individual impulsive actions. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: Liberty to speak, publish, to produce and create, to buy and sell, travel and live freely, is treated as though it were a luxury which we cannot afford any longer.” – Roy Childs, Liberty against Power. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTY: Liberty too can corrupt, and absolute liberty can corrupt absolutely.” – Gertrude Himmelfarb. – Did she distinguish enough between liberty and licence? In a general state of liberty one respects the liberties of others, which I consider to be not a corrupt behavior but a very virtuous and moral one. If people destroy themselves by certain vices, then they only harm themselves or at most their dependents as well. But what are such vices against the abuses of territorial power over others? – JZ, 15.11.07. - VS. LICENCE, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Liberty too, must be limited in order to be possessed.” – Edmund Burke. – Only by the equal liberty of others! – JZ, 8.9.85. - It is already severely limited by all the liberties and rights that others do also possess. Liberty is not licence to do anything at the expense and risk of others. – JZ, 23.11.07. - LIMITED?

LIBERTY: Liberty - which is the nurse of all great wits. … Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” – John Milton. – But not freedom of choice, contract, association, secession, action and experimentation? – JZ, 14.10.13. - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & EXPRESSION

LIBERTY: Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.” - CALEB C. COLTON, quoted in Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.27. - Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832), The Lacon (1829). - I also find it ascribed to a Prof. G. G. Coulton: Liberty will not descend to a people;(?) people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. - A scanning or a memory fault? – Two different names for one person? – JZ, n.d. & 14.10.13. – TO BE EARNED OR WORKED FOR

LIBERTY: Liberty will ultimately make all men rich; it will not make all men equally rich. - Benjamin R. Tucker - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - RICHES, WEALTH, EQUALITY, PROSPERITY

LIBERTY: Liberty without licence and authority without despotism.” – James Gibbon.

LIBERTY: Liberty, according to my metaphysics … is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.” - John Adams, Letter to John Taylor. - SELF-DETERMINATION

LIBERTY: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” – “The catch, of course, is that where equality and fraternity rule, there is no liberty.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.203. - EQUALITY, FRATERNITY, LOVE, BROTHERHOOD, PROPERTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: Liberty, like laissez faire, is often thought of as synonymous with unrestrained action. The thought is incorrect as related to both terms. Liberty, for instance, does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. To argue contrarily is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations. Patently absurd! Unrestraint carried to the point of impairing the liberty of others is the exercise of licence, not liberty. (*) To minimize the exercise of license is to maximize the area of liberty. Ideally, government would restrain license, not indulge in it; make it difficult, not easy; disgraceful, not popular. A government that does otherwise is licentious, not libertarian.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.11. - (*) What about preventing a drunk or drugged person or a child from committing suicide? - I heard an invented or true story of a child being shot, from a distance, as it was playing with a stack of hand grenades among sleeping soldiers and was about to pull the pin of one. – Pure principles do not always fit extreme situations. – JZ, 18.1.08. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, LICENSE, LIBERTARIANISM,

LIBERTY: Liberty, like muscles, needs exercise for development.” – Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, p.106. – Only with sufficient practice can perfection, in any sphere, be at least somewhat approached. – JZ, 14.10.13. - LIBERTY NEEDS EXERCISE, TOO: EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Liberty, next to religion, has been the motive of good deeds and the common pretext of crime, from the sowing of the seed at Athens, two thousand four hundred and sixty years ago, until the ripened harvest was gathered by men of our race.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877. – How far are we still from harvesting all the fruits of liberty seeds or at least of recognizing them? – JZ, 14.10.13. - RELIGION & CRIME

LIBERTY: Liberty, or freedom, signifieth, properly, the absence of opposition; by opposition I mean external impediments of motion.” Hobbes, Leviathan, chap. XXI, quoted by G. Sartori, in Liberty & Law.

LIBERTY: Liberty, then, can be defined as the natural ability of the individual to think and act as he pleases; but freedom would fall into a social context in which other men are present. Liberty is an individual attribute, but freedom would be a social attribute.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 1977. - - FREEDOM:

LIBERTY: Liberty, then, when forced on a people unfit for it, would, instead of a blessing, be a curse, …” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.42. - Only the liberty, coercively realized in a whole country or the world, for all its individuals and all their voluntary groups, to be as free or as unfree as they want to be, would not be a curse for humanity or for any of these voluntary groups, societies, communities etc. since it would depend upon their individual voluntary members to learn from their experience with lack of liberties and to chose conditions of greater or the greatest freedom for themselves, whenever they are ready for them. Politically, economically and socially even most “adults” have still to go through a gradual maturing process, at their own speed and many of them will fail in this, even if they try, for years to decades. – But tolerance towards the volunteers of other communities should be demanded from all and, if necessary, sharply enforced. – In my opinion ideally by ideal militia forces for the protections of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.10.07. - NOT TO BE FORCED UPON DISSENTERS, WHO PREFER STATISM FOR THEMSELVES ONLY. - PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL GROUPS THAT ARE NON-AGGRESSIVE & NON-CRIMINAL TOWARDS NON-MEMBERS.

LIBERTY: Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington, 1732-1788, Letter to James Madison, 2. March 1788. – It did not fully take root in his mind and was not expressed by many of his actions. – JZ, 27.3.94. - Apparently, it has not yet taken full root anywhere! - JZ, 26.11.02. - As all too frequent experience has shown: Even when it has taken root in some individuals or some minorities, its further spread can be successfully obstructed for many years or even decades. – At least until these individuals or minorities are quite free to secede and do their own things for themselves, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. Territorial States do prevent that in some of the most important spheres. – Washington was right only for cases, in territorial States, where liberty has already taken possession of the minds of the majority. But then - who has ever doubted that? - JZ, 23.11.07. – We have enjoyed large degrees of freedom of speech and press for a long time – but, apparently, this was not yet enough to achieve their completion and the spread of these and all other liberties and rights to all others and to all other countries. – JZ, 3.2.09,  14.10.13. - Quoted by Nizam Ahmad - Under territorialism it grows all too slowly and, sometimes, goes backwards. - John Zube - PROGRESS, DEVELOPMENT, TERRITORIALISMDIS, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIBERTY: Liberty, which is often very unfavorable to theological systems, is always in the end favorable to morals; for the most effectual method that has been devised for diverting men from vice is to give free scope for a higher ambition.” - E. H. Lecky, A History of European Morals. - VICE, AMBITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE 

LIBERTY: Liberty: Legacy of Truth. – A book title by Leonard E. Read. – All truths embrace not only human relationships but all of nature, including its non-caring catastrophes, diseases, powers, etc. – Not even that part of nature, which can be called life, does narrow down the origin of liberty and rights. Life largely lives off life. All individual rights and liberties makes only sense for sufficiently rational and moral beings, not for germs, rocks, insects or plants. At most one can say that they are truths for many to most human for other rational beings, beings, a part of their very nature and required for their survival  and even then not all of them do apply to all of their early stages, in the womb, as babies, infants and children, still requiring guardianship for survival. – JZ, 14.10.13. - TRUTH

LIBERTY: Licence they mean when they cry Liberty; // For who loves that, must first be wise and good. – John Milton, On the Same. – None can love freedom heartily; but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.” - John Milton, Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. - "License they mean when they cry liberty.” – John Milton, Sonnet, c. 1645. - VS. LICENCE

LIBERTY: Life is energy; liberty is the individual control of human life energy. It can not be separated from life. Liberty is inalienable; as I can not transfer my life to anyone else, I can not transfer my liberty, my control of my life energy, to anyone else.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.149. – Can one not authorize someone else to speak and act for one, at least in some respects? – JZ, 18.1.08, 14.10.13. - LIFE & HUMAN ENERGY, POWER OF ATTORNEY

LIBERTY: Life represents the efforts of men to organize society; government, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.” - Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit. - LIFE, GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY, SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST, EGOISM, INDIVIDUALISM, STATE

LIBERTY: Live your own life, for you will die your own death.” – Latin Proverb. – Or you will die twice, once in spirit, then in body. – JZ, 26.2.86. - PANARCHISM, SELFISHNESS VS. ALTRUISM

LIBERTY: Locke … His treatment of the problem of freedom in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding is different from, and unconnected with, the one we find in the second of the Two Treatises on Government. In the former he defines liberty as acting under the determination of the self, whereas in the latter he defines it as not being “subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another man.” – G. Sartori, Liberty & Law, p.4. – NATURAL LAW VS. GOVERNMENTAL LAWS

LIBERTY: Make everything subservient to liberty; use state force only for one purpose – to prevent and restrain the use of force amongst ourselves, …” - Auberon Herbert, A Plea for Voluntaryism, in Mack edition, essay nine, p.329. - Doesn’t that mean monopolizing and bureaucratizing the use of defensive and protective force and leaving its administration subject to the political process, to the “tender care” of politicians and their laws? Liberty, justice, peace, defence and protection, of individual rights and liberties, like education, religion, culture, postal and transport services are much too important to leave to their protection in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians, i.e. of monopolistic, coercive, collectivists and also, all too often, power addicts, some of them even power-mad. – The force of territorial States is, if experience is any guide, the least suitable force for this purpose. - JZ, 23.11.07, 14.10.13. – LIBERTY AS FIRST PRIORITY VIA LIMITED BUT TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS OR PANARCHISM? TERRITORIALISM, Q., LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, SELF-DEFENCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: Make mine liberty.” – Source unknown to me. – JZ

LIBERTY: Make your relationship to liberty a lifelong marriage, not a one-night stand.” – Patrick Brooks & or JZ, 6/72.

LIBERTY: Man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. –Ronald Reagan, in his farewell address, 1/11/89. – MAN, FREEDOM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

LIBERTY: Many of our people have been converted to the idea that liberty has been tried and found wanting. They seem unaware that what has been found wanting is not the true values of liberty but political perversions, worthless counterfeits.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admirals’s Log II, p.36. – How many individual liberties and rights have simply been left out of the governmental bills of rights, or so restricted by laws that they are almost legislated away? Up to 20 000 gun laws in the USA, against the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution! – JZ, 23.11.07. - POLITICAL & LEGISLATIVE PERVERSION OF LIBERTY & RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, BILL OF RIGHTS

LIBERTY: Many years ago a great philosopher asked: “If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves?” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.64. – But people are entitled to any degree of voluntary slavery, if that is their choice, as long as they are willing to put up with it. – JZ, 18.1.08. – They are never under any moral obligation to stick with such choices. – JZ, 14.10.13. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIAITON, EXPERIMENTAION IN EVERY SPHERE. SLAVERY, INDIFFERENCE, APATHY, CHOICE, SLAVERY, MUTUAL INSTEAD OF SINGLE CONVENIENCE RELATIONSHIPS

LIBERTY: men are less careful with the liberties of others than with their own.” – Quoted by Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., in THE FREEMAN, I/76, p. 42. – All too often they are also all too ignorant of or careless with their own, not only when they play “Russian roulette” or join a national army run by a territorial government for its purposes. – JZ, 14.10.13. - CARE, RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERTY: Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, - in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, - in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption, - in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” (*) - Edmund Burke, "Letter to a Member of the National Assembly," 1791. - The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 4, pp. 51-52 (1899). – Are territorial power-mongers and their coercive institutions, laws and jurisdictions the best method to still or inflame unreasonable passions? Are not free societies and communities of volunteers much more likely to quietly do their own things for or too themselves, even when it comes to whole and self-selected political, economic and social systems, just like happens now with tens of thousands of private clubs, associations and societies? – JZ, 26.12.10. – (*) However, they have an all too large chance to becoming territorial rulers, mass-producing and applying fetters to their subjects and this, mostly, quite legally, too. – JZ, 14.10.13. - WHIMS, PASSIONS, ARBITRARINESS, MORALITY, SELF-RESTRAINT, JUSTICE, UNDERSTANDING, WISDOM

LIBERTY: Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves.” – D. H. Lawrence (1885-1938), 1915. - As a measure of enslavement merely consider how they have allowed “protectionism”, conscription, compulsory schooling, tax-tributes, inflation and unemployment to happen to them. – And how they still allow their “leaders” to mislead them into wrongful wars. - JZ, 22.1.09. – If it had been full liberty then we would not have lost it as fast, if at all. – JZ, 3.2.09. – People free to keep themselves out of compulsory taxation, wars, inflation, mass unemployment and oppression, or mass extermination camps, would surely have made use of such options in many to most cases, just like they do rather buy and consume e.g. chocolates than rat poison. – Territorialism permits, maintains and prolongs the worst rather than the best political, economic and social systems. - JZ, 26.12.10. Alas, liberty was nowhere ever fully recognized and realized. The fragments of it that were achieved were never a sufficient guaranty for their continuance and completion. Once it is fully realized then this degeneration will not take place again, for liberties and rights are all mutually supportative. Missing links do not hold them together. But how many are there, so far, who wish to see all individual rights and liberties fully realized and therefore collaborate, as a first step, to produce, between them, an as complete and clear declaration of all of them as could and should be provided by now? My appeal to libertarians and anarchists to do this, via an anthology of over 130 private human rights drafts, online as part of a disc at, got hardly any response! If even these freedom “lovers” do not care about this, then who will? – None of those, who, currently, consider themselves to be “freedom fighters”, showed any interest in this project, either. – JZ, 25.4.13. - FREEDOM- FROM LIBERTY TO SLAVERY IN A FEW GENERATIONS, , DEGENERATION? TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LIBERTY: Men love liberty because it protects them from control and humiliation by others, thus affording them the possibility of dignity; they loathe liberty because it throws them back on their own abilities and resources, thus confronting them with the possibility of insignificance.” – Thomas Szasz, The Untamed Tongue, 1990 – Let them have their choices – but do not tie them territorially down to them or to the choices of anyone else. At least some will learn from their experiences and make better choices, once they are free to do so. – It is probably more a fear or distrust or doubtful relationship towards liberty, apart from the usual statists and territorial errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions. - JZ, 26.12.10, 19.5.13. Under panarchism or personal law, competing government or exterritorial autonomy or experimental freedom and freedom of action even in spheres which territorial governments have monopolize until now, each could have, together with other volunteers, as much liberty as they want to have between them, while the remaining statists, in all their varieties could then have as little of it as they want. Thus all could be satisfied with the company they keep, for the time being and any rightful other change would also be open to them, individually, in the future. –No single territorial government could ever satisfy all people in all their varieties. – JZ, 25.4.13. - LOVED BY SOME, FEARED BY OTHERS.– THE LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP OF MEN TOWARDS LIBERTY, DECIDOPHOBIA, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TO EACH THE OWN CHOICE

LIBERTY: Men may, in their thoughtlessness, believe they can do without liberty; they simply are unaware that liberty is indestructible; and that the only question is, how much of it will each recognize, appreciate and, as a consequence, possess?” (*) – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.133. - - (*) Rather, create, establish or choose for himself, whenever and wherever this individual choice is already open to him. – JZ, 24.11.07. - INALIENABLE, INDESTRUCTIBLE BUT SUPPRESSIBLE

LIBERTY: More liberty begets the desire of more. The hunger still increases with the store.” – Dryden. – Would it not be nice if this were quite true? Unfortunately, all too many people are quite satisfied with the limited liberties they have now and will not allow dissenters to opt out and have more liberty among themselves. – JZ, 23.11.07. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LEGALISM

LIBERTY: More worrisome is the notion that our civil liberties are subject to cancellation in times of crisis. Our Constitution seeks to protect rights the Framers deemed inalienable. It faces its gravest tests in times of crisis.” – Clint Bolick, REASON, 12/02 - Precisely then rights and liberties should not be suspended but, rather, expanded and all of them should be recognized and realized, at least among their first volunteers. Then, least of all, could we manage well enough without any or all of them. – JZ, n.d. & 26.12.10, 14.10.13. - EMERGENCIES & CRISES

LIBERTY: most anarchists reject the Roman sense of libertas as popular government embodied in a republican constitution. Their principal concern is with freedom from external political authority. They do not accept like Locke that the State is necessary to protect individual liberty. They equally reject Rousseau’s notion of civil liberty in which one can be legitimately forced to obey the laws one makes for oneself. (*) They have no truck with Hegel’s idealist definition of liberty as ‘necessity transfigured’ so that the individual somehow realizes his ‘higher self’ in obeying the law of the State. …” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.37. – (*) Most anarchists, the above-mentioned authorities and Peter Marshall himself, in the following passage, describing the predominant anarchist views, do not take into consideration the possibilities of voluntarism under individually chosen personal law communities for all the various anarchists, libertarians and groups of statists, most of them still being largely territorialists and as such intolerant towards dissenters. – JZ, 1.12.07. - LAWS & ANARCHISTS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: Most persons confuse liberty with freedom. They feel the hand of restraint and resent the external controls imposed upon them in many ways. They wish to restore their lost liberty. To do so, they are indifferent to the loss of liberty they may impose upon others. To support freedom means to advocate liberty for all. This requires control of self rather than the control of others.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78. – FREEDOM – PANARCHISM, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

LIBERTY: My formula: Expose the error of slavery with all the talents one can bring to bear. And as to liberty, there is no need to defend this truth, it can stand by itself. I would simply praise it to high Heaven!” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 7/76. – How many people have you ever heard enthusiastically praising liberty? – JZ, 10/76. – Since it hasn’t been sufficiently publicized, permanently, fully and cheaply enough, in all the media now available for it, we should not be surprised that it hasn’t been realized as yet. Browse through almost any bookstore or library: How many freedom books do you find there? And how few in most private libraries? All freedom, rights and liberty options do not publish themselves or at least not sufficiently or are not free to do so, via their believers. – JZ, 30.11.07. - PRAISE, ZEST, ENTHUSIASM,

LIBERTY: My government will protect all liberties but one – the liberty to do away with other liberties.” – President Ordaz of Mexico, inaugural speech. - As an honest man he would have said: My government pretends to protect all liberties but really upholds only one, the “liberty” of my government to do away with all the other liberties of all others. - That one liberty it monopolizes for itself, territorially. – JZ, 2.6.92. – No territorial government is fully or sufficiently effective in protecting any liberty. Not one even knows and appreciates all liberties. None has so far made a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. He certainly did not stand for full monetary freedom and for individual and group secessionism and personal law communities of volunteers. Only exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers have a good chance to do so, between them, including the protection of the degrees of lack of freedom, which some volunteers would choose for themselves. Individuals and whole groups should, naturally, remain free to secede from his territorial State and all others. – JZ, 18.11.07, 17.1.08, 26.12.10. - THROUGH TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS? TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS AS PROTECTORS? PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

LIBERTY: My liberty is not for sale.” – Edward Bushell, 1670, standing up for jury rights. – He was not free to offer it for sale or to refuse to sell it, getting only a tax receipt in return from those politicians and bureaucrats who took many of his liberties and rights away and greatly restricted the rest. We are still in the same position today, under territorialism. We are forced to pay our secular territorial oppressors, exploiters and misleaders, just like we were once forced to pay our “sky pilots”. – JZ, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: National liberty isn’t individual liberty. – JZ, 16.9.97. - The freedom of national politicians isn’t that of their subjects. – We are in the hands of politicians – and they are not benevolent Gods, although they pretend to be. - JZ, 21.11.07, 26.12.10. - NATIONAL VS. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, POLITICIANS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTALISM, OFFICIALS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES

LIBERTY: Nations will more readily part with the essentials than with the forms of liberty; and Napoleon might have died an emperor in reality if he had been contented to have lived a consul in name.” – C. C. Colton: Lacon, 1820. – Would he still have killed as many as 1 to 3 million people, if he had remained, formally, a mere consul? Probably, because he was a general before he became a politician. – JZ, 14.11.07, 26.12.10. - FORM & SUBSTANCE

LIBERTY: natural liberty is the only valid system.” – William Stoddard, “reason”, 3/74. – Since we never had all natural liberties and rights as yet, did not even fully know them, we would have had, according to this statement, not a single valid system as yet. So all of them were and are invalid by that standard. Nevertheless they are still real and all too powerful and able to ignore such statements as the above when genuine individual rights and liberties are not backed up by an ideal militia for the protection of all of them – among those who favor them, or some of them, among those who favor only these. Alas, neither such a defence organization nor such a clearly declared aim set of principles do not yet exist, either, although they might be recognized one day as the only “valid” systems for the protection of individual rights and liberties. Certainly, all territorial State systems are unnatural – not authorized by all the peaceful people they have subjected, and to that extent invalid. Nevertheless, they still rule the world in practice and in hypotheses and most of the prevailing flawed theories. – JZ, 18.1.08, 24.12.10, 14.10.13. - NATURAL LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt (1783) - VS. NECESSITY, TYRANNY, SLAVERY, STATISM

LIBERTY: Never could an increase of comfort or security be a sufficient good to be bought at the price of liberty. – Hillaire Belloc, in . – To some extent we can do this rightfully, with part of our incomes, e.g. by contracting with a preferred competing insurance or and protection company. Our thus diminished purchasing power does reduce our other choices as sovereign consumers and thus our liberty. One can certainly over-insure oneself but also under-insure oneself. Sovereign consumers should decide about this in most cases. A case will be made in some panarchies for a minimum social insurance cover, to protect one against the ordinary risks of life, so that if they do occur, one will not be a burden for others. – JZ, 1.4.12. - ABOVE COMFORT & SECURITY

LIBERTY: Never have I heard a successful refutation of liberty, nor even a convincing example to the contrary.” – Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73.

LIBERTY: No doubt it is generally believed that the terms are easily understood, and present no difficulty. Probably the popular notion is that liberty means doing as one has a mind to, and that it is a metaphysical or sentimental good. A little observation shows that there is no such thing in this world as doing as one has a mind to. There is no man, from the tramp up to the President, the Pope, or the Czar, who can do as he has a mind to. There never has been any man, from the primitive barbarian up to a Humboldt or a Darwin, who could do as he had a mind to. …” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.25. - Under the voluntary and exterritorial autonomy of panarchism each can come as close to it, in his self-chosen or self-established panarchy, as it is possible for human beings to achieve. Naturally, the possession of a mind, which deserves this term, is a prerequisite. – JZ, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: No free people can lose their liberties while they are jealous of liberty. But the liberties of the freest people are in danger when they set up symbols of liberty as fetishes, worshipping the symbol instead of the principle it represents.” – Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), in C. Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians. – When and where - were the people ever fully free and aware of all their individual liberties and rights? Governmentally and territorially controlled education and government-drafted constitutions and bills of rights did certainly not enlighten people, sufficiently, about all their rights and liberties. – JZ, 3.1.08, 26.12.10Were there ever quite free peoples, who knew and appreciated all their individual rights and liberties? I do not know of any whole population which is as enlightened even in our days? – Love of liberty must be comprehensive enough to be effective. How many comprehensive and correct definitions and declarations of liberty and rights are there, if any? – JZ, 25.4.13. – HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS. - JEALOUS OF LIBERTY, FREE PEOPLE

LIBERTY: No liberty is worth a damn which doesn’t allow a man to do wrong now and then.” – Author unidentified. – Mistakes, wrongs, harm? Only at the own expense, not at that of others, who are not voluntary victims! Otherwise even a murderer or a robber or a rapist could say: Nothing wrong with committing such an offence now and then. It is part of my liberty. (It is hardly part of the liberty of his victims. – JZ, 26.12.10.) – The right to make mistakes is limited. One can be held responsible for them. Especially when the rights and liberties of others are involved, one should be held responsible. But e.g. vices, harming only the one who has them, are not infringing the rights and liberties of others. - JZ 10.7.86, 15.11.07. - MISTAKES, PANARCHISM, “CRIMES” WITHOUT VICTIMS

LIBERTY: no one is bound to live as another pleases, but (he?) is the guardian of his own liberty.” – Spinoza, Preface to A Theological Political Treatise, p.10. – Our lives would be very different now if all of us were effective guardians of our own genuine individual rights and liberties. – We are still largely the all too obedient slaves of territorialism, just like our ancestors were for all too long the obedient serfs of absolute kings or emperors or of feudalist lords. - JZ, 24.12.10, 14.10.13.

LIBERTY: No one knows as yet how much all liberties would be worth to him, if he could freely practise them, in terms of money, security, health, lifespan, opportunities and progress. - JZ, 18.1.02, 31.10.02. – But, generally speaking, the more free people are and the more they do appreciate and utilize their individiual liberties and rights, the more prosperous they can become, in the average. If, instead, they are satisfied with a single and supposedly holy book and do not even know that one well enough, then they may remain poor while living on top of treasures, like e.g. oil or fertile soil, or like begging monks. – JZ, 3.2.09, 26.12.10, 14.10.13. - FREEDOM, RIGHTS, THEIR VALUE OR PRICE,

LIBERTY: No people, indeed, can long enjoy more liberty than that to which their situation and advanced intelligence and morals fairly entitle them.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.42. - THE PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNEERS, MORALITY, INTELLIGENCE & ENLIGHTENMENT

LIBERTY: No, I have in mind the only liberty worthy of that name, liberty consisting in the full development of all the material, intellectual, and moral powers latent in every man; a liberty which does not recognize any other restrictions but those which are traced by the laws of our own nature, which, properly speaking, is tantamount to saying that there are no restrictions at all, since these laws are not imposed upon us by some outside legislator standing above us or alongside of us. Those laws are imminent, inherent in us; they constitute the very basis of our being, material as well as intellectual and moral; and instead of finding in them a limit to our liberty we should regard them as its real conditions and as its effective reasons.” – Michael Bakunin, as quoted in G. P. Maximoff, ed., The Political Philosophy of Bakunin, The Free Press, Glencoe, Ill. 1953, p.270. - Another translation: "No, I mean the kind of liberty that is worthy of the name, liberty that consists in the full development of all the material, intellectual and moral powers that are latent in each person; liberty that recognizes no restrictions other than those determined by the laws of our own individual nature, which cannot properly be regarded as restrictions since these laws are not imposed by any outside legislator beside or above us, but are immanent and inherent, forming the very basis of our material, intellectual and moral being - they do not limit us but are the real and immediate conditions of our freedom.” - Bakunin, writing on the French Commune in Paris, quoted by Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism. (Michael Bakunin, The Paris Commune and the Notion of the State, 1871.) - Alas, he did not favor economic rights, like the right to private property and free exchange but, rather, the communist misunderstandings about such rights. – JZ, 28.11.07. - No restriction upon bullies, kleptomaniacs, psychopathic killers, rapists, power addicts – until, finally, if ever, they improve themselves? – JZ, 23.11.07, 3.2.09. – SELF-IMPROVEMENT, LAW, NATURAL LAW, Q.

LIBERTY: Nor is liberty a fictitious power consisting simply of the faculty of choosing between action and inaction. It is a positive faculty, sui generis, which is to the individual, who is a collection of different passions and faculties, what the State is to the collective body of citizens - namely, the greatest power of man's design and development.” – Edwards, Proudhon, p.101. - POWER, CHOICE

LIBERTY: Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act.” – R. W. Emerson: The Conduct of Life, I, 1860. -  – At least not outside their jobs, house, garden, hobby and craft involvements etc. – They remained territorial subjects rather than becoming free and even exterritorially autonomous or sovereign citizens. - JZ, 27.3.12. - OF THOUGHT & ACTION VIA MERE CONSTITUTIONALISM & LEGALISM DEMOCRACY, VOTING, SUBJECTS

LIBERTY: Nothing is more fertile in prodigies than the art of being free; but there is nothing more arduous than the apprenticeship of liberty … … liberty is generally established with difficulty in the midst of storms; it is perfected by civil discord; and its benefit cannot be appreciated until it is already old.” - Alexis de Tocqueville – He, too, did not seem to notice that under territorialism there is as yet no freedom of action for the various kinds of liberty lovers and other ideologues, to do their own things for or to themselves, within their own communities, societies or governance systems of volunteers, under personal law or exterritorially autonomy, thereby either setting attractive examples, uninteresting or deterrent ones. Ruling politicians do not like this proposal because it would soon show up their mistakes and wrongs. At least some of these experimenters would be much more successful than the territorial politicians ever were or are now. – On the other hand, they could thus obtain a sinecure, among their remaining followers, and become independent of election outcomes. Voluntary membership, combined with individual and group secessionism, would then take the place of elections or voting. Volunteers joining or seceding would then be the only really significant ballot or free vote. – Each community could then advance only upon its own merits, as judged by its own voluntary members or sovereign consumers of its services. - JZ, 26.12.07, 26.12.10, 14.10.13.

LIBERTY: Nothing, not peace, not happiness, not prosperity, is as important for all men as liberty.” – Massimo Salvadori. – Survival comes first! But liberty steps are also survival steps. – JZ, 9.11.82. Just consider how many people did and do only survive through black market transactions. – JZ, 22.11.07. – All the other ideals can only be close enough approached under the greatest freedom of action for all of them, however, always only among like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 18.11.07, 3.2.00. And if no longer a mere handful of individuals, territorial rulers and their officers, had a say on mass extermination devices, then how many of these potential mass murderers would still exist? – JZ, 30.11.07. – There is also the freedom to choose a condition for oneself in which many liberties are missing, from faithful monogmic marriages to all kinds of religious and egalitarian communities of volunteers. – JZ, 3.2.09. – PANARCHISM, SURVIVAL, PEACE, HAPPINESS, PROSPERITY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LIBERTY: O Liberty, thou art the god of my idolatry! Thou art the only deity that hateth bended knees. In thy vast and unwalled temple, beneath the roofless dome, star-gemmed and luminous with suns, thy worshippers stand erect! They do not cringe, or crawl, or bend their foreheads to the earth. The dust has never borne the impress of their lips. Upon they altars mothers do not sacrifice their babes, nor men their rights. Thou askest naught from men except the things that good men hate – the whip, the chain, the dungeon key. Thou has no popes, no priests, who stand between their fellow-men and thee. Thou carest not for foolish forms or selfish prayers. At thy sacred shrine hypocrisy does not bow, virtue does not tremble, superstition’s feeble tapers do not burn, but Reason holds aloft her inextinguishable torch whose holy light will one day flood the world.” – Robert G. Ingersoll, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.273/274. PEACE PLANS 220/21. – Brilliant oratory is not a sufficient substitute for a clear declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and their understanding and consistent application, at least among volunteers already prepared for all or a significant part of them. – JZ, 26.12.10. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTY: O liberty! O liberty! What crimes are committed in your name!” – Madam Marie Jeanne Philipon Roland, on passing the statue of Liberty, on her way to the scaffold. (O Liberté! O Liberté! Que de crimes on commet en ton nom!) – Another version: O Liberty, Liberty, how many crimes are committed in thy name. - Jeanne-Marie Roland (Madame Roland, before her execution in the French Revolution.) O Freedom, what liberties are taken in thy name!” – Daniel GEORGE, The Perpetual Pessimist. – What licentious, arbitrary, inconsiderate or cruel acts are taken in thy name! – JZ, n.d. & 3.2.09. – FREEDOM, CRIMES

LIBERTY: Obedience to laws that we have imposed on ourselves is liberty.” – Rousseau, in The Social Contract. – But did he mean individually imposed laws or collectively imposed laws, individually chosen law systems or involuntary, because territorial subjection to law systems that one has not individually chosen for oneself and that were collectively and centrally decided upon for the population of whole territories? – Since he did not write a clarifying sequel and does not speak of exterritorial autonomy and personal laws in his writings, I do suppose that he thought only of territorial law and its collectivism rather than individualism. – He also called his work The Social Contract rather than Individual Contracts and Contracts between Volunteers to achieve Free Societies – or other societies, even statist ones, which their members do prefer for themselves, under personal law instead of a territorial monopoly claim. - JZ, 23.11.07, 17.5.13. – LAWS, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LIBERTY: Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. "The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” - James Madison, April 20, 1795. Sent by C.B, who added: „It is a long road from Madison to Bush.” (“Von Madison bis Bush ist ein weiter Weg.”) – WAR, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Of course if we knew the whole truth Liberty would not be so necessary as far as the race is concerned. (*) But because we do not know the truth we must leave all the avenues for its discovery open, and hence every individual must have perfect liberty to follow his own inclination and desire. In this way all of society would be transformed into one great sociological laboratory in which all the isms in each succeeding age would be subjected to laboratory tests and only the truths remain. Not only does Liberty solve all of our sociological problems but it is the only possible source for material advancement. The innumerable social advantages that have come from individual inventions and discoveries illustrate this. Thus it must be perfectly plain that if the race is to climb to higher levels and make still farther advances the one big prime necessity for such advancement is liberty.” – Dr. Claude Riddle, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.536. – Did he envision simultaneous experiments by voluntary communities in the same country, under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, to speed up progress? – (*) ? - JZ, 23.11.07. - PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

LIBERTY: Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will.  But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.  I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – LAW, LEGISLATION, FREEDOM OF ACTION - RESPECTING THE EQUAL RIGHTS OF OTHERS

LIBERTY: one can be deprived of liberty by democratic means.” – Richard A. Cooper. - Under democracy, too, it is harder to introduce or re-introduce liberty than to restrict it. – JZ, 8.11.97. - No democracy has as yet recognized and upheld all human rights and liberties. – JZ, 21.11.07. - DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERTY: One evening, when I was yet in my nurse’s arms, I wanted to touch the tea urn, which was boiling merrily … My nurse would have taken me away from the urn, but my mother said "Let him touch it." So I touched it – and that was my first lesson in the meaning of liberty. – John Ruskin (1819-1900), The Story of Arachne, 1870. - Liberty needs freedom of action in more than government-authorized spheres, even freedom of action in fully exterritorially autonomous competition by volunteers with a formerly territorial and therefore monopolistic government. Panarchism wants Statist to have their States, too, but only for their own volunteers and without any territorial monopoly. – JZ, n.d. & 26.12.10, 14.10.13.

LIBERTY: Only by unintermitted agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle - not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.” – Wendell Phillips, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.160. – Freedom of action for volunteers and their experiments with economic freedom would every day and everywhere demonstrate how much more e.g. prosperity and happiness can be achieved through liberty. Then further agitation would hardly be necessary. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: Order is a means to liberty, and not an end (*); liberty is priceless, for it is the vital medium of growth.” The child raised to adulthood within a process of libertarian education, Durant held, “will be a law unto himself because he will understand that his freedom is dependent upon the continued freedom of others; he will need no other law than this sense of fitness and mutual right.” – W. H. Durant, quoted, in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.446. - Education in libertarianism is not enough while there is not sufficient freedom to practice it and to see, all around oneself, the practice of other systems, not based upon libertarian ideas, principles and institutions. - (*) Compare Proudhon: “Liberty is the mother, not the daughter of order.” - JZ, 24.11.07. - ORDER, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION

LIBERTY: Order is the first requisite of liberty.” - Georg Wilhelm Hegel. - Tyrants, despots, totalitarians, fanatics, do also impose their kind of order and it obstructs almost all liberties. - Are conscripts, marching in goose-step or forced into an ordered and orderly attack against an "enemy", quite free? - False and fixed ideas like this encountered so far all too little organized, systematic and well “armed” (with intellectual ammunition) resistance or refutations. - JZ, 24.11.02. – ORDER,  REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, MILITIA, RIGHT TO RESIST

LIBERTY: Other liberties are held under governments, but liberty of opinion keeps governments themselves in due subjection to their duties.” - Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), Defense of Thomas Paine (December 20, 1792). - The mere free expression of correct opinions and ideas does not sufficiently and soon enough restrain any territorial government, as an all too prolonged experiences has demonstrated. - Politicians have long mastered the crafty art of leading voters by the nose from one disaster to another and to remain in office, for all too long, nevertheless, with the sanction of all too many of their victims. - JZ, 26.11.02, 26.12.10. – “The unarmed voter is merely a comical figure in the eyes of governments”. - Ulrich von Beckerath. - FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, PUBLIC OPINION, MILITIA, POLITICIANS, PEOPLE, PUBLIC OPINION, PREJUDICES

LIBERTY: Our attachment to no nation upon earth should supplant our attachment to liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, 1775, quoted by Chris Lyspooner – Facebook 13.3.12. - ABOVE TERRITORIAL NATIONALISM

LIBERTY: Our country’s founders cherished liberty, not democracy.” – US House Congressional Resolution 48, "A Republic; not a Democracy", sponsored by Ron Paul, 3/6/01. - Panarchistic liberties, rights and opportunities would go much further than classical and modern liberties, in democracies and republics, but leave them, as well, merely as options for volunteers. To each his own choices. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – Full consumer sovereignty in the last spheres where it has so far been suppressed by territorial governments, namely that of governments of self-management systems in every sphere, not only in private industry. – JZ, 22.1.09, 14.10.13. – REPUBLICANISM, DEMOCRACY, PANARCHISM, BY INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, LIBERTY VS. TERRITORIAL REPUBLICANISM & DEMOCRACY, PANARCHISM RATHER THAN EVEN THE BEST KIND OF TERRITORIAL RULE, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT OR SELF-MANAGEMENT

LIBERTY: Our Statue of Liberty says, Give us your poor, your disenfranchised and huddling masses; we'll make them rich. But now we say, You keep your poor and give us your rich.” - Outrageous! – Arthur Laffer, reason, April 1981, p.47. – FREE MIGRATION, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

LIBERTY: Over and over and over again (to paraphrase FDR), we need to stress that once we've established that liberty is the issue in a given case (no aggressive acts), the argument is over. The way the person in question is enjoying liberty (controlling his own life) is as irrelevant as who he is. We must defend "freedoms" (*) we don't like as much as individuals we don't like.” - Robert Brakeman, SLM = SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/77. - (*) Even when their choice of “freedom” means, objectively, the absence of certain individual liberties and choices – for themselves. – JZ, 28.11.07. - AGGRESSION, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM EVEN FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT LOVE LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Panarchism gives a new meaning to Rousseau’s phrase: “Liberty is a set of laws which I have chosen for myself.” – JZ, 26.5.89. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & ASSOCIATIONISM

LIBERTY: Pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES, (Kennedy Credo), September 3, 1967. – The fights so far fought for “liberty” were always only for all too limited liberties. – Sometimes hardly worth the effort and sacrifices. - JZ, 19.11.07. – For a full success in any rightful endeavor, liberty has first to fully exist. – JZ, 4.2.09, 14.10.13. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVDUAL SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN EVERY SPHERE

LIBERTY: People do not understand the liberty of majorities. The will of a majority is the will of a rabble. Progressive democracy is incompatible with liberty.” - John C. Calhoun, Jenkins, Life of John Caldwell Calhoun, p.453. - The main obstacle to progress is territorialism, for it prevents the most advanced as well as the most backwards people from trying out and demonstrating their ideas in practice, at their own expense and risk only. - JZ, 26.11.02, 26.12.10. - MAJORITY, PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, PROGRESS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

LIBERTY: perfect liberty is equivalent to total absence of government.” - Bosanquet, The Philosophical Theory of the State, London, 1951, p.125, quoted in Benjamin R. Barber, Superman and Common Men. - For freedom lovers only the absence of imposed territorial governments is required. If they achieved that, for themselves, they could leave the liberation of the remaining statists to these statists. They would then be able not only to theorize about full liberty but to set close to perfect examples of it – all around and among the remaining majority of statists. – If for them e.g. smuggling becomes legal and taxation and military service voluntary, many of the former statists would join them. – If they advocated this “privilege” or liberty not only for themselves, but for all other minorities, then they would have many and powerful or influential allies and could achieve for themselves and all theses allies this kind of limited liberty, which would be as full and consistent liberty as the voluntary members of each personal law communities would desire for themselves. – Alas, so far, intolerant “libertarians” do “threaten” all non-libertarians with the realization of all liberties for all, a condition which the non-libertarians do fear or at least have many doubts about. Thus libertarians themselves do provoke massive resistance against their libertarian aspirations – and this quite unnecessarily and quite wrongfully as well. – Libertarianism for statists only on a voluntary basis, when they are finally ready for it, sufficiently enlightened and convinced by the examples set by successful libertarian communities! - JZ, 22.11.07, 24.12.10. – GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Perhaps the one great advantage of the term “liberty” over its synonym “freedom” is that liberty is generally used only in the social, and not in the purely philosophic free-will sense, and is also less confused with the concept of power. - For an excellent discussion of free will, see J. R. Lucas, The Freedom of the Will (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970).” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.34. - FREEDOM

LIBERTY: personal liberty … is the chance to fight the struggle for existence for one’s self, to the best of one’s will and ability, within the bounds of one’s personal circumstances, for which other men are not responsible, without any risk of being compelled to fight the struggle for existence for anybody else, and without any claim to the assistance of anybody else in one’s own.” – William Graham Sumner, Liberty, in Selected Essays, p.81.

LIBERTY: personal liberty makes for social progress and not the other way around; and that when there has to be a choice, personal liberty has to come first, or the whole thing goes under.” – Allen Drury, Come Nineveh, Come Tyre, p.473. - SOCIAL PROGRESS, EMERGENCIES

LIBERTY: Political liberty … is simply the area in which a man can act unobstructed by others.” – Isaiah Berlin, 1969, p.122. – Quoted by Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, 134. – I see in it only the all too limited territorial liberty, depending upon the votes of millions of others and those of the “representatives” of these others, i.e. at most the temporary majority of voters, which is not a majority on every subject their “representatives” then decide upon by their majority votes. This political liberty has left us only a small private sphere and no personal choice of political, economic and social systems and has recognized only some genuine individual rights and liberties and respected even these few only fractionally. – JZ, 21.11.07, 14.10.13. - POLITICAL LIBERTY WOULD LET ALL THE DIVERSE GROUPS DO THEIR OWN THINGS, UNDER THEIR KIND OF PERSONAL LAW & AT THEIR RISK & EXPENSE. TERRITORIALISM PREVENTS THAT.

LIBERTY: political liberty always means liberty for the weaker party. It is only the weaker party that is ever oppressed. The strong are always free (*) by virtue of their superior strength. So long as government is a mere contest as to which of two parties shall rule the other; the weaker must always succumb. And whether the contest be carried on with ballots or bullets, the principle is the same; for under the theory of government now prevailing, the ballot either signifies a bullet, or it signifies nothing. And no one can consistently use a ballot, unless he intends to use a bullet, if the latter should be needed to ensure submission to the former.” – Lysander Spooner, No Treason, II/14 in Works I. – By rights all laws approved by a majority should only apply to that majority. Likewise their costs. Majorities and minority group members should be free to secede and to do their own things to or for themselves. Only then would we get true self-government or self-determination. – JZ, 22.11.07, 14.10.13. – (*) To the extent that they want to be free and are really exempt from e.g. all territorial laws and taxes. – JZ, 24.12.10, 14.10.13. - PARTIES, VOTING, MINORITIES, STRENGTH, MAJORITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, MINORITY AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Political liberty consists in the power of doing whatever does not injure another. The exercise of the natural rights of every man has no other limits than those which are necessary to secure to every other man the free exercise of the same rights; and these limits re determinable only by law.” (*) – Declaration of the Rights of Man by the French National Assembly, IV, 1789. – (*) Personal law was obviously not considered here. – JZ, 2.11.85. – Complete and well formulated individual rights and liberties would set the required limits, which even laws and constitutions and supreme court judges should not be allowed to infringe – unless they are constitutions and laws of communities of volunteers. – JZ, 15.11.07, 24.10.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIAL POLITICAL LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Political liberty is a real possibility because people can refrain from interference with another’s life.” – Tibor R. Machan, "REASON", 5/72. – Can and do they so refrain under territorial politics? – JZ, 23.11.07. - POLITICAL LIBERTY & TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Political liberty is good only so far as it produces private liberty.” - Samuel Johnson, in Boswell’s Life of Johnson, 1788. - Found in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – As a rule, what is considered national or territorial liberty of a whole population, amounts to numerous restrictions of individual rights and liberties, all in the name of the collective sovereignty for territorial governments, supposedly acting on behalf of “the” people, the common interest, the general interest, the public interest. – This territorial “liberty” is certainly not productive of private liberty. – JZ, 4.2.09, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: Political liberty is the absence of interference with one’s efforts to lead one’s life IN PEACE. It is not being free of interference when one is himself attacking others or otherwise violating their human rights to life, liberty, and property.” - Tibor R. Machan, “reason, 5/72. - As long as “political liberty” is territorially organized such interference is almost inevitable. – JZ, 23.11.07. - TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: political liberty is the condition which permits each member of society to pursue his own interests to the best of his skill and ability.” - Tibor R. Machan, “reason”, 5/72. - - Territorial politics makes precisely that impossible for consistent freedom lovers. At best they achieve some compromises with the all too ignorant and prejudiced majority. – JZ, 23.11.07. - POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Political liberty’s a swindle because a man doesn’t spend his time being political. He spends it sleeping, eating, amusing himself a little and working – mostly working.” – Aldous Huxley, Antic Hay, 1923. – Political liberty he has only for a few minutes, every few years, and that to a very limited extent, that of one vote among millions, as long as he lives under a territorial political regime. – JZ, 18.11.07, 26.12.10. – POLITICAL LIBERTY, VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Priceless - but not free. Liberty has a price: it must be earned!” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air. – Are there no inborn individual rights and liberties, corresponding to the very nature of man as a somewhat rational being? From whom and where can one earn it? Who decides when one has earned it? – JZ, 14.10.13. -EARNING LIBERTY, PAYING ITS PRICE

LIBERTY: Privileges? None! Rights and Liberties? All! – JZ, 29.7.82. – However, only for all those who are enlightened enough to want them for themselves. – JZ, 30.11.07. – The others have to be satisfied with however few rights and liberties they want for themselves and as long s they do. – JZ, 3.2.09. - VS. PRIVILEGES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAWS

LIBERTY: Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” - The Bible, Leviticus 25:10. - In a letter written by a committee of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, 1 Nov., 1751, ordering a bell for the tower of the new State House, it was directed that this quotation from the Bible should be inscribed around it 'well-shaped in large letters.' - The Home Book of Quotations, 10th ed., ed. Burton Stevenson, pp.1104-5 (1967). The bell was ordered to celebrate fifty years of William Penn's Charter of Privileges. Penn left England in 1699 to return to America, where he drew up a document known as the Charter of Privileges, which was confirmed by the Assembly on October 28, 1701, and "remained substantially the fundamental law of Pennsylvania until 1776." -  [Federal] Writer's Program, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania: A Guide to the Keystone State, p.30 (1940). The verse above is more fitting for a fiftieth anniversary than it appears, for it begins: "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year.” - This bell, known as the Liberty Bell since about 1839, was rung July 8, 1776, with other church bells, announcing the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The bell may be seen in Liberty Bell Pavilion, just north of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. - These words are also inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. - Was this biblical commandment any more applied by most Christians than many others? - JZ, 26.11.02. - Inscription on Liberty Bell, first hung in 1753, in Philadelphia. – It would have to be a rather large and loud bell to achieve that. Those living nearby would, most likely, be killed in the process. – JZ, 23.11.07. – Also quoted in THE FREEMAN, 6/75. – It doesn’t mean that everybody has to accept it for himself and his own affairs among like-minded people. – To one’s free choice belongs also any kind of self-chosen dependency. – JZ, 24.11.07. - BIBLE

LIBERTY: pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.” – Edmund Burke, quoted in Leonard E. Read: The Love of Liberty, p.94. – Panarchists do not wish for anything more, but Burke, to my knowledge, was no panarchist. – JZ, 24.12.10.

LIBERTY: Rawls quotes the view of Constant that freedom of the person should always override political liberty.” – William Stoddard, “reason, 3/74. – Did Constant also favor e.g. individual sovereignty and individual secessionism and personal laws, i.e., exterritorial autonomy for volunteers? – Did he leave a private draft of individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 23.11.07. – Full freedom should be advocated not only implicitly but explicitly. – One simple sign or saying cannot sufficiently lead everyone to his kind of utopia or free society. - JZ, 26.12.10. - PERSONAL VS. POLITICAL LIBERTY. BOTH ARE COMBINED VIA PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the law," because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing Freedom Is A State Of Mind's photo. – Facebook, 8.10.12. in  These include all genuine individual rights and liberties. They do also include the right to act rightfully, contrary to territorial laws, the right to secede, to choose or establish a panarchy for oneself, full experimental freedom, for volunteers, even with whole political, economic and social systems, as long as no territorial monopoly is claimed. Especially, at his and our stage, the right to choose less than full freedom for oneself, together with like-minded people. – His works are online now. I have still not checked out all his remarks on personal law. But if they had been clear enough, could they have been overlooked for so long? – JZ, n.d. & 26.12.10. - BEFORE THE LAWS, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, RIGHTS, TYRANNY

LIBERTY: Rothbard is uncompromising – Liberty is all-important.” – Robert Bettcker, in reviewing Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, Laissez Faire Books, Winter 76.

LIBERTY: Secondly, the principle requires liberty of tastes and pursuits; of framing the plan of our life to suit our own character; of doing as we like, subject to such consequences as may follow; without impediment from our fellow creatures, so long as what we do does not harm (wrong! – JZ) them, even though they should think our conduct foolish, perverse, or wrong.” – John Stuart Mill, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.137. – Was he a “closet panarchist?” – JZ, 26.12.10? - FREEDOM OF ACTION

LIBERTY: Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity.” – Source unknown to me. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: Seeing how many people “have died for liberty” so far, isn’t it amazing how little of it we have got? – JZ, 23.9.78. – Alas, too many are already satisfied with the little liberties they already got, mainly in their private life choices. – JZ, 30.11.07. - DEATH, SACRIFICES

LIBERTY: Servitude is the blind soul. Can you figure to yourself a man blind voluntarily? This terrible thing exists. There are willing slaves. A smile in irons! Can anything be more hideous? He who is not free is not a man; he who is not free has no sight, no knowledge, no discernment, no growth, no comprehension, no will, no faith, no love; he has no wife, he has no children: he has a female and young ones; he lives not, - ab luce principium. Liberty is the apple of the eye. Liberty is the visual organ of progress.” – Victor Hugo, in Works of Victory Hugo, p.548. – Nevertheless, volunteers do have the right to live as unfree as they want to be – among themselves, as long as they leave all others alone. – JZ, 28.11.07. - VOLUNTARY SLAVERY, PANARCHISM, STATISM ONLY FOR STATISTS

LIBERTY: Shall we not trust her? - In our time, as in times before, creep on the insidious forces that, producing inequality, destroy Liberty. On the horizon the clouds begin to lower. Liberty calls to us again. We must follow her further; we must trust her fully. Either we must wholly accept her or she will not stay.” – Henry George, Progress and Poverty. – Inequality expresses rather than destroys liberty. Only equality of rights makes sense. And even that is not always desired by all and should not be forced upon the dissenters. – JZ, 28.11.07. - & EQUALITY?

LIBERTY: since liberty is still a sacred word and still has the power to stir man's hearts, her enemies would strip her of her name and her prestige and, rechristening her COMPETITION, would lead her forth to sacrifice while the multitudes extend their hands to receive their chains of slavery.” - Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.243. - COMPETITION

LIBERTY: Sincere friends of liberty in history are very rare.” – Lord Acton. – They are still all too rare now. – JZ, 22.1.09. Compare his other and contrary remark on liberty starting with “Liberty alone demands ….” – Even great minds like his manage to keep different definitions and even opposite views in their heads. – Nobody has done me the favor of pointing out to me my remaining contradictions. - JZ, 2.2.09. HISTORY, LIBERTARIANS, ANARCHISTS, PANARCHISTS

LIBERTY: So every bondman in his own hand bears // The power to cancel his captivity.” - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, I, iii, 101. – If only that had always been true! Individual and group secessionism was only rarely recognized in recorded history and then more and more suppressed by territorialism. – According to a movie that I recently saw (“King Arthur”, Director’s Cut”, the Saxon invaders of England indiscriminately slaughtered the existing population. True or false? - JZ, 3.2.09. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, SELF-HELP, SELF-LIBERATION. VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: So far as your address gives us any light on the subject, you evidently mean, by the term “our liberty” just such and only such “liberty” as the lawmakers may see fit to allow us to have. - You seem to have no conception of any other “liberty” whatever. - You give us no idea of any other “liberty” that we can secure to ourselves, even though “every citizen” – fifty millions and more of them – shall all keep “a vigilant watch and close scrutiny” upon the lawmakers. - Now, inasmuch as the human race always have had all the “liberty” that their lawmakers have seen fit to permit them to have; and inasmuch as, under your system of lawmaking, they always will have as much “liberty” as their lawmakers shall see fit to give to them; and inasmuch as you apparently concede the right, which the lawmakers have always claimed, of killing all those who are not content with so much “liberty” as their lawmakers have seen fit to allow them, - it seems very plain that you have not added anything to our stock of knowledge on the subject of “our liberty”. - Leaving us thus, as you do, in as great darkness as we ever were, on this all-important subject of “our liberty”, I think you ought to submit patiently to a little questioning on the part of those of us, who feel that all this lawmaking – each and every separate particle of it – is a violation of “our liberty”. - Will you, therefore, please tell us whether any, and, if any, how much, of that natural liberty – of that natural, inherent, inalienable, individual right to liberty – with which it has generally been supposed that God or Nature, has endowed every human being, will be left to us, if the lawmakers are to continue, as you would have them do, the exercise of their arbitrary, irresponsible dominion over us?” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.30. - LAWS, LEGISLATORS, LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS

LIBERTY: So far from being idealistic twaddle, the lesson of history is that, wherever it is tried within a framework of law, liberty is a practical proposition. It succeeds in producing beneficial results. Liberty is the essential condition of human happiness and progress.” – Lord Hailsham. Quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 13.5.79. - Only within a framework of law, or, rather, outside of all man-made laws? – Have the advocates of “Common Law” or “Natural Law” ever managed or bothered to offer an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberty? - JZ, 30.11.07. - LAW, Q.

LIBERTY: So, what is liberty? It is the “pursuing of our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.” - My phrasing: No man-concocted restraints against the release of creative human energy.” – Leonard E. Read: THE FREEMAN, 2/75. – Alas, he wanted to restrain people from panarchies or polyarchies or personal laws or experimental freedom under exterritorial autonomy – via his ideal of “limited government”, which still claims a territorial monopoly and would certainly not satisfy all kinds of statists or all kinds of libertarians. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: society and to the State. According to them, the relation is one of subordination. An authoritarian and communist organization follows from this. - In opposition to this idea of government is that of the defenders of individual liberty. According to them, society must be thought of not as a hierarchical system of functions and faculties, but as a system of free forces balancing each other; a system in which all individuals are guaranteed the same rights provided they perform the same duties, one in which they will receive the same benefits in return for the same services rendered. This system is thus essentially egalitarian and liberal and precludes all notion of fortune, rank or class. Now this is how these liberals conclude their argument.” - St. Edwards, Proudhon, p.59. – Same services? Equal labors do not set the values for the product. A tailor who produces e.g. clothing in unfashionable cloth or colors or cuts should not expect to earn as much as those, who, with equal labor, correspond more to the wishes of their potential customers. – JZ, 28.11.07. – SOCIETY,

LIBERTY: Stated another way, liberty or freedom is the natural condition of man. He is born free. We do not have to create a condition already provided by nature; we have to stop preventing it. …” - Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, 23. - & MAN’S NATURE

LIBERTY: Struggling against the errors of others is time taken from one's own upgrading.” - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, IX, p.88. – Each should not have to undertake the whole job general of enlightenment on liberties and rights on his own. But all of us could and should make at least some contribution e.g. towards an encyclopedia of the best refutations of common errors, myths and prejudices that are obstacles to progress. – JZ, 3.2.09. REFUTATION ATTEMPTS, CONSTRUCTIVE PROPOSALS VS. MERE CRITICISM, MISTAKES, ERRORS, PROPAGANDA, FREEDOM OF ACTION, SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT, GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, AUTOMATION OF THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, FLOW CHART DISCUSSIONS, LIBERTARIAN INFORMATION SERVICE, ELECTRONIC “ARGUMENT MAPPING”, RAILING AGAINST FOLLY, NEW DRAFT

LIBERTY: Teach men to understand that by forging chains for others they forge chains for themselves, that as long as some are in fetters no one is truly free. Help them to see that liberty is the very breath of life and that only in the atmosphere of freedom can truth, prosperity, and peace flourish, Imbue us with courage to guard our heritage of freedom above all material goods, and to preserve it for others so that all men shall dwell together in safety and none shall make them afraid.” – From Jewish Prayerbook, quoted in “The Wisdom of Israel”, page 606. – Alas, Israel is still the embodiment of territorialist myths and to my knowledge only very few Jews, not only very few Christians and Muslims etc., have ever stood up quite clearly for full exterritorial autonomy not only for themselves but even for their opponents. By all means, tell me about all the exceptions! – JZ, 26.12.10. - VS. CHAINS, LAWS, REGULATIONS, BOARDS, BUREAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, JUDAISM

LIBERTY: That Liberty could only be conserved by liberty and might, not by law.” – J. A. Andrews, in Sydney, according to TRUTH, 10.7.92. - VS. LAWS, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIA, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LIBERTY: that the best medicine for all social ills is liberty.” - Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Liberty or Law? - SOCIAL PROBLEMS

LIBERTY: That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth.” - Edmund Burke, "A Free Briton's Advice to the Free Citizens of Dublin," no.2, 1748. - The Early Life, Correspondence and Writings of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, p. 338 (1923). – Not only the spirit but also the practices of liberty and rights ought to be introduced and maintained. – JZ, 3.2.09. – He, too failed to provide at least a draft of all genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 26.12.10. - SECURITY, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES – FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS!

LIBERTY: The 19th century liberal regarded an extension of freedom as the most effective way to promote welfare and equality; the 20th century liberal regards welfare and equality as either prerequisites of or alternatives to freedom.” – Milton Friedman, Capitalism & Freedom, Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1962, p.5. - LIBERALISM, FREEDOM, EQUALITY, WELFARE STATE

LIBERTY: the absence of coercion of a human being by any other human being.” – Dr. F. A. Harper, (“Baldy”), Writings, p.1, quoted in the introduction by Charles G. Koch.

LIBERTY: the appropriate condition of social existence is political liberty: it is something which can be secured for EVERYONE without discrimination and ALL people have an implicit stake in it for purposes of running their lives.” - Tibor R. Machan, “reason, 5/72. – That is the delusion or utopia of territorial “limited” governments. – Should we forget for how long even slavery, taxation, wars, civil wars, monetary despotism, protectionism and the postal monopoly and the monopoly for deciding on war and peace existed and still exist under such supposedly “limited” and “constitutional” or “lawful” territorial governments? - JZ, 23.11.07, 14,10.13. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: The basis of a democratic state is liberty.” - Aristotle. – I wish this were true, to a sufficient extent. While it offers, usually, more liberties than do despotic States, many individual rights and liberties remain unrecognized and unrealized or even suppressed in them as well. Make you own list and it might turn out long! – JZ, 1.9.08. - The basis of any State, even a democratic or republican one, is territorial domination, i.e., the rule not only over volunteers but over dissenters, all compulsory members and compulsory subjects. - JZ, 26.11.02. – DEMOCRACY, DOMINATION, TERRITORIALISM,

LIBERTY: The battle for human liberty and the pursuit of truth is the same battle.” – Zarlenga, The Orator, p.2. - It is the same battle still and far from being ended with a full victory. Even centuries from now more individual liberties and rights may still be discovered and formulated. – JZ, 17.5.13. - TRUTH

LIBERTY: The champions of civil liberty have a uniquely brilliant insight, and a truly humane dictum which they apply assiduously in the area of sexual morality – “Anything goes between consenting adults, and (implicitly), nothing goes but that which is between consenting adults.” But they steadfastly refuse to apply this rule to any area other than that of sexual morality. Specifically, they refuse to apply it to the economic sphere. But this human dictum should be applied to all parts of human life, including the profiteer, as well as the sexual pervert or deviant, or the entrepreneur as well as the fetishist; to the speculator as well as the sado-masochist.” – Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable, p.201. – It should be applied also to the individual and contractual choice of whole political, economic and social systems, all only for volunteers and confined to exterritorial autonomy under personal laws. – JZ, 18.1.08. - SEXUALITY, ECONOMIC & CIVIL LIBERTIES, CONSENTING ADULTS, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: the circuit through which energy is generated.” – Isabel Patterson, according to Walter Grinder.

LIBERTY: The civilization of Rome had authority for its corner-stone, and freedom languished in chains. The Christian Church in turn, profiting by the example which the secular power set, likewise embraced the dogma of authority as the basic technique it was to employ in governing the spiritual development of its members. Throughout the length and breath of European history, Lum stated, a heated battle has raged between those who take their stand on the side of authority and force and those who place their entire trust in liberty as the most powerful of all social mechanisms. In thus rejecting Christianity, Lum sought to clear the way for the development of a more efficient and realistic approach to moral problems.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p. 242, on Dyer D. Lum. – Did he clearly enough stand up for religious liberty as well as for political, economic and social tolerance? – JZ, 24.7.07. – Did he at least advocate individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, voluntary associationism, exterritorial autonomous and all genuine individual rights and liberties? – Most of the anarchists that I know of do have an all too limited point of view or horizon and in some respects are opponents of consistent voluntarism. They are still territorialists, although on a decentralist scale. – JZ, 26.12.10. - VS. POWER & AUTHORITY, ROME, CHURCHES, CHRISTIANITY, ATHEISM, ANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERTY: The condition for the complete and regular action of the force of competition is liberty. Liberty means the security given to each man that, if he employs his energies to sustain the struggle on behalf of himself and those he cares for, he shall dispose of the product exclusively as he chooses.” – William Graham Sumner, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 5/73, p.292.

LIBERTY: The condition in which any individual may do as he pleases with his person or property, without restraint by another individual.” – Sal Paradise, THE CONNECTION 125, p.87, - And if he owned a nuclear explosive device and set it off? And if he were “only” restrained by a corporation or by a State, not by another individual? – As far as possible, definitions should try to cover all cases. – JZ, 15.11.07. – INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, NWT

LIBERTY: The condition of equal and fullest liberty can only be attained by those who desire it. Those who can only contemplate equitable conditions with angry feelings cannot be under an obligation to further the attainment of the same. Neither can those who find consolation in dutiful obedience to monarchs and other masters. None of these people are under any (*) obligation to further liberty or to respect the liberty of any one. How can they be, seeing they do not believe their interests run liberty-wards? How can they be under obligation to injure themselves? But – let them take warning. Be they fools or knaves, kings or slaves; be they county-councilors, tax impostors, or other invaders – if they will not respect the liberty of others, they thereby give up all title to have their own respected. When aggressively-inclined legality-mongers see the force of this argument they may, perchance, hesitate before accepting positions of privilege and rulership.” – Badcock, Slaves to Duty. - The argument alone will not help enough. Few of them are receptive towards good arguments, facts and reasoning. But a considerable number of tyrannicide actions might help to restrain them, when e.g. the casualty list among tax collectors, secret policemen and politicians, who had voted for quite wrongful laws, would begin to grow. But the peaceful and easier as well as quite rightful approach consists in individual and group secessionism and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, in which even misleaders can find their sinecure among their remaining followers. – It can be advocated and realized even for one’s opponents and thus diminishes the number of enemies and clashes between them. - (*) self-felt – JZ, 18.1.08, 26.12.10. - RESPECT FOR LIBERTY

LIBERTY: The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.” - John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), speech "Upon the Right of Election of Lord Mayor of Dublin" (July 10, 1790) - A. Andrews Quotations, p.367. - If liberty has been God's gift, consider how miserly he was in his dispensation and for how long he has prevented its full realization. How often and for how long has the practice of some rights and liberties been considered as proof of guilt and punished by authorities that were supposedly established by God? - JZ, 26.11.02. – How many more centuries have we to wait before he would hand out all of them? – JZ, 3.2.09. – Would any loving father withhold any rights and liberties from his offspring – for centuries, if he could this? – Are children of a God? - JZ, 14.10.13. - GOD, VIGILANCE, NATURAL RIGHTS, SERVITUDE, GUILT, CRIME, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERTY: The contest, for ages, has been to rescue Liberty from the grasp of executive power.” - Senator Daniel Webster, speech in the Senate, May 27, 1834, on President Andrew Jackson's protest. - The Works of Daniel Webster, 10th ed., vol. 4, p.133 (1857). – From the other two main branches of territorial government as well! - Likewise against all other branches of territorial governments. – One may e.g. consider standing armies and the security and police forces as a fourth branch. - JZ, 3.2.09, 14.10.13. – If the aim and means had been clearly enough declared - then we would be in a very different position now. But quite rightful liberation, revolution and defence aims were never declared. Nor did any government provide a comprehensive and clear enough declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Nor was a suitable organization established for their defence. - LIBERTY VS. GOVERNMENT & POWER OR AUTHORITY OR RULERS, STATES BUREAUCRATS, POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, MILITIA

LIBERTY: The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.” – Thomas Jefferson - GOVERNMENT GROWTH

LIBERTY: The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression.” – Alexander Berkman - AGAINST DISORDER & THE CHAOS OF IMPOSED "ORDER", LAWS, VS. EVIL & SUPPRESSION

LIBERTY: The demand for liberty is a demand for power, either for possession of powers of action not already possessed or for retention and expansion of powers already possessed.” – John Dewey, Freedom and Culture, Putnam, 1939, quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Leaving “power” undefined and unlimited is rather dangerous. Power only over the own actions or those of voluntary followers - should be one of the essential qualifications. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: the doctrine of liberty. Let every man be happy in his own way.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.104. – How many did so far include the choice of different panarchies in their notions of the free pursuit of one’s happiness? – Or full monetary and financial freedom? Or any sound self-management scheme in production and exchange? Or a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties and its protection through an ideal militia of volunteers? - JZ, 24.12.10. - HAPPINESS

LIBERTY: The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations, which may be soon turned into complaints. Prudence will dictate this in the case of separate, insulated, private men; but liberty, when men act in bodies, is power. Considerate people, before they declare themselves, will observe the use which is made of power; and particularly of so trying a thing as new power in new persons, of whose principles, tempers and dispositions they have little or no experience, and in situations, where those who appear the most stirring in the scene may possibly not be the real movers.” – Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790. – Alas, Burke, too, did, probably, not yet take the personal law options into consideration. He thought or wrote mainly in terms of territorial sovereignty, under which even “freedom”, “equality” and “fraternity” aspirations can become, indeed, very dangerous to individual rights and liberties. A (later on) conservative freedom lover like him should have acquired knowledge on the personal law tradition. If he had … -  In his 1756 “A Vindication of Natural Society” he came close to anarchism – but also to personal law associations of volunteers? – Even today it is still widely believed that he wrote this radical work only as a satire upon such freedom! – Naturally, as a later territorial politician he had to distance himself from such youthful writings. He was born, most likely, 1729. - JZ, 24.11.07. - LIBERTY & POWER, STRENGTH, DEFENCE, ABUSES, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, MAKING EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM POSSIBLE IN THE LAST SPHERES STILL MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL STATES,

LIBERTY: The essence of liberty is to live just as you choose.” – Cicero, De Officiis, Book 1, chap. XX. – That does also require free choice between political, economic and social systems and their laws, for individuals and minorities, not only for majorities and territorially. – How could most people remain so blind to that truth for so long? - JZ, 23.11.07. – CHOICE

LIBERTY: The extremism and the magic of liberty: Fancy, imagining society to be able to operate without the State’s military, police and justice machine. Imagine, having to pay for roads and libraries. - How otherwise could it work except by the “magic” of the market? – JZ, 25.3.84, 3.2.09. – We need a free market for all political, economic and social systems, all only for volunteers and without any territorial monopoly, together with full consumer sovereignty towards membership and services so offered. That would also require personal rather than territorial laws, constitutions, jurisdiction and institutions. – How many of the present “political scientists” are aware of that and teach such free enterprise, free exchange, freedom of contract, freedom of association and disassociation? Even most historians have largely ignored that alternative, not to speak of the average run of reformers, revolutionaries and “freedom fighters”. – JZ, 26.12.10. - MARKET, ITS “EXTREMISM” & ITS “MAGIC”


LIBERTY: The first principle of liberty, … is that there is no one who, of right, ought to rule.” – George H. Douglas, THE FREEMAN, 12/73. Also in the Sept. 74 issue and a later one. - All rule should be confined to rule over volunteers, which requires the abolition of territorial, exclusive, monopolistic, coercive and centralized rule. – JZ, 23.11.07. - VS. RULE

LIBERTY: The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur. – James Bovard, in  – Without awareness of territorialism and what it implies and of the exterritorial, voluntary and contractual alternatives, people will never realize how free they could and should be. – JZ, 28.3.12. - TERRITORIALISM & EXTERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: The future of liberty is in our hands. And surely we must not sit on them.” – Robert LeFevre, OUTLOOK, Dec. 72.

LIBERTY: The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time." - Thomas Jefferson, 1774." – An old German proverb says: God, who gave us iron, did not want mere subjects. – Actually, even iron was not given to us. It took us a long time before we could produce iron and iron weapons and much longer before we could produced good enough steel. – JZ, 18.1.08. – If God gave us liberty, we would not have to struggle for it any more. – JZ, 4.2.09. – GOD

LIBERTY: The great and direct end of government is liberty. Secure our liberties and privileges, and the end of government is answered. If this be not effectively done, government is an evil.” - Patrick Henry, speech against the U.S. Constitution, June 24, 1788. – Full liberty would, indeed, end the evil of imposed territorial government. If territorial governments would really have aimed at liberty then they would have abdicated. – JZ, 2.2.09. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, POWER & ADDICTION TO IT, RULERS

LIBERTY: The great half truth, liberty.” – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790. – I do not know what he referred to here but for me the full truth on liberty means that it includes also the liberty not to be free – by individual choice! – JZ, 2.11.85, 15.11.07. – PANARCHISM, A DECLARATION OF ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES IS STILL MISSING!

LIBERTY: 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 & Founding Father). Writings, Vol. VIII, p. 3. - As if fast advances in the direction of liberty were quite impossible. – JZ, 23.11.07. – One may have to cross a guarded border by inches – but once one is across … - JZ, 18.1.08. - It needs much more than the classical liberties to advance liberty much faster than it has so far been. Especially full experimental freedom is needed for communities of volunteers. This requires exterritorial autonomy under personal law. And this requires, as a first step, individual and group secessionism. Even these fundamental insights are still very rare. - JZ, 6.2.09. and – Territorial gradualism, in spite of persistent failures of it for centuries, while exterritorial and voluntary gradualist options remain largely ignored as aims and means. – Jefferson mentions “personal law” in his works – but has he thought it through and pointed out its rightful and desirable results? - JZ, 26.12.10. – PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: The highest art in the world cannot gild socialism. It is impossible to make beautiful the denial of liberty.” – Auberon Herbert, in the Mack book on A. H., p.254. - Only those forms of socialism can be beautiful which are voluntary and embrace freedom. – Living and working only for others, under the altruistic notions that only others have value, dehumanizes people and de-individualizes them. They are then no more than machines, or animals in the service of other human beings. – JZ, 23.11.07. -  Altruism wrongly assumes that other human lives are of greater value than the own and that thus one ought to become their unpaid servant. – The businessman or tradesman also provides services to the public but for mutual benefit, at an agreed-upon free market price, i.e. they leave individual sovereignty intact and mere make use of their free exchange options. – JZ, 15.10.13. - VS. STATE SOCIALISM, ALTRUISM, EXCESS CHARITY, SELF-SACRIFICE, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE MARKET RELATIONSHIPS INSTEAD, FOR MUTUAL PROFIT

LIBERTY: The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” – Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, 3/73. - VS. POWER, GOVERNMENTS

LIBERTY: The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” - Woodrow Wilson Speech in New York, September 9, 1912. – Did he encourage limitations of or resistance against his power, once he was in power? – JZ, 4.1.08, 26.12.10. - RESISTANCE AGAINST POWER

LIBERTY: The idea of "limited liberty" is as self-contradictory as notions of limited pregnancies, squared circles, or dry rain. Liberty, like genuine love, is indivisible and unconditional, not subject to such qualifications as "provided that" or "as long as." For the same reason that conditional love is but a form of affection, conditional liberty is but a synonym for state-conferred privileges. Those who argue for liberty on such limited grounds are doing nothing more than pleading for an extended leg-chain!” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 22. – One should distinguish between the self-limitation of liberties and rights and the coercive limitation of ones liberties and rights by others. Anyhow, each genuine liberty and right is already severely limited by the equal liberties and rights of others. At the same time, it is also largely secured by the fact that others have, and can practise, if they want to, equal liberties and rights. – JZ, 18.1.08. – LIMITED LIBERTY,

LIBERTY: The importance of our being free to do a particular thing has nothing to do with one question of whether we, or the majority, are ever likely to make use of that particular possibility.” - F. A. HAYEK, The Constitution of Liberty – But it has very much to do with the question of whether we, as individuals or as members of a minority group, are free to make use of that possibility on the basis of individual secessionism and full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. – Where did H. consider that possibility, if he did? – JZ, 28.11.07. - I demand panarchistic liberty for everyone - except aggressors - regardless of whether and how far they will make use of this option and in what direction. - JZ, 8.4.89.

LIBERTY: The inalienable right to stick your nose in the government’s business.” – Harry Delmer, in Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary by L. L. Levinson. – Does any territorial government have any rightful business? – JZ, 26.12.10. – Any government over volunteers only has any business which their volunteers allocate to it – over their own affairs, just like any other company or association of volunteers. It has no mythical, monopolistic, collectivist, divine and territorial sovereignty over a whole population. – JZ, 15.10.13. - Q., GOVERNMENTAL SECRETS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY ABOUT YOUR SUPPOSED SERVANTS & THEIR ACTIVITIES, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLICITY, COMPETITION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. COERCIVE & COLLECTIVIST SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

LIBERTY: The issue that divides East from West is not capitalism versus socialism but liberty.” – Julian Critchley, quoted in THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Jan. 12, 1977. It depends how one defines capitalism and socialism as well as liberty. Both had, so far, territorialism, hierarchies, centralization and too much statism in common and still have. State socialism was also State capitalism, the worst kind of monopoly capitalism, as opposed to fully free enterprise and free trade or laissez-faire capitalism, which is still largely the “unknown ideal” according to Ayn Rand’s book: Capitalism the Unknown Ideal. – JZ, 19.11.07. – LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM VS. STATE SOCIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMEER SOVEREIGNTY, DECENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE IN EVERY SPHERE, VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS WRONGFUL POWERS & HIERACHIES

LIBERTY: The last phase and the supreme goal of all human development is liberty.” – Michael Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism and Anti-Theologism, 1867.

LIBERTY: The late Paul Valery wisely observed: “The idea of liberty is not primary within us; it is never evoked without being provoked; that is to say, it is always a response. We never think we are free when nothing shows us we are not free. … The idea of liberty is a response to some sensation or hypothesis of impediment, hindrance, or resistance, which opposes itself either to some impulse in our being or to some desire of the senses, or to a need, or else to the exercise of our considered will. …” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, 74/75, quoting Paul Valery, Reflections on the World Today, translated by Francis Scarfe, New York, Pantheon Books, Inc., 1948. – Compare: “Nothing makes freedom more dear than the absence of it.” – Source? - At least for some people. Others simply adapt to repression. – JZ, 18.1.08. – Slavery and serfdom were accepted by all too many for all too long and in some respects still are, e.g. in conscription, compulsory schooling, taxation, imposed marriage contracts and subordination to territorial rulers, at best supported only by the majority. – JZ, 15.10.13.

LIBERTY: the law of equal freedom”: “every man may claim the fullest liberty to exercise his faculties compatible with the exercise of like liberty by every other man.” – Spencer, Social Statics, chap. V, par.3. – “Man” would have to include “women” and even children, all under the presumption that they would posses sufficient rationality for the practice of particular rights. – And sufficiently rational aliens or extraterrestrials should, in theory, be included as well. – JZ, 23.11.07. - LAW OF EQUAL FREEDOM

LIBERTY: The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal: it is the discharge of a moral obligation.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), Letter to Mary Gladston, April 24, 1881. - MORALITY, RACISM, RELIGION, CLASSES, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, OBLIGATION, DUTY

LIBERTY: The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks … It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” – Samuel Adams. - Even at the risk of a nuclear holocaust? Who are the targets of nuclear "weapons"? The people or their misleaders? So why do "democracies" retain nuclear mass extermination devices? - Are more or less indiscriminate air raids sufficiently defensive methods and as such defensible? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - THE DEFENCE AGAINST AGGRESSORS, TYRANNICIDE, WAR AIMS, LEADERSHIP, PEOPLES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LIBERTY: the liberty of each, limited only by the like liberty of all.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, Essay Four, p.124.

LIBERTY: The Liberty of every Member of the State as a Man, is the first Principle in the constitution of a rational Commonwealth. I would express this Principle in the following form: 'No one has a right to compel me to be happy in the peculiar way in which he may think of the well-being of other men; but everyone is entitled to seek his own happiness in the way that seems to him best, if it does not infringe the liberty of others in striving after a similar end for themselves when their liberty is capable of consisting with the Right of Liberty in all others according to possible universal laws.'” - Immanuel Kant, The Principles of Political Right, 1793. – Alas, he, too, did not clearly and expressly consider personal law associations for volunteers, without any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individual.” – Michael Bakunin, God and the State, 1871.

LIBERTY: The liberty of Man in society is to be under no other legislative power but that established by consent in the commonwealth; nor under the dominion of any rule or restraint of the law, but what the legislative shall enact according to the trust put in it.” - John Locke, Two Treatises on Civil Government. – As if this were only a minor restriction upon liberty or even a guarantee for it, especially under territorial governments! – How many laws have been passed, since John Locke wrote this, which more or less severely and wrongly restricted liberty? – How much or how little do most legislators know or care about individual rights and liberty? - JZ, 26.12.07. – Territorially consent is not achievable. Even among friends and family members there is often little agreement. More agreement can be found among those, who share a religious faith or who do have in common a supposedly ideal political, economic or social system, based upon a shared ideology. – JZ, 26.12.10. – LEGISLATION, CONSENT, UNANIMITY, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, AGREEMENTS ARE ONLY POSSIBLE BETWEEN LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

LIBERTY: The liberty of the citizen to do as he likes so long as he does not interfere with the liberty of others to do the same, which has been a shibboleth for some well-known writers, is interfered with by school laws, by the Post Office, by every state or municipal institution which takes his money for purposes thought desirable, whether he likes it or not.” - Mr. Justice O. W. Holmes: Dissenting opinion in Lochner vs. New York, 1904. – By all forms, systems, laws, constitutions, jurisdictions and other institutions of territorialism. – JZ, 26.12.10. - TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: The liberty of the individual is the greatest thing of all, it is on this and this alone that the true will of the people can develop.” – Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (1812-1870), From the Other Shore, 1849. Only individual volunteers can form a “people”, a nation, a society, a community or a State quite rightfully. All coercion, compulsion and force, all monopolism and territorial powers should become removed from that sphere. – JZ, 24.4.13. – Except the forceful resistance against private or official criminals or aggressors, which is also a basic right in defence of all other rights. – JZ, 15.10.13. - OF THE INDIVIDUAL, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PERSONAL LAW, FREE CHOICE & COMPETITION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIAITON & SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited: he must not make himself a nuisance to other people." John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. – A nuisance is a very vague term that can easily be misinterpreted, intentionally and with malice aforethought. – JZ, 26.12.07. - NUISANCES

LIBERTY: The liberty of the press is not confined to newspapers and periodicals. It necessarily embraces pamphlets and leaflets. These indeed have been historic weapons in the defense of liberty, as the pamphlets of Thomas Paine and others in our history abundantly attest.” – Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948), U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lovell v. City of Griffin, 1938. -  Leafletting is often suppressed because the disinterested recipients to often through them carelessly away, anywhere, instead of into the nearest rubbish bin. In these cases these litterers should be punished, not the ones who handed out the leaflets. – JZ, 15.10.13. - LIBERTY OF THE PRESS & OF ALL OTHER MEDIA

LIBERTY: The liberty principle states that each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.165. – One could as well say: The rights principle states that each person is to have an equal liberty claim to the most extensive rights compatible with the same rights for all others. – JZ, 2.10.07, 3.2.09. – RIGHTS,

LIBERTY: The liberty the citizen enjoys is to be measured not by governmental machinery he lives under, whether representative or other, but by the paucity of restraints it imposes upon him.” – Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), Social Statics, 1850 – Under panarchism it is to be measured by however many or few rights and liberties people want to practise within their self-chosen communities of volunteers. – But they do retain the right and liberty to claim and apply them all – once they are ready for them. - JZ, 3.2.09, 17.5.13. - VS. GOVERNMENT RESTRAINTS, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM TO CHOOSE LESS THAN FULL LIBERTY & ALL RIGHTS FOR ONESELF, AS LONG AS ONE CAN & WANTS TO STAND THIS CONDITION

LIBERTY: The loss of liberty in general would soon follow the suppression of the liberty of the press; for it is an essential branch of liberty, so perhaps it is the best preservative of the whole.” - John Peter Zenger. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - By now we could largely do without conventional printing on paper. There are many other media and many other important rights and liberties to help achieve all individual rights and liberties. – Many of the opportunities they provide are still vastly under-utilized. – JZ, 18.1.08. – Freedom in the use of all communications media. – JZ, 24.3.12. – Almost everywhere, under territorialism, have degrees of freedom of expression coexisted for years to many decades with degrees of oppression. – JZ, 15.1.13. - OF THE PRESS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION - NEWSPAPERS, CENSORSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS, MEDIA, PUBLICITY, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION

LIBERTY: The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.” – William Hazlitt, Political Essays, 1819, On the Connection Between Toad-Eaters and Tyrants. - THE TIMES NEWSPAPER. – One does not have to love others in order to be just towards them. – JZ, 15.10.13. – LOVE, JUSTIC & POWER

LIBERTY: The men of future generations will yet win many a liberty of which we do not even feel the want.” – Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own, 1845. - Another translation: "The men of the future will yet fight their way to many a liberty that we do not even miss.” - Max Stirner ([Johann] Kaspar Schmidt), The Ego and His Own, transl. Steven T. Byington, ed. James J. Martin, part 1, chapter 2, p.127 (1973). Originally published in 1845. - HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS, MORE LIBERTIES & RIGHTS TO BE DISCOVERED & REALIZED

LIBERTY: The more liberty you give away, the more you will have.” – R. G. Ingersoll, Speech in Boston, Sep. 20, 1880. – That applies also to a panarchistic defence and liberation effort, i.e., one with quite rightful war and peace aims, already allied with numerous governments in exile, all only for their kind of volunteers, none with any territorial ambitions. – JZ, 10.7/86, 15.11.07, 26.12.10. – But one cannot “give away” liberties like e.g. biscuits and tea. One can only recognize and respect them in others, which is a pretty good foundation for a separate peace with others and for their liberation from a territorial despotism. – JZ, 18.1.08. - PANARCHISM, WAR & PEACE AIMS & DEFENCE, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS

LIBERTY: The more the State exploits and oppresses us the more attractive does liberty become – potentially. – JZ, 22.12.81. - STRENGTH

LIBERTY: the most formidable obstacle to the establishment of civil liberty is the absence of the desire for it.” – J. B. Say, On Consumption, p.446. – Under panarchism even a few would be enough to establish it among themselves and to at least gradually popularize it through the examples of their successes. – JZ, 3.2.09, 15.10.13. - STATISM

LIBERTY: The most important thing in this world is liberty. Liberty is the condition of progress. Without Liberty, there remains only barbarism. Without Liberty, there can be no civilization. All human actions—all good, all bad—have for a foundation the idea of human Liberty, and without Liberty there can be no vice, and there can be no virtue. Without Liberty there can be no worship, no blasphemy—no love, no hatred, no justice, no progress" - Robert Green Ingersoll, 1887. - Quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 4.5.13.

LIBERTY: The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to E. Carrington, 1788. - Only when unnatural territorialism is imposed, i.e., dissenting individuals and minorities are not free to secede and to do their own things for and to themselves under full exterritorial autonomy. Even Jefferson had, apparently, not yet sufficiently considered that voluntaristic or personal law alternative, although I believe that the Red Indian tribes practised it already to a considerable extent, like most nomads do. - JZ, 24.11.02. - Fully and consistently applied, liberty would force all territorial governments to give up all their unjust and harmful territorial powers. The incomplete liberties and rights granted by territorial governments won't achieve that. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 26.12.10. - What he stated is only the tendency under unnatural conditions, namely those of territorialism. – Thus I would change this remark to: The natural progress of incomplete liberty is to yield and territorial government to gain ground. – Without individual sovereignty liberty is incomplete. It is also incomplete without economic liberty, especially monetary freedom. - JZ, 2.11.85. For then it has already yielded on at least one if not several points. In the case of the US, there was still slavery, taxation, monetary despotism, all too much centralized decision-making, protectionism, and suppression of secessionism. - JZ, 15.11.07. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: The notion that “philosophical anarchists” completely eschew violence, whereas the “revolutionary” wing of anarchist thought permits violent means, is predicated upon the popular myth that Tucker was an absolute pacifist and an unyielding foe of all compulsion and force. While it is true that Tucker, like most anarchists, was personally and philosophically repelled by the idea of violence and compulsion, it is not in fact true that he was doctrinaire in his rejection of it. Toward the end of his life Tucker wrote that it was emphatically “not true that I was a pacifist and advocated an absence of all compulsion”, nor was it true that “I held all coercion immoral.” The essential key to his attitude toward violence and compulsion is contained in his assertion that anarchism is most precisely defined as “the belief in the greatest amount of liberty compatible with equality of liberty; or, in other words, the belief in every liberty except the liberty to invade.” – Tucker, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, 152. – Invasion should be distinguished from liberation. It might “invade” only the “territorial integrity” of despotism, while liberating its suppressed subjects. – JZ, 15.10.13. - ANARCHISM, VIOLENCE, FORCE, PACIFISM, COMPULSION, AGGRESSION, INVASION

LIBERTY: The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power.” – General Douglas MacArthur. - The panarchistic point of view is rather: Liberty through the abolition of all territorial powers, as the only way to limit them sufficiently. As for the rest, exterritorially autonomous governments and societies, they will be formed and maintained e.g. by limited government advocates, anarchists for themselves, likewise by socialists and all kinds of other believers and ideologues, types and system-mongers. To each his own, with no one having then any right or occasion to complain, except about his own choices, actions or omissions. - Anarchists and libertarians have still to realize that for them, too, this is the fastest road to attain and maintain their systems or models - for themselves. - JZ, 26.11.06, 26.12.10. - So far the power of territorial governments was never limited enough and as long as they remain territorial governments they will always have too much power and will maintain their distopias rather than utopias. – Individual liberty, individual rights, consent, voluntarism, representation and territorialism are irreconcilable. - JZ, 25.4.13. - THROUGH THE LIMITATION OF GOVERNMENTAL POWER, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, POWER, STATISM

LIBERTY: The overriding principle to be revived in American political life is that which sets individual liberty as the highest political value – that value to which all other values are subordinate and that which, at all times, is to be given the highest “priority” in policy discussions.” – Simon, A Time For Truth, p.218. – Because of that highest value, individual liberty should not be fully conceded to private and official criminals with involuntary victims. – JZ, 15.10.13. - VALUES, AMERICANISM

LIBERTY: The passions are the only orators which always persuade.” – La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665. – Liberty also requires a passionate love of liberty. – JZ, 20.1.86. – A love of liberty is required that is not shying away from some boring clerical and research jobs required to promote it. – JZ, 14.11.07. – PASSION, EMOTIONS, FERVOR, ZEAL, ENTHUSIASM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, FAITH, BELIEF, MORAL SENSE

LIBERTY: The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson - As long as those among the people, who really appreciate liberties, remain quite free to practise them, at their own expense and risk. The remainder have the right to continue the traditions, customs, laws and constitutions that they prefer among themselves, as long as they are willing, individually, to put up with them. - JZ, 12.10.02, 15.10.13. - Not "the" people but individuals and among these the dissenters, non-conformists and freedom lovers. - JZ, 16.11.02. – Panarchism means tolerance even for the freedom to choose a condition of serfdom etc., as long as one wants to. All peoples consist of diverse individuals, minorities and a temporary and ever changing majority, which is itself split up into several factions . A uniform “people” or group with sufficient “consent” consists only of volunteers. Panarchism applied would reveal what “the people” really means, instead of hiding it under the fiction or fairy tale of territorial uniformity of a population. – JZ, 3.2.09, 26.12.10, 15.10.13. – VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE,

LIBERTY: The people can never be too jealous of their liberties.” – James Burgh, Political Disquisitions, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 10.74.

LIBERTY: The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – Edmund Burke, Speech at a meeting in Buckinghamshire, 1784. – People never had all their liberties! If they had, most of their delusions would, possibly, have disappeared. But unenlightened people, under all kinds of prejudices, errors etc., do still have the right to live subject to their own ideas and ideals, even under delusions, at the own expense and risk. Full liberty should never be forced upon anyone. Only respect for the real and claimed rights of others can be rightfully enforced. And if their delusions induce them to surrender their rights, at least while these delusions persist, so be it. We are living among many people who almost never make full use of their freedom of expression and freedom of information, who consciously or unconsciously avoid many important topics, ideas and institutions as if they were dangerous and infectious diseases. Some even live almost as primitives or barbarians. As long as the harm or wrong only themselves they should be left alone. – JZ, 15.11.07, 26.12.10. - PANARCHISM, TYRANNY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM, SECURITY, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, REVOLUTION, LIBERATION, WAR, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, MYTHS, DELUSIONS, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERABLE PEOPLE

LIBERTY: The people who make the revolution always seem to ask for liberty.” - “But do they ever get it, Mr. Gumbril?” Mr. Bohanus cocked his head playfully and smiled. “Look at ‘istory, Mr. Gumbril, look at ‘istory. First it’s the French Revolution. They ask for political liberty. And they gets it. Then comes the Reform Bill, then Forty-Eight, then all the Franchise Acts and Votes for Women – always more and more political liberty. And what’s the result, Mr. Gumbril? Nothing at all. Who’s freer for political liberty? Not a soul, Mr. Grumbril There was never a greater swindle ‘atched in the ‘ole of ‘istory. And when you think ‘how those poor young men like Shelley talked about it – it’s pathetic”, said Mr. Bohanis, shaking his head, “really pathetic”. – Aldous Huxley, Antic Hay, quoted by Buckley in his Up from Liberalism, p.113. - - That is what I thought today, too, at the federal elections in Australia, when I put zeroes into all the squares of all the parties and candidates, which were to be numbered from 1 upwards in the desired sequence. - Voting is still compulsory in Australia. Failure to turn up leads to a stiff penalty. So one attends and votes, somehow, informally. I wonder how many or how few would have turned up if voting were not compulsory here. Most of the parties, movements etc. revealed their ignorance and prejudices already in their names. – Free markets, voluntarism and individual choices were ignored by all in this coercive collectivist process. To expect the solutions of our problems from a territorial political system is as absurd as to expect it from “heavenly forces”. – The results of all voting should only apply to the particular voters. Then every party or movement would win – exterritorial autonomy for itself and all its volunteers. None has a right to ask for any more. - JZ, 24.11.07. – No one should be satisfied with anything less. – JZ, 15.10.13. - DEMOCRACY, POLITICAL LIBERTY, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, PANARCHISM, PARTIES

LIBERTY: The pluralist writers would have agreed with Gladstone that it is liberty alone which fits men for liberty; but being treated responsibly people develop a fuller sense of responsibility.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.17. - RESPONSIBILITY, PLURALISM

LIBERTY: the power a man has to do or forebear doing any particular action.” – John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, ed. by A.C. Fraser, 1894, vol. I, bk.II, ch. xxxi, sec. 15. – Quoted by Walter Lippmann, The Public Philosophy, A Mentor Book, 1955, p.111.

LIBERTY: The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” – George Washington - What have the American people done with the limited liberties then entrusted to them? Have they preserved or restricted even these incomplete and few liberties, rather than embracing and fully developing, understanding and applying all rights and liberties? For decades they even accepted slavery. Tax slavery, military and "educational" slavery and monetary despotism are largely accepted by them still, as well as their kind of serfdom under their territorial lords. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 17.1.08, 11.1.09. – AMERICANISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LAWS & LEGISLATION

LIBERTY: The progress of a people rising from a lower to a higher point in the scale of liberty is necessarily slow; and by attempting to precipitate, we either retard or permanently defeat it.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.43. - What is true for the populations of whole territories is not true for all their individuals. All individuals and groups of volunteers should become free to advance faster or slower than the whole populations, but still only at their own and self-selected speed. – JZ, 1.10.07. – Some people even like to go backwards. Let them, at their own expense and risk! – Unless their actions constitute a real danger to others. – Imagine e.g. people driving backwards, fast and on the wrong side of the road. - JZ, 18.1.08. - PEOPLE, FREEDOM & PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT

LIBERTY: The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he, who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” – Plutarch, quoted in: Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, p.443. – They destroy the necessary link between efforts and rewards. – JZ, 15.10.13. - HANDOUTS, WELFARE STATE

LIBERTY: The remedy in the United States is not less liberty but real liberty - an end to the brutal intolerance of churchly hooligans and flag-waving corporations and all the rest of the small but bloody despots who have made the word Americanism a synonym for coercion and legal crime. - Archibald MacLeish - AMERICANISM

LIBERTY: The right of liberty means man’s right to individual action, individual choice, individual initiative and individual property. Without the right to private property no independent action is possible.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.115, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, - Alas, her comprehension of such terms excluded exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under personal laws. She attacked this concept, under the term “competing governments” and tried to ridicule it, in a chapter of her book: The Virtue of Selfishness. She was so influential that the world would already be a much better place if only she had not upheld her territorialist limited government prejudice and had clearly seen and described the free market alternatives to it, all resulting from the free choices by sovereign individuals, even the statist ones, for themselves. – JZ, 17.9.07. - INDIVIDUALISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF ACTION; FREE CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE MARKET FOR GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ALL WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY: PANARCHISM & AYN RAND

LIBERTY: The right to be in the wrong. (*) – Harry Delmar, in Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary by L. L. Levinson. -  (*) Here one should add: at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 22.11.07. – It leads to less misunderstandings if one speaks of the right to make mistakes, at the own expense and risk, not only in choosing one’s career, job, profession or investments, purchases or sales, but even in one’s individual free choice of a whole political, economic and social system. – JZ, 26.12.10, 15.10.13. 

LIBERTY: The saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.” – Justice George Sutherland (1938) – Who was or is already in possession of full liberty, of all individual rights? Name just one! – I collect and publish, as far as I can, private human rights declarations. All of them, including the one draft that I was working on myself, are still incomplete and need further discussions and input. - JZ, 18.1.08. – See PEACE PLANS 589/590, digitized, at www.butterbach.ent/lmp/cd2 - THE LOVE OF IT OR THE LACK OF LOVE OF IT,

LIBERTY: The seed is liberty. And that is all it is. It is not a socialist seed. It is not a capitalist seed. It is not a mystical seed. It is not a determinist seed. It is simply a statement. We can be free. After that it’s all choice and chance.” – Karl Hess, in DANDELION, Spring 80. – Or as unfree as we wish to be. But only in the voluntary and exterritorial models, not in the territorial ones. Even Karl Hess was not sufficiently clear about that. – JZ, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise see in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.” - Walt Whitman, "Freedom," Notes Left Over (1881). – Even most of the supposedly wise have not yet recognized that only personal laws could realize their own ideals among themselves and the ideals of others among them. Territorial laws always tends to impose the laws of others, majorities or minorities, upon e.g. dissenting freedom lovers or other idealists. – JZ, 29.11.07. – LAW, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM INSTEAD OF PERSONAL LAW OR VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: The social organs are constituted so as to enable them to develop harmoniously in the grand air of liberty. Away, then, with quacks and organizers! Away with their rings, and their chains, and their hooks, and their pincers! Away with their artificial methods! Away with their social laboratories, their governmental whims, their centralization, their tariffs, their universities, their State religious, their inflationary or monopolizing banks, their limitations, their restrictions, their moralizations, and their equalization by taxation! And now, after having vainly inflicted upon the social body so many systems, let them end where they ought to have begun – reject all systems, and try of liberty ... - Frederic Bastiat, in  – Instead of rejecting all systems, allow all of them, but all only for their volunteers! – JZ, 28.3.12. -According to this statement only the various organizations of panarchies would truly constitute social organs. – JZ, 28.3.12. – VS. ALL TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED SYSTEMS, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIAL STATISM

LIBERTY: The spirit of improvement and the spirit of liberty go together.” – Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.158. – PROGRESS, REFORMS, IMPROVEMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE & COMPETITON IN EVERY SPHERE

LIBERTY: The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others, and an unwillingness that any man, whether high or low, should be wronged and trampled under foot. – William Ellery Channing - in  - & RESPECT FOR THE LIBERTY & RIGHTS OF OTHERS

LIBERTY: The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias; the spirit of liberty remembers that not even a sparrow falls to earth unheeded (*); the spirit of liberty is the spirit of Him who, near two thousand years ago, taught mankind that lesson it has never learned, but has never quite forgotten; that there may be a kingdom where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest.” (*) - Judge Learned Hand, speech, New York City, May 21, 1944. – Partly quoted in: Leonard E. Read, The Free Man’s Almanac, for August 27. – Another and shorter version, somewhere quoted: The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not quite sure it is right." — Judge Learned Hand Even if one is and could be quite sure, one should realized that others are not so sure about their freedom options and thus leave them alone with whatever freedom restrictions they still choose for themselves and other people like them, in their own communities, under their own personal laws. Tolerance even for enemies of liberty – as long as they do their things only to themselves. – JZ, 20.11.07. – The least on Earth should not only be able to speak up in public but also to secede from the most powerful – to do their own things among themselves, without aid and hindrance by others. – JZ, 29.11.07. – (*) Who really cares about e.g. the tiny ants, spiders, beetles etc. and even smaller biota, you may kill with every step you take anywhere, at least outside your home? Is their supposed creator also providing a heaven for them and a hell for you, for killing them? – JZ, 15.10.13. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, TOLERANCE VS. RIGHTEOUSNESS, DOGMATISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, FUNDAMENTALISM, FANATICISM, INTOLERANCE, TRUE BELIEVERS, COERCIVE IDEOLOGUES, FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS IN EVERY SPHERE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GOD, HEAVEN, HELL, ALL “CREATURES”

LIBERTY: the Stoics were among the first who philosophically supported the idea of individual liberty. Nor did they imagine that liberty was a mere lack of control so that any man could do exactly as he pleased. On the contrary, the requirement was rigid self-discipline. Freedom was not to be construed as licence. Liberty could only endure when individuals voluntarily refrained from imposing their wills upon others.” – Robert LeFevre, Autarchy, p.4.

LIBERTY: The struggle for liberty must first take place in your own mind. Once winning it there, partly or fully, you will see at least some of the ways to practise some, many or even all liberties that will then be dear to you, to the extent that you want to embrace and utilize them, for your purposes, alone or in association with like-minded people. – JZ, 8.9.93, 1.12.07. - MIND, STRUGGLE, ENLIGHTENMENT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, EDUCATION

LIBERTY: The things required for prosperous labor, prosperous manufactures, and prosperous commerce are three. First, liberty; second, liberty; third, liberty.” – H. W. Beecher: Address at Liverpool, Oct. 16, 1863. - ECONOMICS

LIBERTY: The thoughtless and ignorant care for nothing but the Name of Liberty.” - Richard Carlyle, The Earth Belongs to the Living, p.42.

LIBERTY: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure.” - Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787. - The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P Boyd, vol. 12, p.356 (1955). - A related idea was later expressed by Bertrand Barere de Vieuzac in a speech to the French national assembly, January 16, 1793: "L'arbre de la liberte…croit lorsqu'il est arrose du sang de toute espece de tyrans.” - (The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants.)," - Archives Parliamentaires de 1787 a 1860, vol. 57, p. 368 (1900). - And much earlier Tortullian had said: "Plures efficimur quotiens metimur a vobis; semen est sanguis Christianorum. - (We multiply whenever we are mown down by you; the blood of Christians is seed.)," Apology, trans. T. R. Glover, pp. 226-27 (1931). - The alternatives to violent revolutions and resistance, our remaining and new and non-violent resistance and liberation options, have not even been completely listed, archived, abstracted, reviewed, discussed, criticized, indexed and published, although we have needed them, all too often. I know of not a single encyclopedia on rightful and effective resistance against governments, revolutions and liberating defence efforts. - JZ, 26.11.02. - REVOLUTION, BLOODSHED, SACRIFICES, PATRIOTISM, TYRANNICIDE, RESISTANCE, LIBERATION

LIBERTY: The true danger is when Liberty is nibbled away, for expedients and by parts.” – Edmund Burke (1899) - It can be nibbled away in parts but it can also be restored in parts, in segments and wholly, for individuals and minorities - if only this is seriously tried. - JZ, 26.11.02. – E.g. by exterritorial secessionism and various panarchies of volunteers. They might be started in a liberating revolution or military insurrection or by governments in exile, all only by and for volunteers, as allies of democratic governments. – Or as the aim for quite rightful and attractive war and peace aims against despotic or totalitarian regimes. - JZ, 26.12.10. - NIBBLING AWAY OF LIBERTY, ENCROACHMENTS, EXPEDIENCY, UTILITARIANISM, RIGHTS, SALAMI TACTICS, GRADUALISM

LIBERTY: The true liberty of man, you would say, consisted in his finding out, or being forced to find out, the right path, and to walk thereon.” – Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present. – Liberty, by definition - and by the nature of man – makes sense only within the sphere of individual rights and liberties or “equal liberty” for all non-aggressive persons. - JZ, 4.4.89. - Did Carlyle only moralize in such general terms, like too many people do, or did he at least attempt to draft an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, as a guide to everyone? – JZ, 19.11.07. – Without the help of all the best traditions and formulations, tools, techniques and organizations in this sphere no one, one his own, can hack his way through this jungle. – JZ, 3.2.09. – RIGHTS, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ESTABLISHMENT OF A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION

LIBERTY: The true remedy for most evils is none other than liberty, unlimited and complete liberty, liberty in every field of human endeavor.” – Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912), Belgian Economist and Philosopher. – However, voluntary submissiveness, obedience and freedom restrictions are also a right, just like the right to make mistakes at the own expense and risk. – JZ, 26.5.04. - Therefore, for each individual and each group of volunteers only as much liberty as they want for themselves, for the time being. The appetite for liberty is still all too limited among most people. Forced into it, territorially, they would tend to resist and spoil it for the liberty lovers. – JZ, 3.1.08. - Alas, that thought is more frightening to most people than the present conditions are. Thus those, who already want some, many or all liberties and rights for themselves, should demand and realize them only for themselves, among themselves, via individual and group secessionism, personal laws for communities of volunteers that are exterritorially autonomous, leaving all others “unthreatened”, unchanged, with as little and few liberties as they want for themselves, conserving that condition for themselves, as long as they want to. – JZ, 18.1.08. – Needed is even the freedom to choose for oneself, any degree of restriction of personal liberty as long as one is prepared to put up with this condition. – JZ, 5.4.12. - IN EVERY SPHERE - THE ULTIMATE REMEDY FOR MOST EVILS, PANARCHISM, LIBERTARIANISM, VS. STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, AGAINST ANY FORM OF AGGRESSION, OPPRESSION, EXPOITATION, MONOPOLISM, RESTRICTION OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN ANY SPHERE. ANY INFRINGEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES MUST BE VOLUNTARY, CHOSEN OR SELF-INFLICTED. INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, ALL KINDS OF MAN-MADE EVILS, FREEDOM, TOLERANCE TOWARDS THE TOLERANT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY, COMPETINNG GOVERNANCE, MARKETS FOR ALL PUBLIC SERVICES

LIBERTY: The very forces that liberty has set free, work against the dangerous consequences of liberty.” – Ellen Key, Love and Ethics, 1911. – But, more importantly, they work also against the forces of oppression and aggression. – JZ, 10.7.86. - DEFENCE,

LIBERTY: The word liberty has often served for the destruction of the substance of liberty.” – José María Luis Mora, Obras sueltas, v. 2, p. 78. – Correct, but if the first “liberty” here is replaced by “law” or “legislation”, then the saying is also correct. – JZ, 15.11.85, 26.12.10. – LAW, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty (*), and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny.” - President Abraham Lincoln, address at sanitary fair, Baltimore, Maryland, April 18, 1864. - The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 7, pp. 301-2 (1953). – Quoted in: The Free Man’s Almanac, compiled by Leonard E. Read, FEE, for October 10. - (*) It may have had many already - but none was accepted by the whole world. Instead only a few had enough insight into liberty to clearly formulate it and even these few many not have realized all that it implied. – JZ, 28.11.07. - DEFINITIONS

LIBERTY: there are “bounds” to the freedom to act; for a state of liberty “is not a state of license.” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, 3. - VS. LICENSE

LIBERTY: There are at least seven meanings of liberty, which are relevant to democracy. There is positive versus negative liberty; and there is primitive versus moral liberty. These are all fundamental meanings, prior to government. The introduction of government generates three additional leanings: Legal liberty, or liberty UNDER government; civil liberty; or liberty AGAINST government; and political liberty or liberty FOR government.” - Ralph Barton Perry, Freedom, ed. by Ruth Nanda Anshen, Harcourt, Brace, 1920. – Seldes, The Great Quotations.

LIBERTY: There can be no patriotism without liberty, no liberty without virtue, no virtue without citizens; create citizens, and you have everything you need; without them, you will have nothing but debased slaves, from the rulers of the State downwards. To form citizens is not the work of a day; and in order to have men it is necessary to educate them when they are children.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse in Political Economy, 1755. – If they had free choice between various exterritorially autonomous communities - then their enlightenment might be easier and faster than when they are confined to the verbal explorations of freedom options only. Just compare how fast progress was in the arts, in literature, technology and science under freedom of experimentation and how slow enlightenment advanced under the territorial monopoly for political, economic and social systems, even when combined, to a large extent, with territorial statist “education”. – JZ, 24.11.07. - CITIZENS VS. STATISTS, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, PATRIOTISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven. That word is liberty.” – Epitaph of Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist and abolitionist (1826-1898). - Alas, only to those, who fully comprehend it, i.e., so far, to only a very few, perhaps the new kind of "founding fathers" and early pioneers. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – It is not offered in lolly and cake shops. It is not offered even through a single complete freedom library and bookshop or CDs or HDs containing all freedom writings. (*) Apparently, most people do not yet find it sweet and attractive enough. – JZ, 18.1.08.That is not true for all people. Many even fear freedom, e.g. free migration, monetary freedom, free trade, the right of people to have children, guns in the hands of others. – JZ, 26.4.13. – (*) All individual rights and liberties, so for discovered or formulated by some, are not even included and quite clearly expressed in a single and sufficiently published declaration of all of them. – JZ, 15.10.13. - THE SWEETEST WORD, NEW DRAFT, CD PROJECT, COMPREHENSIVE DIGITAL IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, LIBRARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, INDEX, LINKS LIST, DIRECTORY, MEETING CALENDARS, ARGUMENT MAPS, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIAS, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES ARE STILL MISSING, WITH PREDICTABLE RESUILTS OF POPULAR ERRORS, & PREJUDICES REMAINING DOMINANT, TERRITORIALLY.

LIBERTY: There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberty, only a long staircase where each step down must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.” – Alan K. Simpson, U.S. Senator, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 26.9.82. – Through individual and group secessionism this trend could be effectively resisted, even finally reversed, step by step and individual by individual. Better to best alternatives could be practically demonstrated by communities and societies of volunteers, without having to fight the other and different ones. – JZ, 22.1.09. 26.12.10. - Let dissenting individuals and minorities undertake the kind of freedom steps that they like for themselves. Then they would gradually attain full liberty and would tend to pull the others after them – through their attractive practical examples. They would act like genuine leaders without attempting to territorially lead or dominate the others. – JZ, 2.2.09, 15.10.13 . The American people and their official misleaders were never at the top of such stairs or slide and do not attempt even now to get there.Or do you know of any who systematically work towards a complete and clear declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties? After the death of my best friend, Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, I did not even get to know a single libertarian or anarchist in the world of that kind, not matter how hard I tried. – No wonder that we are in one crisis or mess after the other, with no genuine cure for any of them being accepted. – A comprehensive declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties may still not exist and is not even widely enough attempted. – JZ, 24.4.13, 15.10.13. - ITS GRADUAL, STEP BY STEP LOSS, THE PANARCHIST WAY TO STEP BY STEP REGAIN IT, VIA INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, PRACTISING FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES NOW MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS. THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, NEGATIVE & POSITIVE GRADUALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM ETC.

LIBERTY: There is no better way to spend one’s time than in the vindication of liberty.” – John Milton. – The best, the most effective vindication and propagation of liberty lies in its tolerant practice, among volunteers only. – JZ, 15.6.92, 30.11.07, 15.10.13.  VINDICATION BY PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION, FREE EXPERIMENTS WITH IT, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: There is no conflict between liberty and safety. We will have both or neither.” – Ramsey Clark, quoted in The Peter Plan by L. J. Peter, p.40. – For a start it would be enough if a few volunteers are liberated sufficiently to be able to safely practise any number and degree of genuine individual rights and liberties among themselves, under full experimental freedom, including their preferred personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. We should never expect all people in a country or in the world to realize them at the same time and to their fullest extent. Let all those, who want to conserve their present conditions have them continued by themselves and among themselves, as long as they want to. However, given the chance, I would also target all tyrants and all mass extermination devices as intolerable. They will be perceived as more and more intolerable to the extent that more and more volunteers gain the freedom and right to practise all individual rights and liberties among themselves, to the extent that they want to. – JZ, 15.10.13. - SAFETY, SECURITY

LIBERTY: There is no finish line anywhere in the race for liberty. It's a relay our ancestors started and our heirs will be running long after.” - Lowell Mason in the conclusion to "The language of Dissent”.

LIBERTY: There is no slavery but ignorance, Liberty is the child of intelligence.” – Robert G. Ingersoll: Liberty of Man, Woman and Child. – In Seldes, The Great Quotations. – If it is, then, apparently, we have not yet developed sufficient intelligence. Or is a pregnancy period of centuries involved? – JZ, 26.12.10. - IGNORANCE, SLAVERY, INTELLIGENCE

LIBERTY: There is no such thing as an achieved liberty; like electricity, there can be no substantial storage and it must be generated as it is enjoyed, or the lights go out." - Robert H. Jackson (1953) - DEFENCE OF IT MUST BE CONTINUOUS

LIBERTY: There is only ONE liberty – the liberty to control one’s own life.” – Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/77. – Does such a general formula sufficiently inform you e.g. about all of your monetary rights and liberties? – (*) We ought to take liberties and rights serious enough to spell them out in some details. For, obviously, without some help or guidance not all people are able to think themselves through to the best and clearest statements on individual rights and liberties, no more so than they can, as a rule, invent a whole language by themselves. – JZ, 3.2.09. – (*) Or about all rightful resistance, revolution, liberation, defence and military insurrection steps? – Can one word or any short phrase really be a sufficient substitute for a detailed book on liberty, an encyclopedia on it or a comprehensive liberty library, or a comprehensive and detailed declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 5.10.13. - SELF-CONTROL, CONTROL, SELF-OWNERSHIP, AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE

LIBERTY: They [anarchists] never have claimed that liberty will bring perfection; they simply say that its results are vastly preferable to those that follow authority.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book. – AUTHORITY, PERFECTION

LIBERTY: They acted on the principle, which was not new, which came down indeed from mediaeval divines, but which was newly invested with universal authority, that the law is not the will of the sovereign that commands, but of the nation (*) that obeys. It was the very marrow of the doctrine that obstruction of liberty is crime, that absolute authority is not a thing to be consulted, but a thing to be removed, and that resistance to it is no affair of interest or convenience, but of sacred obligation.” - Lord Aston, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.78. - (*) Not of the fictitious or coerced territorial “nation” but the personal law systems of diverse communities and societies of like-minded volunteers! – Underlining by me. - JZ, 1.10.07, 15.10.13. - VS. ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY, OBSTRUCTION OF LIBERTY A CRIME

LIBERTY: They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), HISTORICAL REVIEW OF PENNSYLVANIA (1759). – “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, November 11, 1755. - The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Leonard W. Labaree, vol. 6, p.242 (1963). This quotation, slightly altered, is inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Even these values can be best applied only under free competition and free enterprise as well as full consumer sovereignty for them. Let us apply laissez faire and laissez passer or free exchange or freedom of choice and freedom of contract and association as well when it comes to the free individual choice of whole political, economic and social systems, no matter how ill informed and prejudiced the people are in their choices for themselves. - JZ, 26.11.02, 18.1.08. - SECURITY, SAFETY, COMPROMISE, CONCESSIONS

LIBERTY: this fundamental preconception, that liberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak and act as they please, is in it itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, and wholly lies, on those who wish to abridge it by coercion, whether direct or indirect. – John Morley, On Compromise, p.253/54.

LIBERTY: Thoroughly consistent in his individualism, he was insistent that the basic outline of all anarchist thought must be the conviction that the individual should have complete liberty to pursue his own ends at his own responsibility; (*) inviting the resistance of others by becoming invasive, just as others becoming invasive would meet resistance by him.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.193, on Edward H. Fulton. – (*) Otherwise he would be …? – JZ, 26.12.10. - INVASION, RESISTANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERTY: Those who cling to the tenets of liberty limit the action of the majority, as of the minority, strictly to persuasion. Those who dislike liberty, insist that earnestness of conviction justifies either a majority or a minority in using not persuasion only, but force.” - John Morley, On Compromise, p.214. - The actions of the majority, as of the minorities, towards dissenters in the same territories, should be limited to persuasion, unless their own liberty, to act in accordance with their own beliefs, among themselves, is forcefully denied to them by people who are not members of their group and who are acting aggressively or criminally towards them. Then rightful and forceful resistance and liberation efforts are justified and would be facilitated through the program of exterritorial autonomy for all groups of volunteers. Internally, and towards consenting victims, all kinds of communities of volunteers might apply more than persuasion to uphold their systems among themselves, as long as their members remain free to secede from them. And both, majorities and minority groups, once they have obtained freedom of action and experimentation for their self-responsible actions, should try to persuade outsiders mainly only by their examples and demonstrations and by sufficiently recording and publishing their experiences, which under highly developed and widely used retrieval facilities and freedom of information would then be at the disposal of everybody upon demand and payment of the small costs involved. On the other hand, the continuing missionary attempts to persuade outsiders to adopt the lifestyles and social, political and economic system which one prefers for oneself, should be largely given up as a waste of time and energy. Only when one is forced to live only under territorial systems does one have no better way than persuasion to attempt to change the opinions and actions of the ruling majority or minority. - J. Z. 12.6.92, 7.1.93. – Legislation by a majority or a minority is much more than mere “persuasion”. It is, rather, legalized coercion. – JZ, 3.2.09, 15.10.13. – PERSUASION, PANARCHISM, MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Those who contend for liberty must be prepared to endure privations.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admirals’s Log I, p.115. – Have we as yet thoroughly examined all the tools, methods and references that would facilitate and accelerate the enlightenment process? – JZ, 3.2.09. -  t is not just “blood, sweat and tears” that are required but much better ideas, arguments and reference works and institutions, all made easily, cheaply and as completely available as needed. – JZ, 3.2.09. – Those who would sensibly apply genuine individual rights and liberties among themselves, would rather make their jobs much easier, just as if they were operating with advanced tools and equipment. Their costs would tend to be lower and their profits higher. However, to first obtain that kind of freedom of action or experimental freedom, i.e. the right to set attractive examples, under full exterritorial autonomy, does today still require a prolonged enlightenment effort. At least we have better information storage and retrieval as well as publishing options now than existed ever before. Probably all pro-freedom information could, by now, become compiled on a single large external hard disc drive, book-sized and thus very portable. The price per TB is now (October 2013) already down to $ 37 for its hardware. Such freedom library discs could be cheaply and automatically duplicated, and fit on the desk of almost every serious freedom lover! – It is senseless to continue to speak of needed privations while such technical opportunities are offered to freedom lovers. In the time of this admiral we had only photocopying machines, audio tapes and microfilms. But already with these much more could have been achieved than was achieved. - JZ, 26.12.10, 15.10.13. - STRUGGLE & PRIVATIONS? Q., GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT ACCELERATION, PANARCHISM, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON A SINGLE DISC

LIBERTY: Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. – Rosa Luxemburg. – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo – Facebook 12.7.13. - Did she notice the chains involved in State Socialism? – JZ, 12.7.13.

LIBERTY: Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine, 1776. – It becomes a terrible fatigue only if one does not mobilize all genuine individual rights and liberties as well as all technological means for it and full freedom to experiment with alternatives. This tolerant rather than territorial monopoly approach was long successful when it comes to religious differences and also in technology, natural sciences, sports, literature and the arts. Alas, we have still failed to apply it when it comes to political, economic and social systems. – Already J. G. Fichte, in his book on the French Revolution, 1793, advocated individual secessionism. Most political “scientists” have managed to ignore this idea or proposal and its possible consequences for over two centuries! But by now such ideas are taking off at least on the Internet. – JZ, 26.12.10. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, NEW DRAFT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: Those who sell their liberty for security are understandable, if pitiable, creatures. Those who sell the liberty of others for wealth, power, or even a moment’s respite, deserve only the end of a rope.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.172. - SECURITY, WEALTH, POWER

LIBERTY: Those who traded liberty for security have neither.” - Source? - Sufficient security comes only through liberty. Security does not provide sufficient liberty. Security is both the highest and the least, in different senses and meanings, in e.g. totalitarian regimes and tyrannies and in all authoritarian, because territorial, democracies as well. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - SECURITY, SAFETY, PROTECTION, DEFENCE, SELF-HELP, AUTHORITARIANISM, MONOPOLISM, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Those, who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (?), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759. – This sentence was much used in the revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor.” – Frothingham, Rise of the Republic of the U.S. - One should add: In the long run they do thus multiply their risks and dangers. – JZ, 12/72, 3.2.09. - SECURITY

LIBERTY: Throughout history orators and poets have extolled liberty, but no one has told us why liberty is so important. Our attitude towards such matters should depend on whether we consider civilization as fixed or advancing. ... In an advancing society, any restriction on liberty reduces the number of things tried and so reduces the rate of progress. In such a society freedom of action is granted to the individual, not because it gives him greater satisfaction but because if allowed to go his own way he will on the average serve the rest of us better than under any orders we know how to give." - H. B. Phillips. He wrote as if under territorialism freedom of action and experimentation were already fully realized for all in all spheres. When it comes to different and freely as well as individually chosen political, economic and social systems then these are, obviously, still suppressed by the territorial governmental monopolies in such decision-making. – JZ, 26.12.07. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, FREEDOM OF ACTION OR PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Thus, for the friend of liberty, today, yesterday, and tomorrow, the crucial questions and answers always must be - wherever on the ladder of state development he may find himself - "does this action increase the power of the state? If it does, I shall oppose it. Does this action increase the liberty of or even the opportunity for individuals and their volitional communities? If it does, I shall support it.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.22. – With the term “volitional communities”, underlined by me, he came close to panarchism. Did he come any closer to it in other remarks? – JZ, 18.1.08. – See: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, KARL HESS

LIBERTY: Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson – Actually, government laws, controls, bureaucracies, and anti-economic interventionism cause many additional wrongful and man-made problems and crises, even wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, mass murders and terrorism than does full freedom. Full freedom, combined with tolerance for all tolerant actions and communities of volunteers, offers the best cure to such and many other problems. – JZ, 22.1.09. – It is neither individual liberties nor individual rights that produce large and persistent man-made catastrophes but, rather, territorial statism. – JZ, 15.10.13. - COURAGE & DESPOTISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CRISES, WARS, DESPOTISM

LIBERTY: Tis Liberty alone which gives the flower // Of fleeting life its sweetness and perfume, // And we are weeds without it. All restraints // Except what wisdom lays on evil men // is evil.” – William Cowper.

LIBERTY: To accuse liberty of what remains of confusion in moral and social doctrines, is to see evil in the remedy, and to complain precisely of what tends to make the confusion cease.” – Charles Dunoyer, quoted in JLS, Sum. 77, p.170.

LIBERTY: To argue against any breach of Liberty from the ill use that may be made of it, is to argue against liberty itself, since all is capable of being abused.” - Lord Lyttleton (1709-1773) – Quoted in: Theodore Schroeder, compiler, “Free Press Anthology”, 1909, Sec. III, ”Laconics of Toleration and Free Inquiry.” – No genuine individual right or liberty authorizes any abuse. They do all require respect for the same rights and liberties in others. – JZ, 25.4.13. - BREACHES, ITS POTENTIAL ABUSES BY SOME ARE NO JUSTIFICATION FOR RESTRICTING IT FOR ALL

LIBERTY: To Cicero as to any Roman, the world Libertas in its political sense conveyed one very precise, if exclusively negative, meaning: ‘Public life without kings’.” – J. O. Y Gasset, Concord and Liberty, p.28. – Now we should stress the liberty, justice and peace that is possible without territorialism, its monopolism, legalism, centralization, parliamentarism and its avalanches of interventionist laws and all wrongful because compulsory taxes. – JZ, 26.12.10, 15.10.13. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIBERTY: to govern and to be governed alternatively, … to be under no command whatsoever to anyone, upon any account, any otherwise than by rotation, and that just as far only as that person is, in turn, under his also. … all to command each and each in its turn all.” - Aristoteles, describing Greek liberty, as quoted by G. Sartori, in Liberty & Law, p.27. - VOTING, GREEK DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT, “SELF-GOVERNMENT” OR MUTUAL DOMINATION ATTEMPTS? AUTHORITARIANISM OF TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACIES & REPUBLICS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LIBERTY: To help remedy such shortsightedness, construct a calendar of life on earth, collapsing eons of time into a single year, a comprehensible time span. - In January through August there were traces of life. The first insects appeared in October; in November arrived the first reptiles, dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, in December the first snakes, flowering plants, elephants, deer. It was shortly after 7:00 P.M. on December 31 that man appeared – in the glacial period. As midnight approached, only 10 minutes to go – Cro-Magnon man put in an appearance. – 11:58 – the beginning of recorded history – 11:58:30 the first civilization (Sumer) – 11:59:15 Athens in her glory – 11:59:29 – The birth of Christ – 11.59.5 Columbus discovered America. – But note this: Just 3 ½ seconds before midnight appeared The Wealth of Nations and the Declaration of Independence. - Liberty is, indeed, a brand new truth.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, July 1976.

LIBERTY: To know liberty is to find the words to explain it.” – Quoted in Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.vii.But who knows it as yet, sufficiently, for this purpose? - Alas, so far only all too many different and often too diverse and contradictory words have been used to describe it - and the differences have not yet been sufficiently surveyed, discussed and settled, not even by Mortimer J. Adler, in his monumental 2 volume work, where he discussed freedom and liberty in something like 70 different classifications. – How fast could this job be done – if sufficient people collaborated, online? - JZ, 24.11.07. – Q, COLLABORATION AMONG LIBERTARIANS TO TACKLE IN DIVISION OF LABOR ALL OF THE MANY REMAINING UNFINISHED JOBS, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

LIBERTY: To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man.” – Rousseau. – A more complete version: To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.” - Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762, 1-4, tr. C. D. H. Cole. – A still longer version: To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts. - Or a woman! – Or to leave many of them undeclared or in flawed formulations and to subscribe to false or flawed ideas as if they were genuine rights or liberties does not say much for either. - JZ, 3.2.09, 15.10.13. - MAN, WOMAN, HUMANITY, BEING HUMAN, HUMAN NATURE, A COMPLETE DECLARATION OF ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES ARE NEEDED, RENOUNCING THEM, MAN, MORALITY

LIBERTY: To repeat, liberty is the ABILITY of any individual to think his own thoughts and to act on them.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNALS, Fall 77. – Did he include personal law or exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities in this concept? At least he reproduced de Puydt’s essay on Panarchy once in his RAMPART JOURNAL. – But I found no discussion of this essay in his writings and publishing efforts. - JZ, 24.11.07. - THINKING & ACTION

LIBERTY: Today it is rarely understood that the limitation of all coercion to the enforcement of general rules of just conduct was the fundamental principles of classless liberalism, or I would almost say, its definition of liberty.” - F. A. Hayek, Economic and Representative Government. – Here, too, he considers only one ideal constitutional and limited society or state for all people in a territory, regardless of how different the ideas on e.g. justice are within a population. Just think of the difference of opinions on death penalties and abortion. – Whenever and wherever volunteers want to establish, like Plato, a society based on different classes, not only voters and “representatives”, who has the right to outlaw such a society for them, established at their risk and expense? - JZ, 28.11.07, 15.10.10.

LIBERTY: Too little liberty brings stagnation, and too much brings chaos.” - Bertrand Russell, "The Role of Individuality," Authority and the Individual (1949). – As if he or anyone else had ever experienced a situation in which there was too much liberty. Apparently, he did not distinguish it from arbitrariness or licence. – JZ, 29.11.07. - CHAOS, TOO MUCH LIBERTY? LICENCE, ARBITRARINESS

LIBERTY: True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.” - Attributed to Jonathan Edwards. - George Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.220 (1966). - Quoted in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, June 29, 1950. - Unverified. - In the editor's introduction to Edwards's Freedom of the Will, ed. Paul Ramsey, p. 12 (1957), is a succinct summary of a portion of Edwards's definition of terms, part 1, section S (p. 164): "In other words, a man is free to do what he wills, but not to do what he does not will." - Rather, what, as a reasonable, moral, just, responsible and conscientious being, he could not wish to do. - JZ, 26.11.02. - No liberty to experiment and to err or make mistakes at one’s own risk and expense? – JZ, n.d. & 23.11.07. - OUGHT, DUTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, RESTRAINT, ARBITRARINESS, WILL, REASON, MORALITY, ETHICS, RIGHTS,

LIBERTY: True liberty, as Lord Acton said, is the liberty to do what one ought to do, not the liberty to do what one wishes to do.” – PPNL Dec.94/Jan. 95, p. 2. (PROGRESS PARTY NEWS LETTER, I suppose. – JZ) – The right to make mistakes and to fail, at the own risk and expense, should not be overlooked, either. Often only a succession of failures, sufficiently pondered over, led to success. An failures should also be sufficiently demonstrated and published as a warning to others. In that way they, too, can serve very well. But false and flawed systems should never be territorially imposed, although this was until now the rule rather than the exception when it comes to political, economic and social systems and their “reforms”. – JZ, 15.10.13. – FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS

LIBERTY: Tucker could not be considered a utopian, even though he envisioned a stateless, non-monopolistic society. He clearly understood that Anarchism would not solve all of mankind's troubles. "[T]here are some troubles from which mankind can never escape. ... [The Anarchists] never have claimed that liberty will bring perfection; they simply say that its results are vastly preferable to those that follow authority ... As a choice of blessings, liberty is the greater; as a choice of evils, liberty is the smaller.” – Carl Watner, JLS, Fall 77, p.312. – Experimental freedom can also make people more healthy & live longer. Damages from storms, floods, landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, fires dangers, accidents and bad harvests can be greatly reduced and also partly covered by sound insurance and credit arrangement. – JZ, 15.10.13. - ANARCHISM, UTOPISM & TUCKER, NATURAL CATASTROPHES

LIBERTY: Under the idea of God as authority, Christians have burned fellow Christians at the stake and have otherwise brutalized the society, which they sought to improve. Over against the authoritarian concept is the libertarian idea in which individual liberty is considered the very highest social value by which all thought and action are to be judged. The libertarian view of necessity must abandon the control of thought and deed which Christian society exercised through the institutions of Church and State. For authority, “clad in the purple and scarlet of pomp and of power”, can only work where the individual is bound and fettered by controls and sanctions which are not his own and is thus antithetical to human liberty. The libertarian idea, on the other hand, “stands a glorious shining center in the white radiance of freedom”, trusting wholly in the autonomous individual as the motive force of orderly society. The libertarian totally distrusts all methods of formal control which interfere with the natural feelings of the individual considered as a social being. For the individual is a product of nature and possesses all the attributes of a moral agent.” – Voltairine de Cleyre, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.343. - Underlined by JZ. - Alas, she still wrote in so general terms that one cannot clearly conclude from them upon individual sovereignty and voluntarism to the extent of individual secessionism, and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under their own diverse personal law systems, freely competing with each other in the same territory or even world-wide. Perhaps somewhere else she has expressed herself more clearly in this direction? – JZ, 24.11.07. – The totalitarian egalitarians have murdered even more people than the Christians have. Did they believe that their victims were superior or inferior or equal to them? They certainly did not concede to them equal rights and liberties. – JZ, 2.2.09. - FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, RELIGIONS, CHRISTIANITY, INTOLERANCE, GOD, STATE SOCIALISM, EGALITARIANISM, TOTALITARIANISM

LIBERTY: US Chief Justice Earl Warren once said that liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.” – C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, 190. – Not “is” but “can be”. – JZ, 11.11.78. - Alas, ignorant and prejudiced people are almost immune to this infection, when it is merely defended by words rather than demonstrated by free experiments among volunteers. – JZ, 23.11.07. – CONTAGIOUS? Only if it clearly and completely expressed and also practically demonstrated. – JZ, 3.2.09. – By now it could be fully expressed, e.g. in a complete freedom reference library, on a cheap and merely book-sized external HD of 1 to 2 TBs. – Who is, finally, willing to work towards it? And who is ready to work towards the exterritorial autonomy for volunteers that is also needed to tolerantly demonstrate all aspects of liberties and rights? – Only then will liberty, finally, become sufficiently “contagious”. - JZ, 26.12.10. – Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, who was also an atheist, panarchist, monetary freedom advocate and opponent of totalitarian or territorially imposed communism, once said to me that it is communism which is the main inherited “sin” of mankind. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LIBERTY: We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different but incompatible things, called by the same name – liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names, liberty and tyranny.” - Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.21. –  Who has bothered, so far, to try to declare all individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 17.5.13. - TYRANNY, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIBERTY: We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.” – Thomas Jefferson, Writings, Vol. VIII, p. 13. Letter to Lafayette, 1790. – Quoted in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.560. - AGAINST DESPOTISM, LIBERATION, REQUIRES AS STRUGGLE, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ARGUMENT MAPPING, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

LIBERTY: We believe in liberty, not licence.” – Source? - Compare: “... none can love freedom heartily, but good men, the rest love not freedom but licence; ...” - John Milton: The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. - NOT LICENCE, ARBITRARINESS, LIBERTY, NOT LICENCE, ABUSE, VALUES, GOODNESS, MORALITY

LIBERTY: We shall find that every effort to realize equality necessitates a sacrifice of liberty.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.15. – EQUALITY, EGALITARIANISM

LIBERTY: Were the peoples on earth condemned forever without liberty and without reason? – Frank E. Manuel, The Prophets of Paris, p. 77, on Condorcet. – Condemned by whom or what? Only “Christians” believe in “inherited sin” and demand that we love these sinners, nevertheless, even our declared and ruthlessly acting enemies! – How many of us are as yet sufficiently ‘human” in the best sense? – JZ, 3.2.09, 26.12.10. - REASON, “SIN”, “GUILT”, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, HUMAN NATURE

LIBERTY: What distinguishes liberty from license? Liberty is exercised in full expectation of living with the consequences; license admits of no consequences. Liberty is the inalienable right of adults; license is (*1? an?) all-too-often granted privilege of the incontinent.” - JPB. – Jerry Pournelle, FAR FRONTIERS, Spring 86, p.100. - VS. LICENSE - (*) At my age, 80, I will, probably, never get around to eliminate all my remaining mistakes myself. This compilation ought to become a work in progress by many. – JZ,15.10.13.

LIBERTY: What do we mean when we say that first of all we seek liberty? I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts (*) of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it … Learned Hand. - in  – (*) Rather in their minds, in their sound principles. -  A comprehensive and clear declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties so far discovered and a volunteer militia for nothing else than their protection – could make all of the required difference. – JZ, 30.3.12. - & LOVE OF LIBERTIES, CONSTITUTIONS, LAWS & COURTS

LIBERTY: What is important is that there is only ONE liberty - the liberty to control one's own life. What we tend to think of as various freedoms are just different EXPRESSIONS of that one liberty. A person seeking to keep that which he has earned, and one trying to use his body as he sees fit, are both expressing the same (the only) claim to liberty - they're claiming the absolute right to their lives and the product of those lives." - Robert Brakeman, in the SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER of February, 1977, quoted in DANDELION, Summer 77. – However, the children they “produce” are not their own and absolute property, since they have rights of their own. – JZ, 28.11.07. – I know of know one who managed to derive, from such a short definition, all the genuine individual rights and liberties. If it were so easy, why is there, so far, no generally recognized declaration of this kind available to us? If only the freedom to cook for oneself is required, why isn’t everybody a perfect cook? If we have freedom to learn, how much can we learn on our own without the knowledge offered in one form or the other by other people? Most people do not wish to hang on to their products and services but want to sell them. And their services and products are often also already constituting only a part of a service or a product, which they cannot sell separately except in work, coop or partnership contracts. Moreover, the selling of goods and services, with work input by many, to the final consumers, is often the job or several other individuals or groups. Compare Leonard E. Read’s essay “I Pencil” and another one on a can of beans, in which he demonstrated that no individual does or can fully produce either of these seemingly simple products - quite on his own. – JZ, 15.5.13.

LIBERTY: What liberty means from the point of view of the individual, in fact, is personal liberation. It means to be able to enter, securely and unrestricted, into positive relationships with other equally liberated self-owners for mutual benefit.” – Walter Grinder, Bibliography.

LIBERTY: What threatens civilization today is not war, but the changing conception of life values entailed by certain political doctrines. Only by recapturing the dream of human freedom and restoring the importance of the common man's liberties can that undermining threat to modern civilization be averted.” - Lin Yutang, quoted in READER'S DIGEST 1976, month? - I would have preferred his draft of individual rights and liberties to such generalities. Also his proposals to end unemployment, inflation and war. – JZ, 26.12.07, 26.12.10. - CIVILIZATION

LIBERTY: Whatever the nature of man, liberty is the most moral and practical system.” – Murray N. Rothbard, quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST, 8/98, p. 6. – Moral men do no victimize others. They do respect their rights and liberties and thus cause, themselves, the least friction. – JZ, n.d. & 20.11.07. – All individual rights and liberties are only meant for those, who are sufficiently moral and rational to know and respect them. Or who are at least trying to get to know, to appreciate and to apply them. The rest can, largely, be classed with animals, babies and infants, who have only the basic right not to be unnecessarily killed or cruelly treated! – Especially those, who still assert and practise doctrines like: 1.) Right is might! 2.) No right exists at all. - For they are to be feared like wild and dangerous beasts and the others are to be protected against them. – Those, who target whole cities with e.g. ABC mass murder devices, do, obviously, not respect individual rights and liberties and thus cannot claim them themselves. – Have you shown as yet, by you studies, utterances and other actions, that you are moral and rational enough to be classed as a mature human being, entitled to all individual rights and liberties? How many such genuine human beings are there already among the 6 to 7 billion on Earth? Still all too few? – Look into a mirror and try to judge yourself by that standard! – Even Rothbard did not know and respect e.g. all monetary rights and liberties! – Perhaps only panarchism could spread the knowledge and appreciation of all individual rights and liberties fast enough to still prevent a general holocaust. – General Omar Bradley, after WW II, considered us as “nuclear giants and ethical infants”. – Was he wrong? - JZ, 3.2.09. - MAN, HUMAN NATURE & RIGHTS, SELF-DEFENCE, TYRANNICIDE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, RIGHTS, NWT

LIBERTY: When anarchists speak of liberty as being fundamental to basic philosophy, they are not engaging in mere rhetoric. "Liberty," as one American anarchist wrote, "is not a declaration, or even an inspiration, it is a science.” (8)(*) That is to say, liberty, in the anarchist frame of reference, is not so much a goal to be striven for, as it is the essential means by which the goal of human freedom itself must be realized. This, of course, is why the anarchist is the sworn opponent of all attempts to achieve freedom through the use of organized government, for government, as we have already insisted, is impossible without resort to force and compulsion at some point. As strange as the idea may at first appear, this rejection of force is fundamental to the thinking of all anarchists, and is the essential foundation of anarchism's entire philosophical structure.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, 6. - (8) William A. Wittick, Bombs. The Poetry and Philosophy of Anarchism, Philadelphia, 1894, p. 186. - (*) I wish this were already the case. If it were, then we would already have achieved liberty. – Merely mouthing or writing general slogans, especially flawed ones, does not get us closer to it. – Compare, for instance, how most anarchists shun those parts of genuine economics, which are really scientific. - JZ, 28.11.07. – Panarchism has at least a good chance to develop the “social sciences” into genuine sciences. – Just like natural sciences, they, too, do need experimental freedom, which was so far suppressed by territorial States. – JZ, 3.2.09, 15.10.13. – SCIENCES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. 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, quoted in: Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.149. - CITIZENS, PEOPLE, GUN CONTROL LAWS, GOVERNMENT & TYRANNY

LIBERTY: When it had been defined and recognized as something divine in human nature (*), its action was to limit power by causing the sovereign voice within to be heard above the expressed will and settled custom of surrounding men. By that hypothesis, the soul became more sacred than the state, because it receives light from above, as well as because its concerns are eternal, and out of all proportion with the common interests of government. That is the root from which liberty of conscience was developed, and all other liberty needed to confine the sphere of power, in order that it may not challenge the supremacy of that which is highest and best in man.” - Lord Acton, Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.43. - (*) something natural, reasonable and moral in man. – JZ, 28.11.07. - MAN, CONSCIENCE, POWER

LIBERTY: When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” – Dorothy Thompson, newspaper columnist. - Even in the second case it can be recovered by the use of force or by the use of intelligence, judgment and information, properly organized and used. E.g., a dissatisfied worker can engage in a violent strike, or he can give notice, taking up a better job or he can organize a competing cooperative productive enterprise or make a financial take-over bid for the enterprise he works in, together with his workmates, using their own industrial or agricultural bonds as means of payment. There are many ways to skin a cat – (or a rabbit - as far as cat lovers are concerned). - JZ, 23.11.06. – Never is too strong a term here. Under that condition it is merely more difficult to re-establish – unless the first volunteers for liberty are already exterritorially autonomous under their own personal law, to do their own things in their own freedom experiments, at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 5.4.12. It has been mostly denounced for thousands of years and was never fully realized. Nevertheless, it was partly and gradually attained at least by some and temporarily. So this is not an absolute law, either, but just an unfounded generalization or prophecy. – Now more of it is known, at least to some than ever before. But all freedom knowledge has never been sufficiently combined, publicized and systematically spread and defended. That job is still up to us. We have the technology for it and only lack the will and organization hold us back. – More and more rights, formerly unknown or rarely claimed, are becoming known, still all too gradually, and are already claimed by at least some people on Earth. - JZ, 24.4.13, 15.10.13. - VOLUNTARILY RENOUNCED & FORCE

LIBERTY: When liberty prevails, every individual in the entire population is free to bring persons and other scarce resources into complementary and workable combinations.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 3/75. – He may be free to do so, like anarchists and libertarians already are, in many ways, but does he have the right and good enough opportunity? Has he a comprehensive directory, projects list, bibliography, abstracts and review compilation, a complete freedom library for reference purposes? Only a tiny fraction of the possible and desirable division of labor between the libertarians of the world has so far been organized, e.g. by sufficiently publishing all these options and projects, in suitable guides, even there, where formally liberty for this purpose does already exist. Should we not ponder this fact and try to find out which kind of markets are, apparently, still missing for us and this in spite of the Internet? – Ordinary consumer goods and services are well enough marketed – but are libertarian ideas and talents? Are they offered e.g. in supermarkets? - JZ, 22.11.07. – A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION OR SYSTEMATIC ACCELERATION OF ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE & REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

LIBERTY: When one loves liberty one is not at peace until after having established it in one’s own country.” – Lafayette. – Did he ever advocate and try to realize e.g. monetary freedom? – JZ, 22.11.07. - At least he pushed the idea of citizens in arms to a large extent. Under him this institution was not much abused, as far as I know, although it, too, was still quite insufficiently enlightened. – JZ, 30.11.07. – So were the human rights declarations of the French Revolution and its monetary and financial freedom knowledge shone largely by its absence. – JZ, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny.” – Thomas Paine - Freedom cannot be based safely enough on fear but must, rather, be based on voluntarism combined with tolerance towards other volunteers and what they do for or to themselves. – Panarchies, different from territorial Warfare States, would respect their different degrees of liberties rather than fear them. They would fear only the end of individual secessionism and of exterritorial autonomy. Who could then impose upon them territorialism, once again, against the will and interests of almost all of them? The degrees of liberties and rights, for the own members and the tolerant and peaceful coexistence between them would tend to be as self-maintaining as e.g. the different consumer choices are now on a free market and the freedom of private associations, from sports to supper clubs, that exist now between very different people with very varied preferences for their lives. – Compare also how peace tends to be preserved between very polite people. - JZ, 3.2.09, 26.12.10. - FEAR, PEOPLE, TYRANNY & GOVERNMENT, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, WAR, PEACE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, DOING THE OWN THINGS, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREE ENTERPRISE, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, FREEDOM OF SPEECH & PRESS, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LIBERTY: When the pluralist writers argued that liberty is one of the chief ends of political activity, did they think of liberty in the negative Hobbist (*) sense of an absence of external impediments to action, or did they have a more positive notion of freedom? The pluralists we are considering were not philosophers and there is often, in their writings, a regrettable imprecision in the use of concepts. Acton defined freedom in various ways; he claimed that freedom is not the power of doing what we like, but ‘the right of being able to do what we ought’. (25) This has definite traces of a rationalist notion of freedom, which pictures a man as free when he lives under the guidance of reason; though Acton here thought of a man as free when he is able to do as he ought (rather than when he is actually doing as he ought, which is the fully-fledged rationalist notion of freedom). In his later writings, however, Acton introduced a further subjective element. 'By liberty,' he declared in 1877, 'I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty ... (26) Figgis recognised that there is a danger in speaking of freedom as the right to do as we ought; such a definition of freedom can easily lead to a justification of tyranny … (25) The Rambler, Jan. 1860, p. 146. (26) The History of Freedom, p.3.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.23. – (*) Hobbes

LIBERTY: When they speak of liberties, they mean what an American means when he asks, “May I take the liberty?” They mean a permission granted to them, to do a certain act. – When mother says, “Yes, darling, put on your rubbers and you may go on to play”, the child (having put on his rubbers) is free to play. That is, he has “a freedom”. This means precisely that he is not free, but subject to Authority.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, 148/49. – Are infants and children already old, mature, rational and moral enough to be able to rightfully claim all individual human rights and liberties? – Is a convicted prisoners, having committed crimes with victims, to be entitled already to all rights and liberties, while serving his sentence? - JZ, 3.2.09, 26.12.10. - VS. AUTHORITY, CRIMES WITH VICTIMS, RIGHTS FOR CONVICTS

LIBERTY: Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.” – Edmund Burke, quoted by Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. - JUSTICE

LIBERTY: Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate; we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.” – Wendell L. WILLKIE, 1892-1944. – in Andrews Quotes, p.392. in  - RESTRICTIONS, DISCRIMINATION, REPRESSION, INTOLERANCE, HATE & LOVE, TOLERANCE FOR THE TOLERANT, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Where liberty dwells there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin. – Where does it, even now? – JZ, 3.2.09. – “Where liberty is, there is my country.” – (Ubid libertas ibi patria.) The personal motto of James Otis, quoted in LIBERTARIAN HANDBOOK, 1973. – “Attributed to Benjamin Franklin. - H. L. Mencken, A New Dictionary of Quotations, p. 682 (1942) gives "Where liberty dwells, there is my country," with a note that this was in a Franklin letter to Benjamin Vaughan, March 14, 1783, but the on-going project, Papers of Benjamin Franklin, has been unable to identify this letter. - Alfred Owen Aldridge, Man of Reason, p.169 (1959) says, "According to a tradition repeated by many biographers of Paine, Franklin at one time remarked in his hearing: 'Where liberty is, there is my country.'" Aldridge adds, "the story must be written off as apocryphal." - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 15th ed., p. 367 (1982), attributes this to James Otis, as his motto (Ubi libertas, ibi patria), but this has not been verified in either his speeches or biographical sources. It has also been attributed to Algernon Sidney, but has not been verified in any source. - Sometimes such comments seem to assume that any remark must be documented in original documents or printed matter. - But even now so much passes unrecorded in oral exchanges, vaguely remembered, if at all, only by some and then often ascribed to others than the originators. If an ideas archive had existed already for a long time, then among intelligent people it would often become habitual or customary and traditional to record any significant idea and remark and put it into that market. A postcard or e-mail message would suffice. - JZ, 26.11.02. - COUNTRY, PATRIOTISM, HOME, NATIONALISM, MOTHERLAND, FATHERLAND, NATIVE COUNTRY, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIBERTY: Where Slavery is there Liberty cannot be; and where Liberty is there Slavery cannot be.” - Charles Sumner. - Thinking in absolute terms often lets us overlook realities. Some liberties were practised for a while e.g. in ancient Greece and Rome, in England, in nomadic tribes, even among robber bands, in pre-revolutionary North America, for centuries in England, in the early parts of the French Revolution, even in early parts of the Russian Revolution and some are still practised to some extent today - alongside all too large degrees of voluntary or coercive subjugation or serfdom. - Liberty is just an abstraction. We ought to consider concrete liberties and rights - as well as concrete and combined steps towards achieving and maintaining them. - Even the most comprehensive generalizing and sloganeering will not get us there on their own, will not lead us to sufficient understanding. - JZ, 26.11.02. – One can generalize too much. The Southern States before the Civil War were free trade States and the Northern States, without slaves, were protectionist States. Some liberties come in odd mixtures with authoritarian and despotic features. – JZ, 23.11.07. – The limited liberties of Athenians, Romans and the Founding Fathers of the USA republic coexisted with slavery. We have now some liberties – together with millions of wrongful laws and regulations. – JZ, 3.2.09. - SLAVERY, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY

LIBERTY: Wherever liberty as we understand it has been destroyed, this has almost always been done in the name of some new freedom promised to the people.” - Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom. – “Freedom” or “right”. – JZ n.d. - FREEDOM & POLITICAL PROMISES

LIBERTY: whoever desires liberty should understand these vital facts, viz: 1.) That every man who puts money in the hands of a “government” (so-called), puts into its hands a sword which will be used against himself, to extort more money from him, and also to keep him in subjection to its arbitrary will. 2. That those who will take his money, without his consent, in the first place, will use it for his further robbery and enslavement, if he presumes to resist their demands in the future.” – Lysander Spooner, No Treason, p.20. – TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM

LIBERTY: Whoever is not a friend of liberty is his own enemy.” – JZ, 18.6.93. – Perhaps even his own worst enemy. – JZ, 18.11.07.

LIBERTY: Whoever rejects liberty has no faith in mankind.” – Frederic Bastiat. – Can one have faith in abstracts like “mankind” “human beings”, “humanity”, “man”, “peoples”, “nations” etc., when one cannot have faith at all in at least some to most of their individuals? – My faith in “mankind” becomes diminished when I consider how few individual take an interest e.g. in the right of individuals to secede, to organize exterritorially, in a complete code of individual rights and liberties, in the steps required to overcome the threat of nuclear war, in quite rightful war and peace aims, quite rightful militias, in individual responsibility instead of collective responsibility notions and practices, in self-management schemes instead of the employer-employee relationship, in their electronic self-publishing options on disks, in a free market for ideas and talents, etc. – JZ, 18.1.08, 3.2.09. - MAN, FAITH, MANKIND

LIBERTY: Will is wish and liberty is power.” – Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary, Free Will, 1764. - “Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.” – Voltaire, ibid. – While it is implied in this statement, is panarchism or voluntarism or exterritorial autonomy already sufficiently expressed in this statement? – JZ, 26.12.10. – A tyrant has all too much power to act wrongfully. But this means neither liberty for him nor for his victims. – JZ, 15.10.13. - POWER, WILL, FREEDOM TO ACT

LIBERTY: With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself and the produce of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name, liberty.” – Abraham Lincoln, Internal Message to Congress, 1862.

LIBERTY: Without liberty there’s no future.” – René Baxter in introductory letter to his first FREEDOM FIGHTER. - OUR FUTURE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LIBERTY: Would you know what to do with liberty one you gained it? – JZ, 19.12.76. – E.g., not all would know very soon how to make the best use of full monetary and financial freedom. – Nor have many pondered which kind of panarchy they would choose for themselves. – Is there even one, so far, who knows the best program for a revolution or a military insurrection or for the destruction of all nuclear “weapons”? Is there one who has developed and published quite rightful war- and peace aims? In many countries we do have already a large degree of freedom of expression – but how many have seriously tried to express and combine all genuine individual rights and liberties or have shown a serious interest in this job? - JZ, 23.11.07, 15.10.13.

LIBERTY: You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your Government.” - Patrick Henry, speech before the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 5 June 1788. - Ralph Ketcham, ed., The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, New York, Mentor Books, 1986, p.200 .

LIBERTY: You can either use force or fraud against others or submit to them or you can try to realize your and their liberty (as much or as little as either of you want for yourself) by all rightful means, by division of labor and alliances with all tolerant reformers in the world, by collecting and publishing all freedom ideas and texts, undertaking or advocating all possible and desirable political, economic and social experiments among like-minded people, all volunteers, and freely trading information, goods, information and services with anyone. What is your choice? – JZ, 5.11.82, 22.11.07. - AS THE RESULT OF A LIMITED CHOICE, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VS. COERCION, VIOLENCE, COMPULSION, LEGISLATION, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: You cannot break down any of the defenses of liberty, you cannot weaken liberty at any one point, without weakening it at all points. Liberty means refusing to allow some men to use the state to compel other men to serve their interests or their opinions; and at whatever point we allow this servitude to exist, we weaken or destroy in men's minds the sacredness of the principle, which must be, as regards all actions, all relations, our universal bond. But it is not only for the sake of liberty - though that is far the greater and higher reason it is also for the sake of your own material progress - that you, the workers, must resolutely reject all interference with, all mutilations of the rights of property.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.348. – WORKERS & PROPERTY RIGHTS, CAPITALISM, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, BUSINESS, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT VS. E.G. TRADE UNION MONOPOLIES, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, CLOSED SHOPS, STRIKES, GENERAL STRIKES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYES, ON TERMS, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, SELF-MANAGEMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES


LIBERTY: You have forgotten the meaning of liberty”, declared Aleksander Solzhenitsyn in addressing the American people. “When you acquired liberty in the Eighteenth Century, it was a sacred mission. Time has eroded your notion of liberty. You kept the word but fabricated another notion: liberty without obligation and responsibility, which results in enjoying possessions. Nobody is ready to die for it.” – TROTN. – Quoted in NEWS DIGEST-INTERNATIONAL, June 1976. - Even S. has still retained some of the anti-capitalist and anti-property bias of the Soviet System under which he grew up. – However, he and his followers should be free to establish their kind of free society for themselves. - JZ, 24.11.07. - POSSESSION, PROPERTY,

LIBERTY: You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.” – Henrik Ibsen. - So, should we ever dress up well, seeing the state the world is in? - JZ, 24. 11. 06 - FREEDOM, FIGHTING FOR IT

LIBRARIANS: The librarians have begun to think that the texts hoarded in them are theirs and thus they prevent photocopying and microfilming if they can. If they did this only for preservation purposes that would be o.k. They are also fearful that copyrights might be infringed thereby. – They are also practising a kind of censorship – by arranging for the sale of books they consider to be dated, unsuitable or superfluous. I have often bought, cheaply, valuable pro-freedom texts coming from public or even parliamentary libraries. – At least they were thus not remaining there, largely unused. - JZ, 14.11.07.

LIBRARIES: 10 TBs ONLY: 10,000,000,000,000 (10 terabytes) The size of the entire print collection of the US Library of Congress represented digitally. – Dylan Welch & Ben Grubb: Data trail … in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, News Review 7, 21-22.7.12, – How much less in TBs or GBs would be needed for all libertarian texts? – JZ, 1.9.12. – Another estimate came to 15 TBs for the contents of the LoC library. – JZ. – LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, DIGITIZED

LIBRARIES: A great library contains the diary of the human race.” – George Dawson, Address at the opening of the Birmingham, Engl., library, Oct. 26, 1866. – No library is really great that does not contain all the texts of man that were intended for publication. – JZ, 10.7.86, 14.11.07. – To the shame of the freedom lovers in the world no complete freedom library exists as yet, not even on microfilm or on discs, although both media are very affordable for masses of texts. The religious people can at least be respected for publishing all their texts and, mostly, keeping them in print. Apparently, the freedom, peace and justice lovers can’t be bothered to do so, although some modern alternative media would allow them to do this quite cheaply. – Naturally, for a single person the job is too large, even with these media. Neither my old scanner nor a newer one is recognized by my current system! - JZ, 27.12.10.

LIBRARIES: A man’s library is a sort of Harem.” – R. W. Emerson, 1803-1882, in A. Andrews Quotations, p. 55. - - By now at least a complete libertarian library, one with all the required reference tools, could and  should be compiled and also duplicated upon demand in form of a single book-sized large external HD, at a very affordable price for most libertarians. – Why at least the libertarians and anarchists do not work systematically towards that day, is still a riddle to me. - JZ, 27.3.12. - BOOKS, LITERATURE, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL & COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY ON A SINGLE HDD, CD PROJECT

LIBRARIES: Could all the existing public libraries do as much good as a single but complete freedom library could, one that is offered electronically, world-wide? Why should such a library be held back by copyrights claims? Why should it not be established a.s.a.p., at first, at least for all the no longer or not copyrighted texts? – For the others at least bibliographical entries, abstracts, reviews and discussions should be offered on alternative media. – If there are some among them, which might help to prevent e.g. nuclear war, should they be under copyrights restrictions? - JZ, 10.11.07, 15.10.13. - LIBRARIES, FREE & PUBLIC, BUT ALL TOO INCOMPLETE, FREEDOM LIBRARY, A COMPLETE DIGITAL LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY

LIBRARIES: Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. – Fran Zappa. – in – The library, which you need may now be online or come in cheap but powerful discs, on any subject that you are really interested in. – JZ, 30.3.12. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, SELF-EDUCATION, SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT

LIBRARIES: Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pin-heads.” – Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894, The Poet at the Breakfast-Table, VIII, 1872. – Should we not seriously try to produce at least one complete freedom library somewhere in the world? And once that is achieved, should we not try to offer it on a single large HD, affordable for every serious student of liberty? In printed form only very few people could afford it. – JZ, 19.10.07. - Nevertheless we do not have as yet a complete freedom library, although it would fit onto a book-sized HDD. – JZ, 24.11.07. - A COMPLETE FREEDOM LIBRARY ON A DISK, CD-PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY

LIBRARIES: How little of the events has been written up, how little of the written has been saved. Literature is by its nature only fragmentary. It contains only monuments of the human spirit insofar as they were put in written form and are, finally, left over. And yet, in spite of all its incompleteness, we find a thousand-fold repetition, from which it follows, how limited the mind of man and fate are.” – Goethe. (Wie wenig von dem Geschehenen ist geschrieben worden, wie wenig von dem Geschriebenen gerettet! Die Literatur ist von Haus aus fragmentarisch, sie enthaelt nur Denkmale des menschlichen Geistes insofern sie in Schriften verfasst und zuletzt uebrig geblieben sind. - Und doch bei aller Unvollstaendigkeit finden wir tausendfaeltige Wiederholung, woraus hervorgeht, wie beschraenkt des Menschen Geist und Schicksal sind.) – All the more important is are e.g. an Archive of Ideas and other kinds of compilations, encyclopedias and anthologies, abstracts and review collections, bibliographies. – JZ. 24.11.07. – BOOKS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, HISTORY, KNOWLEDGE, PUBLISHING, IGNORANCE

LIBRARIES: In some instances they organize the prevention of learning and keep people from some books rather effectively. In some instances, like the British Library, access is limited. In most instances automatic photocopying is limited, for copyrights reasons or fears, and not only for preservation reasons. If damage is feared for rare and brittle titles, then they could and should be offered digitized or on microfilms. – “Free” public libraries, subsidized out of taxes, have, possibly, done more harm than good. - JZ, 12/84, 23.11.07. – At least by now mobiles with photographic capacities could make copying easier even when librarians are opposed to it and deny access to a photocopy machine. – JZ, 15.10.13.

LIBRARIES: Libraries and universities, especially the government run, financed or regulated ones, are largely burial places of ideas rather than their display grounds or exhibitions. - JZ, 13.3.02. - UNIVERSITIES, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIBRARIES: Libraries are archives of books and manuscripts rather than of ideas. - JZ, 13.3.02. - VS. IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIBRARIES: My house is a library with living-rooms attached.” - Bernard Berenson, 1865-1959, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.16. – There is nothing wrong with having books in the living rooms as well! – JZ, 22.1.09. – I am not a fan of any territorial State but at least in Israel almost every Jewish home does have a library, I have read. Of how many other countries and peoples could the same be said? I assume that this is also largely true for the Jews spread all over the world, more numerous than those living in Israel. Of how many other racial, religious and ideological groups can the same be said? It is, probably, true also for most anarchists and libertarians. If it is true and seeing the limitations of most private libraries, already simply for lack of space for them, I do understand all the less why anarchists and libertarians have not yet bothered to provide a comprehensive freedom library for themselves, for at least almost all of them in the already somewhat developed countries in form of a digitized and book-sized one. Since mobile phones have already extensively spread in underdeveloped countries, I do not see why small groups of people there could not at least afford between them also one such freedom library, which could greatly help them to get out of their poverty condition. I read that when poverty was still wide-spread in England, so that book buying clubs of say, 20 people, often put their pennies together, in order to buy, between them, a single book, which all of them wanted to read and then took their turn in reading it. Many of the affordable comprehensive freedom libraries on a disc could also become donated or provided on terms. – JZ, 15.10.13. – SPREAD OF FREEDOM LIBRARIES ON A BOOK-SIZED DISC.

LIBRARIES: My library / Was dukedom large enough.” – Shakespeare, Prospero 1, 2, 109, in Hyman Quotations, p.355. – Is any library good enough for our times without all sound books freedom, peace and justice? Was any of these 3 collections in any library ever complete enough so far? In print either of them would, probably, require much money, possibly also much space, unless the sound books on these subjects are still very rare. At least in affordable alternative media (like microfilms and discs) they could be cheaply published and duplicated, require little space and could be widely spread for maximum effect, into the hands of intelligent and interested readers. Who is going to provide this threefold Archimedean Leverage of, potentially very great influence? To provide them on one to three HDDs would require a small army of proof-readers. I believe that for special libraries of such importance all copyrights claims should be ignored. If these three special libraries are significantly effective in bringing about freedom, peace and justice on Earth, then their authors and publishers will be famous and thus likely to become prosperous, through lectures, interviews, biographies etc., as the founding fathers of a new and better world. – If only the best of all these titles were extracted and combined in 3 encyclopedias, about how many hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of pages would be needed for each of the 3 encyclopedias - or all there of them offered in one reference work? - JZ, 15.10.13.

LIBRARIES: Public libraries tend to either not accept at all or all too soon throw out or sell as second-hand books, many of the kind of books that I do like. – JZ, 5.11.92. – Should I blame them for that or be grateful that thus I can get some such books rather cheaply? – JZ, 15.11.07.

LIBRARIES: The education level of this country could be raised immeasurably by shutting down every school and using the money to fund libraries. - Of course today — with virtually the entire store of human knowledge available to anyone with an Internet connection — even the public library is unnecessary.J. Neil Schulman, - His books, quotes, articles, blogs and Facebook entries are online but copyrighted. – On powerful discs whole special libraries could cheaply offered to all interested individuals. – JZ. 15.10.13. - RATHER THAN SCHOOLS

LIBRARIES: The founding of a library is one of the greatest things we can do … It is one of the quietest things; but there is nothing that I know of at bottom more important. Everyone able to read a good book becomes a wiser man. He becomes a similar center of light and order, and just insight into the things around him. A collection of good books contains all of the nobleness and wisdom of the world before us. A collection of books is the best of all universities.” - Thomas Carlyle. - Not every collection of books is sufficiently complete or enlightening. Not all worthy manuscripts are preserved and published. Not even a comprehensive world library, far less a comprehensive information service leading to all recordings has so far been established. Large as the present Internet offers are, they offer only tiny fragments of all human knowledge so far. - Many needed special encyclopedias have still to be compiled and published. - JZ, 26.11.02, 15.10.13. – Not even a single complete freedom library exists anywhere in the world, to my knowledge – although by now it would, probably, fit into a single external HD of 320 Gbs or, at most, one of 2 TBs, presently down to $139. – JZ, 18.1.08, 27.12.10. – (A$ 78 for  2 TBs in Ausralia in June 13.) - BOOKS, WISDOM, LEARNING, UNIVERSITY, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, WORLD LIBRARY, WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY, WORLD ABSTRACTS, WORLD INDEX, REVIEWS OF ALL BOOKS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIAS

LIBRARIES: The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.” – quoted in an advertisement received per email 14.5.05. – And yet: Have we established as yet a comprehensive digital library, which, on CDs and DVDs or HDs could be very cheaply duplicated, so that each freedom lover could come to own a comprehensive freedom library or get access to one near him, in poorer countries? – JZ, n.d. – It might include all the sound titles on peace and individual rights as well. – JZ, 15.10.13. - LEARNING, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERATION, LIBERATION, CD-PROJECT

LIBRARIES: To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” - Cicero. - BOOKS, HOMES, LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION

LIBRARIES: To fully serve their function they must be complete. Moreover, each title should be cheaply and fast enough accessible at least in all major languages. That could only be achieved via affordable and powerful alternative media and the repeal or all legal restrictions, like copyrights, for their use for this purpose. A start should be made with a complete freedom, peace, and justice library. When afterwards copyrights are reserved only for printed and bound editions, that would be great. – If the experience of the Mises Institute is true and can be confirmed for all kinds of books, namely, that free online editions do promote the sale of printed editions, then the publishers of still copyrighted works would voluntarily and rapidly offer them electronically, free of charge - JZ, 2.12.99. – However, are they self-interested enough to explore such options? – JZ, 27.12.10.

LICENSING: A conspiracy of government and “professionals” (doctors, lawyers, unionists, corporate monopolists, etc.) restricts the performance of certain tasks to those who are, “properly licenced” and for a higher income.” – Diogenes of Panarchia, THE CONNECTION 131, p.21. - Licensing in panarchies or polyarchies would be voluntary, due to the voluntary membership in such communities. – JZ, 20.11.07. – COMPULSORY LICENSING?

LICENSING: A good driver does not need a driver's licence and a bad one is not improved by it in his bad, careless, negligent and inconsiderate driving habits. At most he will be caught and punished and temporarily lose his licence. Even if he were annually tested, his good performance at the test would be no guaranty for his good behavior on the road. The police can capture only a small fraction of all offenders and their system does not utilize the potential voluntary cooperation of all good drivers to eliminate the worst ones from driving on public roads. - JZ, 7.2.02. - COMPULSORY, DRIVER'S LICENCE

LICENSING: A licenced liberty is no liberty but a kind of servitude. – JZ, 28.7.95. – COMPULSORY LICENSING?

LICENSING: A lot of what is called 'public service' consists of making hoops for other people to jump through. It is a great career for those who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do." - Thomas Sowell – , COMPULSORY,  PUBLIC SERVICE, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, TERRITORIALISM

LICENSING: All compulsory licensing is intolerant. – JZ, n.d. – And, morally indefensible. – Except among the members of communities of volunteers. Their voluntary membership, combined with their continuing right to secede, assures that their licensing is not compulsory. - JZ, 4.2.09. – TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LICENSING: All compulsory licensing is to become confined to those volunteers and communities of volunteers that do favor it. – JZ, Dec. 92.

LICENSING: All licences are repressive when they are issued by third parties whose opinion was not asked for and who are thus not morally entitled to meddle or arbitrate. – JZ, 5/73. – But it would be helpful if as many opinions as possible about a professional by their clients, patients or customers were publicly recorded and made accessible to the public. – JZ, 4.2.09, 27.12.10. – PUBLIC REPUTATIONS FILES

LICENSING: All profession are a conspiracy against the people!” – G. B. Shaw – CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

LICENSING: And if a person is incompetent, how does the procedure prevent him from knowing just barely enough to pass the examinations (or even cheating somehow), and forgetting most of it afterwards? For that matter, how is this last result prevented on the part of the once-competent, after their hands are on the license?” – Larry W. Sarner, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 1975.

LICENSING: As you increase the cost of the license to practice medicine, you increase the price at which the medical service must be sold and you correspondingly decrease the number of people who can afford to buy the service. – William Pusey, then president of the American Medical Association - COMPULSORY

LICENSING: Because he built in new and better ways, Wright was constantly at odds with building code officials; and who knows how many of his ideas didn’t appear as a consequence. Then, at the age of 86, after 66 years of unparalleled accomplishment in architecture, he was advised by the State of Arizona to get a license or stop practicing. Such is the protection of State boards.” – Joan Marie Leonard, on Frank Lloyed Wright, in THE FREEMAN, 4/77. - JOKES

LICENSING: Current trends in this field threaten to lead us to a world where no one will be able to work, or change his occupation, without getting a piece of paper signed by a bureaucrat. This will not be a world fit for free men.” – V. R. Forbes in Progress Party letter, 30.11.77.

LICENSING: Did you need a marriage licence to love, a cooking licence to cook, a sewing licence to sew, a gardening licence to garden, a shopping licence to shop, a mothering licence to mother? – JZ, 27.5.92. – Or a licence to learn to speak, to walk and to run? – JZ, 18.11.07.

LICENSING: Do it today – tomorrow you may need a licence.” – Viv Forbes. THE GYMPIE TIMES, May 12th, 1977.

LICENSING: Don’t ever cry or spit without a Waterboard permit.” – Free after a comic on TV, 31.8.78.

LICENSING: Either the current practitioners decide about it – who want to restrict competition against them – or people who have neither a knowledge of nor an interest in the subject and who are not in a hurry about providing a decision, apart from the extortion money that they can officially or unofficially extract through their licensing power. – JZ, 8.7.87, 14.11.07. – COMPULSORY?

LICENSING: Eliminate state licensure.” – JAG, 31.1.76.

LICENSING: Every individual has the right to hire a blacksmith to cut out his appendix if he so desires, and the state should not interfere.” – Raymond Cyrus Hoiles, in Curt Gentry: The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California, p.239. - MEDICAL


LICENSING: Governments, Central Banks and Generals are licenced. – And look at the messes they made! – JZ, 24.11.07.

LICENSING: Hapgood says that you get taken every time you consult a lawyer, or get your hair cut, or your clothes cleaned, or buy eyeglasses, because these and innumerable other services are controlled by licensed guilds which keep competition down and prices up. In fact, the list of guilds and privileges is so long that most American workers are in on the action somewhere.” – GOOD GOVERNMENT, 10/75. – As a teenager, I had once to ask a bureaucrat in West Berlin, in the fifties, for a publishing licence! for my father in the supposedly free West-Berlin. I had to explain, upon his request, to this bureaucrat, what a publisher does. My father had been a small publisher in Germany, Danzig, Austria and West Germany since the early 30’s, interrupted by the Nazi regime. I do not think that he needed a licence for this profession in the Weimar Republic. But in “free” West Berlin, where I grew up … – JZ, 24.11.07. - UNIONS, GUILDS, PRIVILEGES, PROFESSIONALS

LICENSING: He is the kind of mollycoddle who asks permission to ask permission.” – Louis A. Safian, 2/36. – In one of at least 3 of his books on insults: 2000 Insults for All Occasions, 1965, 2000 More Insults, 1967 or The Giant Book of Insults, 1981, Castle Books.

LICENSING: Hopefully more persons will soon be cognizant of the vital difference between professionalism (a negative) and expertise (a positive). Thanks to professionalism, we now have a group of occupations, which are harder to crack than a medieval guild. PROFESSIONALISM IS (*) THE HIDING PLACE OF THE INCOMPETENT. Expertise does not require the bastion of professionalism to protect it; it is its own defense. (**) I am automatically suspicious of any occupation, which exists today in the form of a “profession”. The professional mentality reasons thus: “It does not matter that you are insufficiently skilled in your chosen craft; that you have lost such skills as you once had; that you practise our craft at the expense of, rather than for the benefit of others. What counts is that you have followed the required conventions; that you have joined the club; that above all you have held fast to the Three Sacred Laws: I.) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow professional. II.) Thou shalt not speak intelligibly. III.) Thou shalt not trust a layperson.” – Robin Maynard, DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIPS, No. 8. – (*) Also, not only! – (**) Certification is also of some value, although sometimes misleading! – JZ, 24.11.07. - PROFESSIONS & EXPERTS VS. LAYPERSONS

LICENSING: If a man is truly free, he is able to go to hell and back without raising his hand for permission; he is free to dig his own grave as well as erect his own paradise. To be free is to be able to choose voluntarily, under no threats of violence, where to work, what to eat and how to spend his time and wealth.” – Lawrence Samuel, in leaflet: What Is Libertarianism? You Own Yourself. - PERMISSIONS, CONTROLS, LIBERTARIANISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM

LICENSING: if a Spitfire pilot could be trained in months, must it take five years to train a bricklayer? – R. Harris & A. Seldon, Not from Benevolence, 75. – Q., APPRENTICESHIP PERIODS, TRAINING

LICENSING: If top qualifications are so essential for practising any profession – why licence more than the single professional who is on top or only very few of the top guys? If lower qualifications are to be considered as sufficient, then where should we draw the line? Who is to judge? Is consumer sovereignty to be ignored? Let competitive juridical services, self-chosen adjudicate fraud, mistakes or carelessness. –– A public reputations register as proposed in my father’s Ideas Archive, would also be helpful. – JZ, 30.11.76, 24.11.07, 27.12.10.

LICENSING: Individual rights and liberties do not need a governmental or bureaucratic licence to be morally valid, however legalized such licensing is. – It is inherently immoral as an imposition upon whole populations. However, e.g. private road owners might require licensing and insurance contracts from those, who wish to use their roads. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LICENSING: Individuals should be free to grant licences or to refuse them, to political candidates for rule over or representation for them. Rulers, politicians and bureaucrats should not be given any authority to grant or refuse licences to individuals - except within the framework of so inclined exterritorial and autonomous volunteer communities and for their own members only. - JZ 8.9.87, 1.4.89. - POWER OF ATTORNEY, COMPULSORY LICENSING? PANARCHISTIC LICENSING

LICENSING: It is certainly a ludicrous procedure to attempt to “prevent” a few future invasions by committing permanent invasions against everyone.” – Rothbard, Power, p.35. – See GUN CONTROL, MILITARY STRENGTH, ARMS RACES

LICENSING: It is not necessary to obtain an occupational license in order to be a corporation president, a chef, a salesman, or a writer. Under today’s licensing requirements, Thomas Edison could not have been certified as an engineer, Abraham Lincoln would have been barred from the practice of law, and Albert Einstein could not have been even a high school science teacher; yet each served us well in his own field.” - Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 4/75, p.201.

LICENSING: It is now against the law in California to take the California desert tortoise from the wild. Exempt are those tortoises removed before the law went into effect. California’s Department of Fish and Game requires that all pet tortoises already in homes wear adhesive licence tags to show they are legal residents.” – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD, quoted in READERS DIGEST, 4/82.

LICENSING: It is politicians, who ought to be licenced, by their remaining volunteers, not the subjects of territorial politicians by them or their bureaucrats. – “Consent” via territorial voting is just not good enough and does not and cannot achieve genuine representation. - JZ, 17.5.13. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, COUNTRYWIDE IMPOSED.

LICENSING: It would be giving too dangerous a power to government were they allowed to exclude anyone from a profession … for alleged deficiency of qualifications.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, quoted in reason, Oct. 74, p.30. – At most they should be authorized to demand that a sign be prominently displayed that someone has not those qualifications which a certain government board believes to be required or useful. – For practitioners should not be allowed to pretend, indirectly, merely by naming their “profession” to possess all the officially recognized qualifications which they do not have. That would also be a kind of fraud. - JZ, 24.11.07.

LICENSING: It’s Great To Be Free. (Permits available at nearby Federal, State, and Local Government Offices.)” - Simon Jester sticker # 119. – JOKES, PERMITS

LICENSING: Labor Department officials worry that the licensing power is sometimes used to keep qualified workers out of certain occupations. In one small community a licensing board dominated by plumbing contractors rejected 7 of 8 applicants for a licence required to set up a plumbing business.” – From an article quoted by Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p.84,.

LICENSING: Let’s build stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. – JZ, 3.5.82, after reading in GALAXY, an anonymous quote: “and each must build ere his time has flown / A stumbling block or a stepping stone.” – PERMITS, PERMISSIONS, REGISTRATIONS

LICENSING: Licences are “like a flight from Sydney to Manly – with a stop-over in Hong Kong.” – Source unknown to me. – JZ

LICENSING: licences cost money. Above all, however, they cost freedom.” – Graham Sivyer, Newlambton, NSW, THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.7.87. – COMPULSORY?

LICENSING: Licences either express delusions of grandeur or they certify: You have been taken, stupid! – JZ, 12/72. – If certification is required or considered to be desirable then it should be competitively supplied and there should then also be at least one credit-reference center to collect and publish information on the various certification services, which sometimes sell quite worthless “certificates” to anyone upon demand. – JZ, 24.11.07.

LICENSING: License they mean when they cry liberty.” – Source? - VS. LIBERTY

LICENSING: Licensed to steal: Various segments of archist societies are licensed to steal, if not overtly (e.g. by collecting taxes) then covertly via de jure monopolistic practices.” – George Kysor, THE CONNECTION 122, p.70. - MONOPOLIES

LICENSING: Licensing creates privileges, arbitrarily, although formally and legally. – JZ, n.d. & 24.11.07.

LICENSING: Licensing Harms the Poor. Occupational licensing is finally seen for what it really is: a device by which a group of producers uses the State to restrict competition and secure higher prices for themselves.” – “reason, 2/78, Source: How Licensing Hurts Consumers, BUSINESS WEEK, Nov. 28, 1977, p.127.

LICENSING: Licensing of professions protects the professions from competition instead of protecting the public.” – Peter McAlpine, NEW LIBERTARIAN NEWS, 75, 22.5.77. - COMPULSORY?

LICENSING: Licensing prohibits certain people from making specified exchanges with others.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Man, Economy and State, p.768.

LICENSING: Licensure is an introduction of politics into an arena where politics is not only irrelevant, but destructive. (*) The possession of competence in a given field is an objective fact, not the product of a political decision. Yet, where you have government intervention, you have political decisions, not objective ones.” - Larry W. Sarner, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 1975. - - (*) Isn’t territorial politics always destructive? – JZ, 30.11.07. – Not that official bureaucratic decision-making is any better or more just. – JZ, 27.12.10.

LICENSING: Like the bull who picks out his home spot in the ring, when I have spread my gear on the beach and built a fire I am at home, and could indeed stay forever, improving and decorating. But if I must get a permit to camp, then it is all spoilt, for the center is elsewhere than in my simple election. I find it desperate that they will not longer let me pitch a tent on Fire Island. I am trapped in New York.” – Paul Goodman, 5 Years, p.4. – But what if, on every great and famous beach, everybody could camp permanently? Would that not spoil it for those, who just want to use the beach themselves, for a few hours, occasionally or daily? Is what he claims ethically any better than claiming a whole continent for one territorial government? What is right on hardly used beaches may be quite wrong on very popular ones, like e.g. Bondi Beach, Sydney. Other potential users should have a say on the usage, too. This could be done e.g. via the “open cooperatives” that Theodor Hertzka discussed in his books: “Freeland” and “Travel to Freeland”. – JZ, 14.11.07. – This planet is not just our own. We are no Robinson Crusoes on it. We do have to somewhat share it with other humans and other life forms. – JZ, COMPULSORY LICENSING FOR CAMPING? BEACHES & PUBLIC ACCESS TO THEM

LICENSING: Most quacks are licenced.” – Freiarzt, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 5.8.73. – DOCTORS, HEALTH SERVICES

LICENSING: No one should have to obtain government permission before he can offer a product or service on the market. Production and trade are right-operated activities. One should not have to seek government permission in order to exercise any right.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, 141. – HUMAN RIGHTS

LICENSING: No State shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefor.” - Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319, US 105, US Supreme Court, 1943. – What about the federally granted privileges for the post office, the standing armed forces, its territorialism, its Federal Reserve System, etc.? – JZ, 11.1.08. - COMPULSORY, PRIVILEGES

LICENSING: None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.” - John Milton, Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. – Pr compulsory licensing. – JZ, 15.10.13. - ARBITRARINESS VS. FREEDOM, GOODNESS, VALUES, PRINCIPLES, SELF-CONTROL, RESPONSIBILITY

LICENSING: Occupational licensing has not prevented fraud, incompetence or price gouging.” - The Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, quoted by V. R. Forbes, in address, 17.1.76.

LICENSING: One really pays a licence fee every time one sends a letter – through the only licenced Post Office, which transfers its monopoly profits to the government. – JZ, 29.4.81. – At least by now the email option has broken the back of the letter mailing monopoly. – JZ, 15.10.13.

LICENSING: Our own good judgment, coupled with reasonable enforcement of the proper laws, will help protect us from the fraudulent and the incompetent. But who will save us from the greater fraud of occupational licensure as it is now practised?” - Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 4/75, at the end.

LICENSING: Paper qualifications are the last refuge of the incompetent.” – Greg Dinneen, in “Germ Liberation”. – COMPULSORY?

LICENSING: Quack, n. A murderer without a license.” – Ambrose Bierce. – But have “quacks” really killed or harmed more people than professional medical doctors have? – How come natural healers are still so popular and people spend now more money on natural medicines than on orthodox ones? – JZ, 24.11.07. – At least according to statistics quoted on Facebook, medial malpractice kills more people than drug abuse does. – JZ, 15.10.13. - QUACKS & NATURAL HEALERS VS. ORTHODOX MEDICAL DOCTORS

LICENSING: Remember, almost all the bad drivers you see on the road are licenced drivers. Do away with drivers’ licences –and allow everyone to act as a spotter for road hogs, who are seriously endangering other people. – Three such hints to a local police station and a traffic policeman should follow such offender and deal with the next serious offence, observed by him. – If roads were private then such an arrangement would be in the interest of the road company and most of its customers. - JZ, 74/75, 24.11.07.

LICENSING: Richard Cessna, formerly in dutch with California authorities for selling manure without a sales tax license, is now in another pickle: the state wants him to pay $ 50 for an exterminators license to kill gophers, but it won’t sell him one because he’s 12.” - (X) – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/78. – JOKES.

LICENSING: Says Earl Johnson, the Colorado regulator: “The greatest harm is done by the hack with a licence. The state says he’s qualified and he is not. That hurts the public whether the incompetent is a dentist, a pharmacist or a plumber.” – Bob Ewegen: Regulators, Panels … DENVER POST, 10.1.75.

LICENSING: The effect of government licensing is to give financial advantage to a select person or to a group of persons, by preventing free competition.” – WORKERS PARTY, platform draft, 1975.

LICENSING: The granting of a licence is a grant of privilege. The licence holder is made part of a coercive monopoly, oligopoly or cartel, and protected from other competition. The government dishes out the privileges, as is its custom, and the general public pays the price, in the form of decreased service and variety, and/or higher prices than would be the case on a free market.” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.155.

LICENSING: The higher entry standards imposed by licensing laws reduce the supply of professional services … The poor are the net losers, because the availability of low-cost service has been reduced. In essence, the poor subsidize the information research costs of the rich.” – S. David Young - LICENSING LAWS, COMPULSORY LICENSING

LICENSING: The modern citizen who fails to provide himself with licences, permits and passports for almost everything he requires to do, is assumed to be guilty until by the production of these documents he can show himself to be technically innocent. And the technically innocent is often a very inferior creature.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Why Freedom Works, p.111.

LICENSING: The pressure on the legislature to license an occupation rarely comes from the members of the public who have been mulcted or in other ways abused by members of the occupation. On the contrary, the pressure invariably comes from members of the occupation itself. Of course, they are more aware than others how much they exploit the customer and so perhaps they can lay claim to expert knowledge.” – Milton Friedman, in Capitalism and Freedom, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 11/75, p.690.

LICENSING: The prime mover in the licensure process is the ability to restrict entry to the profession. Every regulated profession, at one time or another (or continuously) has used the licensing structure to restrict its numbers. They can, and do, adopt guild-like requirements for admission.” - Larry W. Sarner, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 1975.

LICENSING: The state shall not make or impose any law which shall abridge the right of any citizen to follow any occupation or profession of his or her choice.” – Proposed by Rose and Milton Friedman. – Different panarchies are likely to take different stands on this – for their own members. – JZ, 7.2.09.

LICENSING: the suggestions that they needed the approval of some stranger to perform such useful and honest work just never occurred to them – or it did and they laughed at it.” – Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 6/76.

LICENSING: The U.S.Supreme Court broadly and unequivocally held that requiring  licensing or registration of any constitutional right is itself unconstitutional.” - Follett vs. Town of McCormick, S.C., 321 U.S.573 [1944] – PRIVILEGES OR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES?

LICENSING: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL recently brought the licensing dilemma to the attention of its influential audience with a front page story about state licensing boards which many believe are closed societies that exist to limit competition and to serve the interests of producer groups. … Occupational licensing hasn’t prevented fraud, incompetence, or price gouging, while a US. Labor Department study of state licensing boards concluded that in general they are “riddled with faults … fraught with chaotic and inequitable rules, regulations and requirements and prone to restrictive and exclusionary practices as a result of pressures exerted by special-interest groups. …” The FTC study also showed that Louisiana, which licenses television repairmen, has about the same incidence of fraud as, and 20 per cent higher prices on TV repairs, than does the District of Columbia, where repairmen are not licensed.” (*) - The customer himself should be the supreme judge of who is competent to perform the services he requires. (**) – If the members of a trade or profession believe that certain standards or practices are considered desirable in their field, they ought to have a right to publicize this fact and even to argue customers to accept such standards and practices before making service commitments. But it is wrong to use the police power of the state to make the views of a producer group binding upon all people within the occupation and upon all customers. There is, in every field, a great deal of personal opinion about what is necessary for good service and what constitutes acceptable practice.” - Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 4/75, p. 195. - (*) Article by Jim Montgomery, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Jan. 8, 1975 - (**) Or which certification company is to be trusted, according to information made available to the public, with open entry for pro and con, by people who do identify themselves. – JZ, 24.11.07. – PUBLIC REPUTATIONS FILE

LICENSING: This is actually what licensing is all about. The sale or rental of freedom. The government assumes that it owns all freedom and retails little bits of freedom to consumers. It sells you one season’s freedom to fish or hunt or drive your boat or car. In industry, it sells freedom to import, export and to produce.” – John Curvers. - TANSTAAFL, 4/76.

LICENSING: Those who believe that licensing of drivers improves driving are as foolish as those who believe that marriage registration improves marriages. – JZ, n.d. – MARRIAGES, JOKES

LICENSING: To permit is to control.” – Unknown – Apart from the wrongfulness of externally and bureaucratically imposed controls (and from those of publicity and consumer sovereignty in a free market) if they were efficient, then the totalitarian regimes, with their multiple and almost omnipresent control systems, would be the most economical, rational and long lasting ones. All governmental control systems should also be controlled or kept in within limits by free competition from alternative governance systems, societies and communities of volunteers and by the consumer sovereignty towards all such service offers, helped by full publicity on what they really offer. – JZ, 16.10.13. - COMPULSION, PERMITS, CONTROLS, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, COMPETITION & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, PUBLICITY & WHISTLEBLOWING VS. SECRECY, POWER, MONOPOLIES & AUTHORITARIANISM

LICENSING: Too often the results of anti-competitive regulations have been to gouge the consumer, restrict employment opportunities, stifle the growth that comes with competition and distort our national economy.” – The Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, quoted by V. R. Forbes, in address, 17.1.76. - REGULATIONS

LICENSING: Under panarchism or polyarchism there would be those with extensive and compulsory licensing and some without any such restrictions, but full responsibility for wrongs and harm done to others against their will. – This competitive practice would soon demonstrate which system is superior. – JZ, 12/72, 24.11.07. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

LICENSING: We have, first of all, licenses of all kinds. No one can become a barrister, a physician, a teacher, a broker, a dealer in government bonds, a solicitor, an attorney, a pharmacist, a printer, a butcher, or a baker without encountering legal restrictions. Each one of these represents a service that is (*) forbidden by law, and hence those to whom authorization is granted (**) raise their prices to such a point that the mere possession of the license, without the service, often has great value.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.129. – Only yesterday did I read that taxi-licences in New York city are now priced at about US 750 000 dollars! One of the reasons that so many people are using taxis there is that parking space is rather limited and costly - so people have either to use public transport or taxis. When I was there, 17 years ago, yellow taxi cabs made up about 50 % of all cars. However, I was told that among them there are many black market ones. The penalties for being caught driving one must be much less than the price of such a licence. – Compulsory licensing assumes that the licensing authorities can and do really test for quality and that the public and institutions of freedom could not otherwise assure services that are market priced and real services. – (*) generally – (**) by exceptional and privileged licensing –JZ, 28.11.07.

LICENSING: Where would the world be if we always asked permission from the bureaucrats before we did something?” – Pro Hart, Australian inventor and Painter. – PEOPLE, 13.6.83. - BUREAUCRACY

LICENSING: Wherever you see a permit, you will see corruption.” - Bumper sticker, Costa Rica, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, No. 57. - PERMITS, CORRUPTION

LICENSING: Who licenced the licensers? – JZ, 12/72.

LICENSING: Why are there so few doctors and dentists? To understand why, we must first go back to the analysis I gave for unions and licensing. - It so happens that doctors in this country have the strongest union around. They call it the American Medical Association. (Dr. Richard Kunnes calls it the American Murder Association.) You must realize that the doctors’ union is no different from the garbage collectors’ union; a union by any other name smells the same. - Doctors have an extremely effective way of limiting the supply of medical care. They certify medical schools. Why is this important? Because anywhere a person wants to practise medicine, he has to have a license. How does he get one? By being a graduate of an approved medical school. Since the list of approved schools in each state is identical to the list approved by the A.M.A., you can see immediately that the doctors’ union has complete control over the sources of new doctors.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p.98. - DOCTORS & DENTISTS

LIE DETECTORS: Lie detectors, voice stress analysis, body language interpretations and linguistic analysis of all public utterances of our political leaders should be continuous, immediate and publicized together with all their remarks, to get down to their zero, negative or dishonest contents. The bullshit consisting in popular errors, myths and prejudices should be systematically and encyclopedically collected and refuted by the best refutations so far found, turning this bullshit into manure to promote and accelerate enlightenment. - JZ, 3.2.02. – In recent years the arsenal for detecting lies has been increased by at least a brain scan method that distinguishes when a person lies. So, in addition to all the make-up efforts, bright light, cameras and TV and video cameras, at every public utterance politicians should be connected to all the available gadgets to indicate whenever they are not speaking the truth and the texts of their speeches and also their audio and visual records should be correspondingly flagged to indicate all their lies. Their “null phrases” and evasive remarks should also be indicated as such. – Likewise all the popular errors, myths and prejudices that are refuted in a still to be established encyclopedia of their best refutations. - JZ, 4.2.09. – All kinds of lie detectors should also be used against or for those accused only of privately committed crimes. – JZ, 27.12.10. – They might help to reveal the truth when there is only circumstantial evidence and the accused pleads “not guilty”. – JZ, 7.12.10. – However, I suppose that the trade union of lawyers would oppose such a system because it would make them largely superfluous as advocates of accused people. - JZ, 16.10.13. -  LIE DETECTORS AGAINST POLITICIANS FOR ALL THEIR PUBLIC UTTERANCES.

LIECHTENSTEIN: Liechtenstein - - We should all have the option to become citizens of Liechtenstein - wherever we live! – JZ, 16.8.11, on Facebook. - TAXES & REGULATIONS AT MINIMUM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

LIEM, JONATHAN, THE VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY: The Voluntary Community by Jonathan Liem - - A one page article: September 22, 2005 - Jonathan Liem [send him mail] resides in Singapore, is an avid investor and aspiring Classical Liberal. Copyright © 2005 - - Another conservative libertarian who is afraid of FULL liberty. While he favors some voluntarism and secessionism, he still imagines that a limited territorial government would be rightful and necessary and that must not be exposed to free competition from communities and societies that are exterritorially quite autonomous and thus able to try to realize their own ideals, whatever they are, among themselves, at their own expense and risk. He wants to fence in voluntarism to a limited sphere. Thus he is not even a complete secessionist and advocates freedom of association only a to a limited extent. Fromm called that: "The Fear of Freedom"! – JZ, 3.9.11, on Facebook, TERRITORIALISM, CONSERVATIVE LIBERTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, CLASSICAL LIBERALISM

LIES: A falsehood is an attempt to withold the truth from those who have a right to know.” – Laurence J. Peter. – FALSEHOOD, TRUTH, SECRECY, DENIALS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, WHISTLEBLOWING

LIES: A falsehood once received from a famed writer becomes traditional to posterity.” – John Dryden, 1631-1700. - PREJUDICES, AUTHORITIES, TRADITION, ANCESTRAL WISDOM, FOUNDERS, HERO CULT, PERSONALITY CULT

LIES: A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.” – Thomas Mann, quoted by Arthur Koestler. – G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Under all circumstances? – JZ, 24.11.07.

LIES: A lie can be half way round the world before the truth has got its boots on.” – James Callaghan, Speech, 1 Nov. 1976. - A lie travels around the world while Truth is putting on her boots.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Saltcellars, 1885, - quoted in: Philip Ward, A Dictionary of Common Fallacies. – TRUTHS, PREJUDICES,

LIES: A lie goes by the Marconi route, while Truth goes by slow freight and is often ditched at the first water tank.” – Elbert Hubbard, Epigrams, 1915.

LIES: A lie is not a lie if it serves a higher moral purpose. Then it is a gift.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Lazarus Effect, p.312. - TRUTH, DISHONESTY, HONESTY, FRANKNESS, KINDNESS

LIES: A lie would have no value unless the truth would be dangerous to the one who utters it. – Free after a quote by someone, whose name was accidentally cut out by me. – Anyhow, it will take at least thousands more libertarians to “catch” and integrate all such observations in a common collection, one sufficiently sorted, cross-referenced and commented upon. - JZ, 19.5.13.

LIES: A truth nobody wants to believe.” – Charles Haas. – He should have added: “is often considered to be a lie. – JZ, 24.11.07.

LIES: After all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in masquerade.” – Byron. – Many lies do contain at least a kernel of truth. – JZ, 18.11.07. - EXAGGERATIONS

LIES: All lies are forbidden unless uttered in order to make peace.” – Baraita Perek ha-Shalom, quoted in “Yiddish Proverbs”, p.190. - But any lasting peace must be based more on truths than on lies. It largely depends also upon the persons to whom one lies. – JZ, 25.6.92. - I hold that genuine and lasting peace is, mostly, much easier to achieve via the expression and spread of certain truths, and rightful institutions, choices and processes that were so far largely ignored or even outlawed. – Alas, so far such truths will be less readily believed than are lies based upon popular errors, prejudices and myths. – If lies could really achieve peace, then politicians and diplomats would have become real peace makers long ago. - JZ, 19.10.07, 27.12.10. – An Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations is still missing as a suitable weapon against all lies, errors, myths, prejudices etc. that do hold up enlightenment and progress. – JZ, 7.2.09, 27.12.10. - TRUTHS & PEACE, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, WAR AIMS, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONARY DEFENSIVE WARFARE, POLITICIANS, DIPLOMATS

LIES: All warfare is based on deception.” (*) – Sun-Tzu, The Art of War, Chapter 1, Paragraph 18. - A genuinely defensive or liberating warfare would, largely, have to be based on quite truthful publicity, e.g. for quite rightful war and peace aims and on the rightful treatment for all those people who were forced to support an enemy regime or who are even opposed it. - JZ, 26.3.04. – Also on e.g. quite rightful and seriously meant appeals to the victims of enemy governments rather than to these territorial victimizers. – Quite rightful war- and peace aims could also be best and most convincingly demonstrated by practising them already in the own countries and voluntary communities long before it comes to a war. E.g. by recognizing various governments in exile, all only for volunteers and with exterritorial autonomy. With such examples set and sufficiently published, military uprisings or revolutions against a dictatorship might prevent a war with it or end it soon. – JZ, 4.1.08, 27.12.10. – (*) All too much of warfare is still brutally open and wrong, like e.g. most invasions or aggressions, the open mutual mass slaughter of soldiers, often merely conscripts, the air raids and rockets against open cities, scorched earth policies and all nuclear war threats directed against whole populations. – JZ, 16.1013. - PROPAGANDA, WARFARE & DECEPTION, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, DESERTERS & POW TREATMENT, LIBERATION, DEFENCE, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, REVOLUTIONS, CAPTIVE PEOPLES AS SECRET ALLIES, PUBLICITY, APPEALS

LIES: Also speaking of lying, Peter Breggin, the psychologist, said to let your children lie to you, their only means of self-defence. That libs are too ready to use force in self-defence against force and fraud, but they will not use fraud, and this is just as justified. I have to ponder that one for a while. Lying never seemed worth the trouble, but I guess if it’s lie or be beaten, I’d lie.” – Erwin Strauss, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 64, p.18.

LIES: An error is the unintentionally not recognized truth, a lie is the intentionally not recognized truth.” – Gerhard Uhlenbruch.( Ein Irrtum ist die unabsichtlich nicht erkannte Wahrheit, eine Luege die absichtlich nicht erkannte Wahrheit.) – Actually, the truth is often not recognized by both of them and what they utter, assert or deny is mostly not the full truth. – JZ, 15.11.07. – The great variety of wordings and definitions does make it also difficult to nail down certain statements as truths or lies.  – JZ, 16.10.13. - ERRORS, PREJUDICES, PREMISES, ASSUMPTIONS, WORDINGS, DEFINTIONS & TRUTHS

LIES: Apparently, if a private citizen lies to a government agent once it’s a three-year felony, but if, during six months, the government agent tells 5820 lies to a private citizen, then he’s doing his duty. It seems ironic, but it’s accepted as quite normal in the States.” – Peter Clyne, in AUSTRALIAN PLAYBOY, 6/79.

LIES: By the way, what’s so bad about lying to Congress when a list of their lies could fill volumes?” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.147. & CONGRESS

LIES: Do not tell malicious lies.” – Sir Leslie Stephen. – Not even on tyrants, dictators, totalitarians, authoritarians, despots? – Usually, revealing the truths about them will be good enough and convince more people. - JZ, 17.5.13.

LIES: Don’t lie – it’s illegal to impersonate politicians.” – SLL sticker. (Society for Libertarian Life.) - JOKES - POLITICIANS

LIES: Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” – I. F. Stone. – Lies are habitual for governments. Their greatest lie: That they could and should represent us, all inhabitants of a whole territory. – JZ, 3.1.08. – Their territorial power, to achieve it and to maintain it, makes lies very often quite necessary and inevitable to them. By holding that they could rightfully and effectively rule millions of people, who have not given them their consent, they do even lie to themselves. – JZ, 11.1.08. - HABITUAL FOR GOVERNMENTS, LIARS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION

LIES: Every government is run by lies.” – Saying by an American, quoted on radio, 10.12.75. – That is certainly true, largely, for territorial governments. Only the rulers or representatives of communities of volunteers can afford, mostly, to stick with what these volunteers hold to be their truths. Whether they are or not, the secessionists from the flawed communities, the facts of peacefully exterritorially and successfully competing panarchies will, and freedom of expression and information between the competing panarchies will soon expose flawed beliefs and convictions at least to any objective outside observer of the flawed ones. – JZ, 27.12.10, 16.10.13.

LIES: Falsehood flies and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived it is too late, the jest is over and the tale has had its effect: like a man who has thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed or the company parted; or like a physician who has found out an infallible medicine after the patient is dead.” - Philip Kerr, editor, The Penguin Book of Lies, Viking, 1990, p.154. – All the more important it is to make almost everywhere easily and cheaply available a digital encyclopedia of the best refutation at least of all the major and popular errors, myths and prejudices that are obstacles to progress, a digital encyclopedia of all health and anti-aging information and an archive of all libertarian ideas and reform or liberation proposals. Each of these references works, perhaps all of them, would, fit onto a book-sized or external HDD that can be read with any portable modern computer or they can be accessed from almost anywhere with any of the better of the modern modern mobile phones. One could say that a really significant information revolution in the social sciences will only begin with the almost omnipresent availability of such reference works. No one can accumulate as much information in the own head and always recall it when needed. – Enough intellectual ammunition should always be on hand. - JZ, 10.9.08, 27.12.10, 16.10.13.

LIES: Falsehood has a perennial spring.” – Edmund Burke – ERRORS, PREJUDICES, FALSE HOOD. RED.

LIES: Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.” - Daniel Webster. – All of the numerous and diverse religions, conspiracy theories and reform proposals can certainly not be correct. – JZ, 16.10.13. - ERRORS, TRUTH, FALSEHOOD, PREJUDICES, POPULAR DELUSIONS, INCONSISTENCIES

LIES: For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived, and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought.” - President John F. Kennedy, commencement address at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, June 11, 1962. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F Kennedy, 1962, p.234. - TRUTHS, OPINIONS, PREJUDICES, MYTHS, POPULAR ERRORS, WRONG PREMISES, ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS, FALLACIES, CLICHÉS

LIES: Freedom and lies exclude each other. Only a free world can achieve peace. It does not attempt to fight lies through lies. Each Untruth is a step towards totalitarianism.” – Jaspers. (Freiheit und Luege schliessen sich aus. Nur eine freie Welt kann zum Frieden kommen. Sie gibt es auf Luege vergeblich durch Luege zu bekaempfen. Jede Unwahrheit ist ein Schritt auf dem Wege zum Totalitaeren.) - & LIBERTY


LIES: he did not lie … even in adversity he refused to succumb to this final recourse of the incompetent.” – Michael Bishop: Cabinet Meeting, in: ISAAC ASIMOV’S SF MAGAZINE, issue 2, Summer 77? & 70?, p.81.

LIES: He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Many people even manage to lie to themselves. – JZ, 16.10.13. - LIARS, LYING BECOMING HABITUAL, NOT ONLY FOR POLITICIANS

LIES: I don’t mind lies to protect myself but I do mind lies to prosecute another.” – Radio comment on John Laws’ two-way radio show, 2.7.75.

LIES: I remember reading in some philosophical work that to lie is to conceal truth which one ought to make known. It follows of course from this definition that to conceal a truth which one is not obliged to divulge is not lying. But if in such circumstances a man not only fails to speak the truth, but speaks the opposite of truth, is he or is he not lying? According to the definition he cannot be said to be lying. For if he gives counterfeit coin to someone he owes nothing, he may indeed be a deceiver, but he is not a thief.” - Jean Jacques Rousseau, True Confessions, quoted by Philip Kerr, editor, The Penguin Book of Lies, Viking, 1990, p.178. – “Craft against a thief or enemy is good.” – Ulpian, quoted ibid, p.124. – “But no one has a right to a truth which injures others.” - A French philosopher quoted by Kerr, ibid, p.187. Just ask yourself whether the other is someone who is morally entitled to your truth - if he is, for instance, a mugger or an official hold-up man or an aggressor. Are you at war or at peace with him? – JZ, 10.9.08.

LIES: If anyone at all is to have the privilege of lying, the rulers of the state should be such persons.” – Plato, The Republic, V, c. 370 B.C. – Haven’t their lies often caused more troubles than their truths? How much could they have achieved by declaring quite rightful war and peace aims in time? – JZ, 14.11.07. – The haven’t bothered to try to declare them even by now. Neither have anarchists and libertarian worked them out and published and thoroughly discussed them, so far, to my knowledge. That would be one of the best services, which they could and should provide, also in their own interest, together with a comprehensive declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and the establishment of a suitable militia for their protection. – JZ, 16.10.13. - DENIALS, FOR REASONS OF STATE, SECURITY, SECRECY, NATIONAL INTEREST, DIPLOMACY, WAR & PEACE AIMS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA, PUBLICITY, RIGHTFUL APPEALS, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATION VS. SECRECY & TYRANNY, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMANDS OR NUCLEAR MASS MURDER THREATS

LIES: If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.” – Oscar Wilde, Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of t he Young, 1894. – Lies are sometimes justified – when truths are punished. – JZ, 5.7.86. - TRUTH, SUPPRESSION & CENSORSHIP

LIES: In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State. – Alexander Sozhenitsyn. in  – More or less this is the case in EVERY TERRITORIAL State. – JZ, 1.4.12. - PROPAGANDA, DENIALS, DOGMAS, TERRORISM, CENSORSHIP, STATISM, OFFICIAL LIES, THE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL

LIES: Is the government entitled to hear the truth from us, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, e.g., when it would mainly use it to exploit or oppress us still more? – JZ, 8.3.85. - TAXATION

LIES: Let not the wrong head know what the right head does.” – John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider, p.222. – SECRECY, PUBLICITY, BETRAYALS

LIES: Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.” - From an email advertising. - DISHONESTY, DECEPTION, VS. MORE OR LESS CRUEL FRANKNESS OR GIVE-ALWAYS TOWARDS PRIVATE OR OFFICIAL ROBBERS

LIES: Men hate those to whom they have to lie." - Victor Hugo, 1802-1885 - Emailed by C. B.

LIES: My major point was that lying was not, in these contexts, a moral issue; when dealing with murderers and cut-throats, one has the right to protect oneself by lying.” – Roy Childs, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 76.

LIES: Never to lie is to have no lock to your door.” – Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris, 1915.

LIES: Never waste much time countering lies.” – John Hargraves, 1940, Words Win Wars, p.60. – Every fool or scoundrel can produce or remember many more lies than you would have time and energy or resources to refute. However all the lies, errors, prejudices, myths etc., that are all too popular and that are obstacles to enlightenment and progress, should be systematically collected, ordered and confronted with their best refutations so far found and such a lexicon should be cheaply made available to everyone. – JZ, 18.11.07. - PREJUDICES, ERROS, MYTHS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

LIES: On a natural level, lying is wrong because it is an abuse of the faculty of speech by not expressing what is in one’s mind.” - William J. Barnds: The right to know, to withhold and to lie, p.25. - It all depends on who is really entitled to hear the truth from us. – When people are fully free then this is not a problem. But if they live under threats by official or private criminals … - JZ, 24.11.07. - - “In this paper, Barnds does much unnecessary agonizing about “the right to lie”. Aside from sounding Hobbesian, Machiavellian, and downright un-American, the expression is a contradiction in terms. He should have spoken about the right to deceive or the right to conceal the truth. The term “lying” includes a denotation of moral disvalue. Some words are morally neutral whereas others imply a moral evaluation. Thus “homicide” is neutral while “murder” is morally pejorative. (Though the world “deception” is not as value-free as the world “homicide”, it can, I believe, be serviceable.) We might have a right to kill and a right to conceal the truth, but it is nonsense to say that we have a right to lie or a right to murder. …” - Daniel C. Maguire.

LIES: One does not owe the truth to tyrants.” – Abbe Raynal. (On ne dois pas la verité a ces tyrants.) – Or to politicians, bureaucrats and tax collectors, muggers, bank robbers, hold-up men, bullies, not even to all judges and policemen, not even to all friends and lovers, but only to the best of them. – E.g., many Facebook “friends” are not close friends, even when they do have something in common. – Politeness is a more necessary requirement. - JZ, 17.5.13. - TRUTH & TYRANNY, OATHS, FRANKNESS, TRUTH, SECRECY, PRIVACY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & THEIR PROTECTION

LIES: The first entry of Sin into the mind occurs when out of cowardice or conformity or vanity, the Real is replaced by a comforting lie.” – Pope Stephen, Integritas, Consonantia Claritas. - I have never found any religion or any religious believer to be a sufficiently good guide on all aspects ethics. Have you? – JZ, 24.11.07. – Least of all when it comes to all genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 27.12.10. – RELIGIONS, MORALITY, ETHICS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

LIES: The Libertarian Party has been arguing that lying does not violate libertarian principles by giving examples of lying to the Gestapo and a woman not giving her real phone number. What does violate libertarian principles is to obtain values from others on the basis of lies. As the LP obtains volunteer work and monetary contributions on the basis of lies it is a practitioner of fraud, a form of coercion. Thus, while your statement that lying does violate libertarian principles is not true, your analysis is sound, with the difference being one of concern only to politicians and other dishonorable men.” – Ron Chusid, to George Kysor in THE CONNECTION, 66, p.65. – LIBERTARIANISM, FRAUD, EXPLOITATION

LIES: The lie has merely to announce itself. The truth has always to fight at first.” – Will Schirp, Gezirp, 86. (Die Luege braucht sich nur anzusagen. Die Wahrheit muss sich immer erst schlagen.) -  POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS, PREMISES, CONCLUSIONS & FALLACIES, TRUTH, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIES: The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. – TRUTHS, HALF-TRUTHS

LIES: The Rothbardian clique propose that lying is sound libertarian principle! I quote: ‘Lying, violates no libertarian principle. Certainly we can lie to a thief who demands to know where our money is. Surely, as a representative of the Libertarian Party, we could lie to a reporter who asked what we thought of the assassination of a president or a king; if we though he was a dictator and immoral, and felt it was justified to kill him, we’d certainly be justified in lying, especially when such thoughts are illegal.’ – This introduces what I must admit is a frank and utterly unprecedented plank in any political platform. While all politicians lie – the practice goes with the territory – here we have a statement which virtually upholds lying as a virtue under certain circumstances.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 76. – To uphold or protect rights and liberties by any means which do not infringe the rights and liberties of others, is certainly a virtue and not a vice, and that can often include lies to people not morally or only legally entitled to hear the truth. If we lived in a world filled only with honest and non-aggressive people, all minding only their own business, we would not often be inclined or forced to lie to others. Moreover, would you tell an unvarnished full and horrible truth to an old and fragile person who might, upon hearing it, die of shock? I came close to this once, as an inexperienced young guy; then, luckily, my mother, who was present, held me back. – The old lady was very ignorant and prejudiced but also a very helpful one to many families with children. She had lived unaware, almost blind to horrible times, for decades, simply concerned with food, clothing, care and health for children. In this sphere she did much good. All the others she had managed to ignore or did not even notice. - JZ, 24.11.07, 27.12.10. – How many other people, even anarchists and libertarians, do habitually ignore many of the most important problems and questions or satisfy themselves merely with a few generalities and flawed assumptions and ideas? – JZ, 16.10.13. - LYING

LIES: There are lies more believable than truth.” – Gypsy saying, quoted in: Peter Maas, King of the Gypsies, Viking Press, N.Y., 1974, p.4. – Anyhow, for any genuine truth there are at least dozens if not thousands of errors, misunderstandings and lies that are popular and believed in, while all too many truths, including even genuine individual rights and liberties, are rejected without close examination, as supposedly self-evidently false. – JZ, 27.12.10. - TRUTHS, PREJUDICES, ERRORS

LIES: Today, theologians of almost every denomination agree that it is perfectly acceptable to tell lies in order to prevent a greater evil.” - Philip Kerr, editor, The Penguin Book of Lies, Viking, 1990, p.6.

LIES: Truth is a valuable commodity which we do not automatically owe anyone.” – L. Neil Smith, Converse and Conflict, p.98. – Especially not to private robbers or official ones. – JZ, 14.11.07. - TRUTHS

LIES: Two weak lies overcome any truth, however strong.” – Petan. (Zwei schwache Luegen ueberwaeltigen eine noch so starke Wahrheit.) If that were true than the over thousand different conspiracy theories would have already overcome any truths on any public affairs subject. But can one class them as lies or only, mostly, as false assumptions, usually uttered with conviction? Or as spleens, religious or ideological beliefs? Alas, there are all too many hypotheses, held on almost any social science controversy and not all of them amount to intentional lies. I know of no systematic effort to confront all of these error or false assumptions, prejudices, myths, fallacies, dogmas or misunderstandings with their best refutations. Not even in the health sphere are truths sufficiently ascertained and errors sufficiently and systematically refuted and the results of all such examinations sufficiently published. – JZ, 15.11.07. – Both of these jobs could now be easily done online, in Wikipedia fashion, if only enough people took them serious and collaborated digitally to finish them. The final result, apart from updates, could and should be cheaply offered on discs, as some of the most important reference works. Perhaps only a digital encyclopedia on free banking and one on panarchism would be more important. – JZ, 27.12.10, 16.10.13. - VS. TRUTH, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, MYTHS, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES OR HYPOTHESES OR ASSERTIONS & “PROOFS” FOR THEM

LIES: Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, quoted as motto in Sean Williams & Shane Dix, The Prodigal Sun, Emergence, p.1. - VIOLENCE

LIES: We might in secure conscience lie and steal in order to secure the escape of human beings from misery or death. Stalin had no right to lie and steal in order to bring misery and death to others. Yet, viewed without paradigmatic moral coordinates, simpletons would say, simply: Both sides lied and cheated – a plague on both their houses.” – William F. Buckley, Jr., Saving the Queen, p.124. – No territorial government has the right to lie and to levy tributes, even when it is a “democratic” one. – Its continued existence is not a right or a liberty. In any fight with a despotic, tyrannical or totalitarian regime the territorial regime could and should be replaced by rightful and more effective communities and societies of volunteers, all confederated against their common enemy, a territorial victimizer in another country and offering an alliance and the same kind of liberation to all his victims. – Communities of volunteers only would not have to lie to their volunteers and rely on taxes. - JZ, 28.11.07, 27.12.10. - THEFT, TAXATION, PANARCHISM

LIES: When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James. - Unless he is backed by a well-developed encyclopedia of the best refutations and this has been cheaply placed in enough hands. - JZ, 22.11.06, 27.12.10. - POPULAR ERRORS, FALLACIES, MYTHS, PROPAGANDA & PREJUDICES VS. TRUTHS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, PUBLIC OPINION

LIES: Wherever contracts or agreements exist in respect to the communication of information, a lie is an immoral act. This is also true when a person is seeking to establish a contract or agreement, as in selling a product or in running for office. In any case, however, we intellectualize over it, a lie is not desirable and it most certainly downgrades the concept of liberty when a bright young advocate of freedom recommends lying if only it will help him get what he wants.” (*) – Walter Block, quoted in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 76. - (*) rather, helps him to protect his rights and liberties. - JZ, 24.11.07.

LIFE EXTENSION: A lifetime ought to be long enough to read and digest at least all the most important books. – JZ, – Otherwise we remain almost inevitably as ignorant of many of the most important facts, theories and ideas for human beings, almost as May flies are. – JZ, 20.11.07. – IGNORANCE, BOOKS, KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING & LONGEVITY, WISDOM, LIFE SPAN TOO SHORT SO FAR

LIFE EXTENSION: Do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage, against the dying of the light." - Source? - Enough, anyhow, to donate annually at least, say, $ 50 to whatever line of anti-ageing and anti-death research you think to be promising - while the research organizations should offer their donors first claims upon results. - Imagine how much could be achieved if hundreds of millions of people "raged" in this way, with their cheque book or wallet! - JZ, 29.10.02. - LONGEVITY, DEATH, AGING, OLD AGE

LIFE EXTENSION: If anti-aging and life extension research were sponsored by private donations or investments, then such donors or investors should be granted priority claims for any new medicines or treatment methods that resulted from such research, in accordance with the amounts of their donation and the duration of their period of regular donations. Such claims should also be transferable to their children, grandchildren or other heirs or friends. Naturally, they should also be tax exempt, ideally deductible from the taxes claimed by the government, not only from the taxable income. – Using the best advertising methods perhaps even most people could then be signed up as donors. – The donors should also have the choice to direct their donations to those lines of research, which they consider to be most promising. - Under such or similar conditions sufficient funds for rapid progress in this sphere might be obtained. - JZ, 24.2.00. – FINANCING ANTI-AGING & IMMORTALITY RESEARCH, AGING

LIFE EXTENSION: It will soon be possible to double or triple human life span.” – Dr. John Bjorkstein, 1976. – How soon? Soon enough even for me or only for my grandchildren? However, even that would be very much desired by me. If we leave it to governments to sponsor such research then results will come in only all too slowly. – JZ, 25.11.07.

LIFE EXTENSION: Life is real, life is earnest; and the grave is not its goal.” - Tennyson. - AGING, DEATH

LIFE EXTENSION: Life, as lived now, is like a compulsory and all too short stay in an extermination camp before one’s certain and compulsory liquidation. – JZ, 18.9.93.

LIFE EXTENSION: People showing no interest in life extension through systematically promoting such research, do act almost like a herd of sheep being prepared for and finally led to the abattoir. – JZ, 10.1.99, 27.12.10.

LIFE EXTENSION: Separate death from life either completely or at least postpone it for a long time or indefinitely. But those tired of life and its remaining burdens and risks should be free to end it. – Anti-Aging research should not be left to be subsidized or regulated by territorial governments. All contributions to it, e.g. in form of shares, should be completely tax exempt and they should give the contributors or their offspring first claims upon its results. – In this way large anti-aging research foundations could be financed. - JZ, 8.11.96, 20.11.07, 27.12.10. - DEATH, DEATHISM

LIFE EXTENSION: The Top 3 Supplements for Surviving the Singularity - - When, where and by whom will all anti-aging and health information finally be offered together? It could be cheaply done on a single large CD or HD. - JZ, 11.11.11, on Facebook. - INFORMATION

LIFE EXTENSION: Why is it that more people are interested in acquiring lasting stones, like e.g. diamonds, for themselves or their beloved, rather than lasting lives for themselves and the people they love? Is it that diamonds are readily available, although only expensively, while long lives only very speculatively? But then they are able and willing to speculate e.g. upon a rather unlikely large lottery win! – JZ, 18.8.04. – For one reason or the other, all of the best salesmanship in the world has not yet been successfully used to make enough people invest enough in radical anti-aging research. – JZ, 21.10.07. - AGING, DEATH, FINANCING ANTI-AGING RESEARCH

LIFE EXTENSION: You or your descendants can almost all have a much longer and healthier life or even immortality - IF you are willing to pay for the necessary research NOW. - Governments are unlikely to do it for you. Maybe no more than $ 50 p.a. per person would be required. That is the most important form of life insurance - and yet it is not yet widely offered and sold! – Why not? - JZ, 14.12.01, 26.1.02, 27.12.10. - IMMORTALITY, AGING

LIFE SPANS: 100 years is a long time but it is not long enough for a human. We deserve to live 500 years.” – QUANTUM, An ABC TV show, 20.7.97. – At least some of us do. The loss of others is no real loss to the world and might even be the world’s gain. – JZ, 21.9.08. - AGE, DEATH, LIFE EXTENSION, LONGEVITY

LIFE SPANS: Why accept the limitations of a "life-cyle" as inevitable? Has all the anti-aging information so far gathered been compiled and sufficiently checked out as yet? Would it be too difficult to do so digitally - if enough people bothered to participate? Do most of them have a 'death wish'? The humble amoebae never dies - its simply splits itself. Can our reasoning power and our technology not help us to achieve something that a primitive organism does already naturally and automatically? I for one am not satisfied with "three-score and ten" – JZ. 20.12.11, comment to The Confinement Effect (Life-Cycles) - I consider it to be a positive sign that a Google search for ANTI-AGING, LIFE EXPANSION, LONGEVITY just brought me 966,000 results. – JZ, 16.10.13.

LIFE STYLE: Everyone is entitled to choose his own life style, without forcibly imposing it on others. – LIBERTARIAN ALTERNATIVE advertising in OUTLOOK, Oct. 72. -  Not only the private life style but also the public life-style, i.e., the political, economic and social system under which he wishes to live - or to establish it, together with like-minded people, in any country of the world. – JZ, 25.11.07. – FREE CHOICE FOR ALL AMONG ALL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

LIFE STYLE: Freedom for different lifestyles should be extended to the utmost, to cover all the basic choices, even in the political, economic and social sphere. One does not get physically crowded, threatened or harmed by them. Such threats are merely imaginary. Moreover, public actions by others, among themselves, which one strongly disapproves for oneself, do serve as deterrent examples. - JZ 8.5.91, 13.1.93, 27.12.10. – INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCES, PANARCHISM, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LIFE-SAVING: They may require you to work off the cost of your rescue.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Lazarus Effect, p.173. – Especially when you risked your own life rather foolishly, without taking some common sense precautions. – JZ, 5.2.09, 28.12.10.

LIFE-SPAN: I have learned as much as I can. … It isn’t enough! It never will be. Our lives are a million years too short.” – Poul Anderson, The Boat of a Million Years, p.11. A Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York, 1989. - LONGEVITY, LIFE-EXTENSION

LIFE: 1.You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. 3. You cannot help small men up by tearing big men down. 4. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. 5. You cannot lift the wage-earner up by pulling the wage-payer down. 6. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. 7. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. 8. You cannot establish sound social security on borrowed money. 9. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. 10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” - Erroneously attributed to Abraham Lincoln. - Since the 1940s these "Ten Points" attributed to Lincoln have been widely reprinted. They have appeared in such places as magazines, Christmas cards, and the Congressional Record. The Library of Congress and Lincoln scholars believe that any connection made between Lincoln and the "Ten Points" is spurious. - TEN POINTS

LIFE: 30 million different living things on Earth.” – Beyond 2000, TV program, 9.6.92. – Nevertheless, most people still try to achieve a degree of territorial uniformity via politics! – JZ, 4.2.09. – As if there were only one kind of human beings in a whole territory and all had the same interests, ideas, opinions and beliefs. – JZ, 16.10.13. - DIVERSITY, UNIFORMITY, CHOICE, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIFE FORMS

LIFE: A good Life is the only Religion.” - Thomas Fuller (1654-1734), Gnomologia (1732), No. 158. - GOODNESS, RELIGION, CONDUCT

LIFE: A life spent worthily should be measured by deeds, not years.” – Richard Sheridan, quoted in Leonard E. Read’s The Free Man’s Almanac. – The most worthy lives should become the longest! That would be in the interest of everyone else as well! – JZ, 4.2.09. - DEEDS, WORTHINESS, VIRTUE, GOOD LIFE, TALENTS, GENIUS, CREATIVE LIVES, INNOVATORS, GENUINE REFORMERS & LIBERATORS & REVOLUTIONARIES, LIFE EXTENSION

LIFE: A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taken place in it.” - Herbert Spencer, in A. Andrews Quotations, p.254. – For rational and moral human beings it should matter still more what kind and how many and how rightful and rational as well as useful changes he or she is able and willing to bring about. – JZ, 24.11.07. - FREEDOM

LIFE: A lot of people don’t want to live. They find it too difficult.” – From an SF film, The Day the Earth burnt, 30.8.76. – I will not shed any tears about them, although I do have my own difficulties with life and living. – JZ, 24.11.07. – However, I do think that suicides of children are terrible and should be prevented, if possible. – JZ, 16.10.13. - SURVIVAL, WILL TO LIVE, SUICIDES

LIFE: A man isn’t really alive till he has something bigger than himself and his own little happiness, for which he’d gladly die. – Poul Anderson in “Ghetto”. – Just to live life, without at least attempting to significantly improve its conditions, not only for oneself, is not a worthwhile life by my standards. – To attempt to defeat prejudices, end tyranny, monopolies, injustices and war is seen by me as an obligation for all moral and rational beings.  JZ, 16.10.13. - HAPPINESS, PURPOSE, LIFE WORTH LIVING, MEANING OF LIFE, IDEALS, RESISTANCE, OBLIGATION, LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, JUSTICE, PEACE

LIFE: A tiny island surrounded by unfathomable oceans of death.” – Philip Adams – Have enough freedom lovers already discovered that not the territorial State but “death” is their ultimate enemy? The supposedly self-repairing and self-renewing ability of life is not as long lasting as e.g. the ability of a piece of rock or a handful of sand to “survive” or persist. For the life-less matter there are geological times. For us there are so far only all too limited individual life spans as opposed to the life span of our species. – How much more could be achieved by privately financed life extension research if e.g. taxation were made voluntary and former tax tributes could thus be freely directed towards such research? – JZ, 21.9.08, 27.12.10. - AGE, DEATH, STATE, FREEDOM LOVERS, LIFE EXTENSION

LIFE: All living things are intelligence accumulators (at least in the long run, micro- and macroscopically.) Even instinct may be considered as a limited inbuilt intelligent response mechanism, although still only at a very primitive level. – JZ, 26.3.80, 24.11.07, 27.12.10. - INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION GATHERING, RATIONAL RESPONSES, INSTINCTS

LIFE: And life was what his whole revolution was about … letting life grow, allowing it to expand unhindered, keeping it free.” – F. Paul Wilson, An Enemy of the State, p.209. – Cancer is alive, too, and growing! – JZ, 4.2.09. – Should we let every dangerious microorganism into our bodies and spread there, respecting its “right to life” or are rights only relationships between somewhat rational beings? – JZ, 7.2.09, 27.12.10. - GROWTH, RIGHTS, ANIMALS, MICROBES ETC.

LIFE: And we have such a short time alive, and still people spoil it.” - Poul Anderson, Three Worlds to Conquer, conclusion, IF SF, March 64, p.117. - SHORT SPAN, SPOILERS

LIFE: But awareness or consciousness is on an inclining scale of its own. The loss of liberty, for instance, represents a danger much more difficult to discern than is the loss of oxygen which occasions drowning. The highly discerning person is aware that there can be no life where there are no liberties. Thus, fighting to retain liberty - a response to consciousness of danger - is tantamount to fighting for life itself, an action of first importance, an item far up the scale in the portfolio of primary knowledge.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.172. - Ants and bees are alive but hardly free, or free only to the extent that they can instinctively respond to some threats to their survival. – Even the supposed experts on the subject of liberty do still need many corrections and input from other freedom lovers. Online this could be extensively and cheaply done. The sooner the better. – JZ, 28.11.07. – To merely retain whatever limited liberties were so far attained is not enough. We should at least aim at clarifying, declaring and realizing all genuine individual rights and liberties, even if at first only among the relatively few, who do already appreciate them. From them, through their welldefended examples, they would tend to spread widely. – JZ, 16.10.13. - FREEDOM, RIGHTS, LIBERTY

LIFE: But they began to realize the truth of Thoreau's injunction: “Live your beliefs, and you can turn the world around." - M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.227. - If free enough to do so or to attempt to do so. The first aim must be to achieve that liberty in all spheres, not just in some private ones, where it does widely exist, already now. - JZ, 3.7.89. - BELIEFS, ACTIONS, EXAMPLES, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM

LIFE: Could life actually be defined more by its possibilities than by its limitations?” – From film “Out on a Limb”, with Shirley McLean.

LIFE: Does one feel remorse when one shoots down a maniac who is wielding a gun in a crowded department store?” – Dean R. Koontz, A Darkness in my Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, p.109/10. – No, precisely because of the supposed “sacredness” of life. But only a very good shot would dare to shoot him under such conditions. It might have to be a head shot, for he might wear a bullet-proof vest. – JZ, 14.11.07, 27.12.10. - SACREDNESS? EVERY HUMAN LIFE? EVEN THAT OF THOSE ENGAGED IN MURDERING OTHERS?

LIFE: Don’t forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living.” – B. C. Forbes, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.230. – Mere living is not good enough, unless we are also getting busy to make sure that it is a free and rightful living, as free as we want it for ourselves, at our own expense and risk. – JZ, - LIFE & LIVING VS. BUSINESS, PANARCHISM

LIFE: Don’t let your independent living be absorbed by the State. – JZ, 5/73, after reading: “In other societies, people such as you and I were absorbed by the state.” – Leonard Franckowiak, THE FREEMAN, 10/72. - VS. STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, SELF-OWNERSHIP

LIFE: Each of our cells contains dozens of mitochondria, tiny factories that combine our food with molecular oxygen in order to extract energy in convenient form. Recent evidence suggests that billions of years ago, the mitochondria were free-living organisms that have slowly evolved into a mutually dependent relation with the cell. In a very real sense, then, we are not a single organism but a collection of about 10 trillion beings.” – Carl Sagan, READERS DIGEST, Jan. 80. - Should adult, rational and moral human beings be less able to collaborate harmoniously, nation- and world-wide, as well as voluntarily, to produce a peaceful, just, free, tolerant and progressive world society, consisting of uncounted free societies of volunteers, all doing their things, achieving a peaceful and progressive “globalism”? - Should be we really be less able to do so than these microscopic biological engines or robots? – JZ, 24.11.07, 27.12.10. - MAN, CELLS, COOPERATION, SYMBIOSIS, ORGANISMS, PEACE, JUSTICE, LIBERTY, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, GLOBALISM, HARMONY, COLLABORATION, COOPERATION, FREE EXCHANGE

LIFE: Existence: Life: Every rational being, children included because of their inborn capacity to become rational, has the right to life. – Comment: Unreasonable beings have no unrestricted right to life. Rational beings may even pass the death sentence upon them. – JZ, from the Human Rights draft in PEACE PLANS No.4. - RIGHT TO LIFE & DEATH PENALTY

LIFE: Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt. - Is becoming President of a territorial State a really worthwhile aim or a shameful "achievement" or attempt? - JZ, 24. 11. 06, 27.12.10. – How much of our hard work’s output is wasted on taxes, bureaucracies, and politicians, their laws and systems? – Why must we sleep for so long? How much is given to pain and sickness? How much valuable information is still not readily accessible to us because we did not bother to participate in that offer? - JZ, 4.2.09, 27.12.10. – How much time do we waste during our working time by travelling to and from work, because we cannot get a job near our home or a home near our job? I have been very lucky in this respect for about 3 decades. – JZ, 16.10.13. - LIFE, ITS AIMS & PURPOSES, WORK, SELF-SELECTED & REALLY WORTH DOING OR AT LEAST APPROACHING SOMETHING WORTH DOING.

LIFE: Few only live their own lives; so many have it lived by others.” – Dagobert D. Runes. A Book of Contemplation, p.81. – By or under others and their legalized commands? – JZ, 16.10.13.

LIFE: For life, after all, is in itself a species of possession – the quintessential good thing that a man can call his own.” – Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, 2/74. - LIFE AS ONE’S MAJOR PROPERTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIFE: God stamped all men with the die of Adam, yet each is different. Therefore each man has a right to say, “For my sake was the world created.” … It was done also in order to teach that whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world, and whoever rescues a single life earns as much as though he had rescued the entire world.” - T. J. Sanhedrin, 4:5. – So what is to be done with the guilty ones? – JZ, 18.11.07. – The life of e.g. a tyrant is not an absolute value. Executing him is likely to save many lives. – JZ, 25.6.92. – Should one rather let as guilty persons live and in power, so that they can destroy more innocent lives? –  Do they offer us peaceful secession options from their tyranny? – How much better off would mankind be without its unique tyrants, dictators, monopolists and all kinds of territorial enforcers? – JZ, 18.11.07, 16.10.13. - RIGHT TO LIFE, EQUALITY, MAN, TYRANTS, KILLING, MURDER, ASSASSINATION, TYRANNICIDE, UNIQUENESS OF INDIVIDUALS,

LIFE: I face the future with some hope “because a machine, the Terminator, can learn the value of human life. Maybe, we can, too.” – From film: Terminator II.

LIFE: I have no objection to the voluntary abortion of the abortionists themselves. Only the lives of their victims, the unborn, need protection. – For the mothers this would mean a stay of execution or suicide for at most 9 months. There should be freedom to establish and join societies with such or other anti-abortion laws. - JZ, 30.9.93. – But this fundamental disagreement, in the present stage of all too widespread ignorance and prejudices, should not lead us into wars or civil wars on the question of abortion. The abortionists should also be free to establish their pro-abortion societies and thus to partly abort their kind of human beings. The human race will be better off without them altogether. Only in the far future will almost all people consider unnecessary abortions (some are necessary to save the life of the mother and in these cases transplants might become possible) with as much horror as sacrificing babies or infants to some “gods” or cannibalizing them or putting them out in the wilderness or putting them in clay jars, whimpering, in the streets, hoping some will be able to feed them, and take them home, as happened, supposedly, in ancient Athens: “Athenians built their proud Parthenon and went to their democratic elections – while desolate wails came from pottery jars along their streets, where babies were dying. A mother’s friends would put her baby into a jar to die slowly, in the forlorn hope that it might be rescued by someone who could afford to feed a child.” – Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, FEE, 1947ff, p.70. – Moreover, under full experimental freedom economic freedom would soon spread and as a result such a degree of prosperity that children, as a rule, would come to be considered as assets, rather than liabilities, at least via personal upbringing and education loans and via adoptions. – JZ, 27.12.10, 27.12.10. - RIGHT TO LIFE & ABORTION

LIFE: I recognize no right to any decision-making power-holder to send other people to their deaths, against their will. Such people should be deprived of their power and if that cannot be done then of their lives. – JZ, 20.11.07. Even our restrictive immigration policy has indirectly become a killing machine for innocent boat people. They should not become automatically subjected to the Australian taxation and welfare system but be free to establish their own voluntary societies, with voluntary taxation and their own insurance systems. And if they should, under exterritorial autonomy, set up attractive societies, Australians, welcome in them, should be free to join them or to set up similar communities for themselves. No continent belongs exclusively to its present inhabitants. Only a small island could be a rightful private or cooperative property. – JZ, 27.12.10. – LIFE & DEATH DECISIONS FOR OTHERS, TYRANNICIDE, MONOPOLY TO DECIDE ON WAR & PEACE, CONSCRIPTION, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, BOAT PEOPLE.

LIFE: I’d never get used to those wasteful, aimless, pointless lives going on around us.” – Martin Gay, For Those I Loved, p.269. – They are mirrored in most television shows. – JZ, 27.12.10. - PURPOSE, AIM

LIFE: If life ... existence ... is not accepted as one’s standard, then only one alternative standard remains: non-existence. But non-existence ... death ... is not a standard of value; it is the negation of values.” – Nathaniel Branden, Who Is Ayn Rand? – Quoted from Mrs. Young’s manuscript, p.15. – Here no distinction is made between life as a standard of value for the life of human beings and a standard of value in the monetary and currency sense, to facilitate just exchanges. The same term is used for very different things. What comes close to the “standard of value” in Branden’s or Rand’s sense it the formerly wide-spread value standard of “slaves” in Africa, which was largely not a living slave but an abstract slave, a kind of index standard, a bit like the Marxian labor hour or the basket-currency (an index standard assuming a basket full of basic food items) as a value standard. Naturally, Branden and Rand would have rejected that kind of value standard as well. The value of free and just lives is much higher than the “market” value of human slaves and all the values of the latter belong to the liberated slaves, together with an indemnification claim against their slave holders. – The value of free and skilled labor is immensely higher in a free market than that of unfree and unskilled labor in an unfree market. - JZ, 24.11.07, 27.12.10. – LABOR HOUR AS A STANDARD OF VALUE?

LIFE: If one values human life, one cannot value its destroyers.” – Ayn Rand, NEWSLETTER, 2/63. – CRIMINALS, AGGRESSORS

LIFE: If people do not live their own lives, nobody will live at all.” – Donald M. Dozer, THE FREEMAN, 1/73. – Merely vegetating or having the life of a domesticated animal or tax-, education-, sex- or military slave is not really living. – JZ, 27.12.10.

LIFE: Implicit in the arguments of Burke against the French Revolution and its English supporters, explicit in the words of Lippman and in the passage from Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago, which we have included, is the belief that life, the whole of life, is too large a thing to come within the scope of the conscious and deliberate restructuring of society. ...” - Arblaster/Lukes, The Good Society, p.4. – I left out Pasternak’s passage. All panarchistic societies, communities and governance systems would reshape themselves decentralistically, exterritorially, voluntarily, individual by individual, almost like life does via one mutation after the other. - Typically, the tolerant and experimental and individualistic approach to reforms and changes by dissenters, via individual and group secessions, personal laws, new and diverse as well as peacefully coexisting and competing communities, all of volunteers only, all of them exterritorially autonomous, to all of the reform options, is not considered in the above quote. Naturally, those who attempt to directly and forcefully “improve” all of mankind, or all of the population of whole territories by worldwide or country-wide legislation and authorities, their monopolies, coercion, imposed collectivism, “unity”, authoritarianism or even imperialism and totalitarianism, are on the wrong track. But those, who give life, in the shape of humans and their voluntary societies and communities, its chance to bring about something better, by their own ideas, principles and methods, all only practised among volunteers and only to be adopted, gradually, by other volunteers, are not, formally and obviously, “world reformers” as the former are and yet they are the ones likely to change the whole world for the better, sooner or later, by their own small or large contributions, even if they merely provide, with their experiences in their experiments, warnings against false tracks or paths. – Then new and better societies could be gradually produced or evolve just like tens of thousands of innovative people were involved to produce, bit by bit, the cars and planes of the modern kind. – Territorial governments prevent most of these very important and rightful changes or postpone them for all too long. - JZ, 24.11.07, 16.10.13. - RESHAPING LIFE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, CHANGE VIA SETTING BETTER EXAMPLES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM WITH OUT TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY CLAIMS IN ALL SPHERES

LIFE: In the whole of the Galaxy, life was statistically insignificant. The total mass of all living protoplasm since the dawn of time did not equal the mass of the unimportant, dead dwarf star. And sentience was but the billionth part of all the life in the universe. - The part that cared, the part that gave the dead rock and fiery gas meaning.” - Norman Spinrad, The Solarians, 112. - Values, too, are subjective in the eyes of humans and rocks and fires themselves aren't even subjective, since they have, as far as we can know, no consciousness at all. – JZ, 1.11.02. – Nevertheless, some religious “nuts” or true believers do “think” or feel in terms of “holy” places and relics. – JZ, 27.12.10. - VALUES, MAN, REASON, CONSCIOUSNESS, SIZE, UNIVERSE

LIFE: Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty of give me death." Patrick Henry, in speech in Virginia Convention 1795. - PEACE, SLAVERY, CHAINS & LIBERTY

LIFE: Is life worth living? That depends on the liver.” – Anon., in A. Andrews Quotations, p.257. - VALUE, WORTH, PURPOSE, MAN, JOKES

LIFE: Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo, not for a man.” – Samuel Butler, 1835-1902. – In A. Andrews Quotations, p.257. - A man gives meaning to his life, by his own standards. He does not expect a meaningful life as a gift to him. – JZ, 24.11.07. - VALUE, WORTH, PURPOSE, MAN,

LIFE: Is there life on Earth? – Title of J. G. Bennet’s book on the Gurdjiaff teachings. – According to R. A. Wilson, THE COSMIC TRIGGER, p.143. - That is a valid question - if quite peaceful, free, rational and just lives are meant. – JZ, 24.11.07.

LIFE: It is every man’s right to discover the path to his highest good.” – La Verne Bowles, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 12/72. – His highest “good” may be very low on a scale of ethical values. – JZ, 27.12.10. - MAN, SELF-DISCOVERY, PURPOSE, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LIFE: It is largely territorialism which has turned our lives largely merely into a series of battles. – JZ, 4.2.09. – PANARCHISM VS. THE TERRITORIAL WARFARE STATE

LIFE: It is much easier to know how to die than how to live. – JZ, 21.11.98. - DEATH

LIFE: It is perfectly reasonable to say, “No, you will not have my life.” – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – Nor part of my property or part of my income, not even in form of taxes. – JZ, 25.11.07. - Not with my consent, anyhow. – JZ, 27.12.10. – IT’S MY LIFE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, RESISTANCE, MILITIA, GUN CONTROL LAWS, KNOWLEDGE OF RIGHTFUL & EFFICIENT RESISTANCE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION & MILITARY INSURRECTION METHODS

LIFE: It is possible to be reborn each instant.” – From Film: The Rains of Ranchipur. – Well, usually it takes a little longer. – JZ, 24.11.07. - CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT, REBIRTH, NEW IDEAS, NEW PRINCIPLES, SELF-IMPROVEMENT

LIFE: It is senseless to ask for “the” purpose of life when there are in reality ca. 10 millions different species and even very many different types of human beings, with endlessly different abilities and preferences, knowledge and aims, principles, thoughts and experiences, all of them different and also ever changing. All of them have the right to select their own purposes and strive towards them as much as they can or want to. Do you want to tie all their lives down to any purpose that you could or would define? Would you want them to define the purpose of your life for you, against your will? – JZ, 17.8.78, 24.11.07. – However, with Kant & Ulrich von Beckerath, I recognize an obligation to work towards a free, just and peaceful over-all society, probably made up of numerous and diverse free societies, all only for their volunteers and confined to their own affairs, without a territorial monopoly for any of them. – Within such a framework all kinds of rightful or self-responsible aims and purposes could be freely pursued by their believers and all kinds of experiments could be undertaken at their expense and risk, to prove or disprove their ideas, hypothesis or theories. - JZ, 16.10.13. - PURPOSE OF IT, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FREE EXPERIMENTATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM,

LIFE: It would be spectacularly amusing if it weren't so tragic. But the alternative to behavioral law is life itself. Life proceeding in all its ways. Seeking in all directions. Advancing through as many visions of living as there are people whose peaceable actions are unrestrained.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. – One can be, in such general terms, for panarchism or polyarchism but without ever stating these options in unmistakable terms, especially when it comes to basic individual rights and liberties. As a result, most people go on “subscribing” only to a single territorial or national “ideal”, which always requires for its realization its imposition upon dissenters, with numerous and high taxes, unreadable laws and large human sacrifices (ethnic cleansing, wars, civil wars, revolutions, mass murders of opposition members). Nevertheless, the territorialists still believe that they are tolerant, well enough informed and radical freedom-lovers! – JZ, 28.11.07, 27.12.10, 26.10.13. - BEHAVIORISM & LIBERTY, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS LIVES

LIFE: It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.” - Edna St. Vincent Millay – REPETITIVENESS. – Well, at least you don’t have to read the same book over and over. – By means of reading you can actually almost experience a great variety of lives. - JZ, 8.8.08. – BOOKS, READING

LIFE: It’s my life.” – Alistair Mclean, The Dark Crusader, p.234. - Laissez-Faire Books button of 1974.  – Also by now a rather common saying and perhaps also before A. M. wrote this. – JZ, 24.11.07. – Alas, our lives are actually still all too much in the hands of the territorial power addicts. Rights, liberty, freedom, individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, all suppressed by territorialism. – JZ, 27.12.10. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, MAN, GOVERMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM – DOWN TO HEALTH INSURANCE & POSTAL SERVICES

LIFE: Life (and all psychological expressions as part of life) moves ever toward overcoming, toward perfection, toward superiority, toward success. You cannot train or condition a human being for defeat.” - Alfred Adler, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGY, Vol 1, No. 1, 1935. – Quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – I think that the government-controlled schools are pretty successful in promoting statism and subordination under territorial governments. – JZ, 28.11.07. – EDUCATION, SELF-RESPECT, INDIVDIUALISM, STATISM, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

LIFE: Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.” – Emerson, Journals, 1847. – A thoughtless life or a life with all too few thoughts, is certainly not a full life and many intelligent people would not consider it to be worth living. - If man would only think all day mankind would soon be extinguished. – What if he is a drunk, a betting man or a gambler or a drug addict, a sports fanatic? Are such men really living then, by Emerson’s standard? – JZ, 14.11.07. - THOUGHTS,

LIFE: Life deals the cards; the way you play them is up to you.” – By? – Quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST, 4/94. – If only individual secessionism and personal law associations were already a real option for all peaceful adults. – JZ, 16.10.13. - SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-CONTROL, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

LIFE: life had only the meaning that a man gave to it, and that every man found in it the meaning he deserved.” – William Garner, The Deep, Deep Freeze, p.31. – That he deserved or choose for himself? – JZ, 16.10.13. - MEANING OF LIFE

LIFE: Life has a value only when it has something valuable as its object.” – Hegel, introduction to Philosophy of History, 1832, tr. John Sibree. – One’s own life, its activities, its aims, its potential, is also a primary value standard for each individual, by which he measures all other lives, activities and aims. As Kant pointed out, each life is not only a means to an end but an end in itself, well, as long as it does not threaten or attacks the lives of others. – JZ 14.11.07. - ITS VALUE

LIFE: Life has all rational and moral purposes! – JZ, 18.8.78. At least among somewhat rational and moral human beings. – Does death have a real purpose? I think that we could do well enough without it. Imagine the experience and wisdom of at least some human beings that are thousands of years old. – JZ, 24.11.07. - PURPOSE OF IT, AGING, LIFE EXTENSION, LONGEVITY, WISDOM, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, DEATH, IMMORATLITY ON EARTH & IN SPACE

LIFE: Life improves the capacity of the environment to sustain life. … Life makes needed nutrients more readily available. It binds more energy into the system through the tremendous chemical interplay from organism to organism.” - Frank Herbert, Dune, complete & unabridged edition, p.260. - The most important capital and resource are human beings - as long as they are free. - Free property and free exchange lead to ever more production and free exchanges and personal liberties. - JZ, 30.9.01, 7.2.02, 16.10.13. - ENVIRONMENT, EXCHANGE, IMPROVEMENTS, LIVING, FREEDOM, CAPITAL, RESOURCES, IDEAS

LIFE: Life is a horse, and either you ride it or it rides you.” – Gregory McDonald.

LIFE: Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe.” – A. N. Whitehead, 1861-1947, in A. Andrews Quotations, p.254. - INNOVATIONS, REPETITIVENESS, CREATIVENESS, CHANGE, REFORMISM

LIFE: Life is like a grind-stone. It either grinds you down or it polishes you up.” – Source? – As if full self-liberation were already possible under territorialism and its despotism. – Another case of flawed or all too limited alternatives. E.g., we might merely become accomplished liars or cheats. - JZ, 17.5.13.

LIFE: Life is not the highest goal.” - (Das Leben ist der Gueter Hoechstes nicht!) – Friedrich Schiller? – An unfree life is not the highest good. A free life is. – JZ, 28.1.98. – If it is morally and rationally used. – JZ, 27.12.10. - LIBERTY, FREEDOM, VALUES

LIFE: Life is so crowded with everyday (*), it takes great effort to stop aside and just watch and think.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – (*) affairs? – JZ - LIVING, THINK

LIFE: Life is suspended between orders and obedience.” – E. Leis, Impeachment, p.20. – LAW & ORDER, OBEDIENCE

LIFE: Life is that force which holds matter together.” – Porphyry: On Abstinence from Animal Food, c. 270. – As if there were no other forces that would hold matter together! Life is one of the forces that holds some matter together. Moreover, it reorganizes it in a way to make it somewhat mobile, growing and trying to achieve its various objectives. And, to survive, even vegetarians have to eat once living matter, chew it apart, raw or cooked, living things like plants and their seeds. Doctrines and generalizations lead to many wrong or flawed conclusions. – JZ, 14.11.07, 17.5.13, 16.10.13. – VEGETARIANISM, MEAT EATING, MAGNETISM, ELECTRICL FORCE, GRAVITY, GLUES, AMALGAMS

LIFE: Life is that power in the individual which can force external forces to obey an internal law.” – Ernst von Feutenleben: Zur Diätetik der Seele, I, 1838. – FREE WILL, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM

LIFE: Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.” – Samuel Butler, 1835-1902, in A. Andrews Quotations, p.255. – We haven’t even achieved general agreement on first principles as yet. – JZ, 16.10.13. - KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING, EXPERIENCE, PRINCIPLES

LIFE: Life is the faculty of spontaneous activity, the awareness that we have powers.” – Immanuel Kant, Lecture, 1775. – It is also the awareness that under the laws of Nature and those of territorial governments our spontaneous activities and our powers over all our own affairs, as well as our senses, brains, strengths and knowledge are all too limited, e.g. when compared with all the senses, brains and knowledge, abilities and powers dispersed all over mankind and its numerous records. – Even the Internet has not yet brought all of them effectively together in their multiple and very diverse common and special interests. - JZ, 16.10.13. - SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITY, POWER

LIFE: Life is what we make it.” – 1977 Collins Desk Calendar. – As if we were already free enough, fully in charge of our own lives and all of our own activities. – JZ, 30.11.07. – To reach that freedom of action should be our primary endeavor. – Let us make it free enough so that we can make it worthwhile, for all, most or many of us. - JZ, 4.2.09 16.10.13.

LIFE: Life itself is in the driver’s seat; we are only passengers.” – A. E. von Vogt, The Weapon Makers, p.111. -  Well, at last some of us try to be independent drivers or at least passengers in vehicles, which are on routes that we have chosen for ourselves. – What is right for worms, ants and bees is not necessarily right for individual human beings that are somewhat rational and moral. - JZ, 25.11.07, 16.10.13.

LIFE: Life must take life for the sake of life.” - Frank Herbert, Hellstrom's Hive, p.268. - Life may take aggressive life for the sake of non-aggressive life, as far as living of man with man and man with beasts, pests, and harmful microorganisms are  concerned. To the extent that he lives of domesticated animals and cultivated plants, we should take into consideration that most of these would not exist without man. Like plants and microorganisms, man has also begun to synthesise some of his food requirements. - JZ, 6.10.01, 16,10.13. - KILLING, DEATH, SELF-DEFENCE, SURVIVAL

LIFE: Life was not meant to be easy.” – Saying ascribed to former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, LP. – Well, it was certainly not meant, either, to be obstructed by politicians, legislators, bureaucrats their tributes and avalanches of laws. – JZ, 7.12.78, 24.11.07. – Who has the right to make it even harder than it is by nature? – JZ, 4.2.09. - EASY LIFE, Q., POLITICIANS AS PRODUCERS OF WRONGGUL OBSTACLES & BARRIERS

LIFE: Live life victoriously.” – Heard on TV, channel 4, 24.9.86. – Sometimes that’s a bit hard when you oppose territorial rulers and their laws and Warfare States and authoritarian to tyrannical territorial institutions and while most other humans are still statists and territorialists. – JZ, 14.11.07, 16.10.13. - VICTORY

LIFE: Living is having and following a purpose.” – Ron Hubbard, THE AUDITOR, 7/78. – Have you selected your own as yet and, sufficiently, prepared yourself for it? – JZ, 24.11.07, 27.12.10. – LIFE, PURPOSE OF IT

LIFE: Living things shall be allowed to breathe and grow.” – From 10 commandments for liberation, Alta, reprinted in RED & BLACK, 4/73. - Even if they are parasites on human life? – JZ, 25.11.07. - Do fish, microbes, worms, beatles, lice, fleas, cancers and viruses breathe? Even plants do not breathe-in oxygen but, rather, excrete it. – JZ, 7.2.09.

LIFE: Living was struggling to do something impossible – to succeed, or die, knowing you had tried.” – Anne McCaffrey, Dragonrider, ANALOG, Dec. 67. – A free and natural life offers struggle enough. We do not add to life but merely to struggles, sacrifices and failures by adding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and governments. – JZ, 14.7.94. - While one can never quite or absolutely reach an ideal, one can at least approach it or know that one had tried to reach or approach it. – JZ, 14.11.07, 16.7.13.

LIFE: Look, pal, I'm not religious either. But I'm a great believer in life. It's the one thing everybody gets and nobody earns. It's the only sense it's true that all men are created equal. Life is a gift. The gift, and that lazy old bitch squandered it. Wasted it. Made nothing of it.” - David Houston, Substance X, p.54. - A GIFT, EQUALITY

LIFE: Making a life comes before making a living.” - Author Unknown. - Can one really live without earning one's living via free exchange? Do parasites and coercers really live? Do they realize all their creative potential and is it valued by those, whom they serve in free exchange? Can they experience moral and rational self-respect? Should fathers and mothers put new life into this world while unable to support it? - JZ, 26.11.02. - SELF-SUPPORT, LIVING, VALUES, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-SUPPORT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEPENDANTS

LIFE: man does not live by bread alone, but without bread he does not live.” – Frank Goble, Beyond Failure, p.30. – Actually, I believe that there are many people in the world who live off alternatives to bread, e.g. rice or pan cakes. For most of its existence mankind lived without bread, like hunters and food gatherers do, certainly for all the time, millions of years, before fire was used for food preparation. – JZ, 1.12.07. - BREAD

LIFE: Man's life is the STANDARD of morality, but your own life is its PURPOSE. If existence on earth is your goal, you must choose your actions and values by the standard of that which is proper to man - for the purpose of preserving, fulfilling and enjoying the irreplaceable value which is your life.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.940.

LIFE: Nietzsche goes on to say that the State was invented for the superfluous. I call it the State where everyone, good or bad, is a poison drinker: the State where everyone, good and bad, loses himself: the State where universal slow suicide is called – life! It beckons the ‘preachers of death’. It claims that there is nothing greater on earth and that it is the ‘regulating finger of God’. …” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.161. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, LAW & ORDER

LIFE: No man has the mortgage on the life or property of another.” – Patrick Brooks, FREE ENTERPRISE, 11/74. – Mortgages on land and buildings make is possible for many to build a home for themselves. – Thus I would eliminate the “or property” in the above statement. – JZ, 27.12.10.

LIFE: Not with my life you don’t.” – Tom Copeland, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 21.8.72. – I believe George Kysor wrote to me, some time ago, that many to most issues are now online. Look also under THE CONNECTION. – JZ, 24.11.07.

LIFE: One lives only once!” – More pleasant, direct and instructive as it often is, through one’s own life one can gather much less experience than through reading and listening to others. – JZ, 6.7.82. - Quite right. So one should not waste any part of one’s life on more or less trivial amusements. – Usually this common saying is uttered as an excuse for not even thinking seriously once a week about anything but one’s work and daily living. – JZ, n.d. & 26.11.07. – LIFE, LIVES, JUST TO ENJOY ONESELF? , THE OWN LIFE & READING ABOUT LIVES & IDEAS OF OTHERS, BOOKS, HAPPINESS

LIFE: Or is the planner to be elected? If the socialist believes that the people can choose this all-wise man or group, why doesn’t he think that these same people, individually, are capable of running their own lives? It is certainly simpler to run one’s own life than to attempt to run everyone else’s. This question has never been answered.” – Duncan Yuille, Freedom & Socialism. - Let each follow his own leader – as long as he can stand him, always at the own cost and risk! – JZ, 24.11.07. - RUN THE OWN LIFE, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, CENTRAL PLANNING

LIFE: Our journey through life is largely a voyage of discovery, not of manufacture.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Spring 78, p.2. - Should it not be rather the other way around, provided we “manufacture” or create or establish something worthwhile, e.g. a free, enlightened, peaceful, just, tolerant life and various free societies to live it in, according to one’s own individual choices? – JZ, 24.11.07.

LIFE: Own yourself: What men or women do with their bodies is their own affair.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.28.– Correct, but are the unborn only parts of women’s bodies or already new and different humans in their first stage, comparable to temporary tenants? – JZ, 25.11.07, 16.10.13. – ABORTION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, ABORTION, SELF-DETERMINATION

LIFE: People ought to be in charge of their own life.” – Prof. Paul Johnson, 13.4.78. – Provided they are not crippled, or retarded and sufficiently grown up. Otherwise they may need guardians or other supporters or they will die. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, EGOISM INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS, MAN, ADULTHOOD, MATURITY, RATIONALITY, PHYSICAL & MENTAL ABILITY

LIFE: Rather than wholesale destruction of today's government, we advocate its replacement (preferably peaceful) with a natural system of order consistent with Life and Liberty for individuals.” - W. Robert Black, THE NEW BANNER, - 18.12.1972. – However, all territorial governments have to become replaced – by governments and societies for volunteers only. Territorialism amounts to the worst monopoly, power, centralization, authoritarianism and collectivism of all and has no right to continue to exist. – JZ, 4.2.09, 16.10.13. - LIBERTY, ORDER, LIBERTARIANISM VS. GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

LIFE: Reflect that life, like every other blessing, // Derives its value from its use alone.” – Samuel Johnson, Irene, III, 1749. – What value has the life of a drunkard or drug addict? – JZ, 27.12.10. - Or that of a power addict, which is, probably, the worst addiction of all and most harmful to mankind. – JZ, 16.10.13.

LIFE: Reverting to the concept of natural rights – basic in capitalistic thought – we find that its tap-root is the will to live. Out of this primordial desire for existence comes the idea that no man may lay claim to another man’s life. How does that line up with military conscription? It doesn’t, and the only way you can logically support conscription is to invoke the communist principle that the right to life is conditioned by the needs of the State.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is A Crowd, p.81. - WILL TO LIVE, MAN, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW, CONSCRIPTION, COMMUNISM, CAPITALISM & THE STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIFE: Run your own life – and nothing else – except governments – out. – JZ, 74. – Don’t let any territorial government run, or, rather, mismanage your own life. Run it yourself or join only a government or society of like-minded volunteers, and do reserve the right to secede from it as well, should you change your mind. – JZ, 24.11.07. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RUNNING THE OWN LIFE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LIFE: Spencer begins with a famous definition: “Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations. (Principles of Biology, New York, 1910, I, 99.) The completeness of life depends on the completeness of this correspondence; and life is perfect when the correspondence is perfect. ...” - Durant, Herbert Spencer, p.28. – That is merely the description of life’s biological robots, not of human life as that of somewhat rational or even reasonable beings. - Note how reason, morality, principles, freedom of action and experimentation, tolerance, peace, progress, are all excluded by this merely biological point of view. Luckily, in other writings, Spencer went beyond this point of view. – JZ, 24.11.07. – Especially in his chapter “The Right to Ignore the State” in his “Social Statics”, in the original edition. – JZ, 16.10.13.

LIFE: Take life as you find it, but don't leave it that way.” - Author Unknown.

LIFE: taking someone else’s life abrogates your own right to live.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, 326. – Not when it is done in the defence of any basic right or liberty against a violent criminal or other aggressor. – JZ, 27.12.10. - RIGHT TO LIFE, MURDER

LIFE: The “right to life” does not mean the right to be kept alive by someone else.” – David Taylor, 5.6.85. – It means exactly that, for the unborn and for minors, until they have been taught to fend for themselves. To teach them to fend for themselves, once they are ready for this, is one of the first responsibilities of parents and other guardians. – JZ, 12.6.85, 27.12.10, 16.10.13. 

LIFE: The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down.” – F. (Flip) Wilson, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.233. - It is not good enough to be market-oriented only in some spheres while, otherwise, the territorial Warfare State still prevails. – One should measure the costs of living in sounder value standards than e.g. the depreciating paper dollars etc. of territorial governments. Moreover, in the living expenses one should not have to include the costs of governmental “services”, supposedly only helpful and protective - while some of them even threaten to wipe mankind out. Costs of privately or cooperatively provided services should be shown up separately and opposite to the costs of “public services” or public disservices to involuntary victims. – JZ, 11.9.07. - SURVIVAL CHANCES & LIVING COSTS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LIFE: The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.” - Zeno, From Diogenes Laertius, VII, 87. - Should we have stayed up in the trees, or later, in caves, or, later, in nomad tents or, later, in peasant cottages? - Can one opt out of nature at all? Do not even astronauts abide by the laws of nature in order to survive? - JZ, 26.11.02. – We do have that in common with rats, flies, lice and plants. - JZ, 4.2.09. – Cannibalism exists among some animals and insects. Should, therefore, human beings be cannibals, too? – JZ, 7.2.09. - LIVING, NATURE

LIFE: The goal of life is ultimately the fullest experience of life itself.” – William F. O’Neill in summarizing Ayn Rand’s philosophy, p.32. of his book on A. R. - And that requires the fullest liberation of man. Otherwise his experiences will be all too limited and largely controlled by others. – An unfree and unreasoning and unethical experience of life is also lived by worms and flies, lice and fish. - JZ, 25.11.07. - GOAL, PURPOSE, MEANING

LIFE: The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.” - Thomas Jefferson. – How many liberties and rights were really given to us by a God or Nature – and how many of them were we ever quite free to enjoy? (*) Where we also given the force to protect our rights and liberties? – Are the liberties “given” to us really to powerless against “force”, e.g. against war mongers, dictators, tyrants, tax gatherers, politicians and bureaucrats? - Define “the hand of force”! - JZ, 4.2.09. – Compare: The God, who gave us iron, did not want any slaves. (Der Gott, der uns Eisen gab, der wollte keine Knechte. – Source?) – If we had waited for such a gift – from such a source – we would still be waiting for it!  - JZ, 17.5.13. – (*) Can we find all of them clearly stated e.g. in the Bible or in the Koran? – JZ, 16.10.13. - LIBERTY, FORCE & DESTRUCTION, , INBORN RIGHTS, GOD, RELIGIONS, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS

LIFE: the greatest freedom of all, the freedom to live!” – Ralph Bradford, FREEDOM, 2/74. – Is a slave, serf or subject of a totalitarian regime free while he is still allowed to live? – JZ, 4.2.09. - FREEDOM,

LIFE: The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.” - William James. - But at least promotes some other lives, e.g. those of one's descendants or of other people one values. (*) And why spend it or sacrifice it when longevity or even immortality might come within our reach? Life itself is a way for making a system self-sustaining, although its matter and energy remain ever-changing. - JZ, 26.11.02, 27.12.10. – (*) What good would it do to scratch e.g. one’s name deeply into a large rock? – JZ, 16.10.13. - PURPOSE, AIMS, STRIVING, IDEALS, IDEAS, TRIVIAL ACTIVITIES

LIFE: The life which is unexamined is not worth living.” - Plato. – Also ascribed to Socrates. See below under “The unexamined life ….” – JZ - SELF-EXAMINATION, SELF-KNOWLEDGE, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-HELP

LIFE: The life you create will be your own, and you only get one chance.” – Wolverine, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 10.7.72. – What will she have made of hers, in the meantime? – JZ, 24.11.07.

LIFE: The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyed Wright. - - Except the own life, that of an aging body! – JZ, 18.11.07. – AGE, DISEASES, SICKNESSES

LIFE: The longer life, the greater grief.” – Randle Cotgrave, French-English Dictionary, 1611. – “A bridge of groans across a stream of tears.” – P. J. Bailey, Festus, 1838. - The longer life, and the more free, the more achievements and pleasures are possible. – JZ, 2.11.85. - LONGEVITY, DEATHISM,

LIFE: The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.” - Henri Frederic Amiel - INNER & OUTER LIFE, LIFE OF THE MIND, MAN, BEING HUMAN, THINKING, IDEALISM, REASONS VS. EMOTIONAL ACTIONS, MERE SENSORY GRATIFICATIONS

LIFE: The Meaning of Life is infinite. It is precisely what every human soul chooses to make of it.” – A character on p.513 of Barrett Tillman: The Sixth Battle. - MEANING OF LIFE, INDIVIDUALISM

LIFE: The more I think of it, the more evident it appears to me, that life exists simply for the purpose of being lived.” – Goethe. – Not one of his many better statements. I would have expected a much better judgment from him. After all, he was partly a contemporary of Immanuel Kant. – JZ, 24.11.07, 16.10.13. - PURPOSE OF IT,

LIFE: The purpose of action … is not to replace life with politics.” - Jonathan Schell, The Fate of the Earth, p.227. - … but, rather, to let tolerant and diverse forms of life, within communities of volunteers develop quite freely, replacing conventional territorial politics, laws and institutions. – JZ, 1982, 23.9.07, 16.10.13. - POLITICS & TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM

LIFE: The purpose of my piece was that life does actually go on in its own way, quite independently of men’s textbooks, and that the way to find out about it is to look at it, rather than to duck into the book. The crossbreeding between different species and genera is going on, no matter what the book says. ...” – David Cort, Social Astonishments, p.22. – It is also important that it tends to produce better human beings. I found it astonishing that even the human egg, about to be fertilized, still distinguishes between different individual sperms. It is not simply accepting the first comer but being discriminating in its kind of “embrace”. – To that extent the human egg and sperm are already somewhat individualistic, although not complete individuals. - JZ, 30.11.07. – According to another view, several “cannon-shots” are required to breach its walls. – The case for the above assumed “selectivity” is not proven, to my knowledge. It may be still another case of just chance. - JZ, 18.1.08, 4.2.09. - RACES, SPECIES, INTERMINGLING

LIFE: The reason for choosing life as one’s primary value over all other possibilities is that life is a prerequisite to all other values.” - The Wolverine, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION No. 34. – However, rulers often preferred the death of others, their victims, as a prerequisite for achieving their own values, regardless of the costs to others. – JZ, 26.11.07. – The religion and politics of statist territorialism does still require human sacrifices, either to its internal terrorism or to the nature of its Warfare States. – JZ, 16.10.13.

LIFE: The right to life and the obligation to let live (as far as it goes!) are practised by secession and tolerance for the personal laws and exterritorial institutions of others. - JZ, 2.6.84. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

LIFE: The right to life meant more than mere survival; it implied that each person is manager of his own life and is, therefore, the slave of neither the state nor of any other person or collection thereof.” – Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. - RIGHT TO LIFE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELD-DETERMINATION

LIFE: The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive.” - Robert Heinlein. – Amoebas don’t get out of it. They simply continue to split. If wounds can heal and fingernails and hair grow again and again, why should not rejuvenation of the whole body become possible one day? But if we leave such research to governments … JZ, 4.2.09. - IMMORTALITY, LIFE EXTENSION, LONGEVITY, AGING

LIFE: The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates. – This examination ought to be undertaken by oneself rather than only by some others. – JZ, 4.2.09, 16.10.13. - LIVING, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, JUDGMENT

LIFE: There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method and discipline.” – Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III, 1588. – Would it really be such a disaster if libertarians disciplined themselves to bring order and method into making all their knowledge, ideas, opinions and talents systematically, cheaply, easily and permanently accessible? – JZ, 14.11.07. - ORDER, METHOD & DISCIPLINE, LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT EFFORTS, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER, KNOWLEDGE, REFERENCES, LIBRARIES, PUBLISHING, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT

LIFE: There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers, by living productively.” - Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, 1947, p.3. - MEANING, PURPOSE, MAN

LIFE: There is no scientific reason to believe that life was ever intended; it is simply a property of matter under certain conditions.” – Poul Anderson, Is there Life on Other Worlds? – That does not mean that we could not or should not make the best of it – JZ, 27.11.78. - Or that each individual could not give his life the kind of purpose he considers to be most important. – JZ, 24.11.07. - The purpose of life is to find a purpose for it, each for himself. – JZ, 5.11.82. - PURPOSE, AIM,

LIFE: They were ‘not proponents of a monistic outlook, thought or action’, but had a mentality capable of accommodating a pluralistic view of the world, and so believed that life is worthwhile when it permits the full realization of all the possibilities, all the new departures contained in it.” – Review of Ivan KREMNEV, The Journey of My Brother Alexei to the Land of Peasant Utopia, in FREEDOM, 25.11.78. - PLURALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. MONISM

LIFE: This is my life.” & “Let me live it my way.” – Snatches from one or several songs.

LIFE: To ask for the purpose of life is as senseless as to ask for the truth, the purpose of freedom of the press, of freedom itself etc. They simply allow all rightful options and these should all be freely chosen by individuals and only for themselves and like-minded people. – JZ, 17.8.78, 24.11.07. - PURPOSE OF IT

LIFE: To create this simple world out of plain elements and to let it roll in the rays of the sun for endless years, would have provided him with less fun when he had not had the plan to establish on this material platform a kind of botanic garden for a world of mental beings.” – Goethe, Gespraeche mit Eckermann, Schluss. (Diese plumpe Welt aus einfachen Elementen zusammenzusetzen und sie jahraus, jahrein in den Strahlen der Sonne rollen zu lassen, haette ihm sicher wenig Spass gemacht, wenn er nicht den Plan gehabt haette, sich auf dieser materiellen Unterlage eine Pflanzschule fuer eine Welt von Geistern zu gruenden.) - PURPOSE, SENSE, AIM, DUTY, MIND, GROWTH, GOD,

LIFE: To live the life proper to a man, one requires the highest feasible degree of freedom.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.03. - LIVING, MAN

LIFE: To most of us the real life is the life we do not lead.” – Oscar Wilde, The English Renaissance of Art, lecture in N.Y., Jan. 9, 1882.

LIFE: To think is to live.” – (Vivere est cogitare.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes. – Even if one is in a slave labor or extermination camp as a result? What good is the best kind of thinking without full freedom to act upon it? – JZ, 4.2.09. – THINK, THOUGHT, IDEAS, REASON,

LIFE: Today we anticipate when new life is discovered on a distant world, life that shares with us that sum of values we call Civilization.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, 200. – As if we had already achieved civilization! There are still governments stockpiling mass extermination devices and those trying to acquire them! – I would take this remark more serious if we had already compiled and accepted an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties. – Until then we are still barbarians and any intelligent and moral aliens would rightly class us as such. - JZ, 4.2.09. – CIVILIZATION, ALIENS, RATIONAL OR EVEN REASONABLE BEINGS, CIVILIZATION

LIFE: Tolerant actions promote life, intolerant actions promote death. – JZ, n.d. - DEATH & TOLERANCE

LIFE: Too few really dare to give themselves the chance to live their own lives, make their own mistakes and enjoy their own successes.” – George Boardman. - LIVING THE OWN LIFE

LIFE: We live for the cause? No, the cause gives us life. – JZ, 10.3.90. – Otherwise we merely exist, just like an animal or an insect or a plant. – JZ, 18.11.07. – What is the value of a life without a worthwhile purpose? – JZ, 4.2.09. - LIVES & CAUSES,

LIFE: We need not continue to live like we lived yesterday. Free yourself from this notion and a thousand possibilities invite us to a new life.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, 152, written 1905. - OPTIONS, OPPORTUNITIES, HABITS, RUTS, TRADITIONS, CUSTOMS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FREE CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDO, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION

LIFE: We still argue the details, but it is conceded almost everywhere that we are not the masters of nature that we thought ourselves; we are as dependent on the rest of life as are the leaves or midges or fish. We are part of the system. One way to put it is that the earth is a loosely formed, spherical organism, with all its working parts linked in symbiosis. We are, in this view, neither owners nor operators; at best we might see ourselves as motile tissue specialized for receiving information – perhaps, in the best of all possible worlds, functioning as a nervous system for the whole being.” – Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell, p.122. – Note that principles, ideas, thoughts, reason, justice, rights, peace, freedom, tolerance, individualism, first principles - are all excluded from this point of view. – JZ, 24.11.07, 16.10.13. - MAN, EARTH, GAIA, GREENIES,

LIFE: Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people can't. But I don't believe that the Federal Government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, particularly when there is a moral factor involved.” - President Jimmy Carter, in answer to a question asking whether it is fair that women who can afford abortions can get them while women who cannot afford them are precluded, news conference, Washington, D.C., July 12, 1977. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1977, book 2, p.1237. – What about fairness to the unborn? – JZ, 27.12.10. – Human life does certainly not begin only at birth. Even the baby and infants remain largely dependent rather than becoming self-supporting. The term “taking the first breath of life” should not be taking literally.  Fish don’t breathe air, either, but are definitely alive. – JZ, 16.10.13. - ABORTION, FAIRNESS, WEALTH, POVERTY, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, EQUALITY, OPPORTUNITIES, MORALITY

LIFE: Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objections to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults of the first. - Benjamin Franklin. – Another version: Were the offer made true, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask should be the privilege of the author, to correct, in a second edition, certain errors of the first.” - Benjamin Franklin. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT, SECOND CHANCE, LIFE EXTENTION, CHOICE

LIFE: What use is the universe without life that can wonder at it?” - Poul Anderson, The Byworlder, p.160. - UNIVERSE, VALUES

LIFE: What was Man, what was life itself, but a trace element, an insignificant contamination in the vast, dead universe? In the whole of the Galaxy, life was statistically insignificant. The total mass of all living protoplasm since the dawn of time did not equal the mass of one unimportant, dead dwarf star. And sentience was but the billionth part of all the life in the universe. – The part that cared, that gave the dead rock and the fiery gas meaning.” – Norman Spinrad, The Solarians, p.112. – By themselves the rock and the fire are still meaningless. – Only conscious and intelligent life can have some meaning. - JZ, 27.12.10. - MAN, UNIVERSE, INTELLIGENCE, MEANING

LIFE: When I hear somebody sigh that, “life is hard”, I am always tempted to ask: “Compared to What?” – Sydney Harris, born 1917, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.254. - HARDNESS,

LIFE: When life lands you a lemon, make lemonade.” – Greg Rollins, If at First You Don’t Succeed …, ANALOG 1/93, p.209. – Compare: “Every problem is only an opportunity in disguise.” – “Every question, properly put, contains already a seed to its proper answer”. - JZ, 20.11.07. - LUCK, LEMONS, INITIATIVE & OPPORTUNITIES

LIFE: When we remember that this life is our first, last, and only chance, that “Only to youth will spring be spring," while each day brings us nearer to our final dissolution, the cruelty of expecting any one to sacrifice his or her possibilities of happiness – whether the possibilities be of a high or low order – is apparent. And it is more apparent to those of the widest sympathies than to the narrow-minded regulationist.” – Badcock, Slaves to Duty. – LIBERTY, SACRIFICES, ALTRUISM, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT, LIVING THE OWN LIFE

LIFE: Wherever you go, it should be fun. Life is an adventure, not a burden.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. - It should not only be used as fun but also as a means to fulfill self-chosen rational and moral tasks. – He did his bit by passing on the freedom advice he could give, in his books and speeches. - JZ, 25.11.07. – Not all of life’s chores, not even all libertarian ones are fun! That may be the reason why so many of the latter still remain undone! – JZ, 4.2.09. – LIFE AS FUN INSTEAD OF BEING CONSIDERED A BURDEN, A CHORE OR AN OBLIGATION OR DUTY & RESPONSIBILITY

LIFE: Who Shall Live Your Life? Now, it may be true that a lot of people exercise but little wisdom in running their own lives, but it is a non sequitur to deduce from this that A’s situation will be improved if B runs A’s life for him against A’s will! We know that this cannot work because it violates the basic law of life, a law as fundamental in human affairs as the law of gravity in Newtonian physics: Each person is in control of his own life, and if he doesn’t take charge of himself no one can assume this responsibility for him.” – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 7/75. – Q., SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIFE: Whose life is it anyway?” – From film The Incredible Bread Machine.” - SELF-OWNERSHIP, PEOPLE TREATED AS PROPERTY

LIFE: Whose life is it, anyway?” – “I rather do it my way.” – “Leave me alone!” - Common sayings. – Alas, only very few have so far thought these general notions and others to their ultimate conclusion, the right to live as independently as possible and choose or establish one’s own panarchy or free society for oneself? – JZ, 27.12.10. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIFE: Why are we so fond of a life that begins with a cry and ends with a groan?” – Mary, Countess of Warwick; on her deathbed, 1678. – Because there can be something worthwhile in-between. – JZ, 2.11.85. – Or ought to be, if we give it a chance or take some chances. – JZ, 14.11.07, 16.10.13.

LIFE: Without knowing full liberty and its potential we do not properly know the full value of life, either. – JZ, 3.2.93. At most we do then appreciate some of the remaining or already gained liberties and rights. – JZ, 14.11.07. - FREEDOM, VOTING

LIFE: You may be wise or foolish in your actions, but any man who tries to run your life for you, whether he is your next door neighbour or the Prime Minister, is a criminal, pure and simple.” – Ducan Yuille: Human Rights, a Workers Party leaflet, of ca. 1975. – Unless he does so with your individual consent. – JZ, 27.12.10. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, CRIME, GOVERNMENT, INTERFERENCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, RUNNING THE OWN LIFE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS & CRIME

LIFE: You must make your own life, live you own life and die your own death … or else you will die another’s.” – Alfred Bester, Starburst, p.113. Also in his Fondly Fahrenheit, p.224 of James Gunn, The Road to Science Fiction, # 3, From Heinlein to Here. - DEATH, SELF-OWNERSHIP, AUTONOMY, SELF-MADE MEN, CHOICES, VALUES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, OWN LIFE

LIFE: You should have more control of your life. Everybody should have more control over his life.” – From Film “Last Cry for Help”, which I saw on 7.10.87. – JZ. - CONTROL OVER IT, AUTONOMY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT

LIFE: Your life is your own; so don’t let anyone tell you that they have the right to live it for you.” – Duncan Yuille, Human Rights, a Workers Party leaflet, of ca. 1975. - And be it “only” by confiscating much of your earnings or prescribing much of your spending. – JZ, 24.11.07. - OWN LIFE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM

LIFESTYLE: Freer and better “lifestyle returns are not taxable.” – LP Talk, US, 1990. - TAXATION

LIFESTYLE: Yet, conservatives are horrified by our advocacy of personal freedom. We believe that no individual or government should interfere with an individual's peaceful life-style. That is, a person's morality is that person's business. No one should be empowered to dictate what other people may read, see, experience or eat. And that morality cannot be legislated. Of course, this does not make us popular with right-wing conservatives. They believe that libertarians are kooks, odd-balls and radicals. This is unfortunate since many conservatives have healthy views, on economic freedom.” – From a leaflet of the Society for Libertarian Life. - Many of the conservatives have still retained the intolerance of “Christians” in this respect. Alas, other religions have also led to many intolerant laws. – JZ, 28.11.07. - CONSERVATIVES, CHRISTIANS, LIBERTARIANS, MORALITY, RELIGIONS

LIGHT: Authoritarians hate libertarians as nocturnal beasts hate light.” – Charles T. Sprading, Freedom and Its Fundamentals. - ENLIGHTENMENT, AUTHORITARIANS, LIBERTARIANS, COMMUNISTS, ANARCHISTS, ANARCHIST COMMUNISTS

LIGHT: Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” - Desiderius Erasmus. – Even a large sun or galaxy cannot, sufficiently, light up the whole universe. – JZ, 5.1.08. - ENLIGHTENMENT

LIGHT: Give Light.” – From THE INTERNATIONAL, in For Freedom, an anthology ed. by R. G. Davis Poynter, p.14. - ENLIGHTENMENT

LIGHT: If you light a candle in a very dark place it shines a long way.” – Tom Dooley, READERS DIGEST, 1/77. - But, so far, so very much can get in its way! And how many see it in a dark and enclosed room? E.g. a good idea in a rare book in your library or in your correspondence? – Even bestsellers have so far reached only a fraction of the reading public. - JZ, 25.11.07. -  CANDLE, ENLIGHTENMENT, TRUTH, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIGHT: It is better to give or to receive a drop of light than an ocean of darkness.” – Joubert, Gedanken und Maximen, Die franzoesischen Moralisten, S.242, ed. Dieterich. (Es ist besser, einen Tropfen Licht zu geben oder zu empfangen als einen Ozean von Dunkelheit.) - ENLIGHTENMENT & IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES,

LIGHT: It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese proverb, according to C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.74. - CANDLE VS. DARKNESS,

LIGHT: Light – more light!” - Deathbed words of Goethe. – Did he wish for it or see it? – JZ - ENLIGHTENMENT

LIGHT: Living In Good High Thought: LIGHT.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78.

LIGHT: Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.” – Sifre Behaaloteka, 93. – Reading, writing, teaching and lecturing can use up a lifetime’s candle, too. – JZ 25.6.92. – And all too often it does not lighten enough other candles. – I rather advocate assembling all freedom knowledge on a single HD – and duplicate and distribute its disk as cheaply and widely as possible. Curiously enough, laser light is involved in producing and reading them. – JZ 18.11.07. - ENLIGHTENMENT, INDIVIDUALS, CANDLES, DISKS, CD PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC LIBRARY

LIGHT: Still it is nowhere bright – but it dawns, it dawns …” - John Henry Mackay, Abrechung, p.168. (Noch ist nirgends Licht. Aber es daemmert. Es daemmert …) - ENLIGHTENMENT

LIGHT: The darkness declares the glory of the light.” – T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral, 1935. - Compare: “Stars shine only in the night.” – “What explains freedom best is its absence.”

LIGHT: There is not enough darkness in all of the world to put out the light of one small candle.' - On a new gravestone in England right after World War Two. - Author Unknown. - A rather unsuitable place for this quote, seeing how many lights WW and its after-effects, like the great 1918 influenza epidemic, did extinguish. - JZ, 11.10.02. - There is not enough darkness in the whole world to put out the light of one wee candle.” – Inscription on an old tombstone in Scotland, as reported by Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.155. – The great darkness, death, did certainly put out the wee light of earthly living that was buried under that tombstone. – Moreover, seeing how innovators, reformers, discoverers and inventors are usually treated and remain largely unknown or even blocked or killed in or for their advances, this point of view is not very realistic. We are still far from having established market processes and institutions that would utilize all liberating and helpful lights and reward them. - Or, as Read used to put it: “release all creative energies.” – JZ, 25.11.07. – There is not enough darkness in the whole world to extinguish the light of one small candle. - Spanish proverb. –  DARKNESS & CANDLES, OPTIMISM VS. PESSIMISM. ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, PUBLICITY, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEWS COLLECTION, NEW DRAFT, PEACE PLANS 20, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, EDUCATION, PREJUDICES, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE

LIGHTHOUSES, PRIVATE: The early history shows that, contrary to the belief of many economists, a lighthouse service can be provided by private enterprise. In those days, shipowners and shippers could petition the Crown to allow a private individual to construct a lighthouse and to levy a (specified) toll on ships benefitting from it. The lighthouses were built, operated, financed and owned by private individuals, who could sell the lighthouse or dispose of it by bequest. The role of the government was limited to the establishment and enforcement of property rights in the lighthouse. The charges were collected at the ports by agents for the lighthouses. The problem of enforcement was no different for them than for other suppliers of goods and services to the shipowner. ... We may conclude that economists should not use the lighthouse as an example of a service, which could only be provided by the government. - Ronald H. Coase - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 4.9.13.

LIKE: Do what you like.” (Fais ce que voudras.) – Rabelais, Works, Bk. I, ch.57. The rule of the Thelemites. And let others do the same! – JZ, n.d. – TOLERANCE, NON-INTERVENTION, NON-AGGRESSIVENESS, PEACEFULNESS, ZAP, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE, TOLERANCE FOR THE TOLERANT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LIKEMINDED ASSOCIATES: With truly like-minded people one cannot split in the long run, one always reconciles again, but with fundamental opponents one will always try in vain to stay together. Again and again there will be breaches.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Mit wahrhaft Gleichgesinnten kann man sich auf die Laenge nicht entzweien, man findet sich immer wieder einmal zusammen; mit eigentlich Widergesinnten versucht man umsonst Einigkeit zu halten, es bricht immer wieder einmal auseinander.“ - Thus: Panarchism even for one’s opponents! – JZ, 15.9.08. - VOLUNTEERS, OPPONENTS, UNITED FRONTS OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL?

LIMITATIONS: Awareness of the own limitations and of the unknown potential in others. – JZ, 75/76, after reading Leonard E. Read: “ … confess to knowing nothing … know-it-all-ness is indeed a major source of our social ills, let’s get rid of this weakness!” – Leonard E. Read: Then Truth Will Out, p.22.

LIMITATIONS: awareness of their limitations teaches them not to meddle or become bothersome “authorities” on everything. Such enlightened humility surely is an earmark of wisdom.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.22. – Alas, many such general statements still did not lead Read to panarchism. – JZ, 27.12.10. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LIMITATIONS: Every limitation in freedom makes the next limitation seem less shocking and more acceptable.” – Anthony Lejeune, Freedom and the Politicians. - GRADUALISM, SALAMI TACTICS, CONDITIONING

LIMITATIONS: individuals needed a profound sense of their own limitations.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, p.109.

LIMITATIONS: it is necessary that each recognize his own limitations before he can even begin to realize his potentialities.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.32. – But to find and recognize his limitations, he will also have to try out his potentials, as a child will try, e.g. by running as fast as it can. – JZ, 25.11.07. – POTENTIALS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

LIMITATIONS: The history of human liberty, as Woodrow Wilson reminded us, is the history of limitations placed on governmental power. As government expands, the liberty of every one of us contracts.” – Leonard E. Read in ? – By how much was government power expanded under the rule of Woodrow Wilson as President of the USA? – JZ, 25.11.07. - ON GOVERNMENT POWER & LIBERTY

LIMITATIONS: The libertarian thinker is one who has an awareness of his own shortcomings.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.6. – But he should also be aware of his own potentials, as indicated e.g. by a comprehensive declaration of individual rights and liberties, not only by e.g. one or the other supposedly holy book or all too incomplete and flawed governmental bill of rights. – JZ, 25.11.07, 16.10.13. – LIMITS, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: (LeFevre fans hundreds of pages of the book in front of the audience.) As you see, this is called a "limited government of checks and balances." What happened? The Executive Branch runs from page 83 to page 662. What happened is exactly what happened before. - We built this kind of structure, and we put three of these things on it. (LeFevre draws three closely fitted pyramids together on a blackboard and draws the middle pyramid larger and larger until it engulfs the two small pyramids.) And we said they will check each other. The result was that one of them got bigger and bigger and bigger, and you're back where you started. Why? Because, ladies and gentlemen, there is no such thing as "limited government," anymore than there is such a thing as "good government." That's impossible.” – Robert LeFevre, Good Government …p.19. - GOOD GOVERNMENT, CHECKS & BALANCES, EXECUTIVE GOVERNMENT, DIVISION OF POWERS, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.” – Barry Goldwater (1964) - No government should have more than voluntary victims - and even these only as long as they are prepared to remain so victimized, instead of seceding. - JZ, 22.11.06, 16.10.13. - SIZE & POWER OF GOVERNMENTS, BIG GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A limited government also suppresses all those aspects of a truly free society that could and would replace a limited government. It does so by its exclusive territorial sovereignty claim and practice, by its compulsory membership or subordination in “its” territory, by centralization, exclusive constitution, legislation, jurisdiction, police and military forces and its supposedly ideal prison or other penal system. – JZ, 7.4.91. It is still far removed from a truly free society – consisting of many peacefully coexisting societies, all free in their self-chosen differences, which might be statist ones but all only with voluntary members and without any territorial monopoly and. – JZ, 14.11.07, 16.10.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MONOPOLISM, CENTRALIZATION

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A limited government is a contradiction in terms.” – Robert LeFevre, The Fundamentals of Liberty. - True for territorial governments but not a judgment applicable to various forms of governments for volunteers only that are exterritorially autonomous under personal laws. - While LeFevre reprinted the classical article by de Puydt on panarchy, he had not sufficiently discussed it and integrated it into his otherwise excellent freedom philosophy. I saw no panarchistic writings in his library, either, apart from that article. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. –His remark is true only for territorial governments, not for the governance systems of volunteers, all of them confined to personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 25.4.13. – All voluntary associations are naturally limited by their voluntarism. All compulsory and especially compulsory territorial organizations are essentially unlimited in their powers and demonstrate this all too often, all too much and for all too long. – JZ, 19.5.13. – A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM,

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A limited government is no better than a limited slavery. It should not be mixed up with freedom. It becomes also, inevitably, corrupted by power, especially the power involved in its territorial privilege and its compulsory territorial membership. – JZ, 18.11.78, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A limited or minimal government is only one of many free enterprise choices which should be offered to potential citizens or members, all of which should be sovereign consumers or customers for all kinds of governmental, societal or community services offered under free market conditions and by all kinds of ideologies, practising their beliefs only among volunteers and at their own expense and risk. – When a government claims a monopoly for all of its services for all of a territory and all of its population, i.e., its supposedly ideal defence, policing and justice system, then it is really not limited enough and still all too authoritarian. Only competitive defence, policing and justice services can provide good enough services in these very important spheres and prevent abuses. Only governments or communities without any territorial monopolies and confining their actions and programs to their own volunteers are tolerable by consistent freedom lovers. And they must also become tolerant towards those communities of statists, which, for their volunteers, want to provide larger package deals. The best of the limited but still territorial government concepts is still no better than a giant insurance company or protective agency which claims a monopoly over a whole territory and all its people. Such a corporation would, inevitably, become abusive. See the history of the U.S.A. – Territorial governments have never been quite just and efficient in the provision of defence, police and justice services, precisely because they did not allow competitive alternative services in these spheres. – They are as wrongful, despotic and limiting for free exchanges and competitively supplied services as is any exclusive currency is, even if it consists only of gold coins and gold deposit slips. – To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice! - JZ, 7.11.83, 25.11.07, 27.12.10. – PANARCHISM, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, COMPETING PROTECTIVE & JURIDICAL SERVICES VS. STANDING ARMIES & MONOPOLY POLICE FORCES & GOVERNMENT COURTS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. – P. J. O'Rourke, quoted on Facebook, 6.10.12 by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah - John Zube : Territorial governments of any size and regardless of their other "limitations" are always still much to powerful and large for me. They still mean organized force against involuntary subjects, even when these are quite peaceful, i.e. have not wronged anyone. -  – LIMITED & SMALL OR DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COERCION & MONOPOLISM, EVEN IF “ONLY” BY “LIMITED GOVERNMENTS”.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot – because the first leads inevitably to the second.” – Harry Browne. - A little territorial government is like a little pregnancy. Only the pregnancy period tends to be much longer. And the child birth of a territorial governments all too often results in a moron. What else would you expect from such a territorialist father and a mother who lets herself be impregnated by such a guy? - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 27.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A proper government is only a policeman acting as an agent of man’s self defence and as such may resort to force only against those who start the use of force.” – Ayn Rand. - How much genuine self-defence would there be if we depended for it entirely upon a governmental police force arriving in time, provided we had time and opportunity to call for its help and it would arrive as fast as it could? For any territorial governmental police force is much called upon and limited in manpower and weapons and often outgunned by criminals who are illegally armed, in spite of thousands of anti-gun laws and penalties. – JZ, 25.11.07. The village police station in Berrima has been closed for many years. – JZ, 27.12.10. – Agents hired only by individuals and groups of volunteers should be distinguished from agents hired or appointed by the majorities of whole territorial populations. Especially when these territorial majorities do not permit the minorities to appoint their own agents and do not allow them to secede or to arm themselves for genuine self-defence. – JZ, 5.2.09, 27.12.10. – ELECTIONS, MINORITIES, VOTING, MAJORITIES, SECESSIONISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801) - A wise and frugal territorial government is almost a contradiction in terms, nevertheless, it remains a utopian faith for many freedom lovers. - JZ, 23.8.02. - A beautiful dream, or not even that, because it overlooks that power does corrupt, even if it is, temporarily, still limited. As a territorial power it is already, largely, unlimited and it will seek more, as especially the case of the USA showed. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – To each and everyone his own utopia, at his own risk and expense! – JZ, 18.1.08. – A MERE UTOPIA, BUT FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT FOR ITS ADHERENTS! PANARCHISM, UTOPIA, POWER, CORRUPTION

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Illuminati Exposed Media's photo. The photos are of three men: The first “Shared music on the Internet.” – He got 50 years. The second killed, raped and burned women to death. He got 20 years. The third led a squad of marines in the town of Hadidha, which killed 24 men, women and children. He got 3 months “and acquitted!” – Facebook, 29.10.12. – I do not understand the combination of “3 months and acquitted.” It should be either of these, not both. – JZ, 29.10.12. - John Zube : Some limited government libertarians still believe that we need a monopolistic, territorial and compulsory government to provide defence, policing and justice!

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: An agency of society to invoke a common justice and to keep the peace is a social necessity. Its role is to codify the taboos – injustices - and punish any trespass on individual rights. Bear in mind that coercive force is implicit in such an agency. Ideally, it is our protector. But to expect that coercive force so delegated will be or even can be self-limiting is utterly absurd.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/76. – Why only one such an agency in a whole territory, that of a federation or of its States or local governments? Why should such an important service not be quite competitively supplied – and thus in a self-limiting way, with the agencies only hired by individuals or groups of volunteers and competitively provided by free enterprises or other forms of volunteers organizing or hiring the services they want for themselves? – Why introduce territorial monopolies in this sphere and expect that this could work well in the long run? – JZ, 21.11.82, 28.11.07, 16.10.13. – PANARCHISM – FREE COMPETITION, CHOICE, CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN EVERY SPHERE

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: And so-called “limited” governments somehow never stay “limited” at all. The government of the United States is a fine example of a government, which once operated on a much lower scale but which, in a process greatly resembling maturation, “grew up” from its “limited” infancy into an “unlimited” monstrous adulthood. What good were its limits, when they are finally outgrown?” – Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.9. –The U.S.A. was certainly not enough limited by its bill of rights amendments, which it largely legislated away and never tried to replace by an individual rights declaration which included all individual rights and liberties. Least of all has it recognized individual secessionism, exterritorial autonomy, monetary freedom, voluntary taxation and decision on war and peace by the people of communities of volunteers rather than by the territorial government. – JZ, 25.11.07, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: and suggests as an antidote to this vicious trend of Statism, the Libertarian Alternative of limiting the role of Government to the use of retaliatory force against those who have initiated its use and such governmental use of force should not enter into any other area such as religion, social organization and economics.” – D. M. Kulkarni, INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, 5/75. – Should it be forgotten that its first military force was a militia of volunteers and that it fought the standing army of England? Should the continuance of slavery under it be forgotten or its wrongful actions against Indian tribes and the incompleteness of its bill of rights? – JZ, 16.10.13. - LIBERTARIANISM, RETALIATION

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Another one from Robert Higgs: Limited constitutional government is the fantasy of minarchists, who take themselves to be practical and hard-headed realists, in contrast to the anarchists, whom they take to be dreamy and silly utopians. The road to serfdom is paved with the mistaken belief that government as we know it -- government without explicit, individual, voluntary consent - can be kept limited. - Bretigne ShafferJohn Zube: CONGRATULATIONS! You, B. S. & R. H., are, apparently, already on the panarchist - polyarchic, multiarchic, voluntarist path to full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, based upon individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy. Explore them further, e.g. on - & CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT, MINI-STATISTS, MINIARCHISTS VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: As Calhoun saw, any written limits that leave it to government to interpret its own powers are bound to be interpreted as sanctions for expanding and not binding those powers.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, 76. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, PARLIAMENTS, SUPREME COURTS, LAWS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: As Murray Rothbard is supposed to have said, the idea of a limited government that stays limited is truly utopian.” – David Friedman, Why Anarchy? Page 104 of Pournelle/Carr: The Survival of Freedom. – If it starts out already with territorialism it will sooner or later arrive at the consequences of this basic wrong, its coercion, intolerance and monopoly, its numerous opportunities for the abuse of power. – JZ, 18.11.07. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, GROWTH OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT POWERS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Bayard believed that government should be limited and constantly watched. “All history shows’, he had declared, “that the danger to free government is this, that where you entrust men with powers for the purpose of government, they use these powers to consolidate power still further in their own hands.” – Charles C. Tansill, The Congressional Career of Thomas Francis Bayard, 1869-1885, Washington, D.C., 1946, p.78. – From the introduction to Lysander Spooner’s Letter to T. F. Bayard.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Before I address Paul Beaird's article, I would like to comment on the terms "proper '' government" and "limited government". A "proper" or "limited" government is a government that does whatever the speaker thinks is proper, or is limited to doing what actions the speaker thinks a government should do. I have met few advocates of "improper" or "unlimited" government A socialist could claim to represent "proper" or "limited" government.” – David M. Brooks III, October 1976, in ?

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Calhoun goes on to point out that a Constitution will not be able to keep the government limited; for given a monopoly Supreme Court selected by the self-same government and granted the power of ultimate decision-making, the political "ins" will always favor a "broad" or loose interpretation of the wording of the Constitution serving to expand the powers of government over the citizenry; and, over time, the "ins" will inexorably tend to win out over the minority of "outs" who will argue vainly for a "strict" interpretation limiting State power. (2)” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.178. - “(2) Calhoun, Disquisition on Government, N.Y., Liberal Arts Press, 1953, pp.16-18.” - - Territorialism, i.e., the outlawry of individual and group secessionism, the imposition of territorial constitutions, laws and jurisdiction upon others than volunteers, are much more important than the powers of a Supreme Court. – Even Rothbard has not or not sufficiently discussed exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers but only individual enterprises competing with the State by offering one or the other “public” service to individual sovereign consumers on a free market. – But most people, so far, like to think of themselves as members of a community and wish to act as such. Territorially that is not possible for people in all their diversities but exterritorially it is. – The market for such communities has not yet been opened up in our times, although historically and prehistorically, it was quite common. But then came the various conquerors. … - A defence policy based on the ultimate respect for and tolerance for diversity was then and is even now not yet developed or not yet sufficiently discussed and publicized. - JZ, 28.11.07. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Defence, police and Justice are not safe in government hands, either. A monopoly in these spheres is a major intervention with individual rights and liberties and disqualifies such governments as “limited” governments. So does any territorial monopoly. It makes e.g. aggressive wars possible and even nominally defensive wars are, actually, aggressive in most cases. Worst incidence: nuclear strength. – JZ, 3.10.88.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Even the most limited but still territorial governments are not limited enough as long as they retain their territorial monopoly. – 25.11.07, 16.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: even under the best forms [of government], those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operation, perverted it into tyranny.” – Jefferson, quoted by Leslie Snyder, Justice or Revolution, p.20. – No territorial form of government can be the best form of government or of self-government or of self-management. – At most it can be the best form of territorial government. - JZ, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Far more important to me is, that I should be loyal to what I regard as the law of my political life, which is this: a belief that that country is best governed, which is least governed…” - George Hoadly, remarks in Ohio constitutional convention, June 19, 1873. - Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates of the Third Constitutional Convention of Ohio…, p. 436 (1873).

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Finally, and comparable to the ultra-violet lying just beyond the visible spectrum – were such an ideal situation ever to exist – we would find the arms of government so short that they could not reach into and have control over a single creative activity. This ideal can only be imagined for it has never existed and probably never will. It is nebulous as a dream and lacks the quality of specificity. The question is, should we try to label this ideal? Or, more particularly, its seekers or votaries?” – Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, p.57, in Champions of Freedom. - Did Read ever discuss specifics like voluntary taxation vs. compulsory taxation, territorial monopoly vs. exterritorial autonomy, voluntary State membership and subordination vs. involuntary status, individual and group secessionism without a territorial monopoly claim, personal laws vs. territorial laws, voluntary statism side by side with voluntary libertarianism and anarchism? An ideal militia force instead of a standing army? Did he ever attempt to draft a better declaration of individual rights and liberties? Did he ever discuss the better forms of self-management in production and exchange. (I remember only one article, not by him, on this last subject: “Production Unlimited”, in THE FREEMAN.) – JZ, 25.11.07. – However, recently, with Max Borders, THE FREEMAN has taken up the discussion on such subjects, in an excellent way. I had almost given up hope that this would ever happen. – It is also great that all its issues are now on line. – JZ, 16.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: From the outset, the United States Constitution represented, in the words of Lord Macaulay, "all sail and no anchor." What else, other than expansive state power, ought to have been expected from a document whose preamble speaks of such purposes as "to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, [and] promote the general Welfare?" When, to such purposes, are added such powers as the "Power To lay and collect Taxes, . . . to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare," as well as the power "To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the united States," one should have wondered where lay the "limited" nature of the state! Conservatives continue to bleat the need to "get back to the Constitution." The reality is that the state never deviated from this instrument. It is exercising the virtually unrestrained powers that were spelled out for it! - One cannot grant to another the power to exercise a monopoly on the use of force – which is the standard definition of a sovereign state – and expect that power to be limited by anything other than the appetites of the rulers and/or the willingness of the ruled to be coerced. A belief in "limited government" is as naïve as believing that one can place a large bowl of candy in front of a group of young children, direct them to take only "reasonable" amounts, and expect the contents of the bowl to be only minimally reduced by day’s end.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 87. - CONSTITUTIONALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Govern a nation as you would cook a small fish.” – Lao Tzu, in Lionel Giles translation. – Sooner or later especially the small man will still be “cooked” or “fried”, however carefully - and “eaten” by it. – JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Government – the rule of some men over others by initiated force – is a form of slavery. To advocate government is to advocate slavery. To advocate limited government is to put oneself in the ridiculous position of advocating limited slavery. – Morris & Linda Tannehill, The Market for Liberty,, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. Capitalism - The Angel Clark Show – Facebook, 20.3.13. - TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.” – Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice. - What good is that when many of its “positive” laws are quite unjust? – JZ, 23.11.06. – Q., LAW, EQUALITY

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Government is about coercion. Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty. We’re working on a third generation which has little in the way of education about what our Constitution means and why it was written. Thus, we’ve fallen easy prey to charlatans, quacks, and hustlers.” – Dr. Walter Williams – Limited governments simply do somewhat limit coercion but do not abolish it. Least of all do they abolish territorialism, its multiple powers, wrongs and irrationalities. – JZ, 4.4.12. - & COERCION, TERRITORIALISM - GOVERNMENT & GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, STATISM, COERCION, CONSTITUTION, POLITICIANS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Government is not capable, by nature, of being productive or constructive. In its capacity as government, it acts to restrain and restrict. When it uses these powers against those who would disturb the peace in one way or another it enables peaceful men to produce and to construct. When it uses them to restrain peaceful men, it inhibits the constructive. Thus it is that limited government is the requirement for releasing the energies of man.” – Clarence B. Carson, quoted in Free Man’s Almanac, entry for December 13. – Obviously, it does not release all the self-help and mutual aid energies of free men in the spheres that the “limited” territorial government has still monopolized for itself. – JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: government limited to inhibiting destructive actions, invoking a common justice, keeping the peace!” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. – A beautiful dream! But more than that? Let free experimentation try to prove it. In practice even limited governments allowed slavery, conducted wars, raised taxes, caused inflations, committed mass murders of natives etc. As territorial States at least the larger ones are all Warfare States. – JZ, 25.11.07, 16.10.13. – How, without individual and group secessionism and competition from exterritorially autonomous governments, societies and communities, and without voluntary taxation are they to be kept “limited” according to the ideals of their founding fathers? – JZ, 5.2.09, 27.12.10. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Government should only do what people can’t do for themselves.” – Robert LeFevre. - What in particular can’t they do for themselves? Be as specific as you can! – After all, governments are merely forms of organizing human beings and there are many different forms for organizing them. Why assume that the territorial monopoly form for certain public services is really the optimal one? - JZ, 25.11.07. – Why exclude free choice for individuals and competitive enterprises here? – JZ, 5.2.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, Q.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: He believed in liberty – to the extreme limits of the tolerable and feasible. Yet he was willing to distinguish between “government as a necessary device for maintaining order in the world and government as a device for maintaining the authority and prosperity of predatory rascals and swindlers.” – R. Dale Grinder, Notes on H. L. Mencken, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, I/3, p.50. – How many millions of lives are lost, in the average, every year, by the governmental method of “keeping order”? – JZ, 25.11.07. – In seeking that government which “barely escapes being no government at all,” Mencken again proved himself to be no reformer. He granted that there were many ills besetting America, but he felt that the cancers would be removed without government intervention. – R. Dale Grinder, ibid, p.49.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: How can the rulers be granted a monopoly of force and yet use it without seeking the benefits of monopoly for themselves?” – Arthur Shenfield, reason, 8/76, summing up the neo-anarchist case.


LIMITED GOVERNMENT: I do not challenge the dedication and sincerity of those who disagree with the freedom philosophy and confidently promote government solutions for all our ills. I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.” – Ron Paul - I would largely agree with him if he advocated his ideal only as one among many other competing panarchies of volunteers, all exterritorially autonomous under personal laws and all based upon individual secessionism or free choice of governments and societies or communities for all individuals. Alas, even this great libertarian advocate has not yet consistently advanced in this direction, to my knowledge. A single such spokesman for panarchism could achieve much. - Do you know how to persuade him in this direction? - I don't. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. As opposed to most other limited government advocates, R. P. has also spoken up for the panarchist options to limit governments much more than any territorial government can be effectively limited, with the best will and intentions. – If confined to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy, then many of the present large majority statists will soon cease to be active enemies of non-statists and the membership of statist experiments of volunteers will shrink in numbers, through the economic and other difficulties they make for themselves, as their own choice, at their own risk and expense. – They will not get foreign aid in form of finance or goods from capitalist societies and communities but only good ideas and good advice. It will be up to them to accept or reject them. - JZ, 24.4.13. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: I don't favor limited government. I favor limiting government. - Sheldon Richman – quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 22.10.12. - John Zube : Each to become free to limit his kind of government as much as he or she wish to - and also free to do without them, as well as they can, if that is their wish. One kind and size of shoes does not fit all people, nor does any particular kind of territorial government or other society or community fit all people.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: I have a vision of the future election in America: The voluntarist candidate accusing the minarchist of being a tax-and-spender." - Randall A. Helzerman, on Libernet. – Taxer and spender? – Once voluntarism is consistently introduced, there will no longer be a general election. Then all people will be free to join the kind of libertarian or anarchist society they like and all kinds of statists will have their choice between the different kinds of statist governance offered. They would also be free to try to establish either of them by themselves, by drafting their kind of constitution and inviting others to join it. That act of joining or not joining, combined with the individual secession option will then constitute the main and daily election in all of America. They would vote for their preferred government like they vote with their dollars for the consumer goods and services they want or bet on their favourite sports team, which they support. Within each volunteer community they might have any kind of election system – or none at all. Even if, formally, they would still have compulsory membership taxes or fees, through the voluntary membership, including the secession option, these would, fundamentally, be only voluntary taxes or contribution schemes. – Consistent voluntarism would mean much more than Helzerman here assumed. - JZ, 17.10.13. TAXATION & VOLUNTARISM, MINI-ARCHIES, SPENDING

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, - "That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.” - Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, first paragraph, Walden and Civil Disobedience, ed. Owen Thomas, p. 224 (1966). This essay was first published in 1849. The motto Thoreau referred to was almost certainly that of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, a literary-political monthly: "The best government is that which governs least." Ralph Waldo Emerson expressed a similar sentiment in his essay "Politics": "Hence the less government we have the better - the fewer laws and the less confided power." - Essays: Second Series, in The Complete Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 1, p. 302 (1929). - ANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: I prefer a small government which may permit some evil to a large government which promotes evil at my expense.” - Michael Lee - – Even a small government can be very wrongful. Especially if it does not permit secession from it. Common instance: The tyrannical and violent father. – JZ, 5.2.09.


LIMITED GOVERNMENT: I would suggest that profit-seeking, competitive, private agencies would almost inevitably be more efficient at dealing with such a problem (*) than would a non-profit, non-competitive government.” – Louis A. Rollins, Reply to J. Wheeler, THE PERSONALIST. Date? – (*) Gestapo Protection Agency – mentioned by him above – JZ

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: If overnight, all government throughout the world were compelled by some supernatural power to confine their activities solely to the protection of the lives, the liberties, and the honestly acquired property of their own citizens (*), the world would be transformed. We would enter upon a period of unbelievable productivity and prosperity. Even more important, all international tensions would disappear. It is only when government coerce their citizens into supporting their ambitious schemes on the international scene (**) that conflicts arise and wars ensue.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p.10. – (*) Do they own their territorial people or subjects or should they only be appointed or selected by volunteers, who would remain free to secede from them? – JZ, 5.2.09. – (**) Or within the territory, which they have wrongfully monopolized. – Probably all of the larger territories have several minorities of dissenters, with allies, friends or sympathizers in other countries. - JZ, 17.10.13. - VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, Q., PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: If we cast a cold and logical eye on the theory of “limited government”, we can see it for the chimera that it really is, for the unrealistic and inconsistent “Utopia” that it holds forth. There is no reason to assume that a compulsory monopoly of violence, once acquired by the “Jones family” or by any State rulers, will remain “limited” to protection of person and property. Certainly, historically, no government has long remained “limited” in this way. And there are excellent reasons to suppose that it never will. -  Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty – Quoted by Ludwig von Mises Institute - Facebook, 20.7.12.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs.” - Walter Lippman, An Enquiry into the Principles of a Good Society. – Even if it did, ideally, much contrary to experience, must it have a territorial monopoly for doing so? Could such a State not get enough voluntary subscribers? – JZ, 30.11.82, 19.11.07. - Can we presume that all people have the same notions on the kind, means and aims of justice that ought to be applied among them, as if they were all like-minded people? One kind of justice imposed upon all kind of people can amount to a high degree of injustice for at least some of them. For instance, neither the polygamist nor the monogamist, neither the abortionist nor the anti-abortionist, the death penalty advocate and the opponent of the death penalty, should have the right to impose their ideas upon all dissenters. Let all dissenters practise their kind of justice system among themselves - as long as they do not interfere with the rights and liberties of members of other kinds of communities, with other notions on and practices of justice. - JZ, 8.4.89. – Under territorialism its justice is based upon all too many laws, most of them unjust! It does not permit competition in the sphere of legislation, police services and jurisdiction. The result of that monopoly are correspondingly bad. A society that lives under territorial monopoly rule, constitutionally, legally and juridically enforced, is thereby not a free society. It is an abuse of the term “free society” to use it in this connection. – JZ, 26.12.07. – At least today most people have other ideas on “ideal” governments in their heads. Let all of them be tried out – among volunteers only! – JZ, 7.2.09. – Historically, competing jurisdiction systems have existed for a long time in many countries. Even today there are several different court systems e.g. for the military, general public servants and for ordinary citizens and also compulsory official arbitration systems as well as private and voluntary ones. – JZ, 17.10.13. -  TERRITORIALISM, ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT FOR A WHOLE POPULATION? PANARCHISM, FREE SOCIETY, JUSTICE, SELF-GOVERNMENT

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: In the politico-economic realm we observe “middle-of-the-roaders” – fence straddlers – one leg on the freedom side and the other on the authoritarian side. Such half-way pose is ridiculous, and far from golden.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.11. - MIDDLE WAY? MIDDLE OF THE ROADERS, COMPROMISES

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Is not limitation of government, except for relatively short periods, impossible? Will not the predatory instincts of some men, which government is designed to suppress, eventually appear in the agents selected to do the suppressing? These instincts, perhaps, are inseparable companions of power … If there be criminals among us, what is to keep them from gaining and using the power of government?" - Leonard E. Read, Students of Liberty, FEE, 1950, p.14. – One thing is certain: Any territorial government which, as a result of this organization, or monopoly, possesses many involuntary subjects, and has thus already too much power, not only, as in the USA, over Red Indians and Negroes. And when its victims are not organized e.g. in volunteer militias for the protection of their individual rights and liberties, or do not even know all their rights and liberties, then they will be more and more suppressed. Add to this the already implied prohibition of individual and group secessionism, not only for slaves, and the outlawry of competing governments or communities of volunteers under personal laws, existing in the same territory – and you have a recipe for man-made disasters. – JZ, 28.11.07. – Territorial government is in itself a criminal organization, the one with the largest number of involuntary victims, not only through its laws on tax tribute levies but through all too many other wrongful laws on other subjects. – JZ, 17.10.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, CRIMINALS & THEIR VICTIMS, TAXATION, LAWS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: It is another case of “You can’t get there from here!” – JZ, 5.2.88. – Limited government is most easily reached via panarchism for all, not only for the freedom lovers but also for the statists. It and societies that are more free than limited governments are and can be, will then, gradually, become more popular. If one tries to realize and maintain a limited government among all too many statists one might merely end up with another territorial empire, like the USA did. – JZ, 21.11.07. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: It is not by the intermeddling of the omniscient and omnipotent State, but by the prudence and energy of the people that England has hitherto been carried forward in civilization; and it is to the same prudence and the same energy that we now look with comfort and good hope. Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by strictly confining themselves to their own legitimate duties, by leaving capital to find its most lucrative course, commodities their fair price, industry and intelligence their natural reward, idleness and folly their natural punishment, by maintaining peace, by defending property, by diminishing the price of law, and by observing economy in every department of the State. Let the government do this, the people will assuredly do the rest.” – Thomas Macaulay, Essay on Southey’s “Colloquies”. – Obviously, neither have the “limited” governments sufficiently limited themselves nor have their subjects sufficiently limited them. Genuine self-governance or self-management for all the diverse groups and peace, tolerance and non-intervention between them has not been achieved but merely a continuous struggle between xyz groups and factions for territorial dominance. Compare that with the peace achieved between the various religions in all countries that have introduced religious freedom or religious tolerance. We need the same freedom and tolerance for the adherents of different political, economic and social systems. It would be as successful. – JZ, 17.10.13. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, TOLERANCE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIAITON IN EVERY SPHERE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve.” – Henry George – He expected that service of territorial governments, although none of them has so far recognized all individual rights and liberties or declared quite rightful war and peace aims and in spite of its some of its judges almost daily come to unjust decisions and some of its policemen, almost daily, commit some crime or even atrocity. What is the percentage of quite honest politicians? – JZ, 17.10.13. - GOVERNMENT, VIRTUE, FOLLY, GOOD GOVERNMENT? POLITICIANS, JUDGES, POLICEMEN, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, QUITE JUST WAR- & PEACE AIMS, TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Let government – federal, state, and local – confine itself to codifying the taboos – destructive activities – and enforcing such laws. In a word, let government invoke a common justice and keep the peace.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/75. – He and I and many others were and are certainly prepared to “let” government do this. – However, if even after many enlightening lectures and writings it is not so confining itself, how are you and me or we going to make it do this? – Even in the US we have no longer the 2nd Amendment Militia forces. The National Guard is under government control also and no longer autonomous and self-mobilizing and financing and setting its own rules and aims. - JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Let’s get down to the night watchman and then decide whether to privatize him.” - Bumper sticker. – Without panarchism or polyarchism there will be no night-watch-man-State in our time! – JZ, n.d. & 27.12.10. – Anyhow, most conventional night watchmen services are already privately provided. Moreover, private security services are already so numerous in manpower that police organizations are trying to restrict them via new licensing laws. – JZ, 4.2.09. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC SECURITY SERVICES, POLICE

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limit Government, Not People.” – Efficacy quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/79. - Also sticker used in Santa Barbara. - Limited territorial government would, inevitably, limit their subjects to their limited territorial monopoly services. Once politicians have territorial power in their hands, then, as statists and power addicts, possibly even as State Socialists, they want their government to do more and more, while prohibiting more and more free actions and especially free enterprise competition for them and individual and group secessions from them. Limited governments should apply only to the advocates of limited governments, who organize themselves for this purpose. But even they should never be granted a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 30.11.07, 27.12.10, 17.10.13. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited but still territorial government remains all too unlimited. – JZ, 30.1.12, 14.2.12. - TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited defence, limited police protection, “limited” taxation and limited justice, all territorially monopolized! – JZ, 25.11.07. – Why should not anything different and, potentially, better or more just, be permitted under experimental freedom for volunteers, on a personal law or exterritorial autonomy basis? – Even now we do have some private arbitration systems and some private protection agencies. – JZ, 5.2.09. – Also numerous private associations do rule their own private affairs all the more successfully and satisfactorily, the less they are interfered with, subsidized, taxed, regulated or granted any privilege or monopoly by the territorial government. Alas, they are all subjected to legalized monetary and financial despotism and protectionist “policies”, sometimes in forms of “sanctions” which restrict international trade and harm ordinary citizens much more than the wrongful governments, against which they are intended. Indirectly, any restrictions of trade with foreigners, does also restrict the own international trade. Currently about two dozen international sanction systems are enforced by the USA government. By how much have they reduced the international trade of the USA? They are thoughtlessly applied as if one could shake slaveholders out of their power by making the situation of their slave victims even worse. – None of the targeted dictators will miss a good meal or any luxury as a result, only his victims will suffer even more. On sanctions see: ZCOM, ZNET, Andrew Cockburn, A Very Perfect Instrument, Sep., 13, 2013, which is online. - JZ, 17.10.13. - TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, Q., SANCTIONS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited Government Advocates are just limited statists.” - Patrick Brookes, 9/72. – They are still territorialists and as such wrong, because this is the most extensive general monopoly, treating a whole population as subjects and property and this under the pretence of rightfully representing all its subjects, while at most representing only their temporary and all too ignorant, under-informed and prejudiced majority. – JZ, 17.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government advocates are all too incomplete and limited anarchists or a special breed of inconsistent and prejudiced anarchists, who have not yet realized the anarchistic and voluntaristic alternatives to the monopolies still claimed by the territorial limited government advocates. – JZ, 1.6.82, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government is a contradiction in terms.” – Dangerous Buttons, No. 285. – Yes, as far as territorial governments are concerned. But not true for limited governments that are so limited that they are practised only exterritorially, among their volunteers. – JZ, 14.11.07, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government is at best only like a limited cancer. – JZ, 2/72.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government is the same kind of absurdity as “limited crime”, “limited violence”, “limited wrong”, “limited disease”, “limited cancer”, “limited nuclear weapon”, “limited death”, etc. JZ, 8.7.82. – At best it has less flaws than all other territorial governments have. But, as long as most people are still statists, it would lead to endless conflict with many to most of its subjects. – JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government means merely limited territorial coercion, compulsion or crime, monopoly, suppression and exploitation. All territorial governments are always and inherently difficult to limit. To the extent that they are territorial they are inherently authoritarian ones, even if they do have the best of intentions and only limited aims. – JZ, 11.8.94, 14.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government should simply play the role of a referee.” – Roger Court, 20.10.76. – Wilhelm von Humboldt spoke instead of a night-watchman. Others want much more police protection and also government courts and defence forces, all territorially monopolistic! The analogy of sports activities is all too limited, for the various sports clubs occupy only very limited turfs and sometimes merely lease the playing field. They have no territorial powers over all other sports. Their players voluntarily joined a particular game of a particular sport and agreed upon its rules as “personal law” and reserved to themselves the right to opt out of the sport and even out of a particular game, when dissatisfied with their referee, with no more than contract fines to be paid, if these were agreed upon. – JZ, 12/76, 25.11.07, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government still means limited freedom – as if there could be too much of it! – JZ, 78. – The freedom most limited by it is free choice among governments and non-governmental societies and communities for individuals and for groups of volunteers. Without exclusive territorial powers limited governments would only be the choice of advocates of limited government for themselves. Without a territorial monopoly they would have to confine their activities to their own volunteers, dependent upon them as a businessman is, as their voluntary and sovereign customers. – JZ, 25.11.07, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited government, territorially realized, is just another form of totalitarian government. It is a territorial imposition of a single governmental system, however "limited" it may be otherwise and as such it is even totalitarian. - JZ, 15.9.04. – How limited? That is the decisive question. It should always be limited to its volunteers and to personal law under exterritorial autonomy for them. It should and never be granted any territorial monopoly, apart from the private or cooperatively owned real estate of its members. – JZ, 17.5.13, 17.10.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & TOTALITARIANISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited Governments should primarily limit themselves, i.e. their offered or promised or hoped for services, to the advocates of limited governments. - JZ, 6.7.91, 13.1.93. - They should leave the voluntary communities - which statists should also be free to establish for themselves - quite alone. Naturally, one should insist – and this possibly by force of arms of an ideal militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties, that the statists will also leave the non-statists alone. Nonviolence practised against armed and organized statists is not always efficient enough. But however far we can go with non-violent defensive means or methods, e.g. with tax strikes, combined with the refusals to accept the State’s paper money and individual and group secessions from all territorial states, supported by complete monetary and financial freedom practices, among ourselves, we should try to go. An as complete declaration of individual rights and liberties would also be an effective non-violent weapon. So would quite rightful war and peace aims towards outside enemies, which, apparently, territorial governments are unable or unwilling to declare. – JZ, 6.7.91, 30.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: limited robbery, limited slavery and limited murder.” – L. A. Rollins, reason, 7/77.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited robbery, limited slavery, and limited murder. Partialitarianism. Aynarchy.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Limited tyrannies are worth defending against unlimited ones. – Free after Chuck Brooks, 21.1.73. – But only as long as unlimited liberties are still territorially outlawed. – Exterritorial autonomy for volunteers could and would offer much better defence and liberation options against tyrannies. – JZ, 25.11.07, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared ForAmerica's photo. - Facebook, 28.9.12. - John Zube: All governments should be limited by individual and group secessionism and competition from personal law societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers. The conventional "limited government" is just a "half-way house", which is presently wanted only by a minority, perhaps even among all kinds of libertarians, while the vast majority of the population still are adherents of one or the other kind of statism, all of them territorial. – Longer version: Man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. –Ronald Reagan, farewell address, 1/11/89. - How "limited" was his government? - Did he push for monetary freedom, individual secessionism and voluntary taxation? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - Alas, he was not aware, either, HOW LIMITED governments could and should be. – Under individual contracts with exterritorially autonomous governance systems (free enterprises in that sphere), or consumer sovereignty, individual sovereignty and consistent voluntarism, the exterritorially autonomous societiesand communities of volunteers would multiply and spread, their membership. Freedom, peace, justice, tolerance, peaceful coexistence and harmony would expand. - JZ, 4.4.12, 17.10.13.  - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, RIGHTS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Minarchism: the fantastic notion that since monopolies are inefficient, illegitimate and a violation of individual property rights, it is very important that the defense of individual property rights be subject to a monopoly. - François-René Đng-Vũ Bân Rideau on Facebook 8.4.12. - OR MINARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Moderate territorial statism like moderate drug use and moderate crime tends to lead to more irrationality and crime. – JZ, 23.12.93. – Especially when it still supported by e.g. compulsory taxation, and monetary despotism as well as a legislation, police, military and juridical monopoly. – JZ, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: My point is that if the State were limited to purely negative interventions, which I enumerated, and had no oversize power beyond that, then it wouldn’t be the State any more. It would then be government only. the point is only that when Society deprives the State of power to make positive interventions on the individual – power to make positive coercions on him at any point in his economic and social live – then at once the State goes out of existence, and what remains is government.” – A. J. Nock, 1944, quoted by Edmund Opitz in INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Winter 75. - I hold that all too many intervention of both, territorial States and territorial governments, whether they are or are called negative or positive interventions, do have negative and wrongful results at least for the peaceful dissenters. Towards them they are criminal and even aggressive actions, those of a legalized civil war or despotism. As for the State protecting against criminals and aggressors: crime and wars have gone on and on under this protection and defence and have even got worse. None of the governments has even managed to proclaim quite rightful war and peace aims or an almost flawless and complete declaration of individual rights and liberties! - However, the Nockians of limited government or mini-government advocates should be free to establish their kind of panarchy or polyarchy among themselves. – JZ, 5.2.09. – PANARCHISM, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, WAR AIMS, BILLS OF RIGHTS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words "no" and "not" employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.” – Edmund A. Opitz - GOVERNMENTS & POWER, CONSTITUTIONALISM, MILITIAS GUNS. RIGHTS REQUIRE MORE THAN PAPER DOCUMENTS & "GUARANTIES" TO UPHOLD THEM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT TO ALL-POWERFUL GOVERNMENT OR IMPERIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: No, it is the conservative laissez-fairist, the man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, "Limit yourself"; it is HE who is truly the impractical utopian.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.309. - UTOPIANISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Nozick begins with the Lockeian “state-of-nature” to show how, by means of a series of “invisible hand” processes, which violate the rights of no one, a legitimate “minimal state may arise. – We shall, on the contrary, maintain that, beginning with a “minimal state”, and moving through a series of stages (which process violates the rights of no one), we may properly arrive back at a state of anarchy. In short, we shall maintain that the only good minimal state is a dead minimal state, one which allows those processes to operate which would, if continued over a period of time, dissolve the minimal (state.).” – Roy A. Childs, JLS, Winter 77, p 23/24. – I have only guessed at the last word, since I have only a photocopy of page 23. – JZ - OR MINIMAL STATE

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Once upon a time, government budgets were balanced, our money was sound, the streets were safe, and taxes imposed by all levels of government took less than 10% of our income.” – Harry Browne. - Another "golden age" myth? A paradise it wasn't, either! - But in all too many ways we went from bad to worse. One of the main causes of this was that full experimental freedom for dissenters was and remains suppressed. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – Even then they constituted Warfare States and were a kind of feudalistic “robber barons”. (See COLONIALISM, EMPIRESS) As territorialists they still had all too many involuntary victims. – JZ, 21.4.13. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Or we can turn back from collectivism, excessive state intervention and impoverishment to restore national pride, personal responsibility, sound money, minimum government and maximum freedom – thereby leaping to a new vision of 1985.” – Rhodes Boyson, May 1975, “1985”, p. IX. – By their very nature as territorial monopolists even limited governments cannot maximize freedom and rights for all their subjects. Their advocates haven’t even managed to at least declare all of them. – JZ, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by confining themselves strictly to their legitimate duties, by leaving capital to find its most lucrative course, commodities their fair price, industry and intelligence their natural reward, idleness and folly their natural punishment, by maintaining peace, by defending property, by diminishing the price of law and by observing strict economy in every department of the state. Let the government do this, the people will do the rest.” – Macaulay, in Bingham: Men & Affairs, p.40. - RULERS, LAISSEZ-FAIRE,  – Laissez-Faire confined to economics does not go far enough. – JZ, 27.12.10.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Pare government back to size.” – Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, p.25. - What kind of knife should we use for this? – What is the right shape and size for government, if any? – Let volunteers decide, after using the “knife” of individual secessionism and releasing their creative energies for the creation of all kinds of communities, societies and “governments”, all without any territorial monopoly and compulsory membership. – Then even some limited and relatively effective “governments” of chieftainships or councils of elders etc. will be developed, as occurred even in primitive tribes. - JZ, 25.11.07, 27.12.10. – PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: REASON: You've said you consider the word libertarian and the word anarchist to be interchangeable, yet there are people who call themselves "limited-government libertarians." How does that idea strike you? (Murray) - BOOKCHIN: I think they probably have not followed the logic of their premises through to their conclusions. The real problem is that "limited government" invariably leads to unlimited government. If history is to be any guide and current experience is to be any guide, we in the United States 200 years ago started out with the notion of limited government - virtually no government interference - and we now have a massive quasi-totalitarian government. I think that people who believe in limited government would benefit greatly by studying the logic in government itself and the role of power as a corruptive mechanism in leading finally to unlimited government. I feel that if people investigate the emergence of government, of State power - if they examine the logic of State power historically, and more specifically in the United States - they will find that the concept of limited government is not tenable once they adopt some type of libertarian principle.” – “reason, 10/79. – Territorial power is already a kind of unlimited or even totalitarian power, even if established with the best intentions. In the US e.g. the slaves and Red Indians demonstrated that. – Kant, in his “Eternal Peace”, 1795, stated that every government that has still the power to decide upon war or peace, is essentially still a despotism. These and other powers, even the postal monopoly, were not questioned or eliminated by the Founders, in their Constitution, not even in their Bill of Rights Amendments to it. - JZ, 28.11.79, 27.12.10. – Monetary and financial despotism in particular and military and police monopolies are still upheld in all States, turning many of them in to warfare and police States. – JZ, 18.10.13. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Roll up the State (which has spread too widely) and which now covers almost everything, into a small and manageable package. – JZ, 22.7.80, in an attempt to describe but not to advocate this idea. - Much easier said than done, especially when you still demand that it is unlimited with regard to its territorial monopoly claim. Without such a monopoly claim a number of limited government notions could be freely experimented with among volunteers. Perhaps almost all of them would turn out failures, just like most of the communist utopias were, that were not maintained by a religious faith. When you consider further, the vested interest and power of the administration, law-making, defence, police and justice system, then “wrapping them up” against their will, into a small package, will prove to be even more difficult than attempting to disarm all nuclear mass murder devices. The military-industrial complex alone is already very powerful, as many authors have stated. – As a territorial State the State is a Warfare State, at least once it exceeds a certain size. – JZ, 25.11.07, 18.10.13. – Especially when it makes use of its legalized financial and monetary despotism for this purpose and does not recognize all genuine individual rights and liberties and a militia of volunteers for their protection. – JZ, 27.12.10. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Sir, if a government is to “do equal and exact justice to all men”, it must do simply that, and nothing more. If it does more than that to any, - that is, if it gives monopolies, privileges, exceptions, bounties, or favors to any, - it can do so only by doing injustice to more or less others. It can give to one only what it takes from others; for it has nothing of its own to give to anyone. The best that it can do for all, and the only honest thing it can do for any, is simply to ensure to each and every one his own rights, the rights that nature gave him, his rights of person, and his rights or property; leaving him, then, to pursue his own interests, and secure his own welfare, by the free and full exercise of his own powers of body and mind; so long as he trespasses upon the equal rights of no other person.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, 15, in Works I, Section IX. - But is even a limited but still territorial and monopolistic government the best option for achieving this important aim? – If it cannot even run a postal service efficiently, should we entrust it with defence, police and court services, likewise, under territorial monopolies? - JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: That government is best which governs least.” – Henry David Thoreau. - The most limited or least government is: No territorial government at all. Only free societies and communities, chosen for themselves by free individuals. Full consumer sovereignty in that sphere as well! - How many people have recognized that, so far? - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - OR LEAST GOVERNMENT OR MINI-GOVERNMENT? TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson. - Government "discipline" is best exemplified by conscript or professional armies fighting for it instead of for individual rights and liberties. - The discipline and at the same time the rights of the voluntary soldiers of Cromwell's "Ironsides" may be still unequaled today. - However, they were sufficiently intolerant Protestant Puritans to practise atrocities in Ireland against Catholics. - To what extent was this merely a reaction to the prolonged suppression they had experienced by Catholics? Naturally, both side practised then, as is widely done now, the "principle" of collective responsibility. - JZ, 24.11.02. – Has any supposedly limited government ever declared quite rightful war and peace aims and a complete code of all genuine individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 27.12.10. - SELF-DISCIPLINE, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: that government, even "limited" government, is by its very nature self-aggrandizing and will gradually erode the liberty of the people while simultaneously strengthening its own power. The anarchist realizes that once a "congress" or a "parliament" is permitted to exist, the politicians who preside there will not content themselves with "limited" functions, and once the war machinery is monopolized in the hands of generals and civilian war "experts," there is very little to prevent them from engaging in military adventures such as we have witnessed in Korea and Vietnam.” - Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, Toward a Rational Foreign Policy, p.87. – Not mere democratic governmental “adventures” were involved. There were totalitarian governmental and ideological opponents trying to expand their power, world-wide. But the democracies did not utilize truly democratic, defensive and liberating means against them – but, instead, merely conventional military force. (*) With it they committed even their own kinds of mass murders under the “principle” of “collective responsibility” of subjects for the actions of their territorial rulers. That was not an adventure but a stupidity. - JZ, 28.11.07. – (*) Or “sanctions”, which do not harm the wrongful regimes but rather their primary victims, their own subjects. The ZNet Article.webarchive contains an excellent essay on this by Andrew Cockburn, called “A Very Perfect Instrument”, which is also mass murderous in its effects. – JZ, 18.10.13. – WAR AIMS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, MASS MURDERS, AIR RAIDS, BOMBING CITIES, SANCTIONS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The best a miniarchist can do is to pick a compromise position: democracy only in the affairs of the government and individualism outside this sphere.” – THE CHARLES CURLEY LETTER, May 77. – But this does already assume that there are affairs, which can or should be rightly assigned only to territorial governments, however limited they may be. – It upholds territorial monopolism and from this it might grow into an empire. – JZ, 19.11.07. – Just look at the way in which the USA acquired more and more territories and spheres of influence, how slow it was to end slavery, how bloodily it suppressed geographical secession and how slow it was to grant equal rights to women. Its taxation, money system and conscription as well as its legislative monopoly system are also, essentially, totalitarian features. Not to speak of its stockpile of mass extermination devices and military bases all over the world. – However, to each limited government advocate the limited government of his choice – but one without any territorial monopoly! - JZ, 27.12.10. - PANARCHISM, MINI-ARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: the best governed are the least governed.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, 5/75, p.262. – If we went further into the “least” governing, towards zero government, then we should, according to this “principle” be still better off and best of all under zero-government, which does not mean zero-self-help and zero-self-help organizations and institutions, although none of them would have a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 25.11.07, 18.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone.” – Thomas Rudmose-Brown (1996.) - It is not the best government but the least evil government. The best government is a merely exterritorially autonomous government, i.e. one only over its own volunteers, who still need their lessons on politics and its policies, programs and burdens. - Even the best of the territorial governments is still only a territorial government, i.e. one without sufficient internal competition from other competing governments, societies, communities and their still satisfied customers and members. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 18.10.13. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The best government will always be the one that governs least.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, 170. – In other words: the government that does not govern at all! – JZ, 14.9.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign lands should be reduced. Lest the State become bankrupt. The people should be forced to work and not depend on Government for subsistence.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C. – From PROGRESS, 4/75.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals. It does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government. It is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens' protection against the government. – Ayn Rand – Obviously, neither the US territorial constitution nor any other such constitution has recognized and protected all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 19.513. – THE UTOPIA OF “LIMITED” BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, CONSTITUTIONALISM,

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The doctrine of minimum government is not an overreaching principle, but it is a sound principle.” – Anthony Lejeune, Freedom and the Politicians. – Is it sound enough? Are Panarchism or Polyarchism – over-reaching or just more tolerant, peaceful, consistent and just? – JZ, 19.11.07. – This they can achieve merely by the fact that they have only voluntary members and no territorial monopoly. – JZ, 18.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The downright anarchist was for abolishing all government, on the premise that people would improve morally by its absence; the majority allowed that a traffic cop is a social need.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is a Crowed, p.2. – By now e.g. traffic lights and roundabouts do usually do a better job and they do this more cheaply. Why not any kind of government for any kind of governmentalists and any kind of free society of the various kinds of free society advocates? That would promote individual responsibility most, in the long run, for everybody. By insisting that everybody ought in a country must become either an anarchist or subject of a limited government, the realization of both of these two ideals, each only for its supporters, is unnecessarily delayed. – Under genuinely free individual choices any degree of self-government or self-management should be possible for every being that is already rational enough, not e.g. for infants or violent criminals or madmen. - JZ, 14.11.07, 27.12.10, 18.10.13. – PANARCHISM, ANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The existence of government, even limited government, precludes the possible existence of true capitalism.” - W. Robert Black, THE NEW BANNER, 18.2.72. - CAPITALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The freest form of government is only the least objectionable form.” – Herbert Spencer. – In other words, it is still objectionable, it is still a government, with a territorial power and some, i.e., too many, monopolized services. – JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED 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 – That was made possible by territorialism and its prohibition of individual and group secessionism and of free associationism under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. No “limited” government should have a territorial monopoly, either. Only then can it provide as much satisfactions as it possible could and only then would it be able to continue as such, as long as it still has any followers. – Territorialism, with its monopolism, collectivism and coercion is the worst defect of “limited” governments, as they were proposed and attempted so far. As such they had to fail. - JZ, 27.4.13. – TERRITORIALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The idea of a strictly limited government has proved to be utopian; some other, more radical means must be found to prevent the growth of the aggressive State. Murray Rothbard, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Libertarian Party's photo. – Facebook, 26.3.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The idea of a strictly limited constitutional State was a noble experiment that failed, even under the most favorable and propitious circumstances. (*) If it failed then, why should a similar experiment fare any better now? No, it is the conservative laissez-fairist (**), the man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, “Limit yourself”; it is he who is truly the impractical utopian.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.308, revised edition, p.304, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - (*) The most favorable circumstances are those under panarchism. And under panarchism it was never tried! – (**) Who denies “laissez-faire to non-territorialist community, society and government experiments! - JZ, 16.9.08. - CONSTITUTIONALISM, CONSERVATIVES, LAISSEZ-FAIRISTS, STATIST UTOPIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING & MILITARY MONOPOLY

LIMITED 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. MenckenOnly a personal law government for volunteers would leave them sufficiently alone. – JZ, 20.4.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The ideal of most of them is still all too unlimited in all too important spheres, like those of legislation, defence, administration of justice policing, money and finance. All that I know of do still claim a territorial monopoly for themselves. The long-term records of attempts to establish “limited” territorial governments does also speak very strongly against them. And why should statists and State socialists be forced to live under limited governments, which they suspect or even hate, rather than in States or societies of their own free choice? A political, economic and social system monopoly for a whole territory should not be granted to any party or movement, no more so than to a religion, form of art, philosophy, kind of architecture or particular form of organization. They should all have to compete as much or even more so than computer hardware and software providers have now to compete, world-wide, for willing customers. – JZ, 11.11.98. 20.11.07, 27.12.10, 18.10.13. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUSMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, EVEN FOR STATISTS. BUT THEY ALONE SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER UNDER THEIR ERRORS & MISTAKES.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The logic of limited government is to grow. There are obvious reasons for that in the nature of government, and plenty of evidence. Constitutions provide, at the most, a modest and temporary restraint. As Murray Rothbard is supposed to have said, the idea of a limited government that stays limited is truly utopian. Anarchy at least might work; limited government has been tried. – Of course, one should ask the same question about anarchist institutions. What is their internal dynamic? Will private protection agencies, once …” - David Friedman, The Machinery Of Freedom, p.201. – Did D. F. ever study and discuss the panarchist alternative? I met him for a few hours during 2 libertarian meetings and drove him from one to the other, from Sydney to Wollongong and mentioned it and the monetary freedom rights. However, how can one convey any information to someone already so firmly committed to particular limited government or anarchistic views? Each rather sticks to his own. Maybe certain limited views will only be shaken once sufficient “argument maps” have been electronically compiled and published and clearly show up gaps in the discussions of certain important subjects. – J.Z, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits. – Thomas Jefferson – Alas, under the coercive monopoly and collectivism of territorial rule, however federated or decentralized, it could not be fully realized but tended to turn rather towards its opposite. Power corrupts. – JZ, 19.5.13, 18.10.13. - AMERICANISM, THE ALL TOO FLAWED DREAM OF A LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: the power of government must be limited by putting all governments on a strict financial diet; …” - Workers Party paper, Government Is a Health Hazard, 1975. – Who or what is to enforce that diet? That can only be achieved by their subjects all becoming volunteers and as a result, by voluntary taxation. – JZ, 5.2.09. – The sufficient knowledge and appreciation of all individual rights and liberties, the option to practise all or parts of them, together with like-minded people and to protect those rightly claimed by a suitable militia force of citizens, are also fundamental requirements. – JZ, 18.10.13. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The problem is big government. If whoever controls government can impose his way upon you, you have to fight constantly to prevent the control from being harmful. With small, limited government, it doesn’t much matter who controls it, because it can’t do you much harm.” – Harry Browne – Is e.g. a government that a can conscript and tax its subject and that has a stockpile of mass extermination devices in readiness – still a “limited government”? – JZ, 18.10.13. - VS. BIG GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARY OR COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES OF & FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY: PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The proper and limited use of government is to invoke a common justice and keep the peace – and that is all.” – Leonard Read. - Are there many territorial governments that stuck to that ideal or do we merely have a case of wishful thinking? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. Has any of the so limited territorial governments been good enough and this lastingly, in these spheres? – JZ, 3.4.12. Limited governments of his kind are still territorial, centralized, monopolistic, coercive and collectivist ones and as such not competitive, rightful, peaceful, protective and efficient enough to achieve these objectives. – JZ, 21.4.13, 19.5.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, CENTRALIZATION, COERCION

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The proper function of government - organized force - is to codify the taboos against destructive actions and to enforce them. All creative activities, including the practice of charity (*), are appropriately left to men acting freely, voluntarily, cooperatively, competitively, privately. This is the freedom philosophy. As I see it, anyone who advocates, supports, or condones governmental intervention into any of the creative areas is a victim of one or more of the sheltering ideologies. And that covers all but a very few indeed!” - Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.46. – (*) Charity looms all too large in the minds of religious people. Full monetary and financial freedom, in combinations with freedom for insurance contracts, free trade, free enterprise, free pricing, a free market and full freedom of contract, association and experimentation in every sphere to allow all those to become prosperous who are able prepared to work hard and intelligently for it. – JZ, 18.10.13. – POVERTY, CHARITY & ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES IN ALL SPHERES

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The proposal to limit the power of government and to strike from its hands the absolute power to tax and to alter the value of money will fix the purpose of government and impart a stability to the social order which nothing else can. Without absolute economic power, there can be no absolute political power.– H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.124. - Individual and group secessionism, combined with personal laws for exterritorially autonomous communities, freely competing and not confined to any territory, would further limit, exterritorially, the remaining excess powers of any limited but still territorial government. Voluntary citizen forces, trained, organized and armed merely for the protection of individual rights and liberties, with the latter fully declared and published, would be two other guaranties that remaining governments of volunteers, would remain limited. – To each existing territorial monopoly government as many exterritorially autonomous communities and governments in exile should be formed as volunteers (refugees and deserters in the host countries) can agree on a common program for themselves. - JZ, 30.11.07. – PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS-IN-EXILE

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: the second law of anarchy: A Government Can’t Be Limited.” – George Kysor, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 23.5.76. – Territorial government can’t be. But they would already be destroyed as territorial governments by the first effective secessions of individuals and minorities, being thus reduced to communities of their remaining volunteers. All such communities are limited by the right of individuals and groups to secede from them and to compete with them as other communities and societies of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 27.12.10, 18.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The Soviet Union is also a ‘limited government’.” - Patrick Brookes, 9/72. – Even totalitarian regimes cannot control everything, no matter how hard they try, e.g. not the free market, not all those committed to tyrannicide, if they do get the chance, not their own standing army, once it is prepare to rise against its wrongful rulers and abusers. – JZ, 17.5.13. – Up to a third of its food was still privately produced and it never succeeded in suppressing all black markets and all escapes, defections and desertions from it. – JZ, 18.10.13. - GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PUTSCHES, REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The true art of government consists in not governing too much.” - Jonathan Shipley, bishop of St. Asaph, sermon, at parish church of St. Mary-LeBow, London, February 19, 1773. - A Sermon Preached Before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, p. 11 (1773). Reprinted in English Defenders of American Freedoms, 1774-1778, ed. Paul H. Smith, pp. 22-23 (1972).

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The two ideas of human freedom and economic freedom working together came to their greatest fruition in the United States. Those ideas are still very much with us. We are all of us imbued with them. They are part of the very fabric of our being. But we have been straying from them. We have been forgetting the basic truth that the greatest threat to human freedom is the concentration of power, whether in the hands of government or anyone else ... I am a limited-government libertarian." - Milton Friedman - LIBERTARIANISM, ECONOMIC FREEDOM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain by fear, nor to exact obedience, but, contrariwise, to free every man from fear [so? JZ] that he may live in all possible security; in other words, so [to? – JZ] strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself and others. - - No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develop their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason, neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty.” – Spinoza, in ch.20 of ? – Was full liberty ever the true aim of any territorial rulers? And how educational are their educational systems? – How many of the natural rights of man did they ever embody in their constitutions or bills of rights and in the curriculum of the schools and universities?  How different is this kind of view from the old view of seeing in “God” or in an emperor, king or czar a “loving father”? – JZ, 28.11.07, – PATERNALISM, STATISM, GOD, SAVIOR

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The work of reducing the size of government cannot be accomplished in the course of one administration.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.63. – Not if one leaves this kind of decision-making up to the territorial government itself. But it can be accomplished rightfully and even fast by allowing individuals to secede from it and to compete with it via exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, just like entrepreneurs and sovereign consumers making their decisions in a free market for ordinary consumer goods and services, when they are no longer “protected” by the State via protectionist policies, copyrights and patents or subsidized with tax funds or tax exemptions. No more compulsory taxes and no more governmental “benefits” for the seceded. No more compulsory subordination for them. Instead, the personal law, jurisdiction, policies and institutions of their own choices. The remaining State members would have to adapt themselves to the limits of their own resources. – JZ, 6.10.04, 2.10.07, 13.10.13. – PANARCHISM, LIMITING THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, SECESSIONISM, FULL CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FULL FREE ENTERPRISE IN ALL SPHERES!

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle (*) enjoys a monopoly of power...” - Joseph Sobran. – (*) And in territorial practice? Or: “by definition”? –– Governments do also somewhat suffer from the consequences of their territorial monopoly. –– They experience resistance, opposition, unpopularity, even hatred and the threat of assassination. - The next election or revolution or war might bring them. Supported by their volunteers, i.e. without involuntary members an also without a territorial monopoly, they could last much longer, just like many churches and sects have. - JZ, 18.1.08, 18.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: There is a role for each type of action. How draw the line? Government should use its compulsive (*) action to inhibit, prohibit, penalize all violence, fraud, misrepresentation, theft; its role is to invoke a common justice and keep the peace. When then should be left to voluntary associations, to the exercise of free will? All else without exception.” – Leonard E. Read, ABC’s of Freedom. – Why should such important services only be provided by a territorial monopoly and why should they be financed by compulsory taxation? - Its exclusive territorial power and monopolies are in strict contradiction to its supposed aims and limitation! – Why should people, especially the statists, not be free to secede from such supposedly ideal governments, as individuals or in whole groups and why should they not be free to set up alternative and competitive societies and communities to provide such services under personal laws und exterritorial autonomy? Even if they are not as good or limited as limited territorial governments are supposed to be! – (*) coercive? compulsory? – JZ, 30.11.07. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: To confine the activities of the State, to keep it under control, was in the past also an aim of the liberals. For this they operated with the formula: “as little state as possible” and “as much state as necessary”, simply because the state was to protect for certain groups their privileges and take care of special interests. In other words, it was to act furthermore as a monopolist and as an instrument of domination and was to remain available for this.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 3. – Even if that had not been its declared intention, those involved in its territorial monopolies for defence, police and court protection, would have formed very powerful vested interest groups in it, concerned to uphold their territorial monopoly and the over-all “limited” government would have been very jealous of its territorial monopoly, too, and would have tolerated no competition in its “exclusive” turf from another limited government or and statist government or any anarchist society. – JZ, 25.11.07. – Even the term “territorial integrity” has been coined for this wrongful, irrational, coercive and monopolistic claim. – JZ, 18.10.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, COLLECTIVISM, TOTALITARIANISM, NATIONALISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: We are convinced that the term unlimited government is a redundancy. It is enough to say “government”. In point of fact, all governments are unlimited. They have to be. For them to be otherwise is for them to stop being governments.” – Robert LeFevre, quoted in Carl Watner, Lefevre, chapter 19, motto. – This ignores the possibility of voluntary, competing and exterritorially autonomous governments and societies, which existed in the past and will have to be established now or soon, if there is to be a future for us. – The platform point: “No government at all!” for all of a country’s population, i.e. its territorialism, does postpone the realization of liberty, at first for the first liberty lovers only, far into the far future, perhaps even forever, because most people are still statists of one kind or the other. It might even prevent our liberation. Territorial statism might wipe us out before libertarianism becomes the general belief of all of the populations or at least of the majority. – We should not put our fate into the faith in an incomplete and also authoritarian or biased libertarian definition of “government”, as if it constituted, quite inevitably, the essence of all wrong and evil, as if it were the “devil” itself. – Voluntary or free market or competing governance is also a possibility, just like it is for manufacturing and trading enterprises and for the largely immoral and irrational religions, none of which has so far recognized all individual rights and liberties, no more so than any territorial government has. - JZ, 5.8.92, 30.11.07, 27.12.10, 18.10.13. – PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM,

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: We in the United States 200 years ago started out with the notion of limited government, and we now have a massive quasi-totalitarian government.” – Murray Bookchin, reason, 10/79.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: We Republicans believe in limited government, but also in effective and humane government. We believe in keeping government as close to the people as possible - in letting each citizen do for himself what he can do for himself, then making any call for government assistance first on the local government, then on the state government, and only in the final resort on the Federal Government. But we do not shrink from a recognition that there are national problems that require national solutions.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Article, New York Herald Tribune, 25 May, 1964. – Most of the national problems are created by territorial nationalism and national territorial legislation, especially in the monetary and financial sphere. They have turned territorial governments into warfare States and crises producers. – Did Eisenhower have any idea of genuine solutions? - JZ, 27.12.10. – DECENTRALIZATION, FEDERALISM, SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: We shall draw up a new Constitution for the country of Bureaucratic Chalone. This Constitution will put a limit on government action, not on individual action. The Constitution will guarantee the right to life, liberty and property. All laws restricting the voluntary interaction and trade of individuals will be henceforth repealed, forever.” – Ted A. Paduch, THE MERCURY, 11/78. - VOLUNTARISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: We’re not “limited”. We’re controlled.” – Jean Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 1/77, p.245. - LIMITED OR CONTROLLED?

LIMITED GOVERNMENTS: What Is the Proper Function of Government? – The proper function of government is to protect the individual rights of man; this means – to protect man against brute force.” - Ayn Rand, Textbook of Americanism, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.85/86, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, – By that definition no government ever existed. Nor can any territorial government achieve this supposed ideal. No government has ever even proclaimed a complete and correct declaration of individual rights and liberties and recognized them in its constitution, its laws and courts. – What made A. R. believe that in future any territorial government wished to achieve this and would be able to do so? – JZ, 8.2.03 & 16.9.07. – Protection and defence are so important that these services should never be monopolized, either. – JZ, 18.10.13. -  MINI-GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, BRUTE FORCE, PROTECTION

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: What then are we to do? Reduce government to the point where no creative activity – not one – comes under its control. Let government – federal, state, and local – confine itself to codifying the taboos – destructive activities – and enforcing such laws. In a word, let government invoke a common justice and keep the peace. That’s a whale of a job in itself!” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.97. - And already too much for a job, even a limited government. Why should such important activities be monopolized, over a whole territory and all its population? What about those, who try to create “ideal governments” for their own volunteers only? – I would rather trust any government or other community or society, that has no territorial powers at all, whose membership is quite voluntary and that can pass only personal law legislation for it voluntary members, who remain free to secede from it and free to join or establish competing communities of volunteers in the same territory or even world-wide, all without any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 25.11.07. - PANARCHISM

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Without individual and groups secessionism, voluntary membership and exterritorial autonomy for dissenters no limited government is limited enough! - Limited Governments only for Limited Government advocates! - JZ, 1.8.04. - Limited Government so limited that it is confined to volunteers and exterritorial autonomy only, would be acceptable to panarchists. In other words, they ought to be established within a panarchist framework. That would make their establishment and maintenance much easier. Their preferences could then no longer be voted out of existence by the numerous opponents to limited governments. Territorial limited governments lack the individual or minority group secessionist or withdrawal option. They still constitute "governments", although highly (not highly enough!) limited and decentralized ones. They are neither sufficiently limited nor radically enough decentralized. They ought to be limited or confined to their adherents. - JZ, n.d. & 17.9.04, 27.12.10. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Woe to the people that cannot limit the sphere of action of the State! Freedom, private enterprise, wealth, happiness, independence, personal dignity, all vanish.” – Bastiat, Economic Sophism, p.141. – They also vanish under “limited” territorial governments, only more slowly. – JZ, 25.11.07.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Yes, we must do more than just reduce government to its “logical” function of police protection and national defence, as the worst abuses of State power have arisen from precisely those two areas of statism.” – Robert Ferrera, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 77, p.6. - Is the statist legislation, jurisdiction and penal monopoly so much better? – JZ, 25.11.07. – Even a greatly reduced monopolism or coercion remain still monopolism and coercion. – JZ, 18.10.13.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: Your ‘Pursuit of Political Power I” neatly captures the dilemma of libertarian statism. It all boils down to the phrase, ‘a strong political institution devoted to the protection of voluntary relations.’ By substituting your earlier definition of politics, this might become, ‘an institution strongly enforcing a general condition of involuntary relationships, devoted to the protection of voluntary relations.’ - This idea of coercing for non-coercion ranks right up there with fighting for peace and screwing for chastity, in the lexicon of self-contradictory processes. (*) - You say, “The development and exercise of political power involves extensive mixing of voluntary and involuntary relations.” - I don’t see how this can be true, unless you mean that it involves voluntary relations among those who develop and exercise it, and involuntary relations with those upon whom it is exercised. (But this seems a trivial interpretation, since we could equally well say that gang rape involves a mixing of voluntary and involuntary relations.) Otherwise, the development and use of any social tool either imposes involuntary relationships, or it doesn’t. A process need not continuously coerce to be designated coercive; a little now and then will do.” – Taylor-Radford to Phil Jacobson, THE CONNECTION 107, 23.10.82, p.13. - (*) However, a genuine right is associated with the right to defend it and enforce it, against those who would take it away or would restrict it for their victims. – JZ, 14.11.07. - PROTECTION, VOLUNTARISM, COERCION

LIMITED LIABILITY: No limited liability for the issuers of exchange media, but, instead, full responsibility for all their actions, with all their property assets and future earnings, whenever they would not have provided sufficient short-term credits with suitable debtors, who have wanted consumer goods and services ready for sale and whose credit repayments would sufficiently withdraw the issues of the bank of issue. As long as bank of issue only discount short-term real bills or their equivalent, for goods already produced and on the road to the retailers or already on their shelves, they should never run into difficulties. Those who run such a bank of issue would not have to possess any capital of their own or have some capital subscribed to by others. That would not be necessary for them at all. All they would need is some office-space and equipment and ability to pay their note printer or have a credit with him. Their staff should be paid out of the interest and fees they charge for their transactions. Thus no own capital would exist, of the bank of issue, in favor of the bank's creditors, its holders of notes or certificates, when criminal dishonesty or negligence has led it into unsound issues or investments that was not discovered in time by its voluntary acceptors and by full publicity for its issues. - I think that this is a hypothetical case only. - Shop foundation can be tested so easily and fast and note exchanges can be made daily and electronic clearing with other issuers can be done almost instantly, so that over-issues would be discovered fast. Competing issuers would also examine its issue and reflux records frequently, in their own interest. In cooperatively owned or run banks the members would be able to choose their own auditors and the bank's customers might send their own. - In the absence of a government guarantee, a redemption fund, a deposit and note insurance contract and of capital of the bank, the directors should be held responsible even with their homes, furniture, clothing, jewelry, cars and, naturally, all other assets. I do not think that this ultimate backing, in case of bankruptcy only, would be frequently required. For there are other safety precautions that can and ought to be taken for banks of issue. E.g., they would grant their short-term turnover credits in newly issued currencies only for enterprises in their vicinity, no more than x km away. None of their loans to any customer should exceed a certain percentage of all their loans, i.e. not more than 5 - 10% at -most. They must also be under obligation to use all other means of payment received to buy up their own and this at par, in the open money market. They should know their local customers and their business well enough to distinguish between a sound commercial or real bill and a financial or accommodation bill behind which there is no real exchange or turnover. Under monetary freedom many less people will ever be driven to such desperate resorts - for free clearing and freedom to issue would permit them to monetize their own capacity to supply goods and service to a considerable extent, even if only at a discount, to satisfy all their creditors from previous sound trades. Gambling and speculation debts would be another matter. For banks issuing local currencies such abuses would be rare under the publicity they would be subjected to. Gambling casinos and betting shops as well as stock exchanges etc. would only show a very limited readiness to accept local shop currencies in payment whenever there is the least doubt about them or the one who offers them. - JZ, 17.4.97. – SHORT TERM DEBT FOUNDATION, SHOP FOUNDATION, READINESS TO ACCEPT FOUNDATION, CLEARING FOUNDATION FOR CURRENCIES, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM

LIMITED NUCLEAR WAR: It is sometimes said that we should protect ourselves against a limited nuclear war, in which, perhaps, only a few cities on each side would be destroyed. Such a war is highly unlikely. Regardless of the cause of the war, limitation would call for a degree of restraint and mutual agreement between the parties which, if obtainable in peacetime, could prevent war altogether. …” - 181 scientists and instructors at colleges in the Boston area, in a three-column advertisement in THE NEW YORK TIMES, 10.11.1961, quoted in Fred J. Cook, The Warfare State, Jonathan Cape, 1962, p.329.

LIMITED WAR: However, in a war where major powers participate with only a fraction of their mobilizable resources, the relevance of estimates regarding the global balance of forces is much less clear. To decide how and when a war should be ended one must try to estimate the military situation up to the final round of fighting. But how can one tell at the beginning of a limited war what the final round will be? How wide should the circle be drawn to estimate the line-up of forces? How many steps in possible escalations and expansions should one calculate to determine one's strategy for fighting and to guide one's bargaining to end it?” – Fred Ikle, Every War Must End, p.27. – Not many would be conducted any more, if they had to depend on voluntary soldiers and voluntary taxpayers and if the latter had also to decide on war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties and alliance, instead of leaving such decisions to the leaders of territorial governments. Moreover, the territorial Warfare States do not allow their subjects to opt out from under them and do not recognize alternative societies that are exterritorially autonomous. Once all individual rights and liberties are recognized only few military clashes will still occur and they will, inevitably, be limited ones, against the real warmongers only. – Are mass murder devices ever to be considered as “weapons” or “resources”? - JZ, 27.11.07, 18.10.13.

LIMITS OF TOLERANCE: Nobody is wholly tolerant. The more you believe in tolerance, the less you can tolerate the intolerant." - R. Q. in READERS' DIGEST, 7/66.

LIMITS OR OPPORTUNITIES: leave behind the "era of limits" and grasp the limitless opportunities available.” - Jerry Pournelle, Preface, XIII, to Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future. - Alas, most other "space-nuts" have not yet seen the almost limitless opportunities of freedom and thus, in their SF, they still do fear e.g. automation, computers and "over-population" and consider only planet-wide imposed systems that may differ from other such systems, instead of exterritorial options, individually chosen. Perhaps we need a black list of SF that offer mainly only basic fallacies or a recommended list of SF that is free of basic errors and even offers some new and libertarian ideas. - JZ, 23.1.02. – A plus and minus point system for each such title could, probably, be developed rather easily. – JZ, 18.10.13. - SCIENCE FICTION, TERRITORIALISM

LIMITS OR SELF-CONTROLS OR MARKET CONTROLS UNDER FULL MONETARY FREEDOM: They would be optional currencies, no legal tender. Everyone but the issuer would be free to refuse them or to discount them. They would be measured in their value, against sound value standards, freely chosen, and would tend to be accepted only, in most cases, while maintained at par with it. The issuers oblige themselves to deliver wanted goods, services and labor for them, accepting their notes at their nominal value. Over-issues would go beyond their capacity and their long-term interest in being able to continue to issue their own sound exchange media. Note exchanges with other issuing centers would occur. In them any excess issues by one or a few of them would become rapidly obvious. They would have fewer notes of sound issuing centers to offer in exchange. When the notes are not physically exchanged then the clearing exchanges would also show up balances against them. All details of their issues would become publicized (largely on the notes themselves). Acceptance notices and refusals to accept notices would be displayed, especially in the shops. Each could easily check the readiness-to-accept-foundation and their value standard (measured e.g. in gold weight units) and its acceptance in one of the nearest stores by either paying with them for goods and services, priced in gold weight units or by buying gold with them at a local agent of the gold market. Local exchange offices would display tables indicating the value of the local currency in terms of other currencies and its and other value standards. They are the equivalents to tickets and vouchers and as soundly based as these and as little over-issued, in the interests of the issuer and due to the refusal right of the potential acceptors. - Limited liability should not apply to them. The issuers should not only have to guaranty them with all their ready for sale goods, services and labor but, ultimately, should these run out, in over-issues (if these are possible and would actually happen), with all their other possessions and all their future earnings. - JZ, n.d. & 27.5.97, 28.12.10. – VOLUME OF CURRENCY, QUANTITY THEORY, LIMITING FACTORS FOR PRIVATELY ISSUED EXCHANGE MEDIA, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, ISSUE LIMITS FOR EXCHANGE MEDIA, INFLATION, EXPANSION OF CREDIT? CREDIT CREATION? PRINTING MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR? LEGAL TENDER

LIMITS TO FREEDOM: No bird flies too high, if he flies with his own wings.” – William Blake. – SELF-HELP

LIMITS TO GROWTH: Limits to growth’ is an utterly pernicious doctrine. Along with much else, it embodies cruel racism, in that it would condemn most of humanity to perpetual want.” – Poul Anderson, Space Folk, p.258. - GROWTH

LIMITS TO GROWTH: the famous “limits to growth” was nothing more than a gigantic intellectual fraud perpetrated for the primary purpose of permitting politicians to gain power over your private lives.” – G. Harry Stine, ANALOG, Jan. 84, p. 124. – The main and real limits to sound growth are politicians and their territorial governments. – If they could, they would keep us in poverty and, seeming, dependence upon them, forever. – JZ, 14.11.07. – See especially the writings of Julian L. Simon on this. – JZ, 28.12.10.

LIMITS: Anyone who know thinks that the sky is the limit no longer has any imagination.” - Found on a calendar, year not noted. – He does not even know what we have already sent into the sky. - No prescribed limits except the equal rights and liberties of others. – JZ, 25.11.07. - LIMITATIONS

LIMITS: in honor of all those who performed to their limits to free the human race from the bondage of limits.” – Lee Correy, Manna, ANALOG 7/83, p.160.

LIMITS: No limits! – JZ, after reading Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

LIMITS: Personally, I do not believe the human mind has any limits but those we impose ourselves.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.197. – Human minds have mostly only those all too narrow limits which we impose upon ourselves. – JZ, 13.9.07. - MINDS, HUMAN BEINGS

LIMITS: There’s no limit to what we can achieve, if we work together.” - Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter: The Light of Other Days, p.463. – All people do not have to work together but groups of volunteers should be quite free to tackle, competitively, all tasks now monopolized by territorial governments and to experiment, tolerantly, among themselves, running their own shows, minding their own business. That is the only kind of unity and team-work required, in all spheres, to achieve rapid progress. – JZ, 16.9.07, 28.12.10. - FREEDOM CAN LEAD US TO THE QUITE UNEXPECTED, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS. COMPETITION BETWEEN POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, ALL WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY.

LIMITS: To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - One does not have to be pleased with one's limits but one should know and take one's limits into account. - JZ, 22.8.02.

LIMITS: To know a thing well, know its limits. Only when pushed beyond its tolerance will true nature be seen.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.183.

LIMITS: We would do well to remember that, throughout history, mankind has worried about some form of limitation, some lack of material resource. Primitive tribes and people perished not because there were no resources, but because there was not enough know-how and too much fear and superstition. Remembering this, we should refuse to be taken in by the politics of “limitation and despair” and refuse to adopt the kind of bureaucratic enterprises and governmental structures that will only limit us more.” – GOOD GOVERNMENT, Oct. 77. - DESPAIR, DOOM, GROWTH, ZERO GROWTH, GREENIES

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: Abraham Lincoln was a centralistic power monger and as such responsible, probably, for more deaths, injuries and destruction than all the slave masters of the Southern States combined. – JZ, 3.7.93. Did the USA lose as many people in any other war than his civil war, which assured federal power to him, as long as he lived? – JZ, 1.12.07.

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: In our government-controlled schools we are taught that Lincoln was our greatest president because his war ended slavery and saved the Union. As usual, the other side of the story – the side that reflects poorly on the government – somehow gets lost.” – Richard J. Maybury, The Abe Lincoln Hoax. - LINCOLN MYTHOLOGY IN PUBLIC MIS-EDUCATION, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, STATISM

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM: Troops from Gettysburg were sent to New York to put down anti-draft riots. Lincoln jailed around thirty thousand political prisoners, without trial.” - Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter: The Light of Other Days, p.247/48. -

LIQUIDATION OF ALL GOVERNMENT ASSETS: Let us liquidate all government assets by distributing shares in them to all tax-payers (or citizens), before the next elections, charging them for this service and asking them to appoint us, by their votes, as executives of this estate. Thus our battle could be won fast. – JZ, 30.7.78. - For details see PEACE PLANS 19 c, – JZ, 21.11.07.

LIQUIDATION OF GOVERNMENTS: Let us bankrupt the government. – JZ, 2/75. – Before it bankrupts us. - Compare PEACE PLANS 19 C, digitized version, on the just redistribution of their remaining assets. – JZ, 29.7.78. - - BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THEM

LIQUIDATIONS: I am currently liquidator of six or seven small companies. In only one case is the liquidation the result of mismanagement, and in that case the company is a subsidiary of a larger company. In every other case, taxation or current economic conditions are the cause.” – A. W. Nelson in the FINANCIAL TIMES, quoted in THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/76, by HENRY MEULEN. - BANKRUPTCIES, MISMANAGEMENT? TAXATION, CREDIT RESTRICTIONS, ECONOMIC CRISES

LIQUIDITY CRISES: Even if banks had wrongly and inefficiently invested short term funds on long terms, then, under free clearing options they could arrange for a considerable percentage of the long-term invested funds to become mobilized, in installments, through clearing certificates, that could immediately be used against the long term borrowers, at least shortly before any installment repayments of these borrowers become due and to the amounts of these installments. - JZ, 3/97. Only the laws of monetary despotism have to be “sacrificed” to end or prevent any monetary crisis. – JZ, 28.12.10.

LIQUIDITY CRISES: Most liquidity problems, business losses and bankruptcies are caused by governments, by their laws on taxation, exchange media, value standards, legal tender, credit, capital securities, prices, wages, rents, interest rates, foreign exchange and international trading. - Free clearing or full monetary freedom could avoid most liquidity problems, leaving only those caused by ignorance, miscalculations, frauds and catastrophes. - JZ, 7.6.91, 26.4.97. - LIQUIDITY PROBLEMS, MONETARY FREEDOM OR FREE BANKING VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM OR CENTRAL BANKING

LIQUIDITY CRISES: One could be very liquid for all one's payment requirements if one were free to clear or to pay with one's own clearing certificates or notes, optional and acceptable to others, because they stand at par with their nominal value standard and are acceptable at par for the daily wanted consumer goods and services one can offer. In the absence of this monetary freedom, the same potential issuers, could be rather illiquid with regard to rare metal coins, legal tender cash issued by a monopolist like the central bank of issue and to any foreign exchange. With the stroke of a pen (by legislative repeal of monetary despotism) or a monetary revolution, the existing illiquidity of the victims of monetary despotism (not that of the victimizers and their supporters and favorites) could be turned into a self-initiated, self-managed and self-perpetuated liquidity. One might also call it an "ability to pay" to the extent that one is able and willing to offer wanted goods, services and labor, all at market prices. - JZ, 16.8.92, 1.5.97, 28.12.10. - LIQUIDITY & ILLIQUIDITY, CRISES, DEFLATIONS, STAGFLATIONS, CURRENCY SHORTAGES, CURRENCY FAMINE

LIQUIDITY CRISES: What kinds of liquidity crises, if any at all, would remain after the note-issue monopolies of the national central banks are finally abolished? – At most the tax payers might find it more than usually difficult to pay their taxes in the government’s exclusive tax foundation currency, if that is stupidly administered and under-issued, so that on a free money market its notes stand at an agio rather than at par or, slightly, under par. Then the tax-payment in other currencies should be permitted as well, accepted at their market rate against the tax-foundation money of the State. - JZ, 11.12.07. – Moreover, as soon as clearing is quite free and well enough organized, all liquidity crises will disappear fast. As for capital shortages: Just allow value-preservation clauses, remove regulations and taxes and capital will be built up fast and be made readily available. Under full monetary freedom value preservation clauses would be largely superfluous and under full financial freedom compulsory taxation would be ended. Both, monetary and financial crises are largely only the result of government interventionism. – JZ, 22.1.09.

LIQUIDITY: The owners of ready for sale goods and services should not be made dependent for their liquidity requirements and sales options upon the forced monopoly money of a central bank and whatever more or less wrongful, misinformed and inapt monetary currency policy and measures it presently applies. Instead, they should be set free or liberate themselves, through their own local shop associations, to monetize these themselves. They could pay their employees and suppliers with their own notes and clearing certificates. They should also be free to pay their taxes with them, until they can abolish these imposed tributes. Moreover, they should be free and would be advised to make short-term loans with their private monies, mainly for wage and salary payments, to local employers, through their own local bank of issue. This shop foundation currency, spent or lent out on short terms, would soon stream back into the shops. The shops could use them to repay their loans from their issuing center and also pay their wholesalers for orders to restock their shelves. The wholesalers could redeem with them their commercial bills, which they had initially used to pay the employers for goods received. Such bills, for already produced and sold goods, should be the securities, discounted in the granting of short-term loans for wage and salary payments. This circulation for banknotes, as clearing certificates, or "cut up" small bills, in convenient denominations, to substitute temporarily for large commercial bills, was called the pure "banking principle" or note issue upon the "real bills doctrine" and was long seen as an essentially self-limiting and self-liquidating process, especially while all prices were marked in gold weight units and no banknotes had forced acceptance and forced value - except towards their issuer. Alas, in most people's minds and in that of most economists, too, this system was mixed up with notions of the currency principle and thus even for sound banking principle banknotes a third security was demanded, namely redemption into gold by the issuer, upon demand of the note holder, although objectively and economically, such convertibility was not necessary or even wanted in most cases. Well, ignorance and prejudices on this subject predominate even in our times still. Once the suppliers of consumer goods and services can make themselves monetarily liquid, in this way, then, indirectly or directly, they will make liquid their suppliers, tradesmen, and landlords, too and the local employers and their employees, most of them customers of their shops. - The above circulation option is a traditional one but not the only possible one. Other potential local issuers exist in most local centers of population, production, transport and trade and they could also form their issue, payment and clearing communities, in parallel or merge with the shop association bank, as they please. - The local market would accept as many sound competing currencies as it would find convenient enough to handle. - Those less convenient for general local circulation would have to be discounted by those issuing more convenient local currencies - and then, these less convenient notes would be placed by these discounting centers of issue, into the hands or accounts of those who have something to pay to these other and limited note issuers. These customers or debtors would then pay these private note issuers with the notes they had -issued, directly or through their bank connection. - JZ, 2.5.97, 12.9.02, 28.12.10. In principle, anyone, who has many payments to make and does regularly receive many payments is a potential issuer or could establish a basic clearing center. – JZ, 18.10.13. – MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING VS. CENTRAL BANKING OR MONETARY DESPOTISM, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLISM & LEGAL TENDER

LIQUIDITY: The clearing options are so numerous that all of them, with all their facts, should become systematically listed - and also confronted with all the contrary opinions, ideas, hypotheses, prejudices and theories as far as is possible, in order to enable the patient researchers to finally sort the wheat from the chaff. - JZ, 19.3.97, 18.10.13. - THEORIES

LISTENING: Every man ... should periodically be compelled to listen to opinions which are infuriating to him. To hear nothing but what is pleasing to one is to make a pillow of the mind.” - St. John Ervine. – Compelled? No freedom to simply ignore them? – JZ, 23.1.08.

LISTENING: few people listen to each other any more. Children do not listen to their fathers, that is certain, but here and there one can discover a father who listens to his children, …” - Martin Woodhouse, Rock Baby, Pan Books, London, 1970, p.111. - CAREFULLY & INTELLIGENTLY, RED

LISTENING: Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600, 1-3.68.

LISTENING: Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly.” – Plutarch.

LISTENING: The intelligent listener is the midwife for the birth of my thoughts.” – Charles Tschopp. (Der verstaendige Zuhoerer ist der Geburtshelfer meiner Gedanken.) - UNDERSTANDING, CONVERSATION, DISCUSSION, THOUGHT, INTELLIGENT LISTENERS

LISTENING: The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is that we may listen the more and talk the less.” – Zeno of Zitium, ca. 300 B.C., quoted in Diogenes Laertius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, 3rd. c. A.D., tr. R.D. Hicks. - RED.

LISTENING: The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.” - quoted in adv. email 11.7.04 - SPEECH, COMMUNICATION, WORDS: RED., READING, WRITING , EDUCATION

LISTENING: Who’s Listening? I Am!” – Leonard E. Read: Who Is Listening? p.1. As motto he choose: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” – Mark 4:9. … It’s not ‘are they listening?’ but “are you and I?’ - Ibid. - LISTEN! MASSES?

LITERACY: A man who learns to read and write is halfway to freedom by that one fact.” - Robert Heinlein, Requiem, p.259. - Only if he is prepared to sufficiently utilize these skills, e.g. by reading, writing and publishing (at least in affordable alternative media) enough freedom texts. - JZ, 23.1.02. – How many are prepared to do this? Even after more than a century of literacy? Moreover, most freedom texts are out of print and not accessible in most public libraries. Possibly, most such texts were not even published. Nor have all of them so far been offered in very affordable alternative media. If there were a strong demand for them, e.g. on microfilm or disc or in email attachments, then it could be fast satisfied. I listed on those freedom texts that I found already offered in one or the other digital format. But my list is certainly still far from complete. – JZ, 28.12.10. - FREEDOM, READING & WRITING,

LITERACY: he had other complaints. Universal literacy has been the ruination of literary standards; the rise of mass man has cost the average person much of his zest for life. – Edmund Opitz on Nock, in INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Winter 75. - GENERAL OR UNIVERSAL, EDUCATION

LITERACY: Literacy has, in fact always run well ahead of schooling.” – Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.32. - SCHOOLING, EDUCATION

LITERACY: Literacy is not, as it is considered in our schools, a PORTION of education. It IS education. It is at once the ability AND the inclination of the mind to find knowledge, to pursue understanding, and out of knowledge and understanding, not out of received attitudes and values or emotional responses, however "worthy," to make judgements.” - Richard Mitchell. - READING, BOOKS, EDUCATION, MINDS, SEEKING KNOWLEDGE, CURIOSITY, UNDERSTANDING

LITERACY: The literate people of this world have worked no wonders. – Howard Fast, Freedom Road, Futura Publications Ltd., 1979 edition, p.49. - Without sufficient economic knowledge and awareness of all genuine individual rights and liberties most intellectuals do not have enough to offer to help establish a free, peaceful and just society. – The vast majority of them still subscribes e.g. to territorialism and its monetary despotism. - JZ, 1.3.12. - EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, INTELLECTUAL

LITERATURE: Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.” – Dean W.R. Inge, 1860-1954. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.259. - ART, PROFIT MOTIVE

LITERATURE: Most of the social science literature has established, maintained or even promoted merely popular errors and prejudices rather than enlightenment. This applies widely even to science fiction, atheist, anarchist and libertarian writings. – JZ, 9.5.93. - PREJUDICES, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES

LITIGATION MANIA: Injustice via excess litigation, multiplied by excess laws and lawyers’ special interests. – JZ, 19.2.96, 14.11.07.

LITIGATION: They would be the shepherds over us, their sheep. Certainly such an arrangement presupposes that they are naturally superior to the rest of us. And certainly we are fully justified in demanding from the legislators and organizers proof of this natural superiority. – Bastiat – quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 27.2.12. -  GOING TO COURT, SUITS, JURISDICTION, LEGISLATORS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP, JUDGES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS

LITTERBUGS: If you do love to spread litter – why don’t you do it on your own land? – JZ, n.d. – Make a real display of what you love doing! – JZ, 7.2.09.

LITTERING: Do honest people have to be afraid of fingerprinting? Should one introduce a special tax on those who refuse to give their finger-prints? But consider the costs which litter-bugs impose upon communities - for cleaning up after them. If all fingerprints were on record then, with modern automatic equipment, litter could be automatically analyzed for fingerprints and the offenders could be heavily fined, covering the expense of discovering them as well. Instead of a fine they might be sentenced to collect and deliver xyz bags or kilograms of litter from parks and highways. Before I came to Australia in 1959 I had read that it imposed fines on littering coming to 300 Australian pounds, then a considerable sum. So I expected to find clean cities, parks, streets, highway sides etc. and was greatly disappointed in this respect. Apparently, this fine was only rarely applied. With automated fingerprint analysis it could become extensively enforced. Would compulsory finger-printing be infringing genuine personal liberty too much, for those, who do not litter? I for one would ignore the protests of the litter-bugs. Would the threat be too great that some of your enemies might drop some litter, with your fingerprints on it, just to annoy you? – Naturally, non-littering should be part of a good upbringing for children. Perhaps we are still too close to our primate ancestors in this respect. – JZ, 11.10.04, 22.10.07. - FINGERPRINTING

LITTLE PROBLEMS: One should not let oneself become upset about little things – as long as so many really large problems do still exist which do require our full attention. – JZ, 19.8.07. - TRIVIAL TROUBLES & LARGE PROBLEMS

LITTLE THINGS: Involvement in little actions and ideas make us forget the big and much more threatening ones. It is also a form of hiding from the big ones. – JZ, 30.9.05. - INVOLVEMENTS, IDEAS & ACTIONS VS. GREAT IDEAS & ACTIONS

LIVE & LET LIVE: Live and let live - is the essence of tolerance and has already become proverbial wisdom. So many people have heard or used this expression – but without comprehending all its applications. Only panarchists apply this advice as widely as possible. - JZ, 6. 9. 04.

LIVE & LET LIVE: Live and let live is the only creed that counts.” – Colin Kapp, Manalone, p.167. – But to realize this ideal one has to restrain or even kill offenders against that general rule. – 20.11.07.

LIVE & LET LIVE: Live and let live. – Friedrich von Schiller – By now this is a popular saying, which is, alas, not often enough and consistently applied, except in some private matters. – JZ, 25.11.07. – All public matters and institutions should become subject to individual private choices. – JZ, 5.2.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT IN ALL SPHERES, POLYARCHISM, ASSOCIATIONISM

LIVE & LET LIVE: Unlike Leonard Read, I wouldn’t bet on the plant having perception. But, in a world of mysteries, Read could be right. The main point is the live-and-let-live quality of Read’s “freedom philosophy”, which, if it could be universalized, would create a world not only of happy plants but of men and women without envy.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 6/75. - Live and let live.” – Friedrich von Schiller - & LET LIVE, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

LIVE & LET LIVE: You might say our whole culture is founded on a principle of live and let live." - Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.116. - If only that were already true! - JZ, 6.10.01. – Legalized intolerance is still all too much the rule. – JZ, 5.2.09. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, GOVERNMENTS

LIVE FREE: Are there two libertarians in the world who fully agree with each other on every point? Should libertarians also rule over the majority of statists, rather than leaving them to rule themselves? – JZ, in Facebook comment to: Sign on the T-Shirt of a pretty girl

LIVE FREE: Live free or die.” – New Hampshire State Motto. - Why not allow people to live as slaves if they want to and as long as they like it? - Anyhow, trying to execute all statists would be a big job and many of them would effectively fight back. - JZ, 23.11.06. – PANARCHIES FOR ALL WHO ARE PREPARED TO LEAVE OTHER PEOPLE OF OTHER PANARCHIES ALONE! OR DIE!

LIVE FREE: You can’t really live free for long in an unfree society.” – Fritz Knese, THE CONNECTION 135, p.47. – But you can try to live as free as you can. – JZ, 5.10.89. – By far not all freedom opportunities are made well enough known and are well enough used. – JZ, 15.11.07. -

LIVE MORE: Make less and live more.” – Quote in E. Haldeman Julius, Notes & Comments, No. 5, 1951, p.105. - & MAKE LESS MONEY

LIVE YOUR BELIEFS: Live your beliefs, and you can turn the world around.” – Thoreau. - Quoted in: M. Ferguson, The Acquarian Conspiracy, p.227. - Indeed, if you are free enough to do so. We are still far from having realized experimental freedom for all political, social and economic system, starting with the individual secessionist option. – JZ, 15.11.07. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

LIVE YOUR LIFE: Few men know their destiny. Few men live their lives. Learn to live your lives! Learn to know your destiny!” – Herman Hesse, Zarathustra’s Return, 1919.

LIVE: Don’t you want to master your own life? Do you want others to largely live it for you – at least by living at your expense and by controlling many of your actions? – JZ, 10/72. - LIFE, MASTERING THE OWN, Q., SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIVE: It is easy to live for others; everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.” – Emerson, Journals, 1845. - EGOISM, LIVE FOR YOURSELF, SELFISHNESS VS. ALTRUISM, SELF-LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIVE: Life is diverse, not uniform.” – Phillip Mann, Master of Paxwax, p.25. - Our “public” or State or societal institutions should likewise be different, corresponding to the diversity among men, via individual choice and decision-making, voluntary association and secession. – JZ, 19.9.07, 28.12.10. – LIFE, DIVERSITY, STATES, SOCIETIES & UNIFORMITY, UNITY, TERRITORIAL FEDERATION & SOVEREIGNTY, GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, DIVERSITY, CHOICE

LIVE: Live for yourself – and not the pigs!” – Ed Randell Jr., PROTOS, Nov. 70. – Surprising as it may sound to many, there are even some decent and incorruptible people among soldiers, officers, policemen, bureaucrats, politicians and judges, although, certainly, not too many or enough of them. To label all of them quite indiscriminately as “pigs” goes too far. Do not forget, either, that they still have many, very many, voluntary supporters among the statists. – JZ, 25.11.07. – All forms of statism for statists and all forms of liberty for freedom lovers: Panarchism! Tolerance for all tolerant people! – JZ, 5.2.09. – STATISM, TOLERANCE

LIVE: Live free or die.” – New Hampshire State Motto. - Why not allow people to live as slaves if they want to and as long as they like it? - Anyhow, trying to execute all statists would be a big job and many of them would effectively fight back. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - LIVE FREE OR DIE? PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE,

LIVE: May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745. – A. Andrews Quotations, p. 255. - LIFE IN FREEDOM

LIVE: The life given us by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.” - Cicero, Philippicae. – Alas, at least in us it becomes extinguished all too soon. – JZ, 5.2.09. - LIVING, MERIT, SUCCESS, IDEALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, EXEMPLARY LIVING & STRIVING

LIVES: We don’t need democracy or a government to be able to run our own lives.” – A libertarian from Uppsala, in Freedom Network News, Aug.-Sep., 89. - RUNNING OUR LIVES, GOVERNMENTS, DEMOCRACY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LIVING CREATIVELY: live without competing destructively with other human beings. – James H. Schmitz, Agent of Vega, story “Gone Fishing”, Baen Books, free online. Compare:“Anything that’s peaceful.” – Leonard E. Read. – PEACEFULLY, COMPETITIVELY BUT NOT DESTRUCTIVELY - WITH OTHER HUMAN OR RATIONAL BEINGS, TOLERANCE, NON-INTERVENTION, LEAVING OTHERS ALONE

LIVING FREELY: He is free who lives as he wishes to live; who is neither subject to compulsion nor to hindrance, nor to force; whose movements to action are not impeded, whose desires attain their purpose, and who does not fall into that which he would avoid.” – Epictetus (ca 55-135 A.D.), Discourses, ca. 100 A.D. - Have we made sufficient progress in this direction since then? - JZ, 23.11.06.

LIVING IN FREEDOM: Living in freedom – only that means really living.” – Ramler, Fabellese, 4. Buch, 36: Die beiden Nachtigallen. (In Freiheit leben, heisst erst leben.) See: FREEDOM, LIBERTY.

LIVING OFF OTHERS: He believed one of the lowest levels of moral degradation was that of an otherwise healthy person living off the labors of another.” – Bob Stevenson, on Robert Louis Stevenson, in THE FREEMAN, August 78. – To a large extent all working people do that anyhow, because their earnings are to a very large extent due to the capital that they work with, which is, essentially, the pre-done labor of others. And, by division of labor and free exchange they live off others and others off them. But I do not assert that RLS meant this kind of living off the fruits of society, science, inventions, technology and profitable savings and investments of others. – JZ, 26.11.07. - DOLE BLUDGERS, HAND-OUT RECIPIENTS, PARASITES, BUREAUCRATS, POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POVERTY, CHARITY, WELFARE STATE

LIVING STANDARD: In 1850, a coal miner in France earned the equivalent of 80 kilos of bread in one month; in 1938 a laborer earned 300 kilos per month; and in 1973 1,600 kilos per month. Similar statistics could be furnished for any western European country. - See Revel, La Tentation Totalitaire, (The Totalitarian Temptation) p.249 (Paris, 1976). Industrial production in France and England rose 19 times and 25 times, respectively, between 1815 and 1970 – far outstripping the increases in population. See B.R. Mitchell, European Historical Statistics 1750-1970, Table D-1 (Columbia University Press, 1978). - Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.119, 147. - RISING, CONTRARY TO THE POPULAR NOTION: THE RICH GET RICHER & THE POOR GET POORER, PROSPERITY, INCREASING STANDARD OF LIVING, PRODUCTIVITY

LIVING STANDARD: In the seventeenth century, a western European laborer worked a 12-hour day to earn the equivalent of what a modern workers earns in one hour or less.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.176. – INCREASE, PRODUCTIVITY, EARNINGS

LIVING STANDARD: The standard of living of the common man is higher in those countries which have the greatest number of wealthy entrepreneurs.” – Ludwig von Mises - WEALTHY PEOPLE, FINANCIERS, INVESTMENTS, CAPITALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, COMPETITION


LIVING WILLS: To artificially prolong and extend a life of someone who has become mentally and physically quite handicapped, even unconscious, unable to communicate, and doing this contrary to his previously clearly expressed wishes, is also a kind of torture of the innocent and torture has long been outlawed by bills of rights and international law. Clearly and previously expressed wishes of such people should be executed, when, quite obviously and in the opinion of disinterested observers, all their previously stated conditions are for the termination of their lives or of further life support actions are fulfilled and they have become unable to undertake this termination themselves. – JZ, 30.5.95. & EUTHANASIA, TORTURE

LIVING: A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.” – C. E. Hughes, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, 71. – LIVING WITH ONESELF, SELF-RESPECT, HUMAN BEINGS, REASON, MORALITY, SELF-EDUCATION, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, PRIDE, TOLERANCE

LIVING: All real living is meeting.” – Martin Buber, in Aubrey Hodes: Encounter with Martin Buber. – Compare Frederic Bastiat: “Society is exchange.” - SOCIETY, MEETING, EXCHANGE

LIVING: Better making a living than taking the living of others. - JZ, 16.11.02. - TAXES, PROPERTY

LIVING: Cities are the foundation of civilization. Indeed, Dr. Carleton S. Coon defined civilization as "the art of living in cities." - G. Harry Stine, ANALOG 4/88, p.120. - In at least one of her books Jane Jacobs demonstrated pretty well that progress, even in agriculture, depended largely upon cities. - JZ - CIVILIZATION & CITIES

LIVING: Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain - FLAWED HUMAN RIGHTS NOTIONS, WELFARE STATE MENTALITY,

LIVING: Few only live their own life; so many have it lived by others.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - THE OWN LIFE, ALTRUISM, SELFISHNESS

LIVING: Finally live your own life // And make your own decisions // Since now the time is rife // For freedom from politicians. // Bureaucracy only for bureaucrats // Not for people who would rather // Live their lives without these rats // In one free society or the other // Under panarchy I would like to live // Since territorialism has nothing to give. // It can only fake or take, // Mostly the major part of the cake. // Making my individualist choices, // Ignoring all other voices. // Leaving all others free, // Even to climb back into the tree, // Under the isms of their hell or paradise // If they know nothing better otherwise. // – That’s about all you can expect from me in form of “poetry”. - JZ, 31.1.05. - THE OWN LIFE, PANARCHISM

LIVING: For much of the world things are getting better. People live longer and eat better, and have more material possession; and where they do not, the failure to build a decent life isn’t due to technology but to politics.” – Jerry Pournelle, Democracy in America, p.213/214, in Future Quartet, Earth in the year 2042, A Four-Part Invention by Ben Bova, Frederick Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Charles Sheffield. - POLITICS VS. LIVING, POVERTY, FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM

LIVING: Freedom is the power to live as you will. Who then lives as he wills?” - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Paradoxa Stoicorum, quoted by Adler, The Idea of Freedom, p.253. - IN FREEDOM, POWER & WILL

LIVING: He is free who lives as he wishes to live; who is neither subject to compulsion nor to hindrance, nor to force; whose movements to action are not impeded, whose desires attain their purpose, and who does not fall into that which he would avoid.” – Epictetus (ca 55-135 A.D.), Discourses, ca. 100 A.D. - Have we made sufficient progress in this direction since then? - FREELY - JZ, 23. 11. 06.

LIVING: How many people are really interested in life-, freedom-, rights-and peace-saving ideas and information? – According to my own experience, over decades, very few. - JZ, 14.10.83, 26.11.07, 17.5.13. - WILL TO LIVE, SURVIVAL INSTINCT, VITALITY & DEATH WISH, Q.

LIVING: If a man hasn’t discovered something that he would die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther, Speech, Detroit, 23.6.63. – At what age would you begin to apply that rule. Would you execute him? – JZ, n.d. - DEATH, VALUES

LIVING: It is not how old you are that matters, but how many hours of your life you have lived.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Not just like another animal but as a reasonable and moral being. – JZ, 18.11.07. - AGE, OLD PEOPLE, YOUTH

LIVING: It is not only a question of staying but of becoming alive – after shrugging off all imposed burdens. – JZ, 22.10.87.

LIVING: Lives under territorial governments cannot possibly be the best lives that people could have and would have under their own individual free choices. Under at least some such regimes lives are often “cheap”, little valued, not only by their rulers but also by the people so ruled. – Territorial governments, at least the larger ones, not the miniature ones, are Warfare States. They are mass-producing death. That is perhaps best be exemplified by their acquisition of mass murder devices and by keeping them in readiness and by training many people in their use. – How many soldiers have become soldiers only because otherwise they would remain unemployed? And all involuntary unemployment is due to government interventionism. - JZ, 20.11.07, 18.10.13. - UNDER TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

LIVING: Living in a world we didn't make and are not free to change, not even for ourselves, in our own sphere and at our own cost and risk. – JZ, 15.9.88. Is that truly living, in adult responsibility? Or do we find ourselves in a nation-wide kindergarten or nursery, under more or less benevolent supervisors? – JZ, 14.1.93. - Panarchism demands for all non-aggressive individuals the right to make and change their own environment in the way they like, but only to the extent that they can do so at the own expense and risk. So far that right is widely recognized only for the private life, one's house, garden and business, not for "public affairs" and "public relations". Panarchism extends individual life choices into these spheres as well, as far as this is humanly possible, as a means to maximize freedom, justice, peace and progress, limiting none of them to the views of popular "experts" or majorities. - JZ, 17.9.04. - IN A WORLD WE DID NOT MAKE & ARE NOT FREE TO CHANGE, TERRITORIALISM

LIVING: Living is a process of continuous birth. The tragedy in the life of most of us is that we die before we are fully born.” – Erich Fromm, Values, Psychology, and Human Existence, in New Knowledge in Human Values. - It should, rather, be a process of continuous self-development towards full maturity. … - JZ, 19.11.07, 28.12.10. – A mother of ten children would rather say: Ten is enough! – JZ, 17.5.13. - A CONSTANT REBIRTH?

LIVING: Living was struggling to do something impossible - to succeed, or die, knowing you had tried." - Anne McCaffrey, Dragonrider, ANALOG, Dec. 67. - TRYING, STRUGGLING WITH THE "IMPOSSIBLE", SUCCESS – IN WHAT?

LIVING: Man creative lives many lives; some men are so dull they do not live even once.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - AS MEN SHOULD, CREATIVITY

LIVING: Me, I’m going to go out fighting for something besides my own skin.” - Deborah Wheeler, Jaydium, 244. - FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING WORTHWHILE

LIVING: One can vegetate without freedom, somewhat live with limited freedom but full living requires full freedom. – JZ, 6.7.82. – FREEDOM, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

LIVING: There are few things easier than to live badly and to die well.” - Oscar Wilde: Vera, or the Nihilists, - VALUES, DYING, HEROISM, FAITH, TRUE  BELIEVERS, CONSISTENCY, SELF-SACRIFICE

LIVING: There is more to living than merely living, i.e., vegetating like a plant or acting on one’s instincts like an animal, at least for all somewhat rational human beings or other somewhat reasonable beings. – JZ, 12.5.84, 26.11.07. - DUTY, IDEALS, REASON, MORALITY, NATURAL LAW, FREEDOM

LIVING: Those are less than half alive who have no purpose in life beyond themselves.” – Poul Anderson, A Circus of Hell, p.129. - PURPOSE, AIM, MEANING, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS

LIVING: Those, who argue that one lives only once and should live that one life to the full, usually do not realize the joys of contemplating ideas and the experiences and discoveries of others and how limited and, basically, merely repetitive sensual experiences usually are. In short: meeting thoughtful people can be more pleasant that going to bed with them. Naturally, it is not an exclusive choice between either but, I hold that there is more danger in wasting one’s life in mere sensual stimulation than in “excessive” intellectual stimulation. - However, if one employs different happiness standards then all might come out even. – JZ, 6.1.82. - INTELLECTUAL VS. SENSUAL STIMULATIONS

LIVING: To be fully alive is to feel that everything is possible.” - Eric Hoffer. - Well, not everything but very much more than most people can imagine now. - JZ, 22.8.02. - POSSIBILITIES, OPTIMISM, FUTURE, NO LIMITS, LIMITS

LIVING: With many, persistent and exclusive attempt of “living more”, people only indicate to me that they are already more or less dead – as rational and moral human beings and, naturally, directly or indirectly, their corresponding actions or inactivity brings their physical demise closer (apart from the healthy exercises involved), but, unfortunately, my own, too. – JZ, 19.10.82, 26.11.07. - MORE & BETTER? MERE LIVING?

LOANSno one can expect the right to obtain a loan if the creditor is not assured that the responsibility for repayment can be assured.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.25. - CREDIT WITHOUT ENFORCED & FULL REPAYMENT? LIQUIDITY, FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

LOANS: In order to get a loan you must first prove you don’t need it.” – John’s Collateral Corollary, in Murphy’s Law, by Arthur Bloch, p.72. – Monetary and financial despotism greatly reduces the ability of honest debtors to repay their loans. Looking at the record of it, it also seems to multiply the number and the amounts of unsound loans. – JZ, 28.12.10. - CREDIT, CREDITWORTHINESS, UNDER PRESENT BANKING SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, JOKES

LOANS: What looks like borrowing is really an indirect form of taxation.” – Milton Friedman In Australia, 1975, p.15. – Actually, a method to delay further taxation that is required to repay such loans. – JZ, 26.11.07. – Firstly, governments borrow from the public. Then they tax the public to repay these loans, at least partly, because that is often done only in inflated money, or they declare themselves bankrupt. Compare the Austrian saying: Governments never go bankrupt. Only their creditors do! – JZ, 28.12.10. - TAKEN UP BY GOVERNMENTS, GOVERNMENT BORROWING, PUBLIC DEBTS

LOBBIES: A Lobbyist is a person that is supposed to help a Politician to make up his mind, not only help him but pay him.” - Will Rogers, The Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1949, p.14, 210. - POLITICIANS, BRIBERY, CORRUPTION, PRESSURE GROUPS, PARLIAMENTARISM, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES OF WHOM? LOBBYISTS

LOBBIES: All the lobbies are gathered in Washington to see that taxes are put on somebody else’s business, but not on them.” – Will Rogers. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, PARLIAMENTARISM, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, TAX EXEMPTIONS, SUBSIDIES

LOBBIES: An example would be the textile situation. The government has gotten China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to voluntarily restrict the shipping of textiles to us. It is thought that through this “solution” our own textile industry will be saved. Yet, it was only a short time ago that it was brought to the public’s attention how demeaning the work was in our local clothing industry and the low pay that the women were getting. Now everything is being done to see that these conditions are continued. Those low-end jobs must be kept in Australia! - We have been hoodwinked by the tail. We have forgotten that all are consumers. Everyone buys clothes. Less than 1 % of the work force makes clothes. By taking care of this small group all of us are suffering from a reduced standard in living. This has to be so as the additional cost of the textiles-clothes means that there is less to spend on the other items. This might not show up right away, but after allowing for the lag factor, this is what happens.” – Wm. S. Fox, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/75. – I remember how angry I was when the import of cheap shirts was prohibited here, because they could then be sold here for one Australian dollar! That was considered to be a threat rather than a blessing! –– JZ, 26.11.07. - PROTECTIONISM, TEXTILE INDUSTRY

LOBBIES: California had a bill to investigate lobbying, and the lobbyists bought off all the votes and they can’t even find the bill now. Putting a lobbyist out of business is like a hired hand trying to fire his own boss.” – Will Rogers, 1935, Autobiography, p.378. – JOKES, LAWS, LOBBYISTS & REPRESENTATIVES, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, MP’s, LOBBYING

LOBBIES: Every special interest group has become a threat to everyone else, so that each one of us has had to join a pressure group, even if only in self-defence.” - From a Workers Party leaflet: Something’s Wrong in Australia. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

LOBBIES: If the government succumbs to the dictation of pressure groups then the rights and interests of the largest “minority”; the individual citizen, the consumer, are trampled underfoot.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.59. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

LOBBIES: In any city where the number of lobbies exceeds the number of buildings, there exists a seat of government. – Charles B. Davis, Knoxville, Tenn., quoted in OMNI, 5/79.

LOBBIES: Instead of a strong, impartial government which administers just laws, we have a government which interferes everywhere, but at the same time is too weak to stand up to the big power lobbies. It caves in regularly to the big business lobby, the public service lobby, and the union lobby.” – Judith Forbes in EXPRESS. - SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS & GOVERNMENTS

LOBBIES: It is much cheaper and enormously more profitable for the special interests to purchase the regulatory favors of Washington’s political harlots than to compete in a fair, unsubsidized marketplace.” – Lee Robinson - VESTED INTERESTS, BUYING POLITICIANS OR LAWS OR REGULATIONS OR JUDGES, RATHER THAN IMPROVING ONE'S PRODUCT OR SERVICE. COMPETITION, BUSINESSMEN, THE WRONGFUL TYPES

LOBBIES: Lobbyists are the touts of protected industries.” – Winston Churchill, quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.57.

LOBBIES: Pressure groups can dominate only at the expense of individual freedom.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.68. – Under personal law or exterritorial autonomy for volunteers there would be very few lobbies, because all such groups would be free to do their own things anyhow, always, naturally, at the own expense and risk rather than that of others, as is mostly the case under territorialism. – JZ, 17.5.13. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

LOBBIES: Territorially unrepresentative and politically unrepresented minority groups should strive to become exterritorially autonomous communities, doing their own things for or to themselves, rather than attempting to stand over the rest of the minorities and over the majority, as influential pressure groups, “selling” the bundle of votes they can influence, or outright buying the votes of legislators, thus trying to achieve privileges for themselves at the expense of all the others. They should all be able to become independent of the opinions and laws of the majority and of the privileges granted to other minority groups, this at the own risk and expense, for their own volunteers, and the majority of consumers and producers should become independent of them, except for free trade relationships with them. – JZ, 20.12.83, 26.11.07. - MINORITIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, AUTONOMY, SELF-GOVERNMENT

LOBBIES: The government, a massive lobbying operation.” – Hugh Frazer, 19.8.77. – GOVERNMENT UNDER TERRITORIALISM

LOBBIES: the legislative assembly … under the … necessity of satisfying the demands of particular groups which force the hands of the governing majorities in today’s parliaments.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom & Representative Government, p.19. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

LOBBIES: The lobby is the army of the plutocracy.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.93. – Well, at his time that did not apply to the trade union lobbies. But nowadays, as administrators of superannuation funds, they have joined that crowd as well. And they remained as ignorant and prejudiced and disinterested as the old crowd, when it comes to the threats of inflation, deflation, stagflation, Trustee Acts and mass unemployment. – The professionals have also formed very powerful lobbies and thus achieved privileges for themselves. – Although they are usually well off, they are hardly plutocrats. That derogatory term lacks also gratefulness for the services that capital provides to labor. Essentially, productive capital is pre-done-labor and, as such, also entitled to a just return, as determined by a free market. - JZ, 26.11.07, 28.12.10. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, UNIONS, PROFESSIONALS, CAPITAL, LABOR, PROFIT, INTEREST, EARNINGS, DIVIDENDS,

LOBBIES: The politicians have set every one of us against each other in special interest groups which have sought to be among the rulers (or on good terms with them), instead of amongst the ruled.” – From a Workers Party leaflet: Something’s Wrong in Australia. – Quite in accordance with the ancient Roman principle: “Divide and conquer!” – JZ, 26.11.07. – Every individual should only be subjected to self-selected rulers or administrators, if any at all. – JZ, 28.12.10. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LOBBIES: The principal power in Washington is no longer the government of the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold. Money established priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from the middle class to the very rich. Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth - laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more.” - Richard N. Goodwin - Speechwriter for John F. Kennedy. – Sent by CB. - To make this possible, a powerful territorial government must first exist, so that pigs can assembly at its trough, filled by involuntary tribute-payers. Only then can it sell its favors to special interests. Such an institution, essentially a coercive territorial monopoly, to advantage some groups at the expense of all other groups should not be allowed at all – except among voluntary victims. – JZ, 27.12.07, 19.10.13. – The worst money power is that of the monetary despotism of the central banks! – JZ, 22.1.09. - PRESSURE GROUPS, VESTED INTERESTS HAVING ACCESS TO THE POWER LEVERS IN PARLIAMENTS, PLUTOCRACY, LEGALLY PRIVILEGED CORPORATIONS

LOBBIES: the process through which organized interest groups go crying / sniveling / howling to the government and demand resources stolen from others (and get them).” – Robert Brakeman, OPTION, 6/77. - PROTECTIONISM AMOUNT TO INSTITUTIONAL BEGGING

LOBBIES: This would be denounced as thievery if pressure groups went directly to certain other groups and seized the funds and other property that they are often able to obtain by means of subsidies and laws giving them special privileges. But such actions have become part of the very fabric of our economy (*), and almost everybody has become dependent on subsidies and similar interventions.” – Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. - - (*) Largely an anti-economy! – JZ, 26.11.07. ) - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

LOBBIES: Unfortunately, all the groups waste their time and energy fighting one another instead of taking on their common enemy and the original cause of all the trouble – the State. This is modern democracy – pressure group warfare, with the State acting as a distributor of privilege. Thus, through the democratic process, organized and vocal pressure groups are able to gain some advantage at the expense of others.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.79. – If all collaborated to get rid of compulsory taxation, inflation, and deflation and all governmental regulations of economic activities, all would be much better off. – JZ, 26.11.07. - VESTED INTEREST GROUPS

LOBBIES: When a democratically elected government cannot resist the threats, blackmail or force of some pressure groups and permits them to exploit the rest of the citizens – then that society becomes a dictatorship.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.59. - PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, UNIONS, DICTATORSHIP

LOCAL ACTION: Think globally, act locally.” – Quoted on radio, 3.5.88. – As if we were already quite free to do so. – We are not even free as yet to secede at least from the local government, not to speak of the state and the federal governments, although all of them are supposed to be based upon consent, which at most is only that of a manipulated and misinformed majority. – JZ, 28.12.10. – DEMOCRACY, CONSENT, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES, SECESSIONISM, DECENTRALIZATION, SELF-HELP

LOCAL CURRENCIES: Essential is that they facilitate clearing between many local voluntary participants, not necessarily between all local inhabitants and enterprises. Moreover, that they are issued in sufficient quantities to make all desired local exchanges possible. They should also be issued in convenient denominations, indicate clearly the period of their validity and who is obliged to accept them at par. Their time limitation would also help to assure their rapid reflux. The issuers want to achieve rapid turnovers, not just sales in the medium or far future. These certificates should also be consecutively numbered and based on short term debts, which should bear an interest charge to help assure and speed up their repayment, because they are means to assure and speed up current turnovers and not certificates for medium or long term capital investments. Those based on local tax foundation should be separately issued and accounted for. Only such tax foundation money would have always to be accepted at par in payment of local taxes. All other means of payment received by the local tax office should only be accepted at their market rate and, ideally, fully used to buy up local tax foundation money - to help reduce any excess of it, e.g. those tax foundation notes remaining in circulation because other tax payers had used other notes to pay their taxes with. If all local taxes were paid in other currencies, then the issued tax foundation money, still in circulation, would not have a sufficient tax foundation left. - Shops should declare whether and which local currency or currencies they would accept. - All details of their issue and reflux should be frequently published. - Only the issuers of any local currency should always have to accept their own and this at par with their nominal value. - The higher the discount of their currency becomes, in general circulation, locally or outside, the faster it will then stream back to the issuer and with this their discount will disappear. Any considerable discount would also hold back the issuer from further issues, because he would immediately have to accept his notes again, at par, from anyone. He would also encounter refusals to accept his currency and his future chances to issue any and get it accepted would be greatly reduced. - To get another currency into circulation and maintain a circulation of it requires a constant effort and the avoidance of many possible mistakes, just like the running of any other business and the sale of any quality goods or service. Compare the statutes for local employment banks drafted by Ulrich von Beckerath in his 3 monetary freedom books, which are downloadable at – JZ, 11. 1.04. - See also a long collection of such notes that is already online at - If all such notes were combined then we would have already the beginnings of a handbook on monetary freedom. – JZ, 7.2.09, 28.12.10.

LOCAL CURRENCIES: Freedom to issue local currencies, official, private and cooperative ones, all competitive and optional, i.e. without legal tender power (except towards the issuer) and using agreed-upon alternative value standards. They are to be freely market-rated against their own chosen standards - and all others and all details of their issue and reflux, readiness to accept foundation and short term securities as their backing ought to be sufficiently publicized. In the main, they should be based upon the local goods and services, e.g. those of shopping centers and public utility companies, like gas-, electricity-, water-, and sewage services, transport companies like bus companies, railways, petrol stations, tradesmen and professional services, insurance services, local rates. They should be issued for all local ready-for-sale offers that are immediately or very soon available and to the extent that these are locally sufficiently wanted. Clearing and exchange arrangements should be aimed at with others, especially neighboring communities that also issued local currencies and established local clearing centers. – JZ, n.d. & 28.12.10, 19.10.13.

LOCAL CURRENCIES: Keep your money locally”? Buy Australian? Buy American? – Local and competing currency issues would do that automatically and provide additional and sound currencies to the extent that they are needed for local transactions. – JZ, 25.3.00. – But we should keep in mind that even “national” currencies are to some extent local currencies only, since in other countries they are not legal tender. However, if foreign central banks are foolish enough to hoard them as “foreign exchange”, then and to that extent these locally or nationally issued currencies would not return to their issuers. The foreign central banks might even be foolish enough to use these foreign exchange stocks as a supposed security or cover for still further issues of their own national currency and thus inflate this exclusive and forced currency even more. Any wrong and absurdity can be expected under monetary despotism. – JZ, 6.10.08. - MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING,

LOCAL CURRENCIES: The decisive thing is not that it is a local currency or community currency issue but that it has a sufficient local reflux or turnover, for local wages, salaries, sales and purchases. (Conversion or redemption option into wanted goods and services or into debt payment receipts, rather than into rare metal coins: Readiness to accept foundation.) Further, that they are to be issued by the most suitable local issuers, in suitable associations, e.g. shop associations. They should also be individually numbered and issued in suitable denominations. Their par-value in local circulation must be maintained, most of the time, with only small deviations from it, if any at all. (When an agio occurs, more must be issued. When a disagio happens, further issues must be temporarily stopped, as a precaution and will be stopped in the interest of the issuers and that of the potential acceptors refusing to accept notes already discounted upon their issue. (Unless they are debtors of the issuer and could immediately pay him their debt with these notes at par.) They must be non-coercive, non-monopolistic, optional, and market rated, with a sufficient and steady readiness to accept them, i.e. with a sufficient “reflux foundation”, a wide enough local acceptance at par with their nominal value, but without any legal tender power – except towards their issuers. Thus they must represent short-term turnovers, mostly of wanted consumer goods and services, rather than medium or long term capital investments. Therefore the local shopping center or centers would be optimal issuers for them. These private market monies, mostly shop currencies, should also be acceptable in payment for local taxes but only at their current free market rate or at an exchange rate announced in advance by the local tax office. Consecutive numbering, distinct size, coloring and decorations would be secondary requirements. All details of their issue and reflux should be subjected to frequent publicity. E.g. the total amounts issued, still outstanding and that of the reflux of any series for any issue period, should be fully publicized. The records of their issue and reflux should be made accessible. Much of this information could already be printed upon each new note issue batch. Returned local currency should not be reissued but cancelled or destroyed and replaced by new issues, in order to keep all issues sufficiently under control. – JZ, 11.1.04, 26.10.07, 28.12.10, 19.10.13.. - & COMMUNITY CURRENCIES,

LOCAL CURRENCIES: Under full monetary freedom sometimes or in some localities more than one local currency will come into existence and remain in circulation, during their validity, but they will have different market shares. One might be generally accepted and the others only to a limited extent or in limited circles. Their issue, volume, circulation and reflux will be automatically self-regulating. Only their issuers will always have to accept them in payment at their nominal value. – JZ, 26.12.98.

LOCAL CURRENCIES: What kind of local currency or alternative or competitive local currency would you be able to issue, alone or in association with others, if you were free to do so? Up to what amounts could you issue it, for a period from 1-3 months, judging by your current turnovers for forced and exclusive currencies and the business expansion that you consider possible for you, once sales are no problem for you any longer? Up to what percentage of your total money income would you accept local currency in payment? What percentage of your ready-for-sale goods could you use for local currency issues? How often do you turn over your total stock now, within a year or a month? Naturally, the own judgment would no be final in this respect, rather that of the local community would be or that of individual local acceptors. Have you got local debtors who would gladly accept your own notes, to enable them to pay their debts to you? What kind of value standard would you use for your notes and prices, if you were free to choose among all of them? Would you like to be free to pay your local, State and federal taxes as well in your own issues? Should you put pressure upon your local government to accept your local issues and use them for local payments, as far as it can, at least while your issues are at par in general circulation? Would you be prepared to pay a bit more if you could use your own currency in payments? How much of your total spending is local spending? – These and other questions a local potential issuer as to ask and try to answer. - JZ, 26.3.93, 27.5.97, 19.10.13. - POTENTIALS, ABILITY TO PAY, USABILITY OF LOCAL CURRENCY.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: A compulsorily elected and financed despotism. Let's get true self-government via individual secessions and exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers. - JZ, 7.3.92, 28.12.10. - GOVERNMENT IN AUSTRALIA, SECESSION, PANARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, TAXATION, COMPULSORY VOTING

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: According to some people, the more remote a government is from you and the more centralized power it has over you, the more democratic “self-government” you have. Should such people have the right to vote over the affairs of others or should they rather be “certified”? If you want to know the liberties which local self-government once represented in England, read J. Toulmin-Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization – and prepare at least for local secessionism from any territorially imposed, local, amalgamated, regional, State and Federal politicized and bureaucratic rule. – JZ, 27.6.80. (I have micro-fiched but not yet digitized that title. – JZ, 26.11.07, 28.12.10.) – RULERS, CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: All decentralist arguments for local governments apply, even more so, to panarchies that do not exceed their optimum size. – Even in private societies bureaucracy tends to creep in when their optimum size is exceeded. Then at least suitable internal decentralization steps if not complete schisms are advisable. – JZ, 9.11.04 & 23.11.04. - PANARCHIES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: And never was there greater justification than in local government for boldly applying the maxim that ‘less will mean better’.” – Alfred Sherman in in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.137. – And nothing of a territorialist monopoly nature will be the best of all. Then each of the diverse groups is free to mind its own business in its own ways. – Laissez faire, laissez passer! – JZ, 5.2.09. – LESS GOVERNMENT, LEAST GOVERNMENT, NO GOVERNMENT – OF THE TERRITORIALIST TYPE! PANARCHISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: As usual, city government was a circus – but why did it have to be all clowns?” – F. M. Busby, The Singularity Project, p.159. - CITY GOVERNMENT

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Certainly, “public” services have to be paid for by “the public”. But why have local services (*) to be public services? I get a very good local service from my butcher. There is no magic formula (except the Government), which decrees that some services must be public. The argument is certainly how to avoid public costs, rather than share them, as far as yours truly is concerned.” – Terry Arthur, “95 % Is Crap”, p.84. – “Sharing of costs” should take place only among volunteers. - (*) Or State or Federal ones! – JZ, 2.11.07. - PUBLIC SERVICES, PANARCHISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Even a local government is a territorial government, already centralized, despotic corrupt and corrupting. – JZ, 9.3.97, 21.11.07. – And not always only on a small scale, either! – JZ, 5.2.09. - Even local governments are still only territorial States and as such wrong, inefficient, all too costly and also all too obstructive. – JZ, 10/12, on Facebook, comment to Dale Ogden –CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Every council office contains its Hitler.” – Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.14. – DESPOTISM, DICTATORSHIPS, TYRANNY

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Forget the glamour of national politics. Get busy on the local and state levels, that is where we can do some good. The predators on the national level are too powerful and entrenched for us to tackle, at this time. Local predators are more vulnerable, let’s go after them.” – Joe Fulks, THE CONNECTION 133 p. 88. – Form local currency issuing centers – to overcome crises locally, as far as that is possible. – JZ, 11.8.87, 19.11.07. – Only once successes of the techniques and practices of full monetary freedom spread from the first village or town to the world can the crises due to monetary despotism be completely overcome. – But the chance that it could spread from as small beginnings is there, especially with the help of the Internet. – JZ, 19.11.07. On it the best techniques of monetary freedom can be freely and fully discussed, mostly without risk to the participants. See e.g. - MONETARY FREEDOM, MONETARY REVOLUTION, FREE BANKING, COMPETITIVE LOCAL CORRENCIES, FREE MARKET MONIES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: he imagines a State so small that every individual within it would be able to watch and criticize the government. He probably had something like the Greek city-state in mind as the ideal unit.” – Herbert Read, Anarchism and Order, p.130, on Rousseau’s Social Contract. – Even the Greek city States had their civil and international wars, their tyrants, their slaves. They were still territorial States, however small. Personal law associations of volunteers are likely to offer their members more liberties, more peace and justice and this for less and voluntary taxes or contributions and under self-chosen personal law.– JZ, 30.11.07, 19.10.13. – It is hard enough to run the own life, family, friendship, business successfully. Successfully dealing with all other individuals, families, enterprises and associations in a local government territory is almost as difficult to impossible as trying to do so at the territorial State or Federal Government level. – At best each can only run his own life, family-, friendship, business and other private association relationships successfully. – The same applies to all others living in a local area or territory. – Even there no one should have territorial powers over others! - JZ, 5.2.09, 28.12.10. - DECENTRALIZATION, DOWNSIZING, BIGNESS, OVERSIZE

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: I do not know of any Local Government that is better than no local government would be. Do you? The same applies, I believe, to State and Federal Governments. – JZ, 4.8.08.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: If the government of England were to be handed over to the parishes; thus would a beautiful and powerful New Republic instantaneously arise in full vigour.” – Thomas Spence, on medals, in 1790’s. – A local despotism is still a despotism – but easier to overthrow or escape from. – JZ, 14.11.07. – Even limited and “vigorous” governments only for their volunteers! – JZ, 5.2.09. – DECENTRALIZATION, PANARCHISM, COMPETING PUBLIC SERVICES & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS THEM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: If we still had the original trial by jury system, where juries also judged the justice of a law and did not have to follow a judges instructions, then we could safely ignore all local government and even all state and federal government restrictions and taxes, for in the subsequent trials by such juries the charges would mostly be thrown out and the unjust laws condemned. – JZ, 2.12.76. – Alas, under the governmental and statist mis-education prevailing today, statist juries would still recognize all too many unjust laws as if they were just ones and decide correspondingly. – JZ, 21.11.07. & FREE JURIES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: In government, as in all other human activities, the law of diminishing returns or diseconomies of scale asserts itself inexorably. At present, both central and local governments are fumbling or failing in performing many of the major tasks.” – Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.119. - They are by their very territorial and monopolistic nature incapable of optimally performing the tasks that they have usurped. – Competition in providing real services should never be restricted. Nor should any powers be granted to anyone to provide any disservices and coercively charge for them. - JZ, 26.11.07. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: It is a truth of which the mere statement carries its own demonstration, that his own affairs must always be best known to every man himself; that his own interest in their good management is the strongest; and that he must himself the soonest learn those lessons of good management which success and failure alone can teach. It is necessarily the same, by an ascending step, as to every special district, and the affairs, which concern, in common, all who dwell within it. And the step is but a further ascending one as to the whole nation, and the affairs, which concern, in common, the whole people. - Free institutions do not, then, exist, and national independence can never be ensured, nor individual independence and forethought ever characterize a people, unless true local self-government is fully and freely exercised in every district throughout the land; unshackled alike by local clique-ism and central intermeddling. The exercise of that local self-government must be entirely in the hands of the district as to all matters of general management, police, public works, taxation, and every class of administrative arrangement whereon the common welfare of a local community depends. No interference by any central authority can be permitted without a necessarily consequent sacrifice of independence, self-reliance and efficiency.” - J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, p.31. - The assumption of a general and common territorial interest for people under a local government is almost as wrong as that for people living under a territorial State-government or under a territorial federal government. No one has as yet been able to prove that certain services can only or best be supplied territorially and this only by governmental institutions. – Faith in such governments - in the face of numerous and endless disappointments with them, - is no more rational than faith in a loving father in heaven. Those really believing in their common interests should associate exterritorially - under full autonomy and their own personal laws and act only at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 28.11.07. – VOLUNTARISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: It is time for local government to seek private enterprise alternatives (*) to provide traditional government services.” – Jim Clarkson of CANT (Citizens Against New Taxes), SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/76. - (*) Also cooperative, open cooperative and mutual aid or other partnership and self-management alternatives! – JZ, 26.11.07. – Nor should we leave it to local, State or Federal governments to take the initiative in this or any other respect – although, naturally, all of them should be free to resign, dissolve themselves, abdicate or confine themselves to their remaining volunteers. The main thing is that all of them get out of our way, as obstacles to the free practice of all of our genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 28.12.10.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: It would be hopeful to expect local government devotees or ‘experts’ to ask whether local government as a whole might not be doing too much, whether some of its ills may not stem from overweight caused by excessive appetite for powers and functions. (*) All for size? – The whole history of local government in general, and of local government associations in particular, is one of fighting to maintain and expand area, population, income, expenditure and power, vis-à-vis central government, rival local authorities and the private sector. Party affiliation makes little difference ...” – Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.117. - (*) Down to the smallest details of e.g. an advertising sign, drive-ways and the location of a firewood stack! – At least the State and the Federal Governments don’t bother us about such details! - JZ, 26.11.07, 5.2.09. – Not only through their tribute levies in form of legalized rates, do local governments act as if they were the real owners of all local real estate and its owners. – JZ, 20.10.13. - SMALL SCALE TERRITORIALISM & ITS POWER URGE & ADDICTION, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: It would be utterly impracticable (*) to delegate to any individual or group of individuals the power to draw freely on public funds. It is necessary to curb the power of managers of nationalized or municipalized systems … if they are not to be made irresponsible spenders of public money and if their management is not to disorganize the whole budget.” – Ludwig von Mises, in THE FREEMAN, 8/75, p.503. – Should there be any territorially and coercively gathered public funds and territorial government budget spending programs at all - or only those of communities of volunteers, under their own personal laws? - (*) Rather wrong and un-economic! – This kind of territorial wrong and nonsense is all too widely practised. – JZ, 26.11.07, 28.12.10.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Larger local government units have removed officials and councilors from contact with the ratepayers as people, and every increase in size of local authorities transfers more powers to officials concerned more about their professional advancement than with satisfying the ratepayer.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Down With The Poor. – If all official corruption were found out and compared, that of local governments might turn out to be the worst. – But at least they are prevented from declaring and conducting war upon each other. - JZ, 26.11.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local despotism is the worst despotism. Decentralization cannot go further than the family; and what kind of local government is more loathsome than the unchecked rule of a brutal paterfamilias?” - Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Liberty or Law? - FAMILIES & DESPOTISM,

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local government and its “pricing”: Would a pub charge me $ 2 for a beer plus $ 20 as an “availability charge”? This is the kind of pricing which local councils use still for their supply of water and sewage services. With that kind of “pricing” the use of a public toilet, on a charge basis, would be 10 cents for its use plus $ 1 for its “availability”. Imagine a butcher charging you $3 for a steak and $30 for making it available to you. A baker charging $ 2 for a loaf of bread and $ 20 for making it available to you. Imagine a motel charging you $ 30 for a room overnight and $ 300 for making it available to you. On such “advanced” financial principles and practices do the local councils still operate and will not listen to reason. As monopolists they need not. They even charge me for the ownership and use of my land and home, as if they were my feudal land lord. – JZ, 15.2.94.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local government is also an expensive farce, wrongful, unnecessary and corrupt. – JZ, 15.2.94. – Through its monopolized services and their monopoly prices it tends to turn services into disservices. I would rather drive my own bargains with competitive service suppliers. – JZ, 15.2.94.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local government is mostly just another and all too dearly bought bureaucracy, authoritarianism, if not even despotism or tyranny, even if only temporary, however it may be legitimized by special legislation. - JZ, 15.3.02, 31.10.02.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local government is still not self-government – unless it is entirely voluntary. – JZ, 14.11.92. – SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: local government spending must be radically reduced as part of a general contraction in the functions performed or financed from public revenues.” - Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.123. – Should there be any public territorial functions and any territorial public revenues or tributes? – At my income level the local government rates and monopoly charges were often the largest direct taxes that I had to pay. – And the local official land-value estimates takes no account of the deflating effect of subdivision and development restrictions imposed by the local government! – But then: What justice can one expect from any compulsory taxation and control system? - JZ, 26.11.07. - TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, RATES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local government wrongs, coerces, exploits and stinks, too. – JZ, 23.11.93. – It is still a territorial government and as such wrongful, irrational, obstructive and, largely, corrupt as well. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local government, too, is a monopolistic and overpriced racket. – Would my grocer charge me $ 7 for fruit juice and $ 70 for making it available to me? Would my chemist charge me $ 5 for a laxative and $ 50 for making it available to me? Would a removalist charge me $ 200 for moving some of my belongings plus $ 2000 for making his service available to me? – Such “pricing” is still common practice with Australian local governments, e.g. re water and sewage services. – At the same time they keep water prices so low that almost no incentive remains to save water. And this in a continent that is, frequently and for long periods, all too dry! – JZ, 4.2. & 15.2.94, 1.12.07, 28.12.10.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments do as well amount to local robbers and local monopolists – but legalized ones. – JZ, 1994 & 1.12.07, 20.10.13.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments do not know the first thing about cost savings and as monopolists they do not have to care about them. They do not know the first thing about competitive pricing, either. – JZ, 15.2.94.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments of the present type represent largely State socialism on a smaller scale, i.e., they are still coercive, interventionist, exploitative and monopolistic. – JZ, 13.11.92, 16.11.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments should be privatized, too. Only then will all of us get real and wanted local services, competitively supplied, at market prices, just like we do on our ordinary consumer shopping. Even the latter does, so far, suffer under all too many taxes and other wrongful interferences. – JZ, 4.2.94, 28.12.10. – Free market relationships in every sphere – at least for volunteers! – JZ, 20.10.13.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments tend to charge so much for their monopoly services that they become close to disservices. – JZ, 4.2.94.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments, likewise, do not represent nations or communities of free individual choices, consent and sound pricing for competitively supplied services. They are not genuine self-government institutions but, rather, despotic impositions, formally sanctioned by majority votes, exacting tributes from all land holders, in form of rates and monopoly prices from the recipients of their services, including various permits. They benefit only a few privileged persons and their favorites. – JZ, 17.11.93. – Altogether they act largely like the feudal lords of old times. – JZ, 28.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, FEUDALISM, LANDLORDISM AT ITS WORST, UNDER A DEMOCRATIC CAMOUFLAGE.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments, too, by their rate levies and regulations, continue the tradition of the robber barons, but they do this camouflaged or under false pretences, rather than openly. – JZ, 23.11.93.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments, too, cost much more than they are worth. – JZ, 4.3.93.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments, too, give “public services” a bad name. – JZ, 23.11.93.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local governments, too, make a farce of “rule by consent”. – JZ, 23.11.93.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local jobbing,” and the influence of "local interests", are often held up as bugbears. But each of these, wherever it be found, exists, and only ever can exist, because true Local Self-Government is not then found; because the discussion and management of matters is practically left in the hands of a Local clique or oligarchy, - under the form and name, it may be, of a Town Council or otherwise, but without the practical activity of that other part of the Local Institutions which the spirit, the letter, and the long practice of the common Law and Constitution of England require, namely, the Folk and People themselves meeting in frequent, fixed, regular, and accessible assemblies, as matter of individual right and duty, and discussing, and hearing discussed, the matters which the local body, entrusted to administer in their behalf, has done or is doing. Without this, whatever the name of the Local body having authority maybe, its reality will always be a clique, in which individual interests will of course, be more likely to sway and to prevail than the common good of the whole neighbourhood. But a centralized interference or control can only increase this evil, and the tendency to it.” – J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, 1851, p.32.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local territorial governments are parasites, too. – JZ, 12.12.92.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Locally, as nationally, over-government is misgovernment.” - Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.132.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Municipal liberties, if you come to count them, are not the things for which people get themselves and their neighbours shot ... The liberties (the Paris Commune) claimed, like many of the liberties for which men cry loudest, meant the liberty of doing as it liked with the lives and property of other people ...” - 3rd MARQUESS OF SALISBURY, The Commune and the International, QUARTERLY REVIEW, October, 1871. - MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: My first criterion is that local government should confine itself to doing what it is best fitted to do more efficiently than private citizens, firms and institutions. (*) Secondly, local government should serve, and not dominate. Thirdly, functions should be reviewed in the light of both changed circumstances and experience. …” - Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.118/19. – Under federal and State legislation local governments are already largely turned into branches of the Federal and the State governments, subsidized and regulated by them. - - (*) This is already assuming much too much in favor of it. – JZ, 26.11.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: national and local government seem to seize on new functions all the more avidly as their performance of essential functions becomes more obviously unsatisfactory.” - Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.119. – I know of no functions that only Local, State or Federal governments could rightly and efficiently perform. Do you? – JZ, 26.11.07. – Well, the only function that they can and do perform and that not rightly or very well, is that of territorial monopolist and obstacle course. – JZ, 28.12.10.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: No local government at all would be better than any existing local government. – JZ, 23.11.93, 20.10.13.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: None for me, please, and no local government “prices” and rates. I would rather make my own bargains, contracts and subscriptions for whatever services I need or want. – JZ, 4.2.94, 20.10.13. - SERVICES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: of the powers which remain in government, let us decentralize as many as possible by returning them to state and local government. For on the local level the people will be better able to safeguard their freedom by critical scrutiny of the acts of their government officials.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.22. – Also in THE FREEMAN, 4/75. - Even most local governments, through growth in population or through amalgamations, have already become too large for sufficient controls through their subjects. Moreover, they are largely financed and regulated through State and federal governments, i.e., through the general taxpayers. – Allowing individuals and dissenting groups to secede from all levels of territorial governments and to act - as exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers - would be much more effective. - JZ, 26.11.07, 28.12.10, 20.10.13. – Free enterprise and consumer sovereignty in the sphere of governments and communities! – JZ, 5.2.09. - PANARCHISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Presently in Australia a low income earner or recipient, who is lucky or unlucky enough to own his own home, is robbed worse, and on a regular and legalized basis, at least sometimes, by the local government’s land rates and by monopoly charges, for water, electricity, sewage, and garbage removal services, than he is by the direct taxes of the Federal Government or by “private enterprise” crimes. – JZ, 27.2.95, 20.10.13. - THEIR RATES, TAXATION, LEVIES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Rather than representing genuine self-government organizations, they are largely local monopolists, tribute gathering centers and local coercive regulators. – JZ, 16.4.98, 20.11.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: sit in council, gorging on the liberty of others, getting their material substance, eating freedom.” – P. J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores, p.233.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Territorial local governments are largely despotic, too and should be dismantled, and replaced only by local service associations of volunteers, charging subscriptions for competitively supplied services. Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the term “self-government”. – JZ, 23.11.93, 1.12.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The best government is self-government by consumers paying for what they choose to buy in competitive markets.” – Boyson, Goodbye to Nationalization, p.103. – To that one should add the other side of free-enterprise and options to offer sovereign consumers or subscribers whole package deals of diverse “public” services, including insurance, protection, welfare, policing etc., to any degrees desired by them, at agreed upon prices or fees or subscriptions, with many such service societies competing in the same territory, just like insurance companies or religions and xyz different other services do, that are daily required by many. No more territorial monopolies and powers to any one or to any group, no matter how many voters it has behind it! – JZ 26.11.07, 20.10.13. – Goodbye to Territorialism! And may we never meet again! – Welcome individualism, voluntarism, individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, personal laws, exterritorial autonomy, full consumer sovereignty, free enterprise, laissez faire, freedom of contract and freedom of association and experimentation! - JZ, 5.2.09. - PANARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, DECENTRALIZATION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, THE MARKET, FREE ENTERPRISE

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The higher the total expenditures, the lower the pay of the council officers should be. – JZ, 10.11.76. – Many years ago the local shire engineers were paid on the reverse principle: They more they spent, the higher their personal rewards were. So they spent as much as they possibly could. – This practice showed up the great difference between monopolists and businessmen. – JZ, 21.11.07, 28.12.10. – These kinds of prices and charges will reach their free market levels only once free enterprise and consumer sovereignty are introduced in this sphere as well. – JZ, 20.10.13.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The mayors, councilors and indeed the whole personnel of local government are fast degenerating into fidgety marionettes dancing on strings firmly held to Whitehall.” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.151. – Often and for a long time also in accordance with the tune of special interest by local businessmen strongly represented in the council and warding off competition against them with local government powers and refusals of permits. – By this means e.g. the local town Moss Vale, N.S.W, Australia, managed to lag behind in economic development to nearby Bowral - for decades. – Sometimes local governments can be wrongfully obstructive even more so than State governments and Federal governments can be, want to be or are. - JZ, 1.12.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The question is not whether local government should be recognized and supported by State and Federal Governments but whether local governments should recognize State and Federal Governments and whether local people should be forced to contribute directly or indirectly to State and Federal Governments, instead of being free to buy, through local taxes, local services only or only as many or as few of the services offered by States and Federal Governments as they want for themselves. – JZ 23.8.88. – Individuals should also be free to opt out from under their local governments. Government and taxation is to be by consent, remember? And consent, to be genuine, must be individual by individual and each only valid for the consenting individual. Anything else is a rather expensive farce. – JZ, 15.11.07. – CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING SOCIAL CONTRACT OPTIONS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The real and only test must always be, whichever of those external forms is acknowledged, - is Local Self-Government, or is Centralization, the fundamental practical idea of the Constitution of the country? - As clearness of ideas is important, it should be stated thus early that the term Centralization is properly to be applied, not only, though it will be most frequently, to dictation from a Metropolitan centre; nor, on the other hand, is the term Local Self-Government ever to be applied to the mere management of affairs by some or a few, practically irresponsible, in particular Local Districts. But Local Self-Government is that system of Government under which the greatest number of minds, knowing the most, and having the fullest opportunities of knowing it, about the special matter in hand, and having the greatest interest in its well-working, have the management of it, or control over it. (*) - Centralization is that system of Government under which the smallest number of minds, and those knowing the least, and having the fewest opportunities of knowing it, about the special matter in hand, and having the smallest interest in its well-working, have the management of it, or control over it.” - J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, 1851, p.12. – (*) That could very well be a local free enterprise or coop or mutual aid society or an open cooperative as proposed by Theodor Hertzka. – A monopolistic and territorial governmental organization is usually merely the first and primitive notion that people have of organizing themselves. And also a way to burden others with the costs of their pet projects, under the pretence that they would be in the common interest. – JZ, 28.11.07, 20.10.13. - CENTRALIZATION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The so-called local governments of today are already so big that citizens’ resistance is hard to achieve and individual resistance remains rather ineffective. Many are already larger than the nation States of antiquity. – JZ, 21.11.82.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The times of genuine, small, wanted, self-sufficient and influential local self-governments are long past. They can only be hoped for - for our future and then they should be re-established only on a voluntary basis, without any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 5.11.93, 1.12.07.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The world government must leave national governments free in everything not involved in the prevention of war; national governments, in their turn, must leave as much scope as possible to local authorities.” – Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual, p.81. - Even local governments are still all too much exclusive territorial powers to be able to fully realize the ideals of self-government, self-determination, self-liberation and individual sovereignty, choice, secessionism, consumer-sovereignty, freedom of contract, free enterprise, free exchange and freedom of action and experimentation. – Thus even local governments must leave all individual and liberties to individuals untouched, apart e.g. from quarantine requirements and decisions like driving either on the left or on the right side of roads. - JZ, 26.11.07. – Why any territorial authorities at all? – JZ, 5.2.09. - TERRITORIALISM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: There are two elements to which every form of Government may be reduced. These are LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT on the one hand, and CENTRALIZATION on the other. According as the former or the latter of these exists more or less predominant, will the state of any nation be the more or less free, happy, progressive, truly prosperous, and safe.” - J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, 1851, p.11. - VS. CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: They tend to be corrupt, crooks, thieves, authoritarians and despots merely on a smaller scale, in a smaller area. – JZ, 1.8.95. – They, too, tend to be far from a genuine local self-government and show all the evils of mere “representation” or majoritarianism, and are ignoring individual rights and liberties. But then most of their victims do not show much interest in these rights and liberties, either. – JZ, 14.11.07. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER ABUSE

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Through their taxes, legalized privileges and regulations they are landlords imposed upon us, interfering with our lives and properties. Gradually, through taxation or rates they do take our property away. – JZ, 29.10.97. - All this under the pretence of serving us. But how many of the services they do offer would we buy on a competitive market and how much less would they cost us then? – JZ, 21.11.07. - RATES & MONOPOLIES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: To say that local government is too important to be left to be decided by council members and officials, is not to advocate that central government impose a solution.” – Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.135. - Genuine self-government or self-determination is too important to be left to any territorial government! – JZ, 26.11.07, 28.12.10.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Until individual self-reliance has grown amongst us, let each town administer education in its own way. So, at least, we shall get local life and energy and variety thrown into the work, not the mere mechanical carrying out of regulations of two or three gentlemen sitting at their desks at Whitehall. But do not believe that you will get the highest results in this way. More freedom of action and experiment is wanted than you can get under any local board.” – Auberon Herbert, quoted in Mack, A.H., p.79. - & EDUCATION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: What is needed is a revision of the financial structure, and in the first place pruning the expenditures which have forced county-borough rates up and their most enterprising and self-supporting citizens out.” - Alfred Sherman, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.132.

LOCAL RATES: They are mainly extorted tributes rather than competitive prices for wanted services. They are wrongful charges of monopolistic because territorial extortion rackets and examples for inefficiency, The latter often well exemplified by road-side signs saying: “Men at Work”, when in reality most of them aren’t and sometimes only the signs are present. – JZ, 16.4.98, 28.12.10, 20.10.13. - OTHER CHARGES

LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Mercantilist notions are not only found on the national level, as now expressed by "Buy Australian" or indirect appeals stating on goods: "Australian made". We can find them on the smaller levels of local communities. Alas, from these primitive self-help notions there seems to be a large step, one that most people, apparently, are unable to take, towards local businessmen issuing their own money, based on whatever locally wanted goods and services they have to offer between them, and spending it for wages and supplies, granting short term loans in it, and finally redeeming it by their sales. Such money would, obviously, stay mostly locally. Even it were taken away for a while, it would have nowhere elsewhere else that it could be used as ready money, so it would soon return to the locality where it had been issued. - Which is the optimal size for such local currency areas? Let the issuers and acceptors decide that for themselves. Whatever money would be perceived to be better would drive out the bad or not so good ones. Naturally, the acceptance, evaluation, refusal, issue, market rating and the choice of value standards for such private exchange media and for the pricing of local goods, services, etc., should all be quite voluntary - with one significant exception: The issuers should not be allowed to refuse to accept their own notes or to accept them only at a discount. Every debtor has to recognize his own IOUs in full. - Alas, in monetary history, there were cases where even this simply common sense rule was ignored. - JZ, 8.3.93, 23.5.97. – That at least part of the old local French tradition of paying for local expenses with IOUs and clearing them, persisted at last until WW I, was demonstrated to me by just one sentence, on English soldiers behind the lines: “Change would then arrive as notes the size of tram tickets only valid locally.” – Denis Winter, Death’s Men. Soldiers of the Great War, Penguin Books, 1979, 1985, 1986, first published by Allan Lane, 1978, p.148. - LOCAL BUSINESS, LOCAL OWNERSHIP, KEEP THE MONEY IN YOUR TOWN, DON'T BUY FROM OUTSIDERS, AUTARCHY, LOCAL CURRENCY, IOUs, TOKEN MONEY, SHOP FOUNDATION MONEY, PROTECTIONISM, MONETARY FREEDOM, GAIN OF LIBERTY, STEP BY STEP, INDIVIDUAL BY INDIVDIUAL, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM

LOCAL SPENDING: Keep your money in your town!" Free consumer choice and bargain hunting, "imports from foreigners", other localities or even streets or businesses, are to be sacrificed, supposedly in the "public" interest, out of local patriotism, for the benefit of local businessmen and manufacturers. It amounts to protectionism vs. free trade on the smallest scale. "Keeping the money in the family" is a similar effort, on a still smaller scale. The resolution by an individual not to earn and spend any money at all, if he can help it, and, rather, laboriously to try to become entirely self-sufficient, and self-supporting, would be the smallest effort of this kind. (It would, logically, go to the ridiculous length of digging and processing one's ores oneself and forging the own tools with them, although Leonard E. Read effectively pointed out that no one can make a pencil or produce a can of beans quite on his own. - JZ, 16.9.02.) On the national and economic "theory" level it has been "graced" by the term "autarchy". Historically, it was a large feature in mercantilism, which tried to accumulate money (made of rare metal) in a country and outlaw spending outside of it. (Many to most economists of the Austrian School of Economics, still in denial of the possibility and facts of deflation, ignore that this effort indicated an at least subjectively perceived shortage of money. The prices had not sufficiently adapted to the available coins to make sales of goods, services and labor quite easy. If they had been, the efforts of the Mercantilists would never have become popular. - JZ, 16.9.02.) - The nature of money and the mutually beneficial effects of all free exchanges are never sufficiently considered by all such superficial views. If local spenders really wanted "their" money to come back to them, then they should consider and use their monetary freedom options: No money is "their" money, in a true sense, unless it is issued by them. Further, the only basis upon which many people could issue money of their own are their ready-for-sale and wanted consumer goods and services. Obviously, to the extent that they mobilized or liquidified these of their assets, in convenient goods warrants and service vouchers, i.e., in standardized and typified forms, in money denominations and used a good enough value standard, all their local and even foreign spending would be returned to them, rather soon, to be redeemed by them in their goods in services. - If they only welcome government legal tender or gold coins or gold certificates, then they will mostly try patriotic appeals, largely in vain, to induce currency holders of this kind from not taking up better bargains offered to them outside of their local communities. Such monies, with a much wider circulation sphere, when spent by them, will not always, completely or fast enough return to them. Only when the local community would, by outside spending, become so depleted of exchange media, that a local deflation would force its prices down, to emergency sales levels, would a strong incentive arise for outsiders to purchase there. (Law of fluctuating gold- or silver-quantities. Awareness of this risk leads also to extensive hoarding, which further shortens the supply of such exchange media. – JZ, 20.10.13.) Such fluctuations could be avoided by the competitive issue of sound local currencies. - JZ, 8.3.93. – (Who hoards tickets or would hoard “ticket-money”, especially if they have only a limited period of validity? – JZ, 20.10.13.) The exclusive and forced currency system does not even work well enough when confined to a rare metal currency like gold coins and their certificates, not even under the "law of fluctuating gold quantities". For they not only fluctuate in different countries at different times, but the time required, for its "natural" adaptations, may be considerable and, in the meantime, corresponding local currency famines can and do result. Dynamic and negative feed-back factors are involved. Among them and still largely overlooked is the effect of falling prices, as opposed to fallen prices. - The former discourages buyers or induces them to delay purchases, i.e. encourages hoarding. The latter encourages immediate spending. - JZ, 16.9.02, 28.12.10, 20.10.13. - LOCAL SPENDING BY LOCAL PEOPLE FOR LOCAL GOODS & SERVICES? PROTECTIONISM, AUTARCHY, VS. CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, MONETARY FREEDOM, BUY AUSTRALIAN, MADE IN GERMANY, AUSTRALIAN MADE.

LOCKOUTS: Lockout, n. An employer’s strike.” – L. A. Rollilns, Lucifer’s Lexicon. - STRIKES

LOG ROLLING: Under no circumstances can we afford to depart from the great principle that we must never abandon our own personality, that we must only strive for the ends in which we ourselves believe, and never consent to enter into combinations, in which we are either used against our convictions, or use others against their convictions. Whenever we descend to “log rolling” – your services to pay for my services (*) – we are lost in a sea of intrigue and corruption, and all true guidance disappears. There is no true guidance of any of us, except in our own best and highest selves (**), in our own personal sense of what is true and right. When that goes, there is little, if anything, worth the saving.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.65. - Territorial politics and its compulsory associations do inevitably lead to such compromises. Only exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, under their personal laws, allows them to do their own things, quite independently, for or to themselves and thus lets them learn as fast and effectively as they can, without endless arguments or compromises. – (*) However, there is nothing wrong with free and competitive private clearing. - (**) And in our best and quite voluntary associations with somewhat like-minded people. JZ, 26.11.07, 28.12.10. - COMPROMISES, POWER POLITICS, PARTY POLITICS, POLITICAL INFLUENCE & ALLIANCES

LOGGING: Plant and care for your own trees, on your own land, rather than obstruct owner from using their trees on their land. – JZ, 28.9.93. – However, if government-owned forests are involved then the government ownership and disposal right should be protested against. – It leads to much corruption and abuse. – JZ, 1.12.07. - PROTESTORS, FORESTS, NATURE RESERVES

LOGIC: Envision a card. On one side is written: “The statement on the other side of this card is true.” On the other side is written: “The statement on the other side of this card is false.” - ITS PARADOXES

LOGIC: I win by means of nothing but logic and I surrender to nothing but logic.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.949. – As if facts and principles or ethics did not matter. She did not even taken the transcendental reality, which is behind the observations of our senses, into consideration, with superficial views like “A is A!” and this at a time when nuclear science discovered more and more particles in the supposedly undividable Atoms. – JZ, 26.11.07.

LOGIC: Logic – an instrument use for bolstering prejudice.” – Elbert Hubbard. -PREJUDICES

LOGIC: Logic and mathematics are both perfect (more perfect than any other arts) because they are entirely abstract. They have no content whatsoever; they refer to nothing. This has been demonstrated very rigorously a variety of times, in a variety of ways. Godel's Proof shows that no system of symbology, mathematical or logical, is ever complete. Russell and Whitehead in their great Principia Mathematica demonstrated that all mathematical-logical systems must rest upon undefined terms. G. Spencer Brown, in Laws of Form, showed us that the content of abstractions is the abstractions themselves and nothing else. Korzybski, in a sense a popularizer of Russell, Whitehead and Godel, proved that there is not one logic but many logics, by simply producing a second logic different from Aristotle's and showing how an indefinite number of similar logics could be manufactured.” – Robert Anton Wilson, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, August 21, 1977. – “The truth” does not exist. Each truth exists only for particular case and alike cases. – JZ, 20.10.13. - MATHEMATICS, ABSTRACTIONS, GENERALIZATIONS

LOGIC: Logic does for the mind what defence agencies do for the marketplace.” – The Wolverine, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 34. – Neither the Gods nor the territorial Governments work in this way, although they are supposed to be almighty. Life is not a chess game. – JZ, 20.10.13.

LOGIC: logic is a science of manipulation of postulates according to rules – but it can never generate a postulate.” – John W. Campbell, in editorial, ANALOG, Feb. 71, p.177.

LOGIC: Logic is an empty discipline. It serves as a vessel. You can pour truths into it, and after they are thoroughly mixed, apparently new truth may sometimes come out. But something has to be put in before you can get anything out.” – Daniel Luzon Morris, ASTOUNDING Nov. 55, letter.

LOGIC: Logic is an instrument to uphold prejudices.” – E. Hubbard, retranslated from the German version. (Logik ist ein Instrument zum Aufpolstern der Vorurteile.) – It is only logical to ask for help from supposedly almighty beings like gods and governments. However, prayers and petitions directed to them are, usually, quote useless. If any supposed “results” come, they do, usually, have different causes. – JZ, 20.10.13.

LOGIC: Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence.” – Charles F. Kettering. – Not always but all too often. – JZ, 7.5.86. – “Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.” – Quoted as Manly’s Maxim, by Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION, 107, 23.10.82, p.25. - RED.

LOGIC: Logic is blind and often knows only its own past.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.343.

LOGIC: Logic is ever so often the handmaiden of prejudice.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Also in his: On the Nature Of Man, p.78. - PREJUDICES RED.

LOGIC: Logic is in trouble, too. Brouwer denied the universality of the Law of the Excluded Middle (which holds that the universe is either A or not-A, with no maybe). Tarski produced a multi-valued logic, including a maybe. Anatole Rapoport has proposed a four-valued logic, including the true, the false, the indeterminate, and the meaningless. G. Spencer Brown has a three-valued logic (true, false and imaginary) which has been successfully applied to computers and biological systems.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.192/193.

LOGIC: Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it shall perish by it.” – Samuel Butler, 1902, First Principles, Note Books, 1912. – Logic independent of facts, using words as if they were real things, cannot help but leads to nonsensical conclusions, at least now and then. – JZ, 10.11.81. - RED.

LOGIC: Logic is necessary but not sufficient.” - Campbell, Limitation on Logic, in Collected Editorials from ANALOG, ed. by Harry Harrison, Doubleday & Co, 1966, p.138.

LOGIC: Logic is not satisfied with assertion. It cares nothing for the opinions of the great - nothing for the prejudices of the many, and least of all for the superstitions of the dead.” - Robert G. Ingersoll, Prose-Poems and Selections.

LOGIC: Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.” – Joseph Wood Krutch.

LOGIC: Logic is the art of non-contradiction or identification.” – According to Nathaniel Branden.

LOGIC: logic moves blindly.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.187. – Often quite ignorant of the facts of reality. – JZ, 28.12.10.

LOGIC: Logic, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1911. - RED.

LOGIC: Logical consequences are the scarecrow of fools and the beacons of wise men.” – T. H. Huxley, 1825-1895. In A. Andrews Quotations, p.257. - CONSEQUENCES, SCIENCE

LOGIC: Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.” – Sain-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, p.2, tr. Lewis Galantière. – Hopefully only of the irrational spirit but often, in fact, of the rational spirit, too, when it is misled by mere faulty terms, false assumptions and wrong definitions. – JZ, 20.11.85, 20.10.13.

LOGIC: The great trouble with logic is that it's as weak as its weakest link - not as strong as its strongest.” - Robert Abernathy, The Thousandth Year, ASTOUNDING SF, April 1954, p.112. - WEAKEST LINK, WRONG CONCLUSIONS, RED

LOGIC: their logic can become too logical; it may become a systematic way of going wrong with confidence. Both, reason and experience together, are needed to produce the fullest logic, the highest pragmatism.” – Donald M. Dozer, History as Force, in Templeton, The Politicization of Society, p.346.

LOGIC: there is a force within the liver and lights of man that is infinitely more potent than logic.” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, First Series, p.162. – RED., PREJUDICES, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, CORRECT IDEAS

LOGIC: What matters, in an argument, is not sincerity but logic.” – Winwood Reade: The Martyrdom of Man, XII. – Better still, sound reasoning, judgment, ethics or morality, facts. Logic alone, just like faith and good will, can mislead all too often. – JZ, 26.11.07, 20.10.13. - VS. MERE SINCERITY

LOGIC: within any sufficiently powerful logical system statements can be made which can neither be proved nor diagnosed within the system.” – Douglas Moore, THE AUSTRALIAN, 8.1.80. – Describing it as mathematical objection based on Godel’s theorem.

LOGIC: Your chain of logic seems thin.” – Poul Anderson, A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows, p.217. - RED.

LONELINESS: I stood among them, but not of them; in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts.” – Lord Byron, 1788-1824, in A. Andrews Quotations, p. 391. – Stay only with people of your kind! – JZ, n.d. – Unless they are close relatives with whom you are, otherwise, on good terms. – JZ, 26.11.07, 5.2.09, 20.10.13. - REMOTENESS, IN A CROWD, PIONEERS, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, INVENTORS, DISCOVERERS, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE

LONELINESS: The only thing worse than being alone with oneself is being lonely with someone.” – From film Criss Cross, 1992, with Goldi Hawn.

LONG TERM VIEW: Economics “is the science of tracing the effects of some proposed or existing policy not only on some special interest in the short run, but on the general interest in the long run.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/76, quoting Henry Hazlitt. - ECONOMICS, VS. SHORT TERM VIEW

LONG TERM VIEW: For what do you hunger, …? … For a humankind which can make truly long-term decisions. – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p. 69/70. – And correct ones at that. But this must start with individuals and minorities being free to make their kind of decisions, for their own affairs. Among them will be the ones that will be fit even for the whole of mankind and mankind will gradually become fit, one by one, to adopt them. – JZ, 5..09. - MAN, MANKIND, PANARCHISM, LONGEVITY

LONG TERM VIEW: My interest is in the future because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.” – C. Kettering, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.111. - FUTURE, INTEREST IN IT

LONG TERM VIEW: The long term consequences, the end results, are the final proofs that natural law has been on the job all the time. Nature has time on her side.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.64. - ECONOMICS, VS. SHORT TERM VIEW, CONSEQUENCES, FORESIGHT

LONG TERM VIEW: The whole of economics can be reduced to a single lesson, and that lesson can be reduced to a single sentence. The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.” – Henry Hazlitt in Economics in One Lesson. -  VS. SHORT-TERM VIEW, ECONOMICS, LOOKING AT CONSEQUENCES RATHER THAN INTENTIONS, AIMS & ASPIRATIONS

LONGEVITY: A man should live forever or die trying." – Spider Robinson, Callahan’s Crazy Cross-time Bar, 111. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING, DEATH

LONGEVITY: Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.” – Somerset Maugham, quoted in: READERS DIGEST, 6/80. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY & HEALTH CONCERNS, JOKES

LONGEVITY: Death was so far the most successful aggressor and murderer. – JZ, 29.5.79. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY & HEALTH CONCERNS

LONGEVITY: Even if life extension were to remain very expensive and unaffordable for most, for the little it has, so far, to offer us, and may be able to offer us at first, when significant steps towards life extension finally become possible, imagine the long-term positive effects that could be achieved upon such research - if awards like Nobel prizes were annually granted for the greatest steps towards life extension achieved during a year. How to gain funds for such awards? It should be possible to raise large total subscription amounts for them - if those subscribing to them would get for themselves and their descendants priority claims towards all life extension discoveries and treatments that become available, according to e.g. length of subscription and amount of contributions. They might all become shareholders in such research companies and as such allocate, with the number of their shares, the priorities for the first effective and, probably, still very expensive treatments. Or they might run a lottery among the shareholders. It should be possible to sign up a large percentage of all people as subscribers to or investors in such research. The sciences of advertising and propaganda should be utilized for this purpose rather than for soap advertisements and war propaganda. – JZ, 1.12.07.

LONGEVITY: I no longer care under which shell the pea of immortality might be found. I don't need it. I have my moment, which is quite enough. … No more than a shadow's breadth separates you and death! - What will you do now with your pitiable moment? - I shall continue to live it, Carmody said. That's what moments are for.” - Robert Sheckley, Dimension of Miracles, p.139. - These are neither long moments not very long rows of moments. Just because many or most people may be satisfied with them, that does not mean that all ought to be satisfied with them. Moreover, under full freedom their moments may be much more numerous and satisfactory. Maybe some people will not or cannot improve their lives and prolong them - but that non-action or apathy should not influence or decide the others. However, death after a relatively short lifespan is so widely accepted as "natural" that additional incentives have to be provided for most people, on top of their insufficient survival instincts, to induce them to sponsor anti-aging and life-extention research. The optimal form for such incentives ought to be researched as well and then the optimal form to selling it to large numbers of people, who, between them, and with small annual contributions only, could come to raise huge sums to finance such research towards rapid progress. - JZ, 27.10.02. - MOMENTS, TIME, LIVING,  LIFE EXTENSION, IMMORTALITY, DIS

LONGEVITY: Live long and prosper.” – Cryonics Society, Prometheus and other Immortalist groups. – Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger, p.28. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY

LONGEVITY: Longevity is more important than health concerns, unless they include life extension attempts beyond the “normal human life span”. – “Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.” – Larry Stimmell, Coronado, Calif., OMNI, 1/80. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY & HEALTH CONCERNS

LONGEVITY: Most people complaining about “planned obsolescence” seem to be only too willing to accept their own. – JZ, 22.7.78. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY & HEALTH CONCERNS

LONGEVITY: The biggest single advance you will make as a race will be when you increase the life-span of the individual.” – Peter Phillips, Field Study, in GALAXY READER OF SF, 119. – Only yesterday I saw in TIME, 12 Nov. 07, page 10, a short notice: “Oldest animals: 405 – Estimated age, in years, of a quahog clam found off the coast of Iceland. It is the longest-lived animal on record, breaking the record previously held by a 374-year old clam.” – Naturally, if one takes single-celled organisms into consideration, like Amoebas, that propagate by cell-division, then these have much longer lives. – Should rational beings not be able to use all their knowledge and experience to expand their life-times far beyond those of such shells? – JZ, 26.11.07. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH

LONGEVITY: The more of your life you spend enjoying more liberties, the more and longer you really live. – JZ, 11.6.95. – FREEDOM, LIBERTY, RIGHTS

LONGEVITY: Why should people come to believe that, of necessity, they could never live as long as some trees, which are also “merely” living things. – JZ, 29.6.84. – As Ben Best used to say: “Deathism” is an all too wide-spread faith. – JZ, 26.11.07. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY

LONGEVITY: Wouldn’t you like to live a few hundred years?” – Eric Vinicoff & Marcia Martin, The Ultimate Arbiter, ANALOG 10/77. – It has surprised me to find out how many people found “reasons” for not wanting to live longer. They are all too reconciled with death or assume that all the disabilities so far experienced with aging are quite inevitable. – Also that the relatively few anti-aging people showed so far no real interest in discussing all their financing options. - JZ, 14.10.78, 26.11.07. - LIFE EXTENSION, AGING & DEATH, IMMORTALITY & HEALTH CONCERNS, Q.

LOOPHOLES: And he is there, trying to place a ceiling of $ 500 000 on all inheritance, and he still persists in trying to close the tax “loopholes”, to increase corporate taxes, to eliminate oil and mining depletion allowances, etc. Ludwig von Mises once wrote in proper exasperation: “What is a loophole? If the law does not punish a definite action or does not tax a definite thing, this is not a loophole. It is simply the law. Great Britain does not punish gambling. This is not a loophole; it is a British law. The income tax exemptions in our income tax are not loopholes. The gentleman who complained about loopholes in our income tax … implicitly starts from the assumption that income over fifteen or twenty-thousand dollars ought to be confiscated (*) and calls therefore a loophole the fact that his ideal is not yet attained. Let us be grateful for the fact that there are still such things as the honorable gentleman calls loopholes. Thanks to these loopholes this country is still a free country and its workers are not yet reduced to the status and the distress of their Russian colleagues.” - Ludwig von Mises in: A Director, ed., Defence, Controls, and Inflation, Chicago, Univ. of Chicago Press, 1952, pp. 115-116. ) - “It is the task of libertarians to widen all the tax “loopholes” not to close them, to make our income tax system one gigantic loophole; George McGovern would do the very opposite. …” - Murray N. Rothbard, in OUTLOOK, Oct. 72. (*) - (The Nazis, for propaganda purposes, not for their own salaries, called for a limitation to 12 000 Reichsmark p.a. – JZ, 28.11.07.) - LIBERTY,

LOOPHOLES: I realize that the odds against a free life must seem pretty formidable right now. And yet there are already individuals who live their lives as they choose. Some of them may have begun with greater problems than you face now. But in spite of their problems, they’ve found freedom without waiting for the world to be free.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, p.13. - Loopholes are, usually, too small and temporary to live a satisfactory free life in. But, by all means, use all of them to your best advantage. – JZ, 25.11.76. - Only as long as they choose not to offend against any of the major legalized monopolies! (Then you might end up in prison or dead. - JZ, 20.10.13.) – Degrees of freedom are already useful but are not constituting a life in freedom. For instance, one cannot engage in free trade but only in limited and risky black market relationships - with any of those still living under national “protectionism”. – Those, who absolutely refuse to pay taxes and try to defend their refusal are likely to end up dead. -– Find freedom without waiting for the world to be free! – Good advice! – JZ, 2007, 20.10.13.

LOOPHOLES: Leave liberty at least one loophole. – JZ 3.7.73. – If possible, all the loopholes in the world. – The best loophole for individuals would be individual secessionism. This requires also freedom for individuals and minorities to associate in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, all representing one or the other supposed ideal. – JZ, 21.11.07, 20.10.13.

LOOPHOLES: Leonard Read says that “the abundance we still enjoy is exclusively the result of a leakage of free human energy.” – It was interesting to me that the Israelis have a word for such leakage. It is “le’histader”, meaning ‘working around the rules’.”  – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, I/76, p.61. - LEAKAGE OF FREEDOM, REMNANTS OF FREEDOM, RELATIVE FREEDOM

LOOPHOLES: Loophole” and “windfall” were pointed out as words which are used to intimidate people who legally try to protect their assets.” – R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.301.

LOOPHOLES: Loopholes – mean liberty! – JZ, 3.2.73. Not all liberties but at least some. The loopholes to all liberties seem to me to be individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. – JZ, n.d.

LOOPHOLES: Loopholes stand for liberty. – JZ, 3.7.73. – However limited that liberty may be. – JZ 5.2.09. - LIBERTY

LOOPHOLES: Many people object. They stress the fact that most of the laws which aim at planning or at expropriation by means of progressive taxation have left some loopholes which offer to private enterprise a margin within which it can go on. That such loopholes still exist and that thanks to them this country is still a free country is certainly true But this loopholes capitalism is not a lasting system. It is a respite. Powerful forces are at work to close these loopholes. From day to day the field in which private enterprise is free to operate is narrowed down.” – Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.23.

LOOT: Living Off Others Thoughtlessly.” – Leonard E. Read, acronym.

LOOTERS: Don’t argue with looters! Shoot! – JZ, 8.3.75. - Arsonists deserve the same treatment. One might make an exception for those, who only loot government buildings, as long as they do not destroy the buildings themselves. But a better and less destructive procedure would be to declare them, from now on, to be property of the people and to guard them, as long as necessary, until their usage has been transformed. – If, in advance, people had already received a certificate or a promise guaranteeing them their transferable capital shares in all government assets, then there would be less looters and more protectors of such assets. - JZ, 21.11.07. – PEACE PLANS 19 C

LOOTERS: I don’t want to be a looter!” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.82.

LOOTERS: It is increasingly evident that countless millions in all walks of life thoughtlessly "live" off others; they loot and they don't know it. They are the unwitting victims of their own naiveté, stumbling along the devolutionary road. - Does a professional thief think of himself as a looter? No, he probably thinks of himself as a professional. He has only a primitive or stunted mentality, like the tribesmen of yore who raided distant tribes and made off with what they thoughtlessly regarded as theirs. Economically illiterate - but innocent! So, we have in the professional crook an unconscious looter suffering no mental pains but glorying in his "gains." Exceptional? No. …” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78. – But a throwback to barbarism. – JZ, 28.12.10. - POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATE

LOOTERS: It seems monstrously wrong to surrender the world to the looters, and monstrously wrong to live under their rule.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.578. – STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LOOTERS: Let’s try an acronym – the first letters of several truly definitive words: Living Off Others Thoughtlessly – LOOT! – Looting is an accurate synonym for plundering and still carries a sharp verbal sting which most of us would rather avoid. Nevertheless, many among us today are thoughtlessly living off the labor of others.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78.

LOOTERS: Mind and do stop the looters and their laws! - JZ, n.d., after: Ayn Rand: “Never mind the looters and their laws!” - in Atlas Shrugged, p.207.

LORD: I look to the English etymology and find that the word lord comes to us from Oldest English (OE) half-weard, meaning loaf-warden or keeper of the household bread. To believe in a loaf-warden seems rather silly.” – Dora Hesse in THE STORM, Winter 78. – Not so silly, when you consider for how long hunger was a rather common or frequent occurrence. Under such conditions some sort of rationing and guarding of rations seemed required and gave power to the rationing guard or allocator. – JZ, 26.11.07.

LORDING IT OVER OTHERS: I am unaware of any evil more pronounced than man lording it over man.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 11/72. – MAN RULING MAN, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LOSS OF FREEDOM: the best way to appreciate freedom is to lose it.” - Michael Ivens, Pressure for Conformity. – It may suffice to see next door or nearby some members of a community that does not practise all liberties among its members. It is much more easy and comfortable to learn from the mistakes of others. Thus full freedom for everybody to make mistakes at the own risk and expense, alone or in association with like-minded fanatics, believers or fools. – JZ, 26.12.07. – FREEDOM OF ACTION FOR ALL, AS A MEANS TO LEARN TO APPRECIATE IT

LOSS OF LIBERTY: It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” - David Hume. – Slice by slice, law by law – liberty gets lost. – JZ, 26.12.07. – Individual secessionism combined with exterritorially autonomous associationism for volunteers, would apply “salami tactics” to territorial statism, confining it more and more to its remaining and deluded volunteers. – JZ, 28.12.10. - GRADUALISM, SALAMI TACTICS. GAIN OF LIBERTY, STEP BY STEP, INDIVIDUAL BY INDIVDIUAL.

LOSSES: Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin. Bankruptcies and losses concentrate the mind on prudent behavior.” – Allan H. Meltzer - FAILURES, BANKRUPTCIES & CAPITALISM

LOSSES It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. -Winston Churchill - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - OR PROFITS?

LOSSES: Now the basic law of all laws seems to be “You can’t get something for nothing – in the long run.” Economics, in other words. An organism that expends more effort getting food than the energy-content of the food repays, will inevitably die. The organism which can garner the most energy with the least expenditure of effort will have free energy available with which to advance itself.” – John W. Campbell in: The John W. Campbell Letters, vol. 1, 1985, ed. by Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., et al., AC Projects Inc., ISBN 0-931150-16-7, p.321. - PROFITS, ECONOMICS, LIVING, SURVIVAL

LOST CAUSE: There is no such thing as a “lost cause”, … because there is no such thing as a fully gained cause.” – Jim Downard, THE CONNECTION 102, p. 34. - At least some forms of State Socialism are by now widely recognized as lost causes. Alas, territorialism and monetary and financial despotism aren’t as yet. – JZ, 5.2.09.

LOTTERIES: Aren’t lottery etc. players practically white “cargo cultists”? – JZ, 15.8.78.

LOUDMOUTHS: Silence is restful. It gives rest to the heart, the larynx, the tongue, the lips and the mouth.” - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.120 - SHUT UP, POLITELY SAID. RED., INTERRUPTERS, INSULTS

LOVE OF LIBERTY: The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty – and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies. – H. L. Mencken, BALTIMORE EVENING SUN, Feb. 12, 1923. – Even these few do not yet sufficiently favor all genuine individual rights and liberties, enough, for instance, to declare them properly. Nor do they favor all the rightful methods to realize and protect them. They do not push e.g. for individual and minority group secessionism, under personal law and for experimental freedom for all in all spheres, all minorities and all majorities. It is their territorial statism and nationalism which keeps them at loggerheads and prevents them from freely and gradually approaching their ideals. – JZ, 27.4.13.

LOVE: A boy proposed to a girl, she rejected. He was not sad. His friends asked him why he did not feel sad. Boy: Why should I be sad? I have lost someone who did not love me. But she’s lost someone who loved her. – IIAKOSIMINMINMIN - Brad Spangler likes a link. Shaun Johnson shared Clark Moraign's photo. – Facebook, 1.4.12. - REJECTION OF IT, PHILOSOPHICALLY CONSIDERED, JEALOUSY, HATE

LOVE: a) Someone said, “What do you say concerning the principle that injury should be recompensed with kindness?” b) The master said, “With what then will you recompense kindness?” c) Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.” - Confucius, in THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS, translated and interpreted by James Legge, Axiom Publishing 2002, p.92. ISBN 1 86 476 171 7. - KINDNESS & JUSTICE

LOVE: A good deal of misunderstandings arises from the- persistent misreading of the proverb which speaks of the "love of money", for it is, of course, the love and not the money which is the root of all evil.” - E. Benn, Happier Days, p.97. - I would -rather say that it is the love of the money of monetary despotism that causes major evils, not the love of the money of monetary freedom. If people loved the latter, then they would have, long ago, provided themselves with just enough of it for their purposes. - If we really came to understand the money of monetary despotism, then we would no longer love it but despise it and reject it at every opportunity and insist upon providing ourselves with something just, harmless and immensely beneficial to ourselves: the monies of monetary freedom or all free clearing options. Then and therefore, being no longer dependent upon a monopoly money and short supplied with it, we would no longer be greedy for it, either, in the same way as we are not greedy, as a rule, for tickets. Nor would we have to work so hard or long and with so many uncertainties and so heavily taxed and exploited by xyz monopolies, for the free market monies of monetary freedom. Through it the rest of the economy could be liberated fast. - JZ, 25.4.97, 20.10.13. - LOVE OF MONEY

LOVE: A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” - Albert Einstein – Facebook, 14.5.13. - John Zube How do you embrace lice, flees, rats and fish? Was he a tree-hugger, too? Would he have hugged Nazis as well? – EMBRACING ALL LIVING CREATURES?

LOVE: All it needs is love!”??? Men may love their fellow well enough to die for him; he does not love him well enough to work for him.” – Proudhon, System of Economic Contradictions, p.25.

LOVE: An either unilateral or mutually conditioned response. A form of non-gravitational, non-magnetic and not-electric (apart from the electrical happenings in our brains) but biological and chemical response. Also one to the appearance, colors, smells, shape, values, knowledge, behavior of other people, mostly of the opposite sex. It may or may not lead to mutual attraction, depending also largely on pre-conceived notions, various actions and circumstances. – JZ, 29.7.99. – That what makes us continue the human race in spite of its remaining and mainly self-caused difficulties. - Among the thousands of other definitions there should be some better ones. – JZ, 20.11.07.

LOVE: an excessive love for anything will cost you dear in the end.” – Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.44, p.65 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu.

LOVE: And love is a meaningless concept. To love and be loved there must, it seems to me, be a person there, a self-conscious of itself, possessed of an identity, which can love and be loved.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.63. – Then what about the love some people have for their car, a boat, a hat, a walking stick? – JZ, 19.1.08.

LOVE: As Fromm (1940) says, the person who truly loves others also loves himself; he loves life. Thus he differs from the frustrated, destructive person who wishes to restrain others and to destroy their values while he denies and punishes himself also. He differs also from the person who dares not be himself, but to be only what is expected of him, and who forces others into the same conformity. …” – J. K. Folsom, The Family and Democratic Society, in Alex Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.125.

LOVE: Can you really say that you love your wife, or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend, parents, brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren etc., as long as you tolerate a single ABC mass murder device on Earth? – JZ, 21.8.55. – Q., NWT

LOVE: Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - EGOISM, MERIT, RESPECT, SELF-RESPECT

LOVE: Do not aspire to love your enemies, but endeavor to deal justly with those you hate.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.59. – HATE, JUSTICE

LOVE: Do not bother loving them – just cease hating them.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.79. – Also in his A Book of Contemplation, p.94. - HATE, THY NEIGHBOR?

LOVE: Do not love your neighbour as yourself. If you are on good terms with yourself it is an impertinence; if on bad, an injury.” – G. B. Shaw. – I cannot agree with him here. Only doing justice to one’s neighbor can be a duty, regardless of whether he is a friend or an enemy. Loving a particular beings can never be a duty. Loving one’s close family members should not be a duty but come naturally. It may only be dutiful to leave others alone. Especially if one loves them and the love is one-sided. – JZ, 13.11.07. - LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF?

LOVE: Do you want to enjoy her love, or do you want to dominate it?” – John Drinkwater, A. Andrews Quotations, p.266. – MARRIAGE, DOMINATION, RESPECT, CONSIDERATION, FRIENDLINESS

LOVE: Even cats and dogs are clever enough not to love all men. – JZ, 5.4.04. - CHRISTIANITY & MEN

LOVE: Every day people kill for love. They kill or hurt their husbands, wives, lovers. They kill for the love of the motherland or fatherland. They kill for the love of their clan religion gods. - More people have been killed for love than for any other cause. - Patriotism, chauvinism, ethno-centricism, racism – these are all variations of possessive love. … My country my people ... The initial conditioning to such political and nationalistic exclusivities starts in the exclusive family.” – F. M. Esfandiary, Up-Wingers, P. 29/30, 1973. – Compare: “My country, right or wrong!” – NATIONALISM, CHAUVINISM, TERRITORIALISM

LOVE: Every human beings knows that, for his own good and that of all others, he must love his neighbour no less than himself; and when he cannot do for him what he wishes for himself, then at least he should not do to him whatever he does not wish for himself. The religious teachings of all peoples, of reason and conscience say the same to every human being …  - From his diary, 25.5.1889, p. 233 of: Leo Tolstoi. Ein Leben in Selbstbekenntnissen. Tagebuchblaeter und Briefe. Herausgegeben von Arthur Luther. Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig. – Since not all people are lovable and since one can love or be friends with only a limited number of people, one does owe others merely justice or respect for their genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 26.2.12. –  RESPECT FOR, OR JUSTICE TOWARDS OTHERS? INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NON-AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NON-INVASIVENESS, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, TOLERANCE, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE

LOVE: Genuine love ought to be founded on the mutual recognition of two liberties; the lovers would then experience themselves both as self and the other; neither would give up transcendence, neither would be mutilated. Together they would manifest values and aims in the world.” – Simone de Beauvoir, quoted in M. Ferguson, The Acquarian Conspiracy, p.434. – Words can hide rather than clarify. - Sufficient respect for their individuality should remain as a sound foundation. – JZ, 19.11.07.

LOVE: He says it is more meritorious to love a friend than an enemy, for the friend who loves you is a better man than the enemy who hates you.” – Louise Sax Eby, The Quest for Moral Law, p.116, on Thomas Aquinas. – Self-respect for one’s positive aspects and respect for the positive traits of one’s friends is a more sensible proposal than indiscriminate love for oneself and for others. – JZ, 10.6.92. - To others one owes only justice, not love. – JZ, 18.11.07.

LOVE: How can you have love without Justice? - How can you have love without Freedom? - How can you have love without Truth? - How can you have love without Beauty? - How can you have love without Achievement? - How can you have love without Joy? - Love is not enough. Love is not enough. - How can you live without Love?” – Zarlenga, The Orator, p.34. - LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH

LOVE: However, the chances are improved because enlightened self-interest urges us to unlock our latent powers. What higher aim than self-realization! As one grandmother phrased it: “Love life and it will love you right back.” Love to explain why freedom works its wonders and freedom will bless us.” – Leonard E. Read, ABC’s of Freedom. - FREEDOM

LOVE: I am a fanatic lover of liberty, regarding it as the unique condition under which intelligence, dignity, and the happiness of men can grow; not that purely formal liberty, conceded, measured and regulated by the State, an eternal lie that in reality never represents anything but the privilege of the few founded on the slavery of everyone; not that individualistic, egoistic, shabby, and fictional liberty extolled by the school of J. J. Rousseau and thus by all the other schools of bourgeois liberty, which considers the so-called right of everybody represented by the State, as the limitation of the right of each, which necessarily and always results in the reduction of the right of each to zero.” – Bakunin, The Paris Commune and the Notion of the State, 1871. – If only he had loved economic liberties as well! – And if he had been tolerant towards other than anarchistic communities of volunteers! – JZ, 5.2.09. – ECONOMIC FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, LOVE OF LIBERTY, BAKUNIN

LOVE: I am the lover of Truth. I am the lover of Beauty. I am the lover of Freedom. I am the lover of Justice. I am the lover of Achievement. I am the lover of Joy. I am Humanity.” – Zarlanga, The Orator, p.33. – With the last statement: “I am humanity”, he goes overboard. I am an individual and I am human and as such I am part of humanity – that is as far as he could go rightfully. – JZ, 5.2.09. - OF TRUTH

LOVE: I love everybody. Some I love to be around, some I love to avoid, and others I’d love to punch in the face. - Philip Benais and Eris Pandora shared The secret to humor is surprise.'s photo. - Wall Photos - - Facebook, 8.3.12. - JOKES

LOVE: I Love Liberty.” – Dangerous Buttons No. 81. - & LIBERTY

LOVE: I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it.” – Alexis De Toqueville – Worshipping is not necessary but studying all its options and applying them is - as far as this is already possible. – JZ, 5.2.09. - EVEN WORSHIP OF FREEDOM?

LOVE: If ever the advice “love thy enemy” became a widely accepted rule, then the few who would not accept it would tend to become the rulers of those, who did. – JZ, 10.3.97. - LOVE THY ENEMY?

LOVE: If I do love then I am in trouble. If I avoid love then I am dead.” – “Ancient poet”. (Hab ich lieb, so hab ich Not, // Meid ich lieb, so bin ich tot. – „Alter Dichter“, quoted by Josef Rattner, Der Dumme Mensch, S.84.) – How far can one get with poetic licence? Are babies and infants, who cannot as yet express their love, in trouble? Are all people falling over dead, when they no longer love somebody or no longer seeking a close relationship? Do old people have no other duties? – JZ, 18.11.07. –

LOVE: If only man would stop loving humanity and deity and begin to love just himself – not that in himself which is on the lowest level of man, but rather that in himself which occupies the highest rung.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p. 86.

LOVE: If people really loved others, not just the satisfaction of their own love, then they would enjoy that the objects of their love are happier by living with others, than with themselves, i.e., then they might be jealous but, nevertheless, happy to let go their beloved, although they would, naturally, be disappointed that their own love was not returned. – JZ, 5.5.83, 18.11.07.

LOVE: If you really loved man, then you would at least tolerate all his diverse free choices – as long as they are only for himself. – JZ 28.10.94, 13.11.07. - MANKIND & TOLERANCE, DIVERSITY, DIFFERENT FREE CHOICES, PANARCHISM

LOVE: Indiscriminate love is just as mad as indiscriminate hate – merely a bit less destructive.” However, the total damage by indiscriminate “do-gooders” is also very large. – JZ, 14.1.87. – See: WELFARE STATE, POVERTY, WAR AGAINST POVERTY, SLUM CLEARING, SUBSIDIES, PROTECTIONISM, HATE

LOVE: Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.” – Edgar Watson (Ed) Howe, 1853-1937. – Venture in Common Sense, 1919, 24.2. - From A. Andrews Quotations, p.208. - ENEMIES & FRIENDS, TOLERANCE, FRIENDSHIP

LOVE: It is easier to love humanity than to love your neighbour.” - Eric Hoffer – Another version: It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. - Eric Hoffer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Love for particular individuals is easier than for all of mankind or humanity. For who, as a rational and moral human being, could really love a Hitler, Stalin or Mao? – JZ, 18.5.13.MANKIND, HUMANITY, NATIONS, NEIGHBOURS, COLLECTIVIST THINKING & ATTITUDES

LOVE: It was said by an acute observer (Rousseau) that the love of mankind was nothing but the love of justice: the same might be said, with considerable truth, of the love of our country. It is little more than another name for the love of liberty, of independence, of peace and social happiness.” – Henry Hazlitt: from The Round Table, quoted in: Bruce L. Richmond, The Pattern of Freedom, Ljus English Library, vol 12, Stockholm, 1943, p.77. - LOVE OF MANKIND IS THE LOVE OF JUSTICE

LOVE: It wasn’t just the desire to possess, though that was part of it. It was a need to see that no sorrow ever touched her.” – Jack Williamson & James E. Gunn, Star Bridge, p.192. – GENUINE CONCERN & SYMPATHY FOR OTHERS RATHER THAN POSSESSIVENESS & DOMINATION ATTEMPTS

LOVE: it’s a time for knowing, rather than loving. – Alex Comfort, Tetrarch, 255. - KNOWLEDGE

LOVE: Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say: love the whole world.” – Mother Teresa. – Probably and according to Ulrich von Beckerath’s interpretation, “love your enemy! If he strikes your cheek, offer him the other one!” this advice was only part of those of his teachings that he provided especially for his close pupils and followers, in public meetings, not as a practicable advice to all and sundry. He demanded much more of them than of others. Otherwise they would have been killed off even more rapidly than they were. – He, too, was teaching them salesmanship and careful propaganda methods, or at least tried to. - JZ, 14.11.07, 20.10.13.

LOVE: Justice is love. So love justice! – D.Z., 1976. – Otherwise, justice won’t love you. – JZ & D.Z., 14.11.76. - & JUSTICE

LOVE: Kids today say, “Make love not war”. Hell, during World War II we did both.” – Ben Bova, OMNI, 10/81, p.68. ,

LOVE: Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.” – Justice Learned Hand – Allow all those, who still have that love, to practise it quite freely among themselves. They are bound to set attractive examples, which, in the long run, will convert most of the others. – JZ, 22.1.09. – LOVER OF LIBERTY VS. CONSTITUTIONALISM, LAWS & COURTS, PANARCHISM, STATISM ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS

LOVE: Love - more generally, the sharing of a common end - works well, but only for a limited range of -problems. It is difficult to know very many people well enough to love them. Love can provide cooperation on complicated things among very small groups of people, such as families. It also works among large numbers of people for very simple ends - ends so simple that many different people can completely agree on them. But for a complicated end involving a large number of people - producing this book, for instance - love will not work. I cannot expect all the people whose cooperation I need - typesetters, editors, bookstore owners, loggers, pulp-mill workers, and a thousand more - to know and love me well enough to want to publish this book for my sake. …” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.19.

LOVE: Love and let love!” – Sticker in Santa Barbara, Cal. - LET LOVE, TOLERANCE VS. JEALOUSY, FREEDOM IN LOVE & FOR LOVE

LOVE: Love as a social command has only one rational core: Be just to your neighbor – respect his rights – as if they were your own and as if you appreciated them fully. Do not intervene with a rational being. Fulfill your social contract duty. - Love is an ancient word and was originally often used for other terms, which were developed later. By now it is all too general and vague a term to be really useful outside of sexual and marriage relationships and some friendships. What Christ probably meant but could, at his time, not properly convey, was, probably, only a moral or ethical attitude towards others. – JZ, n.d. & 28.12.10.

LOVE: Love changes everything?” - Love changes nothing – outside of private affairs. – JZ, 2.2.90. -

LOVE: Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.” – Mae West. – How does it conquer e.g. peace, full monetary freedom, individual secessionism, panarchism, free migration? – JZ, 5.2.09. - LOVE CONQUERS ALL THINGS?

LOVE: Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.” – A. D. S. Exupéry, 1900-1944, A. Andrews Quotations, p.266.

LOVE: Love is a chain.” – A song refrain, heard on radio, 1.3.86. – Does it induce you to go in the same direction, almost doubling your strength or does it merely burden and entangle to, following a biological urge? Love and marriage should add two people to each other. It should not subtract them from each other. – Free after a remark by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. – JZ, 1.3.86, 14.11.07. – One plus one in that sphere does not always make 2 or even 2 plus but, all too often minus 1, i.e., less than one human strength. – What percentage of all marriages is quite happy and stays happy? - JZ, 5.2.09. - MARRIAGE,

LOVE: Love is developed by keeping apart as well as together. – D.Z., 14.6.78.

LOVE: Love is for individuals. Whoever claims to love humanity is a hypocrite or a self-deceiver. We love men and women and children, not abstractions. But the concept Man is worth of respect, and in a climate of respect something politically decent might some day emerge.” – Edgar Pangborn, The Company of Glory, 142. – Well, rights, freedom, justice, peace, tolerance, are mere abstracts, too, but they are of great practical importance and they do also relate to “man”, and “mankind” as if they were not merely symbols. – JZ, 27.11.07. - LOVE FOR MAN, WOMAN, HUMANITY, MANKIND

LOVE: Love is not enough! – JZ, 26.9.99. – I probably read it somewhere. – JZ, 20.11.07. - It is to be found e.g. in David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.18.

LOVE: Love is O.K. – while it lasts. – JZ, 12.3.78.

LOVE: Love is suspect if it does not enjoy full liberty.” – quoted by Abbé Gagliani. – (L’amour darient suspect, s’il n’a pa la liberté.) – Just consider for how long marriages were arranged by families rather than established by love relationships. Moreover, the arranged marriages did often last longer than the love matches. Look at the divorce statistics of our times. But then neither the families nor the laws should offer more than advice or model contracts for all such relationships and assure that the participants do look after their offspring well enough and that they do not enslave, otherwise abuse or even murder either partner. – JZ, 1.12.07, 28.12.10. - & LIBERTY

LOVE: Love is the most subtle form of self-interest.” – Holbrook Jackson.

LOVE: Love Liberty! Love Rights! Love Justice! Love Peace! – JZ, n.d. - OF LIBERTY

LOVE: Love of mankind leads also to envy and hatred and, consequently, infringements of individual human rights. Take the communists and State socialists for instance. They may “love mankind” in general, but, since they are confused or ignorant about the facts, causes and consequences of a natural, peaceful and progressive society, especially economic relationships built upon self-interest, which do not require any particular individual love or benevolent central planning of the affairs of others in order to function better and this with human beings as they are now, not as they are supposed to be, by “true believers”, they become coercive and even murderous towards individuals who do not toe their line. This to the tune of ca. 200 million victims during the last century. - JZ, 25.11.80, translated 4.6.82. Somewhat revised 30.11.08, 28.12.10. – The totalitarian communists lover powr more than the love they pretend to have for proletarians. And they openly state their hate for all other classes, their own ruling class excepted. And towards the proletarians of the world, rather than their rulers, they had also mass extermination devices stockpiled and in readiness. – JZ, 20.10.13. - HUMANISM, LOVE OF MANKIND, TOTALITARIANISM, COMMUNISM, CLASS HATRED, NUCLEAR STRENGTH – AGAINST ALL HUMANS

LOVE: Love of one’s neighbor is the dream of an infantile civilization. Maturity asks at most mutual tolerance.” – Paul Eldridge, Lanterns in the Night. - … for mutual tolerance? – JZ - THY NEIGHBOR?

LOVE: Love One Another As Its The Highest Energy Vibration - - Should we love tyrants, dictators, politicians, bureaucrats, nuclear power mongers and other terrorists as well?" – JZ, 3.10.11, Facebook comment. – IS IT SUFFICIENT? Q.

LOVE: Love thy neighbor – but don’t get caught!” – Badge a Minit – slogan. – “Love your neighbor – but don’t get caught.” – a raa bumber-sticker. - JOKES

LOVE: Love thy neighbor as thyself.” But the original Greek word would translate better as 'respect and understand' than as the modern English 'love'. The founders of our modern religions were not fools; they simply did not have the tools at hand to formulate their knowledge properly.” - Darrel T. Langart, Psichopath, p.142 in ANALOG, 10/60. – Or, if they did not use the most-simple terms then they would simply not be understood by most of their listeners. – JZ, 28.12.10. - RESPECT, UNDERSTAND, JUSTICE, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, VOCABULARY, WORDS, LANGUAGE

LOVE: Love you fellow man means to me primarily: Leave him alone! Don’t meddle with his affairs. Don’t do things for him he can better do himself. Don’t aid him but trade with him! Mind your own business, not his. Let him help himself! Give him credit, when he deserves it, not subsidies. Let him grow in his own way. Let him live his own life. Respect his individuality. Don’t make him conform to your standards. Let him follow his own drummer. Be just to him. Don’t dominate him in any way but rather trade with him. Preserve his self-respect by letting him stand on his own feet. Never command, at most inquire or advise him. Don’t push him into any confinement or restriction! Never violate his rights. Let him experience life in his own way. Let him acquire his own experiences – if he insists. Don’t conscript him or confiscate his earnings or control him or his children against his will. Let him run his own budget, don’t force him to pay for yours. Respect him as a human being, don’t’ regard him as clay in your hands or that of the legislators. Don’t over-protect him. Let him grow, that means, don’ push or pull him your way. – JZ, n.d. – Our common language or proverbial wisdom does contain much sensible advice – alas, it is all too often not applied. – JZ, 26.11.07, 20.10.13.

LOVE: Love your enemy – fuck a statists today!” – Gino Marotta, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8.11.75. – Rather than raping him, tell him that you, as an anarchist or libertarian, do not intend to abolish the State altogether but are quite prepared to recognize his beloved government for all its volunteers! That you aim only to abolish its territorial monopoly and its rule over peaceful dissenters. In other words, offer him or her justice rather than love or sex. That’s fair enough and a service to both sides, on which a peaceful agreement is possible. – JZ, 5.2.09, 28.12.10. – PANARCHISM, JOKES

LOVE: Love your enemy – it will drive him crazy.” – W.G.P.

LOVE: Love your enemy – or at least enough to leave him alone and asking for no more from him than that he, likewise, leaves you alone. – JZ, 3.7.77, 21.11.07. - OR LEAVING ALONE ONE’S ENEMY?

LOVE: Love your neighbor as thyself? Love your enemy as thyself? Should we have loved Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao Fidel Castro, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, Bin Laden? Would that have solved the problems they posed for us? – JZ, 6.2.00.

LOVE: Love your neighbor as yourself!” It sounds ridiculous only to people who have never taken the trouble to enquire how much they do love themselves. No reasonable creature loves himself like a lover. He wants only to take care of himself.” – Erich Linklater, The Cornerstones, London, 1941.

LOVE: Love your neighbor like your self? What if you do not like yourself? Be satisfied if you can stand him and then be no more than just and polite towards him. – JZ, 19.9.94, 14.11.07. - YOUR NEIGHBOR?

LOVE: love, i.e. the striving of human souls towards unity and the activity resulting from such striving, is the highest law and only law of human life.” – Since it is incompatible with violence, he concluded that “all our taxes collected by force, our judicial and police institutions and above all our armies must be abolished.” – Tolstoy to Gandhi, 7.9.1911. - ARMIES, TAXES, VIOLENCE, COURTS

LOVE: Love, to be anything at all, must be select and exclusive.” – Richard Carlyle, The Earth Belongs to the Living. P. 47. – Selective, yes. But quite exclusive? And permanently or only temporarily? Obviously, it is possible to love, sexually, not only one potential sexual partner but several and this at almost the same time or in sequence and also, but non-sexually, several persons, e.g. one’s parents, children, brothers, sisters and friends. – JZ, 18.11.07, 28.12.10.

LOVE: Make love and money.” – Laissez Faire Books catalog, May 74.

LOVE: Make love, not war!” - Emmanuel Levin? – (He wrote me once that he had invented this slogan.) As if all individuals were given both of these options as unlimited free choices. - JZ, 24.5.00, 1.2.02. - WAR, DECISION

LOVE: Make war by making love … Outbreed your enemies.” – Michigan bumper-sticker, SLM, 10/83. – Manpower numbers do not longer matter in wars – as long as mass murder devices are available to the ruling mass murderers. – JZ, 19.11.07. - PEACE & WAR

LOVE: Man hath the right to love as he willeth, where, when, and whom he willeth.” - L. Neil Smith, Tom Paine Maru, p.154. - Well, where and when, like dogs in heat, anywhere and anytime or only within his private sphere? - JZ, 22.1.02. - MARRIAGE, AFFILIATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, FRIENDSHIP, SEXUAL RELATIONS

LOVE: Most people love their chains. – JZ, 4.3.78. – Or they find all too many false excuses for them. – JZ, 21.11.07. - STATISM, SUBORDINATION, PEOPLE

LOVE: Nations are no more capable of justice or charity than of love, for they are, essentially, organized crowds. Individual persons can love and be loved; they can be generous and kind, forbearing, even brave; nations never. A crowd can neither think nor feel. Thinking is lonely work, dear souls, and feeling is the experience of the separate heart.” – Edgar Pangborn, The Company of Glory, GALAXY, Aug, 74, p.40. - NATIONALISM, NATIONS, TERRITORIAL STATES, COUNTRIES, PEOPLES, CROWDS, MASSES, MAJORITIES

LOVE: No healthy man or animal is occupied with love in any sense for more than a very small fraction, indeed, of the time he devotes to business and recreations wholly unconnected with love.” – G. B. Shaw, in A. Andrews Quotations, p.269.

LOVE: No one can love his enemies unless he first makes them his friends.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.87. – But how often are e.g. mass fraternization or military insurrections, together with the soldiers on the opposite side, seriously tried or prepared for – e.g. by discussing quite rightful war and peace aims, over the heads of the own and their rulers? – JZ, 18.11.07. - FRIENDS & ENEMIES, WAIR AIMS, ALLIANCES WITH PANARCHISTIC GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, THE CAPTIVE PEOPLES AS SECRET ALLLIES

LOVE: One may avoid, confine or punish a culprit without snarling. To love an enemy, however, is absurd; it is difficult enough to love one’s friends.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.59. – Also in his A Dictionary of Thought, p.52. - Somewhere I found a hint that only one of the Apostles died a natural death. Apparently, the admonition of Christ to his Apostles, to love their enemies, was not very effective, not even for them, as a policy – or even they did not love their enemies enough. – JZ, 1.12.07. - LOVE YOUR ENEMIES? CHRISTIANITY

LOVE: One of the things a man has to fight most bitterly is the influence of those who love him.” – Sherwood Anderson, Letters, 1953. - Love, too, should liberate rather than restrain an individual. – Or, as someone else (*) has said: It should add two people up rather than subtract them from each other. (*) Possibly: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. - JZ, 21.11.07. – See: MARRIAGE

LOVE: One should love the victims rather than the victimizers. – JZ, 14.8.93. – CRIMES. VICTIMIZATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENTS

LOVE: Only small minds desire to build cages for people. Love is giving everybody the freedom to be what they are, not what you want them to be. – Nate Butterfield, quoted on Facebook by Brad Spangler, 29.2.12. – What about habitual criminals, especially robbers, murderers rapists, kleptomaniacs? – JZ, 29.2.12. – NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

LOVE: Only the unsubduable can be loved.” – Yevgeny Zambatin, “We”. – That might be true for the higher degrees of love. But also for all other forms of it? – Men and women are all too adaptable. Some women even manage to continue to love men who do physically beat them! - JZ, 5.2.09.

LOVE: People connected only by their sex drive are not sufficiently connected. – JZ, 23.11.04. - SEX, & MARRIAGES

LOVE: Rather love your neighbor’s wife than your neighbor or yourself. – JZ, 8.9.91. - JOKES

LOVE: Show love to all creatures and thou will be happy; for when thou lovest all things, thou lovest the Lord, for he is all in all. - Tulsi Das, Hindu spiritual tradition. – Should we love all lice, fleas, flies, harmful bacteria and viruses, too? – JZ, 30.9.12.

LOVE: Some people do not even want love to be free from government restraints. They would, perhaps, rather favor a government-caused, guided and prolonged violent expression of hatreds. – JZ, 25.12.93. – E.g. by indissoluble marriages in the “war of the sexes” or in their “normal” wars. – And yet in love relationships as in internal and external relations of communities, voluntarism should be the primary concern and practice, with people free to join each other and free to separate themselves from a marriage or a community bond. – Their responsibility for their children has hardly to be prescribed by laws. – JZ, 1.12.07. – FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LOVE: Son, the height or irresponsibility is to spread your love and loyalty so thin that you haven’t got enough left for the few beings and the few institutions which rate it from you.” – Poul Anderson, Ensign Flandry, p.56. - LOYALTY, RESPONSIBILITY, LOVE FOR ALL OF MANKIND?

LOVE: St. John the Evangelist was the only one of the Twelve Apostles said to have died a natural death.” – Michael Caine, READER’S DIGEST, Oct. 86. – Apparently, according to their beliefs, they did not love their enemies enough. – JZ, 14.11.07. – As people of the world they should have been aware that love can be one-sided and does not always result in love from the other partner. Certainly, on its own and when it is one-sided, then it is not sufficient to defeat enemies and prevent wars and crimes. – JZ, 5.2.09. - CHRISTIANITY

LOVE: The alternative to violence is love. (*) Love, as here used, refers to the application of kindly virtues in human relations such as tolerance, charity, good sportsmanship, the right of another to his views, integrity, the practice of not doing to others what you would not have them do to you, and other attributes, which result in mutual trust, voluntary cooperation, and justice. The distinction between violence and love, each in their extreme or pure form, was made in the Sermon on the Mount: Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, Turn to him the other also.” – Leonard E. Read, Instead of Violence, p.25. – According to Ulrich von Beckerath, that was an advice only given to his close followers, whom he instructed in public, not an advice to the masses of listeners and viewers of his lecture. - (*) Just one alternative? – When Read gives it all kinds of other and rational and moral meanings, then this is far from the usual understanding or misunderstanding of the concept of “love”. - JZ, 26.11.07. - & VIOLENCE

LOVE: The Christian, for example, is commanded to love his neighbor as he loves himself. Aside from the authoritarian nature of such an injunction, Tucker asserted, the very attempt to order an individual to love his neighbor is a gross perversion of the human phenomenon of love. To demand love indiscriminately from all men, he wrote, "is a stifling of all natural attraction to that which is lovable and of all natural repugnance to that which is hateful - a rigid, formal, heartless, soulless, and sort of unconsciously hypocritical joining of hand." - At basis the Christian's slavish obedience to the authority of Christ is little different than the blind obedience of a Roman legionnaire to his commander.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.148, on Tucker. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR?

LOVE: The just never love their enemies; they would otherwise strengthen injustice.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.39. - & JUSTICE, ENEMIES

LOVE: The love of liberty is the love of others; love of power is the love of ourselves.” – William Hazlitt. - The love of liberty is the love of self. The love of power is the hate or disrespect for others. – JZ, 21.1.82, 19.1.08. - LIBERTY, SELF-LOVE, HATE, POWER

LOVE: The precept “love thy neighbour as thyself”, breeds in us most often the disposition to see one’s neighbour merely as a poor imitation of oneself, and to hate him if he proves different.” – Olaf Stapleton, Star Maker, p.85. - HATE, TOLERANCE

LOVE: The word ‘love’ belongs in that small group of general terms that is used more frequently to disguise an intent or a thought than to divulge it. And if ‘love’ is used in combination with ‘humanity’, the word becomes the most dangerous befogger of them all.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.86.

LOVE: There are people in the world who don’t love their fellow man – and I hate people like that.” – David Friedman, 3.9.78. – Why hate them, as long as they leave you alone? To love others is not a duty. At most it is a right. And it also helps to take care of one’s business, if one takes really care of one’s customers. – JZ, 26.11.07.

LOVE: There is more virtue in rational selfishness than in blind love, more virtue in producing and exchanging wanted things than merely in giving them away. – JZ, 25.11.80. - & RATIONAL SELFISHNESS, CHARITY, ALTRUISM, FREE EXCHANGE, PRODUCTIVITY

LOVE: there is much truth in Reinhold Niebuhr’s reiteration that we shall never get a social order based on love until we first get one of justice.” – Louise Sax Eby, The Quest for Moral Law, p.216. & JUSTICE

LOVE: there is so much else to do in the world but love.” - Source?

LOVE: There would be no need for laws at all if each separate ego could be trusted to live by the inspiration of love, or at least by the authority of custom.” – Bertrand de Jouvenel. – As if these were the only alternatives or as if natural law and respect for individual rights and liberties were just an expression of love. – JZ, 12.11.82. – Anyhow, how many and which kind of people can one truly love? – JZ, 19.11.07. - & LAWS

LOVE: Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money. - Gerald Brenan  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – However it must not be just any kind of money but good, honest, optional, competitively and sufficiently supplied money, and, definitely not the coercive monopoly money of monetary despotism, even if it is an exclusive currency of rare metals. We had the latter for many centuries. Even when it was not willfully depreciated it did not abolish deflationary conditions. It confined the ability to pay to the supply of rare metals in coined form, while the ability to supply wanted labor, consumer goods and services was increased much faster than the total stock of rare metals that was produced and coined. Under the monies of monetary freedom genuine love can flourish, while under the money of monetary despotism and the poverty it causes, it is often all too often prevented or extinguished. – JZ, 25.3.12. - & MONEY, DEFLATION, RARE METAL CURRENCIES, GOLD STANDARD, & SILVER STANDARD, WHEN USED AS EXCLUSIVE CURRENCIES, NOT ONLY AS OPTIONAL VALUE STANDARDS, MONETARY DESPOTISM, MONETARY FREEDOM,

LOVE: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” – St. Matthew, xxii.

LOVE: To love and be loved is a successful barter transaction, which, like all barter transactions, is not easily and often enough achieved. And this is one kind of trading relationships that is not greatly facilitated by direct money involvement, except, for the costs of e.g. dinners, flowers and other presents. – JZ, 13.6.86, 14.11.07.

LOVE: To love others you must first love yourself.” – Eric Fromm – Whoever hasn’t earned self-respect will not self-respect himself sufficiently nor respect the rights and liberties of others well enough. – JZ, 20.10.13.

LOVE: To love the world is no big chore. It’s that miserable guy next door who is the problem.” – L. A. T., in READERS DIGEST, 11/77. - JOKES

LOVE: To respect the liberty of your neighbor is duty; to love it, aid it, serve it, is virtue.” – Michael Bakunin, Revolutionary Catechism, 1865. - & LIBERTY

LOVE: To say that you can love one person all your life is just like saying that one candle will continue burning as long as you live.” – C. L. Tolstoy, 1828-1910. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.272.

LOVE: We fall in love when our imagination projects non-existing perfection onto another person. One day the phantasmagoria vanishes, and with it love dies.” – Ortega y Gasset, On Love.

LOVE: We were so close, just then. I would have given much to preserve that hour … but love is a word that is written on water.” – Marie Jakober, The Mind Gods, (p. 84?)

LOVE: What Stirner rejects is love as a command, not love as a natural and erotic source of sociability.” – St. Ch. Waldecke, Gedanken ueber Anarchie, S.9. (Thoughts on Anarchism.) & - STIRNER, EGOISM

LOVE: When sliding down the banisters of love beware of splinters.” – Quoted by Terry Parmenter, 22.11.78. - JOKES

LOVE: When we want to read of the deeds that are done for love, whither do we turn? To the murder column; and there we are rarely disappointed.” – George Bernard SHAW, 1856-1950. - LABOR OF LOVE, MURDER, CRIME, JOKES

LOVE: You don’t have to love your enemy – but you ought to do him justice. This requires first of all knowing and understanding justice. – JZ, 11.2.73, 31.7.78. - ENEMY, JUSTICE

LOVE: You don’t love hatred and evil, of course. You have to practise and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and … help them see it in themselves. That’s what I mean by love. It’s fun, when you get the knack of it.” – Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, p.91.

LOVE: You get the impression that the duty of love is trivial in comparison with the duty of justice.” – Franciscus Stratman, in Morals and Missiles, p.28. - JUSTICE

LOVE: You have heard the story about the minister who put a lion and a lamb together in an enclosure in front of his church to illustrate the power of love. Some of his colleagues, facing dwindling congregations, suspiciously asked how he managed his crowd-drawing stunt. He was affronted. It was a perfectly honest demonstration he said, “All you have to do is replace the lamb from time to time.” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.71. – JOKES

LOVE: You need not love each other but you owe each other justice. In practice this often means merely that you ought to tolerate or avoid each other and leave each other alone. – JZ, 19.2.73. - OR JUSTICE?

LOVE: You’re both wrong, I said. Freedom won’t come through Love, and it won’t come through Force. It will come through the Imagination.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.62/63. - FREEDOM, FORCE, IMAGINATION, IDEAS

LOYALTY UNDER THE INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OPTION VS. TERRITORIAL DESPOTISM, IMPERIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM: it’s why I get so mad – You can’t have two loyalties; you got to decide. - Gordon Kent, Peacemaker, HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001, p.103. – Only under territorialism is one expected to be loyal and to remain loyal to one’s territorial government, which one has not individually chosen for oneself or contracted with. In personal relationships one can love several persons, either in sequence or even at the same time. One can also come to love or respect several of the supposedly typical national characteristics of several nations, e.g. French and English or Dutch people. One can be friends with people from diverse races, nations, religions and ideologies and freely exchange with them. Different people living in the same territory can also be loyal to different societies, communities and governance systems, which they have freely and individually chosen for themselves or even established for themselves and others. Territorial imperialism, on any level, is not a moral obligation, quite the contrary. So we can have very different loyalties to different political, economic and social systems, individually chosen, country-wide or even world-wide, but all without a territorial monopoly, as if they were ordinary kinds of voluntary associations, like e.g. chess-, bridge- or soccer clubs, all peacefully coexisting and competing with each other. – JZ, 9. & 19.2.13.

LOYALTY: Abject submission to the demands of the state is no solution to the social problem. Nor does a citizen serve justice merely by remaining obedient to those who control society through the prior control of government. Before we submit to power, we must ascertain if (*) the authority behind it is legitimate. It is time that we learned, Morse wrote, “that loyalty is not fealty to reigning usurpation, though it be clothed in sacred robes of State.” With these words Sidney H. Morse assured himself a place in the history of the evolving ideas of anarchism in America.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p. 59. – (*) whether? – JZ

LOYALTY: Absolute loyalty of all men within artificial geographical boundaries can never be achieved and can only be approximated by ruthless force and by allowing all power to gravitate to the center of the state.” - Reeves/Hess: The End of The Draft, p.154. – See: NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM

LOYALTY: An individually chosen and supposedly ideal society or government will tend to lead to stronger loyalty or allegiance bonds than any system that is territorially and uniformly imposed upon consenters and dissenters alike. - JZ, 17.9.04. – ALLEGIANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, CHOICE & PANARCHISM

LOYALTY: any formal oath of loyalty is to abandon one’s commitment to independent moral judgment. “To swear allegiance to any human government” he argued, “is to call God to witness that you will obey a power that assumes the right to reverse his decisions at pleasure.” It was to preserve the right to moral independence that Wright took a stand upon the side of the philosophy of individualism.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.48, on Henry Clarke Wright.

LOYALTY: Are you, then, a Terran loyalist?” she demanded. – He shook his head. “A civilization loyalist. Which is a pretty thin, abstract thing to be; and I keep wondering whether we can preserve civilization or even should.” – Poul Anderson, A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows, p.121. – Certainly not the “civilization” as represented e.g. by statism, territorialism and its ABC mass murder devices. – JZ, 27.11.07. - CIVILIZATION

LOYALTY: As a first approximation, loyalty attaches primarily to those people, principles, and institutions closest and most important to us. Crude and obscure as this rule may be, I think we can get some mileage out of it.” – R. L. W. Ettinger, Man Into Superman, p.161. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LOYALTY: Being loyal to the government or to the army is a crime if one is disloyal to the people.” – “Graffiti”. – Replace “the people” by e.g. “the cause of individual liberty”? – JZ, n.d. - TO LEADERS?

LOYALTY: Compulsory or traditional loyalty towards any “great” leader can collapse rather suddenly, e.g. with his death or even with the sudden destruction of some of the great delusions about him. Suddenly a tyrant might thus find himself surrounded by millions of people, many of them armed, trained and organized (although not yet for liberation purposes), who were formerly ready slaves but now ready to risk their lives in fighting him even for some compilations of minor or moderate degrees of liberty which they have come to appreciate. Such resistance could spread like a chain reaction and a tyrant might fight himself suddenly almost altogether deserted and with few, if any foreign friends as well. However, liberators should take precautions in case he still has some power over some mass extermination device. Thus it might be the lesser evil to offer him then amnesty, asylum, anonymity and even protection after he surrenders himself and it. Until then he should remain under the threat of tyrannicide. – JZ, 11.1.99. - TOWARDS “GREAT” LEADERS? LEADERSHIP, OURLAWRY, AMNESTY, NWT

LOYALTY: How can one be loyal to a bureaucracy? – JZ, 29.7.84. – Or to politicians and parties that ruin the country and its people in the pursuit of their own interests and of power for themselves? – JZ, 27.11.07. – Or to a government which has never bothered to declare or respect all individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 20.10.13. - Q., POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, TERRITORIALISM, PARTY RULE, POWER ADDICTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LOYALTY: How can one be loyal to a government, which does not loyally uphold the agreed-upon rights and liberties of citizens? – JZ, 1.3.00. - Loyalty has to be earned rather than unilaterally demanded. Each subject of a leader owes at most only one personal loyalty to him. The leader, on the other hand, owes loyalty to thousands or even millions, which is, obviously, an impossible task – and thus our “great” leaders do not even attempt it. - They are busy enough to support enrich themselves, their favorites and to reward their financial supporters with privileges. – JZ, 20.11.07, 20.10.13.

LOYALTY: I am at least loyal to myself and to my selected friends. – JZ, 24.4.76. – Even on Facebook the number of friends there, with whom one can have something in common, a relationship or an exchange of opinions, is rather limited. – JZ, 20.10.13. - FRIENDSHIP

LOYALTY: I’m not sure I’ve ever served the King”, said the king’s prime minister, “or ever intend to. I’m not anyone’s servant. A man must cast his own shadow.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, p.21. – So why did he become a Prime Minister over the population of a whole country or remained in that position? – What about recognizing the primary loyalty to one’s own individual sovereignty and that of all others, by working together only with other volunteers? – JZ, 27.11.07. – VOLUNTARISM VS. POWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LOYALTY: In the end we realized that any man or group who demanded loyalty only wanted it in order to betray you later.” – Samuel L. Blumenfeld.

LOYALTY: Loyalty in a free society depends upon the toleration of disloyalty.” – Allen Barth, The Loyalty of Free Men, 1951. – Let all dissenters secede and do their own things – and the loyalty among the remaining volunteers will be maximized. – JZ, 5.2.09. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM

LOYALTY: Loyalty is something more often claimed than given – and very rarely earned. With friendship it’s the same. – JZ, 1.3.76. - FRIENDSHIP

LOYALTY: Loyalty must be individually granted or withheld and should also be freely transferable to still more attractive systems or groups or societies and communities, at least after a withdrawal notice. Instantly only when the basis upon which it rested has been removed, e.g. the contracted-for civil rights in a community of volunteers had been severely offended against. – JZ, 27.6.89, 15.11.07. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

LOYALTY: Loyalty to one’s individual being and to one’s species – mankind, should weigh heavier than loyalty to one’s State, nation, religion or race, with their often immoral and irrational practices and aims. – JZ, 29.8.87, 19.11.07. - COSMOPOLITANISM, INTERNATIONALISM, MANKIND, HUMANITY

LOYALTY: Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” - Mark Twain. – Likewise loyalty to petrified constitutions, laws and institutions. – JZ, 5.2.09. - TRADITION, CUSTOMS

LOYALTY: More specifically, most of us probably need to reduce our institutional loyalties – a suggestion that will infuriate and confuse many.” - R. L. W. Ettinger, Man Into Superman, p.159.

LOYALTY: My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders.” – Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur’s Court, 1899, p. 100. – Loyalty to mountains, plains, rivers etc. or to all of a territorial population? – JZ, 27.11.07. – Or only towards like-minded volunteers – and towards genuine individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 28.12.10. - NATIONALISM, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

LOYALTY: On September 17, 1973, Johnnie Alters, another former IRS Commissioner reported there were between 5 and 6 million Americans not filing income tax returns. - According to DBS radio on December 5, 1975, there were 20 million Americans not filing income tax returns.” – From a leaflet of THE JUSTICE TIMES. - TAXATION, TAX STRIKES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION

LOYALTY: Regard him as loyal, and you will make him loyal.” - Seneca, Letters II, p.35. - Well, within limits. - Rather recognize the rightfulness of his loyalty to his own ideals and respect his preferences for himself. He will not necessarily love you as a result but will be much more likely to be friendly, tolerant or respectful towards you. You do not have to love your enemies but you ought to be just towards them - and towards all your secret allies. - JZ, 23.1.02. – JUSTICE, TOLERANCE, RESPECT

LOYALTY: Schools have always inculcated patriotism, but the terms of allegiances are often narrowly conceived. The fact that loyalty to the nation requires loyalty to all subgroups within the nation is seldom pointed out.” – Gordon W. Allport. - They certainly have not stressed voluntarism, decentralization, secessionism, personal laws, exterritorial autonomy and monetary as well as financial freedom, often not even quite basic economic rights and liberties, generally not all individual rights and liberties at all. – JZ, 15.11.07, 20.10.13. - NATIONALISM, MINORITIES, PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM. TOLERANCE, ALLEGIANCES, EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, NATIONAL UNITY & UNIFORMITY SPLEEN

LOYALTY: That this beautiful country of ours needs citizens who realize that their loyalty belongs to their country and their fellow citizens … NOT to government officials …” – From a leaflet of THE JUSTICE TIMES.

LOYALTY: That your income tax is used to perpetuate over 700 government agencies that are in direct competition with private enterprise and that are designed to continually lose money? - … Twenty years ago, T. Coleman Andrews (Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service) said: “Let’s get rid of the income tax … it’s legalized confiscation … too complicated … destroying the middle class.” – From a leaflet of THE JUSTICE TIMES. – Is “loyalty” to be another compulsory tax, to be paid otherwise than in money? – What about the loyalty or obligation of governments towards us, to recognize, respect and protect all our individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 5.2.09. They haven’t even bothered to declare all of them and do offend against them with most of their laws and policies. – JZ, 20.10.13. – TAXATION, INCOME TAX & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, Q.

LOYALTY: The two rulers had decided to court rather than force the loyalties of the free towns.” – Phyllis Ann Karr, Wildraith’s Last Battle, Ace Books, N.Y., 1982, p.255. – Court rather than force loyalties. – JZ, 7/85. – Only volunteers could or should be loyal, not tax slaves, military slaves or involuntary subjects. – JZ, 27.11.07. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES

LOYALTY: There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and much less prevalent.” – General George Patton.

LOYALTY: There is no ultimate loyalty than for oneself and to one’s conscience.” Some liberal MP on radio. – 10.12.75.

LOYALTY: To be sure, the dog is loyal. But why, on that account, should we take him as an example? He is loyal to men, not to other dogs.” – Karl Kraus, 1874-1936. – A. Andrews Quotations, p. 166.

LOYALTY: When darkness and disorders began to reign in a kingdom, There appeared the loyal ministers.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 18, tr. by John C.H. Wu. – A quite just cause, action, decision and institution creates its own kind of loyalty. Territorial governments, with their actions and interventions, produce very little of that kind of loyalty. – JZ, 5.2.09. – MINISTERS, JUSTICE, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PARTIES, BUREAUCRATS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

LOYALTY: When it’s over-exploited, even loyalty wears out finally.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, ANALOG, 2/76, p.134.

LOYALTY: When there is no loyalty to or sense of self then there is only the most superficial loyalty to anyone else.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.63. – Where are the territorial governments that one ought to fully respect and be loyal to? – JZ, 5.2.09. - SELF-RESPECT


LUCK: Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.” – Robert Heinlein, The Puppet Masters, p.198. - Or for prolonged hard labors, savings and sensible investments. – JZ, 19.11.07.

LUCK: Luck is all in the mind.” – From film: Gilligan’s Island.

LUCK: Lucky’ people, he maintained, were (*) the ones who put themselves in the right place and at the right time for the right things to happen. In other words, they rose to the occasion.” – James P. Hogan, Endgame Enigma, p.340/41. - (*) often merely. – JZ - FATE

LUCK: The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – From an interview with the Dr. who invented a temporary spray-on skin substitute. - 27.2.04. – However, the publicity and the marketing of a new discovery, invention or idea should not require even harder and longer work than producing the innovation in the first place. This publicity and marketing effort should be taken over by special market services for innovators, starting with an ideas archive and talent registry, to bring supply and demand systematically together, in this sphere as well, on this a world-wide scale. – One should imagine that all the free marketers in the world would be in favor of such institutions. Alas, they haven’t even managed to strive for and finally achieve an ever growing electronic English language libertarian encyclopedia, libertarian ideas archive, common projects list, abstracts and review collection, links list, common index, a comprehensive libertarian library, bibliography, directory and xyz other reference works that would be very useful to them, although they could by now all be offered on an affordable and only book-sized external HDD! – They, too, suffer from degrees of tunnel vision, as a rule. - JZ, 19.10.07, 20.10.13. - HARD WORK, PERSISTENT EFFORTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, LIBERTARIANS, FREE MARKETS IN ALL SPHERES

LUCK: Wishing someone good luck amounts to wishing bad luck to all other aspirants. – Wishing “you” good luck, when broadcasting to millions and when only one can win a contest, does not make sense at all. The very notion is prayer-like and thus absurd and useless. But many people are made happier by such “good will” declarations. – JZ, 20.5.95.

LUNATIC FRINGE: Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.” – Theodore Roosevelt, speaking of the Progressive Party, in 1913. – Men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements. – Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography, Ch.7. – Even the members of the lunatic fringe do have the right to do their own things for or to themselves – i.e., as long as they do not interfere with the rights and liberties of others. Then even the worst of them could serve very well – as deterrent examples. – JZ, 27.11.07.  – EXTREMISTS, FANATICS, FUNDAMENTALISTS

LUNATIC FRINGE: He could not have held his own in the bright patter of devastating epigrams which rolled so easily off the tongues of the lunatic intellectual fringe which had moved over from art and into science.” – Mark Clifton & Frank Riley, They’d Rather Be Right, p.143, SF.

LUXURIES: One incidental irony is that Mr. Wilson, who so often sneered at a candy-floss society, came near to making candy-floss one of the few things left on which we were free to spend our net income.” – A. E. Dyson, on “luxuries”, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, “Right Turn”, p.150.

LUXURIES: The necessities of today are the luxuries of yesterday. If the have-nots of yesterday had possessed the political power and the lack of sense of the have-nots of today, our poor would still be without many of the things now recognized as necessities.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.136. - NECESSITIES

LYING: Anyone who asks you a question is logically in the position of a beggar. He is asking you for something. You don’t owe him the truth unless he’s paid you for giving it.” – Walter Block, letter to the editor of THE FREE LIBERTARIAN. – Carl Watner, Justice, p.20. Even when he paid you for the truth, if it comes to thereby endangering important individual rights and liberties, then you are still not obliged to tell the truth but rather to keep it secret. – JZ, 27.11.07. -  Lying in a just and safe society is different from lying in a very unjust and insecure society. Lying to private people and lying to officials does also make a great difference, especially when the officials do represent a regime that does not respect all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 27.11.07. – Does or can such a territorial government exist – anywhere? – JZ, 20.10.13.– LIES, LIARS, CHEATS, EMBEZZLERS, POLITICIANS, LAWYER, TRUTH, HONESTY, FRANKNESS, SECRECY, PRIVACY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LYING: Can a man who lies, cheats, steals and sometimes does violence to other people be a man of honor? - He can if he lies to liars, cheats cheaters, steals from thieves, and limits his violence to those who are violent.” - F. Paul Wilson, The Tomb, 1984, 1985, New English Library, p.101. - CHEATING, STEALING, VIOLENCE, MORALITY & HONOR, FRAUDS

LYING: For someone who started lying just recently you are showing a real flair.” – From Film: How to Steal a Million. - RED

LYING: Lying violates no libertarian principle. Certainly, we can lie to a thief (*) who demands to know where our money is. …” - Carl Watner, Justice, p. 19. – (*) robber? – JZ – Not all people are entitled to hear particular truths from us. – JZ, 20.10.13.

LYNCH LAW: Lynch law is better than no law – is my version of the saying: “Lynch law is no law.” – JZ, 1976. – At least in some cases, when a major guilt is quite obvious. – JZ, 27.11.07. – Add proper procedures to lynch law and you arrive at jury trials. – JZ, 76. – In some cases you arrive at the outlawry of tyrants or tyrannicide. Accurately steerable drones may be the best weapons for this purpose. – Some of them are toy-sized by now but not yet steerable from a distance. – Wars, sanctions, civil wars, revolutions and military insurrections against tyrants do cost too many lives, especially if they do have still territorial aims and to know appreciate and apply all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 20.10.13. – TYRANNICIDE, OUTLAWRY, DRONES



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