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April 06, 2011 01:28:54 PM
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capitalism is basically a system where everything is for sale, and the more money you have, the more you can get. And, in particular, that's true of freedom. Freedom is one of the commodities that is for sale, and if you are affluent, you can have a lot of it. It shows up in all sorts of ways. It shows up if you get in trouble with the law, let's say, or in any aspect of life it shows up. And for that reason it makes a lot of sense, if you accept capitalist system, to try to accumulate property, not just because you want material welfare, but because that guarantees your freedom, it makes it possible for you to amass that commodity. [...] what you're going to find is that the defense of free institutions will largely be in the hands of those who benefit from them, namely the wealthy, and the powerful. They can purchase that commodity and, therefore, they want those institutions to exist, like free press, and all that.

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Noam Chomsky

April 06, 2011 11:16:00 AM
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To me, freedom with freedom comes responsibility

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Bobbie

April 05, 2011 03:52:12 AM
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Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, or freedom from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity. It means freedom from the coercive power of the state—and nothing else.

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Ayn Rand

April 04, 2011 05:27:32 PM
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"Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. it does not mean freedom from the landlord, or freedom from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity. It means fredom from the coercive power of the state--and nothing else."
Conservatism: An Obituary-- from Capitalism The Unknown Ideal

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Ayn Rand

April 04, 2011 01:39:21 PM
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"Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy"

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John Pierpont Morgan

April 04, 2011 01:34:57 PM
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"Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy"

April 04, 2011 01:19:29 PM
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“With or without religion you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

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Steven Weinberg

April 04, 2011 12:39:22 PM
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We are free to choose what we desire, but are not free to choose the nature of our desires.

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Arthur Schopenhauer

April 04, 2011 11:11:52 AM
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"Freedom is a mofo."

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Kool Moe Dee

March 31, 2011 12:56:38 PM
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Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

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President Ronald Reagan

March 31, 2011 12:55:17 PM
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

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President Ronald Reagan

March 31, 2011 12:50:46 PM
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Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.

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Barry Goldwater

March 31, 2011 12:47:51 PM
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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

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Barry Goldwater

March 31, 2011 10:32:10 AM
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The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day. That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.

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David Foster Wallace

March 31, 2011 12:26:04 AM
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freedom is what the devil tries to take away from any person using his power

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oscar

March 30, 2011 05:34:41 PM
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"We have neglected to understand that we cannot be free if our food and its sources are controlled by someone else. The condition of the passive consumer is not a democratic condition. One reason to eat responsibly is to live free."

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Wendell Berry

March 30, 2011 11:50:51 AM
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Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.

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Rosa Luxemburg

March 30, 2011 11:45:06 AM
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The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group...

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Franklin Roosevelt

March 30, 2011 11:42:13 AM
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“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 30, 2011 11:41:07 AM
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Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

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Jean-Paul Sartre

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