Es bleiben immer ein paar, die von Natur aus besser Geborene sind: die spüren den Druck des Joches und müssen den Versuch machen, es abzuschütteln. Die gewöhnen sich nie an die Unterdrückung, vergessen nie ihre natürlichen Rechte und gedenken immer der Vorfahren und ihres ursprünglichen Wesens: das sind freilich die, die einen guten Verstand und einen hellen Geist haben und sich nicht wie die große Masse mit dem Anblick dessen begnügen, was ihnen zu Füßen liegt. (Étienne de La Boëtie)
Progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress.
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)
By the way, for those who haven’t read my books, mental hospitals, are used for mind control. (Frit Springmeier)(2015)
“If you personally advocate that I be caged if I don't pay for whatever "government" things YOU want, please don't pretend to be tolerant, or non-violent, or enlightened, or compassionate. Don't pretend you believe in "live and let live," and don't pretend you want peace, freedom or harmony. It's a simple truism that the only people in the world who are willing to "live and let live" are voluntaryists. So you can either PRETEND to care about and respect your fellow man while continuing to advocate widespread authoritarian violence, or you can embrace the concepts of self-ownership and peaceful coexistence, and become an anarchist.