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Democratized Plunder

by on Mar.31, 2015, under Uncategorized

Or, Democracy is Not the Same as Freedom.

Interesting article by the same title: PDF.

A couple excerpts:

“What is practiced in the democratic nations of the world is what in 1896 the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto called “bourgeois socialism” — the use of the state by a vast array of special-interest groups for trade protectionism, income subsidies, monetary manipulation, and domestic regulations to stifle competition.”

“The task of government is to secure the individual in his freedom from violence and coercive interference, to protect his life, liberty, and property from aggression. When it goes beyond this his liberty has been abridged, even when that government is democratically chosen.”

Another quote I like: “Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch” by Judge Andrew Napolitano.

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