John Zube


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

Index - L2




LAWYERS: 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. - Steven Wight  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – 99 % of lawyers give the rest a bad name.” - Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldridge, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p.193.JOKES.

LAWYERS: a 1973 Harris Poll found that only 18 percent of the public had confidence in lawyers, a somewhat lower approval rating than that of garbage collectors.” – Source?

LAWYERS: A bad agreement is better than a good lawyer." – Italian proverb.

LAWYERS: a democracy of the lawyers, by the lawyers, for the lawyers.” - Ben Bova, ANALOG, 5/90, 75. - DEMOCRACY

LAWYERS: A good lawyer, a bad neighbor.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1737. - Franklin was quoting the French maxim, "Bon avocat, mauvais voisin."

LAWYERS: A lawyer cannot be made honest by an act of the legislature. You’ve got to work on his conscience, and his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer.” – Will Rogers. – JOKES, CONSCIENCE

LAWYERS: A lawyer is a learned person who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself. - Henry Brougham  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Not all but all too much and this quite legally. – JZ, 24.3.12.

LAWYERS: A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather

LAWYERS: A man between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” – Old saying in New England.

LAWYERS: A poor man has nothing more to fear from lawyers than from a gang of pickpockets.” – Charles Dickens, Bleak House. - However, those lawyers assembled in parliament may keep him forever in poverty by their numerous laws preventing rightful self-help, e.g. the laws on monetary despotism, compulsory licensing and on taxation. – JZ, 19.9.07. - How many of more authoritative voices are needed to indicate that the prejudice against lawyers is not just an unjustified personal bias? – JZ, 1.11.07. - POVERTY

LAWYERS: A pusher of legal verbiage. – JZ, 20.9.88.

LAWYERS: All the extravagance and incompetence of our present Government is due, in the main, to lawyers, and, in part at least, to good ones. They are responsible for nine-tenths of the useless and vicious laws that now clutter the statute-books, and for all the evils that go with the vain attempt to enforce them. Every Federal judge is a lawyer. So are most Congressmen. Every invasion of the plain rights of the citizens has a lawyer behind it. If all lawyers were hanged tomorrow, and their bones sold to a mah jong factory, we'd be freer and safer, and our taxes would be reduced by almost a half." - H. L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, 1924(?). - LAWS, JUDGES, CONGRESSMEN, POLITICIANS & GOVERNMENT

LAWYERS: All the policemen, lawyers, judges and courts combined multiply rather than reduce the wrongs and evils of legal interventionism. – JZ, 19.12.93. - IN A TERRITORIAL STATE

LAWYERS: America is the paradise of lawyers.” - Attributed to Justice David J. Brewer. - Champ Clark, My Quarter Century of American Politics, vol. 2, p. 130 (1920). Clark was Speaker of the House from 1911-1919. – That’s why there are about 2 million of them – to more or less victimize, under all kinds of legalized excuses, over 300 million people. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LAWYERS: An unprincipled orator (i.e. lawyer) subverts the law.” (Orator improbus leges subvertit.) – Latin proverb. – How many of the “principles” widely practised today, do deserve the term “principles”? – JZ, 17.5.13.

LAWYERS: and Keats said: "I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters." Thomas More left lawyers out of his Utopia, and Shakespeare made his feelings known in that famous line from Henry VI, Part II: 'The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers’." - TIMES, 10.4.78. – Wrongful and irrational laws do corrupt the lawyers, the judges and their clients as well. This whole mess is, alas, not yet confronted by a clear declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 17.5.13. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS

LAWYERS: And the lawyers continued to gum up everything – in the courts, permit hearings, environmental impact statements.” – Jerry Pournelle, Exiles to Glory, Ace Books 1978, p.39. – Well, indirectly lawyers do something good, by promoting interest in Science Fiction and space research, because many people dream of getting away from them! – JZ, 30.1.09. - TERRITORIAL LAWYERS

LAWYERS: and vexing disease-bearing insects will be as rare as an honest lawyer.” - Joseph R. Garber, In A Perfect State, p.247. – Any lawyer or judge who remains straight under the present territorial injustice system – is something like a hero to be admired. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LAWYERS: Any man, who is allowed to have the management of his own affairs, has the right to decide for himself whom he will employ as a counsel and if he choose to employ one ...” - Lysander Spooner, 1835, To the Members of the Legislature of Mass., p.2. - (On the licensing of lawyers.)

LAWYERS: any time a man can’t come and settle with you without bringing his lawyer, why, look out for him." – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.77.

LAWYERS: As Humorist Art Buchwald put it in a recent column: 'It isn't the bad lawyers who are screwing up the justice system in this country - it's the good lawyers ... If you have two competent lawyers on opposite sides, a trial that should take three days could easily last six months.’” - TIMES 10.4.78. – Whoever has the better lawyer – wins.  Under all too much legislation the just case stands largely alone, overlooked or forgotten. – JZ, 17.5.13. - JOKES

LAWYERS: But then, it is the witness who swears to tell the whole truth, not the lawyer.” - Jeffrey D. Kooistra, History in the Making, in ANALOG, June 01, 83. - & WITNESSES

LAWYERS: Cash was what mattered to lawyers, not truth.” - Christopher Egerton-Thomas, A Taste of Conspiracy, p.209.

LAWYERS: Chesterfield Smith, a former president of the American Bar Association, said that he would not trust 20 % to 25% of all lawyers.” - TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Court hearings are largely run for the benefit of lawyers and judges and thus court costs have been driven to extreme heights. If there were competing court- and justice systems, and consumer sovereignty towards them for accused and accusers, then court costs or the insurance cover costs for court cases would become greatly reduced. – JZ, 4.4.97, 13.10.07. - JUDGES, COURTS, LAWS SUITS & THEIR COSTS, PANARCHISM

LAWYERS: d’Argenson, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1745, … would have deposed the noble, the priest and lawyer, and given their power to the masses. … giving each part of the nation the management of its own affairs.” - LORD ACTON, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.8/9. - PRIESTS & ARISTOCRATS, POWER

LAWYERS: Democracy, US-style, has become government of the lawyers, by the lawyers, for the lawyers.” – Gerald Henderson, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 27.1.98. – I read somewhere that there are now 2 million lawyers in the U.S. – True or false? – JZ, 20.1.09. - DEMOCRACY

LAWYERS: Does America really need 70 percent of the world’s lawyers? … Is it healthy for our economy to have 18 million lawsuits coursing through our system annually?” – Dan Quayle August 13, 1991. – This goes far beyond a joke! – JZ, 23.9.13. - Full competition in the justice sphere requires much more than freedom for lawyers to advertise and free speech for them, in and out of parliament and courts. But how many of the ca. 2 million lawyers in the US do freely and fully discuss personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy for all voluntary communities? Are they afraid that this competition would finally achieve that we would need many less lawyers, although, initially, perhaps, more of them? Or are they afraid of having to study different legal systems? - How much money does the average lawyer make out of the present and legalized territorial injustice system? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - LAW SUITS, COURT SYSTEM, JUSTICE SYSTEM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, Q.

LAWYERS: Each side pulls out the facts that help and ignores those that don't. Out of that come confusion and distortion ...” - New York City Lawyer Abraham Pomerantz. - TIMES 10/4/78. - Their procedures show all the disadvantages of the "art" of debating as opposed to a well-guided and in-depth discussion without partisan spirit. – JZ, 22.4.83.

LAWYERS: Equal justice under law all too often means 'unequal justice under lawyers.’ - Jerold S. Auerbach, TIMES 10/4/78.

LAWYERS: escape a planet full of lawyers and their bloody handiwork.” - L. Neil Smith, Pallas, p.193.

LAWYERS: Even an army of 2 million lawyers, like it is supposed to exists in the USA, does not and cannot assure individual rights and liberties for 2 or 20 million clients, far less for 250 million. – JZ, 5.4.99. – Most of these 2 million lawyers are not even believers in individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 5.4.00. – I would rather like to see a militia of 2 million on-the minute men volunteers, all sworn to uphold individual rights and liberties, knowing them well and prepared to uphold them for all those, who do claim them for themselves and to the extent that they do. – JZ, 20.1.09. - JUSTICE, & COURTS, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENCE. AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES – STILL TO BE COMPILED OR PUBLISHED

LAWYERS: Even if there were legal reform, we would have the same sad spectacle: state-paid groups of lawyers would challenge other tax-paid lawyers, arguing before still more tax-paid lawyers (called judges) over the legality of the reforms! Although all three branches of the government are dominated by lawyers, and certainly do not lack for legal advice, we are apparently not able to settle anything until a vast body of legal harpies has been paid off.” – Jerry Pournelle, in ANALOG, 9/83, p. 112. - LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, COURTS, JUDGES, LEGISLATORS, EXECUTIVE, THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

LAWYERS: Few productive-class Americans understand – yet – how their precious Bill of Rights has wound up being a one-sided bargain, interpreted and enforced by a single omnipotent entity, inimical to them, pretending to be divided powers. - What they do understand is that their country seems to be overrun by lawyers.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.15. – According to estimates that I have read: 1 to 2 million of them. – JZ, 27.9.07. - BILL OF RIGHTS & THE CONSTITUTION

LAWYERS: Finally, if lawyers could not become politicians, much of the power-lust incentive would be removed from law, and it would attract a more civilized breed of persons. Thus, instead of forever defending the legal status quo, lawyers might begin to think and question. After all, they'd have no alternative but to defend people against injustice - instead of defending unjust laws at the expense of the people.” - Sy Leon: None of the Above, p.91.

LAWYERS: Genuine liberty lovers are probably more rare among lawyers than among any other profession. They are stuck or even sunk in the morass of legislation. It is their métier. – JZ, 23.5.91. - The sophistry and special pleading they continuously engage in, as professionals, will tend to undermine their principles and character. All the more to be admired are those who come out of this experience and practice with clean minds and hands. – JZ, 29.5.91. - LIBERTY LOVERS

LAWYERS: God has not given laws to make out of right wrong, and out of wrong right, as the un-Christian-like lawyers do, who study law only for the sake of gain and profit.” - Martin Luther, Table-Talk, DCCCXXX, 1569. - LAW, RIGHT & WRONG

LAWYERS: God works wonders now and then, / Behold! A lawyer, an honest man.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1733.

LAWYERS: Half the government is lawyers, and when they make laws they don’t write them in English. Nobody but a lawyer can tell legal from illegal, and the lawyers can’t tell right from wrong anymore.” – Sorry, but I did not note the source on my photocopy of this text but according to another quote on another photocopy, next to it, it is, probably, from: Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Oath of Fealty. – JZ

LAWYERS: having lawyers write the laws is like having doctors create diseases. - Matt Beauchamp - Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's status update. – Facebook, 19.11.12. - & LEGISLATION

LAWYERS: Hiring a lawyer is mostly as self-defeating as hiring a politician or a bureaucrat and the latter are often lawyers, too. – JZ, 5.4.99.

LAWYERS: his lack of a conscience is what makes him a lawyer.” – Will Rogers, Autobiography, 145. – How many exceptions are there from this rule? – JZ, 20.1.09. - CONSCIENCE

LAWYERS: I can't believe the change, today a businessman cannot function without an attorney.” - Atlanta Attorney Sidney O. Smith, recently retired from the federal bench. – Times, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: I had informed him that some of our crew left their country on account of it being ruined by law. … but he was at a loss how it should come to pass that the law, which was intended for every man’s preservation, should be any man’s ruin. Therefore he desired to be further satisfied thereof. … I said that there was a society of man among us bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black and black is white, according to as they are paid.” – Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels. - LAW

LAWYERS: I know very few people who will consult a doctor to get an opinion on what is good health. And I know even fewer who will approach a lawyer to find out what justice is.” – Neil Postman, Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, XV. - JUSTICE

LAWYERS: I once heard you say that it took you twenty years to recover from your legal training – from the habit of mind that is bent on making out a case rather than on seeing the large facts of a situation in their proportion.” – W. H. Page, 1855 – 1918, to President Woodrow Wilson. – Andrews Quotes p.247.

LAWYERS: I suspect that among lawyers the worst kinds of human beings and the most criminal types end up mostly as politicians. Their professional disregard for individual rights has well prepared them for that role, too. – JZ, 28.1.94. – POLITICIANS, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAWYERS: I will not counsel or maintain any suit or proceeding which shall appear to me to be unjust, nor any defense except such as I believe to be honestly debatable under the law of the land.” - Model oath for candidates for admission to the bar, prepared by the American Bar Association, ca. 1925. – What if they have broken this oath? Will they then become automatically debarred? Probably the accused lawyers will uphold the notion that everything is honestly debatable. – JZ, 10.7.86, 15.10.07.

LAWYERS: I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.” - Samuel Johnson: Mrs. Piozzi’s Anecdotes, 1786. – ATTORNEYS, JOKES

LAWYERS: If it wasn't for lawyers, we wouldn't need them.” – Unknown – JOKES – One could, likewise say: If we it were not for other territorial Warfare States, we would not need them. What is needed, is a libertarian defence, revolution, military insurrection and liberation program, whereby non-statists and anti-statists, in a panarchistic federation, could easily tackle, defend themselves against or overthrow any aggressive, despotic, authoritarian, tyrannical or even totalitarian regime. But so far only very few have shown the least interest in such a blueprint. – I tried to offer such a program in my two peace books, largely based on the lifelong researches of Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969. They are online at & - But response to both books has been very poor so far. My books are far from offering a perfect program – but they do offer some good starting points. It seems that the creative energies among anarchists and libertarians and private or organized peace lovers have not yet been sufficiently appealed to released and combined in this sphere. – Most people simply put such topics into their “too hard” basket. - JZ, 30.1.09.

LAWYERS: If war is too important to be left to the generals, surely justice is too important to be left to lawyers.” - Robert McKay, director of the Aspen Institute's Program on Justice, Society and the Individual and former New York University Law School dean. - Time, 10.4.78. - JUSTICE

LAWYERS: If you prefer further losses and injustice, in most cases, no matter what it costs you, hire a lawyer and go to court. – JZ, 5.4.99, 14.10.07. – Compare the German proverb: “When zwei sich streiten freut sich der Dritte.” (When two argue the third enjoys himself.) - COURTS

LAWYERS: In many instances the very art of the lawyer is a sort of calculated disregard of the law or at least of ordinary notions of morality.” - Eric Schnapper, TIMES, 10/4/78.

LAWYERS: In Massachusetts, the Body of Liberties (1641) permitted anyone who could not plead his own cause to retain someone else for assistance "provided he give him noe fee or reward for his paines". - THEIR WRONGFUL MONOPOLY FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION

LAWYERS: In tribal times, there were the medicine men. In the Middle Ages, there were the priests. Today there are the lawyers. For every age, a group of bright boys, learned in their trade and jealous of their learning, who blend technical competence with plain and fancy hocus-pocus to make themselves masters of their fellow men. For every age, a pseudo-intellectual autocracy, guarding the tricks of its trade from the uninitiated, and running, after its own pattern, the civilization of its day." - Fred Rodell

LAWYERS: It has been said that the three pests of a community are “A priests without charity, a doctor without knowledge, and a lawyer without a sense of justice." – R. G. Ingersoll, essay “Crimes against Criminals”, p.5. - & “The Liberty of Man”, p.77. - PRIESTS & DOCTORS:

LAWYERS: It is a maxim with these lawyers that whatever has been done before may legally be done again; and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. These, under the name of precedents, they produce as authorities to justify the most iniquitous opinions, and the judges never fail of directing accordingly. – In pleading, they studiously avoid entering into the merits of the case, but are loud, violent and tedious in dwelling upon all circumstances which are not to the purpose.” – Jonathan Swift. - PRECEDENTS, JURISDICTION, JUDGES, COURTS

LAWYERS: It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery.” - Edmund Burke, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.73.

LAWYERS: Justice does not win in most court battles and, like most warlike acts, these battles, too, are very expensive.” – JZ, 5.4.99. - COURTS & JUSTICE

LAWYERS: Laws being mostly unjust even the best lawyers can only rarely defeat them and bring a victory for justice. – JZ, 5.4.99, 14.10.07. - LAWS & JUSTICE

LAWYERS: Lawyer, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.” - Ambrose Bierce. - I find it much worse that all too often they make it and do enforce it! - JZ, 22.4.83.

LAWYERS: LAWYER: Before you signed the death certificate, had you taken the pulse? - - PATHOLOGIST: No. - - Did you listen to the heart? - - PATHOLOGIST: No. - - LAWYER: Did you check for breathing? - - PATHOLOGIST: No. - - LAWYER: So, when you signed the death certificate you weren’t sure he was dead, were you? - - PATHOLOGIST: Well, let me put it this way. The man’s brain was sitting in a jar on my desk. But I guess it’s possible he could be out there practising law somewhere.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES, stated this exchange originated in the Alameda, California, DA’s office, in a trial report. – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 13.5.97. - LAWYER, JOKES

LAWYERS: Lawyering is within the relatively narrow category of occupations where borderline dishonesty is fairly lucrative.” - Eric Schnapper, TIMES s, 10/4/78.

LAWYERS: Lawyers – the priests of statism. – JZ, 19.8.03. – Very few heretics can be found among them. – JZ, 18.10.07.

LAWYERS: Lawyers acquire political clout and multiply and complicate laws and court cases for their own benefit. Sovereign consumers for legal systems and justice systems should be free to pick and choose laws and court systems as well as competitively trained and priced lawyering services. – JZ, 4.4.97, 11.11.97.

LAWYERS: Lawyers and judges are mostly also victimizers and exploiters. – JZ, 5.4.99. (*) – All the more should the exceptions from this rule be honored. – JZ, 12.10.07. – (*) Largely, they cannot help it – if they follow the “positive” laws. – JZ, 23.1.09. - JUDGES

LAWYERS: Lawyers and judges, as far as possible, evade issues of justice and individual rights. They are law-mongers. – JZ, 17.8.91. - Lawyers and judges evade or avoid justice and individual rights questions in their interpretations of the laws. And these laws were made by politicians and bureaucrats, who habitually and in their own interests all too often ignore both, justice and rights. – JZ, 17.8.91, 4.8.92, 12.10.07. - LEGISLATORS, JUDGES, COURTS, JUSTICE, RIGHTS

LAWYERS: Lawyers and their laws, as legislators and as legal aids to the victims of laws, seem to be always better at continuing and multiplying problems, while profiting from them, than at eliminating them. – JZ, 21.9.97. - They are “guides” through a labyrinthine thicket that they and their predecessors have created, in their own interests. – Individual secessionism and personal laws for communities of volunteers are the kinds of swords suitable to split the chains, ropes and Gordian knots they have entangled us in. - JZ, 1.12.07, 22.12.10.

LAWYERS: Lawyers are a self-perpetuating privileged class - last not least because so many of them end up in parliament.” - Suggested by Ron Best, 17.2. 77.

LAWYERS: Lawyers are like doctors. What one says the other contradicts.” - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.68. – DOCTORS, JOKES

LAWYERS: Lawyers are paid to complicate, to keep a dispute alive, to make everything technical.” - Dutton, TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Lawyers are professionally wasting talents and time (including their own) and the resources of others. – JZ, 27.5.78.

LAWYERS: Lawyers are the only civil delinquents whose judges must of necessity be chosen from themselves.” - C. C. Colton: Lacon, 1820. - JUDGES

LAWYERS: Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. - Jeremy Bentham  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Since more laws have been formally passed and are still in force than anybody could possibly read, far less remember, ignorance of the law is no crime but, largely, inevitable. Only the relatively few rules of genuine individual rights and liberties could and should be remembered and abided by all somewhat rational and enlightened people. Only as such do they have such rights and liberties. – JZ, 24.3.12. – INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAWYERS: Lawyers as a group did almost nothing to simplify the law e.g. on appeals, divorces and land title transfers - because they know where their bread is buttered. – (*) The same tacit motive may be the main reason for their characteristic lack of interest in or even vehement denial of the existence of natural, human, individual rights. – JZ, 22.4.83. – (*) I heard only one lawyer ever make that admission to me. – JZ, 23.9.13.

LAWYERS: Lawyers can't teach us what is right or wrong. They do not know. They only know and love the law and the power and the money behind it and resulting from it - and strive for either of these three. – JZ, 22.4.83

LAWYERS: Lawyers dislike the notion of secession - because it is also directed against their rule and their extortions. – JZ, 22.4.83.

LAWYERS: lawyers don’t practice the law they malpractise it. As creatively as possible, of course. The whole game is to distort the facts in your client’s favor. – D. G. Devon, Temple Kent, Hamlyn Paperbacks, 1982, p.100. -  Add to this the fact that most of “the law” in our times is just legislation passed by power-hungry politician in their own interest, while they pretend that it would be in the interest of the public, mostly their victims, even if they do get handouts, out of funds to which they, too, were forced to contribute, even if only to a small extent, indirectly, e.g. through indirect taxation. – JZ, 24.10.12, 23.9.13. - LAW & LEGISLATION

LAWYERS: Lawyers fight each other like mercenaries, but only verbally. They charge even more and do not lay their own lives on the line but the lives and properties of their clients. – JZ, 4.4.99, 19.1.09, 23.9.13. - MERCENARIES

LAWYERS: Lawyers fight not for their clients but for their fees and against justice and individual rights in most cases and as long and expensively as they can. – JZ, 4.4.99.

LAWYERS: Lawyers form a gambling club or lottery or betting shop in which most of their clients are going to lose, at least to their lawyers, much of what they possess. There are only a few lucky winners in their “games”. In the average and in the long run their players lose while the lawyers are the winners. – JZ, .5.5.99, 14.10.07.

LAWYERS: Lawyers have “no respect for fact or justice.” – Dean McLaughlin, Ode to Joy, p. 292 in ANALOG 7/91. - JUSTICE

LAWYERS: Lawyers have become secular priests, says Fred Dutton, a White House aide in the Kennedy Administration ...” - TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Lawyers have inevitably become habituated to compromise and even slighting most moral principles a) by defending criminals and b) by accepting the role of merely interpreting tens of thousands of immoral laws, rather then criticizing them. – JZ, 19.6.87, 14.10.07.

LAWYERS: Lawyers in courts and in parliaments run rather useless talk-shops, getting away from justice in most cases. They are lawyering for the sake of lawyers. – JZ, 5.4.99. – Like politicians usually do, they take care of their own interests while pretending to take care of the affairs of others. – Selfishness under the pretence of altruism. It is, mostly, not a freely competitive profession because it deals mainly only with monopoly goods like laws and state institutions. – Lawyers acting merely as arbitrators are another matter. - JZ, 15.10.07. - COURTS, PARLIAMENTS & POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

LAWYERS: Lawyers know too much merely of law and too little of individual rights, justice, liberty and economics. – JZ, 11.5.93, 12.10.07. - LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, JUSTICE & ECONOMICS

LAWYERS: Lawyers love to play games", says Dallas Attorney G. William Baab. The games are invariably good for the lawyer, occasionally good for his client and rarely good for society.” – TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Lawyers may save formal or informal fighting between contestants and thus save lives or health, but they certainly don’t save their clients money. – JZ, 14.10.07. - FIGHTING, VIOLENCE & DUELS

LAWYERS: Lawyers seem more interested in derived and procedural aspects of justice than in its first and fundamental principles. Unless they can apply them absolutely, to non-rational beings, too, or within the sphere of what they perceive to be “civil liberties”. – JZ, 14.7.87, 13.10.07. - PRINCIPLES, JUSTICE

LAWYERS: Lawyers tend to know much about law and little about justice, individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 14.4.95. – Nor do they care much about the latter, because that is not where their bread and butter comes from. – JZ, 13.10.07.

LAWYERS: Lawyers use the law as shoemakers use leather; rubbing it, pressing it, and stretching it with their teeth, all to the end of making it fit their purposes.” - Ascribed to Louis XII, France (1462-1515)

LAWYERS: lawyers, … men specifically educated to discover legal excuses for dishonest, dishonourable, and anti-social acts.” – H. L. Mencken, Selected Prejudices, p.194, - Prejudices, 4th series, p. 227.

LAWYERS: Lawyers, very numerous among Representatives in parliaments, pass all too many and all too illegible, impractical and wrongful laws that are good only for one thing: still more lawyering, i.e., more jobs for the boys. – JZ, 20.6.92, 13.10.07, 20.1.09. - LEGISLATION

LAWYERS: Legal minds? Legal parrots or legal blabberers, in many to most instances? – JZ, 23.5.91, 12.10.07. – The rest are also victims of the system. Also a case of GIGO: Garbage (laws) in, garbage out! - JZ, 30.1.09. - LEGAL MINDS, “POSITIVE LAWS”

LAWYERS: Letting lawyers make laws is like letting doctors make diseases. Anonymous – LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, LAWS, LAWYERS AS LAWMAKERS, JOKE

LAWYERS: Litigation makes only lawyers fat. – Wilbur Smith, Hungry as the Sea, Pan Books, 1979, p. 214.

LAWYERS: Love all men – but not lawyers." – Irish proverb.

LAWYERS: Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free; so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free, you will have a hundred lawyers proving that "freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license," and they will define freedom out of existence." - Voltarine De Cleyre (1866-1912). – Quoted in: Sprading 535 & Upton Sinclair, The Cry for Justice. - Sent in by C. B. - LAWS, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, LICENCE, FREEDOM OF SPEECH

LAWYERS: Many lawyers, especially as law-makers, are kleptomaniacs when it comes to basic rights and liberties. – JZ, 26.11.93.

LAWYERS: men specifically educated to discover legal excuses for dishonest, dishonourable and anti-social acts." – H. G. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, p.227.

LAWYERS: Most lawyers know nothing about human rights and don’t want to know anything about them. Some do even opposed the very concept. – JZ, 12.11.92. – Under the rule of the best declaration of individual human rights and liberties – how many laws and lawyers would be needed still? – JZ, 16.11.07. – Q.

LAWYERS: Most lawyers would rather plead special cases against individual rights and liberties than argue generally for them. – JZ, 10.7.91, 12.20.07. - VS. RIGHTS

LAWYERS: Most legal professionals are contemptible – because they have contempt for human rights, natural rights and especially for individual human rights and liberties. – JZ, 9.7.97. – The exceptions among them are all the more admirable. – JZ, 13.9.07. - JUDGES, BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, LEGAL PROFESSION

LAWYERS: new laws at a prodigious rate, more than 100,000 in some years; as it happens, more than half of the members of Congress and one-fifth of the state legislators are lawyers.” – TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. There are probably some very nice people who are lawyers, but when I hear what some of these guys get up to, it leaves me feeling ill." - Bruce McCabe, in THE AUSTRALIAN, 22.6.04, p.2.

LAWYERS: No less a figure than Chief Justice Burger has suggested that perhaps 50 % of US trial lawyers are incompetent; ...” – TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Nobody in his right mind listens to lawyers.” - R. Sheckley, Journey of Joenes, p.58.

LAWYERS: Of course, people are getting smarter nowadays … they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.” – Will Rogers. - CONSCIENCE, SMARTNESS, JOKES

LAWYERS: One cannot teach most lawyers the concept and practicability of rights. They have been conditioned right out of thinking along these lines. – JZ, 22.4.83.

LAWYERS: One searches in vain for a lawyer disciplined for failing to give free legal assistance to the indigent, for failing to disclose legal precedents contrary to his client's interests, for misrepresenting facts to judges, juries or opposing counsel, or for using political office or connections to attract clients, although the frequency of these occurrences is common knowledge." - Schnapper, quoted in TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: One skilled in the circumvention of the law.” – Ambrose Bierce – To that extent lawyers are libertarians. Alas, there is also the other kind of lawyer, the ones who help to enforce wrongful and irrational laws. – JZ, 26.4.09.

LAWYERS: Only slightly exaggerated is the story of the starving solitary lawyer in a small Kentucky town whose strategy of attracting another lawyer to town eventually brings them both vast riches. - Robert B. Reich, The Work of Nations, 1991, indexed, 339pp., p.191. - JOKES

LAWYERS: Others wonder whether the rule of law will prevail in the US or the rule of lawyers.” - TIMES, 10.4.78. – What’s the difference? – JZ, 22.12.10. - BUREAUCRACY

LAWYERS: professional’ courts staffed by tax-paid lawyers, and in general following the dictates of the legal profession which dominates our government, has not produced anything we could be induced to call justice while actually sober.” - Jerry Pournelle, in ANALOG, 9/83, p.111. - COURTS, JUSTICE

LAWYERS: Remember, there are two hundred thousand lawyers working for the bureaucracy these days.” - Wilson/Shea: Illuminatus II, p.101. – Thus about every tenth lawyer in the U.S.A works for the government. – JZ

LAWYERS: Some critics suggest that lawyers write laws in undecipherable language to guarantee employment for future generations of lawyers, who will be the only people capable of understanding them.” - TIMES 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Teach the Law gratis, and take no fee for it: for the words of the Law no fee must be taken, seeing that God gave the Law gratis. He who takes a fee for the Law destroys the world.” – Derek Eretz Zuta, 4:2. - THE LAW, NATURAL LAW

LAWYERS: That makes me think, my friend, as I have often done before, how natural it is that those, who have spent a long time in the study of philosophy, appear ridiculous when they enter the courts of law as speakers ... Those who have knocked about in courts and the like from their youth up seem to me, when compared with those who have been brought up in philosophy and similar pursuits, to be as slaves in breeding compared with freemen.” - Plato, Theactetus, trans. H. N. Fowler, p. 115 (1921). - Genuine moral or ethical philosophy and practice above "the law"! - JZ, 12.10.02. - COURTS & JUSTICE, PHILOSOPHY, PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAWYERS: The animals are not as stupid as one thinks - they have neither doctors nor lawyers. - L. Docquier - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.  JOKES

LAWYERS: the Constitution of one of the tiny mountain nations of Europe states that “those black-robed ones, whose profession is to stir hatred among our people, shall be forever banned from this land on pain of instant hanging.” – From: FAR FRONTIERS, Spring 1985, p.309.

LAWYERS: the cringing, rapacious and unprincipled crew who dishonoured the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.” – Dr. H. G. Pearce, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 8/76. – As if they had been wiped out since! – JZ, 20.1.09. – Have we got rid of them yet? – JZ, 30.1.09.

LAWYERS: The dead-letter learning of the law killed conscience, or invented a cheap substitute." – Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.106.

LAWYERS: The Devil makes his Christmas pie of lawyers' tongues.” - English proverb, traced to the 16th century. – I rather thought he was on their side! – Should we appeal to the devil to eat much more of this delicacy? - JZ, 30.1.09. – Or does this proverb mean to say that the devil is on their side? Too many statements are not clear enough. – JZ, 23.9.13.

LAWYERS: The elaborate technicality of the British legal system and the complexity of the political process in Britain are obstacles to seeing the essentials, and those well immersed in the technicalities of law and politics seem to be the least aware that there are principles of law and politics which can and should be stated and understood in language as simple and plain as that of the Constitution of the United States or the Communist Manifesto.” – H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, 7. – If these principles are not better and more completely stated than in the Constitution of the U.S., then they will become as much outlawed or ignored as most of those in this constitution are now. – JZ, 22.12.10.

LAWYERS: The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” - William Shakespeare, Henry VI part II, act IV, scene ii, lines 83-84. - Dick the butcher is speaking. – When and where were lawyers, as such, ever popular? – JZ, 5.2.09. - JOKES

LAWYERS: The heart of the art, of course, is the impenetrable language that lawyers use, sometimes at great length (a direct outgrowth of the English practice of paying lawyers by the word for their briefs, which were, as a result, rarely brief.” – TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: The interests of lawyers and the interests of human beings do not always coincide. – JZ, 24.11.92.

LAWYERS: The legal process, because of its unbridled growth, has become a cancer which threatens the vitality of our forms of capitalism and democracy.” - Dewey Ballentine, TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: The liberties of Englishmen are not mere infringements of the King's prerogative, extorted from our princes by taking advantage of their weaknesses, but a restoration of that ancient constitution, of which our ancestors had been defrauded by the finesse of the Norman lawyers, rather than deprived by the force of Norman arms.” - Blackstone, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 4/79, p. 202. - How much of the downfall of the Greek and the Roman civilization was due to their sophists and lawyers? - The principle "Mark equals Mark" during German inflations, was also a typical lawyer-notion, based on economic and moral ignorance and irresponsibility. Together with another typical lawyer notion, that of giving a creditor (especially an employee) under almost all circumstances a right to demand rare metal coins or a government's exclusive legal tender currency, these two have brought about numerous private economic catastrophes and endless human misery. - JZ, 22.4.83. – If they had been sensible and well informed mediators between debtors and creditors, they would have developed a sound clearing system, which would have allowed many debtors to pay their debts by clearing. (Moreover, debts would than be expressed in sound and agreed-upon value standards, instead of those wrongful and fictitious ones, which governments have now imposed for about a hundred years with their legal tender laws for their monopolized national currencies. Legal tender laws make not only the acceptance of such money compulsory but also the of their flawed value standard. Anyhow, the government’s wrongful issue monopoly for its central banking notes, makes their acceptance already largely compulsory on its own, for those dependent upon monetary exchanges. – JZ, 23.9.13.) That would also have been in the interest of the creditors. – The all too wrongful and irrational as well as harmful monetary and financial laws area also largely products of lawyers with little knowledge and appreciation of genuine economics, especially of free banking or monetary freedom,  not to speak of full financial freedom. – JZ, 30.1.09, 23.9.13..

LAWYERS: The methods of our courts, the traditions of bench and bar, exist and are perpetuated, altered and improved, for the purpose of enabling lawyers as a class to exact the greatest amount of money from the rest of mankind. The laws are mostly made by lawyers, and so made as to encourage and compel litigation. By lawyers they are interpreted and by lawyers enforced for their own profit and advantage. This over-intricate and interminable machinery of precedent, over-ruling, writs of err, motions for new trials, appeals, reversals, affirmations and the rest of it, is mostly a transparent and iniquitous system of exaction.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. - COURTS, BENCH, BAR, JUSTICE, LAWS, LEGISLATORS, EXPLOITATION

LAWYERS: The minute you read something you cannot understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.” – Will Rogers.

LAWYERS: The more lawyers the less justice. – JZ, 4.10.83.

LAWYERS: The more panarchies exist, the less lawyers will be needed. Only one kind of lawyers will be needed more than before: Those familiar with international laws that are based upon individual rights and liberties, for the remaining and relatively few conflicts between members of different panarchies. - JZ, 16.9.04. - PANARCHISM

LAWYERS: The most difficult task on earth would be to change an English lawyer into an honest man.” - Jeremy Bentham.

LAWYERS: The only person in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.” – Jeremy Bentham. – Elbert Hubbard, in Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923. – Another version: The only man in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. – Author not known. But some of them become judges and they seem to think that their own interpretation of the Constitution, if they do not ignore it altogether, is the highest law in the land. In their minds it seems to be buried by the avalanche of “positive” legislation. – JZ, 12.10.07. - JUDGES, IGNORANCE OF THE LAW, PUNISHMENT, JOKES

LAWYERS: The system also suffers from disparity among lawyers. Some are superior, and others what U.S. Judge David Bazelon labels 'walking violations of the Sixth Amendment' (which guarantees the right to counsel).” – TIMES, 10/4/78.

LAWYERS: The US is today the most lawyered and the most litigious society in the world. There are more lawyers in Georgia (population: 5,500,000) than there are in Japan (population: 100,000,000). Despite our wealth of attorneys, most Americans would agree we have a dearth of justice: criminal justice is too slow, too lenient (not for drug "offenders"! - JZ), and too random; civil actions are too expensive and too protracted.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.149. - Nevertheless, he did not advocate denationalizing and de-statizing constitutions, legislation, regulation, police, courts and other "public services", which all too many experience as disservices towards them. I read somewhere that in the US there are over 2 million lawyers. - JZ, 23.1.02. - JUSTICE & LITIGATION

LAWYERS: The Utopians have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession is to disguise matters.” – Thomas More, Utopia, 1516. – Another version: They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters.” - Sir Thomas More, Utopia. Of Law and Magistrates. - Of how many economists, politicians and salesmen can one say the same? – JZ, 10.7.86.

LAWYERS: the Western powers are producing armies of lawyers who are non-producers of wealth, trained to bring low their own societies by expensive litigation – their alternative outlet for profitable employment under Big Government.” - John C. Grover, The Hellmakers, Veritas Publishing Co., PO Box 42, Cranbrook, WA 6321, 1993, p.282. - The armies of lawyers may already outnumber the armies of soldiers and the legislators among them alone do already do more wrong than do all the soldiers. – JZ, 30.11.03. – And for that they demand higher pay than do the soldiers. – JZ, 8.10.07. - LEGISLATORS & SOLDIERS

LAWYERS: The worst thing about law schools is that they produce lawyers.” – Ron Chusid, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 74, p. 11. - LAW SCHOOLS

LAWYERS: There are times when I think it would be a lot cheaper if the United States simply subsidized lawyers directly; it might save no end of mischief.” – Richard E. Geis, in editor’s introduction to “The Leading Edge”, in FAR FRONTIERS, Spring 85, edited by Baen & Pournelle.

LAWYERS: There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.” – Jean Giraudoux, Tiger at the Gate, 1935. - THE LAW

LAWYERS: They are ... masters of "a mysterious art form to which the layman is not privy, with mumbo jumbo going on." - Berkeley Law Dean Sanford Kadish. TIMES, 10.4.78.

LAWYERS: Throughout the ages, the function of the lawyer has been to set up an incredibly complex maze of rules and regulations, precedent and contingencies, heretowiths and wheretofores – and then – for a fee – to untangle his victims from the confusion. Were a physician to invent a new disease in order to increase his business, he would be suspected of conflict of interest – and probably would be reprimanded severely. Yet the lawyer in an analogous position is often esteemed for his attitude of “public service” when he volunteers his “good offices” as a legislator.” – PHILOLOGUS No. 24, Nov. 77. - LEGISLATION

LAWYERS: To entrust legislation to lawyers – a greater absurdity is hard to imagine. – JZ, 15.7.82. - LEGISLATION

LAWYERS: Tony was no lawyer; actually, he disliked the breed. For Tony Rand the world was a relatively simple place, and there was no need for people whose profession was to get rich by making it complex. However, he had to admire John Shapiro, who had carefully and patiently built his case, not merely in common sense, but in the strange convolutions required by the law.” - Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Oath of Fealty. - LAW

LAWYERS: Under the current code ... only selected and flagrant violations result in a disbarment.” - TIMES, 10/4/78.

LAWYERS: Upholding criminal laws is in itself criminal. – Those, who pass them, and those who judge by them, may even be worse than ordinary criminals and do much more wrong and harm. – JZ, 22.11.99. – Just think of how many lives are ruined and impoverished by the laws that make inflation and unemployment possible as well as likely – and then think of the political and military consequences of both of these abuses. – Not to speak of the laws that make territorial Warfare States possible. - JZ, 30.1.09, 23.9.13. - LEGISLATORS & JUDGES

LAWYERS: Virtue in the middle”, said the Devil, as he sat down between two lawyers.” – Danish Proverb. - JOKES

LAWYERS: What do most lawyers know and appreciate about individual rights and liberties, especially in the economic sphere? Mostly all too little, sometimes nothing and all too often largely only what is wrong and false in opinions and ideas about them. Yet we allow them to become our legislators and judges and our leading politicians! - JZ, 20.8.02.

LAWYERS: Whatever their other contributions to our society, lawyers could be an important source of protein.” - Cartoon Caption - JOKES

LAWYERS: When I was a young man practising at the Bar, I lost a great many cases I ought to have won. As I got on, I won a great many cases, which I ought to have lost. So, on the whole, justice was done.” - Lord Justice Matthews, quoted in C. Bingham: Men and Affairs, p.230. – A lawyer’s concept of justice? – JZ, 30.1.09. Or a mere joke? – JZ, 23.9.13.

LAWYERS: When lawyer against lawyer (barrister) fight, in court battles, often a long and expensive fight, it may be one that might costs more than the final victory judgment returns for one or the other side and justice is the most likely loser. – JZ 5.4.99, 23.9.13.

LAWYERS: When lawyers fight - justice is usually the loser. – JZ 4.4.99. - JUSTICE

LAWYERS: Which country is worse off, the one largely governed by lawyers and their laws or a country without any lawyers and without any “positive” laws? – JZ, 1.12.07. – Q.

LAWYERS: Who makes the laws? Men do, of course - more specifically, lawyers – turned politicians make the laws. The legal profession is not simply a passive victim of incomprehensible and arbitrary law; the law did not come from heaven inscribed on tablets of stone. A special branch of the legal profession - the political wing - is responsible for those laws. - Lawyers make the law, and lawyers benefit through its enforcement. Never before has a single profession so effectively created a demand for its own services! And, remember, this demand is created forcibly, not through voluntary agreement.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.90.

LAWYERS: within more recent times the age of popular control has passed, and that of government by lawyers has taken its place.” – Harold J. Laski, in introduction, p.35 to A Defence of Liberty. - GOVERNMENTS, DEMOCRACIES, PEOPLE, CONTROL

LAWYERS: Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. – Jesus - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

LAWYERS: Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. – Jesus  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – What did he really say, originally? We have only versions orally transmitted over centuries, with all their varieties. – JZ, 23.9.13.

LAWYERS: Yes, Jamie, he was a bad man, but he might have been worse; he was an Irishman, but he might have been a Scotchman; he was a priest, but he might have been a lawyer.” - Samuel Parr: Said of James O'Coighy, hanged for treason on June 7, 1798.

LAWYERS: You know, I have often hypothesized that the whole of civilization might be greatly advanced, the lot of humankind bettered, and the general moral tone of the species uplifted were the law schools to make gelding a precondition to graduation, thus removing from the breeding pool the genetic basis for at least five of the seven deadly sins…” - Joseph R. Garber, In A Perfect State, 117. - CIVILIZATION

LAYMEN: Everyone else was an expert-in-the-field. But the answer wasn't in the field. And that's a situation where a rank amateur has all the advantage. He can look outside the field, where the answer is. – Christopher Anvil, Interstellar Patrol, ed. by Eric Flint, story: Experts in the Field, at the end of the story. - AMATEURS & EXPERTS

LAYMEN: Solutions usually come from people who see in the problem only an interesting puzzle, and whose qualifications would never satisfy a select committee.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.72. (It contains an interesting chapter on panarchism, using other terms. – JZ) - SOLUTIONS, EXPERTS, EXAMINATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, SELECTION COMMITTEES, PANARCHISM, APPOINTMENTS

LAYMEN: We are all laymen, only some more so than others.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Also in his: A Book of Contemplation, p.78. - ACADEMICS, SCHOLARS & EXPERTS, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, SPECIALIZATION

LAZINESS: an individual is free to be lazy. But then he must be prepared to suffer the consequences of his laziness, such as poverty, just as a rude salesman must be prepared to suffer the loss of his customers.” – Dave Osterfeld, THE FREEMAN, April 1975.

LAZINESS: Hlade's Law: If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person - they will find an easier way to do it.” - Slogan from the SPIRITUAL ANARCHY WEBSITE

LEADERSHIP: 99 percent of the people of the world wait for their leaders to tell them what to do.” - Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.140. – STATISM, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, SERF MENTALITY

LEADERSHIP: a certain class still wants a man on a white horse, but prefers him with a textbook under one arm.” - Poul Anderson, Brain Wave, p.74.

LEADERSHIP: A cock has great influence on his own dunghill.” - Publilius Syrus , Maxim 357. - POLITICIANS, GREATNESS, ELITE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: A government that seeks only to 'do equal and exact justice to all men' ... It has no cause and no occasion for any of those 'political leaders', so called, whose whole business is to invent new schemes of robbery, and organize the people into opposing bands of robbers; all for their own aggrandizement alone. It has no cause and no occasion for the toleration, or the existence, of that vile horde of political bullies, and swindlers, and blackguards, who enlist on one side or the other, and fight for pay; who, year in and year out, employ their lungs and their ink in spreading lies among ignorant people, to excite their hopes of gain, or their fears of loss, and thus obtain their votes. In short, it has no cause and no occasion for all this 'din of party strife’, for all this 'purely partisan zeal', for all 'the bitterness of partisan defeat,' for all 'the exultation of partisan triumph,' nor, worst of all, for any of 'that spirit of amity and mutual concession (by which you evidently mean that readiness, 'in the halls of national legislation’, to sacrifice some men's 'rights' to promote other men's ‘interests') in which (you say) the constitution had its birth.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, WORKS I, p.22. – POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES

LEADERSHIP: A leader is a dealer in hope.” - Napoleon I. Maxims, 1804-1815. I would add: And, finally, in disappointments. – JZ, 19.7.82. – At present they play with the hope of the ignorant that a further inflation will cure our economic problems! – They know nothing better. Neither do most of their victims. And those, who do know, are not free to opt out. - JZ, 31.1.09. – A dealer in false, wrongful and misleading promises. – JZ, 16.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

LEADERSHIP: A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. Less good when they obey and acclaim him. Worse when they fear and despise him. Fail to honor people, and they fail to honor you. But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say, “We did this ourselves.” – Lao-Tzu, quoted in ANALOG, Sept. or Mid Sep. 1983. - Another version: A leader is best when people barely knows that he exists. … Not so good when people obey and acclaim him, and worse when they despise him; … But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, people will say:  “We did it ourselves.” - Lao Tzu

LEADERSHIP: A leader is conditioned by his followers.” - Silvert: Man's Power, p.160. – He became a leader of a many people – because he shared their popular errors, myths and prejudices – and only expressed them more fluently. – JZ, 1.11.08. - PREJUDICES

LEADERSHIP: A leader not only is "allur'd to brighter worlds" but to some extent scales the heights. He is the seeker and finder of more enlightenment, one who by concentration, study, insights, integrity, humility, and devotion to truth leads himself and, hopefully, others of us out of the wilderness. For, as Mencius phrased it, ‘Never a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight.’" - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.158.

LEADERSHIP: A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.” - Vice President Dan Quayle – Our “leaders” are often not only rogues but also fools. – JZ, 20.1.09. - JOKES

LEADERSHIP: A peaceful revolution is one in which the nominal holders of power discover that they have lost their power before they begin to fight.” - Everett Reimer, School is Dead, p.141.

LEADERSHIP: A people may prefer a free government, but if, from indolence, or carelessness, or cowardice, or want of public spirit, they are unequal to the exertions necessary for preserving it; if they will not fight for it when it is directly attacked; if they can be deluded by the artifices used to cheat them out of it; if by momentary discouragement or temporary panic, or a fit of enthusiasm for an individual, they can be induced to lay their liberties at the feet even of a great man, or trust him with powers which enable him to subvert their institutions; in all these cases they are more or less unfit for liberty; and though it may be for their good to have had it even for a short time, they are unlikely long to enjoy it.” - J. S. Mill, Essay on Representative Government, 1860. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, PEOPLE, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY

LEADERSHIP: a person who wants to exercise political power over his fellow man ... asks himself: 'How can I "do good" for the people if I just leave them alone?' Besides, he does not want to pass into history as a 'do nothing' leader who ends up as a footnote somewhere. So he begins to pass laws that will force all other persons to conform to his ideas of what is good for them.” (*) - Ben Moreell, in THE FREEMAN, A/75. (1/75?, 7/75? Scanning and proof-reading error.) – (*) I'd cut the last word and then add: "... him, under the pretence that it would be good for his subjects.” - JZ, n.d. (THE FREEMAN is now online. However, if I try to eliminate all my mistakes, I might die before I finally finish at least this job. – JZ, 23.9.13.)

LEADERSHIP: A political leader tries to gain buyers for his shoddy goods by force.” - Georg Kaiser, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: A real leader leads by the consent of those following. A sudden lack of consent and the true leader simply finds himself out in the cold.” - Earl Foley, LIBERTY, Summer 1974. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: A strong people need no leader.” - Zapata. – An enlightened people needs no political leader. – JZ, 16.5.13.

LEADERSHIP: A tyrant ... is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." – Plato - TYRANNY & WAR

LEADERSHIP: Ain't as funny as it looks, he thought, VIPs run the world like they're stoned half the time anyway, and for the other half things are worse.” - Norman Spinrad: Bug Jack Barron, p.101. - Well, if they took their responsibilities somewhat serious, enough to get worried about their decisions, they would often be so sleepless that they would have to be drugged. Then some of their daydreams, produced by their excessive tiredness and drugs, will inevitably turn out mad. And we entrusted them with nuclear mass murder devices! - JZ. 20.10.82. – Who is more immoral and irrational – such leaders or such voters? – JZ, 1.11.08. - NWT.

LEADERSHIP: Alas, our leaders are still the nation’s “most wanted” men and empowered to “rape” all those, who do not want them. – JZ, 24.10.93. -POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, DISSENTERS

LEADERSHIP: All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” - George Orwell, "Animal Farm", ch.10 (1945). (The animals’ Commandment. The wording derives from Thomas Jefferson’s Preamble to the American Declaration of Independence.) - POLITICIANS & EQUALITY

LEADERSHIP: All individuals are faced with the problem of whom to improve, themselves or others. Their aim, it seems to me, should be to effect their own unfolding, the upgrading of their own consciousness, in short, self-perfection. Those who don't even try or, when trying, find self-perfection too difficult, usually seek to expend their energy on others. Their energy has to find some target. Those who succeed in directing their energy inward - particularly if they be blessed with great energy, like Goethe, for instance - become moral leaders. Those who fail to direct their energy inward and let it manifest itself externally - particularly if they be of great energy, like Napoleon, for instance - become immoral leaders. (1) Those who refuse to rule themselves are usually bent on ruling others. Those who can rule themselves, usually, have no interest in ruling others.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.68. - His footnote: (1) For an enlightening discussion of moral and immoral leadership, see "The Psychology of Leadership, by Dr. Franz E. Winkler, (Garden City, N.Y., The Myrin Institute, Inc., for Adult Education, 1957.)

LEADERSHIP: All our political “leaders” apply the old French saying: “I must follow the mob, because I lead them.” – Source? – Actually, the fools behind them usually run even faster towards disasters, overtake them and trample them down, on the road to disaster, temporarily led by another such 'leader’. - The revolution eats its own children.” - JZ, 20.10.82. - MAJORITIES, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, VOTING

LEADERSHIP: All that any man can do for a people, all that any man can do for another men, is to set the man or the people free.” - G. D. Herron, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.532. – FREEDOM, LIBERTY

LEADERSHIP: all tyrants, from Napoleon to his modern caricatures, felt the illegitimacy of their power themselves and tried to make up for it by ever new adventures and successes.” – Herbert Stegemann, DER TAGESSPIEGEL, 25.11.51.

LEADERSHIP: Almost any person with a large enough number of popular errors, myths and prejudices in his head can become a territorial leader or, rather, mis-leader of its whole population. – Especially when they are also power-addicts. - JZ, 6.8.11, 22.2.12. - TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, MINISTERS

LEADERSHIP: Although Ford is not a terribly bright man, his intellectual ability is sufficient for a relatively unimportant job like President. However, I don't think he has the brains to be a truck driver.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY, interview, 7/76.

LEADERSHIP: Americans are aware that they can at most know an 'image', that the real man eludes them. Even if we trust a President, there is also the grim truth that he no longer is clearly master in his house - that the size of his own machinery eludes his personal  supervision and control and that each unit of that machinery makes critical decisions daily.” - Wilson Carey McWilliams in: W. J. Barnds: The Right to Know, p.59.

LEADERSHIP: Among thinking men the political leaders are already widely distrusted and only they do have proper notions of libertarian leadership. But in the territorial elections these thinkers are vastly outnumbered and they are not free to establish their own exterritorially autonomous societies with no political leadership of the present type and with their own kind of leadership only. The setting up of such examples may now be a matter of helping to ensure the survival of mankind, since all those, supposedly represented by political leaders, are now the targets of mass murderous ABC devices in the hands of territorial political leaders. We are almost in the same position as we were once in, when all of Southern Europe was in the hands of intolerant Catholic rulers and all Northern Europe in the hands of intolerant Protestant rulers, but we have to imagine them being armed with nuclear weapons. Then it took a war of 30 years to reduced the population of Germany from ca. 25 million to about 5 million. Now it might take only 3 hours to reduce its population of 80 million people to about 8 people. – JZ, 22.10.82, 2.11.08, 23.9.13. – NWT.

LEADERSHIP: An anarchist leader is a contradiction in terms.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – One should distinguish between a leader who leads with territorial power and a leader who leads with better ideas and has only voluntary followers and supporters, employees, partners and investors for his “free enterprise”, cooperative or partnership, his community, society or governance systems of volunteers and their self-chosen personal law. – JZ, 22.12.10, 23.9.13. – ASSOCIATIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LEADERSHIP: An excess of international leadership usually results in bullets and breadlines.” - P. J. O’Rourke, The CEO of the Sofa, Atlantic Monthly Press, 841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003, 2001, p.7. – Rather, an excess of territorial authoritarianism or even despotism or tyranny. – JZ, 22.12.10. – WARFARE STATE

LEADERSHIP: An individual feels the need of submitting himself to a leader only to the extent that he is not mature or responsible enough to do good by himself.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

LEADERSHIP: An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.” - St. Jerome, Letter, 7. - POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, BUREAUCRATS

LEADERSHIP: Anarchy is not without leadership. It is without followership. Anarchists do not deny that a person may be an authority about some technical or practical or intellectual matter. Anarchists do deny that a person may be in authority. An authority may extend leadership in the matter in which s/he is authoritative. But such leadership can never be coercive. - Leadership under anarchism has two other characteristics that leadership in authoritarian organizations does not have. First, it is exercised within an egalitarian framework; that is, it is based not on the presumption that the leader is a superior person but on the presumption that the leader knows more about the subject for which s/he is providing leadership. Second, leadership is exercised within an educative framework. Anarchist leaders attempt to influence outcomes through education, not through issuing directives.” - Howard J. Ehrlich: Anarchism and Formal Organizations, in Reinventing Anarchy, p.108.

LEADERSHIP: And ordinarily, I 'd say if you've got a leader, even a great leader, the thing to do is run for the nearest exit and start collecting canned goods. But Gandhi was a leader whose own program prevented him from achieving anything but inspirational power.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. - Since G. was ignorant of economics and of individual human rights, he did not have many inspirations to offer, either, but also misled millions. - JZ 21.10/82. - GANDHI

LEADERSHIP: And who does more for a people, the one who coddles them or the one who forgets all about them and simply draws them after him into universality and deathlessness by the sheer beauty of his actions?” - Boris Pasternak, Dr. Shivago, Fontana pocketbook, p.125. – Is there already full freedom for all rightful and beautiful actions? I am particularly thinking of full experimental freedom in the political, social and economic sphere among volunteers: panarchism. – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: Anyway, the stewardess exclaimed, 'I do not want to think about such things; they are too depressing.’ This remark calls to mind the ostrich-like behavior of ever so many 'leaders' whether in business, politics, labor, religion, education, or whatever, - a refusal to think, telltale evidence of refusal to live up to the human level!” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.83. - Are you one of them or one of those leaders who want to lead such people?” - JZ, 13.10.78.

LEADERSHIP: As a novelist says of one of these characters, 'He had learned to love the poor, PROFITABLY!’” – Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.51.

LEADERSHIP: As I stand aloof and look there is to me something profoundly affecting in large masses of men following the lead of those who do not believe in men.” - Walt Whitman – Under exterritorialism these would constitute merely large experiments of volunteers, which would have to put up with the competition from many small experimental communities and the large ones would, in the short to long run, become greatly reduced by the few of the very successful ones among these competitors, who would attract more and more members, customers and investors. – Then the large ones could not rely on territorial copyrights or patents, either. - JZ, 22.12.10. – FOLLOWERS, OBEDIENCE, HERO WORSHIP, SUBMISSIVENESS, SERF MENTALITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, COMPETITION BETWEEN PANARCHIES ETC.

LEADERSHIP: As if 'the new economies' were really new! Actually, all of this is an inheritance from our barbaric ancestors. It rests on the primitive notion that these self-appointed rulers are capable of running the lives of others beneficially. The fact? No person who has ever lived has such a capability over any single individual, let alone over millions. All wielders of this kind of power resemble the rest of us in knowing substantially nothing, but they are unaware of how little they know.” - Leonard E. Read, (A/72? Scanning error or typo? I could not find the passage in the 1972 issues. By now all of THE FREEMAN issues are online. – JZ, 23.9.13.) – I extracted only a tiny fraction of his general pro-freedom thoughts. – Automatic indexing could reveal many more of them. - JZ, 1.11.08.)

LEADERSHIP: Authoritarian leadership only guarantees failures. - JZ, 17.9.78.

LEADERSHIP: Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let’s play that over again, too. Who decides?” - Robert Heinlein, in Time Enough for Love. – Wisdom comes only from genuine self-government, which means sovereign individuals and their societal choices: Communities of volunteers and free contracts with all kinds of service associations. – JZ, 8.9.07. - WISDOM, AUTHORITY, AUTOCRACY, DICTATORSHIP, TYRANNY, DESPOTISM, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, DEMOCRACY, PANARCHISM, Q.

LEADERSHIP: Away with the leaders, who are merely misleaders, who out of stupidity, vanity, for power or money lead the masses on the wrong tracks!” – Heinrich Nienkamp, Fuersten ohne Krone, S. 134. (Weg mit den Fuehrern, die Verfuehrer sind, die aus Dummheit, Eitelkeit, Macht- und Geldinteresse die Masse auf falsche Wege leiten!)

LEADERSHIP: Bastiat could become exasperated indeed with 'supermen’, who wanted to control 'ordinary men'.” - Dean Russell: Bastiat, p.9.

LEADERSHIP: Before it can be killed at the hands of tyrants."[The idea of liberty.] Who are the tyrants? Quintus Ennius, a Latin poet of 23 centuries ago, perceived the answer, "Men who know not their own path, yet point the way for others." - Being neither a Roman nor a poet, I would phrase it thus: Men who have stagnated, who are so ignorant that they know not how little they know, yet coercively force others to labor on collective farms as in Russia, or forbid free production and exchange and competition as in the U.S.A. They kill not only liberty but the idea of liberty. These stagnated ‘beings’ are our fetters which those of ‘intemperate habits’ forge.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.117.

LEADERSHIP: Believing in a territorial leader is comparable to believing in a God - instead of merely believing in tested moral (ethical) actions - and still less excusable. - JZ, 17.10.82. - TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: Between him who commands and him who obeys, and whose degradation deepens from generation to generation, there is no possibility of friendship.” - Elisee Reclus, Mutual Good Will, 1914.

LEADERSHIP: Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind ... and when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader, and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.” - William Shakespeare. - WAR, PATRIOTISM, RULERS, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, HERO WORSHIP

LEADERSHIP: Blessed are they who run round in circles - for they shall qualify as big wheels.” - Down Under Calendar, 1976. - Unless they are busy repeating ancient wrongs and mistakes once again, as they do now, e.g. by forcing more of their exclusive and forced paper money into circulation, apparently having learnt nothing from thousands of prior attempts of this kind. - JZ, 23.1.09, 22.12.10, 23.9.13. - RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, BAILOUTS, SUBSIDIES, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, MONOPOLY MONEY

LEADERSHIP: Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.” – Honore de Balzac – But it is rather effective in reducing the practice, even the knowledge of all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 20.1.09, 23.98.13. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, POLITICIANS, RULERS, BUREAUCRACY

LEADERSHIP: But every country has its madmen. Some countries have more than others. And when you give such men a licence to kill they are not always particular about the way they kill. But I’m afraid that the rest of their fellow countrymen remain human beings.” - Eric Ambler: Journey into Fear, p.199, in: Eric Ambler, complete and unabridged, 6 novels. - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIAL POWER

LEADERSHIP: But I know now that there is not a chance in hell of America becoming humane and reasonable. Because power corrupts us, and absolute power corrupts us absolutely. Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power. By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many lifeless bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007) - CORRUPTION, POWER, WARS, GOVERNMENTS, CENTRALIZATION, DECISION-MAKING, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, USED & ABUSED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THEIR RULERS

LEADERSHIP: But whenever one imposes his will on the behavior of another, he is the blind leading the blind. The one is blind to his lack of ability - the other to his capability. As we have lost consciousness of our own blind spots, handicaps, and weaknesses, we begin to live with bigger and bigger lies, …” Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 9/76.

LEADERSHIP: But, such is the nature of political power that the area of its activity is not self-contained; its expansion is in proportion to the lack of resistance it meets. Resistance to the exercise of this power reflects a spirit of self-reliance, which in turn is dependent upon a sense of economic security. When the general economy falls, the inclination of a people, bewildered by lack of understanding as to basic causes, is to turn to any medicine man who promises relief.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.228. – He is confirmed, once again, by the response of most people to the current economic crisis. – Real causes and cures are searched for or expounded only be a few – and these have no political influence and are not free to secede. – JZ, 1.11.08. – RESISTANCE, SELF-RELIANCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: By definition, leaders are persons who come upon new and, thus, unaccustomed thoughts. It is for this reason that leaders are rarely known in their own time. The fruit of their labors may not be recognized until years later, sometimes centuries, often never.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.158. - For that reason I advocate the special market institutions in their favor that are described e.g. in PEACE PLANS 20 and 183. - JZ – See under IDEAS ARCHIVE & SUPER COMPUTER PROJECT

LEADERSHIP: Californians seem to understand that government's major function is to entertain. No matter who is elected, the politicos end up swindling us, wasting our tax money on pork-barrel projects. The only way to reclaim at least some of that lost money is to elect politicians who put on a good show." - ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. - This seems to be confirmed by the present practice of appointing actors to public offices. (Reagan & Schwarzenegger) I would suggest clowns as candidates for the presidency, to make territorial governments even more ridiculous than they were so far. – JZ, 5.1.07. - POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICS AS ENTERTAINMENT, JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.” - Eric Hoffer, b. 1902. – It all depends on how one defines “effective”. Mostly their “effectiveness” seems to be confined to gaining and holding office for a while. – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: Consider how ridiculous it is to entrust the leadership of a nation to a man who cannot even manage as much as one family.” – Ludwig Lehr, Das Tribunal, Urkraefte des Weltgeschehens, 2. Teil, Die Wurzel des Uebels, S.143. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, PRESIDENTS

LEADERSHIP: Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it.” – Benjamin Lichtenberg – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, ELECTED KINGS OF THIEVES, TAXATION, JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Did we fight King George III only to have an elected king?” - Allan C. Brownfeld, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - PRESIDENTS

LEADERSHIP: Discussing America/Soviet relationships, LeFevre quipped, 'the two leaders need each other desperately. They need somebody outside the country to scare the pants off their people. That is sanction of the victim!' - LIBERTAS REVIEW, Summer 79. – ENEMIES, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, FEAR

LEADERSHIP: Disgust would be the simplest word. … I saw freedom being crushed in most of the world, rotted and vulgarized in my own country; I read interviews with allegedly sane leaders, who spoke calmly of incinerating some tens of millions of women and children, if national policy so demanded.” – Poul Anderson, Past Times, p.64. – NWT., NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, POLITICIANS, DECISION–MAKING MONOPOLY, POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, MASS MURDER, GENERAL HOLOCAUST, OVER-KILL, WAR GAMES, DETERRENCE HYPOTHESIS

LEADERSHIP: Do away with the offices rather than with the office holders. – JZ, 11.5.06. – For as long as such offices still exist they will again and again be filled by incompetents, power-mad, irrational, dogmatic, ignorant, intolerant, unenlightened types and even fanatics, pushing their whole countries and their populations into man-made disasters and be they “only” economic crises, not wars or civil wars. – JZ, 31.10.07. - LEADERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, CHANCELLORS, ASSASSINATIONS, TYRANNICIDE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LEADERSHIP: Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have rejoiced in their loss of freedom, who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious. – Marcus Cicero, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared James Willard's photo. – Facebook, 8.11.12. – STATISM, POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, VOTING

LEADERSHIP: Do not forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing to us, do not bother to learn and mislead, nevertheless, ignoring the consequences of their own actions. If they knew, that would make it even worse. - JZ, 26.3.99, 22.12.10. - PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, MINISTERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PUBLIC OPINION MAKERS, EXPERTS

LEADERSHIP: Do not take “the men upstairs” seriously.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.61. – Not too serious. – JZ, 11.9.070. – But do confine them to their remaining volunteers, by secessions and free experiments among the various groups of dissenters. – JZ, 22.12.10, 22.12.10. - HIERARCHIES

LEADERSHIP: Do you mean that if you kill or betray someone, it’s a crime, but if the great Leader and Teacher calmly wipes out five or ten million – this is justified and has to be understood in a progressive sense?” – Solzhenitsyn, First Circle, 488/89. – TREASON, BETRAYAL

LEADERSHIP: Don't follow leaders.” - Bob Dylan – Leaders are made by masses of fools who follow a man who “thinks” like they do. – Only as leaders of panarchies would they become relatively harmless – except to the fools who follow them at their risk and expense. - JZ, 23.10.08. - PERSONALITY CULT, HEROES, OBEDIENCE

LEADERSHIP: Don't give all your baskets to one egghead.” - Arthur C. Clarke, quoted in ANALOG, 7/76. - JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Don’t act stupid. We have world leaders for that. - Asia Barberini and Jeffrey Jones shared Truth_Is_Scary's photo. Facebook, 13.3.12. – And national ones. – JZ, 13.4.12. - JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defence under President Ford, on serving a President: "Keep your sense of humor about your position. As General Joe Stilwell once said, 'The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see his behind.’ - Washington Port/Potomac, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 6/80. - JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Dr. John Christopher blames aggressive behavior on constipation, and thinks government leaders should switch to a high fiber diet. - (MONEYSWORTH) We always knew they were full of  ... - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/79. - JOKES

LEADERSHIP: each of us should choose his own destination.” – P. J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, INDIVDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LEADERSHIP: Each to follow his own favorite leader - until he discovers self-leadership.” - JZ, 13.9.91. – PANARCHISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LEADERSHIP: Elias Canetti has suggested that the subconscious aim of the classical “leader” is to be the sole surviving male triumphant upon a heap of corpses – all the other males.” – Elias Canetti, in “Crowds vs. Power”, quoted in Edward Hyams, Socialism, p.269.

LEADERSHIP: Even less different from overt criminals are those latent criminals, high in office, whom society venerates as its chiefs.” - Lombroso, quoted in Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency p.5. – Those least deserving veneration often seem to be the ones most venerated. – JZ, 1.11.08, 22.12.10.

LEADERSHIP: Even though most Americans frown on Nazism, they still regard Hitler as having exerted leadership. But if leadership were associated only with righteous and uplifting efforts, his actions exhibited no leadership qualities. False notions of leadership are squashed by recognition that dictatorship is a disreputable business. Who would wish to be a dictator - indeed, who could - were everyone to scorn or look down upon that position? Traces of the domineering habit in the mill run of us, along with other reasons, may cause us to follow and thus lend unwarranted encouragement to these dominators. Straighten out our understanding of leadership, and we will take a big step toward correcting this mischief.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.157.

LEADERSHIP: Every wand or staff of empire is forsooth curved at the top.” - Francis Bacon, De Sapientia Veterum: Pan Sive Natura. - Sometimes condensed to: “All scepters are crooked at the top.” - Referring to the shepherd's crook of Pan.

LEADERSHIP: Everyone looks out for himself, distrusts others and is vain. The masters of the State, too, look out only for themselves.” – Goethe, Epigramme, Venedig, 1790, JZ tr. of: “Jeder sorgt nur fuer sich, misstrauet dem Andern, ist eitel. Und die Meister des Staats sorgen nur wieder fuer sich.” - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS ETC., SELFISHNESS, EGOISM

LEADERSHIP: Fancy a few men sitting down in a room ... and deciding whether there's going to be another war or not." - Lawrence Meynel – DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

LEADERSHIP: For Americans, a true leader is one who achieves his objectives through the power of his personal example so that his followers try to emulate him, eagerly and devotedly. This man is a leader, not a driver; he uses persuasion, not the whiplash. A voluntary and enthusiastic following has this great advantage; when the leader's back is turned his followers serve him with even greater devotion than when he has his eye upon them. Such a following can be developed and retained only if the leader has understanding and an open mind which is manifested by a willingness to hear and learn from anyone, no matter how lowly his job.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.136.

LEADERSHIP: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. - Bible, 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, 74 6.12. – RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS

LEADERSHIP: Free men are men who have become sufficiently mature to realize that neither they nor any other leader 'knows it all’.” - Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.186. - KNOWLEDGE

LEADERSHIP: From the Arabs I have learned one thing: if you are led by Authority, that means you are led by a halter." - Adelard, circa 1100 A.D. - GOVERNMENT, AUTHORITY


LEADERSHIP: Good sense, not leadership is required. Of deceptive, immoral, senseless, murderous, destructive and obstructive leadership we have had more than enough. – JZ, 26.7.93, 1.12.07.

LEADERSHIP: Government: The brilliant ideas that we should stop lunatics from lying, murdering, and stealing from us by hiring lunatics to lie, murder, and steal from us. - Slim Richey shared Richard Freespirit's photo. – Facebook, 8.10.13. - GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS

LEADERSHIP: Great men and Great women leaders – but only for those, who believe that they are. – JZ, n.d. - PANARCHISM

LEADERSHIP: Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), Letter to Mandell (later, Bishop), Creighton, April 5, 1887. - Historical Essays and Studies, 1907. - Who thinks that politicians are or can be great when their very attempts - to gain and retain power - reveal them as crooks, madmen or even psychopaths? Most of them are not even good family-men - but they pretend they could run the lives of millions of people better than these people could run their own lives - and too many of their misled fools believe them, in spite of all the experience will all the politicians over the last 6,000 years. - Let at least all the dissenters opt out. Then the somewhat enlightened ones among them will be able to demonstrate better alternatives. - JZ, 13.10.02. - GREAT MEN, POWER, POLITICIANS, AUTHORITY, CORRUPTION, CRIME

LEADERSHIP: Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.” - William Ellery Channing, On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes, 1840. - How many of those intellectuals, who believed or said that they wanted to help the working class, did lead it in this way rather than mislead it, in accordance with their own prejudices, systems and utopias? - JZ, 26.11.02. - INTELLECTUALS, ELITE, ARISTOCRACY, THINKERS

LEADERSHIP: Grown men do not need leaders. But that does not mean that they will not trust a properly accredited equal who has some special gift or function. You trust your plumber, your doctor, your cook, your automobile scout, your ordnance map, conditionally, without either arrogance of subservience.” - H. G. Wells, The Common Sense of War and Peace, p.12.

LEADERSHIP: He did nothing and yet governed efficiently.” - Confucian Analects, Bk. XV, ch. iv. – LAISSEZ FAIRE

LEADERSHIP: He is, above all, concerned with making his inner values and personal powers effective in such a way as to permit him to use his own judgment in all affairs and to be independent in action. (*) Constant tutelage of our acting and thinking has made us weak and irresponsible; hence, the continued cry for the strong man who is to put an end to our distress. This call for a dictator is not a sign of strength, but a proof of inner lack of assurance and of weakness, even though those, who utter it, earnestly try to give themselves the appearance of resolution. What man most lacks he most desires. When one feels himself weak, he seeks salvation from another's strength; when one is cowardly or too timid to move one's own hands for the forging of one's fate, one entrusts it to another. How right was Seume when he said: ‘The nation which can only be saved by one man and wants to be saved that way deserves a whipping!’" (**) - Rudolf Rocker, NATIONALISM AND CULTURE, p.255. – (*) That would not be so bad if he did it only exterritorially and only among volunteers, who have faith in him, however unfounded that faith may be. - (**) True for volunteers rather than the population of whole territories. - JZ, 28.11.07. – They do deserve their self-selected whippings. – Every “nation” or “people” has numerous and very diverse dissenters. - JZ, 23.9.13. - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SERVILITY, STATISM, OBEDIENCE, SUBMISSIVENESS

LEADERSHIP: He who insists upon trust should be distrusted most. - JZ, 7.7.82.

LEADERSHIP: He who is unfit to serve his fellow citizens wants to rule them. Ludwig von Mises, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing Lawrence Reed's photo. – Facebook, 13.3.13. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVERS, LEGISLATORS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LEADERSHIP: He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.” - Theognis, Sententiae.

LEADERSHIP: Horses fall only when there is a jockey on the back.” - source unknown – Only or mostly only? – JZ.

LEADERSHIP: how can a people trust anything its leaders say if these same leaders periodically lie about their conduct of official business?” - W. J. Barnds: The Right to Know.

LEADERSHIP: How dare a man who doesn't understand himself propose to settle the affairs of the universe?” - A. E. Von Vogt, The Wizard of Linn, p.141. Q.

LEADERSHIP: How Long Can Gillard Hang On??? ... What Then??? - - Who cares more about the "fate" of territorial leaders rather than about their victims? Why should we be forced to hang on to ANY of them, pay vast monetary tributes to them and obey their wrongful legislation? Even the nicest person, the most wise one, cannot rightfully conduct the lives of millions - better than they could, under full freedom to make decisions on their own affairs. Imagine e.g., one doctor, one dietician, one teacher, one lecturer for all. The whole territorial leadership principle and practice is fundamentally wrong and irrational. – JZ, 16.9.11, on Facebook. – Q., TERRITORIALISM, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, MERE LEADERSHIP STRUGGLES

LEADERSHIP: How preposterous for any person to believe he can make another individual in his image, let alone 220 million human beings.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/74.

LEADERSHIP: I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortifications of a chimera called conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and personal independence which only a few can bear.” – quoted by Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldridge, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p.222. – If you can appeal to all those, who refuse to think for themselves but are full of popular errors, myths and prejudices, then you have almost got it made as a politician. – JZ, 30.1.09. – LEADERSHIP OF THE HITLER TYPE, OUT OF THE HORSE’S MOUTH

LEADERSHIP: I am not smart enough to run a planet. But who is?” - Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.84.

LEADERSHIP: I am not your leader. - I will not be your leader. - I will not think for you.” - John Webster

LEADERSHIP: I believe I took to the natural law doctrine because of an inherent distrust of leadership; omniscience was too much to expect of the human and his integrity was equally questionable. I knew what faith in their wisdom has done to the priest and the politician, and students could be led astray if they took their professors to heart.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is A Crowd, p.28. - NATURAL LAW, OMNISCIENCE, INTEGRITY, FAITH, WISDOM

LEADERSHIP: I believe in just two things: Murphy's Law, and Place Not Your Faith in an Ace Kicker.” - Robert Heinlein, The No. of the Beast, p.352.

LEADERSHIP: I do not know how to run the life of a single human being, certainly not a society of 200 million people - nor does anyone else! Such wisdom has never existed, even remotely, in a discrete individual. This is why I choose freedom because it is only in freedom that the wisdom by which we live con possibly develop and function. The wisdom to which I allude has a social source - trillions times trillions of tiny ideas, discoveries, enlightenments emanating from millions of individuals over the millennia." - Leonard E. Read – IDEAS, CREATIVITY

LEADERSHIP: I don’t know whether the world is run by smart men who are, how you Americans say, putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Caesare Innocente, quoted by: Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, 1969ff, p.55. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, MINISTERS, PARTY LEADERS

LEADERSHIP: I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.” - F. Colby, 1865-1925. – Full experimental freedom, on a personal law or exterritorial autonomy basis, for all communities of volunteers, who are now condemned to territorial obedience and mere pawns and sacrifices in the hands of the territorial mis-leaders. – JZ, 22.12.10. –  INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LEADERSHIP: I have lived over three-score years and have thus far failed to find a single human being entirely capable of correctly managing his own affairs. But I see millions imbued with the notion that while their own affairs are in disarray they can successfully counsel all others as to how they should behave.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 78.

LEADERSHIP: I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” - Benjamin Disraeli. – PEOPLE

LEADERSHIP: I never could believe that providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.” – Richard Rumbold, 1622-1685.

LEADERSHIP: I never would have consented to run if I thought I could win. - Prof. John Hospers, Presidential candidate on the ballot in just one State, Colorado.” - PUNCH, 20.9.72.

LEADERSHIP: I refer to these intellectual and spiritual flashes - in their totality - as the "overall luminosity". Professor F.A. Hayek uses the phrase, "knowledge in society"; Edmund Burke meant precisely the same with his ‘immemorial heritage’; ...” - Leonard E. Read: Then Truth Will Out, p.114. – But only for e.g. consumer services and goods in daily demand is it already largely brought together. Not so for any unusual ideas, discoveries, inventions and facts, as well as for unusual talents. Not even through large libraries and the Internet. These ideas and talents do require a special market and also a world-wide market, one still to be established. – JZ, 1.11.08, 23.9.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, SUPERCOMPUTER PROJECT

LEADERSHIP: I take it that the noble and the worthy don't exactly inspire you to any great feelings of awe and reverence. - Ah, and who else would they be but those who make it their affair to mind the rest of the world's business when the rest of the world is quite able to look after itself? It's people whose own business isn't worth minding who mind other people's business, ... A man has work enough in one lifetime trying to improve himself without thinking that he's fit to be out improving the world." - James P. Hogan, "Code of the Life Maker", p.103. - Let the charlatans be in charge of the charlatans. To each his own, in all self-concerned actions. - JZ, 13.1.93. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LEADERSHIP: I trust that Mr. Reagan and Mr. Wallace are such fine men that they will finally limit themselves to minding their own business.” - Robert LeFevre, responding to a question put to him in LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 75.

LEADERSHIP: I wish to suggest that leadership in our world of social affairs must be associated only with achievement, attainment, progress, and never with a fall from grace. The man out front is a leader when showing the ways to higher goals; he is not a leader when in the vanguard of social degradations.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.156. – CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, PROTECTIONISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LEADERSHIP: I would not offer him or wish for him a State funeral but I would be willing to pay his departure tax – as long as I had more than his mere promise that he would not come back. – JZ, 23.8.95, 22.12.10. - On one of our former prime ministers but equally applicable to all of them. – However, if anyone of them had allowed me and all other peaceful dissenters to secede from their territorial “paradise”, I would have been among the first to praise him. – JZ, 10.11.07. – POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS

LEADERSHIP: I would rather be right than be president.” - Henry Clay, Quoted in Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.156.

LEADERSHIP: I've got to follow them, I am their leader.” - Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, 1807-1964, among the Paris mob at the barricades, 1848.

LEADERSHIP: If human progress had been merely a matter of leadership we should be in Utopia today.” -Thomas B. Reed, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 7/77. – Too many territorialist “leaders” and too few with any good ideas in their heads! – JZ, 1.11.08, 23.9.13.

LEADERSHIP: If I were in office today, the first thing I would do would be nothing." - Tonie Nathan, Vice Presidential Candidate of the Libertarian Party. - PUNCH, Sept. 20, 72.

LEADERSHIP: If one is on a manure heap, one does not necessarily want to be on top of it but, rather, out of it. - JZ, 28.5.81. - TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: If the benevolent ruler stays in power long enough, he eventually concludes that power and wisdom are the same thing. And as he possesses power, he must also possess wisdom. He becomes converted to the seductive thesis that election to public office endows the official with both power and wisdom.” - Ben Moreell, A/75. (THE FREEMAN? 1/75?, 7/75?) – If this slogans collection is properly and widely used, online or on disc, it will automatically lead to corrections and improved statements in future editions. I cannot possibly lead the whole world in this, or anything else, but can only appeal to it for its creative input and judgment. This is only a flawed work of one person not a finished and sufficiently corrected compilation. – So many other important libertarian projects  do also need extensive public input - in WIKIPEDIA fashion. - JZ, 1.11.08, 22.12.10, 23.9.13.

LEADERSHIP: If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” - The Bible (Matthew 15:14 or 15, X?) - How come that wisdom of mankind on this subject is as ancient - and still ignored? - JZ, 20.10.82. - And if they follow most of the supposedly great visionaries or gurus then they still fall in the ditch. But let them, all of them. That costs less in property and lives than imposing a single great King, Emperor, President or Prime Minister, Prophet or Guru, his system or party or ideology and "reforms", territorially, upon a whole country and all its inhabitants. Experimental freedom for all to maximize enlightenment and progress! - JZ, 26.11.02, 22.12.10. – Let the best system win – through its volunteers! – JZ, 22.12.10. - VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLY & COERCION

LEADERSHIP: If there is philosophy in high places ... it is always on a leash.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.43.

LEADERSHIP: If we wish to find responsible and social attitudes, it is perhaps to the lives of individuals, in the broad current of their various containing cultures and prejudices, that we must look, rather than to the leaders who contain, or float on the surface of these cultures. The impulse of sociality, distorted by many forms of unreason (*) is still the most clearly discernible thread in human cultures. The killings and the hatreds are consistently directed not at recognizable men but at effigies set up by stereotype and fear,…” - ALEX COMFORT, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.123. A book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print and off the Web for all too long. - Individual choice for diverse societies and communities, with full liberties of this kind for fools as well as for wise people. – (*) territorially made possible and even enforced! –JZ, 15.9.07. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS, LAWS & INSTITUTIONS VS. DIVERSITY AMONG SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTARY, EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS

LEADERSHIP: Imagine a dozen climbers scaling the Matterhorn; the one leading the way would doubtless be the most skilled and knowledgeable of the lot. As to this venture, we would regard him as a leader. - Let us now assume that once atop the mountain disaster strikes; the climbers slip and fall to their doom. We would ascribe no leadership qualities whatsoever to the first man to fall.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.155.

LEADERSHIP: In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court (The Brethren) ruled by a 5 to 4 decision that presidents of the United States could not be sued (could not be held accountable) for violating an U.S. citizen's constitutional rights while serving as the President. We have come full circle (cycle) back around again to the 'divine rights of kings!' - R. E. McMaster, Jr., in CHALCEDON REPORT, No. 205, September 1982. – ABSOLUTISM, MONARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, IRRESPONSIBILITY OF PRESIDENTS

LEADERSHIP: In all legislative assemblies, the greater the number composing them may be, the fewer will be the men who will in fact direct their proceedings.” - Alexander Hamilton. – In each political party only the few, who seek themselves party leadership will, as a rule, stand up against the party leader. Most of the rest will tend to be his or her obedient followers. – JZ, 23.9.13. - MINORITIES, PARLIAMENTS, SIZE, POLITICS, CONGRESS

LEADERSHIP: In the kingdom of the blind and dumb a half-witted blind man may be king. – JZ, 10.6.86. – It would help him if he is a scoundrel, too. – JZ, 30.1.09. - TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

LEADERSHIP: Individual freedom without the permissions of our territorial “mis-leaders” – via individual secessionism and exterritorial and autonomous associationism. – JZ, 25.9.93, 22.9.13. - PANARCHISM, & INDIVIDUAL CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: insecure political leaders who hoped to be all things to all people. - Francis Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Harper Perennials, 2004, p.225. – It is only territorial leaders and misleaders, who have reasons to feel insecure. Leaders of volunteers only are relatively secure with them and from other such leaders and their followers. Under the free experimentation of voluntarism, personal law and exterritorial autonomy, both the leaders and their followers become relatively easily and fast enlightened. – JZ, 16.8.13. - PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PARTY LEADERS

LEADERSHIP: Intellectual and moral guidance, voluntarily accepted by the follower, is no violation of liberty; it is, in fact, a main purpose of liberty so that the blind are free to follow those who can see. The danger is that in the absence of liberty the blind may become authorized to lead those who can see - by a chain around their necks. - Common sense, not great leaders, could save our lives, our sanity, and our country.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.13.

LEADERSHIP: Is it leadership or “leader’s ship” or leader's shit? - JZ, 8.6.82, 22.12.10. – Under freedom of the seas the captain of a ship can only mislead his own crew and passengers, all volunteers, and not all other ships on the oceans. On land we should have the same freedom to do our own things, at our own expense and risk, under self-chosen captains, regardless of what others are doing for or to themselves. Free enterprise, freedom to experiment, freedom of contract, association and disassociation, for all kinds of systems and volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 22.12.10. – FREEDOM OF THE SEAS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: it has been shown that the irrational devotion which a group will show to its leader is simply a transference of an emotional relationship which has been dissolved or repressed within the family circle.” - Herbert Read, Anarchy and Order, p.40. – FATHER FIGURE, BIG BROTHER, “MOTHER KNOWS BEST”

LEADERSHIP: it is better to have one's own choice backfire than to be misled by other men.” - Thomas Frederick O'Connell, THE FREEMAN, 11/73.

LEADERSHIP: It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.” – Robert Lindner, Political Creed and Character, Must You Conform? 1956. – Thus remove the tops and all the ladders to territorial powers over others. - JZ, 22.8.02. - RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, CRIME, PROTECTION RACKETS, SCUM, THE WORST, PSYCHOPATHS, MOVEMENTS, CRUSADES, IDEOLOGIES, LEADERSHIP BY PSYCHOPATHS, TERRITORIALISM, POWER

LEADERSHIP: It is not that America lacks leaders - rather that most of them are avoiding Washington like the plague.’ - Theodore Hesburgh, quoted from NEWSWEEK in Richard C. Cornuelle, Dismanaging America, p.143. – CENTRALIZATION, POWER, FEDERALISM, STATISM, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LEADERSHIP: It is the leader who must think for all; it is the leader who is charged with the duty of watching for the well-being and liberty of the mass in general and the individual in particular; the result being that there are millions of brains among the mass that never think. ... The masses remain  passive ... There should be no mass; there should be a league of thinking individualities, united among themselves for the attainment of certain ends.” - Ricardo Flores Magon, Anarchist Revolutionary Almanac, 1914. – This is one of the most wrong, harmful and disabling utopias. Where are its successes? But the belief in it and thus its territorial practice is continuing. – JZ, 1.11.08. – That is exactly the position the Soviet, Fascist and Nazi totalitarians took. All reforms and revolutions should become exterritorially confined to their volunteers. – JZ, 22.12.10. – Unity should only be aimed at among likeminded volunteers. Without this unity another schism is due, to give the dissenters their chance to try to realize their ideal among themselves. – JZ, 23.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM OR PERSONAL LAW? SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: It would be a colossal feat of memory for any President to name the functioning parts of his office, and knowing what they do is beyond human comprehension." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, P.108.

LEADERSHIP: It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.” – W. Rogers. - Humane? Any fool or criminal is human, too. – JZ, 11.9.07. - GREATNESS & HUMANITY,

LEADERSHIP: Jailed Yulia .... Future for Julia ??? - - Rather than trying to get any territorial leader arrested, try to gain the freedom to secede from them and then use your freedom to do your own things, together with like-minded people. Look up panarchy, polyarchy etc. Each to be free to strive towards the own ideal, alone or together with like-minded volunteers, in EVERY SPHERE. Then we would all soon learn from our own mistakes and benefit from our own rightful and sensible decisions. Under this experimental freedom progress would be as fast and as assured as it is in the natural sciences and in technology. One government for a whole country, full of very diverse individuals, is a very ancient, wrongful and irrational idea and practice. The remaining sheeple, too, could, naturally elect their own "leaders" or misleaders - for THEMSELVES. – JZ, 14.10.12, 23.9.13. - Facebook - TERRITORIALISM & PUNISHMENT OF MISLEADERS, MERE LEADERSHIP STRUGGLES

LEADERSHIP: L'Etat c'est moi.” (I am the state.) Louis XIV. - Attributed; said to have been spoken before Parlement de Paris, April 13, 1655. – This kind of mentality still exists in the “minds” of all too many of the modern territorial misleaders. – JZ, 1.11.08, 22.12.10.

LEADERSHIP: Lead" is an individualist term, for only individuals lead and only individuals follow.” - Earl Foley, LIBERTY, Summer 1974. – INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

LEADERSHIP: leaders - they're the ones that did it, … they should be punished … not innocent soldiers. - William R. Burkett, Jr., Sleeping Planet, p.51 in ANALOG, 7/64. - SOLDIERS, PUNISHMENT & DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, RESPONSIBILITY, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

LEADERSHIP: Leaders are mostly misleaders. - JZ, 19.10.02.

LEADERSHIP: Leaders aren't leaders any more - presuming that they ever were. - JZ, 11.8.76. – POWER ADDICTS, POWER-MONGERS, TERRITORIALISTS, AUTHORITARIANS, STATISTS, POLITICIANS

LEADERSHIP: Leaders Who Lead Nowhere.” – Heading of a segment in Frank Chodorov: One Is A Crowd, p. 92. – Don’t they all? All the territorial leaders, I mean. The others mislead at most only their voluntary followers. – JZ, 31.1.09. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICE IN EVERYTHING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: leaders who tried to solve human problems by mass killing.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Lazarus Effect, 178. – VIOLENCE, WAR, WAR MONGERS, TYRANTS, DESPOTS, DICTATORS, WAR LEADERS

LEADERSHIP: Leadership amounts mostly to certified and officially authorized ignorance, prejudices and incompetence being put in charge of all too many involuntary victims and this on all too many and very important matters. Nevertheless, the term has still all too many positive connotations, especially among statists. – JZ, 18.2.03, 21.10.07. - AUTHORITARIANISM TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: Leadership by mismanagement.” - ALP slogan against Liberal Party, November 1972, seems to me apply to all territorial political leadership. - JZ, n.d. & 1.11.08. – All parties should only rule their voluntary members and tax payers. Then only could genuine leadership rather than mis-leadership emerge. – JZ, 22.12.10. – POLITICAL PARTIES, PARTY RULE, TERRITORIALISM OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY?

LEADERSHIP: Leadership is more likely to be assumed by the aggressive than by the able, and those who scramble to the top are more often motivated by their own inner torments than by any demand for their guidance. - Bergen Evans  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – POWER MADNESS, POWER ADDICTION, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATIVES

LEADERSHIP: Leadership means taxes.” – American Anarchist Association. (Bob Shea). - TAXES

LEADERSHIP: Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” – A. Einstein. - PERSONALITY CULT, INDIVIDUALISM

LEADERSHIP: Let us hope that the leaders will replace their suspicions and quarrels by study.” - Dr. G. T. Wrench, quoting a friend, Land & Motherland, p.108. - Since there is no hope of getting our leaders to replace their suspicions and quarrels and power madness by studies, let us individually dispense with them - at least by seceding from them. - JZ, 22.5.80, 22.12.10. – Placing all of the hopes of the world on ca. 200 “leaders” in the world while distrusting all the rest, ca. 6,000 million people, is absurd. – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: Let us set to the world the example of a wise and far-seeing toleration, but, since we stand at the top of a movement, we must not make ourselves the leaders of a new intolerance. We must not appear as the Apostles of a new religion, even if it were the religion of logic, the religion of reason. Let us welcome all objections. Let us even support them. Let us even brand every exclusiveness, all vagueness. Let us never consider a question as settled, even when we have exhausted our last objections.” - Proudhon to Marx, 17.5.1846, quoted in LERNZIEL ANARCHIE. – TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LEADERSHIP: M. Gandhi is reported to have said: 'There go my people. I must run and catch up with them in order to lead them.’” - John Gall, SYSTEMANTICS, p.71.

LEADERSHIP: madmen who seemed sane up until the last moment.” - Philip K. Dick, in the anthology: I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon, ed. by Mark Hurst and Paul Williams, p.139.

LEADERSHIP: Mannerisms - Mannkal Economic Education Foundation - - Whoever thinks that he or she could rule millions of other people better than they could rule themselves is, obviously, quite the opposite of a genius. – JZ, 13.9.11, on Facebook. - PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, THE MADNESS OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT

LEADERSHIP: Men Versus the Man”, was one of the first books of H. L. Mencken, a defence of libertarianism. – Alas, I never got my hands on it. (*) – Are all his writings online by now? – JZ, 1.11.08. – Men versus the man; a correspondence between Robert Rives La ... - › ... › University of Toronto - Robarts Library‎ - Mar 18, 2010 - (284 pg) Read Online (12.1 M)PDF (9.3 M)B/W PDF (262.7 K) ... Men versus the man; a correspondence between Robert Rives La Monte, socialist, and H.L. Mencken, individualist (1910). Author: La Monte, Robert Rives; ... First entry of  416,000 Google results. Under reading only there is also the downloading option, that I just made use of: 744 KBs. – “Search and you will find!” – At least much, although not all as yet. – (*) I’d forgotten that I had reproduced it in PEACE PLANS 209! - JZ, 8.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: Men, women, of every nation, every race and condition: how much longer are you going to let yourself be used? When are you going to tell your leaders, "Enough!" and claim the right to live your own lives?” - Poul Anderson, Orion Shall Rise, p.465. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, DISOBEDIENCE, SELF-CONTROL, SUBORDINATION, PANARCHISM, LIVING THE OWN LIFE

LEADERSHIP: Mere leadership struggles form today all too much of the current territorial politics as usual. Under exterritorial autonomy or personal law as an option for all, all kinds of leaders or misleaders can have their own kind of followers and all kinds of followers can have the kind of leader for themselves, which they do prefer. Many fewer reasons for complains remain and a businesslike and peaceful struggle would tend to follow, to see who is really the best and will thus get the largest number of “customers” willing to pay for his services or system, his real or imagined “goodies”. – JZ, 18.5.13, 8.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: Most leaders mislead. – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: Most of our leaders have become mere echoes and amplifiers of the chorus of the masses.” – Leopold Kohr, Weniger Staat, p.68. (Less State.)

LEADERSHIP: My movement to the Chair of Government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a criminal who is going to the place of his execution.” – George Washington, February 4.1783. – Anyone knowing the limitations of political power in internal economics and social relationships and in external politics would rather abdicate before attempting to rule. – The unaware, the fools, the conceited and the power addicts get into office and stay there as long as they can, regardless of the wrongs they commit and the damage they do, fooling themselves and all too many others. At least G. W. was somewhat aware of some of his limitations. – JZ, 6.4.91, 27.11.07. - SELF-DECEPTION, DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR, GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS

LEADERSHIP: Napoleon was able to tell an Austrian negotiator (during the 1813 truce) that others had difficulties in understanding a man like him, to whom the death of a million men meant nothing.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p 214. – Once he bragged that he could afford to “spend” 30,000 men a day! – JZ, 8.10.13. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POWER ADDICTS, DICTATORS, TYRANTS

LEADERSHIP: Nations that want protection will have masters.” – Fisher Ames, Oration in Boston, Feb. 8, 1800. – Nations are not living entities with brains, thoughts and wants like a human individual. Under territorialism they are merely dangerous false pretenses, as long as all too many still believe so much in them, that they even sacrifice their lives for such pretences, either upon command or even voluntarily. – JZ, 8.10.13. -  PROTECTIONISM, MASTERS, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: Neither heredity, nor election, nor universal suffrage, nor the excellence of the sovereign, nor the consecration of religion and of time can make royalty legitimate. - Whatever form it takes -monarchic, oligarchic, or democratic - royalty, or the government of man by man, is illegitimate and absurd.” - P. J. Proudhon, What Is Property? 1840.

LEADERSHIP: Never trust a great man's love.” - Islander proverb, according to Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Lazarus Effect, p.180. - Never trust a "great man”. - Full stop! - JZ, 6.10.01. - GREAT MEN

LEADERSHIP: Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.” – Lily Tomlin - POLITICIANS & VOTING, JOKES, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION

LEADERSHIP: No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein time-servers and blockheads will not be uppermost.” – Dryden, Examen Poeticum: Dedication – Panarchism would reduce that threat to bearable proportions. The sufferers will all be volunteers and thus deserve what they will get. – JZ, 31.10.08.

LEADERSHIP: No man ever ruled other men for their own good; no man was ever rightly the master of the minds or bodies of his brothers; no man ever ruled other men for anything except for their undoing and for his own brutalization.” - George D. Herron, quoted by Sinclair “The Cry for Justice.” (Upton Sinclair) – POWER, CORRUPTION

LEADERSHIP: No man is good enough to be another man’s master.” – George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara, 1905, p.3. - MASTERS, RULERS, MAN, SUBORDINATION

LEADERSHIP: No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore our belief in our own guidance.” – Henry Miller (1891-1980), “The Alcoholic Veteran with the Washboard Cranium”, and in: “The Wisdom of the Heart”, 1941. - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, MAN, HUMAN DESTINY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT

LEADERSHIP: No man is so wise that he can bear to own a world.” - Walter Brooks – Or to own or command the diverse population of a whole country. – JZ, 1.11.08, 22.12.10. - WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: No man should be the master of another for any period.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – Unless that period and the degree of mastership and subordination is determined by the individual and voluntary victim. – Like with children, it takes time for many “adults” to grow into self-responsibility. - JZ, 22.12.10. – Even individual secessionism and personal law relationships are still not recognized as basic rights by most supposedly grown up and mature adults. – JZ, 8.10.13. - VOLUNTARY OBEDIENCE AND VICTIMHOOD OR FOLLOWERSHIP, MATURITY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

LEADERSHIP: No matter what form a government might take, the most important proficiencies of leadership are those of ingratiation and intimidation, not creative or contemplative intelligence.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.56. - INTELLIGENCE, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS

LEADERSHIP: No moral, intellectual, spiritual, political, economic decline has ever had a leader - nothing but one of the followers out front. Keep in mind that the politicians who are in the vanguard of these movements are but the victims of a deteriorating consensus.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.157. – PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, MYTHS, IDEOLOGIES, CONSENSUS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LEADERSHIP: No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero.” - Frank Herbert, Dune, Complete & unabridged edition, p.263. - HEROES, RULERS, GREAT MEN, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POWER, MAN, HUMAN BEINGS

LEADERSHIP: No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.” - Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1658.

LEADERSHIP: No party is as bad as its leaders.” - Will Rogers, 1879-1935. - PARTIES

LEADERSHIP: No police force in the world would be powerful enough to suppress you if you had only a mite of self-respect in practical everyday living, if you knew, deep down, that without you life would not go on for even an hour. Did your 'liberator' tell you that? No. He called you the 'Proletarian of the World’, but he did not tell you that you, and only you, are responsible for your life (instead of being responsible for the 'honor of the fatherland'). You must come to realize that you made your little men your own oppressors, and that you made martyrs out of your truly great men; that you crucified and murdered them and let them starve; that you did not give a thought to them and their labors for you; that you have no idea to whom you owe whatever fulfillments there are in your life.” - Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man! p.23. – Police repression has been developed into an art. Self-liberation has not as yet become an art or a science. And self-respect is still so little that I searched in vain for people interested in providing an ideal draft of individual rights and liberties – between them, utilizing the best draft examples so far published. – JZ, 1.11.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE

LEADERSHIP: No rules, speeches won't do, leaders are all full of shit...” - Abbie Hoffman, 1968.

LEADERSHIP: Nobody for President!” - Source unknown.

LEADERSHIP: Nobody should have the right to get between you and the leader of your choice. - JZ, 14.10.77. – VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREE CHOICE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT, SOCIAL CONTRACT

LEADERSHIP: Not individual integrity in political leaders is required but, instead, individual integrity demands individual sovereignty, not political leaders lording it over powerless masses of men, women and children. - JZ, 21.10.82. – Political leaders or misleaders want to be respected and obeyed even when they built up stockpiles of mass extermination devices or anti-people “weapons”. – JZ, 1.11.08, 8.10.13. – NWT, POWER MADNESS

LEADERSHIP: Not which particular party fool is the current top leader and what party he belongs to is decisive but, rather, what kinds of territorially imposed wrongs he commits and mistakes he makes and what kind of freedom, justice and peace alternative he prevents for dissenters, by not permitting them to secede and do their own things under their own and individually chosen personal law, in their own society or community of volunteers, all of them without a territorial monopoly. – That would put a needle into his territorial power balloon. - JZ, 18.3.94, 22.12.10. – PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LEADERSHIP: Now the skillful governors of the world simply caused the people to fulfill the conditions of their regular nature. It was their gifts which they possessed in common, and their Heaven-inspired instincts, which constituted the (Early) age of Perfect Virtue.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.284. - In short: Don't rule! – Don’t even attempt to rule. – JZ, n.d. & 8.10.13. – Has perfect virtue ever really existed among territorial rulers and their subjects? – JZ, 22.12.10. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, DOING THE OWN THING,

LEADERSHIP: Nowadays we are beginning to believe that we should be better off if some of our leaders had devoted less energy to action and more to thought." - Beverly Smith: Justice Holmes in "This is America" by Max J. Herzberg. – Thoughtful inaction if often better than thoughtless action, especially when the latter is imposed upon dissenters, from slaves over serfs to merely territorially voting and obeying subjects. – JZ, 22.12.10.

LEADERSHIP: Oh, God,' the General muttered. 'What have we got ourselves into, with these scientists! Oh God, help me. I'm stuck in a job too big for any man.' - Pearl S. Buck, Command the Morning, p.151. - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

LEADERSHIP: Once more, "today we live frankly under a government of men, not of laws." - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, a selection made by James T. Farrell, p.182. – As if the mass of territorially imposed laws would or could be any better than then mass of all too obedient territorial subjects. Obviously, most of the territorial leaders are not even better men, either. – JZ, 22.12.10, 8.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: Once you lost your sense of direction you need a leader.” - Moshe Kroy, 30.8.77. – Is it impossible to develop one’s sense of direction again? – How much direction can one leader supply to millions of aimless people? (*) Should he even try? - JZ, 1.11.08. – Let all volunteers do their own things among themselves, always only at the own expense and risk. The positive results of full experimental freedom will show the way. – JZ, 22.12.10. – (*) Or to millions of people, mostly with different aims from those of the territorial leader. – JZ, 8.10.13. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM RATHER CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, COMPULSION, LEGISLATION, LAWS

LEADERSHIP: One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.” - Ludwig von Mises - Mises, too, overlooked the fact that the feature, which almost all ideologies have in common is their territorialism. Their territorialism makes it even difficult for anarchists and libertarians to reach their ideals for themselves. Panarchism offers opportunities for many more "leaders" and "misleaders", for false and truthful prophets and visionaries. Thus the potential leaders should be among the foremost advocates of panarchism. It would make their lives relatively easy and safe among their faithful. But they would have to be able to gain a minimum number of faithful followers and to some extent they would have to be able to put up or shut up. Those who cannot even supply lasting delusions of successes, would have to drop out of the game. - JZ, 22.8.02, 22.12.10. - IDEOLOGIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: One must base his vote on for what instead of with whom." - Frederic Bastiat. – VOTING

LEADERSHIP: One of my favorite Tacitus lines is: “For the emperor’s ears were so formed that all profitable counsel was offensive to him, and that he would hear only what would please and ruin.” – It reads even better in the original Yiddish.” – From a discussion in THE CONNECTION, by? Date? – Much of it is supposed to be online now. I have not yet checked out this hint. – JZ, 14.11.07.

LEADERSHIP: One of the persons embodies an idea, an insight, a perception, a new spark of consciousness, which he shares; the other, who perceives the point, remarks, in effect, 'I follow you.’ This means that he, also, perceives the idea. Leadership, in this significant sense, is enlightenment, not the making of carbon copies." - Leonard E. Read, “Accent on the Right”, 1968, FEE, p.10. – ENLIGHTENMENT, FOLLOWERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: One president had at least the decency to resign - but all the other bastards stayed in office as long as they could. - JZ, 9.8.74. – Not that this situation would be better, in the average, in any other country! – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: One should always distinguish between creative leadership - that sets other people free to do their own thing - and inhibiting and destructive leadership - that only creates zombies. – JZ, 20.10.82. - All territorial leadership tends to be of the latter type. – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: One such experience happened while listening to the President's energy message to the people. Here was the President of the United States, a man who presumably can obtain the best advice from the world's most intelligent and informed people; and what I heard came out as nonsense. After further study it still seems nonsense.” - Jerry E. Pournelle, GALAXY, vol. 39, No. 3.

LEADERSHIP: only he who does not care to rule the kingdom is fit to be entrusted with it.” - The Texts of Taoism, 11/149. – No one is fit to be entrusted with such a job. – Even God, if he exists, does not seem to be able to manage the world well enough, in detail. – Almost any human father takes better care of his children, if he can. - JZ, 1.11.08, 8.10.13. – “GOD” & HIS “CHILDREN”

LEADERSHIP: Only psychopaths want to run other people’s lives. - William L. Raddatz shared Montana Liberty's photo. – I posted the corrected version here: - Facebook, 29.5.12.

LEADERSHIP: Optimism is the content of small men in high places.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Note Books, The Crack Up, 1945. – Add at least ignorance, carelessness, arrogance, inhumanity, power addiction, power madness, insane ambition, false pretences and numerous lies and false promises to this list. – JZ, 18.5.13. - PROMISES, OPTIMISM

LEADERSHIP: Our leaders instead of being generals leading us into action, resemble more closely constables holding up traffic.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.102. – At least on the roads and to a large extent such constables as well as traffic lights are now replaced by “anarchistic” round-abouts, even in small towns like Bowral, N.S.W., Australia. – JZ, 1.12.07. – POLITICAL LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP: Our leaders' task is to grapple with the morality of international actions and not merely to play a mechanical game of chess." - Alastair Davidson. „Realpolitik“ or territorial politics is quite immoral politics – which we can afford no longer in an age of mass extermination devices. – JZ, 11.1.05. – TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LEADERSHIP: Our selection of political leaders is incredible archaic and inefficient. We select football quarterbacks with more care and intelligence than we do mayors, governors and presidents.” – Frank Goble, Beyond Failure, 96. – The selection of territorial political leaders, by whatever method, is in itself an incredible archaic, inefficient and wrongful process, within inevitably more or less disastrous results. – JZ, 27.3.94. – It is foolish to presume that such offices are rightful and useful. – JZ, 31.1.09. – VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: Paraphrasing Jefferson we might say: "That leader is best who leads least" (With "leader" here being used in the old authoritarian meaning). Consequently that leader would be best who helps most to entirely eliminate the need for leadership (in the old sense), in the same way as that father is best who rapidly eliminates the need for extensive paternal care. - There is nothing wrong with a leader who is individually chosen and who is, in practice, nothing but an advisor or consultant - as long as one thinks, as much as possible, for oneself. But almost everything is wrong with a leader who is nothing but a territorialist stand-over man (bully), oppressing self-responsible and non-aggressive citizens. – JZ, To Peace and Freedom through Political Leaders? - 16.10.82, 22.12.10. – Originally, in 21 pages in PEACE PLANS No.423.

LEADERSHIP: Parenthetically, it should be noted that there are among us always those I would class as 'false exemplars' - the political charlatans and others who prescribe life without effort, the know-nothings who promise that they, better than we ourselves, can manage our individual destinies. These 'leaders' are the very opposite of exemplars. They are Pied Pipers who put themselves in the vanguard of this or that mob.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.140

LEADERSHIP: Pay no attention to Caesar, Caesar has no idea what's really going on.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle.

LEADERSHIP: People on the whole are very simple-minded, in whatever country one finds them. They are so simple as to take literally, more often than not, the things their leaders tell them.” – Pearl S. Buck. What America Means to Me, 1943, p.5. – PEOPLE, OBEDIENCE, STATISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS, RULERS

LEADERSHIP: People want peace so much that governments had better get out of their way and let them have it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower – Individuals and minorities have to become free to find their own way towards peace, justice, freedom, enlightenment and prosperity. For all these and other rightful objectives territorial governments have grossly failed for all too long. – JZ, 22.12.10. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, GOVERNMENTS, PEOPLE, WAR & PEACE, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.” – G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, J. A. Gere & John Sparrow, editors, Geoffrey Madan’s Notebooks, 1981. – HISTORY, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

LEADERSHIP: Perhaps all politicians should carry the same sign on their back that many cars display: “Don’t follow me! I’m lost, too!” – But then one can hardly expect a truthful statement from them, either. – JZ, 5.4.05. - POLITICIANS, JOKES, RULERS, PRESIDENTS

LEADERSHIP: Playboy: Then how does one rate the Presidents? - Hess: By trivializing them. Remember the good things. Eisenhower played golf. Kennedy was a snappy dresser. Truman used salty language. Things like that...” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – Why bother to rate them at all, instead of working for freedom to secede from them, together with like-minded volunteers, to escape their disaster-producing territorial monopolism? – JZ, 22.12.10. – SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, RUNNING THE OWN LIFE

LEADERSHIP: Political acrobats: He finds out which way the crowd is going, then jumps in front and waves his banner.” - Safian, Insults I.

LEADERSHIP: Political elections do not choose leaders of society. Rather, they are an exercise in which groups of people choose individuals who will assist them in looting other groups of individuals, those folks who were unfortunate enough not to be able to elect their own political strongman. The process can be downright blatant, as is the case in African and Asian countries, or it can be relatively subtle as it is in the United States, where the trappings of "constitutionality" and "rule of law" hide many of the more nefarious goings on.” – William Anderson, Are Politicians Leaders? 10/19/2000. - CANDIDATES, PARTIES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TAXATION, POWER STRUGGLES, POLITICIANS, POLITICS, ELECTIONS, EXPLOITATION BY TAXATION & INFLATION, COMBINED WITH TERRITORIALISM - AS USUAL

LEADERSHIP: Political leaders are followed only by sheep. - JZ 5/7/82

LEADERSHIP: Political leadership becomes reduced to almost bearable proportions or to powers so decentralized that one can effectively resist it in many cases, only once Federal and State governments are either entirely replaced, or replaced in their priority position, by genuine local governments that are small scale and fully autonomous. After a while, they would tend to supply public services only to those who want them and are willing to pay for them. Their citizens would have a good chance to throw out any still occurring rascals. That does not mean that I would consider them to be my political ideal (which is a free society within an all-over panarchistic society) but that I would appreciate and prefer it to the alternatives offered today, including today's "local governments" (which are not autonomous, too large, too powerful and the outcome of subsidies from general tax funds). - JZ, 20.10.82. – LOCAL GOVERNMENT, QUITE AUTONOMOUS, VS. STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, DECENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: Political leadership struggles should be renamed “struggles for territorial mis-leadership, largely of involuntary victims.” They lead only to still more and only somewhat different messes for their victims. – JZ, 12.11.11, 8.10.13. They should only be tolerated in communities of volunteers, where political struggles would, anyhow, be rather rare or merely lead to a peaceful split into two communities with different leaders. – JZ, 23.2.12, 8.10.13. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FREE CHOICE INSTEAD OF TERRITORIAL VOTING.

LEADERSHIP: Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.” – George Jean Nathan, news summaries, July 9, 1954. - The politics of volunteers under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws is quite another matter. In it free men can try to realize all their ideals - quite undisturbed by the constitutions, laws, jurisdictions, parties and majority votes of non-members, quite free to learn from their own experience and to apply it, thus likely to make fast progress in whatever sphere they are interested in. Their leaders are also of another brand than the usual territorialist liars and demagogues. But even if they are false prophets, they would set deterrent examples for all to learn from, and that not in some foreign country but, possibly, right next door. – JZ, 29.11.07, 22.12.10. - POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, RULERS CHANCELLORS, GOVERNORS, REPRESENTATIVES, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS & POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: Popular leaders are still, largely, mis-leaders. Pick your own – if you must have one – but let him or her become a leader only over your own life. Otherwise, pick yourself as the best possible leader for your own life. Phase out popular power over your own life. – JZ, 29.12.04, 8.10.13. Phase out? Secede from it, a.s.a.p.! – JZ, 20.1.08. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIAL POWER

LEADERSHIP: Powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man. Or as Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek said, ‘in government, the scum rises to the top.’" – Walter E. Williams - POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: President, n. A temporary chief, elected by the leaders of a party of political bandits, for the purpose of dividing the spoils amongst them.” - Ambrose Bierce, The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary, p.252. - TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: President, n. The leading figure in a small group of men whom - and of whom only it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President.” - Ambrose Bierce, The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary, p.252.

LEADERSHIP: Presidents achieve power by hoaxes and handshakes, while kids take the far less tiring route of being born. - That is the only difference I can discern.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – PRESIDENTS, RULERS, REPREENTATIVES

LEADERSHIP: Propaganda ... our leaders lied to us. Your leaders lied to you. Enemies are not told the truth about each other.” - Margroff, Anthony and Offutt: Mandroid, in "IF", June 66.

LEADERSHIP: Proudhon's revolution was aimed to restore man' s sense of his own dignity by rescuing it from its abasement at the hands of Power. Men do not revolve around Caesars and Napoleons, and draw their strength and sustenance from so-called great men. Quite the contrary! Each man revolves on his own axis, and in so far as the Caesars and Napoleons have any power, it is drawn from the collective power of countless individual wills.” - R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p.103. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LEADERSHIP: Put not your trust in Princes.” - Bible, Psalms.

LEADERSHIP: Reform comes from below. No man with four aces calls for a new deal.” - "PROGRESS", 9/73.

LEADERSHIP: Saul-Paul Sirag was telling me the other day, ... there is no true separation anywhere. "Send not to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." – Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger, p.235. – SELF-THINKING, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP, FREEDOM TO ACT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, INDIVIDUALISM

LEADERSHIP: Scientists don’t want to rule the world”, Yuri was saying firmly. “Scientists want to do science, Painters want to paint. Doctors want to heal. Dancers to dance. Only a few people want to run the world and they must be prevented from doing it ever again.” (*) - Kate Wilhelm, Welcome, Chaos, p.204. – Leadership over volunteers only, all limited to exterritorial autonomy, is quite another matter. – JZ, 22.12.10. – (*) Because they are ignorant and dumb enough to imagine that they could do this, rightfully and effectively. – JZ, 9.10.13. - WAR CRIMINALS, POWER MONGERS, POLITICIANS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM.

LEADERSHIP: Scum floats to the top.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.160. – It also accumulates at the bottom and then often constitutes the ignorant, prejudiced and stupid – but territorially decisive - voting majority. – JZ, 22.12.10. – , VOTING, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITARIANISM

LEADERSHIP: Self-reliance: The weakness of the many make the leader possible – and the man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves, also. Discipleship is a degenerating process to all parties concerned. People who are able to do their own thinking should not allow others to do it for them." – E. Hubbard, quoted from THE INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, July 1, 1968.

LEADERSHIP: So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.” – Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963, Ends and Means, 1937. - In politics, like in religion, those not worshipping them should become free to opt out from under them and to adopt other systems, guides, leaders, gurus, prophets, reformers or revolutionaries – but only for themselves and their own affairs. – JZ, 10.9.07, 9.10.13. - HERO-CULT, PERSONALITY CULT, VOTERS, STATISM, PANARCHISM, FOLLOWERS, ADHERENTS, STATISTS, SUBJECTS, VOLUNTARISM, VOLUNTARY VICTIMHOOD

LEADERSHIP: Some people are born great, some people achieve greatness and some people are pretty much what you'd expect - but get to be President, anyway.” - Rowland B. Wilson, PLAYBOY, July 76. – PRESIDENTS, JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Someone was remarking, a few issues back ... that most of the world's and nation's ‘leaders' had never done anything except hold and exert power; they had never done anything else worthy of memory. There are of course exceptions, but very few. It was a sad day indeed when Mao Tse-Tung decided to become a revolutionary, not a poet, and Chinese history and literature both have suffered for it. Yet it would surprise me not if the poet, not the chairman, is better remembered in 1,000 years.” - Johnny Reb, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8.11.75, p.41.

LEADERSHIP: Such truths as are perceived, not the person advancing them, constitute the sole source of progress; only these truths qualify for that type of leadership worth developing or following." Leonard E. Read, “Accent on the Right”, 1968, FEE, p.13. – We do not need new leaders but intellectuals - and a new type of these - is another way of putting it. – JZ, n.d. – IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LEADERSHIP: Talk about the blind leading the blind.” - Jerome Tuccille, Here Comes Immortality!

LEADERSHIP: Territorial leaders were largely found to be power-mad, dishonest and empty-headed. – JZ, 31.7.03.

LEADERSHIP: that free men need not fear one another; that true leadership is not dependent upon nor should it be subject to political decision-making - any time they do this, they can manage without government. Until they do this, they not only will not manage, they hardly deserve the liberty they profess." - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 75.

LEADERSHIP: That the world is not well governed is because there are those who try to govern it.” – The Texts of Taoism, II, p 287. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: The American Revolution had no leader. Hundreds of thousands of men and women who lived and died unknown to anyone but their neighbors, and now are completely forgotten, began the third attempt to create conditions in which human beings can use their natural freedom. - This is the great fact in history. - Abraham and the prophets after him knew that every human being is self-controlling and responsible. Christ knew it. Mohammed knew it. And eleven hundred years after Mohammed, some hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and women living on the coast of North America knew it. - This fact is the hope of the world. For only unknown individuals can create and maintain conditions in which men can act freely, conditions in which human energy can operate to improve the human world.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.158. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS! “RELEASE ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES!”

LEADERSHIP: The best would tend to get to the top while now the worst tend to get to the top and stay there for all too long. Under panarchism all forms of leadership would be self-inflicted for the subjects and individuals and minorities could get rid of it, for their own affairs, very fast, simply by opting out. Leadership struggles over compulsory members and compulsorily extracted revenues would rapidly end. Instead there would only be leadership struggles to make the own offers more attractive than those of others - for voluntary members. - JZ, n.d. - Future leaders would have to compete, rightfully, non-violently and efficiently like good and free businessmen, to stay in business, retaining employees and customers. - JZ, 16.9.04. - LEADERSHIP UNDER PANARCHISM VS. LEADERSHIP UNDER TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: The burden of leadership in China has always been too weighty for a single mind to bear!” - Anthony Grey, The Chinese Assassin, p.250. – It is the same for any country or whole population! – JZ, 31.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, RULERS

LEADERSHIP: The centralized system of election, however, selects very heavily against the principled and the moderate, and against those leadership-attributes which depend on face-to face contacts.” - Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency, p.42.

LEADERSHIP: The clots at the top never learn.” - K. F. Welch: Brainwave, p.20.

LEADERSHIP: The crowd will follow a leader who marches twenty steps in advance; but if he is a thousand steps in front of them, they do not see and do not follow him, and any literary freebooter who chooses may shoot him with impunity.” - George Brandes. - With experimental freedom, under full exterritorial autonomy, even for a few volunteers only, the situation would become very different. -JZ, 22.10.82, 22.12.10.

LEADERSHIP: the cynical leaders of Earth shamelessly manipulated and used their fellow humans, ... all Prime Movers … were equally corrupt.” – H. G. Stratmann, Achromamorph’s Burden, p.44 of ANALOG, Feb. 00. – PRESIDENTS, RULERS, POLITICIANS

LEADERSHIP: The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” - Joe Stalin, comment to Churchill at Potsdam, 1945. – Not only beasts like Stalin thought or felt like that way, the masses still feel that way or, rather, remain largely unfeeling in this respect. To try to bear the losses of not just one friend, comrade, child, parent, or lover simply goes beyond the capacity of individuals to bear and thus they ignore the greater losses of many more victims. It is impossible to fully sympathize with all the miseries, losses and victims of atrocities in the world. It would be like living in a perpetual nightmare on a massive scale. The own pains, disappointments, accidents, bad experiences or miseries are keeping us busy enough. One cannot take the suffering of a whole world and its human populations on one’s shoulders, visualize and feel it. We are not built for that. (We could not even survive if we fully felt the stress of all other individual and group catastrophes. – JZ, 9.10.13.) It would lead to manic depression, lastingly until it kills us, too, directly or indirectly. And some would even want to include all the suffering of animals. But at least we should determine to reduce unearned suffering, that was not a just penalty or self-chosen systems or for crimes with involuntary victims (that ultimately do also result in suffering for the victimizers) and should seriously ponder all possibilities for achieving this. For this we should start out, I believe, with seriously considering all individual rights and liberties, enough to try to assemble them in an ideal and universal declaration of them. Such a declaration will not be produced by any territorial government. We might as well expect the elimination of all crime by the Mafia. – JZ, 11.11.07, 9.10.13. - SYMPATHY HAS ITS LIMITS, HUMAN RIGHTS

LEADERSHIP: the doctrinaire leadership, whose goal was numbers, not understanding.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.244.

LEADERSHIP: The entire Presidential afflatus reinforces the notion that a few people are different and superior, capable of solving the problems of the faceless mob. That notion was horseshit in monarchical times and is horseshit today - not that the medieval monarchs were much different from our Presidents now.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – PRESIDENTS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

LEADERSHIP: The fewer people know me, // The nobler are they that follow me. // Therefore, the Sage wears coarse clothes, // While keeping the jade in his bosom.” – Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.70, p. 101 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu. - PRINCIPLES, PROGRAM, IDEALS, FOLLOWERS

LEADERSHIP: The fish begins to stink at its head.” - Quoted by Robert Conquest in "Lenin".

LEADERSHIP: The fly said upon the axle-tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!” - Francis Bacon, 1561-1626.

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

LEADERSHIP: The great man is a public misfortune.” - Old Chinese proverb.

LEADERSHIP: The greatest principle of all is that nobody, whether male or female, should be without a leader. Nor should the mind of anybody be habituated to letting him do anything at all on his own initiative; neither out of zeal, nor even playfully. But in war as in the midst of peace - to his leader he shall direct his eye and follow him faithfully. And even in the smallest matter he should stand under leadership. - For example, he should get up, or move, or wash, or take his meals ... only if he has been told to do so. In a word, he should teach his soul, by long habit, never to dream of acting independently, and to become utterly incapable of it. - Plato. - Hasn't his utopia been largely realized in our times? - JZ 20.10.82. – I don’t think that he meant this as a joke but it amounts to a very bad joke, nevertheless. – JZ, 31.10.08. – What remains quite unregulated might require only a relatively short list of minor private affairs compared with the long list of our affairs that are “regulated” or “ordered” by our “great” leaders, so great that we can never reach them or teach them. – 26.4.09. – What about the leaders? Aren’t they humans, too, who need leaders, according to Plato? – JZ, 27.7.13.- JOKES

LEADERSHIP: The higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his butt.” - Joseph R. Garber, A Perfect State, p.141. - CLIMBERS, POLITICIANS, GREAT MEN, JOKES

LEADERSHIP: The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware. Next comes one whom they love and praise. Next comes one whom they fear. Next comes one whom they despise and defy.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 17, tr. By John C.H. Wu.

LEADERSHIP: The initiation of all wise or noble things comes and must come from individuals; generally at first from some one individual. The honor and glory of the average man is that he is capable of following the initiative; that he can respond internally to wise and noble things, and be led to them with his eyes open. I am not countenancing the sort of "hero-worship", which applauds the strong man of genius for forcibly seizing on the government of the world and making it do his bidding in spite of itself. All he can claim is, freedom to point out the way. The power of compelling others into it is not only inconsistent with the freedom and development of all the rest, but corrupting to the strong man himself.” - J. S. Mill, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.140. - POWER

LEADERSHIP: The king can do no right - none whatsoever. (I am referring only to the king as king, not as husband, father, and so on.)” - Leonard E. Read. Then Truth Will Out, p.35. –

LEADERSHIP: The Leader is not only a law to himself: he covers with his authority the misdeeds of numberless petty tyrants in their colored shirts. After the massacres of June 30, 1934, when scores of people were shot without a trial, Hitler blandly declared that for twenty-four hours he had been the Supreme Court of the German nation.” - G. P. Goods, Dictatorship in Theory and Practice, p.39. If you have territorial power and cannot refute your opponents, then you can always get them murdered. – JZ, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: The leader of a party must be someone who cares for something beyond the leadership of a party.” - Bernard Berenson, 1865-1959, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.64. – PARTIES

LEADERSHIP: The leader-cum follower relationship is a bore.” – D. H. Lawrence, in a letter to Witter Bynner, in 1928, quoted in: James Dale Davidson, INDIVIDUALIST, 6/72. – It can also be very dangerous to freedom lovers, especially when territorial leadership and fanatical followers are involved. – JZ, 14.11.07. - FOLLOWERSHIP

LEADERSHIP: the leaders must sink to the low level of their constituency, therefore they must cater to the ignorance and prejudice of the voters. And that is precisely what Socialism has been doing since it was caught in the political trap.” - Emma Goldman, “Socialism: Caught in the Political Trap”, in Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.105. - RULERS, VOTING, MASSES, PREJUDICES, STATE SOCIALISM AS OPPOSED TO VOLUNTARY OR COOPERATIVE SOCIALISM, FREELY COMPETING FORMS OF SOCIALISM, ALSO FREELY COMPETING WITH ALL OTHER KINDS OF ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & SOCIAL SYSTEMS: ALL PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES.

LEADERSHIP: The leaders never learn.” - Robert Ludlum, The Matlock Paper, p.285. - They have neither the mental capacity nor the time and energy left to read, study and learn. Almost all their energies and abilities are swallowed up and concentrated on gaining and retaining power. Thus their programs consist merely in the application of popular prejudices, which they force upon all those who are better informed, wiser and more moral than they are and who would never be as foolish or mad as to attempt to direct the lives of millions. In the few cases where they do say something sensible, it is by now and probably originated by a ghost-writer or speech writer working for them. There are some exceptions. E.g., Marcus Aurelius, Napoleon, Bismarck, Jefferson, Lincoln and others, have made some original and sensible remarks. But generally their words and thoughts represent a mental desert. - JZ, 1.2.02. – The people, as a mass, don’t learn either. But individuals and minorities among them do, or believe that they do and should thus become free to make their own way, follow their own dream, at the own risk and expense. – All biological progress proceeds from a few mutations that adapt better than the others and thus survive. In the progress of our political, economic and social systems we have largely outlawed such mutations or suppressed them. And this is supported by what now passes as political science, just like monarchism once passed as political science and rule by high priests before that. – JZ, 31.1.09. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, POLITICAL SCIENCE? STATISM

LEADERSHIP: the leaders of our time are obscure and must be sought by us precisely as they, to be leaders, must search for truth. May we find them as they find truth! In any event, let us never think of anyone as a leader who is not scaling the heights.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.158.

LEADERSHIP: The leaders were, in most cases, genetically poor types, with conceit far exceeding their abilities. I doubt if anyone of them had sufficient imagination to conceive logically the complexity of running a society, even the cut-to measure society they dreamed of.” – Robert Heinlein, Beyond this Horizon, p.104. – Their imagination is rather limited to appointing still another dreary committee of bureaucrats. – JZ, 25.3.94.

LEADERSHIP: The man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves, also. – Elbert Hubbart - in  - Leaders should appeal through the truthful ideas they have to offer, not through their personalities. To gain many followers for flawed ideas, myths, errors, prejudices and lies is no genuine achievement. – JZ, 31.3.12. - INNOVATORS, PIONEERS, LIBERATORS, POWER, IDEAS, FOLLOWERS

LEADERSHIP: The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.” – Alan Ashley-Pit. - Pioneers, innovators and experimenters go ahead of the crowd. They do not follow or obey it. – JZ. n.d. – Rather: They embody its worst characteristics. – JZ, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap-heap.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.946, quoted by Judy Morris and Gennady Shenker sharing Bastiat Institute's photo. - Facebook, 9.6.12. – It seems there is not enough space left on the scrap-heaps – for all the statists! – JZ, 1.11.08. - STATISM

LEADERSHIP: the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favoured few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.” - Jefferson

LEADERSHIP: The masses are afraid of their leaders. The leaders are afraid of the masses and it is an almost amusing question which of the two is the bigger fear....” - Source? – in which? Is or has? – JZ, n.d. - FEAR

LEADERSHIP: The men we elect to govern us often govern by lying.” Anthony Scaduto, OUI, Oct. 75. - LIES

LEADERSHIP: The men, who pioneered the old routes, are leaders, not our masters, Truth lies open to everyone. There has yet to be a monopoly of truth. And there is plenty of it left for future generations too. …” - Seneca, Letters, 33, page 81. - SELF-THINKING, SEARCH AFTER TRUTHS, EXPERTS

LEADERSHIP: The messiah complex is the illusion that we can somehow save ourselves by changing the man (or woman) on top.”- Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.409. – Letting merely volunteers follow their leader, genuine pioneer or mere guru, at their own expense and risk is quite another matter. Observing them would mainly be merely a new form of entertainment – but, in a few cases, it would be very enlightening. – JZ, 24.9.07. - THE MESSIAH COMPLEX, SAVIORS, PROPHETS, DEMAGOGUES, FUEHRERS, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX

LEADERSHIP: The modern politician is a follower, not a leader. The tyranny of mass democracy is not that of the arbitrary despot but that of the mass pressure groups (or “factions” as Hume would have called them) who insist that government can create something out of nothing and that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Today it is the leader, who submits to the sentiments and passions of the many.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.16. - POLITICIANS, PRESSURE GROUPS & MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY

LEADERSHIP: The modern world needs responsible individuals, it does not need leaders, least of all false leaders." - Finn Andreen, Sec. of International Freedom Academy, 1968. – I still to not know what has become of his “Freedom Academy”. – JZ, 20.1.09. There is very little about it online but somebody, with the same name and, possibly, his grandson, has a Facebook page. – I just sent him a query. - JZ, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder." - Henry C. Wright, The Liberator, 7 April 1837. - POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PREMIERS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS

LEADERSHIP: The more marked the tendency to incorporate war methods and war attitudes in peacetime life, the greater the demand for civic and subordinate psychopaths. …” - ALEX COMFORT, “Authority and Delinquency, A study in the psychology of power.”, 1950, 1970, p.57. A book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print & off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. – His latest book, written together with David Goodway, may be: Against Power and Death, Freedom Press, 1994, 166pp. I never came across and many of the other titles of his, which were printed and mentioned by Google. – Google offers 1.29 million search results but no downloadable title. – Copy-wrongs! - JZ, 9.10.13. - WARFARE METHODS, IDEAS & ATTITUDES IN PEACETIME, COLD WARS, SECRET SERVICES, SECURITY SERVICES

LEADERSHIP: The more the leaders rise, the more the people are humbled. The more the people rise, the more they can do without leaders. - JZ, 22.4.80.

LEADERSHIP: The only people wise enough to select someone to run their lives are those who never needed anyone to run their lives in the first place. - Dennis H. Mahoney, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. – So why should they need one now? – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: The people are fools, my boy, and their leaders are crooks.” - W. T. Quick, Safe to the Liberties of the People, ANALOG, 6/87, p.136. - POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, BUREAUCRATS, PEOPLE, MASSES, MAJORITY

LEADERSHIP: The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness ... This and no other is the root from which a tyranny springs. When he first appears above ground he is a protector. In the early days of his career he is full of smiles, and he salutes everyone he meets - he is to be called a tyrant, who is making promises in public and also in private; liberating debtors and distributing land to the people and his followers, and wanting to be so kind and good to everyone! But when he has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. He has another object, which is that they may be impoverished by payment of taxes and thus compelled to devote themselves to their daily wants and therefore less likely to conspire against him. And if any of them are suspected by him of having notions of freedom and of resistance to his authority, he will have a good pretext for destroying them by placing them at the mercy of the enemy; and for all these reasons the tyrant must always be getting up a war.” - Plato, The Republic, p.8. - Now, which one was the real Plato? This one or the one quoted under LEADERSHIP: The greatest principle of all is that nobody, whether male or female, should be without a leader. …? - Or was he as contradictory? - JZ)

LEADERSHIP: The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.” - Confucius, The Confucian Analects, 8:9. - Territorial leadership has more misled than led. Let each volunteer group of the people have the leader or leaders they trust - and as long as their members individually do so: Experimental freedom for all. That would maximize progress, at least in balance, while costing and risking least to bad leadership. - JZ, 26.11.02. - PEOPLE, ELITISM, ARISTOCRACY, GUIDANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

LEADERSHIP: The people must lead their leaders.” - Arthur Seldon, Charge, Temple Smith, London, 1977, p.13. – To each genuine “people”, i.e., each community of volunteers, whatever leadership, representation or self-management system it prefers! – JZ, 22.12.10. - PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, PARLIAMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, REPRESENTATION

LEADERSHIP: The people turn to a benevolent rule as water flows downwards, and as wild beasts fly to the wilderness.” - Mencius, Book IV, 1:10.2. - And they end up misled and further impoverished by taxes and restrictions of e.g. the Welfare State or State Socialism. - Rather try out the attractions of the absence of any kind of territorial rule combined with the attractions of voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy for free experiments among like-minded people - under their leaders or in free societies of their kind. - JZ, 26.11.02. – TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

LEADERSHIP: The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” — John Maxwell Anwar Hossain Manju – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad commented on a status. - John Zube : As if we were already free to "sail" into liberty, justice, peace. We are not even free to disassociate ourselves or secede from the official territorial power addicts and criminals and to establish and maintain, with other volunteers, alternative societies, at our own expense and risk only, mostly those, which are somewhat to very much better than the monopolistic and governmentally enforced existing States. That is nothing more than asking for full freedom of contract, freedom of association and freedom to experiment - leaving all others free to do their own things at the own expense and risk. - Facebook, 9.1.13. – CHOICE, SAILING, OPLTIONS, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES, PANARCHIES ETC.

LEADERSHIP: The political leader is towed in the direction of his followers. – JZ, 8.3.90. – And they are, usually almost as dumb and prejudiced as the protest marchers and demonstrators are. – Even worse, they are territorial power addicts. - JZ, 5. 8. 92, 22.12.10. – STATIST FOLLOWERS

LEADERSHIP: The Presidency doesn't mean shit to me. But it means everything to most people, which is sad. Thomas Jefferson once had to go out to eat because the boarding-house he was staying at stopped serving dinners at a certain time. Sounds like the folks then understood that what they had was an elected officer, not an elected deity.” - Karl Hess, PLAYBOY, interview, 7/76.

LEADERSHIP: The President felt that he himself was disintegrating - and they wanted him to give unity to the entire nation. He was tired, tired, tired ... - Mordecai Roshwald: A Small Armaggedon, p. 143. – If a president in a crisis situation took his nominal responsibilities (*) serious, then he could hardly sleep without being drugged. As a consequence, he makes “his” “decisions”, affecting, perhaps, the lives of hundreds of millions in a state of tired sleeplessness or under the influence of some drugs. In the case of Hitler his drug taking became revealed. For how many others is it hushed up? Churchill, seems to have been a heavy drinker. How many others lead or misled while under the influence of one or the other or even several drugs? – How many, in their condition, would not have been legally allowed to fly a plane or even drive a car or a heavy truck? - (*) Objectively, no one could be morally and effectively responsible for a whole country and all its people and should be given such decision-making power. Everyone’s knowledge and abilities are limited. In all spheres individuals and groups of like-minded volunteers should become and remain quite free to make their own decisions for themselves, their own contracts, as sovereign producers, exchangers and consumers, in a quite free market for all goods and services. - JZ, 1.11.08. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM


LEADERSHIP: The reason that the interventionists have so many 'leaders' is only because there is throughout our land a very substantial body of influential interventionist opinion. The ones out front and who are popularly appraised as leaders are, in fact, not the real leaders. They are but echoes of the underlying opinion, and an echo implies an antecedent sound. They did not create the situation in which they find themselves; they are but the products or manifestations of the status quo. They, like actors in a play, merely move out front by reason of the fact that they can better articulate and dramatize the prevailing interventionist thought than can others. The real leaders of interventionism or any other movement, like playwrights, lie more under the surface, are a quieter breed, and not nearly as observable popularly.” - Leonard E. Read: Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.58. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SLAVE MENTALITY

LEADERSHIP: The relationship between leaders and followers is a sado-masochistic relationship. – Nobody else should be territorially forced into it. Everyone should be free to secede from it. – JZ, 31.1.09. – PEOPLE, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.” - George Bernard Shaw. - ANALOG, July 87, p.12. , PERSONALITY CULT, HERO-CULT

LEADERSHIP: The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.” – Stendhal - Also ascribed to Marie Beyle. – Within communities of volunteers that might, actually, in most cases, be the case. Unless their leaders are merely popular confidence tricksters. – But competition will be severe from serious experimenters and through extensive publicity for all failures and successes of communities of volunteers under personal law. – JZ, 30.1.09, 22.12.10. - POLITICIANS, PUBLIC INTEREST, NATIONAL INTEREST, COMMON GOOD, PRESIDENTS, PREMIERS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES

LEADERSHIP: The struggle of the free men against the led men.” - H. G. Wells, The Common Sense of War and Peace, p.10. – Alas, mostly it is merely the struggle between territorial power-addicts – on the backs of their territorial subjects and victims. – JZ, 22.12.10. – POWER STRUGGLES ON THE BACKS OF VOLUNTARY & INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: The suggestion that those who order public frauds, massacres or deportations must necessarily be criminal or sadistic in their private relationships has no support in theory or in observation.” - Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency p.29. – TERRITORIALISM, REASONS OF STATE, UTILITARIANISM, POWER

LEADERSHIP: The sun will set without your assistance.” - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.117. - NATURAL LAW, JOKES

LEADERSHIP: The Superior man does nothing, and rests in the instincts of his nature.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.286.

LEADERSHIP: the Superior man's letting the world have its own course...” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.287.

LEADERSHIP: the survival into our enlightened age of a concept hatched in the black days of absolutism - the concept, to wit, that government is something that is superior to and quite distinct from all other human institutions - that it is, in its essence, not a mere organization of ordinary men, like the Ku Klux Klan, the United States Steel Corporation or Columbia University, but a transcendental organism composed of aloof and impersonal powers, devoid wholly of self-interest and not to be measured by merely human standards. One hears it spoken of, not uncommonly, as one hears the law of gravitation and the grace of God spoken of - as if its acts had no human motive in them and stood clearly above human fallibility ... - - ... when we examine this group of men realistically, we almost invariably find that it is composed of individuals who are not only not superior to the general, but plainly and depressingly inferior, both in common sense and in common decency - that the act of government we are called upon to ratify and submit to is, in its essence, no more than an act of self-interest by men who, if no mythical authority stood behind them, would have a hard time of it surviving in the struggle for existence." – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, a selection made by James T. Farrell, Vintage Books, a division of Random House, New York,1955, p.172, 178/89.

LEADERSHIP: the total pollution of leadership.” - Richard Condon: Money is Love, p.21.

LEADERSHIP: The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.” - Thomas Paine.

LEADERSHIP: The trouble with leadership training is that it doesn't train leaders.” - Fred E. Fiedler, PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, N.Y., February 1973, p. 23. – Should there be any training effort at all to provide any more of the territorially leading fools and power addicts? – JZ, 31.10.08, 22.12.10, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: The true leaders of the world lie in their graves.” - Ernst Juenger

LEADERSHIP: The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” – James Madison (1751-1836). - MEN IN POWER, ALL DESERVE DISTRUST

LEADERSHIP: the unfinished thing that fought the world with the conviction it had something extra.” - Theodore Sturgeon, The Touch of Your Hand, GALAXY, vol. 3 No. 11.

LEADERSHIP: The United States has much to offer the third world war. - Ronald Reagan repeated this error 9 times in the same speech. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. That goes beyond a joke, for he was in charge of the largest nuclear arsenal. – JZ, 7.4.12. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LEADERSHIP: The urge to excel and the urge to lead aren’t the same. Sometimes I think they may be opposites.” - Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, Harper Collins Publishers, 1996, p.81. -  87. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

LEADERSHIP: The weaknesses of the many make the leader possible - and the man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves, also. Discipleship is a degenerating process to all parties concerned. People who are able to do their own thinking should not allow others to do it for them.” - Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, MASSES, STATISM, HELPLESSNESS, WEAKNESS

LEADERSHIP: The world has for so many thousands of years been accustomed to be ruled by despots that even in democratic countries people still seek out overbearing men. At the helm they want a captain with a flourish.” - D.R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.32. – And he will mislead them, from one man-made disaster to another. JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: the world is not controlled by kings or presidents, but by criminals. Kings and presidents are ephemeral; organizations like Cosa Nostra and the Tongs go on for ever.” - Christopher Wood, James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me, the book of the film, p.42. - What's the difference? - JZ, 21.5.00. – Ordinary criminals at least do not pretend that what they are doing to their victims is for their own good. – JZ, 9.10.13. - POLITICIANS, CRIMINALS, Q.

LEADERSHIP: The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes. - PERSONALITY CULT, HEROES, STATESMEN, POLITICIANS, SCHOLARSHIP, KNOWLEDGE, PHILOSOPHY, UNDERSTANDING

LEADERSHIP: The worst crooks are on top and territorially in charge. Do you need further examples of the wrongs and messes they have caused and are still causing? – JZ, 30.10.08.

LEADERSHIP: The worst monsters have not escaped, are not on the loose and on the run, but are in charge. – JZ, 7.1.86.

LEADERSHIP: The worst tend to get on top.” – F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom.

LEADERSHIP: Their leaders had become … insane. Incidentally, this latter phenomenon – the drift of psychological aberrants toward leadership – has been noted in all ages.” - Fritz Leiber, Sanity, in Isaac Asimov, The Great SF Stories 6 (1944), 1981, p.97. - RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, MINISTERS, PARTY LEADERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

LEADERSHIP: There are two types of leaders - those interested in the flock, and those interested in the fleece.” - O. A. Battista. – READER’S DIGEST, Aug. 75, p.109. - One might add that those, pretending to be interested in the flock, do usually just want to fatten it for the slaughter. - JZ, 11.8.75.

LEADERSHIP: There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” - Attributed to Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, one of the leaders of the February Revolution of 1848 in France. James Michael Curley uses this quotation as an epigraph at the beginning of chapter 4 of his autobiography, I'd Do It Again, p. 44 (1957), and attributes it to a French Revolutionist. - Attribution to Gandhi of "I must follow the people for I am their leader" was made by Leon Howell, "The Delta Ministry," Christianity and Crisis, August 8, 1966, p.192. Alvin R. Calman, Ledru-Rollin and the Second French Republic (Studies in History, Economics and Public Law vol. 103, no. 2), p. 374 (1922), says Ledru-Rollin's use of "I am their chief; I must follow them," is probably apocryphal. - There go my people. “I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.” - Alexandre Ledru-Rollin. – Compare: “There goes the mob. I am their leader. Therefore, I must follow them.” - Unknown. - French revolutionist: “I must follow the mob, because I lead them.”

LEADERSHIP: There is no accounting for the emergence of these superior men, these 'sports of nature', who sporadically shape the course of mankind. They come, as it were, from nowhere, and nobody has yet conclusively explained their advent...” - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax …”

LEADERSHIP: There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities, such as More, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. The result would be an Encyclopedia of Error. They would assert slavery, socialism, persecution, divine right, military despotism, the reign of force, the supremacy of the executive over the legislation and justice, purchase in the magistracy, the abolition of credit, the limitation of laws to nineteen years, etc.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), Letter to Mary Gladston, April 24, 1881. - PREJUDICES, POLITICIANS, GREAT MEN, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, GOVERNMENT,

LEADERSHIP: There is no greater immorality than to occupy a place you cannot fill.” - Napoleon I, to his brother Joseph, King of Spain. - Nevertheless, he tried to make himself Emperor of Europe! - JZ, 20.10.82. How many did he kill, directly or indirectly, with his ambition? How many more mass murderers do we need or can we afford? – JZ, 31.10.08.

LEADERSHIP: There is no necessary connection between the desire to lead and the ability to lead, and even less to the ability to lead somewhere that will be to the advantage of the led. ... Leadership is more likely to be assumed by the aggressive than by the able, and those who scramble to the top are often more motivated by their own inner torments than by any demand for their guidance.” - Bergen Evans: The Spoor of Spooks and Other … - 1954. – No more territorial leadership over all too many peaceful dissenters. It amounts to despotism over them. Only leadership over like-minded volunteers has sufficient consent or mandate. And it must thus become confined to exterritorial autonomy under personal law. – JZ, 22.12.10. – VOLUNTARISM?

LEADERSHIP: There is no political process of knowing or selecting in advance the persons who will be most creative. The only process that will bring the creative minority to the top, that will encourage their effectiveness, is complete freedom.” - Leonard E. Read, - Elements of Libertarian Leadership, "p.108. – Including full exterritorial autonomy for communities, societies and competing governments of volunteers only, all under personal laws and without any territorial monopoly. – JZ - PANARCHISM

LEADERSHIP: There is no time to waste. Do not wait for "leaders". Act yourself.” - H. G. Wells, The Rights of Man, p.127. – Again, the false assumption is that sufficient freedom for rightful individual and minority group actions does already exist. How do people arrive at this assumption? From the relative trivia they are still permitted to practise under the rule of territorial statism? – JZ, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.” - Lord Acton, in a letter to Creighton, April 5, 1887.

LEADERSHIP: There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” - Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, ch.6. – What is true under territorialism does not apply once the experimental freedom of panarchism is introduced. Successful experiments could then be conducted by small groups and spread from them, just like technical or natural science innovations can. – JZ, 30.1.09. - INNOVATION, IDEAS, REFORMS, CHANGE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM,

LEADERSHIP: these leaders are in an endless race with each other – nothing more.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.146. – In this respect they are even less useful and moral than are the Olympic winners, who at least represent a physical ideal. In an Olympics for valuable ideas the politicians would be very poor losers. – The leadership struggles are also excessively reported by the mass media, who seem to be largely unable or unwilling to report about ideas, discoveries or facts that are more worthwhile. - JZ, 7.10.07, 9.10.13. – POWER-ADDICTION, POWER-MADNESS, POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, IDEAS, MASS MEDIA

LEADERSHIP: these sanctimonious old geezers who tell the rest of the world how to be good.” - Mark Clifton & Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, Part II, ASTOUNDING SF, August 1954, p.27. - POLITICIANS, EXPERTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

LEADERSHIP: They all want to be masters – and have not yet learnt even to master themselves.” – (Sie wollen alle Herren sein, und sind nicht Herren von sich selbst.) – Goethe.

LEADERSHIP: They do not act from the heart. They are more like the actors on the movie screen. They play roles. And their leaders are not like our leaders. They are not chosen for virtue, but for their skill at playing roles.” – Sam Three Arrows of the Mohawk Nation, quoted in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminatus I, p.155, on Whites and their leaders. – The only action the heart is capable of, is to keep the blood circulating. – JZ, 16.5.13.

LEADERSHIP: They do not trust their leaders and yet they follow them.” - Sam Three Arrows of the Mohawk Nation, quoted in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminatus I, p.155.

LEADERSHIP: They paint what the public sees. And the public never sees anything.” - Oscar Wilde. – PUBLIC OPINION

LEADERSHIP: Things are in the saddle, and ride mankind.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ode, inscribed to W. H. Channing, 1847. – Yes, if one classifies “leaders” no longer as people but as mere “things” or man-made institutions, or belief systems, like ‘territorialism”, “statism”, “collective responsibility” and “nuclear strength” or “nuclear deterrent”, and “unity”, as wrongful, misleading - but dominant and practised ideas - even when people are not fully aware of them. I would rather say: “false ideas”, “errors”, “prejudices” and “myths” than of “things”. – JZ, 1.11.08, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” - Abraham Lincoln. – Politicians, who aspire to rule others, do not deserve liberty themselves. - JZ, 21.8.02, 9.10.13. - SUBJECTS, PRESIDENTS, CITIZENS, LAWMAKERS & LAW-TAKERS, POLITICIANS RULERS,

LEADERSHIP: This is servitude, / To serve the unwise.” - Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667, 6.178. - SUBORDINATION, STATISM, SERVITUDE, OBEDIENCE:

LEADERSHIP: This must be said: There are too many 'great' men in the world; there are too many legislators, planners, founders of societies, leaders of nations, fathers of their country, etc., etc. Too many people place themselves above mankind in order to guide its footsteps; too many people make a career of being concerned with mankind.” - Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III: Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.246. - Like many such comments, this one, too, ignores that this would not matter much or would matter only to those volunteers, who would thereby also maximize their chance to learn from their mistakes, if only all these 'leaders' led or misled only the volunteers of exterritorial and autonomous communities, as long as these would individually consent, to be so led or misled. – JZ, 20.10.82. - Anarchists propagandists are few in numbers now, when they have so much to complain about. How many of them would be left, as mere complainants or protestors - after this reform is realized? Most of them would be too busy, involved with their own free lives and the affairs of their voluntary communities and would advocate, largely, only by the examples they would set or, at most, by responding to polite or paid enquiries. - JZ, 10/82, 22.12.10, 9.10.13. – ANARCHISM & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: Those leaders are best who least desire to lead.” - Greg Bear, Moving Mars, p.274. – But since they are free to engage in such a career or not and also free to abdicate, while we are not free do secede from them, how often will we find a man in a leadership position, who has “the least desire to lead”? – The remark does already assume that something like territorial leadership REALLY CAN do something right and good. Who can supply convincing examples for THAT? – Could we rightly say that those leaders are best who are least addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs or alcohol? Is power addiction a less dangerous addiction than a drug addiction or a much more dangerous one? - JZ, 11.9.08. – POWER, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM,

LEADERSHIP: Those who can best define the responsibilities of sovereign individuals would, inevitably, become intellectual leaders of a new type among responsible and freedom loving individuals. These intellectual leaders would continually appeal to their students: "Don't follow a leader! Don't accept my word for this, either - but dare to think for yourself!" – JZ, 1982

LEADERSHIP: Those who do not think or do not think deeply enough will outnumber those who do and will tend to elect those who, likewise, do not think or do not think deeply enough, i.e., who share the wide-spread prejudices and myths representing superficial thinking. More or less enlightened individuals ought to be free to opt out of this mess, as the first significant step towards their own further enlightenment and liberation and that of others. - JZ, 20.10.82, 22.12.10. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS.

LEADERSHIP: To be a leader is to be inhuman not only to others but to yourself.” - Source? This too, is referring only to political, territorial or coercive leadership! - JZ, 29.11.76, 9.10.13.

LEADERSHIP: To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.” - Havelock Ellis, 1859-1939. – By now they are rather cautious and “approach” their subjects only indirectly, through the mass media or websites. – For that makes tyrannicide a bit harder, too. – JZ, 11.1.08. - What is usual under territorialism will not happen often, if at all, under panarchism. For then individuals and groups can turn their back on territorial "leaders" or misleaders and freely begin to do their own things. - JZ, 23.1.09. – For a while even a Hitler presented himself to the public in an open car. How many modern “democratic” leaders dare to do that? However, the Hitler salute, which he demanded, was already rather disarming. There were about four dozen tyrannicide attempts against him, by Germans. None, to my knowledge, by the Allies in WWII. – JZ, 9.10.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: To be a leader, not a Butcher, // This is called hidden Virtue.” - Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.51, p. 73 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu.

LEADERSHIP: To blame such results on bad leaders or imperfections of ideology is to miss seeing the forest for the trees. Politics, whether conducted by outright violence or by symbolic forms of civil war such as elections, lobbying and propaganda, is a contest at coercion and manipulation - the most coercive/manipulative people naturally rise to the top.” - Rayo, VONULIFE, March 73. – TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL VOLUNTARISM

LEADERSHIP: To mourn a president's passing more than another person's is to assume he has some special divinity the rest of us lack.” - Charles Chively, introduction to Spooner's Works, I, p.53.

LEADERSHIP: To save people leaders must be lost.” – Israel Zangwill, 1864-1926, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.75. – We only need to secede from our territorial leaders to become free to exterritorially do our own things together with like-minded volunteers. – Leave the existing leaders in charge of their remaining volunteers, directing their circus, zoo or cabaret performance, but from then on without any territorial monopoly and power. – JZ, 2.12.10. - PEOPLE, JOKES, TYRANNICIDE, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: Too many people believe this world is rather a hell than a potential paradise and that, as a hell, it requires a master, the stronger the better. - JZ, 12/72. – Territorialism leads us to the Hell of a general nuclear holocaust. – JZ, 22.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, NWT, WARFARE STATE, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: Trade has brought the nations together. It has harmonized their particularities and customs to some extent. Their leaders may be enemies but the peoples are countrymen.” - Benjamin Constant, Der Geist der Usurpation, S.27. (The Spirit of Usurpation.) – GOVERNMENTS VS. THE PEOPLE, FREE TRADE

LEADERSHIP: Try to imagine a society of know-it-alls, everyone believing himself to be the source of wisdom; all dictocrats, each attempting to dominate all the others. Freedom could not grace such a society - all arrogance, no humility! Indeed, it seems unlikely that such a society could exist. Nature could not reveal any of her secrets to such people; they already know everything. – ‘Blind leaders of the blind.’" - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.11.

LEADERSHIP: Under present conditions and with their territorial political and military systems, powers and weapons almost all political and military leaders at least of all the large territorial Warfare States are all too close to madness and should be certified and imprisoned, if possible and, otherwise, outlawed and executed by anyone getting the chance. – JZ, 14. & 17.2.13. – Alas, even that topic remains still controversial after more than 2,000 years. – JZ, 10.9.13. - POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADNESS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENTS, NUCLEAR DETERRENT, NUCLEAR ARMAMENT, NUCLER WAR THREAT, TYRANNICIDE

LEADERSHIP: Under today's system leaders do not lead but are also subordinated to collectivistic restrictions. - JZ, 7.6.79. - Nobody is left who is quite free. - JZ, 20.10.82, 22.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: Using Barbes as an example, he went on to show that the most popular leaders were those who best typified popular myths and ideals, and that such men were in reality the led rather than the leaders. 'It is remarkable, on the other hand,' he added in a tone of personal sadness, 'that the more a man gives proof of judgment, of perspicacity, of the progressive spirit and the faculty of understanding, the more he loses his ascendancy over the masses, to whom thought is repugnant and who go only by instinct.” - George Woodcock: Proudhon, p.166/7.

LEADERSHIP: War gave them the opportunity finally to achieve their purpose to substitute government by a group of theorists who think the people don't know what's best for them and that these theorists are the only persons fit to rule the nation.” - Senator Harry Byrd, quoted in O. V. Garrison, The Dictocrats, p.301. – If only they were at least sound theorists! But they are, usually, neither sound theorists nor sound practitioners. – JZ, 1.11.08, 9.10.13. – POLITICAL SCIENCE?

LEADERSHIP: Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.” - Denis Diderot, Supplement to Bougainville's "Voyage", 1796. - ORDER

LEADERSHIP: We do not want to lead or be led. We want to be free. – Karl Hess

LEADERSHIP: We elevate a strong man to rule us. We ignore that he is mortal and corruptible.” - Morris West, 23.1.74.

LEADERSHIP: We follow ideas, not men, and rebel at this habit of embodying a principle in a man.” - Errico Malatesta, speech at the Berne Congress of the International, 1876. – HERO-CULT


LEADERSHIP: We honor Great Evildoers. We venerate Great Murderers.” – Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago 3, p.368. – STATISM, HERO WORSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, “GREATNESS”

LEADERSHIP: We live in a world of monsters - and of those who idolize and obey them. - JZ, 14.1.77. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: We must find a sorcerer or magician or witch doctor. He will tell us what to do. - This belief of primitives has its modern equivalents. – JZ, 10.4.94, 14.11.07. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, STATISM

LEADERSHIP: We must rely on ideas rather than leadership." - Marion McNall, in PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNAL, reference 39 983. – IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE


LEADERSHIP: We should listen first and foremost to our own experience ... We should stop looking for saviors ... Society has not existed for thousands of years because it had a succession of saviors. It's existed because it has institutions and processes through which people can realize their own goals.” - Thomas Sowell. – Are there better institutions for this than panarchies or polyarchies? – JZ, 11.1.08. - SAVIORS VES. FREE INDIVIDUALS, PANARCHISM

LEADERSHIP: We still. accept as leaders politicians who have nothing to offer except a constant activation of our prejudices." - O. A. Oeser. The fallacy lies here in the „we“. There are always dissenters and different leaders. Let them be free to act, voluntarily, exterritorially, in their own affairs – and the popular prejudices would begin to shrink – since then their supporters would have to pay for them out of their own pockets and with their own liberties. – JZ, 11.1.04. –PREJUDICES, PEOPLE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

LEADERSHIP: What do our “leaders” lead us towards or into? I have not heard of a rightful sensible and comprehensive program of any one of them as yet. Have you? – JZ, 27.11.07. – Q.

LEADERSHIP: What we need now is a bit less  ... leadership!!” - Bruce Hanna, - THE BULLETIN, March 29th, 1975. – Not just a bit but a lot! Even no territorial leadership at all! – JZ, 1.11.08. – TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: What's going on in our homeland is strikingly similar to what went on in Germany prior to Hitler's rise to power. They wanted a man 'big enough' and they got him. But he was big only in ignorance and the capacity to slaughter.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.39.

LEADERSHIP: What’s the good of putting the four biggest so-and-so’s in the world round a table if they can’t talk sense singly?” – Quoted on page 121 of: Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A Study in the Psychology of Power”, 1950, 1970, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print and off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. - SUMMIT CONFERENCES NEGOTIATIONS, TREATIES, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, DIPLOMACY

LEADERSHIP: When a monarch, a president, a premier or other national leader, announces that he will fight to the death, he is generally in dead earnest. He is referring, of course, not to his own death - but yours.” - Bonar Thompson, The Black Hat, 4/47. – JOKES

LEADERSHIP: When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President - I'm beginning to believe it.” - Clarence Darrow, quoted in Best Cartoons from the Editors of MALE & STAG, 8/74. – JOKES, PRESIDENTS

LEADERSHIP: When leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators - the instruments, not the guides of the people. If any of them should happen to propose a scheme of liberty, soberly limited, and defined with proper qualifications, he will be immediately outbid by his competitors, who will produce something more splendidly popular. Suspicions will be raised of his fidelity to his cause. Moderation will be stigmatized as the virtue of cowards, and compromise as the prudence of traitors - until, in hopes of preserving the credit which may enable him to temper and moderate on some occasions, the popular leader is obliged to become active in propagating doctrines and establishing powers that will afterwards defeat any sober purpose at which he ultimately might have aimed.” - Edmund Burke. - Here, too, he thought only of the narrow options and the inevitable dilemmas which uniform territorial organization of compulsory members into a State have to offer. - JZ – Territorial States should no longer be constructed or maintained at all but rightfully and peacefully demolished or diminished to powerlessness – by dissenters effectively seceding from them and also achieving the freedom and right to do their own things among their own volunteers under full exterritorial autonomy or full experimental freedom for their own institutions. – JZ, 22.12.10.

LEADERSHIP: When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. - Calvin Coolidge - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – PRESIDENTS & THEIR IGNORANCE UNEMPLOYMENT, INVOLUNTARY JOKE BY A LEADING FOOL

LEADERSHIP: When Standards Fall: The exemplary standard has been lowered! With all too rare exceptions, persons holding positions of leadership in every walk of life - religion, education, politics, business, you name it, are guided more by what will get applause or votes or dollars than by what their highest consciences dictate as sound and moral and right. They are led more by public opinion polls or box-office returns than by an inflexible integrity. The pursuit of excellence is in a slump; it has seriously floundered.” - Leonard E. Read: Then Truth Will Out, p.108. – It can flourish only among volunteers who are exterritorially autonomous. – JZ, 22.12.10.

LEADERSHIP: When the multitude detests a man, inquiry is necessary; when the multitude likes a man, inquiry is equally necessary.” – Confucius, Analects, 6th c. B.C., 15.17, tr. Ch'u Chai and Winberg Chai.

LEADERSHIP: When we do not trust a leader, he is finished. Then, also, the leaders of the Whites have too much power. It is bad for a man to be obeyed too often.” - Sam Three Arrows of the Mohawk Nation, quoted in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminatus I, p.155

LEADERSHIP: When, where and how have "great leaders" not misled? - JZ, 5.11.02. - RULERS, PERSONALITY CULT, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, Q.

LEADERSHIP: While most people are aware of the inflation, deflation, mass unemployment and stagflation phenomena, they, even most academics, remain unaware of their real causes and their real cures and preventive measures, especially of the relevant monopolies and coercive powers of central banks, legalized by politicians. (Its issue monopoly and legal tender power, which prevent sound and competitive alternatives from arising.) As territorial statists they then elect politicians as leaders or mis-leaders, people, who are just as ignorant on this subject as most of the voters are. They haven’t even learnt from the failures of 4,000 years of attempts to control prices by price control laws. Governmental schools and universities, do not, as a rule, teach the facts and truths in this sphere and thus, so to speak, the foxes are left in charge of the hen-house, here the central bank with its monopoly and coercive powers, amounting to monetary despotism. Moreover, the politicians have a vested interest in continuing monetary despotism. It allows them to spend more and more of their more and more depreciated currency, which they and their central bank are supposed to guard against depreciation. It’s a large part of its “deficit-financing”. The other part is more and more borrowing or taxation to cover their deficit. The governmental debt certificates can finally be “repaid” with much inflated money. Nor has the majority of statist territorial voters ever learnt enough from the history of ignorant and prejudiced leaders, especially when it comes to currency, finance, trade, enterprise and defence and the prevention of war and the establishment of free, just, enlightened, prosperous and peaceful societies. They still believe in “Welfare States”, “wars against poverty”, a “war against drugs” and protection via a police force, which is obviously better at disarming crime victims than criminals. – It seems to be close to impossible to enlighten the political leaders and the legislators. They are in the habit to repeat their ancient errors and wrongs over and over again. But it might be possible to enlighten enough of the diverse opposing minorities to form, between them, not the majority but a large enough minority to enforce the legalization of experimental freedom in the spheres of money, currency, clearing, credit and financing – only for communities of volunteers, who have enlightened themselves sufficiently in this sphere to see the potential benefits of this kind of freedom of action, freedom to experiment and self-help, and also the fundamental rightfulness of it, which does not endanger anybody’s liberties, like the territorial governmental policies habitually do. Territorial governments are the least suitable experimenters, as they have demonstrated again and again. Their measures tend to increase or prolong crises, wars, civil wars, revolutions and terrorism and bring them on again and again, without them learning enough from them and their failures. All kinds of dissenters should therefore become free to secede from them – in order to do their own things, among themselves, and to themselves only, in accordance with their own diverse ideology, reform ideas, opinions, beliefs, convictions – and errors and prejudices. In the latter case their failures will end their experiments fast. But the successes will become widely copied and also further increased by more new and cautious experiments, at first again among a few only and spreading widely only after they were successful. That is the way most successes are achieved in science and technology. They are not made dependent on majority voting or popular errors, prejudices and wide-spread ignorance and lack of interest. A new kind of trustworthy leadership and pioneering will develop under these conditions – and rapid progress. These experiments require exterritorial autonomy under personal law, for all the experimenters, all volunteers. A new, much more complete and better worded declaration of all genuine individual human rights and liberties, privately compiled and published, will greatly help this development, in a moral and peaceful way. It would have only intolerant fanatics, fundamentalists and power addicts at its enemies. It would also lead to the establishment or rightful militias, autonomous, self-supporting, only for the protection of these rights and liberties. It would cost its participants less than the present Warfare States do and the wars they are engaged in. Ultimately, it would come to constitute the larges protection and defence force in the world, in its federation, self-governing and self-managing, really representing the citizens protecting their genuine individual rights and liberties. It would also be the most suitable liberation force, acting together with its secret allies, the captive nations and minorities in all still despotically ruled countries. – Anyhow, that is part of my dream for a better future. It is still up in the clouds. Lets start putting a sufficient foundation under it, beginning with some of its foundation stones. Even in this job resort to experimental freedom among volunteers under full exterritorial autonomy, will be among the most important steps to release all creative energies that exist in this sphere, always in a non-threatening way towards peaceful, productive and tolerant other people, who prefer to do rather their own things under their own kinds of blueprints, plans or projects, which they prefer among themselves. – J.Z., Draft of 21.5.09, 10.3.12. - POWER, DEFICIT-FINANCING, GOVERNMENT DEBTS, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FREE BANKING, COMPETING STABLE CURRENCIES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, LIBERATION, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, ALTERNATIVE METHODS TO PROMOTE ENLIGHTENMENT IN A KIND OF GENUINE “CULTURAL REVOLUTION” – Dozens to hundreds of related hints should be added here. At least in my mind they do already belong together. To most others they are still alien or even absurd and irrational notions. Ca. 500 of them I listed, mainly alphabetically, in my second peace book, the one mainly directed against the nuclear war threat. It demonstrates that all truths are somewhat interlinked and so are all errors. It is online at - TERRITORIALISM, IGNORANCE, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, CRISES

LEADERSHIP: Who are the New Intellectuals? Any man or woman who is willing to think ..." - Ayn Rand, For the New Intellectual, Signet Pocketbooks.

LEADERSHIP: Who is it you are looking to become," she would cry scornfully, "Charlemagne - or that cruel boy of the ancients, Alexander, who laid waste half a world for the name of a conqueror?” - Martha Rofheart: Cry "God for Harry", p.220.

LEADERSHIP: Who sits, inevitably, on top of a lot of horseshit? The great man on his white charger! - JZ 20.10.82. - JOKES

LEADERSHIP: Who wants to be the driver of a run-away train? - JZ. 7.6.79.

LEADERSHIP: Who, pray tell, are these makers of things out of human beings? They are those ‘dressed in a little brief authority’, those who acquire power and then lord it over us. They are the ones who are unaware of how little they know, who know not how to quit their meddlesome interventions. Use the right phrasing and even these authoritarians would ridicule such behavior. How many of them, for instance, would buy the "Divine Right of Kings" theory that had its heyday during the reign of James I? I have not met one in my time. Yet, in what respect to they differ? They no more question their competency to rule than did that egotistic monarch of an age unenlightened in freedom. - In the preceding chapter, ... I said: ‘To imagine I were King is pure fiction, merely suggestive, for my first act would be to abdicate.’" – Leonard E. Read, Having my Way, p.154.

LEADERSHIP: Why 'give a damn who heads up the conspiracy against’ the taxpayers and citizens?’ - Robert P. Baker, OUTLOOK, Nov. 72. – The first leader, who aspired only to rule over volunteers, could make a great difference. He might be the leader of a government in exile, that in future aims to rule only over its volunteers, in free competition with the other kinds of governments or societies which other volunteers would prefer for themselves in their home-countries. Such governments would even be the best possible allies for the existing territorial democracies and could come to reshape these democracies into their own image of really self-governing communities of volunteers only. – JZ, 22.12.10. – GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, ALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, ALLIES, DEMOCRACIES, DEFENCE.

LEADERSHIP: Why is it that a person who obviously cannot manage himself, let alone those who are beholden to him, concludes that he is competent to direct a nation of people or the whole world when even the wisest of men would feel utterly incompetent for any such project? - There appear to be at least two reasons. First, the inability to succeed in such 'small things' as the management of self and of one's intimates leads to a frustration that can find no release except in affectations of grandeur. And, second, there are in any country countless thousands - often millions - of psychopathic cases who are ready and eager to follow such quackery. There are numberless people who are always looking for a shepherd, and only an incompetent and frustrated person could ever aspire to such a role. In short, there is a vast market for Judas goats.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.69/70. On page 68 he gives an explanation of Judas goats: Goats used in packing plants to lead sheep to their slaughter. They are trained to betray their kind.

LEADERSHIP: Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” - Hermann Wilhelm Göring, during his trial in Nuremberg. - WAR & THE PEOPLE, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

LEADERSHIP: With such leaders - who needs other enemies? - JZ, 2.6.82, 16.5.13.

LEADERSHIP: Women's Lib has lateral communication and no leaders.” - Rod Manis in “Outside Looking In”, p.416.

LEADERSHIP: Work naturally; make freely available such insights as you possess, but do not entertain any notions about setting someone else straight. Go only where called, but qualify to be called...” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.182.

LEADERSHIP: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we elected a Libertarian  President in 1976? It's high time.” - To expect political remedy by means of [the ?] political method is like expecting fire not to burn because the man who lights the fire has good intentions." - Robert LeFevre, responding to a question put to him in LeFevre's Journal, Fall 75.

LEADERSHIP: You have a right to seek leaders for yourself, but have no right to impose rulers on others. No matter how officials are selected, they have no rights or claims that are higher than those of any other person. You cannot give them any rights that you do not have yourself. Regardless of the imaginative titles, official have no right to murder, to enslave, or to steal.” - Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldrige, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p. XI. – Traces of panarchist thinking can be found in many anarchist and libertarian writings. So much so, that many people overlook the differences, which can be summed up in one word: “tolerance”, especially in the political, economic and social action spheres. – JZ, 30.1.09. - VS. RIGHTS

LEADERSHIP: You mustn't expect miracles in politics ... beware of the man who promises them.” - Poul Anderson, There Will Be Time, p. 42. – Imagine the great leader not all dressed up and readied for the cameras – but in his underpants: just another man. Much ado about nothing! – JZ, 1.11.08.

LEADERSHIP: your Fuehrer mentality is the rope around the neck of the world.” - Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man, p.83.

LEADERSHIP: Your greatest problem and your greatest opportunity, and your greatest glory, is that people listen to you. You awaken their deepest and their best dreams. They follow their dreams - and you.” - Robert Moore Williams, The Star Wasps, p.115. – That can be achieved only exterritorially and for volunteers only, under personal law. – Most political “scientists”, writers, lecturers and teachers have not yet understood that. - JZ, 22.12.10.

LEAGUE OF NATIONS: The program of the world's peace, therefore, is our program; and that program, the only possible program, as we see it, is this: 1. Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at, after which there shall be no private international understandings of any kind but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in the public view.” - President Woodrow Wilson, first of the "Fourteen Points," address to a joint session of Congress, January 8, 1918. - The Messages and Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Albert Shaw, vol. I, p. 468 (1924). This speech on war aims and peace terms laid the groundwork for the proposal of a League of Nations. - See Kant, Eternal Peace, 1795 on publicity & morality. - SECRET DIPLOMACY, WAR AIMS, PUBLICITY, TREATIES, PEACE AIMS, WAR

LEARNING: A learned man is better than a prophet.” – Baba Batra, p.128, quoted in: “Yiddish Proverbs”, p.165. - PROPHECY

LEARNING: A little learning is a dangerous thing; // Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; // There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, // And drinking largely sobers us again.” – Pope, Essay on Criticism. Pt. ii, l. 15. - SHALLOW THOUGHTS, LITTLE LEARNING

LEARNING: Americans must learn how to be free.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.251. – Alas, there exists still no single and comprehensive source for this kind of information, although it could probably be contained in a single external HD of 320 Gbs. to 4 TBs, which could contain the equivalent of the pages of millions of books. – JZ, 18.11.07, 9.10.13. - TEACHING, KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, STUDY, ENLIGHTENMENT, CD-PROJECT, ELECTRONIC LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY

LEARNING: an appreciation that learning is just as much a requirement for the parent as the child, for the teacher as the student, for me as you, as much needed at eighty as eight …” - Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.33. – But it makes sense to try to pass on, from a certain age onwards, more of what one has already learnt, by writing, speaking, recording or publishing, rather than spending all of one’s time to learn still more and take all that extra knowledge into one’s grave. – JZ, 18.11.07, 9.10.13. - LEARNING TO LIVE, EDUCATION, LIVING, PEOPLE, MAN

LEARNING: An old truth: We learn things by doing them. It is a truth long forgotten by today’s educators, who believe we should not start to do things until after they have been ‘learned’.” – Note, undated by D.Z. - Source? John Holt? - SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION

LEARNING: And there is no reason why any pride in advertising your talents abroad should lure you forward into the public eye, inducing your to give readings of your works or deliver lectures. I should be glad to see you doing that if what you had to offer them was suitable for the crowd I have been talking about: but the fact is, not one of them is really capable of understanding you. You might perhaps come across one here and there, but even they would need to be trained and developed by you to a point where they could grasp your teaching. 'For whose benefit, then, did I learn it all?' If it was for your own benefit that you learnt it you have no call to fear that your trouble may have been wasted.” - Seneca, Letters, VII, p.43. - LECTURES, KNOWLEDGE, TEACHING, CROWDS, AUDIENCES, READINGS

LEARNING: But one learns from books and reels only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, ANALOG 2/76, p.134 or 135. – And yet territorial governments have reserved to themselves political, economic and social experiments – and managed to almost never learn sufficiently from them. Those in power tend to blame always other factors than their own mistakes and thus they repeat their own mistakes over and over again. 4000 years of price controls and of monetary despotism! (*) Thus those, who disagree with territorial governments, ought to be set free to engage in their own experiments – in panarchies and polyarchies of volunteers, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. Territorial rulers even tried to control the arts, literature, technology and science! – JZ, 18.11.07. – (*) Yes, any exclusive rare metal currency is also a form of monetary despotism, although it tends to produce “only” deflationary effects rather than inflationary ones. – The common saying “the cursed hunger for gold” does hint at that effect. - JZ, 9.10.13. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTATION, EXPERIENCE

LEARNING: dance … less … learn … more.” – Jack Williamson, People Machines, p.172. – Drink, smoke, and eat less but learn more. – Add your own examples. - JZ, 17.5.13.

LEARNING: Everyone learns only what he can learn.” – Goethe, Faust, I, 4 (Mephisto). (Ein jeder lernt nur, was er lernen kann.) – And most people don’t even learn that much or that little. – JZ, 10.12.85, 14.11.07. - EDUCATION, RED.

LEARNING: Few men make themselves masters of the things they write or speak.” - John Selden. – And by now few, if any, can really master a whole subject, not to speak of a whole science. – JZ, 17.1.08. - SCHOLARSHIP, STUDY, WRITING, SPEAKING, EXPERTISE, RED., SPECIALIZATION

LEARNING: Finally, there is also a mystery as to increasing one’s own wisdom: continued acquisition requires sharing. In a word, there is no growth or accretion in wisdom unless that which one receives is freely shared with those who seek. “It is more blessed to give than to receive” simply means that giving or sharing is the prerequisite of receiving. This appears to be the nature of all energy, be it hydraulic, intellectual, spiritual. Sharing, giving off, converts potential energy into moving, power-giving, kinetic energy. This radiant energy, which I do not understand but am aware of, is obviously a flowing phenomenon. As Emerson phrased it, we can only “allow a passage of its beams”. It cannot be harbored as a pool within the self. Stagnation!” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.131/132. – But unless all the knowledge that has already been acquired by someone, somewhere, sometime, is sufficiently combined and cheaply and easily enough accessible, it cannot be sufficiently shared. – Discussion groups, parliaments and scientific conferences, for instance, can access only a tiny fraction of it. – Even discoveries recorded in older books, magazines and newspapers become soon forgotten again in all too many instances. – JZ, 18.11.07. And automatic search engines do not yet pull sufficiently together the e.g. new ideas or old ideas that one seeks. – JZ, 17.1.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, EDUCATION, WISDOM, SHARING KNOWLEDGE, DISCUSSIONS

LEARNING: Find out everyone’s strength, self-opinioned or real: What is your forte or strength? – Every man I meet is in some way my superior; and in that I can learn of him.” – Emerson. - FROM ANYONE, SUPERIORITY

LEARNING: First one should teach oneself. Then one is ready to receive lessons from others.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. - JZ tr. of: “Zuerst belehre man sich selbst, dann wird man Belehrungen von Andern empfangen.” – SELF-EDUCATION, RECEPTIVENESS, KNOWLEDGE, STUDYING, RED. – Compare: “Communication is possible only between equals.”

LEARNING: Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams – from Monica Cellio homepage. – RED., EXPERIENCE, MAN, HUMAN BEINGS

LEARNING: I grow old ever learning many things.” - Solon. - And ever forgetting more things as well! - JZ, 26.11.02.

LEARNING: I have been the whole day without eating and the whole night without sleeping, occupied with thinking. It was of no avail. The better plan is to learn.” – Confucius, Analects, bk. XV, – VS. THINKING, KNOWLEDGE & EMPIRICISM VS. MERE A PRIORI REASONING & PHILOSOPHIZING – AT LEAST AS FAR AS IT GOES, REASON

LEARNING: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” - Chinese Philosophy. - VS. FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE VS. TERRITORIALISM

LEARNING: If you really want to learn a subject, teach it to others.” – Old advice quoted by Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p. 9. - Goethe said something similar about writing, in essence: If you want to understand something, write about it. - I believe that writing, more so even than speech, forces us to express ourselves as clearly as we can and to see flaws and errors in our thoughts, which we might not notice during rapid oral exchanges. – JZ, 21.11.07. - LEARNING THROUGH TEACHING

LEARNING: It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus – KNOWLEDGE, TEACHING

LEARNING: It is right to learn even from one’s enemy.” - (Fas est et ab hoste doceri. – Recht its’s auch vom Feinde zu lernen.) – Ovid, Metam. IV 428 & Aristophanes, Die Voegel, p.376. – Even if it is merely to learn what one should not do. – JZ, 16.5.13.

LEARNING: Learn as if you might not attain your object and were always fearing lest you miss it.” – Confucius, Analects, bk. vii, c.xvii.

LEARNING: Learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favorites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own, and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods; …” - Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, 37. - READING, WRITING, SELF-EDUCATION, POWER, VICE, PROBLEMS, HISTORY

LEARNING: Learning disabilities of pupils are, I believe, mostly a poor excuse for teaching disabilities among teachers. They might also be considered as proofs of failures of prescribed teaching methods. It is usually much easier to blame one’s victims than oneself. Such disabilities were not observed under better teachers (not unionized, with a state socialist bias and not government-trained in “modern” educational methods). – JZ, 1.6.94. – Schools do mostly provide a quite unnatural and also compulsory environment for learning. No wonder that often not much teaching and learning takes place in them. – If it happens then it does, largely, in spite of it, not because of it. - Under Joseph Lancaster’s “monitor system” even slum kids, mostly below average intelligence, learnt to read and write within 3 weeks to 3 months. Why do “modern” “teachers” no longer achieve that? – They certainly do not blame themselves for their own failures. - JZ, 14.11.07, 9.10.13. - DISABILITY, DISLEXIA, TEACHERS, SCHOOLS, COMPULSORY EDUCATION

LEARNING: Learning teaches more in one year than experience in twenty.” – Roger Ascham. – Via listening, discussions, viewing or reading one can learn more than one has chance to experience oneself. – JZ, 18.11.07. – EXPERIENCE, BOOKS ETC.

LEARNING: Learning without thought is labor lost, thought without learning is perilous.” - Confucius, Analects, bk. ii, c.xv. - SCHOLARSHIP, THOUGHT, UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSION, JUDMENT, CRITICISM, DISCUSSION

LEARNING: Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” - Pema Chödrön - Original Link (Share, Like, Tage) - - Created & Designed by Join Us :) - Connecting Positive People -www.PositiveAtmosphere.comQuoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Positive Thinking's photo. - John Zube : Have enough people learnt enough so far from the numerous man-made catastrophes caused by territorial statism, for whole populations, and for thousands of years? Possibly, they would do so only if the exterritorial autonomy or personal law or voluntaristic alternatives or experimental freedom alternatives to it could already be freely practised at the expense and risk of their first volunteers, however few there are of them, so far. – Facebook, 18.2.13, rev. 9.10.13. – FROM BAD EXAMPLES, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES, CHOICE

LEARNING: Sure, you can only learn what you don’t know … but you have to be aware that you don’t know it before you will learn it!” – John W. Campbell in: The John W. Campbell Letters, vol. 1, 1985. Eds.: Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., et al., AC Projects Inc., ISBN 0-931150-16-7, p.172. – FOR INSTANCE: So many of the “gold bugs” imagine that the classical and redemptionist gold standard is all they need to know about exchange media, clearing and value standards. - JZ, n.d.- KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, UNDERSTANDING, RED., MONETARY FREEDOM & GOLD BUGS

LEARNING: The general principles of any study you may learn by books at home, but the detail, the color, the tone, the air, the life in it, you must catch all these from those in whim it already lives.” – Cardinal Newman, What Is a University, reprinted in The Essential Newman, U. F. Biehl ed., New York, New American Library, Inc., Mentor, 1963, p.162. – Quoted in Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.111. - THEORY & PRACTICE


LEARNING: The Learning Exchange is a way to do what you want, where you want, when you want, for as long as you want, with people you like. Or, at least, like well enough to want to go on meeting with them.” – John Holt, Instead of Education, 36. – Alas, before such learning exchanges, as alternatives or supplements to schools and universities, could everywhere be sufficiently developed, mass media took over and the Internet and Email and largely replaced, as far as they could, personal contacts. Formerly there were only letter exchanges and correspondence networks, telephone talks or faxes, or “meetings” at the level of pub and coffee shop talks or the occasionally announced public meetings and all too few free speech centers in the open air. – Citizen band radio and ham radio also offer not enough in specialized educational exchanges at a higher level and books and periodicals involve too large time lapses and are nowhere completely accessible. - JZ, 18.11.07. – While the Internet has greatly improved this situation, it has not yet altogether solved the problem of finding and communicating with like-minded people. – JZ, 9.10.13. - LEARNING EXCHANGES, FREE UNIVERSITIES, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT, INTERNET

LEARNING: the more one learns the more there is to learn; …” - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.5.

LEARNING: The principal reason for optimism is the feeling that the learning potential of the human organism is very far from having been exhausted, that (*) is possible to go on learning, although there are some cultures which inhibit it, others which encourage it like the Japanese.” – Kenneth Boulding in interview with SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, Oct. 1982. – What kind of learning tools, systems and methods are still under-supplied or under-used by anarchists and libertarians? – (*) it ? – JZ, 31.1.09. – I tried to answer this question in a digital book manuscript, still only called “New Draft” and not yet online anywhere, although it is not copyrighted. Until it appears by somebody online or on disc, I offer it free of charge zipped down to 306 KBs, to anyone asking me for it. – Yes, you are right, I should have made use of one of the free Website options, e.g. those Google offered, or offered it with many of my other files on a CD or DVD, but I simply haven’t got around to it. – JZ, 9.10.13.

LEARNING: There are many strategies for successful learning - a reward system for learning, for instance, could change the speed with which individuals focus on achieving their next objective.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.167. - SCHOOLING, EDUCATION, INCENTIVES

LEARNING: There are three kinds of men: The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” - From Monica Cellio homepage - EXPERIENCE, RED., JOKES

LEARNING: There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.” - Francis Bacon - WISDOM, SCHOLARSHIP & JUDGMENT

LEARNING: There’s only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter. – Experience requires experimental freedom. In some spheres that can only be provided by panarchism. – JZ, 31.09. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIENCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LEARNING: These people must learn how to live.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Jesus Incident, p.172. - So far they were taught much better how to obey or die. - Is anyone on Earth today taught all freedom options? Who? Where? By whom? By what means? Through what institution or procedure? - Fear of freedom still predominates in almost all circles. - JZ, 6.10.01. - LEARNING TO LIVE, EDUCATION, LIVING, PEOPLE, MAN

LEARNING: They know enough who know how to learn.” – Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1918. – If by knowing how to learn they would already know enough then they would not have to learn more. What he meant was, probably, that formal education by others is superfluous as soon as one has learnt how to learn. The monitor system of Joseph Lancaster taught the 3 R’s within 3 weeks to 3 months - even to slum children. – And yet we still serve 8 to 12 years sentences in schools and let our children and grandchildren serve them! – JZ, 18.11.07. - SELF-EDUCATION

LEARNING: This learning process happens naturally, and nearly constantly. For government to take credit for the fact that learning continues to transpire under its supervision (though at a far slower rate than otherwise) is a fraud only slightly less brazen than collecting a huge "oxygen tax" on the threat that we'd soon be unable to breathe if the state didn't keep manufacturing new oxygen, at secret factories which of course we're never allowed to see for security reasons.” - Vin Suprynowicz, in his nationally-syndicated column. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS

LEARNING: When one has studied something then one often lives mentally far apart from one’s fellow men – apart or separated e.g. by all too many books that one has read and many hours of thinking - and they haven’t. – JZ, 13.12.83, 18.11.07. - SCHOLARSHIP

LEARNING: Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” – Euripides – Government-controlled education assure that neglect in most cases. – JZ, 11.1.08. - SELF-EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION

LEARNING: With books we stand on the shoulders of giants.” - John Locke. - Or of those of false gurus and teachers. - JZ, 26.11.02. - BOOKS, , EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, READING

LEARNING: you will not make people wiser and better by taking liberty of action from them. A man can only learn when he is free to act.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack’s edition of A. H., p.125. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTATION, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM

LEARNING: You will, perhaps, learn faster with three instructors talking at once, than with only one? – You would learn less; of course, the data being fed in couldn’t be absorbed and correlated and converted to understanding. It would simply cause confusion – be ‘noise’ instead of ‘signal’. The maximum rate at which learning can occur is limited by the rate at which incoming data can be processed, correlated and converted to understanding.” – John W. Campbell, ANALOG, 4/61, p.47. – Even a mere newspaper, almost fully read, tends to have the same effect! Also the encapsulated short news items heard on TV or radio. Before one has digested and contemplated one item, xyz others are already passed, so none or only few, if any, are properly received and understood. And that applies even more to the news casters and to their editors, overwhelmed by an input of news, from which they have to select a few. – JZ, 18.11.07. - SPEED, UNDERSTANDING, DATA, JUDGMENT, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, INTERNET, NEWS, SURFING ON THE INTERNET

LEAVE ALONE: a quality which had made him unique among rulers - that had amounted to leaving them alone to enhance their own lives.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.56. – RULERS, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM &VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, NON-INTERVENTION, TOLERNCE, VOLUNTARISM

LEAVE ALONE: A rattlesnake is a gentleman who will leave you alone if you leave him alone.” – Quoted by Michael Greene, L.A., ca. 1990. – What about the lady rattlesnakes? – JZ, 31.1.09.

LEAVE ALONE: All they need is to be left alone.” – Robert Roth, Sand in the Wind, p. 16. A Corgi Book, 1976. – But one has also to know what to do with one’s individual rights and liberties in order to survive. – JZ, 31.1.09.

LEAVE ALONE: All we ask is to be let alone.” - Jefferson DAVIS, 1808-1989. Attributed remark, Inaugural Address as President of Confederated States of America, 1861. – Hyman, Quotations, p.117. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – No politician wants to be left alone by all voters. But many voters, not yet enough, want to be left alone by all politicians. – Did this president leave the slaves alone and the Red Indians? – At least he was not a protectionist. But he was, also, an inflationist, just like Lincoln. - JZ, 31.1.09, 9.10.13.

LEAVE ALONE: I don't care what you do with your own life. Go to hell with you own life. Leave me alone.” - From a pop song heard on 5 Oct. 92. Alas, such wide-spread sentiments tend to be applied only to private lives - although they could and should be applied to our public lives and associations as well. - JZ, 4.1.93. - LEAVE ME ALONE, LET ME BE, LEAVE THEM ALONE, AS LONG AS THEY LEAVE YOU ALONE, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

LEAVE ALONE: If everybody left everyone alone, everybody would be better off. – JZ, 7.4.86. – Apart, naturally, from the free exchange of opinions, ideas, goods and services. – JZ, 18.11.07. – TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

LEAVE ALONE: It seems that the hardest thing to get people to do these days is to leave other people alone.” – Bob Howard, in FREE ENTERPRISE, Nov. 74.

LEAVE ALONE: Leave me free to do anything I please – stupid or brilliant – so long as it is peaceful and no injurious to others.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.68. - LEAVE ME ALONE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LEAVE ALONE: Leave or die!” – From film: “The Magnificent Seven”. – Leave others alone – or die! – JZ, 4.8.92.

LEAVE ALONE: Leave people alone.” – Proverbial wisdom. – E.g., Bob Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, 2/76. – But, probably, it goes centuries back. – “Be intelligent enough to leave it alone.” – St. John’s Bread, undated. – Or experiment only at your own risk and expense – and that of like-minded people. – JZ, 31.1.09. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, ALONE, PANARCHISM

LEAVE ALONE: Leave your brother, your equals, your inferiors, your superiors, your neighbors and your enemies alone. You do not have to love them but you do owe them that degree of justice. - JZ 18.4.92, 13.1.93. 11.12.03. – LOVE, NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES, ENEMIES

LEAVE ALONE: Look around, … See, most of the world is just ordinary people who simply just want to live their lives, enjoy their children, and be left alone. They don’t want to be controlled by anybody. That’s what it’s all about.” – James P. Hogan, Mirror Maze, p.266. – We should not forget about the diverse multitudes that like to be controlled and commanded by others. How many of them would make use of individual secessionism and panarchistic alternatives immediately or very soon? Probably not many - but enough. It is the opening up of this process that counts. They will secede and try something else, whether it is better or worse, as soon as they are ready for it. And the most free systems will have their attractions for them, with higher standards of living, and no taxes, even if and while they still do not yet understand the “miracles” of the free market, of laissez-faire, laissez-passer (Let people produce, let them exchange!), free enterprise, free exchange and free competition. – Even many of the dumbest do presently look and find bargains on the consumer market and use technical gadgets that they do not really understand. – JZ, 31.1.09. - VS. CONTROLS

LEAVE ALONE: Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.” – Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927.

LEAVE ALONE: Peaceful people should be left alone.” - Richard Boddie's Sound bites. – If he were consistent with this - then he would subscribe to panarchism. – JZ, 31.1.09. - LAISSEZ FAIRE, PEACEFUL PEOPLE, NON-INTERVENTION, PANARCHISM

LEAVE ALONE: That was one of the great things about Coolidge. Coolidge never thought half the things that are wrong needed fixing. You knew that over half the things just needed leaving alone.” – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.279. – REFORMS? ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS! LAISSEZ FAIRE FOR THEM, PANARCHISM

LEAVE ALONE: The best way to help some people is to leave them alone.” – August B. Black, My Briefs in Life, FRAGMENTS, 4.5.98. - VS. HELP

LEAVE ALONE: The ground was rich; a clear stream plunged through it. Society would not let him alone, so he left society.” – Con Sellers, Mr. Tomorrow, p.49. – By now there is not enough wilderness left in which one will be left alone. Moreover, it does not offer the usual economic conveniences. Other kinds of individual secessionism and autonomy, the exterritorial and voluntary ones, are, alas, not yet sufficiently recognized. – JZ, 18.11.07. – We can’t all live in the wilderness, for then it would be no wilderness any longer. Exterritorial autonomy would be practical even within cities. – We do already purchase or subscribe to our life’s’ necessities from many different suppliers without that causing any friction. – JZ, 31.1.09, 9.10.13. -BACK TO NATURE? FORWARD TO NATURE? SOCIETY, STATE, RETREATISM? PROGRESS? PANARCHISM

LEAVE ALONE: The ideal Government of all reflective men, from Aristotle onward, is one which lets the individual alone – one which barely escapes being no government at all.” – H. L. Mencken, quoted by Patrick T. Peterson shared Bastiat Institute's photo. –Facebook, 31.7.12.LEAVE THEM ALONE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT TO NO GOVERNMENT

LEAVE ALONE: The necessary agreement on how to leave each other alone.” – Don Werkheiser, 18.12.90. – LAISSEZ FAIRE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM.

LEAVE ALONE: The point is that people have always been capable of solving their own problems, of living creative, joyous and peaceful lives when left alone.” – From a PLAYBOY interview, 7/76, probably of Karl Hess. - PEOPLE, SOLUTIONS

LEAVE ALONE: The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.” – Justice William O. Douglas - BEING LET OR LEFT ALONE AS A BASIC RIGHT, PRIVACY, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, LAISSEZ FAIRE

LEAVE ALONE: The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom." - Justice William O. Douglas - LearnLiberty – Facebook, 6.6.12. -quoted by Nizam Ahmad, Facebook, 9.9.12. - Do YOU think you have the right and liberty to be left alone? - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

LEAVE ALONE: The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.” - Erwin N. Griswold. – Let alone or left alone? Provided, naturally, one does not act aggressively or as a criminal with victims. Then this right is only on the side of those attacked and victimized. – JZ, 11.1.08.

LEAVE ALONE: There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone.” – Jules Ellinger, quoted in: READER’S DIGEST, 5/76. – People simply don’t know their real heroes. – JZ, 7.11.76. - Men in power who don’t use their power are the only great men. – JZ, 13.11.76. – Their only flaw is that they tried to gain power and got in and this rather with the intention to rule, rather than not to rule. – JZ, 18.11.07. - HEROES, GREAT MEN, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

LEAVE ALONE: They [The makers of the Constitution] conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone - the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." - Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928. - Alas, it and he did not go far enough to express, recognize and protect e.g. the right of individuals to secede and to establish or join their own kind of competing and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, under their own personal law. - JZ, 20. 5. 06, 9.10.13. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, RIGHT TO IGNORE THE STATE

LEAVE ALONE: To ask that you be left alone to live your life according to your own choices and to be free to accept responsibility for your own actions, and all the while respecting your neighbour’s right to do the same – where is the dishonour in that? What is so ridiculous, or dangerous about such a desire, which is compatible with neither right wing nor left wing politics?” – Merilyn Giesekam in FREE ENTERPRISE, 3/76. - RIGHT-WING, LEFT-WING, LAISSEZ FAIRE

LEAVE ALONE: We are still a long way from a full realization of the wisdom of leaving trouble alone. (*) We do not yet comprehend its value and its vital service to mankind. We are far from admitting that the individual is generally the only person capable of understanding his own trouble and curing it. It will require another generation to appreciate the wisdom in the old expression "mind your own business." - Ernest Benn, MODERN GOVERNMENT, p.78. - (*) Rather: To not attempt to solve a problem territorially, for a whole population, coercively and collectively. Instead: allow everyone to attempt to solve it in his own preferred way, either alone or in association with other volunteers. – That is how progress was achieved in all other spheres except the three still monopolized by territorial governments, namely the sphere of political, economic and social systems. – In spite of almost endless and colossal failures of the territorial monopoly for such systems, it is still widely believed in and taken for granted. – The personal law and exterritorial autonomy alternative is barely discussed in the “science” and “practice” of politics. Within this personal law and voluntaristic framework all kinds of reformers could and would mind their own business easier and better than they can under territorialism, which confines experimentation to those with power or the majority behind them. - JZ, 28.11.07. - INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-HELP, MYOB, SELF-HELP, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM

LEAVE ALONE: What does any man want? To be left alone with his life, and have some hope of making that life what be wants it to be.” – LeRoi Jones, "LeRoi Jones Talking," Home, 1966.


LEAVE ALONE: you win the world by letting alone.” – Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.57, p. 81 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu. – Thereby you can become either a friend or ally or a neutral and would no longer be considered as an enemy by all too many. – JZ, 9.10.13. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF OTHERS, LAISSEZ FARE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

LEAVE IT TO THE FREE MARKET: I shall always try to expose the flaws of all panaceas by the social planners, and my response to their “Well, what would you do?” will continue to be, “Leave it to the free market!” This much, at least, is in my power.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.52. – FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FULL FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION VS. TERRITORIALISM

LEAVE LOADING ENTITLEMENTS: The foolishness and blindness of the supporters of such welfare arrangements for employees is revealed by the fact that they do not realize 1.) that wages and salaries are correspondingly lowered during the rest of the year, 2.) that this kind of saving for holidays by the employers reveals them as undignified, irresponsible and incapable of doing as little for themselves, from their regular earnings. Instead of considering paid leaves as an achievement to be proud of, they should become ashamed of this arrangement. Victorious teachers gained this “right” again, recently, through strikes. Education would have benefited if these teachers had gone permanently on strike. – JZ, 21.12.95. – People tend to come to love their chains and consider them proudly, as achievements and decorations. – JZ, 14.11.07. - PAID LEAVE, SEEMINGLY PAID FOR BY EMPLOYERS

LEAVE THEM ALONE: The ideal Government of all reflective men, from Aristotle onward, is one which lets the individual alone – one which barely escapes being no government at all.” – H. L. Mencken - LIMITED GOVERNMENT TO NO GOVERNMENT

LEAVE: Leave (*) to live by no man’s leave.” – Rudyard Kipling, in Recessional, 1897. – (*) A typo? Learn to live … ? JZ, 16.5.13. - PERMISSION, LICENCE, PERMIT

LEAVE: Of all 36 ways to get out of trouble, the best way is – leave.” – Chinese Proverb. - Alas, individual and group secessionism remains constitutionally and legally suppressed, not only by openly despotic regimes. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EMIGRATION, FLIGHT, REFUGEES, WITHDRAWAL

LECTURES: A free market for all kinds of public lectures, discussions, conferences, seminars, forums etc. would require that all of them - within a district, that are easily accessible by private or public transport - are regularly publicized in advance in a common meeting calendar or curriculum. By now that could be offered free of charge online or via email upon request. Such a calendar could turn a city into something like a free university. It could multiply adult education activities – simply by bringing supply and demand in this sphere sufficiently together. The mass media, alas, and also local newspapers, and broadcasters, do indicate only a small fraction of all such events, so that all of them have to be individually and expensively advertised for and thus only relatively few of them take place and become sufficiently known. The principle of mutual advertising is not sufficiently utilized in this sphere, either. All individual and associated groups with a “message”, i.e., having some knowledge or the other to offer, have not sufficiently collaborated for this purpose. Their events should all become at least as well publicized, in advance, as are theatre, cinema, music, exhibitions, public festivals sports events and the programs of broadcasting stations, the curricula of universities and the time tables of trains and buses. Freedom of expression and information are obstructed by not sufficiently publicizing some of the best opportunities for them. - By now these events could also be cheaply recorded on audio- and video tapes and CDs and thus records of such local educational events could all be listed and duplicates of them could be made available, to those interested in them, permanently and also world-wide, at an affordable price. – Until we finally live in a really enlightened age, we should utilize every opportunity for further promoting enlightenment - that is as relatively easy and cheap as that one. People interested in special subjects could subscribe to email notification of all meetings dealing with their special subjects that take place within their easy reach. Not all of us are jetsetters with time and money enough to attend such meetings taking place anywhere in the world. – (I get many email notifications of libertarian events – somewhere in the world.) Less mere entertainment, amusement and distractions and more genuine self-education and teaching of the teachable would be the result. – Libertarians could and should publish and use such calendars to stress especially what they have to offer. By pointing out all the public meetings of others as well, their own meetings would also be more widely noticed than they are now. – As free marketeers they should have established such institutions or information services, as a special free market, long ago. – Well, at least by now we have xyz forums on the Internet. – But the potential for personal and local meetings should also be fully realized, not only via e.g. many more open air speaking centers and special coffee houses for discussions. - JZ, 11.9.98. - MEETINGS, DISCUSSIONS, CONFERENCES, FORUMS, ADULT EDUCATION

LEECHING: End organized Leeching.” - Leonard E. Read, Government, An Ideal Concept, p.29. - PARASITISM, WELFARE STATES, POVERTY, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVYING

LEFT & RIGHT: Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.” – Harry Browne - POLITICS & GOVERNMENTS, ENEMIES OF LIBERTY

LEFT & RIGHT: recall that the shit is the same on the right, the left and in the center.” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.403. &– At least as far as their territorial statism and authoritarianism goes, even to extremes of totalitarianism. – JZ, 18.11.07.

LEFT & RIGHT: Some Greens say they are neither left nor right, they are ahead.” – Charles Allen Dews, DECENTRALIZE, No. 11, Jan.-March 89. – Alas, most of the means and methods used by them, apart from private life style choices, have been statist ones. – JZ, 19.11.07. - AHEAD, UP-WING, CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS, GREENS, STATISM

LEFT & RIGHT: the formulas “left” and “right” have no meaning, if anything they are equal because both are supported by a false alibi and both aim at an identical goal, the power that crushes.” … - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.446. – At the very least both have the leadership principle and territorialism in common and in our times all too often also mass extermination devices, i.e., they subscribe to the “principle” of collective responsibility, even when it leads to largely automated and computerized mass murder. – Not that the democratic, republican, conservative or centralist politicians are any better in this respect. - JZ, 18.11.07, 23.12.10, 9.10.13.

LEFT & RIGHT: the political “left” and “right” were just two wings of the same bird of prey.” – Butler D. Shaffer, Every Government Is opposed to Human Freedom, quoting a friend. – I hold that this applies only to territorial governments. - - Shaffer does not sufficiently distinguish between them and mere corporations (*), even when the corporations are without legalized territorial privileges [except for recognizing them as legal entities, and patent and copyrights monopolies (which should not exist in my opinion)], and when they have no involuntary investors, customers and employees. – (*) E.g. in his otherwise excellent book “Calculated Chaos”. - JZ, 15.11.07. – Left and Right are but two wings of the same bird of prey.” – Robert LeFevre. - “… the left wing may well be flapping with vastly more force and velocity than the right wing, as indeed it seems to be doing in the late 20th century. I don’t know if Bob really understood that.” – K. E. Grubbs, Jr., THE FREEMAN, June 89. - But if it did so and as long as it does, the flight would merely be going in circles. No progress would be achieved. – Both left and right should no longer be tied down to a fictitious territorial “unity”. Exterritorially both should be free to go their own ways, by their own methods, with their own volunteers. That would teach all the experimenters more than further centuries of arguments could. - JZ, 20.11.07. - CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE - POLITICAL SPECTRUM, TERRITORIALISM, CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES

LEFT & RIGHT: When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.” – Gary Lloyd – in - TOTALITARIANISM OR DICTATORSHIP, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, CENTRALIZATION, POWER

LEFT WING POLITICIANS: In the eyes of such politicians everywhere, wealth is collective not individual, it is theirs and not ours.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.423. – They should, therefore, be free to practise their beliefs only among their voluntary victims. – JZ, 8.7.07. – TAXATION OR COMPULSORY TRIBUTE LEVYING TO BE REPLACED BY VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP & THEREBY VOLUNTARY TAXATION

LEFT, RIGHT: Without fear of the radical right the German extremism of the left would be long dead. Hitler keeps Socialism alive.“ - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, III, 263, 1975. - RADICALISM, EXTREMISM

LEFT: And what is the program of the left? They don’t have proposals to generate income, only to distribute it.” – Fabio Feldmann, in: Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.103, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 – REDISTRIBUTION, LEFTISTS, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, EGALITARIANISM, WELFARES STATE, STATE SOCIALISM

LEFT: Has the Left got any life left? – JZ, 17.8.91. – It certainly hasn’t got any worthwhile ideas left. But then the right is poor, in them, too. – JZ, 5.2.09. – Has the Left got anything right? – JZ, 16.5.13. -  Has the right got anything left that is quite right? – JZ, 9.10.13.

LEFT: It is, of course, appropriate to label the extreme left, for it is composed of hard stuff: brute force. We call it communism, socialism, fascism, and so on. It is a master-minding scheme, …” - Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, p.58.

LEFT: The American left today as I know it – and believe me, I am very familiar with the American left – is going toward authoritarianism.” – Murray Bookchin, quoted in REASON, Oct. 1979, p. 35. - Hasn’t it always – economically or through the territorial exclusiveness it claimed for its panaceas? – JZ, 9.6.82. (The few voluntary socialists or cooperative socialists among them are rare exceptions. – JZ, 18.11.07, 23.12.10. – (So rare that most people, when speaking about socialism, forget about these parts of it altogether and think only of State Socialism. – JZ, 9.10.13.) Its anti-economics and its territorial monopolism it shares with the right. In that respect they are almost twins. The full name of the Nazi’s party: NSDAP: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Party (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), indicated this already clearly enough. – JZ, 23.12.10.

LEFT: The Left left itself and all others in the lurch. – JZ, 17.8.91. The great majority of it, its territorial statists, have nothing rightful and sensible to offer. Only under panarchism could some of these rare and almost forgotten non-statist features become clearly revealed, e.g. its ancient voluntary or cooperative socialism. – JZ, 23.12.10.

LEFTISTS: a ‘leftist’ is a man unhorrified by the Soviet tyranny and acquiescent in the gigantic overgrowth of the state at home.” – Max Eastman, Reflections on the Failure of Socialism, p.70.

LEFTISTS: Most of the left activists are against numerous free activities of and between individuals, especially in the economic, social and political spheres. Instead, they want to territorially impose their own preferred actions, laws, institutions and systems upon all. - JZ, 24.7.01. - INTOLERANCE, UTOPISM, ACTIVISTS, STATISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM

LEFTISTS: Scratch a leftist and you’ll find a fascist.” – Quoted by Scott in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION No. 68. – Scratch a Fascist or Nazi and you find a State Socialist. Almost all are territorialists. – JZ, 23.12.10. - FASCISTS, SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS, TOTALITARIANS, NAZISM

LEFTISTS: The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.” - Thomas Sowell. in - Not that the political right is any better e.g. in its economics. It is even worse through its antisemitism and generalized racism. Both “wings” practise personality cults or the leadership “principle”. – JZ, 23.12.10. - Under panarchism they would be free to run their own shows but only at their own expense and risk, not that of the territorial tax slaves and other victims. That would impoverish, exploit and suppress them and thus, ultimately, enlighten those among them, who can be enlightened. – Thus: experimental freedom under personal law even for them! However, I hold that they ought to be disarmed – until they do become sufficiently rational, informed and tolerant. – JZ, 1.4.12, 9.10.13. – STATE SOCIALISM, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, CIVIL SERVICE, OFFICIALS, LEFTIST IDEOLOGY, STATISTS, LEFTWING, RIGHTWING, NAZIS, RACISM, ANTISEMITISM, COMMUNISM, CENTRAL PLANNING, NATIONALIZATION, RIGHTISTS, TERRITORIALISM

LEFTISTS: They've always got too much invested emotionally, and the system provides too many opportunities to hate - industrialists, the middle class, even other leftists. It selects for a particular kind of stupidity which is immune to reason or logic or even historical fact.” - L. Neil Smith, The Nagasaki Vector, 200. - I believe that once facial recognition software has been sufficiently developed, then at least long-term and fanatic communists could be picked out of a crowd simply by some of their common facial expressions. Otherwise, I could only offer anecdotal evidence or individual experience: Just look at the photos of the prominent and long-term communists. They seem to have some stupidity features in common. Maybe that is only my prejudice speaking - but such software might come to back up my impressions. - JZ, 22.1.02. - STATE SOCIALISTS, STATISTS, COMMUNISTS, SOCIALISTS

LEGAL TENDER: a contempt for … justice.” – Rev. Rousas Joh. Rushdoony, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/81.

LEGAL TENDER: A currency of tyranny, corruption and delusion; a veritable debauch of authority in delirium.” – Mirabeau, 6 months before the assignats were issued. – Our modern and “scientific” governments still practise this wrongful and harmful nonsense with their central banking system. – JZ, 31.1.09. - PAPER MONEY,  INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: a deliberate act of villainy.” – Noah Webster.

LEGAL TENDER: A means of payment without legal tender, one that merely promotes clearing and that reckons in stable value standards, cannot inflate the general price and wage level. This, in itself, is a very simple thought or observation, also one that has always been confirmed by the history of money. Nevertheless, only a few have grasped that truth. - Among the critics of modern money most are still mainly concerned with rare metal convertibility and ignore free market rating vs. legal tender for currencies. For them any optional and market rated competing currency, no matter how sound its value standard and its issue and reflux arrangements are, is merely an "inconvertible" or "fiat" paper money, just as bad as government legal tender paper money, even if it adopted e.g. a gram of gold as its accounting and clearing value standard and referred all desiring convertibility from the small gold stocks of the issuers (if any at all, since under gold-weight accounting or gold weight clearing they are superfluous), to the total gold stocks of the world’s gold markets. Indeed, that greatest redemption fund of all is NOT under the obligation to redeem any notes issued at any time at par, upon demand. But it is prepared to redeem or, rather, convert all notes that are so soundly issued that they stand at par with their nominal gold weight value. Generally it is recommended that potential acceptors, unless they are debtors of the issuer, who were, by contract, obliged to accept his means of exchange at par, do refuse to accept competing monies, as a local currency, that do not use a sound value standard and those which do not stand at par with their nominal sound value standard, at least at and near their center of issue. - JZ, 12.10.80 & 9.5.97, 31.1.09, 9.10.13. - MEANS OF PAYMENT & INFLATION, PAPER MONEY, WHICH IS MONOPOLY MONEY WITH A FORCED & FICTITIOUS VALUE & COMPULSORY ACCEPTANCE

LEGAL TENDER: A Thousand Pictures Is Worth One Word – On Facebook, 24.7.11. - by Jeff Clark BIG GOLD - So what’s the one word for the “thousand pictures” below? Worthless. – The pictures show banknotes in large denominations: 1.) Yugoslavia – 10 billion dinar, 1993, 2.) Zaire – 5 million zaires, 1992, 3.) Venezuela – 10,000 bolívares, 2002, 4.) Ukraine – 10,000 karbovantsiv, 1995, 5.) Turkey – 5 million lira, 1997, 6.) Russia – 10,000 rubles, 1992, 7.) Romania – 50,000 lei, 2001, 8.) Central Bank of China – 10,000 CGU, 1947, 9.) Peru – 100,000 intis, 1989, 10.) Nicaragua – 10 million córdobas, 1990, 11.) Hungary – 10 million pengo, 1945, 12.) Greece – 25,000 drachmas, 1943, 13.) Germany – 1 billion mark, 1923, 14.) Georgia – 1 million laris, 1994, 15.) France – 5 livres, 1793, 16.) Chile – 10,000 pesos, 1975, 17.) Brazil – 500 cruzeiros reais, 1993, 18.) Bosnia – 100 million dinar, 1993, 19.) Bolivia – 5 million pesos bolivianos, 1985, 20.) Belarus – 100,000 rubles, 1996, 21.) Argentina – 10,000 pesos argentinos, 1985, 22.) Angola – 500,000 kwanzas reajustados, 1995, 22.) Zimbabwe – 100 trillion dollars, 2006. - Home PageAs long as we go on to tolerate the monopoly money of central bank and its legal tender power, they will all last all too long. - Should we allow monopoly money with legal tender power to exist even for a single day? – JZ, on Facebook, 24.7.12. - If you like pictures – look up the images of the notes. - Governments never seem to learn either from their own mistakes or those of others. Under legalized monetary despotism they will continue doing this. – JZ, 11.10.12, 9.10.13. - MONOPOLY MONEY

LEGAL TENDER: Acts of legal tender are acts of force. They give to the debtor under a bi-metallic or optional tender, a choice of what kind of money to tender, while they deprive the creditor of any choice in the matter; on refusal of a legal tender the creditor may forfeit his whole claim. Conceive, if you can, a form of contract on steel, which would give to the contractor the right to tender basic, Bessemer or crucible steel in fulfillment of his contract, while depriving the buyer of any choice in the matter and compelling him to make payment for whatever the contractor might tender to him, or if paid in advance, to forfeit his money. There is a perfect analogy between these two cases.” – Edward Atkinson, Sound Currency, p.585.

LEGAL TENDER: All this is equivalent to denying all men’s right to make their own contracts, or to acquire any contract rights which congress may not afterward, at pleasure, alter, or abolish. - It is equivalent to saying that the words of contracts are not to be taken in the sense in which they are used, by the parties themselves, at the time when the contracts are entered into, but only in such different senses as congress may choose to put upon them at any future time. - If this is not asserting the right of congress to abolish altogether men’s natural right to make their own contracts, what is it? (*) – Incredible as such audacious villainy may seem to those unsophisticated persons, who imagine that a court of law should be a court of justice, it is nevertheless true, that this court intended to declare the unlimited power of congress to alter, at pleasure the contracts of parties, after they had been made, by altering the kind and amount of money by which the contracts may be fulfilled. That they intended all this is proved, not only by the extracts already given from their opinions, but also by the whole tenor of their arguments, - too long to be repeated here – and more explicitly by these quotations, viz.: There is no well-founded distinction to be made between the constitutional validity of an act of congress declaring treasury notes as legal tender for the payment of debts contracted after its passage, and that of an act making them a legal tender for the discharge of all debts, as well those incurred before, as those made after, its enactment. – Legal Tender Cases, 12 Wallace 530 (1870). - Every contract for the payment of money, simply, is necessarily subject to the constitutional power of the government over the currency, whatever that power may be, and the obligation of the parties is, therefore, assumed with reference to that power. – 12 Wallace 549. - Contracts for the payment of money are subject to the authority of congress, at least so far as relates to the means of payment. – 12 Wallace 549.” – Source? Probably: Lysander Spooner. - JZ - (*) One should remember, that such wrongs were committed in a context of even greater wrongs, since half a million men were sacrificed in a civil war to suppress the right of secession and the right to trade freely and to assert the supremacy of the federal government, i.e. of Abraham Lincoln, its president. The liberation of the slaves was only late in the Civil War declared to be an additional war aim. – And it did not lead to their full liberation, either, not for decades. – It should have declared: All have the right to secede, States, State subjects, federal subjects, slave owners and slaves from slave owners, soldiers from conscript armies, tax payers from tax collectors, free traders from protectionists, protectionists from free traders, democrats from republicans, republicans from democrats etc. – However, one should not expect such declarations from territorial power-addicts. – They rather fight to the death – of hundreds of thousands of their subjects. - JZ, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: All too many people still consider legal tender to be necessary and rightful or as harmless or neutral in its effects. I for one have no tender feelings for legal tender. – JZ, 14.10.74.

LEGAL TENDER: Almost everyone has given the sanction of the victim to legal tender – by not questioning and resisting it. – JZ, 31.5.76, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: And among these lawful crimes, the court holds that congress has the right to issue money that should serve as a license to all holders of it, to cheat – or rather openly rob – their creditors. - The court might, with just as much reason, have said that, to preserve the life of the government, congress had the right to issue such money as would authorize all creditors to demand twice the amount of their honest dues from all debtors. - The court might, with just as much reason, have said that, to preserve the life of the government, congress had the right to sell indulgences for all manner of crimes, for theft, robbery, rape, murder, and all other crimes, for which indulgences would bring a price in the market.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.72.

LEGAL TENDER: And he concludes, after examining typical applications of the legal tender conception, that Looking to the above cases of the use or abuse of the law of legal tender other than the last [i.e. that of subsidiary coins] we see that they possess one character in common – viz. that the law in all of them enables a debtor to pay and require a creditor to receive something different from that which their contract contemplated.” – In fact, it is a forced and unnatural construction put upon the dealings of men by arbitrary power.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, 32. – Even contracting anything else but payment in legal tender is usually outlawed! – JZ, 16.11.07. – FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS

LEGAL TENDER: And men must discover what money is Not. They must understand that by accepting a monetary unit of value by decree, they are not only condoning theft, but are sanctioning the instrument of their own monetary and economic destruction.” – Paul Stevens, THE FREEMAN, 4/73.

LEGAL TENDER: As money is the sinews of every business, the introduction of a doubtful medium – and forcing it into circulation by penal laws – must weaken and lessen every branch of business in proportion to the diminution of inducement found in the money.” – Pelatiah Webster, in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, Aug. 17, ed. by L. E. Read. – Also: THE FREEMAN, 11/75.

LEGAL TENDER: As this body has no authority to make anything whatever a tender in payment of private debts, it necessarily follows that nothing but gold and silver coin can be made a legal tender for that purpose, and that Congress cannot authorize the payment in any species of paper currency of any other debts but those due to the United States, or such debts of the United States as may, by special contract, be made payable in such paper.” - Albert Gallatin, Considerations on the Currency and Banking System of the United States, 1831, in The Writings of Albert Gallatin, ed. Henry Adams, vol. 3, p. 235 (1879). – Even gold- and silver-coins should not become turned into an exclusive currency by law – except within communities of volunteers or in payment communities of volunteers. Territorial statism and monopolism is wrong in this sphere as well as in all others. – JZ, 23.12.10, 9.10.13. - GOLD SILVER, MONEY, PAPER MONEY

LEGAL TENDER: Bad money should be refused - not forced into circulation at par with its legal paper value standard. - JZ, 19.6.85, 9.5.97. - Legal tender means compulsory acceptance and compulsory value, usually for an exchange medium that is also issued by a monopoly issuer like a central banking system and that is already or soon will be depreciated, as a matter of monetary policy. – JZ, 10.9.13.

LEGAL TENDER: Besides the minting monopoly, the other critical device for government control of money has been legal-tender laws, superfluous at best, mischievous and a means of arbitrary exchange-rate fixing at worst. (*) As William Brough stated: “There is no more case for a special law to compel the receiving of money than there is for one to compel the receiving of wheat or of cotton. The common law is as adequate for the enforcement of contracts in the one case as in the other.” (The Natural Law of Money, p.135.) The same position was taken by T. H. Farrer, Studies in Currency, 1898 (London, Macmillan, 1898), pp 42ff.” – Murray N. Rothbard, 100 % Gold Dollar, p.16. - - (*) Not only external exchange rates are involved against foreign currencies but internal exchange rates between former paper value standards and later and depreciated value standards. – JZ, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: But a lesson is to be learned from the report of a Dutch author about China a hundred years ago, who observed of the paper money then current in that part of the world, that ‘because it is not legal tender and because it is no concern of the State it is generally accepted as money. (William Vissering, p.61.) We owe it to government that within given national territories today in general only one kind of money is universally accepted. But whether this is desirable, or whether people could not, if they understood the advantage, get a much better kind of money without all the do-do about legal tender, is an open question.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.31. – It may still have been an open question to Hayek, then. But other German authors had settled that question decades before him. – JZ, 16.11.07. – E.g.: Ulrich von Beckerath, Dr. Walter Zander, Prof. Heinrich Rittershausen and even they had many predecessors and pointed some of them out. - JZ, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: But while I regard Mr. Keynes (*) as an unmitigated disaster to the human race, exceeded only perhaps by Franklin D. Roosevelt, he did say something on inflation worth reading: “There is an almost unbroken chronicle in every country which has a history – back to the earliest dawn of mankind, of a progressive deterioration in the real value of the successive legal tenders which have represented money. Moreover, this progressive deterioration of the value of money through out history is not an accident and has had behind it two great driving forces: the impecuniosities of governments and the superior political influence of the debtor class. The government can live for a long time by printing paper money – that is to say it can by this means secure the control over real resources – resources just as real as those obtained by taxation. The method is condemned but its efficacy up to a point must be admitted – the government can live by this when it can live by no other. It is a form of taxation which the public finds hardest to avoid and which even the weakest government can enforce when it can enforce nothing else.” – Richard Needham, THE MERCURY, July/August 1978, p.12. (*) As far as I know, only the acceptance of his monetary and financial teachings were disastrous for the world. He was not a dictator or tyrant able to impose them. – The only personality flaw that he had and that I know of was that, in spite of his above quoted insight, he did recommend the practice of monetary despotism. He believed too much in statism, territorialism, monopolism and coercion. – He recommended quackery, for the benefit of the governmental quacks, regardless of what their treatment was doing to their involuntary patients! In other words, he took the side of the criminals against their victims! - JZ, 23.12.10, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: But, Your Divine Majesty!” wailed Yaebu. “That was tried in Gwoling, half a century ago! The value of the notes dropped to nought. None would offer aught for sale, since none wished to accept worthless paper. They had to go back to barter.” - L. Sprague de Camp, The Emperor’s Fan. – No one wants to accept depreciated paper money unless he has to – due to legal tender or because no alternative and sound money is allowed. – JZ, n.d.

LEGAL TENDER: consists, as Lord Farrer also remarked … “in substituting for the free operation of voluntary contracts and a law which simply enforces the performance of such contracts, an artificial construction of contracts such as would never occur to the parties unless forced upon them by an arbitrary law.” – All this is well illustrated by the historical occasion when the expression “legal tender” became widely known …” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.32. – For a period the very term of “paper money” was understood to mean forced paper currency, i.e. a monopoly money with legal tender power. That competitive, sound and optional paper money is also a possibility and was often a reality, is largely forgotten today. – JZ, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: Currency which may be lawfully tendered or offered in payment of money debts and which may not be refused by creditors.” – The Sun Herald Encyclopedic World Dictionary, Peter Hamly, in 1971. – The usual nominal and juridical definitions do show no understanding of the moral implications and the economic consequences and do even overlook the discounting possibilities. Discounting an exchange medium still means its acceptance although not at its full nominal value and not the total refusal to accept it at all. Full legal tender has two characteristics: Compulsory acceptance and compulsory value. Not always are both of these features enforced. A collection of all legal tender definitions and their critical appraisal is long overdue. Only to some extent have I done so in my brochure: Stop the $ X00 million Legal Tender Crime, in PEACE PLANS No. 19 a, 48 pages, available online on a CD reproduced on – JZ, n.d. & 17.11.07. - DEFINITION, EXPLANATION

LEGAL TENDER: First on a point of fact, legal tender laws in practically all countries were not made in order to protect people against unsound money, but actually to compel people to accept the debased money issued by the state.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 8/76.

LEGAL TENDER: Free enterprise will not be really free as long as there is legal tender. – JZ, 3.5.76. - And a monopoly for the issue of exchange media. – JZ, 5.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: Governments could not, of course, pursue the practices by which they forced bad money upon the people without the cruelest measures. As one legal treatise on the law of money sums up the history of punishment for merely refusing to accept the legal money: "From Marco Polo we learn that, in the 13th- century, Chinese law made the rejection of imperial paper money punishable by death, and twenty years in chains or, in some cases, death, was the penalty provided for the refusal to accept French ASSIGNATS. Early English law punished repudiation as LESE-MAJESTY. At the time of the American revolution, non-acceptance of Continental notes was treated as an enemy act and sometimes worked a forfeiture of the debt." – F. A. Hayek, Denationalisation of Money, p.28.

LEGAL TENDER: However, as long as the government has power to declare that paper is legal tender, there is little prospect that the economy may be free of inflation and socialism.” – Paul L. Poirot, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 72. - INFLATION, SOCIALISM

LEGAL TENDER: I deny the power of the general government to make paper money, or anything else a legal tender.” - Thomas Jefferson. (*) - He should have replaced "power" by "right", for, as monetary history has shown all too often, governments have, indeed, usurped the power to make their paper money legal tender, often with results that become rapidly catastrophic, including galloping inflations and mass unemployment and their consequences: tyrannies, wars and civil wars. Even if they inflated only slowly, they largely expropriated all creditors in the long run, including all wage and salary recipients and pensioners, apart from all the other damages their inflations caused. Without legal tender, combined with the coin-issue or note-issue monopoly, no government could inflate all prices and wages, not even with the worst intentions. People would remain free to accept its currency only at its market value or to refuse it and to trade with each other using sound alternative currencies, value standards and clearing avenues. Legal tender, i.e., compulsory acceptance and compulsory value and, usually also an exclusive currency, means monetary despotism and leads to other forms of despotism. It expropriates and impoverishes. Only a few benefit from it - at the expense of all others. - This power is based on monetary ignorance, prejudices and lack of interest in monetary matters. The "experts" of legal tender, paper value standards and central banking are the priests of the popular religion on money, as Ulrich von Beckerath used to say. - JZ, n.d. & 24.8.02, 23.12.10. - (*) Perhaps his best remark on this subject. However, he should have added “and of any of the state and local governments”. – Moreover, aware that all governments had usurped and abused such powers, he should have said: I deny the right of anyone to make anything a legal tender in general circulation. Legal tender should, juridically, only apply to the issuers. – JZ, 5.1.08, 9.10.13. - PAPER MONEY, MONETARY DESPOTISM, ISSUE MONOPOLY, CENTRAL BANKING, GOVERNMENT, RIGHTS VS. POWER

LEGAL TENDER: If a handsome and spirited young man has promised marriage with a young and beautiful woman, have Congress power to enact that he may tender a decrepit old man in his stead?” – Lysander Spooner, Considerations for Bankers, 1864, p.47. - JOKES

LEGAL TENDER: If everyone could issue legal tender money then everyone could cause an inflation. If anyone reserves this power to himself then you can safely bet that he will sooner or later inflate his issues. But if no one could issue legal tender money then no one could cause an inflation. Only the government can impose the wrong of legal tender and of the exclusive currency status. – JZ, 20.5.76, 17.11.07, 23.12.10. – It should be deprived of this power, as it was of the power e.g. to literally enslave people and to torture them. Governments, as mere agencies, should become totally subject to the rights, liberties and wishes of their subjects, clients, sovereign consumers and customers, their voluntary membership. – JZ, 17.1.08, 23.12.10. – INFLATION & MONETARY DESPOTISM

LEGAL TENDER: If one could inflate without legal tender then our own national currency, not being legal tender in other countries, could inflate their prices, too. Obviously, this is not the case. – JZ, 5.4.85, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: If people had a choice, they would not use money that was losing value and would choose more stable money. But governments don’t like that competition either. That’s why they make their money mandatory to use, i.e. legal tender.” - Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldridge, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p. - MONOPOLY MONEY

LEGAL TENDER: If the American people ever allow the banks to control issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers occupied." - Thomas Jefferson. – Here, alas, T. J. showed no awareness that without legal tender power and an issue monopoly one cannot inflate a currency and that without an issue monopoly one cannot cause a deflation. Provided only that the natural laws and practices of monetary freedom are known and applied. – JZ, 5.1.08. – Some people still blame the very private banks, whom the government has forbidden to issue any currency, for the disasters resulting from it having allowed its central bank to over-issue its forced monopoly money. They do indiscriminately call all banks “banksters”, as if they were all the kind of criminals usually described as “gangsters”. But do the all too restricted private banks engage in a sound enlightenment campaign? They should know better but, mostly, they are also subscribing to all the flawed notions, unfounded hopes and expectations associated with central banking – although, they, too, are victims of its monetary despotism. – Moreover, all those attacking “banksters” have, usually, no sound ideas on the monetary freedom alternatives in their heads and do show no interest in them. - JZ, 9.10.13. - MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, INFLATION, DEFLATION, BANKS OF ISSUE, CENTRAL BANKING

LEGAL TENDER: If the U.S. government can compel a citizen to accept trinkets in payment for his house, the government would, in my judgment, be depriving him of his property without due process of law. But, if the government does not have the right to make trinkets legal tender, then by what authority can it make bits of paper, having even less intrinsic value, legal tender?” – Schiff, The Biggest Con, p.29. – In: FREEDOM TODAY, May 1976. - At most it can say that it will accept its notes at their nominal gold weight value, i.e., give them tax foundation, i.e. create a great and artificial demand for them, which can, up to the tax-take for the next few months, give them a par value with their nominal gold-weight value, without these notes being legal tender anywhere except for the payment of taxes. – (Tax foundation money.). – JZ, 17.11.07, 23.12.10. – In order to get this par-value they do not have to be covered by or be redeemable in gold. This fact, too, is still not understood by all too many advocates of “the” gold standard currency, who usually know and appreciate on this one kind among several gold standards, the most expensive one, which throughout its existence, like any exclusive silver currency, has always produced the difficulties of currency shortages and even currency famines. – They remain unaware or unappreciative of the best kind of all gold standards, the gold-weight value clearing or accounting standard. – It uses gold as a sound value standard but makes exchange media, clearing certificates and clearing accounts independent of the gold stocks of the issuers and of the quantity of gold coins in circulation. – It can produce paper monies that are as good as gold and are readily taken, in most cases, instead of gold coins. Such paper monies can also be issued in a sufficient quantity to make all desired exchanges possible without increasing prices and wages beyond the abolition of emergency sales prices and wages. - JZ, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: If you continue to insist upon being paid in Legal- Tender cash then you do thereby either help to make yourself unemployed or bankrupt or lose much of the money values that are owed to you. - JZ, 18.1.95, 17.4.97.

LEGAL TENDER: If you want to stop inflation and stabilize the currencies as much as possible, stop all legal tender laws and let any currency survive only on its merits, subject to a free market rate. Only the government – or the alternative issuers – should be obliged to accept their own money at any time, at face value, - the government in payment of taxes. – JZ, n.d.

LEGAL TENDER: In a paper written in 1895 he (Lord Farrer) contended that if a nation ‘make nothing else but the standard unit [of value they have adopted] legal tender, there is no need and no room for the operation of any special law of legal tender. (*) The ordinary law of contract does all that is necessary without any law giving special function to particular forms of currency. We have adopted a gold sovereign as our unit, or standard of value. If I promised to pay 100 sovereigns, it needs no special currency law of legal tender to say that I am bound to pay 100 sovereigns, and that, if required to pay the 100 sovereigns, I cannot discharge the obligation by anything else.” (**) - Hayek, Denationalization of Money. - (*) The State feels that needs to give its inferior paper money nominally the value of a certain weight of gold. If it accepted it at that value in payment of taxes also denominated in gold weight units, then it could make a large circulation of sound tax foundation money possible, equivalent to the tax take of about the next 3 months, so that even in general circulation and in the absence of legal tender, such paper money would circulate at par with its nominal gold weight value. - (**) But if I promised only the value of 100 sovereigns, then I could discharge this debt with any other exchange medium the creditor finds acceptable, provided only that, at its market rate their total value comes up to that of the 100 sovereigns. For the inconvenience involved for the creditor, I might have to grant him an extra discount, that is agreeable to both sides. – The value standard does not have to be the exchange medium as well. - JZ, 16.11.07. – Moreover, if the fully debt is settled by clearing, at its full gold weight value, to the satisfaction of both creditor and debtor, without using any exchange medium, i.e., neither gold coins nor any exclusive or forced paper currency, or sound private and competitive currency, then the debt is settled without any money in the usual sense. Moreover, in this way any total amount of exchanges can be settled, unlimited by the number of exchange media that are on the market, whether they are exclusive and forced exchange media or competitively supplied ones and the price level, expressed e.g. in gold weight units, would not be increased by the additional turnovers thus achieved. On the contrary, there would even be a strong tendency towards its reduction, since the transaction costs per unit would be reduced. Everybody, under perfect clearing, could settle his debts with the own goods, services and labor he is able and willing to supply to customers, who do want or need them. Then it might happen that even gold coins would be refused in payment. But they would then retain their gold weight value on a free gold market. All kind of bank notes and State paper money might then be refused as well and become valueless, except as scrap paper. With one exception though. To the extent that they would still be considered or expressly issued as mere clearing certificates they might still have a limited acceptability and circulation. But they would no longer have the whole economy in its grip. The value standards adopted would still have their importance in all pricing and wage determinations and in expressing debts and credits, but physical exchange media, like rare metal coins or printed notes and their quantity would no longer be significant and limit the possibilities of free exchanges. Merely, like sound small exchange, they might still facilitate and speed up some transactions, as everybody knows from his own shopping experience. However, even for this purpose a local shop currency might serve best, issued by an association of local shops. It would make, to that extent, the shops and their customers independent from any national exchange medium. – In that situation the legal and juridical ruling might even be that as long as clearing at the full value of a debt is possible for the settlement of a debt then it should be obligatory. Only when it is impossible should the debt be paid in optional and market-rated physical money to its full value. – If the debtor cannot do this and no credit is extended to him then he would simply be bankrupt or dead. - JZ, 1.2.09, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: in both these cases, the court means distinctly to say that, after the parties to a contract have agreed upon the number of dollars to be paid, congress has power to reduce the value of the dollar, and authorize all debtors to pay the less valuable dollar instead of the one agreed on. - In other words, the court means to say that, after a contract has been made for the payment of a certain number of collars, congress has the power to alter the meaning of the word dollar, and thus authorize the debtor to pay in something different from, and less valuable than, the thing agreed to pay. - Well, if congress has power to alter men’s contracts, after they are made, by altering the meaning of the world dollar, and thus reducing the value of the debt, it has a precisely equal power to increase the value of the dollar, and thus compel the debtor to pay more than he agreed to pay. - Congress has evidently just as much right to increase the value of the dollar, after a contract has been made as it has to reduce its value. It has, therefore, just as much right to cheat debtors, by compelling them to pay more than they agreed to pay, as it has to cheat creditors, by compelling them to accept less than they agreed to accept. - All this talk of the court is equivalent to asserting that congress has the right to alter men’s contracts at pleasure, after they are made, and make them over into something, or anything, wholly different from what the parties themselves had made them.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.67.

LEGAL TENDER: In its strictly legal meaning, ‘legal tender’ signifies no more than a kind of money a creditor cannot refuse in discharge of a debt due to him in the money issued by government. Even so, it is significant that the term has no authoritative definition in English statute law.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, 30.

LEGAL TENDER: In PEACE PLANS No. 19 A I listed- what seemed to me to be 19 varieties of legal tender practised in the past or present. There may be more, there may be less. I would like to see this listing corrected or supplemented by YOU! - JZ, 11.4.97. - VARIETIES OF LEGAL TENDER

LEGAL TENDER: inflation - due to legal tender laws and Federal deficits.), …” - Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 73. – Deficits can be a motive but never a cause for inflation. – JZ, 17.11.07. & INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: Inflation has been called a period in which debtors relentlessly hunt down creditors and ruthlessly pay them off. It could be that people who insist on using legal tender will suddenly find that others don’t want to do business with them in the first place.” – Poul Anderson in REASON, Oct. 73. – But that kind of boycotting depreciated government money would require, contrary to the meaning and practice of legal tender (compulsory acceptance and a forced value), that people would be free to price out their goods, services and wages in other and sound value standards than that of a legal tender currency and free to insist upon other forms of payment and clearing. – It could be done only as part of an effective monetary revolution. – Alas, even Poul Anderson did not realize that. - JZ, 1.2.09, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: Inflation is a condition of monetary transactions in which paper money is taken without limits and at its prescribed value only because it is legal tender, which makes it legally impossible to accept it only at a discount.” – Ulrich von Beckerath. - INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: Inflation is caused by government – forcing its exclusive paper currency into circulation, at its nominal value, by means of legal tender legislation, beyond the amounts at which it would be accepted at par under free market conditions. – JZ, 17.5.78, 10.6.76, 17.11.07. (Rewording some remarks by Ulrich von Beckerath.)

LEGAL TENDER: It has asserted the arbitrary power of congress to abolish all men’s right to make their own contracts, by asserting its power to alter the meaning of all contracts, after they are made, so as to make them widely, or wholly, different from what the parties had made them. - Thus the court has said that, after a man has made a contract to pay a certain number of dollars, at a future time, - meaning such dollars as were current at the time the contract was made, - congress has power to coin a dollar of less value than the one agreed on, and authorize the debtor to pay his debt with a dollar of less value than the one he had promised. - To cover up this infamous crime, the court asserts, over and over again, - what no one denies, - that congress has power (constitutionally speaking) to alter, at pleasure, the value of its coins. But then it asserts that congress has this additional, and wholly different power, to wit, the power to declare that this alteration in the value of the coins shall work a corresponding change in all existing contracts for the payment of money. - In reality they say that a contract to pay money is not a contract to pay any particular amount, or value, of such money as was known and understood by the parties at the time the contract was made, but only such, and so much, as congress shall afterwards choose to call by that name, when the debt shall become due. – They assert that, by simply retaining the name, while altering the thing, - or by simply giving an old name to a new thing, - congress has power to utterly abolish the contract which the parties themselves entered into, and substitute for it any such new and different one, as they (congress) may choose to substitute.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, 66.

LEGAL TENDER: It leaves the monopoly issuer in charge of every monetary transaction in a country, not the actual and potential issuers and acceptors of all possible and desired means of payments. It allows all debtors, first of all the government, to cheat all their debtors. The Austrians had a joke on this: "A government never goes- bankrupt. Only its creditors do!" - Legal tender power gives the monopoly issuer a second unfair advantage for his issues and disadvantages all creditors correspondingly. - With market rated and optional and competing currencies the situation is quite different. The potential issuers and acceptors remain in charge regarding the kind of means of payment and value standards they are accepting and at what value they accept them, when, if and to the extent that they do. They are no longer confined to a monopoly money only, if they want to engage in monetary exchanges. No money that was not issued by themselves, has forced acceptance and forced value for them. The issuer, acceptor, or user or hirer of any kind of money remains sovereign or independent. Monetary freedom turns "single convenience -relationships" into "mutual convenience relationships", to use Don Werkheiser's terms. "This money may be freely refused and rated by all but the issuer and those of his debtors who are contractually obliged to accept it" - could be one of the inscriptions on competing private and cooperative currencies. - JZ, 12.8.94, 1.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: It means that in spite of many demerits of any legal tender currency you may still legally force it upon (in this respect) helpless creditors, in nominal debt payments. And in paying for goods and services you leave them no other option than to increase their nominal prices more or less in correspondence to the depreciation of the legal tender money. This reaction to the prior depreciation (over-issue, possible only through legal -tender, which outlaws refusal and market rating) is then called inflation - and all too often one or the other groups of its victims are blamed for it whilst those who pass the laws of monetary despotism, and who put them into operation, and who are the primary and main benefactors from this coercive fraud, are held blameless and are even considered as leaders and heroes by an ignorant and prejudiced population that knows nothing better than monetary- despotism and wants it rather more severely enforced than abolished. - JZ, 24.1.95, 16.4.97. – These inflationists are still at work now, in the highest offices, and those cheated by them, do still offer them their vote, to the extent that they are part of the majority that keeps them in office, e.g. the beneficiaries of the various bail-out, subsidy, hand-out schemes and government contracts, while all the monetary and financial freedom alternatives remain legally suppressed. – JZ, 1.2.09, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender acts of a government do not indicate a government's credit but, rather, a lack of it. Only sound money, e.g. gold or silver weight denominated and market-rated tax-foundation money could (apart from the immorality of compulsory taxes) mobilize the existing (and enforced) tax credits of a government and could, to that extent, be a clearing certificate “money”. But even then only the government itself should have to accept it as legal tender, at its nominal rare metal value, no matter how much of a discount it may have suffered in general circulation. One must accept one's own IOU at par. Everything else would be dishonest or fraudulent. - JZ, 5.9.92, 16.3.97, 9.10.13. – TAX FOUNDATION MONEY

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender allows bad money to drive good money out of circulation. Without it the creditors are free to refuse or discount bad money. As a consequence, in the absence of legal tender, the bad money is driven out of circulation by the good money. - JZ, 10.11.92. - This observation, known for centuries, should on its own have been sufficient to throw out legal tender legislation everywhere. Nevertheless, few are aware of its existence and consequences, even among the professional economists. One can browse through hundreds, even thousands of economic textbooks before one comes across a single one with some awareness of the close relationship between legal tender and inflation and of the exclusive currency aspect of legal tender and deflation. - Monographs on legal tender are also rather rare still, although it is an immense wrong and has done and still does enormous damage. It is almost as if medical experts were not bothering to study an almost universal disease, like cancer or tuberculosis, in attempts to find cures for sicknesses. Moreover, the practice resembles rather officially, legally and coercively infecting the whole population with both diseases. - JZ, 26.4.97, 1.2.09. – MONETARY DESPOTISM

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender amounts to taxation without consent and representation. - JZ, 10.8.96, 16.4.97.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender and the money monopoly give governments the opportunity to expropriate their subjects through inflation. They requisition earnings and property of their subject citizens or serfs - to the extent that they do inflate their exclusive and forced currency - but not only to their own benefit but to that of all debtors. At least initially. After a while not enough credits will be provided once the creditors realize that they can, quite legally, be repaid in depreciated currencies at their merely nominal value. To that extent, like protective duties, not just a one-sidedly levied tribute is involved but also a coercive redistribution of property among their subjects, here especially the property rights of all creditors. At the later stage credits needed in the economy are not available and that can also cause mass unemployment. (As wage and salary recipients the workers and other employees are among the creditors and their pay cheques do often limp behind the inflation rate. - JZ, 12.9.02.) In spite of the huge wrongs and damages thus caused, again and again, monetary despotism has remained part of the popular religion on money and even part of the academic teachings on money - with few exceptions. This response should not surprise anyone who sees many of the wrongs and evils still occurring in this world and yet at the same time the wide-spread persistence of the belief in an "almighty and benevolent God." Facts have little influence upon faith, with most people. - JZ, 5.9.92, 1.5.97, 31.1.09, 23.12.10. - MONEY MONOPOLY & THE EXPROPRIATION OF CITIZENS BY -THEIR GOVERNMENTS THROUGH INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender enforces “consent” in otherwise free trading transactions – and thereby rigs them. – JZ, 1976.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender for paper money amounts mostly to legalized robbery. – JZ, 24.5.76.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is a cover name for a great wrong, even a great crime. It would be more accurately and honestly described as a "legal imposition" or "legal requisitioning" or "legal depreciation of a debt" or as a "part expropriation" or "part annulment of a debt", or as a "part repudiation of a debt", corresponding to the degree to which a currency has been depreciated as a result of the legal tender privilege, combined with the money issue privilege, which increases the legal tender power because we are so dependent upon whatever money is available to us. - JZ, 2.4.97.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is a legalized and official fraud. – JZ, 25.2.76. – It is also a kind of compulsory taxation and as such amounts to a robbery and or tribute imposition. – JZ, 1.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is a legalized monstrosity, but still not widely recognized as such. – Its many wrongful and harmful consequences, practised in combination with the money issue monopoly, are usually and quite wrongly blamed on other factors. – The main culprit, the government, can thus even pose as an inflation fighter! - JZ, 31.5.78, 17.11.07. 1.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal Tender is an especially mean kind of despotism.” – Ulrich von Beckerath, The Realization of the Proposals of Milhaud. (PEACE PLANS No. 9, page 5.) –

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is not constitutional, lawful, juridical, moral or fair but outright despotic and criminal. - JZ, 6.7.91.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is one of the two major preconditions for every inflation. The other is the legalized money issue monopoly. The resulting monetary despotism is still largely ignored as the precondition not only for inflations but also for deflations, depressions, stagflations and involuntary unemployment. – JZ, 14.12.97, 28.9.08.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is the legal obligation of every creditor in a country to accept paper money (or coins of less metal value than their nominal value) at their full nominal paper value, even when it has been depreciated. It reduces the value standard to a mere name for a currency. It usually does away, soon, with rare metal redemption at its face value and does not permit its free market rating, within a country, against a gold or silver weight unit, used as a value standard. It should not be mixed up with fixed exchange rates against foreign currencies. It is mainly legalized only against the own subjects, confined to a State’s territory. There it is also applied to visiting foreigners. It does not apply in other countries. – JZ, 20.5.76, 17.11.07, 1.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender is the legal prescription for every recipient of monetary payments to accept paper money or inferior coins at a fixed value. This forced exchange rate for general means of circulation, prescribed for every citizen, must not be mixed up, as happened in Berlin in the discussion of West and East- Marks, with a fixed or controlled exchange rate for foreign exchange. The word "Zwangskurs" (legal tender) is far older than 100 years and was always used in the way here described, in royal Prussian edicts, in imperial Austrian regulations and even by Marx. Another use of it proves only ignorance of the terminology of economics.” - Ulrich von Beckerath, 25.1.52.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal Tender Laws – A Unique Privilege: However, the government has passed a law, which gives a unique privilege to the Federal Reserve Bank (a nominally private bank). The ‘legal tender’ law says that this bank’s notes must be accepted at face value for the payment of any debts. Creditors are thus forced by law to accept payment in such dollars irrespective of any loss in value on the market. This is very important, because it is the key element that makes inflation profitable for the banks(*) and the government, at almost everyone else’s expense.” – Morris J. Markovitz, THE FREEMAN, 4/74. - (*) ? – Only as debtors or for the Central Bank of Issue! – Otherwise O.K. except for the two words underlined by me. - JZ, 17.11.07. – Inflation is certainly not profitable for all creditors and ultimately not even for the debtors - when it comes to getting new credits. – JZ, 9.10.13. - & INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender laws allow a government to force its over-issued notes into circulation at their full nominal value, regardless of their market value. – Notes that stand at par with their nominal value standard do not need legal tender laws. They are readily accepted and can be freely issued without causing an inflation of any prices, wages etc. expressed in that value standard. - JZ, 8.6.76, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender laws declare the state paper money to be not only an exclusive exchange medium but also an exclusive and forced value standard, no matter how mismanaged both are. Through its legal tender power such a currency can drive out all good alternative currencies, even when they are not explicitly outlawed. – JZ, 2/75, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: legal tender laws force a creditor to accept a depreciating currency.” – Leslie Snyder, Justice or Revolution, 126. – Or a depreciated currency, in both cases at their nominal value rather than their market value against a sound value standard only. – JZ, 16.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender laws form a strong case against monetary authorities, parliaments, supreme courts and the political voting, representation and mis-education system. Parliaments were originally intended to prevent, not to legalize financial and monetary despotism and other forms of despotism. At least they were expected to thoroughly discuss it and its alternatives and to prevent or at least, all too belatedly, throw out or end any despotic measure, once it had done its criminal job, namely immense wrongs and harm to millions of people. But, instead, they consider such despotic and monopolistic measures as self-evidently necessary and justified and do not question them at all but keep them legally and juridically sanctioned. If, on the other hand, they knew the consequences of their despotic acts, then they would have to classed among the greatest criminals of all. - JZ, 5.9.92, 24.4.97, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender monopoly money, because it suppresses competition from better or sound currencies, is the main cause of both inflations and deflations. It does not allow good monies or better monies to drive it out of general circulation and confine it to its limited function as tax foundation money for the government, which it would have to accept in payment of its extorted taxes or tributes. The government spends it in anticipation of its near future tax revenue, for its various other monopolistic and coercive schemes or in its legalized vote-buying efforts. Governments even want to be praised for spending your tax-amounts and their inflation-tax money their way, supposedly in your interest, less their vast brokerage charges, to maintain their huge and counter-productive bureaucracies. Taxation can exert such a strong demand for tax foundation money that it can be held at par with a nominal gold weigh value even when it is not redeemable in gold coins. Although Adam Smith recognized that already somewhat, in one passage of his THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. However, he did not make this insight the foundation of his whole chapter on money. Governments and most economists have simply forgotten about this old clearing practice of many governments. Also called a “fiduciary currency”. Instead, governments have a vested interest in keeping their bad and exclusive money in a forced circulation, beyond the limits of its tax foundation. They can do so only by outlawing all alternative and sound currency issues, which would use a better value standard than the manipulated and mismanaged as well as forced paper value standard. Freely issued and accepted alternative currencies would utilize, in the main, the “readiness to accept foundation” for wanted consumer-goods and consumer services. – JZ, 6.9.96, 6.10.08, 23.12.10, 9.10.13. – TAX FOUNDATION MONEY, A CLEARING CERTIFICATE OF GOVERNMENTS

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender only towards the issuer! - JZ, 26.12.88. - But in his own interest and that of his debtors, a private and competitive note issuer might contractually oblige his debtors to accept his notes, at par, at any time, from anyone, if someone buys anything from them, at least as long as these debtors do owe anything to the issuer. - JZ, 15.5.97, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender puts and keeps bad money in circulation and floods it with it. The free market rates for privately and cooperatively issued money tokens would tend to see to it that the inferior and bad monies are generally refused altogether or merely accepted at a corresponding discount, and, gradually to fast, driven out of circulation, through competition from better currencies, preferred by the creditors. Without being made an exclusive currency, legal tender for government money could circulate only at whatever value it would have for tax payers to pay their taxes with. – JZ, 21.11.82, 17.11.07, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender, combined with the central bank’s issue monopoly, assures either an over-supply (inflation) or an under-supply (deflation) or both together (stagflation) – because only the free foreign exchange rates against sound or sounder currencies, with better value standards, can then act as guides for issuers and acceptors. Only decentralized and free and competitive note issuers can supply, sufficiently and honestly, all people, who have goods, services or labor to offer for sale, with their sound and honest currencies and only suppliers of such currencies would stay in business. – JZ, 29.2.84, 17.11.07, 23.12.10, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: Legal tender? Yes - but only towards the issuer! - JZ, MONETARY FREEDOM NEWSLETTER 3/4.

LEGAL TENDER: Let us be aware that there are different types and degrees of legal tender. E.g.: a.) compulsory acceptance in general circulation at face value. – b.) Compulsory acceptance in general circulation but only up to certain amounts. – c.) Compulsory acceptance (enforced by exclusive currency status), but not necessarily at face value. – d.) Acceptance at par enforced only by custom. (Whatever “gold inflations” may ever have taken place – they were of this nature.) – e.) Legal tender towards the issuer only. (This is morally and economically unobjectionable and even desirable.) - f.) Legal tender due to private contracts. This is not a legally prescribed tender but merely a legally enforceable contractual acceptance obligation, e.g. for the debtors of an issuer and for the issuer himself. – JZ, 20.5.76, 23.12.10. – In PEACE PLANS 19 a I listed almost 20 different types but certainly not yet all of them. – I would love to see a fully developed electronic “argument map” on legal tender. - JZ, 17.11.07. Also a comprehensive list of all the diverse definitions, together with all the critical comments on them. – JZ, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: Money isn’t sound money when Big Brother just says that it is. Then it is just a legalized fraud. – JZ, 17.6.76, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Money, which is current only because people have been forced to accept it, is wholly different from money that has come to be accepted because people trust the issuer to keep it stable. (*) Voluntarily accepted paper money therefore ought not to suffer from the evil reputation governments have given paper money.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.85. - (*) By accepting it at par, for their goods, services and debt payment receipts and issuing only as much of it that it remains at par in general circulation. – Since acceptance is voluntary no great excess can be issued before refusal becomes almost general and the discount demanded will act as a deterrent to the issuer, for at least he must always still accept his own notes at par. - JZ, 16.11.07, 31.1.09, 23.12.10. - ACCEPTANCE FOUNDATION, TRUST, READINESS TO ACCEPT FOUNDATION, DEBT FOUNDATION, SOUND PAPER MONIES

LEGAL TENDER: Money. We favor the establishment of a sound money system. We thus support the private ownership of gold, and demand the repeal of all legal tender laws.” … “… a halt to inflationary monetary policies, and elimination, with all deliberate speed, of the Federal Reserve System.” – Libertarian Party Platform, U.S., 1973 or 1974.

LEGAL TENDER: More often than not - and for moral and economic reasons - precisely those banknotes and paper money notes ought to be refused altogether or at face value, whose compulsory acceptance at face value the law demands. – JZ, 2.8.82, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Most economists give a right definition of legal tender and then go in talking as if it did not apply, as if such power could not or would not be abused – as we have seen all around, for many decades. – JZ, 26.9.78. – And lawyers see in it usually only a legal or juridical concept, one without wrongful and harmful economic consequences. – JZ, 17.11.07. & INFLATION,

LEGAL TENDER: No legal tender law is ever needed to make men take good money. Its only use is to make them take bad money. – STEPHEN T. BYINGTON, quoted by Chris Lyspooner on FACEBOOK, 11.4.12. – Also on  - quoted on Facebook, 20.9.12, by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing Chris Lyspooner's photo. - To enforce its acceptance by almost all it is already sufficient if it is “merely” the monopoly money of a government’s central bank, at least for all people dependent upon monetary exchanges. - JZ, 11.4.12, 9.10.13. - GOOD MONEY VS. BAD MONEY, GRESHAM’S LAW

LEGAL TENDER: No market can be quite free enough under the legal tender rule. – JZ, 3.5.76.

LEGAL TENDER: No state shall … make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.” – Art. I, Sec. 10 of the US Constitution. – Could this have been made more explicit? Look how well it is protecting us.” – LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 24. Jan. 72. - Isn’t the Federal Government also constituted as a State? – Did the Federal State advocates wish to reserve this power to themselves, without being explicit about it? – They should have said: Neither a state of this federation nor this federation itself shall make anything but gold and silver coins a legal tender in payment of debts. – Alas, they did not clearly recognize the right to secede, to annul slavery and to ignore any postal monopoly claim, either, and still imagined taxation could be rightful. “The founding fathers” can be blamed for much but those even more, who, two centuries later, still believe this constitution to be an ideal one and do practise some of is worst flaws or misinterpretations. - JZ, 17.11.07, 1.2.09. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, USUALLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

LEGAL TENDER: Observers, who studied the phenomena of money circulation exclusively on the examples of the circulation of legal tender paper money, had to overlook the inherent laws of monetary circulation.” – Karl Marx, Zur Kritik der Politischen Oekonomie, Dietz Verlag, Berlin 1951, p.129. – While I do not consider him to be a monetary or general authority on economic matters, here, for once, he hit the nail right on the head. Therefore, I used bold print here. However, in the Communist Manifesto and a later comment to it, he demanded monopolistic central banking and legal tender for its monopoly money and this as a precondition for the victory of communism. With this in mind do, please, contemplate why so many supposedly capitalistic, but really State- socialistic governments, have implemented and still uphold this demand of the Communist Manifesto, among some others. – JZ, 1.2.09. – They, too, saw and still see it as a means to gain or retain territorial power. – JZ, 23.12.10, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: One can inflate a currency even if it is not legal tender.” - Just name a single example of an inflationary effect upon the general price level of a currency that was not legal tender! - Over-issues are indeed possible, as a result of ignorance among voluntary acceptors and mistakes of issuers. But they cannot, under monetary freedom, increase the general price level, expressed in other currencies or in other and stable value units, any more than your own over-drawn cheques could. - JZ, n.d. & 2.4.97. –  GOLD, GOLD STANDARD, GOLD PRICES

LEGAL TENDER: One problem that every monetary statist and nationalist has failed to face is the geographical boundary of each money. If there should be national fluctuating fiat money, what should be the boundaries of the “nation”? Surely political frontiers have little or no economic meaning. Professor Yeager is courageous enough to recognize this and to push fiat money almost to a reductio by advocating, or at least considering, entirely separate moneys for each region or even locality in a nation.” – Rothbard, 100 % Gold Dollar, 32. - Actually, the old practice of local currencies. But what constitutes, economically, a locality? And why should the people in it be satisfied with one local currency only, when more than one would be readily accepted and remain at par with their value standard? – JZ, 17.11.07. – Did Yeager really advocate fiat money, a monopoly-money with legal tender for each locality, or merely the freedom to issue competitive and market rated local currencies, all without a territorial monopoly and without legal tender power? – Rothbard was all too ready to call any money deviating from his 100% redeemable gold dollars to be merely fraudulent and coercive “fiat” money. - JZ, 5.2.9. At least towards foreigners, living, working and exchanging in other countries, our legal tender monopoly money is merely foreign exchange, and under Free Trade, subject to refusals or free market rating. Alas, their national forced currencies are, usually, just as bad, if not worse. – JZ, 23.12.10. - GEOGRAPHICAL OR ECONOMIC BOUNDARIES OF MONEY

LEGAL TENDER: Only individuals, Spooner argues, have the power to set legal tender when they make contracts (*) – which form (along with self defence) the very foundation of liberty.” – Charles Chiveley, in his introduction to Spooner’s essay Consideration for Bankers. - (*) I.e., they do oblige themselves to accept their own IOUs, notes, purchasing warrants, clearing certificates etc. and this at their full nominal value. – JZ, 17.11.07. - ACCEPTANCE OR READINESS TO ACCEPT FOUNDATION, BY CONTRACT

LEGAL TENDER: Only the government can establish legal tender in general national circulation. The government is extremely unlikely to repeal it although this has happened sometimes. So we are talking about a change in government or resistance against a government. Don’t wait for a galloping inflation to end it for you. – JZ, 1976, 16.5.13.

LEGAL TENDER: Only the government, or its central bank, can issue legal tender money and thus force everyone in a country to base all his monetary exchange transactions on its legal tender paper money, with its all too uncertain and usually depreciated and depreciating paper value standard. – JZ, 20.5.07, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Please explain how you could inflate a paper money without forced value and forced circulation, without legal tender.” – Ulrich von Beckerath, Berlin Program.

LEGAL TENDER: politicians … in their dishonest governments, have taken their monopoly “legal tender” off the gold standard and subjected it to inflation, the greatest swindle and confidence trick of all time.” – Duncan Yuille, WORKERS PARTY, NSW BULLETIN, Oct. 76. – The swindle that territorial governments can best take care of all the rights and liberties of the territorial population is an even bigger one. It embraces the money issue monopoly and its legal tender power as well. – JZ, 17.11.07. Not only the gold-weight value standard was put out of operation by legal tender laws but all other value standards that volunteers had agreed upon for their transactions. – JZ, 31.1.09.

LEGAL TENDER: Refusable and discountable currencies can't rule us or exploit us. - JZ, 11.8.94, 17.4.97. - & MARKET RATED COMPETING CURRENCIES USING SOUND ALTERNATIVE VALUE STANDARDS

LEGAL TENDER: remove the government coercion which compels people to deal in paper money (i.e. the laws compelling the acceptance of legal tender and prohibiting the ownership of gold).” Committee to Re-establish the Gold Standard, 1974. – Alas, it, too, did not sufficiently distinguish between gold coins and gold deposit certificates as means of payment and gold weight units as value standards and their use as value standards only, used as such in all kinds of other exchange media, including clearing certificates and accounts. Nor did they contemplate a fully free choice among all diverse value standards proposed, for all people, confident enough that their own preferred standard would then be most widely used, without any legal privileges for it. – It did not even seriously consider the gold weight clearing or gold weight accounting standard as also a gold standard but one without the risks and limitations of exchanges involved by prescribing gold redemption by the issuer upon demand by the note holder. Convertibility into gold would then occur only on a free gold market. - JZ, 17.11.07. – Free choice in value standards, freedom in the issue, acceptance and rating of any exchange medium is the full monetary freedom alternative to forced and exclusive currencies, of which even the best one, the gold coin and redeemable gold certificate one, is still only a forced and exclusive currency and to that extent falls also under monetary despotism. Moreover, unlimited quantities and values of free exchanges could be freely settled by clearing only, using any value standard which the exchangers consider to be sound enough for them. – JZ, 31.1.09.

LEGAL TENDER: Repeal legal tender and let the people thus budget or limited government spending – by their right to refuse to accept government money at par or at all! – JZ, 28.6.80, 9.10.13. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGETING, INFLATION, PEOPLE

LEGAL TENDER: Say no to government money, and you can say no to the red tape and restrictions.” – JAG, June 79. – Merely saying “no” will not bring us full monetary freedom instead of monetary despotism, no more so than saying “no” to nuclear “weapons” will rid us of them. – A bit more in thought and action is required. - JZ, 17.11.07. – When you say “no!” to a territorial government then you would be advised to be properly armed, trained and organized, together with many others, to uphold your rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.2.09. – MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LEGAL TENDER: Some governments, after years of bitter experiences, learnt to stop or reduce their note-printing output for their forced and exclusive currencies. But, usually, only temporarily. Then they fall back into the usual abuses and mistakes of monetary despotism, because its legalized powers are all too tempting for them to give them up or even publicly discuss the possibility of giving them up. They are not ready to renounce their note issue monopoly and legal tender power for their “money”, which allows its central banking system to drive out or prevent better monetary options and makes inflations, deflations and stagflations possible in the first place. Territorial governments are not prepared to let better privately and cooperatively issued competing currencies drive out the inferior and wrongful governmental ones. – They are not even prepared to learn and apply the better experience with soundly conducted tax foundation money and with sound value standards. They rather go on imposing their inferior paper “value standards” and monopoly money. – They are likely to go on with their monetary abuses until enough of the general public finally gets interested in its monetary rights and liberties and does something to introduce and uphold them. Or until some enlightened minorities succeed in opting out from under them and quite obviously and quite successfully practise monetary freedom among their own volunteers. – JZ, 28.1.05, 24.10.07, 23.12.10. - NOTE ISSUE MONOPOLY, CENTRAL BANKING, INFLATION, DEFLATION, STAGFLATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM VS. MONETARY FREEDOM:

LEGAL TENDER: Some see in legal tender only the honest, juridical and legal possibility of fulfilling debt contracts with the legal tender currency, not the dishonest and coercive and expropriating authority granted to all debtors at the expense of all creditors. It permits them to pay nominally in full while in reality only with a fraction of what they morally still owe. Moreover, legal tender, together with the issue monopoly, prevents sound alternative currencies from coming into existence and justly and efficiently mediating all the possible and wanted exchanges, which monetary despotism does not, or not justly, mediate. A creditor, who would refuse all forms of sound debt settlement offered to him by his debtors, would be a rare creditor, indeed. These hypothetical creditors should include a clause in their contracts specifying the payment means or method. The creditors, to safeguard their interests and rights, in such a deal in futures, should insist upon a withdrawal premium in case their cannot provide, at a future date, the particular exchange medium which the creditor insisted upon in the contract. When nothing is agreed upon, then the presumption is in favor of a local currency that stands at par, or of some form of clearing, using a sound value standard. - JZ, n.d., & 9.5.97, 1.2.09. - Legal tender currencies make not only inflations possible but also deflations, when they are legalized or interpreted and practised as the only permitted exchange media, i.e., as monopoly monies. - JZ, 13.9.02,1.2.09, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: Stop inflation – by repealing the Legal Tender laws and those, which established a money issue monopoly. – JZ, n.d. & 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: survival of the medieval idea that it is the state, which somehow confers value on money it otherwise would not possess. (*) And this, in turn, is true only to a very limited extent that government can force us to accept whatever it wishes in place of what we have contracted for (**); in this sense it can give the substitute the same value for the debtor as the original object of the contract.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.31. - (*) That is actually true for tax foundation money. – (**) It does not even allow us to freely contract for payment in another national currency. - JZ, 16.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Take a firm stand against inflation. Repeal legal tender and the note issue monopoly of the government. – JZ, 7/76, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: Tender laws continue to be the means of fraud. If anything had, or could have a value equal to gold and silver, it would require no legal tender law; and if it had not that value it ought not to have such a law; and, therefore, all tender laws are tyrannical and unjust, and calculated to support fraud and oppression.” – Leslie Snyder, Justice or Revolution, p.129. – There should be free choice of value standards, too, not only freedom for note issues, and for the issue of other clearing certificates and tokens or the use of clearing accounts. – JZ, 23.12.20, 9.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: The arbitrariness of no one, not even the fiat of the State, can determine the value of money. The State which has no credit finds no acceptors for its “state paper money”, and if it gives it legal tender, then the vendors of real values demand a corresponding premium, until this is prohibited, too and then the offer of goods in the interior stops and they stream to other countries where metallic money circulates.” – Prof. Dr. Felix Dahn, Deutsches Rechtsbuch, 1877, p. 326/27. – Alas, it is not made easy to sell all of one’s labor, services and goods in other countries, instead, as Dahn indicates here. The victims of the money issue monopoly and legal tender laws are to some extent imprisoned within national borders. - JZ, 1.2.09. – Legal tender laws for the own national currency do also outlaw the payment in foreign currencies within the own borders, unless this is especially permitted by the Protectionists, to gain “foreign exchange”, supposedly necessary to pay imports with and also better than the own currency. – Almost any kind of wrong and nonsense has been legally imposed in the monetary sphere. – JZ, 23.12.10. - TERRITORIALISM

LEGAL TENDER: The Cliffs of Insanity: Law Bans Cash for Second Hand Transactions - - Can US State laws repeal the Federal Laws on legal tender, i.e. compulsory acceptance at a forced value? -  We should all refuse to accept governmental monopoly money and insist on being paid in competitively issued monies, with value standards that are sound and that are issued by ourselves, based upon our goods and services or by others, upon theirs, all priced out in sound value standards, not in the fictitious and almost constantly depreciated "value standard" of any territorial government and its central banking system. Exchange media should be no more in short supply by any monopoly for their issue or over-supplied through legal tender power for them than e.g. xyz tickets to xyz performances are. The could and should be a honest as competitively produced and supplied tickets are. – JZ, Facebook, 22.10.11, 9.10.13. - We should also either repeal all central banking laws and tax or tribute levy laws or permit individuals and groups of volunteers to secede form them and do their own things in their own communities, societies and governance systems. – JZ, 8.10.12. - EXCLUSIVE CURRENCIES, PRESCRIBED OR PROHIBITED CASH PAYMENTS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM VS. FULL MONETARY FREEDOM & FREE BANKING, TICKET MONIES

LEGAL TENDER: The Continental Congress passed a resolution for legal tender paper money: "Therefore, any person who shall lose all virtue and regard for his country, as to refuse said bills in payment, shall be deemed as an enemy of his country and precluded from all trade or intercourse with the -inhabitants of these colonies." - When "honest" Washington dissolved his close to mutinous army, because it had never been paid in time, fully and honestly and thus demanded its back-pay, after the War of Independence, he ordered its units first into distant regions. There their rightful claims were "paid off", again with fraudulent paper money, at their legal tender nominal value, not their rare metal value. Being thus dispersed and war-weary, too, they did not act in combination against the centre of power, demanding payment in full, with paper money accepted only at its market value. Otherwise, he would have had a military insurrection on his hands. That was a bad start for the new republic. Washington, although thus scheming to cheat his soldiers, and succeeding with this clever but crooked behavior, demanded that his lease holding peasants pay him in rare metal coins, not in paper money. And congress would not levy taxes or issue government securities with value preserving clauses, but relied simply on taxation via forced state paper money to "finance" this war, never minding the cost of this procedure to the whole economy and that thereby its soldiers were severely short-supplied (Instance: Valley Forge winter camp). Probably, thereby, the war was unnecessarily prolonged. The English forces did not, as a rule, plunder or "pay" with requisitioning certificates or mere paper promises with forced values, but with rare metal coins. That kind of payment difference increased the number of "loyalists" and improved the provisioning of the "loyal" forces and worsened the supply situation for the republicans. See: G. Holzhauer, Barzahlung in Besetzten Gebieten. (Cash Payments in Occupied Territories.) – JZ, n.d. - LEGAL TENDER ACCORDING TO THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS DURING THE- REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD

LEGAL TENDER: The difficulty with Legal Tender lies in this that under Legal Tender one cannot recognize when the economy is saturated with the necessary means of exchange. As a result of Legal Tender there is no free market rate for means of payment. Thus the “barometer”, which should indicate an oversupply of means of exchange, has been removed: They can then never suffer a discount.” – Holzhauer, Barzahlung in besetzten Gebieten, S. 77. – HARMFULNESS, WRONGFULNESS, INFLATION, PRICING, MARKET RATING AN EXCHANGE MEDIUM

LEGAL TENDER: The essence of inflation consists in the following: As many notes with forced acceptance and forced value are issued that under a free market rating the people would no longer accept them at par.” – Ulrich von Beckerath. & INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: The fatal error – that the credit and currency of the Continental money could be kept up and supported by acts of compulsion – entered so deep into the mind of Congress and of all departments of administration through the states that no considerations of justice, religion, or policy, or even experience of its utter inefficacy, could eradicate it.” – Pelatiah Webster, Strictures on Tender Acts, 1780. – Quoted in THE FREEMAN, 3/75.

LEGAL TENDER: The government … does not recognize a man’s right to make his own contracts, for it enforces legal tender laws.” – Carl Watner, on Spooner, REASON, 3/73. - CONTRACTS

LEGAL TENDER: The government forces you to use its fraudulent paper value standard and its exclusive paper money, expressing and enforcing this “standard” by making it legal tender in general circulation. This is the main cause of inflation. With this power anybody could and almost any politician would inflate the currency. – JZ, 6.12.74.

LEGAL TENDER: The idea of a central bank was considered disreputable. The idea of legal tender during peacetime was the mark of a crackpot minority (the former greenbackers).” – Howard Katz, The Gold Standard, A New Approach, FREEDOM TODAY, 3/76. – Alas, the advocates of an exclusive and forced metallic or redeemable currency are also a kind of monetary and value standard crackpot minority, who remain unaware of the flaws of even such a currency. If it had been really flawless, then the various other monetary crackpot systems would not have arisen and maintained. At least on a voluntary basis, in private payment communities, alternatives to both schemes should be permissible and some of them would demonstrate the flaws of both, the old and classical monetary crackpot schemes as well as those of the newer ones. Good currencies, value standards and clearing systems would then be free to gradually drive out all the inferior ones, nor through coercion and monopolies but through the power of their attractions. – JZ, 1.2.09, 23.12.10. – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

LEGAL TENDER: the introduction of paper money provided the governments with an even cheaper method of defrauding the people. Governments could not, of course, pursue the practices by which they forced bad money upon the people without the cruelest measures. As one legal treatise on the law of money sums up the history of punishment for merely refusing to accept the legal money: ‘From Marco Polo we learn that, in the 13th century, Chinese law made the rejection of imperial paper money punishable by death, and twenty years in chains or, in some cases death was the penalty provided for the refusal to accept French assignats. Early English law punished repudiation as lese-majesty. At the time of the American revolution, non-acceptance of Continental notes was treated as an enemy act and sometimes worked a forfeiture of the debt.’ (A. Nussbaum (40) p. 53.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.28.

LEGAL TENDER: the invention of paper ‘money’ permitted the corruption of legal tender to get utterly out of hand before the people notice it.” – Robert Heinlein, Expanded Universe, p. 543. - PAPER MONEY OF CENTRAL BANKS, INFLATION, PEOPLE, LEGAL TENDER

LEGAL TENDER: The lack of intrinsic value in government-issue so-called “legal tender” (*) permits politicians and their bureaucratic advisers to cause “inflation”, an economic term which means ‘an increase in the supply of money.” – Duncan Yuille. – 1.) - By reducing the rare metal contents even rare metal coins can be inflated – by making them a forced and exclusive currency. - 2.) Only the monopolistic issuer of this currency, the central or reserve bank, can engage in this fraud. - 3.) Only that extra supply is inflationary which, under a free market rate, would suffer wide-spread refusals and would lead to a corresponding discount against any sound standard of value. – JZ, 5.11.82. - (*) It is useful for tax payments! – JZ, 17.11.07. – Incomplete or primitive or flawed notions on exchange media, value standards, credits and interest rates still dominate in most heads. That alone should be a sufficient reason to introduce full freedom of contract and association in this sphere, for all kinds of alternative monetary experiments among volunteers. – JZ, 1.2.09, 23.12.10. – MONETARY FREEDOM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PRIVATE PAYMENT COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM

LEGAL TENDER: The legal tender act and the national currency bill crystallized … a centralization of power, such as Hamilton might have eulogized as magnificent.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 9, 1863.

LEGAL TENDER: The legal tender acts are wrong and harsh, not "tender" at all towards all creditors. Through them the law does no longer even try to protect but, rather, to expropriate property at the rate at which a legal tender currency is inflated. It says, in effect, to all debtors, including all employers, who owe wages to their employees: We not only permit you but order you to loot your creditors, to the same extent that we have inflated the exclusive and forced currency. - In spite of this, most legal and economic commentators treat legal tender only as if it were a necessary and rightful convenience for debtors, or a guaranty for creditors, so that they could be certain that they could pay their debts or be paid with the legal tender medium, supposing it to be a stable and honestly administered currency and value standard. - As if creditors would refuse good or the best means of exchange - whenever they had no legal tender power! - Moreover, most of the "expert" writers and lecturers do not see or do not state the connection between legal tender and inflation: Without legal tender no inflation! Legal tender makes inflation possible! - Check 100 or even 1000 textbooks - and you will be lucky to find one among them that would point out this connection, quite clearly. Most writers and thinkers on the subject are conditioned to think only in terms of an exclusive and forced currency - and thus become unable to judge it and to see sound alternatives to it and the monetary natural laws that would apply to these alternatives - The opposite to legal tender is free-market-rating against value standards that are subject to free choice of value standards and optional and competing exchange media, i.e. media that can be discounted or altogether and refused and that are also competitively or cooperatively produced and offered. (Essentially, they would all be merely sound enough clearing certificates. And as such they do not have to be stamped out on expensive rare metal bits. Values can be achieved and maintained without gold backing, cover or redemption. Or is e.g. a lover or friendship relationship valuable only when backed by gold? Are goods and service vouchers valuable only when they are backed by gold? Are tickets useful only when backed by gold or silver? A sound value standard is of great value for all transactions. But since precisely here opinions and ideas or interpretations do also vary greatly, free choice of value standards should be as general as freedom in the issue and acceptance of exchange media like bank notes and clearing certificates or clearing accounts. No legally enforced monopoly or value should exist for either. Only the obligations arising out of contracts, based upon natural and individual rights and liberties should be recognized, in this sphere as well. Only, by natural rights and the nature of promises and contracts, an issuer himself cannot refuse to accept or discount his own exchange media or clearing certificates, whenever they are offered to him in payment. Towards him they do have a natural & just legal tender power, one that does not have to be legislatively imposed. - -JZ, 2.10.91, 27.4.97, 8.9.02, 1.2.09, 10.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: The legalization of gold ownership has not restored it as our medium of exchange - money. (*) The statist legal tender laws (in conjunction with Gresham’s Law) continue to force the fiat paper money of government (**) upon us. The use of gold as money is still forbidden.” – Robert G. Anderson, THE FREEMAN, 1/75. - (*) Nor as our freely chosen value standard. – Even of these merely two main functions of money one or the other is very frequently overlooked, simply because, for all too long, legal tender has combined the two into a vague and statist notion of “money”. - (**) Valuable at least to the tax payer, under the extortionist threats of compulsory taxation! - JZ, 17.11.07. - GOLD OWNERSHIP

LEGAL TENDER: the legislation of theft into law.” - Rev. Rousas Joh. Rushdoony, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/81.

LEGAL TENDER: The next objective must be the individual freedom to use gold in all economic exchanges. (*) The people must be free to buy gold by selling their goods and services for it, and to sell gold when they buy goods and services, without the interaction of government money. That is to say, the legal tender law which decrees that government money must be accepted in payment of all debt public and private must except “gold contracts” and “gold clauses” that specifically call for payment of certain measures of gold. In short, the ordinary law of contract must be permitted to function.” - Dr. Hans Sennholz, Inflation or Gold Standard? pp.62/63. - (*) At least as a value standard, not necessarily also as an exchange medium or only when he is sufficiently supplied with gold coins. – Gold coins should not be something that by law any creditor may automatically demand from any of his debtors. Under a gold clearing or gold accounting value standard he should be confined to reckoning in gold weight units only, accepting other means of exchange only at their exchange rate against gold weight units. – JZ, 17.11.07. – Free choice and freedom of contract also regarding value standards! – JZ, 1.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: The next step toward full government control over money was the passage of legal tender laws, which dictates to people what their legal money can be. Such laws are obviously meaningless and superfluous wherever the ordinary law of contract is respected. But where government wants to issue inferior coins or depreciated paper notes, it must use coercion in the form of legal tender legislation. Then it can circulate worn or debased coins side-by-side with the original coins, falsify the exchange ratios between gold and silver coins, and discharge its debt with the over-valued coins, or make payments in greatly depreciated fiat money. In fact, once legal tender laws were safely established, debt repudiation through monetary depreciation could become one of the great injustices of our time. Contemporary jurisprudence and jurisdiction were utterly paralyzed in their defense and administration of justice once they accepted legal tender laws. A debt of a million gold marks thus could be legally discharged with one million paper marks that bought less than one U.S. penny. And a government debt of fifty billion 1940 dollars can now be paid or refunded with a 1973 dollar issue that is worth less than 1/3rd of the original amount. With the blessings of the courts, millions of creditors can now be swindled out of their rightful claims and their property legally confiscated.” – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, 1949, pp 432, 444. – Underlining by me. – JZ – In our “civilized” and “enlightened” times such wrongs are still continued – just like taxation, the stock-piling of nuclear mass murder devices and the decision-making monopoly of governments over war and peace, armament and disarmament, international treaties and national territories and national laws and the juridical system. Most people are so steeped in the wrongs of territorialism that they do not even recognize them as such. – JZ, 1.2.09, 10.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: The next step was the legal tender law. Legal tender laws are an attempt by the state to dictate to the market what the money shall be. If the law declares that only full-weight coins are legal tender, then there is no problem, since the law enforces what the market has decided anyway. However, the legal tender laws usually declare that an old, worn coin, or a debased one, is equal to a new full-weight coin. - - Naturally, it is not. 25 grams of gold are 25 grams of gold, and there is no way anyone, even the government, can make 24 grams of gold into 25 grams of gold. (*) Thus, as a coin with 25 grams of gold in it is circulated, it will wear, and eventually, the wear will be noticeable, and the coin will circulate at a lower value, according to its true gold content, not its face value. - Gresham’s law is stated as “Bad money drives out good”, yet we have seen that, on a free market, bad money doesn’t drive out the good money, it merely circulates side by side, but at a lesser value. …” - Charles Curley, The Coming Profit in Gold, 23. - - (*) But it could give 24 grams of gold the value of 25 grams of gold - if it accepted them in taxes as if they were 25 grams of gold. – Already Adam Smith was somewhat aware of this kind of acceptance foundation but most of his modern followers still are not. They are in this just like most of the Christians and Muslims, who do not know their holy book sufficiently. - JZ, 17.11.07, 1.2.09, 10.10.13. – TAX FOUNDATION, GRESHAM’S LAW

LEGAL TENDER: The optional acceptance and free market rating for competitive means of exchange and their value standards, under full monetary freedom, would still make the defrauding of some insufficiently informed people possible. But the money issue monopoly, combined with legal tender power (forced acceptance and forced value) legally allows the government to defraud all the people in a country, especially the creditors, in times of inflation, and the debtors, in times of deflations. Both of these vast wrongs are made possible only under and through monetary despotism. Both lead also to frequent economic crises, mass unemployment, dictatorships, wars, revolutions, civil wars and terrorism. – Nevertheless, the close connection between these man-made disasters and the laws of monetary despotism are only rarely recognized. - JZ, 24.11.83, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: The privilege of legalized bankruptcy.” – Horn, in “Bankfreiheit”, S.380.

LEGAL TENDER: The problem lies in the law declaring paper to be legal tender.” – Joe Cobb, THE FREEMAN, 9/75.

LEGAL TENDER: The Rev. John Witherspoon attacked the idea very early. It was unnecessary for any state to require people to accept good money. Gold and silver were always acceptable. (*) A legal tender law simply requires people to accept bad money, and it does take civil coercion to make bad money acceptable.” – Rev. Rousas Joh. Rushdoony, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/81. - (*) For many peoples and economies and long periods there were neither gold- nor silver coins. Legal tender is also superfluous for any exchange medium without a monopoly but so carefully issued and withdrawn again that it could circulate, at least locally, at par with silver and gold coins, if it had adopted either of them as its value standard, and this without being redeemable by the issuer upon demand of the note holder. – The coercion involved in compulsory taxation suffices to keep tax foundation money at par with its nominal gold weight value, for a circulation of about the tax-take of the next three months, even if it has no legal tender power and is not redeemable in rare metals. - JZ, 17.11.07, 10.10.13. – TAX FOUNDATIION

LEGAL TENDER: The specter of accelerating inflation, and our inability to cope with it, arises from the State’s age-old claim to a monopoly of the money-issuing role. Take away the law that makes sterling the only legal tender for internal transactions, and people can be left to discover for themselves the most stable monetary unit in which to make contracts and settle debts. …” - Samuel Brittan, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, Nov. 20, 1975.

LEGAL TENDER: The tax collector has no intention of earning the property he takes from the market. His object is something for nothing; and in monetary matters the most instant process is to create a fiat money and declare it “legal tender” in place of the money chosen by traders.” – Paul L. Poirot, THE FREEMAN, Oct. 7. - TAXATION

LEGAL TENDER: The term ‘legal tender’ has, however, in popular imagination come to be surrounded by a penumbra of vague ideas about the supposed necessity for the state to provide money.” - Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.30.

LEGAL TENDER: The truth is indeed that legal tender is simply a legal device to force people to accept in fulfillment of a contract something they never intended when they made the contract. It becomes thus, in certain circumstances, a factor that intensifies the uncertainty of dealings.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.32. – Except the certainty that one will be cheated by it in times of inflation while during deflations one will have difficulties in earning it through the sale of one’s labor, trades or professional services or one’s consumer goods. These kinds of certainties are, certainly, not desirable and just ones. – JZ, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: The U.S. Constitution stated: “No STATE may make anything but gold or silver coins legal tender.” - This leads, inevitably, to the question: Is or is the U.S.A federation a State? - When the constitution was written is was, probably, not considered as a State by itself but merely as a federation of sovereign States and only the States it federated were considered as States. - However, it might be worthwhile to start a test case before the Supreme Court on this - but without great hopes that this Court will be just in its decision. It has not been, very often, or often enough in its history, particularly in monetary matters. It has not paid much attention to the literal interpretation of the words of the constitution but, rather, imposed its own meanings and interpretations - to such an extent that even clear wordings of the bill of rights have been negated by it. Nevertheless, those who have the time, energy and funds, might attempt this approach there. As an individual rights declaration the statement should be different, too: No one and no organization has the right to declare ANYTHING to be legal tender - except towards himself or it and towards all its voluntary followers, while they have not yet seceded from it. - JZ, 16.8.94, 17.4.97. 1.2.09.

LEGAL TENDER: The very nature of legal tender turns an exchange medium that is given legal tender power from an EXCHANGE medium into a REQUISITIONING certificate. A free and just EXCHANGE can no longer be mediated by it. For in a free and just exchange no side has an unjust advantage via a monopoly and coercion. Moreover, a money with legal tender power and a nominal value standard, does no longer have a VALUE STANDARD that deserves the name value standard. Its value does then become non-standardized, fluctuating, manipulated by stop-and- go policies. Would we call the kg a weight standard when by legal intervention today it might be only 500 grams tomorrow and next month 2 kg? Would a meter be a length measure when, by legal coercion, today it might be declared to be only 50 cm long and in a month 2 meters long? - It is hard to understand how millions of people could allow their governments to thus abolish, fool around with or manipulate a value standard that all people in a country are made to depend upon. - JZ, 27.4.97. – CURRENCY POLICY, MONETARY POLICY, MONEY LEGISLATION

LEGAL TENDER: The very passing of legal tender laws is an admission by governments that they are aware that citizens are not so foolish to indefinitely continue to accept the government's paper money at par with any stable value standard. Thus, from the point of view of governments, they must be forced to do so, the more so, the more rapidly and obviously the government, or its central bank, deteriorates its paper money. In the German Banking Enquete of 1908 it was freely admitted that the government did not expect to be able to finance the next war without legal tender for its paper money. So legal tender was introduced, effectively from 1.1. 1910. And it helped to finance two wrongful and extensive wars for two German governments and to achieve its greatest inflation ever, and its greatest depression, each of which cost the German economy, as much as did WW I. Moreover, this monetary despotism and its consequences did lead to the rise of the Nazi regime and to WWII and their consequences. Legal tender leaves the recipients of it only one defensive step, namely to raise the price of the goods and of their labor. Under price and wage controls, combined with forced labor and compulsory quota deliveries, even this defence option is largely outlawed, e.g. by price-, wage- and rent-control laws. Black market dealings can supply some substitutes but bring their own inherent problems. Illegal or black market monetary actions must also be engaged in, in something like a monetary revolution, using the monetary freedom options, to rapidly and fully overcome monetary despotism. But this requires sufficient interest in this liberation and security option among the victims of monetary despotism. They are certainly not yet taught their monetary freedom rights and liberties, and their potentials, in government-run or regulated schools and universities. - JZ, 1.8.91, 27.8.02, 23.12.10. - INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, DEPRESSIONS, BLACK MARKETS, MONETARY REVOLUTION

LEGAL TENDER: The vicious aspect of legal tender laws is that they strip the seller of the right to demand coins (*) instead of paper. – Joe Cobb, in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.570. – (*) or something else instead of this forced paper currency. Nor is the buyer allowed to offer anything else in payment. Neither is the seller allowed to price out his goods or services in sound alternative value standards. – JZ, 12/75, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: There are historical instances in which creditors have been compelled by courts to accept commodities such as tobacco, which could hardly be called money, in discharge of their claims for money.” – Nussbaum (50), p. 545. - Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.30. – Money is anything that issuers and acceptors value as such. Sound money is only such money, as has a value standard that both the issuers and acceptors have chosen for themselves because they consider it to be sound enough for their purposes. – JZ, 1.2.09, 10.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: There can be no fully free market with legal tender laws and a note issue monopoly in force. – JZ, 31.4.76, 17.11.07. & THE FREE MARKET

LEGAL TENDER: Through legal tender laws and note-issue monopoly, also motivated by its ever-increasing spending habits and inclinations, governments can force much more of their forced and exclusive paper currencies into circulation than is warranted even by the largest tax-foundation for them. The resistance against taxing the whole economy through inflation is also minimal, much less than against other direct or indirect taxes. Moreover, so far governments were always able to wrongfully blame others for the results, their inflations, under the pretence that they are not the culprits themselves. Compulsory State education or State-controlled education did not enlighten its victims in this respect, either. It teaches nothing about monetary freedom but distributes instead publicity releases for the central bank, full of its usual self-serving propaganda. Thus they tend to resort to the inflation tax, in rapid inflations, which are even more destructive than other taxation would have been and, so far, got away with this. None of the culprits was so far imprisoned or hanged for his part in inflating - or deflating or “stagflating” - the national monopolized currency. Citizens are not given class action rights in this situation, either, before government courts and would have little chance before a supreme court whose judges are former government men or are government appointees and share the usual statist prejudices or readiness to cover up crimes by government officials, under the pretence that this would be "in the public interest" and that they had been committed quite morally, because formally quite legally. In the U.S., one of the worst inflation taxes was imposed by the "continentals" currency, given legal tender power and issued to "finance" the War of Independence, while the States and their confederation were unwilling or unable to levy any taxes to give this paper money some or even enough tax foundation. As a result this war of independence was unnecessarily prolonged and bloody. Thousands of books have been written on it but I know of not even one which considered all the monetary freedom options that could and should have been applied in this as in all other revolutionary or civil war attempts that at least aim at liberation, even when not always practising liberation in every respect. - Ulrich von -Beckerath produced a manuscript on the proper financing of rightful revolutions. An air raid on Berlin, in 1943, destroyed it, with most of his library. But some of the ideas of this manuscript were preserved in the book by his friend, Gustav -Holzhauer, missing in action in Stalingrad, called: "Barzahlung in besetzten Gebieten." (Cash Payments in Occupied Territories). See PEACE PLANS 532.). Others can be concluded or extracted from Beckerath's other writings, mainly his correspondence. Revolutions, too, become unnecessarily prolonged, bitter and bloody when not properly financed and without full monetary and financial freedom this cannot be done. A central banking system would not always be suitable or willing to finance a revolution against a despotic government. But it is often able and willing to finance and indirectly can even cause the establishment of a still more despotic or totalitarian government by a revolution or putsch or temporarily somewhat popular take-over bid against a less despotic or somewhat democratic government. Compare e.g. the rise of Lenin and of Hitler. – Sound tax foundation for State paper money (although on the immoral and unsound foundation of compulsory taxes), would limit the issue and circulation of State paper money, reckoning in a sound value standard (not subject to legal tender in general circulation but only towards the tax offices), to the amounts required to facilitate the payment of all taxes. It would distinguish the means of payment from a sound value standard and allow the means of payment to get a discount against its value standard - everywhere except at the tax offices. It would also require that the taxes are all  expressed in sound value standard units, so that the tax payers, not the government, would benefit by the government issuing notes below par and having to accept them, the next moment, from any tax payer at par. - The money issue monopoly constitutes its own kind of legal tender power. People depending upon monetary exchanges do have to accept the monopoly money even when it is depreciated, for want of anything better being available to them. Thus, under these conditions and due to this fact, governments can issue their legal tender forced and monopolized currency beyond the amounts required for tax payments. - Once the issue monopoly and the legal tender power are either officially and legally or juridically abolished - or ignored in a monetary revolution, the government's paper money will be correspondingly depreciated. The government will be less able or even unable to collect any more taxes, payable in it and will be unable or less able to force it as the only monetary exchange medium upon the general economy. More and more people will become involved in a tax strike against a government and refusals to accept any government paper money at all, preferring, instead, whatever sound alternative currencies or clearing options the market would provide for their desired exchanges. Naturally, the government will then blame the sound new issues for the depreciation of its own paper money. But it had already “achieved”, before, the depreciation of its paper money by over-issues beyond its sound tax foundation. Now that over-issue would simply become revealed, because the whole economy would no longer be forced to accept it at all and at par and would be liberated to substitute for it the own sound exchange media and value standards. Like other criminals, and their apologists, the government experts, the culprits, here, too, would like to blame "society", i.e., the victims of their crimes, for the crimes committed by the official criminals with victims. Here, too, they would argue that the money (exchange media) of monetary freedom and its sound and freely chosen value standards, would destroy the government's currency and thus freedom in notes issues and free choice of value standards ought to be suppressed. But what really happens is the removal of a cover-up, of coercion, of a monopoly and of a fiat or forced value. The prior inflation crime and inflationary tribute extraction would become revealed as such. The emperor is then seen naked, without his forced currency clothing or cover. This fraud and deception is then, finally, ended. The good money is then free to drive out the bad. Bad luck, but deserved bad luck, for the bad money, without a sufficient sound foundation for it or its issuers. The sooner all monopoly and legal tender monies are rendered worthless, the better. - However, as exterritorially autonomous panarchists, in their own volunteer communities, the true believers should remain at liberty to choose all the wrongs and mistakes of monetary despotism for themselves, at their own expense and risk - until they, too, do finally wise-up sufficiently and, individually, opt out of these messes. - JZ, 4.3.95, 25.4.97, 23.12.10. - Deterrent examples can also be helpful and there are enough utopists and true believers among us so that, among themselves, they will tend to repeat them, at least now and then - for the enlightenment or amusement of other people and, perhaps for their own enlightenment, soon, as well. - JZ, 8.9.02. – Additional sound money and sound value reckoning for goods and services do not depreciate an already depreciated paper money any more, no more so than the issue of sound shares does depreciates further the value the value of unsound shares. What happens is then at most a more wide-spread refusal to accept the unsound money and any more unsound shares and thereby they might fall further in value – if their acceptance and their value are not forced. – JZ, 19.1.08, 10.10.13.

LEGAL TENDER: To complete his argument, Spooner takes up the question of Congress’ power “to coin money, and regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coins” and “to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States.” This power is construed in the strictest possible way. Congress, according to Spooner, has only the “power to fix the value of the different coins, relatively with each other – or to make them, respectively, standards of each other’s value. But they have no power to make them ‘standards of value’ of anything else. …” Thus congress does not have the power (as our present laws do) to make anything “legal tender for all debts, private and public.” - Much more than a legal brief for Spooner’s banking system, Constitutional Law Relative to Credit, Currency and Banking provides a general justification for freeing the economy from all government control. Neither state nor federal power can (or should) interfere with “the best of all regulators – the laws of trade, and the wants of the people”; according to Spooner, such interference is “as impertinent as it is unconstitutional.” - Charles Chiveley, in the introduction to this essay in Spooner’s works. – Alas, Spooner still believed that any capital assets could and should be freely monetized, instead of merely e.g. the daily wanted or needed consumer goods and services, up to the amounts, where such “shop currency” would suffer a discount against its value standard in general local circulation. – JZ, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: To force a depreciated paper money upon creditors (e.g. laborers, clerks, pensioners, land lords), at its nominal value, as if it were not depreciated, is an immoral act of legalized expropriation without indemnification. - JZ, 6.10.85, 9.5.97.

LEGAL TENDER: To give “scientific” justification to the policy of inflation, a host of contemporary economists have developed intricate theories, commonly known as the “new economics”. Basically, they all ascribe to government the magic power of creating real wealth out of nothing (*), of raising the “national income” through efforts of the central bank and its printing presses. They are unanimous in their condemnation of the gold standard (**), which to them means domination by “external forces” and denial of national independence in economic policies. Of course, the “independence” they so jealously uphold is tantamount to government control over money (***) matters. They want “fiat money”, i.e. government money without restraint by a commodity as gold. (****) Though some would allow us the freedom to buy and hold gold coins or bullion, they know very well that the legal tender laws, that support the fiat standard, deny us the right to use gold in economic exchanges, which relegates all coins to hoards and coin collections.” – Hans Sennholz, Inflation or Gold Standard? 16. - (*) They are, mostly, still unaware of the possibility of tax-foundation money or contribution-foundation money. - (**) They do not take the gold-weigh clearing or accounting standard into consideration, which would render us independent of the quantity of gold coins and make redemption in them superfluous, while allowing free convertibility on free gold markets. - (***) Exchange media and value standard matters. - (****) That is O.K. for the provision of exchange media, which should not be dependent upon the quantity of metallic gold available for this purpose. But it is wrong to outlaw also gold weight units as optional value standards and as optional means of payment for a debtor. – JZ, 17.11.07. - CLASSICAL GOLD STANDARD

LEGAL TENDER: To this he adds a few lines later that ‘any Law of Legal Tender is in its own nature ‘suspect’’” – Lord Farrer, quoted in Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.32.

LEGAL TENDER: Under the hypothesis that the government can do no wrong, it can even pass legal tender and fiat money laws. – JZ, 8.6.78. – MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, FORCED & EXCLUSIVE CURRENCIES


LEGAL TENDER: Was it really an achievement or a great disadvantage when unionists gained the right to demand wage payments in “coins of the realm” or in government money only – i.e., for a long time already, in inflated or deflated paper money with legal tender power towards them? – JZ, n.d. & 17.11.07. - UNIONS & WAGE PAYMENTS

LEGAL TENDER: We are forced to “be satisfied with paper money, and its purchasing power diminishes with inflation.” – Aslam Effendi, REASON, 2/73. – One cannot enforce genuine satisfaction but one can legally prevent the creditors from demanding and legally and juridically achieving a genuine and full repayment. – JZ, 31.1.09. - INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: We could rapidly end inflations, deflations, unemployment and the tendencies towards wage- and price controls by repealing the legal tender laws and the issue monopoly of the central bank. It is as simple as that. – Governments are either too ignorant or too criminal to adopt this simple and rightful solution. – JZ, 27.8.75, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: we have allowed ourselves to be robbed every year for a generation of still more of our savings, simply through the depreciation of the over-issued irredeemable paper that we are compelled to accept as money.” – Henry Hazlitt, NOTES FROM FEE, 518.

LEGAL TENDER: What a terrible financial power can the issue of paper money be in the hands of a ruthless government. Compared with it, what are the highest taxes and forced loans and the comprehensive powers a government has for the realization of the two? Legal Tender for paper money is a much more powerful and yet much simpler screw to squeeze out the goods wanted by the government. Legal Tender, by mediating production and sales processes and the formation of prices, that is, by the common economic laws, makes available to the authorities all the possessions of the people, nay, even plays them formally into their hands.” – “Adolf Wagner, Die Russische Papierwaehrung, S. 7. - MONETARY DESPOTISM, TAXATION, INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: When a government insists on Legal Tender then it wants to inflate sooner or later and go to war.” – Ulrich von Beckerath?

LEGAL TENDER: When one studies the history of money, one cannot help wondering why people have put up for so long with governments exercising a power over 2,000 years that was regularly used to exploit and defraud them.” - Under various myths, such as the need for legal tender laws, the State has usurped a power that has enabled it to debase the medium of exchange for its own political covers or to benefit other vested interests that have allied themselves with governmental activities. – Richard Ebeling, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 3/77, quoting F. A, Hayek.

LEGAL TENDER: Who is the culprit who established this abuse? Only the government can give any exchange medium legal tender power in general circulation. – JZ 1.6.76, 17.11.07.

LEGAL TENDER: With the repeal of Legal Tender laws and the laws establishing and maintaining a note issue monopoly - we would abolish the possibility of inflation. – JZ, 31.5.76, 23.12.10.

LEGAL TENDER: Without legal tender and under -free monetary competition, each exchange medium, being subject to free market rating and the right to refuse it altogether, the good types of exchange media and value standards would soon drive out the bad ones. The economists of the German, Swiss and Jewish monetary freedom school recognized this truth before most of those of the Austrian School of Economics - and other modern economists, did. - JZ, 1977, 1997, 23.12.10. - GRESHAM'S LAW, INFLATION

LEGAL TENDER: Without legal tender one cannot inflate a currency.”- Ulrich von Beckerath, 25.1.52. - Without legal tender one cannot inflate. – Ulrich von Beckerath. – Without it good money drives out the bad. – JZ – GRESHAM’S LAW

LEGALESE: Both proposals duly arrived on time … wrapped up in a variety of legalese that served only to cloud the issues beyond any man’s comprehension.”– Simon Rack, Starcross, Laurence James, Sphere books, 1974, p.8. – LEGALISM, LAWYERS, CONTRACTS

LEGALISM: The Totalitarianism of the Legalists.” – Chapter heading in Herrlee G. Creel: Chinese Thought, p.281. – TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEGALISM: There are people who think that plunder loses all its immorality as soon as it becomes legal. Personally, I cannot imagine a more alarming situation. – Frédéric Bastiat – PLUNDER, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, PROPERTY

LEGALISTS: We're a goddamned government. We're allowed to steal the things we want as long as we put a shiny legal gloss over it.” - George R. R. Martin, Manna From Heaven, in ANALOG, Mid-Dec. 85, p. 18. - GOVERNMENT, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM

LEGALITY: Governments, politicians and bureaucrats rarely let the illegality or unconstitutionality of one of their actions interfere with it. At most they bother to obtain a “legal opinion” by one of their “legal mouthpieces” to rationalize or interpret and “justify” their actions or get a packed court or parliament to pass a ruling in their favor. Regarding central banking see e.g. Horn, p.355-360. The Reichsbank, between 1923 & 1931, acted likewise. – JZ, 21.8.82.

LEGALITY: It is not honorable to take mere legal advantage, when it happens to be contrary to justice.” - Thomas Jefferson - LAWS, JUSTICE

LEGALITY: Legal justice is the art of the good and the fair. - Anonymous Latin Saying. – (Ius est ars boni et aequi.) – Who in our time, can still consider all laws and regulations to be just and fair? – There are probably even more prejudices, errors, myths, false assumptions and conclusions in the social science sphere than there are laws and regulations. – We need optimal individual defence options against all of them. - JZ, 28.11.08. – Panarchism, an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and an ideal militia for their protection, would offer them, to the extent that people do wish them upheld in their own affairs and voluntary associations, communities and societies. – JZ, 15.11.10. - RIGHT & WRONG, JUSTICE, LAW, PREJUDICES, LAW, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, CONSTITUTIONALISM, Q., ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

LEGALITY: It’s beautiful the way it is; why spoil it by making it legal?” – Robert Heinlein, The Man who Sold the Moon, p.153. – Alcohol and other drug usages are not beautiful but it is better to make them legal again, rather than leaving them outlawed. – JZ, 18.11.07. – PROHIBITION, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, DRUG LAWS.

LEGALITY: Legalists put their own interests first. Defence and prosecution are brother and sister … suspect everything.” – Frank Herbert: The Dosadi Experiment, GALAXY, 8/77, p.84. - LEGISLATION, LAWS, LAWYERS, JUDGES

LEGALITY: Legality a Word Invented by Rascals and Applied by Cowards.” - Ascribed to Nathan-Ganz, by NEW YORK HERALD. - Quoted by Joe Peacott & Jerry Kaplan in: Rocking the Cradle of Liberty, p.20. - LEGITIMACY, LAWS, LAWFULNESS

LEGALITY: Legality is not justice.” - Patrick Brooks, an Australian architect, 9/72 - JUSTICE

LEGALITY: Legality kills us.” (La légalité nous tue.) – Viennet, Épitres.

LEGALITY: Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King Jr. – Everything? Much to most isn’t everything. The existing constitutions and laws were so flawed and so catastrophic in their consequences that they allowed such a beast to come to totalitarian power! Even almost any democratic government ignores some laws and constitutional clause also, when it can get away with this and thinks this to be necessary. – JZ, 2.1.08, 23.12.10. - If present laws have not already legalized the criminal actions of a government then it can always get new laws passed that do so, under fancy and misleading names, like e.g. the "Patriot Act" in the US, pretending to be a rightful and efficient act directed only against terrorism. Many more innocent people are terrorized by it than by the private terrorists. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 17.5.13. - LEGALIZATION OF WRONGS OR OF CRIMES COMMITTED BY GOVERNMENTS

LEGALITY: To hell with my legal being. It sheds no light on my hopes and turns to dust the soil of my vision.” – Don Crick, The Different Drummer, p.108. - RED TAPE, LEGITIMACY, LAWS, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS

LEGALITY: Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.” – Thomas Jefferson - TYRANNY

LEGALIZATION: Certain things are easier to legalize than to legitimize.” - (Gewisse Dinge lassen sich leichter legalisieren als legitimieren.) - Chamfort, Maximes et pensées, p.2. – LEGITIMACY, LEGISLATON, LAWS

LEGALIZATION: If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.” – Lysander Spooner. – All the turf is already divided between the existing territorial government gangs. Thus declaring a new territorial government is never made as easy as it would be for volunteers under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws to establish a new society or governmental system, for volunteers only and without any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 10.1.08, 1.2.09. – Such governments, societies or communities would have to continuously prove themselves towards all of their members and subjects. Otherwise they would lose them through individual or group secessionism. – JZ, 23.12.10, 10.10.13. - OF OFFICIAL ROBBERIES: TAX LAWS, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEGALIZATION: Legalize freedom.” – A SLL Button, also a bumper sticker sold by Laissez Faire Books. - Legalize Freedom: Vote Libertarian.” – Anonymous. - Why go through the dead-end road of legislation or that of territorialist and collectivist voting? - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – As if voting by individuals, minorities or even majorities could always sufficiently and positively influence or abolish legislation. Freedom cannot be sufficiently achieved through another kind of territorial government, even if it is the least wrongful one of them all. – JZ, 1.2.09. – FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

LEGALIZATION: Legalizing evil does not affect its moral content; it does no more than to absolve the moral offender from the type of penalties inflicted by policemen.” – Leonard E. Read, “We never had it so good”, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 60.

LEGALIZATION: Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King Jr. - Hitler’s totalitarian regime, supported by Gestapo terrorism, with extreme censorship and penalties, tried to keep its mass murders largely secret, even from its victims, until it was too late for them to try to effectively resist. These mass murders were not legalized by their “parliament” and as such openly proclaimed. Only some of the initial and wrongful prosecution steps were formally legalized. – As for the Western Allies: Their mass murderous air raids against open cities were declared to be raids against military targets only! Their acquisition and stockpiling of nuclear mass murder devices may have been legalized but is hardly morally justified or militarily rational. Nor is their decision-making constitutional monopoly on war and peace, armament and disarmament and for the conclusion of international treaties, or their conscription and their monetary and financial despotism. – Hitler’s propaganda was also greatly supported by the same legalized broadcasting monopoly that still exists, largely, in many, perhaps even most “democratic” countries. Many less people would have been murdered in Nazi extermination camps if the national borders had not been largely closed, legally, against refugees from that regime. – JZ, 23.12.10. – Even Australia has now its concentration camps for “illegal” immigrants. As if any humans could be illegal. – Monetary and financial despotism are still largely legalized in every country, regardless of the inflations, deflations, stagflations and economic crises and the poverty they cause with their coercion, monopolism, collectivism and exploitation. That some of the robbed funds are then spent by the governments upon others of its subjects and victims, is hardly a sufficient excuse. It still amounts to Robbing Hoodlism. - JZ, 17.5.13. - OF WRONGS OR GOVERNMENT CRIMES, WELFARE STATE, SECRECY, PUBLICITY

LEGALIZATION: The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect and lay out of sight … Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention.” – A. V. Dicey - If only legalized interventionism would be rightful and beneficial in balance rather than wrongful and harmful! – JZ, 20.1.09, 23.12.10. - LEGISLATED INTERVENTIONISM:

LEGALIZATION: The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy, which has directed the public councils. They have seen with regret and indignation that sudden changes and legislative interferences, in cases affecting personal rights, become jobs in the hands of enterprising and influential speculators, and snares to the more-industrious and less informed part of the community. They have seen, too, that one legislative interference is but the first link of a long chain of repetitions, every subsequent interference being naturally produced by the effects of the preceding." - James Madison, Federalist Paper 44, (V). - LEGISLATED INTERFERENCES, LAWS, LEGISLATION, BILLS

LEGALIZATION: There is no crueler tyranny that that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. – Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), The Spirit of the Laws, 1748. – INJUSTICE, LAWS, LEGALIZED TYRANNY

LEGALIZATION: Today, in addition to the continual campaign on the part of absolute moralists to pass still more laws to restrict still further the freedom of citizens, there are also many “counter-crusades” to “legalize” various acts that are currently outlawed. The significance of the latter illustrates just how twisted the original concept of freedom has become. If men truly were free, why would things have to be legalized? Free men have the right to do anything they please so long as they are not violating the rights of others. Natural rights do not have to be granted. If government is inclined to legalize anything, it should legalize freedom!” – R. J. Ringer: Restoring the American Dream, p.309.

LEGALIZE FREEDOM: Legalize Freedom: Vote Libertarian. Anonymous – If legalization of freedom were the only road to freedom then freedom might never become realized. – JZ, 25.4.13. – LEGISLATORS

LEGALIZED PLUNDER: There are people who think that plunder loses all its immorality as soon as it becomes legal. Personally, I cannot imagine a more alarming situation. – Frédéric Bastiat

LEGISLATION: 20 % of the voters should have the authority to vote out, in a referendum, any law that has been brought in, even with an 80 % majority. – Suggestion by Robert Heinlein in The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. – If as many people oppose a law and are prepared to break it, then this law is obviously useless to anyone but a politician collecting votes. Instances: Laws on prostitution, abortion, speed limits, tax evasion and drugs. – JZ, n.d. – Even individuals, who are not criminals with victims, should become free to secede from laws and institutions, no matter how large the majority is that supports them. – JZ, 23.12.10.

LEGISLATION: A databank of past legislation and its failures, its motives, measures and the causes of its failures could now be compiled and consulted much more easily than ever before. Thus such a reference work should be established. (Herbert Spencer once proposed this  for English legislation.) Then, if any legislator proposed or voted for any law or legal clause or measure that, according to this databank, had before already been tried and failed to achieve its objective, regardless of how much money and manpower had been spent upon attempting to realize it in this way, all the proponents and those who voted for the new bill should automatically lose their job as “representatives” of the people because, obviously, they would not be doing their jobs, as they are supposed to but would be acting in ignorance or out of prejudice at best. – JZ, 24.5.91, 13.10.07. – However, no territorial system can be sufficiently “reformed”. Only systems confined to volunteers can be sufficiently reformed or indefinitely and rightfully maintained, fully in accordance with the opinions of those, who remain their voluntary members, although they are free to secede from them. – JZ, 22.12.10, 11.10.13.

LEGISLATION: A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard: Challenging His Right – And that of All the Other So-Called Senators and Representatives in Congress – To Exercise Any Legislative Power Whatever Over the People of the United States.” - Title in Lysander Spooner, Works, I, 1882. – POWER, TERRITORIALISM, CONSENT, REPRESENTATION, PARLIAMENTRISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM

LEGISLATION: A Revolution is regarded as doing all its work at once. Legislation, however, is contemplated as never-ending, (p.140) ... It is rapidly becoming the practice for parties to outbid one another in the length of the tale of legislation to which they pledge themselves in successive Royal Speeches ... Neither experience nor probability affords any ground for thinking that there may be an infinity of legislative innovation, at once safe and beneficent" (p. 157).” - Maine, in four essays making up one of his books. Title not noted and reviewed, probably, in THE FREEMAN.

LEGISLATION: Advantages of Legislative Separation: The purpose of all this would of course be to create a legislature which was not subservient to government and did not produce whatever laws government wanted for the achievement of its momentary purposes, but rather which with the law laid down the permanent limits to the coercive powers of government - limits within which government had to move and which even the democratically elected governmental assembly could not overstep.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.21. – No constitutional, legal and juridical reform can turn any territorial government into a quite rightful, rational and useful institution. – JZ, 17.1.08. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED & CONSTITUTIONAL BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

LEGISLATION: All laws should be specific. Non-specific terms such as “less favorable”, “contemporary community standards”, and “the public interest”, have no specific meaning and leave all people at the mercy of their interpretation by some arbitrary government employee.” – From a Progress Party advertisement, in THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 27.11.77.

LEGISLATION: All legislation whatsoever is an absurdity, a usurpation, and a crime.” – Lysander Spooner, in the title of one of his pamphlets. – That does no apply to volunteers determining their own personal laws only for themselves. – However, he is right for all territorial laws, constitutions and jurisdictions. – JZ, 23.12.10.

LEGISLATION: All this pretended delegation of legislative power – that is, of a power, on the part of the legislators, so-called, to make any laws of their own devices, distinct from the law of nature – is therefore an entire falsehood; a falsehood, whose only purpose is to cover and hide a pure usurpation, by one body of men, over arbitrary domination over other men.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard, Works I, p.5. - & USURPATION OF POWER, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, INTOLERANCE, DOMINATION OF MAN OVER MAN, IMPOSED LAWS UPON INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LEGISLATION: All who proposed any new law stood forth in the assembly of the people with a cord around his neck, and if the law was rejected, the innovator was instantly strangled.” – Edward Gibbon, 1737-1794, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: - It would be much more humane, to innovators and their victims, also more enlightening for all, to let people have any law or legal system, as long as it applies only to volunteers, instead of territorially, to the whole population. – JZ, 13.10.07. – “All” or “Anybody”? – JZ. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LEGISLATION: And now bills were passed not only for national objects but for individual cases, and laws were most numerous when the commonwealth was most corrupt.” - Tacitus, Complete Works, edited by Moses Hadas, p.117. - CORRUPTION, ABSURDITY

LEGISLATION: Are there many things more unethical and immoral than most territorial legislation and the enforcement of its laws, rather than the declaration, and enforcement only of all genuine individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 14.3.99, 13.10.07, 17.1.08, 23.12.10. – Even these rights should only be protected for those, who recognize them and want them applied among themselves. Panarchies of volunteers could restrict them in accordance with the wishes of their volunteers. That would not be an offence against them. – JZ, 5.2.09. – PANARCHISM, Q., HUMAN RIGHTS

LEGISLATION: As each new Act of Parliament adds to our difficulties … we rush to stronger doses of the same drugs. … In politics we never repeal, we always amend; it seems as if we must go on down the slope at an ever-increasing rate.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.205. - LAWS, POLICIES, LAW REPEALS, AMENDMENTS, PARLIAMENTS, CRISES

LEGISLATION: As is well known, Herbert Spencer calls the notion, that evils can be readily righted by legislation, the great modern political superstition.” – Bliss, Encyclopedia of Social Reform.

LEGISLATION: Barry Goldwater replied to the question of whether we were getting bad legislation or too much legislation with: "Both." He observed that when he was a freshman Senator in 1952, there might be 200 calls for a vote in an entire congressional session whereas now there are 200 or more votes every month.” - - ANALOG, July 87, p.128. – They are, largely arbitrarily and coercively, playing with our lives. – JZ, 1.2.09, 11.10.13.

LEGISLATION: Before any new law can be passed at least a list should be compiled and published by the proponents of the new law, of all the previous laws containing similar clauses and passed with the same intentions, in all countries, with notes on when and why they failed to achieve their objectives. If such precedents and warning examples are found only later, once the bill is passed, then for every such newly proposed, passed and obviously flawed law bill found, their salaries should automatically be reduced by 10 %. Then politicians with legislative interventionist ambitions would be forced not only to formulate, “read” or “vote” their new rubbish into legislation, but to really read and study up on precedents for their own and the usual failures, for their own vain and pretentious bills and they, not we, would suffer under them. – Naturally, these bills should then be declared null and void. - JZ, 9.4.93, 12.10.07, 5.2.09.

LEGISLATION: But once the legislator is elected and freed from his campaign promises, oh, then his language changes! The nation returns to passivity, to inertia, to nothingness, and the legislator takes on the character of omnipotence. His the invention, his the direction, his the impulsion, his the organization. Mankind has nothing to do but to let things be done to it; the hour of despotism has arrived.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.248/49. – Almost all legislators and rulers, as well as leading bureaucrats suffer from the superiority complex or spleen. – JZ, 23.12.10. – Legislation only within communities of volunteers would be quite a different matter. Such communities should have full experimental freedom for their beliefs or convictions. – JZ, 11.10.13. - PARLIAMENTARY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATION: Congress passes many bills without reading them. Some are prepared so close to the vote that not even their sponsors really know what’s in them. That’s nothing. Now Congress can push through legislation no one reads even faster, lickety-split. It’s called ‘hotlining,’ and it was designed to get nitpicky businessy kinds of things done quickly. But recently the business has turned serious. Here’s what happens: The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders agree to pass a bill without a vote. They call all members of Congress on special hotlines installed in each office, giving a specified amount of time to object - sometimes as little as 15 minutes. If no objection is registered, the bill passes. In a four-day period this summer, of the 153 hotline calls made, 75 were legislative measures, 61 were nominations, and 17 were post-office-naming bills. A few of these bills authorized hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending. In a floor speech last year, Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama noted that these bills can be as long as 500 pages. Many staffs simply ignore the calls, he said, and ‘the Senator is deemed to have consented to the passage of some bill’ without ever been told diddly or squat. We’re not supposed to know how sausage is made. Welcome to hotlining. Don’t say ‘hot dog.’ Say ‘Yikes’.” — Paul Jacob, in PATRIOT POST, US, 07-40 brief, 2.10.07. – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.114. - , MODERN

LEGISLATION: Countries, therefore, when lawmaking falls exclusively to the lot of the poor cannot hope for much economy in public expenditure; expenses will always be considerable, either because taxes cannot touch those who vote for them or because they are assessed in a way to prevent that.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, ed. J. P. Mayer trans. George Lawrence, vol. 1, part 2, chapter 5, p. 210 (1969). Originally published in 1835-1840. - POOR, WELFARE, HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATE

LEGISLATION: Democratic territorial legislation amounts to a mixture of sadism and masochism in the political, economic and social spheres. – JZ, 25.2.86, 23.12.10. – STATISM, POWER ADDICTION & THE SANCTION OF ITS VICTIMS

LEGISLATION: Does a legislator actually believe that he and his colleagues, in Congress assembled and by majority vote, can negate economic law?” – Hans F. Sennholz, in THE FREEMAN, 3/79. – Or any genuine individual right and liberty? – JZ, 23.12.10. - LAWS, REPRESENTATIVES, ECONOMIC LAWS, NATURAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, POWER, Q.

LEGISLATION: Ever since society has existed, disappointment has been preaching ‘Put not your faith in legislation’; and yet the trust in legislation seems hardly diminished." – Herbert Spencer. - In spite of the ancient warning: "Put not your trust in princes", the practice was still based on: "The King is dead! Long live the King!" - Disappointed with the results of all previous elections - we simply have still another one. - JZ, 23.1.09. - This trust is morally and intellectually no better than trust in superstitious or magic practices and formulas. It can be effectively undermined in the long run only by individual and group secessionism, combined with full experimental freedom, under exterritorial autonomy, while at present it is supported by strong legalized monopolies and extorted tributes and, generally, by territorialism. – JZ, 1.2.09. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, POWER, GOVERNMENTS, STATES, TRUST, STATISM, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, LEGISLATORS

LEGISLATION: Every piece of legislation enacted by Congress injures someone. When a nation is young, a certain amount of this injury can be taken in stride. But when a nation reaches the maturity of this one, the legislation has become so vast and so conflicting that none escapes injury.” – Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress. – There is no longer a frontier where the victims of laws can escape victimizing laws. – JZ, 17.1.08. - INJURIES, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATION: Every time the Congress acts, it costs you. Five thousand dollars every time a politician introduces a bill.” - L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Came the Revolution, GALAXY, 9/77. – If only that were the only cost and wrong of new laws! – JZ, 15.10.07.

LEGISLATION: From what I've seen of this new world, the people have already allowed themselves to be legislated out of every individual freedom they ever possessed, including the freedom to marry, to speak out against injustices, to create, to keep what they earn, to bear arms in self-defense." – Con Sellers, Mr. Tomorrow, p.137.

LEGISLATION: Government … Legislates unemployment, poverty and crime …” - Schiff: The Biggest Con, from the cover of the book. - UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY & CRIME

LEGISLATION: I believe that most people know their own preferences better than other people do. Accordingly, people are better able to act in order to protect themselves and advance their own interests if given the legal power to do so. The complexity of legal rules tends to place the power of decision in the hands of other people who lack the necessary information and whose own self interest leads them to use the information that they do have in socially destructive ways. - Richard Epstein - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 22.7.13. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LEGISLATION: I confess that I am one of those who think that the choice, the impulse, should come from below, not from above, from the citizen, not from the legislator; and the contrary doctrine seems to me to lead to the annihilation of liberty and of human dignity.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.247. – Even then there is not guaranty for liberty when every pressure group can initiate some territorial legislation favorable to itself. Only personal law, voluntarily chosen, would safeguard against both types of abuses – all those, who want to be safe against them. – JZ, 5/73. - INITIATIVE, CHOICE, GRASSROOTS, DEMOCRACY

LEGISLATION: I never bothered following the details of the modern equivalent to “divine oracles”. – JZ, 9/75. – The ancient ones were at least kept short and infrequent. – JZ, 13.10.07.

LEGISLATION: If „reformist“ legislation or prayer were to attain its objective, against all historical and contemporary experience and against all sound theory on human action, then this would, indeed, amount to a miracle. – JZ, 27.2.89.

LEGISLATION: If it is right to restrict a man’s faculties in one direction, is it right to restrict them in half a dozen or a dozen different directions? Who shall say? It is a matter of opinion, taste, feeling. Perhaps you answer, we will judge each case on its merits; but then once more you are in the illusory region of words, for, apart from any fixed principle, the merits will be always determined by our varying personal inclinations. It is all slope, ever falling away into slope, with no firm level standing place to be found anywhere.” – Herbert Auberon, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine. - The immediately following remark is also characterizing politicians as power-mongers: “Nor do I feel quite sure, if we speak the truth, that any of us are much inclined to accept the rule of moderation and good sense in this matter. You and I, who have entered into this great struggle for unlimited power, have made great efforts and sacrifices to obtain it; now that we have won our prize, why should we not reap the full fruits of victory; why should we be sparing and moderate in our use of it? Is not the laborer worthy of his wage; is not the soldier to receive his prize money? If power was worth winning, it must be worth using. If power is a good thing, why should we hold back our hand; why not do all we can with it, and extract from it its full service and usefulness? Our efforts, our sacrifices of time, money and labor, and perhaps of principle – if that is worth counting – were not made for the possession of mere fragmentary pieces of power, but for power to do exactly as we please with our fellow men. …” - LEGISLATION & THE STATE, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, POWER URGE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, POWER, MAJORITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY

LEGISLATION: if legislation is a business then I fear for the business relations that it has. – JZ, 29.5.91. – (I probably read this somewhere. – JZ, 17.1.08.) Rather: then all other businesses would have to be afraid of it. However, it is not a business but a giant territorial monopoly, upheld by prejudices, myth, errors and coercion and fed by the coercively collected tribute payments all genuine businesses and employees have to make to it. – Thus it is to be feared even more and to be abolished, at least as a territorial monopoly over whole populations and to be replaced by communities of volunteers, all peacefully competing with each other, like private enterprise businesses do, under freedom. But at least some of them, the ones for statists, would offer whole package deals of services to their voluntary members, until they discover that they can get the same or better services more cheaply elsewhere. - JZ, 10.1.09, 5.2.09. - LEGISLATORS & BUSINESS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE MONOPOLISM, COERCION, TAXATION, SUBSIDIES, CORRUPTION

LEGISLATION: If the idea of legislating partial prosperity is tenable, why isn’t the idea of legislating a millennium reasonable?” – Leonard E. Read, The Romance of Reality, p.158. – Q.

LEGISLATION: if the power to make laws, and the power also to enforce them, were committed to these agents, they would have all power – would be absolute masters of the people, and could deprive them of their rights at pleasure.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works, II, p. 218. - POWER, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS VS. PEOPLE

LEGISLATION: In all public administration the important question is now, not: What do the people want? Or: What would be good for the people? but: What does the Act say?” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.151. – LEGISLATION VS. RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & JUSTICE

LEGISLATION: In Norfolk, VA, it is illegal for hens to lay before 8 am or after 4 pm. … Heaven protects the working girl, you know. Can’t have the hens being paid overtime …” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/75. - ABSURDITIES, FOLLIES, STUPIDITIES, JOKES, LAW

LEGISLATION: Is not private property as an idea (*) abolished (suppressed! – JZ) when the non-owner becomes legislator for the owner? – Karl Marx, A World without Jews, 11. (*) and a right! - JZ – This is an early essay of Marx in which he, as Jew, revealed himself as an anti-Semite, subscribing to some of the usual popular prejudices, as if Jews had monopolized certain human flaws. One does not always love all the people one is closely connected to and can go overboard with “judgments” concerning them. – How successful would Marx’s writings and activities have been without the support of a relatively rich man like Friedrich Engels? – Both did not even respect property rights! So how much respect for all other individual rights and liberties could one expect from them and their followers? – They neither understood genuine economics, nor history nor their times but were prophets of a new and secular religion in this sphere, a very flawed and intolerant one, an intolerable one - once it is imposed territorially upon non-consenting victims. - JZ, 1.2.09. – MARXISM, PROPERTY, COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM, INTOLERANCE, Q.

LEGISLATION: It is absurd and wrong to legislate on the spending habits of other people. – JZ, 1976. - MORALISTIC LAWS ON PRIVATE SPENDING, LUXURIES, VICES

LEGISLATION: It is easy to make what Representative Marjorie Holt of Maryland has called "the case against the reckless Congress”. Year after year our so-called statesmen on Capitol Hill plunge us deeper into inflationary debt. The making of law is delegated to administrative agencies, with little subsequent care or interest in checking the monstrosities that grow out of arbitrary and often unconstitutional decrees. Congressional pay raises are wangled without a true vote.” – John Chamberlain, in THE FREEMAN, August 77. – Debt is not inflationary. The over-issue of legal tender monopoly money is. – JZ, 16.10.07, 23.12.10. – Even under modern liberal or conservative governments, not to speak of the others, parliaments and their “democratic” or republican governments do, largely, act like state socialist regimes, even when the pretend that they are against State Socialism or Communism. – JZ, 1.2.09. – The only debtor, who can inflate a currency, is a territorial government that legalized a monopoly money with legal tender power, - JZ, 23.12.10. – Governmental securities or “insecurities”, ultimately “investments” in tax slaves, are the least suitably “securities” for the issue of paper money currencies, as soon as they go beyond the expected tax revenue for about the next few months. Only as short term securities could be economically used as a backing for governmental paper money issues. They then would be merely clearing certificates, balancing government expenditures with government tax-takes, thus facilitating the payment of taxes. They should be legal tender only towards the tax department and have no monopoly power at all in general circulation. Their first discount in general circulation, against a sound value standard, which should be used in them, should be a sign to stop further issues. No other kind of “ceiling” would be required for them. However, compulsory taxation over whole populations gives already too much power to any government. It should everywhere be replaced by voluntary taxation or contribution schemes for societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers only. – 11.10.13. - INFLATION, DEBTS, CONGRESS, STATE SOCIALISM,

LEGISLATION: It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” - Calvin Coolidge. – Would there really be many good old laws left, if all the bad bills are repealed? – JZ, 5.1.08. - LAW REPEAL, Q.

LEGISLATION: It is not merely that legislation is being manufactured at a rate and on a scale never before known; that scores of legislative bodies are going, to use Lord Rosebery's phrase, full speed ahead; that there is rivalry in the production of enactments and ordinances; and that more and more, in the estimation of many persons, the achievements of a nation are to be measured, not by the real work accomplished by men and women on farms, in manufactures, in schools and laboratories, in science and art, but by the quantity of statutory matter turned out from the legislative factories fitted with the closure and other modern appliances for large and quick delivery. ... The point which Lord Rosebery's speech will bring home to many is that much of this legislation is restrictive of personal liberty, and recasts the structure of society." - The Earl of Rosebery addressed the Society of Comparative Legislation in 1908. Describing this address the TIMES wrote (July 2) the above. – If politicians had to sell their mass-produced laws to voluntary customers and only these would have to pay for them and suffer under them, then how many of their laws could they then and thus sell to satisfied customers? – JZ, 23.12.10. – Q., CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY VS. LAW PRODUCTION, VOLUNTARISM, FLOOD OF LEGISLATION, LAWS

LEGISLATION: It is the assumption by one, many, or body of men, of a right to subject all other men to their will and their service. It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to abolish outright all the natural rights, all the natural liberty of all other men; to make all other men their slaves; to arbitrarily dictate to all other men what they may, and may not, do: what they may, and may not, have, what they may, and many not be." – Lysander Spooner, Natural Law. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PERSONAL LAWS & VOLUNTARISM, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES.

LEGISLATION: It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law … that the average citizen is half-witted, and hence not to be trusted to either his own devices or his own thoughts. – H. L. Mencken, quoted in  – I find this theory confirmed even in most of the comments sections of libertarian sites, whenever someone there advances a rightful and tolerant idea like e.g. panarchy or panarchism or full monetary freedom. The level of debate and the ignorance usually revealed then and there are abominable and nothing to be proud of by libertarians, including anarchists. – An encyclopedia of the best refutations is still sorely amiss. Then one can simply refer to it and such “free expressions” would tend to gradually diminish. People would be more careful with their public utterances, because they do not want to make themselves ridiculous. They might then even refer to a comprehensive libertarian library, encyclopedia, bibliography, abstracts and review compilation, ideas archive, collection of libertarian argument maps and other aids, still to be fully realized or developed. – Party members might then gleefully make use of such refutations against the members of other parties, leading to at least some mutual enlightenment. - JZ, 27.3.12. – Looking at their avalanches of laws, the average legislator is not even half-witted. – JZ, 14.1.12, 11.10.13. - LAW

LEGISLATION: It is, in short, the assumption of a right to banish the principle of human rights, the principle of justice itself, from off the earth, and set up their own personal will, pleasure, and interest in its place. All this, and nothing less, is involved in the very idea that there can be any such thing as human legislation that is obligatory upon those upon whom it is imposed.” – Lysander Spooner: Natural Law. – “from the earth? – JZ - AN IMPOSITION CONTRARY TO HUMAN RIGHTS & JUSTICE, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, PARLIAMENTARISMM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LEGISLATION: It might help if three separate discussions of each new proposed bill and 3 votes on it should be required, at least three months to 6 months apart. – JZ, upon reading: Shane Tourtellotte, The Virtual Congressional Caucus, ANALOG, April 00, page 116, 15.3. 03. – However, the only really effective parliamentary reform would required confining constitutions, laws, jurisdictions and administrations to their volunteers. With voluntarism being assured through continuous freedom for individuals and groups of dissenters to secede. – JZ, 23.12.10. - MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LEGISLATION: it should be carefully considered that given any freedom of legislative choice at all, it still is conceivably possible to legislate against government as well as in favor of it. – Examples could be found in legislation to require the government to obey the law. The recent Freedom of Information Act was such an attempt, although one that has not proven wildly successful. It did attempt, however, to make the government behave as though its public property, which includes mountains of data, were actually public and not, instead, the private preserve and property of bureaucracy.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.23. - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

LEGISLATION: LeFevre quickly demonstrated that legislation is either redundancy (*) (in harmony with reality and hence wasteful and time-consuming) or out of harmony with reality (and hence destructive)!” – NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 77, 12.June 77. – (*) redundant? – JZ

LEGISLATION: Legislation doesn’t lead to order; it leads to disorder.” – Robert LeFevre. – When government-run and on a non-competitive and non-profit basis. – JZ, 10.7.86. – Personal laws, though, confined to the members of communities of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly, can very well lead to sufficient order among their volunteers and also between the members of such communities, to achieve internal as well as external peace. – JZ, 1.2.09. – PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, ORDER VS. DISORDER

LEGISLATION: Legislation is a very expensive game, largely by and for lawyers. Its wrongs, costs, risks and damages are born by the thus victimized citizens. – JZ, 30.10.81, 17.11.81, 17.1.08.

LEGISLATION: Legislation is just a more sublime form of tyranny.” – Nietzsche, Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, I, S.261. – Sublime or, a slightly more civilized and skillful form of tyranny? – JZ, 1.2.09. - TYRANNY

LEGISLATION: Legislation is not the result of consensus. If there was a consensus there would be no need for legislation. Legislation represents civil war.” – Leonard Liggio, 1983. - Is its civil war civilized enough? – It still offends against individual rights and liberties, individual sovereignty and secessionism, voluntarism, choice and personal law. - JZ, 14.10.07, 11.10.13. - LEGISLATION IS CIVIL WAR, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LEGISLATION: Legislation is one of the most dangerous things ever invented. It is as dangerous as gun powder. – Ascribed to F. A. Hayek by Sudha Shenoy, 24.7.04 in Rotorua ISIL conference. - LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, DEMOCRACY

LEGISLATION: Legislation, as we nowadays conduct it, is not conducted in the open. It is not threshed out in open debate upon the floors of our assemblies. It is, on the contrary, framed, digested, and concluded in committee rooms.” - Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom, New York, 1953, p.125. – Should he have rather called his book: “The New Despotism”? – JZ, 17.1.08. – COMMITTEES, PARLIAMENTS

LEGISLATION: Legislature which can enact its fantasies without witnessing their effects." – Alex Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.76. – They may witness the wrongful and harmful results but do not care about them and cannot be held responsible for them, least of all by individual and group secessionism and by ending the tax slavery towards their system. – JZ, 11.10.13. – LEGISLATURE, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATION: Let every legislative, executive or judicial act automatically expire 10 years after its enactment." – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, No. 133, p. 18. - By then enough evidence against it should have been accumulated. – JZ, 1.2.09. - Panarchies, being made up of volunteers only, would not need that kind of precaution. - JZ, 23.1.09. - EXPIRY TO BE PREDETERMINED, SUNSET LAWS

LEGISLATION: Let men learn that a legislature is not “our God upon earth,” though, by the authority they ascribe to it, and the things they expect from it, they would seem to think it is. Let them learn rather that it is an institution serving a purely temporary purpose, whose power, when not stolen, is at the best borrowed. Herbert Spencer - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 4.9.13. - LAW, LEGISLATURE, PARLIAMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATION: No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than any [constitutional] provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government.” – Roger B. Taney (1777-1864), U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ex parte Milligan, 1866. - EMERGENCIES

LEGISLATION: No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” - Mark Twain (1866). - Sent by C. B. – No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Judge Gideon J. Tucker  - Can certain truths be repeated too often, until they have sufficiently changed public opinion? – JZ, 17.1.08.

LEGISLATION: No new law of more than 10 pages is worth the paper it is written on. – J.Z, 19.11.93. – The Mabo legislation draft came to 123 pages. (On “Land-rights for Australian Aborigines.) – JZ

LEGISLATION: Now is the time when men work quietly in the fields and women weep softly in the kitchen; the legislature is in session and no man’s property is safe.” – Daniel Webster. - PROPERTY RIGHTS, LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, STATISM

LEGISLATION: obstinate and purblind legislation, contending hopelessly with inexorable laws of society and human nature.” – Samuel Dill, Society in the Last Century of the Western Empire, Book III, ch. 1, quoted by E. Benn, Account Rendered, p.230/31. – Also quoted in: S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.467.

LEGISLATION: On enquiry it would be found that by far the greater part of the miseries of which human nature complained were in all times and in all countries beyond the control of human legislation. ‘How small of all the ills that men endure // The part which Kings or States can cause and cure’.” – Lord Liverpool, in reply to Lord Grey’s motion following the Peterloo massacre, “that there was never an extensive discontent without great misgovernment.” – 1819. - I think that he very much underestimated the miseries that wrongful laws cause, even when passed with the best intentions. Inflations, deflations and stagflations, with their mass unemployment, impoverishment and political and military consequences, for instance, are entirely caused by wrongful and irrational legislation, establishing monetary despotism instead of monetary freedom. – By they way: For how long has legislation upheld monopolies, privileges and even slavery? - JZ, 13.10.07. – The production and stockpiling of many nuclear mass murder devices is still being considered a legitimate occupation, however immoral it is, obviously, even if they were never used. But, in the long run, at least the risk of accidental war will lead to a nuclear holocaust happening. – JZ, 1.2.09, 23.12.10. - POVERTY, MISERY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LEGISLATION: One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.” - Thomas Brackett Reed, 1886. - Thomas B. Reed, 1885 - - & in - Chris Lyspooner shared Liberty Torch Political Consulting's photo. – Facebook, 14.6.12. -  Hope, faith or conviction? – JZ - Where is the evidence to support this delusion? Millions of laws have multiplied legislated wrongs. We are flooded by wrongful and harmful laws and are not free to individually opt out, from under them, or in whole groups of peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 4.1.08, 23.12.10. - MODERN, PREJUDICES, LAWS, STATISM, PARLIAMENTARISM, DEMOCRACY

LEGISLATION: Paul Watzlawick has proven that what is objectively suppressed (the censored) after a short while becomes also subjectively suppressed.” - (Paul Watzlawick hat nachgewiesen, dass das was objektiv unterdrueckt wird [das Unaussprechliche] nach kurzer Zeit auch subjektiv unterdrueckt wird.) – R. A. Wilson, Der Neue Prometheus, retranslated from the German version. – JZ) - MONOPOLIES, PUBLIC SERVICES, SUPPRESSION, ADAPTATION, SUBORDINATION, STATISM

LEGISLATION: Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them." - H. L. Mencken. - Sent in by C.B. 11 5 07. – Moreover, they are rather short, too. Moreover, by now we are no longer legally obliged to abide by all of them. – They are personal laws by now, only for their volunteers. - JZ, 1.2.09. - VS. TEN COMMANDMENTS, NOW ONLY PERSONAL LAW

LEGISLATION: Sir, I am sorry to see that you adopt this lawmaking theory to its fullest extent; that although, for one only, and in a dozen words only, - and then merely incidentally, - you describe the government as “a government pledged to do equal and exact justice to all men”, you show, throughout the rest of your address, that you have no thought of abiding by that principle, that you are either utterly ignorant, or utterly regardless, of what that principle requires of you; that the government, so far as your influence goes, is to be given up to the business of lawmaking, - that is, to the business of abolishing justice, and establishing injustice in its place; that you hold it to be the proper duty and function of the government to be constantly looking after men’s “interests”, “welfare”, “prosperity”, etc., etc., as distinguished from their rights; that it must consider men’s “rights” as no guide to the promotion of their “interests”, that it must give favors to some, it must take from others their rights; that, in reality, it must traffic in both men’s interests and their rights; that it must keep open shop, and sell men’s interests and rights to the highest bidders; and that this is your only plan for promoting “the general welfare”, “the common interest”, etc., etc.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.16. - VS. RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, JUSTICE, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, PEACE, HARMONY, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, STATISM, STATES, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATION: Slavery, as most injustice, had originated in human laws. The laws of men generally tended to obscure and confuse natural law, which by itself was able to settle most legal questions. With the exception of some regulations, 'The whole body of legislation', said Spooner, “is to overturn natural law, and substitute for it the arbitrary will of power', in other words, 'to destroy men’s rights.'" – Charles Chiveley, in his introduction, The Collected Works of Lysander Spooner, Vo. I, p.40. - VS. NATURAL LAWS

LEGISLATION: Surely, on the face of it nothing could be more absurd than the notion that an Act of Parliament, drafted by bureaucrats and lawyers, debated by gentlemen who possess the minimum of knowledge of the practical aspects of the questions concerned, and passed with the nominal approval of an electorate which has never bothered to consider the essentials of the problem, can embody a wisdom which the natural operation of free individuals, subject to the effective refinements of economic competition, are supposed to lack.” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.49/50. - COMPETITION

LEGISLATION: That the whole business of legislation, which has now grown to such gigantic proportions, had its origin in the conspiracies, which have always existed among the few, for the purpose of holding the many in subjection, and extorting from them their labor, and all the profits from their labor.” – Lysander Spooner: Natural Law. – Much of their labor and of the profits from their labor. – JZ, 11.10.10. - CONSPIRACY OF DOMINATION & SUBJECTION

LEGISLATION: The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government … Unfortunately … that heritage has been lost. Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives … Today, it is the government that is free – free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter … that is not subject to legislation.” – Harry Browne - LEGISLATION OUTLAWED AMERICANISM, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY & RIGHTS, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

LEGISLATION: The American people have much more to fear from congressional usurpation than they have to fear from executive usurpation.” – Herbert Croly, The Promise of American Life. - CONGRESS, PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, USURPATION, EXECUTIVE

LEGISLATION: The Ancient Common Law Juries were mere Courts of Conscience. – But it is in the administration of justice, or of law, that the freedom or subjection of a people is tested. If this administration be in accordance with the arbitrary will of the legislator – that is, if his will, as it appears in his statutes, be the highest rule of decision known to the judicial tribunals, - the government is a despotism, and the people are slaves. – If, on the other hand, the rule of decision be those principles of natural equity and justice, which constitute, or at least are embodied in, the general conscience of mankind, the people are free in just so far as that conscience is enlightened.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Section II, Works, II, 63. – Under at least some governments opposition in parliaments is as effectively subdued as it is among the general territorial subjects. – JZ, 11.10.12. - JUSTICE, JURIES, CONSCIENCE, ENLIGHTENMENT, PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT, NATURAL EQUITY & JUSTICE

LEGISLATION: The authorities increase the size of their texts of laws. They pile up back-breaking burdens and lay them on other men’s shoulders.” – Jesus, Mathews, 23. - WELFARE STATE

LEGISLATION: The beginning of civilization is marked by an intense legality; that legality is the very condition of its existence, the bond which ties it together; but that legality — that tendency to impose a settled customary yoke upon all men and all actions — if it goes on, kills out the variability implanted by nature, and makes different men and different ages facsimiles of other men and other ages, as we see them so often.” - Walter Bagehot: Physics and Politics, 1869. - LEGALITY, LEGITIMACY

LEGISLATION: The commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity.” - Sir James Mackintosh, Vindiciae Gallicae, section 1, p.14 (1838). Originally published in 1791.The phrase "a wise and masterly inactivity" was used in America by Representative John Randolph of Roanoke: "We ought to observe that practice which is the hardest of all - especially for young physicians - we ought to throw in no medicine at all - to abstain - to observe a wise and masterly inactivity." - Register of Debates in Congress, January 25, 1828, vol. 4, col. 1170. - The phrase was mostly associated, however, with John C. Calhoun, who used it during the nullification crisis and later during the Oregon controversy in 1843. While vice president, Calhoun spoke to the people of South Carolina by addressing the legislature at the close of the session of 1831: "If the Government should be taught thereby, that the highest wisdom of a State is, 'a wise and masterly inactivity,' - an invaluable blessing will be conferred." - The Works of John C. Calhoun, vol. 6, p. 143 (1859). See Hans Sperber and Travis Trittschuh, American Political Terms, pp. 263-64 (1962). - This kind of legislative inactivity is not good enough when all the old interventionist measures remain untouched. Much legislative repeal activity is then required, or simply the declaration that to all voluntary and new and self-responsible and tolerant activities the old legislation does no longer apply or that all dissenters are now free to secede to do their things for and to themselves. - JZ, 26.11.02. - PARLIAMENTARISM, LAWS, REGULATIONS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, NON-INTERVENTION

LEGISLATION: the ever-increasing flow of decreasingly respected legislation, … - Legislators must be taught that legislative incontinence is a crime against society, that every evil or injustice, real or imagined, should not necessarily breed a new law or an ingenious new restriction.” – Lord Hailsham, “The Dilemma of Democracy”. - RESPECT FOR THE LAW, TERRITORIALISM, PARLIAMENTARISM, DEMOCRACY

LEGISLATION: The executive power in our government is not only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period.” – Jefferson, letter to Madison, 15.3.1789. – Leslie Snyder, Justice or Revolution, p.21, in quoting the above, added: “e.g. executive orders.” – I hold that all three branches of territorial governments are to be feared rather than revered. – JZ, 14.10.07. - PARLIAMENTS

LEGISLATION: The House of Commons having become merely a ratifying animal of decisions taken by the leaders of the majority party." – Bertrand de Jouvenel, Problems of Socialist England, London, The Batchworth Press, 1949, p.214. - PARLIAMENT, HOUSE OF COMMONS, CONGRESS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTIES

LEGISLATION: The ignorance, blindness and bias of legislators might be somewhat overcome with a computerized information retrieval on legislative history, on the number of occasions when the same kind of legislation has been tried and failed. This was, to my knowledge, first suggested by Herbert Spencer, who suggested, for all of English legislation, to register the kind of the perceived crisis, the proposed and realized legislative “solution” for it, the experience with it and then the reasons for its repeal. – JZ, 4.7.92, 13.10.07. – Now this experience of mankind with man-made laws can be put electronically together and can be made accessible to all citizens. Proponents of new laws who, as their proposals show, have ignored it, should have to suffer the consequences of this laziness, their negligence, their prejudices, their ignorance, either by dismissal or by a huge penalty or reduction in their salaries and pension rights – to give them a strong enough incentive to check out this experience first. Also all existing laws going counter to this experience, should be repealed, even if only a single citizen points out this fact and is proven correct. – Anyhow, even individuals and small minorities should become quite free to opt out of these messes of legislation. - JZ, 17.1.08, 23.12.10.

LEGISLATION: The laboratories do far more for mankind than do the legislatures. If modern Americans were to go back to the same tools and horsepower that were available when Benjamin Franklin was trying to capture lightning from the sky, our production of wealth would at once go down 90 per cent; wages would go down in proportion; hours of labor would increase to the limit of human endurance; the population would necessarily decrease drastically; and nothing that governments or humanitarians or labor unions or Communists could do would prevent it.” – Samuel B. Pettengill, quoted in Leonard E. Read’s The Free Man’s Almanac. - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, LABORATORIES, WAGES, EARNINGS, PROFITS, PRODUCTIVITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LEGISLATION: the legislative power so exercised by Congress, is, in both law and reason, a purely personal, arbitrary, irresponsible, usurped dominion on the part of the legislators themselves, and not a power delegated to them by anybody." – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard, p.7. – Works I, 1882. - POWER, REPRESENTATION, PARLIAMENTS, HOUSE OF COMMONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CONGRESS, DEMOCRACY

LEGISLATION: The moral order was threatened by anarchy but could also be destroyed by legislative overkill.” – John Freeman, The Tyranny of Politics, in QUADRANT, 6/78. – Genuine anarchy tries to establish rather than destroy a moral order. – I once micro-fiched a collection of pro-freedom articles in QUADRANT. Alas, in recent years, according to my occasional browsing in it, in news-agencies, the issues contain so little of that nature that they are not worth buying for me. – JZ, 9.2.08. Territorial statism destroys rather than protects a moral order. – This J. Freeman is not enough of a free man in his thinking to have realized that. – JZ, 1.2.09 - OVERKILL, MORAL ORDER

LEGISLATION: The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” – Tacitus. – Important quotes are worth repeating – under different headings. – JZ, 17.1.08. - STATE, CORRUPTION

LEGISLATION: The more legislation there is the more thieves and robbers increase.” – Lao Tzu 57, Medhurst ed., 126. - CRIME, CORRUPTION

LEGISLATION: The more powerful interests must be more or less reflected in legislation… It is necessarily made a means by which a body, having the power, put burdens which are disagreeable to them on the shoulders of somebody else.” – M. Stanton Evans, American Values, in the “Outside Looking In” anthology, p.24. – Ed. by? - LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

LEGISLATION: the natural right of the colonists to make their own laws.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 1/1975. – The terms “the colonists” or “the people” or “the community” are, as a rule, interpreted territorially and should thus be replaced by terms like “everyone” (showing immediately that this is only rarely true) or by “communities of volunteers”. And “laws” should be replaced by “personal law”, while the “territorial sovereignty” that is implied should become replaced by the realization of “exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers”. – Our language use is and remains our worst enemy. – JZ, 13.10.07, 11.10.13.

LEGISLATION: The original intention of the legal system was to dispense justice. Today, its function is primarily to enforce the rule of the State. In more cases than not, this involves perpetrating injustices – as, for example, in all cases of victimless ‘crime’.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.141, Cassell Australia, 1977. – By the way, this is also a libertarian A to Z collection of short libertarian statements. I hold that all these A to Z libertarian collections, probably dozens of them, if not hundreds, should be published together, integrated alphabetically, as a step towards a libertarian encyclopedia. – JZ, 9.2.08. – On a disk this could be done with little cost and risk, provided the copyrights holders would all agree. Potentially, the authors could thus reach a much wider audience. But I doubt that, presently, they could earn much, if anything, in royalties through such an edition. But they could, thus, become the founding fathers of an ever-growing electronic libertarian encyclopedia. – JZ, 30.1.09. – Knowledge should not be kept apart, in xyz books or websites but pulled together, as much as possible and also made as cheaply as possible accessible, e.g. on CDs, DVDs and external HDs. – JZ, 6.2.09, 23.12.10. – Each individual should not have to engage in his own laborious Internet searches, browsing through all too long lists of automatic search results. Libertarians should do much of this search work for each other and suitably combine it, either alphabetically or in a databank and publish it on either a very large website or a large disc, at least annually updated. The website might merely offer the latest batches of updates. – JZ, 11.10.13. - LAWS, JUSTICE, STATE, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, KNOWLEDGE & ITS ACCESSIBILITY

LEGISLATION: The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced. – Frank Zappa

LEGISLATION: There are probably only few as intolerant and authoritarian practitioners and practices around as lawmaker and their legislation. – JZ, 4.3.84, 20.1.09. - LEGISLATORS, LAWMAKERS & INTOLERANCE

LEGISLATION: There is bound to be an increase in crime as long as the legislature is still in session.” – Robert LeFevre, “le Don”, 26.5.78. – CRIME, LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, JOKES

LEGISLATION: There ought to be a law.' Legislation spews out of our parliament like sewage, most of it equally offensive. Our parliamentarians seem to think that good government means passing laws, whereas the converse is more commonly true." – Bob Ryan, THE BULLETIN, 10/1/84. - STATISM, LEGALISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, “LEGISLATIVE INCONTINENCE

LEGISLATION: Those who opposed Prohibition pointed out that attempts to enforce morality by legislation where always counter-productive.” – Arthur C. Clarke, Imperial Earth, p.142. - PROHIBITION, MORALITY, VICES, LAWS, COUNTERPRODUCTIVE

LEGISLATION: Those who would drive their fellow-man into the performance of any good action do not see that the very elements of morality – the free act following on free choice – are as much absent in those upon whom they practice their legislation as in the flock of sheep penned in by hurdles.” – Auberon Herbert, A Politician in Sight of Heaven. – “A flock of sheep penned in by hurdles” – That’s not a bad definition for a territorial State.” – JZ, 1.2.09. – MORALITY, STATES, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS

LEGISLATION: To the extent that territorial democracy outlaws self-help and self-responsibility it is quite wrong, irrational and harmful. – JZ, 8.5.05, 16.10.07. - DEMOCRACY, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

LEGISLATION: Today there are men within relatively free nations who would legislate and eventually enslave for the ‘good of society’.” – Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - FOR THE GOOD OF SOCIETY? PUBLIC INTEREST? COMMON INTEREST?

LEGISLATION: Truth!" Jon roared. "Truth, dammit - that no octopus government has ever been able to legislate away." – Con Sellers, Mr. Tomorrow, p.138. - GOVERNMENT & TRUTH

LEGISLATION: Very short legislative sessions. Pay them to stay home, so that they don’t do any more damage.” - Sudha Shenoy, 24.7.04, ISIL conference Rotarua. - LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, PARLIAMENTS, JOKES

LEGISLATION: We Anarchists are fully convinced that coercive legislation is injurious to not only the working man, but to nearly every one, and as we recognize that as our stumbling block in all our schemes, we propose to refrain from it." – D. W. Brookhouse in Bob James, Australian Anarchism, p.10. - & ANARCHISTS

LEGISLATION: we have accepted the fallacy that enough legislation backed by governmental funding will rectify countless social and moral problems. Here we violate part of the faith that makes free enterprise work, i.e., the belief that all good and lasting change must come from a spontaneous, freely-given consent of the individual man.” – Charles Heath, The Golden Egg, The Goose And Us, p.48. - VS. VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, FREE ENTERPRISE, SOVEREIGN CONSUMERS, COMPETITION, SPONTANEITY, INDIVIDUALISM,

LEGISLATION: We’ve solved every problem with legislation, says one hard-pressed British lawmaker. We’ve passed seven acts against inflation. We’ve eliminated injustice numerous times. We’ve solved the ecology problem. Every problem has been solved countless times by legislation. But the problems remain. Legislation doesn’t work.” – Quoted by Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.404. – Compare the history of price control legislation, stretching over 4000 years, that of anti-truck legislation over hundreds of years and the gun control legislation, which in the USA alone is supposed to have led to 20 000 enactments of attempts to disarm victims while leaving criminals with victims armed. – JZ, 24.9.07. - LAWS

LEGISLATION: What, then, is legislation? It is an assumption by one man, or body of men, of absolute, irresponsible dominion over all other men whom they call subject to their power. It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to subject all other men to their will and their service. It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to abolish outright all the natural rights, all the natural liberty of all other men; to make all other men their slaves; to arbitrarily dictate to all other men what they may, and may not, do; what they may, and may not, have; what they may, and may not, be. It is, in short, the assumption of a right to banish the principle of human rights, the principle of justice itself, from off the earth, and set up their own personal will, pleasure, and interest in its place. All this, and nothing less, is involved in the very idea that there can be any such thing as human legislation that is obligatory upon those upon whom it is imposed. - Lysander Spooner. – LAWS, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS

LEGISLATION: When progress is allowed to come only through legislation then it will proceed only very slowly or it might even become reversed. – JZ, 27.9.90.– At least in the sphere of the misnamed “social sciences” it is so monopolized by all territorial governments. All of them have to become replaced by personal law associations of volunteers only, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 11.10.13. – PERSONAL LAW, MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FULL FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT, SECESSIONISM, PROGRESS

LEGISLATION: When Proudhon declared that ‘the legislative power belongs only to reason’ and that ‘to attribute to any [other] power whatever the right to veto or of sanction is the last degree of tyranny’, he spoke as a child of enlightenment, … he looked primarily to political economy for the foundations upon which a just social order must be built." – THE JOURNAL OF LIBERTARIAN STUDIES, Winter 80, p.88. - POSITIVE LAW, POWER, VETO, SANCTION, REASON

LEGISLATION: Who can enforce all these pages, if nobody has the time to read them? Why, most people won’t even have the satisfaction of knowing which laws they’ve broken.” – Eugene Vale, Some State of Affairs, p.196. - JOKES

LEGISLATION: Whoever heard that succeeding legislatures were, on the whole, more honest than those that preceded them?” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury. - VOTING, POLITICS, PARLIAMENT, CONGRESS, HOUSE OF COMMONS

LEGISLATION: Would I favor the abandonment of such legislation? Be assured I would. Why? Because I favor law which leads to order; and thus I must oppose legislation, which by its nature leads to and creates disorder.” – Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress, p.78. - LAWdOS, LAW & ORDER, DISORDER, LAW REPEAL

LEGISLATION: You do [should?] not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harm it would cause if improperly administered." - Lyndon Baines Johnson, former Senator and President. - Even if it is properly administered! – How could he, in his position and with all information sources and xyz researchers at his disposal, have overlooked that very important aspect? But then those political leaders, with almost divine powers over their subjects, cannot really imagine that the laws they favor would be inherently flawed. At most they think that they would be badly administered, always assuming that they could and should be properly administered and that then everything would be all right. – And such flawed beings are in charge of hundreds of millions and, with nuclear mass murder devices at their disposal, they do have even the fate of mankind in their hands! – “Nothing is worse to behold than ignorance in action.” – said Goethe. – Does that not also apply to most territorial legislators and most top executives? The sheer impertinence, self-conceit and audacity to imagine that they and their assistants could “properly administrate” millions of people in some of their most important affairs! It is close to madness to assume that anyone could, even the greatest genius, not even with the best education and the best possible advisors. - JZ, 27.3.04, 11.10.13. - LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS

LEGISLATION: You know that all, or very nearly all, the legislation of congress is devoted to the various schemes of robbery; and that little, or no, legislation goes through, except by means of such bargains as these lawmakers may enter into with each other, for mutual support of their respective robberies. And yet you have the mendacity, or the stupidity, to tell us that so much of this legislation as does go through, may be relied on to “accomplish the greatest good to the greatest number”, to “subserve the common interest”, and “advance the general welfare”. - And when these schemes of robbery become so numerous, atrocious, and unendurable that they can no longer be reconciled “in the halls of national legislation”, by “surrendering” some of them, “postponing” others, and “abandoning” others, you assume – for such has been the prevailing opinion, and you say nothing to the contrary – that it is the right of the strongest party, or parties, to murder a half million of men, if that be necessary, - and as we once did, - not to secure liberty or justice to any body, - but to compel the weaker of these would-be robbers to submit to all such robberies as the stronger one may choose to practise upon them.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.20/21. -  CIVIL WAR, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, CONQUERED NATIONS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

LEGISLATION: you will find that a good nine-tenths of existing legislation serves, not to enforce that fundamental social law, but either to prescribe the individual’s personal habits, or, worse still, to create and sustain commercial, industrial, financial, and proprietary monopolies, which deprive labor of a large part of the reward that it would receive in a perfectly free market.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Relation of the State to the Individual.

LEGISLATION: Your principle has placed these words above the entrance of the legislative chamber: ‘Whosoever acquires any influence here can obtain his share of legal plunder.’” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.131. -LEGAL PLUNDER, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS

LEGISLATORS: A human lawmaker, in my humble judgment, is a human humbug. – Albert Parsons, on being sentenced to hang. 1886." – From “Smash the State”, p.55.

LEGISLATORS: a mere cabal of ignorant, selfish, ambitious, rapacious and unprincipled men, who know very little, and care to know very little, except how you can get fame and power, and money, by trampling upon other men’s rights, and robbing them of the fruits of their labor. – Assuming yourself to be the greatest of these gods, charged with the ‘welfare’ of fifty millions of people, you enter upon the mighty task with all the mock solemnity, and ridiculous grandiloquence, of a man ignorant enough to imagine that he is really performing a solemn duty, and doing an immense public service, instead of simply making a fool of himself. …” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.24. – PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

LEGISLATORS: According to those writers, it is indeed fortunate that Heaven has bestowed upon certain men – governors and legislators – the exact opposite inclinations! … While mankind tends toward evil, the legislators yearn for good; while mankind advances toward darkness, the legislators aspire to enlightenment; while mankind is drawn toward vice, the legislators are attracted inward toward virtue. Since they have decided that this is the true state of affairs, they then demand the use of force in order to substitute their own inclinations for those of the human race. … - Oh, sublime writers! Please remember sometimes that this clay, this sand, and this manure that you so arbitrarily dispose of, are men! They are your equals!” - Bastiat. – To eliminate legislation passed “under the influence”, all voting representatives, before each vote on a bill, should be tested for alcohol and other drugs in their blood! – They are, potentially, much more dangerous than mere drunken or drugged drivers. – JZ, 17.1.08. – Maybe their bank accounts should be checked, before and after as well, in an attempt to discover the “influence” of lobbyists. – They should not have the privilege of privacy regarding their financial affairs. They should be under full public scrutiny. - JZ, 6.2.09. –TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LEGISLATORS: after the Constitution had been adopted, the country — having some knowledge of the propensity of legislative bodies to disregard all constitutional and moral restraints, and to resort to all manner of injustice, under the pretext of its being " necessary and proper " for accomplishing some desirable purpose or other — did append various amendments to the Constitution, specially enumerating, and forbidding, some of those unjust laws, which it was supposed Congress would otherwise be most likely to enact." – Lysander Spooner, Considerations for Bankers, p 66.

LEGISLATORS: Among the essential attributes common to all legislators, is that they are thieves and usurpers, wielding arbitrary power against the express wishes of at least some of those they claim to 'represent'." – Taylor Radford, THE CONNECTION 96, p.54, 2.8.81. – It would be different for personal law communities of volunteers. – JZ, 13.10.07. – LEGISLATORS, POWER CORRUPTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, VS. VOLUNTARISM UNDE PERSONAL LAW

LEGISLATORS: An official who spends half his energies making laws and the other half helping his friends evade them." – Leonard Louis Levinson, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary. - POLITICIAN, REPRESENTATIVES, VESTED INTERESTS, JOKES

LEGISLATORS: As long as legislators consider themselves as law-makers rather than law-repealers, our liberties will remain repressed or threatened. – JZ, 30.5.91. – LAW REPEAL

LEGISLATORS: Boldness, and again boldness, and always boldness!” (De l’audace, encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace!) – Georges Jacques Danton, 1759-1794, in speech, French Legislative Committee, 2.9.1792. – Robespierre, operating on the same “principle”, shortened him by a head, and also x others, until he suffered the same “fate” when he threatened to “purge” still more legislators, without naming them, so all felt threatened. – Alas, these legislators did not only kill off themselves. - JZ, 13.10.07. – Bold they are, moral and reasonable they are not, in all too many cases. – JZ, 21.1.09. - BOLDNESS

LEGISLATORS: Can we trust lawmakers who mouth hatred for “business rip-offs” while pushing for an ever larger tax bite?" – Earl W. McMunn, Awake or Asleep? – THE FREEMAN, p. 185. Date, alas, omitted by me. – JZ - BUSINESSMEN & TAXATION, STATISM, POWER ADDICTION, ANTI-CAPITALISM MENTALITY, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATORS: Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics: 29 have been accused of spousal abuse, 7 have been arrested for fraud, 19 have been accused of writing bad checks, 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses, 3 have been arrested for assault, 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit, 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges, 8 have been arrested for shoplifting, 21 are current defendants in law suits, 84 were stopped for drunk driving in 1998 alone. - Can you guess which organization this is? Give up? - It's the 535 members of your United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.” – Source? - At least in the US such facts could be freely published! - JZ, 27.3.04. – They should also be published for each past and current Congress and Senate and for their equivalents in all other countries, to counteract the religion of territorial statism. – JZ, 5.1.08. - POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTS, DEPUTIES, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, POLITICIANS AS CRIMINALS, CRIMS IN CHARGE OF TERRITORIAL STATES

LEGISLATORS: Certainly, the more a man knows of the history of legislation, the more he will wonder that nations should have been able to advance in the face of the formidable impediments which legislators have thrown in their way.” – Henry Thomas Buckle, On Scotland and the Scotch Intellect. - PROGRESS

LEGISLATORS: Engaged as they are in a never-ending struggle against the Bill of Rights, your legislators and Congress …” - L. Neil Smith, LEVERACTION, NL, No. 026. – No wonder that they hate it. If it were complete, perfected und understood - then this would be the only law required and we would not need any lawyers to interpret it. – JZ, 12.10.07, 23.12.10. – VS. THE BILL OF RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. LAWS, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS

LEGISLATORS: Finally, one could perceive the reason for the matter that most puzzled me when I first observed a legislature in action, namely, the almost exclusive concern of legislative bodies with such measures as tend to take money out of one set of pockets and put it into another — the preoccupation with converting labor-made property into law-made property, and redistributing its ownership." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress, - TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, WELFARE STATE,

LEGISLATORS: Governments … Phonies. They’re not legislating wrong into right by making it a law.” – Don Quick, The Different Drummer, p.66. - LAWS, GOVERNMENT, RIGHT &. WRONG

LEGISLATORS: He argues that legislators never know where the effect of their legislation will end." – Bliss, Encyclopedia of Social Reform, on Herbert Spencer.

LEGISLATORS: I would sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.” – William F. Buckley. - Would either really make much difference? Don’t most citizens, academics and legislators share the same kind of popular prejudices, myths and errors in the so-called “social sciences”? – JZ, 18.9.07. - ACADEMICS & CITIZENS, PROFESSIONALS, ORDINARY CITIZENS, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES IN THE “SOCIAL SCIENCES”

LEGISLATORS: If a legislator proposed or voted for any law or any legal clause that had anywhere and at any time and by anyone been applied and failed to achieve its objective, then he should automatically lose his job, including his pension claims. Databases of past legislative failures can now be easier compiled, maintained and consulted than ever before. Herbert Spencer did once propose such a register of legislative failures. The avalanches of new legislation would soon cease. – JZ, 29.5.91. - PROPONENTS OF NEW BILLS

LEGISLATORS: Is there a test for addiction to power? – JZ, 29.1.11, responding to: Drug Testing of Legislators - - Addiction to power has caused much more in wrongs and harm and cost many more lives than all drug addictions combined. Or does anyone possess sound figures that would prove the contrary? – JZ, 5.10.12. - DRUG ADDICTION & POWER ADDICTION

LEGISLATORS: It takes a man that can think in big numbers to introduce a bill in Congress nowadays. A bill under a 100 million dollars would be so unusual that it wouldn’t pass. They would say, we can’t spend our time voting on trifles." – Will Rogers. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, JOKES

LEGISLATORS: Law makers should not be law breakers." – 14th. c. quote, in Hyman, Quotations, 269. - LAWMAKERS & LAWBREAKERS

LEGISLATORS: Legislator, n., A person who goes to the capital of his country to increase his own; one who makes law and money.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. - JOKES

LEGISLATORS: Legislators are as powerless to abrogate moral and economic laws as they are to abrogate physical laws." — John MacKay - PARLIAMENTS, LAWS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, DEPUTIES VS. MORAL, ECONOMIC & NATURAL LAWS LIMITS OF TERRITORIAL POLITICAL POWERS

LEGISLATORS: Legislators are licensed to impose their will upon others via law." - George Kysor, THE CONNECTION 122, p.70

LEGISLATORS: Legislators are notoriously loath about curtailing their own powers." – Richard Cummings, Proposition 14, p.93.

LEGISLATORS: Legislators are the well-poisoners of natural justice and liberty. They legally ignore or suppress them for their own benefit.” – JZ, 14.3.99, 13.10.07.

LEGISLATORS: Legislators aren’t known for being rocket scientists." - Walter E. Williams – Nor are most of them are famous for their ethics. – JZ, 13.9.12, 14.1.13. - LAWS, LEGISLATORS, PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES

LEGISLATORS: Legislators can’t make rain or sunshine or produce riches – but they sure can snow us under, tie us down and flood or bury us, impoverish and enslave us by downpours or avalanches of “positive” laws. - JZ, 27.8.93, 1.12.07. - THEIR LAWS

LEGISLATORS: Legislators go home. You have done enough damage for one year. You have proven the truth of what Judge Tucker said in 1866: “No man’s Life, Liberty or Property are Safe while the Legislature is in Session. … “ J. Tucker 248 (N.Y. Surr. 1866) – R. L. Solyom in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. - Mc Bride, in A NEW DAWN, page 8, brings the same quote and ascribes it to the New York State Surrogate Court Judge Tucker, 248, 1866. - No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session." - Judge Gideon J. Tucker, 1866. - LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, DEPUTIES, LIBERTY, PROPERTY, RIGHTS, MAN, LIFE, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES PARLIAMENT

LEGISLATORS: Legislators, as well as kings, have been capricious, invasive, and inconsistent. They have only introduced anomalies and despotism into the legal system.” - Murray N. Rothbard, “reason”, 3/73.

LEGISLATORS: My old suggestion that public offices be filled by drawing lots, as a jury box is filled, was probably more intelligent than I suspected. It has been criticized on the ground that selecting a man at random would probably produce some extremely bad State governors … But I incline to believe that it would be best to choose members of the Legislature quite at random. No matter how stupid they were, they could not be more stupid than the average legislator under the present system. Certainly, they’d be measurable more honest, taking one with another. Finally, there would be the great advantage that all of them had got their jobs unwillingly, and were eager, not to spin out their sessions endlessly, but to get home as soon as possible. – H. L. Mencken, in  - That is, probably, the best, which one can achieve in form of democracy under territorialism. – JZ, 27.3.12. - BY LOT RATHER THAN MAJORITY VOTING?

LEGISLATORS: Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, that don’t hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous." – Will Rogers – JOKES

LEGISLATORS: No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. Support the rule of no one.” – From a red little sticker produced by ???.

LEGISLATORS: Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.” - Sophocles. - And yet these are probably the very people who break the law more often than any others and who, more often than any others, do get away with it. - JZ, 25.11.02.

LEGISLATORS: Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” – LEGISLATORS: Now and then an innocent man is sent t’ th’ legislature.” – Frank McKinney Hubbard: Abe Martin. – Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – As a rule, he is simply outvoted there. – JZ, 17.1.08. - POLITICIANS, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS

LEGISLATORS: Once the legislator is placed at this incommensurable distance from other men, and believes, in all conscience, that he can dispose of their time, their labor, and their transactions, all of which are their property, what man in the whole country has the least knowledge of the position in which the law will forcibly place him and his line of work tomorrow? And, under such conditions, who can or will undertake anything?" – Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.224/25.

LEGISLATORS: Our Founding Fathers lacked the special literary skills with which modern writers on the subject of government are so richly endowed. When they wrote the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, they found themselves more or less forced to come to the point. So clumsy of thought and pen were the Founders that even today, seven generations later, we can tell what they were talking about.” - P. J. O'Rourke, in "Parliament of Whores".

LEGISLATORS: Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to F. W. Gilmer, 1816. - Even Jefferson wanted to appoint a fox to guard the chicken. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, GOVERNMENTS AS PROTECTORS OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LEGISLATORS: Our Unconstitutional Congress. In each new Congress since 1995, Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) has introduced the Enumerated Powers Act (HR 1359). - His bill says: "Each Act of Congress shall contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act. The failure to comply with this section shall give rise to a point of order in either House of Congress." - In other words, the Enumerated Powers Act would simply require members of Congress, when proposing new legislation, to cite where the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to pass that legislation. - Sounds reasonable enough, doesn't it? In fact, it is completely consistent with the Constitution, which gives Congress limited powers, and prohibits Congress from passing legislation outside those limits. - Yet in more than a decade, it has never passed. This year it has only 30 co-sponsors. - Wonder why?” - Walter Williams: THE LIBERATOR ONLINE 1. 11. 07. - REPRESENTATIVES, CONGRESS, LAWS, RIGHTFUL & CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS DON’T GET PASSED, UNCONSTITUTIONAL ONES DO, Q. -

LEGISLATORS: Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk.” - Thomas Carlyle, Latter-Day Pamphlets, no.5, p. 33 (1850). - POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTS

LEGISLATORS: That a parliament, especially a parliament with newspaper reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only.” - Thomas Carlyle, Latter-Day Pamphlets, no. 6, p.14/15, (1850). - PARLIAMENTS, JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS, PRESS, PUBLICITY, POLITICIANS

LEGISLATORS: The best 'legislator' is one who stops confiscatory laws from passing, or who removes confiscatory laws that are already on the books.” - Dagny. - PARLIAMENTS, CONFISCATORY LAWS

LEGISLATORS: The fact that these classes have been so successful in perverting the constitution (thus amended) from an instrument avowedly securing all men’s natural rights, into an authority for utterly destroying them, is a sufficient proof that no lawmaking power can be safely entrusted to any body, for any purpose whatever. – And that this perversion of the constitution should have been sanctioned by all the judicial tribunals of the country, is also a proof, not only of the servility, audacity, and villainy of the judges, but also of the utter rottenness of our judicial system. It is a sufficient proof that judges, who are dependent upon lawmakers for their offices and salaries, and are responsible to them by impeachment, cannot be relied on to put the least restraint upon the acts of their masters, the lawmakers." – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p. 102. – Under voluntarism any fool could come to rule and would do his foolish followers no wrong. They would deserve each other and serve others as deterrent examples. Each would still be free to try to enlighten himself or herself and then to secede. – Experimental freedom, freedom of contract and association even to fools, to all kinds of statists! – JZ, 11.10.13. - JUDGES, CONSTITUTIONALISM, 9TH AMENDMENT, STATISM UNDER TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

LEGISLATORS: The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own." - H. G. Wells. - As a State socialist and social engineer, he shared that weakness. Or did he ever advocate merely forms of voluntary socialism? - JZ, 29.10.02. - POLITICIANS, ADMINISTRATORS, LAW, POWER, THE PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

LEGISLATORS: The legislative power now exercised by Congress is, in both law and reason, a purely personal, arbitrary, irresponsible, usurped dominion on the part of the legislators themselves, and not a power delegated to them by anybody." - Lysander Spooner, quoted by Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress, p.11.

LEGISLATORS: The legislature, like the executive, has ceased to be even the creature of the people: it is the creature of pressure groups, and most of them, it must be manifest, are of dubious wisdom and even more dubious honesty. Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle - a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game … If the right pressure could be applied to him he would be cheerfully in favor of chiropractic, astrology or cannibalism.” - H. L. Mencken, "The Library," THE AMERICAN MERCURY, May 1930, p.123. – Partly in  - This view of Mencken's comes from his book review of The Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes (1930). – How many more decades or even centuries – before the right conclusion is drawn from these facts? Dissenters ought to be free to opt out from under them and to form their own communities of volunteers, under personal laws and without any territorial monopoly claim? – JZ, 1.2.09. - Or a woman! – Right pressure? - JZ, 27.3.12. - LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICS, LAWS, VESTED INTERESTS, PRIVILEGES, CORRUPTION, PRINCIPLES, POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLITICIANS, DEPUTIES

LEGISLATORS: The majority of legislators were rather narrow minded men whom accident put before other people and who have consulted almost nothing but their prejudices and their foolishness." – Montesquieu, Lettres personnes, p.79, first section.

LEGISLATORS: The obscure a bureaucrat may see eventually. The completely apparent takes forever.” - John Hradsky, ANALOG, 11/89, 116. - BUREAUCRACY, AUTHORITIES, RULERS, POLITICIANS, JOKES

LEGISLATORS: The second body of legislators are liable and likely to be just as tyrannical as the first. If it be said that the second body may be chosen for their integrity, the answer is, that the first were chosen for that very reason, and yet proved tyrants. The second will be exposed to the same temptations as the first, and will be just as likely to prove tyrannical.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II, 7p.13. - SECOND HOUSE, PARLIAMENT, REPRESENTATIVES, ELECTIONS

LEGISLATORS: The tyranny of legislators is at present, and will be for many years, our most formidable danger. The tyranny of the executive will arise in its turn, but at a more distant period." – Thomas Jefferson. – Has the USA reached it with President Obama? – JZ, 11.10.13. - TYRANNY

LEGISLATORS: They are the main offenders against constitutions that include a bill of rights. – JZ, 15.10.98. – And these bills of rights contain only a fraction of all the genuine individual human rights and liberties - and large distortions of them, too. – JZ, 14.10.07. - CONGRESS, PARLIAMENT, HIGH COURT, SUPREME COURT, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LEGISLATORS: This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” – Will Rogers - REPRESENTATIVES, CONGRESS, PARLIAMENTS, LEADERSHIP, LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, DESTRUCTIVENESS OF GOVERNMENTS, DESPOTISM, ARBITRARINESS, WHIMS, POLICIES, JOKES

LEGISLATORS: To be entirely candid, don’t you think, sir, that a surer way to preserving “our liberties” would be to have no lawmakers at all?” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.28. - LAWMAKERS, PARLIAMENTS, Q.

LEGISLATORS: To these intellectuals and writers, the relationship between persons and the legislators appears to be the same as the relationship between the clay and the potter. ... They assume that if the legislators left persons free to follow their own inclinations, people would arrive at atheism, instead of religion, ignorance instead of knowledge, poverty instead of production and exchange." – Frederic Bastiat. - STATISM, MAN, STATE SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM, THE ARROGANCE & IGNORANCE OF POWER HOLDERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, RULERS

LEGISLATORS: Too many “think” just like the Nazis did, namely, that they can abolish any individual right or liberty just by getting a corresponding law passed. – JZ, 29.11.97. - HUMAN RIGHTS, LAWS

LEGISLATORS: Unquestionably among monstrous beliefs one of the most monstrous is that while for a simple handicraft, such as shoe-making, a long apprenticeship is needful, the sole thing which needs no apprenticeship is making a nation's laws!" - Herbert Spencer, The Man versus the State, The Sins of Legislators.

LEGISLATORS: We can now see why lawmakers are the only enemies, from whom “our liberty” has anything to fear, or whom we have any occasion to watch. They are to be watched, because they claim the right to abolish justice, and establish injustice in its stead; because they claim the right to command us to do things which justice does not require us to do, and to forbid us to do things which justice permits us to do; because they deny our right to be individually and absolutely, our own masters and owners, so long as we obey the one law of justice towards all other persons; because they claim to be our masters, and that their commands as such, are authoritative and binding upon us as law; and that they may rightfully compel us to obey them. - "Our liberty" is in danger only from the lawmakers, because it is only through the agency of lawmakers, that anybody pretends to be able to take away our liberty. It is only the lawmakers that claim to be above all responsibility for taking away “our liberty”. They are the only men who are impudent enough to tell us that we have voluntarily surrendered “our liberty” into their hands. They are the only men who have the insolent condescension to tell us that, in consideration of our having surrendered into their hands ”our liberty” and all our natural, inherent, inalienable rights as human beings, they are disposed to give us, in return, “good government”, “the best form of government ever vouchsafed to man”; to “protect” us, to provide for our “welfare”, to promote our “interests”, etc. etc. - And yet you are just blockhead enough to tell us that if “Every citizen” – fifty millions and more of them – will but keep “a vigilant watch and close scrutiny” upon these lawmakers, “our liberty” may be preserved. - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.28. - ENEMIES OF JUSTICE

LEGISLATORS: We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex – but Congress can. – Cullen Hightower in  – CONGRESS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, COMPLICATIONS JOKES

LEGISLATORS: When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O'Rourke. - Alas, they are not bought early and fully enough by the advocates of free market pricing! - JZ, 22.8.02. – Anyhow, why should really free people have to buy their rights and liberties from legislators? – JZ, 17.1.08. - CORRUPTION, CONTROLS, PRICE CONTROL, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, PARLIAMENTS, MEDDLING, INTERVENTIONISM, JOKES

LEGISLATORS: whenever the Legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence. Whensoever therefore the Legislative shall transgress this fundamental Rule of Society, and either by Ambition, Fear, Folly or Corruption, endeavor to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other an Absolute Power over the Lives, Liberties, and Estates of the People; By this breach of Trust they forfeit the Power, the People had put into their hands, for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty." - John Locke, 1632-1704; Second Treatise Concerning Civil Government. – The civil war of territorialism. – Why would any rational and moral man wish to have involuntary subjects, who would rather wish to peacefully do or choose their own things for themselves?  Only a wrongful power addiction could drive them to seek and try to gain and hold such offices and powers. Those, who want to achieve power only among and over voluntary supporters would have a much better chance to get into such power and to stay there, as long as they can satisfy their remaining supporters. Most territorial politicians do not get into power beyond that of being merely one among dozens to hundreds of legislators and even there only temporarily. In other words, with all their selfishness, they do not recognize and go for their main chance in the “business” of politics, namely, to try to satisfy only voluntary customers. For almost every spleen, proposal, utopia or sensible reform proposal they could always find at least some supporters, just like any religious leader does among the faithful. That politicians do ignore this chance does not speak highly for their intelligence, judgment and morality. – JZ, 26.4.13. – POLITICANS UNDER TERRITORIALISM & UNDER THE VOLUNTARISM OF EXTERRITORAIL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW OR PANARCHISM, REPRESENTATIVES, DEPUTIES - VS. PROPERTY RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE VS. GOVERNMENTS, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, LIBERATION, TAXATION, NATIONALIZATION, WARFARE STATE, TYRANNY, TERRITORIALISM

LEGISLATORS: You got to admire them legislooters; they never gives up their principals.” - F. M. Busby, The Singularity Project, p.31. - REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS

LEGISLATURE: His warning that a legislature may be more dangerous than the executive remained unheard.” – ACTON, LORD, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.8, on Montesquieu. - LEGISLATION, LAWS

LEGISLATURE: Never blame the legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, they don’t hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous.” – Will Rogers.

LEGITIMACY: A government is not legitimate merely because it exists.” - Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US Ambassador to UN - On Sandinista government in Nicaragua. – Morally no territorial government is defensible as a legitimate institution, although it may be fully constitutional and legal. – JZ, 4.1.08.Only governments confined to their volunteers and to personal law or exterritorial autonomy CAN be fully legitimate in the best sense. – JZ, 3.4.12.  - OF GOVERNMENTS, IMMORALITY OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

LEGITIMACY: An act that is illegitimate for an individual is illegitimate for government!” – Kenneth W. Ryker, THE FREEMAN, 9/77. - Since individual citizens cannot legitimately conduct a war it is also illegitimate for a government to engage in one, especially one against the will of many or even most of its citizens. – JZ, 12.10.07. - WAR, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, GOVERNMENT, ILLEGITIMACY, INDIVIDUALS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LEGITIMACY: Free labour and its derivative free trade are the first conditions of legitimate government.” - LORD ACTON, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.11. - GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

LEGITIMACY: I described myself as an anarchist and asserted that government has no legitimate functions. … private arrangements could take over the most fundamental government functions – police, courts and national defence.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, 151. - GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, ANARCHISM

LEGITIMACY: The citizen grants legitimacy to any institution - or withholds it." - Willis Harman. (Ferguson, 246.) - CITIZENS, VOLUNTARISM, SANCTION, BOYCOTT, SECESSION, PANARCHISM

LEGITIMACY: The compelling issue to both conservatives and liberals is not whether it is legitimate for government to confiscate one's property to give to another, the debate is over the disposition of the pillage. – Walter WilliamsTAXATION, CONSERVATIVES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING TO BRIBE THE VOTERS,  MODERN LIBERALS, PILLAGE, PLUNDER

LEGITIMACY: The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.” - President William Henry Harrison, inaugural address, March 4, 1841. - Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington, 1789, to John F Kennedy, 1961, p. 72 (1961). House Doc. 87-218. - This sentence is one of many quotations inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol. - CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

LEISURE: But why should one section of the community be allowed to tell another what it should do, or not do, with its leisure hours?” – Ian Donald, Sydney, in letter to THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 2.11.74. - LEISURE ACTIVITIES, SUNDAY TRADING ETC.:

LEISURE: It is no accident that in the totalitarian countries, be it Russia or Germany or Italy, the question of how to organise the people's leisure should have become a problem of planning The Germans have even invented for this problem the horrible and self-contradictory name of Freizeitgestaltung (literally: the shaping of the use made of the people's free time) as if it were still "free time" when it has to be spent in the way ordained by authority.” - F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom. – Private work, leisure education as well as public life involvements are all to be decided by individuals, by private contracts and commitments, not by territorial governments imposed upon whole populations. – JZ, 1.2.09. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE ASSOCIATIONISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACTS, FREE EXCHANGE, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. TERRITORIALISM. ORGANIZATION BY THE STATE?

LEISURE: People go to great length to get their working time reduced; then they take this hard-won time – and kill it.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Time, p.68. - RECREATION, KILLING OR WASTE OF TIME, AMUSEMENTS, ENTERTAINMENTS, GAMES, BETTING, GAMBLING

LENDING: All becomes different when we change from the money of monetary despotism to the monies of monetary freedom. "When I lend I am a friend, when I ask I am a foe." - Proverb, 16th century. - Here, too, no distinction is made -between the money of monetary freedom and that of monetary despotism. - Even if the one who lends you money, his own money issue, is your friend, you will, at least at first, consider this kind of money loan offer with great suspicion. He will have to prove to you that it is liquid enough by being fully usable against him and his debtors for things you want. When it comes to repaying his loan, it will be much easier to repay it to him in his own money than in legal tender money. It would be still easier for you if you could repay it in your own IOUs or clearing-certificates, to mutual satisfaction. - JZ, 18.4.97. - BORROWING, CREDITORS & DEBTORS, CREDIT & DEBT, FRIENDS & ENEMIES, MONETARY FREEDOM

LENINISM: all serious questions of politics are decided not at all by votes but by civil war, when history places the dictatorship of the proletariat as the order of the day.” – Alfred G. Meyer, Leninism, 1957, p.35. – Under freedom each would make his own decisions – in his own sphere. Apart from these freedom spheres there would be no “public” or governmental spheres. – JZ, 30.7.92. – Except among volunteers. - Anyhow, it is usually not a dictatorship of the proletariat but over the proletariat, as someone once said, – and over all the other groups except the ruling party or its leaders. – JZ, 18.11.07. - CIVIL WAR, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL

LENINISM: He called Leninism an especially obscene variation of the idea that the stupid and ignorant masses must be controlled, in their own interest by those pretending to be more intelligent.” – Noam Chomsky, in Interview with Ulrike Heider, 1988, in her book, “Narren der Freiheit”, p.52.

LESS GOVERNMENT: Maybe you want more, but the only way you’ll get more is if the government gets less. Less regulations, less taxes.” – L. E. Modesitt Jr., Came the Revolution, GALAXY, 9/77. - LESS TAXES!

LESS GOVERNMENT: The less government we have the better – the fewer laws and the less confided power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/77. - LESS LAWS, LESS POWER, LESS TAXES

LESS IS MORE: What is worse finding a whole worm in an apple you have just bitten into or only half a worm left in it? – Old proverbial joke. Reducing the wrongs and damages of territorial governments by one half is already a great achievement. Avoiding them altogether or reducing them to zero would amount to anarchism. Reducing them to those degrees that volunteers want for themselves or abolishing for them, in their own communities, those that they would reject for their own affairs, would maximize consumer satisfactions and amount the panarchistic realization of each ideal for its voluntary supporters only. No more compulsory membership in any organization – means more freedom, justice and peace for all. – So far the “worms” of territorial statism are still all too much unseen by most territorial statists or swallowed whole, as supposedly good for us. - JZ, 14.3.09, 23.3.09, 23.12.10. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VS. COMPULSION, COERCION, MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES

LET ALONE: He was for letting people alone because only under a condition of freedom can they improve themselves, if there is any capacity for improvement in them.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.142, on Nock. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, LEAVE ALONE, TOLERANCE

LET ALONE: The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. – Justice William O. Douglas quoted by Nizam Ahmad, Facebook, 9.9.12.

LET GO: Let dissenting individuals and groups go, withdraw, secede, out. Let them act among their like-minded volunteers quite autonomously, exterritorially, under personal laws, independent of the principles, beliefs and preferred systems of supposed experts, of majorities and other minorities, independent of present territorial political leaders, bureaucracies, constitutions, legislation and jurisdiction. Full experimental freedom in the political, economic and social sphere, too, not only in science, technology, religion and the arts etc. - JZ, 25.8.98, 26.6.01. - DE-CONTROL, PERMIT INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, LET THEM OPT OUT OR WITHDRAW, FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES, DECENTRALIZATION, EXTERRITORIALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE FOR THE “BUSINESS” OF GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

LET GO: Let go and leave alone. Then 90 % of the man-made troubles in this world would disappear. - JZ, 13.8.93. - LEAVE ALONE, LAISSEZ FARE, LAISSEZ PASSER, NON-INTERVENTION, FREEDOM, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE

LET GO: Not always resisting, intervening, regulating, ordering. Leave alone – Let go!“ - (Nicht immer widerstreben, eingreifen, regeln, ordnen … Gehen lassen … gehen lassen!) – John Henry Mackay, Abrechung, p.155.

LET ME BE: Poul Anderson, in SF story: The Sky People, p.271.

LET PEOPLE BE: A long time ago I made me a rule. I let people do what they want to do.” – John Wayne in Hondo. – Naturally, e.g. child molesters, bank robbers and murderers excepted. – JZ 1.2.69. – Obviously, they do not let other people do what they want to do. – JZ, 11.10.13. - & DO LET THEM DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IN THEIR OWN SPHERE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LEAVE ALONE, NONINTERFERENCE, LIBERTY, RIGHTS ETC. PANARCHISM

LET PEOPLE LIVE THEIR OWN LIVES: Do you believe in “live and let live” or “live and let die”? Do you believe in enjoying yourself and letting other people enjoy themselves or do you believe private property should be taken from you and from others? – JZ, 2.7.75. – By now I am dissatisfied with this formula myself? Please offer better and more stimulating questions. – JZ, 21.11.07. - One should not leave such wordings alone until they are close to perfect. This is one of the aims of this collection. It invites everyone to improve it further. – JZ, 310.11.07. - PROPERTY, Q.

LET THEM ALONE: Leave people alone. Let them live in peace.” – Bob Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, 2/76.

LET THEM: Maybe they're right, some of them. But they can't all be right." - Poul Anderson, Dialogue with Darkness, p. 71. - So, let them do their own thing, all of them, each by himself and to himself, by like-minded people and to like-minded people and let none of them do it to others. - JZ, 14.8.85. - Alas, even in SF novels this possibility has only rarely been fully developed. I proposed once to Poul Anderson that he should do so in one of his numerous novels. Alas, he revealed himself in his reply as merely a limited government advocate. - JZ, 9.12.03. - LET THEM BE, LEAVE THEM ALONE!

LET US: Sometimes I believe we would know quite well what to do with life if they’d only let us. – Erich Maria Remarque, A Time to Love and a Time to Die, p.56. - LEAVE ALONE, LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE

LET: Damn it, let ‘em do it.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes (Jr.) – quoted in: Seldes, The Great Quotations, under Constitution.

LET: Let people live and get on with their lives. – JZ, 24.1.94.

LETTER WRITING: Letter-writing is the only device for combining solitude and good company.” – Lord Byron, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 5/67. – Now we have e.g. phones, faxes, photocopies, email, audio- and video records, Internet discussion groups, Facebook, broadcasting options - at least online and citizen-band radio. – JZ,  CORRESPONDENCE, ALONE, SOLITUDE, INDIVIDUALS & GOOD COMPANY

LETTER WRITING: The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.” - Blaise Pascal, Pensees, The Provincial Letters, provincial letter 16, p. 571 (1941). – CONCISENESS, SHORT LETTERS VS. LONG LETTERS

LEVEL OF INCOMPETENCE: Man has escalated himself to his level of incompetence and established military, industrial, and social hierarchies that may bring progress of civilization to a halt or even destroy the human race.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, 32. - HIERARCHIES, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, POWER, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

LEVELING: A reasonable remedy, yes (*), except for two basic factors. Number one, it is impossible to level any group of people, no matter how small or large, in any direction except downward, and, number two, it would be sheer suicide for any self-respecting individual or productive society to submit to such a proposal without fighting with every last ounce of energy. No doomsday scenario capable of being devised by a human brain can justify such a Draconian political measure. It would mean, inevitably, the utter destruction of individual liberty, the end of all incentive to produce and generate a dynamic social and economic life, and the final collapse of civilization in every city, every village, every mud-hole on the planet.” – Jerome Tuccille, Who’s Afraid of 1884? - p.77. – (*) ? – JZ - EGALITARIANISM

LEVELING: those who attempt to level, never equalize.” – Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790. – Rights and liberties could be equal, if people desire them to be equal for themselves. No one has the right to claim more rights and liberties than he concedes to others but everybody should be free to claim for himself and for his community less rights and liberties. – JZ, 21.11.07. – The coercive equalizers claim more rights and liberties for themselves than they are prepared to conceded to their victims. – JZ, 30.11.07. – The equalizers dominate and exploit. – JZ, 1.2.69. - EQUALIZING, EQUALITY

LEVELING: Your levelers wish to level down as far as themselves, but they cannot bear leveling up to themselves.” - Samuel Johnson, in Boswell’s Life of S.J., 1763. - EGALITARIANS, EQUALITY EGALITARIANISM LEVELERS

LEVIATHAN STATE: Begin dismantling the Leviathan State at home and abroad …” Roy Childs, Liberty Against Power, p.8. – The best, easiest and most just way of dismantling it, as far as it should be, for all of its involuntary victims, consists of the same way in which the exclusive Catholic Church was dismantled: Dissenters and Nonconformists achieved the right to opt out or secede from it and to establish their own churches and sects that corresponded to their own beliefs. For political, economic and social systems the same freedom has still to be achieved, i.e., individual and group secessionism, with the groups of volunteers living under their own personal law, i.e. under full exterritorial autonomy. What worked well in the sphere of religion and already in many other spheres, would also work very well in those three important spheres that are now still monopolized and mismanaged by territorial States. – For foreign despotic regimes it could best be started by fully recognizing all kinds of governments and societies in exile, all of them quite clearly operating only for their own present volunteers and on behalf of all their future volunteers, and clearly tolerating all the other such governments and non-governmental societies. - JZ, 22.11.07, 11.10.13. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, INTERNAL & EXTERNAL, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE

LEVIATHAN: Freedom cannot be achieved through the Leviathan. - JZ, n.d. - Neither freedom nor security can be achieved through the territorial States. – JZ, 16.3.72. – Or through the bulldozer approach. – JZ, 1.2.09. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, TOLERANCE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, STATE, GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM, STATE, PROTECTION, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM

LEVIATHAN: The leviathan state, that monster devouring civilization in this century, is in the throes of death. This is not a wish or a prediction, but a conclusion drawn from a broad look at the trends of the last decade and a half, which, if we take the right steps, can continue on into the next century. What has happened around the world – nation states collapsing, markets outwitting planners, citizens rising up against government masters – can and is happening here at home.” – Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. - Should we patiently wait for its natural death, suicide, collapse or abdication or for all too belated and successful revolutions? - A panarchist platform and revolution program, based on the best declaration of individual rights and liberties that could and should be compiled at present, could greatly speed up this process. So could a comprehensive declaration of individual rights and liberties and the establishment of a suitable militia for their protection. Even the threat of a nuclear and general holocaust was as yet not sufficient to achieve that, in the absence of wide-spread panarchistic ideas about freedom of action and tolerance for all sufficiently tolerant people. - Just remember that it took 12 very bloody years to bring the Hitler Regime down and Mussolini's regime and that of Lenin and Stalin, Mao, Castro and that of the North Korean Dictatorship lasted even longer. - Until anarchists and libertarians bother to develop, publish and apply quite rightful liberation, resistance and revolution programs, the criminal regimes remain relatively safe and their victims unsafe and unfree and all too much exploited, if not simply exterminated. - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 11.10.13. - STATE, THE GREAT MACHINE, CIVILIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, FEDERALISM, BIG GOVERNMENT, POWER, PANARCHISM, LIBERTARIAN SOLUTION PROGRAMS

LIARS: The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” – George Bernhard Shaw, 1856-1950. In Andrews Quotes p. 251. – The dishonest man suspects everybody. – JZ, 28.5.78. - LYING, LIES, DISHONESTY, TRUST, HONESTY, SUSPICIOUSNESS, FEAR

LIB-LAB-ISM: No “Lib-Lab-ism” for me! – JZ, 5/73. – Lib-Lab-ism is a term coined by Mr. Grimond, MP, Lib, quoted in THE INDIVIDUALIST, Dec. 72. He urged the government to curb the top people’s incomes. But it fits the similarities between the two parties, Liberal Party and Labor Party, in Australia and in England. – JZ, n.d.

LIBEL: The greater the truth, the greater the libel.” – Lord Ellenborough seems to have originated this saying, about 1789. - Robert Burns, in some lines written at Stirling, attributed it to Lord Mansfield. – But are laws and court cases the best way to uphold truths? A public register of all slanders of reputations and of all refutations of such accusations and of positive testimonies might be more helpful. It would show that all important truths attract a large numbers of lies, errors and misunderstandings and all important persons attract a lot of slander, libel, lies and accusations, which tend to contradict themselves or devalue themselves by the law of diminishing returns. - In the sphere of ideas and opinions an encyclopedia of the best refutations might be most helpful, and in the sphere of personal reputations a public register of all pro and con. - The excessive use of swear words and insults does already greatly discredit most of them who use them. – JZ, 22.11.07. - TRUTHS,

LIBERAL ECONOMIC POLICY: Liberal economic policy: See Socialist economic policy.” – I.E.A. - JOKES

LIBERAL PARTY & LABOR PARTY: In 1994/95 there were some budget leaks. Thereupon the Liberals blamed Labor for wanting to cut spending by $ 21 billions, instead of praising them for this and outdoing them by still higher spending cuts! They were just angry with the Labor Party for being prepared to promise higher bribes, in this case tax reductions, to the voters. All naturally paid for by the remaining and already over-burdened tribute payers. – JZ, n.d. – In its history the Labor Party has sometimes been for a “White Australia” and later for a non-racist immigration policy, sometimes for Free Trade and then against it and then again more for Free Trade than the Liberal Party, while the Liberal Party has gone from at least degrees of classical liberalism to all too many degrees of statism and even state socialism. – JZ, 1.2.09. - AUSTRALIA, ROLE REVERSALS OF PARTIES

LIBERAL PARTY & LABOR PARTY: The Labor Party lays the rotten eggs and the Liberal Party keeps them warm.” – Saying in the Workers Party, 1975. – Lablibs was also a common term for them in this circle. – JZ, 22.11.07. - AUSTRALIA

LIBERAL PARTY, MODERN: But the Liberal Party dominated governments before and after are (*) likewise open to condemnation because, notwithstanding their ideological rhetoric about "freedom" and the like, they have done nothing to promote democratic and non-servile values, and have merely exercised government from above while cultivating the myth that they too can successfully "plan" for ‘the needs’ of society.” – A. J. Baker, Anderson’s Social Philosophy, 1979, p.146. – (*) is? – JZ AUSTRALIA

LIBERAL PARTY: I have no intention of leading a government which is only going to socialize Australia at a slower pace than Labor.” – Malcolm Fraser, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 3.8.75. – But he did so, anyhow. – JZ, 31.10.76. – How many politicians have ever lived up to their promises? What rights accrue to their subjects when they break them? – JZ, 22.11.07. – AUSTRALIA, Q.

LIBERAL PARTY: In Australia, and mutatis mutandis the United Kingdom, the essential difference between the soft socialist Labor Party and the avowedly free enterprise Liberal and National Country Party coalition is that the former is committed to socializing profits and the latter to socializing losses.” – Prof. Laughlan Chipman, QUADRANT, 4/76. – Alas, he did not advocate the right of individuals and of groups of dissenters to opt out from under both of them. Enlightenment is never directly achieved by large collectives. These can, mostly, become somewhat enlightened only through free experiments, undertaken at first only among a few. Territorial politics prevents that, regardless of whether Liberals, Labor people or Conservatives or Nationalists are in charge. – JZ, 22.11.07, 23.12.10, 11.10.13. – However, one should also take into consideration that the numerous experiments and precedents of successes and failures in history are also largely ignored by our “great” leaders. – Thus it should be up to each individual to pick and choose among all the current free experiments offered by volunteers, regardless of how well or how badly they are informed, just like they are free to choose their reading matter and their lecturers and teachers (Are they really teachers after experiencing compulsory schooling and attending State controlled universities? – JZ, n.d. & 11.10.13.) and their goods and services in their shopping trips, their hobbies, sports, travel aims, music and arts involvements. – JZ, 17.1.08. – SECESSIONISM & PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERAL PARTY: The Liberals have always wanted to eat their cake – and have it too. They have been the first to claim that government controls are compatible with free enterprise. (Labor doesn’t make any (*) pretence. - The Liberal party is a conservative party in the true sense of the word: they “conserve” the status quo ante, whatever that status quo may be The history of the Liberal Party since its formation by Sir Robert Menzies has been the history of the retention of the seat of power.” – Mark Tier, Tweedledum and Tweedledummy, p.5. – (*) such? – JZ - AUSTRALIA

LIBERAL TRADITION: The basic principle of the liberal tradition, that all coercive action of government must be limited to the enforcement of general rules of just conduct, …” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government. – Has Hayek ever attempted to draft a better declaration of individual rights and liberties than governments have declared so far? – JZ, 22.11.07.

LIBERAL, MODERN: A congressman who gives people’s money away.” – L. L. Levinson, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary.

LIBERAL, MODERN: One who gives away what he has not got.” – L. L. Levinson, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary. – WELFARE STATE, TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION

LIBERAL: A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.” - Ambrose Bierce, quoted in: The Lybertarian Lympoon, p.24. - VS. CONSERVATIVE

LIBERAL: I can remember way back when a liberal was one who was generous with his own money.” – Will Rogers, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 10/74. - CHARITY, ALTRUISM, MODERN VS. CLASSICAL LIBERALISM, GENEROSITY, WELFARE STATE

LIBERAL: One who wants to spend the conservative’s money.” – CHANGING TIMES. – Alas, one can also say on a Conservative: One who wants to spend the liberal’s money. And on a Democrat: One who wants to spend the republican’s money. And on a Republican: One who wants to spend the democrat’s money. All take territorialism and centralized and collectivist decision-making for granted and act accordingly. Each party platform should only be applied to its members and voters. – JZ, 22.11.07, 23.12.10. – PANARCHISM TO REPLACE MUTUAL DOMINATION ATTEMPTS, INEVITABLE UNDER TERRITORIALISM

LIBERAL: someone who doubts his premises even while he is acting upon them.” – Richard Weaver’s definition of a “liberal”, according to W. F. Buckley, God & Man at Yale, p.176.

LIBERALISM, CLASSICAL: classical liberalism was not only instrumental for the promotion of market capitalism and social participation, but also for the development of what is today called democracy. Again, the term is anything but clear. It can be understood to mean a system of government, which is based on the competition of divergent views – individual views or group views – for power, constrained by rules, which limit the instruments used in the process, and stipulate the possibility for change. In this sense, a variety of constitutional forms of democracy respond to liberal views, including versions of representative government as well as forms of plebiscite. Liberalism is not anarchism, but anarchism is in some ways an extreme form of liberalism. The law has a key role in liberal thinking, but for a long time the prevalent interest of liberals was that of liberating people from the fetters of control imposed by the tangible force of the state (and the church) or the abstract force of tradition. Not surprisingly, some authors took the intention of liberalism to its extreme. (*) – Ralf Dahrendorf, Liberalism, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.184/85. - (*) They considered anarchism as the consistent and ultimate form of classical liberalism. Alas, even most anarchists are still basically territorialists, although decentralistic ones and so were and are the classical liberals as well as the modern ones. – JZ, 24.2.12. – ANARCHISM, DECENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM INSTEAD OF EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR VOLUNTEERS.

LIBERALISM, CLASSICAL: Its central idea is liberty under the law. People must be allowed to follow their own interests and desires, constrained only by rules, which prevent their encroachment on the liberty of others. – Ralf Dahrendorf, Liberalism, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.183. – LAW, LEGISLATION, RULES, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERALISM, CLASSICAL: The program of [classical] liberalism, condensed into a single word, would have to read: property. – Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), Austrian Economist and Author – Although the right to private property is a very important right, it does not stand for all other individual rights and liberties, like freedom of contract, association, individual sovereignty, free exchange, monetary and financial freedom, freedom to migrate, freedom of expression and information, freedom to experiment in every sphere, freedom of action, full monetary and financial freedom and rights. A single word cannot sufficiently cover and justify all cases. Any crisis, like a deflation or money famine does greatly diminish the value of property, as shown e.g. in land and house prices. Protectionism, i.e. the prevention of Free Trade, does also diminish the value of much property and increases only the value of the thereby privileged private property. If property rights are protected but not freedom of expression and information or freedom of migration, the proprietors won’t be very happy, either. Property rights in legalized patents and property rights can also greatly diminish the property of many while wrongfully increasing the property of the thus privileged people. I think that the term free exchange covers many more cases, including property rights. Mises was not always right on all points. – If he had attempted to compile a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties then, I believe, he would have soon withdrawn that statement. - JZ, 26.4.13. – PRIVATE PROPERTY AS A RIGHT, SUPPOSEDLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: A Liberal believing something might not prove it was false, but false was the way to bet.” - Alexis A. Gilliland, The Man Who Funded the Moon, ANALOG, 10/89, p.160.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: As the conservative is losing his battle because he has no program at all, the liberal is coming to a different dead end. He finds out he can’t achieve his ideal – the ideal of a society that solves social problems – with the program he has.” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.13. – STATISM, WELFARE STATE

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from. Thomas Sowell – It is all too liberal with other people’s money, property, liberties and rights. – JZ, 14.1.13. - PRICES & WAGES, JOKES

LIBERALISM, MODERN: If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.” – Walter E. Williams, "The Gathering Racial Tragedy" - Let "the country" look after itself. Let also those "liberals" do their things - but only for or to themselves, at their own risk and expense. Then they will soon condemn and reject it themselves, after more bitter experiences, for which they cannot blame anyone but themselves. "Give them enough rope to hang themselves!" We should condemn and reject this liberal agenda only for ourselves and let the modern liberals set further deterrent examples, enlightening to themselves and to the doubtful Thomases. - JZ, 22.11.06. – Countries neither live nor die. – JZ, 21.1.09. – Rather: All ideologies, their laws and institutions do have to become confined to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy for them. Let all do their things – but always only for or to themselves. – JZ, 20.4.13. - STATISM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM - VS. CLASSICAL LIBERALISM, LIBERTARIANISM & ANARCHISM

LIBERALISM, MODERN: In a very real sense, a Liberal politician would be lost in a healthy, happy community where all citizens had jobs and were buying their own homes without government help. The Liberal politician would have nothing to offer in transaction for votes.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.120. - He has nothing to offer, anyhow, but loot from other voters! - J. Z., 23.1.02.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Labels, it seems to me, have turned out to be booby traps. Merely observe how our very own labels have been turned against us, even such a great word as Liberalism. To the classical economist and the heirs of the Whig tradition, Liberalism meant a freeing of the individual from the tyranny of an omnipotent police.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/74.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Laski spoke of T. H. Green's concept of freedom as 'more valuable' than the negative empiricist position (28), and wrote of liberty as 'the positive and equal opportunity of self-realisation.’ (29) He even stated in one place that to compel obedience to 'rules of convenience which promote right living' is not to make a man unfree.” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p. 24. - - (28) Authority, p. 55. - (29) Authority p. 37.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Liberalism used to mean freedom. Classical liberalism performed mightily and achieved major breakthroughs in the area of worship, free speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of economic enterprise. Then despotism returned and liberalism betrayed itself.” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. – Among the main reasons for this is the fact that classical liberalism never attacked monetary and financial despotism thoroughly and consistently enough to replace them by full monetary freedom and financial freedom, which would have meant, to a large extent, voluntary taxation or contribution schemes. Far less did they attack involuntary State membership and subordination, by advocating individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. They were not even critical towards the employer-employee relationship, which promoted, indirectly, State socialist notions through its remaining and inherent flaws. I.e., Even the classical liberals did not advocate, as a rule, full freedom of association, full freedom of contract and exchange. It didn’t even introduce fully free trade and free migration. – It left territorial rulers in charge of war and peace! – It did not even abolish the postal monopoly. It never produced an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties – although it had decades for this job. - JZ, 22.11.07, 11.10.13.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Liberalism: moochers electing looters to steal from producers. - Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Oz Central - The World's photo. – Facebook, 11.11.12.

LIBERALS, MODERN: Liberals love to say things like, "We're just asking everyone to pay their fair share." But government is not about asking. It is about telling. The difference is fundamental. It is the difference between making love and being raped, between working for a living and being a slave. The Internal Revenue service is not asking anybody to do anything. It confiscates your assets and puts you behind bars if you don't pay. – Thomas Sowell, FORBES, July 1994.FAIRNESS, TAXATION, COERCION, FORCE, COMPULSION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TRIBUTE LEVIES

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Liberals play limitless expensive variations on their single federal theme. They express their impatience for a better society only through the channel of government action. They see only one bottle of pills on the shelf, aspirin made in Washington, and they prescribe it for all social ailments.” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.13/14. – STATISM, FEDERALISM

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Observe what liberalism now means: police liberality with the fruits of your and my livelihood!” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/74. – Also in: The Love of Liberty, p.19.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: So the veteran liberal finds himself imprisoned. He can either abandon his idealism, as many now do, or he can continue to promote big government, desperately hoping that the next federal program may somehow be better than the last.” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.19. – STATISM, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, FEDERALISM, CENTRALIZATION

LIBERALISM, MODERN: T. Lowi writes of interest group liberalism in the following terms: It may be called liberalism because it expects to use government in a positive and expansive role, it is motivated by the highest sentiments, and it possesses strong faith that what is good for government is good for the society.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.2. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, LEGALIZED COERCION

LIBERALISM, MODERN: The early pioneers of the British Liberal Party would be amazed if they could know that Liberal policy of today differs little from the Fabian socialism of an earlier period.” – PROGRESS, 11/76. – FABIAN SOCIALISM

LIBERALISM, MODERN: the horror of modern liberalism which willingly enslaves men in its quest to make them happy.” –174.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: the liberal party has fallen into the strange contradiction of disregarding the liberty, the dignity, the perfectibility of man, and in preferring to them an artificial, stationary, degrading unit, imposed by turns by all despotic regimes on behalf of the most diverse systems.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.245.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: the liberals have left themselves open to the cruel joke that says they love humanity but hate people.” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.18. - JOKE

LIBERALISM, MODERN: The liberals’ idea of doing good is to use your money.” – PURSUIT, 9/71. –  - to be liberal with your money? – JZ, 10/76. – Even if invested in public works such investments are usually twice to thrice as expensive as are equivalent private and profitable investments. – JZ, 30.11.07.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: The new liberalism is socialism.” – Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 10/74.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: the traditional and honored world “liberalism”, had been appropriated by those who were liberal only with other people’s rights and properties; and because we could find no better generalization.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.121.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: The unforgivable sin – so far as Classical Liberal theory is concerned – is the use of public power for private ends. Present-day liberalism, by contrast, invariably boils down to: Somebody’s program at everybody’s expense. – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 12/75.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Their answer to the social problems of the day, from the problems of the poor to problem of school busing, is to turn with monotonous regularity to government programs and government legislation.” – John Hospers, “reason, 9.72.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: their program doesn’t lead to socialism. It already IS socialism.” – John Curvers, in The Workers Party NSW Bulletin, July 76.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: They call it liberalism and socialism, the bastards, but really it’s their own brand of highway robbery.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat II, p.58. – TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVYING, PROTECTION RACKET

LIBERALISM, MODERN: those who advocate suppressing individual liberty are called ‘liberals’;” … R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.295.

LIBERALISM, MODERN: Though in power, pouring out federal pills for all ills, they have lately come to notice that the medicine is not working.” – Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.I. - FEDERALISM

LIBERALISM: A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.” - Le Roi Jones, "Tokenism: 300 years for five cents.” - HOME, 1966.

LIBERALISM: Anti-liberalism captured the popular mind disguised as true and genuine liberalism. – Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.4. – Territorial statism has conquered both, the genuine liberals and the genuine socialists. – If genuine individual consumer sovereignty, individual choice, freedom of contract and association and experimentation had prevailed in this sphere, rather than the territorial laws passed by “representatives” of majoritarian voting, we would have seen some outstanding successes and some outstanding failures of personal law associations and communities, societies and competing governments and all citizens would have been free to chose between them and for themselves only. This is the only vote or franchise that really counts and which is the equivalent of the daily vote of a free consumer for the consumer goods and services that he wants or needs. – We should all become sovereign consumers towards all kinds of “governmental” or “public” services that are competitively offered to us under comprehensive free enterprise or e.g. cooperative or voluntary socialism or under any other self-management or “leadership” of authoritarian regime. – To every tyranny its 1000 voluntary slaves! As long as they are willing to stand it, i.e., do not secede from it! – What wonderful deterrent examples they would supply, everywhere, all the time! For: “Each new generation is a new invasion by barbarians!” - JZ, 30.11.07. Naturally, this would also mean: To each freedom lover the degree of liberty that they do want for themselves and like-minded people. – JZ, 17.1.08, 11.10.13. - MODERN & TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CHOICE & SECESSIONISM, VOTING

LIBERALISM: Classical liberalism for its adherents. Modern liberalism for its supporters. At the same time and in the same country: Any form of socialism, communism, anarchism, monarchism, etc. – but all only for their supporters and at their risk and expense. – JZ, 25.1.04. - CLASSICAL & MODERN, ALSO ANY FORM OF SOCIALISM, ALL ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM

LIBERALISM: For liberalism, the individual is the end, and society the means. For fascism, society is the end, individuals the means, and its whole life consists in using individuals as instruments for its social ends. – Alfredo Rocco in  – He still mixed up society with the State and ascribed social rather than anti-social ends to Fascism. – JZ, 31.3.12. - INDIVIDUALISM, SOCIETY, & FASCISM

LIBERALISM: I believe in liberalism but not in liberals. – Summing up a quote given by Dr. David Cunningham, 2.7.75. - … not in those modern liberals, who have no idea of and thus no appreciation of classical liberalism and have replaced it in their minds with territorial statism. – JZ, 22.11.07.

LIBERALISM: I dream of the day when conservatives learn the difference between a sin and a crime and liberals learn the difference between a virtue and a requirement." - William A. Niskanen. - CONSERVATISM, SINS, CRIME, VIRTUES & REQUIREMENTS

LIBERALISM: I suggest that in rebelling against the Establishment, the New Left adherents have not correctly identified the Establishment, which is liberal. Implicitly or explicitly, the liberal approach posits that the state can solve the problems of society through government paternalism, and that a collectivist approach to the goals of society is best. An egalitarian impulse prevails, centralism and bureaucracy abound. Because tradition and continuity are given scant attention, a relativistic approach is encouraged, and often the attempted transmission of values from one generation to the next is written off as an unwanted promulgation of value judgments. That these are generalizations about liberal traits should not obscure the fact that these truths are pervasive …” - Arnold Steinberg in “Manifesto” ed. by A. Rinzler. – MODERN LIBERALISM, ESTABLISHMENT, STATISM, COLLECTIVISM

LIBERALISM: If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.” – Walter E. Williams, "The Gathering Racial Tragedy" - Let "the country" look after itself. Let also those "liberals" do their things - but only for or to themselves, at their own risk and expense. Then they will soon condemn and reject it themselves, after more bitter experiences, for which they cannot blame anyone but themselves. "Give them enough rope to hang themselves!" We should condemn and reject this liberal agenda only for ourselves and let the modern liberals set further deterrent examples, enlightening to themselves and to the doubtful Thomases. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – MODERN VS. CLASSICAL LIBERALISM, LIBERTARIANISM & PANARCHISM

LIBERALISM: In short, socialists everywhere have adopted the program of American “liberals”. In Europe, those of the socialistic persuasion still maintain their allegiance to the name, since there the word “liberal” still retains its original meaning, as defining one who would remove laws, not proliferate them, while the socialistically-minded in this country have perverted the world into its opposite meaning. But the European socialist and the American “liberal” are both energumens for government intervention in the affairs of men, both have an overpowering desire for power, and both offer to buy votes with tax money. The programs and the tactics of the two are identical. And neither has any theoretical position, any philosophy of either government or economics, by which they can be judged. Both are opportunistic.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, 87. - MODERN, & STATE SOCIALISM

LIBERALISM: Is the territorial State a suitable institution to introduce and maintain genuine liberalism? – JZ, 7.5.87, 14.11.07. - THE STATE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, Q.

LIBERALISM: It is quite possible that the expansion of the franchise caused a relapse into the practice of popular fallacies – after at least a considerable number of leading men were already somewhat enlightened on classical liberalism. – JZ, 25.4.86. – VOTING, STATISM, PREJUDICES, ENLIGHTENMENT

LIBERALISM: Karl Popper’s Open Society and its Enemies. Popper developed above all what might be called the epistemology of liberalism. We are living in a world of uncertainty. Since no one can know all the answers, let alone what the right answers are, it is of cardinal importance to make sure that different answers can be given at any one time and especially over time. The path of politics, like that of knowledge, must be one of trial and error. The principle can be applied to economy and society as well. – Ralf Dahrendorf, Liberalism, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.186. – According to this statement, Popper came close to panarchism and its experimental freedom – but did not quite reach it and express it clearly, with its basic requirements: personal law, exterritorial autonomy, complete voluntarism for all self-concerned actions in all spheres and corresponding organizations: panarchies, polyarchies etc. – JZ, 24.2.12. – THE OPEN SOCIETY,KARL POPPER - & TOLERANT, EXTERRITORIAL PANARCHISTIC EXPERIMENTATION BY VOLUNTEERS

LIBERALISM: Liberalism failed – because it upheld the major oppressor, the territorial State. It operated like an anti-crime movement that would put the Mafia in charge of the fight against crime. – JZ, 8.5.87. – Actually, the Mafia is pretty efficient in its fight against private criminal competitors. And the territorial State is pretty efficient in preventing or suppressing the competitive supply of services which it the State claims as its territorial monopoly, e.g. the money and currency monopoly. – JZ, 14.11.07.

LIBERALISM: Liberalism is not egalitarianism; it seeks only equality in the recognition of individual rights. - Alberto Mansueli, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, March 01, p.16. - EQUALITY, EGALITARIANISM & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

LIBERALISM: Liberalism is the belief that society can safely be founded on this self-directing power of personality, that it is only on this foundation that a true community can be built, and that so established its foundations are so deep and so wide that there is no limit that we can place to the extent of the building. Liberty then becomes not so much a right of the individuals as a necessity of society.” – L. T. Hobhouse, Liberalism, 123. – Alas, I never found them clearly standing up for exterritorial autonomy, personal law and individual secessionism. – JZ, 23.12.10. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERALISM: Liberalism must be intolerant of every sort of intolerance." Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition. – But it must become tolerant even of every kind of intolerance that is tolerantly practised only among the believers: Every form of statism for every kind of statists in the same country or even world-wide! At the same time, every form of liberalism but all confined to their believers and every form of anarchism and liberalism – for their believers. Racism even – among its voluntary subscribers, practicing voluntary segregation among themselves, while their opponents, among themselves, would practise voluntary integration. Voluntary taxation for all groups of volunteers would be the rule. Within it all forms of taxation or contribution schemes and all forms of budgets could be practised side by side, as they are already practised among private voluntary associations. Full experimental freedom for all, all having opted out from under territorial constitutions, laws and jurisdictions, if they wanted to, with their activities separated by full exterritorial autonomy under personal law, with each having and using their own membership list and ID. All would have, so to speak, diplomatic immunity from territorial legislation (as long as they did not infringe genuine rights and liberties of outsiders). Then each experimenting group of volunteers could advance fast, from an initial handful, as fast as e.g. the producers of a new computer or computer program did over the last few decades or years. Like Facebook did, with now over 500 million members, U-tube, Google etc. - Most progress in the natural sciences, technology and the arts was achieved by experimental freedom. Let us have the same freedom for volunteers when it comes to the choice of and development of alternative political, social and economic systems. Protectionism for Protectionists, and also Free Trade for Free Traders! Any form of Free Banking for its advocates and any form of Central Banking for its believers. Any form of self-management of enterprises and of shared ownership in productive and exchange enterprises – for their voluntary participants and investors. Any form of health policy or insurance or age security arrangements – for their supporters. “Release all creative energies!” - Leonard E. Read – Do so in every sphere! – Thousands of different experiments could then be made among their supporters somewhere in the world or even world-wide (among volunteers) undisturbed, all at the same time, but going in different directions, engaging in different activities, just like we do for entertainment and tourism, in sports, in our hobbies, in our reading, listening and viewing - and thus enlightenment and progress could be advanced fast and enormously, no longer being held back by territorial voting and popular errors, wide-spread ignorance and lack of interest in what is important to us, independent of the myths, prejudices, ignorance and dogmas of others, more or less embodied in majority supported territorial legislation. – Each could advance at the own speed or stagnate or relapse, if that is his or her preference. - JZ, 24.12.10. - VS. INTOLERANCE, NO TOLERANCE FOR THE INTOLERANT, NONE FOR TERRITORIALISTS, TERRORISTS, TYRANTS, TOTALITARIANS

LIBERALISM: Liberalism used to mean freedom.” – Edmund Opitz, in an article in THE FREEMAN, 12/75. - FREEDOM

LIBERALISM: Liberalism: That school of capitalist philosophy, which attempts to correct the injustices of capitalism by adding new laws to the existing laws. Each time conservatives pass a law creating privileges, liberals pass another law modifying privilege, leading conservatives to pass a more subtle law recreating privilege, etc., untileverything not forbidden is compulsoryandeverything not compulsory is forbidden.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.71. - Alas, here, too, the usual anti-capitalist mentality and misjudgment is involved, which equates xyz legalized monopolies in the economy with “capitalism”. – And neither side considers the personal law options for voluntary communities. To that extent they are identical. Both did not see what Ayn Rand describes in one of her book titles as “Capitalism, the unknown ideal”. – But Robert Anton Wilson advocated at least some degree of monetary freedom – although only in all too general terms and with an anti-interest bias. – JZ, 22.11.07. - MODERN, CONSERVATISM & “CAPITALISM”,

LIBERALISM: Liberalism’s solution to every domestic problem is to tax and inflate more and to allocate more federal funds; its solution for foreign crises is to “send the Marines (*) accompanied, of course, by politico-economic planners…” - Murray N. Rothbard, in Outside Looking In, p. 71. – It is surprising with how few and how false ideas our “great” territorial “leaders” or “misleaders” manage to get themselves into power and maintain themselves in it for all too long. But then territorial rule is almost designed for abuses and fools, who imagine themselves as little gods or as sheep, guided by a good shepherd – even if it is towards the abattoir. – (*) or the bombers! – JZ, 30.11.07. – MODERN LIBERALISM, TAXATION, INFLATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING & SENDING THE MARINES

LIBERALISM: Modern liberalism upholds all too many State monopolies, especially territorial sovereignty, central banking, the national land monopoly, patent and copyrights monopolies, the postal monopoly, the jurisdiction monopoly, the police and defence monopoly, and xyz licensing systems. – JZ, 8.5.87. – Sometimes the modern liberals are even more in favor of protectionism and immigration restrictions than some of the socialists of the Labor Party. – JZ, 8.5.87, 11.10.13. - MODERN & STATE MONOPOLIES

LIBERALISM: On paper the formula is always perfect, and perhaps it would work out as predicted if the human hand would not touch it. (*) Take the case of liberalism (nineteenth century), which was the political expression of the individualistic thought-pattern. At the beginning, when liberalism was emerging from its adolescence, its only tenet was that political intervention in the affairs of men is bad. Hence, it advocated whittling away the power of the State, without reserve, and proposed to abolish laws, without replacement. This negativeness was all right until the liberals got into places of power, and then it occurred to them that a little positive action might be good; only the laws enacted by non-liberals were bad. The fact is – and this is something the State worshippers are prone to forget – that the comforts, emoluments and prerogatives that go with political office have great influence on the shaping of political policies; for the State consists of men, and men are, unfortunately, only human. And so, liberalism mutated into its exact opposite by the beginning of the twentieth century. Today it is the synonym of Statism.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.258. - The classical as well as the modern Liberals are still territorial Statists. They do not want to reduce their supposedly ideal society or State to volunteers only, under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws and subject to individual secessionism. To that extent both of them are still authoritarians, even totalitarians. – JZ, 2.2.09, 11.10.13. - (*) Or if there existed full experimental freedom in this sphere - for all kinds of volunteers. – We let free experimentation or consumer sovereignty decide already in so many other spheres. - JZ, 22.11.07. ) - CLASSICAL VS. MODERN LIBERALISM, WHICH IS STATIST? TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE

LIBERALISM: Our contemporary obsession is alchemy’s cousin – the belief that society can be made more perfect – in fact transformed – by manipulation. (*) It is not a science at all, but a secular religion, sometimes mistakenly called liberalism.” – Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.68. - What he says is only true for territorialist attempts to reform a whole country and all its population in any radical and consistent way by territorial legislation and institutions. Actually, the all-over society can be reformed, but only indirectly, in a decentralist way, including non-geographical decentralism. By thus releasing all creative and reformist tendencies, in their great varieties, to operate in free competition with each other, by their voluntary supporters, and exclusively at their risk and expense. Free enterprise and full consumer sovereignty for all political, economic and social systems. Just like e.g. in the arts, in technology, religion, life-styles, poetry, publishing, scientific research etc. - (*) The general society can be transformed but not directly and dictatorially, i.e. not by territorial, centralized, monopolistic and coercive actions - but only by free experiments of volunteers, in their own communities. While these are bound to make many mistakes, the volunteers would, gradually, accumulate in the successful communities. The unsuccessful ones would lose many to all of their members. All of them, with their failures and successes would be confined to their volunteers, all living intermixed with each other in the same territory - and this would have a very enlightening effect. Lastly, the sovereign consumers of political, economic and social systems, thus offered to them by fully free enterprises (communities, societies or competing governance systems) in these spheres as well, for their choice and participation, would tend to make sufficiently informed choices, which they almost never do under territorialist voting and “representation” and majority decision-making. – Just imagine how popular those communities will soon be that have no unemployment, no inflation, no taxation and fully free trade for their members! These advantages could easily be combined with full tolerance for e.g. racial, religious and wealth differences. Rapid reforms could occur among volunteers and spread, relatively fast, from them to new volunteers, either joining them or copying their successful methods. Majority or territorial government approvals and a prolonged enlightenment campaign would no longer be needed. – The facts, resulting from free actions, allowed at last, by and among at least a few volunteers, would be allowed to largely speak for themselves. - JZ, 22.11.07, 11.10.13. - SOCIETY, PERFECTION, REFORM, TRANSFORMATION, MANIPULATION, INTERVENTION, PANARCHISM VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE COMPETITION OR LAISSEZ FAIRE IN ALL SPHERES

LIBERALISM: Proper vigilance against despotism is particularly difficult when the proponents of the all-powerful state deliberately appropriate the language of liberalism. Traditionally a liberal was a person who believed in the rights of man against government. Recently, however, the professed liberal is one who wishes in one way or another to liberate government from its natural and Constitutional limitations.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.65/66. – With proper vigilance the freedom, peace and justice lovers would have completed a declaration of individual rights and liberties as far as is possible today. Then they could merely add, to copies of that declaration, which of these rights and liberties are opposed by the opposing parties, by corresponding comments to each point. – And they could supplement it by a satirical declaration of “rights” that are upheld by the territorial political parties instead. – As long as only over-simplified labels are used in election campaigns they can easily become misinterpreted, misunderstood and even be turned into their opposites. – JZ, 22.11.07, 11.10.13. - MODERN & AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A SATIRICAL ONE, ELECTION CAMPAIGNS, VOTING & HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERALISM: Some are of the opinion that they have become liberals merely because they have changed the direction of their intolerance.” – Brudzinski. (Manche meinen, sie seien liberal geworden, nur weil sie die Richtung ihrer Intoleranz geaendert haben.) – They are not liberals but authoritarians when it comes e.g. to the choice between exterritorialism for volunteers and territorialism for involuntary subjects, free banking and central banking, free migration and controlled immigration, free trade and protectionism, voluntary taxation and compulsory taxation, freedom in education and compulsory education. – JZ, 2.2.09. – PANARCHISM, INTOLERANCE

LIBERALISM: The call by Liberalism to conformity with its economic dispensations does not grow out of the economic requirements of modern life; but rather out of Liberalism’s total appetite for power. The root assumptions of Liberal economic theory are that there is no serious economic problem; that in any case economic considerations cannot be permitted to stand in the way of “progress”; that, economically speaking, the people are merely gatherers of money which is the right and duty of a central intelligence to distribute.” – William F. Buckley, Up from Liberalism, 146. – MODERN LIBERALISM, POWER, PROGRESS, CENTRALIZATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET, TAXATION, INFLATION, DISTRIBUTIONISM, TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, , STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, ELITISM

LIBERALISM: the collectivist “liberalism” … must be routed if individual freedom and creativity are to prevail throughout the West.” – John Chamberlain, Plain Talk, THE FREEMAN, 8/76, p. 506. - COLLECTIVIST TYPE

LIBERALISM: The desire to liberally spend public money.” - Robert Tefton. – To that extent the Labor Party people and the Democrats as well as the Republicans are also liberal. – JZ, 17.5.13. - JOKES

LIBERALISM: The essential aim of liberalism, and the central liberal value, is the maximization of individual choice.” – George Will, quoted in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 85, 681. – But how many of them were consistent enough, like the young Herbert Spencer, to favor individual secessionism? (“Social Statics”, 1850, chapter 19, The Right to Ignore the State.) – JZ, 2.2.09. CLASSICAL, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

LIBERALISM: The great liberals were ‘liberators’; … Liberalism frees men from the toll takers on the world’s trade routes, - privilege, slavery, monopoly, “the divine right of kings”, and every form of tribute which the State farms out to its favorites. …” - Samuel B. Pettengill.

LIBERALISM: the horror of modern liberalism which willingly enslaves men in its quest to make them happy.” – G. C. Roche III, Bastiat, P.174. – MODERN LIBERALISM, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

LIBERALISM: The ideal society is conceived as a whole which lives and flourishes by the harmonious growth of its parts, each of which is developing on its own lines and in accordance with its nature tends on the whole to further the development of others.” – L. T. Hobhouse, Liberalism. - Page 123? – Under territorialism, popular votes, egalitarianism, unity and centralization notions and party politics and “positive” legislation, this ideal is soon transformed into its opposite. – Let all dissenters secede and do their own things, among themselves. Full experimental freedom for all. That is the fastest and only quite rightful way to progress, through independent and exterritorially autonomous societies or communities of volunteers. - JZ, 24.12.10. - PANARCHISM, SCIENCE, CULTURE, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERALISM: The program of [classical] liberalism, condensed into a single word, would have to read: property.” – Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), Austrian Economist and Author. – One should also be “liberal” towards e.g. State Socialists doing their own things, even if that amounts to doing away, largely, with private property in the means of production, exchange and transportation, even communication, as long as their statism is done at the own expense and risk, instead of being also territorially imposed upon numerous dissenters. One word can rarely, if ever, cover all the rightful options of reality. – JZ, 24.12.10. CLASSICAL LIBERALISM & PROPERTY,

LIBERALISM: The term libertarian is used because nothing better has been found to replace liberal, a term that has been most successfully appropriated by contemporary authoritarians. As long as liberal means liberation from the authoritarian state, it was a handy and useful generalization. It has come to mean little more than state liberality with other people’s money.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.9/10. - MODERN LIBERALISM VS. LIBERTARIANISM

LIBERALISM: The true liberal is liberal in human relations and conservative in his economics. He seeks to conserve a capitalist system characterized by free enterprise and the profit motive because it is essential to liberty.” – Harry J. Carman, Letter, to the editor of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10.8.1964. - Carman was chairman of the American Liberal Association at the time. - ECONOMIC FREEDOM, CLASSICAL LIBERALISM

LIBERALISM: There was a word that I always liked; the classical economists used it: liberal. The word liberal really meant, in the classical sense, the liberalization of the individuals from the tyranny of the State. That word was expropriated by our opponents and it has now come to mean liberality with other people’s money. The word was taken over. And so I, more than anybody else, was responsible for introducing and publicizing and perhaps making world-wide the word libertarian. I am sorry I ever did. Why? Because the word libertarian has now been just as much expropriated as the word liberal. …” Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p. – CLASSICAL LIBERALISM VS. MODERN LIBERALISM, LIBERTARIANISM

LIBERALISM: They had set out to free everyone and had created a nation of dependents instead.” – Theodore H. White, quoted in: Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p.125.

LIBERALISM: This is the application of Naturalism to morality, politics and economics.” – Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical letter, on human liberty, note on page 12. – Piety, religion, faith, beliefs, seem to be insufficient preparations to state moral and ethical principles clearly enough. – JZ, 19.11.07. – By chance, the following entry followed in my handwritten notes: BELIEF, LEARNING: “Belief gets in the way of learning.” – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.20.

LIBERALISM: Without panarchism and monetary freedom, liberalism is still all too illiberal! It remained tied to monetary and territorial despotism - and their inevitable consequences. - JZ, 99.

LIBERALITY: Liberality is not giving much but giving wisely.” – POOR RICHARD, published by Benjamin Franklin, 1748. - GENEROSITY, HELP, AID, CHARITY

LIBERALITY: The giving away of other men’s goods is called liberality.” – John Northbrooke, Against Dicing, 1577.

LIBERALS, MODERN: A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else’s money.” – Carter Glass, Associated Press interview, Sept. 24, 1938.

LIBERALS, MODERN: Evan’s research on liberalism is alone worth the price of admission. He notes, for example, the definition of “liberal” as propounded by former Senator Joseph Clark of Pennsylvania in 1953: “A Liberal is there defined as one who believes in using the full force of government for the advancement of social, political and economic justice at the municipal, state, national and international levels.” – THE FREEMAN, 1/76, p.63.

LIBERALS, MODERN: liberals … vote … for every conceivable scheme of legalized plunder.” – John Hospers, “reason, 9/72.

LIBERALS, MODERN: Liberals confuse government with charity, conservatives confuse the State with order. - David T. Beito shared's photo. – Facebook, 6.3.13. - CONSERVATIVES, CHARITY, STATE, GOVERNMENT & ORDER

LIBERALS, MODERN: Modern liberals are liberal in giving away liberties and rights for what they consider to be security, welfare and protectionist advantages. – JZ, 30.6.97.

LIBERALS, MODERN: Modern Liberals, for years, have had a selective love of liberty. … In a word, they advocate freedom in intellectual, but not in economic matters. But this distinction among realms is artificial; the doctrine based upon it is false and its consequences in reality are self-destroying.” – David Kelly, THE FREEMAN, 10/75. – We need full freedom of choice, experimental freedom, exterritorial autonomy, in the sphere of whole political, economic and social systems, for individuals and for societies and communities of volunteers, not for territorial majorities and their parliaments and governments. The territorial equal vote is a wrongful vote on the affairs of others. The full individual vote would be one for an economic, political and social system that one wishes to practise peacefully together with other and like-minded believers in it. Compare the peaceful competition between tens of thousands of different religious bodies and of private associations, clubs and leagues, all doing their things, however limited so far, among themselves. Also the decentralized, experimental and voluntary way in which natural science and technology advance. – JZ, 24.12.10, 11.10.13. – VOTING, CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

LIBERALS, MODERN: Most modern liberals are tainted to corrupted by a liberal dose of State Socialism. They have turned e.g. from Free Trade to Protectionism, from free migration to immigration restrictions and from monetary and financial freedom to monetary and financial despotism. – JZ, 15.11.94, 24.12.10.

LIBERALS, MODERN: Most modern liberals have liberally dispensed with truly and classical liberal principles and practices. – JZ, 15.11.94, 13.11.07.

LIBERALS, MODERN: Most of them are only “liberal” with other people’s money, liberties, rights and lives. – JZ, 6.7.95. Modern liberals are all too liberal with other people’s money. – JZ, 27.1.98. - I have still to encounter a quite principled one. – Most of them are merely “me, too!” State socialists of various degrees. - JZ, 14.11.07.

LIBERALS, MODERN: the liberal enterprise of the course of modern history – to embrace the totalitarian premises, but to attempt to forestall the totalitarian result by an exercise in manners. … Such formulation abolish the notion of restraint upon the use of power through divine or natural law or the guidelines of a limited constitutional order.” – M. Stanton Evans, in Outside Looking In, p.24.

LIBERALS, MODERN: The liberals have forgotten the meaning of liberalism. – JZ, 13.12.74. - Or they never even got to know it. – JZ, 22.11.07.

LIBERALS, MODERN: The Liberals in government were actually as disappointing as the ALP government was. In some respect the “liberal socialists” were even more liberal than the socialist liberals were. (E.g. regarding shopping hours, floating exchange rates and competing banks and stock exchanges.) Do not forgive either of them, for they do not know and do not care what they are doing to us, territorially. – JZ, 29.7.84, 22.11.07, 24.12.10.

LIBERALS, MODERN: The modern liberals must re-discover classical liberalism. – JZ, 9/74. – Alternatively, they should confine their modern liberalism to the modern liberals and leave classical liberals to practice their classical liberalism among themselves and also all other isms to do their own things, among their followers, always only at the own risk and expense. Then, modern liberals – and all kinds of other factions – will become tolerable to those, who do not share their ideas, errors and prejudices. – JZ, 17.1.08, 24.12.10.

LIBERALS, MODERN: There is no difference between the Socialists and the New Liberals (who are not Liberals at all), in their conception of the State as a sort of wet nurse to its citizens, but the Liberals at least have the sense to see that this degrading philanthropy can be practised only so long as there is some private enterprise left to pay for it.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The Case of Benn vs. Maxton, p 46/47.

LIBERALS, MODERN: They still think the hot intellectual issue of the day is Marx vs. Freud.” – Alan Harrington, quoted in R. A. Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.110.

LIBERALS: (Classical) Liberal/Libertarian: Believer in the right of each to be the slave of none.” – J. C. Lester. - LIBERTARIANS, CLASSICAL, SLAVE MENTALITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERALS: A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else’s money.” (*) – Carter Gless. - (*) quite liberally. – JZ. Glass? Gloss? - My handwriting! - JZ

LIBERALS: A liberal is one who believes in more laws and more jobholders, therefore in higher taxes and less liberty.” - Anon. editorial in the BALTIMORE EVENING SUN, Nov. 24, 1932.

LIBERALS: A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” – G. Gordon Liddy - quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah on Facebook, 5.10.12.WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, MODERN LIBERALS, COMPASSION, POVERTY

LIBERALS: Almost unnoticed, the liberal ethic that insists on maintaining the innocence of any individual until he has been proven guilty, is also insisting that every organization must be presumed guilty until it has proved its innocence.” – Philip Lesly, THE FREEMAN, 10.73. - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERALS: America’s liberal elite. They differ only in degree, but not in kind, from global tyrants who show little reluctance to forcibly impose their will on others.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.169. - LIBERAL ELITE IN USA

LIBERALS: Are liberals liberal?” – Terry Arthur, “95 % Is Crap”, p.9.

LIBERALS: Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from.” – Thomas Sowell - MODERN, ECONOMICALLY QUITE IGNORANT, JOKES

LIBERALS: At this point I would like to comment on the danger of labeling the ideal. There was a word that I always liked; the classical economists used it: liberal. The word liberal really meant, in the classical sense, the liberalization of individuals from the tyranny of the State. That word was expropriated by the other side and it has now come to mean liberality with other people’s money. The word was taken over.” – Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, 56. - CLASSICAL VS. MODERN

LIBERALS: Conservative: “A statesman who is enamoured for existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.” – Ambrose Bierce, 1842 – c. 1914, The Cynics Word Book, 1906. - STATESMEN, CONSERVATIVES, JOKES

LIBERALS: Conservatives and liberals are kindred spirits as far as government spending is concerned. First, let’s make sure we understand what government spending is. Since government has no resources of its own, and since there’s no Tooth Fairy handing Congress the funds for the programs it enacts, we are forced to recognize that government spending is no less than the confiscation of one person’s property to give it to another to whom it does not belong – in effect, legalized theft.” –Walter Williams - CONSERVATIVES & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

LIBERALS: Earl Brown, a onetime American Communist leader, defined a liberal as “a person who had raised doubt and indecision to the level of a principle.” – Colin Bingham, Men & Affairs, 40.

LIBERALS: Finally, Liberals tend to try to find some nice framework of International Law within which to fight a terrorist struggle, rejecting the pragmatic concept of control and suppression in favor of one of negotiations and recognition.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.231. - One form of negotiation and recognition, which neither the modern liberals nor the modern republicans have seriously considered, so far, has been called panarchism, polyarchism, multiarchy etc. or exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer communities, based upon individual secessionism, free choice of government and individual consent. They never offered terrorists or their sympathizers this freedom option and thus, to some extent, drove the less self-restrained and more irrational and prejudiced people, quite predictably, into terrorist acts. Even a cornered rat fights. - JZ, 3.7.00 & 23.1.02, 24.12.10. - MODERN, NEGOTIATIONS, RECOGNITION, CONTROL, SUPPRESSION, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, TERRORISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERALS: For centuries liberals worked to bring about government based on the consent of the governed, though they disagreed a great deal on how democratic or republican forms of government could avoid the problem of both an unconstrained ruler and an unconstrained majoritarianism.” - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.312. - And for the same centuries the vast majority of the Liberals (as well as that of the Conservatives, Socialists, Anarchists, Communists, Libertarians) were illiberal or closed-minded enough to consider only the single territorial government option and to ignore the possibility of a multitude of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, mostly based upon unanimous consent and not confined to any territory. – JZ, 3.10.07 - POLITICAL CONSENT

LIBERALS: further government interventionism and controls is the typical “liberal” panacea; the “liberal” confronts something he doesn’t like and his stereotyped response is: “There ought to be a law”. – Rev. Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Oct. 77. - MODERN & THEIR LAWS, THEIR STATISM

LIBERALS: Greedy capitalists get money by trade. Good liberals steal it.” – David Friedman. – After first legalizing such thefts. – JZ, 7.1.08. - MODERN, COMPARED WITH CAPITALISTS, GREEDY EFFORTS VS. ROBBERIES, TAXATION, TRADE & PRODUCTION

LIBERALS: He applauds liberals – writing their concerned letters to the editor, demanding more government and less repression. – Ted Morgan, “On Becoming American”, reviewed in TIME, 20.3.78. – MODERN LIBERALISM

LIBERALS: I am a liberal, I mean, one so altruistically moral, I never take my own side in a quarrel.” – Robert Frost, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.40. – It would only be rightful and sensible to be tolerant towards all who do their own things, exterritorially, only among themselves, at their expense and risk, instead of territorially imposing them upon any peaceful dissenters. In this way one can advocate freedom to experiment for almost all. I would exempt those, who want to build, stockpile and ultimately use mass extermination devices, for with these they would not only wipe themselves out but all too many innocents. If some were able and willing to apply nuclear, biological and chemical “weapons” only to themselves, committing suicide in this way, not risking any other lives by this experiment, I would not object but rather say: good riddance! – JZ, 24.12.10. - MODERN, MORALITY, ETHICS, UTILITARIANISM, RIGHTS & ALTRUISM VS. SELF-INTEREST & SELFISHNESS

LIBERALS: I dream of the day when conservatives learn the difference between a sin and a crime and liberals learn the difference between a virtue and a requirement." - William A. Niskanen – CONSERVATIVES

LIBERALS: I still hate Commies … even after they changed their name to Liberals. - Capitalism Capitalists are Smart, Communists are … Facebook, 12.9.12. – In Russia they changed their names to “conservatives”! – JZ, 17.9.12. - & COMMUNISTS, ANTI-COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATE

LIBERALS: If a politician tries to buy votes with private money, he’s a dirty crook; but if he tries to buy them with the people’s own money, he’s a great liberal.” – PROVIDENCE JOURNAL BULLETIN, quoted by Robert Welsh, 1961. - POLITICIANS, VOTING, CORRUPTION, BRIBES, ELECTION PROMISES

LIBERALS: If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.” – Joseph Sobran (1995) - Sent by C.B. - CONSERVATIVES, EXTREMISTS, LIBERTARIANS & INTERVENTIONISM, JOKES, MODERATES

LIBERALS: Isn't amazing how Liberals are always generous with other people's money ...? Will Rogers said it best though ..."I can remember way back when a Liberal was generous with HIS OWN MONEY" That was long time ago and in another world. Nowadays they want what is yours, think they are entitled to what is yours, and DEMAND what is yours. How pathetic. - The Liberty and Freedom Foundation, quoted by John Garvey, Facebook, 29.3.12. - MODERN & THEIR “CHARITY” VIA TAXATION

LIBERALS: It was by now clear that the panelists thus far were all Liberals. The difference between Liberals and Conservatives is that Conservatives want to hit heretics on the head with blunt instruments but Liberals want to treat them for mental illness. The chief function of the panel, the Psychologist thought, was to disseminate the Liberal view that heretics are mentally ill. "Pathological science" is the science of the mentally ill.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.80. - CONSERVATIVES

LIBERALS: Just as power is the God of the modern liberal, God remains the authority of the modern conservative. Liberalism practises regimentation by, simply, regimentation. Conservatism practises regimentation by, not quite so simply, revelation. But regimented or revealed, the name of the game is still politics.” – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, p.4. – I call it territorial politics. Exterritorial politics, in all its tolerant diversity, all by communities and societies of volunteers and “governance” over volunteers only, remains largely un-discussed in public. – Territorial politics is only dead as a genuine ideal. Otherwise it is still all too much alive. - JZ, 22.11.07. – Panarchism may be the only way to preserve conservatism and to confine it to conservatives. – JZ, 2.2.09, 11.10.13. - POWER, GOD & CONSERVATISM, PANARCHISM

LIBERALS: Lib Libs. – Liberate Liberals! – JZ, 5/73.

LIBERALS: Liberal”, according to my own version of THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, “is a label for those people who feel they need a label, but don’t want to commit themselves.” – As a description of the Liberal Party, that definition is particularly apt. – Mark Tier, Tweedledum and Tweedledummy.

LIBERALS: Liberals believe government should take people’s earnings to give to poor people. Conservatives disagree. They think government should confiscate people’s earnings and give them to farmers and insolvent banks. The compelling issue to both conservatives and liberals is not whether it is legitimate for government to confiscate one’s property to give to another, the debate is over the disposition of the pillage.” – Walter Williams - For freedom lovers the main question here is whether there should be such a robbery in the first place and how much longer we should put up with it. - JZ 24. 11. 06. – Under voluntary membership in all societies, communities and governmental or statist associations, none with a territorial monopoly, all such questions would be peacefully, tolerantly and freely settled, in a great variety of ways, for all people content with these various solutions, because they would then have chosen them for themselves, at their own expense and risk. Consumer sovereignty and service enterprise competition or experimental freedom in every sphere, for all! – JZ, 4.12.10. - CONSERVATIVES ON LEGITIMACY OF LOOTING & SPENDING OF THE PILLAGE, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING

LIBERALS: Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim they want to help. – Thomas Sowell in - Let them try to help those, who still believe in them, at their own expense and risk, in their own panarchies, under their own personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. Establish a permanent and quite free Olympic competition between whole political, economic and social systems and this under full publicity over their achievements and their failures. Let sovereign individual, sovereign consumers decide whether to join, stay in or secede from any of them. – Free enterprise and experimental freedom also for modern liberals and State Socialists, all only for and among their own voluntary victims. - JZ, 1.4.12. – MODERN LIBERALS, THEIR CARE & COMPASSION

LIBERALS: Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult.” – Andre Marrou - CONSERVATIVES & LIBERTARIANS, PATERNALISM

LIBERALS: Liberals were once the libertarians of their times. Now they are its worst conservatives. – JZ, 1986. – Some young liberals and some very old liberals excepted. – JZ, n.d. - LIBERTARIANS & CONSERVATIVES

LIBERALS: Liberals, in common with many conservatives, lay claim to the precious quality of impartiality, of cold objectivity, and to a sense of mystical impartial justice, which enables them to view both sides of an issue. Since there are always at least two sides to every question and all justice on one side involves a certain degree of injustice to the other side (? - JZ), liberals are hesitant to act. Their opinions are studded with 'but on the other hand'. Caught on the horns of this dilemma they are paralyzed into immobility. They become utterly incapable of action. They discuss and discuss and end in disgust." - Saul D. Alinsky, quoted by Brian Martin, Changing the Cogs, p.29. - I would rather call this the territorialist's dilemma, resulting from the ignorance of or non-appreciation of the exterritorial autonomy options for volunteers, that could and should be introduced for all dissenters in the political, economic and social spheres, too, as part of a general freedom to act and experiment. - JZ, 12.1.93. - At least the modern liberals have been all too active with their numerous statist schemes and laws, which often distinguished them not at all from State Socialists. In some instances the State Socialists have been even more or earlier for the reintroduction of fragments of laissez faire than the modern liberals were. - JZ, 16.9.04. - IMPARTIALITY, OBJECTIVITY, PARALYSIS, IMMOBILITY, TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, PANARCHISM

LIBERALS: So why do liberals spend so much time advocating the theft of money from people they don't like and the giving it to those they like better (under such euphemisms as taxes and welfare)?" - Robert Brakeman, Southern Libertarian Messenger, 2/77. - MODERN, DISTRIBUTIONISM, TRANSFER SOCIETY, WELFARE STATE

LIBERALS: The “ liberals” are trying to put statism over by stealth – statism of a semi-socialist, semi-fascist kind. …” Ayn Rand, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.3.76. – In short, they are Fabian State Socialists. – JZ, 2.2.09.

LIBERALS: The big-government liberals, who double as humanitarians when they dispense the money they have stolen from the thrifty …” - Carl A. Keyser, THE FREEMAN, 7/72.

LIBERALS: The candidate who uses his own money to buy votes, someone has said, is called corrupt, the one who promises to use someone else’s money is called a liberal.” – C. Lowell Harrison, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 12/75. - CORRUPTION

LIBERALS: The compelling issue to both conservatives and liberals is not whether it is legitimate for government to confiscate one’s property to give to another, the debate is over the disposition of the pillage.” – Walter Williams. - For freedom lovers the main question here is whether there should be such a robbery in the first place and how much longer we should put up with it. - JZ 24. 11. 06. - LIBERALS & CONSERVATIVES ON LEGITIMACY OF LOOTING & SPENDING OF THE PILLAGE, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BOTH ROBBERS BUT WITH DIFFERENT NOTIONS ON HOW TO SPEND THEIR LOOT

LIBERALS: The Liberals are all too liberal in their restrictions of our liberties. – JZ, 21.3.88.

LIBERALS: The Liberals are dedicated to ever-increasing and unspecified control of the individual’s life.” – Dr. John Whiting, 1/75.

LIBERALS: The Liberals are liberal with our freedom. They give some of it away every day.” – INTERNATIONAL HARRY SCHULTZ LETTER, 419.

LIBERALS: The Liberals are not genuine liberals and the Laborites are not genuine Socialists. They are only all too complete Statists and power mongers. – JZ, 24.3.84, 22.11.07. Fundamentally, both are territorialists and to that extent wrong. – JZ, 17.1.08. - LABOR PEOPLE

LIBERALS: The liberals aren’t liberal any more. – JZ, 13.11.73.

LIBERALS: The word “liberal” has come to mean little more than State liberality with other people’s money.” – Duncan Yuille, WORKERS PARTY, NSW BULLETIN, Oct. 76.

LIBERALS: There are no true liberals in the Liberal Party. They are all territorial statists, just like the members of the ALP and the Labor Party are – and the Conservatives, the Democrats and the Republicans – and most other parties. – Only their voluntary members and voters deserve their “policies”. – JZ, 19.6.76.

LIBERALS: They have long since sold their birthright for government control of our lives.” – John Hospers, reason, 9/72. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERALS: Vote liberal if you can find a liberal – a liberal who is not a State Socialist. – JZ & D.Z., 1.12.75, revised, JZ, 22.11.07.

LIBERALS: What the Liberals have been giving us for at least the last ten years is socialism on the installment plan. – The AICD, most of the regulatory bodies such as the Wool Commission, the Tariff Board, the Wheat Board etc., and a host of other economic controls, were introduced by the Liberals. And they had the gall to do it while posing as champions of free enterprise. Like hell they are!” - Bob Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, Sydney, Feb./March 75.

LIBERALS: When a liberal sees a person in distress, his conscience urges him to pass a law to force me to help. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. MODERN LIBERALISM, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION,

LIBERALS: with their philosophy of centrally-directed action.” – Dean Seith, Conservatism, p.18.

LIBERATION WAR: avoid killing a lot of the very folks (they are liberating) …” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.198. – Bracketed text ought to be changed to: “to be liberated”? - JZ

LIBERATION WAR: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia. By John Gray. Allen Lane, 2007. Ix + 243 pages. Gray quotes a speech by Robespierre in 1792 that offers advice still of value today: The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people and to expect to have its laws and constitution embraced. (p.146)” – Since in every country there are usually many factions or minorities, at least some of the population of a country is likely to readily embrace the program of an invading force. If the invaders asked for nothing more than that and were to recognize all the other factions and minorities and the majority as well, in whatever political, economic and social system they do want for themselves, only then could they rightly expect to be welcomed by all as liberators. If a majority faction ruled before then all it would lose would be its rule over dissenters, who always caused some trouble for it and so it might also become quite satisfied. – JZ, 21.1.09. – If the aggressors, invaders or liberators had allied themselves, long in advance, with all kinds of governments and societies in exile, all meant only for their present and future voluntary members, and if this fact and the already existing exterritorial autonomy of these allies in the host countries were sufficiently publicized, then such a genuine liberation could easily happen, without or with hardly any bloodshed. For it would mean that then, in the temporarily occupied country, everyone could get the society or community of his or her dreams or individual choice, for himself or herself and for all like-minded people, as long as they want to. So why should they resist such an aggression, invasion or liberation effort? Even the presently territorially ruling regime would remain – but only for its voluntary victims. – It would then be wise to also abstain from any revenge, retaliation and indemnification claims. That one is finally free to do the own things, at the own risk and expense, should be enough of a victory. For too long all had subscribed to territorialism and many thus suffered some of its worst consequences. To that extent they should then blame themselves. - JZ, 24.12.10. - LIBERATION WITH ONLY DEMOCRACY AS A WAR AIM? PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, ON THE PANARCHIST MODEL, RIGHTFUL “CONQUESTS” OR LIBERATIONS OR VICTORIES?

LIBERATION WAR: Conquering only to set others free, such as the people under Aztec rule; …” – Robert B. Marcus Jr., The Nineth Circle, ANALOG 8/74. – However, wars are rarely the only or best means to achieve such an aim. And “the people” embodies a myth, that of national and territorial unity and a uniform population, all with the same national aims. All peaceful minorities and the peaceful majority ought to be liberated – all to live under the personal laws and exterritorially autonomous communities of their individual choice. – JZ, 22.11.07.  - LIBERATION

LIBERATION: by respecting everybody’s sovereignty, you liberate them and cooperate far more cordially than when they’re forced to get along.” – L. Neil Smith, The Nagasaki Vector, p.105. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERATION: Contemporary national liberation movements are themselves social movements. They will not come to an end before every group is liberated from the domination of other groups ..." - Qathafi, The Green Book, p.75. - Criminals with victims ought always to be dominated to achieve indemnification, deterrence, prevention, rehabilitation and punishment. JZ 12.1.93. – Did he mean “by other groups? – Did he at least hypothesize, although never practise, panarchism? – JZ, 2.2.09. - LIBERATION FROM DOMINATION

LIBERATION: Free the Solar System.” – Dangerous Buttons. – Does liberty make sense for planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteors, for plants, ants, worms and beetles, microbes and virus types or only for reasonable beings, as opposed to aggressors and criminals with victims? – JZ, 14.11.07, 24.12.10. - , Q.

LIBERATION: Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with deeper fangs than freedom never endangered.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero, De Officiis, bk. 2. - APPRECIATION OF FREEDOM

LIBERATION: Freeing oppressed nationalism is perhaps the most dangerous of all philanthropic enterprises.” – William Bolitho, Twelve Against the Gods, 1929. - Freeing oppressed nationalities and other oppressed groups is not necessarily the most dangerous of all necessary, just and peace-promoting enterprises, provided one engages in a quite just liberation effort for all minorities, instead of trying to establish merely another territorial domination by just one group. It should start with the recognition of the full exterritorial autonomy of all governments in exile that aim only at extending their kind of exterritorial autonomy into their oppressed homeland population, while recognizing, in the guest country, as well as in their home country, for the future, and for all other countries in the world, all other exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, this being their main liberation aim. – How dangerous mere territorial liberation attempts are, even for supporters of representative democracies, is presently well demonstrated in Afghanistan and Iraq. – And yet, officially no other liberation is contemplated and prepared for. - JZ, 18.11.07. – MINORITY AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIBERATION, JUST WAR & PEAC AIMS

LIBERATION: From liberator to oppressor is merely a step - if you are also a territorialist. (After watching a TV show on Bask suppression of Spaniards after the Basks obtained their autonomy. Africa offers many instances demonstrating that rule by black dictators, instead of white ones, does not amount to liberation.) - JZ 3.1.93. - & OPPRESSION, WAR & PEACE AIMS

LIBERATION: From liberator to oppressor is merely a step, whenever you are still a territorialist. Formerly suppressed minorities become territorial oppressors if they are merely territorially and “nationally” “liberated” - towards members of those communities that formerly suppressed them. Rather than using their new liberties creatively and productively and recognizing them for all others as well, the newly liberated think primarily of revenge or retaliation. – A genuine liberation program is still amiss or not yet sufficiently published. - JZ, n.d. and 22.11.07. - UNDER TERRITORIALISM

LIBERATION: Full liberation, under exterritorial autonomy for all, rather than collectively imposed revenge, punishment or indemnification or privilege claims for any wrongs committed in the historical past, also, mostly, under the wrongful principle of collective responsibility, i.e. for actions committed by others of the same religion, ideology, race or ethnic origin. – JZ, 11.6.09, 9.3.12. –  REVENGE, PUNISHMENT, INDEMNIFICATION, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LIBERATION: Genuine liberation is rightful, easier and less bloody than conquests and power maintenance. – JZ, 4.2.94. – However, its rightful and rational techniques, aims and methods have to become fully published, studied, discussed and understood before they can be successfully applied. I am not under the impression that this was as yet sufficiently done. Too many still “think” only on the level of protest marches or drives, i.e. haven’t engaged their brains sufficiently in tackling the liberation job. – JZ, 12.10.13.

LIBERATION: He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent which will reach to himself.” - Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Dissertation on First Principles of Government, 1795. – Nobody should be liberated beyond his or her understanding and appreciation of liberties and rights. The xyz religious people and the statists should only be freed to the extent that they can do their things to themselves but to no one else. As long as they, too, are free to secede choose or establish a different system for themselves, the road to freedom is open to them. Only the practice of intolerant actions towards outsiders should no longer be tolerated for any of them. – JZ, 12.10.13. - SELF-LIBERATION RATHER THAN NATIONAL LIBERATION WARS, WAR & PEACE AIMS, QUITE RIGHTFUL ONES, ENEMIES & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM,  REVOLUTION, RESISTANCE, PEACE AIMS, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

LIBERATION: Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not, / Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow!” – Lord Byron, Childe Harold. – As if the victim of a murderous or robbery attack had no claim at all upon our assistance. One can insist that self-help be seriously attempted, if possible at all, but not that it will always be wise (especially if unarmed) or sufficient to defend our common individual rights e.g. against territorial despotism. – JZ, 5.4.89. – The single armed tax resister will either end up dead or in prison. – JZ, 12.10.13. - SELF-DEFENCE, SELF-HELP AGAINST INTERVENTIONISM, SOLIDARITY, RESISTANCE, FORCE, REVOLUTION, MILITIA

LIBERATION: - - Regarding his picture of arming his "brother" ape: Liberation is not a job for apes! – What is a violent partisan like that doing on this Facebook page, largely used only by libertarians? Such people have nothing to offer than a further increase of wrongful violence and destruction. Their only rightful act might be to eliminate themselves. - JZ, 8.8.11, on Facebook. – “It takes more than brute force and stupidity!” – A comprehensively liberating revolution is a vast enterprise by millions of people and needs e.g. to be properly organized, financed and also supplied with sound exchange media, at least if it stretches out over a period. Most of the sound parts of the economy have to be kept going. A general strike, for instance, would be a most unsuitable and wrongful measure. – JZ, 12.10.13. - BY VIOLENT APES, BRUTES, BARBARIANS, DESTROYERS, KILLERS &  “FREEDOM-FIGHTERS”? APPRECIATION OF & RESPECT FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES IS REQUIRED

LIBERATION: 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. - 1.) As if the totalitarians were right and a uniform "people" would exist. 2.) Even if there are only a handful of freedom lovers in a whole nation, these few have the right to be free, as free as they want to be and have the right to ask for our assistance and we have the right to give it to them. 3.) Only when people want to be freed and only for those who want to be freed - is there any case for a liberation effort. 4.) There is a great difference between coercing whole other nations in the direction of liberty and providing individuals with the chance for individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy from authoritarian regimes. 5.) The latter could start e.g. with recognizing exterritorial types of governments in exile - for all their present and future voluntary members and by letting these deal, freely, under personal law, with refugees and asylum seekers. – Then they could apply effective monetary and financial methods to supply all of them with free and productive jobs, instead of being handout recipients and a burden on the tax-paying natives. – All they need is the freedom to do this among themselves. Then and thereby they could also show the natives how to do away with involuntary unemployment among themselves. – In other words, they have to familiarize themselves also with monetary and financial freedom methods. - JZ, 5.4.89, 8.4.89, 12.10.13.

LIBERATION: I did more for the Russian serf in giving him land as well as personal liberty, than America did for the negro slave set free by the proclamation of President Lincoln. I am at a loss to understand how you Americans could have been so blind as to leave the Negro slave without tools to work out his salvation. In giving him personal liberty, you have him an obligation to perform to the state,(*) which he must be unable to fulfill. Without property of any kind he cannot educate himself and his children. I believe the time must come when many will question the manner of American emancipation of the Negro slaves in 1863. The vote, in the hands of an ignorant man, without either property or self respect, will be used to the damage of the people at large; for the rich man, without honor or any kind of patriotism, will purchase it, and with it swamp the rights of a free people.” - Alexander II, emperor of Russia, conversation with Wharton Barker, Pavlovski Palace, August 17, 1879. - Barker, "The Secret of Russia's Friendship," THE INDEPENDENT, March 24, 1904, p.647. – (*) Typo or flawed translation? – JZ. - SERFDOM, SLAVERY, LAND REFORM, PROPERY, CAPITAL, JOBS, VOTING, RIGHTS

LIBERATION: In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free, - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.” – Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. – Lincoln was hardly a teacher of all individual rights and liberties. He did not even recognize the right to secede, far less full monetary and financial freedom. He just played a bloody and centralized territorial power game, in which the slaves in the enemy States were declared free all too late and then expected to be able to immediately take care of themselves – under all too many legislative restrictions, under which even the already “free” people suffered. – JZ, 12.10.13.

LIBERATION: It better befits a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” - Seneca. - Neither complaints nor laughter are enough. Moral and reasonable beings would reduce the occasions for either. - JZ, 25.11.02. – Especially by individual and group secessionism, combined with exterritorially autonomous experiments among volunteers, with all doing their own things, at the own risk and expense. That freedom to experiment would spread experience, knowledge and enlightenment and make complaints, jokes and satire against the territorial despotism largely superfluous. – JZ, 24.12.10. - Start it with laughter rather than laments and complaints, jokes, satire, humor towards territorial oppression and exploitation, but most importantly, with sufficient understanding and practice of all individual rights and liberties, at least as options for dissenting individuals and minorities. - JZ, 12.10.13.

LIBERATION: It is for the liberation of people, not their regimentation that liberals should have addressed themselves, had they not been swept up in the current concern for political control as an end in itself. …” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.15. – Liberate people, don’t regiment them! – JZ, n.d. - VS. REGIMENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, MUTUAL DOMINATION ATTEMPTS, MAJORITARIANISM

LIBERATION: Let us hang no one, and set everybody free." - Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.241. – Only as free as they want to be, individually and in their communities of volunteers! – JZ, 2.2.09. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERATION: Let us try to slow down the process of concessions and help the process of liberation.” – Aleksander I. Solzhenitsyn, Words of Warning to the Western World, p.29. – Alas, he still thinks in terms of territorialism. - If we made exterritorial autonomy concessions to all the various groups and movements, then the process of genuine liberation for all, via individual choices for all, could proceed at the fastest pace possible. – JZ, 15.11.07. - CONCESSIONS, COMPROMISES & PANARCHIST TOLERANCE FOR ALL MINORITIES, EVEN THE STATIST ONES

LIBERATION: Liberal programs have, without exception, strengthened government and have rejected by their very actions one particular approach to problem-solving. That approach is liberation: the liberation of people from political control rather than simply trying to advantage them by political favoritism.” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.11. - LIBERALS

LIBERATION: Liberate America. Liberate Yourself First. “Liberty Is The Mother, Not The Daughter of Order.” – Proudhon. – LAISSEZ-FAIRE Catalog, 11/74. - SELF-LIBERATION

LIBERATION: Liberate yourself fatty!” - From an advertisement on losing weight, in THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 16.2.45. – While the number of smokers has gone down to a fraction, the number fat people has very much increased. Has alcohol consumption gone down or up? I do not know. But the number of users of other drugs has certainly been increased, not least through the effects of anti-drug laws. – JZ, 22.11.07. - SELF-LIBERATION

LIBERATION: Liberation for all - to the extent that they want to be liberated - instead of "victories". – JZ, n.d. – It must come to mean much more than just another territorial State. – JZ, 17.5.13. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERATION: Liberation in its grandest meaning should be liberation from imposed authority and institutionalized hierarchy itself. Liberation merely from one tyrant is a temporary thing, as it has turned out. Liberation from tyranny is a more decent, more substantial goal. …” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.253. - Nor is its replacement by territorial and majoritarian democracy good enough. – JZ, 22.11.07. - LIBERATION FROM TYRANNY, INSTEAD OF MERELY FROM ONE TYRANT, ONE MINORITY OR MAJORITY OR THE OTHER: PANARCHISM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN

LIBERATION: Liberation” under the management of any government or political set-up – what’s that got to do with freedom?” – Nestor Machno, The Anarchist Revolution. – Alas, he, too, thought only of territorial and anarchistic liberation, instead of leaving it to individuals which kind of government, community or society and personal law system they would wish and work for and would be able to get for themselves, even if they would have to be among its founding fathers. For all kinds of political, economic and social systems we should have the same kind of freedom of association and freedom of contract that we have for all other kinds of associations and contracts. Voluntary slaves, serfs or subjects have the right to their kind of subordination – as long as they can and are willing to put up with it, i.e., do not secede from it. They should be no more subjected to anarchism than religious people should be subjected to atheism. – JZ, 22.7.07. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, VS. GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, BY INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OR PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ANARCHISM,

LIBERATION: Liberators, liberate yourself! – JZ, 30.5.75. – I meant primarily, from their remaining prejudices, e.g. regarding limited governments, territorialism, exclusive currencies, abortions, defence, police and court services by a “limited” territorial government, notions in favor of the employer-employee-relationship, ideas opposing free migration and the very concept of rights. – JZ, 22.7.07. – ENLIGHTENMENT, LEARNING, EDUCATION, STUDIES, READING

LIBERATION: Many a one cannot break his own chains, but can nevertheless free his friend.” – Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, ch.14. – Mark Twain’s comments, less elliptical but not less wise, may be found in his short story, “Was It Heaven? Or Hell!” – Source not noted, apparently a review of a title by Barnds. – JZ

LIBERATION: Most “liberators” and “liberation movements” or “freedom fighters” are all too “liberal” in disposing of other people’s individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 3.9.98. – Do you know of any that fully recognize all genuine individual rights and liberties and have included them in their platform? – JZ, 20.11.07, 24.12.10. – Has even the relatively large US Libertarian Party ever attempted to draft an ideal individual rights declaration? Should it not attempt to appeal to all its members to do so and establish a particular website for this purpose? – JZ, 30.11.07. - LIBERATION EFFORTS, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, LIBERATORS, LIBERALS, LIBERTARIANS & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DECLARATIONS

LIBERATION: National liberation does not necessarily bring more individual liberty or economic freedom. If experience is any guide, it often to usually brings less. The remaining territorialism, with its equal voting rights and egalitarianism and other popular errors and prejudices see to that. – JZ, 6.12.91, 4.8.92, 24.12.10

LIBERATION: No “national liberation” - for nations do not exist as entities to be liberated, but rather individual liberation – the liberation of every individual from the authoritarian state (*) and the creation of a free society, within which all human action and interaction is voluntary.” – Doug Kennell. - (*) But only as far as an individual would want to become liberated, for the time being. – If he still prefers certain dependencies and shepherds or authoritarian institutions or monopolies, then he and like-minded people should be left alone with them. – JZ, 22.11.07.

LIBERATION: Now that we have liberated the slaves, it would be nice if we could liberate the masters.” – Cheu? Chen? - ST. JOHN’S BREAD, undated. – The only liberation they deserve is to relieve them of the chore of ruling over people with a slave or serf mentality. That is achieved by seceding from them. – JZ, 12.10.13.

LIBERATION: Oppression produces the will and the means to secure liberation.” – Peter O’Donnell, “Sabre Tooth: Modesty Blaise – licensed to thrill”, p.69. – I wish that were true. Alas, it tends to produce rather submissiveness and disinterest in liberation options and in the tools and methods required for it. Even without oppression, libertarians in relatively free countries have not yet bothered to provide a comprehensive libertarian liberation and revolution program, not even a consistently libertarian defence and nuclear disarmament program. Marx, too, wrongly assumed that the employer-employee relationship and what he perceived to be “capitalism” would enlighten proletarians on their liberation options. While pacifists assumed that the atrocities of wars would turn people into effective pacifists. Territorial States, too, produce more territorial statists, even among libertarians, than libertarians who explore their exterritorial autonomy options as well. Just remember how long most people even put up with slavery, serfdom, absolute monarchism and feudal aristocracy. – And how long they have already been all too submissive to majoritarian and “representative” decision-making. – in the territorial State models. – Also how little interest they, libertarians included, have shown in better and private drafts of individual rights and liberties, especially in full monetary freedom options and in militias of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties. How many or how few are so far quite clear about individual secessionism and the personal law alternatives for rightful communities of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly? - JZ, 22.11.07, 12.10.13. – STATISM, SLAVE MENTALITY, SUBMISSIVENESS, OBEDIENCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERATION: Soviet troops entered the city (Prague) in an organized way … They had come as true friends at the call of brothers to avert a threat to the socialist foundation of Czechoslovakia.” – Soviet Colonel S. Berzyenke, 24.8.68. – Neither totalitarians nor nuclear powers nor advocates of majoritarianism can come as genuine and complete liberators for all who are wrongfully suppressed. – JZ, 2.2.09, 24.12.10. - THE PRETENCE OF LIBERATION VS. EXTERRITORIAL LIBERATION FOR ALL, TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY DO WANT TO BE FREE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERATION: stand for, and fight for liberty. For the liberation of man from a lawless state. For, “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing inevitably the same object, evince a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, 30, quoting the Declaration of Independence. - AS A RIGHT & AS A DUTY

LIBERATION: Sun Tzu teaches us that “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence, supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” - Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, p.335. - ENEMIES, WAR, FIGHTING, VICTORY, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, DEFENCE, PRISONERS OF WAR TREATMENT, DESERTION, MILITARY INSURRECIONS

LIBERATION: The faster all-over liberation of all would or could proceed, the better. However, reliance on educating all or inducing them to participate in a general revolution for the complete liberation of all, may actually be the slowest method or no-way of getting there at all. The fastest way consists in letting each advance, stagnate or regress at the own speed, in accordance with his own preferences, at his own risk and cost, thus multiplying natural and free learning experiences. - JZ, 6.12.91, 11.12.03.

LIBERATION: The free market has done more to liberate women than all the political posturing in the feminist movement.” – Teresa Gorman, THE TIMES, Quotes of the Week, p.35, November 21, 1998. – And yet most women’s liberation advocates are not in favor of free markets but, rather do favor egalitarianism. – JZ, 24.12.10, 12.10.13. - LIBERATION OF WOMEN, FEMINISM, POLITICS, FREE MARKET, WOMEN’S LIB

LIBERATION: The libertarian options are to be opened up for libertarian individuals and groups, anywhere and everywhere, while, at the same time, in the same country and the world, all other ism options are to be opened up for THEIR true believers, under full exterritorial autonomy and tolerance, as was, largely, already achieved for e.g. churches, natural sciences, technologies, philosophies, arts, crafts, sports, entertainments and fashions. - JZ, 23.4.89, 24.12.10, 12.10.13. - OPTIONS FOR ALL, SELF-MANAGEMENT, FREE EXPERIMENTAION & SELF-GOVERNANCE OPTIONS FOR ALL

LIBERATION: The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.” - Abraham Lincoln. - Lincoln, too, was mostly a wolf in sheep's clothing, rather than a shepherd. Was any other American President responsible for as many organized murders of Americans? Was the Federal Government then and now really a defender or liberty? Doesn't it fleece, cook and fry us even more, now? - Couldn't the abolition of slavery have been achieved with much less bloodshed and taxes? By individual secessionism, the purchase of liberty, by asylum, by extending decentralization, by a full employment program based on monetary and financial freedom? - Was it military strength that defeated the Soviet Slave Empire? - JZ, 24.11.02. - LIBERTY, CIVIL WAR

LIBERATION: The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” – H. L. Mencken – Imagine the consequences in Afghanistan and Iraq if the U.S.A had come as true panarchist liberators, instead of as advocates of a uniform territorial and majoritarian democracy or republic, which does not work very well in the U.S.A. either, even after more than 2 centuries. – JZ, 2.2.09, 24.12.10. - REFORMERS, STATISTS, REVOLUTIONARIES, SAVIORS, PANARCHISM

LIBERATION: The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. President, Speech, University of California, 3.23.63. – Together with his Soviet counterpart he came close to liberating ourselves of everything, in the “modern” and “scientific” way. – JZ, 7.1.08. – J. F. K. may have spoken, sometimes, like a panarchist, e.g. in his statement in West-Berlin: “I too, am a Berliner!”- but he certainly wasn’t one. – JZ, 2.2.09. – He remained a territorialist and was prepared to commit nuclear mass murder, rather than attempting to liberate the very people, whom he threatened with these “weapons”. He doubled the nuclear “arsenal” of the U.S.A. – He did not even advocate individual and minority secessionism from totalitarian territorial regimes, on the basis of exterritorial autonomy and prepared for it by recognizing corresponding governments and societies in exile. As territorialist men and “nations” we can never be free enough. - JZ, 24.12.10. – Whom did he liberate? – JZ, 24.4.13, 12.10.13.

LIBERATION: Things happen the day you decide you're going to make them happen. – Pam Lontos – That is largely true for your private hobbies, kitchen and gardening activities, clothing changes etc. but hardly for liberation from territorial statism and its wrongs, absurdities and irrationalities for we were not born as or have not developed into almighty gods. Such nonsense still finds itself all to often into print or other mass media, even into collections by libertarians. I quoted this from one such collection online, which comes in total to over 1300 entries: My filename: Slogans, Libertarian Quotes, 1312, LP, Boulder.webarchive. If I remember right, it was finished 2006. I did not find all of them worth quoting here. – P. L., too, seems to suffer from the God Complex or Caesar Complex. - JZ, 27.4.13. - ACTIONS, CHANGE, INFLUENCE & FREEDOM OF INDIVIDUALS

LIBERATION: Twenty years ago, in that May 1945, one could see on the house- and ruin-walls the fatal poster of the supreme commander of the allied forces, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the proclamation No.1, which began with the words: “We have come as victors, not as liberators.” (Wir kommen als Sieger, nicht als Befreier.) It was a fatal proclamation. Conceived under the thunder of cannons and in the smoke of burning cities, it expressed the godless spirit of the Morgenthau-Plan, which rested upon the misconception that there are not only damnable governments and forms of States but also godforsaken peoples. … almost immediately the Western Allies began with the revision of their own views. … In the year 1952 President Eisenhower finally renounced what he had proclaimed as General and author of this proclamation. Intentionally or not: The Liberation had become a fact.” - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 2, Meilensteine, S. 174/75. How much faster would WW II have ended, and with how much less bloodshed, if liberation had been the clear and well publicized war aims and warfare method right from the beginning or even long before the war started? – JZ, 16.9.07. - WAR AIMS, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMANDS, MORTENTHAU PLAN, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

LIBERATION: We sure liberated the hell out of this place.” – American soldiers in ruined French village. – Quoted by Max Miller. – AIR RAIDS, INDISCRIMINATE ARTILLERY FIRE, BOMBING

LIBERATION: While almost all people in a territory can be all too much suppressed, not all of them can be territorially fully liberated, simply because mentally not all people are sufficiently prepared for full liberation. Full liberation, as well as any degree of liberation can be successfully achieved only within groups of volunteers. And as such they would arouse the least resistance, once this limitation is fully understood. Then a wide-spread attitude towards the secessionists might even be: Good riddance! – JZ, 18.11.07. - TERRITORIAL? VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM


LIBERATION: Write a writ of liberation. – JZ, after reading: “A writ of liberation” by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson, in Starchild, p.9. – LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION PROGRAM

LIBERTARIAN CONFERENCES: I would prefer permanent and specialized libertarian conferences online and their voluminous results becoming available on CDs or DVDs. Then many more people could participate and contribute and also learn. – JZ, 18.11.11, on Facebook. Setting the arguments out in form of “argument mapping”, alphabetizing them with numerous cross-references or inserting sufficient links, may be the next best thing. – JZ, 6.10.12. - SEMINARS & MEETINGS

LIBERTARIAN DINNER CLUBS: Hold your Council before Dinner; the full Belly hates Thinking as well as Acting.” – Poor Richard, 1752. – LIBERTARIAN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS

LIBERTARIAN ELECTION VICTORY: Precondition for a rapid victory of libertarianism and its protection requires the redefinition of the world “victory” as meaning: Any kind of libertarianism for any kind of libertarian according to their own individual choice and this under conditions in which any other kind of ism is also realized, but only by and for and at the expense and risk of those, who do like it for themselves and as long as they can, individually, stand it. If e.g. the LP ever won in all local governments, States and the USA federal and presidential elections then it should allow all its opponents to secede. To gain the limited and above indicated election victory, it should advocate individual and secessionism not only for its own members but for the members of all other movements as well. – JZ, 22.24.04, 4.11.04. 23.11.04. Then even the opponents of libertarianism might vote for such an LP victory. – JZ, 24.12.10. - PANARCHISM, ELECTIONS & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VICTORY, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY RULE

LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA: It will be comprehensive enough only when its compilation, editing and publishing is not confined to a few people but when as many libertarians as possible collaborate to make it as complete and clear as possible. When e.g. microfiche, floppy disks or CD-ROMs are used, then there are not longer financial barriers to its growth and publication upon demand. But as long as we subscribe to the ancient publishing and editing notions, its publication will thus be indefinitely postponed. We need open-input or an open arms policy for it and one or several collection points for all kinds of contributions towards it. In affordable alternative media there is enough space for multiple treatments of the same topics by diverse people. Later edited and shortened versions could be offered to those who want them. But the main one should really be a free market for libertarian ideas. Anything else would amount to unwarranted censorship. - Is the Internet, in its libertarian segments, already such an encyclopedia? Anyone who has searched upon it, in the pursuit of an unusual subject, will know that it still offers far too little on many important subjects and that little is often hard and costly as well as time-consuming to find and download. - JZ, 20.8.02. – Or mixed in with all too much unwanted information, requiring a major downloading and review effort to find what one really wants among thousands to hundreds of-thousands of references. – JZ, 17.1.08.

LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA: Why was it not yet established or at least attempted online or on a CD? Why have those in favor of it not yet organized themselves to produce it? – It would be part of a Libertarian Ideas Archive, Library, Information Service, Projects List, Directory, Bibliography, Abstracts- & Reviews collection – all, unfortunately, still likewise amiss. - JZ, 9.5.98, 20.11.07. – Hints towards some libertarian/anarchist encyclopedia efforts, sent by C.B., - - 11.12.07: Dear John, Following up on some earlier correspondence, here is a list of libertarian wikis as I am presently informed: LibertyWiki - - (Could not open it. JZ, 12.10.13.) Libertarian Wiki - - (Got only advertisements! - JZ, 12.10.13.) AnCapWiki - - (Got contents list, last entry Brad Spangler, 2005. – JZ, 12.10.13) and of course the liberty part of Wikipedia - - Not a wiki, but related: (German) (Closed for new members: JZ, 12.10.13.) - (English) (Unable to open. – JZ, 12.10.13.) - - I do not have the reference of that French libertarian wiki Stefan Metzeler was referring to. I seem to remember that there is something. But I do not know where I may have the details. There are many smaller things, like for instance - (French anarchy article in Wikipedia, JZ, 12.10.13.)  but it is not easy to find the right things through a simple Google search. - I just discover the following French ones: - - - - I have not yet got around to check out any of these. Anyhow, I could not well enough read the French ones. – But I am glad that at least some starts have been made in this direction. - JZ, 17.1.08. JZ, 24.12.10. - ELECTRONIC, EVERY GROWING, IN A PARTICIPATORY & OPEN-ENDED WAY, LIKE THE WIKIPEDIA

LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT TOOLS: The World's Smallest Political Quiz is the single best outreach tool we libertarians have. – George Getz, Libertarian Party press secretary – It may be the most popular tool but I doubt that among the many diverse libertarian classification schemes it is really the best one, objectively. An anthology of all of them as well as a thorough discussion of all of them may still have to be organized. Most of them leave out e.g. the exterritorial autonomy alternatives. – JZ, 20.4.13. – NEW DRAFT - 2010 digital manuscript, not copyrighted. Website place sought. So far still only offered by me, free upon request, as an email attachment, zipped down to 306 KBs.

LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE: Could so many good libertarian ideas be published in it that such a market institution could flood the world with them? Could a Tsunami of libertarian ideas be created that would flood the world? Could it become a really effective free market for freedom ideas, fully bringing supply and demand for them together? Would it not at least be worth a try to combine thus all the best ideas that all freedom lovers have to offer? Does the Internet already combine them sufficiently and effectively? – JZ, 28.1.04, 11.2.05, 22.10.07. – I offer free of charge PEACE PLANS 20 on this and also my father’s 2 books on a general ideas archive and talent centre, one in English & also in German, one only in German, free as exmail attachments, upon request. – - IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIBERTARIAN IDEAS WEBSITE: Such a site should be established with the possibility for self-entries of up to one page. Anonymity should be an option. – It might require renunciation of copyrights. At least it should reserve for the site provider the right to reproduce entries also on a CD or DVD. – JZ, 20.4.04, 16.10.07. – The entries should be alphabetized under catchwords and sufficiently cross indexed. Then they could serve as a permanent exhibition and explanation of libertarian ideas, also as a libertarian encyclopedia. Such a collection could and should also cheaply offered on CDs OR DVDs & EXTERNAL HDs, published only upon demand, which would earn some money and could be done without publishing risk. – Most of the numerous libertarian websites offer only a few libertarian ideas and references. At one point all of them should be offered. The technology for this is there - but not yet the labor of love input that is, at least initially, required. - JZ, 2.2.09, 24.12.10. LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, CD-PROJECT

LIBERTARIAN KNOW-IT-ALLS: Libertarians, who imagine that they do already know all the answers and have nothing to learn any more as libertarians, may, indeed, bring about some reforms, may start themselves on careers, may gather considerable funds for their limited aims, may make names for themselves, but they rather lose as libertarians and will compromise libertarianism. – JZ, 5.9.86. - Libertarian know-it-alls are not much or not sufficiently better than statist know-it-alls. They tend to slow down rather than speed up the progress of libertarianism. Only if they aimed at realizing their limited freedom reforms to their own affairs and were tolerant towards all other reformers doing their own things for or to themselves, could they optimally promote liberties and rights. – JZ, 14.11.07. – KNOW-IT-ALLS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT EXPERIMENTS AMONG VOLUNTEERS

LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY: A single large HD could, probably, come to contain ALL freedom books and that comprehensive freedom library might greatly contribute to bring about a non-violent libertarian revolution. But we can't have that - some say, because that would infringe the copyrights laws! – JZ, 28.12.11, comment to Michael Morrison – The copyrighted ones could at least be included in abstracts or reviews. Anyhow, I believe that almost all of them are already offered in not or no longer copyrighted texts. – JZ, 12.10.13. - COMPREHENSIVE, DIGITAL & CHEAP

LIBERTARIAN LINKS: Rather than joining or subscribing to other libertarian efforts we should at least mention them at all suitable occasions, e.g. in our talks and writings, with their full address or, better still, work towards a complete libertarian directory, abstracts and review collection, ideas archive and encyclopedia, complete libertarian electronic library or URL list of all libertarian titles already accessible in some electronic format (*), etc., i.e. help to provide a real market for all of them. – JZ, 16.2.96, 19.10.07. – (*) See e.g.: LIBERTARIAN DIRECTORY, LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC LIBRARY

LIBERTARIAN MEETINGS: Announcement of local meetings that are of interest to libertarians are still very rare, even for cities, as far as I know. Libertarians, apart from email contacts, are still too isolated from each other. A local meeting calendar for their own meetings only would mostly have almost nothing to announce at present. However, as free market advocates, libertarians could come to solve their own public meeting problems and that of all other small local groups with some educational message, by providing a calendar for all of them in one city, or district, sufficiently in advance. In this, naturally, they could especially announce their own group meetings, discussions and lectures. That would also give them the chance to express their own libertarian messages to many groups of non-libertarians. With such a calendar for each city or country district they could reach libertarians that were so far unknown to them and also prospective libertarians. What is now announced by libertarians, mostly only by email, are largely only international meetings or conferences, by groups like ATLAS & ISIL, mostly in other countries or cities and expensive to attend when one includes travel and accommodation costs, so that only few can afford to attend. They are not the kind of local meetings that one can attend for just a few hours after work. And these could be the most influential ones because they would lead to continuing local personal contacts between local libertarians. Thus libertarians should organize, in their own interest, an electronic calendar for all educational local meetings, including, naturally their own announcements. Either on a donations basis or via a low subscription charge this could be profitable and also serve as a private education experiment. It could largely break down the isolation of libertarians, each living surrounded by multitudes of statists. – Not only coming-up meetings could be so announced but also platforms of organizations and reports on speeches and discussions. – Or such extra information could be supplied via email or mailed disks upon request and payment of a small fee, by this calendar or by the associations or lecturers reported by it. – Recordings of past speeches, debates and discussions could also be permanently sold, locally and internationally, to people who could not attend or did not even read about them before they occurred but who find them later, somewhat reported and fully available in electronic records. – All such local calendar groups could arrange for a common sales lists for such items, divided by subjects categories. Among them would be also libertarian and anarchist talks and discussions. – Conventional media do so far report only on a tiny fraction of all public meetings, with the result that each meeting effort has large advertising and mail invitations costs and a relatively low response rate. Nevertheless, the fixed costs for the meeting room, mailed invitations and advertisements charges remain for each meeting. Thus many less meetings take place than could and should. – If all educational meetings were as well advertised together as are e.g. sports, entertainment, musical, theatre and movie performances, and TV and radio programs or the lecture programs in universities, adult education could make rapid progress, not only through computer links but person to person actual meetings - JZ, 14.7.04, 22.10.07, 12.10.13. – Here is a free market service potential that is quite legal in many to most countries already and is, nevertheless, ignored by libertarians, although they could use it much to promote their ideas. Thus I don’t mind becoming repetitive on this subject. – JZ, 24.12.10. - By now, admittedly, there are also many computer contacts possible, seminars and conferences of people across the world just linked via computers. But the personal element is missing, even though many more other contact opportunities are thus provided. – “Computer-conferencing” via computerized “bulleting boards” were started off early, but to my limited knowledge, never really “took off”, becoming popular. Personal blogs and websites have not yet reached the conferencing level in most cases, as far as I know. – (Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community. Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, HarperPerennial, 1994, reports some successes, but they are still far from personal law communities, which are exterritorially autonomous. – I got it only recently second-hand and have read it by now only up to p 275 of 335, including the alphabetical index. - JZ, 12.10.13.) I would expect much additional and required collaboration and division of labor if at least a list of all libertarian projects, which still require input from others, were published online. – I listed other options to accelerate the libertarian enlightenment process in a 2010 book, which I offer as zipped email attachment (306 KBs), free of charge, via email attachment, until it appears on a disc or website through somebody. - JZ, 17.5.13. - LIBERTARIAN & OTHER LOCAL EDUCATIONAL MEETING CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENTS, PERSONAL LOCAL CONTACTS, PROPAGANDA, MARKET-LIKE EDUCATION OPTIONS, ENLIGHTENMENT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION

LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING: I consider it a bad sign of our times that e.g. manure, knickknacks and various trivia and fashion items are much easier to sell than freedom writings, especially when these are only offered on microfiche. – My 1779 PEACE PLANS issues came, probably to over half a million pages. – Did any single libertarian publisher offer more in any medium? - By August 02 I finally gave up trying to interest libertarians in this freedom of expression, publishing and information option. – 300 like me could, possibly, have reproduced all freedom writings in this format. Even now most PEACE PLANS issues are still not all scanned in and online or offered on CDs, DVDs or an external HD. – Do libertarians think that scanning and proofreading of libertarian texts would be a job for the government? –JZ, n.d. & 18.9.08. The disc-publishing option has been neglected by anarchists and libertarians almost as much as have been their microfilm publishing and reading option. – JZ, 17.5.13. – My own scanning and proof-reading efforts have been rather limited, too, because of the labor, time and energy required for them for every book-sized title. If each title could be tackled in division of labor, once this is properly organized, then the job would be rather easy for each collaborator and they could become friends, too. Those texts already scanned in should be listed together, to avoid duplications of scanning efforts. A long but still very incomplete list of mine of already digitized libertarian texts can be found at - A list of still not digitized libertarian texts could carry also some links for each title, of people interested in participating in a small team to tackle this scanning job or, if someone has done the scanning-in already, then a call seeking people to help with the boring proof-reading job. Such a list could also lead to many new friendships between libertarians. The common objective would be an as complete digitized libertarian library as possible by now. – JZ, 2.10.13.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: A libertarian party which seriously and believably aims at individual and minority secessionism and at voluntary communities under personal laws, even for all its opponents, is morally, strategically and tactically in a very different position from one that would attempt to introduce libertarianism territorially for all, whether the remaining statists like that or not. – JZ, 27.4.89, 19.11.07, 12.10.13. – STATISM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, INCLUDING “LIMITED GOVERNMENTS” THAT ARE NOT CONFINED TO VOLUNTEERS ONLY.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Before long, people were jockeying to become “King of the Libertarians” simply, tragically, because a throne (*) had been built into the structure by accident. (**) - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.75. - (*) Rather, the absolutism of a territorial monopoly, even though only for an otherwise “limited” government. – JZ, 27.9.07. - (**) Not merely by accident. The limited government advocates are so intent on territorialism and know so little of its alternative, voluntary and exterritorial autonomy for alternative societies, communities and governments of all kinds, all only exterritorially autonomous ones, under their kind of personal law, that this alternative was almost altogether ignored by them or even condemned, out of ignorance and prejudices, sometimes with ridiculous arguments, like e.g. Ayn Rand offered, in “The Virtue of Selfishness”, against her misunderstanding of the concept of “competing governments”. – JZ, 27.9.07, 17.5.13, 12.10.13. – LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Electing even a few Libertarians to a governing board, is akin to having a designated driver in a roomful of drunks.” – Doug Klippel, LP County Chair, Jacksonville, FL. - I would rather say: " … is akin to having just one designated car driver in a room full of drunk car drivers." At best this one could save only a very small number of the many drunks from their own mindless actions. - Moreover, in e.g. in a parliament he would be outvoted by the drunks or the prejudiced territorial statists. - JZ, 24.11.06, 12.10.13. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, PARLIAMENTS, ELECTIONS, LP

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: I charge that the LP (or any other would-be band of freedom fighters) will continue to thrash in circles, aimlessly, fecklessly, will be guilty of most of the charges you level against it, so long as it lacks a short, clear, impossible command. Every historically influential movement I can think of has had (at least) one (but not too many more than one) slogan, battle-cry, chant, or the like that sums up and expresses its members highest, or ultimate objectives - however remote or difficult of attainment those may be.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, 94, 30.3.81, p 7. - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, FIRST PRINCIPLES, ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLES, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & INDIVIDUAL SOVEIGNTY, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: If I were elected, I would as far as possible go out of your way! I would also help you but only to the extent of removing man-made (legal) obstacles to your peaceful activities. - JZ n.d. (I never ran as a candidate and never will.) Voters should also engage in a contract with candidates, though which they could force them to resign for breach of promise, whenever he or she voted against rather than for a fundamental right or liberty. – JZ, 21.1.08. CANDIDATES, PROMISES, CONTRACTS WITH THEM

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Instead of endeavouring to redistribute the acquisitions which have been made between the existing classes, our aim should be to increase, multiply, and extend the chances. Such is the work of civilisation. Every old error or abuse, which is removed, opens new chances of development to all the new energy of society. Every improvement in education, science, art or government expands the chances of man on earth ... if there be liberty, some will profit by the chances eagerly and some will neglect them altogether. Therefore, the greater the chances, the more unequal will be the fortune of these two sets of men. So it ought to be, in all justice and right reason. … if we can expand the chances we can count on a general and steady growth of civilisation and advancement of society by and through its best members. In the prosecution of these chances we all owe to each other good-will, mutual respect, and mutual guarantees of liberty and security. Beyond this nothing can be affirmed as a duty of one group to another in a free State.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, 145. - REDISTRIBUTION, TRANSFER SOCIETY, WELFARE STATE, CHANCES DISTRIBUTION, EQUALITY, CIVILISATION

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: It should have appealed to the non-voters rather than the voters. Among them are probably more potential libertarians than among the usual voters. – JZ, 20.11.96. – VOTING, NON-VOTERS

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Its platform of 1990, recognizes individual secession as a right. - If the Libertarian Party came out quite clearly and primarily in favor of individual secessionism, then I, as an individualist anarchist, would have no other quite as fundamental objection against it. – JZ, 1986, 2004. – Did it also ever advocate at any time and place the next step: exterritorial and voluntary associationism, or consistent voluntarism for all kinds of communities: panarchism? – I have seen as yet no evidence of that. – JZ, 2.2.09. - INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONS: U.S.A.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Libertarians have quietly become America’s best organized and most significant third party. Unlike flash-in-the-pan parties organized around cults of personality like Ross Perot’s and Ralph Nader’s, Libertarians have organized at the grass roots for the long haul. They are fast approaching the point where they may force the major parties to reckon with Libertarian ideas.” – Bob Ewegen, THE DENVER POST, 11/24/01. - As long as the LP does not also advocate individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, it will remain its own worst enemy. - JZ, 23.11.06.Because of this, we should not expect much from its activities as long as it remains stuck in the morals of territorialism and its intolerance. – Without the secessionist and exterritorialist point of view its vision of a the market and of laissez faire is not complete and radical enough. – Under panarchism it could set a very attractive example by the practice of its program for its volunteers, without provoking maximum opposition among all dissenters, because it would then advocate the same freedom to experiment for all other movements and ideologies, not only e.g. for e.g. for anarcho-capitalists but also for all other kinds of anarchists, libertarians and even for all kinds of statists, to the extent that their ideas can be realized without a territorial monopoly for their volunteers. - JZ, 5.4.12, 12.10.13. - PANARCHISM, USA

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Most self-described “libertarian activists” seem to be little more than political hoods, itching to get their hands on the coercive apparatus of the State. Their idea of liberty is to become the oppressors, rather than the oppressed. But if the resources now being dissipated in the political process, were instead applied to chipping away at the boundaries of state sovereignty, who knows what might result? The urban roadway monopoly offers a prime opportunity for such an effort.” – Taylor Radford, THE CONNECTION 105, p. 64, 24.7.82. – The gradualist and step by step approach to liberty, fighting one battle after the other, often for a long time and with only small gains, is usually overtaken by the lawmakers throwing up more legal barriers than were taken down by the liberators. I rather favor the all-over approach of e.g. individual secessionism, combined with exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. Also the all-over educational approach of at least a libertarian encyclopedia, abstracts and review collection, bibliography, directory, refutations encyclopedia, definitions encyclopedia, libertarian projects list, an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, and a comprehensive libertarian library, which could now be offered on a cheap HD of only 320 Gbs. (A $ 149, recently in Bowral ALDI shop.) – Why are so few libertarians interested in such large and affordable educational possibilities, which are not outlawed in most countries? – JZ, 15.11.07. – Two days ago, at Dick Smith’s, in Mittagong, I bought a MAXTOR 500 GBs one for only A. $ 99. – If only libertarian text collectors and publishers were making enough use of this kind of technology! If copyrights were renounced, then local libertarians could, between them, buy one such disc filled with libertarian texts and make the required copies of it themselves, without involving the monopoly charges of the P.O. and any further custom duties that might be charged and without any further delays except the copying process. – Selected extracts on CDs & DVDs could and should also be offered and these could be easily and cheaply snail-mailed. - JZ, 2.2.09. No scanning job is too large – if it is divided among sufficient scanners. Alas, we have not yet a common projects list to coordinate such efforts. – JZ, 6.2.09. – By now even a Seagate Expansion external HD of 2 TB is down to A$139. – 4 times the capacity of the above-mentioned & this for only $ 40 more! Imagine it filled with a libertarian library and on your desk! - JZ, 24.12.10. – June 13 Harvey Norman: 2 TB HD $ 78! What is the TB volume of all the libertarian information now offered online on all too many thousands of different sites? – JZ, 12.10.13.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: The LP may not be a sufficiently cost-effective propaganda vehicle for all libertarian ideas or a morally sufficiently pure organization, seeing what is involved in politics – territorial rule, legislation and jurisdiction as well as compulsory taxation. Nevertheless, it may be a suitable form for somewhat statist inclined libertarians (limited government statists and territorialists) to develop further towards more radical libertarianism. Sooner or later most members are almost certain to become turned off by libertarian politics as well and then these people ought to be offered alternatives for rightful rational and somewhat more rewarding libertarian relationships, propaganda and activities. – JZ, 18.4.89

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: The vote as a somewhat forceful means is not inherently immoral. It depends upon what purposes it is used for. It can be used, however difficult that may be, under majority voting, merely defensively against old or new and so far legalized wrongful or aggressive actions, rather than supporting the continuance or even further interventionism. It could somewhat and sometimes legitimise and mobilize the power of the State against some internal aggressive or otherwise wrongful actions. However, merely voting against external aggressors is hardly helpful. On the other hand, voting for quite rightful war and peace aims, based upon recognizing all individual rights and liberties, in a believable way, indicating that one will really uphold them (e.g. by internally recognizing the exterritorial autonomy of minority groups, welcoming refugees and deserters) could prevent or shorten wars and lead to the liberation of people who were abused by their governments. Voting against monetary despotism and for monetary freedom, if it were put on the election agenda, could also help. Voting could be used to achieve the repeal of many despotic laws, of many to all taxes and of the repression of individual and group secessions. It could lead to the redistribution of all State assets to the citizens. (See PEACE PLANS 19 c, on a disk reproduced on It could sanction an ideal declaration of individual rights, - etc. But territorial voting has always an uphill battle against popular prejudices and still tries to operate under territorialist principles and institutions rather than allowing people to vote themselves out from under them, as far as their own affairs are concerned. To that extent we all remain disfranchised under the pretence of havingthe” vote. It is only the kind of vote, which, as a rule, counts least for individuals and minorities. Voting to achieve territorial domination, even for the best ideal, is wrong. Voting for exterritorial autonomy or tolerance for all tolerant actions and communities, would be quite rightful. Alas such choices have so far not been offered in any elections that I know of, not even by a libertarian party. – JZ, 27.4.89, 24.12.10. - VOTING

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: They do not want to think, read, write, publish or talk – but just get others to vote for the LP views. – JZ, n.d. & 16.5.13.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual. - We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal rights of others to live in whatever manner they choose.” - From the Libertarian Party of California Platform, Statement of Principles. - INDIVIDUALISM VS. STATE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM


LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST: I would rather have liked libertarians working on filling the first external HD with all the freedom books etc. that are already digitized, on the road to a complete digital freedom library. That might get some real movement into our movement. An old locomotive, even if well restored, cannot do this for us. Towards full freedom by using the new digital options to the utmost. So far we haven't even agreed on trying to finally produce between us a much improved and more complete declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Too busy with distractions - until it is too late to do anything still? - Imagine how much we could achieve via division of labor - IF we bothered to put a complete list of all ongoing or proposed librarian projects online or on disc. Or an as complete libertarian ideas archive as could and should by now be compiled. Or a directory of libertarians according to their special knowledge and interests. In these and many other respects we are mostly still chaoists, rather than working systematically towards freedom and rights. – - JZ, 25.11.11, on Facebook, commenting upon: Boulder completing restoration work on historic trains - Boulder Daily Camera - - CONVENTIONAL, LIBERTARIAN LIBERATION EFFORTS LIST ONLINE OR DISC, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON DISC, WITH LIBERTARIAN ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS & BIBLIOGRAPHY, ENCYCLOPAEDIA, REFUTATIONS FILES, IDEAS ARCHIVE

LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST: Start compiling a list of worthwhile libertarian projects. Invite others to help complete it. Among them you would be likely to find one that will occupy most of your thinking and your energy, diverting you from the remaining personal troubles. It would even lead you to worthwhile "comrades" in the best sense. Back in PEACE PLANS 20 I did compile once a list of about 1,000 such projects, surely only a small fraction of all that have been proposed or already begun. If you wish, I could send you the digitized version of it. I believe, like Leonard E. Read of FEE did, in his statement: "Release all creative energies!" – JZ, 11.7.11, on Facebook, to Shanu Athiparambath – When will libertarians, finally, apply themselves, sufficiently, to all their remaining liberation tasks, starting, perhaps, with a common projects list put online? Back in PEACE PLANS 20, published in 1977 and later digitized, I listed about 1,000 such project. There are, probably, tens of thousands that still need much collaboration - from all over the world. – JZ, 11.11.11, revised: 6.10.12, on What Gives Rise to Society? - – TO BE COMPILED & PUBLISHED ONLINE, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE. CONVENTIONAL LIBERTARIAN LIBERATION EFFORTS, CONVENTIONAL LIBERTARIAN LIBERATION EFFORTS

LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING: All voices for liberty, peace, justice, longevity, intelligence expansion, space exploration and settlement, all arguments, ideas and projects, of the past and the present, ought to get their records or their hearing and become permanently, easily, cheaply and fast enough accessible, not only in one medium, like print or websites, but in all alternative media that are suitable for them, economical, powerful and fast, and long lasting enough, together with all the desirable guides to all these writings. - JZ, 20.9.00. - COMPLETE, PERMANENT, EASY & CHEAP, FAST ENOUGH ACCESSIBLE, UTILIZING ALL SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCOPETIAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBRARY, CD PROJECT, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEWS, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA TO ONLINE PUBLISHING: DVDs, HDDs

LIBERTARIAN QUOTES – - compiled by Tom Parker. - - Just one of numerous other such offers. ANOTHER: - I hold that all these suppliers should merge what they have to offer in a single online or disc compilation. Then they should offer their special selections from it. – JZ, 4.4.12. – LIBERTARIAN QUOTATION COLLECTIONS, ALL TOO DISPERSED SO FAR, INSTEAD OF PUBLISHED TOGETHER & INTEGRATED, ONLINE OR ON DISC. SLOGANS FOR LIBERTIES, REFUTATIONS ENCYLOPEDIA

LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION: America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. - Claire Wolfe, 101 Things To Do Until the Revolution. – Is it ever too early for individual and group secessionism? Starting with sufficiently thorough discussions, perhaps also comprehensive electronic “argument maps”? It might begin in earnest, in practice, the “patriotic” way, supporting the current US government, by advocating e.g. full exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of dissenters to foreign despotic governments, becoming organized in their own kind of exterritorially autonomous communities, all only of and for their volunteers (and intended for their future volunteers, when their home countries are liberated), and this while they are still living and working in their host country. The next step might be to demand the same secessionist and exterritorial autonomy rights for all American dissenters, which these foreigners would then already enjoy in their own governments in exile. - Such practical examples would greatly facility and speed up military uprising and liberating revolutions in the despotic enemy countries or pacify the existing civil wars there and make them also much less bloody. – If that policy had been adopted, instead of military occupation, as in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq, both full of factions that are strongly antagonistic to each other and, territorially, inevitably at loggerheads , … - To attempt to militarily impose a unified and territorial “democracy” in such cases is quite wrongful, self-defeating and even absurd. Full exterritorial autonomy should have been recognized for all the tribal, racial, national religious and ideological groups, in both countries, which are, anyhow, largely artificial constructs of international territorial politics rather than institutions freely chosen by their subjects or victims. - JZ, 4.1.08. - ARMED OR SECESSIONIST & PANARCHIST ONES, Q. – PANARCHIST REVOLUTIONS COULD BE BOTH, ARMED & UNARMED & WOULD BE LIKELY TO LEAD TO THE LEAST AMOUNT OF BLOODSHED, IF ANY.

LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION: We have reached the time when it is morally right to "shoot the bastards", but it is not yet practical to do so.” - Vin Suprynowicz, cited by Claire Wolfe in a speech before the Arizona Libertarian Party Convention, April 19, 1997. - Before one starts shooting one should have quite rightful war- peace- and revolution aims. The coercive imposition of a limited territorial government upon a whole population, largely made up of statists, is not a sufficiently rightful aim to warrant bloodshed. Such libertarians have only the right to attempt to introduce such a government among themselves. They must leave all others to their own choices of governments or societies or communities. – Otherwise they act just like the terrorists, territorial non-libertarian rulers or foreign aggressive governments do. - JZ, 4.1.07. - Libertarian revolutions have not yet been tried, not even systematically planned. Some suggestions on them can be found in my two peace books in PP 16-17 & 61-63. Online at - JZ, 1.11.02. – PANARCHISM, ONE-MAN REVOLUTIONS, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, PROGRAM, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS

LIBERTARIAN YEARBOOK: Anyone interested in helping to compile and distribute it? - JZ, 26.1.02. - In print it has, to my knowledge, only appeared for 1972 & 1973. – JZ, 17.1.08. - ON A CD-ROM it could appear regularly and cheaply without publishing risk, being produced only upon demand. – JZ, 2.2.09. – Online it would also be affordable, as an e-book or downloadable free of charge, to achieve widest distribution. – JZ, 17.5.13.

LIBERTARIAN: For libertarians, freedom entails the right of people to live their lives any way they choose, so long as their conduct is peaceful. For conservatives, freedom entails the right of government to do just about anything it wants, even if its conduct is violent.” – Jacob Hornberger - Alas, so far both sides are still mainly addicted to territorialism, rather than to exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – LIBERTARIAN FREEDOM VS. THE FREEDOM OF CONSERVATIVES, FREE CHOICE VS. GOVERNMENTAL COERCION, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW VS. GOVERNMENT LAWS, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

LIBERTARIAN: Libertarian: One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.” – American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

LIBERTARIANISM: A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, or to advocate or delegate its initiation. Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are not libertarians, regardless of what they may claim.” – L Neil Smith - INITIATION OF FORCE

LIBERTARIANISM: Actually, my views are probably leaning toward a libertarian point of view .... Not liberal. - Liberal always has the connotation of somebody that wants to spend somebody else's money. - And conservatives don't want to spend any of their own money. - But libertarians love independence, and I like everyone leaving everyone else alone. I've never approved of government meddling. - Whatever people want to do is fine as long as you're not bothering anybody else." - Clint Eastwood. - INDEPENDENCE, LIBERALISM, CONSERVATISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

LIBERTARIANISM: All the freedom money can buy.” – Steve Witham, THE CONNECTION, 123, p.29. – As if all liberties and rights were offered for sale on a free market. – JZ, 15.11.07. – I also want all those rights and liberties that money cannot buy at present and, maybe, cannot even be bought in the future but that can be established between all those, who do want them for themselves. – JZ, 2.2.09, 24.12.10.

LIBERTARIANISM: Also, I've been reading through the archives at and came across an article by Roderick Long, where he summarizes libertarianism, in one sentence. “OTHER PEOPLE ARE NOT YOUR PROPERTY.” - Excellent short slogan, without any of the inconsistencies of many others. - Benjamin Marks, 9.8.04. - PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SLAVERY, PUPPETS, MEANS TO YOUR ENDS

LIBERTARIANISM: As everybody knows, 100 %, freedom is anarchy - the total absence of government. To be a libertarian, then, one would have to advocate anarchy, although there are those who don't. In a condition of anarchy, the means by which production and justice would be handled would be through the mechanism of the free market, except for those who hold that it would be done through collectives, the popular vote or FUEHRER. A Libertarian, therefore, is one who believes in freedom of action and thought to be achieved through anarchy and the free market - except for those who advocate limited constitutional government, fascism, communism, and monarchy ...” - Dr. Murray Mothball, in "The Lybertarian Lympoon", p.7. – (The only libertarian joke booklet that I know of. Has Rothbard expressed himself in this panarchistic way anywhere or is this view only ascribed to him? - JZ, 16.11.02. – All his relevant remarks may still have to be put together. – My own libertarian joke collection, short textual ones only, comes presently to 138 pages or 2.9 Mbs in rtf. Will libertarians finally get around to offer a close to complete one, as another libertarian enlightenment tool? - JZ, 12.10.13. - ANARCHISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, MARKET, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, FREEDOM OF ACTION, PANARCHISM, TO EACH HIS OWN. MURRAY N. ROTHBARD, LIBERTARIAN JOKES COLLECTION

LIBERTARIANISM: Being right is seldom enough. Even the best ideas must be packaged and sold. – Source? – Libertarian salesmanship still leaves all too much desired. They do have the best ideas to offer but have not yet succeeded in “selling” them to the public and established suitable methods, references and institutions for doing this. – JZ, 27.4.13. – SALEMANSHIP, PROPAGANDA, ENLIGHTENMENT OPTIONS, NEW DRAFT

LIBERTARIANISM: Exclusively libertarian programs for all people are self-limiting. They limit the application of libertarianism to the unlikely case, if and when it might ever occur, where sufficient people are won over to libertarianism to introduce it for all in the conventional political, i.e., territorial way. Panarchistic and voluntaristic programs, on the other hand, are self-expanding, from small beginnings and inclusive and could embrace almost everybody's ideals, with only those of incurable totalitarians, fanatics and other criminals excluded. By applying their libertarian programs only to libertarians, however few or many these may be, and leaving or teaching all others to live under the regimes of their own free and individual choices, as long as they want to or can stand them, they do have the potential for achieving an almost universal consensus on the basic requirements for a free society, even if, in their internal affairs, most people would, for a long time to come, prefer less free arrangements. One may not be able to persuade a Catholic to become a Protestant or a Protestant to become a Catholic but one can, mostly, win over both to religious freedom. The same attraction lies, inherently and for the most diverse movements, in the panarchistic or polyarchic or competing governance offer of full exterritorial autonomy for all who desire it. - JZ, 15.2.89, 3.4.89, 12.10.13 - OBSTRUCTS ITS CHANCES BY ADHERING TO TERRITORIALISM, THUS IGNORING PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE

LIBERTARIANISM: For libertarianism to win soon and easily enough it is necessary that it defines its “victory” properly. The only just and deserved victory of libertarianism would not consist in conquering State power and imposing libertarianism territorially on all the statist dissenters but in realizing libertarianism, any kind of libertarianism, only for its particular supporters, while leaving other kinds of libertarians to their own devices and also all kinds of statists to their self-chosen laws, institutions and fate. Libertarians, too, must learn to tolerate the application of all kinds of different faiths, convictions and more or less limited knowledge by and to those, who hold them, as long as these others leave the libertarians also free to do their own things among themselves. Voluntarism and individual choices are to be considered primary in this respect as well. Naturally, this can be done only on the basis of exterritorial autonomy for all societies and communities of volunteers. Thus libertarians must come to demand experimental freedom for any kind of ism, among its supporters, always at their risk and expense, to obtain, as soon as possible and with the least effort and struggle the same freedom for themselves. Otherwise they do merely provoke maximum resistance and difficulties for their own aspirations. It may take them another 200 years of persuasion attempts, at least persuasion efforts of the usual kind, to get the majority on their side. However, under the “nuclear umbrella” we may now not have as much time left. Territorialism, with is WMDs, might wipe us out before libertarian enlightenment has spread to the majority. – Anyhow, I want freedom in my time or at least freedom for my children grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thus sufficient tolerance even for the practice of opposite ideologies among their opponents should become one of the major practices of libertarianism. – Its own parties and movements should aim at exterritorial autonomy for their own volunteers and also for the volunteers of all other movements. With this kind of mutual tolerance as a target - and also as a method - they will achieve their various objectives for themselves much sooner than they could otherwise. Afterwards, once they can practically demonstrate the workings of liberties and rights, quite unhindered, very little further persuasion efforts would be needed to find new members for their communities or imitators and copyists of their successes in other communities. – Even the mere Westminster model of democracy was widely copied all over the world – with all its remaining territorialist flaws. Models much purer and closer to the genuine freedom, peace and justice ideals would tend to spread much faster and wider, perhaps even as fast as innovations in the computer sphere do. Mere libertarian enlightenment efforts, although they could and should be further improved, may already have come close to the limits of what they can achieve. Thus they ought to utilize the opportunities that alternative and parallel institutions could provide them with. By advocating them for all dissenters, not only for themselves, they would make numerous allies rather than keeping up numerous animosities, as they presently do, while all are committed to the monopolistic and coercive territorial model, even when offered in its best form as a very limited government. They could and should make panarchism attractive even to the ruling territorial politicians, because it would offer them sinecures among their volunteers. - We ought to choose our preferred menus for ourselves and let the others have theirs. Each according to the own tastes and preferences. We should aim at filling our shopping carts with the “public” goods and services we prefer for ourselves and uphold the right of the others to do their things for or to themselves. There is nothing inconsistent with the best aspects of libertarianism in this, its individualism and voluntarism. No system, not even the best, to be territorially enforced any longer. Only tolerance for all tolerant people to become compulsory. The old saying, ascribed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say but I defend to the death your right to say it!” – should become our slogan and practice: “We disapprove of what you want to do, but we defend to the death your right to do it among your own volunteers!” In this sphere as well, we have all to learn to cultivate our gardens and let all others cultivate theirs. On that basis we could even become allies or at least remain neutral towards each other. We all need less enemies and less strife than we have under the present territorial system. – JZ, 22.4.04, 4.11.04, 24.3.09, 24.12.10. - PRECONDITIONS FOR ITS VICTORY THROUGH PANARCHISM, MUTUAL TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, MINORITY RIGHTS & LIBERTIES FOR ALL, NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER

LIBERTARIANISM: For libertarians, freedom entails the right of people to live their lives any way they choose, so long as their conduct is peaceful. For conservatives, freedom entails the right of government to do just about anything it wants, even if its conduct is violent.” – Jacob Hornberger  - Alas, so far both sides are still mainly addicted to territorialism, rather than to exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - VS. CONSERVATISM, FREE CHOICE VS. GOVERNMENTAL COERCION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, MONOPOLISM, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, WHILE TOLERATING THE DIFFERENT LIVES OF OTHERS

LIBERTARIANISM: He reduces the libertarian creed to one central axiom, “that no man or group of men may aggress against the person or property of anyone else.” – Neither the State nor any private party therefore can initiate or threaten the use of force against any person for any purpose. Free individuals should regulate their affairs and dispose of their property only by voluntary agreement based on contractual obligation.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.561, on Rothbard. – ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NON-INITIATION OF COERCION, VOLUNTARISM & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE

LIBERTARIANISM: I might be a card-carrying libertarian and the personification of anti-establishment, but when it comes down to it, I'm probably about as American as it's possible to be." - Johnny Walker, guitarist, the Soledad Brothers. - AMERICANISM

LIBERTARIANISM: If it were not for the fact that libertarianism freely concedes the right of men voluntarily to form communities or governments on the same ethical basis, libertarianism could be called anarchy." - Stan Lehr and Louis Rossetto Jr., The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 10, 1971. - I see no difference between consistent libertarianism and consistent anarchism. Their common basis is voluntarism, self-ownership, natural rights and liberties, individual sovereignty, free choice. Here nothing but consumer sovereignty, freedom of contract and quite free associationism with regard to so-called "government services" is involved. – Whether one wants to hire only private competitors for particular present government services or whole package deals should not make a difference in principle. - JZ, 1986, 2004, 2.2.09. - ANARCHISM & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY STATISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, EXPERIMENTATION & ASSOCIATION FOR ALL

LIBERTARIANISM: If libertarianism would benefit mega corporations why don’t the mega corporations support libertarianism? - Seeing that, probably, all libertarian books and xyz other libertarian texts could be very cheaply published on a single external CD, as an almost complete freedom library, libertarianism does not need subsidies from corporations but inputs of labor of love, in form of scanning and proof-reading. Admittedly, these are time-consuming and boring jobs. The whole movement should be able to acquire and keep at least one of those automatic scanners going, which Google uses for its library efforts. It can cope with a whole book in about 6 minutes. – JZ, 26.7.11, on Facebook. – Competitive corporations are in the business of supplying wanted consumer and capital goods at competitive prices. They should not be considered as charities, especially not by libertarians and seeing the cheap options, which libertarians do now have and still do not use, sufficiently, to spread their knowledge and ideas. – JZ, 11.10.12. - & SUPPORT FROM CORPORATIONS REQUIRED OR MAINLY SELF-HELP IN UNPAID LABORS OF LOVE?

LIBERTARIANISM: Ignorance and prejudices, short and tiny visions, among libertarians as well as among others, are the main obstacles to the realization of libertarianism, first and at least among libertarians only and for any other ism for those, who subscribe to it. – JZ, 30.9.85. – Once some examples of libertarianism can be freely set we can leave their further spread, via voluntary adoption, merely to the attractiveness of its first examples and practices. – JZ, 14.11.07. – FROM THE SUFFICIENT PUBLICAITON OF ALL LIBERTARIAN IDEAS TO THEIR FREE & VOLUNTARY PRACTICE, UNDER PERSONAL LAW, AS ATTRACTIVE LIGHTTOWERS FOR OTHERS

LIBERTARIANISM: Is libertarianism best served by being offered in small segments on thousands to tens of thousands of libertarian websites, all of them insufficiently interlinked, abstracted, reviews, bibliographically listed and indexed, leaving most inter-connections to the still all too flawed automatic search engines, capable so far only to deal with words and not, sufficiently with ideas? –  One can too easily get lost in this verbal jungle or labyrinth of all too numerous search results. One can become discouraged by the sheer number of automatically produced search results, thousands to millions, mostly or largely still ill assorted and misleading, which, so far, one has to tackle alone, rather then in collaboration with many others, building up more and more useful special reference compilations between them, finally at least approaching completion, as far as possible, without having to tackle huge jobs by oneself. So far not even all the libertarian projects are listed together, online, to invite collaboration on projects already started by some or still only proposed and requiring division of labor. Why should not all previous special search results and editorial selections and comments become sufficiently combined, if not online then on a disc or HDD, leading to comprehensive libertarian library services, selling a book-sized libertarian library, still at an affordable price? Then each separate searcher does not have to start the search all over, once again, for himself alone. Also annual updates could be offered on DVDs or flash memory sticks. – Knowledge can become a powerful influence only if combined and sufficiently sorted out, interlinked and if it includes all pro and con. – Neither in print nor in alternative media does a complete libertarian library exist so far, although modern information storage and communication media would make it possible. – E.g. the whole Library of Congress could be offered on a mere 15 TBs. – How many TBs would be required for all libertarian texts, apart form images and videos, which, naturally, should also become digitally accessible through those, who do prefer them? - JZ, 17.5.13. – AUTOMATIC SEARCH ENGINES, INTERNET, ONLINE INFORMATION, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON DISCS, Q., NEW DRAFT

LIBERTARIANISM: Law is extremely important in a libertarian society. You don't have many laws in a libertarian society, but those laws that you do have, you take very seriously.” - Charles Murray. – Even the few libertarian laws should only be applied to libertarians. Moreover, I suspect that there would be many different libertarian groups that would wish for somewhat different sets of libertarian laws for themselves. – JZ, 2.2.09. – Each kind of libertarianism for its supporters. Just like each kind of anarchism for each kind of anarchists. Moreover, each kind of non-territorial authoritarianism and governmentalism – for their supporters. That should be penalty enough for them. Also very educational. Think of the many defectors from totalitarian communism, who became the most active anti-communists. – JZ, 24.12.10. - PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, VARIETIES OF LIBERTARIANS.

LIBERTARIANISM: Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult.” – Andre Marrou - VS. MODERN LIBERALISM

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism embraces all the philosophies that seek to restrict the sphere of State action and release the free modes of social action.” – Kenneth R. Gregg, Jr., The Three Enlightenments. – How far did he go in this panarchistic direction? Here he points to a target but did not yet describe it clearly enough. Perhaps, in the meantime, he has. – JZ, 24.12.10.

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism embraces dissent and tolerance.” - Jim Downard in THE CONNECTION, 102, 6 March 82, p.34. - Alas, he was then not always for the exterritorial options, as well. - JZ, 8.1.93, 24.12.10. - EMBRACES DISSENT & TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism is the only philosophy, which recognizes that all human beings are born free and should be able to live their lives in whatever way they choose. (*) Libertarians believe that all people have an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that is we are all born (**) with these rights, and no-one, especially not the government, has any right whatever to take that away from us.” – TANSTAAFL, Sydney, Feb., 1976. - (*) Even in non-libertarian ways! – (**) Why assume that these rights begin only at birth and not at conception? - JZ, 14.11.07. – Even the statists should be free to live their way – among themselves – but without a territorial monopoly. – Underlining by me. - JZ, 24.12.10.

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism is the philosophy which says that you can run your life better than the government can, and you have the right to be left alone in order to do it.” – Anonymous – Alas, it usually confines itself to the models of territorialism, even though it aims to reduce government activities to governments that are, otherwise, “limited”. – It still favors territorial government instead of being consistent and coming out for panarchism, in accordance with voluntarism, individualism, panarchism. – JZ, 2.2.09. - RUNNING YOUR OWN LIFE BETTER THAN A GOVERNMENT CAN, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism is the principle that each man is the sole owner of his life and free to dispose of it as he will; and furthermore, that he is free to use all his talents and energies to his own welfare.” – Doug Kennell, THE LIBERATOR, III.2. (issue 7), p.9. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism means individual liberty and personal responsibility. This is only possible when government is small.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, - p.211. - Rather than striving for a small and limited governments for libertarians and statists alike, thereby provoking the greatest possible resistance and postponing libertarianism for ourselves indefinitely, we should ally ourselves to all others isms with the single common aim of exterritorial autonomy for all our and their voluntary communities. Then, when governments or societies become a matter of individual choice, we will be able to have our diverse kinds of libertarian societies for ourselves. For disagreements between us are likely to continue, too. Let the statists try to realize their statist dreams at their expense and risk. That is “punishment” enough for them. – Under that kind of platform they can even be our allies. - JZ, 20.4.07, 30.9.07. - LIBERTARIANISM & SMALL GOVERNMENT OR LIBERTARIANISM FOR LIBERTARIANS ONLY & ANY OTHER ISM FOR ITS FOLLOWERS? LIMITED TERRITORIAL STATES ARE A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism offers nothing less than the completion of the revolution of liberty against power, carrying on the grand traditions of classical liberalism to their infinitely radical conclusions – the dismantling of all systems of power and privileges.” – Roy A. Childs, Jr., Liberty Against Power, Fox & Wilkes, San Francisco, 1994, p.10. – Only to the extent that they are territorially imposed. Among volunteer communities they may be continued or re-established in any form, as long as their individual members are willing to tolerate them, especially by not seceding from them, individually or in whole groups. At least for a while Childs did share that tolerant viewpoint. – JZ, 5.10.07. – I still don’t know why he and Herbert Spencer withdrew from it. – JZ, 12.10.13. - POWER & PRIVILEGE

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism that is universal and consistent in principle does not specify material agency, only an ideal aim of reciprocal physical autonomy for each person; aka NAP (non aggression principle), ZAP (zero aggression principle), PAT (physical aggression truce) and so on. Agency for achieving that ideal can theoretically manifest in a variety of forms: formal state, private security service, local defense co-op, community values consensus and so on.” - Terry Liberty Park, in email of 21/3/05. - Any form of progress, conservation or reaction that is supported by volunteers among themselves. – JZ, 2/05. - NON-AGGRESSION, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, FIRST PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism will either come about via the extensive use of tools of the information revolution or it will not come about. 500 years of printing were not sufficient to bring it about. – Freedom of action in the political, economic and social spheres may be necessary to promote enlightenment sufficiently.” - JZ, 21.1.84, 19.11.07. - ENLIGHTENMENT & FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarianism, interpreted merely as advocacy of "limited" or mini-governments, is in opposition to panarchism. It has still an essentially totalitarian feature, namely its territorialism. But there are many other strands of libertarianism, e.g. anarcho-capitalism or free market anarchism. Have all of its versions been listed and compared with each other? - JZ, 17.9.04 – PANARCHISM VS. LIBERTARIANISM, ITS REMAINING TERRITORIALISM, EVEN IF ONLY OF THE LIMITED GOVERNMENT TYPE. LIMITED GOVERNMENT – ONLY FOR ITS VOLUNTEERS, I.E. WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY! JUST ANOTHER PANARCHY FOR ITS MEMBERS!

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarians believe the answer to America’s political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom that marks this country above all others; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade as prescribed by America’s founders.” – The Libertarian Party: A Short History, 2000. - LIBERTARIANISM ACCORDING TO THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY

LIBERTARIANISM: Libertarians have quietly become America's best organized and most significant third party. Unlike flash-in-the-pan parties organized around cults of personality like Ross Perot's and Ralph Nader's, Libertarians have organized at the grass roots for the long haul. They are fast approaching the point where they may force the major parties to reckon with Libertarian ideas. – Bob Ewegen, THE DENVER POST, 11/24/01.

LIBERTARIANISM: Only we offer technology without technocracy, growth without pollution, liberty without chaos, law without tyranny, the defence of property rights in one’s person and in one’s material possessions.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p.320, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3.

LIBERTARIANISM: People should be able to be what they want to be and do what they want - as long as they're not harming people ... I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone." - Clint Eastwood. – Alas, even he did not clearly distinguish between harming people and wronging people. – JZ, 12.10.13. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, LEAVE OTHERS ALONE

LIBERTARIANISM: The basic insights of libertarianism – decentralization of power, individualism, imprescriptible rights, spontaneous order, voluntary exchange, and peace …” - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.343.

LIBERTARIANISM: The difference between libertarianism and socialism is that libertarians will tolerate the existence of a socialist community, but socialists can’t tolerate a libertarian community. – David Boaz  – in  – He should have added that for the full realization of mutual tolerance and thus the possibility of peaceful coexistence between all their forms, all their societies, communities and governance systems should be only exterritorial ones, each for its volunteers, under their self-chosen personal law. – JZ, 1.4.12, 12.10.13. – D. B. should distinguish between State Socialists and voluntary or cooperative socialists. At least the latter two kinds and many of the religious ones are more or less tolerant. – JZ, 15.1.13. - VS. STATE SOCIALISM

LIBERTARIANISM: The legacy of Democrats and Republicans approaches: Libertarianism by bankruptcy.” – Nick Nuessle, 1992. - Don't hold your breath. Even totalitarian regimes managed to hold on for years to decades. "Governments never go bankrupt. Only their creditors go bankrupt!" - said an Austrian proverb after much experience with un-financial governments. They still have their central banks and monopoly money. And when taxes and inflated legal tender paper money are refused, armed requisitioning gangs might make matters even worse, as happened after the Soviet counter-revolution. - The Soviet government went finally bankrupt - but it was hardly followed by an extensive liberation, far less radical libertarianism. - And if the Nazi regime had managed to acquire atomic mass murder “weapons” in time … JZ, 22.11.06. - LIBERTARIANISM BY GOVERNMENT BANKRUPTCIES?

LIBERTARIANISM: The modern "libertarian" movement is the most focused philosophic expression of this undercurrent of change, for it is grounded not only in a distrust of power, but in the confidence that a free and peaceful social order can arise only out of the spontaneous and autonomous behavior of individuals. Libertarian thinking also reflects the pluralistic assumption that a condition of liberty will produce a variety of tastes, ideas, social practices, and behavior; and that only a respect for the inviolability of the lives and other property of individuals can produce such ends. My wife expressed the point very well: "libertarianism is the only philosophy that respects each person." – Butler Shaffer, “The Libertarians’ Albatross”, 2004. – Does each person deserve respect? E.g. a tyrant or other mass murderer? – JZ, 24.12.10. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PLURALISM, TOLERANCE

LIBERTARIANISM: The only real aim of libertarians is the Exit-Option, the right to secede, always and everywhere.” – “eigentuemlich frei” (André F. Lichtschlag), in an email-interview with Kurt Fleming & Uwe Timm, in: Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, p.228. – The aim is, rather, voluntary associationism or experimentation, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. The exit option of individual or group secessionism is only the beginning of the realization of this aim. – JZ, 12.10.13. - EXIT OPTION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, OPTING OUT, WITHDRAWAL FROM THE STATE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTARIANISM: The paternalist believes in coercion, in the forcible raising of taxes and the collective management of resources by a supposedly enlightened elite. The libertarian wants the many to take (*) decisions for themselves; the paternalist wants the few to take (*) decisions for the many.” - Michael Prowse, Paternalist Government Is Out Of Date, in: David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.392. – (*) make? – JZ - VS. PATERNALISM & COERCION, FREE CHOICE, FREE DECISION-MAKING

LIBERTARIANISM: The prize is your life, your way.” – R. A. Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, 12/74. – LIFE, NWT, SURVIVAL

LIBERTARIANISM: Theoretically, at least a full-blown libertarian society would tolerate, even encourage peaceful dissent. It would thrive on such disagreements and exchange of ideas. ..." - Jim Downard in THE CONNECTION issue, page 34. - Not only tolerance for the exchange of ideas but also for diverse and exterritorially autonomous actions, associations and institutions is required - and voluntary free exchange of the products and services of these free actions. - JZ, 8.1.93, 12.10.13.

LIBERTARIANISM: There are many paths to libertarianism. Many reasons for becoming a libertarian. Ethical: Embracing the "Non-Aggression Principle". Opposition to the use of force. Pragmatic: Freedom works. Freedom is practical and effective and efficient. Utilitarian: Freedom provides the greatest good for the greatest number. Egoistic: Freedom benefits you. Freedom is in your self-interest. Altruistic: Freedom benefits others. Freedom is in their interest. Outcome: Freedom produces results that you want. It maximizes individual choice. Freedom promotes and rewards personal responsibility. Freedom creates prosperity. – Michael Cloud - MOTIVES, ARGUMENTS, BASIC PRINCIPLES

LIBERTARIANISM: There may be two libertarians in the world who agree on absolutely everything, but I am not one of them. Anonymous – JOKES

LIBERTARIANISM: To work for libertarianism – to oppose the growth of government and aid the liberation of the individual – used to be an idealistic choice taken for purely idealistic reasons. Now it is an act of intelligent and almost desperate self-defence.” – Robert Anton Wilson, NEW LIBERTARIAN, 5/6, 1978-80, p.18. - SELF-DEFENCE, SURVIVAL

LIBERTARIANISM: We recognize the right of every man to perform services for himself or to serve others according to conditions arrived at through free bargaining. Communism denies this right, since it places all services in the hands of an arbitrary, central authority. – Our doctrine is based on private property, communism is based on systematic plunder, since it consists in handling over to one man, without compensation, the labor of another. If it distributed to each one according to his labor, it would, in fact, recognize private property and would no longer be communism. – Our doctrine is based on liberty. In fact, private property and liberty, in our eyes are one and the same; for man is made the owner of his own services by his right and his ability to dispose of them as he sees fit. Communism destroys liberty, for it permits no one to dispose freely of his own labor. Our doctrine is founded on justice; communism, on injustice. This is the necessary conclusion from what we have just said.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.118. – Voluntary communism is still a rightful choice for groups of volunteers. Libertarians would not wish to outlaw e.g. family communism, that of monasteries, nunneries and of communist communes. – JZ, 12.10.13. - LIBERTARIANISM VS. TOTALITARIAN COMMUNISM, STATISM, PROPERTY VS. PLUNDER, RIGHTS OF MAN, COMMUNISM

LIBERTARIANISM: We understand free markets but we don’t understand how to market freedom.” – Michael Cloud, 7/04 in Rotorua. – We have not yet understood the special markets required for freedom ideas, references and talents. – E.g., an encyclopedia of the best refutations (including e.g. Schopenhauer’s Eristische Dialektik), an encyclopedia of persuasive wordings (RED.), a libertarian Ideas Archive, a comprehensive libertarian library, libertarian text CDs, libertarian bibliographies, indexes, abstracts, reviews, directory, definitions collection, joke books, Slogans for Liberty. – JZ, n.d. & 2.2.09, 12.10.13. – MARKETING OF LIBERTARIAN IDEAS

LIBERTARIANISM: What does it mean to be a libertarian? Prof. Jeffrey Miron says it’s about letting others live their own lives as they see fit. -  LearnLiberty – Facebook, 12.5.13. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETAL SYSTEMS

LIBERTARIANISM: Who ever refuses to obey the General Will, shall be compelled to do so by the whole body; and this means only that he will be COMPELLED TO BE FREE." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau. - A limited libertarian and territorial government is and will be far from "everyone's" ideal and should, therefore, not be imposed, not even if a large majority vote could be attained for it. - JZ, 6.4.89. – PANARCHISM, MAJORITY RULE

LIBERTARIANISM: You’d think people would learn, after two centuries, wouldn’t you?” – Sam Nicholson, Triad, in ANALOG, Jan. 79, p.162. – Only individuals and their voluntary associations do and can learn sufficiently. Thus they should be set quite free to apply their own learning among themselves. Then, by numerous diverse people living in a territory and also numerous diverse minority groups all doing their own things for and to themselves, the whole population will advance as fast as it can, seeing human nature with all its faults and limitations. – JZ, 18.11.07. - LIBERTARIANISM & ITS LACK OF PROGRESS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM.

LIBERTARIANS: A Liberal is committed to sure cures that always turn out to be swindles; a Libertarian throws the bottles out of the window, and asks only that the patient be let alone.” - H. L. Mencken, Essay in Pedagogy, in Prejudices, Fifth Series, p.256. - VS. LIBERALS, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT CURES, LET ALONE, LAISSEZ FAIRE

LIBERTARIANS: A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, or to advocate or delegate its initiation. Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are not libertarians, regardless of what they may claim. – L Neil Smith – A serious threat is often a sufficient justification for actually initiating the use of defensive force against that threat. E.g., presently the territorial regime of North Korea has nuclear weapons in readiness, apart from last-minute fuelling them, and it has declared that a state of war exists already for it and that it will use its nuclear weapons. Is that not yet a sufficient justification for initiating force against such a madman and its top supporters? But is certainly not a justification for a strike against its primary victims, the people in its population centers. – Alas, territorial governments are ill prepared for such defensive actions, especially with their own nuclear “weapons”. They may not take such threats serious enough until it is too late. They have not even recognized any rightful government in exile as an alternative for it, or, far better, several governance systems and societies, all only for their present and future volunteers, all under personal law only and without a territorial monopoly. They have not declared quite rightful war- and peace-aims and an open arms policy for all deserters and other defectors from that regime. Neither have they published a comprehensive libertarian revolution or military insurrection program or offered a unilateral separate peace treaty to all the victims of this regime. Not even tyrannicide is clearly advocated by them in this case, as it was some time ago against e.g. Saddam Hussein and against the promoter of the September 11 attack on New York people. Drones have not been used against the culprits in charge there, the tyrant and his ambitions generals. The prepared counter-strikes are more likely to hit their civilian and conscripted victims, treating them as their property, although they have no decision-making power. – JZ, n.d. - INITIATION OF FORCE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, UNILATERAL SEPARATE PEACE OFFER, REVOLUTON PROGRAM, OPEN ARMS POLICY FOR REFUGEES & DESERTERS, GOVERNMENTS- & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, NORTH KOREAN TYRANNY, NON-AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE

LIBERTARIANS: Almost all freedom books point only out some liberties and neglect others. Few get the full connection between peace and freedom, that between all individual rights and liberties and the establishment of a lasting peace, based upon them. – Perhaps no human rights declaration so far has clearly stated all of them, to the extent that they are already discovered and expressed by someone, somewhere, least of all the governmental ones. - JZ, n.d. &  13.10.13. - FREEDOM BOOKS, FREEDOM, PEACE, DECLARATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, JUSTICE

LIBERTARIANS: Do the principles and dogmas of most anarchists and libertarians really have a sufficiently more moral, rational and factual basis than those of most religions?” – JZ, 30.10.93. Their differences, omissions and contradictions have certainly not yet been sufficiently discussed. – JZ 1.12.07. - Compare my spectrum of hyphenated forms of anarchism and their opposites. The third version, hopefully not the last, can be found under The same kind of survey should be made of the different forms of libertarianism. – Hopefully, not as many schism will be discovered then and there. - JZ, n.d. & 13.10.13. ANARCHISTS, FIRST PRINCIPLES, INDIVDIUALA RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RELIGIONS, DOGMAS

LIBERTARIANS: Full freedom still is largely an unknown ideal, even among most libertarians. – JZ, 23.7.89. – They still have to engage on their journeys of discoveries. An “Island” within reach of everybody, which is offering all freedom information, digitally, has still not been created. – JZ, 15.11.07. – By now it could be book-sized: a single external HD, of 1 or 2 TB, containing all libertarian texts, a complete libertarian reference library. Or would that really require more capacity? – JZ, 24.12.10.

LIBERTARIANS: God save me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.” – English proverb, traced by Apperson to 1477. - Libertarians, too, are often their own worst enemies. If they had striven only for any form of libertarianism for any kind of libertarians and, at the same time, for any form of statism for any kind of statists, then they might have achieved their ideal for themselves long ago. But most try still to impose their freedom ideals upon the majority of opponents or doubters of liberty and thus caused a hard and prolonged battle for themselves. – JZ, 14.11.07, 13.10.13. - FRIENDS & ENEMIES, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTARIANS: How can any libertarian be satisfied with less than the truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth, when it comes to liberties and rights? At least he should work towards making all of them readily and cheaply accessible to himself and all other libertarians. – JZ, 5.7.82, 14.11.07. - FULL & PERMANENT PUBLICATION OF ALL LIBERTARIAN TEXTS

LIBERTARIANS: How can people be satisfied with writing down, reading, collecting, editing, abstracting, reviewing, indexing and publishing only as few liberty, peace and justice titles as they do? – JZ, 5.3.95, 24.12.10. – How can freedom lovers, between them, fail to produce a comprehensive digital libertarian encyclopedia, ideas archive, projects list, refutations encyclopedia, definitions encyclopedia, slogans for liberty encyclopedia and other helpful reference works? How can they omit utilizing the electronic “argument mapping” of Paul Monk et al? – JZ, 5.3.95, 13.11.07. - Q., NEW DRAFT

LIBERTARIANS: I think little of their intellectual curiosity and their reading habits, as long as so few of them enquire what LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING has to offer them. – JZ, 19.9.94. – Now I think likewise little of them as long as they make so little use of disks for publishing and reading freedom texts, regardless of how cheaply that could be done. – Usually it would take considerable electronic collaboration by them to merely fill a single CD with ca. 3000 freedom books, not to speak of DVDs, that could contain 15 000 books or external HD’s of 320 Gbs, that could contain over a million books. Why do they not sufficiently collaborate to provide whole freedom libraries in this format? – JZ, 14.11.07. – Don’t they love freedom books enough for that? Do they want to think and read about liberty as little as most religious believers do about their religion? – JZ, 29.11.07. - ANARCHISTS, MICROFILMS & CD-PROJECT

LIBERTARIANS: If a case be good, the most violent attack of to enemies will not injure it so much as an injudicious defense of it by its friends.” – Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1825, I – 475.

LIBERTARIANS: If libertarians were as busily and systematically working for liberty, in their spare time, as they are working during their normal working hours to make a living and to attempt to become relatively wealthy, then all our individual rights and liberties would have been realized and protected by them long ago. But with only the occasional hours dedicated to working for liberty, peace and justice, not enough can be achieved fast enough. – Moreover, they still have not sufficiently published and coordinated all the liberty labors already done and still to be done, to achieve a large degree of division of labor, on thousands of different unfinished or merely proposed and large freedom projects, all run by libertarians, spread all over the world dispersed at the same time, but connected e.g. by email. To a large extent and in spite of the Internet in its current form, the lone libertarian seems to be still the rule. They are, largely, still working isolated from each other, unaware of the similar activities of others and thus duplicate all too many of their efforts, or they become all too soon discouraged - because on their own they, obviously, cannot achieve enough. They still haven’t even achieved, between them, a comprehensive bibliography, electronic library, electronic libertarian encyclopedia, abstracts and review collection, a common directory, ideas archive, projects list and numerous desirable other reference works, including argument maps, refutations encyclopedias etc., etc., all of which would make their efforts much more productive. – Moreover, they are not even quite aware that such tools are important and not yet provided by them, although this could now be done relatively easily, through online collaboration. Their own reference tools, in their own libraries, are mostly woefully inadequate. - JZ, 28.6.06, 26.10.07, 13.10.13. - WORKING FOR LIBERTY, SYSTEMATICALLY & COLLABORATIVELY, NEW DRAFT

LIBERTARIANS: If we are to succeed in the great struggle of ideas that is under way, we must first of all know what we believe.” – F. A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, London, 1960. – And publish it sufficiently, cheaply and in combination. The tools for this are now available and affordable. Only skill and interest in using them is required. – JZ, 13.10.13.

LIBERTARIANS: In general, it follows that those who support the concept of liberty yearn for a condition in which all men abandon tyranny as a modus vivendi. Thus, the libertarian opposes tyranny in all, including himself.” – Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.23. – But even LeFevre did not, consistently, oppose territorialism among libertarians. – JZ, 22.11.07. But at least once he reproduced de Puydt’s article on panarchy in THE RAMPART JOURNAL, Fall 1966. But it appeared that most of his readers were not ready for such ideas, either. – JZ, 30.12.07. - TYRANNY

LIBERTARIANS: In summertime and within seconds of some “news”, events or happenings that are of interest to blowflies and necessary for their survival via a new generation, they do assemble and try to do their things. Now, if libertarians assembled almost as fast and utilized any opportunity for them, like blowflies do, then they would achieve their libertarian aims much sooner. Then we could achieve freedom or panarchism in our time and not only in decades to centuries. – JZ, 7.12.99, 20.11.07. - BLOWFLIES AS TEACHERS OF LIBERTARIANS

LIBERTARIANS: It is easier to lead men to combat and to stir up their passions than to temper them and urge them to the patient labors of peace.” – André Gide, Journals, Sept. 13, 1938, tr. Justin O’Brien. - Similar considerations led me to claim that we need more clerks, compilers, editors and archivists etc. for individual liberties and rights. JZ, 21.11.85, 28.11.07, 13.10.13. - CLERICAL JOBS, UNPAID, WORKING FOR LIBERTY & PEACE, ASSOCIATION OF LIBERTARIAN SCANNERS

LIBERTARIANS: It might be thought that the libertarian, the person committed to the "natural system of liberty" (in Adam Smith's phrase), almost by definition holds the goal of liberty as his highest political end. But this is often not true; for many libertarians, the desire for self-expression, or for bearing witness to the truth of the excellence of liberty, frequently takes precedence over the goal of the triumph of liberty in the real world. Yet surely, as will be seen further below, the victory of liberty will never come to pass unless the goal of victory in the real world takes precedence over more aesthetic and passive considerations. - If liberty should be the highest political end, then what is the grounding for that goal? It should be clear from this work that, first and foremost, liberty is a moral principle, grounded in the nature of man. In particular, it is a principle of justice, of the abolition of aggressive violence in the affairs of men. Hence, to be grounded and pursued adequately, the libertarian goal sought in the spirit of an overriding devotion to justice. …” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics Of Liberty, p.254. - JUSTICE & LIBERTY, TOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAW, DECLARATION OF INDVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

LIBERTARIANS: It would be useful to have compiled, by interested fans, at least the major and best freedom ideas of each prominent libertarian. Perhaps those of other libertarians later. This should be done together with the best criticism of their remaining errors. Later all such compilations could be compiled in a single encyclopedia, in various affordable alternative formats, with constantly further improvements added. – JZ, 26.1.98. So far the only work I know that does this at least halfway is: The Ayn Rand Library, vol. IV: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, Objectivism from A to Z, ed. by Harry Binswanger, 1988, 535 pages. LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPAEDIA, PUBLICATION & DISCUSSION OF THE REMAINING ERRORS OF EVEN THE BEST LIBERTARIANS

LIBERTARIANS: lib·er·tar·i·an: One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state. – American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition – Consistent libertarians do not see any role for any territorial State. At most they would tolerate personal law States that correspond to the particular forms of statism of the voluntary members. – All kinds of States only for all kinds of statists and all kinds of libertarianism for all kinds of libertarians, however, none should be tolerated which claims and tries to enforce a territorial monopoly. - JZ, 28.4.13. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLISM, COERCION & COLLECTIVISM

LIBERTARIANS: Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult. – Andre Marrou

LIBERTARIANS: LIBERTARIAN GREAT ONES: I once heard Peter Boettke say, "We stand on the shoulders of giants, but we have to kick their heads sometimes." Louis James, in Walter Block Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator

LIBERTARIANS: Libertarians are people who have less prejudices than others – but, as a rule, still all too many. – JZ, 11.1.87. – PREJUDICES

LIBERTARIANS: Libertarians believe in individual liberty and full personal responsibility. Libertarians believe in dramatically smaller government now. Libertarians believe that every person should be self-governing.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, - p.68. – The first and the third sentence go much beyond the second. – JZ, 30.9.07.

LIBERTARIANS: Libertarians harm their own cause more than the non-libertarians do. – JZ, 30.6.92.

LIBERTARIANS: Libertarians more concerned with e.g. shopping hour restrictions and the postal monopoly rather than with e.g. the nuclear war threat, unemployment and free migration, are like Christians, who are more concerned with poker machines, alcohol consumption and marital infidelities rather than with collective responsibility, just war aims and individual human rights and liberties. – JZ, 10.2.86. – LIBERTARIANS, TOO, TEND TO AVOID BIG ISSUES

LIBERTARIANS: Libertarians, as a rule, are shirkers and dodgers and refuseniks – when it comes to doing the clerical, archival, microfilming, photocopying, keyboarding and scanning chores to finally and fully state and present their case in the most effective, complete, affordable and accessible ways. – JZ, 24.2.95. - TOO MANY CHIEFS & NOT ENOUGH INDIANS

LIBERTARIANS: Many of the politically active libertarians seem to be more interested in gaining or retaining power than in promoting liberty. – Am I wrong in that? – JZ, 15.11.94, 13.11.07. - LIBERTARIAN PARTY

LIBERTARIANS: Many who call themselves libertarians take the idea and possibility of individual liberty so lightly and qualify and compromise it in so many ways, so that, in this, they do resemble the modern liberals - at least somewhat. – JZ, 16.7.89. – E.g., most of them are still territorialists and favor an exclusive currency, e.g. of gold coins and gold certificates. Some even oppose free migration. And, mostly, they favor the realization only of one libertarian ideal for all people, namely the supposed ideal of “limited governments”. – JZ, 15.11.07, 13.10.13.

LIBERTARIANS: More and more libertarians seem to limit themselves to more and more limited objectives. – JZ, 2.12.80.

LIBERTARIANS: Most libertarians are only in favor of FINANCIAL FREEDOM, i.e., the right to issue and hold, trade and price financial securities freely, without let or hindrance by governments and without being taxed. Regarding money most favor merely another exclusive or even forced currency, namely a rare metal one and gold -certificates based upon rate metal convertibility, whether fractionally or 100% covered. They do not favor full MONETARY FREEDOM, i.e. the right to issue, accept, refuse, discount, hold and use private money tokens, notes, clearing certificates, using agreed-upon value standards, keeping them as stable, honest, -useful and acceptable as it is possible and in their self-interest to do. - JZ, 16.10.87, 13.10.13. - FINANCIAL FREEDOM AND MONETARY FREEDOM

LIBERTARIANS: Oh ye of little faith!” One can get along with most classical liberals and most anarchist and libertarians only so far and no further. When it comes to quite consistent advocacy of rights, liberties and voluntary choices for oneself and all others, to quite consistent voluntarism for all kinds of faiths, beliefs and convictions, to freedom to experiment among volunteers, then most of them draw the line somewhere and do not want to grant their opponents or competitors the same freedom that they desire for themselves. They still adhere to the territorialist monopoly, although often on a smaller scale. Within it they want to see only their own ideal realized, no matter how many errors or prejudices it might still contain. The more they are convinced of the correctness of their ideas and opinions, the more they want to force them also upon those, who disagree with them. They are not content with the present or possible future opportunity to merely practise their own beliefs, convictions, systems and constitutions among themselves only, among all their voluntary followers, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy, but rather aim at forcing it upon all dissenters in a territory as well, i.e., not only upon dissenting aggressors but also upon peaceful and tolerant groups of dissenters, who wish to do their things only to themselves. The statists won’t tolerate the non-statists and the non-statists won’t tolerate the statists. Almost all want their preferred system to dominate territorially, over the whole population – and yet they do often believe themselves to be liberators. – JZ, 12.8.06, 30.10.07. - CLASSICAL LIBERALS & MINI-ARCHISTS, ALL STILL TERRITORIALISTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INTOLERANCE

LIBERTARIANS: Republicans don't want anyone having more fun than they do, and the Democrats don't want anyone making more money than they do. Libertarians want you to make money and have fun.” – Andre Marrou, LP Presidential candidate. - REPUBLICANS & DEMOCRATS, JOKES

LIBERTARIANS: simply think of the State as a criminal band, and all of the libertarian attitudes will logically fall into place.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - THE STATE

LIBERTARIANS: The fatal error [of the French radicals in 1848] is … to have tried to free others before they were themselves liberated.” – Alexander Herzen, in Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, p, 96.

LIBERTARIANS: The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891. – In some ways even libertarians do form no exception from this rule. – JZ, 16.2.86. – A recent Mises Institute essay, emailed, discussed this essay very well and pointed out that it is now online. – JZ, 29.11.07, 13.10.13. - KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY

LIBERTARIANS: The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.George Orwell, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 13.3.13. – Alas, to the extent that limited government advocates are still territorialists, they should also be classed as authoritarian libertarians. There are also various kinds of authoritarian anarchists, e.g. those, for whom their secondary feature, e.g. egalitarianism, has become the primary one. I would class exterritorialist and voluntarist conservatives to be also revolutionary. How many different kinds of conservatives, revolutionaries and libertarians are there? – JZ, 19.4.13. - AUTHORITARIANS, REVOLUTIONARIES, CONSERVATIVES, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTARIANS: The Reform Party wants to reform corruption. Libertarians want to eliminate the temptation.” – Source? - VS. REFORMERS & CORRUPTION & OFFICES, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAXATION

LIBERTARIANS: The trouble with the age we live in is that it lacks consistence. People start reasoning things out, and as soon as they begin to get anywhere they drop everything and run.” – Ugo Betti, Struggle Till Dawn, 1949, a. tr. G. H. McWilliam. – Too many libertarians are satisfied with too little understanding of the case for liberty and too little actions in its favor. – JZ, 20.11.85, 14.11.07. - CONSISTENCY, PERSISTENCE, UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSION, DIGGING DEEPER

LIBERTARIANS: The world is filled with willing people: some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” – Robert Frost, quoted in AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS, Aug. 84. – Moreover, many of those unwilling or unable to work productively, do put also all too many legal and bureaucratic barriers in the road of those willing and able to work, especially when they are enterprising (despised or envied as “capitalists”) or illegal immigrants, i.e. “illegal humans”. Then, when they do manage to get a business going, nevertheless, or get a job, under all the difficulties of governmental monetary and financial despotism, and other wrongful interventionism, they tax them heavily. – JZ, 13.10.13. – LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, BUSINESSMEN, CAPITALISTS, BUREAUCRACY, PARASITES, LOAFERS, BEGGARS, WELFARE STATE, HANDOUT RECEIVERS, VOTING

LIBERTARIANS: There are the pro-property libertarians and the anti-property libertarians. They have not yet agreed fully and clearly upon voluntarism and tolerance for both of them, and for all others. Nor have they clearly seen and agreed upon the only organizational form which would permit this, namely exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers, which individuals may freely join and leave, - JZ, 27.8.93, 24.12.10. - PRO & AGAINST PROPERTY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LIBERTARIANS: There is nothing wrong with honest money-making – but should it be the main and the life-long concern of a libertarian? – JZ, 8.1.98. - MONEY-MAKING

LIBERTARIANS: There may be two libertarians somewhere who agree with each other on everything, but I am not one of them.” - David Friedman, "The Machinery of Freedom." - They could and should come to agree at least upon exterritorial autonomy for all libertarian volunteer communities - as well as for such communities for all kinds of statists. So far most of them hardly discuss this option at all. As territorialists they are inevitably at loggerheads: E.g., pro or against party actions, pro or against abortion, pro or against full monetary freedom, pro or against productive cooperatives. - JZ, 29.10.02. – And yet almost all libertarians still believe that all of them would peacefully fit into territorial States and that they could persuade the majority of voters to allow them to establish and maintain “limited” territorial governments. – JZ, 3.1.08. “There may be two libertarians in the world who agree on absolutely everything, but I am not one of them.” – Anonymous - INTERNAL DISSENT, DISAGREEMENTS, JOKES

LIBERTARIANS: This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians. – Hugh Downs (1997) – DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, POLITICAL PARTIES

LIBERTARIANS: Those who deny all moral values and principles, all human rights, natural law, the very concept of rights – are also, fundamentally, enemies of liberty, authoritarians and power addicts, no matter how they call or perceive themselves. – JZ, 2.4.00, 20.11.07. - MORALITY, RIGHT IS MIGHT, ANARCHISTS, EGOISTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, ETHICS

LIBERTARIANS: Too many are satisfied with token-libertarianism. – JZ, 17.2.86.

LIBERTARIANS: under libertarianism every man is the ultimate decision-maker, the owner of his own life and property. Barring force and fraud autonomy need never be abridged in society, if autonomy is understood in the sense of individual sovereignty.” - R. A. Childs, Anarchism & Justice, IV. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

LIBERTARIANS: Under the mask of libertarians and anarchists you find many who are to some extent intolerant, dogmatic and coercive authoritarians. – JZ, 19.12.92, 16.11.07. – AUTHORITARIANISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS – STILL TERRITORIAL!

LIBERTARIANS: Whoever refuses to obey the General Will, shall be compelled to do so by the whole body; and this means only that he will be compelled to be free. – Rousseau. – “By the whole body”. Without him it is, obviously, not the whole body. And there are almost bound to be other dissenters in a whole territory. A limited libertarian and territorial government is and will be far from everyone’s ideal. Therefore, even it should not be territorially imposed, not even if a very large majority vote could be attained for it. Those in favor should simply form their own limited government, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. If they do not have the chance to win over the majority during the next elections, in years or decades, then they should mainly aim at achieving their own exterritorial autonomy for themselves and as well for all other minority groups, as, probably, the fastest and easiest way to achieve what they want for themselves. – JZ, 6.4.89, 19.11.07. - MOST MODERN LIBERTARIANS & THE GENERAL WILL OF ROUSSEAU, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTIES: Abraham Lincoln warned the Americans against trusting a government to safeguard their human rights: "If there is anything that it is the duty of the whole people never to intrust (*) to any hands but their own, that thing is the preservation and perpetuity of their own liberties and institutions.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.149. – (*) entrust? – JZ - TRUST, GOVERNMENTS, PEOPLE, HUMAN RIGHTS

LIBERTIES: All particular rights and liberties are just aspects of general free and rightful conditions. Thus when any of them are threatened, ignored or suppressed, anywhere, at any time and against anyone, then all liberties and rights of all the people on Earth are under attack. Wild beasts of prey are then still on the prowl among us. Here is a vast scope for much more solidarity among all rational human beings, i.e., for their standing together against all criminals with victims and all other aggressors. Such resistance should be sufficiently and suitably informed, trained, organized and armed as well. – However, if certain rights are intentionally not practised within some communities of volunteers only, then this is their own internal affair and does not warrant any armed intervention by outsiders. Even rights and liberties should not be forced upon anyone who does not appreciate them. Such people still have to learn to appreciate all rights and can rightly only be forced to respect them in the members of other communities of volunteers. As soon as they are sufficiently enlightened in this respect, then they should be free to opt out of such restrictive communities. – JZ, 30.8.99, 20.11.07. – Others might refuse to accept them as members, because they have still too many errors and prejudices in their heads. Then they would have to establish another panarchy or polyarchy for themselves. – JZ, 24.12.10. - LIKE RIGHTS ARE INTERCONNECTED & MUTUALLY SUPPORTATIVE, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LOCAL MILITIAS FOR THE DEFENCE OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, INTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIBERTIES: The difference between liberty and liberties is as great as between God and gods.” - Ludwig Boerne, Fragmente und Aphorismen, 1840. - VS. LIBERTY

LIBERTIES: The teacher reminded us that Rome's liberties were not auctioned off in a day, but were bought slowly, gradually, furtively, little by little; first with a little corn and oil for the exceedingly poor and wretched, later with corn and oil for voters who were not quite so poor, later still with corn and oil for pretty much every man that had a vote to sell - exactly our own history over again.” - Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), "Purchasing Civic Virtue," Mark Twain in Eruption, ed. Bernard De Voto, pp. 68-69 (1940). - RIGHTS, ENCROACHMENT, GRADUALISM, LOSS OF LIBERTY, ROMAN REPUBLIC, WELFARE STATE, DEMOCRACY, VOTING

LIBERTIES: they knew that evil means destroyed good ends. They knew that to extinguish existing liberties, civilized habits, rational behavior, to abolish them today, in the belief that, like a phoenix, they would arise in a purer and more glorious form tomorrow, was to fall into a terrible snare and delusion.” – Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, p.299. - MEANS & ENDS, SACRIFICES

LIBERTIES: Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine. - The more people strive to recognize and realize all individual rights and liberties, the less work will be required to uphold them. The full set of individual liberties and rights would then almost become self-realizing and self-supporting, almost automatically and the remaining work involved would be done easily and with pride and not considered to be a boring or dangerous chore. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – But who is willing so far to undergo the fatigue of trying to help in the compilation of an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties? – Thomas Paine and a few other people at least tried but by far not yet enough people did. – Compare my PEACE PLANS issues No. 589 & 590, an anthology of private attempts as opposed to the statist ones. Later supplemented to over 130 such drafts and digitized. – - JZ, 22.1.09. - RIGHTS & THEIR PROTECTION, MILITIA, GUNS, SELF-DEFENCE, SECURITY, SELF-HELP, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

LIBERTIES: We are reluctant to admit that we owe our liberties to men of a type that today we hate and fear – unruly men, disturbers of the peace, men who resent and denounce what Whitman called "the insolence of elected persons" – in word, free men …” – Gerald W. Johnson (1890-1980), American Freedom and the Press, 1958 - ALL DUE TO A FEW FREE MEN

LIBERTIES: Where men cannot freely convey their thoughts to one another, no other liberty is secure.” – William E. Hocking (1873-1966), Freedom of the Press, 1947 – On the other hand, merely freedom of expression and information is not, at least under present conditions, enough to safeguard all other liberties. – All liberties are needed to sufficiently support each other. - JZ, 22.1.09, 24.12.10. - ALL LIBERTIES DEPENDENT UPON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LIBERTOCRACY: The large website of GREG FLANAGAN, introduction with links to his other pages, 2p: 359, 360 in PEACE PLANS 1689-1693. - An index to Libertocracy can be found on sheets 739-744 - but this PEACE PLANS compilation of his pages is neither as complete nor follows the order of the website. - JZ - Flanagan advances his libertarian utopia only as one option for panarchists, those who would agree with him. - JZ, 17.9.04. - PANARCHISM

LIBERTY & RESPONSIBILITY: Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions … Liberty and responsibility are inseparable. – F. A. Hayek – - Ron Manners shared a link. – Facebook, 15.9.13.

LIBERTY OF PRESS: 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

LIBERTY UNDER PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: If none were to have Liberty but those who understand what it is, there would not be many freed Men in the world. – Lord Halifax – As a territorialist, he, too, misunderstood the problem. Precisely, when the already somewhat enlightened few are free to secede from the State and do their own things, among themselves, at their own risk and expense, then their better systems will set shiny beacons for all others to guide them to undertake the same steps for themselves. It will be a free competition, with full experimental freedom and free enterprise for all (even the xyz kinds of statists), on who has to offer most to the own members, by releasing their creative and productive as well as exchange energies and options to the greatest extent. Among the freedom lovers there would be no monetary- or financial despotism, no wrongful laws, regulations, controls or bureaucracies to hold them back. Thus they are bound to win – in a free competition with statists. Leonard E. Read of FEE often called for the “release all creative energies!’ although, alas, not in this way. Full experimental freedom for all, always at the own risk and expense and without a territorial monopoly! Nobody could rightfully ask for more or should, as a moral being, ask for less. Tolerance for all tolerant people! As much in freedom and rights (of all the individual liberties and rights, all sufficiently declared an explained) for each individual and each group of like-minded volunteers, as they are ready for, so far. Pioneering at the own risk and expense as an option for all. Self-responsibility and individual sovereignty, free market actions, freedom of contract and association in every sphere. Secessionism for individuals and minorities as the first step towards their kinds of reforms and changes, from moderate to radical ones, all applicable only to themselves. Even all forms, except the territorial ones, of statism, for all kinds of the remaining statists! That would effectively split the statist movements like religious liberty or religious tolerance split the religious hierarchies and gave even the non-believers their chances in freedom. – JZ, 26.4.13, 13.10.13. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE, UNDER PERSONAL. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OR TOLERANCE AS ONE OF THE MAIN PRECEDENTS FOR THE SAME FREEDOM WHEN IT COMES TO ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & SOCIAL SYSTEMS.

LIBERTY: 50 B.C. is the year in which Cicero’s laments at the loss of liberty began.” – J.O.Y. Gasset, Concord and Liberty, 38. – Slavery existed before and after! – And slaves, mostly, could not read and write and if they could, found no publisher for their complaints. - JZ, 30.11.07.

LIBERTY: A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.” – George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum. - & POVERTY

LIBERTY: A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty // Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.” – Joseph Addison, Cato. – Does that mean, e.g., if we rob a bank successfully and manage to spend a million dollars we robbed – gloriously, within a few weeks, that would be worth a lifetime sentence when finally caught? - JZ, 11.10.02. - Well, it wouldn't be "virtuous" acquisition but merely glorious spending. But take the virtuous and boring activities of our daily lives, in which we are still acting in private liberty with what is left to us after taxes. Are they worth a life in bondage? - JZ, 24.11.02. – If we did, virtuously, win a million dollars in lottery, we could spend to our heart’s delight – and only for an hour. It might take more than an hour to collect such a win! – If, in quiet meditation, we arrived a great idea, then one hour would certainly not be enough to realize it, in most cases! – JZ, 24.12.10, 13.10.13. - Even in bondage one has still freedom of thought and freedom of dreams. During sleep one is usually not disturbed by others. Should such sleeping hours also be called “virtuous liberty”? – With poetic licence one cannot sufficiently cover the subject. – JZ, 23.11.07. – Our territorial votes give us a moment of a little liberty and choice for ourselves (combined with a quite wrongful but only little say on the affairs of others). Does that little make up for the subsequent “representative” territorial authoritarianism? Our lives are full of little individual liberties in decision-making. Do they make up for all the rest of rights and liberties that we are not yet free to practice? – Why exaggerate in a good case? - JZ, 3.2.09. – BONDAGE, , VOTING, PRIVATE & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, VIRTUE

LIBERTY: A free path for liberty!” - (Der Freiheit eine Gasse!” – Legend of Arnold von Winkelried? ) – Freedom itself cannot walk or run. An open road or freedom of action for all men - respecting the same rights in others? Such qualifications would make more sense. – JZ 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: A just society would be one in which liberty for one person is constrained only by the demands created by equal liberty for another.” - Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality.

LIBERTY: A liberty to do that only which is good, just and honest.” – John Winthrop, Life and Letters, ii, 341. - JUSTICE

LIBERTY: A man IS free: he is given his liberty.” – Herbert Read, Chains and Freedom, p.162/163. – But not from the legislators, their territorial laws & institutions. – JZ, 1.12.07, 17.1.08. - FREEDOM


LIBERTY: A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.” - Baron de Montesquieu. - A nation does not feel anything, anyhow, not being an entity. But dissenters will feel the loss right away and permanently - and they are, usually, not free to opt out. - JZ, 24.11.02. – In another translation: A nation may lose its liberties in a day, and not miss them for a century. – The “nation” is merely an abstract. It does not think or feel. - Can it be believed that in a whole nation there is not a single human being who would miss his liberties? – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: A natural right to liberty, irrespective of the ability to defend it, exist in nations as much as and no more than it exists in individuals.” – J. A. Proude, The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, I, 1872. – Provided, that these “nations” are only bodies of volunteer. Otherwise they are enforced fictions. – JZ, 10.7.86. – Moreover, these volunteers must not be armies of fanatics, murderers and destroyers, but genuine self-liberators, practising as much or as little of all liberties and rights among themselves as they want to. – JZ, 18.1.08, 3.2.09. - PANARCHISM

LIBERTY: A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither. -  Thomas Jefferson, in  – While this is generally true, is not liberty gained also, not only order, when during a meeting each is free to speak up only in his turn, and no one is allowed to shout down all others or take up the whole time available with his or her talk? Our liberty and security is also increased by agreeing to drive in any country either only on the left side or on the right side. Some order or formality in land title systems, not necessarily a monopoly for their registration does also secure their possession and the freedom to exchange such a property. Compare: “Liberty is the mother, not the daughter of order. (Proudhon) To some extent it is actually the daughter. A free for-all-brawl is not a fair fight or fair sporting event, unless it is agreed-upon in advance by all the fighters. – JZ, 28.3.12. - & ORDER, SECURITY

LIBERTY: Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found.” – Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation with America. – But it can, nevertheless, be a guide to rightful actions, like an imperfect ruler, constructed to at least approach the ideal of an abstract straight line, can be a useful guide towards an abstract straight line. – JZ, 9.7.82. – Alas, even Burke did not attempt to concretize liberty, as far as possible, in a much better declaration of individual rights and liberties than any territorial government has so far provided. – JZ, 19.11.07. Concrete liberties rather than mere abstract formulas for liberty in general!JZ, 6.4.89. In short, absolute or abstract liberty cannot be reached but it can be closely approached, from many directions and with many different methods and steps. – JZ, 23.11.07. Here, too, it is the details that do matter very much. – JZ, 13.10.13. – ABSTRACT LIBERTY OR A DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES?

LIBERTY: Acton's definition of liberty brings out its contractual basis: 'By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.' … 'Liberty ... is not a means to a higher political end … A generous spirit prefers that his country should be poor, and weak, and of no account, but free, rather than powerful, prosperous and enslaved.’” (*) – Herbert Read, Anarchy & Order, p.165. - - (*) As if poverty would be the result of liberty rather than the opposite. – JZ

LIBERTY: All institutions are to be tested by the degree to which they guarantee liberty. It is not to be admitted for a moment that liberty is a means to social ends, and that it may be impaired for major considerations.” – William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.30. - Agreed, if one includes the freedom of individuals to be as unfree as they want to be. Then the main characteristic of freedom that is still involved in this is voluntarism. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: All my liberty is concentrated just precisely in that part, however small it may be, which you cut off.” – Proudhon, Federalism, Socialism et Antitheologism, Oeuvres, vol. I, p.144. – All his liberty? – JZ

LIBERTY: All restraints upon man's natural liberty, not necessary for the simple maintenance of justice, are of the nature of slavery, and differ from each other only in degree.” - Lysander Spooner - "Trial by Jury" (19th century). - RESTRAINTS, SLAVERY & JUSTICE

LIBERTY: All systems either of preference or of restraint, therefore, being thus completely taken away, the obvious and simple system of natural liberty establishes itself of its own accord.” – Adam Smith, quoted by Edward Coleman, THE FREEMAN, 10/72.

LIBERTY: All Temporal or human authority proceeds directly from spiritual or divine authority. But authority is the negation of liberty. God, or rather the fiction of God, is thus the sanction and the intellectual and moral cause of all the slavery on earth, and the liberty of men will not be complete, unless it will have completely annihilated the inauspicious fiction of a heavenly master.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Oeuvres, Vol. I, p. 283; quoted by Mortimer J. Adler, The Idea of Freedom, p.374. - VS. AUTHORITY, MAN VS. GOD, SLAVERY, MASTERS, STATE, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: All this is Liberty – that one grow after the law of his own life, hindering not another; and this is Opportunity; and the fruit thereof is Variation; and from the glad growing and the fruit-feasting comes Sympathy, which is appreciative and helpful good-fellowship.” – J. Wm. Lloyd. – in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.37/38.

LIBERTY: Although I am not such a fanatic for the liberty of the subject as to plead that interfering with the way in which a man may choose to be killed is a violation of that liberty, yet I do think that it is far better to let everybody do as he likes.” – Huxley. (Which one? – Aldous? - JZ) - SUICIDE

LIBERTY: Americans have the mistaken viewpoint that Lady Liberty is only a peacetime luxury, who is ill-equipped to fight the nasties. Therefore, they reason, we need an equally nasty Big Brother. Americans have forgotten that Lady Liberty is one ferocious mother when protecting her children.” – Mary Ruwart . - I recently found a very similar thought in the old German letters of Ulrich von Beckerath, which I am digitizing. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - However, liberty would not be ferocious, especially not with mass extermination devices, but liberating for all kinds of volunteers. Thus it could turn most subjects of despotisms into at least secret neutrals or even into open allies, especially the conscripts and taxpayers of despotic regimes (whom might rise or desert) and its inflation victims. – JZ, 3.2.09, 13.10.13. – WAR AIMS, LIBERATION RATHER THAN UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMANDS, PRISONER OF WAR TREATMENT, NO INDISCRIMINATE BOMBING. LIBERTY NOT ONLY IN PEACE BUT ALSO IN WAR, WHEN IT IS EVEN MORE NEEDED, USEFUL & POWERFUL. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, OPEN ARMS POLICY TOWARDS DESERTERS & REFUGEES

LIBERTY: Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.” – Edmund Burke. – CORRUPTION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE

LIBERTY: an important truth which most liberals … ignore … that liberty is to be secured in spite of the state and not through it…” - Alan Saunders, on Roger Scruton, in QUADRANT, 11/81. - THE STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: and law, to use Rousseau’s phrase, is the expression of the general will. - - So far we are on common ground, not only with Rousseau but with the whole democratic tradition which has been built up on the theoretical foundation laid by Rousseau. Where the anarchist diverges from Rousseau, and from that aspect of the democratic tradition, which has found expression in parliamentary socialism, is in his interpretation of the manner in which the general will should be formulated and enforced. - Rousseau himself was not consistent on this question. He was quite convinced that some form of State must exist as an expression of the general will, and that the power invested in the State by general consent must be absolute. He was equally convinced that the individual must retain his liberty, and that upon the individual's enjoyment, of liberty depended all progress and civilization.” – Herbert Read, Anarchism and Order, p.130. - A genuine “general will” can exist only among volunteers. And the proper political organization for volunteers is exterritorial autonomy under personal laws, not a territorial State, which always has its dissenters and out-voted minorities. – JZ, 28.11.07, 13.10.13. - LAW, GENERAL WILL, PANARCHISM,

LIBERTY: And liberty has only been approximated, more nearly in our country than elsewhere. Indeed liberty at this moment in history, is rarely even comprehended.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.15. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM

LIBERTY: And this freedom will be the freedom of all. It will loosen both master and slave from the chain. For, by a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us. There is no true liberty for the individual except as he finds it in the liberty of all. There is no true security for the individual except as he finds it in the security of all.” - Edwin Markham. – So should all of us always try to do without and liberty and security until all are free and secure? - Moreover, there are degrees of voluntary slavery. Should we suppress it? Or should we let such people learn from their own experiences? – There are marriages in which the man is the master and others in which the woman is. Should full equality be forced upon them? – Must all the Welfare Statists be forced to join Laissez Faire Societies? - JZ, 23.11.07, 13.10.13. – Q.

LIBERTY: Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave. – Andrew Fletcher 1698. – As if e.g. invisible unarmed combat skills were entirely useless. – JZ, 19.5.13. - SLAVERY, GUN CONTROL LAWS

LIBERTY: As for the others, they were to be converted, not coerced.” – Murray N. Rothbard in LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 70, p.116/17, on the liberty ideas of Anne Hutchinson. – Religious liberty did not come naturally to the Pilgrim Fathers – and Mothers. – They did not want to be prosecuted for their beliefs but did not always refrain from harming others for their beliefs. - JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald W. Reagan, 40th U.S. President. - Did he shrink government sufficiently? - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - In spite of such speeches, he, too, was one of these “contractors”. His total tax take was greater after some tax reductions and it was spent partly on producing still more mass murder devices, thus making everybody still more insecure in the name of security. – Thou shalt judge them by their actions, not by their words. - The establishment, multiplication of and expansion of exterritorially autonomous governments, societies and communities, on the other hand, would, in balance, do the contrary, namely spread more and more liberty and rights, via quite free individual choices and the best examples set and demonstrated by such choices. - JZ, 3.1.08. - LIBERTY SHRINKS WHEN GOVERNMENT EXPANDS, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: As government expands, liberty diminishes.” – Adam Dollar, THE OPTIMIST, Nov./ Dec., 1985. - GOVERNMENT

LIBERTY: As he states, his aim has been to help bring about a condition “in which the most diverse individuality and the most original independence coexisted equally with the most diverse and profound associations of human beings with each other – a problem which nothing but the most absolute liberty can ever hope to solve.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt: The Limits of State Action. – Alas, he, too, did not seriously consider the personal law and exterritorial autonomy options for the greatest diversity of communities and associations of volunteers. – JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: As Spencer himself continually pointed out, the great enemy of individual liberty is war and militarism. As the danger of war subsides, claims to liberty grow.” – Henry Meulen, in letter of 19.8.61. – Individual liberty is the greatest danger for war, militarism and the war-mongers. As the danger of war increases, claims to liberty should grow. – JZ, 1961. – In a quite liberated world conventional and nuclear war would be impossible. Only some limited policing actions against criminals with victims would still occur. – JZ, 14.11.07. - WAR

LIBERTY: At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities that have prevailed by associating themselves with auxiliaries whose object often differed from their own; and this association, which is always dangerous, has been sometimes disastrous, by giving to opponents just grounds of opposition, and by kindling dispute over the spoils in the hour of success.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877. - The rightfulness and benefits of liberty can be sufficiently demonstrated only through freedom of action even for minorities and individuals, i.e., through panarchism. Optimally utilizing all alternative media for all kinds of enlightenment efforts can solve only part of the problem. Without freedom to act for the already enlightened - and for others to demonstrate their mistakes at their expense and risk, general enlightenment and progress will be too slow. - JZ, 24.11.02. - LIBERTY LOVERS & THEIR ALLIES, MINORITIES, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Authority enforced uniformity. Liberty offers diversity.” - Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, p.106. - DIVERSITY VS. AUTHORITY & ENFORCED UNIFORMITY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW OF VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Bakunin defines liberty as an ‘absolute rejection of any principle of Authority’.” – Lehning, Bakunin, p.65. – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.293. - AUTHORITY

LIBERTY: Be it never forgotten that the cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression.” – Alexander Berkman, What Is Communist Anarchism? 1928. – That does not apply e.g. to terrorists, of whom at least some might not be satisfied with a panarchy of their own but who are intent on dominating those, who disagree with them. – JZ, 4.2.09. - EVIL, DISORDER, SUPPRESSION, TERRORISTS WITHOUT A RIGHTFUL AIM

LIBERTY: Because liberty has inconveniences and even perils, to wish to create civilization without it is just the same as to try cultivation without the sun; …” - Victor Hugo, Works, Essays on Humanity, p.549

LIBERTY: Better life in larger liberty.” – JOURNAL OF HUMAN RELATIONS, under editorship of Don Werkheiser, quoted by Mark A. Sullivan, in introduction to Labadie’s What Is Man’s Destiny?

LIBERTY: But in estimating the power of a community, moral as well as physical causes must be taken into the calculation; and in estimating the effects of liberty on power, it must not be overlooked that it is, in itself, an important agent in augmenting the force or moral as well as of physical power. It bestows on a people elevation, self-reliance, energy, and enthusiasm; and these combined give to physical power a vastly augmented and almost irresistible impetus." - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.48. – Fully realized they can even dissolve the merely military power of an enemy regime. – JZ, 1.10.07. - POWER OR STRENGTH, DEFENSIVE & RIGHTFUL, WAR- & PEACE AIMS, LIBERATION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATION

LIBERTY: But little do or can the best of us; // That little is achieved through Liberty. // Who, then, dares hold, emancipated thus, // His fellow should continue bound? // Not I, // Who live, love, labour freely, nor discuss // a brother's right to freedom.” - Robert Browning. . – But if all these little things are added up, within communities of volunteers … - JZ, 19.11.07. – Consider how many little to large inventions are embodied in a modern car or jet plane. However, one should not neglect the large and important rights and liberties and the opportunities for them just because one is involved with some of the small ones. – JZ, 18.1.08. - INDIVIDUALISM

LIBERTY: But the love of liberty is no less imperishable than the love of knowledge, that is, the unprejudiced and fearless quest for truth. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p,8. - LOVE OF LIBERTY, KNOWLEDGE, TRUTH

LIBERTY: But what do people mean who proclaim that liberty is the palm, and the prize, and the crown, seeing that it is an idea of which there are two hundred definitions, and that this wealth of interpretations has caused more bloodshed than anything except theology? Is it Democracy as in France, or Federalism as in America, or the national independence which bounds the Italian view, or the reign of the fittest, which is the ideal of Germans? I know not whether it will ever fall within my sphere of duty to trace the slow progress of that idea through the checkered scenes of our history, and to describe how subtle speculations touching the nature of conscience promoted a nobler and more spiritual conception of liberty that protects it, until the guardian of rights developed into the guardian of duties which are the cause of rights (*), and that which had been prized as the material safeguard for treasures of earth became sacred as security for things that are divine. All that we require is a workday key to history, and our present need can be supplied without passing to satisfy philosophers. …” - Lord Action, Lectures on Modern History, p.27. - From my school years I am still impressed by the reported patience with which Robert Koch experimented until he had finally identified his main enemy, the bacillus causing tuberculosis. He undertook about 2000 experiments for this purpose. Would it be asking too much of the freedom lovers in the world to examine, closely and critically, not only 200 liberty and freedom definitions but 2000 or even 20 000? - There are people who have collected more books, coins, postage stamps or other items, mostly not as important, and yet such important collection jobs remain undone. Why? Especially since the Internet offers now so many collaboration options between people from all over the world? – (*) ? – Rights only imply the duty to respect the rights in others as well as in oneself. Among the individual human rights is the right and duty to resist infringements upon individual human rights. In this the rights of the people to be defended count for more than the rights of the aggressor – for there is not right to commit an aggression and thus the aggressor does not only aggress against the rights of others but at the same time forfeits his own right to liberty or even life. - JZ, 28.11.07. - ITS MANY DEFINITIONS

LIBERTY: But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.” – Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, I, 1790. – It offers the lessons of practical experience at one’s own expense and risk. It does not offer fools, scoundrels and fanatics the opportunity to force their ideas, actions and systems upon others but it lets them suffer under their own mistakes and thus serve as deterrent examples to others. – JZ, 2.11.85, 15.11.07. - PANARCHISM, LICENCE, VICE, ARBITRARINESS, VIRTUE,

LIBERTY: But what more oft in nations grown corrupt, And by their vices brought to servitude, Than to love bondage more than liberty - Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty?” - John Milton

LIBERTY: By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty, against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877. - This does not authorize territorial experiments by governments with the lives, liberties and rights of their subjects, under the pretence that it would be their duty, as leaders, to do so. - JZ, 26.11.02. - DUTY, REASON, MAJORITY, CUSTOM, OPINION, FREEDOM OF ACTION, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS

LIBERTY: By liberty I mean the eager maintenance of that atmosphere in which men have the opportunity to be their best selves. Liberty, therefore, is a product of rights.” – Harold J. Laski, A Grammar of Politics.

LIBERTY: By no sword save her own falls liberty.” – R. U. Johnson, Hands Across Sea. – Or, rather: By no swords except her own can liberty be protected or gained? – JZ, 6.7.82. 

LIBERTY: Can there ever be any progress in this world to amount to anything until we have liberty? The thoughts of a man who is not free are not worth much – not much. A man who thinks with the club of a creed over his head – a man who thinks casting his eye askance at the flames of hell, is not apt to have very good thoughts. And for my part, I would not care to have any status or social position even in heaven if I had to admit that that I never would have been there only I got scared. When we are frightened we do not think very well. If you want to get at the honest thoughts of a man he must be free. If he is not free you will not get his honest thought.” – Robert G. Ingersoll, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.275. – PUNISHMENT THREATS & DETERRENTS, INCLUDING AN ETERNAL EXISTENCE IN A HELL, PROGRESS

LIBERTY: Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare.” – W. G. Sumner: The Forgotten Man, 1883. – Do such laws and institutions exist, as yet, anywhere in the world? – JZ, 28.11.07.

LIBERTY: considering it as the unique condition under which intelligence, dignity, and the happiness of men can develop and grow; not that purely formal liberty, conceded, measured, and regulated by the State, an eternal lie and which in reality never represents anything but the privilege of the few founded on the slavery of everyone, not that individualist, shabby, and fictional liberty proclaimed by the … schools of bourgeois liberty …” - Michael Bakunin, quoted by Berman in Anarchist Quotations. – With a few words like this he tried to reject economic liberties, without really understanding them! – JZ, 23.11.07. – But then all economic liberties have, perhaps, even now not yet been clearly expressed in a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties so far discovered or formulated somewhere, by someone. – So how can we blame him for his limited economic knowledge? - JZ, 13.10.13.

LIBERTY: Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.” - David Garrick (1717-1779), Prologue, The Gamesters. - SLAVE MENTALITY

LIBERTY: Defending the Undefendable focuses on the vital point that “people may use their liberty in socially unapproved ways, and even though they run the risk of being called ‘dregs’ or ‘scum’, they still have the right to do so.” – Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable, - DREGS, SCUM, VICES

LIBERTY: democracy" is to "liberty" as "war" is to "peace." - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 71. – This book is online. - DEMOCRACY, WAR & PEACE

LIBERTY: deprivation of liberty can cause mental trouble.” – Bernard I. Kahn, A Pinch of Culture, ASTOUNDING SF, Feb. 51, UK., p.55. – It seems obvious that both, deprivation and mental trouble, have coexisted on a large scale for a very long time. Thus a connection between them seems likely. To imagine that one could rule millions of others, and this better than they could rule themselves, is certainly already an indication of a large degree of madness, common in most of our rulers. - To what extent is lack of individual liberties and rights a factor in all present mental cases? – Experiments with allowing mental cases some simple productive jobs, under self-management conditions, have been good, according to what I have read about them. – I for one would not want a madman as an airline pilot, though, until his mental illness or instability is a matter of a long ago past. – Under severe pain or threats almost everyone can become fighting-mad, as I know from my own experience in my youth. – I was lucky in that others, around me, did restrain me then. - JZ, 23.11.07.

LIBERTY: Despotism can no more exist in a nation until the liberty of the press be destroyed (*) than night can happen before the sun is set.” (**) - Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832). - The Lacon (1829). - Quite a few territorial governments granted large degrees of freedom of expression and information - but not all other individual rights and liberties, especially not freedom to secede and freedom to experiment with other political, economic and social systems, together with other sovereign individuals in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. Freedom for tolerant actions is even more important than freedom of expression and information. – How can one concentrate on one liberty only and forget about all the others? - JZ, 26.11.02, 25.12.10, 13.10.13. - (*) This is not clearly enough expressed. Despotism is complete when even liberty of the press is suppressed. But freedom of the press is certainly not the only obstacle to despotism in the sphere of freedom of expression and information. We have now e.g. radio and TV, pirate broadcasts, citizen band radio, email, disks, websites, audio and video records, telephones and faxes, flash memory sticks, satellite communications etc. – Besides, there is compulsory schooling, conscription, taxation and an avalanche of other interfering legislation. – JZ, 25.12.10. - (**) The Moon can at least temporarily block the sunlight to parts of Earth. - JZ, 18.1.08. - MEDIA, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, NEWSPAPERS, PRESS, DESPOTISM, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT,

LIBERTY: Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” – Henry David Thoreau. - "May" become serfs or slaves, not just victims of taxation and inflation etc. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – Obedience to self-given or self-chosen personal laws should be distinguished from obedience to territorially imposed laws. – JZ, 22.1.09. – Those obedient only to their own self-given or self-chosen personal law systems are as free as they want to be! – JZ, 3.2.09. - DISOBEDIENCE, OBEDIENCE & RESISTANCE, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LIBERTY: Do you realize that the government is selling your liberty to the ones offering it their favours? - JZ, 3/72. - POLITICS, GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, LAWS, DEMOCRACY, MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, VOTING, ELECTIONS, LOBBIES, CORRUPTION

LIBERTY: Don’t stand between a man or a women and their liberties and rights. – JZ, 10.8.99, 26.12.10.

LIBERTY: Each man now has only to answer whether he will stand pat and be changed, willy-nilly in a world he can wistfully say he did not want and did not make – or whether he will stand up, be counted, be confronted and be committed to the change to which his conscience and his reason dedicate him. There are just those two courses.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.29/30. – He would best stand up by achieving individual and group-secessions and exterritorial autonomy for himself and for all kinds of groups of volunteers, who would prefer their self-chosen personal law to multitudes of laws and institutions territorially imposed upon them by the majority or even a minority. – JZ, 24.11.07, 13.10.13.

LIBERTY: Each person is to have the most extensive liberty which does not restrict the liberty of others.” – William Stoddard, “reason, 3/74.

LIBERTY: Economic liberty cannot be untangled from liberty of other kinds.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.237. - ECONOMICS

LIBERTY: Economic liberty makes wealth. Economic repression makes poverty.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.245. - WEALTH, REPRESSION & POVERTY, ECONOMICS

LIBERTY: Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” - F. A. Hayek – EMERGENCY? NECESSITY?

LIBERTY: Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.” – Garrison, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.154. – I wish we had only as few and small enemies of liberty to contend with. How long could one person be enslaved if all others but his slave master were genuine freedom lovers? – JZ, 30.11.07. – It is still a far road from wronging some to wronging all. Some crimes with victims were always with us and probably will occur in the future, too. But that does not really mean that the rights of all others are seriously threatened, like they are e.g. by stockpiles of nuclear weapons, any more than e.g. by the occasional lightening bolt, or shark attack or one by microbes, fungus, a virus, giant waves, storms or meteor strikes killing a human being. – No more exaggerations, not even in a good cause! – JZ, 3.2.09, 25.12.10, 13.1013. - VS. SLAVERY,

LIBERTY: Enslavement of the mind! What a frightful association of words! O liberty! We have seen thee hunted from country to country, crushed by conquest, nigh unto death in servitude, jeered at in the courts of the mighty, driven from the schools, mocked in the drawing room, misinterpreted in the studio, anathematized in the temple. It would seem that in thought thou shouldst find an inviolable refuge. But if thou shouldst surrender in this last haven, what becomes of the hope of the ages and of the dignity of man?” – Bastiat, in Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. – All too many people are only concerned about the liberties of the mind, ignoring freedom of action, even when it is territorially outlawed. – To a very limited extent one has even some freedom of thought left while one is being tortured. At least Bastiat also stood up for economic liberties. Freedom of thought is merely a beginning, not the whole and the end. Freedom for all rightful actions as well. The whole range of individual rights and liberties, as an individual’s free choice. – JZ, 28.11.07, 25.12.10. –

LIBERTY: Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty - power is ever stealing from the many to the few. … The hand entrusted with power becomes … the necessary (*) enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only by unintermitted agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.” - Wendell Phillips, speech in Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 1852. - Speeches Before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, p. 13 (1853). The memorable and oft-quoted phrase, "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty," was not in quotation marks in the printed edition of this speech. The Home Book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 9th ed., p. 1106 (1964), notes that "It has been said that Mr. Phillips was quoting Thomas Jefferson, but in a letter dated 14 April, 1879, Mr. Phillips wrote: ' "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" has been attributed to Jefferson, but no one has yet found it in his works or elsewhere.' It has also been attributed to Patrick Henry." – Perhaps no one’s oral remarks, however important they may be, are somewhere fully recorded in writing. – But some people, who heard them, may still remember them accurately enough, years later, and ascribe them correctly, if their memory is good enough. - JZ, 18.1.08. – (*) Necessary or almost inevitable? – JZ. - POWER, VIGILANCE, GOVERNMENT VS. PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY

LIBERTY: Every limitation on freedom makes the next limitation seem less shocking and more acceptable.”- Anthony Lejeune, Freedom and the Politicians. - LIBERTY RESTRICTIONS, GRADUALISM, SALAMI TACTICS, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, BOARDS & AUTHORITIES, BUREAUCRATS, LAWS, MORE & MORE OF THEM, FREEDOM & POLITICIANS & THEIR TERRITORIAL POLITICS & POWER MONGERING

LIBERTY:Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people. – JFK– INDIVIDUAL VS. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, STATISM, RESPONSIBILITY & GOVERNMENT

LIBERTY: Everything is what it is: liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or culture, or human happiness or a quiet conscience.” – Sir Isaiah Berlin, quoted in K. W. Watkins, ed., In Defence of Freedom, p.161. – Anarchism, also, is just anarchism, not communism, socialism, equality, decentralization, etc. – JZ, 7.4.91. - Compare the Anarchist Spectrum (*), which contains all too many opposites in form of hyphenated types of anarchism, in which the secondary feature has become the primary one. – JZ, 14.11.07. - (*)  - ANARCHISM

LIBERTY: Extremism in the defence of liberty is not a vice.” – Senator Barry Goldwater, Acceptance speech, Republican National Convention, San Francisco, 16 Jul. 1964. – It is, when it even embraces mass murder devices against the victims of dictatorships. – JZ, 18.11.07. - EXTREMISM,

LIBERTY: False and flawed defences of liberty. Collaboration towards a complete list. - JZ, 20.9.00. – Another liberty project. Thousands of them should be listed together online, so that for each sufficient collaborators can be found. – JZ, 6.2.09. – LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, NEW DRAFT

LIBERTY: False notions of liberty are strangely common. People talk of it as if it meant the liberty of doing whatever one likes - whereas the only liberty that a man, worthy of the name of man, ought to ask for, is to have all restrictions, inward and outward, removed that prevent his doing what he ought.” - FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBERTSON, quoted in: Leonard E. Read, The Free Man’s Almanac, for October 9. – Or what he ought to be free doing, if he so wishes. – JZ, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.” – Sallust. – Thus to each and everyone, who is not a criminal or aggressor with victims, the society, community or State of the own individual free choice – but all without any territorial privilege. – JZ, 2.1.08. - SLAVE MENTALITY, STATISM

LIBERTY: for as Lenin pointed out, “it is nonsense to make any pretence of reconciling the State and liberty.” – Albert J. Nock. - That is true for the territorial State but not necessarily for the competing and voluntary States or communities or societies under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, formed and maintained only by volunteers and only for their own affars. – JZ, 24.11.07, 13.10.13. - THE STATE

LIBERTY: For liberty is so precious a right that all are eager to profess themselves its guardians.” – S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.384. - Alas, all the territorial “guardians” of liberty are, essentially, its worst enemies. – JZ, 15.11.07. – How many genuine guardians of liberty are there? – Are they sufficiently armed, organized and trained for this purpose? How many do so far know and appreciate all genuine individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 3.2.09. – Q., PANARCHISM, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

LIBERTY: For only with liberty can one learn to be free, as it is only by working that one can learn to work.” – Malatesta, Anarchy, p.39. – FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS.

LIBERTY: For 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, dissenting, Associated Press v. National Labor Relations Board, 301 U.S. 141 (1938). - We need especially the helping hands or self-help of sovereign individuals, free to secede and associate under personal laws to do their own things - for or to themselves. - JZ, 26.11.02. – As it is, we are chained down by all too many territorial laws, any one of which can be severely forced upon us at any time, at the choice of a territorial government. – So far not even a single person in the world is quite free of territorial politicians and bureaucrats. – An autonomous militia to uphold all genuine individual rights and liberties is outlawed everywhere. And not even desired by most people as yet! - JZ, 25.12.10, 13.10.13. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MILITIA, RIGHT & DUTY TO RESIST LEGALIZED AS WELL AS ILLEGAL OPPRESSION.

LIBERTY: For what is liberty but he unhampered translation of will into act?” – Dante Alighieri, Letters, p.6. – Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – in - Always only at the own risk and expense! – I.e., provided the willful act does not infringe the liberties and rights of others. – JZ, 23.11.07. – Liberty means freedom for rightful, not for arbitrary actions towards others. – JZ, 6.4.12. - & WILL, RIGHTFUL ACTIONS VS. ARBITRARINESS

LIBERTY: forge an empire for liberty.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, July 1976. – Even liberty should not be imposed imperialistically on unwilling “subjects”. Let them suffer under the kind of lack of freedom that they do prefer for themselves! – JZ, 23.11.07. – However, that is precisely the way to get freedom, gradually, spread and accepted as widely as possible for as flawed beings as human beings still are. More than one criminal and aggressor are likely to remain. – JZ, 13.10.13. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LIBERTY: Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.” - Author Unknown. - FREE WILL, ARBITRARY VS. REASONABLE OR RIGHTFUL ACTIONS, DUTIES, OBLIGATIONS, RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS

LIBERTY: Freedom from man-made laws – JZ, 9.12.91. - LAWS - Unless they are the self-chosen personal laws of a panarchistic community of volunteers. – In other words: Freedom from territorially imposed laws! - JZ, 6.2.09, 25.12.10.

LIBERTY: freedom is never a small thing." - Harry Turtledove, The Report on Bilbeis IV, conclusion, ANALOG 7/87, p.171. – Every little liberty and right is at least of some importance to some individuals. – JZ, 18.1.08. - SIZE, SIZE, FREEDOM, SIGNIFICANCE,

LIBERTY: Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” - Abraham Lincoln. – Did he do his real duty towards the America people or, rather, towards the “ideal” of territorial unity, with him at the top and this at the price of half a million American lives? – JZ, 18.1.08. - FREEDOM, DUTY, RIGHT

LIBERTY: Freedom is the absolute right of all adult men and women to seek permission for their actions from their own conscience and reason, and to be determined in their actions only by their own will, and consequently to be responsible only to themselves, and then to the society to which they belong, but only in so far as they have made a free decision to belong to it. - Mikhael Bakunin - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LIBERTY: Freedom is the one thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.” - Source? – If all anarchists and libertarians fully recognized this thought then they would all become quite tolerant advocates of panarchies, even for their opponents. – JZ, 25.12.10. - LAW OF EQUAL RIGHTS & EQUAL FREEDOM, MUTUALITY, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE TOWARDS ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

LIBERTY: Freedom to do what one’s conscience says it right.” – Lord Acton. - One’s conscience should be sufficiently assisted by knowledge and reason and not all too much burdened by popular errors and prejudices. – JZ, 23.11.07. - CONSCIENCE, RIGHTS, 

LIBERTY: From liberty flow all the blessings of peace, prosperity, and human happiness, from power flows war, impoverishment and despotism.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Laissez Faire Review, May/June 74. - I would confine that statement on power largely only to territorial powers. – JZ, 23.11.70. – Exterritorial self-management powers are quite another matter. – The main power should, probably, be an ideal militia of volunteers for the protection of all genuine individual rights and liberties. As such it should be exterritorially autonomous, world-wide. - JZ, 25.12.10. - POWER OF TERRITORIALISM VS. POWER OVER THE OWN AFFAIRS & THAT OF ONE’S GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS,

LIBERTY: Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom.” - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. – Is a genius really quite different in this respect from ordinary mortals? – JZ, 26.12.07. – Which genius ever enjoyed full freedom? – What would the world be like now if they and we had enjoyed full freedom? - JZ, 2.2.09, 13.10.13. – GENIUS, Q.

LIBERTY: Give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry - Liberty is not to be given but taken and thereby many wrongful deaths can be avoided. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – Rather, death to the enemies of liberties, who will not tolerate it among those, who love liberty. – JZ, 22.1.09. – REVOLUTION, RESISTANCE, TYRANNICIDE, MILITIA, DEATH

LIBERTY: Given man’s nature, freedom will always be in jeopardy, and the only question that need concern each of us is if and how well we took our stand in its defense during the short period of time when we were potentially a part of the struggle.” – Benjamin Rogge - ITS DEFENCE, A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DUTY

LIBERTY: God grants liberty only to those who live it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” – Daniel Webster (1834). – If they are, they don’t need a God to grant it. – JZ, 28.11.07. - At first they would have to get a corresponding "revelation" from a God. I have still to see a reliable record of ANY. In its absence they should try to make the best draft of their individual rights and liberties that they can compile and publish, with a considerable effort, based on earnest interest in them. Then they would need to arm, organize and train for the defence of these rights. No God or government will do this job for them. It is a self-help job. - JZ, 26. 11.06. - Is there one believer in God, or are there many, who are all fully aware of all liberties, especially all economic liberties, and whose master or guru, “God”, has taught him more than to love and be charitable, as if these actions were good enough substitutes for economic rights and liberties? – JZ, 23.11.07. – Imagined ghosts like gods give nothing and cannot give anything. Nothing from nothing. Nevertheless, theses non-existing “beings” are still appealed to, just like the non-existing and supposedly ideal, just and peaceful “limited” but still territorial States. – JZ, 3.2.09. - How can one live liberty, when it is still severely outlawed, as are e.g. individual and group secessionism, monetary and financial freedom and free migration? – JZ, 4.2.09, 25.12.10. – And this, according to at least some Christians, by authorities that were instituted by God! – JZ, 6/09. Most religions keep people from striving for more liberties and rights. – JZ, 25.12.10. - LIBERTY LOVERS, MILITIA, DEFENCE OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES – AFTER FULLY DECLARING THEM FIRST, GOD, RELIGIONS

LIBERTY: Happy the man who, unknown to the world, lives content with himself in some retired nook, whom the love of nothing called fame has never intoxicated with its vain smoke, who makes all this pleasure dependent on his liberty of action, and gives an account of his leisure to no one but himself.” – Nicolas Boileau, Epître. – Is such behavior excusable when one is surrounded by numerous wrongs and mass murder preparations? – JZ, 25.12.10. - FAME, ACTION, QUIET LIFE, RETREATISM, DUTY

LIBERTY: 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 is no restriction at all, since these laws are not imposed upon us by some outside legislator standing above us, or alongside us.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, The Political Philosophy of Bakunin, p.270; quoted by Adler, op. cit., p.395. - ANARCHISM VS. LAWS, RESTRICTIONS, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, GOVERNMENT

LIBERTY: Have you paid the price for liberty yet? No wonder you haven't got it yet. – JZ, 22.5.73. - See Roy Childs under Justice about the right to justice free of charge and at the expense of the aggressor. The costs or prices to be paid under the current “system of justice” are only a frequent necessity under this monopolistic system - and achievement of rights and liberties is not assured by it. – JZ, n.d. – Otherwise, the “price” of liberty should largely, nor exclusively, consist only of labors of love for it, which are not sufficiently offered so far, in order to produce, electronically, all kinds of pro-liberty reference works. It seems that all too many want to be paid for such labors. – JZ, 28.11.07. – Would they also make love only when they are paid to do so? – JZ, 18.1.08. - PRICE OF FREEDOM?

LIBERTY: 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. - FREEDOM

LIBERTY: He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” - Thomas Paine, "Dissertation on First Principles of Government," The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3, p.277 (1895). Originally published in 1795. – If one wants to secure full panarchist liberties and rights for oneself then one has also to concede it to others, even one’s opponents. That is possible under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers but not under territorialism, which provokes active antagonism. With each free - to do the own things at the own risk and expense - much of the animosity, caused by territorialism, will simply disappear. We “will all be free to “mind our own business” and will have our hands and minds full doing just that. – JZ, 25.12.10. - ENEMIES, OPPRESSION, WAR AIMS, PEACE AIMS, LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL



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