John Zube


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

Index - R2

(2013 - 2014)



RESISTANCE: The thesis here is that any law which violates an individual’s natural right to the ownership of his own life and his own property is essentially unjust and immoral, and that the individual has a moral right to resist such laws.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.98. – Perhaps in each State a list should be published of all the laws or clauses of laws that could and should be rightfully resisted by individuals? And all legislators, who do not attempt, within a certain short period, to repeal such laws, should be at least characterized as part of the problem, boycotted in the next elections and recalled wherever this is possible. I still believe that the most suitable institutions for organized resistance to uphold individual rights and liberties would be voluntary militias, enlightened, sworn in, organized and trained to uphold all individual rights and liberties by all rightful means, including rightful arms, that can be used with sufficient discrimination. – Perhaps an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, once it is finally compiled and published, will automatically lead to the establishment of such forces. - JZ, 6.5.08. - MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS

RESISTANCE: The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, printing and Protestant religion.” – Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, in A. Andrews Quotations, p.371. – Gunpowder has also been abused to impose all too much barbarism. At least initially Protestantism was also all too intolerant and the Press has never as yet spread sufficient enlightenment. Not even the Internet has – as yet. – JZ, 6.5.08. – WEAPONS, GUNS, ARMS, CIVILIZATION, PROGRESS

RESISTANCE: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Aren't there, mostly, better, less bloody and cheaper ways to maintain and restore liberty? Should we allow conditions that permit rulers to become so powerful that only a bloody revolution can overthrow them? - JZ, 24.11.02. - TYRANNY, LIBERTY, STATISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, TAXATION, PUBLIC DEBT, INFLATION, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, SUPPRESSION OF SECESSIONISM, ALL TOO INCOMPLETE BILLS OF RIGHTS, MONOPOLIES FOR GUNS & ARMED ORGANIZATIONS

RESISTANCE: the west was up in arms, and there was a different air about the rising, a fierce resolution and inspired wrath rather than the frantic despair that had motivated the preceding revolts.” – Robert E. Howard, ed. by L. Sprague de Camp, Conan The Conqueror, p.163. – Resistance should not be an occasional ad hoc affair, when matters have already become all too bad. “Resist the beginnings!” said Ovid, in another context. An ideal militia of volunteers for the defence of individual rights and liberties, as a standing part-time armed forced of local volunteers, self-mobilizing, nationally and internationally federated, should be ready to resist even the first beginnings of offences against individual rights and liberties, perhaps even down to the smallest scale of e.g. bullies in schools and habitual wife-beaters - with as many or as few men as it would take. –JZ, n.d. – Official policemen, with a monopoly, are, all too often, only armed, under-informed, insufficiently trained, disciplined, prejudiced and abusive bullies and, whenever they are such “protectors”, they can hardly be relied upon to protect rather than attack our individual rights and liberties. Competing police forces we could hire, fire and hold responsible for any abuses. Those living off our tax tributes we can’t, in all too many cases. Official judges are also all too often on the side of such abusers. - MILITIA, CITIZEN FORCES OF VOLUNTEERS, SELF-MANAGED, UNRESTRAINED POLICEMEN & JUDGES WITHOUT JUDGMENT

RESISTANCE: There is ultimately only one effective safeguard against psychopathology and delinquency in office, and that is, sane, effective, public resistance, backed by a disciplined individual willingness to disobey when necessary.” – Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency, p.118. – Individual and group secessionism, combined with exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, should also be an option. Whenever it is, most other resistance actions would be superfluous. - JZ, 22.2.11. - DISOBEDIENCE, SECESSIONISM

RESISTANCE: They hit back because those who do not do so, perish.” – Albert Meltzer, A New World in our Hearts, p.43.

RESISTANCE: Those, who do not resist evil, do encourage it, indirectly. – JZ, 5.9.81, 6.5.08, 22.2.11, 7.4.14. – EVIL, APPEASEMENT, SUBMISSIVENESS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RESISTANCE: Though I am prepared to bow loyally to the Will of the People, whether I personally agree with it or not, I, like all other citizens, have a right, nay a duty, to do my best to bring the Will of the People in accord with what I hold to be right, just, and likely to promote the welfare of the nation. I retain, that is, the right to convert, if I can, a minority view into a majority view. If any section of the people try to prevent me from exercising this right of conversion, then I believe that the sacred right of insurrection arises.” - John St. Loe Strachey, 1922, a British journalist, 1860-1927. - The “people” and the “will of the people” and the “nation” are also no more than delusions – unless one confines these concepts to genuine communities of volunteers only. As such they do not need, nor are they or is anyone else entitled to any territorial sovereignty but merely full exterritorial autonomy for all their volunteers, as long as they do not interfere with the exterritorial autonomy of the voluntary members of other communities, as some fanatics and fundamentalists are now inclined to do, still motivated largely by territorial and collective responsibility notions, which are intolerant as such. Since this was possible to achieve in the sphere of religion or mythology, it should be easier to achieve this freedom and tolerance concerning political, economic and social ideologies, whose facts, and effects, like those of the natural sciences, are much more visible and provable. – JZ, 6.5.08, 7.4.14. – INSURRECTIONS, PEOPLE, MAJORITY, MINORITIES, REVOLUTIONS, NON-CONFORMISM, DISSENTERS

RESISTANCE: To fight against the government with all means, is a fundamental right and sport of every German.” – Bismarck, in the Reichstag, 8.5.80. – JZ tr. of: “Gegen die Regierung mit allen Mitteln zu kaempfen, ist ja ein Grundrecht und Sport eines jeden Deutschen.” – If only it had been recognized as such, within the limitations posed by the individual rights and liberties of all non-criminal and non-aggressive people. – JZ, 12.12.85, 15.5.08, 7.4.14.

RESISTANCE: To resist the conditions of the day is never foolish, for while they may alter they need not necessarily change for the better.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. – Another approach, one that one should systematically work towards, is the freedom to opt out, withdraw, secede and do one’s own things, even in those spheres, which are, presently, still territorially monopolized by governments. Since this action would not directly threaten or attack the establishment – except for its monopolistic and coercive territorial nature, which cannot be morally and rationally defended – it is the rightful, tolerant, rational and easiest way towards self-liberation, just like self-education and self-enlightenment are, whenever and wherever they are possible. We do have great precedents: Religious tolerance and much exterritorial autonomy already in private affairs, e.g. consumer sovereignty. There are also remnants of the ancient personal law tradition. Merely whole political, economic and social systems are still wrongly monopolized by governments through their territorialism. Their impositions have bred much dissatisfaction and opposition. There are also already some international corporations that are larger and more powerful than some territorial States are. Thus a panarchistic alliance of all secessionists with these corporations seems feasible. – As well as with all existing minority groups, especially the world's would-be nations, to the extent that they would be satisfied with exterritorial autonomy for their members. (Graham Wood, in THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW,, 14.5.10, from FOREIGN POLICY, Jan/Feb. 10, mentioned many of them. Their greatest remaining mistake is to strive for territorial nationhood. Probably they do not as yet know or fully appreciate the exterritorial and voluntary as well as peacefully competitive alternatives in this sphere. If all of them were approached with the panarchist alternative, one or several might seriously try it. In that form they would certainly encounter much less resistance. - JZ, 22.2.11.) Full exterritorial autonomy for all who desire it for themselves and are prepared to respect it in others! – Such a program will only rarely encounter desperate resistance. – E.g. only by secret police forces, whose members fear for their lives. At least in some cases even they should, probably, be granted anonymity and amnesty or an escape option. – It may not be worthwhile to risk further lives in order to defeat them militarily. - JZ, 6.5.08. – An international federation of all minorities, which would be satisfied with exterritorial autonomy for their volunteers, does have at least the potential to become the most influential movement in the world, the one with the largest number of members and the least offensive, aggressive, violent, criminal and terrorist one. Seeing this, one could almost call for subsidies for them, from territorial governments, that sponsor as relatively unimportant events like sports events and cultural festivals etc. However, these do not threaten their wrongful territorial monopolies with fundamental competition. - The Tea Party in the US, now also in Australia and in Japan, seems still all too far removed from this approach. It represents the usual internal faction fighting of revolutionaries that consist of many very diverse groups, which have only their diverse and particular dissatisfactions with the territorial establishment in common but no rightful and sensible common liberation program. - JZ, 22.2.11, 7.4.14. - PANARCHISM, MULTINATIONALS, MINORITIES

RESISTANCE: To the States, or any one of them, or any city of the States, Resist much, obey little!” – Walt Whitman, Caution, 1860. – He too, did, probably, not recognize the right of individuals and minority groups to secede and do their own things exterritorially, although, if he was a homosexual, then he did already practise this inclination in his private sphere, secretly, regardless of contrary laws. Every smuggler and other black market activist does the same and no territorial government was so far able to suppress all of them. Criminals with involuntary victims and all kinds of terrorists are also a kind of "successful" but, alas, quite wrongful secessionists. I doubt very much that under the competitive protection of individual rights by panarchies and rightful militias they would be as successful as they are now, when crime does all too often pay, for all too long. – Even the Mafia engages successfully in numerous activities that are merely outlawed but have only voluntary participants. - Should all the decent, non-criminal, non-aggressive people really be unable to liberate themselves, in accordance with their own individual choices and to defend their preferences against all kinds of aggressors and oppressors? - As territorialists they remained their own worst enemies. - JZ, 6.5.08, 22.2.11, 7.4.14.

RESISTANCE: Unwilling to give his assent to revolutionary mass action, Warren advocated resistance to economic tyranny on an individual basis, each working man and woman standing on his own unique right to sovereignty. The individual’s “duty towards all political creeds and theories is the same”, Warren wrote. “They are all entitled to forbearance till some attempt is made to enforce them on the unwilling. This attempt is an encroachment upon the great sacred right of self-sovereignty – an attack upon the Divine law of Individuality, and will always beget resistance and war.” – And thus Warren no less than Marx admitted that the ultimate remedy for economic and political tyranny is rebellion against the existing power structure so that the life of the alienated worker-producer might be made whole again.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.73. – Why continue with territorialism until this state of affairs is reached? Under voluntary State membership, exemplified by the right of individuals and minorities to secede, resistance and revolutions would, in most cases, be quite unnecessary. Individual and group secessions would be peaceful and bloodless revolutionary actions. And their voluntary associations, societies and communities, with only exterritorial autonomy, under personal law, would not threaten the remaining rump, in its remaining exterritorial activities among its volunteers, but would, merely and likewise, do only their own things among themselves. – JZ, 6.5.08, 22.2.11, 7.4.14. – PANARCHISM & SECESSIONISM VS. VIOLENT REVOLUTIONS, CIVIL WARS & GEOGRAPHICAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RESISTANCE: We have not conquered, but we have battled; we have not broken tyranny, but we have halted its advance; we have not saved our country, but we have defended it; and when one day our history is written we shall be able to say that we have resisted.” – Louis Kossuth. – It is much easier to win if one has no territorial ambitions of one’s own but merely strives for exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. – With this program future revolutionaries and liberators will gain many allies and make less enemies and thus win much easier and faster and will not establish new territorial dictatorships. – JZ, 6.5.08, 7.4.14. – Can one reach all present revolutionaries and "freedom fighters" with that message? - JZ, 22.2.11. – Personal law systems for all, from the diversity of anarchists to the varieties of statists! – JZ, 7.4.14. -  TYRANNY, REVOLUTION, LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM

RESISTANCE: We share a sacred bond of brotherhood and honor, common to all survivors of the camps and the gulags – to resist torturers and executioners wherever they may be.” – Samuel Pisars, Of Blood and Hope, p.65. – How well prepared were millions of European Jews and other opponents or victims of totalitarian or dictatorial regimes, for effective resistance against them, long before such regimes came to power? – JZ, 15.5.08. – How well prepared are the potential future victims of despotic regimes now? – JZ, 22.10.08. – Q.

RESISTANCE: What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take up arms. … The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood or patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William S. Smith, Paris, 13.11.1787, Writings, IV, p.467. – In another version: "What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” – Rather, the natural practice of liberty and rights consists in non-violent individual and group secessionism and voluntary association in exterritorially autonomous communities and societies, all of them practising other and, hopefully, betters systems among their members. – With such a platform little if any bloodshed would be needed. It would also be a kind of tax strike, reducing the number of taxpayers of the unpopular or insufficiently satisfactory regime. – JZ, 11.1.08. - If patriots would not insist upon territorial rule, much less bloodshed would be required of them. To the extent, that they do insist on it, they are really unpatriotic and part of the problem of territorial despotism. – JZ, 6.5.08, 22.2.11. – TYRANNICIDE, PATRIOTISM, LIBERTY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, REVOLUTION, LIBERATION

RESISTANCE: What matters is not that we have prevailed, but that we have resisted.” – Francois Mauriac, quoted in Hans Habe, Off Limits. – If the resistance had started in time, had used the right means and aimed at quite rightful ends, it might have been successful. Too little, too late, is usually not enough and may cost many more lives than a comprehensive, quite rightful and timely resistance. Why should such resistance not also be supported by a science at least as well developed as military science is? – I hold that an ideal militia force of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties would be the ideal resistance force and the ultimate authority. – Alas, it still requires an ideal declaration of such rights, which has either not yet been worded or not yet sufficiently published. – Territorial States, obviously, cannot be relied upon to recognize and protect all individual rights and liberties sufficiently. - JZ, 6.5.08, 7.4.14. - SUCCESS, LIBERATION, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIA, TERRITORIALISM

RESISTANCE: What rights are his that dare not strike for them?” – Tennyson, The Last Tournament, I, 525. – Rights are associated with the authority to enforce them. – Immanuel Kant. – Territorial governments, rather obviously, enforce more wrongs than rights. – JZ, 7.4.14. - RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESISTANCE: When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen’s constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.” – Justice William O. Douglas - AGAINST WRONGFUL LAWS

RESISTANCE: when a long trains of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is the right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security.” – US Declaration of Independence. – How many more wrongful laws, rules and regulations have to be passed and enforced before one can say that such a case does already exist? – Already a single abuse or the opinion that a better system could be established, should authorize individuals and minorities to secede from every territorial State – in order to do their own things for or to themselves. Such a withdrawal cannot be rightly interpreted as an aggressive act. It will provoke only a minimum or resistance, in some instances, perhaps, none at all, since the rulers thus get rid of those, whom they consider to be either mere trouble-makers or fools or misguided idealists. – In many instances governments were already prepared to let them emigrate. Panarchism provides something like an internal emigration or internal mission option to peaceful volunteers. Even private terrorists and other violent revolutionaries could become pacified and disarmed by this option. – JZ, 6.5.08. – REVOLUTION, PANARCHISM

RESISTANCE: When a man attempts to deal with me by force, I answer him – by force.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.950. – She rightly fled from Soviet Russia. In the USA she did not man barricades against compulsory taxation etc. but used merely words as her weapons and she did this more effectively than most U.S. libertarians. – JZ, 2.4.09. Alas, her libertarian message was still all too incomplete, e.g. on Kant, monetary freedom, competing governments and societies, and her mere followers, mere “second-handers” in her terms, are unlikely to complete it. Have all the correct objections to her objectivist philosophy and to her practical proposals been assembled and published as yet, together and digitally? It could be easily done on a single disk, if one cannot afford a website for this. - JZ, 22.2.11, 7.4.14. – OBJECTISM, AYN RAND

RESISTANCE: When injustice becomes law, Resistance becomes a duty!”- Anon., from a mural in Garema Place, Canberra, quoted in Sawyer/Wilshire, One Man Band, The best of Peter Sawyer, whistle blower, edited by Brian Wilshire, 1996, Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner NSW 2158, ISBN # 0 646 265117 2, p.1. - INJUSTICE, LAW, DUTY

RESISTANCE: When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs. When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent. When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don't own a gun. Now they've come for the first amendment, and I can't say anything at all.” - Tim Freeman – Compare the similar and famous remark by Niemoeller. - RESIST THE BEGINNINGS

RESISTANCE: When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne; resistance becomes morality. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – becomes a moral obligation? – JZ. – A RIGHT & A DUTY, MORALITY, RIGHTS, WRONGS, MORALITY, RIGHT TO REVOLUTION, OBLIGATION

RESISTANCE: Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it.” – U.S. Declaration of Independence. – Doesn’t this more or less apply to almost every territorial government today, as long as they are still territorial governments with involuntary subjects, who are neither captured private criminals or terrorists with victims nor foreign aggressors? – JZ, 6.5.08.

RESISTANCE: Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves in 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. Whenever, therefore, the legislative shall transgress this fundamental rule of society, and either by ambition, fear, folly, or corruption, endeavour 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, and try the establishment of a new legislative (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own safety and security, which is the end for which they are in society.” – John Locke, Two Treaties on Government, Chap. 2, 1690, - Ibid, Ch. 9, Of the Dissolution in Government. – Alas, he, too, had only one people and one territory in mind and not as many different peoples and as many different societies and communities as different people wish to establish and maintain for themselves and as long as they do, all with voluntary members only and none with a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 6.5.08.

RESOLUTION: Resolve, and thou art free.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. - Wishful thinking in politics and economics is as useless as prayer in religion. - JZ, 13.10.02. - RESOLVE, WISH, WILL & FREEDOM

RESOLVE: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.” – Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1791, p.2. – Resolve to undertake the quite rightful, reasonable and possible - as soon as you can. – JZ, 10.11.85. - Also work to achieve that freedom of action a.s.a.p. - JZ, 22.2.11. - RESOLUTION, WILL, REFORM, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT IN BASIC RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OPTIONS, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION: A misnomer for the coercive expropriation and arbitrary redistribution of the earnings and property of private individuals. – JZ, 4.9.89. – The only rightful allocation of private resources occurs in voluntary, i.e. free market relationships. – JZ, 7.4.14. - TERRITORIALISM, LEGALISM, SAVINGS & INVESTMENTS, SUBSCRIPTIONS, VOLUNTARY PURCHASES AT FREE MARKET PRICES VS. GOVERNMENTAL CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, DIRECTION, CONTROLS, TAXATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBT, PUBLIC WORKS, NATIONALIZATION, MUNICIPALIZION, EXPROPRITATIONS, FORFEITURE LAWS, WRONGFUL FINES

RESOURCES: although there was never a time when all resources are employed – wouldn’t that be madness! – resources tend to be employed where and when they will most efficaciously satisfy consumer needs.” – Walter E. Grinder, in reviewing W. H. Hutt’s “The Theory of Idle Resources”, in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Jan.-Feb. 78. - Under full freedom, not under territorialism. - JZ, 22.2.11. – MINING, NATURAL RESOURCES, LAND MONOPOLY, OPEN COOPERATIVES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

RESOURCES: Because we can expect future generations to be richer than we are, no matter what we do about resources, asking us to refrain from using resources now so that future generations can have them later is like asking the poor to make gifts to the rich.” - Julian Simon. - CONSERVATION, FUTURE GENERATIONS, SCARCITY,

RESOURCES: clichés about ‘our obligation’ to use ‘our resources’ on behalf of ‘the disadvantaged’! … what all that jazz really meant was that a bunch of gunmen (‘cowboys’, one kind called them, for some reason) were using those guns to steal cash from its rightful owners for delivery to the leech classes which keep pols in power.” – Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/78. – WELFARE STATE, TRANSFER SOCIETY, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, POLITICIANS,

RESOURCES: government has no “resources” except those it arbitrarily expropriates from citizens.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.116. – GOVERNMENT, TAXATION, CONFISCATION

RESOURCES: His second key point is that the free market is not only the most efficient allocator or resources but the best.” – NATIONAL TIMES, 3.1.77. – A double shuffle. - And the only rightful one. – JZ, 6.5.08, 7.4.14. – SCARCITY, MARKET ALLOCATION, PRICING

RESOURCES: In America, iron smelting in charcoal kilns lingered on until the late 19th century; but neither in Britain nor in the US were the forests totally depleted. No resource has ever completely run out; its price just rises beyond the point where it is economical to use. When the first white settlers arrived in America, about 40% of the area was covered by forest (see figure p.2); and few will guess how much of it was still covered in 1970 – 33,28%! - So much for resource depletion.” – Petr. Beckmann, Pages from US Energy History, p.6. - MALTHUSIANISM, CONSERVATION, FORESTS, DEPLETION, EXHAUSTION OF RESOURCES, ENERGY,

RESOURCES: It is not the question how much the land has to offer (in natural resources) but how much freedom we offer in and on the land. – JZ, 5.8.84, 7.4.14. – Man has made deserts bloom and turned rocky or sandy areas into prosperous cities. – JZ, 6.5.08. – Instance: See e.g. L.A from the air! – JZ, 2.4.09. FREEDOM, ECONOMIC FREEDOM

RESOURCES: It must also be remembered that, unless men are left to their own resources, they do not know what is or what is not possible for them. If government half a century ago had provided us all with dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of providing for ourselves.” – Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p. 77. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP, LEAVE ALONE, LIBERTY, INDEPENDENCE, WELFARE STATE

RESOURCES: It’s amazing to me that all the Greens who argue about finite resources never seem to focus on the finite resources that the State sucks up and destroys. J. Neil Schulman, - His books, quotes, articles, blogs and Facebook entries are online but copyrighted. – GREENS, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RESOURCES: Man’s greatest and most productive resource, … is not the earth he stands on (although the riches we still have not utilized are vast) but the capabilities of his intellect and the resultant tools and methods he has developed to extract and develop the raw materials of the planet – and these powers have never been greater.” – David A. Petrusza, in review of James A Weber, “Grow Or Die!” Arlington House, 255 pp, in THE FREEMAN, May 77, p.320.

RESOURCES: Now, we can, if we like, have access to nine planets, fifty moons, a million asteroids, a billion comets, and a thermonuclear generator we call the Sun. Out there in space are nearly limitless resources…” - Jerry Pournelle, The Future of Freedom, p.74 of ANALOG, June 22, 81. - SCARCITY, LIMITS, SUN AS THE ONLY NUCLEAR REACTORS WE REALLY NEED, OVERPOPULATION? SPACE!

RESOURCES: The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.” - David Friedman. – As a territorial, monopolistic and coercive monopoly organization no nation is really “great”. – JZ, 7.4.14. - FORCE, NATIONS, COERCION, VIOLENCE, WAR

RESOURCES: The Law of Limited Resources, which says ‘There is no free lunch’.” – Lang Hancock, Stopping the Energy Chaos.” – TANSTAAFL – Actually, reckoned in stable value units, the prices of many basic resources, like various metals, have been falling rather than rising over long periods. At their market price all resources are available. Mining and refining have been greatly improved and new resources are always discovered and substitutes invented. Anyhow elements not destroyed, like in nuclear reactors, or shot off into space, remain on earth. – And the universe has practically unlimited resources, not yet utilized by us, apart from sunlight and tides caused by the moon. – JZ, 6.5.08. – Julian L. Simon wrote several excellent books on this. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESOURCES: What practical man has known and proven for thousands of years, modern science in this century has finally realized. Resources are not fixed. They are a function of science and technology. Man creates resources like he creates everything else – by rearranging what he finds in nature. As science and technology progress, new resources are born and old resources die. We need only remember that for the man who ran naked in the forest, the only mineral resource was a stone.” – W. Phillip Gramm, REASON, August 1978, p.24.

RESOURCES: When politics are used to allocate resources, the resources all end up being allocated to politics." – P. J. O'RourkeWell, all too many, anyhow. The State even treats people largely as its property, to use and abuse. – JZ, 7.4.14. - POLITICS, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM, TAXATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBT

RESPECT: As the foundation of all morality is respect for the free choice and the free action of others, the essence of a true offence against person or property seems to be the violent interference with a man’s faculties, the constraining of his will and actions. By constraining the will and actions, I mean either that a man is prevented (by physical coercion) from doing those actions which he is physically and morally competent to do; or that his will is constrained (without any acquiescence on his part) so that as a consequence his actions are constrained.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.154. – Underlining by JZ – MORALITY, FREEDOM OF ACTION, COERCION VS. VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, CHOICE, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RESPECT: Avoid suspicion: when you’re walking through your neighbor’s melon patch, don’t tie your shoe.” – Chinese Proverb – You would respect them even more if you did not walk through his patch in the first place, compacting the cultivated ground and, perhaps, accidentally, stepping on some of his cultivated plants. One can be an unwanted visitor even out in the open. – JZ, 7.4.14. - RESPECT PROPERTY RIGHTS, QUITE OBVIOUSLY

RESPECT: For in truth, respect between us and you must come before all other things.” - Gordon R. Dickson & Harry Harrison, Lifeboat, p.151 in ANALOG 75. - Respect and dignity are much too general terms to be acceptable standards by themselves. Respect for what? Dignity in doing what? One need not respect a drunk or loudmouth, fanatic or terrorist, his mere body or mind, his opinions or ideas, or his actions, but has to respect his rights and liberties as an individual, and thus one has to tolerate him (although not in one’s own home) and do him justice, no matter how much one dislikes his opinions and actions - as long as he does not invade the rights and liberties of others. - JZ 17.8.02, 30.3.09. - DIGNITY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES,

RESPECT: He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.” – Mencius, Works, 4th-3rd c. B.C., 4, tr. Charles A. Wong.

RESPECT: I have always contended that Christ made a strategic error when he admonished us to love one another. It is far more important that we respect one another.” – Donald Lindquist, The Berlin Tunnel 21, p.448. - Or that, even in the absence of love or respect, we are, nevertheless, quite moral, just and tolerant to each other, by respecting each other’s basic rights and liberties. – But then these rights and liberties are not even clear in most people’s minds today and, possibly, not even sufficiently combined and expressed, as yet, in a single human rights declaration. So how could we have expected him to be quite clear in this respect when even almost 2000 years later, we are not, as yet, ourselves? – The closest term that almost everyone of his listeners would have understand was “love” – So he used it and even in our time all too many believers continue to use this term quite inappropriately and impractically. One of the funny things about it is that most Christians want to confine the physical love to monogamy, although this institution is not advocated in the Bible as an exclusive option and obligatory. There is nothing holy about matrimony except whatever voluntary and informed contract is involved, between grown up and rational humans. - JZ, 9.5.08. - LOVE, CHRISTIANITY, JESUS CHRIST, JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGION, MARRIAGE, CONTRACTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESPECT: In disrespecting, we show that we still maintain a sense of respect.” – Nietzsche – Disrespect only for everything that does not deserve respect, like e.g. territorial statism and nationalism. But the practice of all individual rights a liberties does deserve respect and that respect will become much better assured than it is today, when they are, finally, as fully and clearly declared, as would be possible today and also protected by a suitable militia of volunteers, established only for this purpose. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPECT: In order for agreements to be respected, we must have respectable agreements.” – Stormy Mon, A Liberty Book, p.44. – Territorial subordination is not and cannot be approved by all rational individuals. Nevertheless, like formerly slavery, serfdom and torture, the burning of widows and witches and the non-recognition of the rights of females, it has been tolerated for all too long among all too many peoples. - JZ, 22.2.11. - CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, TREATIES, INTERNATIONAL LAW, CONSTITUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, WELFARE CLAIMS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM

RESPECT: It’s a wonderful thing to be shown respect. It’s a most wonderful thing to earn it.” - John Laws, THE SUN HERALD, July 13, 2008.

RESPECT: learning to respect the preferences of others as well as their own.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.53. – I think it should be “the” instead of “their”. – JZ – Provided, naturally, that the preferences are respectable. If they are rapists, child molesters, or other habitual criminals, they deserve no respect but something quite different. – JZ, 6.5.08. – TOLERANCE FOR ALL BUT CRIMINAL ACTIONS WITH INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS

RESPECT: Love me less and respect me more.” – Edsel, father of Henry Ford, to his mother, according to a movie. - LOVE

RESPECT: People couldn’t live together unless they had respect for one another, and for the rights of other men.” – Louis L’Amoure, Down the Long Hills, quoted in THE CONNECTION 135, p.54.

RESPECT: Respect a man, he will do more.” – James Howell, Proverbs, 1659. – Respect should be granted only to respectable activities, not e.g to tyrants, other serial killers, serial rapists and habitual thieves, like e.g. tax collectors. – JZ, 18.5.08, 7.4.14.

RESPECT: respect and loyalty have to be earned and not demanded. – Wilbur Smith, Monsoon, Macmillan, 1999, p.331. - & LOYALTY

RESPECT: Respect for self. Respect for others.” – From film: “The Next Karate Kid.” – Even respect must be earned. Otherwise we need only respect their right to life and physical inviolability. We do not have to respect every beggar or parasite, violent criminal or aggressor. – Single words (respect, duty, love, honor, uprightness, honesty, truth, tolerance etc.) or a few sentences only - are not a sufficient substitute for a clear and comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties and yet they are offered, again and again, as supposedly comprehensive enough ethical rules. - JZ, 7.4.14. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES.

RESPECT: Respect individuals, not groups.” - Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, page 64, point 37. – Unless they are groups of individuals, who are merely doing their own things for or to themselves. – JZ, 26.9.07. – Don’t respect groups based on compulsory membership or subordination. – JZ, 30.3.09. - INDIVIDUALS, NOT GROUPS, INDIVIDUALS VS. INVOLUNTARY COLLECTIVES, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, , COLLECTIVE GUILT & RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS.

RESPECT: Respect only what is respectable – and that in everyone. – JZ, 20.11.85. – When reading: Max Beerbohm, “Laughter”, “And Even Now”, (1920): “… the more we revere a man, the more sharply are we struck by anything in him (and there is always much) that is incongruous with his greatness.” – We ought to clearly see, point out and correct, between us, all the remaining flaws in the teachings of all of our heroes, pioneers, prophets and teachers and great writers. Only thus do we honor them sufficiently and carry their torch further. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPECT: respect the dignity and right of every human being to his own scale of values.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.82. – Alas, he was not prepared to recognize diverse competing personal law communities, none with any territorial monopoly claim, as alternatives to the limited but still territorial governments that he considered to be ideal. – Our respect for men like him should not prevent us from going beyond him, if we can or if others have pointed out even better options to us. - JZ, 6.5.08. – TOLERANCE, RIGHTS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

RESPECT: Respect the freedom of all and the privileges of none.” – Judean rulers, according to Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.31. – However, privileges which volunteers have granted to each other, should also be respected by outsiders, as none of their business. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPECT: Self-respect - that corner-stone of all virtue.” – Sir John Herschell, Address, 20.1.1833. – Virtue, unless very soundly and ethically defined, has become an outdated or almost meaningless concept, at least for me.  – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPECT: They respect ancient usage.” – Poul Anderson, After Doomsday, p.78. – Not only ancient usage by others should be respected but also modern usage by others, among their kinds of volunteers. Otherwise one should not expect the own usages to be respected by others. – JZ, 6.5.08. – Should we respect the ancient usage of human sacrifices, cannibalism, slavery, serfdom? - JZ, 22.2.11. - Is there really much of ancient wisdom, tradition, writings, ideas, knowledge that is not yet realized or at least recorded in modern writings and accessible in them? - JZ, 22.2.11. - MEDDLING, TRADITION, TOLERANCE, CUSTOMS, LEAVE ALONE, AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS,

RESPECT: Those who demand respect don’t deserve it, because those who deserve respect don’t have to demand it.” – Stormy Mon, Imagine Freedom, No.10. – Quoted in THE CONNECTION 121, p.11. – As if all great talents, innovations, discoveries, inventions, ideas and reforms would already and immediately recognized and respected by all. Alas, the proverbial “free market for ideas and talents” does not yet exist to a sufficient degree. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPECT: To escape the prejudice which the opponents of a polity based on individual personal rights sought to impart by representing it as a disordered egoism, now that the term Liberal has become debased, in its turn, such terms as Personalism and Respectism (indicating the same respect for the rights of others as of one’s own) were later proposed by various other groups of Individualists.” – S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.299. - RESPECTISM, PERSONALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST

RESPECT: To evoke love, one must love; to evoke respect, one must respect.” – Confucius, Shu King, pt. iv, bk.iv, 2. – GOLDEN RULE, TOLERANCE, NON-INTERVENTION, ZAP

RESPECT: To respect the rights of others.” – An Americanism according to William Jennings Bryan. – Respect the rights of others! – To respect them one first has to know them. The Bill of Rights Amendments to the US Constitution and those of all other territorial States are still very incomplete and largely flawed. A complete declaration may still have to be compiled. See PEACE PLANS 589/590 with its over 130 private human rights drafts, intended as a materials collection for a serious public discussion towards an ideal declaration. - Interest in this project was so far near zero. – JZ, 2.4.09, 22.2.11. – BILLS OF RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONS, LAWS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESPECT: Treat people with respect. Many are explosive, like mines, if stepped upon. – JZ, 23.3.88.

RESPECT: What is respect? Something you have to have before you get it.” – From film: The Fixer. Compare: Freedom is the only thing you cannot have unless you are prepared to give it to others.


RESPECTABILITY: Every fairly intelligent person is aware that the price of respectability is a muffled soul bent on the trivial and the mediocre.” - Walter Lippmann - REPUTATION, MEDIOCRITY GOOD NAME

RESPECTABILITY: I’d rather be right than respectable. - JZ, 18.3.98. – I probably read or heard it somewhere. – JZ, 9.5.08. - RIGHT, BEING RIGHT,

RESPECTABILITY: We should all remember that to be like other people is to be unlike ourselves, and that nothing can be more detestable in character than servile imitation. The great trouble with imitation is, that we are apt to ape those who are in reality far below us. After all, the poorest bargain that a human being can make, is to give his individuality for what is called respectability.” – R. C. Ingersoll, quoted in Sprading, p.275. – Compare Laotse: To be appreciated only by a few belongs to my value. - INDIVIDUALITY, CONFORMISM, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-APPRECIATION, DELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, FAME, REPUTATION, POPULARITY, SUCCESS, RICHES, WEALTH

RESPONSIBILITY: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1911. – PREJUDICES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RESPONSIBILITY: A free man is as jealous of his responsibilities as he is of his liberties. – Cyril James in  - DUTY, INDIVIDUAL, FREEDOM & RIGHTS

RESPONSIBILITY: A person can be done a great disservice if he is not made to suffer the consequences of his actions.” - C. Bevans, CPO Training School, 12.4.78.

RESPONSIBILITY: A right without an attendant responsibility is as unreal as a sheet of paper which has only one side.” - Felix Morley. – If one’s rights are wrongfully restricted the major self-responsibility is to regain the freedom to practise all one’s rights. – Those who speak most of responsibilities and duties do, usually, care less or least about individual rights and liberties, which already imply respecting them in others as well. This is the major “responsibility” involved. – JZ, 27.12.07. - & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESPONSIBILITY: Allow everyone maximum opportunity to become self-responsible.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.96. - In every sphere, even those presently monopolized by territorial governments. - Not only the opportunity but also the right and liberty to be self-responsible, in every sphere, should be striven for. Provided he or she are rational enough to recognize and respect basic individual rights and liberties. - Alas, so far none of us seems to know all of them since they have not yet been compiled or published together, to the extent that they have already become known or found by at least some people. - JZ, 22.2.11. – INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESPONSIBILITY: And they shift responsibility for their own safety and well-being over to the few men in government.” - LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.189. - All too often this common behavior has catastrophic results. - JZ, 22.2.11, 7.4.14. – STATES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

RESPONSIBILITY: As Friedrich Hayek once suggested, sharing responsibility widely, like sharing property widely, is like having no responsibility at all.” - Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense, How the Law Is Suffocating America, Warner books, 1994, p.109. - How many made similar remarks long before Hayek? – JZ, 25.3.09. – LAWS, PROPERTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RESPONSIBILITY: As soon as the idea of government responsibility had taken root the evil was done. It is a mistake to suppose that government effort and individual effort can live side by side. The habits of mind which belong to each are so different that one must destroy the other.” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.77.

RESPONSIBILITY: At first glance it would seem that the word 'responsibility' is made up of the two concepts 'response' plus 'able'. If we are able of response, then we are response-able. However, this is not the etymology of the word. The word 'responsibility' comes from the Latin 'spondere', meaning to promise. Response means to fulfill a promise; if we promise something and are able to fulfill that promise, then we have a responsibility to do so.” - Theodore Cahn: Forced Integration, p.17. – PROMISES, CONTRACTS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DUTY, OBLIGATION, SELF-OBLIGATION


RESPONSIBILITY: Being an adult isn’t about might. It’s about responsibility.” - Peter David, Star Trek, The Next Generation, Q-Squared, p.410. – MIGHT, ADULTHOOD, MATURITY

RESPONSIBILITY: But government encourages an illusion. Because when we shift a burden to the government, we shift responsibility. And then we can shrug and presume that it isn’t a problem any more; government has solved it. But that isn’t so. The problem of pollution, poverty, shortages, and so on, are the challenges that life offers. We have to live with them and manage them.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.197. – STATISM, GOVERNMENT, WELFARE STATE

RESPONSIBILITY: Car firm representatives sell cars. Insurance representatives sell insurance. And the people’s representatives? – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. – JZ tr. of: “Autovertreter verkaufen Autos. Versicherungsvertreter Versicherungen. Und Volksvertreter?” - REPRESENTATION, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, JOKES

RESPONSIBILITY: consciousness of … personal responsibility … is the firm foundation of each and every freedom.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.344. – FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES – ABOVE ALL KINDS OF NATIONALISM & CULTURE

RESPONSIBILITY: Divide, delegate and share out responsibility, as much as possible and efficient, with others, at least in a market-like division of labor, held together by sufficient publicity and communication. The possibilities for this have been multiplied through the Internet. Instance the WIKIPEDIA. Trying to do too much by oneself will slow any worthwhile large project down to the speed at which one person can advance it. One should try to release and involve the creative energies of others as much as possible and combine them as far as possible with one’s own. This way e.g. whole cities are built. One should concentrate on one’s own specialty or “cultivate one’s own garden” as Voltaire said. Let others do their share. Division of labor, properly organized, multiplies productivity greatly. The more you do yourself – the less others will do. – “I think I have learned, in some degree at least, to disregard the old maxim which says, ‘Do not get others to do that which you can do yourself.’ My motto, on the other hand, is, ‘Do not do that which others can do as well.’ – Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery. – Genuine science welcomes and embraces all scientific contributions. Liberators and enlighteners should welcome and include all liberating and enlightening input. As far as possible, the whole world should be turned into a single free university, tackling the most important jobs, freedom, justice, peace and protection, first of all, with tens of thousands of libertarian projects being advancing all at the same time, each well enough publicized to get and use maximum input and each participant working only in self-selected niches. A common project list or curriculum online might suffice as a coordinator. – JZ, 6.5.08, 7.4.14.

RESPONSIBILITY: Don't be so frightened of responsibility. There is no happiness without it.” - From film: “The Fiercest Heart".

RESPONSIBILITY: Every attempt to divert responsibility from its natural course is an attack upon justice, freedom, order, civilization, or progress. – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone.

RESPONSIBILITY: Every increase in liberty involves increased responsibility. Nothing is graver than freedom; liberty has burdens of her own, and lays on the conscience all the chains which she unshackles from the limbs.” – Victor Hugo, Deeds and Words. - CONSCIENCE, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS

RESPONSIBILITY: Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.” – English proverb, traced by Apperson to 1611. – Politicians and most voters haven’t learnt that lesson as yet. The are still territorial statists. – One should be free to secede from as slow learners. – JZ, 2.4.09. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

RESPONSIBILITY: Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hangs on the results. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the greatest historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us. –Ludwig von MisesDUTY, DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT & MANY OTHER THREATS POSED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTALISM, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY OR RATIONAL & MORAL BEINGS

RESPONSIBILITY: Everyone wants “freedom”, she decided, but the more free one was, the more responsibility one had.” – Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, 86. - Individual rights and liberties, once fully declared, recognized, understood and utilized, do also provide individuals with many more opportunities. – JZ, 7.4.14. – FREEDOM, PEACE, JUSTICE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESPONSIBILITY: Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington. – HELP, TRUST

RESPONSIBILITY: Finally, when men mean any challenge, they must accept responsibility. Power without responsibility is tyranny.” – Sandra Miesel, The Book of Poul Anderson, p.196. - Tyranny is still tyranny, even when tyrants are prepared to risk their lives in imposing their tyranny. – Even if they are executed after a while, and thus, supposedly, held responsible, does their single miserable life make up for all the lives of better people than they are, which they have destroyed? – The French Constitution of 1793 demanded that the free men should immediately execute anyone who usurps sovereignty.– Prevention is better than an all too belated “cure” or severe penalty. Hitler’s formal execution, if he had been finally captured, and sentenced to death, would not have brought his millions of victims back to life. - JZ, 6.5.08. –TYRANNICIDE

RESPONSIBILITY: For Bastiat, the essence of social organization rested in a single idea: “We see, then, that in almost all of the important actions of life we must respect men’s free will, defer to their own good judgment, to that inner light that God has given them to use, and beyond this to let the law of responsibility take its course.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 230. - Is the inner light bright enough in most people, without an external aid, some genuine education or self-education and also a sufficient knowledge or rights, liberties, principles, ethics, without the guidance of e.g. the best declaration of individual rights and liberties that mankind could and should provide so far? Is everyone, who can read and write, speak, listen and view supposed to be able to make all ethical decisions correctly, on the spur of the moment, without any previous guidance or input from others? If so, then he would certainly act better in this respect than the God of the Old and of the New Testament. - Alas, we are not god-like and need some good tools, knowledge, experience and references in this sphere perhaps most of all. - The fact that the right to secede, to individual sovereignty, to exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, to trade and migrate freely, monetary and financial freedom - are still not generally recognized today, to their full extent, proves to me, that most people are unable to make such decisions correctly, on the spot, even if they are well read and had a university education and may even be world-wide known scholars and achievers in other spheres. - JZ, 22.2.11. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DECLARATION, ETHICS, MORALITY, CONSCIENCE, SPIRIT, GOD, BIBLE

RESPONSIBILITY: For my part, it seems to me that there is a connection between the aspiration that impels all men towards the improvement of their material, intellectual, and moral condition, and the faculties with which they are endowed to realize this aspiration. - Hence, I should like each man to have, on his own responsibility, the free disposition, administration, and control of his own person, his acts, his family, his transactions, his associations (*), his intelligence, his faculties, his labor, his capital, and his property.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.243. – (*) Alas, here he did not expressly include associations of volunteers only, which realize among their members whole political, economic and social systems, communities, societies and governments, all without any territorial monopoly. Thus the advocates of limited governments do still largely overlook this freedom alternative. Maybe they merely dislike it because it would also give others than their kind of freedom advocates their chance to do their things for or to themselves. – JZ, 16.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL IN ALL SPHERES, PERSONAL LAW

RESPONSIBILITY: freedom means individual responsibility.” - David Thoreau Wiek, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.546.

RESPONSIBILITY: He must vouch for the establishment of a truly free society based on personal responsibility, the only really free society.” – Nestor Machno, The Anarchist Revolution. – Why should there only be one society and this of the kind the N. M. favored for himself and his followers? Why not as many different societies and communities as volunteers want for themselves? Even most anarchists are still intolerant territorialists, who want to impose their kind of a supposedly ideal society upon all others. In the text the above sentence was followed by: “His pronouncement on the State must be one of total destruction: … “ - Why not leave States for statists, as deterrent examples for all others, as long as the former State is deprived of his territorial monopoly and all its dissenters are free to secede from it? – JZ, 6.5.08. – Q.

RESPONSIBILITY: He who allows oppression shares the crime.” - Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden, Pt. ii, canto 3, 1.458. - If he had the option to allow or disallow! - JZ, n.d. - We are still far from awareness and realization of individual sovereignty, which would give us the required choice and decision-making power and from the panarchistic institutions that would realize individual sovereignty in the political, economic and social spheres. - JZ, 24.11.05. - OPPRESSION, SUBORDINATION, RESISTANCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

RESPONSIBILITY: He who weights his responsibilities can bear them.” – Martial, Epigrams, XII, c. 100. – That is hardly true e.g. for Presidents, Prime Ministers and Generals. With their single lives they can hardly make up for the thousands to millions of human lives that they sacrifice by their decisions. One can only be responsible for oneself and one’s actions and somewhat among volunteers, mostly only in small and “human scale” groups. – JZ, 16.5.08.

RESPONSIBILITY: I observe that most fashionable reforms depend on over-ruling individual responsibility by enlarging the role of government – which in practice means politicians and bureaucrats exercising more power over their fellow men.” – Ralph Harris, The End of Government … ?, Part II The Morality of the Market, p.29. – One might add: With their usual ignorance, prejudices and arrogance. – JZ, 25.7.92. – Power addicts, depriving others of powers and responsibilities over their own lives. - JZ, 22.2.11. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, GOVERNMENT, BUREAUCRACY, RULERS, LAWS, REFORMS, INCENTIVES, GOVERNMENT POLICIES & PROGRAMS, WARFARE & WELFARE STATES, REGULATIONS, SELF-HELP,TERRITORIALISM, OBLIGATIONS, DUTIES, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, BUREAUCRACY

RESPONSIBILITY: If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.” - Charles Schultz. - As for the rest, it will largely have to be responsible for itself, individual by individual. Anyhow, we do not export much from spaceship earth - and they will have more chances than we had, to import much to it. - They will have also a better science and technology to keep the environment clean and to clean it up. - But I wish I could e.g. induce neighbors not to throw their rubbish over fences and drivers not to dump it alongside the road. Too many "adults" still behave like infants do in nurseries. - JZ, 25.11.02. – Too many, with an undisturbed conscience, force their choices as voters upon others, living in the same territory. That is still the major crime most people in “democracies’ are guilty of. – JZ, 30.3.09. – TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITIES, VOTING, RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION, & ALSO THE PRESENT ONE, PANARCHISM, LAUGHING ABOUT ONESELF

RESPONSIBILITY: If not us, who? If not now, when? - quoted without source, in ANALOG, 3/01, p.61.

RESPONSIBILITY: If wrongful actions have no consequences for the perpetrators, then they will be continued upon other victims. – JZ, 15.5.84, 6.5.08.

RESPONSIBILITY: In a healthy world the better type of human being searches about for responsibility to shoulder. Indeed he cannot obtain sufficient self-respect unless he can feel the weight of as much responsibility as he thinks he can carry. The modern world, however, is built upon a different ideal and is determined to do without personal responsibility of any kind, moral, physical or economic. There is, of course, no moral responsibility about public affairs. A Sovereign State is the keeper of its own conscience, and can do no wrong. Parliaments can change their minds as often as they like, and always be right. Contracts with a State are only contracts so long as it suits the State to observe their terms. Morals and State-craft have little, if anything in common. Physical responsibility is out of fashion. … Economic responsibility is steadily diminishing, as we continue to contrive new ways of operating with other people’s money. The absence of responsibility in the State, which robs, subsidises, deflates or inflates at its pleasure, is slowly permeating downwards and beginning to affect even our private lives.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p. 211/12. – WELFARE STATE, SECURITY, TRANSFER SOCIETY, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPECT, STATISM, MORALITY, PARLIAMENTS, GOVERNMENTS, AUTHORITY, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS

RESPONSIBILITY: Individual Responsibility: Every human being has the right to be held responsible only for its own actions or negligence and not collectively for actions of other members of its group, be it a State, a racial, a religious or any other group. Comment: Whoever respects this right would e.g. destroy his atomic weapons, even one-sidedly and would negotiate a separate peace with the involuntary subjects of a dictator. – From the human rights draft in PEACE PLANS No.4, article 41. – In PEACE PLANS 13 & 14 I did somewhat discuss to what extent an exception from this rule should be made for convicted criminals regarding the offences of other criminals, not yet caught and convicted. – JZ, 6.5.08. – COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AIR RAID, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, RACISM, MASS MURDERS, TERRORISM

RESPONSIBILITY: Individualize or at least decentralize to maximize responsibility. – JZ, n.d.

RESPONSIBILITY: It is curious to reflect that while the word “authority” has become the commonest in the language, “responsibility” has disappeared, and there is no connecting link whatever between two expressions which at one time were very nearly synonymous.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p. 213. – AUTHORITY

RESPONSIBILITY: it is impossible to keep liquor away from any adult who is determined to have it. The United States Government wasn't that powerful. I'll go further. It is impossible for anyone to be responsible for another person's behavior. I spoke of myself as 'responsible' for this group; that was verbal shorthand. The most I can do - or you, or any leader - is to encourage each one to be responsible for himself.” - Robert Heinlein in Farnham's Freehold, p.72.

RESPONSIBILITY: It is indeed a singular thing that people wish to pass laws to nullify the disagreeable consequences that the law of responsibility entails. Will they never realize that they do not eliminate these consequences, but merely pass them along to other people? The result is one injustice the more and one moral lesson the less. …” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. – However, insurance and credit can also play a rightful and sensible role – if one pays for it and the government does not interfere with it. – JZ, 16.5.08, 22.2.11. - PROTECTION, SECURITY, LEGISLATION

RESPONSIBILITY: It is my duty or responsibility to respect your rights. It is your responsibility or duty to respect my rights. Rights, duties, responsibilities, freedom and liberties exist in a symbiotic relationship – to the extent that they are genuine and not merely asserted or formally legalized and declared. In the latter case they are all too often the opposites of genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 9.11.05, 29.10.07. - DUTY & RIGHTS

RESPONSIBILITY: It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not. – Moliere, in  – Should one hold responsible anyone who did not resist any despotic, authoritarian, tyrannical or totalitarian act or law of a government?  Under territorial rule that is asking too much of individuals but under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, who are free to secede from a wrongful regime, this responsibility will tend to become generally accepted, whenever a panarchy or any of its members violates not only the genuine rights of its voluntary members, with their tacit or expressed consent, but those of any outsiders. – JZ, 1.4.12. - FOR ACTIONS & OMISSIONS, NEGLECT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

RESPONSIBILITY: Liberty (individual freedom) is the prize, responsibility the price.” – Dick Randolph, quoted in: Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldridge, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p.227. - & LIBERTY

RESPONSIBILITY: Liberty is always also responsibility, and to be free to act is also to be responsible for action.” – Ernest Barker, Principles of Social and Political Theory. – LIBERTY

RESPONSIBILITY: Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903. – & LIBERTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, STATISM. WHAT CAN ONE EXPECT FROM PEOPLE WHO MOSTLY DESCENDED FROM FORMER SLAVES & SERFS?

RESPONSIBILITY: Life has no meaning except in terms of responsibility.” – Reinhold Niebuhr, Faith and History. – LIFE, PURPOSE, MEANING

RESPONSIBILITY: Man’s responsibility increases as that of God’s decreases.” – André Gide, Journals, 27.9.1940. – That does already and wrongfully presume that a “God” did once have responsibility for us. – JZ, 2.4.09.

RESPONSIBILITY: Never abdicate to a mentor the responsibility to make your own decisions or solve your problems.” – John C. Sparks, Who Shall Decide?- THE FREEMAN, 8/77, p.492.

RESPONSIBILITY: No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” – Stanislaw Lec, More Unkept Thoughts, 1962. – MASS ACTIONS

RESPONSIBILITY: One can pass on responsibility, but not the discretion that goes with it.” – Benvenuto Cellini, Autobiography, 1558-1566, tr. George Bull.

RESPONSIBILITY: One is responsible not only for what one does but also for what one omits to do.” – Laotse. – JZ tr. of: “Verantwortlich ist man nicht nur fuer das, was man tut, sondern auch fuer das, was man nicht tut.” - Responsibility for non-action can, naturally, only exist for actions that one could and should have undertaken to uphold the fundamental rights and liberties of another, whom one could have helped without an extreme risk to oneself. – JZ, 16.5.08. - Throwing one's own life away in a vain attempt to save another may be heroic but hardly sensible. - JZ, 22.2.11.

RESPONSIBILITY: Our trouble with government is that it teaches us to shift responsibility to it. When we do, we get the idea that government has solved the problem. It hasn't.” - Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.197. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RESPONSIBILITY: personal responsibility which is the firm foundation of each and every freedom, …” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture.

RESPONSIBILITY: Remember the creator of responsibility is accountability.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, p.103. - How could one ruler, who decides upon a war, be held accountable and responsible with his single life for the lives of tens of thousands or even millions of the victims of his war? – JZ, 19.9.07. - DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, ACCOUNTABILITY, Q.


RESPONSIBILITY: Responsibility" is a function of control. Someone once defined "hell" as a place in which you are responsible for everything, but have no decision-making control over anything.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 72. - & CONTROL, HELL, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS?

RESPONSIBILITY: Shared responsibility is none.” – proverbial wisdom. – Does sharing a public library, a libertarian encyclopedia or ideas archive, when offered online or on disc, generally, sharing the accumulated wisdom of man, mean no responsibility at all, or actually sharing a very severe responsibility? – Sound ideas, including inventions, can be endlessly shared and applied, without depreciating them. – Only the embodiment of ideas, e.g. in printed books or in machines, cannot be endlessly shared with others without incurring some costs for others who acquired and still own these properties. If they do voluntarily share their property of this kind with friends then this is one thing. If one forces them to lend one of their books or discs or to pay a tax to maintain a public library, it is another. - JZ, 30.3.09, 22.2.11. –  PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, PROPERTY RIGHTS, IDEAS, DISCOVERIES, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE

RESPONSIBILITY: Some things no man can be held responsible for - but for some he must be held accountable.” - Joseph Green, Three-Tour Man, p.112, in ANALOG, 8/72. - ACCOUNTABILITY

RESPONSIBILITY: Taxation, public debts and public lending as well as government spending, subsidies, monetary despotism and all governmental monopolies, e.g. on the decision-making for war and peace, do, altogether, form  statism and territorialism, and with them do amount to compulsory and organized irresponsibility. – JZ, 7.4.14. – POLITICS AS USUAL, BUREAUCRATY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, “LEADERSHIP”, REPRESENTATION, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, NATIONALISM

RESPONSIBILITY: That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.” Aristotle, Politics, 4th. c. B.C., 2,3, tr. Benjamin Jowett. – PROPERTY, PUBLIC GOODS, COMMON PROPERTY, NATIONALIZATION, COLLECTIVISM, COMMUNISM

RESPONSIBILITY: That which is not free is not responsible, and that which is not responsible is not moral.” – Thomas Davidson. – F. A. Harper added: “This means that free choice is a prerequisite of morality.” – FREEDOM, CHOICE, MORALITY

RESPONSIBILITY: The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.” – Roy L. - Smith. – Compare: ”Can do!”

RESPONSIBILITY: The affairs of the public, as conducted by the different brands of council, are so arranged that nobody is responsible for anything. That idea has latterly developed to the point when nobody appears to pay for anything. There is not a county or parish in the land that can be held responsible for more than 20 per cent. of its expenditure. In respect of the other 80 per cent. it is the willing or unwilling victim of the decisions of others.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.213. – LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, FINANCING, TAXATION, RATES, SUBSIDIES

RESPONSIBILITY: The essence of libertarianism is responsibility: both the moral responsibility under political freedom, and the psychological freedom, under emotional freedom, that accrue to individuals. Responsibility is the claim to, and obligation to accept credit and blame for one’s actions and their foreseeable consequences.” – Miriam Daniels, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 9.9.73.

RESPONSIBILITY: the state can no more assume the responsibility for one's welfare, security, prosperity than can a committee of baboons. Indeed, the responsibility for self is no more transferable than is breathing.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.180. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

RESPONSIBILITY: the thing that shows the man is his willingness to accept responsibility for himself and his action. - Louis L'Armour, "Tucker", p.19.

RESPONSIBILITY: The vast majority of persons of our race have a natural tendency to shrink from the responsibility of standing and acting alone.” – Francis Galton, Inquiries Into Human Faculty, 1883. – Experience has shown all individuals for a long time that to stand always entirely on one's own, without any help or exchange relationship with others, certainly does not provide one with security and wealth. We have developed not only as individuals but also as social beings. But all our associations must be self-chosen and voluntary or the ties inherent in nuclear families. - None of us is a superman or a God. We cannot invent and uphold civilization on our own. - JZ, 22.2.11. - INDIVIDUALISM, MASS PSYCHOLOGY, PEOPLE, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DECIDOPHOBIA, STATISM, SECURITY, DEPENDENCY, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

RESPONSIBILITY: There is a difference between looking to another for enlightenment, and letting him make your decisions for you. At least, I think that is the message of the book, “If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!” Psychotherapist Sheldon B. Kopp. (Science and Behavior Books, 1972, Bantam Books, 1976.) - Another misjudgment by another psychotherapist? Wasn't Buddha one of the most inoffensive and tolerant beings? He even recommended to his followers to study other religions and to compare them with his own. Can he be blamed if some of his followers distorted his teachings? - While Buddhists have been prosecuted, I know of no instance in which Buddhists have prosecuted the followers of some other religions. Do you? - Can the originator of some teachings be blamed if others adopt them voluntarily? - If only all other prophets and gurus and their interpreters had been as restrained in their advocacy! - JZ, 22.2.11, 7.4.14. – TOLERANCE, BUDDHISM, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

RESPONSIBILITY: To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939.

RESPONSIBILITY: Together - those who eagerly shed responsibility and those who as avidly assume it for others - they present not only a collapse of self but a landslide to tyranny.” - Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy, p.20. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, PERSONALITY CULT, LEADERSHIP, WORSHIP, FAITH, RELIGION

RESPONSIBILITY: We cannot deny knowledge and reject responsibility. We must accept some premises, otherwise we cannot form a human society.” – G. B. Shaw. - Only a JZ translation of a German version: “Wir koennen das Wissen nicht leugnen und die Verantwortung nicht ablehnen. Wir muessen auf irgendwelchen Annahmen fussen, sonst koennen wir keine menschliche Gesellschaft bilden.“ – Daily practice shows that many of us can and do deny or show insufficient interest for knowledge and responsibility and thus increase all our troubles. People are much too diverse in their characteristics, ideas, preferences and aims to fit properly into a single society. Primarily, they need societies of their own choices, in which it will be hard to impossible for them to remain all too ignorant and irresponsible for too long. The knowledge they need is, primarily, how they can have their own individual choices and responsibilities, different from those of others in the same country and in the world and, nevertheless, get along peacefully and tolerantly with members of all other societies of volunteers. With the territorial model, now almost exclusively considered and practised, when it comes to political, economic and social systems, this is not possible. With the exterritorial model for each of xyz societies and communities of volunteers it is inherent. The territorial model makes for ignorance, prejudices and irresponsibility for most people, even among the rulers and leading opinion makers. – The essential presuppositions for such societies are only voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 22.6.93, 12.5.08, 7.4.14. - KNOWLEDGE, CORRECT IDEAS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM & SECESSIONISM VS. THE POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES OF STATISM & TERRITORIALISM  

RESPONSIBILITY: What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.” – Archibald Macleish (1882-1982), 12/04/37 - CHOICE, ALTERNATIVES, FREEDOM & MAN, HUMAN NATURE

RESPONSIBILITY: When Goodman referred to himself as a 'neolithic Conservative', it was a reflection of his basic agreement with Burke and other conservatives who argued that man's first freedom consists of the right to protect his fundamental ties with nature. Since organized government is only a secondary form of human association, it has no right to coerce the individual into violating his social responsibility to primary social attachments such as peer group, family and community.” - Reichert: Partisans of Freedom, p.571. – NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, MAN, VS. GOVERNMENT, STATISM, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM

RESPONSIBILITY: When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. –George PatakiSTATISM,  GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RESPONSIBILITY: When you make somebody responsible ... you make everybody else irresponsible.” - "ST. JOHN'S BREAD". - Provided the matter is everybody's concern. – JZ – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

RESPONSIBILITY: You are the sovereign authority for your life. You are the ruler who makes the decisions regarding how you will act, what information you will accept. You do it anyway - but if you recognize that you do it, you can gain much greater control over your future. Once you know that the responsibility begins and ends with you, you start treating information more carefully, you act more deliberately, and you get results that more directly bring you what you need to be happy. - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, 161.

RESPONSIBILITY: You can’t pass on the responsibility to others, especially those in authority.” – From film “Fortune Hunter” on Capital TV, NSW, 16.3.95. – Especially not the responsibilities, obligations and duties involved in individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPONSIBILITY: you can’t teach individual responsibility by denying the pupil the chance to practise it.” – L. Neil Smith, The Nagasaki Vector, p.106. - INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

RESPONSIBILITY: You get responsible people only by allowing them responsibilities. – JZ, 8/73. – However, they do have to get accustomed to them from infancy, gradually. Few are likely to cope with all of them if they are suddenly heaped upon them. The voluntarism combined with individual secessionism and personal law options full experimental freedom, freedom of contract and association of panarchies, polyarchies, meta-utopia and competing governance systems will allow individuals to adopt, gradually, into as many responsibilities as their intelligence and personality allows them. – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESPONSIBILITY: You will take your work seriously. Infinite numbers of yet-unborn humankind depend upon you who keep open the communication lines through negative space.” - Frank Herbert, Eye, p.213. - Negative space? - JZ - IDEAS ARCHIVE,  COMMUNICATION LINES, SUPER COMPUTER PROJECT, CD-ROM & MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, INTERNET

RESTITUTION: Hittite law emphasized restitution rather than revenge. Humankind lost a certain useful practicality when it chose the other Semitic response - never to forgive and never to forget.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Jesus Incident, p.253. - RATHER THAN REVENGE, HITTITE LAW, INDEMNIFICATION RATHER THAN PUNISHMENT, FORGIVING & FORGETTING

RESTITUTION: Spoliatus debet anto omnia restitui.” – “A party deprived of possessions by force ought first of all to be restored to possession.” – Carl Watner, On Justice, p.32. - INDEMNIFICATION, RESTORATION, PROPERTY

RESTITUTION: The invader of another man’s rights, in effect, creates an indebtedness due his victim. Instead of idle imprisonment, an invader would be forced to give up his own property to make restitution or would be forced to labor for his victim in order to make full compensation. …” Murray N. Rothbard, Man, Economy and the State, p.155, quoted in Carl Watner, On Justice, p.43. – Much more is involved than merely providing the financial value of the damage done by the convicted criminals. A rape victim will suffer other than physical damages that cannot be fully compensated by money payments. And R.’s proposal would indemnify at most only all the damages by those caught and convicted. The victims of other criminals, not yet caught and convicted, would get nothing from those caught and convicted. Either the innocents, including the crime victims themselves have to bear these costs – or the criminals convicted of similar crimes, who often know of some other criminals not yet convicted and have no incentive to reveal what they know of other crimes, still unknown to the authorities. Thus they could reduce their share in the total indemnification amounts by supplying information on so far unsolved crimes. – See my suggestions on this in PEACE PLANS 13 & 14. – JZ, 6.5.08. - INDEMNIFICATION, SOME COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONVICTS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL VICTIMS OF CRIMES, COMPENSATION

RESTORATION: Restore liberty and justice!” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. – This presumes already that they had ever been anywhere sufficiently realized as yet. – Restoring only former fragment of liberty would be by far not enough. All rights and liberties already discovered by some must become generally known and realized – at least among their voluntary supporters. Opportunities must also be left to discover, apply and experiment with new kinds of liberties and justice arrangements and to demonstrate them among volunteers, and thus as efficiently as can be done. – JZ, 6.5.08.

RESTRAINING ORDER: People irrational enough to have to be put under a court order to refrain from seeing someone, ought to be forcefully put under an electronic tracer. Their potential victims should have the option to likewise get a tracer so that they get can get an early warning if the person, they have reasons to fear, is approaching them. – JZ, 26.7.87, 18.5.08. - In that case, automatically or manually, the nearest police or other security force could be notified, perhaps in time to prevent another violent crime. - JZ, 22.2.11.

RESTRAINTS: Adam Smith said, “All systems of preference or restraint thus being swept away, the sweet and simple system of natural liberty comes into being of its own accord.” -  You don’t even have to create it. It adheres in the very nature of man. I believe that to be true. All that a government need to encourage competition is not to get in its way, not stop it.” – Benjamin R. Rogge, Will Capitalism Survive? in Champions of Freedom, p.34/35. - However preferences and restraints practised only among volunteers, at their expense and risk, should not be done away with. They belong to natural liberty and natural rights. - Only territorially imposed government and other compulsory membership bodies, like some trade unions and sects, who do not permit secession from them, have to be got out of our way. - JZ, 22.2.11. - PRIVILEGES, SUBSIDIES, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP & SUBJUGATION, IMPOSED MONOPOLIES, NATURAL LIBERTIES, RIGHTS & LAW

RESTRAINTS: All that makes existence valuable to anyone depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the (*) actions of other people.” – J. S. Mill, On Liberty, I, 1859. – Restraints upon wrongful – destructive activities - and restraints upon rightful, voluntary and self-responsible, constructive or creative activities should be distinguished, just like aggressive and defensive force should be distinguished from each other. – How can one sufficiently restrain the abuse of the language? - JZ, 5.7.86, 15.5.08. - (*) wrongful – JZ – DEFINITIONS ENCYCLOPAEDIA FOR ALL VERY WORDS, WHICH ARE IMPORTANT FOR PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, LANGUAGE, FORCE, COERCION, MONOPOLIES, COMPULSION

RESTRAINTS: Common sense told them that men work best where there is the least restraint upon their activities, other than what is necessary for the enforcement of laws that were enacted for the protection and benefit of all.” – Ralph Bradford, in THE FREEMAN, 11/75, p. 652. - Are there many such laws? Do they have to be territorially imposed? - Do good intentions produce good laws? - JZ, 22.2.11. - COMMON SENSE, LAWS, LEGISLATION, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST, PROTECTION, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

RESTRAINTS: Every wanton and causeless restraint of the will of the subject, whether practised by a monarch, a nobility, or a popular assembly, is a degree of tyranny.” – Sir William Blackstone, quoted in The Free Man’s Almanac, compiled by Leonard E. Read, for Mach 19. – LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, POLICE POWER ABUSE

RESTRAINTS: Keeping in mind that man’s highest goal is intellectual, moral, and spiritual progress along the line of each individual’s creative uniqueness and that this is a condition which exists at its best in the absence of restraints, it follows that to be free from restraints is the most important means to man’s ends or purposes. … We have a right to be free from the power plays of those possessed by the little god syndrome.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.95/96. - This correct freedom thought did not lead him to panarchism but merely to one form of territorial archy, namely limited but still territorial government. - JZ, 22.2.11. - From the general statement one cannot always sufficiently conclude upon a related specific truth. That is one reason why we need not only e.g. an as correct definition of "right" as is possible for human beings to arrive at (I still believe Kant came closest.) but an as comprehensive list of genuine individual rights and liberties, optimally expressed, as human beings could and should so far provide. - JZ, 22.2.11, 14.4.14. - TERRITORIALISM, GENERALITIES, ABSTRACT NOTIONS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESTRAINTS: Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint; the more restraint on others to keep off from us, the more liberty we have.” – Daniel Webster, Speech, 10.5.1847. – If, in the absence of sufficiently wide-spread knowledge of, appreciation and respect for basic rights and liberties, only attempts can be made to enforce them, by the victims, private helpers and police helpers, if they are present at all, then not many rights and liberties can be sufficiently protected against the multitude of those, who do not respect them. The victim is then like a lone Jew in a mob of anti-Semites or a Negro in a mob of Ku Klux Khan people. – Governments cannot even protect their presidents sufficiently, far less ordinary subjects. - JZ, 7.5.08. – PROTECTION, MOBS, MASSES OF IGNORANT, PREJUDICED & HATEFUL PEOPLE, KNOWLEDGE & APPRECIATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES. WHO, TODAY, COULD EASILY PASS SUCH TEST IN THE WORLD? PERHAPS NOT EVEN A SINGLE PERSON AS YET! – JZ, 7.4.14.

RESTRAINTS: Liberty will be more free and secure, in proportion as license is kept in restraint.” – Pople Leo XIII, Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1886. – POWER, ARBITRARINESS

RESTRAINTS: Never lend support or give encouragement to any – not one – man-concocted restraint against the release of creative energy.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/76. – DESTRUCTIVENESS, OPPRESSION, REPRESSION, RESTRICTIONS, DESPOTISM, LICENSING, LAWS, REGULATIONS, RELEASE ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES!

RESTRAINTS: No restraint, be it ever so little, but is imprisonment.” – Edward Coke: Institutes. Commentary on Littleton. – Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.779. – When imposed only upon criminals with victims and other aggressors it is deserved. – JZ, 7.5.08, 7.4.14.

RESTRAINTS: Not the standard of living of the citizens should be reduced but that of the governments. – JZ, 10.6.86. – Voluntary taxation, competition from many exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers and individual secessionism would be significant steps in this direction. – JZ, 18.5.08. – STANDARD OF LIVING, TAXES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

RESTRAINTS: Some, if not most “… cultures have great and hidden restraints, restraints so powerful that no one even talks about them.” - L. E. Modesitt, Gravity Dreams, Orbit, London, 1999, p.105. - Or they are so much taken for granted, that almost no one ever questions them. E.g., territorialism, monetary despotism, the employer-employee relationship, the centralized and monopolistic decision-making on war and peace, our all too limited life-spans, or confinement to one planet. Some won’t even questions the postal and police monopoly. – J.Z, 23.12.03, 7.10.07. -

RESTRAINTS: With serious obstructions we fade and die.” – Newton Dillaway, Consent. – Stated another way, serious restraints are deadly. Psychological and Sociological Restraints: Man-concocted restraints fall into two categories: psychological and sociological, Restraints of the former variety are the kind an individual inherits or imposes upon himself, the latter are what others impose upon him. Far more attention is given to the latter than the former, simply because restraints by others were more easily detected than those existing in self. It is so much easier to detect the faults of others than one’s own. (*) Social restraints may be vicious, of course, but probably are less damaging than the personal taboos and habits  from which we fail to release ourselves.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p. 81/82. - (*) Unless the are the same! – JZ, 7.5.08. – As large wrongs and faults, territorially imposed, as are, e.g., monetary and financial despotism, juridical and policing monopolies, decision-making monopolies on war and peace, compulsory education and price controls, are usually taken for granted rather than questioned and opposed. – JZ, 14.4.14. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM

RESTRICTIONS: an end to restriction and inhibition, conscription, compulsion, regimentation and the tyranny of laws.” – Jack Parson’s inspiration, quoted by R. A. Wilson in Cosmic Trigger, p.141. – LAWS, REGULATIONS, REGIMENTION, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY

RESTRICTIONS: An unrestricted universe!” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.431.

RESTRICTIONS: Any difficulties placed in the way of production (*) have an effect on those cultural values, which are the marks of advanced civilizations. For it must be remembered that it is not until material needs are satisfied that these cultural values make their appearance. When man is struggling merely to live, he does not develop an appreciation for art. And as his struggle becomes more intense and more general, interest in thought diminishes in proportion. Thus we see that handicaps on production as well as on exchange retard the progress of civilization.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.103. - PLANNING, DIRIGISM, CULTURE, CIVILIZATION, INTELLIGENCE, JUDGMENT, RESPONSIBILITY

RESTRICTIONS: Are we to believe that the people are better fed under the laws that prevail at present, because there is less bread, meat, and sugar in the country? Are they better clad, because there is less linen and woolen cloth? Are their houses better heated, because there is less coal? Is their labor made easier, because there is less iron and copper, or because there are fewer tools and machines? … Restrictive laws always present us with the same dilemma. Either we admit that they produce scarcity, or we do not admit it. If we do admit it, we thereby confess that they inflict upon the people all the harm that they can do. If we do not admit it, then we deny that they limit the supply of goods and raise their prices, and consequently we deny that they favor the producer. Such laws are either injurious or ineffective. They cannot be useful.” – Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, FredericBastiat, A Man Alone, p.220. - LAWS, PROTECTIONISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, ARTIFICIAL SCARCITY VS. LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE EXCHANGE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATON, CONTRACT, EXPERIMENTATION, PERSONAL LAW

RESTRICTIONS: Bastiat never tired of attacking the notion that France could become rich by retarding production.” – G. C. Roche III, Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.54. – No country or population or government can. – As a rule. But the attempt is forever made to hold back production or products from the market in order to achieve higher prices for them. A classical case is the restrictions imposed by the Beer Corporation upon the release of newly mined diamonds upon the market. – But even without such artificial restrictions, the very fact of low prices due to high production or a plentiful harvest, compared with the demand for a product or produce, will automatically tend to reduce production. – No producer, naturally, should be compelled to throw all of his products or produce instantly upon the market, when he can afford to stockpile or conserve them economically. – JZ, n.d. & 7.4.14.

RESTRICTIONS: Because of a few foolish customers, for whom their folly is costly, and a lesson, the experienced and the wise are made to pay. – JZ, 3.11.76. - Allow the competitors to point out flaws in products and services! – JZ, 7.5.08. - LICENSING, REGULATIONS, CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS

RESTRICTIONS: Beware paths which narrow future possibilities. Such paths divert you from infinity into lethal traps.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, p.90 in ANALOG 3/76. – OBSTRUCTIONS, LAWS, REGULATIONS, PROHIBITIONS

RESTRICTIONS: Controls and restrictions are the enemies of the consumer and they profit only the pressure groups which benefit directly from this featherbedding of the inefficient, the privileged, the monopolists.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.55.

RESTRICTIONS: Encourage production by abolishing restrictions and penalties. – JZ, 17.1.75. – They are like censorship prior to the publication of opinions. – Sufficient publicity and freedom from libel laws are the most efficient responses to flawed statements and products. – JZ, 7.5.08, 7.4.14.

RESTRICTIONS: Everything that is surrounded with state restrictions, everything that is state-mutilated, everything taxed and burdened, loses its best value, and can no longer call out our energies and efforts in their full force. Preserve, then, at its best and strongest the magic of property; leave to it all its stimulating and transforming virtues. It is one of the great master keys that open the door to all that in a material sense you rightly and proudly wish to do and to be.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.351. – We should not ignore all other individual rights and liberties, either, which are not sufficiently expressed with the concept of “property”. Seeing the lengths to which the legislators go in detailing some relatively trivial wrongful restrictions, it is astonishing that the freedom, justice and peace lovers have not clearly enough stated the details of their alternative principles, premises and conclusions in form of a clear and comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties but, instead, satisfy themselves with single words or single sentences, as if these were clear and comprehensive enough to cover all cases. – JZ, Only when enough details are offered can people become sufficiently interested and convinced. Not everybody, if anybody at all, can simply deduct all individual rights and liberties clearly enough from a single word or idea, however plausible it sounds upon first impression. – We have to do much better than the politicians, with their misleading slogans, if we wish to spread libertarian enlightenment sufficiently. We should not even expect any additional libertarian book or even a comprehensive libertarian digital library, book-sized and affordable on a HDD, to be sufficiently convincing for the whole population, far less single pro-freedom words, slogans or quotes. – We should clarify and sufficiently publish, discuss and explain all our ideas, terms, principles, opinions and other resources. - JZ, 7.4.14. – ABSTRACTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, GENERALIZATIONS, PROPERTY, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, RIGHTS, LIBERTY, ZAP, VOLUNTARISM, NON-AGGRESSION, TOLERANCE, SOCIAL CONTRACT, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, NON-INTERVETIONISM, PEACEFULNESS, AGGRESSION, COMPETTION, CAPITALISM, COMPETITION, COOPERATION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, ASSOCIATIONISM, RESISTANCE, PEACE, HARMONY ETC.

RESTRICTIONS: Freedom" has no meaning of itself. There are always restrictions, be they legal, genetic, or physical. If you don't believe me, try to chew a radio signal.” - Kelvin Throop, III. - As if freedom lovers advocated freedom from natural laws rather than from imposed human laws. - JZ, 23.8.02. – One should clearly distinguish between natural limitations, the limitations of individual persons and the man-made artificial and legalized restrictions wrongfully imposed upon peaceful dissenters in a whole territory. Let people opt out and secede – to do their own things! – JZ, 30.3.09, 7.4.14. – SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RESTRICTIONS: Government laws, regulations and restrictions are easily enough to establish, based on some popular prejudices or errors, but all too hard to get rid of again. They tend to develop a pseudo- life of their own, with strong survival characteristics, no matter how flawed they are otherwise. The classical case was the corn laws. In modern times the ancient price controls were revived again and again and rent- and wage-controls were added. – All too much protectionism is still with us. – JZ, 5.6.82, 7.5.08.

RESTRICTIONS: he who binds his brother’s creative purpose binds himself now and hereafter. But he who extends his brother’s opportunity builds for eternity.” – Steward Edward White. – From a FEE notice. – OPPORTUNITIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESTRICTIONS: How can one demand more from the producers, and at the same time … bind and gag them so that they would be less able to produce?” – John Hospers, REASON, 9/72. – REGULATIONS, PRODUCTIVITY, COMPULSORY LICENSING, RED TAPE, BUREAUCRACY

RESTRICTIONS: I can’t back any restrictive measure on the freedom of anybody but an apprehended criminal.” – C. M. Kornbluth, The Syndic, p.158. – Criminal: One with involuntary victims. One who wrongfully interferes with the rights and liberties of others. By that definition, the territorial politicians are the top criminals. – JZ, n.d. & 7.4.14.

RESTRICTIONS: I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; // It weeps, it bleeds; and each new day a gash // Is added to her wounds.” – Malcolm, in Shakespeare: Macbeth, 4, 3-39. – REGULATIONS, LAWS, LEGISLATION

RESTRICTIONS: It is forbidden to forbid.” – Quote from Charles Jencks, Modern Movements in Architecture. - PROHIBITIONISM

RESTRICTIONS: It is my freedom and my rights that you are talking about and trying to restrict – without my consent. – JZ, 29.11.08. -  FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RESTRICTIONS: It is true that liberty is precious – so precious that it must be rationed.“ – Nikolai Lenin. – In other words, he wanted to decide how much liberty, if any, was to be left to his opponents. Under him the secret police had already started to eliminate his opponents. – JZ, 7.5.08. – STATISM, POWER-MADNESS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, STATE SOCIALISM

RESTRICTIONS: Lift all restrictions on liberty! – JZ, 10/73. - LIBERTY

RESTRICTIONS: Limitations on freedom can ultimately be justified only by the claim that a greater freedom is guaranteed by the restriction than would exist without the restriction. … Now, although it is clearly false to suggest that the freedom of the man imprisoned is promoted by the action, it may very well be the case that the freedom of others (whom he has been restricting) is promoted by confining the man.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.18. – More than a mere claim or assertion is required. Proven facts are needed. One cannot simply assert that the issue of additional exchange media would be inflationary when one is not even aware that only exchange media that are given a monopoly and the legal tender power can act inflationary. Additional exchange media, that are only optional, i.e. refusable and discountable, use a sound value standard and reflux foundation, can have no inflationary effect upon prices, wages and contracts expressed in stable value units, even if they should become somewhat and temporarily over-issued and thus themselves depreciated. Their issuer would still have to accept them at par with their nominal value and that fact would prevent him from making over-issues a habit, apart from the fact that he would have to find voluntary acceptors for his notes, while people would rather accept notes that stand at par with their value standard. – JZ, 16.5.08.

RESTRICTIONS: Man-made difficulties are almost all the difficulties, which we normally have. Once we get rid of all these then we can much more easily cope with the remaining natural ones. – JZ, 8.7.78. – Coping with nature is relatively easy – compared with the unnatural and wrongful obstacles put up by persons with wrongful territorial powers over others. – JZ, 8.7.78, 7.4.14. – TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, LAWS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, BUREAUCRACY

RESTRICTIONS: No country “could become rich by retarding production.” - Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. p.54. – No country can become rich by restricting production and exchange. – JZ - QUOTAS, PERMITS, LICENSING, FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL, MONOPOLIES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, PROTECTIONISM

RESTRICTIONS: Not: No walls! But: Only you own walls or restrictions. Break down the walls others erected around you to restrict you, leaving you free to erect your own walls – as long as you can stand them or want to have them. – JZ, 2/83. – That does, naturally, not apply to convicted criminals with victims and to the walls others built around their property. – Each to be free to limit only the own freedom as much as he likes and as long as he likes. - JZ, 7.5.08.

RESTRICTIONS: One foot is tied down so let’s tie down the other one. Little thought is given as to how the first foot can be untied.” – Leonard E. Read, The Romance of Reality, p.55.

RESTRICTIONS: People who remain in legalized fetters won’t be the ones who move fastest and furthest towards liberty, justice, peace, independence, security, prosperity, enlightenment, longevity, space, natural order and harmony. – JZ, 2.10.13, 22.10.13. - LEGAL & WRONGFUL ONES

RESTRICTIONS: People with restricted minds … like restriction for its own sake.” – Boris Pasternak, Dr. Shivago, Fontana Pocketbook, p.126.

RESTRICTIONS: Prices Raised by Restriction Mean a Tax Imposed by One Worker upon Another.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.412. – “Every trade restriction is war declared upon other trades.” – Auberon Herbert, ibid, in another passage, but page not noted by me. - JZ - MINIMUM WAGE LAWS, COMPULSORY UNIONISM, PRICE CONTROLS, EXPLOITATION, WORKERS, FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM, REGULATIONS, TAXATION, SUBSIDIES

RESTRICTIONS: Regulations intended to restrain disservices became in themselves the worst kind of disservices where they restrict the producer’s freedom to serve the consumer and the consumer’s freedom to be served by the producers.” – PURSUIT, 16.11.70. – PRODUCER & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM IN SUPPLY AND DEMAND, FREE MARKETS, FREEDOM OF CONTRACTS, EXCHANGE & ASSOCIATION, PROPERTY RIGHTS

RESTRICTIONS: relieved of the heavy hand of government, which inevitably restricts not only our evil actions (*), but many which are most worthy! Domestic tranquility would then be achieved as would international peace.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p.28. - (*) It is not efficient and just enough in that sphere, either. – JZ, 7.5.08, 7.4.14. – GOVERNMENTS, PROTECTIONISM

RESTRICTIONS: The best course, he concluded, was not to impose any such regulations but to let trade work itself without legislative restrictions.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Panic of 1819, on Senator Talbot of Kentucky, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. – Alas, neither Talbot nor Rothbard favored full monetary freedom but merely an exclusive currency and they imagined that it would not lead to depressions and monetary panics. – Without legal restrictions on free note-issuing banks and other competitive issuers of sound and optional money tokens, using self-chosen value standards, money shortages would not occur, if full use is made of this freedom and without legal tender laws inflation of the general price level could not occur. - JZ, 7.5.08. – LAISSEZ-FAIR, SELF-REGULATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREE EXCHANGE, PUBLICITY, FREE TRADE IN EVERY SPHERE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT

RESTRICTIONS: The detours in our society should be reduced, not multiplied.” – Bernard H. Siegan, THE FREEMAN, 3/74.

RESTRICTIONS: The more superstitious restrictions in the land the poorer the people.” – Lao Tzu, 57, Medhurst edition, p.126. – As restrictions and prohibitions are multiplied in the Empire, the people grow poorer and poorer. – Lao-Tuz in the Lionel Giles translation. - The more taboos and inhibitions there are in the world, the poorer the people become.” - Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.57 p. 81 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu. – Even Welfare States do impoverish whole populations. – JZ, 7.4.14. - PROHIBITIONS, LAWS, SUPERSTITION, POVERTY, RELEASE ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES, REGULATIONS, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATE, ANTI-ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTIONISM, CENTRAL PLANNING, MIXED ECONOMY, TOTALITARIANISM

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

RESTRICTIONS: We all of us live too much in a circle.” – Benjamin Disraeli. – Rather, we are not free to live quite autonomously and by our own standards in all spheres, in our own circles and always at the own expense and risk. – 26.4.06. – We are coerced into a territorialist circle and free at best to escape to other such circles, which are a bit less oppressive and exploitative. – JZ, 21.9.07. - RESTRICTED LIVES & ACTIVITIES, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM. FREE MIGRATION IS NOT ENOUGH.

RETAILERS IN CRISIS: It’s hard to be optimistic for retail. – Heading of an article by Elizabeth Knight, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 14.11.13, p.32. For recovery she recommends in the end a sustainable devaluation of the currency! Can one enlighten such people? I doubt it, at least for the short and medium run. - It would be easy for local shop associations to issue sound shop currencies in short-term local loans, mainly for the payment of wages and salaries and thereby to increase their sales and employment. That is not impossible but merely outlawed. Between them, the wholesalers and all the Australian producers and manufacturers they should have acquired this knowledge and forced through the repeal of all the laws of monetary despotism and the introduction of full monetary freedom, under which they, too, would be among the main beneficiaries. But I would not expect them to do this any time soon. Most of them have nothing better in their minds than monetary and financial despotism and all the other wrongful and irrational features of territorialism and statism. – JZ, 16.12.13, 23.12.13. – FREE BANKING OPTIONS, SHOP CURRENCIES, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, SALES & UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS, DURING A PERSISTENT INFLATION: STAGFLATION

RETALIATION, NUCLEAR: One cannot “retaliate” upon innocents but merely upon the guilty decision-makers. ABC mass murder devices are the most unjust, irrational and unsuitable means for this purpose. – JZ, 23.4.89. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TYRANNICIDE

RETALIATION: Besides, keep in mind that the police aren’t hired to protect. They are hired to let something happen first. Then, after it has been reported, they can act. To get even! And that’s the old Babylonian idea of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I’ll remind you that even the Babylonians learned after a while that if you practice ‘an eye for an eye’, you end up in a town filled with one-eyed men. It doesn’t get the results you’re after.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.199. - PROTECTION, CRIME PREVENTION? REVENGE, PUNISHMENT, IMPRISONMENT

RETALIATION: But government isn’t really organized to protect us from pain. It is organized not to act but to react. What the government does is to provide a list of rules, do’s and don’ts. And then it waits. And if someone is injured, then the government acts to catch the person who has inflicted injury and to inflict injury on him, in turn.” - Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.191/92. – Only in the cases that it bothers to catch them and is able to do so and to get them convicted. – And then the victims have to support the offenders, in relative idleness and unproductiveness in prisons. That is then called “justice” being done. – JZ, 7.5.08.

RETALIATION: Each retaliatory agency would have only that income which it was able to achieve through selling its services. And each would have only the power granted to it by its own customers.” – Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.46. – PROTECTIVE AGENCIES, POLICE FORCES, COMPETITIVE

RETALIATION: Government is organized to retaliate, not to protect. And these are opposite concepts.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.192. – If, at least, they systematically retaliated only against the main culprits and their arms and arms factories. But, in retaliation, they rather bomb the more of less innocent subjects than the guilty governments, also the civilian infrastructure rather than military targets. Perhaps, largely, like e.g. in WW II, because they find that easier to do and they believe they have to do something and would have to act upon the popular prejudice of collective responsibility. – They are also territorialists and thus whole territories, cities and their populations, do become their “targets” rather than purely military objectives and the war criminals themselves. – Has this “policy” or strategy been sufficiently improved since then? - JZ, 7.5.08. – AIR RAIDS, BOMBING, TYRANNICIDE, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, ENEMY FALSELY DEFINED.

RETALIATION: It is only as retaliation that force may be used and only against the man who started its use.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.950. – If an attacker tries to bash one’s head in and one manages to defend oneself effectively, without bashing his head in, is one then entitled to retaliate against him, by bashing his head in? – Force may be used rightfully in the act of defence, to render the attacker harmless, but not in retaliation, in the meaning of revenge for an attack, after the attacker has been overcome. – The penalties or indemnifications for the attack ought to be properly adjudicated or arbitrated and not immediately determined and enforced by the victim of an attack. - JZ, 7.5.08. - SELF-DEFENCE, FORCE

RETALIATION: The man who throws stones at others is, with logical necessity, declaring himself a public target.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.119. – Policemen, engaged in rightful actions, are entitled to self-defence steps, too. Demonstrators should confine themselves to peacefully demonstrating, and not extend their demonstrations into aggressive actions. – JZ, 7.5.08.

RETRAINING: An insurance or mutual aid company could grant re-training loans for all who have lost their special jobs through technical innovations. – A suggestion by Ulrich von Beckerath, who was also the strongest advocate of full monetary freedom. Under this freedom there would also be xyz internal retraining options within enterprises, after work training school options and unlimited numbers of jobs requiring little or no particular skills or knowledge, while a person acquires new skills for future better jobs. – JZ, 7.5.08. - UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS

RETREATISM: Most people have retreated to predominantly privatized lives, on the whole accepting the management of society by ‘experts”.” – Libertarian Socialist Organization, Queensland, Politics of Human Liberation, Revolution Re-Appraisal, p. 10. – STATISM TERRITORIALISM, EXPERTS

RETREATISM: The idea of anarchy is to eliminate legislated coercion, not to hide in the bushes.” – George Kysor, THE CONNECTION 115, p.108. – Actually, most of the retreatists own and work the land or work in some crafts or professions in the countryside and merely try to keep their cash incomes under the amounts subject to direct taxation. – None of them were, to my knowledge, permitted to secede. Some were offered huge amounts of development capital – if they succeeded to get their “secession” attempts legalized. - JZ, 14.5.08. – E.g. Len Casley with his Hut River Province secession attempt in Western Australia. – JZ, 1.4.09.

RETREATISM: There is no Haven. There is no Sanctuary. There is no Utopia - - which Thomas More perfectly well understood, since “utopia” means no-place. There is no place to run, no place to hide, when the system is predatory, political and coercive.” – Erwin Strauss, THE CONNECTION 90, 13.10.80. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBTS, CENTRAL BANKING, LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES

RETROACTIVE LEGISLATION: Any “public servant” or “representative” of “the people”, who proposes or by his votes helps to enact and with his bureaucratic office to enforce retroactive laws or regulations, that are wronging or harming whole groups or segments of the population, who are peaceful and honest, should thereby and quite automatically lose his job, his pension rights and also become subject to indemnification claims due to class actions from his or her victims. These people are obvious enemies of free people, offending against their basic rights and liberties. Corresponding clauses should be introduced in all constitutions and bills of rights declarations. – JZ, 7.9.88, 14.5.08.

RETROACTIVE LEGISLATION: Retroactive legislation makes criminals.” – A stamp of the Progress Party.

REVENGE: A dead body revenges not injuries.” – William Blake, Proverbs of Hell. – The wrongs or injuries inflicted can at least somewhat be measured and balanced with fines, related also to the property and incomes of the offender. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVENGE: A man that studies revenge keeps his own wounds green.” – Francis Bacon. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.397.

REVENGE: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi – in - PUNISHMENT, EYE FOR AN EYE

REVENGE: Do not kill without reason, do not destroy wantonly. You have many blows to repay, but they are not the ones you should strike now. … Do not destroy what belongs to you.” – Jack Williamson & James E. Gunn, Star Bridge, p.192. – REVOLUTIONS, PROPERTY, MURDER, DESTRUCTION, VIOLENCE, ARSON

REVENGE: Is a hot- or cold-blooded revenge worth the effort and risk? – JZ, 20.11.85. - Will the avenger always extract only a just revenge or often an exaggerated one? The intervention of a justice or arbitration system is always advisable because emotions and anger tend to be great and may lead to irrational and unjust responses, e.g., on the principle of collective responsibility. The moment an offender is found, and arrested and thus rendered harmless, revenge or punishment should not simply be left to the family or the friend of those he victimized. Otherwise we get the equivalent of lynch justice, gang warfare or blood feuds. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVENGE: It costs more to revenge injuries than to bear them.” – Thomas Wilson, Maxims, No. 303. – But a proper justice system can extract much or enough in value from indemnification payments enforced from the victimizers, even if that means reducing them to slave labor, if necessary. It could be made to work so well that crime would no longer pay, in the average and that convicts would inform upon the non-yet caught criminals with victims, to make them bear their part of the total indemnification burden for all crimes. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVENGE: It is more important to become truly free than to revenge oneself. – JZ, 6.10.93.

REVENGE: Just vengeance does not call for punishment.” - Corneille, The Cid, 1635, 2.8, tr. Paul Lan – VENGEANCE, JUSTICE

REVENGE: Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil – and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty.” – Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 4th.d. B.C., 5.5., tr. K. Thomson. - Returning an evil is not the same as doing justice. It would be unjust to the victims of a criminal to do nothing to the criminal and let him victimize even more people. He must be changed, if possible, punished or deterred if that is not possible and, anyhow, forced to indemnify the victim or his family and friends or similar victims or their family if there are no survivors. Hitting back at an aggressor is not an evil but a defensive act, serving to uphold what it right against wrongdoers. – If the hitting back happens to kills the aggressor, that is still the fault of the aggressor. - JZ, 21.11.85. 16.5.08, 7.4.14.

REVENGE: Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile than vengeance.” – S. W. Churchill, 1874-1965, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.397. – Yet it was he, I believe, who wanted to see 50,000 German officers executed and 10 German towns destroyed for every English town destroyed. - Was his bombing campaign anything else than vengeance mainly directed against innocents, on the immoral principle of collective responsibility? It had almost no military value and it certainly did not induce a revolution against the Nazi regime but, rather, made its soldiers fight harder for it. – JZ, 16.5.08. – Especially since they allies failed to declare quite rightful war aims. – JZ, 7.4.14. – INDISCRIMINATE AIR RAIDS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

REVENGE: Nothing produces such odd results as trying to get even.” – Franklin Jones. – READER’S DIGEST, 12/76. – Adjudication by third parties has its value. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVENGE: Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.419. – “Only people who are basically immature want it.” – Ibid, p.463.

REVENGE: Revenge is like murdering prisoners of war. – JZ, 16.5.08. – “NO PARTION!”

REVENGE: Revenge is not worth what it costs – apart from the irrational “accounting” that is involved, driven merely by emotions. – JZ, 5.9.11, 22.2.12. - EMOTIONS, COSTS

REVENGE: Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.” – Austin O’Mally, 1857. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. According to A. Andrews Quotations, p.397, he lived from 1858 to 1932, so, according to the other source, he was already a writer a year before he was born. – Not a bad achievement! - JZ - Probably another man by the same name produced the above quote. - JZ

REVENGE: Revenge is one kind of wild justice.” – Bacon. – JZ re-translation of: “Vergeltung ist eine Art wilder Gerechtigkeit.”

REVENGE: Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.” – Juvenal.

REVENGE: Revenge never repairs an injury.” – Fuller, 1732. – Hyman Quotes, p. 276.

REVENGE: We re all more or less the victims or beneficiaries of our cultural conditioning, Woe to the ones who have been conditioned to seek revenge by all means, even those of collective responsibility notions, which can now be practised with ABC mass murder devices. – JZ, 16.1.87.

REVENGE: We’ll have more urgent work than revenge.” – Poul Anderson, The Rebel Worlds, p.53. – Particularly after a revolution or a liberation campaign or a defensive war has been won. However, the main culprits should be held responsible, with their property, labor or lives, if possible, and not only years or decades later. – Competing justice systems could and would see to that. – The governmental territorial justice systems, all too often, haven't. - JZ, 16.5.08.

REVENGE: When the poet Alkaos, who was his [Diodor’s] most bitter enemy and had maligned him in his poems, fell into his hands, he let him go, for, he said, Forgiveness is better than revenge.” – Diodor, Band VI, p.46. – In this case, revenge in kind, would have consisted merely in slandering Alkaos in poems or stories or jokes or aphorisms by Diodor. Diodor knew better than to waste his time and talent in this way. But there are other injuries, which one cannot simply forgive, forget or ignore. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVENGE: Wisdom never carries grudges. – Free after Robert Heinlein, Glory Road, p.195.


REVENUE-SHARING: If the states are in need of more money and the Federal Government is so overburdened with cash that it can afford to give some to the states, why not simply reduce Federal taxes and allow the states to raise their own funds? … Federal deficit sharing, rather than Federal revenue sharing has yet to be proposed.” – Carl A. Keyser, THE FREEMAN, 7/72. – TAXATION, EXCESS TAXATION

REVENUE: Government revenue is what the government steals from us in taxation.” – John Singleton, 20.10.76. – TAXATION, GOVERNMENT

REVERSE DISCRIMINATION: Reverse positive discrimination: Discrimination against white men.” – J. C. Lester - REVERSE RACISM. – Discrimination is not absolutely and indiscriminately wrong. If e.g. a whole town refused to serve any Negro or any white man, even when it came to the purchase of survival goods or services, then that might cost the victim his life. However, such a town ought to make itself sufficiently known as such, so that every ethical and rational being can sufficiently avoid it. Then that knowledge or sufficient publicity for it, might cost it its economic “life” because it might result in an extensive counter-boycott or reverse discrimination, against all its adults, all its goods and services, by both, whites and Negroes in the surrounding cities and the whole country and also among potential buyers in foreign countries of its export goods and services. No special law need be passed against the primary discrimination. It would punish itself. – JZ, 14.5.08. - Under sufficient publicity. - JZ, 22.1.11.

REVERSE SIDES: The reverse side also has a reverse side.” – Unknown. - The opposite of all too general proverbial wisdom statements is also often true in many particular cases. - If possible, one should try to state e.g. "Slogans for Liberty" in a way that they do not invite contradictions with some factual or logical backing. - JZ, 25.11.06. – What is the reverse side to exterritorial autonomy if it is not territorial monopoly and coercion? – What is the reverse or negative or wrongful side of exterritorial autonomy for volunteers? - JZ, 22.2.11. - PANARCHISM, QUESTIONS, OBJECTIONS,

REVISIONISM, HISTORICAL: Historical revisionism has revived some of the worst propaganda lies of regimes like the Nazi regime, with assertions that nothing like the reported mass murders of Jews and others ever occurred in Germany and Poland during WW II. They seem to expect full confessions, documentation and museum exhibits from the victimizers and rather ignore the statements of millions of witnesses and some survivors (ca. 300 insurrectionist escapists from the ca. 250 000 who were murdered in Sobibor alone) regarding the number of innocent people murdered by the regime, within and outside of its concentration camps. I remember, as a young boy, one aspect of a meeting, together with my mother, with trusted friends, where grown men, soldiers on leave, wept while they confessed atrocities they had been militarily forced to inflict on innocent people in Russia. Naturally, they could not provide written orders and photograph of such “actions”. But enough of the survivors of such actions spoke up about them, after the war, and some of these atrocities were even documented or photographed. – How many of those, who had given and enforced such murderous orders, did survive and died at a ripe old age, unpunished? – The government system of prosecuting them was certainly not very efficient. - JZ, 11.7.88, 14.5.08. - HISTORICAL REVISIONISM, HOLOCAUST DENIERS, MASS MURDERS, MASS EXECUTIONS, EXTERMINATION CAMPS

REVISIONISM, HISTORICAL: In reply to holocaust denials, Jewish people and other groups of people that were victimized by the Nazi regime should provide an as comprehensive list of these victims as possible, alphabetical by name, date and place of birth, of living and of disappearance or date and place of their transportation to the death camps and finally murder. Then let the revisionists prove that any or many of these still lived on, elsewhere in the world, beyond those few known, who managed to escape from the death camps or were liberated from them or who managed to flee in time and settle in other countries. That would the best Holocaust memorial that I could think of. Perhaps such a list does already exist and has simply not been sufficiently publicized. The total number of Jews before the Nazis came to power and that of the remainder in the world, after they were defeated, should also be known. There are still descendants who remember how many of their family members disappeared during that period. If some of the holocaust deniers managed to find some survivors or their descendants, then they would do at least some good. Perhaps even prizes should be offered for any proofs that any particular person, presumed to have been murdered by European antisemites during that period, still had managed to escape this atrocity. Thus these “historical revisionists” should be induced to put up or shut up about these mass murders. – JZ, 10.5.08.

REVISIONISM, HOLOCAUST REVISIONISM: If the Holocaust Revisionists are right, if gas chambers as extermination devices really did not exist and if the known poison used in the gas chambers was really only a harmless delousing chemical, then these enthusiast for historical facts should not mind to exactly repeat these mere “delousing” efforts, with themselves in suitably sealed chambers and exposed to the same chemical in the same quantity. If they are right, then they would have nothing to be afraid of. If they are wrong, would their loss be a very great loss? – JZ, 22.12.92. – By the way, in spite of the scarcity of resources, during WW II, on the German side, with most of the chemical industry producing explosives for weapons, enough of the special chemical used in the gas chambers had been produced and was left over to wipe out 20 million more people. Most of these people would have had to be non-Jews. – JZ, 12.5.08. - Recently, I found a figure for all present Jews in the world: A mere 14 million. I consider this to be an astonishingly low number, if it is correct. - However, it might only refer to those, who are still adherents to Judaism and have not become part of the various "melting pots". - JZ, 22.2.11.

REVISIONISM, If the Neo-Nazis or their sympathizers would be able to prove to the survivors of the Holocaust that all or most of those of their relatives, friends and lovers, whom they believe to have been murdered by the Nazis, had actually managed to escape these organized mass murders and had thus survived the Nazi regime, somewhere in the world, then they should point out these so far unknown survivors or their later born descendants. Then the relatives, friends and lovers (or their descendants), of those supposed to have been murdered, by the Nazis, would only be too glad and grateful to these revisionists, who pointed out to them these survivors or their children. - But I haven’t heard of a single such case. Have you? Thus these “historians” should either put up or shut up. – The wife of my godfather and her grandmother were the only survivors of a Jewish family of 32 people! – Who would have known better than such survivors of a family, after years of vain attempts at finding the others, that they did not survive these mass murders? – The records of the train schedules and the passenger numbers, the departure places and destinations of trains to the extermination camps do probably still exist, somewhere. - JZ, 22.12.92, 12.5.08.

REVISIONISM: revisionism always starts with the assumption that the U.S. is the villain.” – Robert Heinlein, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, p.67. – Always or mostly or all too often? – Anyhow, one tends to get to know the wrongs committed by the own territorial government better than those of other territorial governments, although, naturally, all territorial governments try to keep at least their own wrongs as much secret as they can. - JZ, 14.5.08.

REVISIONISM: Revisionism appears to have been based on the notion that the living actors present on the spot never understood what they were doing or why, or how they were being manipulated, being mere puppets in the hands of unseen evil forces.” - Robert Heinlein, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, p.67. – If one replaced “evil forces” largely with “wrong ideas, errors, prejudices, false assumptions” and myths, then I would largely agree with R. H. on this. Can one rightly say that all territorial subjects clearly understand even now what is being done through them and to them, by their territorial governments? – JZ, 6.4.91, 14.5.08. – STATISM, SECRECY

REVISIONISM: Revisionists appear to apply the old saws: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” even to totalitarian regimes in foreign countries and “familiarity breeds contempt” to their own and relatively non-despotic governments. - JZ, 10.3.76. – I do not deny at all that all regimes are today still territorial and all too authoritarian. – JZ, 14.5.08, 22.2.11.

REVOLUTION: A game of musical chairs, the object of which is to end up occupying the seat of government.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. –– Free individual and group secessionism, combined with voluntaristic and exterritorial autonomy under personal laws - would change that "game" as well. – JZ, 17.5.08, 22.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM.

REVOLUTION: A man who has been afraid all his life thinks that fear is the only winning strategy because he has been conquered by fear. Thus when an oppressed mind strikes in rebellion, he becomes the oppressor.” – Donald Kingsley, Courtship Rite, in ANALOG, 8/82. –. Compare Schiller’s remark: “Vor dem Sklaven, wenn er die Kette bricht, vor them freien Menschen erzittere nicht!” (“Beware of the slave when he breaks his chain but do not be afraid of a free man.”) - FEAR, EMOTION, TERROR, OPPRESSION – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMETNS, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS – MAKE ONE PERSON REVOLUTIONS POSSIBLE – FOR THEIR OWN AFFAIRS. – JZ, 20.6.13.

REVOLUTION: A people which had supported the most crushing laws without complaint, and apparently as if they were unfelt, throws them off with violence as soon as the burden begins to be diminished.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. - Degrees of freedom breed the desire for more freedom and finally for all liberties and rights. To that extent freedom practices are infective - but the incubation period is often all too long. - JZ, 22.8.02. - And the liberation or revolution or freedom struggle is often all too uninformed, primitive, destructive and murderous. A good and attractive program for all of them is either still amiss or still insufficiently published, appreciated and known. - It should include panarchism, full monetary and financial freedom, a comprehensive human rights declaration and an ideal militia for their protection. These and other steps would make bloodless or almost bloodless revolutions and liberations, as well as the efficient defence of free societies and communities possible. - JZ, 22.2.11. - LAWS, OPPRESSION, REVOLUTION, GOOD PROGRAM REQUIRED, NOT JUST SPONTANEOUS MASS PROTESTS & RIOTS

REVOLUTION: A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1803-1873, Speech, House of Commons, on the Reform Bill of 1866. – A territorial revolution is often only a transfer of territorial power to another group. – And “reforms” often only establish new abuses on top of those caused by prior “reforms”. E.g. price controls, motivated by the results of paper money inflations, made possible through legal tender laws and the issue monopoly of a central bank for note issues. - JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: A revolt is a revolution that is defeated by the armed forces. A revolution is a revolt that is joined by the armed forces. The people themselves have relatively little to do with either but enjoy its consequences.” – Graff. – JZ tr. of: “Eine Revolute ist eine Revolution, die von der bewaffneten Macht niedergeschlagen wird: eine Revolution ist eine Revolte, der sich die bewaffnete Macht anschliesst. Das Volk hat mit beiden relativ wenig zu tun, erfreut sich aber ihrer Folgen.“ – Or suffers under them. – JZ, 17.5.08.

REVOLUTION: A revolution is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1803-1873. – Andrews Quotes. - Did he not realize how contradictory these two remarks are? Why assume that a new territorial power would be better than the old one? Territorial power is the main abuse. - Revolutions that merely transfer a territorial monopoly power from one to the other regime are usually not worth the blood that is shed in them and after them, by the new territorial regime. – JZ, 8.5.08. – With territorial and statist power being maintained, the abuses of the new regime will not be far behind. – JZ, 8.4.14. 0 POWER, ABUSES & CHANGE OF GOVERNMENTS UNDER TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

REVOLUTION: a revolution is certainly the most authoritarian things there is, it is an act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannon, authoritarian means, if such there be at all; and if the victorious party does not want to have fought in vain, it must maintain this rule by means of the terror which its arms inspire in the reactionaries”. – Friedrich Engels, quoted in Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.637. – Already J. G. Fichte, in his book on the French Revolution, saw the alternative to that, namely the one-person revolution, made possible through individual secessionism. He also saw that every revolution tends to be made up of xyz secessions. However, if these secessionists have all only territorial ideals then we get the usual bloody revolutions and counter-revolutions in the attempts to establish and maintain a new territorial rule. – Every revolution should apply only to its volunteers and none should be granted any territorial monopoly. – That would also reduce the old regime to its volunteers. - JZ, 30.3.94, 11.5.08. – Exterritorial autonomy for volunteers vs. Territorialism, its monopolies, collectivism, coercion and wrongs would constitute the greatest revolution – and it would prevent more of them – simply by making them unnecessary. Each of the resulting societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers could then change peacefully, as often and as much as they want to. Dissenters would secede and do their own things among themselves, quite peacefully, perhaps setting a still better example and if not, only they would have to suffer under their own errors and mistakes. – JZ, 8.4.14.

REVOLUTION: A revolution must from its inception be an act of justice towards the ill-treated and the oppressed, and not a promise to perform this act of reparation later on. If not, it is sure to fail.” – Peter A. Kropotkin, TRIBUNE, London. – George Seldes, The Great Quotations.

REVOLUTION: A revolution tax might be raised by revolutionaries in already liberated zones. To help raise this tax and anticipate it, the revolutionaries should issue tax foundation money upon this tax. They might also issue tax foundation money upon all other taxes still paid - and already to them. They could also issue liberation bonds on the black market and try to sell them, internally and externally. To make tax payments to them more attractive, these bonds and all taxes paid to them should be taken into account when these taxpayers or bond buyers do finally get their share in the remaining capital assets of the State, once its dictatorship is overthrown. Their share would be correspondingly larger. They would thus act as investors in formerly state-owned and nationalize assets, helping to assure their privatization. This system would require a sufficient secrecy and coding of such records. In the computer age this would be possible and most records could be kept in safe foreign countries, not recording names and addresses at all but just numbers, like some Swiss bank accounts do. – JZ, 6.12.02, 30.10.07. - Perhaps it would suffice if the unfree contributors to a revolution's finance were merely to memorize the amount, time and place of their contribution and thereby identify themselves later, when the revolution has succeeded. The old trick of including half a torn note could also be used. Foreign investors in it, living in relatively free countries, would have less trouble in this respect. - JZ, 22.2.11. - FINANCE, FOR RIGHTFUL REVOLUTIONS

REVOLUTION: A revolution, to be permanent, must first be mental.” – Benjamin R. Tucker. – If that is not the case, then they are usually not worth the lives, earnings and property they cost. The primary wrong to be abolished by any rightful revolution is the territorial monopoly, i.e. the compulsory subordination under a territorial State of whatever kind. Without it we arrive almost automatically at voluntarism and its peaceful and “panarchistic” one-man revolutions, which, among other things, would facilitate all rightful defensive, liberation, reformist and revolutionary efforts and minimize resistance against them. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: A rightful revolution is one for all of the very diverse groups of volunteers in a country. Thus it does not depend on the qualities or lack of qualities of any single leader, party or movement but it can and does, potentially, mobilize the energies, knowledge and abilities of the best of all of them towards full exterritorial autonomy or personal law options for all kinds of communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers. – JZ, 23.12.12. & 26.12.12, in comment to the movie: “Hired to Kill.” – PANARCHISM, LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, DECENTRALIZATION, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, CENTRALIZATION, LIBERATION VS. STATISM, DESPOTISM, TYRANNY, TOTALITARIANISM

REVOLUTION: A successful effort to get rid of a bad government and set up a worse.” – Author unidentified. – At least such revolutions are neither justified nor rational. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVOLUTION: A territorial “revolutionary government” is a contradiction in terms. No territorial government, once established, is revolutionary. It is always an enemy of revolutionaries. – Only exterritorial governments and societies might continue to be revolutionary while welcoming other exterritorially autonomous governments and communities of volunteers, regardless of whether they are revolutionary, conservative or progressive ones, all merely doing their own things for or to themselves, thus providing more knowledge and experience with their tolerant and thus tolerated experiments. - JZ, 9.12.79, 7.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: After a revolution, of course, the successful revolutionists always try to convince doubters that they have achieved great things, and usually they hang any man who denies it.” - H. L. Mencken, quoted by David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.204.

REVOLUTION: After each revolution there is an interregnum, in which communities run themselves and all is well, and then the new regime comes and screws things up. … ask them very humbly how they have been running things these past two months, and then throw this fancy constitution away and say: continue.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.162. – As long as most people think mainly only in terms of territorial systems, laws and institutions, they will soon be re-established and lead to many new dissatisfied groups. But let each group of volunteers have its own system, then one will get something like a very enlightening and productive as well as peaceful permanent revolution or reform movement going, with each participating in the attempt to realize his own ideals among like-minded people, at the own risk and expense, quite independent from the ideals and institutions, laws, constitutions and jurisdictions of the others. – JZ, 9.11.07. – Thus peaceful co-existence between them becomes possible. – JZ, 8.4.14. - & INTERREGNUM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, META-UTOPIA, A FRAMEWORK FOR ALL BUT CRIMINALS & AGGRESSORS

REVOLUTION: All conventional, i.e., intolerant (territorial, coercive and monopolistic) revolutionaries tend to dig their own graves. – JZ, 8.3.85, 27.6.92. – Compare: “The revolution eats its own children.”

REVOLUTION: All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of ’75.” – Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1849. – Seldes, The Great Quotations. - H. D. Thoreau, An Essay on Civil Disobedience, 1849.

REVOLUTION: All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.” – Albert Camus, The Rebel, 1951. – They did not even attempt to abolish territorial power! – JZ, 17.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: All oppressed people are authorized, whenever they can, to rise and break their fetters.” - Henry Clay, Speech, House of Representatives, 24.3.1818. - Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Did he advocate slave uprisings and tax strikes, individual sovereignty and secessionism, voluntarism under personal law as well? Or did he, like most other reformers and revolutionaries, have only territorialism and statism in mind? – JZ, n.d. & 14.2.14.

REVOLUTION: All rebellions are ordinary and an ultimate bore. They are copied out of the same pattern, one much like another. The driving force is adrenalin addiction and the desire to gain personal power. All rebels are aristocrats.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.27. – All rebels are territorialists. That is their greatest weakness. Against exterritorialist rebels the territorialism of the old regime would be its greatest weakness and the exterritorialism of the rebels would be their greatest strength against any territorial regime. – How many revolutionaries have recognized that as yet? - JZ, 7.5.08. – Q., EXTERRITORIALITY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA

REVOLUTION: all revolutions begin within … you cannot impose your brand of enlightenment on anyone else.” – M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.451. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

REVOLUTION: All the good that comes of a revolution comes in spite of the violence not because of it.” - Aldous Huxley. – Mostly, probably, correct. But the remark confuses the issue if one classes all rightful, forceful and merely defensive acts as violence. – JZ, 5.2.98, 9.5.08. – VIOLENCE, FORCE, COMPULSION, COERCION, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION.

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. - But it is never too early for individual and group secessionism, as long as one concedes that right and liberty to all others as well. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION & PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR DISSENTERS, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, CONVENTIONAL CONSTITUTIONALISM & STATISM

REVOLUTION: America was born of revolt, flourished on dissent, became great through experimentation.” – Henry Steele Commager - Alas, it confined itself to territorial revolutions - with the usual results. - Only some liberties for some were temporarily achieved and then all too many of these were lost or wrongfully restricted again. - JZ, 22.2.11. - & FREE EXPERIMENTATION VS. TERRITORIAL RULE & EXPERIMENTATION ONLY BY TERRITORIAL RULERS

REVOLUTION: An abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.” – Ambrose Bierce. – This applies to all but libertarian revolutions. These would at least liberate libertarians. – JZ, 5/73. They would not bring statists closer to their ideal. The revolutions resulting from individual secessionism, combined with individuals joining alternative societies and communities of volunteers, would not result, mostly, in abrupt changes but only very gradual ones. Only one by one and group by group would a government lose or gain new members, comparable in its gradualism to the loss of subjects by emigration and its gain of new citizens due to immigration. But for the individuals involved the changes would, indeed, in most cases be rather abrupt – and welcomed by them in spite or because of this. – JZ, 7.5.08. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.” - Henry Clay, Speech, House of Representatives, March 4, 1818. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Any oppressed or exploited minority is an oppressed or exploited minority with the right to secede. – JZ, 30.3.09. - Maybe in the U.S.A. the rich should start their revolution and be it only to escape their tax and regulation burdens. - Another large group would be parents, who wish to escape the governmental education imposed upon their children. - JZ, 22.2.11.  - RIGHT TO REVOLUTION AGAINST OPPRESSION.

REVOLUTION: And revolutions could neither be peaceful, nor democratic, nor liberal. As Engels said: “A revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is; it is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets, and cannon – authoritarian means, if such there be at all. …” - Quoted in Tucker, Robert C., The Marxian Revolutionary Idea, p.69, New York, 1970. - Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.160. – While this applies to most territorial revolutions, it does not apply to exterritorialist revolutions, which are one-man revolutions only, realized for individuals and by individuals and minorities - by individual and groups secessions and individual and voluntary re-associations into communities of volunteers only, which are all only exterritorially autonomous and thus not revolutions as usual, so far, all territorial and coercive towards their opponents. – These kinds of revolutions will, by their very nature, often be much more radical and at the same time, much less violent than the most radical revolutions of the past and present and, nevertheless, be hardly noticed by most people, except when they do provide some strikingly new and valuable innovations among their participants. Only then will they become news – and will they become widely and peacefully imitated by new converts to their innovations. - JZ, 2.10.07, 22.2.11.

REVOLUTION: And so today it is conceivable that a change in the control of financial credit, or a new system of land tenure, might bring us nearer to anarchism than a political revolution, which merely transferred power of the State into the hands of a new set of ambitious gangsters.” – Herbert Read, Anarchy and Order, p.129. – Quoted in “Social Relation and Freedom”, Modern Publishers, Indore, India, p. 43/44. - MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, LAND TENURE REFORM, ANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

REVOLUTION: Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people, that can, may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit. –Abraham Lincoln, January 12, 1848 speech in Congress, in reply to President Polk on Mexico, 1848. – Quoted in Seldes. – FOR ANY GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS ONLY, VIA SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW VS.TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: Any person under the age of thirty, who, having any knowledge of the existing world order, is not a revolutionist, is an inferior.” – G. B. Shaw, The Revolutionist’s Handbook, Foreword. – Hyman Quotes, p.365.

REVOLUTION: Any rightful revolution would merely aim at allowing all those, who want to “follow a different drummer” to do so – at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 16.2.82, 7.5.08. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: anyone who undertakes a social revolution by the conquest of political power comes inevitably to deceive himself and others. For power is, in its very essence, counter-revolutionary, an outgrowth of the concepts of absolutism, in which every system of exploitation has its roots.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.432. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM VS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

REVOLUTION: as de Tocqueville remarked about the differences between the moderate constitutional monarchies and the more left-wing republics even of his day, the revolutionary regime ‘promises more but gives less’. Those who preach that the faults of our society can be cured by certain formulae, to be put into effect by an elite, should be required to show that they have studied the history of previous experiments on the same lines.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.163. – They should, rather, be refused territorial power and become confined to tolerant and exterritorially autonomous experiments - together with their voluntary followers. – JZ, 10.10.08. – TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.” – Clarence S. Darrow, Address to jury, Communist trial, Chicago, 1920, quoted by Arthur Weinberg, Attorney for The Damned, Simon & Schuster. – Also quoted in Seldes. – In voluntary and exterritorially autonomous societies and communities the objectors would either succeed with their objections or would be free to secede. A revolution by them would neither be justified nor necessary. – JZ, 8.5.08. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: As Rose Wilder Lane would surely point out, “This is a revolution only in the sense that a wheel’s turning is a revolution. Firm in the center is the assumption that someone must rule others.” The contest is not aimed at freedom; it is aimed at determining which of the many contenders will have power over others. Does Mr. Libertarian believe that he will display more fortitude, cunning, perseverance, and stubbornness than either Nixon or Ford?” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 75. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

REVOLUTION: As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar perhaps singular. What do we mean by the revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.” - John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, August 24, 1815. - The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. 10, p.172 (1856). - The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the hearts and minds of the people. … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.” - John Adams, To Hezekiah Niles, February 13, 1818. - The change was not radical enough - away from territorialism, towards e.g. individual sovereignty and secessionism, including e.g. full monetary and financial freedom and Free Trade. Even slavery remained for all too long and women remained, legally, second-class citizens. - JZ, 22.2.11, 9.4.14. - REBELLION, AMERICAN REVOLUTION

REVOLUTION: Attacking old structures without a simultaneous development of the ideas and practice of the new will also be unsuccessful in the long run. Unless a positive alternative is offered, it is too easy for backers of the status quo to justify their position. But more importantly, without a developing alternative – both in theory and practice – even the collapse of old structures is likely to be followed by new structures with many features of the old. An example is the Russian Revolution, in which centralized political control, hierarchy, and lack of workers’ control in production were features of the new basis of society as well as of the old.” – Brian Martin, Changing the Cogs, p.13. - Why only one alternative? Why not as many as can find enough voluntary supporters to establish themselves but without claiming any territorial monopoly? - JZ, 22.2.11. - PROGRAM, PLATFORM, IDEAS, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATON, ASSOCIATION & COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE

REVOLUTION: Better no revolution than one based upon terror and mass murder.” – Larry Gambone, Saint Che, p.9. - Or merely another form of territorialism, which, sooner or later, will also become even more authoritarian and despotic as well as exploitative. - JZ, 22.2.11, 9.4.14.

REVOLUTION: But revolutions are dangerous. Revolution against government control brought the Russians an even more oppressive system.” – Viv Forbes, Let’s Free Enterprise. - Yes, when they merely realize another form of territorialism. - JZ, 22.2.11. – All forms of imposed governmentalism ought to be ended. Then those forms continued by voluntary victims will sooner or later also die out and, in the meantime, serve mainly only as deterrent examples. – JZ, 9.4.14.

REVOLUTION: But the result is always the same. (*) In order to overthrow a government by force, it is necessary to create a focal point of force that is more powerful than the government to be overthrown. The people in that focal point, interpreting their own actions as ‘good’, now try to become even more powerful to prevent someone from doing the same thing to them. So governments grow and grow, and each revolution that topples a given government tends to create another one, often worse than the one that was overthrown.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.191. - (*) For territorial revolutions! – JZ, 7.5.08. - For exterritorial ones a federation of the most diverse factions would be possible without faction fighting. - JZ, 22.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Can it be a matter of surprise, since governments usurp the rights of life and death over the people, that the people from time to time assume the right of life and death over their governments?” – Victor Hugo, “Sur L’Eau”, quoted by Leo Tolstoy, Civil Disobedience, p.244. - PEOPLE, SELF-DETERMINATION

REVOLUTION: Can there be a revolution which is undertaken only by those who want it?” – Johann Benjamin Erhard, 1795, in a review of Fichte’s book on the French Revolution. – And which does not infringe the rights of all the others? – JZ, 10.9.92. (JZ tr. of the German original: “Kann es eine Revolution geben, die allein durch den Teil gemacht wird, der sie will?“ ) Obviously, this question has only been rarely put and answered by territorialists, who cannot clearly envision full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers under personal laws. – JZ, 12.5.08. - Q., PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, SECESSIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, ASSOCIATIONISM

REVOLUTION: Each major revolution in recent centuries should be reviewed for all the mistakes and wrongs committed by its revolutionaries and then rethought regarding the likely effects if other and supposedly more rightful and rational steps had been undertaken instead. Such reviews and rethinking would, sooner or later, lead to a sound program for a libertarian revolution, liberation campaign and defence against aggression. – JZ, 18.4.98, 9.4.14. – LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION, LIBERATION & DEFENCE PROGRAM

REVOLUTION: Each revolutionary wanted only his own revolution. – Christopher Anvil, Pandora’s Legions. – Baen SF publishing, free online. - That is to be expected under territorial statism and inevitably leads to violence and tyranny. But under personal law, or voluntarism or exterritorial autonomy, each group of revolutionaries or reformers can have its own kind of revolution or reform for its members. Once that is understood, by all kinds of revolutionaries, the second method, organization and its kind of law, personal law, individual secessionism all following individual sovereign consumer choices, or experimental freedom, in this sphere as well, will become more and more popular and, finally, generally realized, especially once it is finally accompanied by a clear declaration of the ethical or moral principles involved, namely all of the genuine individual rights and liberties, to be applied by all these groups, internally, to the degrees that they want them to be applied, internally, but externally respected in the other societies, governance systems and communities of volunteers to the extent that these wish them respected for their voluntary members.  – JZ, 6.11.12. –  TERRITORIAL & EXTERRITORIAL, INTOLERANT & TOLERANT, COERCIVE & VOLUNTARY ONES, ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

REVOLUTION: Especially with young revolutionaries one has sometimes the impression that the revolution is more important to them than its unclear aims. That is nothing new. – JZ tr. of: “Insbesondere by jungen Revolutionaeren hat man manchmal den Eindruck, die Revolution sei ihnen wichtiger als deren unklare Ziel. Das ist nicht Neues.“ – Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, III, 205.

REVOLUTION: Even a successful revolution, if such a thing were conceivable, against the military tyranny which is Statism’s last expedient, would accomplish nothing. The people would be as thoroughly indoctrinated with Statism after the revolution as they were before, and therefore the revolution would be no revolution, but a coup d’Etat, by which the citizen would gain nothing but a mere change of oppressors. There have been many revolutions in the past twenty-five years, and this has been the sum of their history. They amount to no more than an impressive testimony to the great truth that there can be no right action except there be right thinking behind it. As long as the easy, attractive, superficial philosophy of Statism remains in control of the citizen’s mind, no beneficent social change can be effected, whether by revolution or by any other means.” – Albert Jay Nock, in the introduction to a reprinting of Herbert Spencer’s “The Man Versus the State.” - Have the "revolutionaries" any excuse for not considering their exterritorial, and voluntary liberation options, which require only the kind of tolerance from them for other factions and parties among the freedom fighters, that they wish for themselves from the others? Experimental freedom and genuine self-government or self-management for all of them are required. All the different parties could win in such a revolution and even the government that they fight against could be continued, exterritorially, for its remaining volunteers. For all rational and moral participants it would be a win-win system. For the immoral regimes it would merely mean that they would lose the territorial power over all dissenting groups but that they could retain it over their remaining volunteers - as long as they can manage to satisfy them - without the former compulsion, domination and exploitation of dissenters. - "None is so blind as he who will not see." - JZ, 22.2.11. – PROGRAM, RIGHT PRINCIPLES & STICKING TO THEM

REVOLUTION: Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. - Franz Kafka - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – This is largely true for most territorial revolutions but untrue for the panarchistic, voluntary and exterritorial one-man revolutions. – JZ, 12.6.97, 12.5.08. - Let us assure that the first quite libertarian revolution does not have this result. The most important step to achieve this is to make it an exterritorial autonomy revolution not only for all kinds of libertarian groups of volunteers but also for all kinds of statist communities of volunteers. To that extent the statists could become our allies, to the extent that they do become tolerant enough. Most managed already to become tolerant towards religions, the arts and degrees of private autonomy. They had also established personal law enclaves in other countries. Thus they are not altogether hopeless cases, at least not in the long run and when the rightful and liberating kind of political science is finally understood by them. – JZ, 25.3.12, 9.4.14. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.” – Emerson, Essays, First Series, History. – THOUGHTS, IDEAS

REVOLUTION: Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.” – Barbara Tuchman. – The territorialist robe, power, institution, "principle" or position was never discarded by any of them that I now about. – JZ, 17.5.08, 22.2.11. – To that extent they were not revolutionaries but merely territorial statists and governmentalists. – JZ, 9.4.14.

REVOLUTION: Everything in the world depends upon a reasonable idea and a firm resolution.” – Goethe. – JZ tr. of: “Alles in der Welt kommt auf einen gescheiten Einfall und auf einen festen Entschluss an.” - A successful and genuinely liberating revolution needs a bit more. This suggestion is almost as primitive as the contemporary one of "Courage and determination!" - Although most revolutionaries know or should know that any successful military defence or aggression requires a lot of forethought and preparation, they seem to imagine successful revolution would require no more than some mass meetings, slogans, marches and protests. With that kind of thoughtlessness they cause, indirectly, many unjustified killings and much useless destruction. - Since a rightful revolution attempts to solve many different and real problems, it certainly needs more than one reasonable idea. Unless that idea is something like the panarchistic idea of experimental freedom and free competition for all, under full exterritorial autonomy. However, that idea does involve many diverse ideas, facts and arguments, as even this mere slogans, quotes, notes  comments  collection shows. - JZ, 22.2.11, 9.4.14.

REVOLUTION: Everywhere revolutions are painful yet fruitful gestations of a people, they shed blood but create light, they eliminate men but elaborate ideas.” – Manuel González Prada, Horas de Lucha, 1908. – Do they always shed light and elaborate ideas rather than spread and realize errors and prejudices? – JZ, 16.5.08. - They require much more in rightful thoughts, ideas and preparations than do military campaigns and mere military insurrections. - When their adherents do represent, as e.g. the Tea Party does, in the USA, Australia and Japan, a great variety of factions and aims, methods, beliefs and convictions, errors and prejudices, while not agreeing upon exterritorial voluntarism for all of them and mutual tolerance for their diverse self-management and self-government experiments that volunteers wish to engage in, then they merely continue the basic wrongs and flaws of the very territorial regime among themselves, which they attempt to overthrow. Thus they are their own worst enemies and allies. With such "friends" they do not need any external enemies to fail. They weaken and exhaust themselves by infighting. - With the panarchist aim they could draw most of the armed and unarmed servants of the authoritarian and despotic regime over to their side, provided only they do also have a good employment program. - I know of no revolutionaries who had such a program, except the very few members of the Swiss, Jewish and German monetary freedom school. See especially - JZ, 22.2.11. -

REVOLUTION: For a revolution now is certainly in order. And by “revolution” I mean the return to the people of that sovereignty which our tradition assumes them to have. I mean the return to them of the power which government confiscated by way of the Sixteenth Amendment.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax … p.X. – Would that “revolution” really require an armed fight? Might not another and contrary amendment or a repeal of this amendment or a successful tax strike or secessionist movement for individual and voluntary group secessionism, or the introduction of voluntary taxation be enough? – JZ, 7.5.08. – Were the American people really sovereign before the 16th Amendment? Didn’t e.g. all kinds of other taxes, protectionism and monetary despotism already exist before it and after it? – JZ, 20.10.08. – Individual sovereignty and secessionism and voluntary vs. national, collectivist, compulsory and territorial sovereignty. – JZ, 10.2.14. – VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM, THE PEOPLE, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, NATIONALISM

REVOLUTION: Full liberty rather than any revenge. – JZ, 16.2.90. – Full liberty might even be the best revenge. It would show up how wrongful and irrational most of the past coercion, compulsion, monopolies and restrictions and sacrifices, laws, regulations, governments and bureaucracies were, all supposedly in a good cause but achieving nothing rightful and rational. – The coercers had wasted their own lives and those of others. At least some of the victimizers might remember that, for the rest of their lives. May this provide them with many nightmares about what they had done to us. - JZ, 13.5.08. – Who wishes to be disliked or even hated by most people? –Enlightenment, rights and liberty are much more important than revenge, retaliation & punishment. - JZ, 10.4.14. – REVENGE, LIBERTY, PUNISHMENT

REVOLUTION: Get interested in slave rebellions; Most are still to come. – JZ, 19.7.77, after watching a Spartacus movie for the second time. – Most people have still to realize that, by how much and by what they are largely enslaved. – JZ, 7.5.08. - SLAVERY, TAX SLAVERY, EDUCATION SLAVERY, MONETARY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIAL SUBJUGATION TO "REPRESENTATIVES" & THEIR "LAWS".

REVOLUTION: He said, “There’s an old Russian proverb. When four sit down to talk revolution, three are fools and the fourth a police spy.” – Mack Reynolds, Time Gladiator, p.150. – Seeing the wrongs and harm many territorial revolutions have caused, the attempts by territorial governments to suppress them are understandable. However, the suppression would be superfluous, once territorial regimes turn themselves into societies or communities of volunteers and let all others than their own volunteers simply do their own things for or to themselves. But what is now called “political science” has not yet reached that degree of understanding and wisdom but takes the territorial monopoly and coercion simply for granted or as quite natural, justified and rational. It rightly resists territorial secessions, because they lead to new territorial repressions. But it should not resist exterritorial, voluntary and tolerant secessionists. It should rather welcome them, as potential future allies against tyrannical and despotic territorial regimes. – JZ, 8.5.08. - POLICE, SECRET POLICE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT IN EXILE AS ALLIES

REVOLUTION: Here in America we are descended in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. President, Speech, Columbia University, 1954 - Mere dissent is not enough. One must become free to act on it, at one's own expense and risk and without claiming any territorial monopoly for it, i.e. under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy i.e. under full self-responsibility. Freedom to almost anyone, i.e. experimental freedom, tolerantly practised, in the last spheres still monopolized by territorial governments. Except, naturally, for those still preparing terrorist attacks on a small scale or as mass murderous one, like those of the "nuclear strength" fanatics. - However, the tolerant practice of panarchism of any kind of reform among volunteers, would reduce the number of these terrorists and potential mass murderers greatly and deprive them of any excuse for their kind of actions and "armament". Public opinion would become really united against them, if any of them remained. - Mental asylums would then be the right place for them. - Almost all would then wish to get them off our backs. - JZ, 23.2.11. - TRADITION OF AMERICA. DISSENT AGAINST DOCTRINES

REVOLUTION: Hurrah for revolution and more cannon shot! // A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot. // Hurray for revolution and cannot come again! // The beggars have changed places, but the lash goes on.” – W. B Yeats, quoted by David Friedman in The Machinery of Freedom, p.206. – Most revolutions just turn a full circle. – JZ, 12/76. - Are poets the right people to explain rightful revolutions or resistance acts? Have you encountered a quite rightful and comprehensive libertarian defence, revolution and liberation program as yet? Are any people at least prepared to discuss such possibilities, developing a worthwhile program or platform? Apart from Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, I have never encountered a single such person! What I learned from him about this and from my limited reading, I summed up in my first peace book – but I am still far from being satisfied with it. But without sufficient interest and criticism, how can a better program ever be developed? See: - I never got a single response to its chapter dealing with libertarian revolutions and a libertarian militia. Some of the most important jobs remain undone, even un-tackled! – JZ, 8.5.08.

REVOLUTION: I am all in favor of revolution – provided each and everyone can have his own. – JZ, 13.8.75. – PANARCHISM, ONE-MAN REVOLUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: I bid you to a one-man revolution - // The only revolution that is coming.” – Robert Frost, Build Soil – A Political Pastoral, 1932. – Alas, merely territorial revolutions went on and on. – JZ, 2.4.09. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

REVOLUTION: I do not expect any help for a libertarian revolution from any government in the world.” – Buenaventura Durruti, from an interview during the Spanish Civil War, 1936. – Jesus had friends at court – or at least his mother had. – Hint by Ulrich von Beckerath. – A quite rightful revolution against a despotic regime could expect at least some unofficial help from some democratic governments. Some putsches or rebellions had external support. The American Revolution had some support e.g. from royalist France. The U.S. has often supported some freedom fighters, e.g. in Afghanistan against the Russian occupation. But were any revolutionaries or freedom fighters ever quite rightful in their aspirations and actions? They were all territorialists and most of them used terrorist means as well. – And who has provided a comprehensive and consistent libertarian revolution and liberation program so far? - JZ, 8.5.08. –  GOVERNMENTS, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, TERRITORIALISM, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTIONS

REVOLUTION: I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.” – Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1884. – Quoted in Andrews Quotes, under the heading: “Revolution: join it.” – As if all Revolutions had been quite just and quite justly carried out! – The first quite panarchistic revolution is still to come. And who would be quite disgusted with it and its results? –It would, most likely, prevent further violent and collectivistic and territorial revolutions by institutionalizing the peaceful one-person revolutions, which combine individual secessionism with the personal law options. - JZ, 8.5.08, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” – Thomas Jefferson, to Madison, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians. – The smallest and most effective rebellions are individual secessions. They do not wrong or harm anyone else and at most harm the secessionist himself, if the system he chooses to live under is worse than the one he seceded from. They would cause no political storms but would go on so frequently and harmlessly that they would become news only when they occurred in very great numbers from a particular regime. – JZ, 7.5.08. - Naturally, these secessions are only the first steps towards multiple and greatly different voluntary societies and communities under personal laws, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy, i.e., without claiming any territory monopolistically but merely their private or cooperative property rights. - JZ, 23.2.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, META-UTOPIA

REVOLUTION: I preach self-will, not revolution. How could I want a revolution? Revolution is war; like all other war, it is a ‘prolongation of politics by other means’.“ – Hermann Hesse, Self - Will, 1919. – True for the usual territorial and violent revolutions. – Neither the existing territorial establishment nor the new revolutionary territorial establishment can, possibly, satisfy all the rightful and different aspirations of the diverse groups in the population of any large territory. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: I would rather be a counter-revolutionary or upholder of the status quo, if there were no other way, than a revolutionary with the kind of revolutionary aims and methods by some who call themselves revolutionaries. – To each his own kind of revolution. To the status quo advocates its continuance, over themselves, under full exterritorial autonomy, may be the most suitable and also self-selected “punishment” for them. – They could end it, individual by individual, simply by seceding from it and selecting something better for themselves. - JZ, 4.8.86, 17.5.08, 23.2.11, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861. – In the Seldes version the underlined “the” is missing. - Luckily, full monetary freedom, so far desired only by a very small minority, would only require a monetary and not a bloody revolution. It would also pay the participants, right away, at least in alternative, optional and market-rated means of exchange and value standards. – Neither the North nor the South of the USA were clearly only defending individual rights and liberties in their Civil War. Thus the Civil War was bloody and long. - JZ, 7.5.08. - But which right is clearly written into any territorial constitution, clearly enough, so that even legislators recognize and respect it? – In practice, the minority of ruling politicians do largely deprive the majority and minorities of many of their rights, territory-wide and do not recognize even this as a justification for a revolution. – Lincoln would not even permit peaceful secession, for dissenting whites and blacks. (Nor would the Southerners have permitted the exterritorial secessions of blacks, especially of their slaves.) He did not recognize the right to secede and to rule themselves for all slaves and for all Southerners who wanted to secede. – For that would have threatened his power-system, with him at the top of the territorial pyramid, over the federal subjects of the United States, who were all too disunited and still are, except coercively. - JZ, 3.1.08, 23.2.11. – Talk is cheap. His later contrary actions were very expensive, in blood, liberty, property and money. – JZ, 30.3.09, 10.4.14. - RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN A REVOLUTION, PEACEFUL BECAUSE EXTERRITORIAL SECESSIONISM, FOR SLAVES & TAX SLAVES, TOO! MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, DEMOCRACY, UNITY, NATION-BUILDING, TERRITORIAL FEDERALISM & STATISM, SLAVERY

REVOLUTION: If obedience is the result of the instinct of the masses, revolt is the result of their thought.” – Napoleon, Maxims, 1804-15. - If only all violent revolutions had been thoughtful enough and full of reasonable ideas and actions, then they could have been largely non-violent and successful. Instead, they did, at least sometimes, make matters even worse. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: If one looks at the age of many pictured “revolutionaries”, “in action”, they seem, largely, to be aged between 12 and 16, then one realizes that their powerful military and revolutionary leaders often abuse the enthusiasm, ignorance and courage of these youngsters and their lust for adventure and games, using them as mere expendable killing machines and pawns for their power games, just like military States use and abuse young conscripts. This wrong is even worse than is compulsory child labor and compulsory child slavery. – How much revolutionary “conviction” is involved in these “minds”? - JZ, 5.12.86. - In Africa, in recent years, they were often not even volunteers but kidnaped children, from10 years, onwards, terrorized into fighting for their misleaders. The Nazis, in the end, conscripted even 12 year olds. I missed out on that conscription by 5 weeks. – JZ, 16.5.08.

REVOLUTION: If one would make a thorough revolution, one must attack things and relationships, destroy property and the State. Then there would be no need to destroy men.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Gesammelte Werke, II, p.87. - An attack on property is an attack upon men, women and children as well as old and sick people. Only the coercive and monopolistic features of States, their territorialism, has to be destroyed. All their voluntary features should be respected, even by those who prefer other arrangements for their own affairs. - JZ, 13.10.02. - Under full self-ownership and other property rights there would be no territorial State. - JZ, 27.11.02. - STATE, ANARCHISM, PROPERTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

REVOLUTION: If the people are more enlightened than the throne, then it is close to revolution.” – JZ re-translation of: “Ist das Volk aufgeklaerter als der Thron, so ist es der Revolution sehr nahe.” - Rivarol

REVOLUTION: If there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that shall set it on fire.” – Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles, Essays, 1625. – NUCLEAR STRENGTH, NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

REVOLUTION: If you feed the people just with revolutionary slogans they will listen today, they will listen tomorrow, they will listen the day after tomorrow, but on the fourth day they will say, ‘To hell with you’.” – Nikita Khrushchev, quoted in “Ideas and Men”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 4, 1964. – FAMINE, HUNGER, SHORTAGES & REVOLUTIONARY SLOGANS

REVOLUTION: If you make peaceful change impossible... you make violent revolution inevitable.” - John F. Kennedy - & PEACEFUL CHANGE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: In a revolution everything occurs incredibly fast – like in the dreams of a sleeper who believes to be free of gravity.” – Gustav Landauer, “Die Revolution”.

REVOLUTION: In an advanced society, a “revolution” is just what the word implies: one full turn around, accompanied by dizziness and nausea.” – Charles Frankel, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, p.35.

REVOLUTION: In Anarchist theory, ‘revolution’ means the moment when the structure of authority is loosed (loosened? – JZ), so that free functioning can occur. The aim is to open areas of freedom and to defend them. …” - Paul Goodman, N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, 14.7.69. – Can territorial rule be loosened or only abolished? I hold that just like compulsory State membership or subordination ought to be replaced by complete voluntarism (for all but criminals with victims and other aggressors), so territorial rule should be completely replaced by the self-government or self-management of exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers. Nothing else would be quite as just, reasonable and peace-promoting. – JZ, 7.5.08. - Ultimately, the independent and decentralized canton, community or society of volunteers could come down to a single individual, just wishing to act as a sovereign individual on as free a market as he will find around himself or herself. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: In perpetrating a revolution, there are two requirements: someone or something to revolt against and someone to actually show up and do the revolting. Dress is usually casual and both parties may be flexible about time and place, but if either faction fails to attend, the whole enterprise is likely to come off badly.” - Woody Allen, A Brief Yet Helpful Guide To Civil Disobedience (Without feathers). (1972). - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03.

REVOLUTION: In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.” - Georges Jacques Danton. - True for territorial revolutions as for territorial States. - JZ, 13.10.02.

REVOLUTION: In the defence of liberty it is no crime to call a spade a spade, inefficiency, inefficiency, and murder, murder. It is necessary to realize that Lenin was not Marx and Stalin not Lenin, that the Russian revolution was neither inevitable nor justified by success, and that revolution is not often the nurse of virtue or freedom.” – THE ECONOMIST, Jan. 8, 1977.

REVOLUTION: Insurrection is an art, and like all arts it has its laws.” – Leon Trotsky, History of the Russian Revolution. – And how many people are as yet masters of this art? – Only the totalitarian and communist revolution model, trying to mobilize the masses and using military means, has so far been largely explored and utilized. – JZ, 17.5.08.

REVOLUTION: Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.” – Wendell Phillips, Speech at Brooklyn, Nov. 1, 1859.

REVOLUTION: It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.” – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, Series V, p.141.

REVOLUTION: It is a tragic paradox when the path to righteousness becomes the road to lawlessness. But the right to rebel is an elemental human right, just as the right to repress rebellion is an elemental public right.” – Israel Zangwill, Address, Woman Suffrage, March 28, 1912. – Quoted in Seldes. - Only a quite rightful government would have the right to repress a rebellion against it. And who has ever heard or read of such a territorial government? If it is only a government of volunteers, all free to secede from it, then a rebellion against it is only a hypothetical absurdity. And when outsiders attack it then it would be an unjustified aggression, not a rebellion. – JZ, 8.5.09.

REVOLUTION: It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of intelligence.” – James Russell Lowell, Democracy and Other Addresses, quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Have we had a really intelligent and quite just revolution as yet? – JZ, 20.10.08. - INTELLIGENCE, IGNORANCE

REVOLUTION: It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.” – Charles A. Beard - AMERICAN, RADICALISM, RIGHT TO RESIST & TO REVOLT AGAINST OPPRESSION & E.G. THE EXPLOITATION CONSISTING IN "PROTECTIONISM"

REVOLUTION: It is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will on the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannons. And the victorious party, if it does not wish to have fought in vain, must maintain it rule by means of the terror which its arms inspire in the reactionaries.” – Lenin, The State and Revolution, p.48. – Well, at least he was frank about his kind of revolution. – JZ, 10.5.08. – DICTATORSHIP OVER THE PROLETARIAT UNDER THE PRETENCE OF PROVIDING A DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT, COMMUNIST STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM

REVOLUTION: It would introduce e.g. classical liberalism for classical liberals, modern liberals for modern liberals and any other ism for those in favor of it. Every other revolution is unjust to the extent that it merely introduces another territorial system, which is inherently at least authoritarian and realizes even a degree of totalitarianism. - John Zube -  comment to  Jodi M Menning shared a group post: The Final American Revolution. - Facebook, 6.6.13, rev. 10.4.14. - THE FINAL ONE

REVOLUTION: Let each make any revolution to his own liking – for himself and, at the same time, let nobody make any revolution for the supposed benefit of others. – JZ, 7/72. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

REVOLUTION: Making a revolution is more like waging peace than war.” – T. E. Lawrence. – “Can be” would be more correct than “is”. – JZ, 8.6.82. - Untrue only for territorial revolutions, but true for exterritorial ones for volunteers only. They would even let the old regime be continued - but only for its remaining volunteers. That would serve these "conservatives" right - namely, having to live in the mess they made, this time having to foot all the bills themselves. - JZ, 23.2.11, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.” – Carlyle, Essays: Goethe’s Works. – I would deny that e.g. for most communist revolutions. – JZ, 7.5.08. – Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Even under the Czarist regime Russia was already fast advancing. Apart from one of the usual pitfalls of a territorial State, namely war. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutionaries have nothing but anger and revenge (often only for imagined wrongs) in their minds. – JZ, 10.9.75.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutionaries know better whom they are fighting than what. And that is just not good enough. – JZ, 3. & 7.11.76.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions – as the name already indicates – go full circle back to the starting point and achieve nothing but movement and waste. – JZ, 20.9.76.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions and most revolutionaries are much better at destroying lives, properties and relationships, institutions, rights and liberties, than at building or establishing or recognizing or allowing new and better institutions and constitutions and protecting individual rights and liberties and institutions built upon them. Most introduce just another form of territorialism and not necessarily a better one, although that might have been their original intention and motivation. A quite rightful revolutionary and liberating program has, apparently, still to be developed or published. It could avoid much bloodshed and destruction, perhaps even any bloodshed and destruction. I hold that it should introduce permanent one-man revolutions, where each person chooses and practises his preferred system, together with like-minded people only, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. Then each such group could be as progressive, reactionary or stagnant as it wants to be, changing only in accordance with its own opinions. No one would remain tied to the community or society that he had once chosen for himself. He could secede and establish or select another one for himself, i.e., engage in a one-man revolution, as far as his own affairs are concerned. – JZ, 3.8.06, 30.10.07.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions are just fights on who is to be the new territorial tax collector. – JZ, 6.10.75, 31.7.78, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions are just like fevers, eliminating reason and tolerance, increasing suffering, but, alas, not physically incapacitating the sufferers but making them belligerent, with all the different types or revolutionaries fighting - not only the common enemy, the territorial State establishment, but also each other, because each group wants to achieve exclusive territorial domination. – JZ, 25.9.84, 7.5.08. – Compare Goethe’s remark: “There is no more terrible sight to behold than ignorance in action.” – TERRITORIALISM, ABSENCE OF A PROGRAM DESERVING THE TERM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, STATISM

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions are lost after they have been won.” - Harry Harrison, Starworld, p.208.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions are productive with regard to one thing only: bodies. – JZ, 5.10.75.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions are simply revolting – through their suppression of all too many individual rights and liberties in all too many cases. – JZ, 1974, 7.5.08. - Most revolutions have been revolting. - JZ, 17.6.89.

REVOLUTION: Most revolutions, like most wars, amount only to senseless mass murder and mass destruction. – JZ, 6.3.12. – These kinds of revolutions and wars have to be absolutely avoided. – JZ, 17.1.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

REVOLUTION: Movements that attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.” – G. B. Shaw. – Why not to each the institutions that he favors for himself, at the own cost and risk, rather than attempting to establish or maintain one territorial institution for all, although it will never be able to satisfy all? Only as territorialists are governments and various revolutionary and reform groups at loggerheads. This in spite of the vast example set by religious freedom and tolerance, after a prolonged period of religious intolerance. – JZ, 8.5.08. – TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, FREEDOM FOR ALL POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS. Q., POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: Nearly all the revolutions and great changes in the modern world have a financial origin.” – Richard Cobden, quoted by Ralph Raico in JLS, Sum. 77, p.181. – Rather, they occur under financial and monetary despotism – when, as a result of governmental and legalized wrongful, harmful and irrational "monetary policy" or "currency policy", combined with financial despotism, e.g. tax tribute levies, all too many of their subjects are unemployed, “un-financial”, illiquid and close to bankrupt. – JZ, 20.10.08, 10.4.14. - Which great changes should we expect once complete monetary and financial freedom are introduced? – JZ, 7.5.08, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Next, and as a consequence, the revolt of each against the tyranny of men, against the authority, individual as much as social, represented and legalized by the (*) State. - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Oeuvres, Vol. I, p.143; quoted by Adler, p.374. - (*) territorial - JZ - ANARCHISM, LIBERATION, LIBERTY, TYRANNY, AUTHORITARIANISM, STATE

REVOLUTION: No one can go on being a (*) rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.” – Lawrence Durrell, Balthazar, 1958, 2.6. - (*) territorial - JZ

REVOLUTION: No revolution can be regarded as successful if it does not lead to progress.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, Chatto & Windus, London, 1945, p.25. – However, it may cost so much in lives, freedom and destruction, in the usual spontaneous, popular and prejudiced and violent territorial revolutions, that this price is too high for the limited progress achieved, if any. – Usually more could have been achieved much easier in other ways. We are still very far from having achieved a science for protective, defensive, liberating and revolutionary efforts. – The most neglected factor in was usually the monetary and financial one. Full monetary and financial freedom could have prevented most violent revolutions and also most despotisms, against which revolutions were directed. - The second neglected factor was ignoring the exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers and continuing with the usual territorial wrongs, coercion and irrationalities. - JZ, 7.5.08, 23.2.11. – PROGRESS

REVOLUTION: No revolution can count on success if it does not speedily spread beyond the individual to all other nations.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Gesammelte Werke, II, p.91. - That is like saying that no marriage or contract can be satisfactory until all of them are. - JZ, 27.11.02. - Such notions drive territorial despotism to the heights of absurdity and wrongs. - JZ, 27.11.02. - Compare all the wrongs, internally and externally, of State Socialist and territorial Communism since 1917 in Russia. - JZ, 23.2.11. - INTERNATIONAL, WORLD REVOLUTION, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, UNIFORMITY, CONFORMISM INTERNATIONALIZED, , MARRIAGES,

REVOLUTION: No revolutionary should usurp legislative power – except over himself. – JZ, 4.8.90. – As territorial revolutionary he tends to be too aggressive, murderous and destructive. As exterritorial revolutionary he can be as radical, stupid or reactionary as he wants to be and either would achieve some positive results for his kind of volunteers or he would still only wrong and harm himself and his like-minded voluntary followers. – JZ, 17.5.08.

REVOLUTION: Not religion but revolution is the opium of the people.” – Weil – JZ tr. of: “Nicht die Religion, die Revolution ist Opium fuer das Volk.” – Only territorial revolutions act as opium for the people. Their exterritorial and individualistic revolutionary options will, like coffee and tea, help to stimulate rational and moral minds. They will release creative energies and minimize the all-over the effect of irrational and moral ideas – simply by confining them to the volunteers who suffer under them. Under territorialism the worst people, ideas and opinions do often get to the top and are coercively applied to the populations of whole countries. – JZ, 4.7.92, 12.5.08.

REVOLUTION: Nothing is clearer in history than the adoption by successful rebels of the methods they were accustomed to condemn in the forces they deposed.” – Will and Ariel Durant. - They, too, as a rule, are territorialists. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: One measure of the urgency of revolution is the freedom the people have - compared with the freedom they want.” – Lloyd Biggle Jr., The World Menders, I, p.25 of ANALOG 2/71. – But there exists no direct proportionality. At one end, under maximum suppression and terror there are very few rebellions. At the other end, when some to much freedom is already achieved, many people become eager for more and are thus more likely to rise. – JZ, 17.5.08. -

REVOLUTION: One of the most enslaving ideas of our time is the idea of revolution. Anarchy is not the way of mass revolution, but of individual rebellion.” – LIBERTY, Summer 74. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: One of the most sarcastic refutations of revolutionary medicines is found in this text: “I laugh at those people … who imagine that in order to be free all they have to do is to be rebels.” ( [Rousseau] “Coonsidérations sur le gouvernement de la Pologne, Chap. VI ).” – G. Sartori, Liberty and Law, p.48.

REVOLUTION: Only through your personal story. Too unique, had you declared that every human being is an entity that cannot be generalized and cannot be forced into the concept of the mass, and so salvation must be sought in the individual who revolutionizes himself.” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.446.

REVOLUTION: Only truly liberating revolutions are rightful. – JZ, 1974.

REVOLUTION: Oppressed of all countries – defend your rights. Free people, everywhere, support the oppressed with advice and by actions – and thus protect your own rights.” – Ulrich von Beckerath. NN

REVOLUTION: Oppressed people are frequently very oppressive when first liberated. … They know best two positions, Somebody’s foot on their neck or their foot on somebody’s neck.” – Florence Kennedy - The bring revenge rather than enlightenment and liberation. The territorial model almost assures that. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Our studies of the preparatory stages of all revolutions bring us to the conclusion that not a single revolution has originated in parliaments or in any other representative assembly. All began with the people.” – Peter Kropotkin, Modern Science and Anarchism, 1913. - And the effective spokesman or catalyst for "the people" may be a single individual, as e.g. the stuttering journalist Camille Desmoulins was, for the French Revolution, when, in the open air free speech center, then in Paris, in the Palais Royale, he called the Parisians to arms. - JZ, 23.2.11. - PARLIAMENTS, PEOPLE, MASSES

REVOLUTION: Panarchies represent one-man revolutions, i.e., rightful, voluntary and peaceful revolutions. They have also the power to undermine all territorial States, no matter how large and powerful and to prevent all other revolutions or transform them into just and non-violent ones. They could also transform defensive wars into mere police-actions against the real war criminals. – JZ, 20.6.92, 12.5.08. – If their experimental freedom possibilities and potentials do becomes realized, under comprehensive voluntarism, competition, personal law choices, secessionism, associationism, contractarianism or exterritorial autonomy, somewhere, at least for a while, then interest for them could come to almost explode and then they could come to be realized widely, spreading very fast. – They would also sort out, very fast, the successes and the failures of revolutionary attempts, spreading the successes and diminishing the failures. - JZ, 20.6.92, 12.5.08, 23.2.11, 10.4.14. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: Personal percentage shares, according to the population, for individuals, in the public property of any dictatorship and in the private fortunes of all is major functionaries could even be dropped like leaflets over the cities of dictatorships, as an extra financial incentive. After the successful revolution each former victim of the regime could then claim with one such certificate and an ID, a corresponding share in any so liberated property, for which shares would be issued. Market prices will develop between these new shares in particular capital assets and the general share of each liberated citizen. The recognition of such claims and their estimated value for each person, after the liberation is achieved, could and should also be broadcast. For democracies this general privatization scheme has been described in PEACE PLANS 19 C: on - For the proper financing of a revolution, to the extent that it requires a prolonged effort, instead of a peaceful take-over within a day, other financial and monetary freedom steps ought to be taken and these ought to be sufficiently publicized long in advance, so that the revolutionaries or military insurrectionists do not make the usual mistakes in this sphere. – GEORG HOLZHAUER’S 1939 book on “Barzahlung und Zahlungsmittelversorgung in militaerisch besetzten Gebieten”, should at least and at last be translated into English. I only got around to microfiching it and its 1938 manuscript. Ulrich von Beckerath’s manuscript on the subject of properly financing a revolution was burned in air raid on Berlin in Nov. 1943. It could only be partly reconstructed a) from Holzhauer's book, for which perhaps a chapter on financing revolutions was left out in manuscript form and may have survived the war. It was not included in the printed edition and from the remains of U. v. Beckerath's extensive correspondence, largely digitized already, and his published three monetary freedom books, which are on - JZ, 28.2.95, 9.5.08, 23.2.11. – MAKING A REVOLUTION FINANCIALLY ATTRACTIVE & FINANCING A RIGHTFUL REVOLUTION ECONOMICALLY.

REVOLUTION: Planned acts of violence in an enormously important cause (the Resistance against Hitler may be an example) could be justifiable. Revolutionary warfare, the more it is aimed carefully a either a foreign controlling power, or a local tyrannical elite, may be morally defensible.” – Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.48.

REVOLUTION: political revolutions do not often accomplish anything of genuine value; their one undoubted effect is simply to throw out one gang of thieves and put in another.” – H. L. Mencken, quoted by R. Dale Grinder, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, I/3. - True, largely, only for territorial revolutions. - JZ,23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Read your textbooks. Most revolutions are lost after they have been won.” – Harry Harrison, Starworld, p.208. – They are militarily or anyhow, by force of arms or non-violently won but then politically, economically and socially lost for want of a correct and detailed program. This allows all the old flawed ideas, prejudices and institutions to become revived and to create the same problems, once again. – JZ, 18.9.07, 22.2.11. - IGNORANCE GENUINE INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & OF THE EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY ALTERNATIVES, AS WELL AS OF QUITE RIGHTFUL MILITIA FORCES, SOUND REVOLUTION & ENLIGHTENMENT PLATFORMS, OF THE MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM ALTERNATIVES & CONTINUANCE OF REVENGE & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY "POLICIES", AMONG MANY OTHER WRONGS & OMISSIONS.

REVOLUTION: Rebel, n. A proponent of a new mis-rule who has failed to establish it.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1911.

REVOLUTION: Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” – Source unknown. Attributed also to Benjamin Franklin.

REVOLUTION: Repression is the seed of revolution.” – Daniel Webster, Speech, 1845.

REVOLUTION: Revolution - In extreme cases, when peaceful remedies are not provided and individual acts of resistance are insufficient, the right to resist becomes a right and duty to revolt against a tyrannical government and its few voluntary supporters, if it is done without offending against the human rights and the natural rights of rational beings. - Comment: The suppression of these rights has to be regarded as a declaration of war against mankind. Revolutionaries who know, use, and respect these rights, particularly rights 20/1, 32 and 41, could carry out a revolution against a dictator with relative ease. - All revolutions, which do not respect these rights, are to the same degree not justified and deserve to be suppressed. - Rights 18-21 provide opportunities for rapid but peaceful revolutionary changes for those who desire them. Wherever they are respected revolutions are neither justified nor necessary. – From the human rights declaration in PEACE PLANS No. 4, article 52, June 1965. - PP 4 is reproduced in - and also in PEACE PLANS 589/90, together with over 130 other private human rights declarations. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Revolution after all is merely accelerated evolution.” – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.659. – Rightful and rational revolutions! – Wrongful revolutions can also hold up or prevent rapid evolution and lead backwards rather than forwards. – JZ, 29.3.94. – The remark is correct only for the voluntaristic and exterritorial revolutions of panarchism, including even one-man revolutions, whose best feature is that they apply only to those individuals whom made their own revolutionary choice on their own affairs. – JZ, 11.5.08. – EVOLUTION, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

REVOLUTION: Revolution and civil war are the ultimate remedy for unpopular rule.” – Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.50. – Why make bloody revolutions and civil wars possible and likely in the first place, by insisting on territorial rule and outlawing individual and group secessions and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under personal laws? With dissenters free to secede, affairs would not come to the boiling point and much bloodshed and destruction could be avoided. Recognition of individual sovereignty, individual secessionism - and of the free communities resulting from this, all without territorial monopoly, although, possibly, spread world-wide for their volunteers - would make peaceful changes and “revolutions” possible, even for individuals and small groups. – Experimental freedom was successful in all other spheres. Why still outlaw it in the spheres of political, economic and social systems, now territorially monopolized by governments? – They are the ultimate and peaceful measure to cope with regimes that are becoming unpopular and will lead to them remaining popular only with their remaining volunteers. – Large scale violence is never the ultimate remedy. It is always best avoided altogether, if this can be done. - JZ, 7.5.08. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA

REVOLUTION: revolution carried out by force leaves force in command of the ensuing situation.” - Herbert Read, Anarchy and Order, p.81. – FORCE, VIOLENCE, COERCION, COMPULSION VS. LIBERATION OF ALL FACTIONS OR PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: Revolution in its original liberal and radical significance is revolution toward, rather than against, centralization. … its object is, in fact, the capture of institutions to redress grievances.” (*) – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.97, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – (*) Only to introduce, in practice, even more new ones, under continued territorialism – JZ, 15.9.07, 23.2.11. - & CENTRALIZATION

REVOLUTION: Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.” – Tom Stoppard, quoted by Barbara Rowe, A Book of Quotes. – Most territorial revolutions amount only to a trivial shift. – JZ, 22.6.92, 23.2.11. – Because of the lack of a quite rightful and sensible revolutionary program. – JZ, 17.5.08.

REVOLUTION: Revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted by Mussolini, - Seldes, p.836. – Most revolutions are a hotchpotch of different ideas. The revolutionaries never sort themselves out, sufficiently and tolerantly, as long as they persist with their territorialist “thinking” and the correspondent intolerance towards each other. – JZ, 20.10.08. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: revolution is movement without forward progress.” – Erwin Strauss, THE CONNECTION 90, 13.10.80.

REVOLUTION: Revolution is the only thing, the only power that ever worked out freedom for any people. The powers that have ruled long, and learned to love ruling, will never give up that prerogative till they find they must, till they see the certainty of overthrow and destruction if they do not! - Wendell Phillips - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Much of slavery and serfdom was abolished without a revolution. – Many revolutions, with all too flawed programs, led to even worse conditions. - JZ, 25.3.12, 17.1.13.

REVOLUTION: Revolution, n: in politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. - Ambrose Bierce - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

REVOLUTION: Revolution? Property changes hands.” – Georg Kaiser. JZ tr. of the German original: “Revolution? Der Besitz wechselt die Taschen.” – If that were quite true then every embezzlement, theft and robbery or inheritance would constitute a revolution. – To each his own revolution – at his own risk and expense! – Massive and coercive expropriations, like e.g. taxation, inflations and nationalization, certainly do not promote freedom and realize rights. - JZ, 7.5.08. –

REVOLUTION: Revolutionary violence will be reduced to a minimum if you recognize the right of each revolutionary to win his own revolution by making it only for himself – through individual secession. – JZ 4.12.76. – With subsequent re-association only with like-minded volunteers, under personal laws and without any territorial monopoly claims. – JZ, 17.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

REVOLUTION: Revolutionary: An oppressed person waiting for the opportunity to become an oppressor.” – Anonymous. – True for most territorialist revolutionaries. Not for those who aspire merely to achieve exterritorial autonomy for their own kind of volunteers. – JZ, 04. - REVOLUTIONARY

REVOLUTION: Revolutions – a theme of the past. - What about revolutions that begin with or are rapidly joined by military disobedience and insurrections and are rather comprehensive in this respect? – JZ, n.d. – A proper statistics might indicate that the number of revolutions and military uprisings have been rising over the last few centuries. – JZ, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: Revolutions don’t originate with slaves or starveling proletarians, but with men who have enough liberty and material well-being to realize how much more they ought to have.” – Poul Anderson, Flandry of Terra, p.204.

REVOLUTION: revolutions grow out of the disintegration of consent (*), not out of violence. The reason violence is so often associated with revolution is that few have tested the power of government or the consent of the governed – except those who in their anger and frustration have been prepared to use violence.” – John M. Swomley, Jr. - When they do merely resort to violence then they are mostly easily defeated by the armed forces of territorial States. They ought to adopt a tolerant panarchistic platform, attractive even to these armed forces, so that desertion and fraternization with the revolutionaries would become likely and violent clashes unlikely. - JZ, 23.2.11. - (*) Rather out of the denial of consensual relationships of voluntary communities and societies. – JZ, 6.4.91, 12.5.08. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.” – G. B. Shaw. – quoted in Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.264. - G. B. Shaw, Superman, The Revolutionist’s Handbook, 1903. – Quoted in Seldes. - Not always but all too often, because they continued with territorialism and had no sound and comprehensive liberation program. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: Revolutions only from the top of the power pyramid are usually wrong, useless, or all too limited, just like those mainly only supported from the bottom from the “masses” or the mobs. The best, the most peaceful, radical, tolerant and liberating revolution - is the one that would set all innovators free to establish all the kind of alternative institutions and personal law that they do favor for themselves and that other volunteers wish for their own affairs. In other words, they should leave all others alone to go on with their own kinds of revolutions or reforms - among themselves. Under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy for all societies and communities of volunteers this would be rightful, rational and practicable. – JZ, 18.4.92, 15.2.08, 23.2.11. - PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEPRESSIONS, DEFLATIONS, INFLATIONS, STAGFLATIONS, ECONOMIC CRISES

REVOLUTION: Since the commencement of the 18th century there has been no serious revolution in Europe which had not been preceded by a commercial and financial crisis.” – Karl Marx, On Colonialism, Revolt in China and in Europe. – Or by a war, like the March 1917 and the October 1917 revolutions in Russia. – JZ, 5.4.85, 17.5.08.

REVOLUTION: Some people think that the more of their opponents they kill the more revolutionary they are. – JZ, 8/72. – The record in total number of victims may be held by the Chinese Communists. – To my knowledge no one has as yet been held responsible for their mass murders. - JZ, 7.5.08. - One could rather say that the less people are killed in them and the less property is destroyed and the faster they are realized, the more rightful they have been. - But that can be fully achieved only for exterritorialist revolutions, all for volunteers and their communities and societies only. - JZ, 23.2.11. – META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: Some revolutions, the unfortunate majority; have occurred directly as a result of the use of force against force and have almost always resulted in the further loss of life. However, there are a few revolutions that have occurred, been sustained and ultimately been successful as a direct result of the use of knowledge and perseverance without the use of force." - Nizam Ahmad via Jesse Voluntaryist Mathewson - John Zube Non-territorial and voluntary secession attempts are much more likely to be non-violent ones than any territorial ones. – Facebook, 15.11.12. - NONVIOLENT VS. VIOLENT ONES, NON-TERRITORIAL VS. TERRITORIAL ONES

REVOLUTION: Territorial revolutions largely fail and almost must fail because in these revolutions each revolutionary group tries to impose its own particular utopia upon all the others. Some of these alternative societies are even worse than the territorial political regime they have overthrown. Mostly only the lowest common denominator wins – for a while. Even in a democracy the worst types rise to the top and stay there for all too long. Therefore revolutions should all be permissible only for volunteers. And such revolution could and should be greatly facilitated and made bloodless and tolerable - by simply allowing groups of like-minded volunteers to secede, exterritorially and to try to realize their ideals among themselves. Nothing beats free competition and free enterprise and consumer sovereignty – or freedom to experiment, in this sphere, either. – JZ, 105.08. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIAL COMPULSION & MONOPOLIES, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM

REVOLUTION: The “justice” of revolutionary courts is often revolting. – JZ, 7.4.94. – COURTS, JUSTICE, REVENGE, RETALIATION, TERRORISM

REVOLUTION: The American people are becoming more and more afraid of, and are running away from, their own revolution.” - Leonard E. Read, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. ; AMERICAN REVOLUTION

REVOLUTION: The American Revolution as a Successful Revolution.” – by Irving Kristol. – “Sees the American Revolution as the only truly successful revolution; a true revising and reordering of the political arrangements of the society, not just a rebellion or bloody ‘liberation’ or revolution betrayed.” – Laissez Faire Books, catalogue, Sum.76. – It did not liberate e.g. slaves, Red Indians and women. And by now its all too incomplete bill of rights amendments have been largely legislated away. – Its despotic decision-making on war and peace was never abolished. Nor did it ever completely abolish monetary despotism and its territorial monopoly claim. It, too, was a flawed revolution and did wrong many of the monarchists. – JZ, 8.5.08, 23.2.11. – By now we should be able and willing to plan for a quite just and liberating revolution – but can sufficient anarchists and libertarians be bothered to do so, by developing a sound revolutionary science and quite rightful aims for their revolution? – JZ, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The basic rule, the first commandment of any true revolutionary movement, should be: Do not depend on the ‘state’.” – Lenin, The Necessity to Organize a Union of Rural Workers in Russia, Works, vol. 14, part 1, pages 290/91. – And what did he do as a practical revolutionary in his October 1917 counter-revolution against the democratic March 17 revolution? He established a new and despotic State and continued the monetary despotism of the Czars and created an even more powerful and abusive secret police force. – JZ, 7.5.08. - COMMUNISM, LENIN, SOVIETS

REVOLUTION: the central idea of revolution, which is the foundation of freedom, that is, the foundation of a body politic which guarantees the space where freedom can appear.” – Hannah Arendt, On Revolution, p.121. - Apparently, she remained unaware of the drawbacks of territorial revolutions that are merely continuing the inherent drawbacks of all territorial States. Under territorial revolutions freedom cannot appear undisturbed among dissenting and seceding individuals and small to large minorities in their self-chosen or self-established personal law systems, all doing merely their own things for or to their volunteers. The new territorial revolutionary regimes are usually as little truly representative as were the regimes they replaced and often they were even less so. – JZ, 12.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONA LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARYCHISM

REVOLUTION: The country shall be independent, and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it. - Samuel Adams, remark in "Small confidential companies." - William Gordon, The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America, vol.1, entry for March 9, 1774, p.347 (1788, reprinted 1969). - A country's independence is not my and your independence. These revolutionaries as well were and are satisfied with all too little independence, fooled by still popular slogans, misconceptions and flawed definitions. - JZ, 13.10.02. REVOLUTIONARY WAR, PEOPLE OR POPULATIONS, DIVERSITY OR COMPULSORY UNITY, TERRITORIALISM OR EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM OR LEGALIZED COERCION? INDEPENDENCE COLLECTIVIZED OR INDIVIDUALIZED, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY & NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE ONLY

REVOLUTION: The danger to which the success of revolutions is most exposed, is that of attempting them before the principles on which they proceed, and the advantages to result from them, are sufficiently seen and understood.” - Thomas Paine, quoted in  - It should rather be: on which they ought to proceed and the aim they ought to set themselves. – JZ, 28.3.12. - Even by now libertarians have not yet compiled and published, to my knowledge, a good enough libertarian revolution, liberation and defence program. Or are you aware of one? – What I could find of such ideas I assembled, as far as I could, in my two peace books. Both are still record non-sellers and non-read books, although already online for years. – There still seems to be not enough interest in these subjects. - JZ 5.1.08.

REVOLUTION: The Declaration of Independence establishes, what the heart of every American acknowledges, that the people – mark you, the people – have always an inherent, paramount, inalienable right to change their governments, whenever they thing that it will minister to their happiness. That is a revolutionary right.” – Wendell Phillips. – Quoted by Seldes. – So W. P. subscribed, too, to the myth of “the people” as if it were a real entity. The American Revolution did not liberate slaves, Red Indians and women. Only groups, societies or communities of volunteers deserve the term of people or nations and each of these groups has the right to make its own revolutions, at its own risk and expense, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy, interlinked, as much as it likes, with similar groups in other countries. – All individual liberties and rights remain to be collected and combined and optimally expressed and published in an ideal declaration of this kind. - JZ 8.5.08. Moreover, a suitable militia for their protection does also remain to be established. – 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The evils which are endured with patience as long as they are inevitable, seem intolerable as soon as a hope can be entertained of escaping them.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. - PATIENCE, SUBMISSION, REBELLION, RESISTANCE, FORBEARANCE, TOLERATION, ACCEPTANCE, HOPE, LIBERATION

REVOLUTION: The excuse for a revolution is always to “free the people” or to give “all power to the people”. But revolutionary heroes almost always turn out to be as bad as, and usually worse than, the oppressive government they overthrow.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.104. – The false dream they are pursuing, one which ultimately defeats them, is the illusion that there exists only onepeople” in the population of a whole territory. In reality, the whole human spectrum is more or less represented there, in all its varieties and the rulers as well as the revolutionaries merely try to impose a compulsory and uniform color scheme all these various groups, which is easy only in map making but difficult and costly and ultimately self-defeating in practical politics. None of the different and often quite antagonistic groups is clearly aiming only at self-government or self-management for all these different groups – all only under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy. Thus they create their own greatest problems. Their difficulties would mostly disappear - once they recognized individual sovereignty, individual and group secessionism, personal law communities and societies that are exterritorially autonomous. Let all of them cook their own stews and try to eat and to get healthy on them. – JZ, 7.5.08, 20.10.08. - These difficulties are well exemplified by the current Tea Parties in the USA, Australia and Japan. But these difficulties in internal factions existed largely before in any country with numerous diverse parties or merely 2 main parties. In the latter and most simplest case: Why should the representatives of party A ever come to rule over party members and voters of part B, or those of party B over those of party A, instead of each party only over its own members, supporters, followers, voters and tax payers? Seeing the often close election returns, as in e.g. Australia, why should the 51% rule also over the 49% or the 49 % rule also over the 51%, instead of the 51% merely and genuinely self-governing themselves, just like the 49% should be free to do? When one takes the several stages of voting into consideration, then the actually ruling class that decides consists only of a very small fraction of the population or voters. When 2/3 are entitled to vote, 2/3 do vote, the elected get 2/3 of the votes and then make their decisions with a 2/3 majority, the reduction to towards the final vote comes to 2 x 2x 2 x 2 = 16 over 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 81 = round 1/5th. A 2/3 majority is relatively rare. - If it were in each case a 3/4 majority, the result would be 81 over 1124 = 1 over 13.876543, i.e. a "representation" of up-rounded 1/14th of the population. That is then called "the people" ruling themselves in "self-government". - Consider also that the "representatives" in parliaments are, mostly, under party discipline and under pressure by the particular spleens of their party leader. – They are also under the pressure from numerous competing parties and diverse mass media and pressure groups, representing special interests, usually contrary to those of the majority of the population. - Territorialism cannot get away from these absurdities. - No matter how hard and honestly they tried, they could never truly represent all these diverse individuals and groups in a country. - JZ, 23.2.11, 10.4.14. – THE PEOPLE, REPRESENTATION, THE NATION, THE COUNTRY, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA

REVOLUTION: The force sufficient to overthrow an oppressive government is usually sufficient to establish one equally or more oppressive in its place.” John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.47. – Yes, when the revolutionaries or freedom fighters are conservative or ignorant and prejudiced enough to want to continue only with territorial politics. – JZ, 1.10.07. - FORCE, POWER, STRENGTH, TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: The Founders of America were the only real revolutionaries of the last two hundred years; all other revolutionaries were pretenders, because what they sought was power over people. … The Founders [of America ] sought not power over people but the unleashing of the power in the individual.” – From an address by Jeffrey St. John, Oct. 21, 1969, Kings College, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., as inserted in the Congressional Record, (Oct. 28, 1969) by Rep. John R. Rarick (La.), p. E 90029. Here quoted from: MONETARY NOTES by Walter E. Spahr, XXX, No. 1, Jan. 2, 1970, p.2. - Alas, they did not go far enough in unleashing the power of the individual. The did so neither for negroes and Red Indians nor for whites, not even for women. Their notions of individual rights and liberties were and are still very incomplete. – And even that all too ignorant, flawed and incomplete statement of individual rights in the bill of rights Amendments to the Constitution, was never fully realized and the later amendments were all too flawed, once again. - JZ, 31.10.07. - All were also largely legislated away through "positive" legislation. Instance, the estimated ca. 10.000 to 20,000 anti-gun laws in the U.S.A. Only the fundamental wrong, its territorialism, which is as opposite as possible to individualism and individual sovereignty, was carefully preserved. - Nevertheless, all too many "Constitutionalists" are still as faithful to this faulty and wrongful constitution, as Christians are faithful to their faulty and wrongful Bible. - JZ, 23.2.11. - POWER & PEOPLE

REVOLUTION: The freedom revolution has first to be fully understood, before it is fought. Then there will hardly be any need for any or much fighting. – JZ, 17.7.79, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: The government of a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.” – Maximelian de Robespierre, Speech before the Convention, February 5, 1794. – Quoted in Seldes. - An infamous and powerful territorial tyrant and terrorist presenting himself as a freedom fighter! Which liberty and rights did he clearly understand and represent? He blamed persons for conditions resulting from the paper money inflation in combination with price controls. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1958 edition, already in June 1794 trade was paralyzed by the inflation and manufactures shut down. In his last speech, one of 4 hours, on July 26, 1794, he made further general accusations but did not name any names, so that everyone felt threatened by it and thus he was declared outlawed and executed on July 28th 1794. But the inflation went on to 1796. I do not know whether, after his terror regime was ended, any more people were guillotined simply for not accepting the legal tender assignats as if they were really at par with their equivalent rare metal coins. – JZ, 8.5.08, 23.2.11. – DESPOTISM, TYRANNY & INFLATION,

REVOLUTION: the greater the violence, the less the revolution.” – Bart de Ligt. – The panarchistic and voluntaristic revolutions of the individual and group secessionists involves and causes, directly, no violence and bloodshed at all. (*) Only the attempts to suppress this right or liberty will lead to violence and bloodshed. After the huge sacrifices to territorial revolutions in the past and to “peaceful” territorial States, is it not high time to consider rightful and peaceful voluntary and exterritorial alternatives i.e. experimental freedom alternatives to them? – JZ, 11.5.08, 23.2.11. - VIOLENCE, BLOODSHED, PERSONAL LAW, LIBERATION, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

REVOLUTION: The greater these fears, the greater the degree of government tyranny which people will tolerate, even support. Civil disorder leads to more government, not less, It may topple one government, but it creates a situation in which people desire another, and stronger. Hitler’s regime followed the chaos of the Weimar years. Russian communism is a second example, a lesson for which the anarchists of Kronstadt paid dear. Napoleon is a third. Yet many radicals, and some anarchists, talk and act as though civil disruption were the road to freedom.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.204. – Non-territorial revolutions, reduced to individual secessionism and voluntary alternative institutions, would not cause any chaos or disruptions. – While his father, a great libertarian, was stuck upon the concept of a “limited” but still territorially monopolistic government, D. F. declared “I would be pretty content with a panarchist approach of simply letting people opt out from various government …” and he favors private police, courts and free market production of law and order. But he might still favor, like his father, Milton Friedman, an exclusive and forced currency, “properly” managed by a despotic central bank. – JZ, 8.5.08, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The lesson of all history is that men are not to be trusted with the power of life and death over their fellows; and any revolution which claims for itself any such power carries in its bosom the seeds of counter-movements which will bring in again the supremacy of the party of reaction.” – Ernest Howard Crosby, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.335. – Only panarchistic revolutionaries can get along peacefully with each other and even with the remaining rump of the old government, once it is reduced to its volunteers, and exterritorial autonomy. The struggle between different revolutionary groups, all striving for territorial domination, weakens them and often leads them to defeat or only to the victory of an even worse regime than the one that was overthrown. – Rightful revolutions would primarily do away with territorial rule and introduce voluntary communities that are only exterritorially autonomous, of whatever kind they otherwise are. Then only their own members would have a right to complain about them – or not even that, seeing that then they would be free to secede from them. - JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: The logical errors of the simple-minded ‘revolutionary’ view are as obvious as the actual results. Bryn Magee notes that the idea that nothing can be changed until everything is changed is self-contradictory. We are, as it were, in a ship at sea. Improvements can be made in its structure, but an attempt to change it all at once would be absurd.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.163. – However, territories are large enough to permit many groups to undertake their own “radical experiments” among themselves without wronging or harming others. To each his own system, his own panarchy, as long as they do leave the panarchies of others alone! – JZ, 10.10.08. – REFORMS, RADICALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW

REVOLUTION: The majoritarian, territorial, coercive revolutions should as far as possible be replaced by those of individuals and minorities, all aiming only to do their own things for and to themselves only. – JZ, 13.2.92, 12.5.08. – PANARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

REVOLUTION: The majority of the people do not clearly see what they have to gain by a revolution, but they continually and in a thousand ways feel that they might lose by one.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, quoted in editorial of GALAXY, June 64. – Thus revolutions should all be confined to volunteers and their exterritorially autonomous experiments under personal laws. – Leaving to all other individual people in a territory their own future, subject only to sovereign individual choice, as consumers of or subscribers to “public”, “governmental” or “societal” services, or whole system package deals, to either acquire certain changes for themselves, while freely ignoring those they do not like at all or liking them enough to adopt them for their affairs. The violent revolutions of the masses or of determined minorities would thus be reduced to peaceful and gradual one-man and minority group revolutions, rapid and thorough only for the individual volunteers and their associations. Thus they could be largely ignored by most of the population, unless the exterritorially autonomous alternative institutions of volunteers can demonstrate quite outstanding successes. Then, quite simply, many more people would join them or introduce the same changes in their own societies. – JZ, 8.5.08, 20.10.08.

REVOLUTION: The more violence, the less revolution.” – Barthelemy de Ligt, Pour Vaincre Sans Violence. – VIOLENCE, NON-VIOLENCE

REVOLUTION: the next revolution … will be when those who work refuse to support those who don't. –Walter HickelUnder full economic freedom, those who live from their capital or earnings of it or from inheritance, should be considered as living from pre-done labor, which is also entitled to be justly rewarded at market rates. – JZ, 3.4.12. – NEXT ONE?  “UNEARNED INCOMES”, PROFITS, DIVIDENDS, RENTS, INTEREST

REVOLUTION: The only revolution worthwhile is the one-man revolution in the heart. Each one can make this by himself, and need not wait on a majority.” – Ammon Hennacy, a Catholic anarchist. - The individual requires all external liberty and rights, too, for his revolution to be a comprehensive one for himself and at least some liberties and rights to go as far as he wants to go with his revolution. Not only the victims of extermination camps were not free to engage in one-man revolutions. – JZ, 7.5.08. – Changes of the heart are or emotional attachments are always possible but rarely liberating and enlightening enough. – JZ, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The only true revolt is creation – the revolt against nothingness.” – Ortega Y Gasset, Mission of the Universe, quoted by Leonard E. Read in Castles in the Air, p.66. – And in THE FREEMAN, 10/73 & 11/74. - Territorialism and its numerous wrongful laws and institutions, its order and authoritarian coercion, however camouflaged and "excused", are hardly a "nothingness". Every policeman or bureaucrat one encounters does represent it, rather than you, concretely. - JZ, 23.2.11. - Territorial despotism is something that is very real but nothing that is moral and rational. To replace it merely with another kind of territorialism is both immoral and irrational, hardly a genuinely revolutionary act. Only exterritorialist revolutions of and for volunteers could release their full creative potential as revolutionaries and reformers, with their diverse factions - then no longer obstructing each other or even fighting each other. They would even free the various factions making up each territorial regime. They would offer them, too, the alternative institutions, systems and laws that they do prefer for themselves. But this time only at their own expense and risk. Thus they would find allies everywhere and very little fanatic resistance – except among quite immoral and irrational people. – Freedom to experiment was so far denied to creative people in the political, economic and social spheres. They were and are coercively kept in territorial kindergartens or even maximum security prisons. They were confined to e.g. freedom of expression, poetry, art, song-writing, painting, sculpture, architecture, games, plays, watching, listening etc., which never appealed to the whole man but merely to hobbyists, private interests etc. – They were and are not free but manipulated or even chained citizens. – Some important individual rights and liberties are still territorially denied to them altogether. - JZ, 7.5.08, 23.2.11, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The only worthwhile and just general revolution is the one, which as a result, would permit every ism and loyalty to be tolerantly practised – among its adherents. – JZ, 5.4.81. - PANARCHISM

REVOLUTION: the people having ‘the right to raise up and shake off the existing government’, the ‘revolutionary right’ to change it.” – Abraham Lincoln, quoted in: George Seldes, in The Great Quotations. - But the Federal Government and the States of the USA have made sure that the National Guard is under their control and not self-managed or fully acquainted with all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 8.5.08. - And individual and group exterritorial secessionism is not among the Amendments. The Civil War was fought even to repress geographical secessionism. (Which is not rightful enough.) The South had at least Free Trade on its side (not for the slaves), while the North was still under Protectionism and full of racial bias and discrimination. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: The people who boasted that they had made a revolution have always seen the next day that they had no idea what they were doing, that the revolution made did not in the least resemble the one they would have liked to make”, he wrote. “That is what Hegel calls the irony of history, an irony which few historic personalities escape.” – [Friedrich Engels] – Engels wrote, of course, thirty-two years before the Bolshevik Revolution and nearly fifty years before Stalin shackled his terrible power on the Soviet state. But, as Sakharov notes, his words eloquently apply to what happened in the Soviet Union.” – H. E. Salisbury, in notes to Sakharov’s “Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom, p.127. – Thus to each individual only his own kind of revolution, self-chosen and self-responsible, as would be possible via individual secessionism and full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, or panarchism. – JZ, 7.5.08. – PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

REVOLUTION: The point is that a well-handled revolution can take place so easily, so gently, that many do not even realize it has happened. Such, of course, is the desirable way.” – Mack Reynolds, Time Gladiator, p.153. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETES AS FREE ENTERPRISES, FREELY COMPETING IN EVERY SPHERE SO FAR MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL STATISM

REVOLUTION: The purity of a revolution may last 14 days.” – Jean Cocteau, quoted in Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd. 4, S.270. – Often even merely for a day and it is right away impure if merely another territorial “revolutionary” government is established by it. – JZ, 20.6.92.

REVOLUTION: The purpose of a rightful revolution is to build something new, not to destroy something old, provided only, that the neither the new nor the old institutions are oppressive or aggressive. To the extent that the old institutions are no longer aggressive or oppressive but do also become confined to their volunteers (under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy) they can and should remain for them, regardless of how much outsiders would still dislike or even hate them. – To console themselves, the critics should consider this continuance of the old regime, for its supporters, as their self-inflicted punishment and as a deterrent example. - JZ, 16.2.82, 7.5.08, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The purpose of revolution, as the anarchist views it, is to eliminate power altogether and not to transfer it from one group to another.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.573. – Correct for territorial power. Incorrect for power over the own affairs and those of like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: The real liberators of men have not been the ignorant revolutionaries or radicals, but only those who have really increased human knowledge. Either Pasteur, Newton, Faraday or Laoisier increased the amount of human freedom incomparably more than all revolutions and revolutionaries taken together.” – Pitirim A. Sorokin, Contemporary Sociological Theories Through the First Quarter of the Twentieth Century, Harper Torchbooks, 1928, p.451. – He underestimated the possible influence of those, who tried to discover the natural laws for human beings, i.e. their individual rights and liberties - and to realize them, at least among themselves, setting thereby attractive example for the others. – JZ, 30.8.08, 23.2.11. – LIBERATORS, REVOLUTIONARIES, LIBERATION, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM

REVOLUTION: The real revolution … a long process of change in the ideas and ideals on the part of the people.” – Vincent A. Drosdik III, The Berlin Observer, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 7/7. – Not only in their ideas and ideals but also in their activities and institutions. – JZ, 7.5.08. - The most radical change is that from territorial to exterritorial, from compulsory to voluntary, from monopolistic to competing laws and institutions, all peacefully coexisting in the same territory but all only for their supporters and at their risk and expense. - JZ, 23.2.11. – PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & COMMUNITIES

REVOLUTION: The revolution is the self-defences of those people who are offended against in their most holy rights.” – Lothar Bucher, NATIONALZEITUNG, 1890, 43, 395. – JZ tr. of: “Die Revolution ist die Notwehr des Volkes, welches in seinen heiligsten Recht gekraenkt ist.” - How holy or genuine are any rights and liberties to their supporters when they do not even bother to clearly declare them? Or when they try to force their limited understanding of them upon peaceful dissenters, who would rather do their own things among themselves? - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: The revolution must take place in men before it can be manifest in things.” – Graffito written during the French student revolt, May 1968. - What kind of revolution? Which are its details? Its aims, methods, principles, means, rightful steps? Were those of 1968 all sound and complete enough and clearly expressed? Slogans like this neither sufficiently enlighten minds nor help to introduce rightful freedom to act and experiment. Can "things" really manifest revolutions. Abstract notions are all too often the enemies of clear thinking. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: the revolution of one person is not always that of his neighbour, by far not, frequently they are irreconcilable.” – Simone Weil, quoted in a newsletter of the Mackay Gesellschaft, 10/74. – But this is only the case when both are territorialists. As exterritorialists they could each have their own and different revolution – while remaining good, tolerant and peaceful neighbors and even friends. – JZ, 7.5.08, 23.2.11. – Who cares, for instance, which insurance company and which bank one of his friends uses? Why should it be different for their choice of nationality, religion and ideology not only sometimes but always? – JZ, 10.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The revolution to end all revolutions will be the one in which there will be no revolt against how others run their own lives. – JZ, 7/72. – TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL – EXCEPT CRIMINALS WITH VICTIMS & OTHER AGGRESSORS

REVOLUTION: The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.” – John Adams

REVOLUTION: The revolution with all the knowledge on what is worth fighting for and how to win it, must win. It will have relatively little fighting to do. Especially under the panarchist banner declaring: To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice. Who would still fight desperately against that aim? – Isn’t it high time for libertarian revolutionaries to adopt this platform? - JZ, 14.1.77, 7.5.08. - Or at least to discuss it thoroughly? - JZ, 23.2.11. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES

REVOLUTION: the revolutionaries of today are the oppressors of tomorrow; …” - Alexander Cordell, If You Believe the Soldiers. – All too true for most territorial revolutions. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: The revolutionary committee just got a dictionary apiece and found all the possible phrases and words that don’t mean anything, then got them together and called it a revolution.” – Source unknown.

REVOLUTION: the revolutionary ignores the total testimony of history about the natural course of revolution, through violence, to chaos, back to the starting point.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.241. - All too true for territorial revolutions. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: The revolutionary spirit is mighty convenient in this, that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas.” – Joseph Conrad, “A Familiar Preface”, “A Personal Record”, 1912. – And one’s “revolutionary” practices. – JZ, 12.4.14 - MEANS & ENDS, REVOLUTION FOR THE SAKE OF REVOLUTION,  NONVIOLENCE

REVOLUTION: The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable. – Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs, I, 1885. - Did Grant consider individual secession a "withdrawal" option? – Did he try to realize it? - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – Only territorial revolutions are often wrong. Exterritorial revolutions for volunteers only, are always right. – JZ, 2.4.12. – At least for them, at their stage of enlightenment. – JZ, 12.4.14. – PEOPLE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, OPPRESSION, GOVERNMENT,

REVOLUTION: The right of revolution is inalienable; the right of revolution is nothing more nor less than the right of self-defense.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.96/97.

REVOLUTION: The right of revolution is the inherent right of a people to cast our their rulers, change their policy, or effect radical reforms in their system of government or institutions, by force or a general uprising, when the legal and constitutional methods of making such changes have proven inadequate, or are so obstructed as to be unavailable.” – Henry Campbell Black, Constitutional Law, 3d. edition, 1910, p.10. – George Seldes, in “The Great Quotations”, adds: “In the 4th edition, 1927, this reference to an ‘inherent right’ was censored.”

REVOLUTION: The right of revolution, which tyrants, in mockery, accord to mankind, is no legal right under a government; it is only a natural right to overturn a government. The government itself never acknowledges this right. And the right is practically established only when and because the government no longer exists to call it in question. The right, therefore, can be exercised with impunity, only when it is exercised victoriously.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works, II, p.16. – For the non-violent, secessionist and personal law “revolutions” of individuals and minorities they have only to achieve the victory of getting recognition of their right to secede and do their own things among their volunteers, while leaving all the affairs of the groups they seceded from quite alone. They need only to strive for this right to experiment freely among themselves and to recognize in in the others and those, from whom they have seceded. Only territorial monopolism, and coercive collectivism has to be abolished for all. – JZ, 12.4.14.

REVOLUTION: The right to revolt has sources deep in our history.” - William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

REVOLUTION: The Right to revolt. There is such a right – to protect individual rights or introduce them, provided that in such a revolution no individual rights and liberties are infringed. No revolution, past, present or planned, has fulfilled this condition, to my knowledge, but it would be possible to organize revolutions upon this principle and thus encounter least resistance to them and maximize their popularity among all kinds of groups, except those of the territorial power addicts. – JZ, n.d. & 12.4.14. – If revolutionaries took themselves serious they would explore this option and save themselves much trouble. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: The slave makes an awful master.“ - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.190. – „Vor dem Sklaven, wenn er die Kette bricht / Vor dem freien Menschen erzittere nicht!“ - Friedrich Schiller. (Beware of the slave breaking his chains but do not tremble before a free man!) - LIBERATION WARS, SLAVES & MASTERS

REVOLUTION: The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere. – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1846), U.S. President, Letter to Abigail Adams, 22 February 1787. – REBELLIONS, RESISTANCE

REVOLUTION: The total consumption of the rich is less than twenty per cent, that is, less than the total rise of national consumption of a five-year period. From this point of view, a revolution, which would be likely to halt economic progress for more than five years, does not appear to be an economically advantageous move for the working people. And I am not even talking of the blood-letting that is inevitable in a revolution. And I am not talking of the danger of the ‘irony of history’, about which Friedrich Engels wrote so well in his famous letter to V. Zasulich, the “irony’ that took the form of Stalinism in our country.” – Andrei D. Sakharov, Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom, p.69. – He, too, considered only territorial revolutions, i.e., those imposed upon peaceful dissenters and ideological opponents, not only the supposed or real exploiters and oppressors to be overthrown. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: the unfreedom to end unfreedom.” – quoted by Ken Knudson, THE VOLUNTARYIST, No. 6. – The remark is applicable to most territorial and violent revolutions. – JZ, 7.5.08.

REVOLUTION: The World Revolution has being going on for only a little more than a hundred years. Americans led it. … World revolution is a revolutionary change in men’s minds, in their view of the nature of this universe and the nature of man. The Revolution is a struggle of knowledge against blind superstition; it is the American revolutionary recognition of the fact that individuals are free, pitted against the ancient pagan superstition that Authority controls individuals.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.256. - AMERICANISM, INDIVIDUALISM, AUTHORITY, ENLIGHTENMENT

REVOLUTION: there is not such thing as revolutionary power, for all power is reactionary by nature: power corrupts both those who exercise it and those over whom it is exercised; those who think they can conquer the State in order to destroy it, are unaware that the State overcomes all its conquerors; …” - Albert Meltzer, A New World in Our Hearts, p. 60. – Correct for territorial power over people with other ideals. Incorrect for exterritorial power over the own affairs and those of like-minded people, all volunteers, which is merely self-management “power” or authority. – JZ, 7.5.08, 23.2.11. – “no such thing” or “not such a thing”? – JZ

REVOLUTION: There is nothing more explosive than a skilled population condemned to inaction. Such a population is likely to become a hotbed of extremism and intolerance, and be receptive to any proselytizing ideology, however absurd and vicious, which promises vast action.” – Eric Hoffer, “Automation, Leisure, and the Masses”, The Temper of Our Times, 1967, a. – But it offers also a chance for a liberating and tolerant program, embracing e.g. full monetary freedom and panarchism. – JZ, 15.11.85, 13.5.08. - Here Hoffer somewhat described the current "revolutions" by Arab intellectuals, not enlightened enough to have developed a sound and quite rightful revolutionary program for all their numerous diverse groups and thus for their whole society and culture, which was, at one stage in history, the leading one. Perhaps, so far, there is not even a single panarchist among them. Have any of the panarchist writings been translated into Arabic as yet and put online? On the other hand, many Arab intellectuals know e.g. English and French and are, insofar, not excluded from this knowledge, at least not to the extent that it is already offered online. - Without this knowledge and opportunity being applied there, I have also little hopes for these revolutions. They could even end in worse despotisms than they have presently overthrown or try to overthrow. - JZ, 23.2.11. - UNEMPLOYMENT, TOTALITARIANISM

REVOLUTION: There isn’t any science of revolution, and there won’t be for a long time. There is only a groping of the life forms, partly guided empirically.” – Ivan Pavlov, Letter to Max Eastman, quoted in Seldes. – Isn’t it high time to begin with the establishment of such a science? – JZ, 8.5.08. – Q.

REVOLUTION: They all want to achieve it, this revolution, but then nobody does, least of all those who call themselves revolutionaries because their revolutions change nothing but the master, the regime. Revolution cannot be commanded. There exists only one possible revolution and it’s the one that is made personally, the revolution that takes place within the individual, that develops in him slowly, with patience, with disobedience! The revolution is patience, it’s disobedience, it isn’t haste, it isn’t chaos, it isn’t what the demagogues with magic wands tell you. Pay no attention to those who promise you miracles. To those who say they will change everything in a flash, like a wizard. Wizards don’t exist, miracles don’t exist. The demiurges are making fun of you, …” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.309. - The only worthwhile external revolution, apart from the internal one of clarifying and enlightening your mind, is the one you choose for yourself or are free to make for yourself. – JZ, 7.5.08. - But that requires individual secessionism, individual sovereignty and the voluntarism, experimentalism and freedom of action, tolerance and peaceful coexistence of xyz diverse societies of volunteers, all only under their self-chosen personal law or exterritorial autonomy system, which most "radical" "revolutionaries" have not yet taken into consideration. - JZ, 23.2.11, 12.4.14.

REVOLUTION: They fight each other, so it is said, for freedom and rights. In reality they are serfs fighting serfs.” - Goethe, Faust II, A II, Laboratorium, Mephistopheles. - The ideas of most "revolutionaries" are almost as limited or false and incomplete as those of their territorial masters. They still try to copy them in all too many ways and imitate their wrongs and mistakes. - When during the peasant uprisings in Germany the mercenaries offered them an alliance, the reply of peasant leaders was: "We don't need you. We can plunder the castles and monasteries on our own." - Thereafter they were defeated, largely by the mercenaries, as such "revolutionaries" ought to be. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: This “revolution” is real, and it has enormous permanent power. Millions and millions of people are involved in it, and more are enlisting every day. And it is a revolution of an entirely different sort. It aims not for the substitution of one authority for another, but for the final transformation of authority. It is moving on many different fronts. Its weapons are self-discovery and self-expression. (*) I don’t believe it will ever be turned back.” – Richard C. Cornuelle, De-Managing America, p.140 - (*) Not only these but, e.g. the business-like purchase of enterprises by their employees – JZ, 7.5.08. - Alas, he did not consider the exterritorial self-management of whole political, economic and social systems by communities and societies of volunteers, just like most capitalist advocates of "free enterprise" and "consumer sovereignty", freedom of contract, association and experimentation, freedom of choice, in a free market, do not extend their ideas into the sphere of providing and freely choosing between whole political, economic and social systems by individual volunteers and secessionists, and whole like-minded groups of them. - But I do admit that the limited revolution in free enterprises, that he is concerned with, is also an important one. - But the concept of "De-management" should be extended to "demanaging" present States, as far as their territorialism goes, i.e. dissolving it into exterritorial autonomy or personal law systems for all kinds of volunteers. - Each party, faction and movement could become self-managing under panarchism. - JZ, 23.2.11, 12.4.14. – SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIP, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYLARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they shall (can – in another version - JZ) exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln. – Inaugural address, March 4, 1861. - Obviously, the slaves did not have that constitutional right. Nor did women and children and Red Indians enjoy all their individual rights and liberties and the tax slaves and victims of protectionism and women as victims of sexual discrimination. Alas, he, too, mixed up “the people” with the enormously diverse population, and a continent with private property and considered only an all-embracing territorial revolution. E.g. the industrial revolution and the computer revolution were of a quite different kind. - Each revolution should be confined to its volunteers. – Its burdens and its benefits should be subject to voluntary individual adoption. Free enterprise competition and consumer sovereignty and free choice should apply here as well. – Impossible? Under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws it could be done and partly, historically, has as already been done, sometimes, in some countries, at least to some extent. All these precedents are not yet systematically presented together. - JZ, 7.5.08, 23.2.11, 12.4.14. – PERSONAL LAW, FREE CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: This is not revolution. It’s just the same old shit in a new wrapper.” – John Gordon, THE MATCH, Sept. 75. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP, NAMES & UNIFORMS.

REVOLUTION: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” - President John F. Kennedy, address to the diplomatic corps of the Latin American republics on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, March 13, 1962. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F Kennedy, 1962, p.223, quoted by William L. Raddatz on Facebook, 10.6.12.  - That applies to all who suppress individual secessions and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities. - Democracies and republics do also suppress all too many peaceful revolutions, permitting only those favored by the rulers or by the majority of voters. - JZ, 11.2.02. - As a territorialist he was one of them. - How wrongful his approach was is simply indicated by the fact that under him the nuclear arsenal of the US was doubled, from an already pre-existing over-kill potential. - JZ, 13.10.02. – The best way to achieve peaceful revolutions and avoid violent ones consists in allowing individual and group secessions under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers. – JZ, 23.1.08. – He, too, considered only the all too wrongful, limited and disaster-prone territorial options. - JZ, 22.8. 02. - If one wants the best kind of allies for a democracy against all despotic, tyrannical or even totalitarian regimes, then one could raise them by fully recognizing all kinds of governments and societies in exile, as alternatives to all repressive territorial regimes, all only for their present and future volunteers and should declare their aims to be also one's own rightful peace and war aims, should one be forced into a defensive war with such a regime. - Then it might even happen that the extremely wrongful regimes will be bloodlessly overthrown, perhaps by a military uprising. - Then the remaining and already somewhat liberated but still territorially authoritarian regimes might follow that practical example, beyond recognizing the governments in exile and their new and limited non-territorial rule in the liberated countries. - It would be even more effective if they not only recognized this freedom for deserters and refugees from foreign regimes in their various governments and societies in exile, but also for all their own citizens and presently merely territorial subjects. - Otherwise, like the people in Iraq and Afghanistan, they might still fear that territorial majoritarian "democracy" might be coercively imposed upon them, as it is in the Western "free" democracies. - JZ, 23.2.11. Territorialism makes peaceful revolutions almost impossible. Exterritorial autonomy, starting with individual and minority group secessionism, makes even peaceful one-person revolutions possible. – JZ, 10.6.12. - Regarding the nuclear war threat see: - REFORM, CHANCE, PEACEFUL CHANGES, FREEDOM OF ACTION, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VIOLENCE & NONVIOLENT ONES, DICTATORSHIPS, HUMAN RIGHTS, OPTIONS, CHOICES, RIGHTS, VIOLENCE

REVOLUTION: Though a revolution may call itself national it always works the victory of a single party.” – André Gide, Journals, 17.10.1941. – No wonder, when all the revolutionaries believe in violence and territorialism. – JZ, 17.5.08. – “for the victory”? – PARTY POLITICS OF “REVOLUTIONARIES”, WHO ARE STILL ONLY TERRITORIALISTS & THUS PART OF THE PROBLEM

REVOLUTION: Through all revolutions and changes of governments only the power holders are changed. Others take the place of the existing ones and the situation of the working people remains the same.Leo Tolstoi. Ein Leben in Selbstbekenntnissen. Tagebuchblaeter und Briefe. Herausgegeben von Arthur Luther. Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig, An einen Revolutionaer, 30.1.09, p. 387. – Its result can be somewhat better but not radically so, and it can also be or become greatly worse, as long as its territorialism is allowed to exist. – JZ, 26.2.12, 12.4.14. - & CHANGES OF GOVERNMENTS, POWER HOLDERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

REVOLUTION: To each his own revolution or reform! – JZ 5.12.92. – And this without interfering with any revolution or reform of other volunteers and their societies or communities. Under voluntary membership, personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, that is not only quite rightful but also quite rational and profitable for all people, in balance. Only some would lose wrongful territorial powers, privileges and monopolies. Or they would lose by their voluntary continuance of wrongful and anti-economic practices among themselves, many of their own volunteers, then having to foot all their bills themselves. We could all benefit much from the successful experiments that would then take place, which could be easily copied. On balance, through the successful systems, we could, possibly, win much more than was lost through the limited number of the first voluntary experiments, which failed, would lose between them. We might then consider these losses as mere research and development costs. These costs would then, anyhow, be born only by those who favored these flawed experiments. – JZ, 12.5.08, 23.2.11, 12.4.14. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, FAILURES & SUCCESSES, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA

REVOLUTION: To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover everyday anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, (written in 1876), Gesammelte Werke, II, S.272. - That is a fact, which does makes me hopeful. Revolutionary changes should only be introduced by individuals and volunteers, at their expense and risk, in an experimental way, just like they are in technology, science, business and the arts and in private lifestyles. To attempt to radically and violently change the lives of all people in a territory, against the will of all conservatives and all kinds of dissenters, often the majority, amounts to one of the most wrongful aggressions, invasions and usurpations. - JZ, 13.10.02, 23.2.11. - Most people would rather be free to mind their own business in their own way than to violently meddle themselves with the businesses of others. We do not all rob, assault and murder each other all the time. - JZ, 27.11.02. - A general and territorial revolution is not a rightful and rational purpose in it self, as it seems to be for some, who do imagine themselves to be real "revolutionaries" because they can imagine only violent actions and the continuance of territorialism with them at the top. - JZ, 28.11.02, 23.2.11, 12.4.14.

REVOLUTION: To say that I have no right to revolt against government coercion as long as freedom of speech and free elections exist, is to say that I have no right to violently restrain a burglar, so long as he is willing to converse with me on the ethics of burglaring while gathering up my silverware.” – David Friedman, THE NEW GUARD, May 1969. - JOKES

REVOLUTION: Today’s rebel is tomorrow’s tyrant.” – Will & Ariel Durant. - Territorialism alone would already assure that – at least for the periods of elective despotism. – JZ, 9.7.92, 6.1.93.

REVOLUTION: visible self-defence against the violence of the government.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.118. - As if most revolutionaries so far had not also been territorially intolerant. E.g. the American revolutionaries against the remaining monarchists. - JZ, 23.2.11.

REVOLUTION: We are all, each one of us, both oppressor and oppressed in whatever combination of categories we find ourselves – man, woman, white, black, adult, kid, rich, poor, straight, gay, beautiful, ugly, etc. etc. etc. And that’s why we need to bring politics back into the substance and texture of our daily lives with a comprehensive world-view in which we would recognize domination in all its subtle forms, as well as its categorical manifestations. We’ve had 200 years of “revolutions” and yet we aren’t free.” – A “Political” Statement in RED & BLACK, 4/73, probably by Jack Grancharoff, its editor and publisher. - Yes, as long as we are all committed to territorialism. But no one forces us not to consider the exterritorial and voluntaristic alternative to territorialism and its compulsion, collectivism, coercion and monopoly and then and finally, to introduce it to the benefit of almost everybody, except the victimizers. – JZ, 7.5.08. – Actually, the former territorial victimizers could also benefit from the personal law choices, which they would make for themselves, at their own expense and risk, by their standards. They would have got rid, quite peacefully, of all their opponents, not by killing or imprisoning them but by their secessions. Thus they would be free to realize their statist “ideal” among their volunteers only, and thus with the greatest chance for a success, if they can be successful with their system at all. Most likely, without the involuntary contributions of their former victims, their systems would soon fail – and then they would only have themselves to blame. – JZ, 12.4.14.

REVOLUTION: We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society formed upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution.” – Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed, p.296. – Some seem to think that revolution, for the sake of revolution does make as much sense as art for the sake of art, disregarding the territorial coercion and monopolism in most of the former and the voluntarism in the latter. (Apart from State subsidized art and art teaching.) - JZ, 23.2.11. - LAW, STATE, SUBJECTS, CITIZEN, DUTY, SOCIETY

REVOLUTION: We cannot, in literature any more than in the rest of life, live in a perpetual state of revolution.” – T. S. Eliot: Milton, 1947. – Quoted by Seldes. - True for territorial revolutions. Untrue for e.g. scientific, technological, philosophical, artistic and literary and computer revolutions, which are going on all the time, all around us, as one-person or small-group revolutions, without interrupting the ordinary processes of life. Political, economic and social revolutions should, likewise, become confined to volunteers, their personal laws and their exterritorially autonomous alternative institutions, to assure progress in these spheres to be as frictionless and tolerable for others as possible. – JZ, 8.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

REVOLUTION: we don’t want to overthrow the nation; we simply want to restore the Bill of Rights.” – Poul Anderson, Sam Hall, p.87. – Was any Bill of Rights so far declared and fought for ever complete and correct enough? – JZ, 7.5.08. – HUMAN RIGHTS, PROGRAM, TERRITORIALISM, Q.

REVOLUTION: we have infinitely more instances of forbearance to exploitation and submission to authority, than we have examples of revolt. Measure the number of peasant insurrections against the centuries of serfdom in Europe – the millennia of landlordism in the East; match the number of slave revolts in America with the record of those millions who went through their lifetimes of toil without outward protest. What we should be most concerned about is not some natural tendency towards violent uprising but rather the inclination of people faced with an overwhelming environment, to submit to it.” – Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.17. – OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it..." - from The Declaration of Independence, 1776.

REVOLUTION: We’ve had 200 years of “revolutions” and yet we aren’t free. We have always allowed others to control our struggles and then we find, invariable, that these others control our lives.” – RED & BLACK, No. 5, A “Political” Statement. – Not wonder, the regimes rebelled against were territorial and the rebels were all territorialists, too. And so far they have not yet recognized and eliminated this basic wrong and mistake from their thinking and their actions. – JZ, 7.5.08. – The left-anarchist “RED & BLACK” of Jack Grancharoff does not strive, either, for e.g. financial and monetary emancipation. – JZ, 20.10.08.

REVOLUTION: What for?” asks a teenage girl in New Jersey. “Who wants a messy revolution that just sets up another government that’s self-serving to those who brought it about?” – Richard C. Cornuelle, De-Managing America, p.23. - TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: When an upstart dictator in the United States succeeds in making this a one-party form of government, when the ballot is useless, I shall have the courage to stand up and advocate the use of bullets.” – Charles E. Coughlin, United Press dispatch, Sept. 25, 1936. – Quoted in Seldes. – Before he can do so, he might already find himself in a concentration camp – or in a mass grave. – It would be more sensible to contemplate worthwhile preventive measures. – JZ, 8.5.08.

REVOLUTION: When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” – Victor Hugo, quoted in TIME, June 3, 1957. – Seldes, The Great Quotations

REVOLUTION: When injustice becomes law, revolution becomes our duty. – Thomas Jefferson. – DUTY, INJUSTICE, LAW, LEGISLATION

REVOLUTION: When revolutionist and cannibal become synonymous, count me out if you please.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, in LIBERTY, quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST, No. 6.

REVOLUTION: When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties." - Marquis de Lafayette (whose full name was Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier). Speech to the French Constitutional Assembly, Feb. 20, 1790. – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad. – Facebook, 2.4.13. – The segment which I underlined makes Lafayette an early panarchist, an even earlier one than Johann Gottlieb Fichte in his book on the French Revolution. – JZ, 12. 4.14. - INSURRECTION, RESISTANCE, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FICHTE, LAFAYETTE

REVOLUTION: When the people are encouraged to turn to government to settle all of their problems for them, the basis for all revolutions is thereby established. For then the people expect the government to provide them with all of the material things they want. And when these things are not forthcoming, they resort to violence to get them. And why not – since the government itself has told them that these responsibilities belong to government rather than to them. - I am convinced that a revolution would not be possible if the only relationship between government and the people was to guarantee them their liberty and security.” – Frederic Bastiat, addressing the National Assembly I France, December 12, 1848. – That does wrongly assume that territorial institutions can provide such a “limited” guaranty for all the diverse groups in any large population, all with different ideals and ideas on rights, liberties, protection, justice, economics, social and political relations. – JZ, 8.5.08. - When the very diverse peoples in almost any territory want different degrees and kinds of liberties and rights for their own affairs, then a central territorial government can hardly provide these for all of them. None of the territorial governments has so far even bothered to declare all genuine individual rights and liberties. Their declarations are all too flawed and incomplete. Only communities and societies of volunteers can rightfully decide which rights and liberties they wish to realize among their members and to what extent. No majority of other people can territorially and rightfully make that decision for them. In other words, all the diverse groups and their individuals need individual secessionism and re-association choices and diverse groups of like-minded individuals to choose from as well as the freedom to establish other and more such groups, societies or communities. All of them without a territorial monopoly claim but with full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 23.2.11. - WELFARE STATES, CLAIMS INSTEAD OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ENFORCED “UNITY.

REVOLUTION: When the people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters. - Marquis of Halifax - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – George Savile, Lord Halifax, 1633-1695. – Yes, if they contend only for territorial monopolies, instead of exterritorial and voluntary institutions and personal laws. - JZ, 23.2.11, 12.4.14.  – As long as they struggle for territorial monopolies they still haven’t under stood the meaning of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 17.1.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PERSONAL LAW, GOVERNMENTALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

REVOLUTION: When the revolution comes, the revolutionaries win, or the government wins; the people always lose." - - Would that also be the case for genuinely libertarian or anarchist revolutions, with the panarchist model: To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams? Weren't some gains made by the American Revolution and the French Revolution and the Glorious Revolution in England of 1688? - JZ, 23.8.02. - By now libertarians should be aware that there is or can be also such a thing as a genuinely liberating libertarian revolution and that it could and should be conducted without much bloodshed and destruction, if any. - Just ponder, e.g., how popular and effective a tax strike could become, if combined with refusals to accept government paper money and a monetary and financial freedom program to end and prevent unemployment, depressions, deflations and inflations, especially if this were also combined with the expropriation of all the assets of the bureaucracy in favor of all of its victims. - JZ, 29.10.02, 12.4.14. - GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, POPULATION, DIVERSE GROUPS OF DISSENTERS, NOW PREVENTED FROM SECEDING & DENIED THEIR PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA

REVOLUTION: When these revolts succeed, they are called revolutions. But they are revolutions only in the sense that a wheel’s turning is a revolution. An Old World revolution is only a movement around a motionless centre; it never breaks out of the circle. Firm in the center is belief in Authority. No more than the Communist or the National Socialist (Nazi) today, has any Old World revolution ever questioned that belief; they all take it for granted that some Authority controls individuals.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.16. - TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITY

REVOLUTION: Whenever legal redress was unavailing or unavailable, Spooner did not hesitate to call for revolution. When a person’s natural rights – to life, liberty and property – are denied, that person (or people) has a full legal right to kill whomever would deny those rights. …” - Charles Shively in his introduction to Lysander Spooner, Revolution …, 1880, p.4.

REVOLUTION: Whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of a right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.” – Declaration of Rights of Maryland, 1867.

REVOLUTION: while a state might be destroyed by revolution, mere violence did nothing to destroy belief in the state.” – LIBERTY, Summer 74. - No revolution has so far sufficiently destroyed the belief in statist territorialism or even seriously attempted to do so. - JZ, 23.2.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: Win a revolution and a bunch of lawyers pop out of the woodwork.” – Source? - True for territorial revolutions and power-hungry lawyers or politicians. – JZ, 11.8.07. – Panarchism means a lot of peacefully coexisting and continuing voluntary societies and communities, all with different aims and means, all undertaken at the expense and risk of their own volunteers only. – It would also need some lawyers, but more versatile or specialist ones, to deal with a large variety of personal law systems. - I am not game to predict with some certainty that then we would either need some more or somewhat less lawyers and judges, but certainly somewhat different ones, those who can cope with different legal systems than merely the territorially imposed and uniform ones. - JZ, 3.8.02, 11.9.07, 12.4.14. - POLITICIANS, LAWYERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: With penetrating analysis that has scarcely been equaled by contemporary social theorists Goodman went right to the heart of anarchist thought when he pointed out that the world “revolution” in anarchist theory “means the process by which the grip of authority is loosed, so that the functions of life can go on freely, without direction or hindrance.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.573 on Paul Goodman – What would loosen the grip of authority more than confining it to personal law for volunteers or, in other words, to exterritorially autonomous societies and communities as well as competing governance systems? – That is the point of order to be raised against all existing governments and revolutionary and reform movements. - JZ, 7.5.08, 12.4.14. – EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

REVOLUTION: Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.” – V. I. Lenin, What Is To Be Done? 1902. – There were many revolutions already – but was even one of them based upon a sound and comprehensive theory? Lenin certainly did not have such a theory. – He, like Marx and Engels, had only one suitable for totalitarian communists. - JZ, 8.5.08, 23.2.11, 12.4.14.

REVOLUTION: You must be a revolutionary and yourself take control of your life and its surroundings.” – Communist Election Slogan 10/72. – Libertarians could subscribe to this – if the intention and practice were to leave the lives and property of others alone, letting them enact their own revolutions, at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 3/77.

REVOLUTION: Your kind of territorial revolution is not necessarily my kind of revolution. I might even find it so revolting that I would resist it as much as I can. Thus let us agree, finally, on the last kind and only rightful revolution, the one-person or minority group revolution, that is only voluntarily combined with those of others and is always applied only to volunteers – and only against genuine and provable aggressors and oppressors. – JZ, 30.1.95. – It has at least the potential to be the most non-violent revolution of all and it would achieve for all its revolutionaries only the different aims they had for their revolution, namely the governance, society or community of their preferred kind, all peacefully coexisting because none of them has or claims any territorial monopoly, just like churches or sects or insurance companies. – JZ, 9.5.08, 12.4.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, & VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

REVOLUTION: Your political insights were a mere dawning. You foolishly blamed the creator, although he has given you reason and courage to govern yourself. When oppression thundered down upon your heads then you could rightly blame only your own weakness. Freedom and happiness are for those, who know how to acquire them. (*) All in the world is revolution ...“ Louis-Sebastian Mercier, L’an2440, 1772, in German, 1772: Das Jahr 2440, in Der Traum vom besten Staat, 1972, 1975, p.244 ff, Dokumente, dtv. Wissenschaftliche Reihe, Herausgeber Helmut Swoboda, born 1924. - Mercier envisioned a primitive system of voluntary taxation. The motto of his book is: “The presence is pregnant with the future.” - (*) And who care to acquire that knowledge. But who cares, even today, to acquire full knowledge of e.g. all individual rights and liberties and to spread that knowledge? – JZ, 12.9.07. – Or how nuclear war could be prevented? See: - JZ, 12.4.14. - VS. OPPRESSION, SELF-EMPOWERMENT, LIBERATION, STRENGTH AGAINST WEAKNESS & SUBMISSIVENESS, PROGRAM FOR LIBERATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION PROPOSALS

REVOLUTIONARIES: Don't hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don't hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. - Calvin Coolidge - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & REACTIONARIES, SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

REWARDS: make Australia as great as it should be – through the incentive of appropriate reward for work!” – Michael Clarke, 26.11.75. – Who is to determine which wage is an appropriate reward, if not a quite free market and its satisfied customers? And is it quite appropriate to insist that wages and salaries may only be paid in a monopolized exchange medium and a manipulated and usually deteriorated value standard? – Should we work for Australia or for ourselves? Should “greatness” be our aim or freedom, justice and peace? – Aren’t the demands of e.g. trade unionists often quite inappropriate? - JZ, 8.5.08. –  WAGES, SALARIES, INCENTIVES, PRICES, WORK, GREATNESS, UNIONS, GOVERNMENTAL LABOR ARBITRATION SYSTEMS, FREE MARKET, FREE ECONOMIC, LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM COMBINED WITH SELF-GOVERNANCE FORMS LIKE E.G. VOLUNTARY & COOERATIVE SOCIALISM

REWARDS: People work for rewards, they don’t work for punishment.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, 187. – Alas, now with e.g. wages and salaries being taxed, and all consumer goods and services as well, rewards and punishment are very uneconomically combined. – JZ, 19.9.07. - VS. PUNISHMENT, TAXATION

REWARDS: Service without reward is punishment.” – George Herbert, Jacula Pudentum. – Unless it is voluntary service, a labor of love, a charitable act, one of friendship. There may be xyz other exceptions from this rule. – JZ, 8.5.08. – LABOR, WAGES, EFFORTS, PROFIT

REWARDS: The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.” – Oliver Goldsmith. – PUNISHMENT, LAWS

REWARDS: The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson – MERIT, RECOGNITION, SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT

REWARDS: Under the present system, the reward for hard work is heavy taxation, increasing government power and decreasing individual freedom.” – From a 1975 leaflet of the Workers Party, “An Introduction to the Workers Party.”

REWARDS: We must beware of creating a society where no one counts for anything – where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.” – Sir Winston Churchill. – The savings of thrift constitute hardly a privilege but merely rightful property. – And for the government we DO count all too much – as tax slaves and military slaves when it needs them, too. - JZ, 8.5.08. -

RHETORIC: The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. – Adolf Hitler  - The broad masses should become free to sort themselves out into diverse communities of volunteers only. Among them Hitler types could have only temporary and small successes. The new converts can’t eat the words of the demagogue. They want to see some positive and productive actions, not merely violence, destruction and promises. They would also have no scapegoats among them and could only blame themselves and their ideas, opinions, personal laws, actions and institutions for their own failures. - JZ, 2.4.12. – What can one expect from leaders who are merely power-addicts or even power-mad? – JZ, 12.4.14. - DEMAGOGUES, MASSES, PEOPLES, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, META-UTOPIA, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, INSTEAD OF MERELY HOPING THAT THE TERRITORIAL LEADERS CAN & WILL FULFILL THEIR PROMISES, LEADERSHIP, PROMISES IN ALL TOO GENERAL TERMS, LIKE: “A PARADISE FOR WORKERS”.

RICH: As a percentage of the total population, there are today very few “idle rich”, however conspicuous a few playboys may make themselves at the nightclubs and gaudy playgrounds of the world. … Suppose we take our own affluent country. In 1968, only one in every 900 returns reported an annual income of $ 100 000 or more.” - Henry Hazlitt. The Conquest of Poverty, p.114.

RICH: Better idle rich than idle poor.” – Rock Norwood, “10”, ANALOG, March 1, 1982.

RICH: But are the rich really scarier than the poor? Take a midnight stroll through a fancy neighborhood, then take a midnight stroll a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Sure, we can get in trouble in Monte Carlo. We can lose at roulette. We can get suckered into a shady business deal with Princess Stephanie’s ex-husband. But we’re more likely to be mugged in the District of Columbia.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.235. - MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE POOR?

RICH: Certain individual liberties and capital asset mobilization schemes would allow the now financially poor people to become rich. For instance, through properly organized student loans poor students could anticipate future increased earnings and achieve them. Through the distribution of all capital assets now in the hands of governments, in form of suitable capital certificates, all inhabitants of a country, could become relatively rich, and also more responsible than the present political and bureaucratic managers of these assets are, especially in countries like Australia. (PEACE PLANS 19 C) Through the purchase of the enterprises in which they work, by means of industrial bonds, issued by themselves, the employees could anticipate future higher earnings, achieved through this change of ownership and largely pay off this debt with part of their additional earnings. Social insurance contributions towards old age security could and should be invested at the highest possible interest rate that can be attained at a free market, under stable value clauses, credit insured and also tax free. This could make almost every worker rich - at least in his old age. Through voluntary taxation schemes within communities of volunteers, whose members have seceded from the territorial mis-rulers and high taxes, everybody could also retain much more of his own earnings, instead of seeing them largely wasted by public authorities. Such communities could also pioneer and popularize maximum economic freedom and, thereby, further speed up technological and scientific progress whereby prosperity could become greatly increased. A hundred-thousand wrongful, irrational and thus superfluous laws and regulations cannot make us rich but only impoverish us. – JZ, 1990, 5.8.92, 14.5.08, 23.2.11. – POVERTY, TAXATION, SELF-HELP, PRIVATIZATION, COOPERATIVE TAKE-OVER BIDS, STUDENT LOANS, EXPROPRIATING THE POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS – AS FAR AS PUBLIC ASSETS ARE CONCERNED, OLD AGE SECURITY, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

RICH: First of all, if becoming rich is a sufficient condition for becoming mean and heartless, then the poor should certainly be best off, seeing as they are the least callous. But the egalitarian does not see the logic of his dogma, so he continues advocating (and trying, once he’s been given a post in the state) in an effort to make the poor richer and make the rich poor.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.277. – EGALITARIANISM,

RICH: For it is the rich who provide a proportionally greater amount of saving, investment capital, entrepreneurial foresight, and financing of technological innovation that has brought the United States to by far the highest standard of living – for the mass of the people – of any country in history.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.184.

RICH: Forced to choose, the poor, like the rich, love money more than political liberty; and the only political freedom capable of enduring is one that is so pruned as to keep the rich from denuding the poor by ability or subtlety and the poor from robbing the rich by violence or votes.” - Will Durant – RICH VS. POOR, POOR VS. RICH, VOTING, MONOPOLIES, FRAUD, TAXATION, SHARING, DISTRIBUTIONISM, NEITHER WELFARE FOR THE POOR NOR FOR THE RICH

RICH: Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich – something for nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara, 1905. – Even a gambler risks his stakes! - Here is his misunderstanding of productively used property in laissez faire or free market economics or free enterprise and free trade capitalism in a nutshell. Productively used capital can be defined as pre-done and very productive labor and is also entitled to just returns. Nevertheless it does, usually, receive only a small fraction of all the returns from productive enterprises. – Between them, their employees earn much more. The poor are usually prevented by ignorance, prejudices and wrongful laws and institutions, from making the best use of their self-ownership, which, even under presently still all too restricted economic liberty, amounts over a working life, in the somewhat developed countries, to ca. 1 to 2 million dollars per head in wages and salaries. With some rightful, thoughtful and business-like actions the present employees could become, within a few years, the debt-free owners of most of the enterprises that they do now work in and this without taking up an unbearable debt burden, since it would tend to be repaid largely only with a fraction of the additional earnings they could thus obtain, under full propertarians incentives. Instead, they still subscribe still to e.g. trade unionist errors and prejudices and their anti-industrial warfare or to Welfare State notions and practices, which impoverish them. – JZ, 17.5.08, 12.4.14. – WEALTH, EXPLOITATION? COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, SOCIAL INSURANCE, SELF-MANAGEMENT, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, POVERTY,WELFARE STATES, POVERTY, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES

RICH: his favorite theme is that a people may be too rich, but a government cannot be.” – Bruce Bartlett, in THE FREEMAN, 5/75, ascribing this view to Robert Southey. – A government may be too rich in capital assets and in revenue – but the people cannot be to rich in these respects. After all, they produced most of these assets and all of the government’s revenue. – JZ, 75, 8.5.08. - PUBLIC SECTOR VS. PRIVATE SECTOR, PEOPLE VS. GOVERNMENT,

RICH: How can a country’s morality become so twisted than an individual who works, creates, and uses his reason to be productive, to make a profit, is castigated for his virtues, for his achievements, castigated because he refuses to recognize and voluntarily support the lazy, the indolent, and the professional welfare recipient, castigated because he dares to be successful?” – Anderson/Miles, Constitution, p.31.

RICH: I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.” – Mark Twain. - JOKES

RICH: I have been rich and I’ve been poor; rich is better.” – Sophie Tucker. – A condition under which everybody could become rich, quite rightfully, or at least well-off, would be even better. – JZ, 17.5.08.  - I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and rich is better.” – Mae West, quoted by R. A. Wilson, Cosmic Trigger, p.148. – The main point is that each should have the chance to become rich by his own honest and intelligent efforts. – Taxes, inflation and many other wrongful impositions prevent that and the poor, as a rule, do not insist upon the abolition of these impositions but rather demand more of them and get them, as “free” and “responsible” voters. – JZ, 8.5.08. – VOTING, REGULATIONS, LAWS, DEMOCRACY – “I’ve been poor, I’ve been rich. Rich is better.” – Common saying. – WEALTH, POVERTY

RICH: I’d rather be poor and free than rich and unfree. However, free and rich, through earned riches, and serious liberation attempts would make a good combination. – JZ, 10.10.95, 10.5.08, 23.2.11.

RICH: If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.” – Yiddish proverb. - Isn't that already done to a large extent, in most wars? Only that kind of living of the poor isn't assured for long and not quite wonderful. - JZ 23. 11. 06. – POOR,WARS & MERCENARIES OR PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS

RICH: In most nations, the smallest minority and the most maligned is the rich.” – Joe Fischetti, The I of the Beholder, ANALOG 10/87, p.112. – WEALTH, CAPITALISTS, FINANICIERS

RICH: In the pursuit of riches we neglect the pursuit of knowledge, thought, ideas, of a meaningful and free life. So we often end up like barbarians, hacking away at each other. – JZ, 6.7.82, 8.5.08. – PURSUIT OF RICHES

RICH: Injustice and privileges abound but, nevertheless, most of the rich still deserve to be rich and most of the poor still deserve to be poor. There are still enough chances and opportunities left for enterprising and hard-working poor people, that still remaining unused, and unexplored by them, at least in the somewhat developed and somewhat free countries. Even if they merely productively invested what they now often smoke, drink, gamble or bet away, or use for unconventional drugs, would make many of them much better off. – One significant sign is that they, as well, do largely suffer from obesity by now! – Does even one in a million of the poor and unemployed bother about the monetary and financial freedom options they miss out on? – Does one in a million consider the opportunities that panarchies would offer them? - JZ, 5.7.82, 8.5.08. – POVERTY, POOR PEOPLE.

RICH: instead of the situation that Samuelson posited in Economics where “modern democracies take loaves from the wealthy and pass them out to the poor”, we get a situation where loaves are taken from the wealthy and subsidized opera tickets are passed back to them.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.112. – Are the rich really losing out on any loaves? Even this analogy is not yet close enough to the reality. The capital, with which the rich might employ some more of the poor, becomes reduced, while more politicians and bureaucrats are employed and this, in most cases, counter-productively and wastefully. – JZ, 24.9.07, 12.4.14. - SUBSIDIES, TRANSFER SOCIETY, THE POOR, WELFARE STATE, TAXES

RICH: It does not matter whether you are born poor and whether you die poor – as long as you are rich in-between.” – Quoted in a movie. - POOR, POVERTY, JOKES

RICH: It’s No Sin To Be Rich!” – said William Davis in the title of a book, Sphere Books, London, 1976. – But is it a “sin” or a failure as a human being, when at least some of the rich merely waste their time and money upon various mere amusements? I do not deny them the right to do so but cannot respect them for this. – JZ, 7.6.85, 8.5.08. - Nor do I approve of "proletarians" spending much upon their entertainment and bad habits rather than saving, investing and becoming capitalist propertarians themselves. They rather try to become rich through betting, gambling or lotteries. - JZ, 23.2.11. – If they combined their purchasing power they could come to purchase the enterprises they work in, even instantly, if they paid with their industrial obligations for them. Mostly, within a few years, they could then pay back these debts out of the additional productivity they could thus achieve in the better forms of self-management. – JZ, 12.4.14.

RICH: No doubt, there are rich people with ill-gotten wealth. But there are also poor people who don’t deserve any better.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.33. - POVERTY

RICH: One of the privileges of a rich man is that he can afford to be foolish much longer than a poor man.” – Mises, Economic Policy, p.72. – Are rich men as a rule any wiser, more informed about or more interested in the monies of monetary freedom and the opportunities that it offers, than the poor are? – Both are still at least to some extent victims of monetary as well as financial despotism and have granted them the sanction of the victims. – Just think of a few instances: Poor debtors are authorized by the law to repay rich creditors with depreciated legal tender money. Rich men are authorized to pay their relatively poor employees, the wages and salaries they owe them - in depreciated legal tender money. At the same time, the employers are not free to pay them in sound alternative money issues, which would drive out the bad monies and help assure their sales of the goods produced. - JZ, 17.5.08. - Nor are the poor free to demand such payments from their employers. - JZ, 23.2.11.

RICH: People are seldom so harmlessly engaged as when they are working to become rich. It is a far less damaging occupation (*) than the pursuit of political power. The rich tend to be ashamed of their riches, but politicians are never ashamed of themselves, though they should be.” – Woodrow Wyatt, OBSERVER, 17.10.76. – Rightfully acquired riches are nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary, they increase self-respect and self-appreciation and earned pride. – (*) Is it harmful and damaging to all or, rather, beneficial to all? – JZ, 17.5.08.

RICH: Rich get poorer, poor get richer.” – Ross Gitting, economics editor, heading of Monday Comment in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 18.12.95. He reported on the latest study: “Their chief finding is that the poorest 40% of families increased their share or total income by 2.1 percentage points, whereas the share of the richest 40 per cent of families fell by 2.2. percentage points, leaving the share of the middle 20 per cent little changed.” … “Note, however, that the Melbournians confirm the findings of earlier researchers that the distribution of market income (largely from wages and salaries) became much more unequal over the period.” – I consider the latter to be also a positive development, for the productivity of people does vary greatly and popular egalitarianism prevented for a long time much differentiation. Envy in firms is often so great still that the better paid keep their salaries secret. – JZ, 9.5.08.

RICH: Rich in what way? In assets or incomes only? How many are there who are rich, financially, yet poor and unsatisfied and unsatisfying in other respects? I would rather be rich in spare time, good health and energy to work for libertarian ideas or rich in such ideas. As G. B. Shaw once said: “Freedom means leisure.” It means leisure to work for ideals, like peace, justice, prosperity, progress, for oneself, one’s family and friends. Moreover, e.g. by many further innovations, by dividing the national assets, which politicians and bureaucrats withhold and badly administrate, among the population and by properly arranging old-age insurance, almost everybody could become rich, at least in his old age. Even under present conditions immigrants to countries like Australia, the USA and Canada become, usually, relatively well off in the first generation and certainly in the second one. Full economic freedom, for all prepared to accept it for themselves, would greatly accelerate the progress from rags to riches. – JZ, 1990, 5.8.92, 17.5.08.

RICH: Riches will not stop you from being unhappy, but I would still rather cry in a Jaguar than an autobus.” – Francoise Sagan, 2.7.60. – How many people ponder sufficiently how one can become and remain rich, quite rightfully? Instead, they put up, unquestioningly, with thousands of impoverishing laws, institutions and customs. – JZ, 17.5.08.

RICH: So the rich nations are pulling up the other nations. And as the coping nations move up, they in turn become engines of growth for the poor nations.” – Andreas De Rhoda, THE READER’S DIGEST, 2/77, p.122, on transferred knowledge, technology and investments.

RICH: Some blame it all on the rich, somehow forgetting the all-important difference between making money and stealing it, …” L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.16. - CAPITALISTS, PROFIT

RICH: That it is not wicked to be rich. Nay, even, that it is not wicked to be richer than one’s neighbor.” – Chapter heading of William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.38.

RICH: The “soak the rich” slogan served only to lull the workers into acceptance of the reality of “soak the poor”. – JZ, after reading Frank Chodorov’s The Income Tax …, p.51/52. - SOAK THE RICH? TAXATION, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, VOTING, DEMOCRACY,

RICH: the “unscrupulous strong” are even more successful working within the state than outside it since they have the additional benefit of the legitimacy and power of the state to cloak their activities and to protect themselves from external controls.” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, p.146. - STRONG, UNSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE, CAPITALISTS, FINANCIERS, CORPORATIONS & THE GOVERNMENT, CAPITALISTS BACKED BY GOVERNMENTS

RICH: The high incomes of the rich are noticed very much. But most forget to calculate that seeing their small number the enormous number of people with small incomes only could not benefit much from a redistribution of incomes. And this all the more so because a coercive redistribution would lead to severe economic disturbances which finally would harm the workers themselves.“ – Roepke, Die Lehre von der Wirtschaft, 7, 232. – Freely tr. by JZ from: “Die Grosseinkommen fallen sehr in die Augen, aber die meisten vergessen nachzurechnen, dass bei der geringen Zahl der Grosseinkommensbezieher auf den Einzelnen aus der Riesenzahl der Kleineinkkommensbezieher bei einer Verteilung nicht viel entfallen kann. Dies um so weniger – als eine solche gewaltsame Uebertragung zu schweren Stoerungen fuehren muss, die schliesslich af den Arbeiter zurueckfallen.“ – TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, POVERTY, DISTRIBUTIONISM, REDISTRIBUTION, TRANSFER SOCIETY, SHARING THE WEALTH

RICH: The nicest part of being rich is having earned it. - JZ, 7.10.76. – Provided one is not a monopolist, has not merely inherited riches or won them in a lottery etc. – The percentage of people, who have gone from poverty to wealth by their own efforts, is rising in the relatively free countries and would be much larger still - if full economic freedom were put within reach of all, e.g. through panarchies for laissez-faire, laissez passer advocates. – Through proper old age insurance arrangements practically everybody could become rich, at least in his old age. – Governments have so far effectively prevented that through numerous wrongful interventions. – Those envious towards the few rich of today should focus e.g. on that fact. - JZ, 8.5.08. – Each, during a lifetime of hard work, is today also forced to pay a fortune in direct and indirect taxes – the total of which is largely used up by the bureaucracy, by counter-productive State actions, through sheer waste, for unwanted services and to subsidize unproductive activities, e.g. arts and sports or misspent money, time and energy in governmental compulsory education years. – JZ, 12.4.14.

RICH: The only thing I like about rich people is their money.” – Lady Astor. – I wonder how much she knew or cared to learn about monetary theory, monetary despotism and monetary freedom. The rich of today are at most rich in the money of monetary despotism and there are so relatively few of them because of this despotism. Moreover, many of them are so little likeable because of what they have to do in order to become rich, under present conditions and in the money of monetary despotism. – JZ, 17.5.08. – CORRUPTION, GOVERNMENTAL FAVORS, E.G. PROTECTIONISM, SUBJSIDIES, REGULATIONS FAVORING ESTABLISHED FIRMS

RICH: The pleasures of the rich are bought with the tears of the poor.” – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732. – Who can gain more from trading with the poor, the rich or the poor? Who have been the most efficient poverty-fighters, the rich or the poor? Who has been more productive, inventive and enterprising, the rich or the poor? Who has filled the world with many productive machines for poor workers and thus has made them more productive and increased their wages, the rich or the poor? Who mass-produces cheap goods for the poor, the rich or the poor? You can get e.g. a Japanese hand-made comb for $ 200 but also an automatically produced plastic one for about 50 cents. Who sets shiny examples to be followed rather than envied, the rich or the poor? – Naturally, I am not thinking of riches gained through robberies, privileges or monopolies. These are neither rightful and fit means for the rich nor for the poor. How many of the present-day rich or well-off or at least comfortably well-off people began as poor people? I believe that at least in the somewhat free countries their percentage is rising. False ideas and accusations and corresponding “actions” will not get poor people out of their poverty. – JZ, 17.5.08. – PREJUDICES, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, LEFTISM

RICH: The poor try to legally exploit the better off and the rich, e.g. through progressive taxation, company tax, inheritance taxes, etc., unaware that the poor are the greatest beneficiaries of productively invested capital, left in the hands of its owners and that most of the tax revenue, indirectly or directly, comes actually from the poor or not very well off people, because they form the great majority. – JZ, 24.8.98. – Until all people are finally freed to sort themselves out into their own kinds of voluntary societies and communities, i.e., until territorialism is ended, they will always tend to clash with each other under all kinds of delusions and prejudices. Among volunteers only, who are quite free to do their own things for or to themselves, such wrongful, ignorant and irrational behavior will become more and more rare. – JZ, 9.5.08, 12.4.14. - POVERTY, TAXES, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION

RICH: The power which a multiple millionaire, who may be my neighbor and perhaps my employer, has over me, is very much less than that which the smallest "functionaire" (*) possesses who wields the coercive power of the state, and on whose discretion it depends whether and how I am allowed to live or to work.” – Friedrich von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom. – (*) functionary - PUBLIC SERVANTS & POWER, RICH MEN,

RICH: The pursuit of riches is often a long detour towards incomplete and temporary freedom. – JZ, 6.7.82. – How much of one’s life’s total time and energies should one invest in this effort, rather than striving for the realization of all genuine individual rights and liberties for oneself, one's offspring and all those of mankind, who want to practise these rights and liberties among themselves? - A truly free, just and peaceful society would be a much better one than one in which riches could be only accumulated dishonestly, through compulsion, legalized privileges and monopolies, or successful gambling and betting or lotteries. - Most of the consumer goods are produced within the last few months. The change from poverty to prosperity could thus come rather fast - under full economic freedom - I just saw in a recent newspaper an article on women still being employed to manually produce cigarettes! That still happens in a "factory" in central Java, Indonesia, according to a report by Tom Allard in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Feb.5-6, 11, World 15, - With that method these Indonesians certainly won't become rich. Each pair of these workers as primitively engaged, produces more than 5,000 cigarettes each day. How many could an automatic machine produce? As a non-smoker, I would rather see productivity greatly increased in other spheres. - JZ, 23.2.11. - WEALTH, FREEDOM

RICH: The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.” – Antiphanes, Fragment, c.350 B.C. – This applies to the poor as well as to the rich. – Neither do sufficiently explore the rightful causes of poverty and of riches but tend to take wrongful short-cuts instead. – JZ, 17.5.08.

RICH: The rich and the poor alike suffer from pollution.” – A. C. Clarke, in PLAYBOY interview. – Not only from pollution, but from taxes, dictatorships, inflation, depressions, sickness, wars, revolutions, bureaucracy, ignorance, prejudices. – Also, I believe, often from rather meaningless lives. - JZ, 4.6.72, 8.5.08.

RICH: the rich aren’t relieving middle-income (and certainly not lower-income) families of increasing tax burdens.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide … p.103. – And why should they? High direct and indirect taxes were made politically possible only through the popular myth that most of the taxes would be paid by the rich. – Let all dissenters secede. Then, among themselves and among the remaining State subjects, voluntary taxation would come to prevail – and competition would see to it, in most instances, that it would require much less than the present territorial tax and spending rates. – JZ, 8.5.08. 23.2.11. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, PREJUDICES, TAXATION

RICH: The rich can hardly prevent themselves from helping the poor to some extent, almost regardless of how they spend o save their money. So far from the wealth of the rich being the cause of poverty of the poor, as the immemorial popular fallacy has it, the poor are made less poor by their economic relations with the rich.” - Henry Hazlitt. The Conquest of Poverty, p.216.

RICH: the rich get richer and the poor get richer.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.32. - … general economic progress is making everyone richer, … ibid, p.34. – POVERTY, WEALTH, ECONOMIC PROGRESS, THROUGH ECONOMIC FREEDOM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FULLY FREE TRADE, FREE PRICING, FREE MARKETS

RICH: The rich tend to be cosmopolitans or internationalists. Only the poor tend to be patriotic and nationalistic fools, perhaps because they have little else than their patriotism and nationalism. – Certainly, the poor don’t belong to the “jet-set”. - JZ, 28.12.93, 10.5.08. – PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM, INTERNATIONALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, POOR, PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM

RICH: the rich, along with anyone else, are supposed to have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.64.

RICH: The spending of the rich gives employment to the poor. But the savings of the rich, and their investment of these savings in the means of production, gives just as much employment, and in addition makes that employment constantly more productive and more highly paid, …” - Henry Hazlitt. The Conquest of Poverty, p.227. - SAVINGS, SPENDING, POVERTY, WAGES, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, INVESTMENTS, CAPITAL, PENSION-FUND SOCIALISM

RICH: The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people.” – Logan Smith. – Quoted in a desk calendar.

RICH: There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.” – Billy Graham. – Quoted in a desk calendar, many years ago. - For once I can agree with him. – JZ, 8.5.08.

RICH: Those fighting for free enterprise and free competition do not defend the interests of those rich today. They want a free hand left to unknown men who will be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.” - Ludwig von Mises. - A free market works also for the great benefit of all those who will never bother to get rich or become entrepreneurs. The rich get richer and the poor get richer, too, compared with their situation under less economic liberty for them and all others. - JZ, 11.2.02. - POVERTY, FREE ENTERPRISE, COMPETITION, CAPITALISM, FREE MARKET, OPPORTUNITIES, A CHANCE FOR EVERYBODY, WEALTH, CAPITALISM

RICH: Those, who got rich under the present system and in spite of it or even because of it, do tend to think: I got rich under this system and thus it must be right and rational. Those who remained poor under it assumed that all of it must thus be wrong and irrational. Neither of them does thoroughly explore what makes for rightfully acquired riches in this system and what for involuntary poverty. Thus all economic, political and social rights and liberties have still not been included in the Bills of Rights declared by governments. – JZ, 11.2.99, 10.9.08. - WEALTH, BUSINESSMEN, CAPITALISTS, FINANCIERS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RICH: Time, energy, ability and willingness to work productively could, via note-issue freedom be turned into work that was thus, through such issues, paid already in advance of the sale of its products and services, in form wages and salaries, with “ticket monies”, “token monies, free market monies, shop foundation monies, goods warrants and service vouchers in monetary denominations, issued by shop associations as their shop currency and redeemable only in wanted consumer goods and services. The riches of the capital market, those resulting from the division of labor, the productiveness of machines, the supply of cheap energy, of automation, of cheaply supplied natural resources, of free trade, free enterprise, inventiveness, scientific progress, due to ever improved communications and transport facilities and the wealth of goods and services offered in the shops of the world, are at the disposal of any productive persons to the extent that they are able and willing to provide equivalent services in return. That could be made easy and automatic through full monetary freedom (in combination with a quite free capital market, one that is not subject to compulsory taxation and regulations) and monetary emancipation, under which e.g. shop association banks could soundly monetize their goods and services with shop foundation money. Then the tendency would be that such money would chase after productive labor, rather than laborers chase, as today, after jobs that can, legally, only be paid with the monopoly money of the State or its central bank. Seeing that almost all money at present is monopoly money with legal tender power, many potential employers of more workers , being, like their potential customers, insufficiently supplied with that monopoly cannot offer to employ more people. They and their customers, being confined to monopoly money, cannot produce and buy more with this money, it being in insufficient supply, in quantities not corresponding to the quantity of goods and services that could be offered - if they could easily be sold for sound and competitively supplied money, using a sound value standard. That they cannot do while the money issue is monopolized and leads to deteriorating money rather than sound money, as would happen under a competitive money supply combined with free choice of value standards. – JZ, 5.8.92, 17.5.08, 23.2.11. – FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, FULL EMPLOYMENT, SELF-MANAGEMENT, FREE TRADE, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, POVERTY, WEALTH, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, POVERTY, LABOR, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, REDEMPTION IN WANTED GOODS & SERVICES RATHER THAN IN RARE METALS

RICH: To get rich is glorious.” – Deng Xiaoping, in 1980, late Red Chinese “premier”. – Not when it is achieved through inglorious means. – JZ, 10.5.08.

RICH: to paraphrase Eduard Bernstein’s argument, the rich grow richer and the poor also grow richer.” – John Gouriet, Freedom & Enterprise, p.27, in K. W. Watkins, In Defence of Freedom. -

RICH: Under freedom almost anybody could become an issuer of currency notes or clearing certificates and thus “coin” his own kind of money, limited only by his ability and willingness to offer equivalent goods or services in return and the willingness of others to accept his offers in this noted and certified form. – JZ, 5.8.92. – Over a life-time of productive work he has ca. $ 1 to 2 million to offer in the value of his productive work and the short term fractions of this total offer he could anticipate and monetize and thus assure himself of paid work, paid for in his own money or clearing certificates, with which he could already have bought the needed consumer goods and services in advance (of earning them through his labor) from their ready for sale suppliers. Naturally, the usual suppliers of consumer goods and services would have it even easier to get their notes and clearing certificates accepted by others, e.g. as loans for wages and salary payments, which would facilitate further production and also the sale of their own goods and services. – Competitively supplied exchange media could not be produced and would not be accepted beyond the saturation point for them, no more so than e.g. more tickets for performances than there are seats available for them. If perfect clearing were established without any need for any physical exchange media circulating, then no such money would or could, most likely, be issued and accepted at all. Anyhow, through freedom of issue, acceptance and evaluation for them or optimal clearing arrangements, free exchange could finally be achieved without too much friction and difficulties, even for the presently involuntarily unemployed or underemployed and those with insufficient business and all too close to bankruptcy or suffering losses (because they are all too much dependent upon the supply of a monopolized, coercive and mismanaged exchange medium and value standard, which brings about one crisis after the other). – We have largely solved the problems of production but not yet those of exchange, under the present legalized and wrongful restrictions. - JZ, 5.8.92, 17.5.08, 24.2.11. - FREE BANKING, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREE EXCHANGE, VS. MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

RICH: What has been happening is that while the poor have been getting less poor, the rich have been getting more rich, notwithstanding a political effort, unequalled in it form in the whole of history, to arrive at something pleasingly called equality.” – Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, p.180. – EQUALITY, EGALITARIANISM, WELFARE STATISM, TAXATION, STATE SOCIALISM

RICH: You don't want to tax the rich because they became rich by making stuff people want. - Gary Wolfram. –PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, DISTRIBUTIONISM, WEALTH

RICH: You don’t express any of the usual concern about the gap between the rich and the poor. Why not? - Because the gaps aren’t bad. They create a kind of void that exerts an upward suction. It’s like the successive waves of immigrants in the United States and their changing upward economic roles. On a world-wide basis, this happens in much more complex ways but, in some ways, even more rapidly.” – Andreas De Rhoda, READER’S DIGEST, 2/77. - POVERTY, EQUALITY, INEQUALITY, INCENTIVES, ENVY, FREE MIGRATION

RICHES: Enrich yourselves!” - (Enrichessez-vous!) – Guizot to the Chamber, 1 March 1843. The full version reads: “Support your government, consolidate your institutions, enlighten yourselves, enrich yourselves, improve the moral and material conditions of our France.” – “Later the same year he urged the constituents in Lisieux toenrich yourselves by work, thrift and integrity’. The phrase enrichessez-vous is usually taken as an exhortation to make money as an end in itself and was interpreted by the regime’s enemies as a token of its gross materialism.” Like “laissez nous faire” and “Laissez faire, laissez passer”, this term, too, was largely misinterpreted. – JZ, 23. 9.07. - Both are good examples demonstrating how superficial and false "public opinion'' often is. - JZ, 24.2.11. - WEALTH, PROSPERITY, 

RICHES: For what avail the plough or sail, / Or land or life, if freedom fail?” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Boston," stanza 15, The Complete Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 2, p.897 (1929). These words were also inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. - WEALTH, SUCCESS, FREEDOM, CAPITAL

RICHES: In the absence of monopolies most riches and higher incomes are earned, i.e., voted for by satisfied customers. That applies to businessmen and manufacturers no less than to e.g. famous singers, actors, football players, composers and writers, who, apart from copyrights and patent monopolies, granted to them by governments, are readily sharing whatever talents and abilities they have to offer to the public, in a market-like way, not only by live performances but via various re-playable records. They still make money and do not take or fake it, like governments do. - JZ, 2.10.07. - & HIGHER INCOMES, VOTING BY CONSUMERS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

RICHES: It is true, the rich became richer. (*) But it is also true that as a rule riches are not based upon robbery and exploitation but upon individual achievements, among entrepreneurs as well as among managers and artists. – Uwe Timm, on “Stiften gehen” vom 5.2.2011, in Briefe an DIE WELT, p.58. - (*) But the poor did also become better off. Poverty has been diminished. – JZ, 23.12.13. – WEALTH, ROBBERY, EXPLOITATION, MONOPOLISM

RICHES: Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy freedom. – Anonymous. – At least degrees of freedom. – JZ, 30.9.12. – Riches are chiefly good because they give us time. – Charles Lamb, 1775-18134, English essayist. – Unless we spend most of our time and energy trying to maintain or enlarge them. – JZ, 30.9.12. – TIME & FREEDOM

RICHES: People always overestimate the value of things that they do not possess. The poor believe that they would need nothing but riches in order to be perfectly happy. … Whoever has a toothache believes everyone with healthy teeth to be happy. The poor commit the same error towards the rich.” – G. B. Shaw, alas only in the JZ tr. of the German version: “Immer ueberschaetzen die Menschen den Wert der Dinge, die sie nicht besitzen. Die Armen glauben, dass sie nichts als Reichtuemer brauchen um vollkommen gluecklich zu sein. ... Wer Zahnweh hat haelt jeden, dessen Zaehne gesund sind, fuer gluecklich. Der an Armut Leidende begeht denselben Irrtum dem Reichen gegenueber.“ - POVERTY, HAPPINESS, WEALTH

RICHES: The main task of socialism (*) is to develop the productive forces, steadily improve the life of the people, and keep increasing the material wealth of the society. Therefore, there can be no communism with pauperism, or socialism with pauperism. So to get rich is no sin.” – Den Xiaoping, 2 Sept. 1986; - Gittings, 1989, p.109. - (*) An impossible task for State Socialism and Communism. – JZ, 23.9.07. - WEALTH, PROSPERITY

RICHES: Those fighting for free enterprise and free competition do not defend the (*) interests of those rich today. They want a free hand left to unknown men who will be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow…” - Ludwig von Mises. - (*) rightful, i.e. non-monopolistic - JZ) - CAPITALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE COMPETITION, WEALTH, RICHES & POVERTY, MARKET

RICHES: What I want to see above all, is that this remains a country where someone can always get rich. – Ronald Reagan. - As if individual rights and liberties did not matter or coercive, monopolistic or fraudulent ways to get rich. Not even the flawed statements of as famous people are sufficiently and publicly as well as almost automatically criticized and refuted. – JZ, 1.2.14. – ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES ETC., WEALTH, PROSPERITY, PROPERTY, CAPITALISM

RIDICULE: HESS: By resistance you seem to be implying armed revolution. But that’s not always necessary. For example, the Presidency could be overthrown tomorrow if the American people suddenly began laughing at it, or ignoring it. – … PLAYBOY: Are you saying that sometimes revolution can be accomplished through ridicule? - HESS: Sure, and why reach for the musket if all you need is a custard pie?” - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – Nevertheless, all the good libertarian jokes do not yet seem to have been systematically collected and published, although humorous books, films, lectures, discussions and plays do exist, from which at least some libertarian humor could be extracted. On websites it may still be all too thinly spread out. – JZ, 8.5.08. HUMOR, JOKES, LAUGHTER, PRESIDENTS, SATIRE.

RIDICULE: Ridicule is the stifler of all energy amongst those she controls.” – Bulwer-Lytton. – However, have the innovators, especially the freedom-loving ones, as yet bothered to create a proper market for all their ideas and their talents? – Does the Internet as yet constitute such a market? Do the conventional mass media and publishing options provide a good enough one? What else but ridicule can freedom lovers expect, mostly, expect, from ignorant and prejudiced voters and authorities, appealed to as “judges”? – 8.5.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE.

RIDICULE: the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. – Oliver Goldsmith, 1728-1774, The Deserted Village. -  RED.,HA, HA, HA, RIDICULOUS! UNJUSTIFIED LAUGHTER

RIDICULE: There is no idea, no fact, which could not be vulgarized and presented in a ludicrous light. – Dostoevsky, “Mr.( xyz) and the Question of Art”- Polnoye Sobraniye Sochinyeni - Complete Collected Works, 1895), v.9. – RED., 

RIDICULE: To be laughed at is the one thing which big government has never been able to stand.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.14. - JOKES

RIDICULE: We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand, and snarl at the good and beautiful because it lies beyond their sympathies.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - Ideas and talents should not be left to the fate that the masses, mass media or democracy and even the Internet, in its present form, do have in store for them. – JZ, 27.12.07. – They do need a special and world-wide market which would bring all supply of them together with all demand for them. – JZ, 30.3.09, 12.4.14. - CRITICISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, RED.

RIDING HORSES: Does it give some people feelings of power or delusions of grandeur? Are the habitual adult riders distinct in their character and attitudes? Are they more or less considerate towards other people, especially women and children? Or does this sport not affect them at all as human beings? Formerly the capture, taming, training, riding and other uses of horses was a survival requirement for many human beings but today? I have no answers in this respect, only questions and doubts. I also do not understand those involved in horse and dog races. These people often say that they love horses. But when these animals are not longer fit for racing or breeding they are usually turned into cat food or dog food. – JZ, 26.11.93, 11.5.08.

RIGHT & LEFT: Right and Left “solutions” and “center compromises” and “third ways”, all intolerant and intolerably territorial ones, can only lead us down and out, not up and forward into real progress. – JZ, 25.1.97. - Nevertheless, they should be tolerated – but only for their own volunteers and exterritorially. They would not matter much as long as all other innovators become free to do their own things among themselves, exterritorially, panarchistically, voluntarily. – JZ, 10.5.08, 24.2.11. – PANARCHISM. TO EACH HIS OWN, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT & LEFT: Right and left sit only authoritarian reactionaries – from the anarchist point of view.” – St. Ch. Waldecke, Gedanken ueber die Anarchie, S.5.

RIGHT OF PRIVATE JUDGMENT: Many people never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for external authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment. – Alan Watts in  – Often they have good reasons for not trying their own judgment! – Then they should be free to select and obey their self-chosen masters, owners, leaders, professionals or authorities. – JZ, 1.4.12, 17.1.13. - MATURITY & STATISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

RIGHT ROAD: When one is on the right road, one is bound to meet other travelers." - Old Jewish proverb - – By now or soon the Internet should be so organized that one can get to know like-minded people from all over the world – without moving out of one’s house or seat, just by using a connected PC. – So far the IN is still all too disorderly in this respect. E.g., on my Facebook page, intended to be a radical libertarian one, I do get all kinds of unwanted trivia and other input from my “friends” and in my searches I get more unwanted than wanted information through its automated search engines, merely through the vagueness or diversity of the meanings of important words. – JZ, 19.5.13.


RIGHT TO ERR: What we have to remember is that not everything is under our control. If people are free in any meaningful sense of the word, that means they are at liberty to foul up their lives as much as make something grand of them. That’s a gamble we all take. That’s the risk of liberty. Nobody wants others to screw up their lives, but each must be free to do so for themselves. – Joel Miller in - & MAKE MISTAKES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RIGHT TO LIFE: Why would some people rather grant the right to life to some animals and plants than to a human fetus? – JZ, 31.7.95. – Full employment, freedom to adopt children and the medical possibility to transplant fetuses to willing and able mothers, and more knowledge about their very nature, would abolish the motive for many to most abortions. In a fully free economy, like in former times, children would also not be considered as a burden but rather as an asset. Voluntary, free and part-time child labor would not be a wrong but an educational opportunity for them. - JZ, 10.5.08. - In our time the abortionists and the anti-abortionists should sort themselves out into their own kind of panarchies. Then, I believe, the membership of the anti-abortionist panarchies, which also practise freedom, would tend to spread, possibly even rather fast. - JZ, 24.2.11. – Knowledge of conception prevention options could be spread so widely that unwanted pregnancies would become very rare. – JZ, 14.4.14. - Q., ABORTION, ADOPTION

RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES: It must be obvious that liberty necessarily means freedom to choose foolishly as well as wisely; freedom to choose evil as well as good; freedom to enjoy the rewards of good judgment, and freedom to suffer the penalties of bad judgment. If this is not true, the word "freedom" has no meaning. – Admiral Ben MoreellLIBERTY, FREEDOM, RIGHT TO EXPERIMENT IN EVERY SPHERE, FREEDOM OF ACTION UNDER PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-LIBERATION ATTEMPTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

RIGHT: 1. Man derives, directly from the Creator, his rights to 'life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property'. These rights are inherent and inalienable. They are not mere privileges granted by government and subject to withdrawal at the whim of government. - 2. To deprive a man of his God-given rights is to violate the moral law. Such violation will call forth its own penalties just as violation of any natural law, as for example the law of gravity, brings its punishment.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II/166. - Would these rights disappear if there were no God or if God died or emigrated to another universe? Or would they remain the same rights for human and rational beings? - Divine rights have no better divine foundation than the "divine rights of kings" or of parliaments have. - JZ, 24.11.95. - Q. – GOD, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: A 'right' of one person that can only be satisfied at the expense of another is obviously no right at all. It is a decree that sets up two classes of people, those served, and those required to serve. The proliferation of such laws is one of the most dangerous developments in recent U.S. political history.” - John D. Lindl, GOOD GOVERNMENT, Feb. 73, quoted from THE FREEMAN, Feb. 72.

RIGHT: A “right” does not include the material implementation of that right by other men; it includes only the freedom to earn that implementation by one’s own effort.” - Ayn Rand, The Fascist New Frontier, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.106, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, – RIGHTS & FREEDOM

RIGHT: A “right” is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man's freedom of action in a social context.” - Ayn. Rand, “Man’s Rights”, VOS, 124; pb 93. – Quoted in The Ayn Rand Library: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, Objectivism from A to Z., ed. by Harry Binswanger, p.212. - I wish the significant ideas of all famous libertarians were thus alphabetized separately and also, that all such A to Z compilations would become combined. Electronically that would be possible at an affordable price. Alas, copyrights laws and claims would be an obstacle. Thus for many important writers this might only be possible once they and also their copyrights are expired. - Why thus delay the extra positive influence that they might have? – Especially since free online offers tend to promote the sale of printed books! - I hold that this kind of publicity for their ideas would have advertising value for their writings. I marked many passages in this 534 pages book but did not include them here because objectivists are mostly copyrights fanatics. – I included this one only because I had an incomplete and similar quote that did not indicate the author but I supposed it was A. R. – How healthy and long-living could we become – IF all health information were similarly combined and published? - JZ, 1.4.09 - Also all monetary and financial freedom information and also all anti-war ideas and proposals? - JZ, 24.2.11. - Q.

RIGHT: a clue to the vital distinction between the market economy and the welfare state – rights in the sense of open opportunities rather than handouts.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/77.

RIGHT: a country that won't give me any rights isn't my country any longer.” - Poul Anderson, Tales of the Flying Mountains, p.138. - Instead of the first "any" he should have said "my"! - Nor can a country "give" rights. They are born into our very nature, from the most basic rights to finally, all of them in mature adults. They are not "given" by a territorial government, either. However, the voluntary members of exterritorially autonomous societies and communities could, intentionally, restrict their own rights and liberties to the extent that they wish to do so and as long as they do wish to do so, provided only that their dissenters are free to secede from them. - JZ, 10.11.05, 24.2.11, 12.4.14.

RIGHT: A crime is the violation of the right(s) of other men by force (or fraud). It is only the initiation of physical force against others - i.e., the recourse to violence - that can be classified as a crime in a free society (as distinguished from a civil wrong). - Ideas, in a free society, are not a crime - and neither can they serve as the justification of a crime.”- Ayn Rand. - RIGHTS, VIOLENCE, CRIME, FORCE, FRAUD

RIGHT: a fundamental right ... benefits not only the holder but also all others in society ...” - Ridgway K. Foley Jr., FREEMAN, 11/73.

RIGHT: A group, as such, has no legitimate claim to rights. "A man can neither acquire new rights by joining a group nor lose the rights which he does possess. The principle of individual rights is the only moral base of all groups or associations." - Ayn Rand, quoted in O'Neill's Ayn Rand's Philosophy, p.46. - However, the degree of the practice of rights and liberties can be rightly restricted or expanded by individual choices in all communities of volunteers that are, as such, free to do so. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: a habit into which so many people have fallen: collectivistic thinking. Or, a better term might be lump thinking: farmers have "rights"; states and cities have "rights"; blacks have "rights"; the have-nots have "rights"; laborers have "rights"; consumers have "rights"; on and on. The individual person is forgotten as lump thinking turns thoughtless citizens into voting blocs, a process encouraged by the politician because it economizes his manipulative efforts. - Correction of this tendency requires recognition of a simple truth: only the individual has rights. It is exclusively the individual who experiences justice or injustice, who evidences morality or immorality, who gains or loses, speaks, thinks, prays, hates, loves, lies, cheats, reasons, practises integrity, has feelings. The collective, no matter how you lump it, has neither mind nor conscience, nor any other personal attribute - not one!” - L. E. Read: Who's Listening? p.78. - GENUINE RIGHTS INSTEAD OF MERE CLAIMS OR ASSERTIONS.

RIGHT: a human individual's most fundamental right is the right to his own life.” - Garvan F. Kuskey, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 73.

RIGHT: A hundred years of wrong do not make a single year of right.” - Saxon peasant proverb quoted by Heinrich Heine.

RIGHT: A man does what's right, not what's easy.” - Eric Frank Russell. – A man does what's right, not what's easy.” - Paul Janvier. - One must also know what is a right action, and prepare for it in time, instead of leaving it to the last moment, when it might be too late and even impossible to resist any wrong effectively. Perhaps we should all start with taking a serious interest in finally producing an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Once we are under a dictatorship, totalitarian regime or in a total war or in a concentration camp or extermination camp our opportunities for doing so will be extremely limited. – JZ, 1.4.09. – DUTY, OBLIGATION, MORALITY

RIGHT: A man's right to earn his living according to the rules of the free market is the most basic of all freedoms.” - Lawrence Fertig, THE FREEMAN, 1/67. - JZ: Still more basic is his right to try to survive by his own efforts and that of his family, friends and associates, while there still does not exist a free market for his skills and services. Even the primitive man had the right to try to survive by his own efforts. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: A man's right to work as he will, to spend what he earns, to won property, to have the state as a servant, not as master.” - Margaret Thatcher, READER'S DIGEST, 6/77. - Should one not be free to dismiss this "servant" and to refuse to pay it? - Or to give notice to this master? - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: A mass, as Mr. Spencer insists, can only possess the qualities that are possessed by its units. A mass of salt can only possess the qualities, which are in the particles of salt. You deny the rights of the individual to regulate and direct himself. But you suddenly acknowledge and exaggerate these rights as soon as you have thrown the individual into that mass which you call the majority. Then you suddenly discover that men have not only rights to own themselves, but also to own their fellow-men.” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.138. - MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, NATIONALISM, THE PEOPLE MISUNDERSTOOD AS AN ENTITY

RIGHT: a million wrongs cannot give rise to one right. The right is known because it endures.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.328. – The more wrongs are committed, the more do at least some of the intelligent and moral people appreciate the rights offended against. But rights are not generally known because they “endure”. They endure only in a moral and rational sense, but not as applied knowledge. They remained, rather, largely unknown, because they did not endure in public consciousness, widely enough in public knowledge and appreciation - in the presence of all too much repression of rights and liberties, perceived as the normal “reality” and of, probably, millions of popular errors, prejudices, fallacies, dogmas etc. – Might could be daily felt. Rights could be rarely practised. – Not even free trade and free migration have been generally recognized by “educated” people. - JZ, 8.5.08. – ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

RIGHT: A minority of one has certain rights which a majority, composed of all the rest, may not violate.” - George W. Shankey Jr., FREEDOM MAGAZINE, Spring 74. - MINORITIES, MAJORITIES, INDIVIDUALISM

RIGHT: a moral prohibition against interfering with one’s action. Only a being capable of knowledge may make such a prohibition. – Phil Osborn, quoted in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 93 of 9/10/77. – A right, however, seems to stand irrespective of whether we make any prohibition. Rights do not so much require our moral activity to exist, as rather it takes our active consent to waive them. – John Walker, ibid. - A genuine right, regardless of whether we do, individually, make or declare any such prohibition, exists, just like a balance between two or more forces. It means a peaceful coexistence between diverse freedom spheres. It belongs to our nature as rational beings. – JZ, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: A person becomes the victim of his irrational actions, but he has the right to choose those actions. If you smoke cigarettes, you may succumb to cancer - but that is no reason to make it a crime. That is to say, one has the right of becoming one's own victim without it involving criminal sanction.” - Howard Samson, reason, Jan.73. - O.K. only if one only smokes alone or among smokers! - JZ. 26.6.84.

RIGHT: A primary right must always be a right to action, not to goods as such. All goods must be produced by prior actions and hence are already someone's rightful property.” - John D. Lindl, GOOD GOVERNMENT, Feb. 73, quoted from THE FREEMAN, Feb. 72.

RIGHT: A public of rightless creatures is doomed to destruction.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.452.

RIGHT: A right 'names some specific kind of action, identifies that action as being morally justified, and, consequently, prohibits social restraints on that action.” - Paul Lepanto, "Return to Reason", p.106. - Not really an explanation, if one uses the terms "morally justified" and "prohibition"(to describe the opposite). - J. Z.)

RIGHT: A right defends the parameters of freedom of action for all.” – D. W. (? My memory! – JZ) & JZ, n.d.

RIGHT: A right has been well defined as “that which can be exercised without anyone’s permission.” – Edmund Opitz, Protection, p.33. – This definition does not say why this makes it right. – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: A right implicitly prohibits any attempt by other people to stand between an individual and his voluntary performance or non-performance of the action protected by the right.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.106.

RIGHT: A right is a claim made by the criteria of innate possession, creation or earning.” – Jarret B. Wollstein, Society Without Coercion, p.6.

RIGHT: A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. – Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General, NEW YORK TIMES, 10/02/77. -  – INBORN & INALIENABLE RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

RIGHT: A right is that which can be exercised without anyone's permission.” - Ayn Rand, quoted in Ayn Rand's Philosophy by William F. O'Neill, p. 46.

RIGHT: A right is the sanction of independent action." Ayn Rand, quoted in Ayn Rand's Philosophy by William F. O'Neill.

RIGHT: a right need not favor one person to the detriment of another.” - Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - "does not", rather than "need not"! - JZ

RIGHT: A right sometimes sleeps, but it never dies.” – (“Dormit aliquando jus, moritur nunquam.”) – Legal maxim

RIGHT: A right that can't be defended is a right that exists only in name. - Ilana Mercer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: A right without an attendant responsibility is as unreal as a sheet of paper, which has only one side. – Felix Morley (1894-1981), American Journalist, Educator and Author – The essential responsibility and duty consist only in respecting the equal rights and liberties of others. – There is not separate responsibility from that. It is inherent in the properly defined right. The right of freedom of speech, for instance, does already require that you respect it also in others. – JZ, 5.4.12. – No right authorizes anyone to restrict the basic rights or liberties of others, who just do their own things at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 26.4.13. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, DUTIES, OBLIGATIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES

RIGHT: A right wrongs no man.” – American proverb. – Correct for genuine rights. Incorrect for e.g. some of the welfare “rights” claimed. – JZ, 9.5.08. -

RIGHT: a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that upon another?” – Samyutta Nikaya, v. 353. – Even if it is pleasing or delightful for oneself, that still does not mean that it would be for others. E.g., a book, some music, food, drink or kind of clothing or hairstyle that pleases us should not be forced upon others. Leave them to their own choices! That is the most just and rational "Golden Rule". - JZ, 24.2.11. - BUDDHISM, GOLDEN RULE, TOLERANCE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, PANARCHISM, FIRST PRINCIPLES

RIGHT: A strong body makes a strong mind. As to the species of exercise I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion of your walks.” – Thomas Jefferson - Some, who are physically crippled, do have stronger minds than many who have strong and healthy bodies. - JZ, 24.2.11, 12.4.14. -  RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, GUN CONTROL LAWS, WEAPONS

RIGHT: a universal reciprocity should be made essential to the idea of rights; that is, that rights should be ascribed only to those capable of themselves claiming rights for themselves, and in and by that claim undertaking the reciprocal obligation to respect the rights of others.” - Antony Flew, What Is Right? GEORGIA LAW REVIEW, vol.13, Summer 1979, No. 4, p.1134. - RIGHTS & RECIPROCITY

RIGHT: A world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.” Ascribed to general Omar Bradley, just after WW II. - RIGHT TO LIFE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

RIGHT: Aboriginal 'rights'; women's 'rights' - any so-called minority 'rights' is the demand that the Rights of others in the community be violated to provide some privileges to the demanding group ...” - Mark Tier, Murphy's Rights vs. Human Rights. – “are the demand”? or: “do demand”? – JZ – PRIVILEGES, WELFARE CLAIMS

RIGHT: According to Nozick, each individual has a right to be free from force, fraud, and physical aggression.” - Samuel Scheffler, CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 3/76.

RIGHT: After all, government simply has no business with rights, except to leave them inviolate.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.256.

RIGHT: All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity: among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety. - George Mason - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: All men should have the right to enjoy the fruits of their labors.” - Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.115. – How many territorialist conservatives are consistent in this respect and favor only voluntary taxation or contribution schemes? – JZ, 1.4.09. - Alas, the conservatives did not conserve our exterritorialist traditions in their ideas and practices. They are, as a rule, territorial statists, too. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: All our talk of man's dignity is but mockery unless and until a day comes when certain things will under no circumstances be required of him or accepted by him as inevitable.” - Jules Romains , "Verdun", p.146. - DUTY, DIGNITY, MAN, OBEDIENCE

RIGHT: All rights are equal in the sense that no person has or can obtain more or fewer rights than are his naturally. Thus it should be seen that a man has a right to his life. This does not mean that he has a guarantee against dying. It means, rather, that he need not ask permission from others if he decides to live. Nor does it mean that others owe him a living. What is implied by the term is that a man need not ask permission from others in order to sustain his life. His life could be taken from him. But his right to life cannot. The right is unalienable. The life is not.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 75. - What good is the unalienable right to life to him, when his life is taken from him? This is an unfortunate wording. I'd rather say that he may not be wrongfully deprived of his life or of rightful ways of sustaining it. But he may forfeit his right to life when involved in serious aggression against the right to life of others. – JZ, 25.6.84.)

RIGHT: All rights are inter-connected – they rest the one upon the other.” - Erckman-Chatrian, The Story of a Peasant, I, p.314.

RIGHT: Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain, - quoted in ANALOG 7/86, p.119. - Leonard E. Read, in: Love of Liberty, p.150, added: “Doing the right thing these days is so uncommon as to shock most people.” - RIGHT, MORALITY, ETHICS

RIGHT: Always do that which you believe to be right.” - Edward William Cole. - Better make sure you are right, too! - JZ, 74.

RIGHT: Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” – James Madison – Should any person or any government be trusted with nuclear “weapons”? – JZ, 124.14. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GUN CONTROL LAWS, WEAPONS, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS VS. GUN CONTROL LAWS OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT, NWT

RIGHT: An exceptional aspect of this book – exceptional because of today’s unthinking acceptance of the welfare state as a way of life – is that the so-called functions of government are challenged on a moral basis. This is certainly a most refreshing and exciting view in an age in which people have come to believe that to violate the rights of some individuals is justified so long as the objectives for which such transgressions are committed are deemed to be worthy in the eyes of certain politicians or special interest groups.” – William E. Simon in the introduction to R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.13. – WELFARE STATE, WELFARE CLAIMS

RIGHT: An inquiry into the origins of rights will demonstrate to us that rights are not gifts from one man to another, nor from one class of men to another.” - Thomas Paine.

RIGHT: And as ye would that men do unto you, do ye also to them likewise.” Luke 6:31, K. J. version of Bible. - If you should like being whipped, don't start whipping others, who do not like being whipped. - Most versions of the Golden Rule, if not all of them, do have some flaws. - JZ, 24.2.11. - CHRISTIANITY, GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: And free people you have not become if you haven not determined what is right.” – Uhland, Gedichte, Vaterlaendische Gedichte, am 18. Oktober 1816. – JZ tr. of: “Und Freie seid Ihr nicht geworden, // Wenn Ihr das Recht nicht festgestellt.“ – My constant complaint, for decades already, has been that even most kinds of  anarchists and libertarians have so far shown no interest in finally contributing towards a complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties, to the extent at least that someone, somewhere, some time ago, has already stated one or several of them, which are still omitted in most oft he governmental and private declarations. – With that kind of scandalous attitude among most freedom and justice lovers - what can one expect from the rest of the population? - JZ, 12.4.14. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: And the Roosevelt era brought the ... notion that your rights are limited by the needs of the state.” - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT: And themselves they had questioned about their rights and about their duties.” – Kurt Lasswitz, Traumkristalle, S. 173. (“Und sich selbst hatten sie befragt, nach ihrem Recht und nach ihrer Pflicht.“)

RIGHT: And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ...” - Oliver Goldsmith, Retaliation, 1.29. (40?) - It is today much more common to pursue the expedient rather than to practise only what is right. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.” – W. J. Bryan, Speech in Washington, Feb. 22, 1899. – By now in all countries it has rather taught them to ignore, suspect, deny, suppress or despise many rights, leading them back to barbarian practices like mass murder preparations. –Where are the rightful targets for nuclear “weapons”? –JZ, 12.7.86. – 17.5.08. – NWT, Q.

RIGHT: Any alleged ‘right’ of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right. – Ayn Rand, 1964, in “The Virtue of Selfishness.” – Genuine individual rights and liberties do harmonize with each other and support each other. High time for all of them to become declared and sufficiently publicized. – JZ, 6.9.12, 8.9.12. - & LIBERTIES HARMONIZE WITH EACH OTHER, IF THEY ARE GENUINE, HARMONY, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people, that can, may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.” - Abraham Lincoln [!], January 12, 1848 speech in Congress. – Later, theSoutherners, wanted to take him at his word. Alas, they did not recognize any individual rights for their slaves and they wanted to monopolize the Southern territories. – But they, as opposed to the Northern U.S.A. States favored Free Trade in external trading rather than Protectionism. - JZ, 30.3.09. - Anyhow, no territorial domination is a good enough substitute for exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. - JZ, 24.2.11. - RIGHT TO REBEL, REVOLT, ENGAGE IN REVOLUTIONS, STILL ON THE TERRITORIALIST PREMISE

RIGHT: Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.” - Oscar Wilde, Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young. - The totalitarians of the right and the left do try to teach this to their young people, too. Wilde failed here to make the simple but decisive distinction between conduct in private, between consenting adults and conduct "in public", i.e. towards dissenting adults and children. - Is there any wrong or crime for which some intellectuals do not find an excuse and some nicely turned phrase? This is one of the reasons for attempting to compile "Slogans for Liberty" and an encyclopedia of the best refutations, also for attempts to provide the best declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties that we could, currently, provide. - Within the private or public - but still internal conduct among members of voluntary communities - everything is constitutionally, legally, juridically or customarily right or wrong what the voluntary members of these communities consider to be so, for their voluntary members, at their own risk and expense. - If for themselves they wish to institutionalize e.g. censorship and abolish the right to inheritance, then to them such rulings do apply, as long as they stay members of such a community. - They may freely apply, among themselves, all kinds of other idiocies or irrational rules. For them they would be rightful and even necessary lessons, on their road to enlightenment. But they would certainly not universal moral rules, rights or just decisions for all others - JZ, 7.1.1986, 24.11.05, 24.2.11. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA

RIGHT: Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.” – Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. President, READER’S DIGEST, 12/63 - RIGHTS & CONSTITUTIONS

RIGHT: Are there "prisoners' rights'? - That amounts to asking: Are there rights and are there wrongdoers? Whoever leaves the basis of rights by committing wrongs, leaves the sphere of rights and enters the sphere of force, under rules and regulations set by those who, because of his aggression and that of others, have to take defensive steps against him and others like him. Thereupon they will tend not to recognize at least some of his former rights as applying to him for the time being, e.g. the choice of residence, freedom of movement, of jobs. And they will tend to see to it that he fulfills his obligations and duties, whether he likes them or not, unless they are willing to foot these bills themselves. - JZ, 2.1.86, 24.11.05, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Are there prisoners’ rights or rights of convicted wrong-doers or offenders against individual human rights and liberties? - Whoever offends against fundamental rights and liberties of others has left the sphere of rights and liberties and enters into the sphere of power, violence, force, coercion and deception. Thus, by offending against these rights, he does expose himself to the rightfully defensive, restraining, penalizing, deterring and reforming arrangements of the diverse upholders of individual rights and liberties. Then he cannot rightfully claim the rights that he did not recognize in other people, his victims. By his actions he has revealed himself as an insufficiently moral and rational beings to be entitled to all individual rights and liberties. Thus his victims and the sympathizers with his victims will not recognize at least some of the rights of such offenders, just because, physically, they are still human beings. They are insufficiently moral and rational human beings. For instance, they may no longer recognize his choice of residence, of travel and movement, of association, and to the exclusive use of his property and earnings, until he has satisfied penal, deterrent, reformist and indemnification claims made against him on behalf of his past and possible future victims, until he finally does sufficiently recognize and respect the rights and liberties of others. – JZ, 2.2.86, 18.5.08, 24.2.11. – CRIME, PRISONS, INDEMNIFICATION, PUNISHMENT, DETERRENT, REHABILITATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, ALL RIGHTS FOR RATIONAL BEINGS ONLY

RIGHT: Armed people are free. No state can control those who have the machinery and the will to resist; no mob can take their liberty and property. And no 220-pound thug can threaten the well-being or dignity of a 110-pound woman who has two pounds of iron to even things out … People who object to weapons aren’t abolishing violence, they’re begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically "right." Guns ended that, and a social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.” – L. Neil Smith. The Probability Broach. - Many people are armed. That still does not mean that they know and respect other people's genuine rights or that they practise all of them among themselves. - JZ, 24.2.11. - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS,

RIGHT: As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. – James Madison – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: As far as they themselves are concerned, they insist upon justice, but when others are concerned, they do not care about justice.” – JZ tr. of the German version: “Denn wo es sich um sie selbst handelt, soll gerechtes Regiment walten, wo es aber andere betrifft, da fragen sie nach keiner Gerechtigkeit”. – Aristoteles, Politik, 7, 2. 1324 b.

RIGHT: As George H. Smith explains eloquently, individual rights are enforceable moral claims. A supposed right, which an individual may not enforce is no right at all. It follows that the individual rights listed in the Bill of Rights were recognized even by the framers as morally enforceable by individuals “against” “government”. There is no moral requirement that the individual must seek to secure such rights in any court, he may morally secure such rights by deadly force as he sees fit. - - Americans have almost completely lost track of this. - John T. Kennedy – That agrees also with Immanuel Kant’s statement that rights are accompanied by the authority to enforce them. - JZ, Facebook, 6.2.13. - AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THEM

RIGHT: As man develops, he places a greater value upon his own rights. Liberty becomes a grander and diviner thing. As he values his own rights, he begins to value the rights of others. And when all men give to all others the rights they claim for themselves, this world will be civilized.” - R. G. Ingersoll, quoted in Sprading: Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.272. – It seems to me that we are still all too far away from this kind of civilization and do not even show sufficient serious interest to help bring it about. – JZ, 31.3.09. - All too many seem to have stopped developing in this direction. They have no clear ideas of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Neither governmental education nor the mass media and freedom to publish in print and online has so far provided sufficient enlightenment in this sphere. - JZ, 24.2.11. – CIVILIZATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: As our rights fade out, we accept perpetual war for perpetual peace, the two parties fuse into one, and the government becomes more powerful than at any time in our history.” – Kevin Maley - Rights do not fade out any more than e.g. mathematical, mechanical or chemical laws fade out. They are either not fully known, not fully appreciated or published or partly or completely, restricted, "regulated", outlawed and suppressed. And they have, as yet, never been fully and clearly enough compiled, discussed, and published. Please, do name me the exception! - JZ, 25. 11. 06. – RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, DECLARATION OF ALL OF THEM

RIGHT: As such, a right is never based upon permission.” - W. F. O'Neill: Ayn Rand's Philosophy, p.46.

RIGHT: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask in what ways it’s going to leave you the hell alone.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.114. - RIGHTS & THEIR NEGATIVE NATURE, LEAVE ALONE, ZAP

RIGHT: Be always sure you are right – then go ahead.” - David Crockett, Autobiography, 1834. –Also: “Be sure you are right; then go ahead.” – His motto in the War of 1812.

RIGHT: BE-ATTITUDES: He who is cowardly will do right because it is safer to do so … - He who is overly ambitious will do right if it is to his advantage to do so ... -  He who is miserly will do right when he finds it cheaper to do so ... - He who is average will do right because it is expected of him ... - But blessed is he who does right because it is right.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.134. – DIFFERENT ATTITUDES TOWARDS RIGHTS

RIGHT: Because right is right, to follow right … Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.” - Tennyson, CE none, 1.147. - CONSEQUENCES

RIGHT: Being right means never having to say you're sorry.” - George G. Gilman, Edge, Blood on Silver, p.72.

RIGHT: Better right than wrong.” – Source?

RIGHT: Between might and right yawns an abyss which cannot possibly be bridged.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.130. – Only when might is wrongly called right even when suppressing rights. Might supporting right is rightful and this kind of might harmonizes with rights. – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: But 'twas a maxim he had often tried, // That right was right, and there he would abide.” - Georg Crabbe, Tales of Hell, Tale xv, 1.365.

RIGHT: But desires are NOT rights!” - John A. Goodson, New Jersey Libertarian Party. – NEEDS, WANTS, WELFARE CLAIMS

RIGHT: But few men will contend that the actions of governments are founded on right; and few men amongst those who look for the foundations of right below existing customs and current expressions, will accept the will of a majority as a sanction for taking from a man what he has won by his own exertions. It may be inconvenient, and it is often highly so in politics, to recognize the truth; but there the truth is, that if a man possesses rights - I mean primary rights, rights belonging to human existence, not created by any majority of his fellow men - neither that majority nor any other majority outside that man can dispossess him of those rights. To do so is to abolish the very word 'rights' from any place in civilized language.” – Mack, Herbert Auberon, p.48.

RIGHT: But the concept of rights goes beyond the mere recognition of the individual's capacity to act - although that is included. It also entails the concept that any person has the capacity to act in such a way that he need not obtain permission from other persons.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1975. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

RIGHT: But the natural right is freedom and the further determination of it is the equality or rights before the law.” – Hegel. – JZ tr. of: “Das natuerliche Recht aber ist die Freiheit, und die weitere Bestimmung derselben ist die Gleichheit in den Rechten vor dem Gesetz.” – Natural rights or individual rights and liberties are not best expressed in laws or jurisdiction but in their own special declarations. But the bills of rights by governments have never been complete and included too many imagined rights or claims against others that are not genuine natural rights. Most laws have little to do with justice – except to restrict it all too much. – An ideal private declaration of all of the genuine rights has either still to be compiled or to be published. – See the digitized anthology of over 130 such private drafts in PEACE PLANS 589/590. - - JZ, 6.7.92, 18.5.08. - Who can and will make other such declarations available to me? – JZ, 12.4.14.

RIGHT: But the right of every man to do anything, and everything, which justice does not forbid him to do, is a natural, inherent, inalienable right. It is his right, as against any and all other men, whether they be many or few. It is a right indispensable to every man's highest happiness; and to every man's power of judging and determining for himself what will, and what will not, promote his happiness. Any restriction upon the exercise of this right is a restriction upon his rightful power of providing for, and accomplishing, his own well-being.” – Lysander Spooner, Works I, 7.

RIGHT: But you evidently believe nothing of what I have now been saying. You evidently believe that justice is no law at all, unless in cases where the lawmakers may chance to prefer it to any law which they themselves can invent. - You evidently believe that a certain paper, called the constitution, which nobody ever signed, which few persons ever read, which the great body of the people never saw, and as to the meaning of which no two persons were ever agreed, is the supreme law of this land, anything in the law of nature - anything in the natural inherent, inalienable, individual rights of fifty millions of people - to the contrary notwithstanding. - Did folly, falsehood, absurdity, assumption, or criminality ever reach a higher point than that?” – Lysander Spooner, Works I, 9. - LEGITIMACY, LEGISLATION, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

RIGHT: By his nature a human has the absolute right to do anything he wants with his person and property.” - ISFSC leaflet "The Road to Freedom." - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, EXPERIMENTLA FREEDOM

RIGHT: By simply protecting every man in his rights, a government necessarily keeps open to every one the widest possible field that he honestly can have, for such industry as he may choose to follow. It also insures him the widest possible field for obtaining such capital as he needs for his industry, and the widest possible markets for the products of his labor. With the possession of these rights, he must be content.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, 15. - That is still a form of libertarian territorial statism! - JZ, 26.6.84. - How can the myth that a territorial State can and does provide this service persist for so long? One of the explanations is that as a territorial State it has excluded most rightful, rational and efficient competition with it. - JZ, 24.2.11. – However, there are already numerous private security services and arbitration systems. – JZ, 12.4.14.

RIGHT: Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.” – F. Lee Bailey. - The Bills of Rights of Governments are as flawed as are their producers and supporters. - Anyhow, Congress is already quite through with its Bill of Rights, in form to the Amendmends to the USA Constitution, having legislated in many ways against each of its limited rights and liberties. - JZ, 22.11.06. - RIGHTS, BASIC RIGHTS, BILL OF RIGHTS, CONGRESS, PARLIAMENTS

RIGHT: Candidly put, however, despite other nations’ far greater systematic usurpation of individual rights all of their citizens possess, the United States is no longer in a position of great superiority when it comes to respecting individual human rights. A close reading of the Declaration of Independence, and of the Bill of Rights should make clear to everyone that virtually all the reasons for changing the regime of George III prevail in our own time. The language of human rights is still in evidence, but the meaning of the phrase “human rights” has changed in most prominent circles. Rights are still spoken of, often, but not with reference to individuals. Women, fat people, blacks, teachers, welfare recipients, and other groups are now said to have rights. Such alleged rights as the right to a vacation, the right to read, the right to health care, and the right to a decent wage are at best mere shadows, at worst blatant perversions of the original idea – no less so than is the idea of democracy perverted in totalitarian societies. (*) - What used to be a crucial and meaningful political idea, to be used as a standard of social, political and legal propriety, is now all but forgotten. As TIME magazine reported in 1976: “The doctrine of natural inalienable rights would be hotly denied by most philosophers.” As Professor Kai Nielsen, an influential philosopher, wrote in 1968, expressing the dominant view about this issue, “It seems to me quite evident that we do not know that there are any universal human rights.” Born of philosophy, America’s uniqueness is now rejected by most philosophers! – Tibor R. Machan, NEW GUARD, July-August 1978. - (*) States! They are hardly societies! – JZ, 8.5.08.) – HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LAW, MORALITY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, PHILOPHERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, AMERICANISM, ETHICS, MORALITY

RIGHT: Control’s real name is bondage. The logical conclusion would be, if giving up some rights produces a better society, then by giving up all our rights we could produce a perfect society.” – Citizens’ Rule Book. - If controls could really produce a better society than rights and liberties could, then the abolition of all rights and liberties would produce the best society, which is an obvious absurdity but, nevertheless, as statists we are marching towards it, namely, towards totalitarianism. - JZ, 24.11.06. - RIGHTS VS. CONTROLS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM,

RIGHT: Cowardice asks, is it safe? Expediency asks, is it politic? Vanity asks, is it popular? But Conscience asks, is it right?” – William Morley Punshon, 1824-1881. - CONSCIENCE

RIGHT: David Friedman, who makes no explicit references to morality and rights, but contends that if people seek to attain the goal of a peaceful, prosperous society in which each individual has a maximum opportunity to realize his or her own personal objectives, they will find it useful to organize their society around respect for individual freedom. Talk of “rights” in such a context is merely a more succinct way of saying the same thing.” – Jeff Riggenbach, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p. 15. - RESPECT, UTILITARIANISM, CONTRACT

RIGHT: Despotism has not rights.” - Benjamin Constant, 1767-1830, Pref. to Melanges de Litterature et de Politique, 1829. - Arblaster/Lukes, The Good Society, p.87.

RIGHT: Do everything right!” – Proverbial wisdom, without clarifying what is right.

RIGHT: Do for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do.” – The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, 109-110; transl. R. B. Parkinson. - Egyptian - Alas, the critical limitations of the supposedly golden rule have not yet become proverbial. - JZ, 24.2.11. - GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: Do I have hands? Do I have fingers? Can I move them better when they are not restricted? Can I produce more, when they are not tied down? Does it make sense when I use them only to tie down other potentially productive hands? – JZ, 27.10.82. – Human rights simply follow from certain human abilities and characteristics, which are typical for humans and not obviously anti-social, aggressive, destructive and irrational but consistent with alike or similar rights, liberties and actions by others. They make peaceful coexistence with others possible. – JZ, 8.5.08, 24.2.11. – MAN, HUMAN NATURE, FREEDOM

RIGHT: Do not do to others that which would anger you if others did it to you.” – Socrates, 5th c. BCE. - GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.” – Analects, 15:23. -  CONFUCIANISM, GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: Do not expect justice where might is right.” – Phaedrus, “The Cow, the Goat, the Sheep and the Lion”, Fables, 1st c., tr. Thomas James.

RIGHT: Do what's right, come what may' - is an expression of profound wisdom.” - Tolstoi on Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence, 188 (198, 108?) "Do what is right and bugger the consequences" is another version of the same idea.

RIGHT: Do you know that the Jugoslavian Momirsky wrote a book describing what will remain after World War III is thru with us? It consists out of white leaves.” – Source? - RIGHT TO LIFE, NWT

RIGHT: Do you think you got no rights just because a parent, teacher, preacher, bureaucrat, politician or officer told you so? - JZ, n.d., 24.11.05. - It's more "snappy" when the list is confined, as in the original, to teacher and preacher. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: Does not every change from a state of nature into government more or less deprive us of the rights we enjoyed as men? - Thomas Hutchinson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - VS. GOVERNMENTS, Q.

RIGHT: Don't lump the proponents of freedom with the fascists'.” - Anderson/Miles, Constitution, p.8. - RIGHT WING, FASCISM, LIBERTARIANISM, CLASSICAL LIBERALISM, CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, LABELS

RIGHT: Don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with ...” - Gerard K. O'Neill: - RIGHTS & FREEDOM OF DISSENTERS

RIGHT: Don't sacrifice individual rights to unlimited majority rule. - Paraphrasing Ayn Rand in her article on Racism, OBJECTIVIST NEWSLETTER, 9/63.

RIGHT: Don’t do things you wouldn’t want to have done to you.” – British Humanist Society - GOLDEN RULE, HUMANISM

RIGHT: Don’t ever think you know what’s right for the other person. He might start thinking he knows what’s right for you. – Paul Williams in - But we should concede to all rational and peaceful people all their individual rights and liberties, regardless to what extent they wish to practise them. To make these rights quite clear we should finally combine all of them in one declaration, something which all territorial governments and most freedom, justice and peace lovers have so far failed to do. – JZ., 20.7.13. – FOR DIFFERENT PERSONS, DIVERSITY, INDIVIDUALISM, TOLERANCE, ACCEPTANCE, NON-INTERFERENCE, DO-GOODERS, INTERVENTIONISTS, KNOW-IT-ALLS, GOLDEN RULE, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain. - There is only a right to earn a living and to do that under conditions of full economic liberties, including full monetary and financial freedom. But who of the poor and unemployed or underemployed or bankrupt entrepreneurs is seriously interested in these economic rights and liberties as well as opportunities? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - TO A LIVING? AT WHOSE EXPENSE? WHOSE OBLIGATION IS IT TO LIVE & WORK FOR OTHERS, OTHERWISE THAN THROUGH WORKING ON A FREE MARKET & ENGAGING IN FREE EXCHANGES? Q., CLAIMS AGAINST OTHERS, ALTRUISM, WELFARE STATE, NEED

RIGHT: each individual has not only the ability to manage his own energies and properties, he has the right (the moral prerogative) to do so. And it follows logically that if each individual has the right to manage his own energies and properties, that no individual has the right to manage the energies or properties of another without the consent of the individual, whose natural control may not rightfully be wrested from him. To attempt to do so, or actually to do so, would be in violation of the universally demanded moral dictum. It therefore follows that any and all attempts or practices wherein the natural control of a person’s energies or properties is taken from him by the violation of his boundaries, and a second party presumes to act for the first party and this against his will, we have a WRONGFUL action.” - Robert LeFevre, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.13.

RIGHT: Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Ascribed to Jackson by Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.31. - RIGHTS VS. PRIVILEGES

RIGHT: Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition, and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state.  In practice, it can only mean a common misery.” - James Fenimore Cooper. - RIGHTS, EQUALITY, CIVILIZATION, POVERTY, MISERY

RIGHT: Every human being has a right to the full development of his physical and moral potentialities. Therefore he has the right to demand of mankind whatever he needs to supplement his own effort.” – Jean Jaurès, Études socialistes, ii, 1902. – The danger of sloppy definitions! Not “to the full development” but “to develop” … He has no right to demand of mankind … - JZ, 5.7.86. – How long would such notions have lasted in full competition with better ideas, when all are thoroughly discussed in the attempt to finally provide an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: every individual, as long as he respects the rights of others, has the right to live his life as he alone sees fit, as a free trader on a free market.” - TANSTAAFL", 4/76. - Why limit our individual choices, rights and liberties, to these rights? There is even a right to limit one's individual rights and liberties, in their practical realization, as much as one wants to. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: every liberty is a “right” and carries with it a corresponding duty on the part of others to avoid invading this right. If I am at liberty to travel or to speak, then it follows that others, including the government, have a specific obligation not to interfere with me.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.196. - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, OBLIGATIONS, DUTIES

RIGHT: Every man has a certain sphere of discretion, which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbors. This right flows from the very nature of man.” - William Godwin.

RIGHT: every man has a right to give an opinion (*) but no man has a right that his opinion should govern the rest.” - Thomas Paine, First Principles of Government, 1795. - (*) And also to practise it, among like-minded people, at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Every man has a right to his own body.” - William Lloyd Garrison.

RIGHT: Every man has absolute rights, which protect him in making his private destiny and may never be taken from him.” – Poul Anderson, Conflict, p.122, story: The Pugilist. – It is not rights themselves which automatically protect him, as if they formed a kind of armor. It is rather the appreciation of his own rights in his own mind and the respect for such rights in the minds of the people around him, that do, indirectly, by corresponding actions, protects these rights. It is the same with truths. No truths will automatically make you free or powerful but respect for and a sufficient search for truths will. – JZ, 24.4.88, 18.5.08, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Every man has, by nature, certain judicial powers, or rights. That is to say, he has, by nature, the right to judge of, and enforce his own rights, and judge of and redress his own wrongs. But in so doing, he must act only in accordance with his own judgment and conscience, and subject to his own personal responsibility, if, through either ignorance or design, he commits any error injurious to another. - Now, inasmuch as no man can delegate, or impart, his own judgment or conscience to another, it is naturally impossible that he can delegate to another his judicial rights or powers ...” – Lysander Spooner, Works I, p.103.

RIGHT: Every man is free to do what he wills, provided he infringes not upon the equal freedom of any other man. - Herbert Spencer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: everyone has the right to go to hell in his own way.” – Quoted with disapproval by Walter H. Heller, WORLD RESEARCH INK, 11/76. – RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES, AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE, ERRORS, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM

RIGHT: Exactly; there must be a fixed system, and that system must spring from rights. Without rights, no system; without system, no guidance. If you wish to realize the moral confusion that results where rights are neglected, glance at the world of today, and observe the good qualities, which impede rather than assist the general cause of good. Do we not see nihilists and invincibles devoting themselves in the spirit of self-sacrifice in order to obey an order of assassination; slave owners showing kindness to their slaves; politicians carrying out what they believe to be useful measures for the people by appealing to selfish passions and infringing upon the rights of others; socialists hoping to regenerate the world by deciding in what way and to what extent men shall exercise their faculties? These and a thousand other examples show us that actions swinging from good qualities, but done in disregard of primary moral commands, may increase the sum total of unhappiness instead of happiness.” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.103.

RIGHT: Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.  Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.” - Abraham Lincoln. - RIGHTS, INDEPENDENCE, TYRANNY, HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT: First and foremost, rights are a claim of exclusive control. That which you do, or possess by right, I cannot properly interfere with. What, then, do you or I own exclusive title to? - First we own our own lives. If man has any rights at all, he must first and foremost have a 'right to life', for without life no thought, no choice and no action is possible. If I cannot control my own life, then there is clearly nothing else which I can control. Now, by my "life" I mean, essentially, my own mind, body and actions - the extensions of myself in time and space. Thus, as a consequence of my right to life, I also have a 'right to liberty', that is, to freedom of action (so long as my actions do not violate the same right (*) of others). Lastly, as a consequence of my rights to life and liberty, I have a right to acquire property: entities external to myself. Since man is a material being, he must necessarily possess and consume other material entities in order to live. Thus man necessarily has a 'right to property' - meaning the right to use, control and dispose of external property.” - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet "Human Rights". - (*) or another right! - Even non-action is a right in many cases. – JZ, n.d. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, EVEN UNDER FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY.

RIGHT: First, what is right? It is what one's highest conscience dictates as right. While this in fact may not be truth, it is as close to truth as anyone can at any given moment attain.” - Leonard E. Read: Who's Listening?, p.168. - A mere conscience or moral sense is not a sufficient guide - if it is not led by sound reasoning and sufficiently comprehended experience. - It took even Leonard E. Read decades to arrive at the wisdom he finally expressed in his books and essays. - JZ, 24.11.05. - The accumulated wisdom of mankind, in this respect, could and should be expressed and easily accessible in as good and complete a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties as we could and should presently produce. Alas, interest in this project, even among anarchists and libertarians, shines largely by its absence. - At least on one website, dedicated to it, it could become systematically developed, by "the remnant". - Towards this project, I anthologized and digitized over 130 private drafts, offered on in PEACE PLANS 589/590. - Response to them was so far close to zero! - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the constitution, by claiming it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of a safety hazard, don’t see the danger of the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.” – Alan Dershowitz, in The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in Religion and Reason, 82 Mich L. Rev., p.204 (Dan Gifford), 1995 - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

RIGHT: For a right to make any sense, it must be enforceable. That is, a right without the right to prevent its violation, amounts to no right whatsoever.” - Libertarian Handbook, 1973.

RIGHT: For aye Valerius loathed the wrong, // And aye upheld the right.” - Macaulay, Battle of Lake Regillus, St. 18.

RIGHT: For freedom is the primary means to the highest end; at best, it is a secondary end. The primary aim of earthly life, in the view of believers, is not 'these things', but 'the Kingdom of God and his righteousness.' It is to expand individual consciousness into as near a harmony as possible with Infinite Consciousness. Freedom is the first and absolutely necessary means to this end. Anyone who in any way frustrates the freedom of another to act creatively, acts against the Supreme Intelligence, this being the gravest of evils.” – Leonard E. Read: Deeper Than Your Think, p.24. (God, Freedom, Righteousness) - Underlining by me: This could also be read as if "the Supreme Intelligence" is "the greatest of evils". - If it existed, then certainly no other intelligent power would exist that would be guilty of still more and greater wrongs. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: For individual rights are the radius which defines the circle of a man's legitimate activities - and the point of origin of the radius is man's reason.” - Neera Badwhar, THE FREEMAN, 10/74.

RIGHT: For justice, plain and clearly expressed is nothing else than what suits everybody, something that does not interfere with anybody.” – Ihering, Der Zweck im Recht, 1, 7. - JUSTICE

RIGHT: For Rand, the contract, which makes individual rights defensible, is a contract with a government. Hence, for her, libertarianism is impossible without a government: it presupposes a government, albeit a minimal government. For Rothbard, individual rights are independent of any contract, they are natural, and the fundamental defense of them is by the individual himself. The marketing of defense services through defense agencies is not in any way a necessary ingredient in the implementation of rights. Rather, it is a special case of the principle of specialization of services on the market, and has nothing to do with the moral validity of individual rights, or with their implementability.” – Moshe Kroy, JLS, Sum, 77, p.208. - Underlining by me. - JZ - ROTHBARD & RAND

RIGHT: For right is right, since God is God, // and right the day must win; // To doubt would be disloyalty, // to falter would be sin.” - F. W. Faber, The Right Must Win, St.18.

RIGHT: For some reason or the other, attacks on basic rights pay better than defending them. Crime pays! Especially official and legalized ones. And the outlawed ones, like drug deals. – JZ, 29.5.08. – But then fighting or escaping private or official crimes has not yet been opened up to free competition. We have “freedom” for territorial Warfare States and Police States but not yet freedom for exterritorially autonomous peaceful societies and communities of volunteers, doing their own things for or to themselves, and prepared to effectively defend their rights and liberties against the remaining private and official criminals, whenever this should still be required. Only they could be truly peace-promoting societies, quite the opposites to territorial Warfare States. – It worked in the sphere of religion, wherever it was seriously tried. It would work even better in the political, economic and social spheres. - JZ, 9.5.08. – CRIMES, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA

RIGHT: For the ultimate notion of right is that which tends to the universal good; and when one's acting in a certain manner has this tendency he has a right thus to act.” - Francis Hutcheson, A System of Moral Philosophy, Bk. ii, ch.3. - HAPPINESS, GREATEST NUMBER, CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, UNIVERSALITY PRINCIPLE, GOOD,

RIGHT: forget railing against folly and, instead, accent what's right. This is the answer which, if practiced, will keep you and me from falling into unreason, from becoming unwise. Further, it will reverse the present waywardness.” - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.92.

RIGHT: Free institutions can be properly worked only by men, each of whom is jealous of his own rights, and also sympathetically jealous of the rights of others - who will neither himself (*) aggress on his neighbours, in small things or great, nor tolerate aggression on them by others.” - Herbert Spencer, Essays, The Americans. - (*) themselves, …their neighbours … ? - JZ

RIGHT: Freedom (independence of the constraint of another will), insofar as it is compatible with the freedom of everyone else in accordance with a universal law, is the sole and original right that belongs to every human being, by virtue of his humanity.” – Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysical Elements of Justice, Indianapolis, 1965, p.43/44, transl. by John Ladd. - If you should find or can formulate a better definition of "right" than the Kantian ones, please, do let me know! - JZ, 24.2.11. - CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, FREEDOM, SELF-POWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RIGHT: Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.” - John G. Riefenbaker – MISTAKES, ERRORS, WRONGS, FREEDOM

RIGHT: Freedom to do what one's conscience says is right.” - Lord Acton's definition of liberty. - If only the "conscience" of all too many were not all too "elastic" or even absent in their thinking and actions. - JZ, 24.2.11. – CONSCIENCE, MORAL SENSE

RIGHT: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself. - Robert Ingersoll - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Rights exist in their proper definition, as the balance between the liberties of all. As such they cannot be given or taken but merely respected, ignored, oppressed or remain unknown. – JZ, 25.3.12.

RIGHT: Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.” - Thomas Paine. - Presently all to many welfare claims are proposed or upheld as if they were genuine individual rights and liberties, although they are really only wrongful claims against the genuine individual rights and liberties of others. - If you claim no rights for yourself then this does not give you the right to deny them for others or to disrespect them towards others. - JZ, 24.2.11 12.4.14. - GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: God grant, that not only the love of liberty, but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man, may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface, and say, ‘this is my country’.” – Benjamin Franklin. – The most important precondition for this, namely, a comprehensive and clear declaration of all individual rights and liberties, has not yet been fulfilled, has not even been systematically striven for by enough people! – I tried to make a start with my collection of private human rights declaration (in PEACE PLANS 589/590, which I supplemented and digitized and which is offered free on - Alas, so far I found not one interested in working further towards an ideal one. Are you or do you know even a single such person? - JZ, 10.5.08, 24.2.11. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DECLARATION OF ALL OF THEM

RIGHT: Good Rights require help.” – French Proverb, JZ retr. From: “Gut Recht bedarf der Hilfe.” – But also all rights known and utilized do provide much help. – JZ, 17.5.08. - Genuine rights authorize force to protect and enforce them against their attackers, as already Kant pointed out. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Government laws, courts, police, votes, initiatives and referendum, freedom of expression and information, freedom to protest, freedom to petition, the democratic process, territorial rule, governmental bills of rights, good will and intentions, are all not yet sufficient to safeguard individual rights and liberties, not even in a country like the USA with a long freedom tradition. E.g., free migration, free trade, individual and group secessionism, monetary freedom and independent militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties are still outlawed there. – Not even the rights of the most innocent victims, the unborn children, are fully recognized there – or in the rest of the world. - JZ, n.d. & 18.5.08. - From their limitation or suppression through territorial States through their full realization, initially only among a few of the first panarchies, is still a long march. - JZ, 24.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT: Governments and unions are the greatest violators of the right to work.” - Viv Forbes, quoted in TOOWOOMBA CHRONICLE, 1978.

RIGHT: Governments are only machines, created by the individuals of a nation for their own convenience; they are only delegated bodies, delegated by the individuals, and therefore they cannot possibly have larger moral rights of using force, or, indeed, larger moral rights of any kind, than the individuals who delegated them. We may reasonably believe that an individual, as a self-owner, is morally justified in defending the rights he possesses in himself and in his own property - by force, if necessary, against fraud (*), but he cannot be justified in using force for any other purpose whatsoever ...” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.371/2. - (*) H.'s footnote on fraud is here omitted. - J. Z.

RIGHT: Governments shouldn’t have rights that individuals don’t have.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, p.12. - RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALS & GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: Granting the political and other criminals and animals major rights and powers, while not granting the full range of individual rights to the rational people among their victims, is a recipe for disaster. - JZ, 7.1.1986.

RIGHT: Greetings and respect to you if you do not use your power as your right but for the right.” – Lavater, to the Helvetian Directory, 23.11.1799. – JZ tr. of: “Gruss und Hochachtung, wenn Ihr Eure Gewalt nicht zum Recht machet, sondern fuer das Recht gebrauchet.” – POWER, FORCE, COERCION, VIOLENCE

RIGHT: He is entirely without the thought of submitting to the rule of what is right.” - The Texts of Taoism, II/181.

RIGHT: 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, First Principles of Government, 1795. - Panarchism comes, probably, closest to this ideal. -JZ, 24.2.11. - PANARCHISM

RIGHT: He who exercises his own right injures no one.” (Qui jure sua utitur neminem laedit.) – Ibid. - This is followed in my strip from a photocopy by: “Rights are lost by disuse”. (Ex desuetudine amittuntur privileges. – Ibid.) – Alas, I managed to cut off the author and his title. – and will not browse through over 60 books of quotations in order to find the author. After all, I have to leave most of the job to finish this collection anyhow to other people than myself. – Anyhow, the saying is more important than the author. - JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: He will hew to the line of right, let the chips fly where they may.” - Roscoe Conkling, Speech, at Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1880, referring to General Grant.

RIGHT: He's true to God who's true to man; where ever wrong is done, // To the humblest and the weakest, 'neath the all-beholding sun, // That wrong is also done to us, and they are slaves most base, // Whose love of right is for themselves and not for all the race.” - Lowell. - Can one possibly love all of the human race? Can one get to know 7 billion people? Is everyone of them worthy of love or respect? - JZ, 24.2.11. , EQUALITY? SOLIDARITY, MUTUALITY, UNIVERSALITY, Q., LOVE

RIGHT: How could might be right when right is the formula for equal liberty? - JZ. 9.2.82. – “Right is might!”

RIGHT: How could one raise at least as much interest in individual rights and liberties as in inventions, cars, music, games, novels, plays, fashions, poetry, songs, sports, hobbies, crafts etc., all of which involved many people and their creativity and energy? – JZ, 11.1.88. – One should imagine that in a world where so many basic rights and liberties are still suppressed and all of them are at least somewhat infringed, there would be a much higher interest in this topic. Are we sufficiently moral, rational and self-interested to deserve all individual rights and liberties – since we do not seem to care sufficiently about them? – JZ, 18.5.08. – RATIONAL BEINGS, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, NATURAL RIGHTS, Q.,

RIGHT: How could you let it happen?” - From film “Firecreek”, channel 4, Australia, 14.8.82. – Where are the people fully aware of all individual rights and liberties and prepared to stand up for them? Or even merely interested in providing an attractive declaration of all of them? They seem to be systematically hiding from me. – JZ, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: How many people are there on Earth against whom no large wrongs are being committed?” - JZ, 13.10.00. - RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, WRONGS, CRIMES, Q.

RIGHT: How should (*) it happen that the individual should be without rights, but that the combination of individuals should possess unlimited rights? Except by some process of magic, a whole made up of similar parts cannot become possessed of a quality which does not exist in the parts.” - Mack edition of Auberon Herbert, p.47. - (*) could! - JZ

RIGHT: human beings … are so constituted that they will need a certain freedom from coercion if they seek to prosper …” - Jeff Riggenbach, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.15. - Why not all instead merely some freedom from coercion? Except, naturally, that amount of force that is required to protect individual rights and liberties against private and official criminals. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Human beings are destined to see what is lit up, not the light.” – Goethe, An Dora, 958. – JZ tr. of: “Das Menschengeschlecht ist bestimmt, Erleuchtetes zu sehen.” - For millions of years they have not yet lit up all truths and recognized them in theory and practice. As far as genuine individual rights and liberties are concerned, they are not even lit up via an as correct and comprehensive declaration of them as by now we could and should provide. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Human rights are inborn; they antedate laws; governments do not give them, but seek constantly to take them away.” - Dr. H. L. Soper, 1980.

RIGHT: Human rights are thus the right (meaning moral authority) of individual human beings to control their own life, liberty and earned property. Formally, rights may be defined as 'moral claims made by the criteria of possession (e.g. life), creation (e.g. value), earning (e.g. wages) or voluntary transfer (e.g. inheritance).” - Source?

RIGHT: Human rights cannot be rightfully enforced; they can only be accurately observed." - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 78, quoted by Charles W. Johnson as a statement by Robert LeFevre

RIGHT: Human Rights declarations did not prevail so far because they were still all too flawed, incomplete or unknown. – There is not even sufficient interest in them, not even among anarchists and libertarians, to at least try to provide a much better one than all of those so far offered by governments and some private individuals. – That and the all too complacent acceptance of the nuclear mass murder threat are two of the greatest scandals of our times, if not the greatest. - JZ, 21.11.85, 24.2.11, 22.6.13.

RIGHT: I am glad that most of us now have our political rights. And today I make this plea - that we use those political rights to vote for a return to the principle of making our laws and other governmental actions consistent with our moral rights.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.4/5. - That will be impossible as long as State membership remains compulsory and territorial. - J. Z., 26.6.84, 10.11.05.

RIGHT: I am going to say what little I can to make the American people brave enough and generous enough and kind enough to give everybody else the rights they have themselves.” - Robert G. Ingersoll, in Sprading, p.275. - "Give" is the wrong word here. To "help realize everybody's else's rights - to the extent that they want them" - would be better. - JZ, n.d. - How can they give or spread those they do not even have themselves or have not yet bothered to get to know and appreciate? - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: I am grateful for having been born with individual rights but not for seeing them suppressed by governments, trade unions and others. – JZ, 22.11.90.

RIGHT: I am not the executor of the moral law but merely of my rights.” – J. G. Fichte, Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution. - JZ tr. of: “Ich bin nicht Exekutor des Sittengesetzes, sondern nur meiner Rechte.” … p. 305/306.

RIGHT: I am sure that Might does not make Right.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I/5. - MIGHT,

RIGHT: I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior, who have the best heart - the best brain.” - Robert G. Ingersoll, Prose Poems and Selections, 1884. - Even the best brain is not yet good enough if it does not as yet know and appreciate genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 24.2.11. - – COERCION, CRIME, COMPULSION, AGGRESSION, SUPPRESSION, OPPRESSION, INTERVENTIONISM, RIGHT VS. WRONG

RIGHT: I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other man's rights. - Abraham Lincoln - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: I believe in my right to be wrong, and still more in my right to be right.” - Owen Lattimore: GAZETTE & DAILY, York, Pa., January 7, 1956.

RIGHT: I care and pray for what is true and right, and to this I am wholly given.” - (Quid verum atque decens euro et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum.) - Horace, Epistles, Bk.i, epis 1, 1.11. – By prayer one still relies all too much on a mere ghost, spirit or one’s all too passive imagination, letting “God” be a good man or “letting George do it”. Care and prayer are not enough to uphold what it true and right. – It is like keeping one’s hands in one’s pocket and one’s reason unused instead of engaging them rationally, with a rightful purpose. – It is a kind of verbal self-narcosis, comparable to resorting to the bottle or other drugs, if on is in trouble. – Self-enlightenment, self-thinking, self-defence and self-liberation as well as self-ownership, self-responsibility and self-determination do demand much more from us – but, usually, to not get it. - JZ, 22.6.13.

RIGHT: I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. The natural rights of mankind are indeed sacred things, and if any public measure is proved mischievously to affect them, the objection ought to be fatal to that measure, even if no charter at all could be set up against it. Only a sovereign reason, paramount to all forms of legislation and administration, should dictate.” - Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation with America, March 22, 1775. - RIGHT VS. WRONG, REASON, NATURAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, RACISM, NATIONALISM, SUPPOSED ENEMIES, INDISCRIMINATE HATE

RIGHT: I favor individual, not collective or national rights. - JZ, 9/72. - All others are merely figments of the imagination. - However, volunteers should be free to try to realize them - among themselves. - JZ, 24.11.05. - After all, even religious liberty is a genuine right. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: I find more and more young people rejecting the notion that it is all right to violate people’s rights so long as it is for a “worthwhile” cause.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.362. - MERE CLAIMS VS. GENUINE RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: I have a right to nothing, which another has a right to take away ... a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular; and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.” - Thomas Jefferson, to Madison, Paris, December 20, 1787. - HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, AS COMPLETE & FLAWLESS AS WOULD PRESENTLY BE POSSIBLE TO COMPILE.

RIGHT: I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.” - Robert Frost, 1935. - RIGHTS, SELF-DETERMINATION, LIBERTY, FREE CHOICE

RIGHT: I prefer to do right and get no thanks, rather than to do wrong and get no punishment.” - Marcus Cato. - Plutarch, Lives: Marcus Cato, ch.8, sec.9.

RIGHT: I presently hold that whatever is voluntary is usually right, therefore, coercion is usually wrong.” – George Kysor, THE CONNECTION 66, p.44. - COERCION, WRONG, VOLUNTARISM

RIGHT: I think that men are entitled to equal rights, but to equal rights to unequal things.” – Ascribed to Charles James Fox, 1749-1806. – Entitled to equal rights but not equal opportunities or equal outcomes. – JZ, 17.5.08. – EQUALITY, EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL LIBERTIES

RIGHT: I will follow the right side even to the fire, but excluding the fire if I can.” - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Essays, III, 1/ - RIGHT, JUSTICE, DETERMINATION, NON-CONFORMISM, PRINCIPLES

RIGHT: I would like to see finally a very detailed and complete declaration of individual rights and liberties compiled, published and recognized. Governments have never done this job satisfactorily. It is against their own interests and power urges. It is a job for the public at least for genuine intellectuals and social scientists. It would drop all the wrongful claims against others, contained in the governmental bills. It would stop appointing politicians and bureaucrats as middlemen for our rights and liberties and opportunities and bring only the self-responsible rights and liberties of individuals to take care of their own interests, their own happiness. So far over 130 such private drafts have been assembled and digitized in PEACE PLANS 589/590 and wait for discussion, improvements and further such drafts for this purpose. The best of all such drafts should be combined and all remaining flaws gradually and systematically eliminated. So far they are online as PEACE PLANS 589/590 on - where they are still ignored. Enough people should, finally, take the development, declaration, realization and protection of all their own rights and liberties into their own hands! – Only then will they get a chance to become really free, secure and well off. - JZ, 4.2.90, 5.8.92, 14.5.08, 24.2.11. – - MILITIA, SUFFICIENT INTEREST IN THE OWN AFFAIRS, INSTEAD OF STATISM & TERRITORIALISM, BILL OF RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. MERE CLAIMS AGAINST OTHERS, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

RIGHT: I would rather be right than be president.” - Henry Clay.

RIGHT: I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. - Frederick Douglass

RIGHT: I'd Rather Be Right.” - Kaufman-Hart-Rodger's musical show title.

RIGHT: I’ve said it before: rights are indivisible because there’s really only one, the right to be unmolested by the State or anybody else.” – L. Neil Smith, LEVER ACTION LETTER No. 17. – But what constitutes molestation? Is a mere verbal insult or a critic of his writings already a molestation? Is someone, asking him for the time, a molester? – JZ, 11. 5.08. - All to general formulas are not informative enough. It is the details that matter. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Idea: Something you can see better with your eyes shut.” (*) – Leonard Louis Levinson, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary, p. 117. (*) and your mind working. – JZ, 25.3.84. – The same can be said about rights. Gravity is real. You cannot see it or touch it – but you can feel its effects, nevertheless and see the effects e.g. in the Moon circling the Earth, and the tides caused by this rotation. - It is difficult to impossible to sufficiently illustrate and explain all rights and liberties in still pictures or even short video clips. I would welcome it very much if some artists would succeed in doing this for every genuine individual right and liberty, once they are all verbally put into a quite comprehensive and clear declaration. – JZ, 8.5.08, 24.2.11, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them your reach your destiny.” – Carl Schurz. – REALITY OR MERE IMAGINATION? , RIGHTS AS IDEAS, IDEALS, GUIDES, IDEALISM, PRINCIPLES

RIGHT: If a government can forbid the free exercise of a single one of man's natural rights, it may, for the same reason, forbid the exercise of any and all of them; and thus establish, practically and absolutely, Marshall's guiding principle, that the government has all the power, and the people no rights.” – Lysander Spooner, Works I, p.89. – GOVERNMENT & POWER VS. PEOPLE & THEIR RIGHTS

RIGHT: If a man acts at all times within his Rights, it is impossible for him, by their definition, to violate another's Rights.” - Mark Tier, in Murphey's Rights vs. Human Rights.

RIGHT: If a man is right, he can't be too radical; if he is wrong, he can't be too conservative!” - Josh Billings. - RADICALISM, CONSERVATISM

RIGHT: If a man neglects to enforce his rights, he cannot complain, if, after a while, the law follows his example.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. - ENFORCEMENT & LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, INTEREST IN INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ABUSES

RIGHT: If even anarchists and libertarians do not know or appreciate and recognize and respect all individual rights and liberties and do not show a sufficient interest in them to finally compile them into an ideal and universal declaration, then what can one expect from the other people? – JZ, 29.3.84, 18.5.08. – ANARCHISTS & LIBERTARIANS

RIGHT: If I can be firm enough today to do right, and scorn eyes, I must have done so much right before as to defend me now. Be it how it will, do right now. Always scorn appearances, and you always may. The force of character is cumulative.” - Emerson, in Sprading, p.146. – CHARACTER, SELF-RESPECT, CONFIDENCE

RIGHT: If it be right to me, it is right.” – Max Stirner: The Ego and His Own, 1845. – Alas, he did not show enough knowledge of “right” as an idea and ideal, if properly defined, individual rights, liberty and justice but, rather, like most people, uttered all too many errors and prejudices in this sphere. To me it sounds like an “Alice in Wonderland” statement. Not much different from: “A king can do no wrong”, “The King’s word is law!” “Whatever I fancy as right is right!” “My whim is to be law, justice morality and right for others!” – "Might is right!" - What a relapse, after thinkers like Immanuel Kant, into primitive and false notions! – JZ, 5.7.86, 24.2.11. – STIRNER, 

RIGHT: If it is not right, don’t do it; if it is not true, don’t say it.” – Marcus Aurelius

RIGHT: If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.” – William Hazlitt, The Plain Speaker, I, 324, 1826. – Wishes, hopes or prayers alone are not effective enough. – However, if they had seriously attempted to list and clearly state all individual rights and liberties then they might have learned enough from that list to realize all of them, relatively soon. – If the intellectuals, literati, poets, playwrights, song-writers, journalists, novelists, philosophers, teachers, lawyers and judges and the many millions of sufferers of injustices had seriously tackled this job, then we might have had it long ago – and practically applied, too. – JZ, 17.5.08, 24.2.11. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: If only one right is arbitrarily taken from men, then all the rest of their rights may suffer.” - Carl Watner, on Spooner, reason, 3/73.

RIGHT: If the individual has the right to govern himself, all external government is tyranny. - Benjamin R. Tucker - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: If the people are willing to accept substitutes for freedom, that may be styled as their 'right'. There is no effective means for disputing man's right to self-deception, and certainly there is no questioning his capacity for it; ...” - William F. Buckley in "Up from Liberalism".

RIGHT: If we cannot secure all our rights, let us secure what we can.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, March, 1789. – Let us clearly keep in mind what would be required to achieve and secure all our individual human rights and liberties. First of all, the discovery, discussion and public declaration of all these rights and liberties, in the clearest form possible for human beings. Once this is achieved, many of them would almost become self-realizing. – Secondly: A special force should become established to realize and defend them against any attacks. Probably, a special militia of volunteers would be required, one established and maintained only for this purpose and organized, trained and armed fully in accordance with them, rather than still another armed force in the hands of any territorial government. This ideal militia force should be self-managed, self-financed and self-mobilizing, when and where it is required. – JZ, 5.7.86, 17.5.08. - MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: If you don't know your rights, you don't have any. – Source? – If you do not know and appreciate them, you still have them but will not use them. – JZ, 23.4.13.

RIGHT: If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.” – Source? – Then you still have them as inalienable rights but do not know, practise and enjoy them, even if you were quite at liberty to do so, unhindered by any territorial State or any other criminals with victims. – JZ, 7.1.08, 24.2.11. – If you do not know and appreciate them, you still have them but will not use them. – JZ, 23.4.13. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS,

RIGHT: If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong. - But should we take the risk of a nuclear war? Risk taking should always be confined to volunteers. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - RISK TAKING, SECURITY, VOLUNTARISM

RIGHT: If you insist that individual rights are the summum bonum, then the whole structure of society (*) falls down. (**).” – B. F. Skinner. – (*) of the territorial State! – (**) Then an all-over free society, made up of numerous and diverse societies and communities, all only chosen by individuals for themselves, can finally begin. – JZ, 9.6.92. - PANARCHISM, STATE, SOCIETY, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM & PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT: If you think that proofs are still needed for the existence of rights to all basic individual liberties, then, by all means, try to find them or make them up – but do not waste my times with such primary school learning efforts. – JZ, 13.10.95. 

RIGHT: If, instead, we called these newfangled rights wishes, I’d be in agreement with most other Americans. I also wish everybody had decent housing, nutritional meals, and good medical care. …” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, p.215., – RIGHTS, WELFARE RIGHTS

RIGHT: Immanuel Kant was at this level: No one has a moral right to do anything that cannot be rationally conceded as a right to everyone else - the principle of universality.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/73. - A convicted felon, a violent criminal, does not have the same right to bear arms as an innocent citizen has. - The same applies to babies, infants and people with mental problems. - Rationality is the precondition for the claim to all individual rights and the minimum rationality required for this is the recognition of the rights and liberties of others. - JZ, 10.11.05, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Immunity from governmental compulsion.” - Paul Poirot. - Leave out "government" or say: "mainly from governmental compulsion"! - JZ, 1.11.76. – Alas, this immunity exists only morally, not practically, until an ideal declaration of them is compiled and sufficiently published and an ideal militia is established, well enough trained and operating to uphold individual rights and liberties. So far only their infringement and even suppression are well and territorially organized regarding all too many of them. – JZ, 1.4.09, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: in a Collectivist society the policeman’s duty is not to protect your rights, but to violate them.” - Ayn Rand, Textbook of Americanism, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.89, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, – RIGHTS, POLICE & COLLECTIVISM

RIGHT: In basic disagreement with Locke, and other exponents of the social contract theory, Tucker maintained that the idea of natural right as an inalienable and prior fact of nature is sheer nonsense. Rights do not descend upon man in the pre-social state but are the result of well-defined conventions which develop within the context of society. "They are not the liberties that exist through natural power, but the liberties that are created by mutual guaranty." - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.151. - Is not e.g. the right to free speech inherent in our inborn speech organs, the right to move, in our arms and legs? - To we first need a contractual convention to be allowed to used them? - JZ, 24.2.11. - NATURL RIGHTS, INBORN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT: In building up the belief in the true rights, the rights of self-ownership and self-guidance, apart from which everything tends to the confusion and corruption of public life - it was only so that we could ward off coming danger and the inevitable strife.” - Auberon Herbert: Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.71. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GUIDANCE

RIGHT: In his early years Tucker had written that "it is better to suffer great inconveniences than the evils engendered by the violation of individual rights." But he, eventually, came to disagree with this position, calling the person who would do justice through the heavens fall, a person with justice on the brain. Nevertheless, he maintained a life-long emphasis on individual sovereignty and non-invasion, even though tempered by what he understood to be the implications of Stirner's egoism.” - Carl Watner, "reason", 4/79. – What is nonsensical of Stirner’s assertions , his notions on rights, can even infiltrate some of the otherwise finest brains. – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: In how many different ways has “right” been wrongly defined so far and in how many different ways has it been rightly defined up to now? – Just three suggestions for wrongful definitions: 1.) Right is might. 2.) Right exist only through individual contracts. 3.) Rights are established by formal legislation. - I would like to see comprehensive electronic argument maps, as proposed by Paul Monk et al, on this, as on many other libertarian subjects. – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: In line with Spencer’s definition that rights are “freedoms to exercise one’s faculties”, I would suggest that rights are essentially “freedoms to act” rather than “entitlements to receive.” – The only thing one is entitled to receive from others is non-interference in the legitimate exercise of one’s rights.” – David Taylor, 5.6.85. - All right, as far as it goes - i.e. between more or less rational adults. But this does not cover certain types of social contract relationships and guardianship towards minors. This social contract requires e.g. that one at least tries to help an old lady being mugged or a child being sexually assaulted. – JZ, 12.6.85.

RIGHT: In logic, there are no such things as 'group rights', 'national duties', or 'debts to society'. All rights, duties and debts are of and to individuals.” - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet "Human Rights".

RIGHT: In nature there is neither right or wrong, only consequences.” - Slogan from the SPIRITUAL ANARCHY WEBSITE – Well, rights and liberties are not meant for nature but only for beings with a minimum of rationality, enough, anyhow, to recognize their own rights and liberties and those of others. – JZ, 7.8.08. – Alas, there are still too many of the others. - JZ, 24.2.11. - NATURE, CONSEQUENCES, RIGHTS, UTILITARIANISM, PRAXEOLOGY

RIGHT: In order to do something right you must do it right.” – Frederick Pohl, The Gold at the Rainbow’s End, ANALOG 3/77, p.42. – A mere word-play with the different meanings of the word right? Or a summing up of the fact that all individual rights and liberties have as yet not been sufficiently clarified and declared and that most people seem to be willing to rather put up with more decades of numerous wrongs than finally trying to properly define what is right and what is not? – JZ, 9.5.08.

RIGHT: In order to prevent democracy from becoming a tyranny over minorities, individual rights must supersede all democratic voting and all regulations. Rights must come first. Laws should come second, and only to protect those rights; nothing more. – Stuart K. Hayashi- LAWS & DEMOCRACY

RIGHT: In order to prevent democracy from becoming a tyranny over minorities, individual rights must supersede all democratic voting and all regulations. Rights must come first. Laws should come second, and only to protect those rights; nothing more.” – Stuart K. Hayashi: - RIGHTS VS. VOTING & LAWS, DEMOCRACY VS. TYRANNY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS VS. MAJORITY VOTES

RIGHT: In short, every man's natural rights are first, the right to do, with himself and his property, everything that he pleases to do and that justice towards others does not forbid him to do; and, secondly, to be free from all compulsion by others, to do anything whatever, except what justice to others requires him to do.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, 97. - INDIVIDUALS OVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT: In still another way, the government denies men's natural right to life. And that is by denying their natural right to make any of those contracts with each other, for buying and selling, borrowing and lending, giving and receiving, property, which are necessary, if men are to exist in any considerable numbers on the earth …” - Spooner, Works I, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.34. – FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE

RIGHT: In the domain of his rights the individual is sovereign.” - J. B. Lawrence, p.65, in: A Symposium on the Land Question. – In the domain of territorialism he isn’t. - JZ, 24.2.11. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RIGHT: In the field of civil liberties, libertarians hold that 'group rights' are merely metaphors; all that exist are individual rights. Groups have no rights save those derived from the rights of their individual members. Thus no group, in the name of nation, state, church, or any other institution, has the right to impose its doctrines or values on others.” - Libertarian Party Position Paper No.1: Libertarianism. - Not only when it comes to "civil liberties" or territorial statist concessions towards genuine individual rights and liberties! - JZ, 24.2.11. - HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT: In the Society of Contract, man is born free, and comes into his inheritance with maturity. – By this concept all rights belong to the individual. Society consists of individuals in voluntary association. The rights of any person are limited only by the equal rights of another person. – LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, date? p.4.

RIGHT: In their unshakeable determination to keep people in ignorance, theologians, together with their henchmen in government, who are equally resolved to oppress them, make the gratuitous assumption that the great majority of people by reason of their purely mechanical, manual occupations are doomed to remain stupid. They imagine that artisans are incapable of reaching the level of understanding necessary to assert their rights as men and citizens. Wouldn't that lead you to think that such a level of understanding is extremely complicated? Yet if only one quarter of the time now devoted to numbing their powers of thought had been used to enlighten them and instead of stuffing their heads with an absurd catechism of incomprehensible metaphysics, they had been taught the basic principles of man's rights and of the duties based on those rights, we'd have been amazed to see how far they would have progressed along this path, which can be found in any decent elementary textbook. If, instead of preaching the doctrine of patience, suffering, abnegation and degradation, so helpful to usurpers, they had taught people how to recognize their rights and their duty to defend them, they would have recognized that nature, which has created man as a social animal, has supplied him with all the common sense required to form a society based on reason. - Chamfort, quoted in FFF Daily, 15.2.13. – ATHEISM, HOLY BOOKS, BIBLE, KORAN, LIBERTIES, PREACHERS & RELIGION

RIGHT: Inalienable rights are rights that moral systems must recognize in order not to be self-defeating and self-rescinding. They are rights that individuals need in order to conduct themselves morally... - Diana Meyers - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: Indeed, it seems most probably that every action by anyone, is thought of as right at the moment of action. Reflection afterwards may bring regret but, on balance, most actions at the time of execution are assessed as right by the actors.” – Leonard E. Read: Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.136. - But this can happen, regarding many of today's actions, only through an immense ignorance of and insufficient discussion of rights. - J. Z., 27.6.84. - Add to this: Lack of interest in genuine rights. - JZ, 10.11.05.

RIGHT: Individual rights and liberties are not only the only rightful means but also the only really efficient ones. They alone are never self-defeating.” - JZ, 11.7.82. - They alone can mobilize all creative and protective forces. - JZ, 25.6.84, 24.2.11, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Individual rights are everywhere sacrificed to society, the collective, the state, the mob.” – Randall Rothman, in an advertising letter in BOOKS FOR LIBERTARIANS.

RIGHT: Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual .” - Ayn Rand - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VS. MAJORITIES, VOTES, PARTY RULE, PARLIAMENTS, CONSTITUTIONS, LAWS, JURISDICTIONS

RIGHT: Individual rights are the principles by reference to which a human community can be true both to every person's essential community with every other person and to every person's essential individuality as the source of his or her moral character. - Tibor R. Machan - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: Individual rights can only be protected from associations with compulsory membership if the compulsory membership is abolished!” - JZ, 5.6.82. - COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, PROTECTION

RIGHT: Is it that your knowledge is deficient? Is it that you have the knowledge, but want the strength to carry it into practice? Or is it that your mind is made up to do what you consider right, and never allow yourself to forget it?” - The Texts of Taoism, The Writings of Kwang-Sze. p.181.

RIGHT: It has been said of the world's history hitherto that might makes right. It is for us and for our time to reverse the maxim, and to say that right makes might. - Abraham Lincoln – MIGHT, POWER

RIGHT: It is a blessing to know what is right and an even greater blessing to fight for it.” – From film “King of America”. – It would even be a much greater blessing if one had no longer to fight for it, i.e. if all individual rights and liberties were fully recognized and respected. – JZ, 10.5.08. – RESISTANCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: It is a government’s duty to define rights, not confiscate them.” – Lang Hancock, 1975. - Because of this view we still have not got a comprehensive and consistent declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. If we leave this job to governments then we will still not have it in another 300 years or even more. – JZ, 8.5.08. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS & CONSTITUTION AMENDMENTS

RIGHT: It is a traditional right of the people to refuse acceptance of paper money.” - Ulrich von Beckerath in Berlin Program. - Unless, naturally, they have issued it themselves or are in debt to its issuer - he qualified this elsewhere. - No paper money should have compulsory value and forced acceptance in general circulation. - JZ, 10.11.05. – Nor should anyone have a monopoly for the issue of exchange media and the determination of a value standard for a whole population. – JZ, 1.4.09. – MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS, VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, LEGAL TENDER, MONOPOLY MONEY

RIGHT: It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” – Voltaire - Or when the ruling churches or powerful sects are wrong. Compare the current civil war in Iraq. - If the subjects strove for the recognition and realization of all genuine rights and liberties, then they would soon no longer have to be afraid of any territorial government. - But, e.g. with their "free" votes they are trying to dominate others, too, territorially and by proxy, giving power-mad politicians all too much power over all, dispensing favors and penalties. - JZ, 22.11.06, 22.6.13. - RIGHTS VS. GOVERNMENTS, WRONG, MANDATE, VOTING, MAJORITIES, INTEREST IN HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT: It is easier to be popular than to be right, especially if one uses popular prejudices to enhance one's "leadership" position. - JZ 30.7.01. - RIGHT, BEING RIGHT & POPULARITY, LEADERSHIP, PREJUDICES, POLITICIANS, CAMPAIGNS, ELECTIONS, MANDATE

RIGHT: It is fair to judge peoples by the rights they will sacrifice most for.” – Clarence Day, This Simian World, 1920, p.6. – Only while genuine individual rights are not yet fully recognized does one have to make some sacrifices for their realization. Once realized and used, they are very profitable to the user. Should it really be too difficult for the intellectuals of the world to finally provide an ideal declaration of all of them, one that would, as such, appeal to most people? - JZ, 24.2.11. - SACRIFICES, MEN, CHARACTER, INTELLECTUALS, ANARCHISTS, LIBERTARIANS

RIGHT: It is far better to be right than to support a cause that wins but is wrong. When enough individuals realize this, then - and only then - right will be victorious. - - In the long run, only right can be victorious anyhow, because that which is wrong violates the laws of nature and is self-destructive. - In the long run only capitalism (free enterprise) can win because it is the only social system that does not violate the laws of nature.” - Prof. Galambos, Vote for Principle, Series No.1, published by the CCI Bookshelf. - If the Galambos movement had offered its titles much more cheaply, on alternative media, its influence would be, by now, probably much larger, at least to the extent that it upheld some genuine truths. But they charged absurdly high prices for their printed matter and now for their disc sets. - How much poorer would most poets be through their poetry, if, e.g., they charged $50 or even $500 for each of their poems or small volumes? It is possible to price oneself out of much of one's potential market. More and more it becomes realized that if one offers something free of charge or very cheaply, then this can make one's offers in other media so well known, that the all-over effect is a much greater profit - in many but not necessarily in all cases. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: It is important to point out that since rights are a relationship of exclusive ownership or control, any group attempting to modify my ownership or control of my own property in the slightest degree, is for them (to that extent) to prevent my exercise of my rights. It is clear that both you and I cannot simultaneously have the final say over a single piece of property. Either I control it, or I do not. If it is my property and you object to what I am doing with it, or not doing with it, you can properly protest, refuse to deal with me, and encourage others to do the same; but you cannot properly attempt to use force to compel me to act as you desire. This is the crucial dividing line between my human rights and yours. I have a right to control my property. Whether I am rational or irrational, fair or unfair, wise or stupid in the disposition of my property, it remains my property.” - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet "Human Rights". - PROPERTY

RIGHT: It is merely necessary to be righteous, to be a bringer of peace.” – Israel Zangwill, 1864-1926, in The Wisdom of Israel, ed. by Lewis Browne, p.567. – As if innocent and peaceful people were never attacked, exploited, murdered! – But the rule applies, largely, to those who would bother to e.g. compile and sufficiently publicize quite rightful war and peace aims and cease to threaten others with ABC mass murder devices. – JZ, 22.10.08, 24.2.11. -

RIGHT: It is my responsibility to respect your rights. It is your responsibility to respect my rights. Genuine rights and responsibilities are in a symbiotic relationship. It is absurd to consider them apart or even as opposites. - JZ, 10.11.05. - RESPONSIBILITY, DUTY, OBLIGATION, MUTUALITY, RESPECT

RIGHT: It is never too late to start on the path of righteousness, and the road to evil will always be only a step away.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought.

RIGHT: It is obvious that human rights in Australia today are being attacked on all fronts. For example, your right to property is violated by the politicians who think that they have the right to spend 60 % of your income (the present average amount paid in taxes) for you, simply because they think that a lot of other people agree with them.” - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet "Human Rights".

RIGHT: It is only doing what is right - freedom – that matters.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p. 21.

RIGHT: It is right and might that govern everything in this world – might waiting on right. – Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842. – Waiting on? - JZ, 24.2.11. - Unfortunately, it is all too often right vainly waiting for some defensive might to come to its assistance against all too much aggressive and oppressive might. A militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties may be essential. – JZ, 5.7.86. - MILITIA

RIGHT: It is self-evident that no number of men, by conspiring, and calling themselves a government, can acquire any rights whatever over other men, or other men's property, which they had not before, as individuals.” - Spooner, Works I, 6. – However, voluntary victims should be free to grant their individually self-chosen governments as much power over their own lives as the like. - Every power-addicted mis-leader is likely to find at least some fools, ignorant and prejudiced people to lord it over. E.g. the churches and sects are still successful in this way. Thus it is surprising that none of the political power addicts has ever called for this "right" and opportunity for himself or herself and the own followers. And be it only to save himself or herself election expenses and struggles. A sinecure among consenting victims! - JZ, 24.2.11. - GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, MANDATE, POLITICIANS CONSTITUTIONALISM, PANARCHISM

RIGHT: It is the central theme of the libertarian philosophy that aggressive force which violates the boundary of the person and property of another, and does so against his will, is universally wrong.” – Robert LeFevre, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.13.

RIGHT: It is the fundamental right of every human being ‘to be protected from his own weaknesses.’ – Senator R. Neehall of Trinidad, Trinidad Hansard, Senate Debates, 27.11.68, quoted on p.125 of David Nicholls, The Pluralist State. – As a senator he was probably a power addict. How could he be protected against this human weakness? By not permitting him to run for this territorial office? And would he have wanted this protection for himself? Are there any limits to the nonsense that some territorial politicians spout? – JZ, 8.5.08. - PRESUMED, ASSERTED, IMAGINED & FICTITIOUS RIGHTS, WELFARE RIGHTS & CLAIMS, , POLITICIANS

RIGHT: It is the nature of man as a living, thinking being that determines his rights.” - Robert M. Sade, reason, Sept. 72. - Thus, would a violent criminal be able to claim any or even all? - JZ, 27.6.84. - If they are already "determined" by nature, where can I get them in clear and almost self-evident writing? - JZ, 24.2.11. -  - HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURE

RIGHT: It makes no difference, in principle, if this "collective will" is divined by the edicts of a dictator or by majority vote – so long as the rights of the individual may still be sacrificed.” – Robert Garmong - RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL VS. THE WILL OF THE COLLECTIVES

RIGHT: It may be said that the universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason.” - Immanuel Kant, The Science of Right. - JZ, Has anybody said it better, in a nutshell? - J. Z., 7.1.1986.) - PEACE

RIGHT: It was their faith that if man's inalienable rights are not impaired by other men, either directly or through the medium of political power, i.e. government, he can achieve spiritual growth and material blessings never before attained on earth. This was a shattering and revolutionary idea, an innovation in human history! And it worked even beyond their expectations ...” - Admiral Ben Moreell: The Admiral's Log, II/111. - It would even work very much better if all of them were fully recognized and expressed in a well-published and sufficiently discussed declaration. My experience so war was that almost no one else is interested in achieving this. And yet so many people are considering themselves and others to be selfish or sufficiently interested in their own affairs. - JZ, 24.2.11. – SUFFICIENT SELF-INTEREST IN ALL THE OWN AFFAIRS, INCLUDING E.G. FOREIGN AFFAIRS

RIGHT: It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights: that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism - free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power: that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further, our confidence may go; ... In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” - Thomas Jefferson, resolution proposed. - Neither formal constitutions nor governmental bills of rights do sufficiently bind down the men in power over whole territories and their population. - JZ, 25.11.05. - TERRITORIALISM, LEGALISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM

RIGHT: It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle.” – Alexis De Tocqueville. - To provide sufficient details increases and spreads understanding. All too general clauses are too much misunderstood. Most members of the Austrian School of Economics still interpret monetary freedom all too narrowly and are not aware and in favor of all monetary and clearing rights. – They do also interpret “property rights” all too widely, as already including all other individual rights and liberties. The draft of individual rights and liberties should certainly not be left to territorial governments, politicians, bureaucrats and their committees. That would be like putting the cat in charge of the canaries. - JZ 24. 11. 06, 13.4.14. AS OPPOSED TO MERE CLAIMS AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, BILLS OF RIGHTS AS DECLARED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, “SOCIAL RIGHTS”, “CIVIL RIGHTS”, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, WELFARE STATES, RIGHTS, AS DEFINED & DECLARED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, DEPENDENCIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RIGHT: Jefferson wrote, “It is ridiculous to suppose, that a man had less rights in himself than one of his neighbors, or, indeed, than all of them put together.” It is clear that Jefferson believed in the full equality of rights. Since all rights are equal no one’s rights superceded those of anyone else. And the individual’s rights are not superceded by the group as a whole. If the group had the authority to transgress on individual rights, “This would be slavery,” said Jefferson, “and not the liberty which the bill of rights had made inviolable, and for the preservation of which our government has been charged.” – Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed, p.5. – The rights of the chicken – entrusted to the foxes! – JZ, 18.5.08. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, LEGISLATION, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, EQUAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Judge Bowman … will examine the Supreme Court’s creation of a hierarchy of rights, its preference of some rights over others, and the legitimacy of that approach to the enforcement of rights guaranteed by the Constitution.” – I, too, hold that there is a hierarchy of rights. However, my own priorities are different from those of territorial States and governments of all kinds. Consequently, I’d like to be able to secede from all of them, their constitutions, laws, courts, and even their “bills of rights”, without thereby losing a single genuine individual human right, e.g. choice of residence or job. – JZ, n.d., & 18.5.08, 24.2.11. – Unless, of cause, I am a public servant in a statist system. – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Just as gravity arises from the nature of space and mass, rights arise from our inherent nature as individual human beings. Rights aren’t additive. Systems that assume that they are, labor under the false and dangerous assumption that two people have more rights than one.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.74. – But multiples of people do matter sometimes, as is indicated by some individuals, who, in certain situations, sacrifice their lives in order to preserve the lives of several others. Even hens display that self-sacrificing trait. – JZ, 27.9.07. - RIGHTS & HUMAN NATURE

RIGHT: Just as it could be said that water is endowed with the characteristic of being wet, or that wood is endowed with the characteristic of being flammable, so man is endowed with the characteristic of having rights.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1975. – NATURAL LAW, RIGHTS & ABILITIES OF MAN

RIGHT: Knowing what is right and not doing it is as bad as knowing what is wrong and doing it.” - W. G. P.

RIGHT: Knowledge has so corrupted them, they have forgotten how to think morally. Intellectuals are the curse of the twentieth century." - Eric Lambert in "Glory thrown in". - Knowledge? A philosophy full of clichés and myths and weak theories! Incomplete knowledge or "knowledge" of errors would have been better. Ignorance and prejudices do not make the realization of a society in accordance with natural rights any easier. And perhaps no one is more ignorant today of natural and human rights than the majority of today's "intellectuals". - J. Z., ca. 1965 & 7.1.1986 & 24.11.05. – KNOWLEDGE, INTELLECTUALS, “VALUE-FREE THINKING”, RELATIVISM, ETHICAL NIHILISM, IDEOLOGIES, EGALITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, REVIVAL OF ABSOLUTISM, MORALITY, LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Laws don’t grant anybody, 8 years old or 80, the right to do what they want. We’re born with rights, laws only take rights away.” – Deborah Colton, THE CONNECTION 156, 27.1.89, p.46. – Or they outlaw them and punish their use. They cannot make, fake or take them. They can only suppress their use. – JZ, 18.5.08. - LAWS


RIGHT: Let us first ask what are the natural rights of men, and endeavor to secure them, before we propose either to beg or to pillage.” - Henry George, Social Problems.

RIGHT: Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end do our duty as we understand it.” – Abraham Lincoln, speech, New York City, Feb. 27, 1860. – Did he know enough about individual rights and liberties? Did he respect them sufficiently? Or was he just another power-hungry territorialist and coercer? Consider the number of the victims of his “victory”. – JZ, 17.5.08.Another version from an earlier speech: “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.”- Speech in New York, Feb. 21, 1859. – Might does not automatically make right – except among moral and rational beings who do know and do appreciate their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 5.7.86. - DUTY, FAITH, RESPONSIBILITY, MIGHT

RIGHT: Libertarianism is a moral philosophy entirely dependent on the concept of abstract rights providing moral limitations on human action. Negating either the concept of “morality” or negating that rights are abstractions referring to moral boundaries on human action - negates libertarianism as well. J. Neil Schulman, - His books, quotes, articles, blogs and Facebook entries are online but copyrighted. - MORALITY & LIBERTARIANISM

RIGHT: Liberty does not consist in mere declarations of the rights of men. It consists in the translation of those declarations into definite action.” - Woodrow Wilson, Address, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 4 July, 1914. – Most past declarations of individual rights and liberties were all too incomplete. They also contained all too many mere claims rather than genuine rights. - That contributed much to make them ineffective. – JZ, 1.4.09. - DUTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIA

RIGHT: man can achieve his optimal satisfaction when he is free to act as he considers best for him. Consequently when he joins with others to live in a society he ought to have the political ‘right’ or “entitlement’ to direct his life and to act freely. – However, other members of society can only enjoy the same freedom if the rights of every member are neither greater nor lesser than those of others. Consequently, rights must be equal.” – George Hardy, PROGRESS, 4/78. - However, all individuals of the whole population of a country do not have to live in the same society or State. Voluntary members of some societies or communities, all of them only exterritorially autonomous, may not believe in rights at all or in equal rights. Or they may insist on practising some rights while neglecting others. That should be up to them, as far as their own affairs are concerned. – JZ, 8.5.08. – EQUALITY, EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM


RIGHT: Man exists with a particular nature which implies that he possesses particular rights whether or not the market or government acknowledges the fact.” - Joel B. Byklebust, Libertarian Handbook, 1973, p.87.

RIGHT: Man has a moral instinct (sense) like an urge regarding language, family, art, knowledge and religion. It expresses itself, since man rose from his animal beginnings, almost everywhere where human beings associate. But, like the other instincts, it is largely blind and unreasonable in many cases. It has to be purified and controlled by reasoning, based on sufficient information, to make for rightful behavior. - JZ, 25.6.84, based on an old and undated note. - Knowledge and principles that are not clearly enough expressed or recalled, are not really knowledge and principles. - That applies especially in ethics, in human interrelations, to conscience and the moral sense, to spirit, faith, thoughts, maxims, paroles, slogans, proverbs, ideas, concepts, and "positive" "laws". - JZ, 24.2.11. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Man has to seek for what is right and let happiness come by the way.” – Pestalozzi, Kinderlehre der Wohnstube. – JZ tr.of: “Der Mensch muss das Recht suchen und das Glueck kommen lassen.” – Seek right and wait for happiness. – JZ, 21.7.86. - Should each for himself and alone have to seek and try to express a complete declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties? - Then we might as well demand that each should develop a language for himself - or any science, technology and art. - JZ, 24.2.11. - HAPPINESS, RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUALISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NOT A JOB FOR INDIVIDUALS ON THEIR OWN

RIGHT: Man must have the right of choice, even to choose wrong, if he shall ever learn to choose right.” - Josiah C. Wedgwood - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Provided this is done only at his own risk and expense. - JZ, 24.2.11. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE OF CHOICE, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, COMPETITION

RIGHT: Man, with his mind and body, at least once he is sufficiently grown up, is made by nature to practice all genuine rights and liberties, not merely to live as a subject or even slave to others. – To that extent we are all equal. – JZ, 31.3.09. – But only as long as we do respect the rights and liberties of others. Criminals and aggressors, by their actions, can lose some to all of them. – JZ, 13.4.14. - EQUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SLAVERY, SUBJUGATION, MASTERS? LEADERSHIP?

RIGHT: Man's fundamental right - the one on which all others depend - is the right to his own life. The phrase, 'all men are created equal', means that all men are born with the right to life and the rights inherent in the ownership of life. But the process of living is not something done to man; rather it is continuous action that he must generate and sustain.” - Ann Wortham, THE FREEMAN, 7/75, p.417.

RIGHT: Man’s rights are endangered from only two sources: criminals and government!” (*) – Kenneth W. Ryker, Freedom in a Nutshell, THE FREEMAN, Sept. 77. - Also, through ignorance or prejudices, by ordinary and otherwise decent people! – We cannot really blame them alone for this as long as all individual rights and liberties have not yet been sufficiently combined and publicized in one ideal declaration. - JZ, 18.5.08. - Naturally, only as ideal and perfect as we could and should make it by now. Territorial governments haven't really seriously tried to tackle this job for the last three centuries. But then the anarchists and libertarians and others of their victims haven't, either. Who of them should be blamed more for this? - JZ, 24.2.11. – (*) What is the difference, if any, between private and official criminals with involuntary victims? – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Mankind is fated to see only what is lighted up but not the light itself. – Or: “Human beings are destined to see what is lit up, not the light.” - Goethe, An Dora, 958. – JZ tr. of: “ Das Menschengeschlecht ist bestimmt, Erleuchtetes zu sehen, nicht das Licht.” - The same applies e.g. to gravity, electricity, magnetism and rights. They are themselves invisible - only their effects can be seen. – JZ, 10.12.85. – Should we not try to make all rights and liberties at last visible together, in properly chosen words? Are any of the governmental bill of rights declarations complete and good enough? – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: Many ‘civil libertarians” believe that some people have the “right” to violate the rights of others; they claim that people have a “right to a job” or a “right to welfare payments” or a “right to free child care” – all at the expense of other people (the taxpayers) who are forced to pay for these …” - Sam Wells, OPTION, Feb. 77. – WELFARE - “RIGHTS” OR CLAIMS, WELFARE STATE

RIGHT: Many things that people value have now been christened ‘rights’, such as education, a job, health and safety on the job, social security, a vacation, peace of mind, friendship, or a fair wage. But no one has any right to such things. What we do have a right to is the freedom to do our utmost to achieve these values. To actually have a right to these values would mean to have a right to the lives, efforts and property of other people who have created these values.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.60. - I value liverwurst. Do I have a right to liverwurst, or only the right to try to acquire it, in a rightful way? – JZ, 18.5.08. – However, the voluntary members of an insurance company, credit union or mutual credit association, can contract to help each other in agreed-upon ways. – A territorially imposed Welfare State cannot be rightful. - JZ, 13.4.14. - CLAIMS OR FICTITIOUS RIGHTS

RIGHT: May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me.” – Plato, 4th c. BCE. - Many lovers of alcoholic drinks might wish that others would make them tipsy or even drunk. - JZ, 24.2.11. - GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: men have the right to be free to live their own lives as they choose. A man has a right to survival, a right to try to better his existence, a right to enjoy one hundred percent of the fruits of his labor, a right to do as he pleases – a right to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.32. - FREEDOM, CHOICE, LIVING

RIGHT: Men should not petition for rights, but take them.” – Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man. - Please, where are they up for grabs, free of charge or effort? - JZ, 24.2.11. – Territorial government not only wish to monopolize them but also to maintain their arbitrary and usurped power to commit any wrong that pleases them. – JZ, 13.4.14. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, POWER ADDICTION

RIGHT: Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. - Susan B. Anthony - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: Mere wishes are thought of as rights.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 7/73. – CLAIMS, WELFARE “RIGHTS”

RIGHT: Merely act rightly in your affairs. The rest will come by itself.” – Goethe, Sprueche in Reimen, No.18. – But make sure that you are only rightfully minding your own business. – JZ, 21.7.86, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Might cannot make a single right but at most it can help establish or protect it. But, usually, it is rather used to deny, attack and suppress rights. Moreover, when two mighty territorial powers struggle with each other then, usually, neither of them does quite clearly only protect or establish individual rights and liberties but both sides suppress all too many of them i.e., do commit all too many wrongs, which are all too closely related to their wrongful territorial powers. – JZ, 5.7.86, 17.5.08. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MIGHT

RIGHT: Might does not make right; it only makes history.” - Jim Fiebig, READER'S DIGEST, 10/81. - And catastrophic history at that. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: Might is not right.” - Merilyn Rose Fairskye, "FREE ENTERPRISE", 8/74.

RIGHT: Might is right, and justice is the interest of the stronger.” – Plato, The Republic, I, c. 370 B.C. – Justice is even more so in the interest of the weaker. – But we have to remember that Plato tried to appeal to Kings and dictators to realize his kind of utopia. – JZ 17.5.08, 24.2.11. – MIGHT, POWER ADDICTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS,

RIGHT: Might isn't right - but it pretends to be - and it finds too many believers. - JZ, 9.5.82. - Just like most religions and philosophies. - To each only the own! - JZ, 24.2.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TRUE BELIEVERS

RIGHT: Might makes right.” – English proverb, traced by Apperson to c. 1311. – What is right e.g. about the nuclear war threat? – JZ, 1.5.08. - Which rights has this threat produced? - Oh, the nonsense that can be quite thoughtlessly expressed in a a few words, proverbs, definitions and popular slogans. - JZ, 24.2.11. – Q., POWER, REALPOLITIK, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, JUSTICE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

RIGHT: Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right. - Suki Mononameonic and Gian Piero de Bellis shared Bastiat Institute's. – Facebook, 11.11.12. - MORALITY & OBEDIENCE

RIGHT: More worrisome is the notion that our civil liberties are subject to cancellation in times of crisis. Our Constitution seeks to protect rights the Framers deemed inalienable. It faces its gravest tests in times of crisis. – Clint Bolick,REASON magazine, 12/02 – Even the Founding fathers did not know and appreciate all genuine individual rights and liberties. Perhaps no one on Earth does, so far. Anyhow, they have not yet been fully and clearly collected and stated in a single declaration, the best that we could and should provide by now, with input from many. Alas, no one seems to be interested in this job. – JZ, 25.4.13. - CRISIS TIMES, CONSTITUTIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Murray Rothbard, in a paper entitled "The Ethics of Liberty", argued that the standard for moral goodness is set by man's nature. Whatever fulfills the nature of a living thing is good, and whatever diminishes the nature of a living thing is bad. When the living thing in question is a human being and when we are speaking of chosen ends, then we are speaking of moral 'goods' and 'bads'. Rothbard, in almost all respects, endorsed a natural-law doctrine as the groundwork for rights.” - Douglas B. Rasmussen, Philosophy Department, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonia, Texas, in article introduction to A Groundwork for Rights: Man's Natural End, J.L.S., Winter 80.

RIGHT: My conception has always been that the concept of rights applies within each species but does not cross species boundaries. Thus, a man who kills a lion kills his natural enemy. If the lion kills the man, the same event occurs. No rights are violated.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - JZ: Thus, if a man killed a lion in the zoo … ! Others have extended the concept of rights to all rational beings, whatever species they might belong to. - J. Z., 26.6.84. – I hold that at least a man has to be sufficiently rational to recognize and respect genuine individual rights and liberties – in order to be able to claim all of them for himself. However, if one applies this standard and minimum requirement to all of the present world population, then how many or how few would pass this test? – I still feel like Diogenes, ambling about with a “lamp”, trying to find human beings sufficiently interests in wanting to help compile an ideal human rights declaration. So far I haven’t even found one! My anthology of over 130 private human rights drafts, in my digitized and enlarged PEACE PLANS issue No. 589/590, has aroused no almost no interest, discussion and opinion exchange. Thus I still feel like a single voice shouting in the wilderness. – For every 10 or 100 or even more books on natural law or human rights, I would like to see at least one of these rights being optimally expressed and then added to all the other formulations of other rights, in an ideal declaration of them. - There may be thousands of books on such subjects that have, between them, not one serious attempt to state the rights together, as well as each author could, if he had researched many prior attempts to declare these rights. - JZ, 31.3.09, 24.2.11, 13.4.14. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: My own view is that ‘might makes right’ evolves into ‘right makes might’, as people become civilized to the point where they are willing to contribute their ‘might’ to solutions they experience as ‘just’.” – Diogenes, THE CONNECTION 121, p.56. – Including the typo correction that he supplied in, replacing “right makes right” with “right makes might”, in TC 122, p.48. - Right is anyhow associated with the authority to enforce it. (Kant) Trouble is, most people know more about might than they know about right and rights. – “Right makes right” is also correct, since genuine individual rights do support each other. - JZ, 2.8.89, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave consequences to him who has the disposal of them.” - Thomas Jefferson, Writings, Vol. xiii, p.387.

RIGHT: My right and my wrong, is their right and their wrong.” - Emerson, quoted in Sprading, p.149. - When I am robbed or stabbed then they are not necessarily robbed and stabbed, although they or some of them may be the next victims of such crimes or have been so victimized before. – JZ, 31.3.09, 13.4.14. 

RIGHT: My rights above all.” – Robert B. Moler, ANALOG 1/87, P. 184. – Except over the rights of others. – JZ, 30.4.91. -

RIGHT: My rights are your rights.” – Leonard E. Read, The Path of Duty, p.44, heading. The full text is on page 47: “I have no right to your reward, nor you to mine. Thus my rights are your rights so long as they are creative.”

RIGHT: My rights end where yours begin.” - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet Human Rights.

RIGHT: Natural Rights … are life- and-death considerations.” – Quoted by James Martin, The Saga of Hog Island, XI, and noted in opposition to the idea of natural rights. – JZ – NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, LIFE & DEATH, NWT

RIGHT: Nature in an absolute manner wills that right should at length obtain the victory. – Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace, Supplement I, 1795. – Finally instead of “at length”? - JZ

RIGHT: Never approve or condone anything that is not consistent with what you believe to be right.” - Leonard E. Read: The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, p.53.

RIGHT: Never before had there been established the inviolable rights of the individual to the fruits of his labor - to keep, to trade, or even to give away as he chooses. Always it was government that was sovereign, and any right to the products of one's labor - and often even to one's life - was a right granted to the people by the government.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, 119. – A wrongful privilege or authority, rather than a right granted by the people. – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.” – Rousseau, A Discourse on Political Economy, 1758, tr. G. D. H. Cole. – Unlimited? Larger, more numerous, more secure? – JZ, 20.11.85, 17.5.08. – Acting only within one’s rights as an individual, filled with fools, criminals and aggressors, does not automatically protect one or spread individual rights and liberties. General enlightenment of public opinion requires much more than a heroic stand by one individual. E.g., at least a clear and almost complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties, those discovered and stated already by some, and a suitable militia for their protection. Or did e.g. the heroic stands of Socrates and of Christ enlighten the world sufficiently and soon enough? – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: no governmental apparatus can lord it over a people who conceive ... their rights. ...” - Leonard E. Read: Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.24, after creative editing. Read bases all rights upon a divine gift and relates the above thought to this origin, too. – JZ, n.d.

RIGHT: No legal right can refute natural right.” – (“Kein gesetzlich Recht kann natuerlich Recht widerlegen.“ – Old German proverb. – Alas, it can suppress their proclamation and their practice. - JZ, 24.2.11. - LAW, NATURAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT: no man can have rights over another man unless he first have rights over himself. He cannot possess the right to direct the happiness of another man, unless he possess rights to direct his own happiness: and if we grant him the latter right, this is at once fatal to the former right. Indeed, to deny this right, or to abridge anything from it, is to reduce the moral world to complete disorder. Deny this right and you have no foundation left for rights of any kind - for justice, political freedom, or political equality - you have established the reign of force, and whatever gloss of civilization you may place over it, you have brought men once more to the 'good old plan' on which our fathers stood.” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.46.

RIGHT: No man ever has a 'right' to 'the unrewarded services of others'.” - Ayn Rand, How Not to Fight Socialized Medicine.

RIGHT: No man has a natural right to commit an aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to F. W. Gilmer, 1816. – Another version: No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another.” The “law” ought, and partly does, but the multitude of “positive” laws don’t. – JZ, 5.7.86, 17.5.08. - LAWS, AGGRESSION

RIGHT: No man in the world acts up to his own standard of right.” – T. B. Macaulay, Hallam, EDINBURGH REVIEW, Sept. 1828. – But one can try or ought to try. This amounts to a duty to test, subjectively and objectively whether one’s standards and one’s behavior could become universalized. – JZ, 5.11.85, 5.7.86. Or, as my father would say, whether one demands more freedom for oneself than one is prepared to concede to others. – JZ, 17.5.08. - Or he does, but his standard of rights may be all too close to those of a criminal or a politician. Oops, I repeated myself. - There are still "philosophers", like Stirner, who uncritically subscribe to the "principle" "Might is right!" - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: No one can have a true idea of right until he does it; any genuine reverence for it until he has done it often and with cost; any peace ineffable in it, till he does it always and with alacrity.” - James Martineau, Endeavours after Christian Life, Ch.15.


RIGHT: No one is my enemy, none a stranger and everyone is my friend.” – Guru Arjan Dev: AG 1299. – SIKHISM. - I lived for almost 12 years under Hitler, saw him only once from some distance and only frequently heard his raucous and rabble-rousing voice on the primitive little radio that he had spread cheaply. (Volksempfaenger) It could not receive foreign broadcasts. He was certainly not my friend or my hero – JZ, 31.3.09. - How short could many to most articles, speeches and books be if all their nonsense were eliminated? - JZ, 24.2.11. – Q.

RIGHT: No private rights are so unimportant that they can be surrendered with impunity to the caprices of a government.” - Tocqueville: Democracy in America, p.310/11.

RIGHT: No question is ever settled till it is settled right.” - Ascribed to Abraham Lincoln. - Previously: No question is ever settled until it is settled right. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox: Settle the Question right.

RIGHT: No relative, no teacher, no policeman, no judge and no parliament has the right to tell you what to do with your own body, mind and income.” - Duncan Yuille, in his leaflet Human Rights.

RIGHT: No stoppin' a man who knew he was in the right and kept a-comin'.” - Louis L'Armour, "Tucker", p.9. - How many of them were imprisoned, tortured or executed? - JZ, 24.2.11. - PERSEVERANCE, MAN, CONVICTION, ENTHUSIASM, FAITH

RIGHT: No TERRITORIAL government has any rights! – JZ, 19.12.83, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: no wrong can right a wrong.” – H. Rider Haggard, Maiwa’s Revenge: Elissa, p.72.

RIGHT: No wrongs to 'right' wrongs, only rights to right rights! - JZ, 1.1.76, after reading L. E. Read's: "introducing a restriction to free exchange, a wrong to right a wrong." – in his Elements to Libertarian Leadership, p.77.

RIGHT: Nobody has the right to do what he pleases - except when he pleases by doing right.” - Rough version of quote in Ben Casey series, TV, 25.11.76.

RIGHT: Nobody oughta bug anybody.” - R. Sheckley, Journey of Joenes, p.183. - Jones? typo?

RIGHT: None of us has lost too much sleep over the threat of imminent annihilation of the human race and our responsibility for this state of affairs.” - Frances Hoffer, PRAJ, abstract 32916. - RIGHT TO LIFE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NWT

RIGHT: None of you (truly) believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” – Number 13 of Iman ‘Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths. - If one is an opera singer or dancer, or wants to be, should one wish only that for one's brother? - ISLAM, GOLDEN RULE,

RIGHT: Not doing wrong is not doing right.” - W. G. P. - DUTY, OMISSIONS, RESPONSIBILITY, APATHY, INDIFFERENCE

RIGHT: Notes on Rights and Ethics: It is pretty evident that LC writers increasingly reject any notion of rights or morality. Such an attitude definitely changes the meaning of “libertarian” to someone who wants liberty himself, but thinks little of taking liberty from others or using the state to do so. All concepts of “justice” are thus rendered absurd. By such a conception a “libertarian” and a “libertine” are identical. In fact, “liberty” is thus equivalent to “power” and could be defined in terms of the amount of deference one can command from others. Certainly, for many advocates of ethnic power “liberation” means just that. - I have tended to prefer a definition of morality close to that of Bentham, who said “Morality is the art of maximizing happiness.” By such a definition everyone has “morality”, just as everyone has “intelligence” to varying degrees. This definition makes morality indistinguishable from prudence and encompasses manners. It also passes over the fact that morality has traditionally been used as a sanction to control the behavior of others, being tied with political power, religious condemnation and social pressure, disapproval or censure. …” - Albert the Unknown, in THE CONNECTION, 66, p.48. – So much confusion, ignorance, prejudices, dogmatism and disagreement still exists in this sphere, even among anarchists and libertarians, that it is high time that the opportunity provided by electronic “argument mapping”, as developed by Paul Monk et al, and described online, becomes applied also to this subject, to achieve fast and correct results. Mere oral or written sequential discussions and debates have not yet been able to cut this kind of Gordian Knot. – I do not agree with Albert’s definition but it is one of several which deserves sufficient discussion. – JZ, 8.5.08. – LIBERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, FREEDOM, MORALITY, MIGHT, UTILITARIANISM, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, ETHICS, JUSTICE, LIBERTARIAN, LIBERTINE, POWER, LIBERATION

RIGHT: Nothing is ever settled until it is settled right.” – Proverbial wisdom? Quoted here on p.172 of “Gossip: Cities of the War and other stories.” – PANARCHISM, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Nozick says that an individual's rights define a moral boundary around the person. These boundaries constrain the permissible behavior of every agent.” - Samuel Scheffler, Natural Rights ... CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 3/76.

RIGHT: Nozick seems to follow Locke in holding that each person has a right to exact compensation from someone who violates his rights ...” - Samuel Scheffler, CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 3/76. - What would be an exact compensation if somebody is raped, crippled or murdered? Is the eye for an eye "principle" good and effective enough, especially seeing that not every such offender is caught and convicted? - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Objector: “There are not rights!” - Answer: This is true for yourself. Since you neither know nor respect them, you cannot claim them. For you they do not exist. They are only meant for people possessing a minimum of morality and rationality. - JZ, 25.6.84, based on old undated note. – According to your own opinion you have no right to freedom of speech. So just shut up and let us use our rights! We are aware of them and want to use them, undisturbed by you! – JZ, 31.3.09.

RIGHT: Of Rights - Natural and Arbitrary: If government can create rights, it can withhold and destroy rights. The practical consequence of this fact is that if rights are derived from governments, there are not rights. Governmental favors may masquerade as rights. They may even assume a semblance of constitutionality. But such favors are instruments of power; they are arbitrary 'rights' granted under the circumstances, subject to recall and change. When rights are arbitrarily created, there are not rights, only privileges. The extent to which we have accepted the belief that children have a right to education, that farmers have a right to a parity of income, that all have a right to the latest medicine, and so on, is the measure of the extent to which we have yielded up our natural rights.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. - Regarding 'right to the latest medicine' - that is a right, when there is a willing seller and buyer. But the government intervenes here, too, asserting, that it would not yet be tested enough, by its standard, to be safe enough and thus prohibits its use even among people willing to take the risk involved. To that extent a real right is involved and suppressed, one that is a part of the right to life and to maintain one's life. - JZ, 26.6.84, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: offenses against individual rights (such as theft, murder, robbery, rape, etc.) [which do not involve any violation of pre-existing contractual relations.] (*) What makes them “bad” is their being violations of individual rights.” – Moshe Kroy, JLS, Sum. 77, p. 208. - (*) I put that segment in [] brackets, since it does not make any sense to me. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Once basic rights have been acknowledged, any subsidiary 'rights' may not contradict the basic ones without destroying the basis for individual freedom. For example, one cannot claim a 'right' to food he has neither earned nor produced without contradicting the basic right of property (in this case food) produced or earned by someone else. In a free society, property could be traded voluntarily or given away by the owner, but it could not be taken away by force.” - World Research, 1, The Role of Government.

RIGHT: Once everyone's rights are secured, no further social change is necessary.” - Quoted with disapproval in OUTLOOK, Feb. 73.

RIGHT: Once power comes - the right is outlawed.” – JZ tr. of: “Kommt die Macht, // so faellt das Recht.”

RIGHT: One can go wrong in many different ways, but right only in one.” – Aristotle. – Quoted in NOTES FROM FEE, Jan. 78. - Another version: One may go wrong in many different directions, but right only in one.” - Aristotle - The road voluntarily taken and at the own risk and expense is always the right one, a least for the time being and within the framework of one's limited knowledge. - JZ, 13.10.02. - Is there really only e.g. one right way to express a thought or an idea, or to do any job? - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: One cannot be too right.” – Source?

RIGHT: One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself and feel how it hurts.”- YORUBA – GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: One man in the right will finally get to be a majority.” – R. G. Ingersoll, Speech in New York, Oct. 23, 1880. - … will finally get to become supported by a majority, but only rarely directly and fast enough. – JZ, 17.5.08. - He might not live long enough or survive the process and risks of struggling for his right. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: One may choose to hate or to love people - as long as one does not infringe their rights. – (Man mag andere Leute hassen oder lieben, nach Belieben - solange man ihren Rechten nicht Eintrag tut.) - JZ 25.11.80.

RIGHT: One should be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow against himself.” – Thomas Hobbes. - If one does not mind a moderate blow between friends or enemies and takes it "in good spirits, or even loves a bit of a fighting, does this then mean that one should have the right to apply it to all others or to start a "friendly" physical fight with others? - There are so many flawed "Golden Rules" that it is high time that they and their best refutations become finally combined and sufficiently published. - JZ, 24.2.11. – GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: One's right to life, liberty, and property ... and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.” - Supreme Court declaration in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. - THE FREEMAN, 10/75. - VOTING, MAJORITY, LAW, DEMOCRACY, LAWS, LEGISLATION

RIGHT: Only he errs innocently who does not know the right way but not the one who sees the right way and, nevertheless, runs into a thicket.” – JZ tr. of: Unschuldig ist nur, wer den rechten Weg nicht kennt // Nicht wer den Richtweg sieht und doch ins Dickicht rennt. – Rueckert, Weisheit des Brahmanen, Bd.1, S.169.

RIGHT: Only individual rights exist.” - Libertarian Handbook, 1973, on Spooner. – In exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers their members may subscribe, with their personal laws, to other “rights’ than individual rights and liberties as long as they want to or can stand this. Those individuals having learnt their lesson would be free to secede from them. – JZ, 1.4.09.

RIGHT: Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot - So should we continue to risk e.g. a nuclear war? - Always hoping that it will not be started accidentally? - JZ, 24.2.11. - BRINKMANSHIP, PLAYING CHICKEN, FREEDOM, TAKING CHANCES, RISK

RIGHT: Our ideas of right and wrong are simple ideas, and must therefore be ascribed to some power of immediate perception in the human mind. He that doubts this need only try to give definition of them which shall amount to more than synonymous expressions.” – Richard Price: The Principal Questions in Morals, I, 1758.b. - MORAL SENSE

RIGHT: our revolutionaries have still to learn the truth in Bentham’s saying, that all men have equal rights, but not to equal things.” - Bruce L. Richmond, The Pattern of Freedom, Ljus English Library, vol 12, Stockholm, 1943, p.37. - RIGHTS, EQUAL RIGHTS & EQUALITY IN THINGS OR OUTCOMES, EGALITARIANISM

RIGHT: Our victories have been immense: we have in our hands what our forefathers begged heaven for centuries to grant. That is to say, we have our rights firmly grounded, and arms to defend them. Instead of being poor animals bowed to the earth, we have become men.” – Erckman-Chatrian, The Story of a Peasant, I, p.319. - Our self-inflicted losses are immense, too. We begged heaven or governments to grant us rights, instead of formulating, agreeing upon and realizing and defending them ourselves, if necessary, with suitable arms in our hands. – JZ, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: Painful as it may be to hear it, there’s nothing special about the people of this country that sets them apart from the other people of the world. It is the Bill of Rights, and only the Bill of Rights, that keeps us from becoming the world’s biggest banana republic. The moment we forget that, the American Dream is over.” – Alexander Hope, "Looking Forward." - I place my hopes on an ideal private declaration of individual human rights and liberties and on the very few who, one day, will be prepared to attempt to supply it, between them, by combining all past and present efforts of this kind, utilizing and further clarifying the best traditional wordings. See the now digitized and expanded PEACE PLANS 589/590, for my anthology of PRIVATE human rights drafts. - - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 24.2.11, 13.4.14. - RIGHTS DECLARATIONS, THE GOVERNMENTAL ONES WILL RATHER HOLD US BACK THAN ADVANCE US FURTHER

RIGHT: Peace through Right.” – (“Friede durch Recht.”) - Slogan of the Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft. - Brad Edmonds, Freedom Quotes - & PEACE

RIGHT: People are perhaps never more dangerous than when they are right - or believe themselves to be right. - JZ, 14.8.81. - Dangerous? Powerful? Effective? - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: People who are not right do not have the right to act as if they were – except at their own expense and risk only. They may “regulate” and destroy their own lives, liberties and property only. Likewise, those people, who are right,should also act only at their own expense and risk, in their own communities of volunteers, exterritorially autonomous and under their own personal law and institutions. They are like foreign nations and ought to leave each other alone. Even the best kinds of social and collectivist intentions towards the affairs of others, who do not share these ideas, give no one a right to enforce the “good” actions upon any of the dissenters. (Naturally, criminals with victims among the own members and other aggressors excepted.) – JZ, 28.11.82, 8.5.08, 13.4.14. – TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, NON-INTERFERENCE, NON-INTERVENTIONISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA

RIGHT: people who know the right will generally act on the basis of this knowledge.” - Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant: The Philosophy of Right, p.123. – Rational and moral people – yes. No one ignorant or unappreciative of rights can act rightly except instinctually or by accident. – JZ, 26.7.92. -

RIGHT: Plainly, unless all a man's natural rights are inviolable by lawmakers, none of them are. It is an absurdity to say that a man has any rights of his own, if other men, whether calling themselves a government, or by any other name, have the right to take them from him, without his consent. Therefore, the very idea of a law-making government necessarily implies a denial of all such things as individual liberty, or individual rights. - From this statement it does not follow that every lawmaking government will, in practice, take from every man all his natural rights. It will do as it pleases about it. It will take some, leaving him to enjoy others, just as its own pleasure or discretion shall dictate at the time. It would defeat its own ends, if it were wantonly to take away all his natural rights, - as for example, his right to live, and to breathe, - for then he would be dead, and the government could then get nothing more out of him. The most tyrannical government will, therefore, if it have any sense, leave its victims enough liberty to enable them to provide for their own substance, to pay their taxes, and to render such military or other service as the government may have need of. But it will do this for its own good, and not for theirs. In allowing them this liberty, it does not at all recognize their right to it, but only consults its own interests.” - Lysander Spooner, Works I, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, pp.30/31.

RIGHT: Political rights do not exist because they have been legally set down on a piece of paper, but only when they have become the ingrown habits of a people, and when any attempt to impair them will meet with the violent resistance of the populace. Where this is not the case, there is no help in any parliamentary opposition or any Platonic appeals to the constitution.” - Rudolf Rocker, Anarcho-Syndicalism. - MILITIA, RESISTANCE

RIGHT: Political rights do not originate in parliaments; they are, rather, forced upon parliaments from without. And even their enactment into law has for a long time been no guarantee of their security. … Governments … are always inclined to restrict or to abrogate completely rights and freedoms that have been achieved, if they imagine that the people will put up no resistance.” – Rudolf Rocker, Anarcho-Syndicalism.

RIGHT: Privacy: The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness ... They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone - the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men. ...” - George Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.780. - Did they? - JZ, 24.2.11. – Left alone? - JZ

RIGHT: PROMISSORY NOTE: In 1915 my father, an immigrant to Alaska from the Tyrol, was issued citizenship papers by a U.S. federal judge. So long as he was able, he never failed to vote in any election. I came across those papers recently. Attached to them I found a yellowed card bearing these words: 'Every right bestowed upon you by your free country begets a corresponding duty. - We are promised the pursuit of happiness. We are not promised happiness. - We are promised equality of opportunity. We are not promised riches. - We are promised freedom to speak and to write. We are not promised wisdom. - We are promised liberty. We are not promised peace’.” - Editor's Notebook, Star-Free Press, in THE READER'S DIGEST, May 1967. - JZ: Apparently his father was not aware that political voting offends against these principles, unaware, that rights are not bestowed by a country, that the pursuit of happiness should be more than a promise, that total equality of opportunity cannot be obtained, that freedom of expression is an avenue towards wisdom, that liberty is the only road to peace. - JZ, 25.6.84. - VOTING

RIGHT: Properly analyzed, the existence of rights in one man benefits all mankind.” - Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., THE FREEMAN, 11/73.

RIGHT: Protect your rights at least as well as your eyeballs. – JZ, free after Immanuel Kant, in Eternal Peace.

RIGHT: Protect your rights! At the criminals' expense! - JZ, 75/76. – SELF-DEFENCE

RIGHT: Public wrongs are but popular rights in embryo.” - Sir Charles Darling, Scintillae Juris – Rather, popular errors and prejudices, directed against individual rights and liberties. For instance, immigration restrictions. – JZ, 31.3.09. – Not all wrongs do sufficiently stimulate the recognition of all individual rights and liberties and their sufficient protection. – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Put personal rights above the social ordering.” - WESTERN WORLD REVIEW NEWSLETTER, 11/71. - ORDER

RIGHT: Recht in Acht.“ – German proverb. – (Power does wrongfully ignores or outlaw rights.) – Possibly someone has already offered a much better translation. -  JZ, 10.12.85, 20.6.13. - POWER

RIGHT: Recognize and realize rights instead of suppressing them. – JZ, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: Redbeard’s “Might is Right” is as self-contradictory as Proudhon’s “Property is Robbery”. “Robbery” cannot have negative emotional significance without “property” having positive significance. Similarly, ‘might cannot be justified as “right” if “right” is to be nullified. If there is only might then people cannot act out of a sense of justice.” – Albert the Unknown (Diogenes of Panarchia), to George Kysor, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 60. – MIGHT, POWER, AGGRESSION, WRONGS

RIGHT: Redefine your rights and liberties property. There you will find your solutions. – JZ, 10.1.94. – LIBERTIES, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.” – T’ai ShangKanYoing P’ien, - TAOISM.

RIGHT: Rejection of any concept of absolute right makes justice synonymous with power, and that is an incongruity the mind finds difficult to accept.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is A Crowd, p.25. - JUSTICE, POWER

RIGHT: Relegated to the junk heap of myths is the absurd premise that man derives his rights from a political apparatus.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/82. – STATE, MAN, NATURE, HUMAN NATURE

RIGHT: Reputation is not worth defending, but righteousness is.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – LIBEL

RIGHT: Right - "a seminal power inherent in an individual just because he is a human being, notwithstanding (or sometimes, in spite of) the coercion of organized government.” - Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., in THE FREEMAN, 11/73.

RIGHT: Right ... a principle, not a hand-out.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.298

RIGHT: Right above the law!” – INNOVATOR, 3/51.

RIGHT: Right and truth are (*) greater than any power, and all power is (*) limited by right.” – Benjamin Whichcote, Moral and Religious Aphorisms, 1753. – (*) Ought to be or even can be and will be! – JZ, 17.5.08. -

RIGHT: Right and wrong are principles that must ever be defined, qualified, and circumscribed by the individual in his associative capacity," Tucker asserted, subject only to the further qualification "that all action, individual and associative, shall be at the sole cost of the party or parties" involved. According to this law, every individual is entitled to complete freedom in all his actions, subject only to the condition that he accept full responsibility for their consequences.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.150.

RIGHT: Right exists here as well as there. But you should endeavor to practise the own rights mildly while strictly respecting the rights of others.” – Geibel, Neue Gedichte: Sprueche, 21. – JZ tr. of: “Recht ist hueben zwar wie drueben. // Aber danach sollst du trachten, // Eigne Rechte mild zu ueben, // Fremde Rechte streng zu achten.”

RIGHT: Right goes before might.” (“Recht geht vor Macht.”) – German proverb.

RIGHT: Right has the curious characteristic that one can retain it without possessing it, i.e., without being able to practise it freely.“ – JZ tr. of: „Das Recht hat die merkwuerdie Eigenschaft, dass man es behalten kann, ohne es zu haben.“ – Joseph Unger, Bunte Betrachtungen und Bemerkungen. – Instead of “ohne es zu haben” should have been: “ohne es sofort ausueben zu koennen”. – JZ, 17.5.08. - Man kann im Recht sein und bleiben ohne dass das eigene Recht von anderen voll oder auch nur teilweise anerkannt wird. Das haben das Recht und die Wahrheit gemeinsam. Das Recht ist ja auch nur eine Wahrheit ueber menschliche Beziehungen. – JZ, 21.7.86. (One can be and remain in the right without this being fully or partly recognized by others. Right and Truth have this in common. The right is also merely a truth on human relations. – JZ, 17.5.08.)

RIGHT: Right in itself has no authority, but follows might as the smoke the wind.” - L. E. Modesitt, Gravity Dreams, Orbit, London, 1999, p.89. – “Right is associated with the right to defend what is right.” - Kant. - That right is associated with all kinds of genuine rights to practise a rightful defence of all particular rights. – Rights properly defended, using all genuine rights for this purpose, can lead to the greatest rightful strength and might. - Already Rousseau, in one of the first chapters of his “The Social Contract”, provides an excellent refutation of the ancient “might is right” error. - JZ, 7.10.07. - Might ultimately obeys right – or it perishes. - JZ, 23.12.03. - Wrongful might is ultimately its own worst enemy and relatively easily defeated by quite rightful might, properly used against the real criminals or enemies only, rather than against their victims, whether they are military or civilian slaves of a tyrannical regime. - JZ, 7.10.07. - RIGHT VS MIGHT, DESERTION, SECRET ALLIES, REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, PEACE AIMS & LIBERATION AIMS & METHODS,

RIGHT: Right is … the sum total of those conditions within which the will of one person can be reconciled with the will of another in accordance with a universal law of freedom. - Every action which by itself or by its maxim enables the freedom of each individual’s will to co-exist with the freedom of everyone else in accordance with a universal law is right.” - Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals, in Political Writings, ed. by Hans Reiss, Cambridge U.P, 1992, p.133. - “The one basic right, then, is the right to freedom: “Freedom (independence from the constraint of another’s will), insofar as it is compatible with the freedom of everyone else in accordance with a universal law, is the one sole and original right that belongs to every human being by virtue of his humanity.” – Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysical Elements of Justice, trans. John Ladd (New York, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1985), p 43-44.) - RIGHT, DEFINITION BY KANT

RIGHT: Right is a delusion, created by a ghost.” – Max Stirner. – Something is wrong with our refutations system when such nonsense can persist even among anarchists, libertarians and individualists for over 150 years. – JZ, 17.5.08. – REFUTATIONS,

RIGHT: Right is a practice which reason commands us to realize - if we want to go on calling ourselves reasonable and civilized human beings rather than primitives and barbarians. - JZ, 21.9.00. - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL ONES, DUTY, REASON, MORALITY, FREEDOM,

RIGHT: Right is better than law.” - Menander, The Carthaginian: Fragment. – The law requites millions of judges and lawyers to be understood. An ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties would be understood by all with common sense. – There are certainly fewer genuine individual rights and liberties than there are laws. - JZ, 31.3.09. – LAWS, IDEAL DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, COMMON SENSE, LAWYERS, JUDGES, THE LAW

RIGHT: Right is its own defence.” – Berthold Brecht, Roundheads and Peakheads, 1933, 4, tr. N. Goold-Verschoyle.

RIGHT: Right is might" has rhyme but no reason. - J. Z., 9.5.82. –

RIGHT: Right is right and fair is fair.” – English saying. – Alas, neither right nor fairness have, as yet, been sufficiently clarified in public opinion. – JZ, 17.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Right is right and wrong is wrong.” - From film: "Good Morning Miss Dove."

RIGHT: Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong. – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

RIGHT: Right is right only when entire.” - Victor Hugo, "Marius" (Les Miserables, 1862.), 4.4. tr. Charles E. Wilbour.

RIGHT: Right is self-evident, … It needs no defense, just good witness.” – Frank Herbert, The Lazarus Effect, p. 318.

RIGHT: Right is setting the limit between liberty and licence.” - JZ - FREEDOM

RIGHT: Right is the agreement of everybody's arbitrary actions with the arbitrary actions of everybody else according to a general principle of freedom. It is accompanied by the authority to enforce it. - Immanuel Kant. - Right is the restriction of arbitrary actions of each so that they agree with arbitrary actions of others according to a general law of freedom. Kant, Populaere Schriften, S.63. – As such they are as real and visible as is the balance on a scale. – Nevertheless, all too many are still willfully blind or prejudiced about them. – JZ, 1.4.09. - Right is the principle of those conditions under which the arbitrariness of one can be brought into harmony with the arbitrariness of another in accordance with a general law of freedom.” – Kant. – JZ tr. of: ‘Das Recht ist der Inbegriff der Bedingungen, unter denen die Willkuer des einen mit der Willkuer des anderen nach einem allgemeinen Gesetz der Freiheit in Einklang gebracht werden kann.” – Compare: EQUAL FREEDOM

RIGHT: Right is the protection of man from man and through man and for the sake of God.” – Werfel. – JZ tr. of: “Recht ist der Schutz des Menschen vor dem Menschen durch den Menschen um Gottes Willen.” - I would rather have said: “… for his own sake.” - JZ, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: Right is the restriction of the Freedom of everyone upon the condition that it harmonizes with the freedom of everyone, as far as this is possible according to a general principle. – Kant. – JZ tr. of: “Recht ist die Einschraenkung der Freiheit eines jeden auf die Bedinung ihrer Zusammenstimmung mit der Freiheit von jedermann, insofern diese nach einem allgemeinen Gesetze moeglich ist.”

RIGHT: Right may not always make might, but you’ll not find it on your knees.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.113. – Also in his “A Dictionary of Thought”, p.118. Also, as: Right: May not always make might, but you'll not find it while on your knees.” in his Treasury of Thought, - RESISTANCE, DEFENSIVE FORCE, MIGHT

RIGHT: Right must not only exist, as the balance of equal liberties of sufficiently rational beings, as defined e.g. by Kant, but the detailed individual rights and liberties must also be optimally expressed, claimed, declared, explained, appreciated as such and respected and rightfully realized, maintained and protected. For this they must become sufficiently declared together and protected by a rightfully organized, armed, trained and motivated militia of volunteers, also by rightful liberation, defence and revolutionary methods against all those, who would suppress them among others than their own voluntary victims. – For any right is associated, according to Kant, with the right to defend it. – For all too long and wrongfully were territorial governments thought to be their best defenders. Actually they are their worst ones and to a large extent the greatest offenders against them. They haven’t even managed to declare all of them and have rather declared spurious claims towards others as if they were genuine rights and liberties. – Nor has their judicial system clearly recognized them. Neither have their police force and their defence forces. What they do not know well enough they cannot sufficiently apply. - JZ, 27.2.12. -  GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, RATIONAL BEINGS, MILITIA, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONS, POLICE, PROTECTION, COURTS, JUDGES, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: right of the citizen to fly off the ground.” - Dr. H. L. Soper, LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, May 1981. – He was an amateur aviator and hated the red tape involved. – I would deny that there is a right to buzz close over houses or to make acrobatic stunts with one’s plane over built-up areas. - JZ, 31.3.09. – FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, AIRLINES, AIRCRAFT-RESTRICTIONS.

RIGHT: Right or wrong, left or right, red or blue, when used in a political sense, were meaningless except as labels designed to encompass everything for those whose minds encompassed nothing.” - V. B. Vickers, Though Poppies Grow, Australasian Book Society, 1958, p.127.

RIGHT: Right takes sides … That’s right. Only sometimes it’s a matter of debate where Right is.” – Gordon R. Dickson, Soldier Ask Not, p.225. – Right takes sides.” - Gordon R. Dickson, Soldier, Ask Not, p.161. - To our shame, after thousands of years of warfare and a few hundred years of attempts to define human rights, there is still no universal agreement on quite rightful war aims and on an ideal declaration of individual human rights and liberties – and not even a sufficient interest to discuss such questions. – JZ, 16.9.07. – I had hoped that my digitized collection of over 130 PRIVATE human rights drafts, as opposed to official ones, would start off a serious international discussion. – - One of my many disappointments with the freedom, justice and peace movements. – JZ, 30.3.09, 24.2.11. - & TAKING SIDES, NEUTRALITY, MORALITY, IMPARTIALITY, UNDERSTANDING

RIGHT: Right to a job, an education, a standard of living, etc.?” - “In a free, competitive society one has no more right to one’s job or level of income than an athlete has to keeping ‘his’ world record. – Tibor Machan, “Liberty and Culture”, p.96. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: Right was also might.” - Antonia Fraser in her biography of Cromwell, p.158.

RIGHT: Right wrongs no man.” – Scottish proverb

RIGHT: Right', then, in ethics or conduct, is not different from 'right' in mathematics or engineering; it means correct, fit, what works best to the best result.” - Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, p.76, summing up Aristotle.

RIGHT: Rightness expresses of actions, what straightness does of lines; and there can no more be two kinds of right action than there can be two kinds of straight line.” - Herbert Spencer, Social Statics, ch.32, sect.4. - Writing and speaking are also actions and one can express certain truths in many different ways, as is also indicated by this collection. - Even plumbers, electricians and mechanics to often use different methods and different tools. - JZ, 24.2.11. 

RIGHT: Rights and liberties that are declared, “administered”, “controlled” and “regulated” or “interpreted” by territorial governments and their institutions, e.g. Supreme Courts, do no longer have much, if anything, in common with genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 24.5.04. – Moreover, some of the most important rights and liberties are not mentioned or recognized by them at all. They do not even fully respect and uphold their own and all too limited declaration of rights and liberties and legislate or juridically rule many of them away or simply ignore them. – JZ, 31.10.07. - RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: Rights appear to exist merely because no one else has any right over us and ours, so almost by default, we're it.” - Lloyd Stark, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

RIGHT: Rights are a moral guaranty but not a guaranty of morality.” - LIVE & LET LIVE, 9/81. – Only an ideal militia of volunteers could come to uphold and guarantee, to a large extent, all genuine individual rights and liberties. Territorial governments are the worst possible organizations for this purpose. – JZ, 31.3.09. – MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY

RIGHT: Rights are conditions of existence required by man's nature for his proper survival.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.985/986.

RIGHT: Rights are definitely absolute in the sense that they are part of man’s nature and can be removed or set aside only by the individual himself. This would not be true if, in opposition to our basic thesis, rights were “gratuitously” bestowed on man by some outside agency. In this case, they could then be taken away by the bestowing agency and could not be considered absolute.” – Glen G. Cooper, Contemporary Realism, p.13.

RIGHT: Rights are envisioned narrow paths between wrongs. One can and must envision these paths in order to be able to find and use them. They can be found upon persistent searching and use of one’s reasoning power and judgment. – JZ, 7.11.85, upon reading: “Truth is an imaginary line dividing error into two parts.” – Elbert Hubbard, Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923. – But a proper declaration of or guide or map to all individual rights and liberties would be very helpful. – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: Rights are not inalienable, but only the possessor of a right can alienate himself from that right - no one else can take a man's rights from him.” - Tibor Machan, in reviewing The Market for Liberty, by M. & L. Tannehill. - reason. - A suppressed right is still a right although not one that can be freely practised. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: Rights are not things which grow by using the multiplication table.” - Herbert Auberon, Mack edition, p. 202.

RIGHT: rights are not to be held, given or received by your permission or mine.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.1022.

RIGHT: Rights are nothing but artificial divisions of the general claim to exercise the faculties - application of that general claim to particular cases; and each of them is proved in the same way by showing that the particular exercise of the faculties referred to is possible without preventing the like exercise of faculties by other persons.” - Herbert Spencer. - A truly Kantian definition - or shall I call Kant's a truly Spencerian definition? - J. Z., 8.1.1986.)

RIGHT: Rights are tough. No matter how often their exercise is suppressed, they can at any time rise like the Phoenix out of the ashes. – JZ, 6.11.85. – Unfortunately, this applies also to popular errors, prejudices and wrong ideas. – JZ, 5.7.86, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: Rights are what individuals bring to politics, not what they take out.” – Tom G. Palmer, The Literature of Liberty, in: David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.422. - RIGHTS & POLITICS

RIGHT: Rights become clear to you once you make the best choice among becoming either a taker, a faker or a maker. They are designed for makers and against all takers and fakers. – JZ, 5/11.82. – I do agree with Kant’s definition of rights – but few other people seem to know it and appreciate it. No wonder then that over 200 years later we still live largely in ignorance of the correct concept of rights and of all the individual human rights and liberties that follow from it and, nevertheless, have never been fully and sufficiently as yet, unless this has been done in some draft that has remained unknown to me and most other people. – JZ, 8.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Rights come from man’s identity, his nature; rights are essential for man to survive: He has the right to live, to work, to be free from coercion from others. If he is denied these rights then he dies or lives as a slave. Rights do not come, are not derived, nor are they a gift from God, from the king, from the dictator, from the commintern, from the state or from the legislature. A ‘right’ that can be traced to the state, to a department, a commission, etc., is not a right, but  privilege, a permission granted by someone, is, stolen by him from someone else, instituted by force, and “revocable by whim at any time.” – Jack Anderson and Perry Miles in: “A Constitution for a Moral Government”, p.42. – One of the many worthwhile literary efforts that appear in limited impressions, are never reprinted and never become widely enough known as a result. – I tried, in vain, to reach the authors and finally micro-fiched it and think that it should also be put online. – JZ, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: Rights derive from systems of relations of which the claimant has become a part through helping to maintain them. If he ceases to do so, or has never done so (or nobody has done so for him), there exists no ground on which such claims could be founded.” – Hayek The Fatal Conceit, Appendix D, p.152. – So, Hayek, too, believed rights to be founded not in the nature of rational beings but merely in contracts or customs. – No question is ever settled until it is settled right. The rightful settlement of this question of rights is long overdue. – JZ, 18.5.08. 

RIGHT: Rights do not pertain to results, but only to chances. They pertain to the conditions of the struggle for existence, not to any of the results of it; to the pursuit of happiness, not to the possession of happiness. It cannot be said that each one has a right to have some property, because if one man had such a right some other man or men would be under a corresponding obligation to provide him with some property. Each has a right to acquire and possess property if he can. It is plain what fallacies are developed when we overlook this distinction. Those fallacies run through all socialistic schemes and theories. If we take rights to pertain to results, and then say that rights must be equal, we come to say that men have a right to be equally happy, and so on in all the details.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.141.

RIGHT: Rights exist as much as a balance exists of two different but equally heavy bodies on an accurate set of scales. – JZ, 1.11.82.

RIGHT: Rights is a concept that is widely confused these days. We speak of “the right to affordable health care”, “the right to housing”, “welfare rights”, and so forth. These notions are a gross corruption of the term rights. A right is something that is held simultaneously among people and imposes no burden on another. My right to free speech in no way diminishes another’s right to free speech and imposes no burden on anyone beyond that of noninterference. A so-called right to food or housing is quite another matter. …” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.VIII. - RIGHTS, GENUINE VS. “WELFARE” OR “SOCIAL” RIGHTS OR CLAIMS

RIGHT: Rights left unasserted are inclined to atrophy much like unused muscles.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.87. - Not the rights themselves deteriorate but our ability to comprehend, practice and benefit from them. - JZ, 6.10.01. - RIGHTS, PRACTICE OR EXERCISE, ATROPHY

RIGHT: Rights mark the limits of interfering with individual freedom.” – Oliver Wendell Holms, quoted in Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense, How the Law Is Suffocating America, Warner books, 1994, p.122. - RIGHTS, FREEDOM, INTERFERENCE

RIGHT: Rights mean freedom and liberties that are in balance or equal by means of a just boundary line drawn by rights. – JZ, 14.8.82. One might also call them, as has often been done, equal liberties. – JZ, 14.8.82, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: Rights never conflict. Apparent conflicts arise from faulty understanding of the rights involved, often manifesting itself by someone's demanding more than his rights actually provide for.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.109.

RIGHT: Rights of the individuals to do something, mostly for themselves and on their own initiative, should be distinguished from collectivist, welfarist and legalized claims to be entitled to receive something at the expense of others. – JZ, 2.11.78.

RIGHT: Rights outlawed.” – (Recht in Acht“. – German proverb.) – Power outlaws rights. – JZ, 10.12.85. – Let’s reverse this territorial, coercive, collectivist and centralistic monopoly situation by seeing to it that rightful defenders of genuine individual rights and liberties become established, suitably armed and organized, in accordance with these rights and liberties and outlaw and end the practice of all territorial powers and thereby all their abuses. – Rightful militias would not interfere if communities of volunteers restricted only their own rights and liberties. – The right to be foolish, ignorant and to make mistakes, at the own expense and risk, would also be upheld by such militias. - JZ, 2.4.09, 19.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, BEGINNING WITH THEIR IDEAL FORMULATION & SUFFICIENT PUBLICATION OR DECLARATION

RIGHT: Rights reside in individuals.” - John D. Lindl, THE FREEMAN, Feb. 72.

RIGHT: Rights should be equal, because they pertain to chances, and all ought to have equal chances so far as chances are provided or limited by the action of society. This, however, will not produce equal results, but it is right just because it will produce unequal results - that is, results which shall be proportioned to the merits (*) of individuals. We each owe it to the other to guarantee mutually the chance to earn, to possess, to learn, to marry, etc., etc., against any interference which would prevent the exercise of those rights by a person who wishes to prosecute and enjoy them in peace for the pursuit of happiness. If we generalize this, it means that all-of-us ought to guarantee rights to each of us.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 141/42. – (*) or efforts! - JZ, 24.11.05. - DUTY, EQUALITY

RIGHT: Rights that depend on the sufferance of the State are of uncertain tenure.” - Suzanne LaFollete, 1926. - And also of insufficient extent and completeness. - See the governmental bills of rights as opposed to the private drafts assembled e.g. in PEACE PLANS 589& 590. - RIGHTS THE STATE

RIGHT: Rights ultimately spring from individuals, not government.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.14. – Rights are meaningful only for sufficiently rational individuals. – JZ, 13.4.14. - RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALS & GOVERNMENT

RIGHT: Rights, like truths, are often eclipsed but never extinguished. – JZ, 7.11.85, 5.7.86, after a remark by Livy, History of Rome, XXII, c.10, on truth. - LIVIUS

RIGHT: Rights' are defined generally as 'powers of free action'.” - Black's Law Dictionary.

RIGHT: RISK: One cannot act, or even exist, without risk.” - Poul Anderson, Conflict, p.65. - Risking one's own finger and risking all lives in a country or on a planet, are not only quantitatively but also qualitatively different actions. When deciding the fate of others, non-action or submission, ignorance or apathy is involved for all the others. One can rightfully risk oneself but not others who did not volunteer for this risk, who have not given their unanimous consent.  - JZ, 20.6.01, 6.1001.

RIGHT: Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness, and these things shall be added unto you.” Quoted in Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.71. – Even after 2000 years the pious Christians have still not produced a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Apparently, they left this job, too, to the God they believe in.  RIGHTEOUSNESS

RIGHT: Sheep let themselves be fenced in, herded, and “cared for”, shorn and slaughtered. Humans, somewhat similarly, let themselves be deprived of their rights and liberties and used as mere property, tools or raw materials for others. They may even be led to believe that they do not possess any natural and individual human rights and liberties, that these are merely imagined notions, not moral, rational and scientific principles applying to all sufficiently rational beings and their interrelationships. – JZ, 14.6.87, 18.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Should a person claim a right to be free from having ideas? I will concede but not applaud the claim. So far as I am concerned, one has a right to do anything he pleases - silly or brilliant - if the action in no way infringes upon the creative aspirations of any other person.” - Leonard E. Read: Then Truth Will Out, p.92.

RIGHT: Since I have right on my side, your threats don’t frighten me.” – Sophocles, Philoktet, 1211. – JZ tr. of: “Hab ich das Recht zur Seite, schreckt dein Droh’n mich nicht.” – THREATS, DANGER, COURAGE, RESISTANCE

RIGHT: Since no man has a claim to the life of another, if follows that neither do ten, nor a thousand, nor a million men. A million times nothing is still nothing, and nothing is what any man's claim to the life of a victim amounts to.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.105.

RIGHT: Sir, your idea of the true character of our government is plainly this: you assume that all the natural, inherent, inalienable, individual, human rights of fifty millions of people - all their individual rights to preserve their own lives, and promote their own happiness - have been thrown into one common heap, - into hotchpotch, as the lawyers say: and that this hotchpotch has been given into the hands of some four hundred champion robbers, each of whom has pledged himself to carry off as large a portion of it as possible, to be divided among those men - well known to himself, but who - to save themselves from all responsibility for his acts - have secretly (by secret ballot) appointed him to be their champion. - Sir, if you had assumed that all the people of this country had thrown all their wealth, all their rights, all their means of living; into hotchpotch; and that this hotchpotch had been given over to four hundred ferocious hounds; and that each of these hounds had been selected and trained to bring to his masters so much of this common plunder as he, in the general fight, or scramble, could get off with, you would scarcely have drawn a more vivid picture of the true character of the government of the United States, than you have done in your inaugural address.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.21. – REPRESENTATION, CONSTITUTION, GOVERNMENTALISM, WELFARE STATE, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, CONSENT, TAXATION,

RIGHT: So widespread is the practice of plunder that what were at one time devised as special grants of political power – and were more or less clearly recognized as such – are now claimed as the inalienable rights of the special class spawned by such privileges.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78. – PRIVILEGES, WELFARE RIGHTS, CLAIMS ADVANCED AS RIGHTS.

RIGHT: Society, nation, country (or any other collective) are merely terms for groups of individuals, and have no existence apart from those individuals. In reality, such collectives are diverse classes, containing many different types of individuals, rather than unified entities with a distinct consciousness, will or life. Thus logically the so-called 'rights of society' can be only a term for the individual rights of many separate persons; these rights do not and can not conflict.” - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet Human Rights. - COLLECTIVISM

RIGHT: Spooner argues that all people have certain inalienable rights - rights that they cannot forfeit, give away, or have legally taken from them. These rights are life, liberty, and property. These rights are natural rights - beyond human legislation. Even if someone should contract these rights away, the contract would be void - "an utterly idiotic and suicidal contract" - no more enforceable than a contract which authorized another to murder one's self." - Charles Chiveley, introduction to Spooner's Works, A Letter to Thomas Bayard, 4. - JZ: They can be contracted away - but not permanently, since a person does have the right to come to his senses again and resume their practice and this at any time! - JZ, 27.6.84. 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Spooner firmly upheld the view ... that only individual rights exist.” - Libertarian Handbook, 73.

RIGHT: Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong.” - Abraham Lincoln, speech in reply to Senator Stephen Douglas, Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854. - The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P Basler, vol. 2, p.273 (1953). - "This speech, together with one delivered twelve days before at Springfield, made Lincoln a power in national politics. He had had little to do with politics since the expiration of his term in Congress, but the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused him to instant action ... When closely studied the Peoria speech reveals germs of many of the powerful arguments elaborated by Lincoln later in his career." - The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, new and enl. ed., ed. John G. Nicolay and John Hay, vol. 2, p. 190, footnote (1905). - Did A. L. have only rightful war aims? - JZ - RIGHT VS. WRONG, LINCOLN

RIGHT: Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.” - Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm (vol. 1 of The Second World War), p.348 (1948). - On March 31, 1939, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had informed the House of Commons that Britain would support Poland against any action threatening its independence. This marked the end of submission to Germany. Churchill thought the decision should have been made sooner when it would have been easier to stop Germany. - No attempt should have been made to stop "Germany", but very early and very thorough attempts should have been made to stop the Hitler regime. Likewise, with Saddam Hussein and Iraq. No war against Iraq and its people and all its soldiers should be contemplated but only a police or commando action against the dictator. A large prize on his head should be doubled in case he is captured and brought before a court of justice. Large prizes should also be offered for the capture or destruction of any ABC mass murder devices in Iraq. - As long as the "enemy" remains as wrongfully defined, we can easily slide into another World War or even the general holocaust. All who cannot or will not make such distinctions do thereby and objectively disqualify themselves from decision-making. - JZ, 13.10.02. - RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & THEIR DEFENCE

RIGHT: That it was placed in the second amendment does not make it a secondary right. – JZ, 22.6.03. - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

RIGHT: that they had certain absolute rights as individuals; that no one could any longer demand of them anything that was not wholly reasonable from the point of view of their own personal existence.” - Jules Romains, "Verdun", p.399.

RIGHT: The 'ideal' of nuclear war is the complete automation of slaughter.” - Frances Hoffer, PRAJ, abstract 33443. - RIGHT TO LIFE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

RIGHT: The agreement between the arbitrary freedom of one with the arbitrary freedom of others according to a general law of freedom. – A free translation of Immanuel Kant’s definition. – Right has also often been defined as a condition of equal freedom or equal liberty. – Naturally, no one is always and everywhere obliged to claim and practise all his natural rights and liberties. But he should be free to claim and apply them as soon as he wants to or feels that they are repressed. – JZ, 12.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: The American tradition rests its case squarely on the premise that the human being is endowed with rights by his very existence; that is what makes him human. Hence, any political action, which attempts to violate these rights, violates his human-ness, and thus becomes "evil". Putting it another way, any political action which disregards man's inalienable rights disregards God.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.5. - AMERICANISM.

RIGHT: The Aspect of Responsibility: The dictionary defines rights as "that which a person has a just claim to ... by law, nature or tradition." Good, but incomplete. We may expand this statement so say that rights concern the way each of us may expect to be treated by others and the way each of us must treat others. Unfortunately, we often forget the how-we-treat-others aspect. Responsibility, that is.” - Charles Goodman: All These Rights, THE FREEMAN, 1/78. - DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY

RIGHT: The assumption that, by a certain paper, called the constitution of the United States - a paper (I repeat and reiterate) which nobody ever signed, which but few persons ever read, and which the great body of the people never saw - and also by some forty subsidiary papers, called State constitutions, which also nobody ever signed, which but few persons ever read, and which the great body of the people never saw - all making a perfect system of the merest nothingness - the assumption, I say, that, by these papers, the people have consented to the abolition of justice itself, the highest moral law of the Universe; and that all their own natural, inherent, inalienable rights to the benefit of that law, shall be annulled; and that they themselves, and everything that is theirs, shall be given over into the irresponsible custody of some forty little cabals of blockheads and villains called lawmakers - blockheads, who imagine themselves wiser than justice itself, and villains, who care nothing for either wisdom or justice, but only for the avarice and ambition ...” – Lysander Spooner, Works I, p.93. - CONSTITUTIONS

RIGHT: The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – Alexander Hamilton - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, PEOPLE, PROPER ARMS, NOT MASS DETERMINATION DEVICES, MILITIA

RIGHT: the Bill of Rights does not come from the people and is not subject to change by majorities. It comes from the nature of things. It declares the inalienable rights of man not only against all government but also against the people collectively.” - Walter Lippmann. - RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, BILL OF RIGHTS, PEOPLE, MAJORITIES, INALIENABLE, AGAINST GOVERNMENTS, BUT ALSO AGAINST THE PEOPLE

RIGHT: The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority … It is the one guarantee of human freedom to the American people.Frank I. Cobb, 1869-1923, LAFOLLETTE'S MAGAZINE, 01/20.– Should we have expected ANY territorial government to recognize and declare all genuine individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 5.4.12. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS, Q.

RIGHT: The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority … It is the one guarantee of human freedom to the American people.” – Frank I. Cobb (1869-1923), LAFOLLETTE’S MAGAZINE, 01/20 - RIGHTS, BILL OF RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: The central belief is that a person owns his own person, including his own mind, and the products of his mind, his own body and the energies of his body; and properties that he has acquired become a kind of extension of his mind and body. Thus, the owner of a property has within that property a portion of his own energy, his own earnings. It is a part of him. An act that violates his control over himself or over something he owns, is viewed as improper and immoral. Therefore, the principle to be followed is to control one's self and refrain from aggressing against others, either in their persons or properties. Within the moralist camp there is a sharp delineation between right and wrong. Wrongful acts are those, which violate the boundaries of others against their wills. Rightful acts consist of peaceful and non-aggressive actions each individual confining himself to the management and control of himself and what belongs to him. In respect to his own person and property, he may do as he pleases.” - Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.30.

RIGHT: The coexistence of your arbitrary actions with my own arbitrary actions according to a general law of freedom. – Free version following Kant’s formula. Also called “equal liberty”, based upon self-ownership and individual sovereignty. E.g. freedom of expression and information, assembly and association, of trade, note-issuing banking, secession and exterritorial autonomy for you as well as for me and for all other non-aggressive people. - JZ, 29.4.89, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: The concept of an external right is derived from the concept of freedom in the external relation of human beings to each other. This concept has nothing at all to do with the purpose which all human beings naturally have; namely, a desire for happiness, nor has it anything to do with the means of achieving such happiness. Thus the desire for happiness must not be included as a ground for determining laws of external right. Right is the limitation of every man’s freedom so that it harmonizes with the freedom of every other man in so far as harmonization is possible according to a general law. (Theory and Practice, 289, Friedrich 415.) – Kant, in: Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, The Philosophy of Right, p.126. – HAPPINESS, HARMONIZATION OF LIBERTIES, KANT

RIGHT: The concept of rights and duties residing in individuals excludes the possibility of judgments being made by third parties except for the purpose of resolving specific disputes about rights and duties.” - H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.8.

RIGHT: The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicate that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner.” – Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session (February 1982). - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS VS. GUN CONTROL LAWS, SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE US CONSTITUTION

RIGHT: The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin - RIGHT TO THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, NOT TO ITS CAPTURE

RIGHT: The contents of right is personal liberty.” – Hegel. – JZ tr. of: “Im Recht ist der Inhalt die persoenliche Freiheit.”

RIGHT: The contrast between power and might can ultimately be bridged only by an ideal militia, made up of volunteers only, enlightened about all individual rights and liberties and motivated, organized, trained, armed and sworn-in to uphold nothing but genuine individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they are desired for themselves by members of various communities of volunteers. Thus it would not interfere e.g. with a Catholic community in order to abolish its remaining censorship. – Governmental forces cannot be relied upon to know, appreciate and uphold these rights sufficiently. - JZ, 22.8.89, 10.5.08. - POWER, MIGHT, IDEAL MILITIA FORCES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: the current American mania for seizing on one ‘right’ and pursuing it so zealously that no thought is given to what others it might clash with.” – Stanley Schmidt, ANALOG, Feb. 92, editorial, p.6. - What astonishes me, again and again, is the primitiveness and falseness or incompleteness of many to most popular notions among voters as well as the selected and elected, not only in America. Every election campaign offers good instances for this. We are still far from living in a truly enlightened age. Not even an ideal declaration of individual right and liberties seems to have been compiled or published so far. For a number of attempts in this direction, ca. 130 private drafts, see PEACE PLANS 589/590, offered digitized on - JZ, 13.5.08. – PRINCIPLES, HUMAN RIGHTS, PREJUDICES, MORAL ABSOLUTISM, GENERALIZATIONS, PRINCIPLES, PRIORITIES, PREJUDICES

RIGHT: The difference between the right and the practical is the continuing shame of the human race.” – From a Doris Day film: “It happened to Jane”. - JZ, 4.2.89. – Rights are practical, are even the best kind of practice - but the practice of them is often quite wrongfully suppressed, by private or official criminals. The latter have their crimes legalized, in most cases. – JZ, 22.6.13.

RIGHT: The end of all political associations is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man; and these rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance of oppression.” – Declaration of the Rights of Man by the French National Assembly, II, 1789. – Deceitful, coercive, monopolistic, collectivistic and powerful governments, as territorial governments above a certain size always tend to be, they are in my opinion unable to realize this ideal. I know of no territorial government that has ever fully protected these and the other individual rights and liberties, or even seriously tried to do so. – Even over 200 years later none of them has bothered to clearly formulate only genuine rights and liberties, all of them. Instead, all of them have inserted fictitious rights or mere claims against others into their all too incomplete and flawed bill or rights. – Realizing this, it is high time to consider alternative, complete and almost faultless and quite clear declarations of such rights and better institutions than territorial governments to protect them. - JZ, 5.7.86, 18.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: The enormous number and degrees of injustices and oppressions in the past and present has still not taught even many freedom lovers what natural, individual or human rights are. How many object lessons do some people to most people need? – JZ, 14.8.82, 13.4.14. – A complete declaration of all individual liberties and rights would help very much, as well as a single community in which all of them are known, appreciated and applied. – JZ, 8.5.08. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

RIGHT: The fear of doing right is the grand treason in times of danger.” – Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887. – TREASON, WAR, CRISES, EMERGENCIES

RIGHT: The free society is ruled by one cardinal principle: "Respect the rights of others, then do what you please." To the extent that this principle is observed by men, they and their societies are free. To the extent that it is violated, they and their societies are enslaved.” - Duncan Yuille, in his Human Rights leaflet.

RIGHT: the freedom which is worth having is the freedom to do what is right, not the freedom to follow one's own desires.” - Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.3.

RIGHT: The fundamental concept of our founding fathers was that people have a natural right to sovereignty over their own lives and that governments have no right to interfere with that sovereignty. In that respect, the Declaration of Independence, as a document, was unique in human history. For the first time, men were saying that they were above government, that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” – R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.316. - Alas, they considered only the sovereignty of the abstract notion of “the people”, not the sovereignty of concrete individuals. – JZ, 8.5.08. – SOVEREIGNTY, COLLECTIVE VS. INDIVIDUAL, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, COERCION VS. VOLUNTARISM

RIGHT: the fundamental principle underlying the possibility of human co-existence in society: the principle of individual rights. – … individual rights are objective values, to be identified by human consciousness as necessary conditions for human existence in society.” - Moshe Kroy, JLS, Sum. 77, p.207. – However, we should admit that human societies did exist, for millions of years, in a primitive or barbaric way, long before the concepts of rights, individual rights and liberties was developed. Somewhat clarified, but by far not enough, and in considerable numbers stated together – but, perhaps, never as yet all of them - they were only within the last 200 to 300 years. Presently they are still widely attacked not only in praxis but also by “libertarian” “philosophers”, perhaps starting with Max Stirner, who could not clearly distinguish between might and right, in spite of the sensible remarks that already Rousseau had, long before him, offered on this subject in The Social Contract. – JZ, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: The government denies the natural right of human beings to live on this planet. This it does by denying their natural right to those things that are indispensable to the maintenance of life. It says that, for every thing necessary to the maintenance of life, they must have a special permit from the government; and that the government cannot be required to grant them any other means of living than it chooses to grant them. - All this is shown as follows, viz.: The government denies the natural right of individuals to take possession of wilderness land, and hold and cultivate it for their own subsistence. - It asserts that wilderness land is the property of the government; and that individuals have no right to take possession of, or cultivate it, unless by special grant of the government. And if an individual attempts to exercise his natural right, the government punishes him as a trespasser and a criminal. - The government has no more right to claim the ownership of wilderness lands, than it has to claim the ownership of sunshine, the water, or the atmosphere. And it has no more right to punish a man for taking possession of wilderness land, and cultivating it, without the consent of the government, than it has to punish him for breathing the air, drinking the water, or enjoying the sunshine, without a special grant from the government. - In thus asserting the government's right of property in wilderness land, and in denying man's right to take possession of and cultivate it, except on first obtaining a grant from the government, - which grant the government may withhold if it pleases, - the government plainly denies the natural right of men to live on this planet, by denying their natural right to the means that are indispensable to their procuring the food that is necessary for supporting life.” – Lysander Spooner, Works I, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, 33/34. - NATURAL PARKS, WILDERNESS AREAS, LAND RIGHTS,

RIGHT: The government usurped the rights of men.” - Charles Chively, p.30 of his introduction to Lysander Spooner's Works.

RIGHT: The great right of all, without which there is, in fact, no right, is the right of taking a part in the making of the laws by which we are governed.” – William Cobbett, Advice to Young Men, VI, 1829. - A much greater right is the right of individuals and minorities to secede from any territorial government, without making any territorial monopoly claim and to live under personal law in their own kinds of exterritorially autonomous communities or societies, even of any statist or authoritarian type, also of any anarchistic or libertarian kind, all only for their own volunteers. - JZ, 24.2.11. – PERSONAL LAWS RATHER THAN TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, NON-RIGHTS, MERE CLAIMS IN THE FORM OF HUMAN RIGHTS, FICTITIOUS RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, POLITICAL RIGHTS AS OPPOSED TO INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PREJUDICES

RIGHT: The greatest praise government can win is, that its citizens know their rights, and dare maintain them.” - Wendell Phillips, - Sprading p.163. - GOVERNMENT, KNOWLEDGE, RESISTANCE

RIGHT: The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong. If the Government or majorities think an individual is right, no one will interfere with him; but when agitators talk against the things considered holy, or when radicals criticize, or satirize the political gods, or question the justice of our laws and institutions, or pacifists talk against war, how the old inquisition awakens, and ostracism, the excommunication of the church, the prison, the wheel, the torture-chamber, the mob, are called to suppress the free expression of thought.” - Harry Weinberger, "The First Casualties in War," letter to the editor, THE EVENING POST, New York City, April 10, 1917, p.11. - Even full freedom of expression and information is not enough. They must be accompanied by the freedom to act - at the own expense and risk. - JZ, 13.10.02. - RIGHT VS. WRONG, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

RIGHT: The grouping of men into a collective does not endow them with rights which they do not otherwise possess or an authority that they would not otherwise have.” – Duncan Yuille, in leaflet "Human Rights". - However, communities of volunteers, not claiming a territorial monopoly, do have the right to restrict their own individual rights and liberties as much as they like. They can also grant privileges or "civil liberties" to some of their members, always at their own expense and risk only. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.” – William Jennings Bryan, speech, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, July 8, 1896. - Always? Any guaranty? Were those, who were right, always successful? Or has success often been with the larger number of battalions or of fools? Was he always right? What good does it do us if our case will flourish in a thousand years? Based upon this flawed belief people will tend to omit to undertake those rightful and rational steps that will assure that right becomes and remains mighty enough to uphold all basic rights and liberties, even if it has to use rightful defensive force for this purpose. Right is accompanied by the authority to enforce it – said Kant. - JZ, 17.5.08. – Compare: MILITIA, SELF-DEFENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT: The idea that the full range of all natural rights does apply only to rational or reasonable beings is still strange to most people, although in concrete cases they do also favor it. (*) For that reason, I collaborated in the production of such a draft, based upon this distinction and tried to defend it there and in various letters. I am always looking for confirming views or interesting and supplementary others. A monograph on this has still to be written. - JZ, 7.1.86, 13.4.14. - (*) E.g. in their stand towards the rights of children, sometimes even of women. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: The ideas that men have an equal right to pursue their interests and that when they do so the general public benefits, gained hold ...” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. - PUBLIC INTEREST, SELF-INTEREST

RIGHT: the individual has … rights ... the public interest doesn't come first.” - Con Sellers: Mr. Tomorrow, p.46. - PUBLIC INTEREST, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, COMMON INTEREST

RIGHT: The intent of the Second Amendment is to arm the people to frighten government and to keep it in check.” – Ted Lang - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

RIGHT: The Jeffersonian, right to the pursuit of happiness had become the right to its delivery, free of charge, in a plain van free of any mark to suggest that we owed anything to anybody for it.” – D. Abel, Ernest Benn – Counsel for libert, reviewing Benn’s “This Soft Age”, p.83. – That kind of popular view is one of the results of “education” by the State. – Politicians are not interested in genuine rights and liberties and enlightenment on them but in taxes, government spending and people voting them in as managers. – That they do achieve by their “education” or propaganda. - JZ, 8.5.08, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: The jurist, Thomas McIntire Cooley, saw a right as “that which the law secures to its possessor by requiring others to respect it and to abstain from its violation.” - Oscar W. Cooley, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76. – A typically legalistic view of natural rights. If we left all of them to the lawyers and legislators to determine, then we would soon have none left at all. – JZ, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: The kind of government we are acquiring, is distinctly different from that envisaged by the Founding Fathers; it is fast becoming a government that conceives itself to be the source of rights, which it gives and can recall at its own pleasure. The transformation is not yet complete, but it will be seen as we go along that completion is not far off - if nothing is done to prevent it.” - Frank Chodorov: The Income Tax ... p.6. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, INTERVENTIONISM, BUREAUCRACY, “POSITIVE” LEGISLATION

RIGHT: The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of society as themselves.” – Roman Pagan - LOVE,

RIGHT: the laws of nature … The fulfillment of these laws requires that the liberty of each should be bounded only be the like liberties of all. … within that restriction it is right that men should have liberty; if it be shown that, now in this case, and now in that, they are free to act up to a certain limit but not beyond it, the several particular freedoms deducible may be fitly called rights. …” - S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.384, on Herbert Spencer.

RIGHT: the laws of science contain no matter and have no energy, either, and therefore do not exist except in people’s minds.” – Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, p.30/31. – They do thus have as much “existence” as the existence of good maintenance of a well maintained motor cycle. “Thou shalt recognize them by their fruits!” – JZ, 18.5.08, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), Nationality. THE HOME AND FOREIGN REVIEW, July, 1862. Reprinted in Essays on Freedom and Power. - Also in: THE HOME AND FOREIGN REVIEW, July, 1962.RIGHTS

RIGHT: The more might, the more right.” – Plautus, Trucentus, c.190 B.C. – Yes, but only if power is used on the side of the right. If it is used only for wrongful purposes it speeds up its own suppression. – JZ, 5.7.86, 17.5.08. 22.6.13. – At least in the long run but, unfortunately not fast enough. – JZ, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: The only ends for which governments are constituted, and obedience rendered to them, are the obtaining of justice and protection; and they who cannot provide for both give the people a right of taking such ways as best please themselves, in order to their own safety." - Algernon Sidney (1672) – When and where have territorial governments ever provided sufficient justice and protection? Isn’t it high time to list and publish such cases, if any exist, and to determine whether they constitute the rule or the exception for territorial governments? – JZ, 5.1.08. – To keep them at their best rather than encouraging their worst traits, all governments and societies ought to be confined to their voluntary members and subjects and, through the abolition of their territorial monopoly, forced to compete peacefully with each other, and also with all kinds of societies and communities of volunteers, just like dozens of millions of free enterprises do already compete for voluntary employees, investors and customers, and sports- and numerous other kinds of clubs and societies for members. – JZ, 30.3.09. - RIGHT OF REVOLUTION, VOLUNTARISM, PEOPLE VS. WRONGFUL GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COMPETITION, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & RULES, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RIGHT: The only ground upon which exclusion of the right of voting is consistent with justice, would be to inflict it as a punishment for a certain time upon those who should propose to take away that right from others.” - Thomas Paine, First Principles of Government. - There was a time when even great minds like his imagined that it would be a great thing to have a political vote. - JZ, 7.1.1986. - The political and territorial vote and the "right" to be a candidate and to become elected by a majority in a territory, has nothing to do with human rights, natural rights, the moral law or natural law. It is merely a constitutional arrangement that can be rightful only for communities of volunteers. Otherwise it is merely a substitute of ballots for bullets, i.e., a means for wrongful coercion. At most it is a "civil right" contracted for. - JZ, 24.11.05. – VOTING

RIGHT: The only thing a right can require of a person is to abstain from violating the rights of others. The concept of rights is a self-limiting principle. Rights are a recognition of an individual's sovereignty (exclusive jurisdiction) over that which is his OWN (his own self and his own property). That being the case, no person can logically have any say-so over the person or property of another individual. ...” - Sam Wells Jr., in "OPTION", 6/78. - Unless that person is a criminal with victims or an aggressor. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: The only thing that should make somebody a criminal in [a] free country is if one violates the right of other individuals to life, liberty, or property. - I'm a libertarian." - Sean Morley (Val Venis), wrestling superstar. - RIGHTS VS. CRIMINALS, LIFE, LIBERTY & PROPERTY

RIGHT: The passionate love of Right, the burning hate of Wrong.” - Lewis Morris, The Diamond Jubilee.

RIGHT: The powerful act with money, the weak with rights.” – German proverb. – JZ tr. of: “Die Gewaltigen handeln mit Geld, die Schwachen mit Recht.” – All rights, if fully known and utilized, can also provide a kind of power, even money power, not only a better morale. – JZ - Alas, most of the poor as well as the rich, are also poor in their knowledge and appreciation of all genuine individual rights and liberties. - Otherwise both groups would be in a strong alliance to uphold them to mutual benefit. - JZ, 24.2.11. - MONEY POWER, MONETARY FREEDOM, RICHES, WEAKNESS, STRENGTH, POWER

RIGHT: the practice, adopted by political corporations, of disposing of all the rights of their members by the arbitrary will of majorities.” - Lysander Spooner, Works, II/214, Trial by Jury. – TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITIES

RIGHT: The provision of the Constitution of the United States and of this state apply as well in time of war as in time of peace, and any departure, the reform or violation thereof, under the plea of necessity or any other plea, is subversive of good government, and tends to anarchy and despotism.” - Declaration of the Rights of Maryland, xliv, 1867. - WARS & EMERGENCIES, NATURAL CATASTROPHES.

RIGHT: The renunciation or outlawry of all individual rights and liberties is the likely end result of to the renunciation of all arms.” - JZ, 30.12.81, 22.6.13, 13.4.14. – GUN CONTROL, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, RESISTANCE, ARMS, WEAPONS, DEFENCE

RIGHT: The Right above the Wrong.” 1857 - Heading of a poem by W. C. Bennett, subtitled: The Hope of the People.

RIGHT: The Right I Owe You.” – Leonard E. Read, heading of chapter 11, p.76, of Who's Listening? - DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY)

RIGHT: The right intends to be not only a standard setting norm but also an effective power and a main portal through which it can proceed from the sphere of ideas into that of reality.” – Radbruch. – JZ tr. of: “Das Recht will nicht nur wertende Norm, sondern auch wirkende Macht sein, und eine Hauptpforte, durch die es aus dem Reiche der Idee in das Reich der Wirklichkeit eingeht.”

RIGHT: The right is right and there is nothing left of the left.” – John Pearce, on radio.

RIGHT: The right most valued by all civilized men is the right to be left alone.” – Justice Louis Brandeis - RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE, CIVILIZATION, MEN WHO ARE SUFFICIENTLY ENLIGHTENED, LEAVE ALONE, TOLERANCE, NON-INTERFERENCE, SECESSIONISM

RIGHT: The right of liberty means man's right to individual action, individual choice, individual initiative and individual property. Without the right to private property no independent action is possible.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, READER'S DIGEST, January 1944. - RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, PROPERTY, INDEPENDENCE, ACTION

RIGHT: The right of nature, which writers commonly call jus naturale, is the liberty each man hath to use his own power as he will himself for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life; and consequently, of doing anything which, in his own judgment and reason, he shall conceive to be the aptest means thereunto.” – Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, xiv, 1651.

RIGHT: The right of the strongest is the strongest wrong.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorismen. – JZ tr. of: “Das Recht des Staerkern ist das staerkste Unrecht.”

RIGHT: The right to act implicitly includes the responsibility for the consequences of one's action and the right to the use and disposal of the products of one's action.” - John D. Lindl, THE FREEMAN, Dec. 72.

RIGHT: The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.” – Justice William O. Douglas - Left alone? – JZ - RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE

RIGHT: The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.” - Erwin N. Griswold. - Left? - JZ - RIGHTS, BILL OF RIGHTS, LEAVE ALONE, FIRST PRINCIPLES

RIGHT: The Right to Be Wrong - and the Obligation to Be Right.” - Charles R. La Dow, title of an Article in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 73.

RIGHT: The right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Even when an ordinance requires a permit to make a speech, to deliver a sermon, to picket, to parade, or to assemble, it need not be honored when it’s invalid on its face.” – Potter Stewart (1915-1985), U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Walker v. Birmingham, 1967 - RIGHT TO RESIST OR IGNORE UNJUST LAWS & COMMANDS

RIGHT: The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.” – William Safire. - Another muddled expression. An action may be quite rightful but is not necessarily rational or useful or very economic. It may even defeat its own purposes. For this there is the right to make mistakes, at the own expense and risk. Wordings, definitions, terms, ought to become very much improved and clarified. The language of hunters and food gatherers or primitive farmers is not good enough for all modern purposes. - JZ, 24.11.06. – RIGHTS, DEFINITIONS, LANGUAGE

RIGHT: The Right to Life, with the attendant respect of every other person's Right to Life, is simply the guaranty that one will be free to provide for one's own life - whether alone or with the voluntary co-operation of others (i.e. living in a society) - in whatever manner one sees fit, free from the coercion of others.” - Mark Tier, Murphey's Rights vs. Human Rights.

RIGHT: The right to make a living is among the greatest of human rights.” - Georgia Supreme Court, 1925, - quoted in reason, Oct. 74.

RIGHT: The right to make up my own mind ...” - Richard Cowper: Kuldesak, p.177, Quartet Books, London 1973. – SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNANCE

RIGHT: The right to one's own life implies a major corollary: the right to engage in the production of values which will sustain that life.” - Gottfried Dietze, in Defence of Property - and Rothbard, Power and Market, p.176ff.

RIGHT: The right to the pursuit of happiness means man's right to live for himself, to choose what constitutes his own, private, personal happiness and to work for its achievement. Each individual is the sole and final judge in this choice. A man's happiness cannot be prescribed to him by another man or by any number of other men.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, READER'S DIGEST, January 1944. - RIGHT TO THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

RIGHT: The right to work, properly defined, means not the charitable or legal provision of some unproductive jobs via donations or compulsory taxes, but, rather, the right to provide oneself with work, without depriving anybody of it, by undertaking all monetary, financial and organizational measures required for this purpose. - JZ, 31.12.92, free after Ulrich von Beckerath. – UNEMPLOYMENT & SELF-HELP, MONETARY FREEDOM, RIGHT TO WORK

RIGHT: The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. – John F. Kennedy – Not actually diminished but also threatened when one politician like him - or an openly despotic one - does get away with such threats or corresponding actions. – Anyhow, the territorial rulers do, usually, not just threaten single persons but act against the individual rights and liberties of whole populations and they have, quite wrongfully, reserved a decision-making monopoly on international affairs to themselves. – A monopoly, which is, unfortunately, rarely questioned by most of its victims. - JZ, 23.4.13. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RULERS, POLITICIANS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION

RIGHT: The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” – John F. Kennedy. – Only the territorially organized threats to individual human rights or natural rights are really dangerous to all men – as several great wars have demonstrated. – JZ, 2.1.08. – This great misleader doubled the nuclear arsenal of the U.S.A. government! – JZ, 30.3.09. - RIGHTS, THREATS TO THEM

RIGHT: the rights of human beings “are not the gift of some Leviathan” and the duties of human beings are not the ‘tribute owed to Leviathan’.” – Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Our Tentative Economic Freedoms, in: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, ed., The Economics of Liberty, Mises Institute, 1990, p.177, quoting Frank S. Meyer, co-founder of “NATIONAL REVIEW”. - RIGHTS, DUTIES & THE STATE OR LEVIATHAN

RIGHT: The rights of one are as sacred as the rights of a million … Every man has the inalienable right to work.” - Eugene V. Debs. - Rather, to undertake all the rightful measures required to supply himself with productive work, without depriving anyone else of this opportunity. That does also require monetary and financial freedom steps. - JZ, 24.2.11. - WORK, UNEMPLOYMENT, JOBS, SCABS, STRIKES,

RIGHT: The rights of the individual should be the primary object of all governments.” – Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814), American Playwright, Poet, Historian. – Instead, they are the targets of territorial governments, as liberties to be restricted or even suppressed, as much as possible, under the pretence of protecting them. - Only in this way can they satisfy their addiction to power and "glory". - JZ, 15.11.06. - One might as well ask the Mafia to abolish all crime. - JZ, 24.2.11. - RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL,

RIGHT: The Second Amendment is the Equal Rights Amendment.” – Jannalee Tobias - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, THE GREAT EQUALIZER

RIGHT: The Senator from Wisconsin cannot frighten me by exclaiming, "My country, right or wrong." In one sense I say so too. My country; and my country is the great American Republic. My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.” - Senator Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872, THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, vol.45, p.1287. - The Globe merely notes  [Manifestations of applause in the galleries] but according to Schurz's biographer, "The applause in the gallery was deafening." This is "one of Schurz's most frequently quoted replies." - Hans L. Trefousse, Carl Schurz: A Biography, chapter 11, p.180 (1982). Schurz expanded on this theme in a speech delivered at the Anti-Imperialistic Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 1899: "I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: 'Our country, right or wrong!' They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: 'Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.' " - Schurz, "The Policy of Imperialism,” Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz, vol. 6, pp. 119-20 (1913). - RIGHT VS. WRONG

RIGHT: the simple, unvarnished birthright that all men should reasonably expect from their short tenure on earth.” - Matt Braun, Black Fox, Coronet Books, London 1972, p.154.

RIGHT: The source of (man's) rights is man's nature ... not divine law or congressional law.” - Ayn Rand, Capitalism the Unknown Ideal, Signet edition, p.322. - The source of man's rights is man's nature ...” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.107

RIGHT: The spirit of liberty is not, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others, and an unwillingness that anyone, whether high or low, should be wronged or trampled under foot.” - William E. Channing.

RIGHT: The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, GUN CONTROLS

RIGHT: The superior man in the world does not set his mind either for anything or against anything; what is right, he will follow.” - The Wisdom of Confucius, Analects, bk. iv, c. x. – And ca. 2500 years later all genuine individual rights and liberties are still not ideally declared and sufficiently published. What is the excuse for this omission? – JZ, 31.3.09.

RIGHT: The task consists in so separating completely equal freedom of action spheres for all individuals so much from each other that neither majorities nor institutions nor any kind of leaders or rulers can restrict the freedom of action spheres of individuals or groups to the advantage of other individuals or groups, beyond the limitations of the equal freedom for all.” – K. H. Z., in ERLESENES, Heft 1, S. 67/68. – JZ, rough translation of the German original: “… und es eben darauf ankommt, den voellig gleichberechtigen Bewegunsspielraum aller Einzelnen so abzugrenzen, dass weder Mehrheiten noch Institutionen noch irgendwelche Fuehrer oder Herrscher den Freiheitsspielraum von Einzelnen oder Gruppen zugunsten anderer Einzelner oder Grupppen und ueber die Grenze der gleichen Freiheit aller hinaus einzuschraenken vermoegen.” – However, within their own sphere of freedom of action, some groups of volunteers might not aim a maximum liberty for all their members but e.g., at some form of monarchism, aristocracy, direct democracy or whatever they have in mind as their utopian ideal, even if it means e.g., living like monks or nuns. The essential point remains only that all their „subjects“ remain volunteers, i.e., they remain free to secede from the community or society they had once voluntarily joined, when they are no longer satisfied with it. They should be free to do so either after a contracted-for withdrawal period or, in case of acute differences of opinion, that have already led to violence or may lead to it, immediately. – I agree with K. H. Z. on this only insofar that no outside majority, institution, leader or ruler may interfere with the arrangements within a community of volunteers. – All such communities will have a common interest in ending and preventing this kind of outside interference and will thus “gang up” on any individual or group with makes any such attempt. - JZ, 8.5.08, 13.4.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, NOT: ALL KINDS OF FREEDOM FOR THE VOLUNTEERS OF EVERY COMMUNITY. FREEDOM ALSO FOR STATISTS TO DO THEIR STATIST THINGS TO THEMSELVES!

RIGHT: The transmutation of wishes into "rights". - Leonard E. Read: Let Freedom Reign, IX. - Mere wishes can't be so transmuted. That, I believe, is also the conclusion that Read drew from this remark. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: The ultimate relativism is the 'value-free' or 'scientific' approach by the behaviorists, culminating in the doctrines of 'logical positivism' - the view that no statement can be considered 'true' unless it is empirically verifiable. Thus Professor A. J. Ayer asserts that 'if I generalize and say "stealing is wrong", I produce a statement which has no factual meaning - that is, expresses no proposition that can be either true or false.' The meaning of this value-free approach for all ethical judgments whatsoever is apparent. The logical positivist can tell you how many liters of gas it takes to kill 6 million Jews, but he cannot tell you whether it is wrong to kill them.” - M. Stanton Evans, on American Values, in he anthology: "Outside Looking In" p.22. - VALUE-FREE JUDGMENTS, LOGICAL POSITIVISM, RELATIVISM

RIGHT: The underlying basis of a free political system and a free economy is moral. Unless man is inwardly free - able to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong, capable of making intelligent and prudent decisions in his own interest on his own account - the whole fabric of free institutions rests on a foundation of sand.” - William Henry Chamberlin. Man's Destiny, THE FREEMAN, August 1963.

RIGHT: The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy. One's right to life, liberty and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly may not be submitted to vote; they depend on no elections. – Robert H. Jackson, 1892-1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, West Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette, 1943. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VS. VOTING & LEGISLATION

RIGHT: The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy. One’s right to life, liberty and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly may not be submitted to vote; they depend on no elections.” – Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U.S. Supreme Court Justice, West Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette, 1943 - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES BEYOND LAWS & VOTES

RIGHT: The weak can also beat the strong – if right is on his side.” – JZ tr. of: “Der Schwache schlaegt den Starken auch, hilft ihm das Recht.” – Sophocles, Oedipus auf Kolonos, 877. – We should be armed with rights, including rights to arms, used for rightful purposes - and sufficiently organized and trained for this purpose. Like the Minutemen of old we should always be ready to assemble armed, within minutes, to uphold basic rights and liberties. – Without it, private and official bullying will be continued. - JZ, 21.7.86, 7.5.08. - STRENGTH, WEAKNESS, ARMS, WEAPONS, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, SELF-DEFENCE

RIGHT: The whole of the Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals … It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.” – Albert Gallatin (1789) - RIGHTS VS. MAJORITIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, BILL OF RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM

RIGHT: The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” – Bible, Proverbs, 28.1. – I wish that this were always true and that the righteous were sufficiently informed, armed, trained and organized to uphold their rights. – JZ 18.5.08. – STRENGTH, POWER, MIGHT, MILITIA

RIGHT: The word “right” used as a noun, means, my dictionary tells me, a “just, or lawful claim”. Claim on what? On whatever I want and can lawfully have. – I have a right to life, that is, a just claim on life. I have a right to liberty, a just claim to be free. I have a right to property, a just claim on land, goods, or other wealth. – My right is not life, liberty, property, but rather my proper and just claim upon these things, The distinction is important. It was understood by our revolutionary forefathers but is widely misunderstood today. – The misunderstanding lies in identifying the right with that which one has a right to, that is, a claim upon. Thus people say: “Everyone has a right to an adequate diet”, when they mean, that everyone can properly take an adequate diet out of the common larder, by taxing or by voting his group a public subsidy. The fact is that no one can properly do this. – Jefferson, who asserted in the Declaration that all men have “certain inalienable rights”, would have been disturbed if told that the government must provide food, clothing, and shelter to everyone because to have these things is their right. One has a right to seek an adequate diet but not to compel his fellowmen to give it to him. – “Unalienable” describes that which cannot be alienated or separated from. An unalienable right is a natural right with which people are born and which cannot be taken away.” - Oscar W. Cooley, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76, p. 464. – All such longer or too long-winded explanations have still to become reduced to some concise, clear and hard-hitting slogans or aphorisms. – The skills to do so are rarely combined in one head. Certainly not in mine. They are dispersed all over mankind. An ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties would bring them together if enough people took a serious interest in this task. - JZ, 18.5.08.

RIGHT: The word right should be excluded from the political language, as the word cause from the language of philosophy. Both are theological and metaphysical conceptions; and the former is as immoral and subversive as the latter is unmeaning and sophistical.” – Auguste Compte, Catéchisme positiviste, 1852. - I hold that such statements should always be published only when confronted with their best refutations, even as many years later! – Who can easily enough find out today, where and how this statement is already sufficiently refuted? – JZ, 17.5.08, 24.2.11. –  PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES WHICH ARE OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS

RIGHT: There are a million ways to be wrong and only one way to be right.” - Aristotle. Quoted in Read: Instead of Violence, p.39. - There are also many ways to do the right thing. - JZ, 24.2.11. -

RIGHT: There are rights which it is useless to surrender to the governments, and which governments have yet always been found to invade. These are the rights of thinking, and publishing our thoughts by speaking or writing; the right of free commerce; the right of personal freedom.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Quoted in Sprading, p.87.

RIGHT: There can be no gain when both sides are wrong. There is a chance if one side is right.” – Leonard E. Read, The Romance of Reality, p. 152. - There can be gain even if both sides are wrong, namely, the knowledge of what does not work or does not work well enough. – JZ, 8.5.08. – Success in science and in business is largely built upon many failures – from which one learns sufficiently to avoid them in the future. – JZ, 8.5.08. – FAILURES & ERRORS AS ROADS TO SUCCESSES & TRUTHS

RIGHT: There is a higher law than the Constitution.” - William Henry Seward, 1801-1872, Speech, Senate, 11 March 1850. – CONSTITUTION, BILLS OF RIGHTS BY GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: There is a need for free competition, first of all between individuals, later internationally. Freedom to invent, work, exchange, sell, and buy. Freedom to price one's products. And simply no intervention by the State outside of its special sphere. In other words: 'Laissez faire, laissez passer'.” – P. E. De Puydt, Panarchy, p.3. - I deny the rightful existence of any special sphere or monopoly for any territorial State. - And so did De Puydt in the main lesson of this article. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: There is a tremendous power in standing by what is right. There is nothing but corruption in letting go what is right just because it is expedient.” – Salvador de Madariaga, The Blowing Up of the Parthenon, p.12. – EXPEDIENCY, POWER, UTILITARIANISM, MORALITY, PRINCIPLES, STRENGTH, MORALE

RIGHT: There is no right that the government ... considers inviolable.” - Carl Watner, on Spooner, reason 3/73.

RIGHT: There is no such thing as a man's right to a job, a right to a fair wage, or 'rights of consumers', just as farmers and businessmen have no rights to subsidies, tariffs, or other protection.” - Ayn Rand, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.3.76.

RIGHT: There is no such thing as group rights except as they are an extension of individual rights.” - John D. Lindl, THE FREEMAN, Feb. 72.

RIGHT: There is not such thing as a RIGHT TO VIOLATE RIGHTS. When an individual violates someone's rights, he has stepped outside the providence of morality and can no longer claim its protection.” - David Moran, THE CONNECTION No. 99, p.55.

RIGHT: There is nothing less “material” by itself and yet more important for individual human beings, even for their material survival and well-being, than their individual human rights are. – JZ, 19.5.83, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: There is only one 'right', man's right to live as a man - i.e., rationally. All rights are merely conditions necessitated by the goal of rational self-satisfaction.” - W. F. O'Neill: Ayn Rand, p.46. - Does one have to be rational or reasonable in all one's emotional and peaceful activities at the own expense and risk? - A. R. was certainly not always rational, either, when she was "randy". - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.” – P. J. O’Rourke (1993) - Even from a man like him could come such flawed utterances on rights and duties. - But here and now I will not even try to rectify his statement. That is one of your duties, too. - In other words, even P. J. O’R. is basically an enemy rather than a friend of human rights declarations.” - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - The consequence, in a dictatorial, authoritarian, tyrannical or totalitarian State, of trying to practise a genuine individual right or liberty might be one's rapid execution or prolonged punishment to slave labor. - Should we be ready to accept such consequences or undertake everything that we can do so that such "consequences" will never occur again? - JZ, 24.2.11, 22.6.13. - RIGHTS, EGOISM, POWER, RESPONSIBILITY, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE, LICENCE, DUTY,

RIGHT: There is something degrading to human nature in the idea of refusing to any man the right to be a man …” – W. v. Humboldt, quoted in Sprading, p.107. Or a woman. - JZ

RIGHT: There is, probably, a higher percentage of enemies of “rights” among “libertarians” than among victims of the Soviet regime. – JZ, 30.3.84. – The absence of liberty is, in some respects, a good teacher. – JZ, 1.4.09.

RIGHT: These fundamental rights, which Patrick Henry, George Mason, and others insisted must be added to the Constitution, are negative in that they specify certain opportunities, which government must not deny or tamper with but which must be left open to the people. All true rights are of this nature. They are freedoms from interference. They state what people shall not be prevented from doing. … Rights are freedoms, not powers.” – Oscar W. Cooley, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76. - They are also powers, which are, alas, not yet fully known and unleashed. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: They are slaves who dare not be // In the right with two or three.” – James Russell Lowell, “Stanzas on Freedom”, 1843, 4. – Or even on their own. – JZ, 17.5.08. - INDIVDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PUBLIC OPINION, MINORITIES, RESISTANCE, MAJORITIES, SLAVERY, SELF-DEFENCE

RIGHT: They fancy that they can be free and yet not be just!” – Sieyès, quoted by Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.102. - RIGHTS, JUSTICE & FREEDOM

RIGHT: They have rights who dare defend them.” - Roger Baldwin, READER’S DIGEST, 5/85. - The cowards have rights, too, but they will not always be able to enjoy them. - JZ, 10.11.05. - They have rights who dare maintain them, …” James Russell Lowell, in poem “The Present Crisis”, 1844, quoted in Sprading, “Freedom”, p.117. – Even while suppressed they still do exist, but simply cannot be freely practised. – JZ, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: They say that if you do this, you will be standing with the Abolitionists. I say, stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.” - Abraham Lincoln, Speech, Peoria, Ill., 16 Oct., 1854. - The following, attributed to Lincoln, but not found, is probably based upon the above speech: "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right; stand with him while he stands right, and part company with him when he goes wrong."

RIGHT: They seldom have any thing to say about men's "rights". On the contrary, they take it for granted that they are charged with the duty of promoting, superintending, directing, and controlling the "business" of the country. In the performance of this supposed duty, all ideas of individual "rights" are cast aside. Not knowing any way - because there is no way - in which they can impartially promote all men's "interests", "welfare", and "prosperity", otherwise than by protecting impartially all men's rights, they boldly proclaim that "individual rights must not be permitted to stand in the way of the public good, the public welfare, and the business interests of the country. Substantially, all their lawmaking proceeds upon this theory, for there is no other theory, on which they can find any justification for any lawmaking at all ..." – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.16. - TERRITORIALISM, PARLIAMENTS, LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON GOOD ETC., STATISM

RIGHT: think of men as individuals, each with his little empire of rights.” - Maurice Cranston: Political Dialogues, p.137 - A dialogue on Anarchism.

RIGHT: This is the sum of the duty; do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.” – Mhabharata 5:1517. – If you are told a truth about yourself and it pains you, does this mean that you should never tell any truth to others, that might be painful to them? - JZ, 24.2.11. - HINDUISM, GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: This world can’t be set right before people recognize again – really only for the first time – all that is right. – JZ, 12/82, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: Those denying the concept or rights can only decide upon contracts or arbitrariness, whim or power. Contractual relationships do already presume pre-existing rights: the right to inform, express and oblige oneself, to hold or to dispose of property, an equality of rights, freedom to act, all kinds of economic liberties, while the second option assumes that man is a mindless animal, following his instincts and sensual kicks, regardless of others, an energized blob of protoplasm, destroying others or being destroyed, like microorganism: in permanent battle. - J. Z., 2.1.86. - Those imagining that only contracts can establish rights have, obviously, not comprehended the very concept of right, and the particular derived rights, which are required to conclude valid contracts. Whence arises the right to conclude contracts? Is it God given? It is part of the natural rights and liberties, the natural laws, the human rights of human beings and rational beings. Thus the deniers of human rights and upholders of contracts only do actually confirm human rights, and this without awareness of this. One might argue that as unaware and ignorant people should be denied freedom of contract, in their own interest. They need guardians! - JZ, 24.11.05. - CONTRACTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS,

RIGHT: those in government may very well have the POWER to take my money, my property, my freedom, or even my life; they have not RIGHT to do so. While those in government are (thus) physically stronger than I and can readily overpower me, this does not make their ABILITY to overreach a rightful one. I have a NATURAL right arising out of my nature as a human being and with which I was endowed at birth. This right is my natural ability to manage my own energy, my own property, my own affairs (*) without any violent boundary intrusion. While the government can grab my properties, it cannot take away my rights. It can steal anything else it can get its hands on physically, but it cannot handle my moral position. There I take the high ground. I was endowed with it by nature, and (territorial – JZ ) government, as unnatural and vicious an organization as could well be imagined, has no right or ABILITY to take my rights. They are inalienable.” - Robert LeFevre, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.13. - (*) Once I had sufficiently grown up, matured and been enlightened or educated myself. – Not as a baby or infant etc. - JZ, 18.5.08. - NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LAW, RATIONAL BEINGS

RIGHT: Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right (*), are generally those who achieve something.” – Aldous Huxley. – People upholding only imagined rights will not win in the long run. - (*) and checked their rightness with all their powers of reasoning! – JZ, 20.11.85. – CONVICTION, ENTHUSIASM, SUCCESS,

RIGHT: Those who deny the existence of rights and liberties have thereby already capitulated towards totalitarianism, at least morally and intellectually. – (Diejenigen, die Rechte und Freiheiten leugnen, haben damit schon intellektuell und moralisch vor dem Totalitarismus kapituliert.) - JZ, 4.1.82. – TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, UTILITARIANS

RIGHT: Those who opt for rights will come to enjoy them. Those who opt for force will come to encounter and regret it. – Bullies and other criminals with involuntary victims deserve to be disciplined, forcefully and, if necessary, to be coerced into behaving decently. - JZ, 7.5.84, 8.5.08. - Or even, if they do not reform themselves, to be eliminated, liquidated, executed or enslaved to work towards paying off their indemnification debts. - Some of their body parts may still have value to innocents. - JZ, 24.2.11. - CRIMINALS, AGGRESSORS.

RIGHT: Those who want to do right have little difficulty in finding out the right.” – Calvin Coolidge, Speech in Washington, 1926. – As if all social scientists agreed with each other and had already adopted an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Did Coolidge find out all about all of them? – JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: Thou should because I wish it, is nonsense, almost as much nonsense as an authority by divine intervention. But you should, because I should, is a correct conclusion and the basis of rights.” – “Du sollst, weil ich will, ist Unsinn; fast ebensosehr Unsinn ist die Vollmacht von Gottes Gnaden. Aber du sollst, weil ich soll, ist ein richtiger Schluss und die Base des Rechtes.“ - Johann Gottlieb Seume. - OBLIGATION, CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: To be logical is not to be right.” – From film: “Justice at Nuremberg.”

RIGHT: To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.” – Confucius. – Even if it would mean almost certain imprisonment or death? Mere individual acts of resistance against overwhelming force may mean needlessly throwing one’s life away. “Retreat and fight another day!” – says an old proverb. Effective resistance has to be well planned and organized in many to most cases. - On the other hand: Acting on merely imagined rights can amount to a bad case of aggression. – JZ, 27.4.84, 8.5.08.

RIGHT: To love righteousness or intelligence or outstanding talent or virtue of any sort is to love freedom.” - Leonard E. Read: Having my Way, p.68.

RIGHT: To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” – Richard Henry Lee (who drafted the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights.) 1788 – Was he really the single author? Had e.g. Paine, Madison and Jefferson nothing to do with it? – JZ, 30.3.09. - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, BILL OF RIGHTS,

RIGHT: to prevent tampering with the right of others to meet their crises in their own way, whether this may mean victory or defeat." - Vernon W. Glasser, "BCL 362", in ANALOG, 3/1972.

RIGHT: To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.” - Confucius, Analects, book 2, chapter 24, Confucian Analects, the Great Learning, and the Doctrine of the Mean, trans. James Legge, p.154 (1893, reprinted 1971). - Provided one is free enough to act rightfully. Are conscripts, in armies and unions? Are civil servants? Are taxpayers? Are unlicenced tradesmen and professionals? Are issuers of competing monies? - This freedom of action has first to be achieved by enlightenment combined with reformist and revolutionary actions. – Are panarchies already legal? - JZ, 13.10.02, 13.4.14. - RIGHT, DUTY, COURAGE, ENLIGHTENMENT, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTATION, CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION, SECESSION

RIGHT: Too long denial of guaranteed right is sure to lead to revolution - bloody revolution, where suffering must fall upon the innocent as well as the guilty.” - Ulysses S. Grant. - JZ: The latter part does not apply to genuinely libertarian revolutions! - JZ, 27.6.84.)

RIGHT: Treat your inferiors as you would be (*) treated by your superiors.” - Seneca, Epistle 47:11, 1st c. BCE. –- That could be nasty, in both cases! – He was finally ordered by his emperor to commit suicide! – But he offered better advice to his friends. - JZ, 31.3.09. - (*) wish to be? - The more common practice is to treat one's subordinates in the same way as one is treated by the ones set over oneself. - In both cases genuine individual rights and liberties are, largely ignored. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RIGHT: Truth can only hurt the false, justice only injustice, right only wrong, good only evil.” - Zarlinga.

RIGHT: Tucker ... took a very dim view of all 'social rights', noting that "society is not a person or thing, but a relation, and a relation can have no rights." - Libertarian Handbook, 1973. - While a "relation" or "relationship" can have no rights, since they are not persons or personalities, they can either be rightful or wrongful between human beings or rational beings, with regard to the rights of these beings. - All rights are social in the best sense, i.e. quite opposite to "anti-social". - But while they are equal in the meaning of equal rights, they are not egalitarian, i.e., they do not attempt to impose equality in every respect as a supposedly superior value or try to impose equal opportunity that goes beyond the recognition of equal rights. They do not prescribe e.g. equal incomes, equal property and equal opportunities - merely the right to make the best possible and rightful use for oneself of all the opportunities that equal rights and liberties provide. - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: Two wrongs can never make a right.” – English proverb, not recorded before 19th c. - Two wrongs don’t make a right – but they make a first-rate justification for a third wrong.” – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.30.

RIGHT: Typical of man's genius is the way he develops a bomb designed to drive us into the cellar about the time he starts building homes without any cellars.” - Homer King, in Hemet, California, News, READER'S DIGEST, Oct. 54. - RIGHT TO LIFE

RIGHT: Unless a person is prepared to accept the 'might makes right' philosophy, he must respect another's right to live, to produce, and to consume, keep, exchange, sell, or give away that which he has produced.” - The Incredible Breadmachine, p.141.

RIGHT: unseat … governments as the endower of rights …” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/76.

RIGHT: Volney (1757-1820) posited that public happiness could be only the sum of individual happinesses, and he viewed natural rights as basic to mankind’s progress.” – Leonard P. Liggio, JLS, Sum.77, p.174. – PROGRESS, HAPPINESS

RIGHT: We behold daily the most important rights, rights upon which all the others depend, we behold these rights determined in the last resort, without the least attention even to the appearance or colour of justice; we behold this without emotion, because we have grown up in the constant view of such practices, ...” - Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, 1756, p. 57/58.

RIGHT: We do not speak of justice in the case of horses or lions.” – Cicero. – Quoted in: Antony Flew, What Is Right? GEORGIA LAW REVIEW, vol. 13, Summer 1979, No. 4, p.1134. - RIGHTS FOR RATIONAL BEINGS ONLY, JUSTICE

RIGHT: We have renounced the prerogative of man, and it is no wonder that we should be treated like beasts.” - Edmund Burke, on 'reason', in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.73.

RIGHT: We have sacrifices all too many of our rights and liberties to the Moloch god of territorialism - without thereby gaining in security, wealth and satisfaction. On the contrary. Is it not high time not to trust territorial politicians and bureaucrats any longer and to achieve consumer sovereignty towards them and free enterprise competition in this sphere? When a business or enterprise do no longer satisfy us, we do no longer buy from them or work or invest in them. Why not finally achieve the same individual choices between political, economic and social system alternatives? – JZ, 19.12.93, 11.5.08. – SACRIFICES, SECURITY, LIBERTY, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RIGHT: We have surrendered so many rights that we have retained no right to anything.” – Goethe, Faust, II, 1 (Schatzmeister). – JZ tr. of: “Wir haben so viel Rechte hingegeben, // Dass uns auf nichts ein Recht mehr uebrig bleibt.”

RIGHT: We hold that individuals have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, provided they do not forcibly interfere with the equal rights of others to live in whatever manner they choose.” - From Workers Party leaflet: The Alternative. - From this and similar general phrases to fully recognizing individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers seems to be, for all too many, still a too large step to be dared, even in their thoughts. - JZ, 24.2.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA

RIGHT: We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence - RIGHTS, INALIENABLE

RIGHT: We make a terrible mistake when we think that what is good or right for us is necessarily good or right for the man next door.” - IPA Facts, 12/68. – One territorial law for all or only personal laws, self-chosen, for all? – JZ, .4.09. – Q., PERSONAL LAW, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

RIGHT: We must acquire an understanding that wishes, regardless of how numerous, do not constitute a right. I have no more right to your professional attention than you have a claim on me to wash your dishes. We are dealing with an absurdity, which, once established as such, will vanish as did the earth-is-flat absurdity. That a wish does not make a right is so nearly self-evident by mere assertion that only cursory comment is warranted.” - Leonard E. Read. – WISHES, CLAIMS, NEEDS

RIGHT: We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that "the common good" is superior to individual rights. General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals. One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, READER'S DIGEST, January 1944. - RIGHTS VS. THE COMMON GOOD, SOCIETY, INDIVIDUALISM, HAPPINESS

RIGHT: We need a framework for rights that can encompass nonhumans, and we need it as fast as possible. Otherwise, if the neighbors come visiting – Charles Stross, Accelerando, 2006, p.111. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FOR ALL RATIONAL BEINGS, INCLUDING ALIENS

RIGHT: We should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.” - Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1849.

RIGHT: We should bear ourselves toward others as we would desire they should bear themselves toward us.” – Aristotle - If a young man desires to be fucked by a Hollywood beauty, should he then undertake to fuck himself any girl of woman who takes his fancy? How can one ignore the mutual consent requirement as much? And do this for over 2,000 years? - Rapes are not acts of love but of power. - JZ, 24.2.11. - GOLDEN RULE, VOLUNTARISM, MUTUAL CONVENIENCE VS. SINGLE CONVENIENCE RELATIONSHIPS, RAPES, CONSENT

RIGHT: we sometimes claim a right to a certain course of action or result when we would better claim a right to be in on the action.” - Charles Goodman: All These Rights, THE FREEMAN, 1/78. – The “founding fathers” said it better when they spoke of the right to the pursuit of happiness and not of a right to happiness. An optimal expression of the difference may still be amiss. – JZ, 31.3.09.

RIGHT: Welfare is not right. - JZ after reading Ridgway K. Foley Jr. in THE FREEMAN, 11/73: "Welfare as a Right." - JZ, 27.6.84.) - Unless it is provided by oneself or via contract through others, e.g. through insurance or mutual aid contracts. - JZ, 24.11.05.)

RIGHT: What comes before righteousness? Righteous indignation!” - Dan Henderson, Caruther's Last Stand, "ANALOG", 6/78, p.163. - ANGER, INDIGNATION, RIGHTEOUSNESS

RIGHT: What is a right? The word takes the place of either divine or secular edict. A person acts because he has 'a right' to act rather than because deity or government told him to act. To have a right, places initiative in the keeping of the individual.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1975.

RIGHT: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. This is the law; all the rest is commentary.” – Talmud, Shabbat 31a. – JUDAISM, GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: What life expectancy has mankind when it still questions the right of life e.g. of fetuses and also of involuntary territorial subjects of an enemy regime, who are targeted by one's own territorial government, with mass extermination devices, which one may have involuntarily financed with one's taxes? While obvious mass murder devices are still considered as "weapons" and their use as "defensive" or their readiness for use as effective enough a deterrent, even against accidental wars, while they are not recognized as anti-people weapons, although in no country do the people have any genuine say on war and peace, armament and disarmament and on international treaties and policies or the right to secede from their territorial government, make a separate peace or undertake separate peace negotiations and to fraternize with their supposed enemies or engage in treason or espionage against their wrongful territorial government? - JZ, 9/72, 24.2.11. - RIGHT TO LIFE, NWT.

RIGHT: What men value in this world is not rights but privileges. – H. L. MenckenHave individuals so far been allowed to make their own choices in this respect, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy? I would like to see the results of such voting, such free elections – and, also free enterprise in the provision of such alternatives. – JZ, 6.4.12. - VS. PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGHNTY & SECESSIONISM, Q.

RIGHT: What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.” – H. L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956, p.36. – What the uneducated, mis-educated, inconsiderate or ruthless value … - JZ, 21.11.85. - That is so far true only for most but not for all people. - JZ, 24.11.06. - Neither have all rights as yet been declared properly and together, nor have all privileges been listed and sufficiently criticized together. – Certainly not in our “education” system. – JZ, 17.5.08. – Rather: What all too many men value in this world is the power and opportunity to deprive others of their rights, under all kinds of rationalizations. To that extent they still act like slave owners, feudal lords, barbarians or savage beasts. – JZ, 14.6.91, 18.5.08. – PRIVILEGE, POWER, MIGHT, COERCION, ENSLAVEMENT, OPPRESSION, DOMINATION, EXPLOITATION, TERRITORIALISM, RULE, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

RIGHT: What precisely is a right? It is the authority or prerogative to use an inherent power or capacity. All creatures come into existence with certain powers and the necessary authority to employ them; or, to what use is a power if there be no right to exercise it? – Jackson Pemberton, A New Message, THE FREEMAN, June 76, p. 334. – All human or natural genuine rights are meant only for sufficiently rational beings. Conceding them to all creatures would mean that all creatures from microbes over snakes to sharks or bears do have a right to poison or eat you, simply because they can, according to their nature. – I would also have rather said: What use is a right if there is not power to use it? The time and opportunity will come when you do get your chance to use them again. You haven’t altogether lost them to any power. - JZ, 18.5.08. – RATIONAL BEINGS,

RIGHT: What the concept of rights does not include is the right to restrict another's human rights.” - Girard Baker in "INTEGRITY", Vol.4, No.12.

RIGHT: What you would avoid suffering yourself, seek not to impose on others.” – Epictetus, ca. 100 C.E. - GOLDEN RULE

RIGHT: What, now, is the reason why not one of these courts has ever so far given its attention to the subject as to have discovered what the 'obligation of contracts' is? What that principle is, I repeat, which they have all sworn to sustain, and on which the real validity, or invalidity, of every contract on which they ever adjudicate, depends? Why is it that they have all gone on sanctioning and enforcing all the nakedly iniquitous laws by which men's natural right to make their own contracts has been trampled under foot? - Surely it is not because they do not know that all men have a natural right to make their own contracts; for they know that, as well as they know that all men have a natural right to live, to breathe, to move, to speak, to hear, to see, or to do anything whatever for the support of their lives, or the promotion of their happiness. - Why, then, is it, that they strike down this right, without ceremony, and without compunction, whenever they are commanded to do so by the lawmakers? It is because, and solely because, they are so servile, slavish, degraded, and corrupt, as to act habitually on the principle, that justice and men's natural rights are matters of no importance, in comparison with the commands of the impudent and tyrannical lawmakers, on whom they are dependent for their offices and their salaries. It is because, and solely because, they, like the judges under all other irresponsible and tyrannical governments, are part and parcel of a conspiracy for robbing and enslaving the great body of the people, to gratify the luxury and pride of a few. It is because, and solely because, they do not recognize our governments, State or national, as institutions designed simply to maintain justice, or to protect all men in the enjoyment of all their natural rights; but only as institutions designed to accomplish such objects as irresponsible cabals of lawmakers may agree upon.” - Spooner, Works I, p.56. - TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, OF ASSOCIATION & DISASSOCIATION, SECESSION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES

RIGHT: What's right has got to win out in the end; if it doesn't the rest ain't worth a damn anyway.” - R. Y. Sharpe, quoted by Carl Watner, On Justice, p.41.

RIGHT: Whatever is, is right.” - Democritus (460 B.C.?-370 B.C.?). Quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, "Democritus". – Would it not be nice, if this were true? When he wrote this, even slavery was still very wide-spread and human sacrifices still occurred. – JZ, 31.3.09, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Whatever you have the might to be you have the right to be.” – Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own, 1845. – Although there is a relationship between the application of might and the realization of right, when might is wrongfully used to suppress rights then the two are by no means identical but, rather, opposed to each other, to the extent that might is not used to protect rights but to attack or restrict them. – JZ, 5.7.86. - So, Hitler had the right to rule Germany and Stalin to rule the Soviet Union? – JZ, 17.5.08. – STIRNER, EGOISM, MIGHT, POWER

RIGHT: when a person acts, the non-violation of other people's rights must take priority over the pursuit of any goal: even the goal of minimizing the total number of rights violated in the society.” - Ascribed to Nozick, in: Samuel Scheffler: Natural Rights, Equality and the Minimal State, CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 3/76. – Does that apply e.g. to tyrannicide? Has a tyrant any rights? Are bystanders of tyrants innocents? - JZ - Didn't they fail to fulfill their duty to commit tyrannicide themselves? - JZ, 24.11.05.

RIGHT: When I search for definitions of right and rights with Google I get 7,8m then 84.5, then 150, then 195, then 594 and finally even 611 million results, indicating the remaining differences of opinions or mere repetitions of the same definitions, not yet generally agreed-upon. On the first 10 pages I saw Immanuel Kant mentioned only once. Full enlightenment in this sphere does, apparently, not yet exist. – JZ, 7.4.12. - RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

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 - RIGHT OR LEFT-WING DESPOTISM? OR NEITHER? DESPOTISM, CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: When the individual says he has a valid title to life, he means that all that is he, is his own; his body, his mind, his faculties. Maybe there is something else to life, such as a soul, but without going into that realm, he is willing to settle on what he knows about himself - his consciousness. All that is "I" is "mine". That implies, of course, that all that is "you" is "yours" - for, every "you" is an "I". Rights work both ways.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.17.

RIGHT: When the notion that a wish is a right is put into effect by police force - the only way it can be done - then specialization is no longer guided by consumer wishes nor are the terms of exchange. What happens under Medicare, for instance, is this: M.D.'s give of their labors and the senior citizen gives substantially nothing in return. Other citizens are then forced to perform labor for which they receive absolutely nothing in return. Exchange is by coercion rather than by free choice. If we make the simple concession that no one should be forced to labor for no return, then the absurdity of socialized medicine is clear. Were M.D.'s forced to perform their services for nothing, as non-patients presently are forced to pay for services not received, no person would choose medicine as a career.” - Leonard E. Read: Let Freedom Reign, p.135.

RIGHT: When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” – Charles Evans Hughes. - It is not a privilege to be free but an inherent right. And no one has any rightful privilege to deprive us of that right. - JZ, 22.11.06. – We do have the right to be different even in self-chosen and exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers, although most would, so far, not extend that principle and its practice as far. - JZ, 24.2.11. - TO BE & TO ACT DIFFERENTLY, AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RIGHT: when you consider the individuality of the ‘inalienable rights” phrase and apply the principle, it goes all the way.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 76. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

RIGHT: Whenever the right to the fruits of one's own labor is gaining acceptance and respect, it will be seen that an understanding of the free society is likewise gaining. Of course, the reverse is true. When state welfarism and government control is on the rampage, as in the U.S.A. today, be it noted that there are leaders by the tens of thousands from all walks of life - business, education, religion, and so on - who wave aside the free society as a viable way of life. They are leading us down the road to serfdom and, interestingly enough, are unaware of their mischief. Their philosophy, though never in these realistic terms, is that you and I shall not be permitted to own; we are to be owned. And so are they - though they know it not.” - Leonard E. Read: Having My Way, p.146.

RIGHT: Where coercion is right the right has no power.” – German proverb. - JZ tr. of: “Wo Gewalt recht hat, hat das Recht keine Gewalt.“ – And where right has defensive force on its side aggression comes to an end. – JZ, 22.7.86, 17.5.08,

RIGHT: Where John Locke went wrong is in his failure to pay sufficient attention to the moral foundations of human rights. He failed to make clear that human beings are moral agents – they have basic moral responsibilities. Their lives are lived property only if they fulfill these responsibilities. But where Locke was dead right is in his realization that all human beings require a certain amount of “moral space”, a sphere of moral independence. In this space none may intrude without the individual’s permission. And this is so even if the entire legal system of a society fails to recognize the fact. Indeed, legal systems are proper, bona fide systems of law only if they accord with the facts of human moral life.” - Tibor R. Machan, NEW GUARD, July-August 1978. - LAW, LOCKE, LEGAL SYSTEMS, MORALITY, RESPONSIBILITY

RIGHT: Where right and liberty are everything inconveniences are nothing.” – Rousseau, Contrat Sociale, III/XV. - LIBERTY & INCONVENIENCES

RIGHT: Where the right ends tyranny begins.” – Pitt. - JZ re-translation of: “Wo das Recht endet, beginnt Tyrannis.”

RIGHT: Where there is a right there is a remedy.” - (Ubi jus, ibi remedium.) – Legal maxim. – But how many people are there today who really care about all their individual rights and liberties, enough to want to see them optimally expressed in an ideal, complete and correct declaration of all such rights and liberties and to help in the formulation of such a declaration? The only one I ever knew died back in 1969 and I have been vainly looking for such people ever since. – People who care only about some rights and liberties are there in abundance. But where are those hidden, who care enough about all of them? – I hold that such a complete declaration could be the best remedy for the remaining man-made problems. - JZ, 17.5.08.

RIGHT: Where there is no might right loses itself.” – Portuguese Proverb. – It is not lost but rather ignored or suppressed. – JZ, 17.5.08. - MIGHT, POWER

RIGHT: Whether I shall persuade others that I have acted right I know not. It is enough for me as an Englishman to be myself satisfied that I have done so.” – Mr. Justice Best, Judgment in the case of Sir F. Burdett, 1820. - Was his position as a justice and were the laws and precedents he applied quite just? – JZ, 17.5.08. - CONSCIENTIOUSNESS, JUSTICE, CONSCIENCE

RIGHT: Who is entitled to act today when both major parties and almost all minor parties are wrong on all too many points? It seems that all too many people, even supposedly “educated” ones, can no longer clearly distinguish between right and wrong. Sometimes they even say that it does not matter and they simply act unrestrained and quite wrongly, emotionally, upon a whim, as if they were right, as if anything they did, no matter how criminal and restrictive for others, no matter how atrocious, were simply “right” for them, by their notions of “right”, independence and freedom. They even expect to be respected for their independent actions and initiatives, especially when they are politicians and social reformers, i.e. educated and immoral barbarians, without any sound principles. – To me it seems obvious that one should be free to secede from such barbarians and to live, exterritorially autonomous, with some like-minded other volunteers under personal laws, in self-chosen or self-established communities or societies of one’s own, as long as one does not raise any territorial claims. - JZ, 28.11.82, 8.5.08. – POLYARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, AMONG VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

RIGHT: Whoever believes he has the right or authority or may upon his whim violate the rights of others, either does not know or recognizes genuine rights and thus cannot claim them for himself. – JZ, 5.11.82, 8.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Whoever has conceded half a right would better concede the other half as well. For whoever has already mastered half your right will wish to gain the rest as well.” – Logan, Sinngedicht, 3. Tausend: Nachgelesen. JZ tr. of: “Wer das halbe Recht raeumt ein, raeumt das ganze lieber ein; / Wer des halben schon ist Herr, will es auch des ganzen sein.“ - COMPROMISE

RIGHT: Whoever tramples rights with his feet does rarely stand firmly on his legs.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. – JZ tr. of: “Wer das Recht mit Fuessen tritt, steht selten fest auf den Beinen.”

RIGHT: Whoever wants to defend something wrong has reason to step softly, to adhere to politeness and good manners. But whosoever feels that the right is on his side must come on strongly: a polite right amounts to nothing.” – (Wer das Falsche verteidigen will, hat alle Ursache, leise aufzutreten und sich zu einer feinen Lebensart zu bekennnen. Wer das Recht auf seiner Seite fuehlt, muss derb auftreten: ein höfliches Recht will gar nichts heissen.) - Johann Wolfgang Goethe. – A shorter version: Whoever has right on his side must be blunt about it. A merely politely mentioned right will be ignored.“ – Goethe. – JZ tr. only of: “ Wer das Recht auf seiner Seite fuehlt muss derb auftreten: ein hoefliches Recht will gar nichts heissen.” -  A common experience of e.g. long-suffering non-smokers in the presence of smokers. - JZ, 25.6.84. – However, if one tells the offenders: “If you have to piss, shit or smoke, do it somewhere else!” – then one has to be prepared for a fight! – “You have the right to ruin your lungs and your general health but you have no right to force your stale smoke upon me!” – might be less provocative. – Who has much better and more effective replies? – JZ, 31.3.09. - SMOKING

RIGHT: Why did we settle for less than we wanted?” – From film “Firecreek”, channel 4, Australia, 14.8.82. – Even though our wants were within our rights? – JZ, 14.8.82. – Are there really enough interested freedom-, peace- and justice-lovers in the world to produce, between them, finally a complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties, optimally expressed? Such people seem to be much rarer than diamonds. – JZ, 8.5.08, 13.4.14.

RIGHT: Why does a person who doesn't know right from wrong always do wrong?” - Source unknown. – Q.

RIGHT: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right; as God gives us to see the right.” - Abraham Lincoln, 2nd. Inaugural Address, 4.3.1865. – All these hundreds of millions of believers in a “God” have, apparently, not yet been shown by him or her all individual rights and liberties, otherwise they would have clearly declared them and also themselves made use of them. – But then the atheists, anarchists and libertarians have not been better in this respect. They, too, have not yet produced and published an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Why not? Why don’t they show sufficient interest in this task? – I don’t know. – JZ, 31.3.09.

RIGHT: Within the sphere of your own rights, your freedom is absolute.” - Ayn Rand, Textbook of Americanism, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.85, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, - RIGHTS & FREEDOM

RIGHT: Without a right to exist at some place, no other rights can exist.” – Barry B. Longyear, Savage Planet, p.32, in ANALOG 2/80. – Also in his Manifest Destiny, p.190. - LAND, LIVING SPACE, HABITAT, DWELLING, LIFE, EXISTENCE

RIGHT: Without perceiving how absurd is the contradiction in which we are involved, we are ready to assign to a mass of human beings unlimited rights, while we acknowledge none for the individuals of whom the mass is made up.” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.62. – INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Wrong ever builds on quicksands, but the Right // To the firm center lays its moveless base.” - James Russell Lowell, Prometheus, I.116.

RIGHT: Wrong never comes right.” - 19th. century proverb, quoted in Hyman: Quotations, p.284.

RIGHT: Wrongs lastly lead to rights. Rights do not result in wrongs. Only those wronged, who are not fully aware of and appreciative of the own rights and of those of others, do commit more wrongs. - JZ, 7.7.82, 31.3.09.

RIGHT: X is a right action if and only if its maxim would, if a universal law, allow every rational being to pursue his own ends in action so long as these ends do not include the denial of freedom to others.” – Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant: The Philosophy of Right, p. 94/95. - Another version: X is a right action if and only if the maxim of X would not, if a universal law, interfere with the freedom of any individual rational being to pursue his own ends in action so long as these ends do not include the denial of freedom to others to pursue their essential ends – happiness and perfection.” – Jeffrie G. Murphy, ibid, p.103.

RIGHT: You are the victim of men who think they are right without having thought enough about what is right. – JZ, 12/83, free after a remark in the Film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence!”

RIGHT: You can't go wrong doing what is right.” - From the book: The Magic of Self-Direction, Prentice Hall, 1965, quoted in FREEDOM TODAY, April 76.

RIGHT: You cannot be TOO Right!” - Source?

RIGHT: You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” – Pearl S. Buck, My Neighbor’s Son. To My Daughters, With Love, 1967. - DUTY, MORALITY

RIGHT: You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws …  – John Adams in  – INALIENABLE RIGHTS, LAWS, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VS. GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: You have the right to attain your rights!” - Herbert Fensterheim, FREEDOM TODAY, 10/75.

RIGHT: You have the right to YOUR life, YOUR liberty and YOUR property, but you have no right to MY life, MY liberty or MY property.” - Bill Holmes. - RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, LIFE, PROPERTY

RIGHT: You may laugh about rights – until you find yourself in a concentration camp or even an extermination camp or in a ghetto or in a walled-in city like West Berlin was, for daring to practise any particular right or liberty. – JZ, 24.3.97, 9.5.08.

RIGHT: You must recognize your rights and stand up for them. If you do not, other people define your role for you, and you stop being yourself. Your life space decreases ...” - Herbert Fensterheim, FREEDOM TODAY, 10/75.

RIGHT: You only have the rights you are willing to fight for. - Source? – Individual rights and liberties are and remain inborn, even when you are unwilling to fight to protect them. Only the exercise of the right to resist the infringement of rights and liberties, using guns or other weapons, can be individually renounced or legally outlawed or restricted. – JZ, 23.4.13.

RIGHT: You say rightly “that it takes constant EFFORT TO SUPPRESS RIGHTS. Release the pressure and out pop the rights. You take this as proof that a potential always exists (inherent rights) which may be held down but can’t be destroyed. Well, yes, but I would rather say that there are certain activities that many people want to do. If they are not prevented, they will do them. But the activity didn’t exist before the action commenced. The swimming didn’t exist before the man jumped into the water. (*) Furthermore, admirable human rights activities are not the only ones that will pop out if they are not suppressed, but harmful activities will also, such as coercion, murder, stealing, etc. Some human desire to do such things and preventing them “requires constant EFFORT”. If no one defended themselves or others or tried to suppress such activities, coercion would “grow and grow”. – Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION 105, p.38, of 24.7.82. - - (*) Not the swimming but the right and the ability to swim did exist beforehand. – JZ, 18.5.08. – He, too, ignored Kant’s definition of right. – JZ - 

RIGHT: You seem to be thinking of ‘rights’ as some kind of ‘stuff’ to which a conservation-of-matter law should apply. In fact, rights refer to activities, actions which may be allowed or impeded, (*) verbs not nouns. Where does your ‘walking’ get if you stand still for a moment.” – Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION 105, p.37 of 24.7.82. – Ibid, p. 38: “Humans discovered fire but we invented writing. Rights are like writing, not like fire.” – For me it is hard to understand why, in a world in which so many rights and liberties are suppressed or restricted, so many supposed freedom lovers, even very intelligent ones like Jim Stumm, still argue against the very existence of rights or can merely conceive them as contracts and continue simply to ignore the best definitions of them. – JZ, 18.5.08. - (*) If I choose to stop or am stopped, I have not lost the right to walk. And who has the right to allow me to walk or to stop me from walking? – JZ -

RIGHT: You will always find me on the right side, sir, always! I cannot afford to get left.” - Gen. McComb. - Ambrose Bierce.

RIGHT: Your aim appears to be to restrict rights, mine, to uphold and extend them. - J. Z.,75/6.

RIGHT: Your liberty to swing your arms ends where my nose begins.” - Quoted by Stuart Chase in Vital Speeches of the Day.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: despite all their protestations to the contrary, the men she had spoken to were prisoners of their contexts, their presuppositions. Their scientific objectivity didn't exist, never had.” - Tom Maddox, Gravity's Angel, p.311 in The Giant Book of Modern SF, ed. by Gardner Dozois. - Ibid, page 306: “… the whole bunch seemed to be strutting apes, obsessed with their own importance and show. If they were interested in the truth, and particularly in new, interesting truths, then why hadn't they treated C. H. with the seriousness her ideas deserved? Her ideas were strange, but important ideas always were. She was a woman, but so what? How could that matter?” - Ibid, page: 305: “They dismissed me, they dismissed what I was saying. Bastards. Smug male bastards - it's no wonder they can't hear anything; they're so filled with their own importance.” - CLOSED MINDS, UNCHECKED PREMISES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, DOCTRINAIRES, TRUE BELIEVERS, EXPERTS, SCIENTISTS, REACTIONARIES, INTOLERANCE

RIGHTEOUSNESS: Great is the conduct of a man who lets rewards take care of themselves - come if they will or fail to come - but goes on his way, true to the truth simply because it is true, strongly loyal to the right for its pure righteousness. - Phillips Brooks - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – DUTY, ADHERENCE TO A GENUINE IDEAL, RISKS, REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES, INCENTIVES, RECOGNITION, LOSSES & REWARDS ADHERENCE TO SOME IMPORTANT TRUTHS, IDEAS & VALUES, IDEALISTS OF THE BEST TYPE.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. – Laurens van der Post in - FANATICS, FUNDAMENTALISM, INTOLERANCE, TRUE BELIEVERS

RIGHTEOUSNESS: Let us recall the admonition: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, in The Admiral’s Log I, p.114.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: Look not to the thoughts of those who seek only fame, popular acclaim, fortune, votes, power to run our lives. They are the authors of the mess we’re in. Instead, look for good thoughts from those who seek righteousness. And they, as gold mines, are rare and hard to find. But how rewarding when discovered!” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 5/77. – JUSTICE, MORALITY, RIGHTS, DUTIES, ETHICS, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT:  As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. – James Madison – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. – Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General, NEW YORK TIMES, 10/02/77.

RIGHT: A right that can't be defended is a right that exists only in name. - Ilana Mercer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: A right without an attendant responsibility is as unreal as a sheet of paper, which has only one side. – Felix Morley (1894-1981), American Journalist, Educator and Author – The essential responsibility and duty consist only in respecting the equal rights and liberties of others. – There is not separate responsibility from that. It is inherent in the properly defined right. The right of freedom of speech, for instance, does already require that you respect it also in others. – JZ, 5.4.12. – No right authorizes anyone to restrict the basic rights or liberties of others, who just do their own things at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 26.4.13. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, DUTIES, OBLIGATIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES

RIGHT: All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity: among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety. - George Mason - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: Any alleged ‘right’ of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right. – Ayn Rand, 1964, in “The Virtue of Selfishness.” – Genuine individual rights and liberties do harmonize with each other and support each other. High time for all of them to become declared and sufficiently publicized. – JZ, 6.9.12, 8.9.12. - & LIBERTIES HARMONIZE WITH EACH OTHER, IF THEY ARE GENUINE, HARMONY, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: As George H. Smith explains eloquently, individual rights are enforceable moral claims. A supposed right, which an individual may not enforce is no right at all. It follows that the individual rights listed in the Bill of Rights were recognized even by the framers as morally enforceable by individuals “against” “government”. There is no moral requirement that the individual must seek to secure such rights in any court, he may morally secure such rights by deadly force as he sees fit. - - Americans have almost completely lost track of this. - John T. Kennedy – That agrees also with Immanuel Kant’s statement that rights are accompanied by the authority to enforce them. - JZ, Facebook, 6.2.13. - AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THEM

RIGHT: Does not every change from a state of nature into government more or less deprive us of the rights we enjoyed as men? - Thomas Hutchinson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - VS. GOVERNMENTS,  Q.

RIGHT: Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: Every man is free to do what he wills, provided he infringes not upon the equal freedom of any other man. - Herbert Spencer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself. - Robert Ingersoll - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Rights exist in their proper definition, as the balance between the liberties of all. As such they cannot be given or taken but merely respected, ignored, oppressed or remain unknown. – JZ, 25.3.12.

RIGHT: I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. – Robert G. Ingersoll in  – COERCION, COMPULSION, CRIME, AGGRESSION, SUPPRESSION, OPPRESSION, INTERVENTIONISM

RIGHT: I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other man's rights. - Abraham Lincoln - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: If the individual has the right to govern himself, all external government is tyranny. - Benjamin R. Tucker - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: If you don't know your rights, you don't have any. – Source? – If you do not know and appreciate them, you still have them but will not use them. – JZ, 23.4.13.

RIGHT: In order to prevent democracy from becoming a tyranny over minorities, individual rights must supersede all democratic voting and all regulations. Rights must come first. Laws should come second, and only to protect those rights; nothing more. – Stuart K. Hayashi- LAWS & DEMOCRACY

RIGHT: In their unshakeable determination to keep people in ignorance, theologians, together with their henchmen in government, who are equally resolved to oppress them, make the gratuitous assumption that the great majority of people by reason of their purely mechanical, manual occupations are doomed to remain stupid. They imagine that artisans are incapable of reaching the level of understanding necessary to assert their rights as men and citizens. Wouldn't that lead you to think that such a level of understanding is extremely complicated? Yet if only one quarter of the time now devoted to numbing their powers of thought had been used to enlighten them and instead of stuffing their heads with an absurd catechism of incomprehensible metaphysics, they had been taught the basic principles of man's rights and of the duties based on those rights, we'd have been amazed to see how far they would have progressed along this path, which can be found in any decent elementary textbook. If, instead of preaching the doctrine of patience, suffering, abnegation and degradation, so helpful to usurpers, they had taught people how to recognize their rights and their duty to defend them, they would have recognized that nature, which has created man as a social animal, has supplied him with all the common sense required to form a society based on reason. - Chamfort, quoted in FFF Daily, 15.2.13. – ATHEISM, HOLY BOOKS, BIBLE, KORAN, LIBERTIES, PREACHERS & RELIGION

RIGHT: Inalienable rights are rights that moral systems must recognize in order not to be self-defeating and self-rescinding. They are rights that individuals need in order to conduct themselves morally... - Diana Meyers - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: Individual rights are the principles by reference to which a human community can be true both to every person's essential community with every other person and to every person's essential individuality as the source of his or her moral character. - Tibor R. Machan - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle. – Alexis De TocquevilleAS OPPOSED TO MERE CLAIMS AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, BILLS OF RIGHTS AS DECLARED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, “SOCIAL RIGHTS”, “CIVIL RIGHTS”, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, WELFARE STATES

RIGHT: Libertarianism is a moral philosophy entirely dependent on the concept of abstract rights providing moral limitations on human action. Negating either the concept of “morality” or negating that rights are abstractions referring to moral boundaries on human action - negates libertarianism as well. J. Neil Schulman, - His books, quotes, articles, blogs and Facebook entries are online but copyrighted. - MORALITY & LIBERTARIANISM

RIGHT: Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. - Susan B. Anthony - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS

RIGHT: More worrisome is the notion that our civil liberties are subject to cancellation in times of crisis. Our Constitution seeks to protect rights the Framers deemed inalienable. It faces its gravest tests in times of crisis. – Clint Bolick,REASON magazine, 12/02 – Even the Founding fathers did not know and appreciate all genuine individual rights and liberties. Perhaps no one on Earth does, so far. Anyhow, they have not yet been fully and clearly collected and stated in a single declaration, the best that we could and should provide by now, with input from many. Alas, no one seems to be interested in this job. – JZ, 25.4.13. - CRISIS TIMES, CONSTITUTIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHT: Recht in Acht.“ – German proverb. – (Power does wrongfully ignores or outlaw rights.) – Possibly someone has already offered a much better translation. -  JZ, 10.12.85, 20.6.13. - POWER

RIGHT: Right must not only exist, as the balance of equal liberties of sufficiently rational beings, as defined e.g. by Kant, but the detailed individual rights and liberties must also be optimally expressed, claimed, declared, explained, appreciated as such and respected and rightfully realized, maintained and protected. For this they must become sufficiently declared together and protected by a rightfully organized, armed, trained and motivated militia of volunteers, also by rightful liberation, defence and revolutionary methods against all those, who would suppress them among others than their own voluntary victims. – For any right is associated, according to Kant, with the right to defend it. – For all too long and wrongfully were territorial governments thought to be their best defenders. Actually they are their worst ones and to a large extent the greatest offenders against them. They haven’t even managed to declare all of them and have rather declared spurious claims towards others as if they were genuine rights and liberties. – Nor has their judicial system clearly recognized them. Neither have their police force and their defence forces. What they do not know well enough they cannot sufficiently apply. - JZ, 27.2.12. -  GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, RATIONAL BEINGS, MILITIA, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONS, POLICE, PROTECTION, COURTS, JUDGES, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority … It is the one guarantee of human freedom to the American people.Frank I. Cobb, 1869-1923, LAFOLLETTE'S MAGAZINE, 01/20.– Should we have expected ANY territorial government to recognize and declare all genuine individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 5.4.12. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS, Q.

RIGHT: The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. – John F. Kennedy – Not actually diminished but also threatened when one politician like him - or an openly despotic one - does get away with such threats or corresponding actions. – Anyhow, the territorial rulers do, usually, not just threaten single persons but act against the individual rights and liberties of whole populations and they have, quite wrongfully, reserved a decision-making monopoly on international affairs to themselves. – A monopoly, which is, unfortunately, rarely questioned by most of its victims. - JZ, 23.4.13. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RULERS, POLITICIANS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION

RIGHT: The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy. One's right to life, liberty and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly may not be submitted to vote; they depend on no elections. – Robert H. Jackson, 1892-1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, West Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette, 1943. - HUMAN RIGHT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VS. VOTING & LEGISLATION

RIGHT: We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

RIGHT: We need a framework for rights that can encompass nonhumans, and we need it as fast as possible. Otherwise, if the neighbors come visiting – Charles Stross, Accelerando, 2006, p.111. - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FOR ALL RATIONAL BEINGS, INCLUDING ALIENS

RIGHT: What men value in this world is not rights but privileges. – H. L. MenckenHave individuals so far been allowed to make their own choices in this respect, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy? I would like to see the results of such voting, such free elections – and, also free enterprise in the provision of such alternatives. – JZ, 6.4.12. - VS. PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGHNTY & SECESSIONISM, Q.

RIGHT: You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws …  – John Adams in  – INALIENABLE RIGHTS, LAWS, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VS. GOVERNMENTS

RIGHT: You only have the rights you are willing to fight for. - Source? – Individual rights and liberties are and remain inborn, even when you are unwilling to fight to protect them. Only the exercise of the right to resist the infringement of rights and liberties, using guns or other weapons, can be individually renounced or legally outlawed or restricted. – JZ, 23.4.13.

RIGHTS OF MAN: At first, man was enslaved by the gods. But he broke their chains. Then he was enslaved by the kings. But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race. But he broke their chains. He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and there is no right on earth above this right. And he stood on the threshold of freedom for which the blood of the centuries behind him had been spilled.”... Ayn Rand, excerpt from Anthem, quoted by - Kevin Davis – Facebook, 19.10.12. – JUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RIGHTS: Any alleged “right” of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another isn’t and can’t be a right. – Ayn Randquoted by Scott Molon Labe Twist and Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. - Facebook, 24.10.13.

RIGHTS: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. - Will Rogers - Capitalism - Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's status update. – Facebook, 26.12.13.

RIGHTS: No man has power over my rights and liberties, and I over no man’s. I may be but an individual, enjoy my self and my self-propriety and may right myself no more than my self, or presume any further; if I do, I am an encroacher and an invader upon another man’s right - to which I have no right. - Richard Overton - quoted by Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 30.8.13. – RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

RIOTS: Riots in the streets may concern some. Riots on the campus may concern others. But it is the riotous growing power of government gone wild that should preoccupy the serious and concerned friend of liberty in this land once so hopefully dedicated to liberty.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.7. – AMERICANISM, LIBERTY, STATE, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

RISK: Boundless risk must pay for boundless gain.” – William Morris. – Logically, it should rather be the other way around: Boundless gain must pay for boundless risk, just as profits must pay for all losses or a business disappears or changes hands. – JZ, 8.5.07.

RISK: Freedom and risk are … inseparable.” – Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.17.

RISK: I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.” – Dean Alfange, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. – SUCCESS, FAILURE

RISK: I'd rather live free with some peril than be a protected slave of government. – Dave Duffy – Anyhow, territorial governments provide rather insecurity than genuine protection, safety and security, by their very nature. – JZ, 27.4.13. - SAFETY, SECURITY, SLAVERY, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COERCION, MONOPOLISM, WARFARE STATES, NON-RECOGNITION & RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NWT

RISK: If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica JongLike with experimental freedom in others spheres, panarchism or polyarchism confine the risk and costs to the relatively few volunteers trying out something new or radical in the social sciences, rather than forcing the whole population to participate in a governmental experiment, which, as such, is more likely to fail than to succeed. – JZ, 14.4.14. - PROFIT MOTIVE, UNCERTAINTY, SECURITY, ENTERPRISE, EXPERIMENTAL FREDOM, INITIATIVE, CAPITALISM, SELF-INTEREST, RISK-TAKING, COMPETITION, SUCCESS IS BASED UPON LEARNING FROM FAILURES & ERRORS

RISK: In this life one has to risk something.” – G. B. Shaw, JZ tr. of German version: “In diesem Leben muss man etwas riskieren.” – But should one risk a nuclear war? To what rightful purpose? Against which kind of real enemy? – JZ, 12..5.08. - Q., NWT

RISK: Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. – SUCCESS

RISK: People have a right to take risks with their own lives.” – Protestors against compulsory helmets for motor bike riders. – JZ, 11.12.82.

RISK: People love to take chances. Take all the risk out of life and you take all the life out of life.” – World Research: Freedom to Choose. – Chances, within reason. Not e.g. playing chicken with modern cars. Not taking avoidable risks, thinking of one’s obligations to one’s family. Risks taken in a worthy cause are one thing, risks taking in a trivial cause are another. Risking one’s own earnings and property are one thing. Risking those of others are another. – JZ, 8.5.08. – The phrase: “Take all the risks out of life and you take all the life out of life.” - occurs also in the film: The Incredible Breadmachine.

RISK: the current mania for seeking not only to avoid all risks, but to decide for other people which risks they should consider worthwhile.” – Stanley Schmidt, editorial, ANALOG, 4/94. – PROTECTION, DECISION-MAKING, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

RISK: The public must recognized that a risk-free society is not only impossible, but intolerably expensive.” – Daniel E. Koshland Jr., Ed. Science, 4.7.89. – Even approaches towards it would be intolerably expensive. – JZ, 18.1.93. - SECURITY, PROTECTION, SAFETY

RISK: This brings us to Williamson Evers’ extremely useful concept of the “proper assumption of risk”. We live in a world of ineluctable and unmeasurable varieties of uncertainty and risk. In a free society, possessing full individual rights, the proper assumption of risk is by each individual over his own person and his justly owned property. No one, then, can have the right to coerce anyone else into reducing his risks; such coercive assumption is aggression and invasion to be properly stopped and punished by the legal system. Of course, in a free society, anyone may take steps to reduce risks that do not invade someone else’s rights and property; for example, by taking out insurance, hedging operations, performance bonding, etc. But all of this is voluntary, and none involves either taxation or compulsory monopoly. And, as Roy Childs states, any coercive intervention in the market’s provision for risk - shifts the social provision for risk away from the optimal and hence increases risk to society.” – Murray N. Rothbard, JLS, Winter 77. – unmeasurable or immeasurable?

RISK: This philosophy of Patrick Henry – his belief that individual liberty is worth the risk of one’s life – seems to be forgotten in America today. Now our leaders seem to direct their energies primarily to acquiring that power over their fellow men which government office confers upon them.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log I, p.2. – And for this they made sure that they get a very good pension, too, at the expense of their victims. – JZ, 8.5.08.

RISK: To Risk - To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. - To reach out to another is to risk involvement. - To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. - To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. - To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk despair. To live is to risk dying. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken. Because the greatest hazard in life it to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid sorrow. But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is truly free. The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. And the realist adjusts the sails. - Attributed to William Arthur Ward -

RISK: While we are supposed to put up with any risk for our lives, limbs, health and property and earnings that governments impose upon us with avalanches of taxes, legislation and regulations, the armies of lawyers that have grown up under territorial statism and their ridiculous indemnification claims, often granted by everything but just judges, has made it very risky for private enterprises not to take out a very expensive insurance against possibly huge claims arising from careless actions of customers or workers on their premises or with some of their products. As if everything in the world should or could be made quite safe even for the most stupid and careless people. By now there are probably many services no longer provided because they could not bear the high insurance premiums or the risk of high indemnification claims imposed upon them. I encountered one large library in the USA which would not permit me to photocopy some ancient texts because of their fear, after a very expensive suit, to be again brought before a court for a copyrights infringement, made possible by them because they had permitted photocopies! If God existed, he would probably be sued by some such lawyers when people drowned in rivers or lakes or suffered accidents in bushwalking or were struck by lightening. – JZ, 8.5.08. - LAWYERS, INDEMNIFICATION SUITS

RIVALRY: But the rivalship of nations is a creature of the imagination.” – William Godwin, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.102. - Only rivalry between territorial governments is quite real - in international affairs. - That does not deny that national, ethnic and ideological prejudices and false assumptions exist aplenty in any population. - JZ, 24.2.11. - COMPETITION, HATE, NATIONALISM, PROTECTIONISM, FREE TRADE

ROADS, PRIVATE, FINANCING: Likely shareholders in turnpike companies would e.g. be car insurance and driver and passenger insurance companies, fire insurance companies (good roads would allow fire brigade trucks to arrive earlier), road building contractors, cement factories, bitumen producers, road cleaning contractors, road lighting companies, oil and petrol producers and stations, advertisers, tourist associations, local progress associations, restaurants, hotels, motels and shops alongside a road, parking stations, car and truck drivers, bus and transport companies. Even air lines are potential investors, as far as good roads to air ports are concerned and railway companies, as far as access to their stations is involved. In Sydney suburban railway stations have provided huge parking spaces for workers who do not want to take their cars into the city and airports provide vast long-term parking spaces for their passengers. Charging road users can now be done electronically. If a sufficient demand can be expected a corresponding service will be provided under freedom. No territorial government has to provide it or should interfere. Associations of proprietors could exclude noisy and too air polluting vehicles from their areas. – JZ, 9.5.08.

ROADS: 50 cents of every petrol tax dollar goes to the federal government – which spends 10 cents of this on roads.” – Radio report, 30.9.88.

ROADS: A traffic jam is a collision between free enterprise and socialism. Free enterprise produces automobiles faster than socialism can build roads and road capacity.”– Andrew Galambos - & TRAFFIC JAMS, FREE ENTERPRISE VS. STATE SOCIALISM

ROADS: Americans had built for their own use, at the time of the Revolution, more roads than existed in all of Europe.” – Dale Haviland, reviewing Willis E. Stone, Where the Money Went, in A IS A NEWSLETTER, April 72.

ROADS: At the moment, Australians pay State and Federal fuel levies of over thirty cents on every litre of fuel. Less than five cents of this is actually spent on roads. The people of the State may agree to say, a ten cent levy, to be spent on roads. This would double the amount currently being spent, and yet reduce the existing price of a litre of fuel by twenty cents.” - Sawyer/Wilshire, One Man Band, The best of Peter Sawyer, whistle blower, edited by Brian Wilshire, 1996, Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner NSW 2158, ISBN # 0 646 265117 2, p.103. - FINANCING

ROADS: At the present moment, what government is selling you is lack of movement.” – Noel Dennett, 26.5.76.

ROADS: Denationalize roads – if you want good ones.” – Source?

ROADS: Don’t buy road services from the government! It charges too much – and offers only shoddy goods and services – in short supply. – JZ, 1972.

ROADS: Government taxes and subsidizes road transport at the same time and wraps it in red tape, instead of allowing road companies to become self-supporting and self-managing enterprises. - JZ, 1.2.02. - For instance, a small fraction of the price of fuel sold along private roads, if their network is widely enough spread, would suffice to finance the building and the maintenance of private roads. For many years, according to NRMA reports, the governments in Australia managed to finance road building and maintenance with a mere 5% of the taxes levied on petrol. I do not know what the present figure is. - On top of it governments exploit motorists by monopolistic licensing and registration fees and special taxes, whose only function appear to be to support a special bureaucracy and raise more revenue for the general bureaucracy. - JZ, 1.2.02. - & GOVERNMENTS, TRANSPORT, SUBSIDIES, TAXES, PETROL TAX

ROADS: Hand over the roads to the NRMA! – JZ, 5.12.74. (National Road Motors Association)

ROADS: Make it profitable to end traffic congestion: re-privatize the roads. – JZ, n.d.

ROADS: Petrol taxes to pay for better and more roads rather than boost general tax revenues. Even a doubling of the presently probably only still 5% of the petrol tax money that goes into road building and maintenance might be more than enough to achieve much better roads, especially if competitive contractors do the building and maintenance. Some years ago the NRMA thought that 7% would be sufficient. Since then fuel taxes have probably been increased. But leaving roads as public as governmental properties was and would be a great mistake. They, too, should be privatized and cooperatively run - by those interested in them. Turnpike companies are no longer the only options. - JZ, 6.12.00, 2.2.02.

ROADS: Sell the roads. Rather private toll roads than car registrations, car licences, transport departments, departments of main roads and petrol and oil taxes that go mostly into general revenue. – JZ, 11.2.76, 9.5.08.

ROADS: Taxways is the name Prof. Galambos chose for freeways. – FREEWAYS, TAXATION, PRIVATE ROADS

ROADS: The distorting effects of free or subsidized services can be seen outside the sector narrowly regarded as ‘welfare’. Cars are abundant because people are willing to pay for them, while good roads are scarce because they are a charge on public finance. – Public libraries are desperately short of money for staff, books or authors’ royalties, yet their customers are not required to pay for the hundreds of millions of borrowings of mostly indifferent fiction and even ephemeral ‘pop’ records. While some continental places charge a few shillings for comfort, swimming or sunbathing, British beaches remain free, overcrowded and mostly filthy. In such cases, economic theory and practical experience enable us to predict that by charging motorist, reader, bather, there would be an easing of the pressure of demand while at the same time money would be collected to increase the supply of good roads, libraries, beaches.” – Ralph Harris in “Down With the Poor”, p.17.

ROADS: The streets and highways, run by governments, are not safe.” – JAG, 4.7.75.

ROADS: Think the government builds all the roads? Think again! Mark Tier via Mannkal Economic Education Foundation – Facebook, 23.71.2

ROADS: When roads are made available free of charge then demand for them will always tend to exceed the supply. – JZ, 4.2.78.

ROBBER BARONS: Check out Burt Folsom's The Myth of the Robber Barons. It shatters the myth that business owners in the late 1800's were robber barons who used the power of government to crush the competition. - Laissez Faire Capitalism -  Facebook, 24.10.13.

ROBBER BARONS: No, the “Robber Barons” were not the great industrialists who amassed huge fortunes by giving Americans the highest living standard in the history of mankind. The real robber barons are those power-hungry bureaucrats and envious collectivists who would rob you of your property, your freedom and your self-esteem. What these robber barons desire for you is to relinquish your individuality and deliver control of your life into their hands, having faith that their “superior” standard of ethics will protect you from the temptations to pursue your own well-being.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.95. – Big businesses, by mass production, produce goods for the masses. Bureaucrats and politicians, by their interventions, make them unnecessarily expensive. – JZ, 9.5.08. - BUSINESS, BIG BUSINESS, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS ARE THE MODERN ROBBER BARONS

ROBBER BARONS: Territorial governments, as tax collectors and monopolists, are the new robber barons. – JZ, 28.2.87, 14.4.14. And they are even better defended against their victims than the robber barons of the Middle Ages were. – JZ, 14.5.08.

ROBBER BARONS: The real robber barons are the government hacks, politicians and bureaucrats who grant special privileges to their favored campaign contributors. The vast majority of government consists of political and governmental parasites, who steal, directly and indirectly, from the productive to (for? – JZ) the benefit of the non-productive (consisting mostly of themselves). - Dale Ogden – Facebook, 9.3.13. - CAPITALISM, ANTI-CAPITALISM MENTALITY, TAXATION, EXPLOITATION

ROBBER BARONS: The robber barons now sit in parliament and government offices. – JZ, 18.12.93. And we were foolish enough to vote or allow them in, to wrongly and inefficiently rule over us, at our expense and risk. – JZ, 9.5.08, 14.4.14.

ROBBERY: Redbeard’s “Might is Right” is as self-contradictory as Proudhon’s “Property is Robbery”. “Robbery” cannot have negative emotional significance without “property” having positive significance. Similarly, ‘might cannot be justified as “right” if “right” is to be nullified. If there is only might then people cannot act out of a sense of justice.” – Albert the Unknown (Diogenes of Panarchia), LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 60, to George Kysor. – PROPERTY

ROBBERY: The unbending rule of a moral principle can be illustrated by some simple application. According to one Commandment, it is wholly wrong to steal all your neighbor’s cows; it is also wholly wrong to steal half your neighbor’s cow, not half wrong to steal half your neighbor’s cow. Robbing a bank is wrong in principle, whether the thief makes off with a million dollars or a hundred dollars or one cent. A person can rob a bank of half its money, but in the sense of moral principle there is no way to half rob a bank; you either rob it or you do not rob it.” – F. A. Harper, “Morals and Liberty”, in FEE’s anthology: The Freedom Philosophy, p.92. - Size of the “returns” is no qualification of robbery. – Even the smallest tax is wrong while even the highest price, if quite voluntarily paid, is right. – JZ, 14.5.08, 24.2.11. - RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, PRINCIPLES, WRONG, MORALITY, ETHICS, THEFT, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, FREE MARKET PRICING FOR WANTED GOODS & SERVICES

ROBBERY: We are living in a sick society filled with people who would not directly steal from their neighbor but who are willing to demand that the government do it for them.” – William L. Comer - & STEALING BY PROXY, THE COMMON SPORT OF VOTERS, TAXATION

ROBBERY: We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money.” – David Crockett, Congressman 1827-35 - BY CONGRESS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGETS, TAXATION, HANDOUTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL: A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1956-1950, Everybody’s Political What’s What? 1944. - TAXATION, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION

ROBIN HOODLISM: Do you mean that government should never assume the role of Robin Hood?” - - “That is precisely what I mean. Political Robin Hoodlism is like taking 20 points from the student who graded 95 and giving 20 to the student who graded 55; this would give each a grade of 75, adequate for passing. The first will work less because his incentive has been removed, and the second will see no point in working at all because he has become the object of something for nothing. Fancy names for this way of life are Egalitarianism, Dirigisme, Etatism. Labels more familiar to us are Communalism, Communism, Socialism, or just plain Welfare State.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p. 46/47.

ROBIN HOODLISM: One cannot raise the bottom of a society without benefiting everyone above. – Michael Harrington, The Other America, 1962, 9.1. – It all depends how it is done. If it is primitively attempted by robbery, private or official, then the total wealth of society is not increased but, rather, becomes diminished. Less capital will be available to invest in productive jobs. If, instead, the educational and productive self-help opportunities of the people at the bottom are multiplied and maximized, then everybody would become better off. Educational and training opportunities can now be provided very cheaply digitally and self-help opportunities require merely the repeal of numerous laws and regulations that cost much to enforce and that are counter-productive. – Example: While territorial governments all too often force our soldiers to live in camps or trenches, we do not permit poor people to live in tents, caravans or garage sheds on their blocks of land while they gradually build their own permanent homes, just because we are unwilling to stand the mere sight of such poverty. – Moreover, our official and imposed rules do limit their access to land, too, and rather withhold it from the market in accordance with some centrally imposed plan. – Not to speak of the masses of unemployment created by interventionist laws, especially those of monetary despotism and financial despotism. - JZ, 14.5.08. – POVERTY, DEVELOPMENT, RICH, SELF-HELP, FULL EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREE ENTERPRISE, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, FREE TRADE, VOLUNTRY TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, FREE TRADE, INFLATION, LAND-ACCESS

ROBIN HOODLISM: With rowdies, demagogues, self-servers and conmen in parliament, what else but Robin Hoodlism do you expect to be expressed in their laws? – They represent and appeal to the lowest common denominators in the population. – I for one am opposed to Robin Hoodlism. - JZ, 27.2.75. – Genuine self-rule, self-determination, self-management and democracy means something quite different, individualistic and voluntaristic, diverse and quite decentralized, so that each society or community can advance at its own speed as far or as little as it wants to. – JZ, 9.5.08, 14.4.14. - LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, WELFARE STATE, TAXATON, TRANSFER SOCIETY, VS. PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES OF VOLUNTEERS

ROCK MUSIC: Rock music is for rock heads – or people who like noise. – JZ, 24.9.95. – Just a personal opinion for whatever little it is worth to you. - But at least in the music sphere we have many tolerant options already for individual preferences, without disturbing others in theirs. I am not forced to listen to or pay for rock concerts. I save my ear drums for other things. – And fans of rock music are not forced to listen to e.g. jazz or classical music. This is as it should be. - JZ, 9.5.08. - Mutual tolerance for doing the own things - in every sphere! - JZ, 24.2.11.

ROCKING THE BOAT: Don’t rock the boat!” – Let each rock his OWN boat – unless he promised his passengers a quiet ride. – JZ, 2.2.90.

ROMAN RIGHTS: Roman law protected Roman citizens (not Roman subjects). So when a chief of police carelessly told his men to torture St. Paul, the prisoner had only to say, “I am a Roman citizen”, to bring the chief himself abjectly apologizing. “I am a citizen, too”, the chief said, as a fraternity brother, but he had to brag that he was rich: “With a great price, obtained I this freedom.” – His prisoner was still coldly superior; St. Paul replied, “I was born free.” – By “freedom” they meant that no man in Roman government could torture and kill them just because he took a notion. The Gestapo (Their Gestapo? – JZ ) was only for Roman subjects. A citizen, St. Paul could appeal to Roman law; and it executed him because he did not worship pagan gods.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p. 142/43.

ROME: After a diligent inquiry, I can discern four principal causes of the ruin of Rome, which continued to operate in a period of more than a thousand years. I. the injuries of time and nature. II. The hostile attacks of the barbarians and Christians. III. The use and abuse of the materials. And IV. The domestic quarrels of the Romans. – Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, last chapter, 1788. – He did not even list slavery, taxation, inflation (monetary despotism), militarism and territorialism. It, too, acted more as a conqueror and exploiter than as a liberator. Is there or shouldn’t there be an ongoing and thorough discussion on the Internet about this, perhaps best in form of electronic “argument mapping”? - Until we can come to an agreement on all contributing factors to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire we cannot expect to be able to prevent the decline and fall of our civilization. – JZ, 5.7.86, - One of the monographs in my library lists 45 different theories on the subject. How many more were actually asserted or pointed out by someone, somewhere? E.g., the lead in their water pipes poisoned many Romans and reduced their population. Even on this subject there is not yet general agreement. As if such subjects would not matter at all! – As if our statist “ideal” were not also on the decline. - JZ, 14.5.08, 22.20.08, 14.4.14. –  SOCIAL SCIENCES, HISTORY, ROME, DECLINE & FALL

ROME: As a matter of fact, Seneca made fiery speeches in the Roman forum protesting the adverse balance of trade with India, and the vast sums in gold that were being sent to purchase Indian goods. (*) Some historians have even gone so far as to suggest it was one of the reasons for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Certainly it was for some years a contributing factor. – There were several ports on the Red Sea coast of Egypt where ships were constantly sailing for India – at the rate of one per day in the 120-day sailing season, when winds were favorable. – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.189. – This money shortage was also a motive to deteriorate the remaining coinage, leading to all the difficulties and dissatisfactions resulting from inflation. - Even today much rare metal is used, especially in countries like India, as a medium to store and brag with valuables in form of jewelry, or it is stored in the “reserves” of central banks, or of private people, no longer trusting the paper money of their governments, rather than freely circulating in form of coins to promote production and exchange. – Governments consider such coins largely as a dangerous competition to their inflated, forced and exclusive paper currency notes and thus outlawed them as means of payment, illustrating Gresham’s law that bad money with legal tender power drives out good monies that do not have such legalized monopoly and power. – (*) If only goods-vouchers or service warrants, or clearing certificates, in money denominations, had been sent instead, the balance of trade and payments would have been automatically preserved. But gold can be and was hoarded, by custom. – What did Rome export instead, except its soldiers, its warfare technology and its laws? – Admittedly, there are dozens of other theories attempting to explain the decline of the Roman Republic and Empire. – One of its positive features was that it largely left the laws and institutions of conquered countries untouched and only levied tributes from them and also that it partly suppressed infighting. – If it had merely been a federation of personal law communities of volunteers … But that is not to be expected from an empire based upon conquest and slavery. – As an interesting aside, L’Amour remarked, on pages 147 & 148: “Ambassadors were sent by Rome to the courts of India and China, or in some cases people represented themselves as such. Troups of acrobats and actors had traveled from Rome to China, and plays were performed in Greece using phrases from the language of Ceylon. And there is good evidence that an entire Roman legion sold its services to the Chinese and served as mercenary soldiers in many of their wars.” – I saw nothing on this in the history books that I read. - JZ, 13.9.07. - DECLINE & SHORTAGE OF MEANS OF PAYMENT, DEFLATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM

ROME: The true key to the declension of the Roman Empire – which is not to be found in all Gibbon’s immense work – may be stated in two words: the imperial character overlaying, and finally destroying the national character. Rome under Trajan was an empire without a nation.” – S.T. Coleridge, Table-Talk, Aug. 15, 1833. – Or was it, like the Soviet Union, an empire over captive nations, including the original Russian one? – JZ, 5.11.86.

ROOT CAUSES: There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the roots.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden. - CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, RADICALISM, PRINCIPLES, INSTITUTIONS

ROTHBARD, MURRAY N.: Rothbard's work would best be honored by eliminating the remaining few important errors in it. They should never be part of any celebration. A single CD could, probably, come to include all his writings and all justified criticism of it and refutations of wrongful criticism. – JZ, 25.11.11, on: Wall Photos – with the inscription: Rothbard – Taxes zero. – By now most of his writings are, probably, already digitized by the Mises Institute. – If not, a few fans of R., in collaboration, could soon cope with the rest. - JZ, 22.6.13.

ROUTINE: Turgot was aware of the overwhelming potency of the deadening force of tradition and routine.” – Frank E. Manuel, The Prophets of Paris, p. 46. - TRADITION, CUSTOM

ROYAL COMMISSIONS: Royal Commissions and committees of inquiry appointed by the Crown outside the government bodies are prima facie evidence of a failure of government. – A. P. Herbert, in R. Harrison and A. Seldon, Not From Benevolence, IEA, p. 140. – GOVERNMENT

RULE OF LAW: The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, however well-intentioned, generation. –William T. Gossett, President ABA

RULE OF LAW: The rule of law does not guarantee freedom, since general laws as well as personal edicts can be tyrannical. But increasing reliance on the rule of law clearly played a major role in transforming Western society from a world in which the ordinary citizen was literally subject to the arbitrary will of his master (*) to a world in which the ordinary citizen could regard himself as his own master.” (**) - Milton Friedman, Morality and Controls, NEW YORK TIMES, October 28, 1971. - (*) Also largely due to territorial law, often established merely by conquest or usurpation! - (**) Even while being directly and indirectly taxed and regulated in numerous ways? - JZ, 14.5.08.

RULE OF LAW: The Rule of Law thus implies limits to the scope of legislation: it restricts it to the kind of general rules known as formal law, and excludes legislation either directly aimed at particular people, or at enabling anyone to use the coercive power of the state for the purpose of discrimination.” – F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom. – LAWS VS. LAW

RULE: 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 Adler, p.374. – GOD, AUTHORITY, STATES, GOVERNMENT, SUBORDINATION TO "DIVINE RULE"

RULE: Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.” – Mortimer Adler (1902-2001) - (Not an opponent of territorialism, to my knowledge. - JZ) – by other men? – JZ - RULE OF MEN BY MEN: EMANCIPATION FROM IT, NOT BY STILL MORE TERRITORIAL LAWS & BUREAUCRACIES


RULE: That means catching criminals AFTER they've done it and only then punishing them.” - Brian Micklethwait, Political Notes No.164, LA: The Menace of the Apocalyptic Individual. - It means SOMETIMES catching the criminals and SOMETIMES convicting and punishing them. - JZ, 26.2.02. – RULE OF LAW

RULE: That the proletariat ought to tend, not to the establishment of a new rule or of a new class for its own profit, but to the definitive abolition of all rule, of every class, by the organization of justice, liberty, and equality for all human beings, without distinction of race, color, nationality, or faith - all to fully exercise the same duties and enjoy the same rights.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Address, Working People's International Association, 1867. - Capitalism and any other ism - for consenting adults! - JZ, 13.10.02. - ANARCHISM, PROLETARIAT, CLASS RULE, DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT, JUSTICE, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, DISCRIMINATION, EQUAL RIGHTS & DUTIES, PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE OR SELF-DETERMINATION, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM


RULE: The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, however well-intentioned, generation.” – William T. Gossett, President ABA. - The “Rule of Law” or “Law & Order” were all too often indications of a large degree of "misrule by law" and of “lawfully caused disorders.” - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - RULE OF LAW OR MISRULE OF LAW, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION

RULE: There is no moral justification for the vicious doctrine that some men have the right to rule others by force. But so long as men continue to believe that some sort of alleged "noble purpose" can justify it - violence, bloodshed and wars will continue.” - Ayn Rand, War & Peace, LA TIMES, June 24, 1962. - FORCE, VIOLENCE, WARS, BLOODSHED, "NOBLE PURPOSE"

RULERS: A general presumption that kings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the people. - Algernon Sidney - Liberty Quotations - John Zube: Self-government is almost always preferable to rule by power addicts, who, sometimes, are even power-mad. -  FACEBOOK, 5.10.13. - GOVERNMENTS, POWER ADDICTS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, KINGS


RULERS: A man wanting to rule imagines himself to be superior but his wish and conceit show him to be inferior. – JZ, 11.9.82. - LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENTS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS

RULERS: A petty thief is put in jail. A great brigand becomes a ruler of a State." - Chuang Tzu (369–c.286 BC) - Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 16.11.12. - STATES, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION


RULERS: A worse gang of habitual criminals than our princes is not known to history; juristically almost all of them belong into a penitentiary.” – Chamberlain, “Die Grundlagen des XIX. Jahrhunderts”, 2, 2, 3, 9, B4, in JZ re-translation of: “Eine schlimmere Rotte gewohnheitsmaessiger Verbrecher als unser Fuersten kennt die Geschicht nicht; juristisch betrachtet, gehoeren sie fast alle ins Zuchthaus.“

RULERS: Actually, 'I have been appointed by God to rule over men’, is not more farfetched than, ‘I have appointed myself to rule over the creative activities of citizens.’ Both are nonsensical. The teacher, clergyman, businessmen, labor union official, or politician who advocates or practices coercive interferences with the peaceful exchanges of creative human energy, has a position no more tenable than that proclaimed by James I or Prussian sovereigns. It is the king syndrome in either case.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.36/7. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, ABSOLUTISM, POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADNESS, GOD- OR NAPOLEON COMPLEX

RULERS: Alas, it seems that for all time the Small have suffered from the folly of the Great. – Les Deux Taureaux et la Grenouille. – Jean de la Fontaine, 1621-1695. - The rulers were rarely great nor were their subjects always “small” people. There were many more “great” people among the subjects than there were ever among the rulers. – JZ, 15.4.14. - VS. SUBJECTS

RULERS: all along rulers have tended to resort to any and all means to subjugate their nationals and those of neighboring countries.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.44. - POLITICIANS, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

RULERS: All of this comes clear when we analyze the back-seat car driver - a personal, intimate situation - substituting his guidance for a relatively simple operation in which only a few faculties are employed. Consider, then, the far greater hazard of inflicting your views on people unknown to you, in an operation as big as the destiny of man, attempting to alter the conglomeration of faculties in each of millions of persons, faculties which you cannot even identify by name, much less understand. The social back-seat driver by his remote, impersonal intrusions, is incalculably more absurd than is the back-seat driver in a car with his intimate, personal intrusions!” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.36/7. - TERRITORIALISM, LEGISLATION, CONTROLS, CENTRALIZATION

RULERS: And the higher they stand ... the more self-serving.” - Dean McLaughlin, Dawn, ANALOG, 5/81

RULERS: and whilest you  live you may confidently build upon, that none but those that would be Tyrants, will by aspersions go about to terrifie men from relying upon their own understandings.” - The English Souldiers Standard, 1649.

RULERS: Any fool can make a rule.” - READER'S DIGEST, 3/80.

RULERS: any form of rulership is bound to rebound to the detriment of the ruled.” – Laurence Labadie, LIBERTY, Summer 1974. - Rulers ruling only exterritorially over their own volunteers should be distinguished from those, who territorially rule also over all kinds of peaceful dissenters. - JZ, 22.4.11.

RULERS: As if 'the new economics’ 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. All of 'the new economies' is old hat.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.38. – It does not even work well enough in one on one relationships, when two people love each other and imagine that this would not be enough but that they ought to rule each other and to change each other towards the image of the own ideal, instead of leaving “well enough” alone. All too often, one such partner even tries to dominate the other. One can adapt oneself or try to change oneself but every attempt to “make over” other people tends to weaken or destroy such relationships as well. Attempting with one’s vote to “reform” masses of other people, whom one does not even know, who simply live in the same territory, is asking for trouble. – JZ, 14.4.14. – STATISM, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, WELFARE STATES, DEMOCRACY, VOTING

RULERS: As to the rulers’ saying that, if it were not for their power, the worse would do violence to the good, it means only this, that the violators in power do not wish to cede this power to other violators, who may wish to take it from them.” – Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God Is Within You. – They just do not want to leave it to individuals to choose the lesser evil – or no evil at all – for themselves. – JZ, 23.6.93. - Or, under the pretence of genuine self-government and representative government, they want to take the right and power of genuine self-government away from you. Moreover, they do not grant you an individual choice between various governments and societies but merely a compulsory collectivist one, provided they are part of a territorial majority. – JZ, 12.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, VOTING, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RULERS: Barbarians rule and slaves submit. – JZ, 8.8.85. – The more these barbarians assert that they are gentlemen, the less they are. Under the pretence that they are “working” in the “general interest” and for the “common good”, they confiscate, abuse and waste all too much of you earnings, incomes, labor, life, time and energy. Pretending to be your public servants, they do neither allow you to fire them nor to secede from them. They have got away with this crooked deal, at your expense and risk for all too long. – JZ, 14.4.14. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS & THEIR SUBJECTS, NO LONGER FREE CITIZENS & VOLUNTEERS

RULERS: But I believe that the remedy lies in improving the moral stature of men so that they will know what is right and want to do it - not in conferring despotic powers on government, so that a political ruler can decree what is right and then force all men to conform to his ideas of what is good for them!”- Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.11. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, ETHICS, LAWS DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MORALITY

RULERS: Can the cats wisely and judiciously legislate for the mice?” – John Bright, 1852. – Can they rightly say that they are the protectors of the mice? – JZ, 14.4.14. - Q., POLITICIANS, RULERS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, LEGISLATORS, PARLIMENTS, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

RULERS: Certainly then that people must needs be mad or strangely infatuated, that build the chief hope of their common happiness of safety on a single person; who, if he happened to be good, can do no more than another man; if to be bad, hath in his hands to do more evil without check than millions of other men.” - Milton – LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

RULERS: Creative activities cannot be ruled, only ruled out.” - L. E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, VIII. – CREATIVITY, PRODUCTIVITY, WEALTH, PROGRESS, PROSPERITY, PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT


RULERS: Democracy is no different, though it is something more. It insists on the principle that the ruler is also ruled, that he who is responsible for he is also responsible to us. Democracy demands that rulers educate citizens, that they reduce to a minimum the difference between custom and reality, that to the greatest possible extent rulers help us to be kings, knowing the why as well as the what of political decision.” - Wilson Carey McWilliams in The Right to Know, ed. by William J. Barnds. – Those so immoral to strive for territorial power and so stupid that they believe that they could rule millions better than the millions could rule themselves, are here expected to “educate” citizens towards genuine self-government, i.e., to make themselves superfluous as rulers. – That is an even worse chimerical utopia than that of colonialism, “the white man’s burden”, “limited but still territorial governments”, the “Welfare State” and many others. – JZ, 25.9.08. – DEMOCRACY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, EDUCATION, POLITICIANS, POWER-MONGERS, LEADERSHIP

RULERS: Did the mass of men know the actual selfishness and injustice of their rulers, not a government would stand a year; the world would ferment with Revolution.” – Theodore Parker. - Thus, perhaps, we need only subject any speech of present rulers to modern voice stress analyzers, using them as lie detectors, and publish the results, to get rid of most of the present rulers? - JZ, 22.10.82. - All subjects should become whistle-blowers, as far as they can. Efficient lie detectors and an encyclopedia of the best refutations to be used against all statements by politicians. – JZ, 14.4.14. – PUBLICITY VS. STATE SECRETS, WHISTLE-BLOWERS

RULERS: Discard man-made rules! - after: “... man-made rules had been discarded." - Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago, Fontana pocketbook edition, p.130. – Only all the territorially imposed rules should be discarded. Those made by volunteers for themselves should be freely experimented with, by their voluntary victims or beneficiaries. – JZ, 30.3.09. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, STATISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

RULERS: Don't rule! - JZ, 16.4.73. - Don’t rule. It only misleads them. – JZ, 14.7.84. – Conceited individuals, with a God- or Napoleon-complex, trying to rule millions of territorial subjects better than these millions of individuals could rule their own affairs. – One should try to see them as mere naked persons, with many human flaws, trying to rule millions of other naked and flawed human beings. The office gives them more power but not more knowledge, reason, judgment, wisdom, experience and morality. Even with their lives they cannot be held responsible and make up for all they messes they can cause in their positions, which may have caused e.g. a war, civil war or violent revolutions, with millions of victims. JZ, 14.4.14. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PARLIAMENTARIANS, “REPRESENTATIVES”, LEGISLATORS, LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENTALISM, RUNNING A COUNTRY


RULERS: Even if the rulers or rules can be shown to be good, wise and farseeing, this gives them no claim to rule others.” - John Hospers, "REASON", 3/74. – No rightful claim, anyhow. Even a majority could grant such a claim only over its own affairs. – JZ, 14.4.14. – DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY RULE CONFINED TO THE MAJORITY, MINORITY AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, CONSENT, FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OVER THE OWN AFFAIRS VS. ANY DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY FOR A WHOLE TERRITORY & ITS POPULATION

RULERS: Even in supposedly representative democratic countries the subjects have more in common with the subjects in other countries than with their own rulers. And the territorial rules of all countries, whether dictators or elected presidents, have more in common with each other than with their subjects, even when they [through their victims, their subjects] are fighting each other, like the totalitarian Hitler regime did, fighting the totalitarian Stalin regime. It is high time for the populations themselves to conclude separate peace treaties between themselves and over the heads of their rulers, who led and lead them into one war after the other. This kind of abuse is so great that millions are slaughtered without the governments even bothering to declare quite rightful war and peace aims. – Actually, they could not do this, since, as territorial governments, they do not have any such aims. – JZ, 4.1.08, 14.4.14. - GOVERNMENTS VS. SUBJECTS & CITIZENS, WARS, DECISION-MAKING ON WAR PEACE, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AS A GOVERNMENTAL MONOPOLY & ABUSE, DECLARATION OF RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

RULERS: Every imaginable kind of living Authority has been tried, and is still being tried somewhere on earth now. - All these kinds have been tried, too, in every possible combination; the priest and the king, the king who is the priest, the king who is God, the king and a senate, the king and the senate and a majority, the senate and a tyrant, the tyrant and the aristocrats, a king and a parliament - Try to think of a combination; somewhere it has been tried. - In 1920 the Albanians tried four quarter-kings and aristocrats and a parliament. The Bedouin of Iraq today combine a tyrant and a majority. The Emir has absolute power of life and death; he owns all property, dictates all marriages, makes all treaties and raids and wars; if he makes one decision that the tribe does not approve, his subjects kill him and give another man his job. This works all right, too; except that the Bedouin do not get enough to eat. - Each of these kinds of living Authority, and every one of the combinations, has worked all right, except that its subjects did not get enough to eat.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.16. - By now many of us do get more than enough to eat, so that we do even get obese, if we are not careful with our diet. However, we do not get enough rights and liberties under the remaining "benevolent" territorial despotism even of democracies and republics. – We are still very far from being free people in every respect. We are not even free enough to easily liberate ourselves through individual secessionism and personal law choices. - JZ, 24.2.11, 14.4.14. – STATE, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW CHOICES ARE STILL MISSING EVEN IN THE SO FAR MOST FREE COUNTRIES FOR ALL OF THEIR PEACEFUL PEOPLES

RULERS: Fire, water, storms, robbers, rulers - these are the five great evils.” - Burmese saying, quoted by H. Fielding Hall, The Soul of a People. – Rulers confined to ruling only over volunteers and under personal law, without a territorial monopoly, would tend to set much better examples and people free to secede could even make them superfluous. – JZ, 14.4.14. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

RULERS: For we have to face the fact that we have a permanent battle with our own rulers, for life and liberty, on our hands; …” - Edward Hyams: Killing no Murder, p. 31. - Once we are free to secede from them we do no longer have to resist or to fight them. – JZ, 18.5.08. - PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM OR META-UTOPIA OR COMPETING GOVERNANCE VS. TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: freedom ... can make use of so much more knowledge than the mind of the wisest ruler could comprehend.” - F. A. Hayek. – KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, TRAINING, SKILLS, TALENTS, EXPERIENCE, SPECIALIZATION

RULERS: God did not place the crown on the head of kings for any other reason than to assure men their lives, the liberty of their person, and the tranquil possession of their goods.” – Lamoignon de Malesherbes, 1770. – Quoted in Kelly, “The Political Thought of Lamoignon de Malesherbes”, POLITICAL THEORY, Nov. 1979, p.497. – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.191. - Was God really a monarchist rather than a republican, democrat, libertarian or anarchist? By what signs can we recognize his political preferences? - Was God so foolish or badly informed to believe that territorial rulers would be up to that job? When and where have they ever achieved that? Should an all-knowing God be unaware of their numerous and prolonged failures? – JZ, 2.10.07. – TERRITORIALISM, LIBERTY, PROPERTY, GOD, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

RULERS: Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages, who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” – Daniel Webster (1782-1852) - MASTERS, AUTHORITIES, GOOD INTENTIONS, POLITICAL PROMISES, GOVERNMENTS, MASTER & SLAVE RELATIONSHIP, CONSTITUTIONS, REFORMS, SUBORDINATION, POWER ADDICTS, TERRITORIALISM, PRIME MINISTERS PRESIDENTS, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX

RULERS: Government can be turned from offender to defender only as it is confined to codifying the taboos and enforcing them, to invoking a common justice, in a word, to keeping the peace - the role of servant. Its present role as general manager of 200 million people and their economy, its assumed and irrational role as dispenser of welfare, security, and prosperity, has to be abolished. - That this is ideological revolution (reversal of the mores), an affront to those currently in the seats of power, and seemingly impossible of accomplishment is conceded. But it's this, or pollution; it's this, or national downfall. - However, the job isn't as impossible as it seems. Could you personally run the nation or the world? Of course not! Then draw a perfectly obvious conclusion: Neither can anyone else. The turnabout requires little more than a general recognition of this simple fact and an understanding of how freedom works its wonders.” - Leonard E. Read: Let Freedom Reign, p.8. – (Only recently, since 2009, have some panarchist articles appeared in THE FREEMAN OF FEE, e.g. several by Max Borders and one, Dec. 15, 2013, by Isaac M. Moorehouse: Everything Is Modular … Is Governance Next? – JZ, 14.4.14.) Alas, Read had not drawn one alternative conclusion, namely to promote his kind of ideal and limited government and also the dozens to hundreds of other kinds of supposedly ideal and limited kinds of statist governments and of more or less paternalistic governments that are desired by some, as well as all kinds of free societies and communities, all at the same time and all by volunteers only, on an exterritorial and personal law basis. This is, most likely, the fastest way for limited government advocates and also for anarchy advocates to realize their dreams among themselves, always at their own risk and expense. For this method of realization would also be the road to realize all other dreams on government, mini-government and no-government. On these simple practices and principles one could hope to reach agreement - a more comprehensive agreement than exists now regarding territorial governments, whose failures we have already observed for thousands of years. Moreover, only the individual secessionist and exterritorial autonomy approach offers a way out of the nuclear dilemma, foremost by eliminating its targets, motives, finances and manpower. - We find ourselves in the same position the different sects are in now. While they go on proselytizing, in order to gain followers and a larger share of their potential market, none of them has any great chance of persuading all others, even if the salvation of man depended upon the general acceptance of one of them. But, at the same time, each of them has the chance for maximum growth under religious liberty or tolerance. This is a rightful and, obviously, a practicable approach. To the extent that it has been realized in the world, it has created peaceful relationships between members of different religions, apart from some comparatively trivial squabbles. Thus this is the way to advocate all kinds of libertarianism. On this basis libertarians can become the allies of almost all other groups and movements: Exterritorial autonomy and self-rule for all volunteer groups, everywhere. With such a program wars can be ended fast or won fast, and revolutions could become victorious and this almost without any bloodshed against dictatorial regimes. For me this solution has become so obvious that the blindness of others towards it has become almost incomprehensible to me. Let 1000 flowers bloom, all by their own efforts, let each cultivate his own garden, run his own household, his own life, choose his own society, community, his own cosmopolitan world-wide organization, as he pleases, together with like-mined volunteers, at his own risk and expense. Experimental freedom, on a personal law basis, in the political, economic and social sphere, in the sane way as we had it, for hundreds of years, in some instances, in the religious sphere. – Those, who do not want to proceed in this direction without reference to historical precedents, will also find these to be quite numerous, if they keep looking for them. - JZ, 22.10.82, 24.2.11, 14.4.14. – PANARCHISM, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION,

RULERS: government in all its forms – whether it be that of the one, the few, or the many. In each there must, of necessity, be a governing and a governed – a ruling and a subject portion. The one implies the other; and in all, the two bear the same relation to each other - and have, on the part of the governing portion, the same tendency to oppression and abuse of power.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.19. – A majority of voters supporting wrongful decisions by territorial governments, can be just as guilty as their governmental representatives. The term self-government is much abused by the territorialists but it can have a real meaning among volunteers, especially those, who insist upon unanimous decision-making. Even many otherwise primitive people avoided the territorial and majoritarian political trap and claptrap. Members of communities of volunteers can have all kinds of systems and institutions to settle any remaining disagreements between them and arriving at decisions – which are not binding upon those who make use of their right to secede. The verbal and practical split between rulers and ruled can almost disappear in such associations, coming close to genuine self-government and self-management, almost as close as voluntary and sovereign consumers and entrepreneurs are - in a free market for private and public goods and services. – JZ, 1.10.07, 14.4.14. - & RULED, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS VS. FREE SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES

RULERS: Habitual resort to repressive means of influencing conduct tends more than anything else to discredit and frustrate the better means, such as education, good example, and the like.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 148, quoted in John Morley, On Compromise, p.273. – REPRESSION, PUNISHMENT, LAWS, PROHIBITIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: He may adapt one of two fundamentally different attitudes, asking either "Who shall rule?" or, no matter who rules, ‘How far will I let myself be ruled?’" - J. O. Y Gasset, Concord and Liberty, p.30. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION & LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE

RULERS: History is one episode after another of a ruling class sucking everything it can from the ruled. – Matthew Bruce Alexander, Withur We, p.216. – That applies even to Welfare States, in which the taxpayers are the victims and the receivers of government handouts are the victimizers and their supporters. – JZ, 24.5.13. - TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, GOVERNMENTS, STATE, RULING CLASS, EXPLOITATION

RULERS: How man go to confession stating: “Father, forgive me, for I have governed.” – from “Communidad”

RULERS: Hume's view - that persuasion, not force itself, must ultimately govern, because no ruling minority can control a truly aroused majority.” - John Shy, A People Numerous and Armed.

RULERS: I am unable to accept the idea that I should be an obedient subject of a gang of corrupt, unprincipled thugs who pontificate about freedom while enslaving the population. –John Pugsley, JPJ Nov 96. -UNDER TERRITORIALISM


RULERS: I don't think anybody should rule.” - Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.145. – Everybody, as far as he wants to, should only rule himself. If he wants to rule others then his rule should be confined to volunteers. – JZ, 30.3.09. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM

RULERS: I doubt whether the people of this country would suffer an execution for heresy, or a three months imprisonment for not comprehending the mysteries of the Trinity. But is the spirit of the people infallible - a permanent reliance? Is it government? Is this the kind of protection we receive in return for the rights we give up? Besides, the spirit of the times may alter - will alter. Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless. A single zealot may become persecutor, and better men become his victims.” - Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.91.

RULERS: I gave them the best psychotherapy man had ever imagined and left them without a desire to rule.” – Dean R. Koontz, A Darkness in my Soul, Daw Book, N.Y., 1972, p.117. – Or with only the satisfaction of ruling only over voluntary followers. – JZ, 25.6.89, 24.2.11.

RULERS: I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class. Frederick Douglas, quoted by: Nizam Ahmad sharing R. Lee Wrights's photo. – Facebook, 5.11.12. - RULING OVER OTHERS WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, CLASSES, POWER, TRUST & LIBERTY

RULERS: I merely wish to point out that this impulse to rule the lives of others, whether spouse or progeny or neighbors or countrymen, originates in and is a form of blindness. These people believe, quite sincerely, that were they to reign everyone would be better off. They are would-be authoritarians because they don't know any better.” - L. E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.140. – They do not know their own limitations, although they should know that they have read only a tiny fraction of all printed matter and acquired only a still smaller fraction of all knowledge, wisdom, training and skills distributed in tiny fragments over all of mankind. – Large firms do not know all their customers, products and services and States or their rulers do not know all their laws, institutions and services or disservices. - JZ, 14.4.14. - POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: I never would 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.” – Statement of Richard Rumbold, on a scaffold before being hung for rebellion in 1685. – Quoted in Macaulay’s History of England, 1685, 5. - RESISTANCE, REBELLION

RULERS: I think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends, I think they’re all insane. But I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what is insane about it. Don’t you agree? – John Lennon, quoted by Norman Singleton on Facebook, 23.3.12. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER-MADNESS

RULERS: If all men are equal, what right has one to rule another?” – David Taylor, 5.6.85. – EQUALITY

RULERS: If man is evil then what makes rulers good? – JZ, 2.11.96. – Do the votes of bad men elect good rulers? – Can representatives claim to represent only the good people? How many of their voters do they know personally? – JZ, n.d. & 14.4.14. - GOOD, EVIL, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS, VOTING, REPRESENTATIVES, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us is capable of governing someone else?" - Ronald Reagan. – So what was he doing in office? – JZ, 2.1.08. - GOVERNMENTS, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, PRESIDENTS

RULERS: If one considers the dishonesties of small men and the robberies of the great ones, then one is tempted to consider the whole of society to be a forest filled with thieves and robbers. Those appointed to control them are the worst ones.“ – Nicolas Chamfort, Aphorismen, p.69. – JZ tr. of: “Betrachtet man sich manchmal die Spitzbuebereien der Kleinen und die Raeubereien der Grossen, so ist man versucht die Gesellschaft fuer einen Wald voller Buschkleppper zu halten. Die Haescher, welche die Bande im Zaume halten sollten, sind die allerschlimmsten.“ – Actually, we cannot all make a living merely from stealing and robbing each other. Productive, and helpless enough victims are presupposed. – Why blame society when only lack of sound principles and territorial powers and abuses are involved? – JZ, 12.5.08, 14.4,14. - PEOPLE, ROBBERIES, DISHONESTY, SOCIETY, MAN, SOCIETY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER OVER INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS

RULERS: If the upper classes are today characterized by any one feature, it is by the total absence of principles, or rather, total ignorance about the ideas that motivate them, and the policy of living from day to day.” - Proudhon, 1865, - quoted in S. Edwards, “Proudhon”, p.369.

RULERS: If you have a government it will bring you into difficulties.” – Atmen Yogi, 11/86. – JZ tr. of: “Wenn Du ‘ne Regierung hast die bringt Dich dann in Schwierigkeiten.” – Different panarchies for those, who see enemies and those who see protectors in governments! – Panarchies for all kinds of freedom lovers and panarchies for all kinds of statists! - JZ, 18.5.07. - LAWS, GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA

RULERS: In brief, he can diminish your freedom of choice and thereby narrow the extent to which you can be your creative self. This is all he can do! And it is in this manner that the king achieves his goal to the exclusion of our individual goals. His is nothing more than a herding action. If his goal be sputniks, going to the moon, the Gateway Arch, 'full employment’, or whatever, he restrains us from straying off as far as we might wish in the direction of our own goals. Down this lane - his lane!” – Leonard E.  Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.41. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.” – Georges Jacques Danton, 1759-1794. – As if this would be so very different in normal times! – JZ, n.d. & 18.5.08. – LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENT, AUTHORITARIANISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, REVOLUTIONS.

RULERS: In the light of the attempts by rulers throughout history, and especially in the twentieth century, to enforce their own values upon the citizens at the point of a gun, Will’s refusal to address the question of ‘quis custodiet custodies?’ is irresponsible.” - Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.310. - Alas, J. F. J only recommends constitutional restraints, checks and balances, not individual and group secessionism, not personal law societies, freely chosen, not ideal militia forces, not a better and more complete bill of rights than those of constitutional amendments to the USA constitution, not full monetary and financial freedom. - Nor does he demand the replacement of compulsory territorialism by exterritorialism for volunteers. - – JZ, 2.10.07, 24.2.11, 14.4.14. - POWER & ARMED FORCES OF THE STATE, WHO GUARDS THE GUARDIANS? MILITIA, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, DOMINATION, STATISM, IMPERIALISM

RULERS: Intelligent life rules other life. (*) But it is not the destiny of intelligent life to rule intelligent life. The destiny of intelligent life is not to be ruled.” – Bary B. Longyear, Manifest Destiny, p.187. - Another & longer version: Intelligent life rules other life. But it is not the destiny of intelligent life to rule intelligent life. The destiny of intelligent life is not to be ruled. As creatures of choice, it is our nature to be free to choose. Rule is existence by the choice of others as instinct is existence by the choice of nature.” - Barry Longyear, Savage Planet, ANALOG, Feb. 80, p.29. - (*) Except among humans, within territorial regimes. – JZ, 9.5.08. - And there it is not destiny but a very foolish or prejudiced choice, which takes territorialism even for granted, although it is a wrongful and unnatural as well as coercive imposition. - JZ, 24.2.11. - INTELLIGENCE, LIFE, TERRITORIALISM, CHOICE, HUMAN NATURE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: It is high time that the race of man recognize that many, perhaps most, of its rulers have been mad. The course of events charted by these psychotics in power has been a dirty, cruel, bloody road along with men, essentially decent men, have been led to horrible suffering, starvation and pointless, premature deaths.” – Russell V. Lee, MD, The Menace of Madness in High Places, Foreword, Palo Alto, 1977. – TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARFARE STATES,

RULERS: It isn’t accurate to say government ‘is composed of’ good people; government is simply people. They may be good people, but they are bad wizards. Mortals have no magic.” – Robert L. MacBride, A New Dawn for America.

RULERS: It must be that to govern a nation you need a specific talent (*) and that this may very well exist without general ability.” – W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938, 1. - (*) Rather a vice! Namely: addiction to power. – JZ, 18.5.08, 14.4.14.

RULERS: It really makes one gasp; [he writes to Julian Huxley] one wonders which is the greatest, the stupidity or the wickedness of our rulers. – I think their stupidity.” – Aldous Huxley, in Sybille Bedford, Aldous Huxley: A Biography, I, 1894-1939, p.93. – With lack of conscience, ignorance and popular prejudices being next in line to explain their wrongful and irrational actions. – JZ, 14.4.14.

RULERS: Kings are not born, they are made by mass hallucination.” – George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1905. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, BELIEF IN HEROES, SAVIOURS, PROPHETS, “GREAT MEN”, SUPERMEN, SADISM COMBINED WITH MASOCHISM

RULERS: Leadership is not necessarily a prerequisite for rulership, although it helps greatly. Rulership comes as a result of the inabilities of governmental leaders to persuade their constituency to follow their wishes on a voluntary basis. A ruler must then resort to threats of imprisonment or bodily harm to force his particular programs and ideas onto the people. At this point, leadership qualities become secondary; skills pertaining to string pulling, politics and power become the ruler’s primary concern.” – Lawrence Samuels, Unnatural Government, in LIBERTAS REVIEW, Spring 78, p.4. – LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, SECSSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES

RULERS: Let everyone escape from a rule he doesn't like and let him make his own alternative arrangements - anywhere. - JZ, 16.7.79. - I mean: At his own expense and risk! - JZ – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RULERS: Let me rule myself according to my own opinion. - JZ, 28.8.75. - All others should be free to do the same. Either alone or together with like-minded other volunteers, as long as they do not claim a territorial monopoly. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RULERS: Little by little, the pimps have taken over the world. They don’t do anything, they don’t make anything – they just stand there and take their cut.” – Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman of Chaillot, 1945, I., adapted by Maurice Valency. - Should we forget about their wrongful, enforced and monopolized decision-making power, all too often abused? If they did not do anything that would be wonderful. Then we could simply ignore them. – JZ, 13.5.08. - GOVERNMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LEADERSHIP, DECISION-MAKING, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS ETC., PIMPS, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: Men are fools, but not so much as those who think themselves exceptions to this dictum.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.45. – NAPOLEON OR SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, LEADERSHIP, VOTERS, PREJUDICES, PEOPLE, POLITICIANS, RED.

RULERS: Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Denis Diderot, quoted by Nizam Ahmad - John Zube: Confine all kings and priests to their volunteers, their voluntary victims and their rule will tend to shrink fast through the visible successes of all those, who opted out from under them to do their own things, whatever they are, under full experimental freedom. Then at least some of these experimenters will do very well and their successes will be widely copied by others. That would work much more effectively and faster than even the best arguments against their theses, dogmas, assertions and beliefs. – Facebook, 23.10.12. - PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, KINGS, PRIESTS, STATUSNM TERRITORIALISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, GOVERNMENTS

RULERS: Most incongruous of all, however, are the kings themselves: they claim authority to rule over us as a grant by a majority of us for whose judgments they have no respect. Else why not let us be our creative selves!” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.37. – MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, Q., CITIZENSHIP OR PEOPLE AS MERE PROPERTY? SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, MINORITY AUTONOMY

RULERS: Nazi Germany. Here rulers systematically and-extensively disregarded the rules they themselves had made - this occurs to some degree in every system, of course - and the alleged laws made little effort to strive after the non-arbitrary but instead enshrined at their center the irrational and arbitrary. ...” - Mulford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.108.

RULERS: Nevertheless, the burden of omniscience on the rulers steadily escalates, as we have indicated, and the burden of nescience on the servile class increasingly renders them unfit to serve (more and more are placed on the dole, shipped to 'mental' hospitals, or recruited into whatever is the current analog of the gladiatorial games), so the Tower eventually falls.” - Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.201.

RULERS: No government has ever been, or ever can be, wherein time-servers and blockheads will not be uppermost.” - John Dryden, 1631-1700, Examen Poeticum.

RULERS: No individual and no class is wise enough and unselfish enough to decide the destiny of an intelligent people.” - G. P. Gooch, Dictatorship in Theory and Practice, p.48. - Where can one find intelligent people only occupying an entire country? However, even fools have the right to submit to any regime that they are foolish enough to like. - JZ, 24.2.11. – FOOLS’ LIBERTY, LIBERTY FOR THE PARTLY OR MUCH ENLIGHTENED, ALL TO BE FREE TO DO THEIR OWN THINGS, TOLERANTLY, AMONG THEMSELVES, LEAVING THE OTHERS ALONE, CLASSES, ELITES? Q.

RULERS: 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, 1862-1925. quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.532. – GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON GOOD, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS

RULERS: No man has the right to rule another. A noble philosophy, wouldn't you say?” - F. Paul Wilson, “The Healer”, p.72.

RULERS: No man is good enough to be another's master.” - William Morris - Unless he is unanimously chosen by volunteers and only for themselves. They would deserve him and he would only deserve them. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RULERS: no man is qualified or entitled to play the role of the Creator.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.26. - But everyone has the right to be a human creator! - JZ, 75/76.

RULERS: No one ought to rule.” - Miller Upton, THE FREEMAN, 9/74. - Except exterritorially and only over his kind of volunteers. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RULERS: No person shall rule over me with my consent. I will rule over no man.” - W. L. Garrison.

RULERS: Nobody knows his subjects as little as their ruler. - Morris West, - The Salamander, 1973, Coronet ed., 1984, p.258. -  SUBJECTS, PEOPLES, NATIONS, GOVERNMENTS & THEIR VICTIMS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, BUREAUCRATS, REPRESENTATIVES, LEADERSHIP

RULERS: Old people are dangerous. They do not care what will become of the world.” – G. B. Shaw. – Only a JZ tr. of the German version: “Alte Leute sind gefaehrlich. Es ist ihnen einerlei, was aus der Welt wird.” - Something similar could be said on young people: They do not yet sufficiently care what becomes of the world. Anyhow, even if they did, they are less likely than older people to be able to do something about this. On the other hand, older people do usually have children and grandchildren and thus do care about the future. But the older people, in territorial government, were all too often all too ready to throw the lives of younger people away in their monopolistic decision-making on war and peace, with most wars likely to be fought mainly by young people, and also to ignore the ideas and advice of mature and old and responsible people, now being reduced merely to the status of territorial subjects. – JZ, 12.5.08. –

RULERS: One of the main difficulties with the notion that some know best what the rest of us should do is that those who govern are self-interested, too. They deny to men the right to decide what is in their own best interest, but what they most frequently do, is saddle everyone with what is in the interest of a few. Smith did not neglect to point out that those who fastened the mercantile regulations on England did so to advance their own special interests.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. – SELF-INTEREST OF THE RULERS, TREATING PEOPLE AS THER PROPERTY, POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADNESS, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OR NOT EVEN KNOWING THEM

RULERS: only those, who have the will and the power to shoot down their fellow men, are the real rulers in this, as in all other (so called) civilized countries; for by no others will civilized men be robbed, or enslaved.” – Lysander Spooner, No Treason, Works I. - Where and how can one find people, who are already sufficiently civilized? - Probably only under full exterritorial autonomy for experimental freedom among volunteers would they come "out of the woodwork". - JZ, 24.2.11. – Q., CIVILIZATION, TAXATION, DOMINATION, COERCION, ENSLAVEMENT, MODERN SERVITUDE UNDER STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: Our current philosophy of government may be summarized six words: If it sounds good, do it.” – Doug Newman - POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTIES, PLATFORMS, POLICIES, GOVERNMENT MEASURES

RULERS: Our masters” of to-day have been taught to read print; but what else have they learned?” – E. S. P. Haynes, The Lawyer, p.54.

RULERS: Our rulers are insane, judging e.g. by their accumulation of ABC mass murder devices, their “over-kill” potential, by which they could kill every human being several times, if that were possible. But then what are we, if we continue to obey and admire them? – JZ, 1.7.82. – Even if they never intentionally used these devices, keeping them makes accidental nuclear war possible. – JZ, 9.5.08. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MASS MURDER DEVICES, POWER-MADNESS, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS.

RULERS: Our rulers are the barbarians among us. There isn’t one of them … who is devoted to civilization or anything else outside himself, and that’s the mark of the barbarian.” – H. Beam Piper, Space Viking, p.192. - However, aren't their voluntary subjects, who do not even question their territorial rule and decision-making powers, including taxation and war-making powers and monetary despotism, even more primitive and less interested in their own rights, liberties and interests? - JZ, 24.2.11.

RULERS: Our whole culture has been based on the idea of popes and kings and emperors, and their bosses. I think people are beginning to wonder why one person has the right to tell another what he can do, regardless of qualifications.” – Professor Reginald Revans, Dept. of Management Studies, University of Leeds, at present visiting Australia. – THE BLACK GAZETTE, Autumn 1977.

RULERS: Parliamentarians, politicians and bureaucrats in democracies are also fools, clowns and criminals in offices, just like they are as a ruling class in dictatorships.” – 27.4.93. – Only the degree of their wrongful authoritarianism and coercion is different. – JZ, 11.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIPS

RULERS: Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.” - Leo Tolstoy. – Sent by C. B. - PEOPLE MISLED, GOVERNMENTS, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, MANIPULATION OF THE MASSES,

RULERS: Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). - And all too many "patriots" follow that call, thereby, in many cases, really betraying the real and rightful interests of their country and their countrymen. - JZ, 24.11.06. - AS SCOUNDRELS, IN THEIR OWN VESTED INTEREST, FREQUENTLY APPEALS TO PATRIOTISM AMONG THEIR SUBJECTS

RULERS: Philosopher Kings. It seems a tempting combination. The trouble is that Philosophers don't often get to be Kings. Force leads to the throne more than reason. Most Kings have gained or kept their thrones not by being wiser or more generous or virtuous than most people, but by being more devious, unscrupulous, greedy, ruthless, violent, and cruel. In human society, run by Kings or otherwise, the best or the wisest seldom rise to the top. In theory, the strength and virtue of its rulers was supposed to make the social order better. In practice, the weaknesses and vices of its rulers make it worse. In its name and for its sake its members commit far more and worse crimes than they would ever commit by themselves. Rulers will order others to do what they themselves would never do; the ruled will do under orders what they would never do without orders. As someone put it, those who kill, do not plan; those who plan, do not kill.” - John Holt, Instead of Education, p.118.

RULERS: Prince Sau did not dislike being ruler; - he disliked the evil inseparable from being so. It may be said of him that he would not for the sake of a kingdom endanger his life; and this indeed was the reason why the people of Yueh wanted to get him for their ruler.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.152.


RULERS: Put not your trust in princes!” – Bible, somewhere.

RULERS: quit and leave the country ...” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.1007. - Although this book deals with the individual secession or rather retreatism of individual Atlas types of productive leaders, A. R. did not advocate individual secessionism and exterritorial reorganization on a voluntary and autonomous basis. - She would not have given the same advice to subjects of a former exclusive and hierarchical priesthood ruling the country. Why didn't she extend her tolerance from religion and laissez faire economics to laissez faire also for all kinds of political, social and economic systems? – In “The Virtue of Selfishness” she even attacked, with very flawed arguments, the very idea of “competing governments”, demonstrating that she had never understood it. – She limited herself and wanted to limit others to “limited” but still territorial governments. - JZ, 22.10.82, 14.4.14. – AYN RAND & COMPETING GOVERNANCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS SUPPOSED TO BE IDEAL OR GOOD ENOUGH FOR ALL IN A TERRITORY

RULERS: Rather than pick rulers – pickle them.” – JZ, 23.4.93. – Naturally, I am only “joking”. They would not be to my taste. What I do really recommend is: To each and everyone only the ruler or free society of his or her own individual choice. – JZ, 12.5.08, 24.2.11. – VOTING, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, JOKES

RULERS: Rule’ is a collective term, for, though it may ostensibly be an individual who rules, he both rules collectives and rules via collectives.” - Earl Foley, LIBERTY, Summer 74.

RULERS: Rulers are made to protect, not restrict.” - Anne McCaffrey, Decision at Doona, p.93. – But do territorial rulers protect our rights and liberties more than they attack and suppress them? They do not even allow us to secede from them or to peacefully and productively compete with them. – JZ, 25.9.08. – Q.

RULERS: rulers have all been promoters of disorder and confusion.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, 172. – LAW & ORDER, DISORDER

RULERS: Rulers live, usually, all too long and healthily. – JZ, 6.5.05. – Even while they shorten the life spans of many of their victims. – JZ, 23.10.07. LONGEVITY

RULERS: Rulers often seem to be able to follow only one rule: More of the same! – JZ, 7.4.89.

RULERS: Rulers resort to terror, keep up a constant barrage of propaganda to ensure that they rather than their rivals should occupy this throne, but the throne itself needs no terror, no seductive arts to maintain it.” - R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p.100, on Proudhon. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: Rulers strain and connive to keep their victims unenlightened, happy with barbarism, in fear of the civilization which would restrict the rulers’ power.” – W. L. Thompson, Ghost Dance, in ANALOG 2/89, p. 166. - Unbelievable as it sounds, the present despotic government of Burma even keeps most foreign aid offers away from masses of current earthquake victims among its subjects. Is there any crime, which some rulers are too ashamed to commit? – JZ, 18.5.08. – The same happened recently after a great earthquake in China. Saving face seems to be more important to some than saving lives. – JZ, 22.10.08. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP,

RULERS: rulership has always bred dishonesty, treachery, and wanton murder.” - Marcus Graham, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.186.

RULERS: Rules are meant for those expected to obey; principles for those expected to think.” - Quoted by L. E. Read in NOTES FROM FEE, March 72. – PRINCIPLES, THINK, LAWS, REGULATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE

RULERS: science has tossed itself to fools possessed of power.” - Edgar Pangborn, The Company of Glory, p.102. – That would not have happened if it had bothered to scientifically exploring how to properly and economically finance its own efforts, independent of subsidies, grants and orders from bureaucrats and politicians. Even scientists do not explore their own interests, rights and liberties sufficiently and thus become dependents. – JZ, 30.3.09. – SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF POWER, REASEARCH, GOVERNMENT GRANTS, GRANTSMANSHIP

RULERS: Scratch a King and find a fool.” – Dorothy Parker, Salome’s Dancing Lesson.

RULERS: She had learned not to expect ideals of any ruler.” – Phillis Ann Karr, Wildraith’s Last Battle, Ace Books, N.Y., 1982, p.248. – Learn not to expect ideals or sound principles of any ruler. – JZ, 7/85, 14.4.14.

RULERS: Shun proposed to resign the throne to Shan Kuean, who said, 'I am a unit in the midst of space and time. In winter I wear skins and furs; in summer, grass-cloth and linen; in spring I plough and sow, my strength being equal to the toil; in autumn I gather in my harvest, and am prepared to cease from labor and eat. At sunrise I get up and work; at sunset I rest. So do I enjoy myself between heaven and earth, and my mind is content. - WHY SHOULD I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE THRONE? Alas! that you, Sir, do not know me better!’ Thereupon he declined the proffer, and went away, deep among the hills, no man knew where.” - The Texts of Taoism, II, p.150. - Capitalization by me. At least not every human being is tempted by power. What would happen if all of us tried to become politicians or bureaucrats? - JZ, 25.9.08. – VOLUNTARY ABDICATIONS REMAIN RARE, ALSO PEOPLE, WHO DO NOT WITH TO RULE OTHERS, TAOISM

RULERS: skepticism concerning rulers and faith in mankind as a whole.” - Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.36, ascribing this thought to Shaftesbury.

RULERS: Society can less and less afford to be governed by imbeciles or even by charlatans of genius … These monsters will end up by making such a mess that we shall all suffer.” – Aldous Huxley, in Sybille Bedford, Aldous Huxley: A Biography, I, 1894-1939, p.142. – This is hardly avoidable while territorial States are allowed to be continued. – Confined to volunteers the power and influence of these monsters will be minimized, judged by the number of their voluntary victims and the period that they will be able to rule, if faced with the competition from members of free, just, prosperous and progressive societies - right next door and secessions or defections of many of their members to better systems. – JZ, 18.5.08, 14.4.14. - PANARCHISM

RULERS: Spooner's position is ... that no one should rule - that men should rule themselves - that all rulers are tyrants. To ask whether rulers were honest or dishonest was to ask a thief whether he was honest and legally exercising his 'powers'.” - Chively's introduction to Spooner: A Letter to Thomas Bayard, p.4.

RULERS: Territorial governmental rules and rulers are not suitable, straight and representative enough for the great variety of their subjects. Only volunteers can come to an agreement on rules and rulers suitable for themselves, for the time being, at their stage of enlightenment. – JZ, 5.4.99, 10.5.08. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, REGULATIONS, CONSENT, REPRESENTATION

RULERS: Territorial rulers do, at least sooner or later and almost inevitably, fight, like gangsters, for what they consider to be their turf and their subjects. And we tend to be foolish enough to act as killers and as victims for them. Organized criminals do not as often and as extensively involve innocents or noncombatants in their struggles for supremacy and do not kill as many of the soldiers of their enemies and, indirectly, of their own, as territorial governments do. Nevertheless, the ordinary gangsters still got a worse reputation in public opinion than their larger, official and legalized competitors. – As if legalization could make robberies, exploitation, suppression and mass murders right. - JZ, 15.6.92, 12.5.08. - CRIME, TERRITORIALISM, POWER STRUGGLES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, WARFARE STATES, STATISM

RULERS: Thanks to the nurturing of the philosophy of rule for at least 6,000 years of history, the human race has come to believe that no matter how bad things may become, having a ruler must be man's first consideration. As things are going, choosing a ruler may become man's last act; his final error and then melancholy dirge of his death march.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Spring, 1976. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, WARFARE STATES, NWT

RULERS: That kings should become philosophers, or philosophers kings, can scarce be expected; nor is it to be wished, since the enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgment of reason, and perverts its liberty.” – Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace, Supplement II, 1795.

RULERS: The biggest criminals write the rules that make their crimes legal. - Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Liberty 3VOLution's photo. – Facebook 30.9.12. - CRIMINALS & LEGALIZED CRIMES

RULERS: The business of government was always the monopoly of those who know least and are most evil among mankind.” – Thomas Paine, 1737-1909. – Only a JZ retranslation from the German version. – LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENTS

RULERS: the debilitating and degenerate Frankenstein monsters ruling over them...” - L. Labadie, What is Man's Destiny?

RULERS: The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren’t always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.’ – Bertold Brecht, Mother Courage, 1939, 3. tr. Eric Bentley. – SUBJECTS, VICTORIES, DEFEATS, LIBERATIONS

RULERS: The desire to rule over our equals is an intolerable lust of the soul.” – St. Augustine, ca. 1500 years ago. – POWER ADDICTION, POWER LUST, POWER MADNESS

RULERS: The drama of rulership is that men in authority assume a god-like task which they cannot fulfill, that of knowing the true nature of things and of guiding our conduct by that knowledge to insure the best result. Once men killed kings, who failed them, and if a virtue of democracy is that slaying kings yields to blaming presidents, the logic is the same. ...” - Wilson Carey McWilliams in “The Right to Know”, edited by W. J. Barnds.

RULERS: The enlightened and rationally acting ruler, as imagined by Machiavelli, has never existed in reality.” – E. Krippendorff, Staat und Krieg, S.254. – Under territorial conditions they cannot act quite morally and rationally! – JZ, 11.5.08. - It is much easier to act upon the beliefs of like-minded volunteers, to the extent that these are practicable at all. - JZ, 24.2.11. - GOVERNMENTS, STATES

RULERS: The essence of the State through history is a minority of the population, constituting a power elite or a 'ruling class’, governing and living off the majority, or the ‘ruled’. Since a majority cannot live parasitically off a minority without the economy and the social system breaking down very quickly, and since the majority can never act permanently by itself but must always be led by an oligarchy, every State will subsist by plundering the majority on behalf of a ruling minority.” – Murray N. Rothbard, "REASON", 7/76. - True for most territorial States only. - JZ, 24.2.11.

RULERS: The foxes are guarding the chicken.” - Edward P. Langerton, The Busing Cover-Up, VII

RULERS: The historical record gives the unhappy answer loud and clear: all-out governments! Despotism is the rule - pun intended!” - NOTES FROM FEE, Dec. 78.

RULERS: The ignorance of those who rule is only exceeded by the ignorance of those who let themselves be ruled – without even protesting! – JZ, 5.10.88. – “For every tyrant a thousand ready slaves!” - STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, SUBMISSIVENESS, OBEDIENCE

RULERS: The king has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent Swarms of Officers to harass our People and eat out their substance.” – U.S. Declaration of Independence - PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, BUREAUCRATS & THEIR BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS & SEMI-AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTIONS, COMPULSORY TAXATION & GOVERNMENTAL BUDGETING

RULERS: The melancholy truth is that the world and its people are not run by persons who think, but by persons who connive. Contrary to Plato's vision, the real rulers are not the philosophers, but rather the schemers. In the democracies, such as the United States, England, France or Italy, at times intellect may appear on top: in the communist and fascist countries, the political Mafia is solidly in control. If there is philosophy in high places there, it is always on a leash.” - Dagobert Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.43. – PHILOSOPHY, THINKERS, SCHEMERS, POLITICIANS, DEMAGOGUES

RULERS: The misery of nations is caused not by particular persons, but by the particular order of Society under which the people are so tied up together that they find themselves all in the power of a few men, or more often in the power of one single man: a man so perverted by his unnatural position as arbiter of the fate and lives of millions, that he is always in an unhealthy state, and always suffers more or less from a mania of self-aggrandizement, which only his exceptional position conceals from general notice.” – Tolstoy: Thou Shalt Not Kill, p.265. - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM, STATE, GOVERNMENT

RULERS: the natural impulse of rulers is to rule as many as ruthlessly as they can get away with.” – Leon Louw, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, Dec./Jan. 94/95. – Naturally, this applies only to territorial rulers, not the rulers or executive managers of communities of volunteers. – JZ, 9.5.08.

RULERS: The pattern is as old as human life. The new rulers use more and more force, more police, more soldiers, trying to enforce more efficient control, trying to make the planned economy work by piling regulations on regulations, decree on decree. The people are hungry and hungrier. And how does a man on this earth get butter? Doesn’t the government give butter? But government does not produce food from the earth; Government is guns. It is one common distinction of all civilized peoples, that they give their guns to the Government. Men in Government monopolize the necessary use of force; they are not using their energies productively; they are not milking cows. To get butter, they must use guns; they have nothing else to use.” – Rose Wilder Lane - GOVERNMENTS, CONTROLS, COERCION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, TAXATION

RULERS: The phrase 'let freedom reign,’ does not mean that freedom should rule in the dictatorial sense; that would be a contradiction in terms. It means, instead, let freedom be the rule, as the alternative to persons who would rule or reign. Freedom can no more rule or reign over mankind than can fresh air.” - L. E. Read, Let Freedom Reign.

RULERS: the quality of rulers varies in inverse ration to the size of the mob over which they rule.” – John Seymour in Albery/Kinzley: How to Save the World, p.48. – GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, CHANCELLORS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: The real rulers don't rule - and achieve maximum rule by allowing every one to rule himself. Such rulers are the best even to coordinate defence efforts. They would release maximum creativity even in this sphere. - JZ – Well, as long as they keep each other informed and coordinate the timing of their defence efforts. – JZ, 25.9.08.

RULERS: The reign of Virtue shall begin when the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Or so 'twas said many reigns … ago.” - George Will, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – We should rather ask ourselves under what conditions we should tolerate the rule of priests or politicians over ourselves or over others. – JZ, 30.3.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, PRIESTS, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

RULERS: The right divine of kings to govern wrong.” - Pope, Die Dummheit, IV, p.188.

RULERS: The rulers are always a minority.” - Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.50. – The title is misleading: It should rather have been: Governments believing themselves to be or believed to be omnipotent are, rather, impotent in numerous ways. In this and many other books, articles and speeches Mises proved that. Nevertheless, he stuck with the model of a supposedly ideal but still territorial “limited” government. – JZ, 25.9.08. – MISES, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

RULERS: The rulers of the world have always been stupid, but have not in the past been so powerful as they are now.” – Bertrand Russell, 1929: On Youthful Cynism.

RULERS: The stupidity, ignorance and prejudices of the rulers are only exceeded by those of most subjects. – JZ 13.12.87. – That would become somewhat bearable only once the somewhat enlightened and the wise are free to opt out and to rule or manage their own affairs, quite independently, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. Then their successful free experiments would spread, at least gradually. – JZ, 18.5.08.

RULERS: The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” - H. L. Mencken. - SAVIORS, REFORMERS

RULERS: The various kinds of territorial statists and their voluntary victims do deserve each other and should remain free to do their own things – but only exterritorially, under personal law, i.e. at their own expense and risk, just like the various freedom, justice and peace lovers should become able to do their own things among themselves, undisturbed by the statists. Only the territorially centralized or somewhat decentralized and federalized monopolistic coercion must be ended for all. We don’t deserve to be ruled by them and should not try, except defensively, to rule over them, either. We should free ourselves from them by seceding from them and thus becoming free to organize our lives and our own public affairs among our own and various kinds of volunteers, just like competing private or cooperative enterprises - or thousands of private associations of like-minded people - do already, in the pursuit of their hobbies or aspirations, but then and there under their own or self-chosen exterritorially autonomous governance systems, societies and communities. We should all come to organize and act as non-territorial and possibly cosmopolitan Earthlings, however much we love a particular country or environment – but certainly not all of its people, especially not the territorial nationalists and their present legalized monopolies and coercive wrongful powers. With each group of volunteers or each different network confined to the own and individually self-chosen exterritorially autonomous affairs, we can peacefully coexist, tolerate each other and even live in harmony, as at least in this respect non-aggressive, non-monopolistic and non-exploitative beings, with none of them granted any territorial monopoly any longer. Even various land title systems can peacefully coexist on the basis of properties peacefully and contractually acquired. – I keep trying to express this as clearly as I can and hope that others will be better and more successful at this. – JZ, 21.9.12. - & RULED, VICTIMIZERS & VOLUNTARY VICTIMS, ANY FORM OF STATISM FOR ANY KIND OF STATISTS, SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: the will of anybody to rule the world, anybody whatsoever, is a direct menace.” …” - Poul Anderson, There Will Be Time, p.156.

RULERS: the world is full of decent folks ... who are capable of running their own lives, and would do it quite well if circumstances required them to try.” - Jim Stumm, quoted in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 31.2.74. – For freedom lovers the qualification should rather run: “if circumstances, laws and territorial institutions  allowed them to try.” – JZ, 26.9.08, 30.3.09. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

RULERS: the world was in the hands of madmen who threatened to tear it apart.” – Dean R. Koontz, A Darkness in my Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, p.77. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

RULERS: There are two kinds of people – those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi. - Let us introduce full competition for politicians, too, by confining them to voluntary members in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. Then they will have to begin to work to realize their seriously meant, practicable and rightful promises. Then they could do so relatively easily, based on genuine mandates, almost unanimous consent and full experimental freedom for their volunteers. But first they would have to work hard to attain a genuine knowledge how rights, liberties and duties work in a free market system. They could then no longer merely spout popular prejudices and slogans and forget about their promises, once in power. They would have to deliver, make good their promises, or lose their jobs, without having anyone else to blame but themselves. - JZ, 23.11.06. - POLITICIANS, LEADERS, WORKERS, PEOPLE & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

RULERS: There exists a community of understanding among rulers. Unfortunately, there exists none among their confused and hapless victims.” - Richard R. Slomon, THE MERCURY, July-August, 1979. – Only very rarely do they kill each other – but they are often ready to mass murder their subjects or to induce or force them to murder each other. And mostly they do recognize each other’s power and privileges. – JZ, 25.9.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, TYRANNICIDE, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE AGAINST SUBJECTS, CIVILIANS

RULERS: There is no feature of history more sad, no phase of human nature more dismal, than that innate desire in man's heart to rule over his fellow men. This ambition has been the curse of the world.” - Sarah E. V. Emery, Imperialism in America. – POWER, POWER ADDICTION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER MADNESS,

RULERS: There is no State in Europe where the least wise have not governed the most wise.” – Landor, quoted in a desktop calendar. Compare Hayek’s chapter in “The Road to Serfdom” on how the worst get to the top. – Wisdom is only very rarely and incompletely found at the top. – Wise men get their best chances only among like-minded volunteers not in more or less accidentally thrown together masses or mobs. - JZ, 9.5.08. – GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, PRINCIPLES, MORALITY, ETHICS, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

RULERS: They … do not know that they know not how to run the lives of others.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 7/78. – POLITICIANS, RUNNING THE COUNTRY

RULERS: They feared that if people ever discovered that those in power were as confused by this inexplicable universe as those out of power, then the whole charade might collapse.” - R. A. Wilson, Schroedinger's Cat, p.103.

RULERS: They're miserable, panic-stricken rats, running for their lives.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.1001. – Fancy spending and wasting most of your own adult life in the vain attempt to direct the lives of a whole population! – JZ, 25.9.08. – POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

RULERS: This book is intended to be a polemic, an evangelistic tract to preach the doctrine that all rulers should be looked upon as potentially crazy, and that mankind must guard against them if it is to survive.” – Russell V. Lee, MD, The Menace of Madness in High Places, Foreword, Palo Alto, 1977. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, POWER-ADDICTION & POWER-MADNESS

RULERS: This brings into focus the old saw, 'The king can do no wrong,' as well as the myth daily beamed at us by our own little kings on the home front, 'We are doing this for your own good.’” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.37.

RULERS: Those who need psychotherapy most of all are not amenable to be so treated: They rule us and take their spleens and hang-ups out on us. We are only mad in putting up with this. – JZ, 12.5.84. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, PATRIOTISM, FATHERLAND, NATIONALISM

RULERS: Those who steal property are punished. Those, who steal kingdoms become kings.” – Ancient Chinese proverb, from the collection of quotes by Ding Fu Bau. – JZ tr. of: “Die, die Eigentum stehlen, werden bestraft. Die, die Koenigreiche stehlen, werden Koenige.” – Politicians also steal whole countries, seemingly with the consent of the victims. – JZ, 12.5.08. – ROBBERS, POLITICIANS, PROPERTY, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM.

RULERS: Throughout history, those to whom the job of rulership has fallen, whether by heredity or popular selection, have shown a tendency to use their position to dominate, not serve, the ruled.” - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.88.

RULERS: Thus in the highest position there is the least freedom of action.” – Sallust, The War with Catiline. – FREEDOM OF ACTION

RULERS: To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied upon, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right, nor the knowledge, nor the virtue. To be governed means to be, at each operation, at each transaction, at each movement, noted, registered, controlled, taxed, stamped, measured, valued, assessed, patented, licensed, authorized, endorsed, admonished, hampered, reformed, rebuked, arrested. It is to be, on the pretext of the general interest, taxed, drilled, held to ransom, exploited, monopolized, extorted, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the least resistance, at the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, abused, annoyed, followed, bullied, beaten, disarmed, garroted, imprisoned, machine-gunned, judged, condemned, deported, flayed, sold, betrayed and finally mocked, ridiculed, insulted, dishonored. Such is government, such is justice, such is morality.” - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1851. - Such tends to be the justice and morality of coercive and territorial governments. Thus I would qualify the above statement. - JZ, 22.10.82, 24.2.11. – GOVERNMENT, STATE, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, SUBJECTS, CITIZENS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY, LEADERSHIP, POLITICS

RULERS: Watch out for low people in high places.” – Abyssinian proverb, quoted on Queensland radio, 7.6.97. – Are there any others in such places? – Why tolerate such positions – otherwise than for volunteers? - JZ, 9.5.08. - PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, CHANCELLORS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, BUREAUCRATS,

RULERS: We are cursed with false magicians who have excess powers, territorial ones, to fool around with and threaten us. - JZ, 10.2.77, 24.2.11. - POLITICIANS

RULERS: We are ruled by criminals with victims. However, they have mostly legalized their crimes and pretend that they are for our own good and are so successful liars and deceivers, that most people go on voting for them! – At least all of them should be confined to their voluntary victims. – No longer any territorial monopolies for them, not any exclusive “turf”. - JZ, 3.1.97, 10.5.08. - LAWS, GOVERNMENTS, CRIMINALS, VICTIMIZATION, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING

RULERS: We are the real rulers. And we are omnipotent in that role. (*) If the government pours quantities of hot new money into the economy, we promptly discount its value, demanding higher prices and wages in compensation. If the government decrees wage and price controls, we simply withdraw our goods and services from the marketplace. If goods and services we want are made illegal (victimless crimes), black (free) markets soon appear to supply them. If taxes become oppressive, we at first find ways to avoid them, and finally we refuse to pay them entirely. If this means revolution, and a new order, then we accept that as the best of the choices still open to us. We rapidly adjust to every factor which affects our well-being.” – René Baxter, FREEDOM TODAY, Sept. 1975, p.5. - (*) Potentially, yes. But actually and already, immediately, fully? No! - Do we really rule our own affairs already more effectively than they do? Is their territorial rule over us entirely harmless to us? Then why agitate so much for freedom and rights, when they are already fully within our knowledge and our reach? – JZ, 9.5.08, 24.2.11. – Are we as yet free to secede from them and to compete with them through our self-chosen personal law systems? – Black markets are not a good enough substitute for free markets. It operates e.g. for drugs but with enormous risks and penalties involved for those caught and convicted and the capture attempts involves e.g. indecent assaults by policemen, with the excuse that they are searching for drugs. They also break into wrong houses and shoot non-users living there. – Facebook is full of such cases. - JZ, 14.4.14. – BLACK MARKETS A GOOD ENOUGH SUBSTITUTE? ANTI-DRUG WAR & ITS CRIMES

RULERS: We do not wish to be ruled. And by this very fact, do we not declare that we ourselves wish to rule nobody?” - Peter Kropotkin, Anarchist Ethics, 1909.

RULERS: We have yet to learn that, with the most benevolent intentions in the world, no one can rule over another without oppressing him. Much as we love our rulers, and deeply as we trust their intentions, we are learning by bitter experience that we cannot solely grant them any power over us. If we grant power to anybody to order us about, we soon find that their notion of what is good for us is very different from our own notion.” – John Beverly Robinson, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.186.

RULERS: We invest our rulers with qualities, which they do not possess and we connive at the illusion. ...” - Thomas Jones. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM

RULERS: We really know all too little about other people. Even long- term marriage partners and our children give us some surprises with their actions and thoughts – and yet the rulers pretend to be able to rule other people, by the millions, and to know what is best for them. – JZ, 4.5.88. – And who can quite honestly say that he is able to rule himself, quite morally and rationally, all the time and is quite without any bad habits? – JZ, 18.5.08, 24.2.11.

RULERS: We want our rulers to be quarterbacks rather than merely referees.” – Doug Newman - They are not much good as referees, either. They are good enough only for those volunteers who are ignorant, stupid or prejudiced enough to be willing to follow them. - JZ, 24.11.06. - POLITICIANS, OBEDIENCE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SUBMISSIVENESS, STATISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM

RULERS: We've been saying, more and more often, you must work with others, you must accept the rule of the majority. But any rule is tyranny. The duty of the individual is to accept no rule, to be the initiator of his own acts, to be responsible. Only if he does so will the society live, and change, and adapt, and survive..." - Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed, p.296. - Any territorial rule is tyranny! – JZ, 30.3.09. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES

RULERS: When most of the territorial rulers are, obviously, merely fools and power addicts, why should we expect many to most of their subjects to be any better? Their right and practice to vote and decide by majorities will thus simply serve to confirm and perpetuate the existing messes.JZ, 5.11.12. – & THEIR SUBJECTS UNDER TERRITORIALISM & STATISM, Q.

RULERS: Who rules the world? You do, Your world, that is.” - Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom. – And what fraction of the world, that we should be free to rule ourselves, are we at present free to rule or manage ourselves? Word-plays cannot change facts, unless they lead to liberating actions. – JZ, 25.9.08. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION OF POWER & DECISION-MAKING

RULERS: Whoever does not know how to dissimulate, does not know how to reign.” - Ludwig XI. - “Qui nescit dissumulare, nescit regnare!” – “Wer sich nicht zu verstellen versteht, versteht nicht zu regieren.“ – LIES & PROPAGANDA OF RULERS

RULERS: Whoever fears the master will go on the right path.” – JZ tr. of: “Wer den Herren fuerchtet, / Der geht auf rechter Bahn.” – Sprueche Salomonis, 14.2. – As far as secular authorities are concerned – they can all too often and for all too long be avoided. As for the divine master: Has the fear of a God’s revenge and of eternal punishment in hell prevented many people from committing crimes in very religious times and countries? Having to fear the own disapproval, of one’s better self, one’s active conscience, the loss of one’s pride and self-respect, is, I believe, much more effective. Generally speaking: Are fear and terror really optimal incentives? Was slave labor ever very productive? Was the Soviet Union more productive than the USA? – If the USA had been really free then the difference would have been much greater still. - JZ, 23.7.86, 18.5.08.

RULERS: You can’t rule and be nice. Try to be nice and everyone thinks you’re either weak or a liar.” - Phillip Mann, Master of Paxwax, p.82. - What is true for territorial domination situations is not applicable to societies and communities of like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 19.9.07. - NICETY, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, CONTRACTARIANISM, ASSOCIATIONISM VS.  TERRITORIALISM, DOMINATION, GOVERNMENTS, STRENGTH, RULE BY FEAR OF PUNISHMENTS,

RULERS: You cannot deal with human nature wholesale; you cannot throw it higgledy piggledy into one common lot, and let half a dozen men, no better or worse than ourselves, take charge of it.” - Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.70. – STATES, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, ENFORCED “UNITY”

RULERS: You deserve only those rulers whom you voted for, not those, whom you voted against. The rulers you voted for deserve to rule only your own servitude to them, as long as you are, individually, prepared to put up with them. Under voluntary State membership and personal law or full exterritorial autonomy this becomes not only rightful but practicable. To each his own. – JZ, 9.4.93, 12.5.08. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

RULERS: You speak o’ the people, // As if you were a god to punish, not // a man of their infirmity.” – William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

RULES: About rule, … About choosing rules or having them chosen for you, that’s what were arguing about. ...” - Martin Woodhouse, Rock Baby, Pan Books, London, 1970, p.14. - & LAWS, CHOSEN FOR YOU OR BY YOU, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, REGULATIONS

RULES: Any fool can make a rule and every fool will mind it.” – Henry David Thoreau – Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.” – Cousin Woodman. - As if there could not also be sensible rules like e.g.: Don’t try to swim across the English Channel when all you can do is to swim, perhaps, a mile or for an hour. – Don’t play around with high explosives! – Don’t construct and keep nuclear weapons when there is no enemy against whom you could quite rightfully use them. - Only great fools would ignore such rules. – But then great fools are everywhere territorially in charge, pretending and widely believed to be wise men. - Bismarck at least confessed that he had to sign 3/4‘s of “his” letters quite unread by him, relying on his staff. - JZ, 9.5.08. – REGULATIONS, LAWS, NWT, FOOLS, FOOLISHNESS, STUPIDITY

RULES: Bogle of all people should have known that rules weren’t the answer to everything. Sometimes they made the problem worse.” – Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Star Trek, The Rings of Tautee, Pocket Books, 1996, chapter 23, p.153.

RULES: Einstein summed up his approach to life in two rules: The first rule is: ‘Have no rules. The second rule is: ‘Be independent of the opinions of others.’ – Buddha was even briefer: ‘Doubt and find your own light’ were his last words.” – Bill Stoddard, THE CONNECTION 64, p.13. – Even THE CONNECTION had its rules on accepting submissions for publication. – Naturally, all contributors could have produced their own publication and some of them actually did. But should house-guests make their own rules and ignore house rules? Are the rules of politeness and good manners, quite superfluous? Should common sense rules be ignored? – Should speakers and writers ignore all language rules and still expect to be clearly understood? - JZ, 9.5.08. – POLITENESS, GUESTS, HOUSE RULES, DECENT BEHAVIOR, GENLEMEN, LADIES

RULES: Every wise man will object to the rules made by fools, unless they make them only for their own affairs. - JZ, 22.11.06, 30.3.09. – OFFICIAL RULES, LAWS, REGULATIONS


RULES: Rules are for when brains run out.” – George Papashvily – While territorial rules, regulations and laws imposed upon all people are mostly wrong, what about natural law rules, left or right-hand driving, technical and scientific rules, the rules agreed upon in games, the rights and liberties of others, basic moral principles and wrongful rules? - Freely engaged-in contracts have also their own rules. The inherent rules for the use of materials and for human relations cannot be simply rediscovered, whenever they are required, by using one’s brain. However powerful territorial rulers and their rules are, they do have their limitations. Anyone who habitually ignores any rightful traditions, conventions and discoveries will soon run into difficulties in any activity and especially in his dealing with other people and be perceived as a criminal or an aggressor or as a conceited lout, liar, vandal or barbarian. – Wrongful rulers often imagine that rightful rules do not apply to them and their behavior. – Men are not gods. - JZ, 9.5.08.

RULES: Rules are something we use to deal with people we don’t know and don’t care about.” – Katherine MacLean, Fear Hound, ANALOG 5/68, p.123. – This hardly applies e.g. to sports rules, chess rules, engineering rules and the rules of politeness and good manners should also be applied to those one knows and cares about. – JZ, 9.5.08. -

RULES: Rules will not produce competence but they will protect the hierarchy even as regulations proliferate into their own complex hierarchy of incompetence. This occurs when the simplest task becomes so encumbered with regulation that its accomplishment is next to impossible.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1991, p.41. - & REGULATIONS

RULES: The rule books are the refuge of the incompetent. You think because you do just as you're told, you can't be blamed for anything that goes wrong." - Dean McLaughlin, The Evidence at Hand, ASTOUNDING SF, Oct. 1952, p.150. – REGULATIONS, LAWS, COMPETENCE, INCOMPETENCE, BUREAUCRACY

RULES: The rules are all written by others.” – Buckminster Fuller. – Let people develop and apply their own rules for their own lives but never let them apply their rules to the lives of dissenting others. – JZ, 9.5.08. – LAWS, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA

RULES: There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something. - Thomas Edison - REGULATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INNOVATION, INITIATIVE, CREATIVITY, INVENTIVENESS, LAWS & REGULATIONS

RULES: There is only one … principle that can preserve a free society: namely, the strict prevention of all coercion except in the enforcement of general abstract rules equally applicable to all." - Friedrich Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty. – Has he sufficiently expressed and explained these rules? Does every freedom lover agree with them? What role played some of the better individual rights declarations in his thinking, if any? – JZ, 26.12.07. - EQUAL & ABSTRACT, APPLICABLE TO ALL? LAWS? HUMAN RIGHTS? FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOLERANCE FOR THE TOLERANT, ZAP, NON-INTERVENTION

RULES: We have to go by the rules.” – “Rules are rules”. “Orders are orders”. “The law is the law.” – Freedom to act in accordance with our own rules, in all our own affairs and freedom to ignore the rules enacted and so far enforced by others, not freely chosen by ourselves, individually, or passed and enforced among associated individuals for their purposes, in their own interests and at their own expense and risk. The only universally valid rules – to the extent that they are appreciated and wanted by volunteers, in their communities - are individual rights and liberties. The rest is, objectively, junk and of subjective value only to voluntary subscribers, in form of their personal laws. – JZ, 19.8.03, 18.10.07. - LAWS, REGULATIONS, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PRINCIPLES

RULING: Aristipp, founder of the hedonist school, is said to have remarked that he wishes neither to belong to the ruling nor to the ruled class. … For me neither leaders nor subjects are necessary.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.204. - VS. RULED CLASSES

RUNNING A COUNTRY: A captain may know well enough how to run a ship, a business man may know enough to run his own business successfully – a tradesman may know his own trade well enough – but certainly not the trades of all others well enough to lay down the rules for them. Certainly, no one knows enough to run a whole country and all of its population, all its industries, arts, technologies, sciences, agriculture, trade, internal and external, all its sports and its education, communication, transport systems. – If he tried, he would act like an elephant in a china store. - JZ, 9.5.08. - TERRITORIALISM

RUNNING A COUNTRY: A country does not have to be run. It just sits there, apart from earthquakes and gradual erosion. And running people should be confined to voluntary participants e.g. in foot races. Running a single life or a single enterprise successfully is difficult enough and there are many failures in these attempts. Running a whole country and all its people, even millions of them, of which one knows only a few, and do this more successfully than free people could run their own affairs and their own lives, is impossible for mere human beings, who are obviously not gods. And those offering themselves for this job do, obviously, not agree with each other. Otherwise all countries would have only one party, instead of dozens to hundreds under some degrees of freedom. And no party does or can sufficiently satisfy all the voters, because, sooner or later, it is voted out of office and another set of all too promising rascals is voted in, all too hopefully. And is any politician or bureaucrat really a good runner? Perhaps we would only find out when we finally get around to chase him out of his office. – JZ, 23.11.93, 11.5.08, 14.4.14.

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Anyone with a modicum of wisdom realizes the absurdity of running the lives of others. No one knows perfectly how to run his or her own life.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.97. - TERRITORIALISM

RUNNING A COUNTRY: I don’t believe in “running” a country and all its population. Most man-made wrongs and damages can be ascribed to such attempts by power addicts and their followers, at the expense and risk of their victims. I rather believe in running my own affairs or entrusting them only to the few whom I do trust, which would exclude all politicians and bureaucrats, and in letting all other people do the same, all of us under full exterritorial autonomy, including individual sovereignty, consumer sovereignty, free enterprise, free competition, laissez faire, freedom of action, trade, contract and experimentation in every sphere, always and retaining the right to individual sovereignty, self-ownership, self-responsibility and voluntary associationism, including individual secessionism, thus ending all compulsory territorial associations, i.e. the conventional territorial States and governments, compulsory unionism and all other presently compulsory memberships. Territorial power leads almost inevitably to corruption and mismanagement, bureaucracy, waste, exploitation, legalized expropriations and regular tribute gathering robberies, also to man-made economic and international crises, especially through monetary and financial despotism instead of monetary and financial freedom, thus to wide-spread poverty, even to wars, civil wars, terrorism, violent revolutions, despotism, mass murders, Warfare States, totalitarianism and in the long run even to nuclear war. -  For my case I just refer to the historical record of territorial regimes. - JZ, n.d. & 10.3.12. - OR ALL ITS POPULATION? RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, CHANCELLORS, POLITICIANS, POWER-MONGERS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATISM, FLOODS OF LAWS & REGULATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, DESPOTISM, TOTALITARIANISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, CRISES, MASS UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATIONS, DEFLATIONS, RECESSIONS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM INSTEAD OF MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, IMMENSE PUBLIC DEBTS (AS INVESTMENTS IN TAX SLAVES), HEAVY AND WRONGRUL TAX TRIBUTE LEVIES, COMPULSORY MIS-LEADERSHIP, CORRUPTION, WASTE, BUREAUCRACIES, INSTEAD OF FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL, WHO WANT IT FOR THEMSELVES & TOLERATE IT IN OTHERS: META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, CHOICE & VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE & THEIR ACTIONS

RUNNING A COUNTRY: If you think that you must run a country - run your own, not mine or that of any other dissenter. - JZ, 3.6.84. - You have no right to usurp and maintain rule over a whole country and all its people, not even if you have the majority on your side. You would need the consent of every peaceful individual to rule over him or to practice with him the society, community, governance system, personal law of your choice. - JZ, 15.11.02, 14.4.14. - & PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM & INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Imagine not having a say in how your country is run.” – Advertising of Museum of Australian Democracy, Imagine A Life Without it. Don’t Take Democracy for Granted. - MOADOPH.GOV.AU, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, JUNE 4-5, 2011, p.24, Spectrum. - One might have actually too much of a say on how a whole country is run, by one’s own “democratic”, “free” and “equal” vote and, at the same time, all too little on one’s own affairs, within one’s own genuine individual rights and liberties, because they are then territorially subjected to the majority votes of all others. – No whole country and its population CAN be rightfully and effectively “run” by any territorial government or any part of all the voters. At best any group of volunteers can only run its own affairs rightfully and effectively. – Territorial voting and its “representative” consequences lead to territorial misgovernment, exploitation, bureaucracy, huge taxes and enormous waste in money, assets and human energy. – It can only be more rightful and efficient than the other and still more authoritarian territorial regimes are, but it, too, does not recognize and protect all genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 14.6.11, 11.3.12. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, GOVERNMENTALISM, REPRESENTATION

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Running one’s own life successfully is difficult enough and almost a full-time occupation. To imagine that one would be able to also run the lives of millions of people - and this more successfully than they could run it themselves - is a kind of madness and such madmen should certainly not be given any territorial power over peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 9.5.08. – RULERS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, POWER-ADDICTION & POWER-MADNESS

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Territorial governments will not and cannot run any country anywhere except into reefs or shoals or to the bottom of the sea. – JZ, 23.4.89. - Thoughts of “good governments” or “limited governments” or “representative governments are still merely wishful dreams, at least for all territorialists. All such dreamers should be confined to be ruled by the kinds of government they dreamed up, as long as they are willing to put up with it, while all others peaceful people should be left alone by them. – When each gets only the government or society that he dreamt about and chose for himself, no one will have any good cause to complain when he is disappointed by it. Moreover, then he will be free to secede from it. – JZ, 18.5.08. – The government is not running the country – it is running it down! – JZ, 17.8.76.

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.” – Will Rogers. - Most public servants can't even run a good computer properly. And for centuries they have messed up even something as relatively simple as postal services. The government, the country, the people: they are all abstract monstrosities and generalities, without reason, without mind, without hands, without morality. - It needs their supposed political representatives to really run down the conditions in a country for most people. - JZ, 22.11.06. - INDIVIDUALISTIC & VOLUNTARY MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS SELF-MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DO RUN ALL ENTERPRISES & SERVICES THINGS MUCH BETTER THAN MOST TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, THEIR LEGISLATORS, REGULATORS, PUBLIC SERVANTS & BUREAUCRATS POSSIBLY COULD

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Well, who’s running the country? Why, nobody, that’s why things are kinder picking up.” – Will Rogers. – JOKES, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS

RUNNING A COUNTRY: Why should either the unions or the government run the country? Why should not, instead, every Australian be free to run his own life and do what he likes with whatever is his? – JZ, 75. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & VOLUNTARISM IN ALL SPHERES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION

RUSSIA: For decades its troubles were caused by a few ruthless fanatics – now they are caused by many ignorant and prejudiced men who partly fell for the statist propaganda of the former ruling fanatics. – JZ, 29.6.91. – Freedom and choice for every adult Russian – and the over 120 ethnic minorities and all other minorities of the former Czarist and Soviet Empire, to live only under the government, society or community of their own individual choice, in full exterritorial autonomy and under personal law. Then progress will take place, in all really important matters, as fast as it is possible for human beings with inevitably limited knowledge and abilities. But all creative knowledge that does exist somewhere could be made fast, easily and cheaply available, digitally, to all these self-government and self-management attempts. Free enterprise, freedom of contract, freedom to associate and to disassociate, freedom to experiment and full tolerance for freedom of action in the sphere of political, social and economic systems, presently still monopolized by territorial governments. I wish that Russia would set this kind of example to the world. It would not need ABC mass murder devices and huge armed forces to get this kind of tolerant freedom options accepted by most of the world population. – Alas, even the best of the existing territorial governments are not prepared to themselves reduce their own power in this way. (Even if, thereby, their system might become world-wide adopted by millions to billions of other people for themselves. – JZ, 22.10.08.) This change may have to be forced upon the first territorial government. The successes of this change must become obvious to the others before others would follow suit or, anyhow, their former victims would. – Could there be a more peaceful and rightful world revolution? It would be one that is merely the sum total of billions of one-person “revolutions”, quite voluntarily undertaken, in accordance with the own ideals. - JZ, 18.5.08.

RUSSIA: Not who rules - but whether any undesired rule over non-consenting subjects is discontinued - is decisive and in which spheres this unjustified power is discontinued first. – All the dissenters should become free to shake off their undesired chains and fetters themselves. - JZ, 25.3.93, 12.5.08. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, CONFINING STATISM TO THE REMAINING VOLUNTARY STATISTS & ALSO AT THEIR EXPENSE & RISK ONLY

RUSSIA: One kind of ruling, ignorant, prejudiced, territorial and enforced regime has been replaced by a number of also ignorant, prejudiced, territorial and enforced regimes, which have not yet seen, recognized or fully understood individual freedom and tolerance in every sphere as the only genuine alternative to the former totalitarianism. That tolerance should be extended even to the remaining various communists and State Socialists. They ought to be allowed to do their things to themselves but not to any of the dissenters. Under full experimental freedom for volunteers we would see much and rapid progress, spreading from small beginnings, those of the few successful pioneering experimenters. The monetary despotism of the Soviet system has been continued unchanged. – JZ, 6.10.95, 9.5.08.

RUSSIA: Russia still needs much de-sovietization, especially of those aspects which are also sovietized in the West, e.g. the monetary despotism of its central bank, its decision-making monopoly on war and peace decisions, its ministries of trade, transport, industry, education and communications and its compulsory national membership, before it could be called a really free country and its former subjects would all be free and diverse peoples or people as free as they want to be. – JZ, 25.3.93, 2.5.08. – PRIVATIZATION

RUSSIA: The new “democratic” Russia should have got rid of its communistic, despotic, coercive and monopolistic money system first of all, then it should have repealed all its other territorial economic impositions upon dissenters. The institution of free elections and parliaments was not a good enough substitute. It still allowed popular errors, myths and prejudices to prevail over a whole vast territory and population. Dissenting individuals and minorities are still not free to opt out and do their own things among themselves and thereby to advance, quite rightfully and tolerantly, as fast and far as they can or want to. In that case no conflict with territorial secessionists might have occurred. – JZ, 6.4.93, 12.5.08.

RUSSIA: The New Russia, supposedly no longer ruled by people with communist views, although still by people with all too many statist views. One of the important question now remaining is: When will the real anti-communists win in the West? – JZ, 4.9.91, 18.5.08.

RUSSIA: The value of the output of light industry in Russia was less than the cost of its raw materials. – Radio Moscow report, 13.12.93. – In other words, communistic “planned” economics still prevailed all too much in Russia, after its supposed liberation, with the only difference that now its grand failures could, sometimes, be freely reported. – JZ, 31.3.94. – Naturally, under continued central banking and many other bureaucratic interventions: price controls, wage controls, subsidies, quotas, regulations, prohibitions, compulsory licensing etc. its adaptation to a free economy, free pricing, free markets, free contracts, free enterprise, is greatly slowed down and fear of unemployment continues, together with its paper money inflation of its monopolized legal tender money. Moreover, territorialism persists and so no one is free to opt out of uneconomic systems and to try something else and possibly much better, together with like-minded people. Political territorial democracy is no substitute for a free economy or for the panarchies of a free market for political, economic and social systems. – JZ, 11.5.08, 14.4.14. – PLANNING, CENTRAL BANKING, FREE ECONOMY, FULL MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, AN END TO ALL IMPOSED MONOPOIES & BUREREAUCRACIES, VOLUNTARISM & COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE, ALSO FOR STATISTS, NOT ONLY LIBERTY LOVERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA

RUSSIA: Why did it remain in economic trouble after its “liberation”? Mainly because it was not completely or sufficientlly liberated. Much of its economic interventionism, was continued, especially its monetary and financial despotism. It does not matter much whether totalitarian communists or democrats practise it. Nor was experimental freedom introduced for dissenters, who could have demonstrated better and successful ways to the rest. It largely remained a territorial empire with the usual territorial abuses and corruption. But then the Western territorial democracies have not exactly set a shiny example for it, either. – Which economic liberties are quite fully realized now, anywhere, in East or West? - JZ, 11.9.98, 9.5.08.

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: The true object of the Russian revolution is emancipation from State coercion.”– Tolstoy, “The End of an Age”, quoted in: Henry W. Nevinson, Essays in Freedom, London, Duckworth & Co, 1909, 1911, p.272. – State coercion is possible only for territorial State. Thus only territorial States have to be abolished. Competing States with voluntary members only and confined to exterritorial autonomy would be as harmless to outsiders as such societies, organizations, communities, corporations etc. would be, even if they were to continue with their usual statist and authoritarian practices – but only among their own members, no longer territorially, over the whole country and its very diverse population. – JZ, 29.9.07, 14.4.14. - STATE COERCION

RUTHLESSNESS: The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause. God wishes”, said Calvin, “that one should put aside all humanity when it is a question of striving for His glory.” - Eric Hoffer - Territorial statism may be the worst religion. – JZ, 14.4.14. - BARBARISM, FANATICISM, FUNDAMENTALISM, HOLY CAUSES, IDEOLOGIES, INTOLERANCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM



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