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Harry Browne, Morgan Reynolds, Reverend Edmund Opitz


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"The income tax is the biggest single intrusion suffered by the American people. It forces every worker to be a bookkeeper, to open

his records to the government, to explain his expenses, to fear conviction for a harmless accounting error. Compliance wastes billions of dollars. It

penalizes savings and creates an enormous drag on the U.S. economy. It is incompatible with a free society, and we aren’t libertarians if we

tolerate it."

-- Harry Browne

(1933-2006) American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 & 2000

Source: Pamphlet: Harry Browne, Why I’m Running for President. 1995.


"In the early and mid-1970’s, public advice was to cooperate with robbers and rapists in order to minimize personal injury. Appeasement, in other words. While this may be good advice in some circumstances, as general behavior it makes crime more rewarding. A nation of sheep is nice for wolves."

-- Morgan Reynolds

Professor emeritus, economics, Texas A&M University, former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor 2001-2002, served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Center, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis

Source: Crime by Choice, p. 84.


"If we can revolutionize opinion about social organization so that we can rid ourselves of arbitrary political interventions in economic and social life, we won’t need a world police force; if we can’t change opinion in this area in favor of a strictly limited government, a world police force would either be helpless to prevent war or would be the worst tyranny history has known."

-- Reverend Edmund Opitz

(1914-2006) Congregationalist minister, author


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