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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, David Boaz, Dr. Ron Paul


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"Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit."

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

(1918-2008) Russian novelist, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Alexander.Solzhenitsyn.Quote.49CF

"Power always corrupts, and the power of government to tell people how to live their lives or to transfer money from those who earn it to others is always a temptation to corruption. Taxes and regulations reduce people’s incentive to produce wealth, and government transfer programs reduce people’s incentive to work, to save, and to help family and friends in case of sickness, disability, or retirement. ...t is nonetheless clear that government enterprises are less efficient, less innovative, and more wasteful than private firms.... [C]ompare what it’s like to call American Express versus the IRS to correct problems. Or compare a private apartment building with public housing."

-- David Boaz

(1953-) Author, executive vice president of the Cato Institute

Source: LIBERTARIANISM, A PRIMER, p. 13 (The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, 1997).

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/David.Boaz.Quote.AE1D

"You can't save free markets by socialism, I don't know where this idea ever

came from. You save free markets by promoting free markets and sound money and

balanced budgets. The whole reason why nobody wants to address the real problem

is, we're spending a trillion dollars a year overseas running an empire, and

it's coming to an end. This country is bankrupt, and we won't admit it.

Eventually though, the dollar will go bust, and we will bring our troops home,

and we will live within our means, but we ought to do it sensibly, rather than

waiting for the collapse of the dollar, and this is what we're doing, we're on

the verge of destroying our dollar. And then, you think we have problems now,

problems then will be a lot worse, it'd look like the Weimar Republic, or a

third world nation. And a lot of people know that, and they're scared to death,

but we don't need to be making the problem worse by just propping up everything

with more government programs, more inflation, and more helicopters, it won't

work."

-- Dr. Ron Paul

(1935-) American physician, US Congressman (R-TX), US Presidential candidate

Source: Fox Business Network, October 14, 2008

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Ron.Paul.Quote.7F4B

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