Saturday, November 03, 2007

THE CREED OF FREEDOM: Part deux

SUPREMACY OF THE INDIVIDUAL
I believe that one of the greatest threats to freedom is to allow any group, no matter its numeric superiority, to deny the rights of the minority; and that one of the primary functions of just government is to protect each individual from the greed and passion of the majority.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE
I believe that desirable social and economic objectives are better achieved by voluntary action than by coercion of law. I believe that social tranquility and brotherhood are better achieved by tolerance, persuasion, and the power of good example than by coercion of law. I believe that those in need are better served by charity, which is the giving of one's own money, than by welfare, which is the giving of other people's money through coercion of law.

Edward Griffin

2 Comments:

At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the individual is not free then the collective is not free.

 
At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Benjamin Franklin said it best

Democracy is like two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well armed sheep contesting the vote.

 

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