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Walter E. Williams Quotes: Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual.
         

Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual.


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But let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you - and why?

But let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you - and why?



Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.

Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.



No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong.

No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong.



If one person has a right to something he did not earn, of necessity it requires that another person not have a right to something that he did earn.

If one person has a right to something he did not earn, of necessity it requires that another person not have a right to something that he did earn.



The Founders knew that a democracy would lead to some kind of tyranny. The term democracy appears in none of our Founding documents. Their vision for us was a Republic and limited government.

The Founders knew that a democracy would lead to some kind of tyranny. The term democracy appears in none of our Founding documents. Their vision for us was a Republic and limited government.



In a free society, government has the responsibility of protecting us from others, but not from ourselves.

In a free society, government has the responsibility of protecting us from others, but not from ourselves.



Always be suspicious of those who pretend to know it all, claim their way is the best way and are willing to force their way on the rest of us.

Always be suspicious of those who pretend to know it all, claim their way is the best way and are willing to force their way on the rest of us.



I prefer a thief to a Congressman. A thief will take your money and be on his way, but a Congressman will stand there and bore you with the reasons why he took it.

I prefer a thief to a Congressman. A thief will take your money and be on his way, but a Congressman will stand there and bore you with the reasons why he took it.



Most of the great problems we face are caused by politicians creating solutions to problems they created in the first place.

Most of the great problems we face are caused by politicians creating solutions to problems they created in the first place.



The prospects are dim for a society that makes mascots out of the unproductive and condemns the productive.

The prospects are dim for a society that makes mascots out of the unproductive and condemns the productive.





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The origin of corruption in politics is surely in the thought that you are the bearer of ultimate virtue.

The origin of corruption in politics is surely in the thought that you are the bearer of ultimate virtue.



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Beneath every history, another history.



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We may be as good as we please, if we please to be good.



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Our history doesn't look at our own violence, the violence in our own past, and we go out and repeat it someplace else.

Our history doesn't look at our own violence, the violence in our own past, and we go out and repeat it someplace else.



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