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L. Neil Smith Quotes

A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.

As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to stand on than most people do when it comes to talking back to the merchants of fear.

As to the media, they are protected by the First Amendment, as they should be.

Beloved friends and comrades... the national Libertarian Party is dead.

City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure.

Collective states are constitutionally incapable of reliably producing anything but corpses.

Government is waging war against the people.

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging.

I'll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right.

I'm as radical as libertarians come.

I'm tired of being considered property.

I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution.

I'm tired of being lied to by government, by the media, and by every corporation I have anything to do with.

I'm tired of living in a police state.

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented - and unprecedentedly profitable - effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.

It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.

Lincoln emancipated nobody. The man freed not a single slave.

People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials.

Poverty is a solved problem - all they have to do is abolish taxes and regulations which cripple those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women and destroy their productive capacity, then stand back and watch the economy boom.

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity and freedom is a ridiculous lie.