I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about his not committing murder.
Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive.
You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act.
It is the small owner who offers the only really profitable and reliable material for taxation. He is made for taxation.
There never yet has been a great system sustained by force under which all the best faculties of men have not slowly withered.
How can an act done under compulsion have any moral element in it, seeing that what is moral is the free act of an intelligent being?
We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do.
Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so, you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god, Force.
The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.