controlling more and more of our economy, the fact that crooks have to go where
the money is causes more and more of them to turn to government employment.
However, there is probably an even stronger reason for individuals to become
politicians. That is the power which accompanies political office. Many
idealists think they know better than the ordinary person what is good for that
person. They consider themselves a cut above the ordinary individual who just
isn’t smart enough to know what he or she should do. Idealists seek government
power to impose their ideas upon the rest of us. They may be personally honest
insofar as not thinking of lining their own pockets with money but have little
compunction about bolstering their egos with government power. This attitude
explains the environmentalists, the do-gooders, and others whose ego causes
them to seek government power to impose their ideas upon those of us who just
want to make our way in a free market in open competition with everyone else.
They don’t believe in a free market or voluntary actions. They do believe in
controlling others by means of government power.” – Harry Hoiles
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ...
disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...
Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the
assailants." - Cesare Beccaria,
quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred
principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their
equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be
oppression." - Thomas Jefferson,
First Inaugural Address, 1801
We are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians & Independents all working together to advance the cause of liberty and to remind our representatives to follow the Constitution!
This group is run locally.
This grassroots Meetup will help you network with other Liberty Lovers of Bexar County, and provide you with tools and information as well as activities to help with the local effort.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppresion; for if he violates this duty he estabalishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776