Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Liberty Quotes

"Is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavour consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?"-- Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974

"I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself."-- Robert Bork (1927- ) former US Circuit Judge, legal scholar, author

"Perhaps the deterioration of American education is illustrated by the high correlation between the number of years a person has attended school and his inability to understand the words "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." It is more likely, though, that those who interpret the Second Amendment to preclude an individual right to own guns are driven by their political agenda. Whichever the case, they do themselves no credit when they tell us that a simple, elegant sentence means the opposite of what it clearly says."-- Sheldon Richman Editor of The Freeman, author, journalist Source: Reading the Second Amendment, The Second Amendment's Syntax Permits Only One Reasonable Interpretation, The Freeman, February 1998 • Volume: 48 • Issue: 2

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