The Liberty Manifesto - P.J. O'Rourke

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It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights - the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery - hay and a barn for human cattle.

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mmjepxvh 8 years, 3 months ago
this quote is misattributed, badly. Only someone who was completely unfamiliar with who de Tocqueville was and when he lived could mistake this for his quote. The first reference to this quote I can find is from P.J. O'Rourke's speech at a Cato Institute event in 1993.
vmlm 10 years, 1 month ago
By George he's right! And you know what? There's no such thing as justice? The "right" to a fair trial? Fair play? What stupid and backward concepts! Why, we should throw out the entire body of legal knowledge right out the window, and settle all our disputes through duels to the death, like REAL men.
allanw5 10 years, 8 months ago
Haha another republican/conservative quote. 47%ers

So lets not provide any food at all and lets let everyone fight* over all the needs of life . And for corporations we can* bail them out all they want. FTW
user25630 11 years ago
Misattributed. This is actually a quote from P.J. O'Rourke's 1996 book "Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut‎". See:

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