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Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016: Whole lotta wisdom about liberty going on

September 29 in history (from Wikipedia

 1938 – The Munich Agreement between Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy settles the Sudetenland dispute in Germany's favor. The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia are not invited.

Prime Minister Chamberlain gets the blame, though no one has explained to me how this conflict was any of Britain's concern in the first place.

 Birthday Quotes I 

 "There's not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault."

"Let every man mind his own business."

 "Let us forget and forgive injuries."

 - Miguel de Cervantes (29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616)

Birthday Quotes II 

 "The idea of abolishing Income Tax is to me highly attractive, both on other grounds & because it tends to public economy."

"All the people who pretend to take your own concerns out of your own hands and to do everything for you, I won't say they are imposters; I won't even say they are quacks; but I do say they are mistaken people."

"The rule of our policy is that nothing should be done by the state which can be better or as well done by voluntary effort; and I am not aware that, either in its moral or even its literary aspects, the work of the state for education has as yet proved its superiority to the work of the religious bodies or of philanthropic individuals. Even the economical considerations of materially augmented cost do not appear to be wholly trivial."

- William E. Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898)

 Birthday Quotes III 

 "Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts."

 "All this talk: the state should do this or that, ultimately means: the police should force consumers to behave otherwise than they would behave spontaneously."

"A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police."

 "It is not true that the advocates of the free-market economy are defenders of the selfish interests of the rich. The particular interests of the entrepreneurs and capitalists also demand interventionism to protect them against the competition of more efficient and active men. The free development of the market economy is to be recommended, not in the interest of the rich, but in the interest of the masses of the people."

 - Ludwig von Mises (29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973)

Birthday Quotes IV 

 "It constantly amazes me that defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions. Many times, for instance, I’ve heard people say, 'A free market in education is a bad idea because some child somewhere might fall through the cracks,' even though in today’s government school, millions of children are falling through the cracks every day." - Lawrence Reed (born September 29, 1953)

Birthday Quotes V 

"Two kinds of players ain't worth a damn: One never does what he's told, and one who does nothin' but what he's told."

 "You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else."

 - Bum Phillips, football coach (September 29, 1923 – October 18, 2013)

Happy Birthday Jerry Lee Lewis!


 And Happy Birthday Mike Post, the John Williams of television!


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