Some points made in this essay:
- Government hinders trade and impedes accomplishment.
- That government is best which governs least - ideally it would not govern at all.
- It is not so important to respect the law as to respect what you think to
be right. By respecting the law too much people often become agents of injustice.
- One must not do an unjust thing even if it is expedient.
- A wise man will not submit to the government and serve it with his body.
- One should not be content to think, talk, or write about virtue,
but should live virtuously.
- Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it.
- If a law requires you to do an injustice to another, break the law.
- Majority rule is foolish.
“Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one already.”
- People are slaves to prejudices and superstitions and existing conditions
by tradition. But they can change. They can become men if they would see
things in a grander perspective.
Year Read: 1963
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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