Once wide coercive powers are given to government agencies such powers cannot be effectively controlled.
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It is always from a minority acting in ways different from what the majority would prescribe that the majority in the end learns to do better.
The system of private property is the most important guarantee of freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not.
It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody’s permission or to obey anybody’s orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today.
The argument for liberty is an argument against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.
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Some of the most moving experiences I’ve had are just in black churches in the South, during the Civil Rights Movement, where people were getting beaten, killed, really struggling for the most elementary rights.
A figure who receives money from abroad for his political work, and thus serves some foreign interest, cannot be a politician in Russia.
America didn’t invent human rights. Those rights are common to all people: nations, cultures, and religions cannot choose to simply opt out of them.
In the midst of all the exactions of government It is this effort, protected by law and allowed by liberty to exert itself in the manner that is most advantageous, which has maintained the progress.
There was also an operation involving the Vatican, the US State Department and British intelligence, which took some of the worst Nazi criminals and used them, at first in Europe. For example, Klaus Barbie, the butcher of Lyon, was taken over by US intelligence and put back to work.
Latin America has, to a significant extent, liberated itself from foreign-meaning mostly U.S.-domination in the past 10 or 15 years. That’s a dramatic development in world affairs. It’s the first time in 500 years. It’s a big change.
The official mission of NATO was changed to become to be-to control and safeguard the global energy system, sea lanes, pipelines and so on. And, of course, on the side, it’s acting as an intervention force for the United States.
Organization and education, when they interact with each other, they strengthen each other, they are mutually supportive.
Labour Party members must all be free to criticise and oppose injustice and abuse wherever we find it.