"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."--Justice Louis D. Brandeis, dissenting, in Olmstead v. United States, 277 US 438 (1928).

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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

C. S. Lewis

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"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
- Daniel Webster

The great evil of Trump is not his personal corruption, though that is very, very evil. It is that he corrupts whatever he turns his attention to. t.co/o4AwpE0nqm

I see people saying that, should Trump lose, the nightmare is over.

Sorry, but no. Trump is a symptom, a really painful symptom, but not the disease. The disease is *us*, a nation of people who want to use government to steal from and control our neighbors.

RT @cjciaramella: Wow, a big Reuters investigation puts a number on the disgusting amount of jail deaths in the U.S. and confirms that jail deaths have risen significantly over the last decade t.co/uiFhBIrICu t.co/qykXtePvEY

If "libertarian" can mean anything, then it means nothing at all. Either the term has an ascertainable meaning or it is just a epithet that anyone can apply however they feel.

People are talking about section 230 again....which means my mute list is growing by leaps and bounds. There is no end to willful stupidity....

Those who willfully make themselves a victim may not legitimately claim victimhood.

I haven't read the article, but the tweet made me LOL. t.co/Yf4BCgM8Oo

I just muted a septic-tank load of twitizens who still think there is a publisher/platform distinction under section 230. If you still think this: 1) Don't say it in my TL; I will mute you without warning or mercy. 2) Get out of your bubble; you're listening to fools or liars.

Interesting interview of Professor Martin Kulldorff, Harvard Medical School, about lockdowns and COVID19. t.co/l58QAtBj40

In which we see a legal system elevating form over substance, punishment over justice. t.co/HWzOO83TBb

Another satire site strays into straight news: "Total Collapse Of Democracy So Horrifying America Decides It Hasn’t Happened Yet"
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Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.