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Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
by Tom G. Palmer

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

But there is no obvious reason for holding that some
normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults,
as paternalists of both left and right believe.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of
the modern world and for that reason assert that individual
liberty is at least part of the common good.
- Tom G. Palmer

It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good,
healthy, and virtuous lives.
- Tom G. Palmer

 

Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults,
because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves.
- Tom G. Palmer

The government has become a mechanism for distributing largess,
and your census form is your ticket.
- Tom G. Palmer

Obligations may be universal or particular.
- Tom G. Palmer

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It is precisely because neither individuals nor small
groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation
is necessary to human survival and flourishing.
- Tom G. Palmer

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey,
who is born with the right to command?
- Tom G. Palmer

To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted
as persons by our particular obligations,
and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice.
- Tom G. Palmer

Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates,
important political questions.
- Tom G. Palmer

The reason the government sells the census as your
ticket to getting goodies -
rather than as your civic duty -
is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
- Tom G. Palmer

What libertarians assert is simply that differences
among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.
- Tom G. Palmer

Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying
to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem;
it does not require a belief in abstract entities.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children,
as well as differences between normal adults and adults
who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
at least under normal circumstances,
must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
- Tom G. Palmer

Most Europeans have no idea how wild life can be in north America.
- Tom G. Palmer

Obviously, all of us have been influenced by those around us.
- Tom G. Palmer

The first census in 1790 asked just six questions:
the name of the head of the household,
the number of free white males older than 16,
the number of free white males younger than 16,
the number of free white females, the number of other free persons,
and the number of slaves.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right
to impose choices on other normal adults,
except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one
person finds another unconscious and administers medical
assistance or calls an ambulance.
- Tom G. Palmer

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves
who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly,
equality is in regarding different things differently.
- Tom Robbins

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation
that would operate with perfect equality.
- Andrew Jackson

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
- Tarja Halonen

To live anywhere in the world today and be against
equality because of race or color is like living in
Alaska and being against snow.
- William Faulkner

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth
can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac

As equality increases, so does the number of people
struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley

One of the things about equality is not just that you
be treated equally to a man,
but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
- Marlo Thomas

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

I am free of all prejudices.
I hate every one equally.
- W. C. Fields

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
- Rudyard Kipling

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

Do not call for black power or green power.
Call for brain power.
- Barbara Jordan

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and
women and children be not shielded in their lives from
the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter,
control, or singly cope with.
- Woodrow Wilson

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases,
new hires qualify for food stamps.
- Patricia Ireland

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve,
it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions.
And it does not provide buffers between members,
so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.
- Mary Douglas

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
- Kevin Kelly

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

All men are born equally free.
- Salmon P. Chase

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace,
in marriage, in education and on the playing field.
It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
- Marlo Thomas

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave
owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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