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Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates,
by Tom G. Palmer

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I would never want to be a member of a group
whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
- George Carlin

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

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

I acted in junior high in the junior high school group,
and then when I got into senior high I was,
you know, the main actor of the senior high school.
- Richard Foreman

I don't like being out of the crowd.
It's lonely within a group.
- Julie Walters

As a label, you have to treat every group and every
record as a unique entity.
I think that that has been our success,
rather than relying upon a fan base.
- Greg Ginn

I have always examined closely the motives of any group
for which I am asked to raise money.
- Kate Smith

I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group.
The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians
to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
- Emma Bonino

With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity -
and never a clique.
- Kenneth Noland

It was just us lampooning our own peer group,
saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And
where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
- Neil Innes

I don't write for any group.
I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
- Jeanette Winterson

A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the
right to produce some fools and scoundrels without
the entire group paying for it.
- Carl T. Rowan

I had my group of friends, you know,
like my real group of friends,
and then I had, like, party friends.
- Jack Osbourne

My routines come out of total unhappiness.
My audiences are my group therapy.
- Joan Rivers

Barbara did the selecting and that's probably the most
brilliant thing was she put together a group of women,
different backgrounds, different experiences.
- Star Jones

The sun and its retinue of planets drift as a group
through the vast gulfs of space that separate the stars.
- Barney Oliver

Before a group can enter the open society,
it must first close ranks.
- Stokely Carmichael

Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration,
I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
- Wislawa Szymborska

The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching -
is that you can connect with an individual or a group,
and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails,
a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing
so that represent a high moral value.
- Christian Lous Lange

There's a very small group of elite actresses who are my age,
who people want to work with.
It's not easy to get a good job with good actors.
- Amanda Peet

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's
a support group for that.
It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
- Drew Carey

Just as the individual is not alone in the group,
nor any one in society alone among the others,
so man is not alone in the universe.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a
group of scientists about how we can better handle
our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
- Daniel Goleman

I really dig The Byrds.
I think they are the most underrated -
in their original form -
pop group.
- Bruce Johnston

People must realize that a crime motivated by racial
or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
- Jose Serrano

It is always open season on Christian and on white
folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it.
It is politically correct.
- Jack Kingston

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre.
We were trying to find the next group of scary movies
that were ripe for parody.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Yeah; I'm a much better blues player than anybody knows,
but being in the kind of group I'm in,
we were always trying to make popular records.
- Stephen Stills

If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot
work with it's obviously going to be a disaster.
- David Cronenberg

Yes there is a little group of soccer aficionados,
but I am not one of them.
- Gay Talese

We must remember that one determined person can make
a significant difference,
and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
- Sonia Johnson

Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder,
due to their looks and their class background.
But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group.
- Jim McKay

I've always tried to be fair, even-handed,
not an advocate for any group.
- Dan Rather

The initial organisation, we called ourselves the Network Working Group,
consisted of 6 to 10 people.
We then quickly grew to 30 people and then to 50 people.
- Steve Crocker

Once you are a victim of a bombing, you enter a risk
group to which they will not sell insurance.
- Ernst Zundel

Since Israel does not differentiate between attacking this group or that,
we are saying our people can work individually or collectively to face this aggression.
- Ahmed Yassin

I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau,
numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were
won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.
- Fritz Sauckel

They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded
by 100,000 unattached American men.
- James A. Michener

Though I'd have to say it was generally the guys in Detroit,
as a group, that won the two Championships.
They were terrific and I always look back very fondly.
- Chuck Daly

The crew loves working on the show, even though we
have to work really hard.
There's nobody in the show that's difficult.
We really have a great group.
- Victor Garber

There will always be another group of kids going to college,
drinking beer, and discovering that movie.
Many of them have never even heard of SCTV.
- Rick Moranis

Look, we are a rock group.
But you should see all those things in perspective.
People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions.
And then the fun is gone real soon.
- Donnie Wahlberg

No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt,
no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy,
another individual or group will rise to take their place.
- Cofer Black

It was my mom and I against the world.
We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where
an extended group of artists and photographers were
like my aunts and uncles.
- Brooke Shields

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's
so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to -
or can't -
join the Big Parade.
- Bette Midler

A community is a group of people who have come together,
and they work and they live to try and improve the
standard of living and quality of life -
and I don't mean money.
- William Baldwin


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