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Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm as radical as libertarians come.
- L. Neil Smith

That's libertarians for you - anarchists who want police
protection from their slaves.
- Kim Stanley Robinson

The real boneheads are the libertarians.
- Peter Brimelow

Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of
the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights.
Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
- Roger Wicker

Most libertarians are worried about government but
not worried about business.
I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly
the same way we are worrying about government.
- John Perry Barlow

Location is the key to most businesses,
and the entrepreneurs typically build their reputation at a particular spot.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Typically, students slide into debt through the extension
(by credit card companies) of unaffordable credit lines.
- Robert Manning

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died
in the context of an extended family,
clan, or tribe.
- Stanislav Grof

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business:
Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.
- Maureen O'Hara

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of
election law typically resides with partisan officials,
many with public stakes in the election outcome.
- Thomas E. Mann

I'm pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican.
- James Denton

I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way.
Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend -
leading roles for women were few and far between.
- Roma Downey

A successful individual typically sets his next goal
somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.
In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
- Kurt Lewin

We typically hear numbers that there are 34 million
households that are in stocks in some form.
Well, I say that what's occurred is if you have a job in this country,
you're in stocks.
- Jim Cramer

I typically go overboard when I research new projects.
- Will Wright

Now, DVD can represent more income than the box office-and typically does.
- Michael Nesmith

My work has typically been about finding a means to
express memory and commemoration for loss and grief.
- John Regan

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics,
liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.
- Rich Lowry

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,
the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
- Xavier Becerra

Typically what happens is, somebody drags an idea from
the past that worked in an old set of logics that they
try to apply to the new one.
And it doesn't work.
- Michael Nesmith

No, it's funny, when I eat out it's not typically in
the kind of restaurants people might imagine.
- Thomas Keller

My music was typically continental -
nothing like,
say, The Beatles.
- Giorgio Moroder

The pastor of a parish will typically have no education
in the chant or in music,
and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door.
- Richard Morris

Less emphasis on inventories, I think,
may tend to dampen business cycles, because business
cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles
and heavy industry cycles.
- Paul A. Volcker

When a test pilot comes off a flight,
there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up,
and he believes in the debriefing.
You don't keep something to yourself.
- Wally Schirra

We typically don't choose our athletes until about
a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
- Shannon Miller

Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection;
that its militants thought it universal is only one
of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
- Susan Sontag

The way I work, typically, I do everything at the very last minute.
Even if I was given two months, I'd do it in the last three days.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

Modernism is typically defined as the condition that
begins when people realize God is truly dead,
and we are therefore on our own.
- Phillip E. Johnson

If you have a lot of short-term debt,
it means that all of that money can be demanded in
a very short period of time.
Technically, short-term debt means money that's coming due within a year.
Typically, it means money that's coming due within 30 to 90 days.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years,
juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes,
currently affects more than 3 million Americans and
more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year.
- Elijah Cummings

I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic
of what is typically deemed goth stuff,
but.
A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing,
and it's just what sinks into a person's brain.
- Jhonen Vasquez

At our company, our Design and Construction Consulting
Service Team not only helps eliminate the risks inherent
in the construction process,
they typically save our clients 5% -
10% on overall construction costs.
They also help make sure projects come in on time.
- Roger Staubach

I think we typically, as Northerners,
stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways.
We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they
contribute to make this country a country.
- Genevieve Gorder

We may not always be aware of it, but we all create
and repeat affirmations constantly.
The problem is, we typically don't pay attention
to exactly what those affirmations are saying.
Often we go through the day giving ourselves
all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages.
We may project confidence to the world around us,
while our inner dialogue says...
I hope this works.
I am so nervous about this.
I hope I don't blow it.
Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies.
If we say, This is never going to work
... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf

Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State,
attracted students who were raised in an environment
where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school.
- Michael N. Castle

But typically for a project like the Mac,
the size we had was pretty good.
And it has different stages.
The team grows as you have to write manuals and do testing...
though the Mac had no formal testing.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Typically in horror films the character just services the plot,
and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,'
just so that you can end up at 'point c.'
They are just sort of stick characters.
That's just not interesting to me.
- Kevin Williamson

As leader of the effort of the Iraqi Survey Group,
I spent most of my days not out in the field leading inspections.
It's typically what you do at that level.
I was trying to motivate, direct, find strategies.
- David Kay

And I've tried to give us a higher profile.
Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions
about the civil-rights issue of the day,
but we'd never tell anyone.
So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions
at the end of our meetings.
- Julian Bond

Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to
the gospel or just to Americans,
or anybody that's Western.
When you get back into the villages,
the people are very welcoming.
Then when you get into Muslim areas,
it definitely gets a little more difficult.
- Michael Scott

Typically, an historic site is considered by the National
Park Service to contain a single historical feature,
while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond
single properties or buildings.
- Rick Renzi

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
- Richard Bach

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

The most important thing for a good marriage is to
learn how to argue peaceably.
- Anita Ekberg

I never had many problems to do my music and to give it to a record company.
Rarely do they try to argue with me about my music,
probably because it's still too far-out.
- Klaus Schulze

There isn't a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this.
God has no gender.
If that's the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now,
right now.
- Susan Powter


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