Power operates like other scarce goods, and black markets spring up in it where it is proscribed.
In ’37 Stalin made a hash
Of party loyalists and army brass.
Decimation: One in ten are shot.
What’s the word when one in ten are not?
“No friends to the right” is the bedrock principle on which left and right agree.
It doesn’t matter what the rules are. What matters is that no one know what the rules are.
Permissiveness is more regressive than any sales tax.
The more obvious the truth, the more severely its utterance is punished.
How to smash the oppressors while preserving the sponsors has yet to be demonstrated.
Every license is to steal.
The fundamental freedom is of association: from it all others can be derived, without it all others are moot.
A bureaucracy, like a garage, should be hosed down periodically, to dislodge the stray bits of power accumulating in its crevices and corners like dust and dirt.
Popular sovereignty democratizes everything but rule.