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William F. Buckley

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"We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down." Politics 4.8 avg (6 votes)
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry." Government 5.0 avg (12 votes)
"Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence." Clever Jabs 4.8 avg (9 votes)
"I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies." Government 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob." Morality 4.5 avg (4 votes)


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