L. Neil Smith - Quotes

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The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners. ---->>>

I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution. ---->>>

We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping. ---->>>

Today, human civilization is drowning in a sea of lies. ---->>>

Beloved friends and comrades... the national Libertarian Party is dead. ---->>>

People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials. ---->>>

This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs. ---->>>

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity and freedom is a ridiculous lie. ---->>>

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession, a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession, a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.

I'm tired of being lied to by government, by the media, and by every corporation I have anything to do with. ---->>>

Poverty is a solved problem - all they have to do is abolish taxes and regulations which cripple those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women and destroy their productive capacity, then stand back and watch the economy boom. ---->>>

The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they're doing a good job, while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent. ---->>>

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging. ---->>>

It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance. ---->>>

The main problem is that for a boycott to be effective, you must first persuade thousands - maybe even millions of others - to go along, which is a lot of work and usually not successful. ---->>>

We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it... for the children. ---->>>

City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure. ---->>>

I'm tired of living in a police state. ---->>>

Violent crime is a solved problem - all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day. ---->>>

Collective states are constitutionally incapable of reliably producing anything but corpses. ---->>>

As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to stand on than most people do when it comes to talking back to the merchants of fear. ---->>>

As to the media, they are protected by the First Amendment, as they should be. ---->>>

Lincoln emancipated nobody. The man freed not a single slave. ---->>>

The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we're seeing today are far from unprecedented. ---->>>

Government is waging war against the people. ---->>>

I'll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right. ---->>>

I'm as radical as libertarians come. ---->>>

I'm tired of being considered property. ---->>>

A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft. ---->>>

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented - and unprecedentedly profitable - effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-12, 1946
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L. Neil Smith should not be confused with J. Neil Schulman Lester Neil Smith III (born May 12, 1946), better known as L. Neil Smith, is an American libertarian science fiction author and political activist. His works include the trilogy of Lando Calrissian novels: Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (1983), Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon (1983), Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (1983), and the Omnibus edition The Lando Calrissian Adventures (wikipedia)