Benjamin Tucker

Quotes: Benjamin Tucker

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    Monopoly and privilege must be destroyed, opportunity afforded, and competition encouraged. This is Liberty's work, and Down with Authority her war-cry.
    Source: Libertys Declaration of Purpose
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    Murder is an offensive act. The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act.
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    Once for all, then, we are not opposed to the punishment of thieves and murderers; we are opposed to their manufacture.
    Source: Individual Liberty
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    One thing, however, is sure, - that in all cases the effort should be to impose all the cost of repairing the wrong upon the doer of the wrong. This alone is real justice, and of course such justice is necessarily free.
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    Passive resistance and boycotting are now prominent features of every great national movement.
    Source: Individual Liberty
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    Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
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    Such security is equal liberty. But it is not necessarily equality in the use of the earth.
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    Taking this view of the matter, the Anarchists contend that defence is not an essential of the State, but that aggression is.
    Source: Address to Unitarian Ministers
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    The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
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    The Anarchists believe in civil society; only they insist that the freedom of civil society shall be complete instead of partial.
    Source: Individual Liberty
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    The Anarchists most certainly believe in the Church; only they insist that all its work shall be purely voluntary, and that its discoveries and achievements, however beneficial, shall not be imposed upon the individual by authority.
    Source: Individual Liberty
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    The Anarchists never have claimed that liberty will bring perfection; they simply say that its results are vastly preferable to those that follow authority.
    Source: Individual Liberty Voluntary Cooperation a Remedy
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    The claim of the State Socialists, however, that this right would not be exercised in matters pertaining to the individual in the more intimate and private relations of his life is not borne out by the history of governments.
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    The exercise of authority over the same area by two States is a contradiction.
    Source: Address to Unitarian Ministers
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    The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim of injustice it becomes itself injustice.