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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There aren't any liberals left in New York. They've all been mugged by now.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Arresting a single drunk or a single vagrant who has harmed no identifiable person seems unjust, and in a sense it is. But failing to do anything about a score of drunks or a hundred vagrants may destroy an entire community.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There are no more liberals They've all been mugged.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The most important change in how one defines the public interest that I have witnessed . . . over the last twenty years has been a deepening concern for the development of character in the citizenry.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In the long run, the public interest depends on private virtue.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We know from Census Bureau surveys that something beyond a hundred thousand uses of guns for self-defense occur every year. We know from smaller surveys of a commercial nature that the number may be as high as two-and-a-half or three million. We don't know what the right number is, but whatever the right number is, it's not a trivial number.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Untended property becomes fair game for people out for fun or plunder and even for people who ordinarily would not dream of doing such things and who probably consider themselves law- abiding,”

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