“Romney conflated tax cuts with government aid, reflecting the perverse mindset that all wealth originally belongs to the state. … The cause of economic liberty deserves a better apostle than Mitt Romney — ideally one who actually believes it.”
“I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence, and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong.”
“There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.”
“On the eve of September 10, 2001, I went to sleep a libertarian … The next morning, watching the horrific news of the murderous attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, I found myself on the side of the government for the first time in years. … I was naive enough to think that government, however clumsy and dangerous at home, might protect us from foreign threats.
Now I realize that is perhaps the biggest lie in human history.”