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… is from page 219 of Frank Chodorov’s May 1955 Freeman article, “Why Teach Freedom?“, as this article is reprinted in Liberty Fund’s superb 1980 collection, Fugitive Essays, of Chodorov’s writings, edited by Chuck Hamilton: … I have never met an advocate of government intervention who did not admit, inadvertently, his own capacity for commissariat functions. He always has a plan, to which others must submit, and his certainty that the plan will produce the contemplated results does not permit him to brook criticism. Always he is the fanatic. If you disagree with him it is not because you are in error; it is because you are sinful. DBx: The above Quotation of the Day is one of the very few, in ten years of featuring these posts, that I intentionally repeat. I first used a slightly

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… is from page 219 of Frank Chodorov’s May 1955 Freeman article, “Why Teach Freedom?“, as this article is reprinted in Liberty Fund’s superb 1980 collection, Fugitive Essays, of Chodorov’s writings, edited by Chuck Hamilton:

Quotation of the Day…… I have never met an advocate of government intervention who did not admit, inadvertently, his own capacity for commissariat functions. He always has a plan, to which others must submit, and his certainty that the plan will produce the contemplated results does not permit him to brook criticism. Always he is the fanatic. If you disagree with him it is not because you are in error; it is because you are sinful.

DBx: The above Quotation of the Day is one of the very few, in ten years of featuring these posts, that I intentionally repeat. I first used a slightly fuller version of this quotation on July 4th, 2012. Now is an appropriate time to reprise it.

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