Updated: 17 June, 5 p.m. CET
The above website I’ve linked to was set up in Germany as a project by liberty-enthusiastic individuals, led by Christoph Widenhorn of the German FREIHEITSWERK. Many people are not aware of this, and so I hope this spreads around a bit more. It is also supported by the Berlin-Manhattan Institute.
These individuals are working to establish a Day of Liberty in Germany, and the world. The website is a 100% pro-bono project with no budget – all those involved are strictly volunteers. Sign up as a supporter!
I’m pleased and honoured to have helped out a bit in setting up the above-linked website. Take a few minutes to look at the different pages of the website.
Let your friends, family and other websites know about it. Here are just a few famous quotes on liberty and freedom:
The secret of happiness is freedom.
The secret of freedom is courage.
For to be free is not merely
to cast off one’s chains,
but to live in a way that respects and
enhances the freedom of others.
– Nelson Mandela
Freedom is never more than one
generation away from extinction.
We didn’t pass it to our children
in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected,
and handed on for them to do the same.
– Ronald Reagan
when it begins to take root,
is a plant of rapid growth.
– George Washington
As AGW-science skeptics know very well, freedom all over the world is always under attack. There are always people out there who think they ought to decide everything for us and run our lives. We see this, for example, in climate science as governments attempt to misuse it for the purpose of implementing intrusive bureaucracy, state-control and more taxation.
Take a few minutes to look at the website I’ve linked to above and help liberty take root.
8 responses to “World Liberty Day”
Your new project Pierre! Nice.
Meanwhile, here’s my favorite quote from Ronald Reagan:
“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.”
Not my project – but pleased to have had a very small part in helping out. Hopefully it will become “everybody’s project” someday. Help us spread the word!
Another favorite from Ronald Reagan:
“For Republicans, every day is July 4th. For Democrats it’s April 15!”
Thanks Pierre. I wrote a blog post about this, mentioned NTZ, http://funwithgovernment.blogspot.com/2011/06/world-liberty-day-june-17.html.
And who could forget this one!
No reason for Google to have one of their doodles. Why am i not surprised? I gave them my opinion in the search input line.
On this very day, a Zeit blog urges the emasculation of national parliaments. Really.
“Soll der Euro gerettet werden, soll Europa weiterhin für Wohlstand und Frieden stehen, dann muss rasch der Weg zur Wirtschaftsregierung eingeschlagen werden. Die Rettung funktioniert nur über europäische Institutionen, über das europäische Parlament und den europäischen Finanzminister, nicht aber über die Zustimmung nationaler Parlamente. ”
“If the Euro shall be saved; if Europe shall stand for wealth and peace, we must quickly go the direction of an economic government. The rescue will only work via European institutions, via the European parliament and the European minister of finances, not via the agreement of national parliaments.”
( Robert von Heusinger )
There you have it, straight in your face. The Abbyss. It is astonishing that Die Zeit publishes something like this; i think there is a stunning amount of desperation in political cycles, and a craving for abandoning principles long considered sacred but no more. The EU nears its eschaton.
Things are looking very grim for Europe.