Quotes by Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell
Parents who protest the arrogant abuse of a captive audience of children are performing an important public service. They deserve something better than having the Biden administration's Attorney General threatening them. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
Most activities do not exist for the sake of equality. They exist to serve their own purposes — and those purposes are undermined, sometimes fatally, when equality becomes the goal. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
If the government were to spend some of its stimulus money trying to raise my basketball ability level to that of Michael Jordan, it would be an even bigger waste of money than most of the other things that Washington does. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people — like themselves — need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat. view tweet
Thomas Sowell
Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. The price of their self-indulgence is the sacrifice of our freedom. If we don’t defend ourselves against them, who will? view tweet

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The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices paid by others.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
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Why have a national debt ceiling if it doesn't really put a ceiling on the national debt?
What the national debt ceiling does is allow Democrats to gain votes by spending the government's money — and then force Republicans to share responsibility for raising the national debt ceiling, under threat of being blamed for shutting down the government if they don't.

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