Tom G. Palmer Quotes


22 Tom G. Palmer quotes:



"The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies - rather than as your civic duty - is that distributing goodies is now all the government does."
"Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities."
Author: Palmer Quotes Category: American Educator Quotes Abstraction Quotes
"But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe."
"Communitarians are typically much more cautious, but despite a lot of talk they rarely tell us much about what our common good might be."
"Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply impose obligations on others, for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated."
"Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults, because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves."
"I've been a fan of Stephen Hunter, film critic at the Washington Post, for some time. I've always found his reviews to be helpful guides to films."
"Indeed, the federal government allocates about $185 billion in programs and services based on population figures provided by the Census Bureau."
"It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good, healthy, and virtuous lives."
"It is precisely because neither individuals nor small groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation is necessary to human survival and flourishing."
"Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance."
"Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children, as well as differences between normal adults and adults who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded."
"Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good."
"Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others."
"Most Europeans have no idea how wild life can be in north America."
"Obligations may be universal or particular."
"Obviously, all of us have been influenced by those around us."
"Rather, classical liberals and libertarians argue that the system of justice should abstract from the concrete characteristics of individuals."
"The government has become a mechanism for distributing largess, and your census form is your ticket."
"The issue of the common good is related to the beliefs of communitarians regarding the personality or the separate existence of groups."



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