Principium Volume I, Book 6, Quote 675, 677, 679

675. (2-17-2010) Freedom brings men rudely and directly face to face with their own personal responsibility for their own free actions.

- Frank S. Meyer – In Defense of Freedom and Other Essays, 1962


677. (2-17-2010) Virtue, which is only virtue when freely chosen is made inaccessible to the coerced citizen, wherever and to the degree that the state compels his action. His actions may look like virtuous actions, but they are the actions of an automation and cannot by truly virtuous, because being unfree [sic] to reject virtue, he is unfree to choose it.

- Frank S. Meyer – In Defense of Freedom and Other Essays – Why Freedom, 1962


679. (2-19-2010) …I assert the right of individual freedom not on the grounds of utility but on the grounds of the very nature of man and the nature of the drama of his existence. He lives between good and evil, beauty and ugliness, truth and error, and he fulfills his destiny in the choices he makes.

- Frank S. Meyer – In Defense of Freedom and Other Essays – In Defense of John Stuart Mill, 1962

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