John Stuart Mill

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on 8/26/2009 @ 12:00 pm

I have been reading On Liberty by John Stuart Mill over the past few months and have discovered that the man is infinitely quotable. He was an Englishman who wrote during the 1850s as if he were living today. I think that this quote exemplifies what is going on in many modern governments today:

Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

Too many people today think they know what is best for the rest and attempt to force their lifestyles on all of us. If you don’t like what someone is doing ignore it, don’t pass laws to outlaw things that are minor disruptions.

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