„Within a militarist community there is no freedom; there are only obedience and discipline.“

—  Ludwig von Mises, buch Omnipotent Government

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War (1944)
Kontext: The characteristic feature of militarism is not the fact that a nation has a powerful army or navy. It is the paramount role assigned to the army within the political structure. Even in peacetime the army is supreme; it is the predominant factor in political life. The subjects must obey the government as soldiers must obey their superiors. Within a militarist community there is no freedom; there are only obedience and discipline.

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Ludwig von Mises5
österreichischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler 1881 - 1973

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—  John Hancock American Patriot and statesman during the American Revolution (1737–1793) 1737 - 1793

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Kontext: A well-disciplined militia is a safe, an honorable guard to a community like this, whose inhabitants are by nature brave, and are laudably tenacious of that freedom in which they were born. From a well-regulated militia we have nothing to fear; their interest is the same with that of the State. When a country is invaded, the militia are ready to appear in its defense; they march into the field with that fortitude which a consciousness of the justice of their cause inspires; they do not jeopard their lives for a master who considers them only as the instruments of his ambition, and whom they regard only as the daily dispenser of the scanty pittance of bread and water. No; they fight for their houses, their lands, for their wives, their children; for all who claim the tenderest names, and are held dearest in their hearts; they fight pro aris et focis, for their liberty, and for themselves, and for their God.

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„Through discipline comes freedom.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 v.Chr

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„In a community of free people the freedom of economic activity is an inseparable part of the whole, and only this freedom will ensure a life worth living.“

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—  Buenaventura Durruti Spanish anarchist 1896 - 1936

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