„The whole idea, the whole premise of taxation needs to be examined. It's based on theft.“

—  Kane, "WWE Wrestler Kane Talks Libertarianism, and His Heroes" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpqUIwu8nuc (2013), 19:20–19:25.
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—  Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
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—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
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—  Colin Wilson, buch The Outsider
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„The idea that underlies this is that communion between mortals is immortal, and that the whole of life is symbolic because it is meaningful.“

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