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December 2005

Willem Coppenolle
In een democratie horen de camera's in het stadhuis te hangen.
Or translated into English.
In a democracy, surveillance camera's must not hang in streets, but inside city hall.
Willem Coppenolle (1983 - ) is a libertarian Flemish nationalist blogger and editor-in-chief of the Blueprint magazine.

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November 2005

Filip Dewinter
Europe is like the Roman Empire - indulged, decadent, flooded with immigrants and unprepared to fight for its culture.
Filip Dewinter (1962 - ) is a Flemish regional MP and floor leader for the republican Vlaams Belang party.

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October 2005

Vincent De Roeck
Responsibility is a free man's burden.
Vincent Jean De Roeck (1985 - ) is a member of the liberal VLD party, the liberal-conservative thinktank Nova Civitas and the classical-liberal LVSV movement. He is also attached to the freedom-loving group In Flanders Fields and the libertarian thinktank Nova Libertas. His libertarian inspired columns, articles and analyses have been published in The Citizen's Journal, Blueprint and Breakthrough, as well as throughout cyberspace.

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September 2005

Albert Einstein
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. His work includes more than fifty scientific papers and non-scientific books. In 1999, he was named Time magazine's "Person of the Century".

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August 2005

Ronald Reagan
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in the following three short phrases. If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911 – 2004) was the 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of California. Reagan was a prominent New Deal Democrat until switching parties in 1962, becoming a Republican. Reagan began his presidency by introducing fiscally-expansive economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics." Reagan instituted his policy of "peace through strength" in an arms race with the Soviet Union. He rejected détente and confronted Communism, famously portraying the USSR as an "Evil Empire" and supporting anti-Communist movements worldwide.

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July 2005

Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere.
Or translated into English.
Accepting a favour is selling one's freedom.
Publilius Syrus (? - ?) is a Latin writer of maxims, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was brought to Italy as a slave, but by his wit and talent he won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him. He ofted performed for Caesar and was also famous as an improviser. All that remains of his works is a collection of Sentences (Sententiae).

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June 2005

Thomas Jefferson
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was President of the United States, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. As a political philosopher, Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of the republican virtue, distrusted cities and financiers, and favored states' rights and a strictly limited federal government. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state, and was the co-founder and leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, which dominated American politics for a quarter-century. Jefferson also served as the wartime Governor of Virginia, as United States Secretary of State, and as Vice President of the United States. A polymath, Jefferson achieved distinction as an horticulturist, statesman, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, author, inventor, and as founder of the University of Virginia.

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May 2005

Ottmar Hitzfeld
Die zum Tode verurteilten leben am längsten.
Or translated into English.
Those who are condemned to death, often live the longest.
Ottmar Hitzfeld (1949 - ) is a German former football player and manager. The trained mathematics teacher is not only the most successful German coach, but also one of the most outstanding in the history of the soccer game.

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April 2005

Bertolt Brecht
Wäre es da Nicht doch einfacher, die Regierung Löste das Volk auf und Wählte ein anderes?
Or translated into English.
Would it not be simpler to dismiss the people and elect another in their place?
Eugen Bertolt Friedrich Brecht (1898 - 1956) was an influential East-German socialist, democrat, dramatist, stage director, and poet.

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March 2005

Ruud Lubbers
We hebben allemaal één ding gemeen en dat is dat we allemaal een hekel aan de overheid hebben.
Or translated into English.
We all have one belief in common. We all hate the government.
Rudolphus Franciscus Marie Lubbers (1939 - ) was Prime Minister of the Netherlands and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. A political conservative, Lubbers was regarded by many during his time in office as an ideological heir to Margaret Thatcher.

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February 2005

Oscar Wilde
Nous portons des chaînes, bien que l'oeil ne les voie pas, et nous sommes esclaves bien qu'on nous appelle des hommes libres.
Or translated into English.
We all live in iron chains, although our eyes can't see them, and we all remain slaves, although we call ourselves free men.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.

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January 2005

Corruptisima re publica plurimae leges.
Or translated into English.
The most corrupt states have the most laws.
Publius Terentius Afer (? - ?) was a Roman writer of comic plays. He lived in Carthage prior to being brought to Rome as a slave.

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