"Those of us who are 'disturbers of the universe' are often those whom the universe has treated unkindly and who have decided to fight back, speaking kindness to combat unkindness, hope to overcome defeat, compassion to quell hate, gentleness to counter rage. We are not disturbers of the peace. We are purveyors of peace because we are disturbers of the status quo."
—L.R. Knost, author of The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline
"I am not into electoral politics as a way to change society so I don't think in terms of competing with Republicans or Democrats. I believe that lasting change comes from transforming the hearts and minds of people - freedom comes one person at a time - and the pulling of a lever every four years doesn't have much to do with that process. I believe in grassroots activism to improve the daily realities of people, not in electing politicians to positions of power. A politician has never improved my life, has never made me freer."
—Wendy McElroy, author of several books and co-founder of The Voluntaryist magazine
"Libertarianism is the simple morality we learned as children: don't strike first, don't steal or cheat, keep your promises. If you inadvertently fail to live up to these standards, make it up to the person you've harmed. If someone harms you, you may defend yourself as needed to stop the aggressor and obtain reparations. This simple morality works group-to-group just as it works one-to-one to bring about a peaceful and prosperous world."
—Mary J. Ruwart, author of Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism