Quotes – From Dr. Lameiro

Quotes.  These are selected quotes from Dr. Lameiro that have been collected.  They are not meant to be a complete list of Dr. Lameiro’s most important quotes.  They are certainly not intended to be a comprehensive list.  For more quotes, please consider reading items on the following website tabs: Laws, Thoughts, Pledges.  Also, you can read Dr. Lameiro’s books and blog posts.  Current blog posts since about October 2015 appear on this website.  Older blog posts can be found on Dr. Lameiro’s legacy website, GerardLameiro.com .

Quotes – Related to God, Liberty, Truth, Morality and Freedom

“God is the Author of our Life and Liberty.  If we hope to develop a vital, vibrant and authentic understanding of Freedom, we must start with God.  Without God, it’s simply not possible to grasp the profound nature of Freedom and its significant moral importance to every man and woman.”

“I also believe some readers might find my writing about the Truth to be objectionable.  Some people seem to assert that the Truth does not exist.  But, in making that assertion, these thinkers should realize that their assertion is self-defeating.  If it’s true that Truth does not exist, then their assertion about Truth can’t be relied upon as a true statement.  Hence, their assertion is effectively meaningless.”

“Morality and Freedom are inextricably linked.  Without Morality, there can be no Freedom.  Without Freedom, there can be no Morality.”

“Freedom is the power to act (or not to act) within the framework of Morality and one’s own reason and free will.”

Quotes – Related to American Capitalism and Socialism

“A more accurate term than American Capitalism is Economic Freedom.  American Capitalism is more about Economic Freedom than it is about capital.”

“American Capitalism is God-inspired freedom and individualism.”

“American Capitalism is moral.  Socialism is immoral.”

“Socialism is power-based control and elitism.”

“Socialism is the antithesis of freedom.”

“Socialism always leads to moral and economic bankruptcy.”

“Most of today’s economic “crises” could have been avoided had the Free Market been allowed to function freely.”

“In economic terms, socialism manifests itself in government-dictated centralized planning, control, coercion, compulsion and violence.”

“Truth is the friend of Freedom and American Capitalism, while truth is the enemy of coercion and socialism.”

“Socialism’s assault on the truth is perhaps its greatest act of immorality.”

“American Capitalism is about faith and morality.  Socialism is about atheism and immorality.  American Capitalism is about freedom and peace.  Socialism is about control and violence.  American Capitalism is about free markets and prosperity.  Socialism is about economic inefficiency and poverty.  American Capitalism is about family and trust.  Socialism is about groups of “victims” and distrust.  American Capitalism is about spiritual and material human growth.  Socialism is about moral decay and social disintegration.”

“Freedom, love and peace all go hand-in-hand.  If we want to have more peace in the world, we simply need more love and more freedom in the world.”

“You can’t have freedom without competition.”

“You can’t have free markets without private property.”

“You can’t have prosperity without capital formation.”

  • Note that capital formation is the process of bringing together capital from savers and investors to invest in new businesses, products and services, in order to meet the needs of individuals and other businesses.

“You can’t have people’s needs met efficiently without profits.”

“In a free market, there is always a job for everyone that wants to work, because there are always unmet needs.”