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Our peculiar security is in possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.
Thomas Jefferson
Letter to Wilson Cary Nicholas, Sept. 7, 1803

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(Added by G. Stolyarov II on 3/07/2004, 10:58am)
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While mere politicians, in their narrow minds, are sweating and fuming with their complicated statutes, this one single rule, rationally construed and applied, is enough to form the starting point of all that is necessary in government: to make no more laws than those useful for preventing a man or body of men from infringing on the rights of other men.
Walt Whitman
Whitman's "Duties of Government:" http://www.geocities.com/rationalargumentator/Whitman.html

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(Added by G. Stolyarov II on 3/06/2004, 8:12pm)
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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

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(Added by Dante on 2/28/2004, 9:39pm)
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Man will not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Denis Diderot
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(Added by Matthew Graybosch on 2/28/2004, 7:51am)
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Puritanism the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.
H. L. Mencken

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(Added by Barry Kayton on 2/28/2004, 6:32am)
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In the ideal socialist state, power will not attract power freaks. People who make decisions will show not the slightest bias towards their own interests. There will be no way for a clever man to bend the institutions to serve his own ends. And the rivers will run uphill.
David Friedman

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(Added by Barry Kayton on 2/28/2004, 6:25am)
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The ghastly thing about postal strikes is that after they are over, the service returns to normal.
Richard Needham

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(Added by Barry Kayton on 2/28/2004, 6:23am)
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Cultures are not museum pieces. They are the working machinery of everyday life. Unlike objects of aesthetic contemplation, working machinery is judged by how well it works, compared to the alternatives.
Thomas Sowell
'Conquests & Cultures'

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(Added by Peter Cresswell on 2/27/2004, 5:10pm)
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...the socialist idea is nothing but a grandiose rationalization of petty resentments
Ludwig von Mises
Socialism

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(Added by Ross Elliot on 2/27/2004, 4:53pm)
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Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.
Robert A. Heinlein
The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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(Added by Jeff Landauer on 2/26/2004, 11:15pm)
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