"The welfare of the people in particular has always been
the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage
of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience."
Albert Camus
(1913-1960) French Algerian author
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{:-) yep
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Certainly is being used today to the benefit of those whom power has corrupted.
     -- EGL, LA     
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     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
     -- David L Rosenthal      
    " ... for the children"
     -- Mike, Mount Holly, NC     
    True of government and religion.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Religion? Which religion?
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
    ... whatever religion is not your own.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- David L Rosenthal     
    There certainly exists no shortage of so-called Christians who do not conform their behavior to the principles in which they claim to believe. You are very right to suspect them of great hypocrisy. But many people, including many Christians, make the mistake of seeing the acts of hypocrites and blaming Christianity for them. In Revelation, Jesus warns the churches of the result of their evil acts. He is warning so-called Christians of the consequences of their disapproved acts. That is a prophetic statement regarding the future behavior of so-called Christians. People like to take things out of context in an attempt to prove or support their own prejudices, but that is only proof of their own disingenuousness, at worst, or inability to reason, at best.
     -- David L Rosenthal     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land claims compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, governmental larceny (funny money, theft of the noble laborer's fruit, etc.), non-recognition of inalienable rights, along with many other unconstitutional edicts is all for "We The People's" welfare. Unfunded government jobs seems to be the latest alibi en Tyranny's grand enforcement. Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin even puts on the facade of a good conscience in promoting his tyrannous implementation of poverty.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike nails it.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR      
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