"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
Federalist Paper 79 (regarding payment of Judges)
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 -- Anon      
How much socialism / collectivism can you take? More you say. Then it will get worse before it gets worse.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, austin      
     -- M.Brown, Florida     
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     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    This is the very crux of why the People must remain financially independent of government. While the attempt was made to balance the powers of government with branches for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial administration, the cost for bringing any case to trial still is the barrier for justice. You have to have millions to bring a Constitutional argument before the Supreme Court, and even then, it is up to only a few people that were hired for their party affiliations. Thus, apropos to the quote, the justice system is controlled by the government that hires/pays the judges. When has the Supreme Court ever ruled against the government's over-reach of the federal jurisdiction?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Remember that small simple particle of union, that supposedly poor, small, yoemen farmer, like a tree cut down with nothing but roots, with a scent of water it will sprout again. Those mighty oak trees of Liberty make for the best Republican Patriots. I climbed a hill and what did I see, a tall stout oak tree, grew out side the temple by the river, under which, is laid a great stone.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- ABBY      
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