"No man has ever ruled other men for their own good."
George Herron
(1862-1925) American clergyman, lecturer, writer, and Christian socialist activist
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Maybe 5 star accurate, there has to be an exception somewhere, I just can't think of it at the moment. It is however, for that very reason, the States United was to be a Representative Republic (not a monarchy, Fabian socialism, a democracy, etc.). U.S.A. affairs were to be administered by servants to the individual sovereigns united, representing the natural law of personal rights. Now, the quote rings absolute by example of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this once free land.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Kimo, USA      
    Once upon a time in a land far,far away, governmnt workers were truly called "Public Servants" employed by the citizens of that land. Over time, the servants became the masters and the citizens became the servants paying tribute to the masters through exorbitant taxation. This caused great debt throughout the land and some of the more simple minded of the servants even demanded more taxes to solve this problem. A great King sallied forth promising the servants "Hope and Change" and many of the dumber ones said "Hail to the King" but things only got worse. Finally, the people woke up and voted out the King and the land began to heal.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Love Jim K's comment. Hope it comes to pass. I'm definitely going to research George Herron. If a socialist could see truth like this fellow, he needs to be quoted to today's socialists.
     -- Corin, Kingsland, TX     
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    Well, I looked him up. I guess that even a socialist has to see some truth at least once. It's still a great quote.
     -- Corin, Kingsland, TX     
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    And no policy labeled "for the greater good" has ever been about anything other than controlling people.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    I think you will get socialists to agree to this because they do believe a group of men should rule other men for their own good. At least that is what every collectivist argues whenever the idea that individuals are sovereign over themselves.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Not true, there has been three...... and I'm sure there are a few others... None of them American or European...
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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