“The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”
Harry Browne
(1933-2006) American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 & 2000
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YES ! Government related cronies will compel your compliance, limit your actions, license you, steal the fruits of your labor, outlaw your livelihood, expand victimless crimes, replace ownership with titles, charge civil penalties for criminal acts, replace inalienable rights with government endowed priviledges and then tell you, "you are free".
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    A very succinct truth
     -- enelkay, Lakeland, FL     
    Best quote ever!
     -- Christine Morabito, Haverhill, MA     
    We're from the Government and we're here to help you.
     -- Sailorswind, Cadillac     
     -- Sailorswind, Cadillac      
    I Love It! Nobody trusts the Government anymore, and why would they?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    And they charge you plenty for the crutch.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    What I find especially disturbing is how many people are not only willing to let this be done to them but actually invite the government in to do it.
     -- Robin, Spokane     
    If only the masses really understood that the ruling class sets up the legal systems of the world to milk us all so that we are always too weak and sickly to stand up much less fight back. Then when we die, they take 50% (if there is anything) and sell our donated organs for their own profit. We are nothing but beasts of burden to them and once used up we are but meat. "Eat the rich?" The ignorant libs don't even know who the real rich are -- all they want is their wealthier neighbors' legs broken and on crutches like them. Meanwhile Obama, Gore, Clinton, Kerry, Peolsi, Reid, Kennedy, et al are laughing their way to the bank. Of course these guys are just the tools of the money masters -- all of whom the libs worship. Hypocrites all.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    You can't make that statement anymore clearer or perfect!
     -- Mary-MI     
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