"The press is hostile to the idea of liberty.
Most people in the press are for big government.
Most people think that the solution to anything,
whether it's health care problems, education,
whatever it is -- it's got to be more government."
Harry Browne
(1933-2006) American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 & 2000
July 4, 2002
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And if corporations refuse to act resposibly and be good citizens (aparently they are people) then laws must be enacted to force them to behave. There is no other choice.
 -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
    And Hanson proves the quote. What Hanson missed is that the Government and Corporations are one and the same...you don't seriously think the Government is going to restrain the goose that lays the golden egg do you Hanson? No, the problem IS government.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    The old saw, "Let's not make a federal case out of it", was a joke when someone had a minor problem or was caught doing something wrong. Nowadays, every local "problem" becomes a federal problem requiring the govrnment to solve it. Can't afford those birth control items, don't worry, Obama to the rescue.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Hanson, an example of the press being hostile to the idea of liberty: why do you suppose you haven't heard (as Carlton states) that all corporations are extensions of the State. The State being the owner of everything, the State allows a bifurcation. In all corporations, the State is the beneficial owner of everything while it charters certain others (officers, stock holders, etc.) differing allowance of day to day operations and participation. As individual humans are nothing more than collective chattel to the State, so exists the State's legal offspring (corporations). Corporatism is also known by another name - fascism (welcome to your socialistic statist theocracy) Further, if the press were not hostile to the idea of liberty, it would expose the anti-lawful freedom robing activities of compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (funny money, theft of the noble laborer's fruit, etc.), replacement of ownership with titles, and/or non-recognition of an individual sovereign's inalienable rights.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    And who is to have the power to decide if "corporations refuse to act responsibly", Hanson? I believe we have a court system for that. If we can't control the people in government offices, what makes you think we can control anyone? Over-regulating everything ends up protecting the criminals in government. If you are really against corporate crime, you need first look at government and the central bank, the granddaddy corporation of them all, and because we have NO CONTROL over it, its power is used to indenture us all to unpayable debt forever, just like the old days in feudal society.

    Hanson, think past the liberal rhetoric if you can, which by your own admission is to "force" your opinion by law upon others -- how very 'liberal' of you. Statism is corporatism on a grand scale. Stop hacking at the branches and strike at the root.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- Roland, Bonner's Ferry      
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