"We hold that each man is the best judge of his own interest."
John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Constitutions of Government of yhe United States of America, at 475, (Philadelphia 1788)
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This is the foundation of liberty.
 -- Publius     
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     -- Kimo, USA      
    Liberal busy bodies just don't understand this basic truth.
     -- J Allen, Arlington, Va     
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    A statement so obvious that even the simplest of people should understand it.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    A foundational truth of the non-existent constitutionally limiting representative republic. The occupying statist theocracy that now infests this land judges solely to implement its own interest (anti-We The People) and anti-lawful radical agendas
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Tell that to the nanny state people in Washington who are ruining this once great country.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    I wish a certain man would tell us just what his interests are ...hope and change to what?
     -- A pen, Troy,NY     
    This is in reply to Carol, Georgia from yesterdays quotes. Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results is a popular definition of being crazy and that is exactly what we have been doing since 1970 with this so-called war on drugs. Back when you could buy any drug through the mail, people used drugs and whe didn't have the carnage we have now with all these drug laws. People still use drugs and look at all the trouble we have now, not so much from drug use , but mostly from this insane war on drugs, thank you R. Nixon. This is getting way too long , so go to LEAP.cc and see what judges, former drug cops and others think of this thing. Drugs are easily available in prisons and if we can't keep them out of prisons, how on earth do we keep them out of the country.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    What? Do you really mean that the government doesn't really know what's in our best interest? I'll bet that there are millions of liberal-raised and brain-washed people from the 80's until now who don't even understand the concept of "own interest." They have been brainwashed into believing that "self-interest" is evil. They believe that everything you think about should be for the "greater good." Sounds a lot like the CYBORGS on Star Trek doesn't it?
     -- GunnyCee, Durham     
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    The so-called "intellectual liberati" should read Ayn Rand's philosophy on selfishness. Selfishness isn't evil, it's a means of self-preservation. Anyone who has a family knows the importance of preserving that entity. Liberals today have no "family." They do not understand the concept of husband, wife, and children as family. They only understand, me, children, and the government as their family. There is no question in their minds that the government is good. However for those who are involved in working their butts off with no breaks in taxes or hours worked, their minds are always on the fact that those who depend on the governemnt for their survival are taking away from me and my family. No matter how hard I work, the governemnt takes more away from me and my family to support these worthless slugs.
     -- GunnyCee, Durham     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
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