"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe
while the congress is in session."
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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 -- Allan Marson, Palo Alto      
 -- Rachel Brockman, Clay      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
Highway robbers sitting down to plan their next heist.
 -- Anon     
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    Especially when legislation tends to be so convoluted that Congressmen are only reading the numbers in the envelope.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Anon summed it up perfectly.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    The Office of the President is supposed to protect the People from the usurpations of Congress, not lobby for them. I hope we have finally reached the bottom of the presidential barrel; its been such a long fall from Jefferson to here.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    Is there anyway to vote 'none of the above' and simply fire these bastards without replacing them with another greedy ignoramous?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The present congress is a glowing example of why there should be term limits for Congress. The Founders did not want to promote lifetime politicians. They wanted the common citizen to serve and then go back to being an average citizen. Career politicians are destroying this country.
     -- Carol, Georgia     
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    Well, there is an organization working on this right now, called GOOOH if you want to look them up. They do not care your party affiliation, just that you be willing to support the Constitution, Liberty, stay your 1-2 terms and be happy to leave...this is a push for citizens to become the people in government.
     -- aa, hb     
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    Regarding YOUR tax dollars, you might want to review this web site. You can see this mans video free on www.brasschecktv.org under "two sets of books". It would be interesting to see if you are aware of this vast amount of money that should once exposed stop taxation for once and for all. In New Mexico, they removed the food about eight years ago but claim they are short again, even though their is 'oil in them hills', for which the government get paid. Because of their claimed shortage, one state legislator tried to pass a law that white food could be taxed, because nothing white would be healthy and actually fattening, to include white bread, pasta, tortillas, etc. Thankfully it failed, but barely. They are running out of ideas to tax, except now the state of New Mexico will pass on a 2.48% tax if you use a credit card to pay any state bills with a credit card, such as I did for the first time this year for convenience. Guess that is fair, but it is a new one now.
     -- Judith, New Mexico     
    OOOps, forgot to give you the website my first sentence mentioned. It is http://cafr1.com/ It will tell you how to access your state's second book of investment monies. This is not a joke.
     -- Judith, New Mexico     
    The horns of the gentiles will be cast out.
     -- R. Pittman, S     
    This quote is attributed to Benj. Franklin. See Franklin quotes.
     -- Kurt, Los Angeles     
    Case in point - Debt crisis August 2011
     -- Eric Russ, Hendersonville, NC     
    Gideon Tucker, an NY judge, first said this in an 1866 opinion;
    it was later repeated by Samuel Clemens and others.
     -- Bruce Alan Martin (BAM), Middle Island, NY     
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