"[N]o country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more."
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Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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 -- herb, houston      
 -- watchman 13, USA      
 -- Mary - MI      
"Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft". This quote from Mark Twain was a description of public servants.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    These are the fundamentals of a republican form of government. In fact, the county Sheriff represents the highest local authority -- we are not to be obeying dictates from the governor, the president, or Congress for that matter.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    - just a simple note, those today that dawn a badge are not law officers but rather, anti-law agents of despotism and tyranny -
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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