"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."
Milton Friedman
(1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, "ultimate guru of the free-market system"
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"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the Checks Provided of one government on another, and Will Become Venal and Oppressive, as the government from which we separated." Thomas Jefferson.
 -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Patrons of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land religiously support what they perceive as good intentions (a society of dole slaves). To that, the more the concentrated the power, the greater the focus to their gods.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    These presidential elections are a prime example of Americans not knowing what they are voting for. Ask a voter what they want from the president -- 9 times out of 10 it is to do what a president was never authorized or empowered to do. Washington DC draws more and more power to itself, power it 'assumes' with little to no check from the People. And yet that was Hillary's and even Trump's message -- more government, maybe less regulations, but not the renunciation of the assumption of power. Both candidates are nationalist populist -- just like Hitler was. And both will require 'regulation' by the People.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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