"Not one cent should be raised unless it is in accord with the law."
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Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821) French emperor
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And thus the need to clamp down on big business with the law, eh? ;-)
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    Our legislators have a way around their need of money ... they simply create a new law and attach a lot of unrelated pork to it. Yes, you socialist, I'm sure you would clamp down on big business ... un-American as that would be. But what does the unconstitutional method our legislators use to steal our money have to do with big business? A hundred years ago business paid 100% of taxes required by our government. Today only 20%, and the People get to pay 80%. Big government is killing us, not big business. The next time you hear of a company moving to your town or state because they get a tax break, make sure you ask how much your taxes will increase.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    Not one law should be ratified unless it is in accord with the Constitution. Not one amendmend should be ratified unless it is in accord with the reasons for which the Revolution was fought. No peace should be enjoyed until the Revolution is won, which it has not been.
     -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood     
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    The term law is defined much differently now as compared to 200 years ago. Law then was an absolute, as Nature's God gave it. Each individual was sovereign with all rights being inalienable. Today's Democracy is a lawless mob by constitutional standards. The mob's rule is now attempting legitimacy by calling immorality 'law'.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Gee, I really HATE to mention that no 'law' is, or ever was, 'absolute' outside of a particular context (which makes is NOT absolute in a universal sense). Sorry, no such thing. We make them up - every one. Kinda in the way you make things up. You can relate, can't you? - - What the heck is 'Nature's God'? Is that another 'absolute' of ideology? When was that notion born? In which context was it born? - - "The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." - Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator - My New World Order, Proclamation to the German Nation at Berlin, February 1, 1933 - http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Adolf.Hitler.Quote.92C2 -|- Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong. - H. L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 617, 1949 -|- Whenever 'A' attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon 'B', 'A' is most likely a scoundrel. --H. L. Mencken - - Morals, when overly protested, are generally the tiny virtues of the vicious. In the United States, 'morals' have come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. So let's hear your sales pitch.
     -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
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    Good stuff Terry, thank you. As far as quote I can only say absolutely, and duh! The other day Marx was quoted as being against child labor, so I am with Marx on that. Mussolini spoke of the state (ie society or nation) will be all inclusinve giving space to all values etc, sort of a big tent, so I am with Mussy on that.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Terry, You're right, you do hate a lot. Though Jefferson's religious views have often been measured with any particular author's prejudice trying to reconcile what is Nature's God, there were multiple religious persons that approved the verbiage of The Declaration of Independence. Nature's God was an 18th Century (and earlier) term that acknowledged an entity, ethos, or something (an intelligent design of sorts - for example Atheists had evolution, Christians / Jews a creator, scientists subjective regularities, etc.) other than corporeal man. Such Nature's God was the origin or cause for which all matter acted/acts in an orderly manner. The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God are as absolute as matter is eternal. The law of Nature or Nature's God is too broad a term for man's administration, as it includes all science, physics, political endeavors, and the un-seen of that which is. Man can not create law but can only define it (or against it) with codes, regulations, rules, statutes, etc. The closer man's rules are to defining law, the fewer exceptions there will be to any given rule and, the more freedom, liberty, prosperity, justice, etc. can be displayed. When, by example, fiscal laws are abused or broken, scenarios such as bankruptcy and lack of materialism will occur. That is as absolute as what will happen when I step off the porch. Morality can not be legislated, only laws. Great Hitler quote. Watching Hitler's play book being acted out over the last several years by the progressives (Democrat and Republican) reveals another of Hitler's ilk; vain claiming an association to Christianity and then implementing the harsh theocracy of socialism. Once the Obamunist denied this was a Christian nation (in fact denying rights are endowed by a creator and the Laws of Nature or Nature's God are no longer to be observed), he made his intentions clear that the alien state would be the new god to the people.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    That which, under threat and duress, is now called money (inclusive of cents) is raised contrary to law and, will have a consequence. I hope all have sufficient canned foods, provisions, regulation, etc. that will see you through that which is coming, complements of the hidden and unlawful.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    "... and, as your Emporer, I'll let you know what the law is."
     -- Bob, Eugene, OR     
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    ahh shit, hang all the bastards
     -- heap big chief, anytown USA     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Reston, what about taxing the labors of the people? Is there a lawful limit? What exactly is 'Big Business'? And what is the danger? It seems to me that you are merely calling for the government to be the biggest business of them all -- the same dangers apply. If greed is the enemy, why create seats of power for the greedy to seize? I suppose as long as you get your little subsidy from the State, it matters not what the politicians do to everyone else. You are bought and paid for -- that's where your loyalty is. The common good is the liberty of all -- a far cry from a monolithic centralized bureaucracy you have depended on since a child (by your own admission).
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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