"Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
P. J. O'Rourke
(1947-2022) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
Stop giving money and power to government, by not paying illegal income taxes.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- Anonymous, Atlanta, GA      
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Might as well give whiskey and car keys to teen age boys. They're gonna get them one way or another anyway. Not really, but that is the attitude most people have toward taxes and government.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Damn straight. More tax cuts and eliminations to buy guns with! -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco Buday http://www.contact.being-ones-self.org/
     -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!     
    We agree, having been defrauded of all we worked a lifetime by officials of the out of control government, see our web site-at http://users3.ev1.net/~vjg/ -- why we must call government for what it really is, AMERICAN HOLOCAUST. This is the only way we can save our dear country from domestic terrests. Yours truly, Vincent and Sophie Germano
     -- Vincent-Sophie Germano, Kingwood, TX     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    To P.J. --- AMEN !! ( But in their absence, whom would we criticize ? )
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
    Or like having an alcoholic guarding a liquor store.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR      
    Granting power to government that the people themselves do not have to give is the corruption. Ignoring the republican principles upon which the nation is founded has allowed the government to claim powers to steal, imprison, and kill arbitrarily without accountability or consequences.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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