"The United States was supposed to have a limited government because the founders knew government power attracts demagogues and despots as surely as horse manure attracts horseflies."
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Rick Gaber
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(-: too, too accurate :-) I like it a lot. The current occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has little to no resemblance to that limited body politic intended by the Constitution and/or its writers.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    As Thomas Paine expressed it:

    " Government, like dress, is a badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the bowers of the ruins of paradise."
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    L.Neil Smith said government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Oh for goodness sake, we've had nothing but demagogues and despots for the last 100 years! The federal government in Washington DC was supposed to be like the UN and all the States sovereign -- indeed that is the federal government We The People chartered. However, the old guard died out, and with it the brilliance that was Jefferson, Washington, Adams, Franklin. The concepts of liberty, responsibility, sovereignty, honor, and compassion have been twisted to mean their polar opposites. Every 'free' American is yoked to literally unpayable debt and more is foisted upon people individually as well. To offend someone has been elevated to an insult of the Crown with punishment due for daring to bear witness to reality. Crimes are justified and 'words' are offences to be dealt with. Sheesh! We have come a long way, baby, indeed.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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