"Every reform, however necessary,
will by weak minds be carried to an excess,
that itself will need reforming."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(1772-1834) English poet, critic, philosopher, and a leader of the British Romantic movement
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"All things in moderation... including moderation itself."
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Everything the government does is excessive. Anything they do can be done better by a private company.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    Here is the key everybody. According to this quote, it is the weak minded or I say, 2 faced deceivers that are the drafters of 21st century American Domestic Policy that are in need of reform or replacement. This quote is so contemporary.
     -- Contemporary American Patriot, USA     
    wow, accurate enough - examples and definitions would fill encyclopedic volumes. A prime example that quickly comes to mind is Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin's propagandized health care.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Beware when politicians talk up tax reform. Tax reform is code for tax increase.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Indeed. The best solution for reform is to get rid of the offending regulation, not replace it with a different offensive regulation. Government take-over of economy, industry, and security all end up being worse than before. Fascism is a poor replacement for communism and an awful solution to security.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Why is it that the very politicians who gave us this system are now saying they must reform (change) it to something better... Might as well give a pedophile a job coaching little league...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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