"Men are rewarded and punished not for what they do,
but rather for how their acts are defined.
This is why men are more interested in better
justifying themselves than in behaving themselves."
Thomas Szasz
(1920-2012) Hungarian-American Professor of Psychiatry, Author, Libertarian
The Second Sin, 1973
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WOW, a whole lot of truth there. Here in Amerika, where an occupying statist theocracy promotes its government of men over, a government of law, it chants this mantra in a goose step harmony. As a prime example, Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin justifies his behavioral policies of poverty and the police state take over instead of being punished for his unlawful / unconstitutional tyrannous acts.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    But Mike,he smiles while he's dismantling the country.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Substitute the word politicians for men, and you have a quote pertinent to today's smoke and mirror show. Our so called "leaders" always seem to have plausible deniabilty based on what they intended rather than what resulted from their policies. And the results are generally that we are further impoverished and our rights lessened.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    And now Amerika is saying that the whole world should be as ourselves.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    It is because we LIE -- to ourselves and others. Karma is a bitch.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Washington would have a hey day, with a swing set today. Cleaning house, the rats would run for the door ! In laying snares and traps for the people, they trap themselves !
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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