"In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men.
It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs."
by:
Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator
Source:
An Inquiry into the Principles of the Good Society, 1937
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If Lippmann were still around, Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench, with his Golos type czars, stars and goons, would 'Today and Tomorrow', have provocateurs deal with such statements in a most inappropriate manner. This statement is a most accurate pictorial of the sovereign's representatives original constitutional intent. The statist theocracy that now infests this land, with its compelled compliances, licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, corrupt executive, legislative, judicial, and governmetal media complex and other criminalities proves the statements validity.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Let morality prevail.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    And justice is to the rights of the individual and should win out in each and every case.
     -- Anon     
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    The quote quite clearly says "men who adminster their own affairs" it does not say "MAN who administers HIS own affairs". The quote is about political democracy and is spot on concerning the way our Beloved American Democracy should be run and is being run.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    And naturally our dear Waffler has to put a spin on this geared towards "Group Think". Do you have difficulty making decisions on your own? I'll wait while you ask someone in the committee what they think you should say. ;)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Waffler, you made me smile while shaking my head. Not even the 'Borg' could have twisted that as much as you tried. A grammar class, complete with use of plurals, could only help you (-; or maybe not - you know what they say; "you can't let a socialist go to lunch, you'll just have to retrain him when he gets back - that dazed look from having to feed himself has to be removed" mmm, mmm, mmm ;-). There is no plural without a multiple of singular's'.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    How can you argue with such erudite reflection on the obvious.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    The quote is obviously about men not man. About group or political aciton not about individuality. It is not my fault you guys cannot or choose not to read.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    It is obviously NOT, Waffler. Sit down and rest a while. You must be dizzy with all of that spinning.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    No such thing is even vaguely apparent Waffler...it's all in your socialist mind.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    The quote is about men administering their affairs, can you really not read? You cannot, and you prove it daily.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Waffler never ceases to praise the administrating of people's affairs, and ever dismisses the idea that people should be able to conduct their own affairs. And, yes, Waffler has a serious problem with group-think.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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