"The bottom line is that we've become a nation of thieves, a value rejected by our founders. James Madison, the father of our Constitution, was horrified when Congress appropriated $15,000 to help French refugees. He said, 'I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.' Tragically, today's Americans would run Madison out of town on a rail."
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Walter E. Williams
(1936- ) Columnist, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
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On Why Socialism Is Evil.
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Tragically, today's patrons of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land would run any and all lovers of law, justice, personal responsibility, freedom and liberty out of town on a rail.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Henry, Edinboro, Pennsylvania      
    Always liked Walter Williams.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    I'd vote for Water Williams or Thomas Sowell for president in a minute. I wouldn't care who was running against them.
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    I fully concur with you jim k. Walter Williams has been a great and wise mentor for all of us who wish to keep putting one brain cell in front of the other.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    !!
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