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A law against being poor or sick? "The care of every man's soul belongs to himself. But what if he neglect the care of it? Well what if he neglect the care of his health or his estate, which would more nearly relate to the state. Will the magistrate make a law that he not be poor or sick? Laws provide against injury from others; but not from ourselves. God himself will not save men against their wills." -- Thomas Jefferson; October 1776
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The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head.  Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights.  -- H. L. Mencken
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is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who is not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such a creature?" M. Tullius Cicero, ca 50 B.C.

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"The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice." Justice Robert H. Jackson, in Krulewitch v. United States, 69 S.Ct. 716, 725 (U.S. March 28, 1949) as quoted in Elbert, " Love, God, and Country: Religious freedom and the marriage penalty tax," Summer 1995, 5 Seton Hall Const. L.J. 1171

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