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"It is not the business of government to make men virtuous..."

".... or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve."

-Henry George

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Government makes the wicked into false gods of their own.

False images of success made rich off the tax payer.

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The issue is, where do you

The issue is, where do you draw the line? When are your actions only effecting you, and when are they effecting others?

If you are beating your kid, is it any business of mine? How can I, through the government, prevent you from beating your kid?

If you drive a car that spews toxic fumes into the air, are you not affecting my air quality?

If you are of a different religion than me, and your very existence causes me mental anguish, do I have a case against you?

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Not comparable

Beating kids and air polution is one pair of shoes. existance of different religions is something completely different (as Monty Paytons would said)

One more from HG

"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."

In questions of power, then,

In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. - Thomas Jefferson

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master. - George Washington

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.