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Free Citizen

This writer espouses individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Long Before The IRS

"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so
sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it
predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be
likely to approve of any political institution which is founded
on it."

-- John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, editor, 194.


Blogger D.K. said...

What a pity that John Adams was so wrong.

Tue Jan 08, 09:44:00 AM CST  

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