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    All that a good government aims at...is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.

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Policies are judged by their consequences, but crusades are judged by how good they make the crusaders feel.

Policies are judged by their consequences, but crusades are judged by how good they make the crusaders feel.

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Tauzin backs term limits -- But he thinks it's a bad idea.

Tauzin backs term limits -- But he thinks it's a bad idea.

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The need for Government is the need for force; where force is unnecessary, there is no need for Government.

The need for Government is the need for force; where force is unnecessary, there is no need for Government.

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The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime read more

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.

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Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

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True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.

True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.

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We should...be able to see that our interest would be best served not by asking the state to promulgate our read more

We should...be able to see that our interest would be best served not by asking the state to promulgate our values but by forbidding the state to promulgate any values at all. If the state can espouse some value that we love, it can, with equal justice, espouse others we do not love.

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He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness.

He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness.

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