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+ Te proportions and the nations change, but the question re-mains the same…How did a US government “govern” a nation of 92 million people with an annual budget of $US 0.7 billion and a total (funded and unfunded) debt of $US 2.7 billion one hundred years ago? Te answer is very simple. For the most…

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+ I understand this impulse we have – especially we boys and men – to deny our fear. It’s comically evident in those window decals you see sometimes, the ones that declare: No Fear. I can’t help put assume the opposite, that a teenage boy puts that sticker on his window precisely because he is…

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+ What is true, just, and beautiful is not determined by popular vote. The masses everywhere are ignorant, short-sighted, motivated by envy, and easy to fool. Democratic politicians must appeal to these masses in order to be elected. Whoever is the best demagogue will win. Almost by necessity, then, democracy will lead to the perversion…

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+ To say, as the advocates of our government do, that a man must give up some of his natural rights, to a government, in order to have the rest of them protected the government being all the while the sole and irresponsible judge as to what rights he does give up, and what he…

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+ A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases. The result — and a natural one — has been that we…

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