Monday, February 28, 2011
"It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. ... They are themselves always, and without exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs." -Adam Smith (1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist
"[I]n America it is the so-called capitalist who is to blame for the fulfillment of Marx's prophecies. Beguiled by the state's siren song of special privilege, the capitalists have abandoned capitalism." -Frank Chodorov (1887-1966) Journalist, writer, founded The Freeman publication
"The government expands at will, based on what might be charitably called flimsy constitutional reasoning and less charitably and more accurately called arrogant judicial tyranny. Government authority these days rarely comes from the Constitution as written but from the last carefully crafted misinterpretation of it. This is called legal precedent." -Linda Bowles (1952-2003) Columnist Source: Enlarging government's power a step at a time, CONSERVATIVE CHRONICLE, May 1, 1996.