It is important to remember that government interference always means either violent action or the threat of such action. Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom. Ludwig von Mises
‘The people’ protected by the Fourth Amendment, and by the First and Second Amendments, and to whom rights and powers are reserved in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, refers to a class of persons who are part of a national community or who have otherwise developed sufficient connection with this country to be considered part of that community.
US v. Verdugo-Urquidez, 494 US 259 (1990)
These are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others. Groucho Marx
There’s a sucker born every minute.
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Mine will be the most ethical administration in the history of the Republic. President-Elect Bill Clinton
President-Elect Bill Clinton, November 1992.
It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then. As long as you don’t break any. Mae West
My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce. Joyce Brothers
It is our choices … that show what we really are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, p 333, 1999