I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
Under such circumstances the freedom of master and employee to contract with each other in relation to their employment, and in defining the same, cannot be prohibited or interfered with, without violating the Federal Constitution. US Supreme Court
Lochner v New York, 98 U.S. 45 (1905)
The greatest danger to liberty today comes from the men who are most needed and most powerful in modern government, namely, the efficient expert administrators exclusively concerned with what they regard as public good. Friedrich A. Hayek
Nobel Prize Winnter, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960 (1899-1992)
Neither a borrower, nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. William Shakespeare
Polonius in Hamlet Act I Scene 3.
Freedom has a thousand charms to show that slaves, howe’er contented cannot know. William Cowper
William Cowper (1731-1800)
But it is necessary to know well how to disguise this characteristic [the prince (leader) as both beast and man in ruling], and to be a great pretender and dissembler; and men are so simple, and so subject to present necessities, that he who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived. Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, written in 1505, published in 1515.
We just think it [price caps] is a very short-sighted kind of approach, and I know there are a lot of people out there who want to try it, have argued for it, but I firmly believe it’s exactly the wrong way to go. … Vice President Dick Cheney
On energy price caps, June 26, 2001, Investor’s Business Daily
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Marriage isn’t a word… it’s a sentence.
in the 1928 film, The Crawl
If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation. Samuel Adams
(1722-1803) – American revolutionary
We just think that that’s a mistake, to go with price caps. It seems to offer short-term relief, but, in fact, what happens is that when you set the price cap in the short term to provide short-term relief, you don’t get as much conservation as would otherwise occur and you also, at the same time, don’t get as much additional production. Vice President Dick Cheney
June 26, 2001, Investor’s Business Daily