Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Topical Quote from Mark Twain

I ran across this while going through some old email.  It seemed relevant in light of the porkulus bill that seems about to be rammed down our throats.

"The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or   citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivaly of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtainofficial recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of muchof our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe himwhen naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise." 

--Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens)

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