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Democracy in America
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"Pp.xxiv - xxix
Lots of great quotes that AdT fears tyranny of majority.
(Not complete of "III.")"
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The Art of Seduction
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"Part II. Phase Two. Ch.11 Complete.
Pay Attention to Detail"
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Don't Know Much A...
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"Ch.22 Complete.
Chester A. Arthur September 19, 1881 to March 4, 1885
[NOTE: VP replaced assassinated Pres, as the killer shouted he did for C.Arthur to become President.
"An urban dandy"
1st Annual Message to Congress called for Congress to impose anti-constitutional law to deprive polygamists from the right to vote or hold office.
Exclusion Act limited Chinese immigrants.
The result started illegal immigration.]"
Sep 29, 2023 10:06AM

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H.L. Mencken
“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve. This is true even of the pious brethren who carry the gospel to foreign parts.”
H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

Rudyard Kipling
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!”
Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

Robert Higgs
“In regard to the so-called social contract, I have often had occasion to protest that I haven't even seen the contract, much less been asked to consent to it. A valid contract requires voluntary offer, acceptance, and consideration. I've never received an offer from my rulers, so I certainly have not accepted one; and rather than consideration, I have received nothing but contempt from the rulers, who, notwithstanding the absence of any agreement, have indubitably threatened me with grave harm in the event that I fail to comply with their edicts.”
Robert Higgs

John Stossel
“It’s not about electing the right people. It’s about a narrowing their responsibilities.”
John Stossel, No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed

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