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A few timely quotes....

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
- Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence, clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblin, all of them imaginary."
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop."
- P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

"I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office."
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

"There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action."
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)