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Adam Smith, Algernon Sidney, Paul Craig Roberts


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"Beneficence is always free, it cannot be extorted by force."

-- Adam Smith

(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist



"The only ends for which governments are constituted, and obedience rendered to them, are the obtaining of justice and protection; and they who cannot provide for both give the people a right of taking such ways as best please themselves, in order to their own safety."

-- Algernon Sidney

(1622-1683) English statesman, writer, Whig leader



"The tax that was supposed to soak the rich has instead soaked America. The

beneficiary of the income tax has not been the poor, but big government. The

income tax has given us a government bureaucracy that outnumbers the

manufacturing work force. It has created welfare dependencies that have

entrapped millions of Americans in an underclass that is forced to live a

sordid existence of trading votes for government handouts."

-- Paul Craig Roberts

(1939- ) Economist, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration ("Father of Reaganomics"), former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch.


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