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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

This is the history of governments—one man does something which is to bind another. A man cannot be acquainted with me, taxes me; looking from afar at me ordains that a part of my labor shall go to this or that whimsical end—not as I, but as he happens to fancy. Behold the consequence. Of all debts men are least willing to pay the taxes. What a satire is this on government! Everywhere they think they get their money’s worth, except in these.

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Date Title Read
12/04/2012 Freedom Egyptian Style read it
01/04/2012 A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs read it
01/01/2012 Just a few thoughts read it
08/25/2011 Do You Believe in Global Warming? read it
08/15/2011 Know the counterarguments read it
08/13/2011 Demanding mutually exclusive things read it
08/12/2011 Bill Bonner Speaks About Zombies read it
05/12/2011 Great thought from Whisky and Gunpowder Email Newsletter on May 11, 2011 read it
05/07/2011 Another great idea from Bill Bonner read it
04/16/2011 Who Makes The Rules? read it
09/22/2010 The Biggest Business of Them All: The Feds read it
07/05/2010 Who makes the rules? the people or the government read it
06/26/2010 Trading Liberty for Freebies is Dangerous read it
06/24/2010 Why do people not vote for prosperity? read it
05/17/2010 What Bargain Are You Willing to Make? read it
05/08/2010 Racial Profiling read it
04/26/2010 To Peg Or Not To Peg? read it
04/07/2010 Social Justice or Social Injustice? read it
02/11/2010 Economics read it
03/02/2009 The Government Can't Solve It read it
02/20/2009 Preparing for the future read it
02/18/2009 Connecting the dots read it
02/10/2009 Rescuing the economy read it
02/03/2009 Simple explanation of current economic crisis read it
01/29/2009 Assumptions are a dangerous thing and a powerful propaganda tool read it
01/29/2009 Progressives are a dangerous lot read it
01/27/2009 Bernanke Paints Himself Into a Corner (www.dailyreckoning.com) read it
01/22/2009 Truth...Straight at you... from www.dailyreckoning.com read it
01/21/2009 Obama's Bold Shift Action read it
01/20/2009 Inauguration Day and the Loss of More Freedom read it
01/18/2009 Government Gone Insane (www.dailyreckoning.com) read it
01/15/2009 Wealth Does Not Come By Force read it
01/14/2009 The Baddest Bank in the West (FROM www.dailyreckoning.com) read it
01/12/2009 Group Think is Often Immoral read it
01/09/2009 SAID THE JOKER TO THE THIEF by Bill Bonner (www.dailyreckoning.com) read it
01/05/2009 Will You Stand Idly By? read it
01/03/2009 Just another rant to a friend read it
12/30/2008 The breakdown of the world money machine (www.dailyreckoning.com) read it
12/30/2008 Clay Kingdoms by Bill Bonner (www.dailyreckoning.com) read it
12/22/2008 An Open Letter to Anyone in Congress with a Heart and a Brain read it
12/21/2008 Biden, the working man's czar read it
12/18/2008 Another great piece from www.dailyreckoning.com and Bill Bonner read it
12/17/2008 More silliness from Washington read it
12/07/2008 Obama and His Blind Spot read it
12/07/2008 Open Letter to Rep Abercrombie read it
12/05/2008 GONOISM! read it
12/04/2008 Great Explanation About Inflation and the Federal Reserve from www.dailyreckoning.com read it
11/28/2008 INEVITABLE AND DISGRACEFUL, BUT STILL UNPREDICTABLE read it
11/27/2008 Great Turkey Story from DailyReckoning.com read it
11/18/2008 Random Thoughts from a Spanish Class read it
11/14/2008 O! BAMA! THE WHOLE WORLD TURNS ITS WEARY EYES TO YOU… read it
11/13/2008 HELL, MEET HANDBASKET read it
11/09/2008 Confusing capitalism and socialism read it
11/06/2008 Questioning the obvious read it
11/06/2008 PLAYING THE TAX CREDIT CARD by Jim Davidson read it
11/05/2008 AN INTERVIEW WITH RON PAUL... Great explanation of what is financially ailing America read it
11/05/2008 A few musings about President Obama read it
11/03/2008 Three Conversations I Had Today read it
11/02/2008 Discovering what happened to America read it
10/22/2008 A few thoughts during the week read it
10/12/2008 Musings from afar read it
10/05/2008 Musings about the financial crisis and politics read it
09/28/2008 The Federal Reserve + The Federal Government = Our Economic Problems read it
09/19/2008 Rant against Joe Biden... I hate people like him read it
09/14/2008 The fallacies of economic subsidies and government payments read it
08/27/2008 An Open Letter to Congress read it
08/26/2008 Thoughts from the first two days of the Democratic National Convention read it
08/21/2008 Bart Stupak is an economic idiot read it
08/14/2008 Why progressive taxation is bad for the lower and middle classes read it
08/10/2008 Question all assumptions and scientific pronouncements read it
08/03/2008 Just another rant or two read it
08/03/2008 Gay marriage and rights... just some random thoughts read it
07/28/2008 Why should I apologize for the past? read it
07/23/2008 Progressive Contempt For Freedom read it
07/12/2008 Protecting the rich from the poor read it
07/12/2008 Fair or Law read it
06/21/2008 Changing the meaning of words means loss of freedom read it
06/17/2008 Barack Obama and Al Gore... Fake Change read it
06/06/2008 No government has the right to force equality upon its people read it
06/03/2008 Barack Obama and Socialism read it
06/03/2008 Business or Government: Who is the real enemy? read it
05/29/2008 Politicians and the Poor read it
05/13/2008 Clean Energy = Socialism read it
05/06/2008 Thoughts on Barack Obama read it
05/06/2008 Barack Obama and the Obvious read it
05/04/2008 The proper role of the President read it
04/27/2008 Question everything or lose your freedom read it
04/22/2008 Used Car Salesmen = Most Politicians? read it
04/20/2008 Three Pillars of Any Good Government read it
04/12/2008 The solution to the problem is not more of the problem read it
04/08/2008 Why I Question Global Warming read it
04/01/2008 Is socialism better than corporatocracy? read it
04/01/2008 A Politicians Favorite Pasttime: Attacking Oil Companies read it
03/29/2008 Can a leader be pragmatic without being ideological...Barack thinks so read it
03/28/2008 Google and Earth Hour read it
03/22/2008 Who will save your soul? read it
03/20/2008 Why is freedom so important to defend read it
03/18/2008 Greed and Anti-capitalists read it
03/14/2008 Central planning into economic ruin read it
03/13/2008 Two kinds of politicians read it
03/07/2008 Private Property read it
03/02/2008 From King George to President George read it
02/29/2008 Money and Government Jobs read it
02/28/2008 Barack Obama's Plan for America Part 1 read it
02/27/2008 Third Party Agents of Change read it
02/20/2008 Our unhealthy economy and why it is so read it
02/09/2008 Think about it.... A world I want to live in read it
02/09/2008 The real cause of homelessness... Government interventionism read it
01/28/2008 The Sophistries of Politicians read it
01/21/2008 Untrained politicians and the economy? What? read it
01/13/2008 National Interests versus Government Interests...Are they really the same? read it
01/11/2008 Letter to Representative Abercrombie read it
12/26/2007 Socialism and America read it
12/12/2007 Capitalism vs. Socialism read it
11/09/2007 Why I hate government regulation read it
10/26/2007 Correspondence with Senator Akaka about Taxes read it
10/24/2007 Rich Politicians and the War on Poverty...The Real Story read it
10/22/2007 Government Should Not Solve Most of Our Problems and Here's Why read it
10/19/2007 Letter to Federal Reps read it
10/18/2007 Incentives read it
10/16/2007 Hawaii...a state of men, not of laws read it
10/09/2007 Communism, Socalism, and How America is Being Destroyed read it
10/03/2007 Appeal for Freedom read it
10/02/2007 Entitlement Programs in Hawaii... What a waste. read it
10/01/2007 Health Care in America read it
09/25/2007 Misconceptions about the Constitution Explained read it
09/22/2007 The Beauty of the Constitution read it
09/18/2007 Taxing the rich and giving to the poor only works in the movies read it
09/14/2007 Why I hate liberal thinking... a few examples read it
09/12/2007 When government divides us read it
09/06/2007 Superferry in Hawaii read it
09/05/2007 When your senator laughs at your serious questions read it
08/30/2007 This week in my mind read it
08/24/2007 Of course there is a military solution in Iraq read it
08/23/2007 Email to Representative Abercrombie and Hirono read it
08/22/2007 Are you being manipulated? read it
08/21/2007 Silly, silly disrimination and race laws read it
08/20/2007 Who is the real problem? read it
08/19/2007 Open Letter to Hirono and Abercrombie read it
08/14/2007 When Your Representative Does Not Love the Constitution read it
08/12/2007 I can do many things, but should I do everything? read it
08/10/2007 Recent Interaction with the Government read it
08/08/2007 What is the role of government? read it
08/07/2007 What about accountability for homeowners read it
08/06/2007 Infrastructure... the word government hates read it
07/31/2007 Ceding Sovereignty to the United Nations... Why? read it
07/28/2007 Americans and Federal Income Tax read it
07/25/2007 Email to Congresswoman Mazie Hirono read it
07/25/2007 America the Entitled read it
07/24/2007 Letter to my Congressional Representatives read it
07/18/2007 Barack, Oprah, and the Democratic Agenda read it
07/14/2007 The F word read it
07/14/2007 Next Crisis Please read it
07/12/2007 Affordable Housing... It Doesn't Work read it
07/08/2007 Hawaii State Government, Renewable Energy, and Ridiculousness read it
07/04/2007 Reflections on the 4th of the July read it
07/03/2007 More Stupid Ideas for Government read it
07/01/2007 Why more taxes and bigger government... I just don't get it. read it
06/14/2006 Conservatism is dead... courtesy of the Congressman from Ohio read it
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