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Character is the Cure to Government


Ralph Waldo Emerson camioHence the less government we have the better–the fewer laws and the less confided power.

The antidote to this abuse of formal government is the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual; the appearance of the principal to supersede the proxy; the appearance of the wise man; of whom the existing government is, it must be owned, but a shabby imitation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Politics (1844)

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Posted by on September 25, 2009 in Politics

 

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Tyrannosaurus Debt


ssexbshr890_smlSolvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, “If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Attributes” (1856)

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2009 in economic, Politics

 

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