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Good Government.....second act

Post by Marconius on Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:45 pm

TWELVE TRUTHS ABOUT GOVERNANCE

1. Any law the electorate sees as being open to being perverted from its original intent will be perverted in a manner that exceeds the manner of perversion seen at the time.

2. Any law that is so difficult to pass it requires the citizens be assured it will not be a stepping stone to worse laws will in fact be a stepping stone to worse laws.

3. Any law that requires the citizens be assured the law does not mean what the citizens fear, means exactly what the citizens fear.

4. Any law passed in a good cause will be interpreted to apply to causes against the wishes of the people.

5. Any law enacted to help any one group will be applied to harm people not in that group.

6. Everything the government says will never happen will happen.

7. What the government says it could not foresee, the government has planned for.

8. When there is a budget shortfall to cover non-essential government services the citizens will be given the choice between higher taxes or the loss of essential government services(oh that silly sequester).

9. Should the citizens mount a successful effort to stop a piece of legislation the same legislation will be passed under a different name.

10. All deprivations of freedom and choice will be increased rather than reversed.

11. Any government that has to build safeguards into a law so that it will not be abused is providing guidelines for abusing the law without violating it.

12. Any legislator up for re-election will vote against a bad law if and only if there are enough other votes to pass it.

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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, and they're behind us. They can't get away this time!" -Gen. L. "Chesty" Puller, CO, 1 MARDIV, in Korea surrounded by 22 enemy divisions

Had the Japanese got as far as India, Gandhi's theories of "passive resistance" would have floated down the Ganges River with his bayoneted, beheaded carcass. -- Mike Vanderboegh.
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Post by Sir Pun on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:48 am

Theres a few more one could add, like governments natural inclination to expand and keep secrets/protect itself from the public.

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Post by Marconius on Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:54 pm

That's more good stuff from Mr. Whittle.

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"If guns are supposed to kill people, then all of mine are defective..."
-The Honorable Ted Nugent

"We have four boxes used to guarantee our liberty: The soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box". -- Ambrose Bierce (1887)

"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, and they're behind us. They can't get away this time!" -Gen. L. "Chesty" Puller, CO, 1 MARDIV, in Korea surrounded by 22 enemy divisions

Had the Japanese got as far as India, Gandhi's theories of "passive resistance" would have floated down the Ganges River with his bayoneted, beheaded carcass. -- Mike Vanderboegh.
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