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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:37 pm 
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I cannot remember the quote so I hope that someone can help me It is something along the line of "The goverment which lives upon the backs of its people is ........" I thought that it was from Montesquieu but ???? Thanks


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"The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people."
~ Justice William O. Douglas
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blo ... Quote.D8CC
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Those who already walk submissively will say there is no cause for alarm. But submissiveness is not our heritage. The First Amendment was designed to allow rebellion to remain as our heritage. The Constitution was designed to keep government off the backs of the people. The Bill of Rights was added to keep the precincts of belief and expression, of the press, of political and social activities free from surveillance. The Bill of Rights was designed to keep agents of government and official eavesdroppers away from assemblies of people. The aim was to allow men to be free and independent and to assert their rights against government.
~ Justice William O. Douglas (Laird v. Tatum, 1972)

''No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people."
~ Fidel Castro

"The cadres of our Party and state are ordinary workers and not overlords sitting on the backs of the people."
~ Mao Tse Tung

"President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people."
~ Ralph Nader

“The clergy, no less than the capitalist class, lives on the backs of the people, profits from the degradation, the ignorance and the oppression of the people.”
~ Rosa Luxemburg, "Socialism and the Churches" 1905

"Let thy spirit move upon him to bring to pass those measures which will lift the burdens of government from the backs of the people and keep this nation, under God, a citadel of freedom standing as an example to all the world."
~ Gordon B. Hinckley, the president and prophet of the LDS church [June 30, 1997]


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