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Time was when much of lawyering consisted (according to turn-of-the-century lawyer and statesman Elihu Root) in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools, and should stop.
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Liberals think their campaign against Wal-Mart is a way of introducing the subject of class into America's political argument, and they are more correct than they understand. Their campaign is liberalism as condescension. It is a philosophic repugnance toward markets, because consumer sovereignty results in the masses making messes. Liberals, aghast, see the choices Americans make with their dollars and their ballots and announce - yes, announce - that Americans are sorely in need of more supervision by ... liberals.

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Because of demagogues, rhetoric has a tainted reputation in our time. However, rhetoric is central to democratic governance. It can fuse passion and persuasion, moving free people to freely choose what is noble.

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In this snug, over-safe corner of the world ... we may realize that our comfortable routine is no eternal necessity of things, but merely a little space of calm in the midst of the tempestuous, untamed and streaming world.

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Sex education in the modern manner has been well-described as plumbing for hedonists.

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Author complains about the further submergence of irrecoverable history into a perpetually churned present.

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In this age of 'whatever,' Americans are becoming slaves to the new tyranny of nonchalance. James Morris

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Washington DC is happiest when in indignation overdrive.

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Government could avoid having opinions about so many things if it would quit subsidizing so many things.

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He was one of the fortunate few for whom there simply was no discernible line between work and play, between creation and recreation.

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The State of the Union has become, under presidents of both parties, a political pep rally degrading to everyone. The judiciary and uniformed military should never attend. And Congress, by hosting a spectacle so monarchical in structure (which is why Thomas Jefferson sent his thoughts to Congress in writing) deepens the diminishment of the legislative branch as a mostly reactive servant of an overbearing executive.

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In war the moral is to the material as three to one. Napoleon

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Our hatred of government is not caused mainly by government's goals, whatever their wisdom, but by government's techniques. Philip Howard

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