Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Quotes of the Day - laws and the state

One can only imagine what he'd say about today's volumes of laws, rules and regulations:

"I am further of opinion that it would be better for us to have [no laws] at all than to have them in so prodigious numbers as we have." ~ Michel de Montaigne

Of course, then there is this doozy on the disconnect between what the state does versus the individual:

"The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime. " ~ Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt] (1806-1856) German philosopher

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