"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A French Medal for Kerry, who has No Legion and No Honor

Will he throw this medal over the wall of the French Presidential residence after their upcoming election?
He's the tall, Napoleonic figure on his way to St. Helena. m/r

Kerry Warns of 'Dangerous Currents of Authoritarian Populism' in Paris

by Bridget Johnson December 12, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry received the Legion of Honor in Paris on Saturday, where he warned in his acceptance speech of "dangerous currents of authoritarian populism."
"No part of the world remembers better what happens when difficult economies mix with sectarian exploitation with nationalism and fear," Kerry said. "We really need to be careful going forward and think hard about the choices that we face."
Kerry said the award, as "everybody in America is rekindling this personal sense of the relationship between us," underscores the special relationship between the United States and France.

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