Bowing at the altar of government


“The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private
affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble,  through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain  official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will  lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much  of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or  German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him  when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die,  and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to  paradise.”

 — Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)


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