John Arthur PassmoreJohn Arthur Passmore, (1914-2004) Australian philosopher

John Arthur Passmore Quote

“Never trust governments absolutely and always do what you can to prevent them from doing too much harm.”

John Arthur PassmoreJohn Arthur Passmore
~ John Arthur Passmore

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h lasky
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h lasky    9/22/10

how very true, look whats happining in the world today, not only in America.

jim k, Austin,Tx

" Government is not reason, it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master". George Washington

E Archer, NYC

The only way to do that is to NOT comply with unconscienable dictates. Hanging a politician every year or two wouldn't hurt either.

Dick, Fort Worth

Definitely not an obiter dictum.

RBE, Florida

How about, from doing harm period.....

Mike, Norwalk

History proves this to be accurate over and over again. We hold this truth to be self evident.

Bob Holliger, Independence, Missouri

Totally agree, government that takes, by force, its people's property by taxing income, the fruits of one's labor, does EVIL.

John Adams, "The moment the idea is accepted into society that property is not as scared as the law of God and there is not the force of law and public justice protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."

Mike, Norwalk

"Harm"; the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land exponentially expands affliction and anguish (harm) against the individual noble / progeny of Eternity through compelled compliance, government licenses, victimless crimes, larceny (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, social security, police state confiscations, NON-recognition of perfected allodium, etc.); and hostile NON-recognition of inalienable rights, liberty and "the laws of nature and of nature's God" (Declaration of Independence) ! ! ! The CCP's criminal puppet that would be king/god is so bold that Americans are now condemned to be murdered while heavily financing and arming humanity's enemies / child trafficking, rape, etc. are in your face policies of the day. 


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