Joseph Sobran Quote

“People who create things nowadays can expect to be prosecuted by highly moralistic people who are incapable of creating anything. There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation, regulation and prosecution against anything that succeeds. We’ll never know how many ideas our government has aborted in the name protecting us.”

~ Joseph Sobran

May 13, 1998 (commenting on US vs Microsoft)

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

By way of example; inventing something that will get better fuel mileage or lower emissions.

Mike, Pleasant Hill

If that ain't the truth.

Mary - MI
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Mary - MI    2/5/15

You can always depend on a Big Brother government to stifle and chill the ardor of the innovators.

cal, lewisville, tx

More miles per gallon would mean less fuel tax which isn't spent on roads anyway.

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