William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs, (1914-1997) American novelist, essayist, social critic

William S. Burroughs Quote

“Once the law starts asking questions, there's no stopping them.”

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
~ William S. Burroughs

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

The implication here given to law, draws upon the ignorance of a populace enslaved by de facto government. Otherwise, the quote could get a 5 stars if the intent was to get at the truth of a criminal act; Or, a thumbs down if it were to bring to light the nonstop criminal activities of the in-place de facto government. A thumbs down, though it be true, due to the devastation perpetrated upon the noble sovereign.

Paul, Union, WA

Try to get "the law" to ANSWER a question, when they don't want to, as I did with the IRS. It was at that moment I quit believing this is a free country anymore.

J Carlton, Calgary

And innocense is not considered a defense anymore.

E Archer, NYC

I'm afraid it is too true -- thumbs down because we have little recourse against a government that has targeted one in the herd to keep the rest in line.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Carlton can you tell me of a time when "innocence was a defense". The quintessential question asker was Colombo. I really like the Lieutenants style. The only way to stop him in his tracks was to tell him the truth and with a straight face. If you got either one of those wrong (the truth or the face) he would come back at you. Bulldog tenacity thats what I like in a law enforcer or investigater.


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