“It already appears, that there must be in every society of men superiors and inferiors, because God has laid in the constitution and course of nature the foundations of the distinction.” –John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
Gaines and Rivers: What’s a ‘Fair’ Tax for the Mega Millionaires? Polls say Americans want higher rates on the rich. But when one poll asked how much lottery winners should pay, over half said 10% or less.
“To the free man, the country is the collection of individuals who compose it, not something over and above them. He is proud of a common heritage and loyal to common traditions. But he regards government as a means, an instrumentality, neither a grantor of favors and gifts, nor a master or god to be blindly worshiped and served.” –economist Milton Friedman (1912-2006)