Sunday, June 6, 2010

Thomas Paine on war profiteering.

"That persons who are hunting after places, offices and contracts, should be advocates for war, taxes and extravagance, is not to be wondered at; but that so large a portion of the people who had nothing to depend upon but their industry, and no other public prospect but that of paying taxes, and bearing the burden, should be advocates for the same measures, is a thoughtlessness not easily accounted for. " Thomas Paine, To the Citizens of the United States VII, 1802-1806.

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