Monday, April 09, 2007

Spurious Quotation #11

Let the greatest cause of crime be the law. The conveyance of ones person or goods from one location to another; exotic forms of carnality; the purveyance or enjoyment of intoxication through alcohol or other mind-altering substances; the creation and dissemination of opinion. Let us take these innocent pleasures and harmless rights of existence and make it of them a crime to be without a licence for their commission, so that therewith we may exercise control and provide employment for all the surplus scum of the earth as officers in our factitious systems of bureaucracy, policing, judiciary, and incarceration. Thus will the law make cheats and liars of all men.
Sir Robert Peeel

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