September 5, 2009

A government of laws

QUOTE:

“A government of laws, and not of men.”
       John Adams (1735-1826)
       2nd President of the United States
       “Novanglus papers” (No. 7), Boston Gazette (1774)

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“In our obsessive effort to perfect a government of laws, not of men, we have invented a government of laws against men.”
       Philip K. Howard (b. 1948)
       American lawyer and author
       In U.S. News & World Report, January 30, 1995

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