From: The Art of Quotation

“If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” — Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice, statesman, political figure, Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928)

via “If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” — Art of Quotation

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4 Responses to From: The Art of Quotation

  1. All government is a lawbreaker (a self-serving thief and murder), by its very nature: imposing its sanctimonious will over another. I wonder if Brandeis didn’t mean to say, “… invites chaos.”

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