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Daniel Raymond (1823)
The absurdity of this doctrine of not legislating at all, and permitting every man to pursue his own interest in his own way, is manifest from its utter impracticability… The question, therefore, is not, and never will be, between law and no law, regulation and no regulation, but it must always be between the wisdom of different laws and different regulations.Return to the Commons
Not many talking points survived November’s narratological cull. The assumption that high turnout would crush Republicans down ballot turned out to be false, with both parties seeing a groundswell of government-dividing, record-shattering support. The assurance that, this time, the pollsters knew what they were doing went from confident to quaint in the blink of an […]
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