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Ideas and Society

The Cancerous Administrative State By Gary C. Lawrence

“Even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

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In his incisive prepared message and in the extended Q&A with conference participants, Anderson presented respectful, cogent arguments that elevated the dialogue in this very challenging contemporary issue.

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Cross’s spiritual role at Ground Zero has historical significance.

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