The genius of free society under the rule of law:
|Private citizens can do anything that is not explicitly forbidden. The government, by contrast, can only do those things that are explicitly authorized.|
At least, that's how good government should operate, eh?!
(heard recently during a talk by a lawyer in the US federal bureaucracy; cf. Independence Day (4 Jul 2001), PersonalPositivism (16 Nov 2002), BigSecretOfProsperity (14 Mar 2004), ...)
TopicSociety - TopicOrganizations - Datetag20050703
(correlates: GoodFailure, GovernmentJob, WhateverYouWant, ...)