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Craven, Bill
 If we [legislators] don't watch our respective tails, the people are going to be running the government.

Aug. 25, 1998 - quoted in the Los Angeles Times commenting on California's citizens' initiatives
Fraser Institute  
The estimated combined cost of federal, provincial, and municipal regulations reached 83.4 billion dollars in 1995-96, which translates into a burden of $11,272 for a family of four.

Nov. 14, 1998 - quoted in The National Post
Regulations are ostensibly enacted to protect the public. But, while their intent may be laudable, governments often fail to consider whether a new regulation will meet its stated goal, whether it is the most cost-effective method of protecting the public, and what its unintended consequences are. It is inherently risky to breathe, eat, drive, walk, work, invest, and play. As our tolerance for the risks associated with these activities continues to decrease, governments have responded by introducing an increasing number of new regulations affecting almost every facet of our lives. Regulation of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, transportation, and environment are often governed by political response to public fear and hysteria rather than careful, objective, scientific evaluations of actual risks.

Apr. 02, 1999 - from marketing literature promoting their conference on this subject
Hitler, Adolf
 Let them own land or factories as much as they please. The decisive factor is that the State, through the Party, is supreme over them regardless of whether they are owners or workers.

from a letter to Herman Rauschning, quoted in Why Does Socialism Continue to Appeal to Anyone?, by Robert Hessen
Milgram, Stanley
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far consequence of submission to authority.

1974 - from Obedience to Authority