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  • In 1919 the Washington Post applauded "serious cleaning up" of "bewhiskered, ranting, howling, mentally warped, law-defying aliens" and "international misfits," and in subsequent generations we find parallel support for official, well-muscled efforts to make us feel safe by finding an internal enemy that can be attacked.

    Michael Roth: Review of Jay Feldman's Manufacturing Hysteria

  • In 1919 the Washington Post applauded "serious cleaning up" of "bewhiskered, ranting, howling, mentally warped, law-defying aliens" and "international misfits," and in subsequent generations we find parallel support for official, well-muscled efforts to make us feel safe by finding an internal enemy that can be attacked.

    Michael Roth: Review of Jay Feldman's Manufacturing Hysteria

  • He said it was time to end a method of governing based on "adventurism, instability, posturing, illusionism, dishonesty, self-promotion, law-defying and superficiality."

    Politics, American Style

  • "Wealth, left uncontrolled, threatens dire evil to the Republic," - wrote Roosevelt, who went on to add, "We seek to control law-defying wealth."

    McCain-Roosevelt connection: All bull, no bully

  • Those law-defying people - found with illegal firearms - will have to face the full might of the law with no mercy accorded to them.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This Administration -- from Jose Padilla to its torture policies and now with its law-defying eavesdropping on American citizens -- has unmistakably signaled that it ascribes to theories of the wartime Executive which give the President powers at least as great as any other prior administration ever claimed.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • This Administration -- from Jose Padilla to its torture policies and now with its law-defying eavesdropping on American citizens -- has unmistakably signaled that it ascribes to theories of the wartime Executive which give the President powers at least as great as any other prior administration ever claimed.

    Do Bush defenders place any limits on his "wartime" power?

  • The lack of education, contact with absorption of law-defying philosophies of life, tend to make crime appear natural and justified.

    Problems of Conduct

  • Recall the terrible story of Russian incendiarism for the last hundred years, which has torn to pieces in ever-increasing lust for murder bodies and souls; recall the eternally perjured and law-defying regiment of grave diggers; and then blush that you have characterized as a heavy crime a manfully confessed act of self-defense on the part of the Germans, the temporary occupation of Belgium!

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index

  • To permit every lawless capitalist, every law-defying corporation, to take any action, no matter how iniquitous, in the effort to secure an improper profit and to build up privilege, would be ruinous to the Republic and would mark the abandonment of the effort to secure in the industrial world the spirit of democratic fair dealing.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

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