„Helping people directly can be a noble thing. Forcing other people to do it with great inefficiency? Not so much. There isn’t a single thing that I would petition the federal government to add to its task list, and I would ask that it stop doing the majority of the things that it is currently doing. My vote is going to the candidates that at least vector in that direction.“

—  John Carmack, Quoted in "John Carmack's Blog" http://media.armadilloaerospace.com/misc/government.htm

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„When you are doing something, you have against you every people doing the same thing, every people doing the opposite thing, and the very large majority of people doing nothing.“

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