"It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men." ~ H.L. Mencken
Carrie Burdzinski is a professor of cell biology in Michigan. She is also owner/operator of Aurum Naturals, a handmade beeswax candle business. In her spare time she enjoys running, playing the oboe, preparing organic food, and living joyously through rational principles. Carrie may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.