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Covina Is Urged to Heed Thoreau

February 24, 1991

I wish I could remember who said, "That government is best, which governs least." Perhaps one of your readers will be able to help me out because I would like to send the exact quotation to every member of our Covina City Council. They would do well to abide by the sentiment expressed in the quote.

By heeding that precept--uncomfortable as it might be for our City Council--they might be able to stay away from private property rights and the proposed city inspections of private homes before sale and apartments before rental.

Was it Thoreau . . .


Rader Realty Inc.


Editor's Note: In his 1849 essay, "Civil Disobedience," Henry David Thoreau said he ascribed to this philosophy, which was the motto of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, a literary political monthly of the day.

The Covina Council has postponed until May the proposal for annual city inspections to allow real estate people and others interested to discuss the issue.

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