Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel

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  1. Peach
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    Who said this first?
     
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    don't know.

    But, a nanny state is the first refuge for losers.
     
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    I've heard that saying all my life but I would say that it's religious piousness.
     
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    Samuel Johnson.
     
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    Samuel Johnson is believed to be the first.
     
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    Yes, though many others have paraphrased his words.
     
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    If you knew the answer, why ask the question?
     

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