Quote – Richard Lesher, Chamber of Commerce Publications.

Senator Ervin calls the CPA [Consumer Protection Agency] bill ‘the most dangerous piece of legislation ever presented to the Congress.’ He warns that the head of CPA would have ‘the most tremendous powers ever granted to any many in the history of the United States.’… And he reminds everyone that ‘government is a parasite.’

The above is a quote from a private conversation with retired North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin. “Can Capitalism Survive?” (speech), 1975, by Richard Lesher, Chamber of Commerce Publications, Papers of Chamber of Commerce, Series II, Box 29, Hagley Museum