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Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald R. Ford
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
C. S. Lewis
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