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Are we still a country that takes risks, that innovates, that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out?
The essence of good government is trust.
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
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.
You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Sydney J. Harris
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.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
I think governments can't do much.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government.
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended.
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
George W. Bush
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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