If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
John W. Gardner
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
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.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning
the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic.
Charles de Secondat
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Jorge Luis Borges
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
He was one of the most extraordinary human beings the world has
ever known. Born into the family of a Boston candle maker, Benjamin
Franklin became the most famous American of his time. He helped
found a new nation and defined the American character. He was a writer,
inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist,
civic leader, international celebrity , simply a genius.
History is the lie commonly agreed upon.
We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.
~ Charles F. Kettering
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
~ Abraham LincolnMore Proverbs
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