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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
~ James Madison

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
~ Jonathan Swift

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
~ Saint Augustine

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.
~ Thomas Jefferson

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.
~ Tom Stoppard

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
~ James Madison

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
~ Winston Churchill

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.
~ Wilhelm Reich

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.
~ Gore Vidal

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.
~ Will Rogers

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.
~ Wendell Phillips

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
~ Robert Orben

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
~ Thomas Jefferson

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.
~ Milton Friedman

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
~ Karl Marx

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.
~ Lewis Mumford

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

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History is the lie commonly agreed upon.
~ Voltaire

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 Lincoln
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