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" 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. "
" For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week. "
" The world will not accept dictatorship or domination. "
" In a free country, government is a dull and onerous responsibility. It is a parent-teacher conference. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. "
" Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House. "
" The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other. "
" We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government. "
" Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. "
" Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it. "
" One man with courage is a majority. "
" I believe that the root cause of every financial crisis, the root cause, is flawed government policies. "
" When businesses face tough times, one of the first items they cut is overhead expenses. The government should do the same. "
" Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. "
" Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. "
" A government is for the benefit of all the people. "
William Howard Taft
" What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it. "
" Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror. "
" A people can prosper under a very bad government and suffer under a very good one, if in the first case the local administration is effective and in the second it is inefficient. "
" The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States. "
" It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. "
" The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing. "
" 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. "
" Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind. "
" For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security. "
" In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. "
" The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract. "
Robert A. Heinlein
" No expectations, no tension between goals and performance, no outrage, resolve or intention, no action, no results. There's only one way to get a government - and a nation - to stop drifting to low performance. That's to wake up and insist on higher standards. "
" The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people. "
William O. Douglas
" The Obama administration came into Utah and said, 'We're not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. 'We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage,' and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power. "
" I think the Eritrean government is aware that any full-scale invasion of Ethiopia along the lines of 1998 could turn out to be suicidal... And we will not respond to any provocation short of all-out invasion. We are already engaged in a much more fruitful war - against poverty. "