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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. "
" I believe that the root cause of every financial crisis, the root cause, is flawed government policies. "
" Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. "
" Democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. "
" We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government. "
William Howard Taft
" Government should take care of those in America who can't care for themselves. That's a role of government. "
" Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests. "
C. Wright Mills
" A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others. "
" 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
" I don't consider Americans bullies, but I do consider the American government bullying. "
" No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place. "
" When the Constitution was written in 1787, there was this supposition that American politics would be above party. The people who would staff the positions in government would have the interests of the country, or at least their states and congressional districts, at heart, and so they wouldn't form permanent political parties. "
H. W. Brands
" 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. "
" I can't sit here and be a hypocrite and say I'm for limited government, but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies. "
" There was no measure that required greater caution or more severe scrutiny than one to impose taxes or raise a loan, be the form what it may. I hold that government has no right to do either, except when the public service makes it imperiously necessary, and then only to the extent that it requires. "
John C. Calhoun
" The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people. "
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" I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government. "
" The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. "
" Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another? "
" It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. "
" The injustices endured by black Americans at the hands of their own government have no parallel in our history, not only during the period of slavery but also in the Jim Crow era that followed. "
" During intervals of humanity, some disposition has been manifested to permit the return of those who have never offended, who have been banished by a terror which the government itself has reprobated, & to permit in case of arrestation, an investigation of the fact of emigration as well as of the identity of the person accus'd. "
" There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic. "
" Courts have long recognized the federal government's robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation's ability to protect its borders. "
" Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. "
" Government can provide opportunity. But opportunity means nothing unless people are prepared to seize it. "
Richard M. Nixon
" We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. "
" In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged - by their husbands, bosses and the government - to take long maternity leaves. "
" One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government - and they aren't going to like it. "
" No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor. "
" It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business. "