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" All socialism involves slavery. "
" Strong government doesn't mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration - in other words, 'good governance.' "
" Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. "
" If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. "
" The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual's greed for power and the electorates' desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment. "
" Under the leaden sway of Alexander III's government, the silence of the graveyard prevailed. Russian society, equally discouraged by the collapse of all hopes for peaceful reforms and by the apparent ineffectiveness of the revolutionary movement, was in the grip of a mood of depression and resignation. "
" Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more. "
" To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. "
" Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. "
" Anyone who's read my 'Terror in the Skies' series knows that I have not been writing with an eye toward approval from any government agency. "
" England has not wholly escaped the curse which must ever befall a free government which holds extensive provinces in subjection; for, although she has not lost her liberty or fallen into anarchy, yet we behold the population of England crushed to the earth by the superincumbent weight of debt and taxation, which may one day terminate in revolution. "
John C. Calhoun
" Politically, the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government. "
" The federal government has never created one job that is sustainable long term. It creates government project work but not creating real work where people are. "
" There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained. "
" We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government. "
" It is not good to have a rule of many. "
" In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another. "
" People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests. "
" Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty. "
" Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. "
" The National Security Council's real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy. "
" Americans no longer look to government for economic security; rather, they look to their portfolios. "
" We, as citizens, are the true owners of government. "
" In a free country, government is a dull and onerous responsibility. It is a parent-teacher conference. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. "
" Democracy passes into despotism. "
" I stand today on this floor to appeal for protection from the strong arm of the government for her loyal children, irrespective of color and race, who are citizens of the southern states, and particularly of the State of Georgia. "
Hiram Rhodes Revels
" If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost. "
" We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another. "
Richard M. Nixon
" The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real. "
" Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government. "