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" If people can't expect their government to be honest and clean, they can't expect anything from it. "
" The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. "
Hubert H. Humphrey
" A lot of people don't understand what feminism is. They think it is about advance and success for women, but it's not that at all. It is about power for the female left. And they have this, I think, ridiculous idea that American women are oppressed by the patriarchy and we need laws and government to solve our problems for us. "
" Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. "
" When you are in local government, you are on the ground, and you are looking into the eyes and hearts of the people you are there to serve. It teaches you to listen; it teaches you to be expansive in the people with whom you talk to, and I think that that engagement gives you political judgment. "
" No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
" It is not good to have a rule of many. "
" Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending. "
" Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation. "
" Since its inception, the government has broken and coerced treaties with hundreds of Native American tribes. And this is even worse when you realize that the native peoples of this land are negotiating for land that is, by all common sense and elementary school logic, their land. "
W. Kamau Bell
" There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. "
" It's a wonderful feeling to work in a country where the government's first concern is for its people, for all its people. "
" I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. "
William F. Buckley, Jr.
" Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. "
" The Constitution authorizes Congress to tax Americans to provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare. But in Washington, the professional political class has hijacked that authority to rig up a tax code that provides for the well-being of Washington, not the country. "
" We don't need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. And then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again. "
" I said I would be part of the solution in Jefferson City, not part of the problem. And I said I'd take on the culture of corruption. "
" The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. "
" But only 'rich' people by definition have the 'extra' money to buy things and invest to create economic growth. Do we really want to tax that 'extra' money away - and give it to the government to spend? Does that make any economic sense outside of politics and our emotional desire to make everyone suffer equally through these tough times? "
" Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. "
H. L. Mencken
" The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God. "
" This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. "
" U.S. Government propaganda tries to give the impression that aerial bombardment achieves near-surgical accuracy, so that military targets can be destroyed with minimal effect on civilians. Technical documents give a different picture. "
" The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. "
William E. Simon
" Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. "
" The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people. "
" If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. "
" If taxes and government spending are both slashed, then the salutary result will be to lower the parasitic burden of government taxes and spending upon the productive activities of the private sector. "
" It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it. "
" If you work for the federal government, the average salary is $7,000 higher than the private sector. Something's wrong with that, when you're making more money working for the government than you can working in the private sector. "
" Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government. "