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" Republican liberty depends on citizen participation, on a government that is of, for, and by the people. "
" 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. "
" Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it. "
" The laws given on Mount Sinai for the government of man and woman were equal; the precepts of Jesus make no distinction. "
" 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? "
" From my father's point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government. "
" You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. "
" Government is at its worst when you have apathy from its citizens. "
" It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business. "
" We are fighting for an open and fair economy. We are fighting for the consumer. Someone needs to. "
" Well, no one gives aid to Zimbabwe through the Mugabe government. "
" Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it. "
" If you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade... a real change-maker represents a real threat. So your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative, then run against the cartoon. Cartoons are two-dimensional; they're easy to absorb. "
William J. Clinton
" The very first act of the Confederate Government was to send commissioners to Washington to make terms of peace, and to establish relations of amity between the two sections. "
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
" It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free. "
" Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind. "
" You know, in a workplace, when you shrink the size of a workforce, there is pain there. But there is no question: we have a government that we can no longer afford. That is the cold, hard fact. So we have to make this more efficient. We have to sunset programs that no longer work. We have to eliminate waste and fraud. We must do this. "
" In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations. "
" We all want prosperity, but not at the expense of liberty. Poverty is not as great a danger to liberty as is wealth, with its corrupting, demoralizing influences. Let us never have a Government at Washington owing its retention to the power of the millionaires rather than to the will of millions. "
" A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion. "
" Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people. "
" In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home. "
" Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government. "
" Directing a movie is a little bit like being back in student government and putting on the homecoming dance. You're like, 'You put up the streamers, and you hire the DJ, and you get the punch bowl.' Some people are just like, 'This dance sucks.' And you're like, 'No no, this dance is awesome!' You have to be really positive. "
" 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. "
" Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government. "
" Free enterprise, individual opportunity, limited government. They made America great; only they can keep America strong. "
" The British Government very naturally would like to see in India the form of democratic constitutions it knows best and thinks best, under which the Government of the country is entrusted to one or other political party in accordance with the turn of elections. "
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
" The 'Patriot Act,' 'Enhancing domestic security,' and 'Protect America' all sound great - until you realize that they're catch phrases for programs that contain roving wire taps without a warrant and the collection and sale of your personal information to the U.S. government. "
" I think the people should have a right to boycott whoever they want to boycott without the government making them into criminals and try to protect corporations from people. They should protect people from corporations. "
" 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. "