Government

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson
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In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and
three or more is a congress." - John Adams

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are
misinformed." - Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress . . . But then I repeat
myself." - Mark Twain

"I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying
to lift himself up by the handle." - Winston Churchill

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." - George
Bernard Shaw

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." -
James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

"Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in
poor countries." - Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." - P.J.
O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases.  If it moves, tax it.  If it
keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, subsidize it." - Ronald Reagan (1986)

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." - Will Rogers

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!" - P.J.
O'Rourke

"In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the
citizens to give to the other." - Voltaire (1764)

"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session." - Mark Twain (1866)

"Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it." – Anon

"The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.  The inherent blessing of
socialism is the equal sharing of misery." - Winston Churchill

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." - Mark
Twain

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert
Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

"There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress." - Mark Twain

"What this country needs are more unemployed politicians." - Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you
have." - Thomas Jefferson


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