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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. (Quote by - Sydney J. Harris)

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government. (Quote by - Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. (Quote by - H L Mencken)

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. (Quote by - H.L. Mencken)

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness. (Quote by - Fred Woodworth)

Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. (Quote by - Sir Richard Francis Burton)

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European) they are good or bad. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. (Quote by - George Burns)

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras.... As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty. (Quote by - William A. Niskanen)

I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. (Quote by - Richard Rumbold)

Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life. (Quote by - Elmer Davis)

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet every one thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades - that of government. (Quote by - Socrates)

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. (Quote by - Noam Chomsky)

A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. (Quote by - James Madison)

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

Good government is no substitute for self-government. (Quote by - Mahatma Gandhi)

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficient. (Quote by - Louis Brandeis)

That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

A goverment that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. (Quote by - Barry Goldwater)

Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. (Quote by - Adlai E. Stevenson)

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence -- it is force. (Quote by - George Washington)

It's every American's duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed. (Quote by - Quoted by Thomas Clifford)

The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an insult. (Quote by - John Quincy Adams)


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