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 goverment.
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
State are not made, nor patched; they grow;
Grow slow through centuries of pain,
And grow correctly in the main;
But only grow by certain laws,
Of certain bits in certain jaws.
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners.
Every country has the government it deserves.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
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