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A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences
Thomas Jefferson
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy
Benjamin Disraeli
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.
Ayn Rand
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw
A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of 'monopoly in the means of production.'
Robert Anton Wilson
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Henry Louis Mencken
Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government
George Washington
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Confucius
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them
Edmund Burke
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington
But a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandizing their oppressors in Church and State.
Thomas Jefferson
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
John Maynard Keynes
Calvin founded a little theocracy, modeled after the Old Testament, and succeeded in erecting the most detestable government that ever existed, except the one from which it was copied
Robert Green Ingersoll
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management
Doug Larson
Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike
Plato
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
Henry Louis Mencken
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle
Will Durant
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P. J. O'Rourke
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