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The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
Gold and silver are always in demand, regardless of clime, century, or government in power. But public confidence in and, hence, demand for paper money depends on the ultimate confidence – or lack thereof – of the public in the viability of the issuing government.
Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.
True liberal government is founded on the emancipation of men.
I have seen businesses and government come together to provide women entrepreneurs with the training they need to better access markets, take advantage of trade agreements, and in the process grow businesses, jobs, and GDP. These are partnerships that transform lives.
All of us, the government, parliament, local authorities and the society must demonstrate determination and readiness to use knowledge and capabilities… toward full European integration.
It’s not proper for the government to intrude too thoroughly into the domain of the family. It’s inappropriate.
No matter what your mission is, have some notion in your head. Forget the model, whether it’s government or nonprofit or profit. Ask yourself the more important question: Is my mission improving the world? Are you sure about it? Seek to disconfirm that all the time. And if you can, change your mission.
Government is inherently incompetent, and no matter what task it is assigned, it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.
When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
The human spirit is stronger than any government or institution.
Our ability to participate in government, to elect our leaders and to improve our lives is contingent upon our ability to access the ballot. We know in our heart of hearts that voting is a sacred right – the fount from which all other rights flow.
The Kingdom is the love of God prevailing in politics, in business, in government, in media. It is all the impact of the laws of God creating a social environment where the strong help the weak, where those who have give to those who don’t. It’s a society where relationships are built on love.
Government leaders, researchers, physicians, the pharmaceutical industry, cancer advocates, and many other stakeholders all have a key role in promoting a safer, healthier environment, better nutrition, increased physical activity, and a new emphasis on prevention in cancer research.
One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government – and they aren’t going to like it.
The fact that our government is using instruments of government like the IRS to punish its opponents, this is not the kind of thing that is a Democrat or a Republican issue. This is an American issue… A lot of people do not feel free to express themselves.
We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
Even the government understands that the environmental challenge is so big that no single agency can handle it. It needs collaboration among all the stakeholders – companies, governments, NGOs and the public. Public accountability will be the ultimate driving force.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I believe investigative agencies should be run in an autonomous manner, and there shouldn’t be any interference from the government’s side.
Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
The founders had a strong distrust for centralized power in a federal government. So they created a government with checks and balances. This was to prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful.
The government argues that First Amendment rights are outweighed by the need to prosecute those who transmit classified information and documents.
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries‘ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
Washington is a place where politicians don’t know which way is up and taxes don’t know which way is down.
Let those men who still have these misguided ideas, let those men who still have these hallucinations, realize that by anarchism, by dastardly crimes, they cannot bring about good government; let them realize that these methods have not succeeded in any country of the world and are not likely to succeed in India.
A Conservative government is necessary. There is no credible alternative.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you’ve got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I’m not sure any country, either the United States or I don’t hear of anyone else, who’s willing to take on that responsibility.
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society.
Financial institutions, the corporate world and civil society – all must uphold high standards of probity in their working. Only a genuine partnership between the Government and its people can bring about positive change to create a just society.
It is often said that definitions of Islamic government are imprecise. To me, however, they seemed to have a clarity that was completely familiar and also, it must be said, far from reassuring.
The war on drugs has made government more powerful, citizens less free, and hasn’t helped users or addicts.
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
In a vast and diverse country like India, a political party with secular ideology can ensure stable and progressive government.
There’s a total separation between the federal government and the people. So running for president was an attempt on my part to get people to care enough to go vote. But people just don’t bother. And that’s why it’s not working.
Everything government touches turns to crap.
Every government says they love small businesses, but what have they done for them? We should pull down all the barriers.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
Socialism means slavery.
After 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies.
All religions and all communities have the same rights, and it is my responsibility to ensure their complete and total protection. My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion.
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
South Sydney is a very complicated and wonderful place. You have some of the most expensive bits of real estate in the country and a large percentage of government housing.
Only a few years after building a federal system that cleared the way for equal opportunity, Republicans faced a racist and xenophobic backlash against an active government – and they folded. By the 1880s, the party’s leaders had abandoned their message of opportunity and tied themselves to big business.
Government by blackmail is incompatible with democracy.
Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate… It’s what he’s done every day in state government.
Well, I thought the deal was, when you went to work for the government you weren’t supposed to make money!
Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.
It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.
It is important to realize that gold and silver are international commodities and that, therefore, when not prohibited by government decree, foreign coins are perfectly capable of serving as standard moneys.
We need transparency in government spending. We need to put each government expenditure online so every Floridian can see where their tax money is being spent.
Good government is one of the most important factors in economic growth and social well-being.
The school system has become a part of this huge government machine, governed by people who aren’t close to the situation. That’s why I’m a Republican. I believe in small government.
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
The checks and balances is a way to prevent government from either devolving into an autocratic tyranny or an autocratic mob mentality.
People thought I was trying to say that women had no say, no rights. I was not saying that. I was saying that women had a role, a duty. When they want to have a say in government – though in Africa they are not expected to do that – they are not discouraged. They can do what they want to do.
I stated that I’m a libertarian Republican, which means I believe in a series of issues, such as smaller government, constraint on budget deficits, free markets, globalization, and a whole series of other things, including welfare reform.
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
We believe, as our founders did, that ‘the pursuit of happiness‘ depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.
Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort.
The regulator banned cryptocurrency… then there was an order from the Supreme Court. So, in the absence of any strong law, it was very important for us to come out with a comprehensive law-one for the private digital currency and second for the government for its digital form of currency, or the virtual currency.
How do we turn our nation around? President Obama thinks the answer is more and more government. Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.
The speed with which we in the Congress are going down is sometimes frightening. Government administration in the districts is rapidly reaching a low level. No strong opposition party has been able to emerge.
Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.
Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
We are no longer demonstrators. We are not actors, we are now people committed to the proposition that if the government won’t stop the war, we will stop the government.
Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can’t afford divisive polity in India.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
Erosion of faith and trust in government – that is the real problem that confronts us.
By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.
I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more.
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.
Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.
If parliament and government work together in their respective constitutional roles, and respect due processes, we will maximise our chances of making the right decisions as we encounter the many challenges, risks and opportunities Brexit poses for our country.
In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
We see that pedantry has never been held in such esteem for the government of the world as in our times, and it offers as many paths of the true intelligible species and objects of infallible and sole truth as there are individual pedants.
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.
I believe the government should ensure all children are provided with a good education.
The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
Are we still a country that takes risks, that innovates, that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out?
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
India, Pakistan series has always been decided by the government. We toured in 2003-04 when I was the captain and it was for the first time since 1989-90 that we toured Pakistan. There were times even in those days when the series was planned but would get cancelled. So you have to leave it to the government.
The story of Detroit‘s bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat.
The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.
Growth is what solves most of the big economic and social problems: poverty, government deficits, quality of life, rising healthcare and retirement costs.
Government is essentially immoral.
Democracy is when the people keep a government in check.
Censorship is advertising paid by the government.
The thing about local government is they want to hear what local people think, but for the most part, their systems are so long, dull and bureaucratic that people only get involved when there’s an issue they really care about.
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
The Saylor Foundation is meant to be a gadfly to encourage Google, Apple, MIT, Harvard, the United States government, and the Chinese government to aggressively pursue digital education.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
I think most people realize that our problems are our government, not me and you individually, except that we can – must have some sort of responsibility, because they’re in there and they were elected, so we have to defend ourselves on those lines.
The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.
The building up of a new, far-reaching system of inspection on the question of equal pay, with power to investigate every business in the United States, administered by a colossal new government agency with vast enforcement powers, would not be helpful to women, as far as I can see.
I believe in family values, and I believe that we all ought to be able to have a family and marry if you want to. I don’t think the government should be in that business of denying people the fundamental right to marry.
The so-called second New Deal of 1935 – including the Works Progress Administration, Social Security and the Wagner Act legalizing union labor – represented an effort to meet the rising voices demanding a more aggressive government approach to the collapse of national prosperity.
I have said it previously and saying it again… my government will work for betterment of all, irrespective of caste or religion.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.
This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman’s personal decisions about her life.
When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.
Governments regard their own citizens as their main enemy, and they have to be – protect themselves. That’s why you have state secret laws. Citizens are not supposed to know what their government is doing to them.
Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Do you know who the real hypocrite is? It’s the federal government and the Justice Department. It’s a fraud; it’s a lie. They have no interest in the education of black children. They are only interested in the politics of it.
Mobilize your friends and neighbors to understand that your day-to-day involvement with local government matters far more than a referendum on the White House every four years.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
It is not questioned that the Federal Government is one of limited powers. Its powers are such, and such only, as are expressly granted in the Constitution or are properly incident to the expressly granted powers and necessary to their execution.
Socialism’s not a word that I use. I say ‘social democracy’ because I don’t think the government needs to own all the means of production.
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people.
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.
Today we see how utterly mistaken was the Milton Friedman notion that a market system can regulate itself… Everyone understands now, on the contrary, that there can be no solution without government.
If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.
I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money than the government ever could.
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
Louisiana’s spicy, colorful politics have saddled our state with a reputation for tolerating lax ethical standards in government.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
The essence of good government is trust.
So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government.
What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
All socialism involves slavery.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
You can auction coal blocks. All natural resources of government should be auctioned.
I think that most people who complain about our government have no idea what they’re talking about because they’ve never been to a country with a bad government.
The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.
My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
The five different areas in which boys are in crisis – education; jobs; emotional health; physical health; and fatherlessness – are handled by different portions of the government.
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
Strengthening the system and spirit of cooperative federalism, my government is taking the states along to achieve national goals.
It is important for people to be able to read all sides of every question; for a feeling of national unity does not come from one-sided or inadequate information, but from a sense of freedom impartially secured and of opportunity equalized by a just government.
I know that government doesn’t have the all solutions that real solutions do not come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us. We are part of the solution.
There are so many people and organisations that work quietly and diligently for the poor and the disadvantaged. We should also work with unity and purpose to ensure that the benefits of government policies reach all sections of society.
The government can’t create jobs; they’ll destroy jobs trying to do it. The government doesn’t have any money; all they have is a printing press. We need to free markets to create jobs; if the government wants to help, they should reduce their burden on the economy.
In poor countries, we still need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many government workers providing health services. They are the crucial link bringing tools such as vaccines and education to the people who need them most. How well trained are they? Are they showing up to work?
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Ultimately, I do want us to be a transformative government. I want, when we’ve left, for people to say we’re not just clean-green anymore: we’re carbon neutral, or we’re striving to be.
I didn’t even have a birth certificate until I was 9 years old, which meant that, according to the state of Idaho and the federal government, I just didn’t exist.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism.
As far as the constitution allows me, I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch.
First, we must stop issuing drivers‘ licenses to people in our country illegally. Providing them with forms of government identification makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts.
Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.
A limited government is much more likely to be a competent government.
In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed.
If the government ever imposes a tax on books – and I wouldn’t put it past them – I’m in dead trouble.
On trade, a Conservative government would challenge China’s actions on canola and meat imports through the World Trade Organization and withdraw funding from the Chinese-run Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Because I became a refugee in Macau during 1941, we had this war in Hong Kong, I fought for the government as an air raid warden for 15 days. Our government surrendered, Hong Kong Government surrendered, so I took a junk and came to Macau in 16 hours and I was a refugee, so that’s why I was so much indebted to Macau.
They’re always trying to claim that if I talk about world government and corruption, I’m anti-Semitic.
Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that ‘taxation without representation is tyranny,’ she is taxed without being represented.
During an economic crisis, what matters is that the government keeps its foot on the accelerator.
The supply of medicines for our servicemen and women should not be dependent on the decisions of the Chinese Government.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
I don’t blame or complain about things like the economy, the government, taxes, employees, gas prices, or any of the external things that I don’t have control over. The only thing I have control over is my response to these things.
A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
It is true that SpaceX is partially a government contractor, but it would be unfair to say that SpaceX is entirely a government contractor.
Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys’ network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is.
You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.
Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.
Socialism requires that government becomes your god.
The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State.
In a democracy, people tend to get the kind of government they deserve.
No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened. Our Constitution begins ‘we the people’, not ‘us the government’.
You need to be intent on reducing size, scope, and influence of government.
Voters quickly forget what a man says.
Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
The people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
We must get government out of the way and help foster an environment where small businesses are free to grow and create jobs.
Who controls the issuance of money controls the government!
Coolidge believed that government officials who tell themselves that spending benefits the economy delude themselves and the citizens. Government budgets promote human freedom.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
We are farmers, nobody in the family has a government job and my family has been supporting me with difficulty. But it is a sort of relief now that I am able to support my family financially besides continuing with my training.
You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum.
Those of us in public office and those of us who aspire to public office have a responsibility to be reasonable, fact-based, in our rhetoric and to not suggest things that are unreasonable, to whip up a lot of emotion in public, which can lead to government overreach, fear, suspicions, and prejudice.
And you can’t have a prosperous economy when the government is way overspending, raising tax rates, printing too much money, over regulating and restricting free trade. It just can’t be done.
If a debt crisis results from government profligacy and mismanagement, rather than from a market failure, it is true that the central bank should not intervene.
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
SpaceX has the potential of saving the U.S. government $1 billion a year. We are opposed to creating an entrenched monopoly with no realistic means for anyone to compete.
I hate government. I’m apolitical. Write that down. I’m not a Republican.
Government unions should not be allowed to influence the public officials they are lobbying, and sitting across the bargaining table from, through campaign donations and expenditures.
We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.
Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
The fundamental challenge is that people like me simply do not trust the federal government any longer.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
A Supreme Court justice must convince at least four colleagues to bind the federal government nationwide, whereas a district court judge issuing a nationwide injunction needn’t convince anyone.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets has no charm for me. If the Union is dissolved and government disrupted, I shall return to my native state and share the miseries of my people, and save in defense will draw my sword on none.
Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.
The best thing I can do for someone who’s not in a job is get them in a job, and this government has had the greatest success of any government at getting Australians into work.
Our party and the Republic’s government will go hand in hand with anyone who truly desires the country’s reunification and the nation’s peaceful prosperity and will make responsible and patient efforts to accomplish the historic cause of the fatherland‘s reunification.
You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.
Any government has to be friendly with investors and the business community. They provide jobs, new investments; they keep the country running.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
I tell the government, if people have no jobs, you are in trouble. Government will be in trouble. My job is to help more people have jobs.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I love my country. It’s just the government I don’t trust.
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill – little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
I think governments can’t do much.
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?
A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
Good ideas are the backbone of good government.
Well private money can take risks in a way that government money often isn’t willing to.
Financial crises require governments.
The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.
Social Security got passed because John D. Rockefeller was sick of having to take money out of his profits to pay for his workers’ pension funds. Why do that, when you can just let the government take money from the workers?
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns.
Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
I believe that the root cause of every financial crisis, the root cause, is flawed government policies.
I do think voters are ready for a change in Olympia and after 28 years of one party rule, they are ready to put a new team on the field and bring a new approach to state government.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.
Good government is good politics.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary.
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.
The role of the church and the government are fundamentally different. The church must always show compassion – always.
I try to put myself in others’ shoes: How does any country give up any sovereignty and expect to survive as a government? I don’t think that any Philippine president, or any leader for that matter, can afford to give up any portion of territorial sovereignty. That would be political suicide.
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
Free enterprise makes people prosperous, all people prosperous, and big government makes people poorer.
My ideas are threatening to the government.
There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained.
There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic.
All school districts receive funds from the federal government, through the Department of Education, to support anti-drug education efforts.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
It is not good to have a rule of many.
It is not good to have a rule of many.
There is clearly a constituency that appreciates the message that Google is sending, that it finds the Chinese government’s attitude to the Internet and censorship unacceptable.
The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it’s all checks and no balances.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen its course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
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.
Spiritual government means a pure government that doesn’t discriminate on the lines of caste, creed, or religion.
Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
It is self-evident that no number of men, by conspiring, and calling themselves a government, can acquire any rights whatever over other men, or other men’s property, which they had not before, as individuals.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
Just as the left has to be more willing to question ‘Government knows best,’ the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.