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People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
– Alan Moore

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In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

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The mightiest of weapons is truth. And everyone knows you’re not permitted to enter a government building with a weapon.

Submitted by: John Alejandro King

Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.
– William Howard Taft

The best argument against democracy is a five- minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

Capitalism is not an ideal solution because it would, in theory, legally allow a single person or organization to eventually buy out everybody else living on earth. The whole globe having thus become private property, the telltale sign of capitalism, ‘no trespassing’ would arise on every spot on earth.

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian

Governments have a tendency not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell

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Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
– P.J. O’Rourke

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
– Barry Goldwater

It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
– Edward R. Murrow

Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.
Thomas Paine

To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
– Charles De Gaulle

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

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Ceremonies are the first thing to be attended to in the practice of government.

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