The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Inflation is not caused by the actions of private citizens, but by the government: by an artificial expansion of the money supply required to support deficit spending. No private embezzlers or bank robbers in history have ever plundered peoples savings on a scale comparable to the plunder perpetrated by the fiscal policies of statist governments.
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
And on the other hand, we see that the Israeli government is attacking that part of the Palestinian leader.
He let out a yell of joy. They danced round the room. Pressure of population was such that reproduction had to be strict, controlled. Childbirth required government permission. For this moment, they had waited four years. Incoherently they cried their delight.
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
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.
Nations are equal in respect to each other, and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights, whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength or however greatly they may differ in government, religion or manners
The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Democracy, I do not conceive that ever God did ordain as a fit government either for church or commonwealth. If the people be governors, who shall be governed?
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human Being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
The art of government is the organization of idolatry
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
We believe the American people can spend their money better than the government can spend it.
The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want-and their kids pay for it
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too
Look at the Justice Department, it's full of Jews...The lawyers in government are damn Jews
Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?
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.
Terrorism: deadly violence against humans and other living things. Usually conducted by government against its own people."
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government and I will lead it as party of government.