Government Quotes

They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program

George W. Bush

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it

Ronald Reagan

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

Henry David Thoreau

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth

Mark Twain

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests

Patrick Henry

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government

Woody Allen

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

Voltaire

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government

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This isn’t about the conflict; it is about the government doing nothing to acknowledge the current human rights violations being committed against Tamil civilians.

Anna Neistat

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government

Richard Milhouse Nixon

Our government sprang from and was made for the people -- not the people for the government. To them it owes an allegiance; from them it must derive its courage, strength, and wisdom

Andrew Johnson

The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers wthout government, I should not hesita

Thomas Jefferson

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State

Thomas Jefferson

Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets

Ronald Reagan
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