Government Quotes

Are you entitled to the fruits of your labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend?

Ronald Reagan

A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth

Ronald Reagan

As government expands, liberty contracts

Ronald Reagan

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

Ronald Reagan

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under

Henry Mencken

Every government is a scoundrel

Henry Mencken

The function of government ought to be: make sure you have good water to drink, somebody picking up the garbage, good roads to drive on, enough electricity to turn your light bulbs and your record player on, and whatever smaller amounts of regulatory assistance is necessary to make this society work

Frank Zappa

If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin

Samuel Adams

A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration

Abraham Lincoln

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object

Thomas Jefferson

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible

Hubert H. Humphrey

None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answers If you love your country, don't depend on handouts from Washington for your information. If you cherish your freedom, don't leave it all up to big government

Barry Morris Goldwater

What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have

Gerald R. Ford
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