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The government that governs best, governs best! -- Jon Stewart
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Government is violence masquerading as answers to strangers' problems using other peoples' money. -- Dan Mccall
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All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck. -- Lysander Spooner
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Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand. -- Benjamin Disraeli
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I am the Federal Government. -- Tom Delay
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Government has within it a tendency to abuse its powers. -- John C. Calhoun
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A government that says what it means, and means what it says. -- Tony Abbott
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[Government]is cancerous in head and limbs;only its belly is sound, and the laws it excretes are the most strightforward shit in the world. -- Otto Von Bismarck
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Government is the political representative of a natural equilibrium, of custom, of inertia; it is by no means a representative of reason. -- George Santayana
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The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, and to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law. -- Ayn Rand
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The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, "See if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk". -- Harry Browne
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Government, like any other organism, refuses to acquiesce in its own extinction. This refusal, of course, involves the resistance to any effort to diminish its powers and prerogatives. -- H.l. Mencken
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Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it. -- Gerry Spence
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A government builds its prestige upon the apparently voluntary association of the governed. -- Mahatma Gandhi
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It's not our government anymore. -- Steve Madison
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The proper and limited use of government is to invoke a common justice and keep the peace - and that is all. -- Leonard Read
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Government! Government! What do I get for all I give, I'd like to know! Potholes and bombs! -- Cecil Dawkins
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A government is an institution that holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence. -- Max Weber
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Government exists only for the good of the governed. -- Pythagoras
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Government has the power to help improve well-being -- David Cameron
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The government's only functions are to protect the rights of the individual; therefore, you need a police force and an army. -- Neil Peart
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Sir, we have a saying in our country: 'There's no government, like no government. -- James Wesley, Rawles
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Government can have no more than two legitimate purposes - the suppression of injustice against individuals within the community, and the common defense against external invasion. -- William Godwin
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The government is there day in and day out, if you want all kids to have education, if you want to run courts, if you want to have an army, if you want to have roads, you've got to have the taxation system that funds everything that you expect. -- Bill Gates
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There's an old saying that the government is your partner from birth, but they don't get to come to all the meetings. -- John C. Malone
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That government which governs best, governs least. -- Thomas Jefferson
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A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. -- John C. Calhoun
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Government not just for a few, it belongs to the common people. -- Narendra Modi
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Formerly government was the responsibility of people; now people were the responsibility of government. -- Garet Garrett
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Governments are just large corporations, and large corporations are just small governments. -- Joel T. Mcgrath
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Government is the enemy until you need a friend. -- William Cohen
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After my time working for the government as a soldier, I reacquainted myself with the possibilities of government as a force for good beyond its awesome capacity as a force in war and security. -- Wes Moore
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What is government but theft by consent? -- Scott Lynch
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Government is an institution which prevents injustice other than such as it commits itself. -- Ibn Khaldun
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Government is necessary to defend communities from miseries from within themselves; from the prevalence of intestine discord, mutual injustice and violence; the members of the society continually making a prey one of another, without any defence one from another. -- Jonathan Edwards
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Government doesn't work. You work, I work, Federal Express works, Microsoft works, the Salvation Army works, Alcoholics Anonymous works, but government doesn't. -- Harry Browne
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Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading. -- John Updike
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What is this thing we call government? Is it anything but organized violence? The law orders you to obey, and if you don't obey, it will compel you by force - all governments, all law and authority finally rest on force and violence, on punishment or fear of punishment. -- Alexander Berkman
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The only government that I recognize
and it matters not how few are at the head of it, or how small its army
is that power thatestablishes justice in the land, never that which establishes injustice. -- Henry David Thoreau
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You see, I'm from your government, and I'm here to help you. -- Bruce Sterling
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People constantly speak of 'the government' doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men. They may have some better man working for them, but they themselves are seldom worthy of any respect. -- H.l. Mencken
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Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness. -- Fred Woodworth
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As a rule, the Government appoints its friends. -- Hector-Louis Langevin
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This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area. -- Rick Perry
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The single definition of government I've ever seen that makes sense is that it's the organization which claims the right to kill people who won't do what it wants. -- Poul Anderson
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The government is mainly an expensive organization to regulate evildoers, and tax those who behave: government does little for fairly respectable people except annoy them. -- E.w. Howe
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The grossest, the cruelest, the most selfish, the most easily pervertible and perverted thing in this world, is government. -- Henry Ward Beecher
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Government breeds more government, and a lobbying infrastructure to defend itself. -- George F. Will
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A thoughtful and well-informed consideration of US government in relation to American society. -- Ian Harris
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Government is an unnecessary evil. -- Jeff Berwick
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All you have to do is ask yourselves, who controls the government? And who are the victims of that control? -- Assata Shakur
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Government arrogates to itself that it alone forms men. Everybody knows that government never began anything. It is the whole world that thinks and governs. -- Wendell Phillips
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The most powerful force possessed by the individual citizen is her own government ... Government is the only organized mechanism that makes possible that level of shared disinterest known as the public good. -- John Ralston Saul
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Government is the agent of those who are too refined to do their own mugging. -- Joseph Sobran
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The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential. -- Stefan Molyneux
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Here then is the origin and rise of government; namely, a mode rendered necessary by the inability of moral virtue to govern the world; here too is the design and end of government, viz. Freedom and security. -- Thomas Paine
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The business of government is justice. -- Millicent Fenwick
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Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth Stupid fumbling. -- Robert A. Heinlein
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The business of the government is the business of the people. -- John F. Kennedy
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What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you -- Tony Benn
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Government is itself an art, one of the subtlest of the arts. It is neither business, nor technology, nor applied science. It is the art of making men live together in peace and with reasonable happiness. -- Felix Frankfurter
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The government's like a mule, it's slow and it's sure; it's slow to turn, and it's sure to turn the way you don't want it. -- Ellen Glasgow
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The government is best which makes itself unnecessary. -- Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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The question nowadays is not what makes government work. The question is how do we make it stop. -- P. J. O'rourke
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Government originated in the attempt to find a form of association that defends and protects the person and property of each with the common force of all. -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Modern government has become a universal transfer agency that utilizes the political process for distributing vast measures of income and wealth. It preys on millions of victims in order to allocate valuable goods and services to its beneficiaries. -- Hans F. Sennholz
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All free governments, whatever their name, are in reality governments by public opinion ; and it is on the quality of this public opinion that their prosperity depends. It is, therefore, their first duty to purify the element from which they draw the breath of life. -- James Russell Lowell
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Ideally, government is the means by which all the individual wills are assured complete freedom of moral choice and at the same time prevented from ever clashing. -- W. H. Auden
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Government is at best useless, and at worst counter-productive. -- Kakha Bendukidze
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You either limit the government, or you limit the scope of your life. Why is the government that precious to you in the first place? -- A.e. Samaan
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A government is one that thinks and hears the voice of the poor. A government must live for the poor. -- Narendra Modi
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Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No one ... gets left behind. An instrument of good. -- Aaron Sorkin
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A government is not an old pair of socks that you throw away. -- Boris Yeltsin
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Governments, whatever their pretensions otherwise, try to preserve themselves by holding the individual down ... Government itself, indeed, may be reasonably defined as a conspiracy against him. Its one permanent aim, whatever its form, is to hobble him sufficiently to maintain itself. -- H.l. Mencken
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Government is as unreal, as intangible, as unapproachable as God. Try it, if you don't believe it. Seek through the legislative halls of America and find, if you can, the Government. In the end you will be doomed to confer with the agent, as before. -- Voltairine De Cleyre
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Governments arise either out of the people or over the people. -- Thomas Paine
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If you live in a place that you perceive to be a crowded place, you appreciate government; you see it as this thing that protects you against crime, that keeps order, that makes sure that nobody puts a massage parlor next to your house, that keeps other people's dogs from pooping on the sidewalk. -- Gail Collins
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Government exists to create and preserve conditions in which people can translate their ideas into practical reality. In the best of times, much is lost in translation. But we try. -- Gerald R. Ford
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The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to. -- Edward Snowden
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Here in America, government began as a tool to assure freedom. It gradually turned into a hideously expensive political toy designed to redistribute your wealth and control most aspects of your business and private life. -- Mark Skousen
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Either you will control your government, or government will control you. -- Ronald Reagan
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Government has no other end, but the preservation of property. -- John Locke
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We must have government, but we must watch them like a hawk. -- Millicent Fenwick
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Politics isn't only about government. Politics is about the people. -- Young Jeezy
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Law and its instrument, government, are necessary to the peace and safety of all of us, but all of us, unless we live the lives of mud turtles, frequently find them arrayed against us ... -- H.l. Mencken
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Government is the exercise of all the great qualities of the human mind. -- Edmund Burke
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A government of, for and by the people, requires much from the people. -- Ernie Fletcher
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Government is an art, not a science, and an adventure, not a planned itinerary. -- Donald Creighton
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Government spends somebody else's money on somebody else. -- Milton Friedman
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Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that's its highest and best application. -- William Weld
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The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people. -- James A. Garfield
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Governments and government are wicked problems. They are complex, multi-faceted, and they don't consist of just one problem and there will never be just one solution. -- Anonymous
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We ought not to forget that the government, through all its departments, judicial as well as others, is administered by delegated and responsible agents; and that the power which really controls, ultimately, all the movements, is not in the agents, but those who elect or appoint them. -- John C. Calhoun
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Of all the numerous forms that governments have taken over the centuries, of all the concepts and institutions that have been tried, none has succeeded in keeping the State in check. -- Murray N. Rothbard
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Government is about stealing and nothing else. That's all it's ever been about. That's all it'll ever be about. -- L. Neil Smith
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I have always thought of government as a kind of organism with an insatiable appetite for money, whose natural state is to grow forever unless you do something to starve it. -- Ronald Reagan
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Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution. -- Michael Badnarik
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There is no right government except good government. -- George Santayana
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The government is worst which governs most. -- James Cook
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The government wields a heavy hand, which is often used in an underhanded way. -- Kenneth Eade