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  • The right of self-government does not comprehend the government of others.

    Government   Self   Doe  
    Thomas Jefferson, Henry Augustine Washington (1854). “The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, cont”, p.499
  • I took a hasty trip to Germany, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and England to talk to the officials of each Government about their pension provisions, and to talk to the responsible ministers in each country about the political "whys" of their legislation.

    Judy LaMarsh (1969). “Memoirs of a Bird in a Gilded Cage”, Toronto ; Montreal : McClelland and Stewart
  • As coercive monopolies that spend other people's money taken by force, governments are uniquely unqualified to solve problems. They are riddled by ignorance, perverse incentives, incompetence and are self-serving.

    "Don't Look to Government to Cool Down the Planet". November 14, 2007.
  • I do not know whether the Government will be able to get ready to conduct this transaction together with the management of Rosneft itself, whether the appropriate strategic investors will be found. And I believe it is about such investors that we should talk. But we are getting ready, and it is in the current year that we are planning to do this.

  • I am a limited-government libertarian.

  • Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract.

  • It has always been a source of serious reflection and sincere regret with me that the youth of the United States should be sent to foreign countries for the purpose of education. Although there are many who escape the danger of contracting principles unfavorable to republican governments, yet we ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds from being too strongly and too early prejudiced in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own.

    George Washington, Jared Sparks (1840). “The Writings of George Washington: pt. IV. Letters official and private, from the beginning of his presidency to the end of his life: (v. 10) May, 1789-November, 1794. (v. 11) November, 1794-December, 1799”, p.14
  • I feel that if people investigate the emergence of government, of State power - if they examine the logic of State power historically, and more specifically in the United States - they will find that the concept of limited government is not tenable once they adopt some type of libertarian principle.

    Interview with Jeff Riggenbach, October 1979.
  • 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 people's savings on a scale comparable to the plunder perpetrated by the fiscal policies of statist governments.

    Ayn Rand (1988). “The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z”, p.234, Penguin
  • Yes, the money could be better spent on Earth. But would it? Since when has money saved by government redlining been spent on education and cancer research? It is always squandered. Let's squander some on Mars. Let's go out and play.

    Mary Roach (2011). “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in Space”, p.174, Oneworld Publications
  • Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.

    Herbert Hoover (1934). “The State Papers and Other Public Writings of Herbert Hoover”
  • The decisions we make about the Internet don't affect just the Internet – they are answers to basic questions about the relationship each citizen has to the government and about the extent to which we trust one another with the full range of fundamental rights granted by the Constitution.

    Mike Godwin (1998). “Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age”, Crown Business
  • The theory of government I was taught says that government provides benefits, primarily security, to the entire population. In return we pay taxes. But lately the government has been a distributor of special privileges, taking money from some and giving it to others. America is now about evenly split between those who pay income taxes and those who consume them.

  • The uses of government should be to foster, protect and promote the possession of equality.

    Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1974). “The Victoria Woodhull Reader”, Weston, Mass. : M&S Press
  • Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

    Education   Peace   Money  
    Abraham Flexner (1994). “Universities: American, English, German”, p.302, Transaction Publishers
  • Let's ask why it is that we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and your medicine can be doubled tomorrow, and there's nothing that the government can do to stop it.

    Bernie Sanders during Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, February 5, 2016.
  • The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.

  • I have always considered Christianity as the strong ground of republicanism. The spirit is opposed, not only to the splendor, but even to the very forms of monarchy, and many of its precepts have for their objects republican liberty and equality as well as simplicity, integrity, and economy in government. It is only necessary for republicanism to ally itself to the Christian religion to overturn all the corrupted political and religious institutions of the world.

  • All government wars are unjust.

    Peace   War   Government  
    As quoted in an interview in "Reason" Magazine, February 1973.
  • The government to you is what God is to agnostics--only to be invoked when your own well being is at stake.

  • Governments and nations should sit together and resolve issues. Reforms must be reached through understanding. But others should not interfere.

    "Interview With President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran". Interview with George Stephanopoulos, September 21, 2011.
  • The First Amendment to the Constitution says government can't establish a religion, but neither can it limit the exercise of religion. And that's the issue here. What does it mean to be free to exercise your religion? It's not about what you can believe. It's whether you can act on those beliefs.

    Believe   Mean   Exercise  
    "In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash" by Tom Gjelten, February 28, 2017.
  • If you have ever seen a four-year-old trying to lord it over a two-year-old, then you know what the basic problem of human nature is - and why government keeps growing larger and ever more intrusive.

  • In the absence of government each man learns to think, to act for himself, without counting on the support of an outside force which, however vigilant one supposes it to be, can never answer all social needs. Man, thus accustomed to seek his well-being only through his own efforts, raises himself in his own opinion as he does in the opinion of others; his soul becomes larger and stronger at the same time.

    Men   Thinking   Support  
  • No government on earth can make men, who have realized freedom in their hearts, salute against their will.

    Freedom   Heart   Men  
    Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Merton (1965). “Gandhi on Non-violence”, p.57, New Directions Publishing
  • I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms.

  • Conservatives in general, and even so called Tea Party conservatives, are not against transportation spending. Indeed, interstate commerce is one purpose of interstate highways and byways, and is one of the things the federal government is actually supposed to spend our tax dollars on. What conservatives are opposed to is needless and excessive spending, pork-barrel spending, deficit spending, spending to pick winners and losers among American individuals and corporations, and spending to promote the social and economic whims of the Washington few.

    Party   Government   Tea  
  • A recent government survey found that 47 percent of all women report being the victims of either physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence. But 84 percent of those who are victims of domestic violence remain silent.

  • You cannot keep your plan and have Obamacare at the same time. Obamacare, by definition, gets rid of your plan and replaces it with health care run by the federal government.

  • Donald Trump may undermine some of the traditional checks on the presidency: the press in particular, but also the various government and Congressional ethics bodies, as well as the career civil service.

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