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av Unknownrebel Lagret under: politikk on april 11th, 2009

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“Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?”
– Thomas Jefferson

“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 Brown

“We are living in a sick society filled with people who would not directly steal from their neighbor but who are willing to demand that the government do it for them.”
– William L. Comer

“I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.”
– Billie Holiday

“When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny.”
– Thomas Paine

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
– Groucho Marx

“Politicians are always interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.”
– P.J. O’Rourke

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.”
– Tacitus

“The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.”
– Gary Lloyd

“What the government gives, it must first take away.”
– John S. Coleman

“If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.”
– Jacob Hornberger

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.”
– Thomas B. Reed

“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.”
– John Hay

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
– H.L. Mencken

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
– William Pitt

“A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.”
– Barry Goldwater

“There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as “caring” and “sensitive” because he wants to expand the government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money. Well, who isn’t? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money – if a gun is held to his head.”
– P.J. O’Rourke


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