Law and Politics
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When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.
Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.
Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.
Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.
Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.
Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.
Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.