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.
In politics people work hard to get a job and do little after they get it.
Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.
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.
Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
A political campaign starts when a politician stops working and goes about making speeches about all the work he intends to do.
A person who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.
"Political economy" is a phrase consisting of two incompatible words.