Law and Politics
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Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.
This contract is so one-sided that I am astonished to find it written on both sides of the paper.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.
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.
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.
It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.
Accuse: To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged them.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.