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.
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.
Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.
Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.
Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.
Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.