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We need to understand that we as citizens and as a government in any community throughout this country have no more important obligation than to educate those who are going to replace us. Colin Powell
A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad. Oliver Ellsworth
A government operates and acts differently than a company. So all we want to do is get some transparency here and then determine if the deal should go forward. Mark Foley
Now it is clear, that if the government can exclude, on account either of their opinions or feelings, any persons thus drawn by lot, the trial is no longer a trial by 'the country,' but only by a portion of the country. Lysander Spooner
As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom. Esther Dyson
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one. Rush Limbaugh
I had someone call me this morning telling me they had somebody who would only work a certain number of hours a week because if they worked too many hours a week then they couldn't get their government assistance. And that person has multiple cell phones, and gets them new every month with new minutes. Timothy Griffin
Politicians and the government have become too interested in short-term gains. Of course, if you look at the direct financial returns in the short term, human space flight is expensive. But they need to look longer term. Helen Sharman
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. Will Rogers
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. Plato
Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. Ronald Reagan
Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance. Barbara Castle
I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government. Oliver Cromwell
The Irish Government can no longer stand by and see innocent people injured and perhaps worse. Jack Lynch
Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the heat of the debate has been a basic question: Should government attempt to deny private citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion? Michael Bloomberg
But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives. Jeb Bush
Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs. Eliot Spitzer
I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government. Sarah Jessica Parker
GE sells more than 96 percent of its products to the private sector, where America's future must be built. But government can help business invest in our shared future. Jeffrey R. Immelt
Barack Obama inherited a bankrupt economy, a bankrupt government, and a bankrupt foreign policy. Thomas P.M. Barnett
The right of the people to a substantive part in the government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned by the apostles in almost every conceivable way. Charles Hodge
As the law minister, I had ensured that the government's right to natural resources was protected. The result was evident. The honourable Supreme Court gave the landmark decision in RIL vs RNRL case that the government is the owner of all natural resources. Veerappa Moily
Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it. Edward Bond
It is through states that the American people get the job done every day, often in spite of a deeply flawed bureaucratic federal government. Rick Perry
I run a taxpayer group - the most powerful guy in D.C., nonsense. OK? There are buildings with thousands of people in them, all lobbying for more spending and higher levels of spending and more government commitments. And there are a handful - a handful of groups that fight for less spending. Grover Norquist
Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. Sarah Palin
In my teens, I joined the Parachute Regiment. I jumped out of lots of airplanes, as much as the Government budget would allow us to. I did two active tours of duty: Northern Ireland, and then the Falklands war. Mark Burnett
Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports. James Dyson
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. Thomas Jefferson
Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate... It's what he's done every day in state government. Ted Cruz
People should have an escape valve for their money, their assets. If you have substantial financial assets, the government is going to confiscate the purchasing power of those assets and spend it. Peter Schiff
But here too it should be noted that the President's approach was to first ask the repressive and brutal Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden to us, and only after that government refused to do that did we invade. Barney Frank
U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive. Robert Fisk
The average Tea Partier is sincerely against government spending - with the exception of the money spent on them. Matt Taibbi
Why do the police need to know where I am? In the hands of a benevolent government, they could be looking after your interests, but what if the next government isn't so benevolent? Val McDermid
Did somebody dream there is some way that the government doesn't need us? Dwayne Andreas
No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government. Bianca Jagger
Hardly had I left when we ran into the Korean war, doubled what I had asked for and doubled it again. I had told him I would stay in Government, be honored to, but not with the Air Force. Stuart Symington
Each of us has a vital role to play in building a world in which the government and technology serve the world's people and not the other way around. Rebecca MacKinnon
But on the other hand government takes away a certain amount of liberty and in some countries it takes away all of liberty. And it will, everywhere, if people who fight government do not fight government any longer. William Kunstler
When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the 'Waco hearings,' conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking. Bob Barr
A prime minister's job is to make sure the government works for those who have elected him, and not for big corporations. Jack Layton
It is the responsibility of Afghanistan's new government to gain better control over the country's administration and to resolutely fight the drug trade and corruption. Anders Fogh Rasmussen
In China, Vietnam, Russia and several former Soviet states, the dominant social networks are run by local companies whose relationship with the government actually constrains the empowering potential of social networks. Rebecca MacKinnon
We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government. Colin Powell
If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end. Herbert Hoover
Rahm Emanuel seems to think he knows Israel very well, and that the way to treat that country and its democratically-elected government is the way he treats all opponents in politics: by attacking and attacking. Elliott Abrams
No, our greatness does not come from our government. Sonny Perdue
Beginning to dismantle the Pentagon would save $1 trillion a year - a small government proposal if ever there was one. Bill Ayers
I've been fortunate when in government to have a car at my disposal, which takes away the nightmare of getting a taxi. David Blunkett
God is not separate from anything, or anyone. So it's impossible to prevent God from being visible in our government. Yehuda Berg
If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business. Julius Rosenberg
State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy. Ernie Fletcher
We're also fairly stubborn, I think, fairly independent. We have our share of difficulties with our federal government, although I've tried to as I am here encourage a better way of discussing those problems. Dan Miller
We are very much engaged across the government, very much engaged in streamlining and simplifying our activities with borrowers and lenders, because that saves time and saves costs and we believe we can do that while maintaining the same or increased levels of oversight and risk management. Karen Mills
The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them. Cullen Hightower
But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form. John Jay Hooker
No government, no organisation, no citizen can afford to be less than vigilant in combating bigotry, intolerance and hatred. And frankly, our way of life depends on that vigilance. Barry O'Farrell
What makes America great was a government that was founded to be limited to doing one thing. I really believe the whole purpose of America, the aspirational value - why everybody who wants to come to this country wants to come here - was because we respected the dignity of every living person. Rick Santorum
It urges policy makers and the Supreme Court to make the mistake of curing what could prove to be an isolated problem by disarming the government of its principal weapon to stop future terrorist attacks. John Yoo
The objective of the demonstrators is to win the affection of the armed agents of the government. Most of the Kiev police have now pledged their support for the people. Bob Schaffer
If the government did a good job of publicizing this information, my products wouldn't sell. Matthew Lesko
For every day the government is shut down, it should be that we don't have to pay income tax that day because they're not working. Jesse Ventura
After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, I was heartened to see him issue an Open Government Initiative on his first full day in office. Jesse Ventura
The Menzies Government, by its participation in the plans for the development of other nations, can see the virtue of planning for them but apparently cannot see the virtue of a plan for Australia. Lionel Murphy
Government cannot be all things to all people. Jane D. Hull
No government in the world today has explicitly assigned the responsibility for planetary protection to any of its agencies. Rusty Schweickart
The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill. Lindsey Graham
The government must do all it can to help reduce interest rates for business. Pauline Hanson
There's very little different between the way the government operates in America and the way criminals do. Ben Mendelsohn
The government's only functions are to protect the rights of the individual; therefore, you need a police force and an army. Neil Peart
I know why we can't have a frank discussion with our policymakers - if you're in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong. Steven Soderbergh
A lot of people don't know the USOC is not government funded and they are always looking for support from sponsors. Dominique Dawes
We need to find a way of having a conversation across the parties on how you fund local government. Johann Lamont
The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe. Orson Pratt
You can't have it both ways. You can't tell me that you're taxed enough already, and that you want constitutional government and then in the next breath say, 'Bring me home some bacon.' The pig has been picked clean. Rand Paul
The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government. John L. Lewis
The Scottish government set a goal of increasing exports by 50% by 2017. That is ambitious. Is it achievable? Tom Hunter
The way I look at it is this, as Republicans, we look for less government interference in our lives. Craig Benson
Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values. Samuel Dash
The people of Zimbabwe have a responsibility to ensure that the government that they elected behaves properly. Thabo Mbeki
Government should steer, not row. Joe Lhota
The September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon prompted a fundamental shift in the American government's approach to Islamic terrorism. Amy Waldman
Corporations often partner with government after natural disasters, as many companies did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a rule, however, long-term civic/corporate partnerships are still rare .But this need not remain the status quo, as many opportunities are available for such partnerships. Simon Mainwaring
There have been two periods in my lifetime when the excitement of government and of public issues drew to Washington many of the bright young people graduating from colleges and law schools. These were essentially the Roosevelt and the Kennedy years. Katharine Graham
There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation. James Bovard
A number of immunisation programmes are funded and announced by the government and international bodies, but little thought goes into the injecting or delivery mechanism. Marc Koska
We're getting job creation in healthcare and educational services. We've been getting that all along. It's demographically driven, it's funded by the government, and that's held up. Mark Zandi
I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government and what it does in people's lives, I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others, if properly run. Clarence Thomas
That fatal drollery called a representative government. Benjamin Disraeli
So why am I facing a recall election? Simple: the big government union bosses from Washington want their money. They don't like the fact that I did something fundamentally pro-worker; something that's truly about freedom. Scott Walker
The problem with leaderless uprisings taking over is that you don't always know what you get at the other end. If you are not careful you could replace a bad government with one much worse! Chinua Achebe
The FBI has always supported big business and big government. Leonard Peltier
I've always been really uninterested in politicians and the acts of the Houses of Parliament, or government as an idea. But I'm interested in politics in that I'm a member of the world, and I have strong feelings of right and wrong, but I can't get into the ins and outs of it. Ewan McGregor
A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them. Renny Harlin
I think any good government will target on the finishing date, that is, the polling day and make sure that their strategy is strong and in place to get them successfully re-elected. Alexander Downer
We supported the contras. We're not against all opposition to government, or all paramilitary operations. Chris Matthews
The South African government, unlike a lot of African governments, isn't poor. Charlayne Hunter-Gault
To rule is easy, to govern difficult. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Companies should be able to share specific threat information with the government without the prospect of lawsuits hanging over their head. Leon Panetta
I was at MSNBC; I was constantly saying to them during Bridgegate, 'You've convicted Governor Christie without one iota of fact attaching him to the decision to stall the traffic on the bridge. Why don't we wait until the federal government or the state government... completes its investigation.' Tom Brokaw
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. I. F. Stone
Lacking a profit motive, workers in the government by and large have a different work ethic from those in private industry. When they could make one call, federal workers take a meeting. When they could find an answer on the Internet, they form a study committee. Instead of appointing one supervisor, they appoint five. Ronald Kessler
Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don't know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical. David Lloyd
Open government is, within limits, an ideal that we all share. U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed it when he took office in January 2009. Peter Singer
People listen to me, and they hear about a government they want, a government... that will cut spending, cut taxes, that will focus on private-sector job creation. Carl Paladino
In several short years, Obama has fundamentally shifted the balance away from the individual and toward government, and has altered the national psyche from self-reliance to ever-growing reliance on government. Monica Crowley
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. Will Harvey
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? Saint Augustine
We owe the government taxes. We owe our creditors interest. What do these powers owe us? Anna Deavere Smith
As a member of both the energy and environment committees, I am constantly astounded by how many of my colleagues prefer to focus on what the government can do for the nuclear or coal industries rather than why the government should support clean and sustainable energy. Bernie Sanders
We have all kinds of government compensation systems that are much more efficient than the lawyers. John Stossel
Bonnie and Clyde were almost like a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing 'the government's money.' I think that's a bit of why they were glorified. Lane Garrison
We... are not really free if we can't control our own government and its policies. And we will never do that if we remain ignorant. Charley Reese
They're lots of good Americans here in New York who have common sense and who believe in free markets and free people and limited government under our Constitution. Those are the principles I've always stood for. I know they're right, and that's what I'm going to stand for. Wendy E. Long
First, we must stop issuing drivers' licenses to people in our country illegally. Providing them with forms of government identification makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts. Bobby Jindal
With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them. Ahmed Ben Bella
I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to win an argument of right or wrong, I explain so that the record is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a government installation. Timothy McVeigh
Most people seem unaware that corporate influence and wealth has taken over public policy, such that government policy now favors the wealthy few at the expense of the people. Hank Johnson
On the other hand, we have in Israel, an Israeli government which has been elected by the Israeli people. Their political agenda is not for peace. They are from the camp anti-peace. Rafik Hariri
Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety, Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government. And they won. Sherrod Brown
Our democracy is predicated on the belief that our government should be accessible by the people. We cannot allow ourselves to give in to fear or shy away from interacting with the public. Erik Paulsen
In Washington, the accepted method for passing along information about how the government fails to meet real-world needs is to leak it. Timothy Noah
Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government. Joe Baca
I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it. Martin Sheen
It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free. Thomas Clarkson
The batteries are gradually becoming charged, and if the prudence of the government does not provide an outlet for the currents that are accumulating, some day the spark will be generated. Jose Rizal
I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government. Roy Barnes
Election Day 2010 saw the culmination of years of aggravation and resentment toward a federal government that became disconnected and disdainful of the values and priorities of Americans. George Allen
I believe to go along to get along is unpatriotic. I believe that agreeing with your government on everything they do is unpatriotic. I believe a patriot stands up and holds your government's feet to the fire. Because if you do that, you will get good government. Jesse Ventura
The revolution has been dubbed The Orange Revolution, orange being the campaign color of Viktor Yushchenko. The demonstrators say they are tired of living under a corrupt government. Bob Schaffer
If God gives you rights, no man and no government can take them away from you. Roy Moore
Government can't create wealth, but it can create the conditions for private enterprise to flourish. Bill Owens
We need sensible gun safety measures. The federal government could do something about this; they could show up. Michael Nutter
The Adversity Index was created by msnbc.com and Moody's Analytics to track the economic fortunes of states and metro areas. Each month, the Adversity Index uses government data on employment, industrial production, housing starts and home prices to label each area as expanding, at risk of recession, in recession or recovering. Bill Dedman
I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people are the slaves and property of their government. I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government. Gerrit Smith
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. Hubert Humphrey
BJP is a national party which runs the central government, and if I can take a decision on the future of all these parties, I must be a capable person. I am grateful that everybody is accepting my capability. Sharad Pawar
There's a project that I started at HHS called the Health Data Initiative. The whole idea was to take a page from what the government had done to make weather data and GPS available back in the day. Todd Park
I don't want to have anything to do with the government. And yet if we don't have any regulations, there goes civilization, there goes security, and there goes protecting you against what people are going to sell you. Charles Grodin
It is a matter of common knowledge that the government of South Carolina is under domination of a small ring of cunning, conniving men. Strom Thurmond
The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only. Bob Riley
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. Herbert Hoover
We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany. Carl Paladino
The fundamental challenge is that people like me simply do not trust the federal government any longer. Chris Stewart
People are afraid of an unorganized, wasteful government. Hill Harper
Japanese people cut their energy use by 25 percent immediately after Fukushima. They showed there was huge opportunity there. And instead, the government simply wants to get those plants up and running again. David Suzuki
What I did warn about when I testified in front of Congress in 2002, I said if you want to worry about a state, it shouldn't be Iraq, it should be Iran. But this government, our administration, wanted to worry about Iraq, not Iran. Wesley Clark
As a civil servant in charge of the government's Strategy Unit, I brought in many people from outside government, including academia and science, to work in the unit, dissecting and solving complex problems from GM crops to alcohol, nuclear proliferation to schools reform. Geoff Mulgan
The government would also be wise to press on with its further measures to promote growth, as it will want to outperform the low figures in this outlook. This will mean delivering measures to ease money and credit and to stimulate demand. John Redwood
If two people of the same sex fall in love and want to marry, why would our government stand in their way? Bob Casey, Jr.
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose. Margaret Thatcher
People spending more of their own money on routine health care would make the system more competitive and transparent and restore the confidence between the patients and the doctors without government rationing. Ben Carson
The term 'cost shifting,' as I use it, refers to those items in a university's budget that used to be reimbursed by the federal government but are no longer paid for by them. Charles Vest
If the government can make money, what on earth does it collect taxes for you and me for? Why don't it make what money it wants, take the taxes out, and give the balance to us? Robert G. Ingersoll
The position the Government finds itself in is not one of constructing a law, but of carrying out a decision given by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Charles Tupper
A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican, and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat, than have you oppose both. Brian Celio
I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity. Rob Portman
A government decision that slashes spending at the wrong time and sends a weak economy into a tailspin can be just as undisciplined as one that unleashes a wasteful spending spree in an overheated environment. Peter Blair Henry
China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks. Virginia Foxx
The reason there are tens of thousands of lobbyists is because the ever-expanding federal government creates ever-increasing opportunities for abuse. The more the federal government does, the more lobbyists there will be to protect special interests at the expense of the common interest. Jack Abramoff
Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another. Vito Fossella
Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret. Lauren Graham
My message to everyone: the next time you hear about migrant children near the border, just picture them as your own. Then think what you would want our government to do. Al Sharpton
Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility. Dalton Trumbo
The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them. J. William Fulbright
In China, the rules of the market are not always that transparent. So it's very hard. Also, the national TV networks are all owned by the government, so our shows are subject to censorship by the networks. Every now and then, we are told that certain subjects cannot be talked about. There are frustrations. Yang Lan
Of course the biggest mafia in Russia has always been the government; in Soviet times, the Communist Party, and now a circle of former KGB and FSB. Martin Cruz Smith
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. Naguib Mahfouz
I am the Federal Government. Tom DeLay
Civil servants are fully aware of the challenges the British economy faces. They are, after all, working tirelessly and professionally to support the coalition government through the current challenges, every day, and in every part of Britain. Gus O'Donnell
We believe that government in Britain should be working to restore our reputation on the international stage after Iraq and engage better within Europe. Charles Kennedy
There's no reason to raise taxes. Taxes should be lower... The problem we have is that government spends too much, not that taxes are too low. Grover Norquist
In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt. John Reed
I'm a latecomer to the environmental issue, which for years seemed to me like an excuse for more government regulation. But I can see that in rich societies, voters are paying less attention to economic issues and more to issues of the spirit, including the environment. David Frum
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. Frank Herbert
Democracy must learn to defend itself. Mikhail Gorbachev
People don't place their trust in government or company pension plans; they have to be self-reliant. Scott Cook
Government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away. Lyn Nofziger
But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government. Tony Campolo
The government of Puerto Rico has every right to hold a plebiscite, to consult the people of Puerto Rico regarding their wishes. But the truth is that for a change in the status of Puerto Rico to happen, you need both Congress and Puerto Rico agreeing to it. Pedro Pierluisi
The goal of the government is to guarantee the place of Greece in the eurozone against those who want to undermine it. Yiannis Stournaras
I'll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right. L. Neil Smith
You know, in a business, you have to operate on the basis of voluntary investment by individuals in a cause. With government, there is no voluntary effort to invest capital. It's just taken and invested. And the same accountability is not at play. The same natural forces in the economy are not at play. Mike Lee
One of the cries from the people was, don't forget us. They have a long road ahead of them. Operation Blessing has found those little fishing towns. They will not be getting what other towns are getting from the government. Connie Sellecca
The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people. William O. Douglas
The concept of minimum wage is crazy, if you really stop to think about it. If $8 an hour seems right, why not $20 an hour? If it's coming by order of the government, why stop at any level? Why not just say everyone should get what Gates gets? Malcolm Wallop
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision. Barbara Tuchman
As a government leader, I'm not going to sit on the sidelines and watch all these other sectors innovate. I'm going to do everything I can as a leader to be in that innovation, to be a provocateur for that innovation. Cory Booker
Let me make this very clear: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our digital exhaust is being sucked up by the government. It is being compiled on big server farms and it's being analyzed by different computer programs, looking for any hint that you and I are up to no good. Brad Thor
Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death. Jennifer Dunn
If you're in government, the right thing to do is be focused on solving real problems and asking what's the best solution to a particular problem. Julius Genachowski
I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president. Paul D. Boyer
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. Thomas Paine
Ironically, one of the clearer threats to consumer privacy is the government's largely unchecked ability to collect your sensitive information without due process. Marsha Blackburn
I think most of us in America understand that people, not the government, creates jobs. Scott Walker
In principle... no government in the world can accept an armed terrorist group, some of them coming from abroad, controlling streets and villages in the name of 'jihad'. Walid Muallem
I can't think of a time that the U.S. government asked us or instructed us not to report or air something. Jim Walton
The Tunisian blogger and activist Sami Ben Gharbia has written passionately about how U.S. government involvement in grassroots digital spaces can endanger those who are already vulnerable to accusations by nasty regimes of acting as foreign agents. Rebecca MacKinnon
If there is an authoritarian structure at St. Hill it has been brought into being by the government itself. St. Hill is trying to correct itself. It doesn't know what it's trying to correct because nobody has told it what to correct. L. Ron Hubbard
I'm rather cynical about the way the honours system is used, frankly. A whole lot of the honours system is used for political purposes by the government in power. Peter Higgs
The realization is dawning that government doesn't work. In Silicon Valley, they already get this. And they are bright enough to be asking what we can do to solve problems. Rand Paul
The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens. Arlen Specter
I saw my father deal with every headache the government threw his way - whether it had to do with the signs on the front of the building or the prices on the showroom floor. He knew he could do better, if government would just get out of the way - and stay out of the way. He was right. Ann Wagner
When decisions on nuclear power stations and runways are delayed and the government dilly-dallies, people think they aren't important. James Dyson
According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave. John Conyers
But I think the global economy will understand that the United States has the ability to meet its obligations. But it's not going to be able to do it over the long term if we can't control the growth of government. Charles Bass
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. Thomas Jefferson
Government is waging war against the people. L. Neil Smith
The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, - three departments of government. Albert Bushnell Hart
I am upset and completely disappointed in the government, the millionaires and billionaires in the U.S. See what's happening to the country? Look at all the health problems, the economy, the recession and crime. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party. Jim DeMint
You know what the fastest growing religion in America is? Statism. The growing reliance on government. Marco Rubio
The dual effect of high growth creating higher income that's taxed by government at all levels, combined with lessening demands placed on government that occurs during economic prosperity, is a worthy objective. Jeb Bush
Our democratic values also include - and our national security demands - open and transparent government. Some information obviously needs to be protected. And since his first days in office, President Obama has worked to strike the proper balance between the security the American people deserve and the openness our democratic society expects. John O. Brennan
Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Things are difficult enough about Iraq without the Federal Government suppressing the truth about Iraq. Jay Inslee
Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. Joseph Goebbels
I've said we need to look at things from the perspective of working people and taxpayers, not from the perspective of government and government officials. Scott McCallum
It's my father's legacy. My father's view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to. Jack Anderson
The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a 'public purpose.' Michael Kinsley
The web can be a fast trip to the library, giving you immediate access to a government report, or it can filter media for you, which is why I look at around 15- 20 of these sites every day. Ben Schott
We can transform the government and the economy, as well as democracy, in Malaysia. Najib Razak
I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament. Tony Blair
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive. Jeff Miller
I've always considered the government taking one out of every two dollars I earn absolute tyranny. Steven Van Zandt
I'm coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people's work. And the people's work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government. Ken Buck
The Saylor Foundation is meant to be a gadfly to encourage Google, Apple, MIT, Harvard, the United States government, and the Chinese government to aggressively pursue digital education. Michael J. Saylor
I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals. Joseph Heller
Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub. Grover Norquist
Candidly, I believe most corporations actually don't mind big government. Rick Santorum
If the economy is strained, then Social Security, like the rest of the government, will be, too. Mark Dayton
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press. Hugo Black
We are stronger because we recognize that government isn't the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families. Jeb Bush
When U.S. commercial interests press the Chinese government to do a better job of policing Chinese websites for pirated content, a blind eye is generally turned to the fact that ensuing crackdowns provide a great excuse to tighten mechanisms to censor all content the Chinese government doesn't like. Rebecca MacKinnon
I am opposed to the wholesale giving away of the public lands to railroad corporations and other like institutions; at the same time, I believe that the government can encourage, by gifts, great national enterprises which are for the common weal and are so placed that they cannot properly expect local support. Ambrose Burnside
Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget. John Boehner
If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose of our government is that it must provide for the common defense, then no other position is possible. Don Nickles
But America was founded on the principle that every person has God-given rights. That power belongs to the people. That government exists to protect our rights and serve our interests. That we shouldn't be trapped in the circumstances of our birth. That we should be free to go as far as our talents and work can take us. Marco Rubio
This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen. Paul Robeson
Trust free people and free enterprise as opposed to meddling, burdensome government. George Allen
And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight. Umberto Guidoni
I lived in Paris when I was 20 and 21, and actually knew people that worked for the government there, that talked about terrorism in the country 20 years ago. Andie MacDowell
Whether it's Baidu or Chinese versions of YouTube or Sina or Sohu, Chinese Internet sites are getting daily directives from the government telling them what kinds of content they cannot allow on their site and what they need to delete. Rebecca MacKinnon
All things being equal, letting people make decisions for themselves will produce smarter outcomes, collectively, than relying on government planners. James Surowiecki
I decided to run for governor because I got mad... I want to make government more directly accountable to the people. Jesse Ventura
There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran, with its fundamentalist, Islamic, extremist government, possessing nuclear weapons. Ehud Olmert
My message to David Cameron, as the head of our government, is to seriously think again about this Robin Hood tax, the tax to help the poor by taking a little bit from the rich. Keith O'Brien
I went to government for making these changes. I remember a number of guys among these important figures. Anatoly Chubais
It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion. Warren Rudman
The National Security Council's real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy. Oliver North
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all. Charles B. Rangel
A Syriza government will respect Greece's obligation as a eurozone member to maintain a balanced budget and will commit to quantitative targets. Alexis Tsipras
Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm. Ferdinand Lassalle
If you say no to cruel factory farm practices, only then will the government say yes to change. Jane Velez-Mitchell
I have 120 people in my payroll without any government giving me any money. We live off the tickets and the records I sell. That is very unusual. Andre Rieu
So actually we didn't have any contacts with UFO organizations. It was all strictly government. Betty Hill
Congress seems to want to cure every ill known to man except unconstitutional government and high taxes. Charley Reese
We've been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic - and necessary - goals. Oliver North
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement. Ronald Reagan
Sharia has become an increasingly significant force in American capitalism, thanks to the embrace by Wall Street and the U.S. government of so-called Sharia-Compliant Finance. Indeed, this country's taxpayers now own the largest purveyor of sharia-compliant insurance products in the world: AIG. Frank Gaffney
I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke 'fat cats' until they purr with pleasure. I'm completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way. Vince Cable
I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies. Bob Hawke
Government lawyers have a duty to disclose evidence of wrongdoing in the government. Ken Starr
The government is fully capable of delivering services. Even complex services. Donna Shalala
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt
How can we protect homeland security unless the government stops the invasion of illegal aliens? Phyllis Schlafly
In the decade before the Civil War various north and south lines of railway were projected and some of these were assisted by grants of land from the Federal Government. John Moody
We should distinguish carefully skepticism about Big Government from contempt for all government. Mitch Daniels
Many Communist government officials have a rigid, dictatorial power, but they live in constant suspicion and fear of anything that might undermine the power they have. Nhat Hanh
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals. Golda Meir
Again and again, universities have put a low priority on the very programs and initiatives that are needed most to increase productivity and competitiveness, improve the quality of government, and overcome the problems of illiteracy, miseducation, and unemployment. Derek Bok
You can't fall back on the private sector and say, 'You take care of the nation's banking system.' That's a fundamental function of the government, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and the FDIC, etc. All of those agencies have a major role to play there. Dick Cheney
The idea that the law should punish what is rude; that government should protect our tender sensibilities from those who would - quite often with shallow motivations but sometimes with deeper and more serious complaints - challenge our national certainties and rituals, should alarm and anger us. Nick Harkaway
A Local Government Stationery Store is something to behold. It's like walking through the back of a cupboard into a really dull Narnia. Sally Phillips
I believe that the federal government, like a raging river, has expanded upon the barriers and the boundaries of its banks, and unfortunately, it is flooding all of America with its encroachment. Steve Southerland
Some people think African states cannot be trusted with the cookie jar. But there are absolutely good NGOs who have this feeling of human solidarity and who also recognize that their work can only be supplementary to the government. Meles Zenawi
The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it. Mary Astell
There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants. Daniel Akaka
Pakistan needs to have decentralisation and a good local government system. Imran Khan
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. Tom Clancy
I was raised on technology. I grew up in Livermore, California, a town of physicists and cowboys. My parents worked at the government laboratories there. So technology was very normal for me. Cynthia Breazeal
There is all of this protesting against corporate power, but in reality, corporations have to persuade you - they could have a ton of money, but actually only government can use force. John Stossel
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese? Charles de Gaulle
I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen. Buffalo Bill
I think most people realize that our problems are our government, not me and you individually, except that we can - must have some sort of responsibility, because they're in there and they were elected, so we have to defend ourselves on those lines. Willie Nelson
My goal in life is to get the federal government down to half its present size and under control, and then I can write murder mysteries. Grover Norquist
The government has been repairing Poland's image and its relations with the European Union and the world. Donald Tusk
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. Paul Harvey
Government is truly beginning to embrace the power of innovation for the people and by the people, the idea that if government collaborates openly with and unleashes the ingenuity of the public, it will get much more done, much faster and at much lower cost than if government acted alone. Todd Park
If the national government doesn't fix your problem, you've got a problem. You've got to fix it yourself. That's just part of the American way. Tony La Russa
I can recall back in 1998, in August of that year, when we had a horrible disaster along the Mexican border in the town of Del Rio. At the time, FEMA was the shining star of the federal government. It's now perceived as many to be the dullest knife in the drawer. Right or wrong, that's the perception. Henry Bonilla
The United States of America was originally an experiment. But it was an experiment in recognizing God-given individual liberty and creating a government in which we no one is deemed better than another. And in which all of us are equal. Not equal in abilities, but equal in intrinsic worth and value. Mike Huckabee
When you live in Washington, D.C., you do get a sense, in a very direct way, of the durability of our government and really, the greatness of the American system. Mark Leibovich
As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly. Jo Ann Davis
America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in. Todd Akin
The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation. Bob Barr
Unwarranted search and seizure by the government officials was unacceptable to the American revolutionaries. Shouldn't it be unacceptable in the digital age, too? Heather Brooke
I found the offer of a knighthood something that I couldn't possibly accept. I found it to be somehow squalid, a knighthood. There's a relationship to government about knights. Harold Pinter
The actions of my government are not bearable. They devastate our natural resources and deprive our people. The politicians speak piously while practicing greed and divisiveness. They care nothing for the nation. I want to do more than withdraw my support. I want to tar and feather them. Donella Meadows
Government should enforce rule of law. It should enforce contracts, it should protect people bodily from being attacked by criminals. And when the government does those things, it is facilitating liberty. When it goes beyond those things, it becomes destructive to both human happiness and human liberty. Grover Norquist
So I went into government with a clear mind about what the problems were, and what needed to be done. Vince Cable
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. Laurence J. Peter
Improved turnout will give parliament and government the appearance of being more legitimate. Peter Lynch
Children will come out and listen to a writer whose books they like. They don't need a government agency or a medal that says 'laureate' to continue that. Anthony Browne
I don't think we should discriminate against an organization or congregation because they're religious, if they're doing good work. But government can't subsidize proselytizing or worship or religious activity. It can't. Jim Wallis
Government pensions, built into law and mostly protected from stock market vagaries, are the envy of the private sector. Nina Easton
Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. Marsha Blackburn
Our elected officials would do well to remember that the most prosperous countries are those that allow consumers - not governments - to direct the use of resources. Allowing the government to pick winners and losers hurts almost everyone, especially our poorest citizens. Charles Koch
We don't want the federal government to shut down. It is so inappropriate, and it is not respectful of the people that have sent us here to do our jobs. Marsha Blackburn
Living standards in both the public and private sector have to be brought down. The private sector has to sell more abroad and consume less at home. The government sector has to get closer to just spending what it can collect in taxes. John Redwood
I respect the Indian government for the fact that there are no settlements in Kashmir. Zubin Mehta
Even the government understands that the environmental challenge is so big that no single agency can handle it. It needs collaboration among all the stakeholders - companies, governments, NGOs and the public. Public accountability will be the ultimate driving force. Ma Jun
Conservatives brayed that government should stay out of the private sector; liberals bleated for nationalizing the banks. Steven Rattner
As more and more women, men and young people raise their voices and become active in local government, and more local leaders take action for the safety of women and girls, change happens. Michelle Bachelet
I continue to vote against such spending increases, but sometimes I think some of my Republican colleagues forgot that we were sent here to shrink the federal government, not to grow it. Jeff Miller
Our government should be entirely and purely secular. The religious views of a candidate should be kept entirely out of sight. Robert G. Ingersoll
The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity. John Hume
If our political leaders are to be always a lot of political merchants, they will supply any demand we may create. All we have to do is to establish a steady demand for good government. Lincoln Steffens
Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined. Mitt Romney
The most powerful recent innovation in government is when states aggressively use community colleges for retraining. In Michigan, where large numbers of workers were displaced from the manufacturing industry, we created a wildly successful program: No Worker Left Behind. Jennifer Granholm
In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it. Abraham Lincoln
Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How can you contribute towards building the Indian society and the Indian nation? No better way than to upgrade the quality of young people in school, particularly the schools which are run by the state government in the villages. Azim Premji
Every person has only so much attention to give, and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago. Robert Teeter
I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California. Gray Davis
Voters quickly forget what a man says. Richard Nixon
I think so many of our educators, when they hear about these programs coming from the federal government, they're just thinking, 'Uh, that's another book of paperwork that I'm going to have to do,' and teachers are so weighed down with that. Marsha Blackburn
To sit back and say, 'Oh, we're going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong,' is giving up. Michael Franti
Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights; government should never be permitted to take those away. Ernest Istook
But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools. Polly Toynbee
Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined. Tom Lantos
President Obama wants to increase the size of government and raise taxes, while I support less government and more individual freedom. Ralph Hall
The struggle against terrorists in the territory of Syria should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government, which clearly stated its readiness to join it. Sergei Lavrov
We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government. William Howard Taft
I've always thought Anne-Marie Slaughter would make a fantastic United States Senator or something. She's a real intellectual, but she's got enormous communicative skills and she's got government experience. The thing that drives me slightly crazy is the way we think about intellectuals as wooly, hopeless, arrogant, self-deceived, incapable. Michael Ignatieff
U.S. failures when it comes to the Gulf of Guinea are many: a failure to address the longstanding concerns of a government watchdog agency, a failure to effectively combat piracy despite an outlay of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, and a failure to confront corrupt African leaders who enable piracy in the first place. Nick Turse
I think if you open the door to government control of television, then you let in a host of questions about rights. Michael Moriarty
Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about. Iain Duncan Smith
I'm not an agent from any government, even if some of you may not believe it. I'm not. I'm a peacemaker. Feisal Abdul Rauf
You cannot keep your plan and have Obamacare at the same time. Obamacare, by definition, gets rid of your plan and replaces it with health care run by the federal government. Rush Limbaugh
The left-wing agenda wants us to think that the reason there was a depression was because the government didn't do anything. That's not true. Peter Schiff
First, I thought Twitter was some kind of hybrid car being developed by Government Motors. Then I thought it was a new bite-size snack combining what's best of the Frito and the Cheeto. Then I found out it was me. On a laptop. At the U.S. Open. Having fun. Dan Jenkins
The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours. Mitch Daniels
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. William F. Buckley Jr.
Well, now, and there's - for every dollar the federal government spends, there's real people on the other side, and so when we talk about reductions that are going to affect providers, that's going to affect hospitals and doctors and others. Franklin Raines
Our government is ready to guarantee their investments for them, and then we will create tax incentives. We are interested in having all these things and with the privatization we also want to create more jobs and better conditions for the workers. Ibrahim Rugova
Big government helps the people who have made it. It doesn't help the people who are trying to make it; it crushes the people who are trying to make it. Marco Rubio
There is a group of entrepreneurs pushing the envelope, government officials that are making significant changes despite the odds, and visionary writers, academics, and colleagues whose work confirms, amplifies, and stretches my own thinking. Robin Chase
Inside Iran, people are actually quite well-educated about America. There are things they don't understand, particularly in the government, but the people, by and large, know the American sensibility quite well, and the reverse is not true. Hooman Majd
My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas. C. L. R. James
The United States is at a critical juncture in time. Our government is riddled with historic debt, and the limited resources of philanthropic and non-profit efforts cannot meet the scale of social challenges we face with necessary force. Simon Mainwaring
And on the other hand, we see that the Israeli government is attacking that part of the Palestinian leader. Rafik Hariri
In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures. Carroll Quigley
I look forward to doing everything I can in my new role to help bring more and more of the best talent and best ideas from Silicon Valley and across the nation into government. Todd Park
You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it, read it thoroughly, and understand that what we're looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government takeover of our health care economy, paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes on individuals and small businesses. And it must be opposed. Mike Pence
The government sends low-flying helicopters to chase the horses into corrals and then takes them from the plains of the American West to federal holding pens. The government claims it's to save the horses from starvation. Critics claim the real motive is to clear the land for cattle grazing. Critics also say the horses are brutally traumatized. Jane Velez-Mitchell
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose. Tony Blair
The media has brainwashed the electorate to expect the government to do something. The best economic policy of any government is to do nothing but reduce the size of the government, reduce the size of the laws, and reduce the size of regulations. Marc Faber
What's been happening in Iraq, what young Americans wearing flak jackets, helmets and flight suits have done is... created the circumstances under which Iraq can become our closest ally in that part of the world and still have a representative government. And that's going to be a very good thing considering what's going on in that neighborhood. Oliver North
Uncontrolled access to data, with no audit trail of activity and no oversight would be going too far. This applies to both commercial and government use of data about people. John Poindexter
We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton's, or Abraham Lincoln's? Thomas Frank
Twitter is growing up, expanding into other countries, and recognizing that the Internet is contrary to what people hoped; the government does reach into the Internet. Rebecca MacKinnon
The responsibility for good government lies not just with governments themselves but also with every other part of the system they operate in, including media, non-governmental organisations and the public. Geoff Mulgan
It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business. Herbert Hoover
I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government. Alfonso Cuaron
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. Samuel Johnson
If you really believe the number one priority of our government is the protection of our people, then the idea of being defenseless against an intercontinental ballistic missile or any other type of weapon system that puts us in jeopardy is not acceptable. Don Nickles
I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed. Jesse Ventura
The foundations of a strong economy don't rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government. George Osborne
There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people, and for the people. Ray Bradbury
For any new leader of any party at any given time it takes time if you are not in government to establish yourself. Charles Kennedy
The two greatest priorities for my government are tackling tax evasion and corruption. Mario Monti
When you have a perfect free market, it's difficult to predict the future. But when you have a market that is disturbed by government manipulations and money-printing, it's impossible to make any predictions. Marc Faber
The amount of military force necessary to provide reassurance depends on how dangerous people think the world is. And that I think ultimately depends upon the kinds of government that hold sway in major countries. Michael Mandelbaum
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. Confucius
Americans are hard working, innovative, proud people who want bad government policies and high taxes to get out of the way so they can take care of their families and pursue their dreams. Tim Walberg
I believe however that peace is attainable regardless of the Arabs mentality, society or government. Yitzhak Rabin
I'm the treasurer of the state of Ohio, where, when the United States credit rating was downgraded for the first time in American history, and 14 government funds around the country were downgraded, we earned the highest rating we could earn on our $4 billion investment fund. Josh Mandel
Spreading the wealth punishes success while setting America on course for a greater dependency on government. Rick Perry
In the end, there will always be a fundamental difference of perspective between New Zealand and Australia on defense, whoever is in government. Helen Clark
American POWs from the last Iraq war, who were held prisoner and tortured by Iraq, are now being prevented by our government from suing the Iraqis who tortured them. Dana Rohrabacher
The best solution would be for the federal government to say, 'Yes, we do provide coverage and it's from day one.' Andrew P. Harris
Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now. Rick Perry
My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan's Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did. Peter Straub
There is no better example of the overreach of government than in environmental law. Chris Stewart
As shadow foreign secretary, I have been as clear in my support for the government when it does something we agree with as I am in highlighting that which we oppose. Douglas Alexander
Actually, I have been very supportive of a very robust stimulus package from day one. I think this economy has to have a major stimulus initiative because the only group with liquidity is the federal government. Judd Gregg
Liberal democracy has endured because its institutions are designed for handling morally hazardous forms of coercive power. It puts the question of how far government should go to the cross fire of adversarial review. Michael Ignatieff
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best. Alexander Pope
Bioethics has hardened into an activist ideology that pervades the medical world, the schools, and government. John Leo
We need to prioritize those expenditures of the federal government in A, B and C priorities... And I believe that on the C priority list are things like the Departments of Education and Energy, and those are the places where we should begin those defunding. Sharron Angle
What kind of government is this? This is a human being. This is not right, and I'm telling everybody you better call your congressman, because they're going to run your life. Michael Schiavo
I am obligated and I will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the American government. I already paid and I will keep paying whatever taxes I owe based on my time as a U.S. citizen. Eduardo Saverin
Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more. Thomas Sowell
In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down. Rick Perry
The failure of Lehman may have allowed the government to do more to prop up the economy than it otherwise could. Andrew Ross Sorkin
The first amendment makes it clear that we are free to practice religion without government interference. The Constitution also establishes the separation of church and state so that the laws we live by our never guided by religious zeal. Roxane Gay
Snowden has yet to tell me anything that was a fact that I have been able to rebut or that anybody in the U.S. government I have talked to has been able to rebut. Barton Gellman
In my estimation, there should always be a mixture of economic liberalism - which means small government, a great emphasis on markets - but also a certain degree of social conservatism, not to favor change unless that change is beneficial. So I describe myself as an economic liberal and a social conservative. John Howard
The government needs to help those in need, but members of Congress shouldn't take advantage of the situation and use a national tragedy as an opportunity to spend taxpayer dollars on their pet projects. Chris Chocola
After two years of fighting, government shutdowns and little to no agreement on anything except welfare reform in 1996, President Clinton was re-elected and decided it was time for compromise. Ari Fleischer
The majority of Taiwan people cannot accept Taiwan becoming a second Hong Kong, nor can we accept Taiwan becoming a local government of the People's Republic of China or a Special Administrative Region of China. Chen Shui-bian
If I was afraid of being killed, I would never speak out against the government. Aung San Suu Kyi
Free enterprise, individual opportunity, limited government. They made America great; only they can keep America strong. Reince Priebus
Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing our troops home could accelerate the development of Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to defending their own country and their own government. Peter DeFazio
I totally accept that it's a legitimate criticism that when you are involved in the day-to-day scrum of government... that what can get lost is the narrative, the hymn sheet... the song that inspires and lifts people's sights. Nick Clegg
What the United States wanted in Guatemala - and in Iran, where the C.I.A. also deposed a government in the early 1950s - was pro-American stability. Stephen Kinzer
The government in Russia does not tell me what to do with my assets. Mikhail Prokhorov
Local government in England is simply too big. Our lowest tier serves an average population of 118,500, while in the U.S. and across continental Europe the figures are more like several thousand. Geoff Mulgan
Good ideas are the backbone of good government. Brian Schweitzer
Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you. When they say we have a duty to grow government even when we can't afford it, does it sound like compassion to you - or recklessness? Artur Davis
I reiterate that the rigor and credibility brought to the world by Monti's government are for us a point of no return. Pier Luigi Bersani
I don't think the federal government should be involved in making life work, right? I mean, the enumerated powers - the state level is fine. The local level's fine. But not - I do not want the federal government trying to make my life work. Dave Brat
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived. James Madison
The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics and politicians in our country. Kenneth Clarke
And I keep saying, whether you like the president or not, everybody has to pull together and help the president because, as the president goes, so goes the country, as the country goes, so goes your job, your ability to feed your family, your government. Michael Bloomberg
We have seen enough criminality on the part of government. It is hypocritical to make this allegation against me. They have narrowed the public sphere of influence. Edward Snowden
Right now, a majority of the debt is owed to foreign interests, Japan being the largest purchaser of government debt today, soon to be surpassed by China as the number one purchaser of our debt in this Nation. Ron Kind
There are certain things that Americans expect their government to do. Our infrastructure is vitally important. Putting people back to work with construction is important. Our roads, our bridges, our sewers, our waterways, our dams - this is what makes our country so special. Valerie Jarrett
I think there is a lot of fat in the government. Luis Fortuno
We've supported the U.S. every step of the way. The Philippines was the first government in Asia after September 11, in fact, the night of September 11; it was nighttime for us then. It was daytime here. We were the first government in Asia to come out and say that we're supporting the U.S. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Blest is that government where no art thrives. Thomas Nashe
And you can't have a prosperous economy when the government is way overspending, raising tax rates, printing too much money, over regulating and restricting free trade. It just can't be done. Arthur Laffer
Conservatives want smaller government. They want to focus on market-based solutions wherever one can. They want to have as little regulation as possible. But in general, they recognize that government must play an important role for a society to operate. Norman Ornstein
If the government fails to listen to your demands, then you will decide what is best for you. Muqtada al Sadr
I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP's tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society; Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare; and remnants of the pro-business moderates. Eliot Spitzer
The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems. Jane Byrne
After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power - the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government - for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism. Edward Snowden
It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers. Sidney Blumenthal
Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind. William Godwin
I don't need government to be successful. Michele Bachmann
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. Confucius
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom. Alan Dershowitz
We would be a much healthier culture if the government had never told us how to eat. Joel Salatin
We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government. John Abizaid
First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot. George Crook
For me, appropriations bills are the glue. These are the bills that must move, no matter what, to keep the government functioning as a reliable element of our society. The Appropriations Committee shouldn't be the most political place to be; it's the place where we have to make the institution function for the country. Marcy Kaptur
But the federal government, our collective government, has responsibilities that none of these other levels of government can fulfill; and chief among these is national defense. Don Nickles
Incredibly, whenever I have proposed the theory that half of government workers could be cut, current and former federal employees I know have all agreed. Ronald Kessler
When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger
We often forget that Iran has a long tradition and history with the United States. Iranians have been coming to the United States as students for decades. American businessmen were in Iran developing the oil fields. ...There was an American financial advisor to the Iranian government in the early part of the century. Elaine Sciolino
Government can encourage innovation, but mainly by doing less, not doing more. Matt Ridley
Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success. Walter Bagehot
Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House. Louise Slaughter
From the beginning, there have been some religious leaders who greeted the funding of faith-based social services by government with ambivalence. Tony Campolo
We have the best government that money can buy. Mark Twain
America's greatness is not found in the size of its government. America's greatness resides in the hearts and the minds of the people. Rick Perry
Every American knows there are government expenses that are absolutely not necessary. I disagree with the very idea that our government is spending $2.4 trillion in the most efficient manner. Jeff Miller
Conventional wisdom on government's role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive. Paul Ryan
If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government. James Bovard
Really, the only way to face the biggest problems we have is for the government to change the way they subsidize food. The way we subsidize food makes it cheaper to go to McDonald's and get a hamburger than a salad, and that's insane. Ruth Reichl
I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more. Clint Eastwood
I have talked to people across the country struggling in the face of an altered climate. New Jersey homeowners are trying to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy. Miami government officials are trying to plan for rising seas and flooded streets. California farmers are trying to make it through the state's worst drought on record. Frances Beinecke
Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to. Rod Blagojevich
It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it. James Bovard
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament. Vladimir Lenin
Our government shouldn't tell us where to travel and where not to travel. Jeff Flake
In a single generation, the Internet has given to virtually every person on the face of the earth the ability to communicate with fellow human beings on virtually any topic, at any time, and in every nook and cranny on the globe. This magnificent invention has done this without succumbing to government control. Bob Barr
What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the obligation of the federal government to step in when the states failed and to monitor these programs. Robert Scheer
Black people cannot look to government to solve their problems. Shawn Amos
We see that pedantry has never been held in such esteem for the government of the world as in our times, and it offers as many paths of the true intelligible species and objects of infallible and sole truth as there are individual pedants. Giordano Bruno
If the government would like to hire my services to maximize value for their stake, they should approach me. No problem. Dan Gertler
We need transparency in government spending. We need to put each government expenditure online so every Floridian can see where their tax money is being spent. Marco Rubio
The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into or follow negotiations between his own government and that of the country to which he is accredited. David K. E. Bruce
Movies like 'The Interview' and 'Team America: World Police' don't often show the realities of life in North Korea and the human rights violations perpetrated by the government there. Jennifer Armintrout
We need to keep this Labour government, it has a good chance of another term. Clare Short
The inherent purpose of American government is let people seek their own goals and to encourage them to be responsible on the various adventures they have on their way to those goals, good, bad, and otherwise. P. J. O'Rourke
There needs to be more pressure on the Mexican government to stop the drugs and illegal immigrants on their side of the border instead of exporting them to the U.S. Timothy Murphy
WikiLeaks is what happens when the entire U.S. government is forced to go through a full-body scanner. Evgeny Morozov
Even before ObamaCare, the government took care of the bottom 5 or 10 percent of the public who were on Medicaid. Rand Paul
The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market. Mitt Romney
I want the Israeli government to be made accountable for its behaviour to the Palestinians, and I want the people of the U.S. to cease acting as if they don't understand what is going on. Alice Walker
It is proper that the federal government help alleviate short-term disruptions and price spikes such as those brought about by Hurricane Katrina. Mel Martinez
I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny. Michele Bachmann
It's our duty as leaders in Washington to keep the government running. Austin Scott
While admirers of capitalism, we also to a certain extent believe it has limitations that require government intervention in markets to make them work. Janet Yellen
I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business. Matthew Lesko
But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with. Jonathan Mayhew
I don't believe in government regulation of the software industry. Jim Barksdale
When healthcare is at its best, hospitals are four-star hotels, and nurses, personal butlers at the ready - at least, that's how many hospitals seem to interpret a government mandate. Alexandra Robbins
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. Milton Friedman
We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families. The era of defining public education as allegiance to centralized school districts must end. Jeb Bush
With respect to sticking accelerator pedals, we failed to connect the dots between problems in Europe and problems in the United States because the European situation related primarily to right-hand-drive vehicles. Toyota will increase its outreach to government agencies charged with protecting the safety of motorists and passengers. Akio Toyoda
When Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government fell in May 1940, the nation turned to Churchill. At last, his unique qualities were brought to bear on a supreme challenge, and with his unshakable optimism, his heroic vision, and above all, his splendid speeches, Churchill roused the spirit of the British people. Gretchen Rubin
In the Internet age, it is inevitable that corporations and government agencies will have access to detailed information about people's lives. Rebecca MacKinnon
There are times when the voice of repining is completely drowned out by various louder voices: the voice of government, the voice of taste, the voice of celebrity, the voice of the real world, the voice of fear and force, the voice of gossip. Alice Oswald
There are certain people within the new government who have a slightly disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism, but there are so many checks and balances that in that way their noises are just noises. Jonathan Shapiro
I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government. Lloyd Bentsen
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. George Bernard Shaw
The British Government and the Irish Government have accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report. Dick Spring
Of all Americans who have appeared on the nation's postage stamps, Ayn Rand is probably the only one to have thought that the United States government has no business delivering mail. Thomas Mallon
Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy, it's our partner. George McGovern
That the Iraqi Government is considering a political deal granting amnesty to insurgents who have attacked or killed American service members is not just shocking - the idea of amnesty for insurgents is an outrage. Ike Skelton
A people can prosper under a very bad government and suffer under a very good one, if in the first case the local administration is effective and in the second it is inefficient. Annie Besant
My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. John F. Kennedy
But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government. John Boehner
It is much to be wished that one had a post that knew what it was doing again; and lawmakers that knew what they were doing. If I were the Government, I should feel rather ashamed of making regulations one month and unmaking them the next. Jane Welsh Carlyle
I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free. Abraham Lincoln
One of the worst of errors would be the general admission of the proposition that a Government has no right to interfere for any purpose except for that of affording protection. Nassau William Senior
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Dean Acheson
The American principles of democracy expresses the deepest values of the Sharia both structurally and in the government... Sharia requires us Muslims anywhere to abide by the law of the land. Feisal Abdul Rauf
Hezbollah and the government are only two of 18 political factions in Lebanon, most of them armed. There are militant Christian groups, Palestinian radicals, al-Qaida, Druze militias and even armed bands of Marxists still operating in Lebanon. Richard Engel
We have investigative staff who are charged by law and this committee under the Constitution of the United States has a responsibility, taxpayers' money, and an agency which we fund from the government, they bought weapons, we believe and we think that - I don't know who did what. John Mica
We have a government that boasts about free education. Those of us who have scratched below the surface know it is costing us by denying opportunities for others to attend college or university. Johann Lamont
You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum. Paul Keating
My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government. Charles Edison
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government. Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The richest persons in Africa are heads of state, governors and ministers. So every 'educated' African who wants to be rich - and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich - heads straight into government or politics. George Ayittey
Government cannot do everything, so we need to first decide what government ought to be doing, then figure out what it's capable of doing, and then follow the jobs we choose to completion. Ernie Fletcher
Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Edward Gibbon
All socialism involves slavery. Herbert Spencer
What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small. Richard Mentor Johnson
After the horrific attacks of September 11th, it was evident that our Government needed to be transformed to meet the new challenges of this dangerous world. Jim Ryun
For all the huffing and blowing we get about rugged individualism, the American spirit and the American experiment always have had at their heart the notion that the government is all of us and that, therefore, the government may keep things in trust for all of us. Charlie Pierce
I am encouraged that there's going to be much better dialogue between the federal government and the state of Arizona. I mean, I hope that's not wishful thinking. Jan Brewer
The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world. Garet Garrett
Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um, the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium ore to try to manufacture uh, atomic bombs. Tom Udall
Freedom of the news media must be subordinated to the overriding needs of Singapore, and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government. Lee Kuan Yew
I want to assure you that working in transition period is an ungrateful job for any honest government. Robert Kocharian
The mayor of New York is the chief executive of the city. It is a complex organization and it requires the requisite skills to understand how to be the leader of the people and manage the government of N.Y. Joseph J. Lhota
The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected - involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically. Lysander Spooner
There are over 100 entities in the federal government that have something to do with homeland security. Andrew Card
The Chinese government since 1979 has been very successful in economic development, and successful enough, simply by surviving, in the realm of political development. William Kirby
If you work for the federal government, the average salary is $7,000 higher than the private sector. Something's wrong with that, when you're making more money working for the government than you can working in the private sector. Jesse Ventura
The Patriot Act is ludicrous. Terrorists have proved that they are interested in total genocide, not subtle little hacks of the U.S. infrastructure, yet the government wants a blank search warrant to spy and snoop on everyone's communications. Kevin Mitnick
I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections. Benazir Bhutto
There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat. Neal Boortz
The government is also looking at further benefits including enhanced capital allowances; the use of Tax Incremental Finance; and extra help from UK Trade and Investment on inward investment and trade opportunities. Andy Sawford
As the economy faces such difficulties, more tough questions need to be asked about what the Tories would do if elected. Their ideology of free markets and small government needs challenging. That has to be part of our job. Lucy Powell
Crony capitalism is alive and well: the big are bigger, the wealthy are getting wealthier because, with a very large powerful complicated government, which is what we have and which Democrats want more of, only the big, the powerful, the wealthy and the well connected can survive. Carly Fiorina
The economy is terrible it's been terrible for years now, and the reason it's bad is not because of a debt-ceiling vote. The reason it's bad is because we have people who believe that by making government bigger by keeping people on unemployment checks and on welfare we're going to dig us out of this mess. Todd Rokita
The capacity of the commonwealth government created under the local constitution to exercise governmental powers in local affairs is like that of local government in the states of the union in regard to non-federal affairs at the local level. Dick Thornburgh
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. James Madison
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. Mark Twain
They say that if I win that I'll take away benefits, but the only one who has expropriated things from you is this government. After visiting all around our Venezuela, I don't have a doubt that we will win. Henrique Capriles Radonski
Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government. Rick Perry
One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board's misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren't available for regular people like you and I. Matthew Lesko
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. Thomas Jefferson
If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France. Nicolas Chamfort
Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government. Sam Farr
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. Chester Bowles
The federal government spends about $2.51 per child per day to feed them lunch. Out of that, you have to pay for labor, facilities, and administrative costs, leaving about a dollar for food. Imagine trying to feed yourself a nutritious meal every day with only a dollar. Very difficult. Jose Andres Puerta
We have a country that is $5 a gallon gas, $4 a gallon gas, we got unbearable unemployment and a federal government that is out of control. We have to take back this country and we've got to get off the sidelines and take it to President Obama. Tim Pawlenty
I'm a product of the Kennedy era. Kennedy's Inaugural plus the accident of Dean Rusk brought me into the government. Those were my values. Richard Holbrooke
We will continue to work with agencies across the government to unleash the power of open data and to make government data more accessible and usable for entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, and citizens everywhere - innovators who can leverage these resources to benefit Americans in a rapidly growing array of exciting and powerful ways. Todd Park
Formerly government was the responsibility of people; now people were the responsibility of government. Garet Garrett
The government must give men and women without power a real say over what happens to them, and the means of engaging in a participative, invigorated and living democracy. David Blunkett
Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty. Vijay Mallya
The debate on how to shrink the federal government is at the core of our problem of government not doing its job. Darrell Issa
Despite being in public life, I value my own privacy immensely and would be as concerned as anyone else if I thought my mobile phone records could be easily available to officials across government. David Blunkett
The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States. Leonard Peltier
Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions. Cal Thomas
It is only when there is the supervision and critical oversight from the people that the government will be in a position to do an even better job, and employees of government departments will be the true public servants of the people. Wen Jiabao
I have had no contact with the Chinese government. I only work with journalists. Edward Snowden
But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy. So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view. Joe Miller
To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government is the best kind of government, we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest function of a government - the realisation of the will of the people. John Drinkwater
My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative party is on a road back to government. Peter MacKay
It's not government that creates jobs; it's small business. Our job is to make sure they have the access to capital, the access to contracting opportunities, and the help, advice and mentoring that they need to go out and be successful. Karen Mills
The federal government's role is to establish a process whereby industry can pitch a project, and Canadians can be reassured that this project is worth the risk. That's at the heart of governments granting permits and communities granting permission. People understand we do need economic growth. We do need natural resource projects. Justin Trudeau
If younger people see older people who haven't planned ahead and have to rely on charity, the young will be more likely to provide for the future. Today when someone plans poorly, the only consequence people see is a demand for more government. Harry Browne
The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past. Gustav Stresemann
The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials. Pope Francis I
There's the idea that people should be able to control how the information that they're giving to websites is used and monetized in a more clear and powerful way. That's something that probably will need government action. Eli Pariser
Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal accountability. I believe in the wisdom of our founders and the sanctity of our Constitution. John Thune
Governor Kempthorne of Idaho, our chairman of the National Governors Association, is doing a great job bringing all of the nation's governors together to work as partners with the federal government. James Douglas
The story of Detroit's bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat. Ben Shapiro
Without industry, finance and government consciously and collaboratively ensuring that capital flows to where it is needed in order to ensure the scaling up of climate change solutions, whatever deal is agreed risks never being realised. Noreena Hertz
Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers. Richard Perle
Just like families must live within their budgets, the Federal Government must live within its means. We have passed appropriations bills that have been fiscally responsible while recognizing our national priorities. Dennis Hastert
I went from being a kid who loved to perform magic tricks to becoming the world's most notorious hacker, feared by corporations and the government. Kevin Mitnick
Keep under strict surveillance and control those secret establishments which, within your government structures, seem to regard themselves as above the law. Sean MacBride
The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have. Kathy Acker
So the only way we're going to improve fuel economy or appliance efficiency swiftly and to the maximum extent practicable is if the government requires it. Sherwood Boehlert
We should reduce total government spending as a percentage of the economy. The left wants to focus on the deficit so they can take us away from the focus on spending as a percentage of the economy. Grover Norquist
You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. Chris Rock
If China can't even given LinkedIn enough breathing room to operate in China, that would be a very unfortunate signal for a government to send its professionals about its priorities. Rebecca MacKinnon
Finally, let's keep well in mind the most important lesson of the auto rescue: While government should stay away from the private sector as much as possible, markets do occasionally fail, and when they do government can play a constructive role, as it did in the case of the auto rescue. Steven Rattner
The 5th Amendment guarantees that defendants can't face 'double jeopardy,' which means the government can't prosecute a person a second time for the same crime if the jury returns a verdict. Only if the jury doesn't reach a decision can prosecutors elect to retry the case. Robert Shapiro
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. Wilhelm Reich
When the three branches of government have failed to represent the citizenry and the mass of the media has failed to represent the citizenry, then the citizenry better represent the citizenry. David Mamet
I don't want the chair of the government because it will be controlled by the U.S. and I don't want to be controlled by the U.S. Muqtada al Sadr
I was not born into a rich family or a family of government officials. Chen Guangbiao
To be a member of the Labor Party is to be an optimist - optimistic about the future of Australia, optimistic about the ability of government to make a difference. Kevin Rudd
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand that government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs do. Ted Cruz
In addition to higher pay, federal government employment is far more secure than private-sector employment. Jason Chaffetz
I think that people's resistance to vaccination isn't going to disappear until we address some of the nonmedical reasons for that resistance and people's discomfort and distrust of the government. That's bigger than what most medical professionals can handle. Eula Biss
Left to me, the whole purpose of government is for the security of the citizens, like the security of lives and property. Ibrahim Babangida
We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives. Robert Reich
People say, 'I'm for job training. We can train people to increase the likelihood that they can be self-sufficient.' Okay, that's great, you're for job training - I like job training - but do you think the federal government should have 163 different job-training programs? Steve Largent
The people who tried government regulation have lives which are miserable. John Stossel
There's a reason the Chinese government is very concerned about Ai Weiwei. It's because he has all of these ingredients in his life that allow him to attract enormous attention across a very broad spectrum of the population. Evan Osnos
Sri Lanka is an island off the coast of India. There's two ethnicities there; one the Sinhalese, which is the majority and the government, and the minority, who are the Tamils. That's where I'm from. And my lifetime sort of began there; I spent 10 years, and I was there during when the war started and fled as a refugee to England. M.I.A.
She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood. Simon Hoggart
The '50s in general are written off as a boring decade following the turmoil of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath - the postwar Labour government, the cold war, the arrival of the New Look in fashion, etc. But I remember it as a very exciting time - a pioneering, rule-breaking time, especially for the young. Lynne Reid Banks
While these attitudes are more visible when directed at government, there is ample evidence that many working people distrust their own union as much as they do the corporation they work for. Robert Teeter
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. John Stuart Mill
People don't trust the federal government as it relates to health care. Mike Conaway
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Timothy McVeigh
THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government. Charles Inglis
For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal. Tim Holden
We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an Afghan government under President Karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al-Qaeda didn't come back, and make sure the Taliban wasn't resurging. It didn't work out. Colin Powell
I don't think people maybe think that the government does tell them the truth. I think they expect politicians who are going to tell them one thing and then when they get in office do something else. Ann Richards
The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States. Norm Dicks
The government gave me enough money to go to acting school. Tony Curtis
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. Andrew Jackson
It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote. Todd Akin
The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire. Joseph Sobran
When you see government leaders really bullying business, you know that government's economic policy is failing. They get angry and they get desperate. Amity Shlaes
My view is the less the government can do and the more freedom and opportunity you give people, that trusting people and free people and free enterprise - that America has built the greatest country in the history of the world. Rick Santorum
We are not in the regime of Aurangzeb. We are in the regime of rule of law. When rule of law is concerned, it applies to government, it applies to Supreme Court, it applies to everybody. Veerappa Moily
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O'Rourke
Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan. Benazir Bhutto
So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy. Carol Moseley Braun
I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.' Ann Richards
We have evidence that a number of Bahrainis who oppose our government are being trained in Syria. I have seen the files and we have notified the Syrian authorities, but they deny any involvement. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative. Jeffrey Archer
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. Sydney J. Harris
The time has come for us to draw the line. The time has come for the responsible leaders of both political parties to take a stand against overgrown Government and for the American taxpayer. Richard Nixon
The founders had a strong distrust for centralized power in a federal government. So they created a government with checks and balances. This was to prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful. Ezra Taft Benson
You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants. Harry Browne
Medicaid is essentially bankrupt, Medicare is essentially bankrupt, why the heck would we give the federal government another entitlement program to manage? Tim Pawlenty
Mexico established a unique three-part governing system shared by the government, the information commission and civil society organisations. Mo Ibrahim
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it. George Farquhar
The bottom line is there are lots of problems that were not created by government. The biggest one is loss of middle class incomes, loss of good-paying jobs which was created by technology and globalization. Above all, when you can move a job to China or India, it reduces wages. Charles E. Schumer
In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility. Jonathan Krohn
You can't get a contemporary story about what is going on inside government, and how society sees itself, on American TV. David Hare
To investors, job creation is a second-order effect. Market participants care first about interest rates, exchange rates, bond prices and the one great factor that affects all three: the long-term solvency of a bond company called the U.S. government. Amity Shlaes
China is a government-oriented economy. No one can say he can run his business entirely without government connections. Anybody who says that he or she can do things alone... is a hypocrite. Wang Jianlin
When I talk to teachers they tell me the things they'd most like from any government are a reduction in bureaucracy, support to help ensure good discipline and a reformed Ofsted. Michael Gove
All I wanted was to be involved in politics and government. Christine Quinn
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. Andrew Jackson
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. H. L. Mencken
I've spent a lot of time researching the subject and government deception. So to be involved in Star Trek is perfect for me. I enjoy meeting the fans and discussing my interests with them. Dwight Schultz
Urban America has been redlined. Government has not offered tax incentives for investment, as it has in a dozen foreign markets. Banks have redlined it. Industries have moved out, they've redlined it. Clearly, to break up the redlining process, there must be incentives to green-line with hedges against risk. Jesse Jackson
My view is that good community management is like having good municipal government: You should be able to have dissenting opinions and so on, freedom of speech, but your grandmother should also be able to walk down the street at night without having to worry about getting mugged. Jimmy Wales
Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. Joseph Heller
The government shouldn't step in at the first stage and create land banks. Industry should buy the land as much as they can, and if they get stuck, then the government should step in. Jamshyd Godrej
On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government. Lawrence R. Klein
Government research has to go through peer review. Peter Diamandis
Like the TV networks, once our government has a hit, it will be repeated over and over again. Gore Vidal
Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq. Peter DeFazio
The Internet has been seen in the West as the quintessential expression of the free exchange of ideas and information, untrammeled by government interference and increasingly global in reach. But the Chinese government has shown that the Internet can be successfully filtered and controlled. Martin Jacques
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. Thomas Jefferson
There is no moral equivalency between those who would kill using children, innocent civilians, children and adults, in their homes and in their places of worship, to that of a government that is seeking those terrorists before they can engage in that awful activity. George Pataki
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society. No civil, liberal government can succeed, even after new elections, if the Islamists are forced to work underground as a foe and the country remains divided. Ahmed Zewail
You're a sovereign as a citizen. If you're not involved in your government, you're not doing your job. In the long run that's very bad for the Republic. Michael Novak
I know that government doesn't have the all solutions that real solutions do not come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us. We are part of the solution. Kathleen Blanco
From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession. Emmeline Pankhurst
Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. Steve Irwin
Royal titles ceased to be recognised by the Indian government in 1971. The title of Nawab and Maharaja are not recognised by the Indian government anymore. Saif Ali Khan
To speak against religion (the Christian) is breaking down the bond of good government. James L. Petigru
As Congress debates overhauling the nation's health care system, it should not authorize a reform plan that would further our financial woes. We must avoid creating an unsustainable government program. There is no question that reform is needed, but health care can be made more affordable without massive and expensive new bureaucracies. Erik Paulsen
If the government decides to put your life under a microscope, do you think it won't find something? I suspect there's not an adult in the country who would walk away totally unscathed if every aspect of his or her life were investigated the way Stewart's ImClone trading was. Allan Sloan
It is impossible to objectively define how free a market is. This is a political definition. Government is always involved, and those free marketers are as politically motivated as anyone. Ha-Joon Chang
The Chinese government still would like to see U.S. Internet companies explore the Chinese market, providing they are willing to abide by Chinese law. I think companies like Facebook should think about the Chinese market. Robin Li
Liberals are wrong to think that opposition to health reform is a rejection of big government. If health reform consisted of extending Medicare to everyone, people would be delighted. There are millions of 64-year-olds out there who can hardly wait to be 65. Marcia Angell
The U.K. government has a responsibility to keep secrets in some circumstances. It also has a responsibility not to abuse that power for other purposes. Sarah Harrison
Moreover, in Russia there was an enormous amount of landed property to be divided, large estates, crown lands, government land, and the estates held by the monasteries. Herman Gorter
How can this full, perfect, just and supreme voice of the people, embodied in the Constitution, be brought to bear, habitually and steadily, in counteracting the fatal tendency of the government to the absolute and despotic control of the numerical majority? John C. Calhoun
If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep. Will Rogers
I'm one who demands a lot from people. I'm not afraid to look at alternative ways in city government. That's what I've done in my two years and will continue to do in the next four. Richard M. Daley
The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people. Andrew Johnson
The war for the Internet has begun. Hollywood is in control of politics. The government is killing innovation. Kim Dotcom
The history of the Internet is not, as some people have tried to make it, a libertarian just-so story. It is a messy tale in which the government played a significant role. That role was, however, far more subtle than the plans of industrial policy gurus or techno-boosting politicians. Virginia Postrel
What I've said about compromise, I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy, and get America moving again. Richard Mourdock
The 'Total Information Awareness' project is truly diabolical - mostly because of the legal changes which have made it possible in the first place. As a consequence of the Patriot Act, government now has access to all sorts of private and commercial databases that were previously off limits. John Perry Barlow
Barack Obama likes to point to General Motors as the poster child for the job creation success of his economic policies. However, whatever your sentiments about the government's bailout of General Motors, for every job Barack Obama 'saved-or-created' in the U.S. there were two jobs off shore. Bob Beauprez
Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book. Bernard Cornwell
We're one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing. Paul R. Ehrlich
The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government. Albert Bushnell Hart
While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government's letter cannot give me back my good name or my reputation. Richard Jewell
Your government is no longer mine. Scott Nearing
Unlike the Tea Party, who see themselves as the customers of government, people in the Occupy Wall Street movement understand that we are the government. Stated most simply, we are trying to run a 21st-century society on a 13th-century economic operating system. It just doesn't work. Douglas Rushkoff
The mistake the apartheid government made was they gave the black people nothing, so they had nothing to lose. But now a lot of the former freedom-fighters are big-time capitalists. They've been given directorships in every major company. They're billionaires! Wilbur Smith
In Japan, it becomes a huge issue in terms of not just the government and its protest against the United States, but all different groups and all different peoples in Japan start to protest. Martha Smith
It's often difficult for conservatives to separate overall government intervention from a question as simple as the census. Patrick McHenry
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it. Thomas Sowell
I was very happy being a secretary. I loved working for the government. I was very happy with my life. Fawn Hall
Al Gore had no problem taking hundreds of millions of dollars from the government of Qatar to sell his Current TV to Al Jazeera America. Ben Shapiro
Cynicism lost and hope won. For the first time, the government of Quebec will be led by a woman. Pauline Marois
I would love to go back and help rebuild that country and help - you know, kind of like what's going on with Iraq right now. You know, they've got a new government in place. They're trying to rebuild the country. I would love for that to happen in Cuba also. Rafael Palmeiro
We do participate in the government programs, like probably 95 percent of farmers do. People who aren't familiar with the agriculture industry, you know, try and make that look like something exceptional. Vicky Hartzler
The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner. Matt Cartwright
The NSA has different reporting requirements for each branch of government and each of its legal authorities. Barton Gellman
I do believe that it was through divine providence that the Founding Fathers drafted a document that created a government that didn't trust each other - hence the separation of powers. And then, to close the deal, the Bill of Rights was added to continue to protect individual rights and freedoms. John Shimkus
It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you. Will Rogers
I started working as a reporter in Washington on October 1, 2013, the day the government stopped working. Evan Osnos
The government continues to erode our freedom. Diane Black
When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens. Michael Badnarik
If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief. James Bovard
Don't get me wrong, I am a proud Republican, and I want to support my party. I am a firm believer in the Republican principles of smaller government, low taxes and economic freedom. I have spent my time in government service fighting for these principles. David Schweikert
I don't believe we need any more taxes. We need to curtail the size of government. That seems to be a common thread among a majority of Americans out there that understand that we have to limit the size and scope of our government. Jeff Landry
At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men. Orson Pratt
I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network. Bill Bixby
Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown. Tim Robbins
Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos. Donald Rumsfeld
Democracy is when the people keep a government in check. Aung San Suu Kyi
We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year. Brian Mulroney
A difference must be made between a decision against the constitutionality of a law of Congress and of a State. The former acts as a restriction on the powers of this government, but the latter as an enlargement. John C. Calhoun
It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S. Elton Gallegly
Without the media, the American people won't have the type of information they need to hold their leaders to account. The relationship between government and media has always been strained, and I think most of the time that's a healthy strain. Dan Bartlett
Any government that has a sincere desire for reform and progress should understand the benefit of objective and constructive criticism. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
If you don't like the idea that most of the money spent on lottery tickets supports government programs, you should know that most of the earnings from mutual funds support investment advisors' and mutual fund managers' retirement. Robert Kiyosaki
The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God. Malcolm X
People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government. Cal Thomas
We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another. Richard Nixon
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. Calvin Coolidge
Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression. Lysander Spooner
The government can give citizens opportunity and it's their responsibility to take advantage of it. Michael Mandelbaum
In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship. Tony Garza
It's really weird watching the government watch me. Hasan M. Elahi
I am really close to the Chinese government. And I have a chance to talk to them, listen to them. Thaksin Shinawatra
I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government. Louis Farrakhan
Under Howard, federal government support for black Australia slowly dried up. Services were slashed, native title restricted. Richard Flanagan
We are laying the foundations of a government, which we hope may outlast the Pyramids. Caleb Cushing
I don't think the federal government should be a part of everything. I think that governing should be done state-by-state... so that you can tailor your governing to the people's needs. Stacey Dash
It should not be the government running the economy. Quico Canseco
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. Thomas Jefferson
Thinking ahead, in 2013, the Japanese government, together with pharmaceutical companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established a fund for promoting research and development of medical products for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The importance of planning for disease outbreaks was made clear with the Ebola virus. Shinzo Abe
In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large. Martin Van Buren
Jesus of Nazareth was the most famous human being who ever lived on this planet, and he had no infrastructure, and it's never been done. He had no government, no PR guy, no money, no structure. He had nothing, yet he became the most famous human being ever. Bill O'Reilly
Now, in New Jersey, we have more government workers per square mile than any state in America. But since I've been governor we now have fewer people on the state payroll at any time since Christie Whitman left office in January 2001. That's the right direction, Mr. President, not the wrong direction. Chris Christie
Because government has tremendous power, it attracts people who are eager to game the system, obtaining by force of law what they could never achieve through consensus. William A. Dembski
One of my most vivid memories from 1974 was the gas station at the foot of the hill below my Southern California high school - car lines snaking out into the street, heralding the failure of the government's price controls and lame ideas such as odd-even rationing. Nina Easton
The question is not whether we want to keep this open, neutral Internet - we do, or should - but whether government rulemaking can give us the result we want. Edward Felten
What got us out of the depression was capitalism, and we would have gotten out a lot quicker had the government not intervened. Peter Schiff
Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo. Harold Pinter
Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children's diet, and the government's role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy. Jim Talent
We ought to be allowing the private sector to pursue every form of energy because the energy of the future, it's not going to come from the government picking winners and losers. Ted Cruz
Stephen Harper, who's the prime minister of Canada, he is saying that this - we have to give him a majority government, otherwise there will be a Separatist coalition. And he says it every minute. Rick Mercer
We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do. Auberon Herbert
If the government mandates anything with a price tag on it, then it ought to fund the project. Jesse Ventura
I enjoyed my stay in the Congress. Most people do not. And too many people who have been elected really don't understand the nature of government. Ed Koch
We have a lot of things we give away to people who are very, very wealthy in this country. And I'm not sure that our federal government can afford that. Claire McCaskill
We want a system that will improve consistency and steadiness in the quality of government. Ferdinand Mount
I am the candidate of tax cuts, repealing Obamacare, repealing Dodd-Frank, letting the markets work, coming up with patient-and-doctor-centered healthcare solutions instead of more big government - and just generally getting government off the backs of small businesses. Wendy E. Long
Thank God for our form of government. The media won't let there be any cover-up. John McCain
People in China have a range of strong views about how children should be protected when they go online and whether the responsibility should be with the government, with parents, or somebody else. Rebecca MacKinnon
It was always foolhardy for Republicans and conservatives to stake their objections to Obamacare on the number of sign-ups; Social Security is going bankrupt despite 100% enrollment. The reality is that Obama was always destined to hit his required numbers because, after all, he has the power of government to compel action. Ben Shapiro
Nobody has trusted the Iranian government from day one, but the idea of just refusing to have any kind of talks is dangerous in the extreme. Every administration says at least that we're trying to have talks between Israel and Palestine and solve the Middle East peace problem. Douglas Brinkley
I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Even leaving aside government policy, whole industries are already making expensive changes around the perceived need to 'go green.' Al Gore and countless other prophets of global catastrophe are making megamillions pushing these expensive solutions. Schoolchildren around the globe are being frightened by tales of impending calamity. Bradley A. Smith
That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support. Lysander Spooner
In China, I lived in a dormitory, and the government paid for everything - food, buses. In Iowa, I had to run after the bus, and cook for myself. The first weeks in the U.S., I was asking, 'Where is my food?' Liang Chow
The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information, the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs. Charles Bass
In its exterior relations - abroad - this government is the sole and exclusive representative of the united majesty, sovereignty, and power of the States, constituting this great and glorious Union. To the rest of the world, we are one. Neither State nor State government is known beyond our borders. Within, it is different. John C. Calhoun
It turns out that in the federal government, there are a lot of innovators. Todd Park
Some Iraqi troops aren't willing to fight for their government. But many Shiites appear willing to fight for their religious leaders. Richard Engel
The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. Floyd Abrams
Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
We need an equal opportunity society, one in which government does not see its job as picking winners and losers. Where do you go if you want special favors? Government. Where do you go if you want a tax break? Government. Where do you go if you want a handout? Government. This must stop. Bobby Jindal
Economists specialize in pointing out unpleasant trade-offs - a skill that is on full display in the health care debate. We want patients to receive the best care available. We also want consumers to pay less. And we don't want to bankrupt the government or private insurers. Something must give. Sendhil Mullainathan
The government never does anything successfully. Michael Badnarik
We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them. Paul Ryan
The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it. Robert Toombs
I descend from both Philadelphia Quakers and Carolina colonists whose families were separated by the Revolutionary War. That helped give me insight into the agony of Patriots who, until the British government denied their claims, had always, like Ben Franklin himself, thought of themselves as free-born Englishmen. Edward Rutherfurd
Good government is the outcome of private virtue. John Jay Chapman
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan
Socialism requires that government becomes your god. Rafael Cruz
No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government. Shirin Ebadi
Well, it's very clear that the Arab population is rising because they'd like to have a say in the running of their affairs, running of their government, and this is very legitimate. Al-Waleed bin Talal
The Democrats want government to do the spending. Senator McCain wants families to do the spending. Phil Gramm
In 2007, as a condition for hosting the Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government removed restrictions barring Beijing-based journalists from leaving the capital without prior written permission. Evan Osnos
The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency and helping put that country back together after decades of repression. Ike Skelton
From coast to coast, the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission have ensnared people not only at hedge funds, but at technology and pharmaceutical companies, consulting and law firms, government agencies, and even a major stock exchange. Preet Bharara
We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters. Stephen Harper
We pledge to you that we will create jobs. End economic uncertainty and make America more competitive. We will cut Washington wasteful spending and reduce the size of government. And we will reform Congress and restore your trust in government. Kevin McCarthy
I think the Chinese government is doing a great job right now. Alex Chiu
The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy. The government was a body elected by universal suffrage. C. L. R. James
When you are in the infrastructure sector, you've to work along with the government. Gautam Adani
I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world. Ginger Baker
If children do not understand the Constitution, they cannot understand how our government functions, or what their rights and responsibilities are as citizens of the United States. John Roberts
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern. Lord Acton
Well look, CIA is an agency that has to collect intelligence, do operations. We have to take risks and it's important that we take risks and that we know that we have the support of the government and we have the support of the American people in what we're doing. Leon Panetta
I don't think you expand entitlements when so many people are dependent on government and when the money the federal government is offering is going to be taken away from you after just a couple of years. George Pataki
I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation. Andrew Cuomo
For any young democracy, the most difficult but important step is burying the legacy of tyranny and establishing an economy and a government and institutions that abide by the rule of law. Every country faces challenges to the rule of law, including my own. Joe Biden
Government is just spending too much money. Bob Schaffer
I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses and government. Sonia Sotomayor
I have to thank the People, the Congress, and the Government of the United States for my liberation. Lajos Kossuth
Basically, the myth is that America has been founded on the free market; the government has done very little; it has thrived under free trade. But actually, if you look at the history, this is actually the country that has succeeded most with protectionist policies. Ha-Joon Chang
While I can see how the government has, at times, wasted taxpayers' money, and I can admit that too often its programs are ineffective, I also can see the good that government does. Tony Campolo
The United States doesn't do what it does in the world for altruistic reasons. Nobody set out to be the world's government. Michael Mandelbaum
We have to get government out of the job of picking winners and losers. That's what they've been doing the last year and a half, getting in the way of businesses that are trying to reinvest to get our economy back on its feet. Kristi Noem
The administrative control of the government remains everywhere. You can't have a government within the country and not have control over everything that's happening in the country... Even in the Election Commission there is some extent of administrative control. Salman Khurshid
The License Raj in India was a time when, to set up an industry, you needed a license. Which made the government an omnipresent and sort of all-pervasive authority. Kumar Mangalam Birla
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. Gore Vidal
We must force the government to stop the bird migration. We must shoot all birds, field all our men and troops... and force migratory birds to stay where they are. Vladimir Zhirinovsky
The true principle of taxation is the benefit principle - those who benefit from a government service should pay for it. It's also known as the 'user pay' principle. Every effort should be made to link the payment of taxes or fees to the cost associated with the government service. Mark Skousen
Unlike most government programs, Social Security and, in part, Medicare are funded by payroll taxes dedicated specifically to them. Some of the tax revenue pays for current benefits; anything that's left over goes into trust funds for the future. The programs were designed this way for political reasons. James Surowiecki
Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it. Alexander Herzen
Like Syria, the government of Bahrain employs aggressive tactics to censor and monitor its people's online activity. Rebecca MacKinnon
A constitution, in the American sense of the word, is a written instrument by which the fundamental powers of the government are established, limited, and defined, and by which these powers are distributed among several departments, for their more safe and useful exercise, for the benefit of the body politic. Samuel Freeman Miller
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. James Madison
We need the private sector to succeed, because if the private sector succeeds, America succeeds. Because it's not the government that produces jobs, it's the private sector. Gary Locke
In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution - consideration of a Constitutional amendment. Dennis Cardoza
All South Sudanese deserve consistent and unimpeded humanitarian assistance, regardless of if they live in areas held by rebel or government forces. John Prendergast
The argument of socialists, that people really want to share, beyond a reasonable level of charity, is rubbish, though it is espoused by a lot of rich, pious hypocrites who want to share only enough to avoid widespread starvation, mob violence, and government seizure of more of their incomes. Conrad Black
It is one of the great tragedies of the US, that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government. James Bovard
President Bush once said that marriage is a sacred institution and should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman. If this is the case - and most Americans would agree with him on this - then I have to ask: Why is the government at all involved in marrying people? Tony Campolo
Free speech rights means that government officials are barred from creating lists of approved and disapproved political ideas and then using the power of the state to enforce those preferences. Glenn Greenwald
Government shouldn't tell you whom to marry. Michael Bloomberg
We no longer have a free market in the United States, we have a government controlled free market. Jim Bunning
Smaller government, more individual responsibility, more individual control creates more Republicans. More state power and ownership and control and top-down decision-making creates more Democrats. Grover Norquist
My politics are of a practical kind - the integrity of the country, the supremacy of the Federal government, an honorable peace, or none at all. Winfield Scott Hancock
America is a center right government, center right people. They want government but they don't want it to be excessive. They want it to be affordable. And most importantly what Americans want is to pass on to their next generation their children a country that's better, stronger and more vibrant and more prosperous. Judd Gregg
There's no doubt that what has emerged in the years after 9/11, unlike the situation in Britain, there were practices sanctioned in the U.S. that fall far below the standard of conduct that should have taken place. It is for the American system of government, in all of its branches, to address that. It is not for a British politician. Douglas Alexander
When New Labour came to power, we got a Right-wing Conservative government. I came to realise that voting Labour wasn't in Scotland's interests any more. Any doubt I had about that was cast aside for ever when I saw Gordon Brown cosying up to Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street. Jimmy Reid
Unlike the federal government, most states don't have the option of running a deficit. Marcia Angell
At 10 A.M. on the Friday after the election in 2010, David Cameron's team met in his room at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel. Cameron was clear that, unable to form a majority government, they had to begin talks with the Lib Dems about forming a coalition. But in a rare example of strategic discord, George Osborne disagreed. Michael Ashcroft
I think it is definitely right to listen to the Party and follow up government's instructions. Li Shufu
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits. Dale Dauten
Many Americans do not understand that the officers of the government are simply the servants of the people. Robert G. Ingersoll
A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government. Al Gore
This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia. Benjamin Harrison
The government would have preferred not to take a stand, but the constant presence of the Israeli-Arab conflict on our television screens made it an issue that could no longer be avoided. Jean-Marie Le Pen
But, you know, once you're in government, very often you need to shoulder responsibility. I hope the new Spanish government will think about this and will therefore act accordingly. I really and sincerely hope so. Jose Maria Aznar
There have been linkages between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda going back more or less a decade. Douglas Feith
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending. Andrew Jackson
IT may be proper to observe further, that this Duty is not confined to those who live under any one particular Form of Government: It extends to the Subjects of all regular States, lawfully established. Charles Inglis
Our strategy should be based on indigenisation and import substitution. The government must provide opportunities for domestic companies to participate in sectors in which the country continues to depend on imports. Baba Kalyani
The liberals think government exists to fix what's wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure. Rick Perry
I think the founding fathers believed religion shouldn't interact directly with government. Jesse Ventura
We just simply want to get back to basics, get - restore essentially the constitutional foundation of the country, and that means the federal government becoming less onerous, less involved in every - basically every item of our lives. And what that means is there does have to be some transition. Joe Miller
If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government. George Crook
I'm not a complete libertarian. There is a proper role in some areas of the government to have rules and regulations - I'm not an anarchist. Jack Abramoff
An efficient government is dangerous in the hands of the wrong man. Sadly, the right sort of man never seems interested in the job. Nathan Myhrvold
Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort. Said Musa
Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation. Mike Fitzpatrick
I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes. Ernst Zundel
You know, you don't retreat in the defense of freedom. You don't retreat in the defense of moral government and limited government. You don't retreat because people are going to defend bad things. Russell Pearce
Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts. Chris Christie
Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government. Tom Lantos
It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter. Harold MacMillan
My opinion is the greatest reward that any government could get is the approval of the people. If the people are happy and the people are at peace and the government has done something for them, that's the greatest reward I think any government could hope for. Aung San Suu Kyi
Paradoxically, resource-rich developing countries are often worse off than comparable countries that lack those resources. One reason for this is that large resource endowments provide a huge financial incentive for attempts to overthrow the government and seize power. Peter Singer
Uncertainty is normal in the first few days of a new government. Victor Ponta
I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government. Todd Akin
There is no greater example of government overreach and unrestrained liberalism than 'Obamacare.' It is so deeply flawed and such a clear and present threat to our economic stability that there is no way to fix it. Tommy Thompson
I think that Minnesota is different because we are proving that tri-partisan government could work, that you do not need to necessarily be a Democrat or a Republican to be successful at governing. Jesse Ventura
Arizona did not make illegal, illegal. It is a crime to enter or remain in the U.S. in violation of federal law. States have had inherent authority to enforce immigration laws when the federal government has failed or refused to do so. Russell Pearce
What I want to understand is what I am talking about on the stage. What I don't want to understand is what the government is talking about when the government tells me about taxes. Elaine Stritch
Efficiency in government is a more elusive concept than efficiency in the private economy, which may be measured relatively easily as output per units of input. What is the government's 'output?' Nathan Myhrvold
If the states and territories do not sign up to fundamental reform, then my message is equally simple: we will take this reform plan to the people at the next election - along with a referendum by or at that same election to give the Australian Government all the power it needs to reform the health system. Kevin Rudd
We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success. Marcus Samuelsson
The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives. George William Norris
What is a government supposed to do for its people? To improve the standard of living, to help them get jobs, get kids to schools, and have access to medicine and hospitals. Government may not directly provide these public goods and services, but government must be accountable for whether or not they are delivered to citizens. Mo Ibrahim
I shall work with Congress, civil society groups and local government executives who are convinced that charter changes are needed to enable the country to surmount the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule. Gerald R. Ford
As the Indian government has embraced greater economic openness, the creativity and expertise of the Indian workforce has been unleashed onto the world economic stage. Henry Paulson
When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals. Bono
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition. John Acton
I think it's important that people know what raising the debt ceiling is. It's Congress giving permission to the federal government to borrow more money that we don't have, and we borrow it for the purpose of spending it. Michele Bachmann
With those people, I'm very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests. Dorothy Denning
What I know is that we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care; it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate. It's not based on voluntary exchange. The government is directing it. John Mackey
There is a danger for Britain as we perceive ourselves, or as we are - less wealthy, facing economic austerity - that we essentially draw back. I think there is a recoil in parts of the country, and in parts of the government actually, from the multilateral system, and I think that's dangerous and wrong. David Miliband
Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Louis D. Brandeis
I have had it up to here with the prosecutions, the government's attitude, the judiciary, the media's stance and the majority of Turks who view the Kurdish people's justified cause through a nationalist lens. Osman Baydemir
The government don't want to talk about the consequences of the choices they make. They pretend there aren't any consequences. Johann Lamont
The problem is not that America does not have energy. The problem is that our government - alone among the governments of the world - will not allow its own people to recover the energy that they possess. Jim Talent
Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Throughout history, when societies face tough economic times, we have seen democratic reforms deferred, decreased trust in government, persecution of minority groups, and a general shrinking of the democratic space. Samantha Power
I am a loyal American. I am extremely proud of the work I have done for the United States and for my country and her people. I expect to be treated as such by the representatives of my government and those who report its work. Steven Hatfill
Free enterprise makes people prosperous, all people prosperous, and big government makes people poorer. Marco Rubio
We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole. Vladimir Putin
If the Pentagon truly confined itself to providing defense, then presumably we wouldn't need a whole separate government agency to provide 'Homeland Security.' Timothy Noah
But I'm a big believer that government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. Jack Markell
The biggest challenge is always the governments - they try to stop all good things. I try to stay away from them as much as I can, as I know if someone can destroy something good, it's the government. Manoj Bhargava
The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual's greed for power and the electorates' desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment. David Mamet
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. Milton Friedman
People have to take responsibility for themselves. We need to get the housing industry going again. We don't need government intervening in every step. Eric Cantor
Every dollar I can't commit to my company that's paid in taxes is paying a government that I believe is too big and doing way too much that I don't want done. Curt Schilling
Government does create prosperity and growth by creating the conditions that allow both entrepreneurs and their customers to thrive; balancing the power of capitalists like me and workers isn't bad for capitalism - it's essential to it. Nick Hanauer
The money that goes into Social Security is not the government's money. it's your money. You paid for it. Mitch McConnell
Ask anyone on Social Security if their check comes on time every month. Like clockwork. And it comes through the so-called dilapidated U.S. mail. My dad's check literally will come on the same day every month. The government has been quite good and efficient at creating a number of systems. Michael Moore
Despite all the gains for democracy in the world, in many countries anyone who wants to publish truths unwelcome to the government risks suppression and criminal punishment. Anthony Lewis
What the government wants is something they never had before. They want total awareness. The question is, is that something we should be allowing? Edward Snowden
I see a New York where there is no barrier to the God-given potential of every New Yorker. I see a New York where everyone who wants a good job can find one. I see a New York where the people can believe in a grounded government again. Carl Paladino
The U.S. government uses cash accounting. That is illegal for any enterprise of any size in America except for the U.S. government. Every for-profit business, every not-for-profit business, every state and local government has to use real accounting except for Uncle Sam. Jim Cooper
Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes. George W. Bush
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. Thomas Jefferson
If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth. George Osborne
Government is connected to everything we do. Jesse Ventura
We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world. Mitt Romney
The Beijing government avidly asserts its control over matters of reincarnation as a way of securing the loyalty and political complexion of influential Tibetan figures. Evan Osnos
I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously said I did not contemplate a major increase, and that was a fair statement of the Government's state of mind at the time I made that. John Howard
Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and strategically equivalent to the U.S. hitting a government building in Serbia, Iraq, or other nations. Timothy McVeigh
A majority of Americans support Social Security and Medicare, a progressive tax system and a government that regulates business in the public interest, but most share deep skepticism about the government's ability to do all this well. Adam Davidson
Whenever I tour my district and I ask small businesspeople 'what can I do to help?,' they tell me to just get government out of the way and they'll create the jobs and grow on their own. Diane Black
In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party. Matt Blunt
The Department of Energy made an investment that failed, and it got raked over the coals for that failed investment. This is ridiculous. The fact of the matter is, the government should be making a lot of risky investments, the majority of which are likely to fail. Peter Diamandis
The Costa Rican government is prioritizing laying fiber optic over paving roads. Costa Rica is trying to become one of the Internet societies. This is happening throughout the world. Reed Hastings
The sight of allegedly sophisticated politicians parroting complete tripe trivialises and demeans government and it has to be stopped. It's played a significant part in public disillusionment with politics and has led to the absurd situation where more people vote for 'Strictly Come Dancing' than voted in the general election. John Major
The government doesn't really prosecute for polygamy anymore, but a lot of the arrests are of groups supporting themselves through welfare scams or for child abuse. So that was all I'd really heard about polygamists. Jeanne Tripplehorn
We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo. Vito Fossella
The one thing the Victorians really believed in was philanthropy. I think we've forgotten the obligation to be philanthropic. I think we need smaller government, but I want to make it clear I'm not the Sarah Palin of the Cotswolds. Susan Hill
I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime. Howard Berman
There isn't much in the way of pure communist spirit, because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises. Much of the country still operates under government control. Iris Chang
There's a lot of the Midwest and the West in Justice Rehnquist's approach to constitutional law. And by that I mean a recognition that people know pretty well how to govern themselves, that government that is closest to the people is apt to be more responsive to their legitimate concerns and needs. John Roberts
I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services. Imran Khan
What is the U.S. government looking for? And the elite governing this country? They're looking for oil. Hugo Chavez
In September 2008, the two largest housing mortgage companies called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were government-sponsored enterprises, which hold hundreds of billions of dollars of mortgages, because of the losses they took on the mortgages, they essentially became insolvent, and the government had to take them over. Ben Bernanke
Even though I resigned as Papandreou's adviser early in 2006 and turned into his government's staunchest critic during his mishandling of the post-2009 Greek implosion, my public interventions in the debate on Greece and Europe have carried no whiff of Marxism. Yanis Varoufakis
Under the administration of George W. Bush, you will recall, federal spending grew pretty significantly. At the same time, the number of people directly employed by the federal government shrank. One of the factors that explained the difference was contracting. Thomas Frank
One of the extraordinary features of the Blair government has been its slavish support for the central tenets of Bush's foreign policy - above all, the war in Iraq. During the Cold War, the Wilson government resisted the suggestion that it should send troops to Vietnam. Martin Jacques
Reviewing a government budget is much like going through the attic in an old home. Rick Scott
We have a complex system of government. You have to teach it to every generation. Sandra Day O'Connor
Once our country is fully engulfed in a debt crisis, our economy will be torn apart, and every American will be a victim of the federal government's failure to prevent this disaster. Kevin McCarthy
USDA says pink slime, which is made of cow connective tissue and other scraps and then treated with ammonia to kill the salmonella, e Coli, potentially, the U.S. Government says it's totally safe. Jane Velez-Mitchell
There is no direct and immediate connection between the individual citizens of a state and the general government. The relation between them is through the state. The Union is a union of states as communities and not a union of individuals. John C. Calhoun
What we need is to make our senior citizens feel secure once more with their own Social Security and Medicare. But going forward, we need to personalize that program in a way that the government can't go in and raid it any more. Sharron Angle
Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system. Sue Kelly
I am very much opposed to abortion personally. But I don't think it is the government's rule. Arlen Specter
We must reign in overspending by ridding government of outmoded programs, making Big Oil pay their fair share, repealing massive tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, and enacting a tax code that no longer favors millionaires and billionaires. Paul Tonko
South Dakota is a great state because of its values, not because of dependence on government. Laura Ingraham
You've got Americans who are making Amazon and Facebook and Twitter. That level of American needs to run future government. Megan Smith
Folks know that while I respect Barack Obama and do not cheap-shot the president, I am very skeptical of his big government, nanny-state philosophy. Bill O'Reilly
Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. They don't want to be a colony in a nation. Richard Nixon
I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge. Richard M. Daley
Americans oppose Obamacare because they understand that it is inconsistent with our liberties and our idea of limited government and that it will destroy the best health care system in the world. David Limbaugh
I believe the only measure of government response shouldn't be how much we spend on a situation, but rather how well we spend. Chris Chocola
General revenue - what taxpayers are willing to give government, what they think is fair to give government - is not going to grow at the same amount that the federal government basically forces us to spend on Medicaid. Rick Scott
The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests. Breyten Breytenbach
Every government must consider the security of the country. That is just part of the responsibilities of any government. But true security can only come out of unity within a country where there are so many ethnic nationalities. Aung San Suu Kyi
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle. Will Durant
In the end, there is no absence of irony: the integrity of what is sacred to Native Americans will be determined by the government that has been responsible for doing everything in its power to destroy Native American cultures. Winona LaDuke
These days, government employees are better off in almost every area: pay, benefits, time off, and security, on top of working fewer hours. They can thrive even in a down economy. Mortimer Zuckerman
Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. Mikhail Gorbachev
The role of government is to steer us in the right direction, not do all the work for us. Joe Lhota
When I think of a story, somehow it just always seems to come out involving spooks and spies and government skullduggery. Barry Eisler
Mr. Obama is proud of his belief that government knows best. When he told the world that individuals were not totally responsible for their personal success, that government has a major role in it, many Americans were taken aback. But Barack Obama sincerely believes that. Bill O'Reilly
Internet and government is Topic A in every nation, all around the world. There is the question of getting the Internet built. That involves persuading government to have regulatory policies. It involves new technology to bring the Internet to rural places. Vint Cerf
No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government. Brad Henry
While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing. Ginny Brown-Waite
Here in Tennessee, instead of the big spending, big government, job killing agenda of the Obama Administration, Tennesseans have tightened their belts and are struggling to find jobs that will enable them to support their families. Marsha Blackburn
In an age where everything and everyone is linked through networks of glass and air, no one - no business, organization, government agency, country - is an island. We need to do right by all our stakeholders, and that's how you create value for shareholders. And one thing is for sure - no organization can succeed in a world that is failing. Don Tapscott
You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices. Karel Capek
Memo to Congress: America's problem is not that government is too small. It's the spending, stupid! Bob Beauprez
I'm going to give away a lot more than half my money. I'd be happy to give that to the government if the government put together programs that were like I'm giving away to charity, in which I believe the money is effectively used to help people. Ray Dalio
I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government. Joe Arpaio
Defend the church. Defend the family. Defend the non-profit community. Defend them against a government that wants to weaken them. Rick Santorum
Increased spending, growing government debt and overreaching regulations are stifling job creation and economic growth. Joe Craft
In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria, the German Government, who had been supporting the Austrian demand on Serbia, should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands, under the threat of Russian mobilization. Edward Grey
We believe that business is the engine that drives the car. You've got to build your business base. That means creating more jobs, better paying jobs - that's how you raise your standard of living. That's how you raise your quality of life. That's what funds all the other services people want from government. John Hoeven
Imagine a government which has delivered double-digit growth rates for over seven years losing an election anywhere on earth. It is unheard of for such a phenomenon to happen. Meles Zenawi
I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone. John Updike
I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax, releasing you from Social Security, ending the insane war on drugs, restoring gun rights, and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions. Harry Browne
It will require a sustained military and financial commitment by the international community, working with the government of Afghanistan, to create the environment in which enduring democratic institutions can be established. Des Browne
I believe transparency in government is key to restoring our nation's faith in its elected leaders. Kirsten Gillibrand
I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions. In our modern democracy the government needs not a unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight. Douglas Hurd
Rome was great in arms, in government, in law. Goldwin Smith
The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds. Lucy Powell
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it. Cullen Hightower
We have had actually a decline in government service overall, but the growth is in high-tech areas, specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments. Alexis Herman
It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. Will Rogers
That some Forms of Government are preferable to others, cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour, nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due. Charles Inglis
Get government out of our way, and let freedom and the spirit of the American people shine through. Luis Fortuno
The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power. Bob Barr
No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any government or non-profit organization. Matthew Lesko
I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done. Kevin Mitnick
Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock. Mike Huckabee
After 2003, we lowered taxes across the board. And by 2004, revenue to the federal government grew. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan cut taxes dramatically. And by the end of the decade, revenue coming in the federal government had doubled. Pat Toomey
The government is promoting bad behavior. Rick Santelli
But only 'rich' people by definition have the 'extra' money to buy things and invest to create economic growth. Do we really want to tax that 'extra' money away - and give it to the government to spend? Does that make any economic sense outside of politics and our emotional desire to make everyone suffer equally through these tough times? Terry Savage
Government and other scientists have identified hundreds of chemicals that are linked to diseases in small concentrations and that are unregulated in drinking water or policed at limits that still pose serious risks. Charles Duhigg
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. Ronald Reagan
We can only restore faith in government if the state itself becomes an efficient, effective and transparent ally of the people. Bureaucratic inefficiencies, abuses of power and the misappropriation of public funds must end. Victor Ponta
I see all this and know that if we are to save the Jewish state and its three-and-a-half million Jews from terrible horrors, we must rise up and demand a fundamental change in the very system of government. Meir Kahane
There is no government in Europe where ministers go through that kind of confirmation process, which in fact is modeled on the way the U.S. cabinet members are confirmed. Mario Monti
The need for improved technical support in schools has expanded as the Government and schools have increased their investment in information and communications technologies. Estelle Morris
The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people. Lysander Spooner
I'm pro-life but I believe that the federal government ought to stay out of it. That's a decision that the people of each state ought to make for themselves. Bob Barr
Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government. Buffalo Bill
After four centuries of Spanish rule, Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898. Residents were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, and the federal government has allowed Puerto Rico to exercise authority over its local affairs in a manner similar to the 50 states. Pedro Pierluisi
It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government. John W. Gardner
I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition. John Boehner
In the past, a blow to the international system's strongest power would have been welcomed by its rivals. In the wake of September 11, however, every significant government in the world declared its support for the United States. Michael Mandelbaum
Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis. Michael Burgess
We need to get out of the way of the small business owner - and big business owners - and allow them to do what government can only dream of doing: creating jobs and thereby creating wealth. Diane Hendricks
People can change the volume, the location and the composition of their income, and they can do so in response to changes in government policies. Arthur Laffer
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed. Nigel Farage
If government and media and all of us in the Australian tribe got together, and the rock industry, we'd just be the greatest cultural force the world has ever seen - we're such an amazing race. Yahoo Serious
Restore, without delay, the equilibrium between revenue and expenditures, which has done so much to destroy our credit and derange the whole fabric of government. If that should not be done, the government and country will be involved, ere long, in overwhelming difficulties. John C. Calhoun
I think we should just tip the government if it does a good job. Fifteen percent is the standard tip, isn't it? Pat Paulsen
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income. Robert Half
With respect to drugs, you know, there are a lot of organizations, including an enormous budget and an army at the federal government level that tries to deal with the drug problem. Burke Marshall
It is not good to have a rule of many. Homer
Obama is a tyrant the same way FDR was a tyrant. He has a view of presidential power that states: the government is in control of the country, and the president is in charge of the government. He's taken an imperial view of the presidency. David Mamet
I'm much more interested in raising revenues for businesses than for the government. Dave Camp
The Internet is changing the way we think of our relationship with government; it has the potential to bring to life what Abraham Lincoln said about the presidency being an instrument of the people. Jose Antonio Vargas
The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that 'Popery' when encouraged by government has always been dangerous to the liberties of the people. Lord George Gordon
The president has been a true friend of the ag industry, because he continues to invest large amounts of money at a time when savings is really the goal of the federal government to deal with the deficit. Mike Johanns
Governance is complex, difficult, and on the whole, thankless - why ever should the Bright Young Things leave the management of their hotels, newspapers, banks, TV channels and corporations to join, like fleas on a behemoth, the government? Wherein lies the difference between the two worlds? Upamanyu Chatterjee
To me, regardless of who's in office, the government is strangled by business. And the government's priorities are dictated by business. I mean, why does America, even after healthcare reform, still not have free universal healthcare? I'm sure it has something to do with the insurance lobby. Andrew Dominik
The government of Iran has no problem with the American nation. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public. Kin Hubbard