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This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it's all checks and no balances.

    Author: Gracie Allen

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Author: Ronald Reagan

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.

    Author: Buffalo Bill

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

    Author: John Adams

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

    Author: Ronald Reagan

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

    Author: Ronald Reagan

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

    Author: Ronald Reagan

Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.

    Author: Chester Bowles

Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution.

    Author: Michael Badnarik

A government of laws, and not of men.

    Author: John Adams

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

    Author: Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

    Author: Ronald Reagan

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

    Author: Abraham Lincoln

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.

    Author: Lucille Roybal-Allard

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.

    Author: George Washington

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

    Author: Abraham Lincoln

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

    Author: Ronald Reagan

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

    Author: George Washington

It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.

    Author: Tony Blair

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