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A Quote by Barack Obama on victory, americans, campaign, volunteer, and government

Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington –- it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. ...This is your victory.  

Barack Obama

Source: President-elect Barack Obama's acceptance speech Nov. 5th, 2008 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/11/barack-obama.html

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on life, authority, and government

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

Contributed by: shellymeyer

A Quote by Jeremy Clarkson on moey, education, government, suffering, fear, and race

Governments would rather spend their money on another bomber than education, and why do we fear black men when every bit of suffering in our lives has a Caucasian face attached to it?

Jeremy Clarkson

Contributed by: capreycorn

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on government, violence, and state

In former times the chief method of justifying the use of violence and thereby infringing the law of love was by claiming a divine right for the rulers: the Tsars, Sultans, Rajahs, Shahs and other heads of states.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: A Letter to a Hindu

Contributed by: Timmy Gun

A Quote by Frédéric Bastiat on government, state, and politics

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.

Frédéric Bastiat

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ayn Rand on competition, legislation, coercion, regulation, law, government, and free market

The concept of free competition enforced by law is a grotesque contradiction in terms.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Pages: 52

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Murray Rothbard on government, subsidies, grants, transfer payments, licenses, monopoly rights, economy, and politics

Governmental subsidy systems promote inefficiency in production and efficiency in coercion and subservience, while penalizing efficiency in production and inefficiency in predation.

Murray Rothbard

Source: Man, Economy, and State (http://mises.org/rothbard/mes/chap17a.asp)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Joel Bakan on corporations, business, and government

The whole difficulty I think that that we're facing now is the question of who is going to ensure that corporations are accountable. The problem with leaving it to activists and non-governmental organizations—even with the tool of the Internet at their disposal—is that those organizations and those people don't have the legal right to compel corporations to disclose information, and that is something that governments can do. Governments can can send inspectors to companies. Governments can put legal requirements in place to disclose information that consumers and workers and other interested people need. Non-governmental organizations don't have that legal power and to me, that's what imposes substantial limitiations on how far we can go with trying to keep corporations accountable though non-governmental measures.

Joel Bakan

Source: Interview with Joel Bakan author of The Corporation: http://www.urbanvancouver.com/article/interviews/joel-bakan

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by John Adams on men, law, lawyers, congress, government, and fools

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, two useless men are called a law firm, and three or more become a Congress.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: attributed to one of America's founders, John Adams, in the play 1776

Contributed by: blue dragon

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on taxes, enslavement, slavery, and government

Today, nobody sees, or wishes to see, that in our time the enslavement of the majority of men is based on money taxes, levied on land and otherwise, which are collected by government from the subjects.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Contributed by: peter

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