A Quote by Joshua D. Kauppila on government, checks and balances, executive, torture, war, and corruption

the executive branch is a hickory switch that will hit repeated blows

Joshua Kauppila

Contributed by: Josh

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on resistance, government, question, and democracy

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: thinq4yourself

A Quote by Walter Russell on society, government, peace, and politics

War, and more wars, are helping Government to siphon the earnings of its people into its treasury for its own selfish purpose, which is to rule the people for the Government instead of for the purpose of serving the people. When will the people see that the very taxes they pay are building a power to be used against them?

Walter Russell

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Pierre Elliott Trudeau on government, morals, sex, sexuality, and law

The government has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Vinoba Bhave on anarchism, democracy, and government

If you want to cut down a tree, it is no use to climb into its branches.

Vinoba Bhave

Source: Bhoodan, Democratic Values

Contributed by: GDW

A Quote by Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, america, war, and government

There are two things that a democratic people will always find very difficult, to begin a war and to end it.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

Source: Democracy in America

Contributed by: Publius

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on chang, world, living, peace, and government

The way we live our daily lives is what most effects the situation of the world. If we can change our daily lives, then we can change our governments and can change the world. Our president and governments are us. They reflect our lifestyle and our way of thinking. The way we hold a cup of tea, pick up the newspaper or even use toilet paper are directly related to peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on peace, people, and government

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments.
Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on liberty, democracy, power, state, gascism, government, and ownership

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism -- ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any controlling private power.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on liberty, freedom, happiness, government, and politics

Government means always coercion and compulsion and is by necessity the opposite of liberty.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 283

Contributed by: peter

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