A Quote by Lewis Black on lewis black, government, comedy, and funny

The government is human beings, and the reason government sucks, is because none of the human beings have any fucking common sense!

Lewis Black

Contributed by: Lori

A Quote by Supreme Court Justice William J. Br on principal, moral, ethic, first amendment, free speech, government, prohibit, ban, censor, offensive, disagreeable, society, and community

If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

William Brennen

Source: Texas V. Johnson

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on stand, government, politics, vote, voting, business, and standing

Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor's fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We can't socialize the doctors without socializing the patients. Recognize that government invasion of public power is eventually an assault upon your own business. If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last.

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government, tyranny, and leadership

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by arundhati roy on flag, government, brain, shrink wrap, dead, and brain wash

"Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to
shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds

to bury the dead."

arundhati roy


Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on government, right, citizens, love, queer, love anybody, and gay

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love.  The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

Contributed by: RainbowBright

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on happiness and government

There may be a time when a country will have to wake up from a vision of happiness, when they have to realize that theirs is not the perfect idea, that there are many aspects that do not correspond to the reality of what is there, the real need and aspirations of the people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

Contributed by: Trishie

A Quote by Kerry Thornley on zen, anarchy, government, and autonomy

ZEN is MEDITATION. ARCHY is Social Order. ZENARCHY is the Social Order which springs from Meditation. As a doctrine, it holds Universal Enlightenment a prerequisite to abolition of the State, after which a State will inevitably vanish. Or - that failing - nobody will give a damn.

Kerry Thornley

Contributed by: Andrew

A Quote by Michael on jerks, zaadz, technology, tribes, greed, market, government, social networks, and social networking

Suppose hypothetically that one out of every 200 people or so is a jerk.  In today's world these jerks will discover that if they enter government or business they can become super rich and powerful jerks.  Do we conclude, therefore, that markets (or government) have caused greed?  No, the fact is that once we no longer live in tiny tribes of 200, anonymity allows some people, who would have been assholes in a small tribe but who would have been sanctioned there, to go off and become jerks on a much, much larger scale.

Technology, including Zaadz, will allow us to evade the jerks far more than we could before.  The technology-based social responsibility movement, broadly construed, will allow us to return to some extent to the moral monitoring of small villages.

Michael Strong

Source: zPod:FLOW:Re: Forget the World Bank, Try Wal-Mart

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on government, representative, politics, responsibility, and jimmy carter

“You have given me a great responsibility: to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


Contributed by: Zoe

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