Quotes on Government - "Canada is like an old cow. The West...

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"Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes." Tommy Douglas, Former Saskatchewan Premier and Leader of the Federal New Democratic Party "The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments." William H. Borah "Government is nothing more than the combined force of society, or the united power of the multitude, for the peace, order, safety, good and happiness of the people." John Adams "Ambition is one of the ungovernable passions of the human heart. The love of power is insatiable and uncontrollable." John Adams "Public business must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other. If wise man decline, others will not; if honest man refuse it, others will not." John Adams "If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless mean are at the tail and middle." John Adams "Governments should fear weariness above all. Once it sets in, it is hard to dispel and almost invariably presages decline and eventual defeat." The Economist ''There are always great dangers in letting the best be the enemy of the good.'' Roy Jenkins "A leader is a dealer in hope." Napoleon Bonaparte "Governments need armies to protect them from their enslaved and oppressed subjects." Tolstoy "I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." Thomas Jefferson "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." Winston Churchill "You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say." President William Jefferson Clinton 5/29/93 "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson
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"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." Dwight D. Eisenhower The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson "Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State wants to live at the expense of everyone." Fredrick Bastiat "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." Thomas Jefferson "There is but one element of government, and that is THE PEOPLE. From this element spring all governments. For a nation to be free, it is only necessary that she wills it. For a nation to be slave, it is only necessary that she wills it." John Adams "Power is not alluring to pure minds." Thomas Jefferson "When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsiblitiy for themselves. George Pataki
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course POL 208 taught by Professor Wong during the Winter '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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