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The last action of any government is to loot the treasury. -George Washington

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

Government big enough to supply everything you need, is big enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson

Every election is a sort of advance auction of stolen goods.  -HL Mencken

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

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. -H.L. Mencken

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us. -Leo Tolstoy

Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness. -Thomas Paine

Democracy is the theory that people know what they want and deserve to get it good & hard. -H.L. Mencken

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. -H.L. Mencken

Every government is a parliament of of whores, the trouble is in a democracy, the whores are us. PJ O’Rourke

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.   -PJ O’Rourke

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators.  – PJ O’Rourke

In order to become the master, the politician becomes the servant. -Charles DeGaulle

Political correctness is just tyranny with manners. -Charlton Heston

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