Quotes tagged with 'government'
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
—George Orwell / Nineteen Eighty-Four
My country is wherever liberty lives.
Foreign aid goes from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries
When you subsidize something, you get more of it.
Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place.
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
We don't have freedom of speech so we can talk about the weather. We have freedom of speech so we can say very controversial things.
If there was such a thing as 'freedom of information' then there would be no need to submit a request for it in writing.
Being a "conspiracy theorist" is spending endless hours for years & years gathering as much information as possible from as many resources as possible and critically thinking about what that information means then having people who do nothing but watch TV tell you you're crazy.
When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed.
—Ayn Rand / Atlas Shrugged, 1957