Quotes tagged with 'government'
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, is about the end of any nation.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear–mongering to dupe average people into accepting–or even demanding–their own enslavement.
There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns –the ones we don’t know we don’t know.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
—George Bernard Shaw
Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different that saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
The immoral cannot be made moral through the use of secret law.