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A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is strong enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
-Mark Twain


The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain


The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill


The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-Ronald Reagan


No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866)


In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money
as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-Voltaire (1764)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-Will Rogers

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)



Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)


A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-George Bernard Shaw


I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is l like a
man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain


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"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, May 27, 1788
 
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