The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.
We believe in equal respect for all faiths.
People want government to deliver – here and now.
The question is not of ‘right’ and ‘left’; the issue really is Democracy versus Totalitarianism.
I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
Indian democracy’s greatest strength is that we have always put the nation above politics.
I believe India and Israel should focus on building bilateral relations on the basis of shared perspectives and commonalities between our two democracies.
As we talk with candour, we open the doors to new possibilities and new areas of cooperation in advance in democracy, in combating terrorism, in energy and environment, science and technology and international peacekeeping.
You possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature, and the language of the market-place. In you, all is united which is needful for governing.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.