By Alex Jones
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.
People want government to deliver – here and now.
There can be no compromise regarding corruption.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
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.
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 great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.