Some Words Of Wisdom About Our Government

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
Will RogersRichard LammJames Russell LowellJorge Luis BorgesH. L. MenckenSydney J. HarrisJohn Kenneth Galbraith
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P. J. O’RourkeJonathan SwiftP. J. O’RourkeFred WoodworthGeorge WashingtonThomas PaineWilliam E. GladstoneAlexander WoollcottPaul HarveyFred WoodworthJames MadisonSaint AugustineThomas Jefferson

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.
If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’ what is the opposite of ‘progress’?
If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
~Steve~                                       H/T         brainyquote

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Your “running the circus from the monkey cage” analogy says it all.
Would a boatload of bananas and containment of crap solve this problem known as government?


whew i sure am glad we’re not a democracy. the way it was intended our nation is supposed to be a federal republic. complete with state sovereignty
and unalienable rights.. that was until the current crap throwers took over the zoo. cue the music play the beatles, revolution.


yeah steve thats what i’m talking about good old john lennon “if you go carrying pictures of chairman mao you ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow” music from 45 years ago and it still resonates with the times. hmmm i wonder if that is because we keep on electing the same clowns and over and over again we get fooled. another lennon classic i like is “a working class hero” and oh yeah and i was thinking of the who “wont get fooled again”