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One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.


Thomas Paine


#government #monarchy #wit #nature

On close inspection, we shall find that religion, and not fear, has ever been the cause of the long-lived prosperity of an absolute government.


Alexis de Tocqueville


#government #religion #religion

A new type of superstition has got hold of people's minds, the worship of the state. People demand the exercise of the methods of coercion and compulsion, of violence and threat. Woe to anybody who does not bend his knee to the fashionable idols!


Ludwig von Mises


#politics #religion #society #superstition #violence

I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality


Mahatma Gandhi


#government #respect

The mistake our politicians so often make with these industry leaders is in thinking they are interested in, or respectful of, the power of government. All they want is to keep stealing. If you can offer them the government’s seal of approval on that, they’ll take it. But if you can’t, well, they’ll take that too.


Matt Taibbi


#politicians #thievery #united-states #wall-street #respect

The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.


Thomas Jefferson


#happiness #health #safety #scope-of-government #purpose

Surely by now there can be few here who still believe the purpose of government is to protect us from the destructive activities of corporations. At last most of us must understand that the opposite is true: that the primary purpose of government is to protect those who run the economy from the outrage of injured citizens.


Derrick Jensen


#government #civilization

Our country is too large to have all its affairs directed by a single government. Public servants at such a distance, and from under the eye of their constituents, must, from the circumstance of distance, be unable to administer and overlook all the details necessary for the good government of the citizens; and the same circumstance, by rendering detection impossible to their constituents, will invite public agents to corruption, plunder and waste.


Thomas Jefferson


#political-philosophy #corruption

The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.


Edward Abbey


#oppression #subversion #totalitarianism #tyranny #wit

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent they conquered.


Thomas Jefferson


#wisdom #growing-up






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