Observations About Government

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

Bureaucrats are the only people in the world who can say absolutely nothing and mean it. -Hugh Sidey

The road to democracy is not a freeway. It is a toll road on which we pay by accepting and carrying out our civic responsibilities. -Lucius Clay

Man's capacity for evil makes democracy necessary and man's capacity for good makes democracy possible. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Egypt: Where the Israelites would still be if Moses had been a bureaucrat.

-Lawrence J. Peter

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