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Quotations relating to government.

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"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
-George Washington

"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
-George Orwell

"A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will."
-Eric Hoffer

"Crippling of individuals [is what] I consider the worst evil of capitalism."
-Albert Einstein

"The Democrats' biggest foe isn't conservatives or the religious right, but their deep, ingrained assumption that human rationality will win the day over human nature."
-ZZ Packer

"We must be 100 percent sure that every legal and technological method is provided to determine guilt in capital cases."
-Congressman Ray LaHood

"Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous."
-William Proxmire

"Bush has legitimized a huge expansion of the welfare state, liberalizing immigration, and using force for democratization abroad. All the next Democratic president has to do to finish Bush's hard work is to raise taxes to pay for it all."
-Andrew Sullivan

"Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities."

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