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Ode To The Welfare State

Wisdom from a prominent 1949 State of Georgia Democrat

Ode To The Welfare State thanks to Clarence Brown

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Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

Most bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. - George Bernard Shaw

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. - Will Rogers

Government of the people, by the people, and for the pursuit of happiness. - Archie Bunker

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat. - Jackie Kennedy

Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. - Henry Hazlitt

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. - Harry S Truman

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada. - Jason Priestley

Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. - John Foster Dulles

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Its success lies in the fact that it's an insurance plan, not an investment plan or a welfare plan. - James Roosevelt

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - George Pataki

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. - Donald Trump

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. - Thurgood Marshall

I was a Democrat for a period of time early on. And then I was also an independent. And then I became a Republican. - Donald Trump

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman

Taxpayer - someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. - Ronald Reagan

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid. - Will Rogers

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

If the government was as afraid of disturbing the consumer as it is of disturbing business, this would be some democracy. - Kin Hubbard

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. - John W. Gardner

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian. - Henry Ford

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey


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