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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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Welfare incipients - Archie Bunker

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

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

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

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

Self-government won't work without self-discipline. - Paul Harvey

Government cannot and must not replace private initiative. - Kim Campbell

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. - Bertrand de Jouvenel

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 wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government. - Edward Abbey

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

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

Either the government will be given to us or we shall seize it by marching on Rome. - Benito Mussolini

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

Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

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

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

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony.
But if they lie to us, it's politics. - Bill Murray

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel P Moynihan

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. - John P Barlow

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Milton Friedman

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

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 is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. - Edmund Burke

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

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

The workers' and peasants' government proposes to all warring peoples... negotiations leading to a just, democratic peace. - Lenin

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

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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