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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

Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

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

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

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

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 always finds a need for whatever money it gets. - Ronald Reagan

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

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells

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

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

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

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

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

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

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

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. - John F Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was revealed in a government survey published today that the Prime Minister is doing the work of two men, Laurel and Hardy. - Ronnie Corbett

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. - Joe Biden

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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