Interpretation Of The 2012 Presidential Debate

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Interpretation Of The 2012 Presidential Debate

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Be careful how you interpret the world. - Erich Heller

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

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. - Henry Brooks Adams

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

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R Buckminster Fuller

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

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. - James Madison

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. - Susan Sontag

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

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

I don't go around signin' no political documentaries. - Archie Bunker

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

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. - Reinhold Niebuhr

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

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

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

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible. - Dan Quayle

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. - Jacob Bronowski

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

American Politics: A form of socialism for the rich, including the politicians. - Gregory Nunn

My sheer existence is like a political act to a lot of people. It's not to me. - Grimes

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. - Will Rogers

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

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

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

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government. - Woody Allen

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

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. - Theodor Adorno

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

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. - Joseph Heller

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

One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President. - Lyndon B. Johnson

Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient. - Fidel Castro

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

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

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien

In politics, as in womanizing, failure is decisive. It sheds its retrospective gloom on earlier endeavor which at the time seemed full of promise. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov


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10-Jul-2020