Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Louis D. Brandeis
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Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Adrian Cronauer
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People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.

Robert Half
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So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.

Milton Friedman
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Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.

Cullen Hightower
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That government is best which governs least.

Henry David Thoreau
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill
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The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

Ronald Reagan
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The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.

Lord Acton
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The essence of good government is trust.

Kathleen Sebelius
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