Law and Politics
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Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
Bad policies, stupid policies, gutless policies have real consequences.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not the opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed the same kind.
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.
When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.
Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.