Law and Politics
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I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
Nowadays it's not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn't done.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Bad policies, stupid policies, gutless policies have real consequences.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
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.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
Accuse: To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged them.