Law and Politics
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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.
Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.
Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.
Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.
Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth -- communism is the equal distribution of poverty.
Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think.
In politics people work hard to get a job and do little after they get it.
A liberal is someone too poor to be a capitalist, and too rich to be a communist.