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Words of Wisdom on Politics

If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation!
~ The Farmer's Almanac

Put a federal agency in charge of the Sahara Desert, and it would run out of sand.
~ Peggy Noonan

Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government is on the high road to permanent glory.
~ Molly Ivins

Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation.
~ Fletcher Knebel

It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.
~ Dave Barry

The IRS has 480 different tax forms, plus 280 more to explain how to fill out the first 480. The original Tax Code had 11,400 words; today it has 7 million.
~ Representative Sam Johnson, R-Texas

In 1950, American families sent 1 of 50 of their hard earned dollars to Washington: Today it is 1 in 4.
~ Representative John Ensign

American workers spend more of their day working to pay taxes than they do to feed, clothe, and house their families.
~ The Tax Foundation

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he/she will spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
~ David Broder

Instead of just be dazzled by these corporate mega-mergers, there should be a nagging voice in all of us asking: Is democracy going to be bought up too?
~ Thomas Friedman

A politician is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
~ Unknown

"Politics" is made up of two words, "poli," which is Greek for "many," and "tics," which are blood-sucking insects.
~ Gore Vidal

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
~ President Ronald Reagan

I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government; I mean an additional article taking from the Federal Government the power of borrowing.
~ Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1798

Democracy's the worst form of government except for all the others.
~ Winston Churchill

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
~ Bertrand de Jouvenel

Democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
~ Unknown

The State calls its own violence, law; but that of the individual, crime.
~ Max Stirner

A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate.
~ Eric Idle

What do Washington's politicians and pro wrestlers have in common? ... They're mostly overweight white guys pretending to hurt each other.
~ Unknown

A politician thinks of the next election—a statesman of the next generation.
~ James Freeman Clarke

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
~ Franklin Pierce Adams

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President—I'm beginning to believe it.
~ Clarence Darrow

Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.
~ President Herbert Hoover

To steal from one person is theft. To steal from many is taxation.
~ Daiell's Law

The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
~ Barry M. Goldwater

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