Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quotes: Some Smart People's Thoughts on Government

Here are some things that really smart people have said about government.

Richard Feynman
The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity -- and until they do (and find the cure), all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.
Bertrand Russell
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
P.J. O'Rourke
Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

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