The Deterioration of Government

The deterioration of every government begins with
the decay of the principles on which it was founded
~Charles-Louis de Secondat

  • “All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.” ~H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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  • “National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” ~John Adams (1815)
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  • “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” ~James Madison (1792)
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  • “That government is best which governs least.” ~Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience, 1849
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  • “I want to make one thing clear. This war against our Constitution is not being fought way off in Madagascar or in Mandalay. It is being fought here — in our schools, our colleges, our churches, our women’s clubs. It is being fought with our money, channeled through the State Department. It is being fought twenty-four hours a day — while we remain asleep.” ~William Jenner (1908-1985)
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  • “The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general.” ~James Madison
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  • “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” !late 16th century Proverb
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  • “The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home.” ~George Washington (1795)
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