Government Aphorisms#104

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“We have the best government that money can buy.”

MARK TWAIN

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”

THOMAS PAINE

“That government is best which governs least.”

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”

“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”

MILTON FRIEDMAN

U.S. Capitol Aphorisms #93

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“Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain.”

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”

MAYER AMSCHEL ROTHSCHILD

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments.”

JAMES MADISON

Capitol Spring 2 Aphorisms #88

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“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”

“In general, the art of government  consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.”

“History supplies little beyond a list of those who had accommodated themselves with the property of others.”

VOLTAIRE

Capitol Spring Aphorism #85

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“Man is not made for the State but the State for man and it derives its just powers only from the consent of the governed.”

THOMAS JEFFERSON

It had been a beautiful day walking around the Capitol and enjoying the fresh colors of blooming trees, the brisk wind and the bright sky, all gifts of this wonderful Spring. I wish our politicians would also renew their commitment to the public good and remember what Thomas Jefferson said quoted above.