Law and Politics
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Politician: From the Greek "poly" ("many") and the French "tÃªte" ("head" or "face," as in "tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte": head to head or face to face). Hence "polytetien," a person of two or more faces.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
Nowadays it's not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn't done.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
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.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.
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.
Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.