Law and Politics
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If half the lawyers would become plumbers, two of man's biggest problems would be solved.
It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.
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.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.
Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.
Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.
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.