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"The national Government sees in both Christian denominations the most important factor for the maintenance of our society." - Adolf Hitler

"A true libertarian supports free enterprise, opposes big business; supports local self-government, opposes the nation-state; supports the National Rifle Association, opposes the Pentagon." - Edward Abbey

"Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society." - James Madison

"The national government...will maintain and defend the foundations on which the power of our nation rests. It will offer strong protection to Christianity as the very basis of our collective morality." - Adolf Hitler

"I believe in the Constitution. I believe in separation of powers. I believe in the rule of law. I believe in limited government. And these are principles and policies that apparently neither the national Republican nor the national Democrat Party believes in. I believe great damage is being done to our Constitution, and I see no remedy at all, no likelihood of that changing, if we rely on the two parties to field our candidates for national office." - Bob Barr

"I have no doubt in my mind that our chief national problems relating to the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and disease and the scientific production and distribution can be tackled only along socialistic lines.The Very first thing that our future national government will have to do is to set up a commission for drawing up a comprehensive plan for reconstruction." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"In my public statements I have earnestly urged that there rested upon government many responsibilities which affect the moral andspiritual welfare of our people. The participation of women in elections has produced a keener realization of the importance of these questions and has contributed to higher national ideals. Moreover, it is through them that our national ideals are ingrained in our children." - Herbert Hoover

"Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"My government, a government of national unity, will make all necessary structural reforms." - Nicos Anastasiades

"I believe it is in the national interest that government stand side-by-side with people of faith who work to change lives for the better. I understand in the past, some in government have said government cannot stand side-by-side with people of faith. Let me put it more bluntly, government can't spend money on religious programs simply because there's a rabbi on the board, cross on the wall, or a crescent on the door. I viewed this as not only bad social policy - because policy by-passed the great works of compassion and healing that take place - I viewed it as discrimination." - George W Bush

"It is the people who constitute the basis of Government credit. Why then cannot the people have benefit of their own gilt-edge credit by receiving non-interest bearing currency-instead of bankers receiving the benefit of the people's credit in interest-bearing bonds. If the United States Government will adopt this policy of increasing its national wealth without contributing to the interest collector-for the whole national debt is made up on interest charges-then you will see an era of progress and prosperity in this country such as could never have come otherwise." - Thomas A Edison

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too." - Richard Nixon

"Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too." - Richard M. Nixon

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation..." - Abraham Lincoln

"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself." - Daniel Inouye

"When Maryam Babangida and Mariam Abacha built the Women Centre and the National Hospital they did not carry the buildings when they left government. I will not go with the peace mission building. Women should resist being used to kick against the project. If the project was for men the budget for the project would have long been passed." - Patience Jonathan

"Are we going to take the hands of the federal government completely off any effort to adjust the growing of national crops, and go right straight back to the old principle that every farmer is a lord of his own farm and can do anything he wants, raise anything, any old time, in any quantity, and sell any time he wants?" - Franklin D Roosevelt

"A responsible government does not triple the national debt in eight years." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is world government." - Jan Tinbergen

"Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion." - John Adams

"In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office." - Grover Cleveland

"The citizen parties, by an absolute majority, elected a National Socialist Government." - Fritz Sauckel

"The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests." - Breyten Breytenbach

"I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities." - Brian Mulroney

"National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement. A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government." - Richard Perle

"But the federal government, our collective government, has responsibilities that none of these other levels of government can fulfill; and chief among these is national defense." - Don Nickles

"Forms of government are forged mainly in the fire of practice, not in the vacuum of theory. They respond to national character and to national realities." - George F Kennan

"Whether Canada ends up as one national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"Spending by government currently amounts to about 45 percent of national income. By that test, government owns 45 percent of the means of production that produce the national income. The U.S. is now 45 percent socialist." - Milton Friedman

"Americans for Tax Reform is a national taxpayer organization dedicated to opposing any and all tax increases. We work at the national, state and local level for lower taxes, less government spending and limited government." - Grover Norquist

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to everyone exactly the functions in which he is competent ... It is by dividing and subdividing these Republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations until it ends in the administration of everyman's farm by himself, by placing under everyone what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best." - Thomas Jefferson

"There are always those who are willing to surrender local self-government and turn over their affairs to some national authority in exchange for a payment of money out of the Federal Treasury. Whenever they find some abuse needs correction in their neighborhood, instead of applying the remedy themselves they seek to have a tribunal sent on from Washington to discharge their duties for them, regardless of the fact that in accepting such supervision they are bartering away their freedom." - Calvin Coolidge

"As part of the National Strategy, the Government should commit itself to the virtual elimination of functional illiteracy and innumeracy." - May-Britt Moser

"That there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force, cannot be denied." - Alexander Hamilton

"I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders." - Masaru Emoto

"The United States government, in figuring our gross national product, defines 'durable goods' as anything that will last three years." - Barbara Holland

"The hope in the hearts of millions of national socialists can be fulfilled only by an authoritarian government." - Franz Von Papen

"Science has made unrestricted national sovereignty incompatible with human survival. The only possibilities are now world government or death." - Bertrand Russell

"As part of the National Strategy, the Government should commit itself to the virtual elimination of functional illiteracy and innumeracy." - Claus Moser, Baron Moser

"I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders." - Leo Tolstoy

"His Majesty's Government looks with favour upon the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jews." - Arthur Balfour

"With a Socialist government, there will not be a national surplus whilst there continues to be inequality." - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

"Accepting money from the federal government to conduct research places academic inquiry in the service of national interests." - Jill Lepore

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand

"Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand

"We have a media that goes along with the government by parroting phrases intended to provoke a certain emotional response - for example, "national security." Everyone says "national security" to the point that we now must use the term "national security." But it is not national security that they're concerned with; it is state security. And that's a key distinction." - Edward Snowden

"So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation." - Joseph Story

"It's very hard to stand up to the government which is saying that publication will threaten national security. People don't seem to realize that reporters and editors know something about national security and care deeply about it." - Ben Bradlee

"We will never meet our own expectations of public education unless the federal government is willing to play a consistent, long-term role; unless education truly becomes a matter of national policy, not just a matter of national rhetoric." - Carly Fiorina

"The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement - it was designed by people skeptical of government, local or national, but in particular national." - Malcolm Wallop

"National security laws must protect national security. But they must also protect the public trust and preserve the ability of an informed electorate to hold its government to account." - Al Franken

"I am very concerned about the fact that India as a country does not have a national health system, and I am determined to try and influence the government to really build a national health system for the country." - Kiran Mazumdarshaw

"We want a national emissions trading scheme, the Government does not and has rejected one for years. We want to boost the mandatory renewable energies target, the Government has failed to do that. We want a national demand side management strategy for the country to reduce electricity consumption and the Government, up until now, has done very little on that score." - Kevin Rudd

"The church must never become a government factory, carrying on a nationalized industry of religion with the people as the bolts and nuts; with God reduced to the role of cramped advocate of current national policy. Surely the pages of history are replete and the examples in many a foreign country convincing that this kind of church-state union-whatever the original motives, or however noble the original purposes-winds up with a state that is less than stable and a church that is less than sanctified, and with the poor still hungry." - Glenn Archer

"But having made my decision as Commander-in-Chief based on what I am convinced is our national security interests, I'm also mindful that I'm the President of the world's oldest constitutional democracy. I've long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And that's why I've made a second decision: I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress." - Barack Obama

"Talk about threats to national security - how about government so big, so complicated and so unmanageable, it cant get out of its own way?" - Bob Schieffer

"It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom." - Lucy Burns

"Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman's thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams." - Francisco Franco

"The care of our national commerce redounds more to the riches and prosperity of the public than any other act of government." - Joseph Addison

"Government by three men in a room has turned New York State into a national symbol of governmental dysfunction. Enough is enough!" - Michael Bloomberg

"After independence was gained, one of the first Acts passed by the Greek government was for the protection and preservation of national monuments." - Melina Mercouri

"The United States Government has fought against creation of an international court to adjudicate the ability of national economies to pay debts." - Michael Hudson

"From the economy to national security to government ethics, the Republican nominee promised once-in-a-lifetime change if he is elected Nov. 8." - Paul Gigot

"As president, I decided that a strong, confident America could advance our national security by engaging directly with the Iranian government. We've seen the results." - Barack Obama

"In our Constitution governmental power is divided among three separate branches of the national government, three separate branches of State governments, and the peoples of the several States." - Robert Welch

"We already had success in creating a democratic, national government that is revolutionary and popular. That is how socialism begins, not with decrees" - Salvador Allende

"I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes." - Ernst Zundel

"In my view, it is important that our national government exercise leadership to improve the resiliency of the entire nation in the face of continuing extreme weather." - Matt Cartwright

"The realities of the modern global economy require government to play a substantial role in ensuring the national and economic security of the people." - Matthew Continetti

"Our ports are a vital link in national security and it is extremely dangerous to be considering their sale to the United Arab Emirates government." - Joe Donnelly

"With our national savings rate well below one-percent, it is imperative that the government embrace innovative and cost-effective means of boosting personal savings." - Jim Cooper

"If the national government doesn't fix your problem, you've got a problem. You've got to fix it yourself. That's just part of the American way." - Tony La Russa

"National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties." - Theresa May

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas." - Brock Chisholm

"There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational." - Jon Postel

"The National Security Council's real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy." - Oliver North

"Russian democracy is the power of the Russian people with their own traditions of national self-government, and not the realisation of standards foisted on us from outside." - Vladimir Putin

"In our Constitution governmental power is divided among three separate branches of the national government, three separate branches of State governments, and the peoples of the several States." - Robert W Welch Jr

"I represent what I think is a traditional Republican... a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty." - Olympia Snowe

"ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government." - Thomas Bulfinch

"We could form a government of national unity fighting corruption. The ordinary Afghan is sick and tired of it, because it's she or he that pays the price." - Ashraf Ghani

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency." - Douglas Macarthur

"Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs." - Mitt Romney

"All forms of government are pernicious, including good government." - Edward Abbey

"There is no right government except good government." - George Santayana

"Whether Canada ends up with one national government or two governments or 10 governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be." - Stephen Harper

"A government, the constitution of which renders it unfit to be trusted with all the powers which a free people ought to delegate to any government, would be an unsafe and improper depositary of the NATIONAL INTERESTS." - Alexander Hamilton

"The national parks belong to everyone. To the people. To all of us. The government keeps saying so and maybe, in this one case at least, the government is telling the truth. Hard to believe, but possible." - Edward Abbey

"The national unity government is a necessity in this country and I am happy to serve it. We have negotiated for months to create a government, but Belgium also went for a year without one." - Ashraf Ghani

"It's a new phenomenon in America that states can now sue the national government and become a kind of check and balance on the excesses of the federal government." - Alan Dershowitz

"We can have national dialogue where different Syrian parties sit and discuss the future of Syria. You can have interim government or transitional government. Then you have final elections, parliamentary elections, and you're going to have presidential elections." - Bashar al-Assad

"Federal law forms a new governance structure that opposes both free enterprise and representative government...A new national curriculum is used that embraces a socialist, globalist worldview; loyalty to all government and not America." - Michele Bachmann

"If we were to fail, I do not think another Government could succeed. The result would be a National Government situation and I fear it would lead to totalitarianism of the Right or Left." - James Callaghan

"In several short years, Obama has fundamentally shifted the balance away from the individual and toward government, and has altered the national psyche from self-reliance to ever-growing reliance on government." - Monica Crowley

"If the new government rejects our urgent appeal, we will, next year, in solidarity with our people, intensify our struggle for self-determination, our struggle for national liberation to establish self-government in our homeland." - Velupillai Prabhakaran

"Tea Partiers hate government more than they hate the national debt. They refuse to reduce that debt with tax increases, even with tax increases on the wealthy, because a tax increase doesn't reduce the size of government." - Robert Reich

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." - Adolf Hitler

"It is federal, because it is the government of States united in a political union, in contradistinction to a government of individuals, that is, by what is usually called, a social compact. To express it more concisely, it is federal and not national because it is the government of a community of States, and not the government of a single State or Nation." - John C Calhoun

"Those who wrote the Constitution clearly understood that power is dangerous and needs to be limited by being separated - separated not only into the three branches of the national government but also separated as between the whole national government, on the one hand, and the states and the people on the other." - Thomas Sowell

"I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card." - Ron Paul

"I believe that the Constitution is not hostile to the idea that national problems can be solved at the national level through the cooperative efforts of the three coequal branches of government, the Congress, the executive and courts. But not every president, not every legislator and not every judge agrees that the federal government has the power to address and to try to remedy the twin national problems of poverty and access to equal opportunity." - Edward Kennedy

"The proposed constitution, therefore, even when tested by the rules laid down by its antagonists, is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both. In its foundation it is federal, not national; in the sources from which the ordinary powers of the government are drawn, it is partly federal, and partly national; in the operation of these powers, it is national, not federal; in the extent of them again, it is federal, not national; and finally, in the authoritative mode of introducing amendments, it is neither wholly federal, nor wholly national." - James Madison

"In the event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence and which the Polish Government accordingly considered it vital to resist with their national forces, His Majesty's Government would feel themselves bound at once to lend the Polish Government all support in their power. They have given the Polish Government an assurance to this effect. I may add that the French Government have authorized me to make it plain that they stand in the same position in this matter." - Neville Chamberlain

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience." - Carol Moseley Braun

"Yes, and you should question your government." - Jessica Lange

"All government is an ugly necessity." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The less government we have the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There's never been a good government." - Emma Goldman

"The era of big government is over." - William J Clinton

"Morality is the object of government." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Why should the government subsidize intellectual curiosity?" - Ronald Reagan

"Italy hasn't had a government since Mussolini." - Richard M. Nixon

"... the keynote of government is injustice." - Emma Goldman

"1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton." - Newt Gingrich

"What is government but theft by consent?" - Scott Lynch

"Government is best which governs least" - Thomas Paine

"Liberty is always freedom from the government." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Don't steal. The government hates competition." - Anonymous

"I welcome the signing by the presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani of an agreement on the formation of a government of national unity in Afghanistan," - Anders Fogh Rasmussen

"The political truths declared in that solemn manner acquire by degrees the character of fundamental maxims of free Government, and as they become incorporated with national sentiment, counteract the impulses of interest and passion." - James Madison

"I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured." - Abraham Lincoln

"We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us." - Abraham Lincoln

"True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate, just as national sovereignty is above the secondary agreements of the government." - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette

"The national government was itself the creature of the States...Yet today it is often made to appear that the creature, Frankenstein-like, is determined to destroy the creators." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"If the States were not left to leave the Union when their rights were interfered with, the government would have been National, but the Convention refused to baptize it by that name." - Daniel Webster

"Very important thing to keep in mind, that when justice comes and when injustices are remedied, they"re not remedied by the initiative of the national government or the politicians. They only respond to the power of social movements." - Howard Zinn



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