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Ode To The Welfare State

Wisdom from a prominent 1949 State of Georgia Democrat

Ode To The Welfare State thanks to Clarence Brown

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Welfare incipients - Archie Bunker

Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

Most bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. - George Bernard Shaw

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. - Ronald Reagan

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together. - Gerald R. Ford

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. - Will Rogers

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat. - Jackie Kennedy

Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. - Henry Hazlitt

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins

Either the government will be given to us or we shall seize it by marching on Rome. - Benito Mussolini

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada. - Jason Priestley

Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - George Pataki

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. - Donald Trump

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. - Thurgood Marshall

I was a Democrat for a period of time early on. And then I was also an independent. And then I became a Republican. - Donald Trump

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

The workers' and peasants' government proposes to all warring peoples... negotiations leading to a just, democratic peace. - Lenin

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep. - Will Rogers

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey


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