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The Republicans have a new healthcare proposal: Just say NO to illness!
-- Mark Russell

If God had meant us to vote, He would have given us candidates.
-- Seen on a bumper sticker

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

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for the appointment by the corrupt few.
-- George Bernard Shaw

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
-- Harry Shearer

In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
-- Adlai Stevenson

The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.
-- Adlai Stevenson

Hey, you can't fight in here! This is the war room!
-- Dr. Strangelove

When you've spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment... it's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands.
-- Margaret Thatcher, on the Falklands Conflict

That government is best which governs least.
-- Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849

Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
-- Harry S. Truman

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten.
-- Mark Twain

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
-- Oscar Wilde

When making public policy decisions about new technologies for the Government, I think one should ask oneself which technologies would best strengthen the hand of a police state. Then, do not allow the Government to deploy those technologies.
-- Philip Zimmermann

The fantasy which serves as a support for the figure of the Stalinist Communist is therefore exactly the same as the fantasy which is at work in the Tom and Jerry cartoons.
-- Slavoj Zizek