My mother’s sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost.
I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen.
National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties.
The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.
If you seek Hamilton’s monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton’s country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government.
When people don’t understand that the government doesn’t have their interests in mind, they’re more susceptible to go to war.
People in government and public life are being kicked around at a high rate of speed.
Does the owner of the restaurant own his restaurant? Or does the government own his restaurant?
I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who’s handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator.
All too often, government’s response to social breakdown has been a classic case of ‘patching’ – a case of handing money out, containing problems and limiting the damage but, in doing so, supporting – even reinforcing – dysfunctional behaviour.