government quotes

The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.Diane Abbott

The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government.Grace Abbott

The smart way to improve broadband is not to junk the existing network but to make the most of it. It's to let a competitive market deliver the speeds that people need at an affordable price with government improving infrastructure in the areas where market competition won't deliver it.Tony Abbott

Using official government resources to help bankroll an explicit political agenda - whether on the right or left - is flat out wrong.Gary Ackerman

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.Ansel Adams

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.Spiro T. Agnew

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.Daniel Akaka

We don't want the efficiency of the federal government and the compassion of the IRS to run our health care.Todd Akin

At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.Todd Akin

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government.Todd Akin

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.Todd Akin

The world's greatest city - New York City - deserves a government that works for all New Yorkers. That starts with a mayor who is independent from party bosses and special interests, who isn't afraid to be honest with the people, and who is focused on the issues New Yorkers care about most.Sal Albanese

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.Madeleine Albright

I wasn't a normal professor. I had worked in government. I hadn't written nine zillion books. I was a hands-on professor.Madeleine Albright

I'm a problem-solver.Madeleine Albright

I am often asked if, when I was secretary, I had problems with foreign men. That is not who I had problems with, because I arrived in a very large plane that said United States of America. I had more problems with the men in our own government.Madeleine Albright

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.Bill Alexander

There's no doubt that what has emerged in the years after 9/11, unlike the situation in Britain, there were practices sanctioned in the U.S. that fall far below the standard of conduct that should have taken place. It is for the American system of government, in all of its branches, to address that. It is not for a British politician.Douglas Alexander

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.Lucille Roybal-Allard

This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it's all checks and no balances.Gracie Allen