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

We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government.John Abizaid

I'm not a complete libertarian. There is a proper role in some areas of the government to have rules and regulations - I'm not an anarchist.Jack Abramoff

Lobbying is not a bad thing. I'm not trying to say that we shouldn't have lobbyists or we shouldn't have lobbying to petition our government. It's in the Constitution, and it's something that should be honorable and good.Jack Abramoff

The reason there are tens of thousands of lobbyists is because the ever-expanding federal government creates ever-increasing opportunities for abuse. The more the federal government does, the more lobbyists there will be to protect special interests at the expense of the common interest.Jack Abramoff

I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case.Floyd Abrams

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them.Floyd Abrams

The problem with leaderless uprisings taking over is that you don't always know what you get at the other end. If you are not careful you could replace a bad government with one much worse!Chinua Achebe

The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.Kathy Acker

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

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.John Acton

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.Lord Acton

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

For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.Gerry Adams

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.John Adams

A government of laws, and not of men.John Adams

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.John Adams

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.John Adams