Law and Politics
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What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.
When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.
Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.
Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.
Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.
Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.
In politics people work hard to get a job and do little after they get it.
A person who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.
A liberal is someone too poor to be a capitalist, and too rich to be a communist.
A diplomat is a man who can convince his wife she'd look stout in a fur coat.