Law and Politics
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It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.
Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
Nowadays it's not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn't done.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
Accuse: To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged them.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not the opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed the same kind.