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Anti-Government Quotes Through History July 22, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Humor, Politics.

I don’t make jokes… I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! -P.J. O’Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -Mark Twain (1866 )

Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it. -Unknown

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.-Thomas Jefferson

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”
-Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress….But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
– George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey,

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal:  a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-Ronald Reagan

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class…save Congress.
-Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 – 1995)

Thanks to elected official George Mastics for these gems.


1. Victor Martinez - April 18, 2009

there are worser crimes than burning books, one of them is not reading them
-Ray Bradsburry

2. Michael Carl Damien Turner - June 3, 2009

Many people pay taxes to remain free men, but doesn’t that make us slaves, having to pay for our freedom
-Michael Turner (Student at Yuma Union High School)

Dabooda - June 29, 2010

If you have no choice about paying the taxes, (i.e. if you will be put in prison if you don’t pay, and SHOT if you resist being put in prison) then you are not a free man. If your life belongs to you, and if no one can take your property from you without your consent, THEN you are a free man.

Josh - November 18, 2010

You are a free man, because if you don’t like it, you’re allowed to leave. You want to use the roads the government built for you, attend school, and everything else, but you think you’re not free because you have to pay into the system which you took out of. If you don’t like it, get the hell out. Then you’ll be free.

Geno Bates - February 15, 2012

josh,and this is all while the big dog fat pockets get fatter…..hmm good observation,lets cut social security again so we can pay someone who makes a mil a year even more,while others live in poverty and thats how its supposed to be huh lets pay them some more so we can live”FREE”.

Bill - May 31, 2012

Reducing some’s taxes is NOT paying them! It’s their money in the beginning!

3. Les Johns - September 6, 2009

Newspapers get into bed with Queensland’s George Street thugs and robbers to provide ‘bridge runs’ and fireworks and the idiot mugs buy this bullshit. A thinker in Queensland is hounded by crooked, any grade public servants until he shows contrition. Cabinet pus leeches into every office and corrupts each and every gormless arse scab. The dissenter today is In as much danger as in Voltaire’s day when he said,” It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”

4. Psul - September 21, 2009

Hope the goverment fails miserably.to much corruption

5. Are You a Progressivist or a Constitutionalist? « Jlue’s Weblog - February 2, 2010

[…] tend to agree with Mark Twain: No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -Mark Twain […]

6. jlue - February 2, 2010

I like this post. I agree with Mark Twain:
No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -Mark Twain (1866 )

7. Ethan - March 24, 2010


splifflife - November 17, 2010

would you rather have mccain or palin? didnt think so…

Brittany - May 19, 2011

uhm yes mccain and/or palin would do much better!

8. MrGovernment - April 19, 2010

The day our government fall’s is the day the people will flourish……

midnitewhitemidnitewhite - August 9, 2011

So well said…So TRUE !!!

9. Jonathan Reynolds - June 13, 2010

“Government is the lump sum of our hopes for what could be, our expectations for what should be, and our disappointment for what will never be.” -Jonathan Reynolds (2010)

10. aiden - July 1, 2010

skateboarding is not a crime ,being in parliament is

11. Brokenrunway - August 25, 2010

“Conservatives teach you how to fish, Liberals take away your fish and give them to someone unwilling to fish.” Also, I love how liberals “Liberally” throw around words like statistics, truth, and reality. Well, statistics and truth can be manipulated, and reality is subjective.

12. Helen Papas - September 28, 2010

Feeling like i want to stay in bed all day, because of the people, because of the government.

13. Troy Mckenzie - December 13, 2010

Being a Kentucky man in this hell known as America I agree with the fact the government will kill us all

14. Troy Mckenzie(Rowan county high school) - December 13, 2010

Guns don’t kill people uncle Sam kills people

15. V - August 18, 2011

Politics= poli- meaning many, tics- meaning bloodsuckers

16. Studs - September 19, 2011

government is taking our freedom just beacuse we use the road they built doesnt mean they doing anything infact they built the road for themself for their own convineint so no matter wat they do its always for them just likely to show they are doing it for us

17. SxE - September 24, 2011

It seems that in these days, everyone is just puppets on strings, and the government is the puppeteer. No one has opions no more, its just governmental bullshit shoved down our throats, but then theres people like me who what OUR country back!

18. 13andincrediblycut - December 18, 2011

The government promises freedom at the same expense of Totalitarianism.

To trust a government is to trust a cheating spouse; you’ll always get hurt in the end.

19. jlue - December 18, 2011

…and yet there are so many Americans who still will allow government to take control of every aspect of their lives just so they can keep a small entitlement check coming in each month.

20. Jack N Meovslo - March 11, 2012

Well now what are all you cry babies prepared to do in order to take our gov’t back? Stop pissing and moaning and get out there and do something that will bring real change. Exercise your 2nd Admendment rights before they’re all gone.

21. mrblue4u - April 2, 2012

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

– Abraham Lincoln.

– 16th President of the United States.
– Domestic Terrorist.

22. Zach - April 4, 2012

The United States was founded by terrorists for terrorists, what had happened to us. We are now what Britain was in the old days, rich greedy, and corrupt.

jlue - April 8, 2012

I believe that America was founded by down-trodden men and women who wanted a better life. I believe they were nothing like from terrorist. They came seeking a better way of life and more freedom. The Indian wars came later, but those who came did not come to fight, they came to build.

jlue - April 8, 2012

Oops ! “nothing like terrorist.”

23. mrblue4u - April 7, 2012

Ones man’s terrorist, Is another man’s freedom fighter.

24. chuck u farley - June 23, 2012

This country was built by white men with guns !!!

Mr. Fo - March 13, 2013

No, it was stolen by white men with guns.

25. Donald Goudy - June 24, 2012

Freedom is not Free, it doesn’t exist. They sell us on Freedom, it’s so easy to buy, if ya have millions, they listen as you cry. Drop a check in the box, your vote has no weight, rich buy their freedom, as others pay for their fate.

26. THE TRUTH - August 8, 2012

If you dont like it then leave.. well that statement is completely uneducated liberalism because if you just leave you get in trouble for illegal immigration! Second off evading taxes considering you would still be a united states citizen! so im sorry WE ARE SLAVES YOU STUPID LIBERALS!!!! nothing short of another civil war will fix this country!

27. Ethian Sanchez - September 3, 2012

The President does what he’s told to do whether it’s Obama, McCain, or Palin. It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with Liberals, Anarchists, or Republicans or Democrats even! It’s a bold fact.

28. Ethian Sanchez - September 3, 2012


29. Ethian Sanchez - September 3, 2012

You can do ANYTHING…as long as it’s unimportant.

30. chenz - September 5, 2012

liberal….conservative…divide and conquer….good job playing into their hands. While they are in your pocket I’ll have a molotov in one of mine, and a new constitution in the other

31. jim leon - December 20, 2012

Funny thing happened the other day, I looked “Corruption” It had a picture of the white house, politicians.

32. Joe Smilt - September 6, 2013

I hate the government, the only thing that will make us free and help us take care of ourselves is if we get read of the all the executive, legislative and judicial branches, the military and police. Once that is out of the way then all the other stupid government jobs go with them. This also get rids of all those useless parasite companies that leech off our money. Government contractors and the like, or just any stupid lazy company that do any work for the government or rely on the government in any way. All leeches taking money out of our pockets. If you know any person or companies that do this be a good American and boycott their business. If they use any government service, boycott their business. Do what is right.

33. Grimreaper - October 3, 2013

“ If we speak out against the government, the government would try to shut us up. If we marched up to the capital to take over the government that is leading us to our own destruction we will be called terrorist, but the people of the United States Of America will call us Patriots”

34. venkatesh - December 6, 2013

Jai Andhra pradesh,pls save it dear national leaders

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