"Quotations About Government" 
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.~Woodrow Wilson  
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.~Lewis Mumford, in Anne Chisholm, Philosophers of the Earth: Conversations with Ecologists, 1972  
It might be more worthwhile if we stopped wringing our hands and started ringing our congressmen. ~Author unknown  
     The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.   ~Winston Churchill  
If people behaved like governments, you'd call the cops.~Kelvin Throop  
We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.~William Howard Taft  
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. ~James Russell Lowell 
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ~P.J. O'Rourke  
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, "Maxims: Education," 1905  
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? ~St. Augustine  
Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. ~Benjamin Lichtenberg  
     If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.~~~~~     ~George Bernard Shaw  
        No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.~~~      ~Abraham Lincoln  
Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. ~Polish Proverb 
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. ~Karl Marx  
Governments should not possess instruments of coercion and violence denied to their citizens. ~Edgar A. Suter  
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. ~Louis Brandeis  
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. ~Barry Goldwater  
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one  pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time. ~Winston Churchill  
Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think. ~Author Unknown  
The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above theinterests of one class alone. ~Robert L. Heilbroner  
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb. ~Author unknown, commonly misattributed to Benjamin Franklin  
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. ~Attributed to Larry Flynt  
Voting is the language of democracy. ~Wade Henderson  
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.~Richard Lamm  
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? ~Will Rogers  
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.~Will Rogers  
If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution.  
(It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft.) Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word National. ~George Will  
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. ~Will Rogers  
Extreme right-wing "tea party" types are a minority of the Republican party. And Republicans are a minority of the country. And yet they are able to have their way because in addition to other less ethical tactics they vote! What must we do to get the more reasonable thinking majority to cast their ballots? A national voting holiday would be a good start.... Step up and save our country. It's your future. ~S.A. Sachs, 2015  
Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens — and then everybody disagrees. ~Boris Marshalov  
I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In       truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress. ~Bernie Sanders, 2012  
Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work. ~Michael Novak  
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it. ~Alexander Woollcott  
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.~Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887  
People come to Washington believing it's the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that's not connected to the engine. ~Richard Goodwin  
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. ~Sydney J. Harris  
A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon — it won't work and you can't fire it. ~George S. Patton  
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. ~Herbert Hoover, attributed. 
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting. ~Tom Stoppard, Jumpers  
Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. ~Cullen Hightower  
The most important political office is that of the private citizen. ~Louis Brandeis  
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote a very different thing. ~Walter H. Judd  
How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese? ~Charles de Gaulle, about France  
Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. ~John Perry Barlow, 1992  
A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers. ~Jay Leno  
    It's about time that governments feared the people instead of the other way around.~~~ ~Henry Rollins
"Shenanigans in China"  
An American tourist went on a trip to China. While in China, he was very sexually promiscuous and did not take any precautions. A week after arriving back home he awakened one morning to find his member covered with bright green and purple spots. Horrified, he immediately went to see his doctor.  
The doctor, having never seen anything like that before, ordered some tests and told the man to return in two days for the results. The man returned a couple of days later and the doctor said, "I've got bad news for you. You've contracted Mongolian VD. It's very rare and almost unheard of here. We know very little about it."  
The man looked a little relieved and said, "Well, give me a shot or something and fix me up, doc."  
The doctor answered, "I'm sorry, there's no known cure other than to amputate your member."  
The man screamed in horror, "Oh no! I want a second opinion!"  
The doctor replied, "Well it's your choice. Go ahead if you want, but surgery is your only choice."  
The next day, the man sought out a Chinese doctor, figuring that he'd know more about the disease. The Chinese doctor examined his member and proclaimed, "Ah yes, Mongolian VD. Very rare disease."  
The guy said to the doctor, "Yeah, yeah, I already know that, but what can you do? My American doctor wants to operate and amputate my member!"  
The Chinese doctor shook his head and laughed, "Stupid American doctor! American doctor, always want to operate. Make more money that way."  
"Then there's no need to operate? Oh, thank God!" the man replied.  
"Yes!" said the Chinese doctor, "You no worry! Wait two weeks, it fall off by itself!"
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Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. 
Starting today we need to forget what is gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to whats coming next. 
The older I get the more I realize I just need the simple things in life, a comfy home,  good food on the table, and  surrounded by people I love. 
Worrying won't stop bad things from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good.  
Dust settles,  I don't.
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"Save The Last Dance For Me" 
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Until then Mi Amies.
Dear God, 
Please stand with PresidentTrump.  
He truly needs your help,  your guidance, and your protection. 
Please, will you help him?  
In Jesus name I ask. 
Thank You God.  
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