Thoughts on the political process

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” —Groucho Marx

“The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then get elected and prove it.” —P.J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores

“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” —Will Rogers (And I might note this was LONG before the days of Jon Stewart and Comedy Central!)

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” — Mark Twain

BUT ON A SERIOUS NOTE…

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. — John Adams

A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired. — Alexander Hamilton

A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate. — Thomas Jefferson

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. — James Madison

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master. — George Washington

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