Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Let's Hear It For Deadlock

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.

- Eugene McCarthy

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

- Harry Truman

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

- Daniel Webster

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.

- P.J. O'Rourke

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