Great Thinkers on Politics

The Great Thinker

The Great Thinker

What do you guys think about politics?
We have the best government that money can buy.

Mark Twain

Robert A. Heinlein

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks.

Chris Patten

Sir Peter Ustinov

Corruption is nature’s way of restoring our faith in democracy.
The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

Ronald Reagan

George Carlin

The next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election.
Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

Frank Dane

Will Rogers

It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.

Norman Mailer

Nigel Rees

Democracy is too good to share with just anybody.
We’d all like to vote for the best man but he’s never a candidate.

Kin Hubbard

Patrick Murray

Any political party that includes the word ‘democratic’ in its name, isn’t.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

Robert Byrne

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
If we could just find out who’s in charge, we could kill him.

George Carlin

Will Rogers

A fool and his money are soon elected.
Making a speech on economics is a bit like pissing down your leg. It seems hot to you but never to anyone else.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

Arnold Glasow

Don’t get excited about a tax cut. It’s like a mugger giving you back fare for a taxi.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

Robert A. Heinlein

P. J. O'Rourke

Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal

Fred Allen

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.

Adlai Stevenson

Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect.
That’s pretty much what I thought.

The Great Thinker

The Great Thinker

I want ice water.

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