It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.
Government is an evil it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.