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Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law,
by James Bovard

Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law,
to place the government back under the cage of law.
Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
- James Bovard

This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law,
then we no longer have a republic.
- James Bovard

How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take
to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S,
President?
- James Bovard

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard

 

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

It is hard to know how many people do,
but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers,
nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom
that our forefathers had.
- James Bovard

If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions,
then this is not a very noble form of government.
- James Bovard

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If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them,
then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief.
- James Bovard

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering
is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant,
that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.
- James Bovard

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

Politicians as a class are dangerous,
that people who are seeking power over us are not,
by definition, our friends.
- James Bovard

The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to
redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.
- James Bovard

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

It is like we are obliged to assume that the government
is only doing what it says it is doing.
- James Bovard

I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration
to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog
of lies and avoid any responsibility for it.
- James Bovard

It is one of the great tragedies of the US,
that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government.
- James Bovard

Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere,
but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that
cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.
- James Bovard

There are a lot of benefits representative of government
and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system
and it is far better than a one-man rule situation.
- James Bovard

It is amazing to think after all that has happened
in this country in the last few years,
the last few decades, that so many people have this
blind faith that government is our friend and therefore,
so we don't need protections against it.
- James Bovard

It is important to recognize and politics positive
thinking is often the slaves' virtue -
something that people do to con themselves about the
burden and change being placed upon them.
- James Bovard

It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware
of what the constitution says and what their rights are.
Because of that, we are often very passive about what
happens when the government violates those rights.
- James Bovard

With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake
up people to how the combination of mass ignorance,
fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians
is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
- James Bovard

The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives,
be it from IRS agents or from child support services,
or from other agencies that often have little or no
legal restraints on their power.
- James Bovard

Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights.
It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it,
to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot
of republicans during the Clinton Administration,
and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
- James Bovard

People are so docile right now.
It is almost as if good government means when the politicians
lie to us for our own good,
for the public good, and bad government is when politicians
lie for their own selfish interests.
- James Bovard

There has been so much power concentrated.
There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans
face the situation that this power is getting momentum
with each passing year with each presidency.
- James Bovard

As long as enough people can be frightened,
then all people can be ruled.
That is how it works in a democratic system and mass
fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
- James Bovard

This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration
has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce
any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity.
Another example of that is the torture scandal.
- James Bovard

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln


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