On Power, Government, and Politicians

The problem is sthat our politicians have forgotten that the state is here to serve the people, not the other way around. - Paul Marchal (Belgium)

The problem of power is, how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public. - Robert F. Kennedy

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. - Aneurin Bevan

To throw the buggers out. - A British coal miner, when asked why he didn't vote Tory

I'd much rather have the fellow inside my tent pissing out, than outside my tent pissing in. - Lyndon B. Johnson

I don't make jokes - I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers

The middle of the road is all of the usable surface.  The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

The people who cast the votes decide nothing; the people who count the votes decide everything. - Joseph Stalin
I don't give them hell; I tell them the truth, and they think it's hell. - Harry S. Truman

It is the people who control the government -- not the government, the people. - Winston Churchill

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