Quotes on Government

O'Rourke on Powerful Government

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-- P.J. O'Rourke, in Parliament of Whores

Libertarian on Government

There aren't any three branches of government. It's all government. And it sucks.

- John Matonis, speaking at the 1977 Libertarian national convention. Cited in Carol Polsgrove's "In Pursuit of 'Liberty'," The Progressive, January 1978, 42:38-40.