Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
Isaiah 9:7 (New International Version)
A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
Harry S Truman
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else.
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Hebrews 13:17 (New International Version)
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence J. Peter
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honour, then honour.
Romans 13:5-7 (New International Version)
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
1 Peter 2:13-15 (New International Version)
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
Edward R. Murrow
All power corrupts, but we need the electricity.
"Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
Matthew 22:16-21 (New International Version) (abridged)
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Sir Winston Churchill
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams
The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
Isaiah 9:6 (New International Version)
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
How do you tell a politician is lying?
His lips move
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Romans 13:1 (New International Version)
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Back to the Cafe Church page