We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.— Unknown Author
Fascinating Corrupt Government quotations
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.
If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.
Love your country, but never trust its government.
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.
While transparency reduces corruption, good governance goes beyond transparency in achieving openness. Openness means involving the stakeholders in decision-making process. Transparency is the right to information while openness is the right to participation.
The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth.
Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.
The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.
The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.
Big-government economics breeds crony capitalism.
It's corrupt, anything but neutral, and a barrier to broad participation in prosperity.
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.
To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.
If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.
The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulations.
We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.
The government's first duty is to protect the people.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
There are too many governing bodies. They're all corrupt. I think they have replaced the old Mobsters with the kind of 'corporate rule' of boxing.
Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a democracy because it violates the system's first principle, which we all learned back in the sunshiny days of elementary school: that the government exist to serve the public, not particular companies or individuals or even elected officials.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.
Lokpal Bill alone is not adequate to fight corruption.
We need a comprehensive anti-corruption code in this country. The UPA Government has developed a powerful anti-corruption frame work consisting of eight new Central laws...... This is not about one Bill, this is about a frame work and we want to deliver that frame work to the country
Corruption is a cancer that steals from the poor, eats away at governance and moral fibre and destroys trust.
We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.
The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Great men are almost always bad men.
No government functions without the grease of corruption.
Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.
Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.
[The spirit of party] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.
The worship of the state is the worship of force.
There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by governments.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
People power must be combined with good governance to bring about real, deep and lasting change. This combination can achieve almost everything from eliminating corruption to ending malnutrition and illiteracy.
Transparency in government leads to reduced corruption.
When people treat corruption as a routine part of the process, you have something far worse than wrongdoing or moral failing. You have a political cancer that breeds cynicism about democratic government and infects all of society.
Government ought to be all outside and no inside.
. . . Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.
This [the U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.