The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. Ernest Hemingway
Politics is the art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. Mark Twain
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, will soon have neither liberty nor security."