MIKE NELSON, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)
If you want to change the government...you vote to change it. You don't sneak up from behind it with a dagger.
MAJOR KIRA, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "The Circle" (1993)
Once the government approves something, it's no longer immoral!
REVEREND LOVEGOOD, The Simpsons (1989)
No one in government takes responsibility for anything any more. We foster, we obfuscate, we rationalize. "Everybody does it", that's what we say. So we come to occupy a moral safe house where everyone's to blame, so no one's guilty.
PRESIDENT JOSIAH BARTLET, The West Wing, "H. Con-172" (2002)
Government policy has nothing to do with common sense.
SIR HUMPHREY APPLEBY, Yes Minister, "A Question of Loyalty" (1981)
It would be different if the government were a team, but in fact they are a loose confederation of warring tribes.
SIR IAN WHITWORTH, Yes, Prime Minister, "The Smoke Screen" (1986)
Our constitutional forefathers would turn over in their graves if they saw the role that religion played in our government today.
MARIL CRABTREE, American Psyche (2007)
All the power is in the people. And to the extent that government becomes alienated from the people, does things the people don't want, power is transferred until you finally come to a Police State, totalitarian state, whatever word you want to give it, where the desires of the people really have no consequence. They go out and they vote, doesn't make any difference which candidate they elect.
EDWIN VIERA, America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)
Trust the government? Heck, I'm in the government and I don't even trust it. You don't have to believe in your government to be a good American, you just have to believe in your country.
GEORGE W. BUSH, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
It's good fortune for the government that the masses don't think. Otherwise, human society as we know it might cease to exist.
ADOLF HITLER, Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
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