It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.