Government is the servant of the people, not the master.
There were bazaars, shops, warehouses, market stalls, granaries--for the most part still stocked with goods-- and there were factories and workshops, palaces and wealthy houses filled with luxuries, hospitals, prisons, government offices, churches, and cathedrals.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
Guard dogs trotted forward to sniff him and his men while a doctor in a blue government jumpsuit approached them, eyes pinned to the injured man carried between two others.
Sometimes countries simply nationalize industries, so that an enterprise once owned by a private company, often a foreign-based one, is taken over by the government or "the people."
Now let's look at the role of government, both philosophically and historically, which also changes over time.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
What would then have become of the activity of all those who opposed the tendency that then prevailed in the government--an activity that in the opinion of the historians was good and beneficent?
The area beyond the gates and inspections was quiet, with men and women dressed in government uniforms touring the compound like it was any other day and not possibly the last day of the world.
I mention FactCheck and Snopes as two examples of the many enterprises on the Internet that subject every government utterance to scrutiny in something approximating real time.
All of this means examples of atrocities by the government or by the mob are increasingly likely to be documented and publicized.
The government operating in its correct role is instrumental to civilization.
But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil.
Lana, you know enough about the PMF to know they're the only force—perhaps in the world—with the ability to survive the government tearing itself apart.
Looking around, she realized her life was filled with nothing but government-issued clothing and a cheap, worn bedspread.
Brady glanced up at Elise's hard tone, sensing she'd not yet absorbed the fact the government she served had splintered.
This is one of the few areas in which government taxation actually leads to a more efficient outcome.
Sometimes the poor cut out the middleman of government entirely.
I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave's government also.
It had been addressed to the Peace Command Center—the site where peace had been declared and the new government created after the East-West Civil War—in Colorado.
Now that there was no government, she was nothing!
You could finance the entire government and its (hopefully) noble agenda, by this method alone.
After all, that's the government taking more than half of what you make.
No government is involved in these organizations, which are instead driven by a combination of religious and civic motives.
After this came the Great Depression, which so overwhelmed the social support structures that Americans turned to the government for help and have never turned back.
In fact, if the government doesn't do a really good job with delivering aid, it comes under blistering criticism, as was the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In other words, civil government steps in to take over roles traditionally provided by private charity only when charities no longer provide the service.
How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day?
The government is splintering, Lana, he continued.
As national income increases in a given country, the size of government as a portion of gross national product (GNP) rises and the range of services people expect the government to offer rises.
That is all the government needs to tax to bring in the $300 per person per year.
In other words, the government taxes and spends about $300 per person per year.
In fact, we don't simply buy more government, but we give it a disproportionate amount of our increased income.
After the death of Gracchus, a conservative government under Sulla withdrew the subsidy, but shortly afterward, in a period of great unrest, restored it, and two hundred thousand persons stood in line.
It seems that we can afford to spend more on government as income rises.
He writes how in Europe when there is a problem, people turn to the government to solve it, but in America, they form what he calls "voluntary associations"—what we might term charities and nonprofits.
Barely a decade earlier, Cleveland, also a Democrat, had said essentially, "Look, the government shouldn't be helping the poor Texans; that's the role of charity."
Rarely in history has a government wrested away a functioning, privately funded solution in favor of a government entitlement.
How is this need filled without government involvement?
Others say poor nations need to develop free markets in agriculture and strongly discourage government intervention.
Still others argue for a system of government price supports, incentives, and subsidies, as is found in the United States and Europe.
In that case, they have to compete with rich, high-tech, government-subsidized industries.