Two interesting government programs are under way in the United States, according to a June 2011 article in The New York Times.
Though this news was being concealed from the inhabitants, the officials--the heads of the various government departments--knew that Moscow would soon be in the enemy's hands, just as Count Rostopchin himself knew it, and to escape personal responsibility they had all come to the governor to ask how they were to deal with their various departments.
Anyone who loves civilization necessarily appreciates the role of government in protecting liberties.
Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.
Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions, in his chapter on the "Duty of Submission to Civil Government," resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say that "so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that is, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniency, it is the will of God... that the established government be obeyed, and no longer....
Tim, his government contact and the highest-ranking individual in the PMF, was already on screen when Brady entered the comms center.
If this happens, the government becomes an agent that works against the very ideals it purports to protect.
O'Neill observed that scrutiny of government had become so intense that officials never could have gotten away with that—and he was writing in the late 1980s.
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,--"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.
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.
Alpatych named others, but they too, according to Dron, had no horses available: some horses were carting for the government, others were too weak, and others had died for want of fodder.
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.
If he knew something was about to happen, then others within the government did as well.
For these reasons and a hundred more, government should be the smallest unit that is economically and politically viable.
I realize in these pages I must seem very distrustful of government, but it is not really true.
Having said all of that, government should certainly be watched with a suspicious eye, for it could conceivably delay or derail our ascent to the next golden age.
But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Webster never goes behind government, and so cannot speak with authority about it.
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?
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.
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Now that there was no government, she was nothing!
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.
Brady glanced up at Elise's hard tone, sensing she'd not yet absorbed the fact the government she served had splintered.
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.
Free and peaceful societies function best when government is transparent and open.
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.
I heartily accept the motto,--"That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day?
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.
Before partisan warfare had been officially recognized by the government, thousands of enemy stragglers, marauders, and foragers had been destroyed by the Cossacks and the peasants, who killed them off as instinctively as dogs worry a stray mad dog to death.
Denisov, dissatisfied with the government on account of his own disappointments in the service, heard with pleasure of the things done in Petersburg which seemed to him stupid, and made forcible and sharp comments on what Pierre told them.
The society need not be secret if the government allows it.
Not merely is it not hostile to government, but it is a society of true conservatives--a society of gentlemen in the full meaning of that word.
This is one of the few areas in which government taxation actually leads to a more efficient outcome.
You could finance the entire government and its (hopefully) noble agenda, by this method alone.
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."
Sometimes the poor cut out the middleman of government entirely.
Now let's look at the role of government, both philosophically and historically, which also changes over time.
They would say, If government is obligated to protect its citizens from a foreign invader, then it is obligated to protect them from a criminal.