One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
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Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.
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The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
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Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.
It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people cant be governed at all. Or if they could I never heard of it.