"Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Steve Allen on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Steve Allen on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Steve Allen on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Steve Allen on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Steve Allen on Thomas Paine
"Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots."
"Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized."