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James Q. Wilson

American,  Politician
Total Quotes : 16
Character Society Price

Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character.

- James Q. Wilson

Power Government Defense

A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism.

- James Q. Wilson

Policing Community-Based

Community-based policing has now come to mean everything. It's a slogan. It has come to mean so many different things that people who endorse it, such as the Congress of the United States, do not know what they are talking about.

- James Q. Wilson

Government Size Scope

But no one has yet succeeded in reducing the size or scope of the federal government.

- James Q. Wilson

Been Radical Before

If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before. The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion.

- James Q. Wilson

Some Violent Rates

I believe that the high rates of property crime (and some of the increase in violent crime) are part of the price you pay for freedom.

- James Q. Wilson

Red System Red Tape

I will have an administrative system where there is no way to extricate red tape.

- James Q. Wilson

Health Everyone Some

I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor, but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care.

- James Q. Wilson

Partnership Way Based

I mean that the function of the police is to solve problems that have law-enforcement consequences in a way that is based on a genuine partnership with the neighborhood in both the venting of the problem and the discussion of the solution.

- James Q. Wilson

More Been Mugged

There are no more liberals They've all been mugged.

- James Q. Wilson

Guns Still Putting

There is no way the American public will sit still for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions on the kinds of guns they want.

- James Q. Wilson

Interest Private Public

In the long run, the public interest depends on private virtue.

- James Q. Wilson

Treaties Some Had

Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.

- James Q. Wilson

Mistake Other Insisting

In terms of other functions, we are making a mistake about insisting on a public school monopoly.

- James Q. Wilson

Law Liberty Oppression

Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.

- James Q. Wilson

New York New Been

There aren't any liberals left in New York. They've all been mugged by now.

- James Q. Wilson