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AUTHOR: Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913–)
QUOTATION: In a political sense, there is one problem that currently underlies all of the others. That problem is making Government sufficiently responsive to the people. If we don’t make government responsive to the people, we don’t make it believable. And we must make government believable if we are to have a functioning democracy.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative GERALD R. FORD, address at Robert A. Taft government seminar banquet, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, December 16, 1971.—Gerald R. Ford, Selected Speeches, ed. Michael V. Doyle, p. 170 (1973).
SUBJECTS: Government