• “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” ~late 16th century Proverb
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Realities of Life

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress ~John Adams
  • If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. ~Mark Twain
  • I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~Winston Churchill
  • A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ~George Bernard Shaw
  • A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ~G. Gordon Liddy
  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. ~James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
  • Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ~Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
  • Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys ~P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
  • Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else ~Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)
  • Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it ~Ronald Reagan (1986)
  • I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts ~Will Rogers
  • If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! ~P. J. O’Rourke
  • In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other ~Voltaire (1764)
  • Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! ~Pericles (430 B.C.)
  • No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session ~Mark Twain (1866)
  • Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. ~Anonymous
  • The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other ~Ronald Reagan
  • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery ~Winston Churchill
  • The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin ~Mark Twain
  • The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
  • There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress ~Mark Twain
  • What this country needs are more unemployed politicians ~Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
  • A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have ~Thomas Jefferson
  • We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office ~Aesop

FIVE BEST SENTENCES

  1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
  2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
  3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
  4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
  5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

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  • “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • There is simply no escaping the fact that the fate of the Constitution is in our hands — as voters, representatives, justices. If we allow ourselves to abuse the tradition of higher lawmaking, the very idea that the Constitution can be viewed as the culminating expression of a mobilized citizenry will disintegrate. After all, the American Republic is no more eternal than the Roman — and it will come to an end when American citizens betray their Constitution’s fundamental ideals and aspirations so thoroughly that existing institutions merely parody the public meaningsthey formerly conveyed. ~Bruce Ackerman
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  • “This is the real task before us: to reassert our commitment as a nation to a law higher than our own, to renew our spiritual strength. Only by building a wall of such spiritual resolve can we, as a free people, hope to protect our own heritage and make it someday the birthright of all men.” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “The most perfect freedom consists in obeying the dictates of right reason, and submitting to natural law. When a man goes beyond or contrary to the law of nature and reason, he becomes the slave of base passions and vile lusts; he introduces confusion and disorder into society, and brings misery and destruction upon himself. This, therefore, cannot be called a state of freedom, but a state of the vilest slavery and the most dreadful bondage. The servants of sin and corruption are subjected to the worst kind of tyranny in the universe. Hence we conclude that where licentiousness begins, liberty ends.” ~Samuel West, On the Right to Rebel Against Governors, 1776
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  • “Liberty is the prevention of control by others. This requires self-control and, therefore, religious and spiritual influences; education, knowledge, well-being.” ~English historian and writer Lord Acton (1834-1902)
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  • “We are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our incomes and our investments, on our land and on our property not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of men, but for foreign nations, complaisant nations who will bow to us and accept our largesse and promise us to assist in the keeping of the peace — these mendicant nations who will destroy us when we show a moment of weakness or our treasury is bare, and surely it is becoming bare! … When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.”~Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
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  • “(A)s this day (Memorial Day) comes round we are in the presence of the dead… and on this day when we decorate their graves — the dead come back and live with us.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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  • “History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy… These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.” ~Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations
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