• “The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” ~Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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  • “I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.” ~Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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  • “There is good news from Washington today. The Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.” ~American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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  • “There should be a tax on every man that wanted to get a government appointment, or be elected to office. In two years that tax alone would pay our national debt.'” ~Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)
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Wisdom from the Past

  • “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” –Greek historian Plutarch (c. 46-120 A.D.)
  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” –physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • “Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.” –American author Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
  • “I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.” –American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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Historical Insights

  • “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” –Greek historian Plutarch (c. 46-120 A.D.)
  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” –physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • “Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.” –American author Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
  • “I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.” –American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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Historic Insights

  • “Men use thought only to justify their wrongdoings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.” –French writer Voltaire (1694-1778)
  • “Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make more clear.” –French writer Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
  • “We resent all criticism which denies us anything that lies in our line of advance.” –American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
  • “If you ever injected truth into politics, you would have no politics.” –American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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Historical Insights

  • “I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity…. [It] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.” ~President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869)
  • “I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds…. I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.” ~President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)
  • “[Monday was] Labor Day, I suppose set by [an] Act of Congress. Everything we do nowadays is either by, or against, Acts of Congress. How Congress knew anything about Labor is beyond us.” ~American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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Further Insights

  • “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” —President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
  • “When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty.'” —President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
  • “There is good news from Washington today. The Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.” —American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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Wisdom from the past . . .

  • “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.” —President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
  • “Every measure which establishes legal charity on a permanent basis and gives to it an administrative form creates thereby a class unproductive and idle, living at the expense of the class which is industrious and given to work.” –French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
  • “The world ain’t going to be saved by nobody’s scheme. It’s fellows with schemes that got us into this mess. Plans can get you into things, but you got to work your way out.” –American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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