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    1. 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

    2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
    -- Mark Twain

    3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
    -- Mark Twain

    4. 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

    5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

    6. 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

    7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
    -- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

    8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
    -- Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

    9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
    -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

    10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
    -- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

    11. 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, subsidise it.
    -- Ronald Reagan (1986)

    12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
    -- Will Rogers

    13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
    -- P.J. O'Rourke

    14. 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)

    15. 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.)

    16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
    -- Mark Twain (1866)

    17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
    -- Anonymous

    18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
    -- Ronald Reagan

    19. 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

    20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    -- Mark Twain

    21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
    -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

    22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save Congress.
    -- Mark Twain

    23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
    -- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

    24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
    -- Thomas Jefferson
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

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    I'll add some from two of my favorites:

    Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
    -- Frederic Bastiat

    Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
    -- Frederic Bastiat

    The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended
    -- Frederic Bastiat
    "Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington

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    It's amazing that we have had the same crap in public office for over 200 years......history DOES repeat itself.
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    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on to them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

    President Ronald Reagan.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose?
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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