A real friend is with you when the road is smooth or rocky. You don't always have to agree, but always have each others' backs. Don't let little the things of today ruin the great things of tomorrow. - George Dorunda
"As every freeman, to preserve his independence..., ought to have some profession, calling, trade, or farm, whereby he may honestly subsist, there can be no necessity for, nor use in, establishing offices of profit; the usual effects of which are dependence and servility, unbecoming freemen, in the possessors and expectants; faction, contention, corruption, and disorder among the people. Wherefore, whenever an office, through increase of fees or otherwise, becomes so profitable as to occasion many to apply for it, the profits ought to be lessened by the legislature." - Benjamin Franklin
We become who we surround ourselves with. Your friends are like elevators. They will either take you up, or they will take you down. Show me your friends I will show you your future. If they're talking about someone else, they're talking about you. Delete the people in your life bringing a negative influence. Surround yourself with positive friends and see the difference in your life. - Marc Mero
"There is no need to stand on your own two feet when government provides you with a chair, paid for by someone else." - George Dorunda
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." - Samuel Adams in 1776
"I simply don't try to communicate with people who have IQs below their life expectancy." - Mike Adams
"We, the people, are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." - Abraham Lincoln
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: "from bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." - Alexander Frazier Tytler, published in 1776
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." - Frederic Bastiat
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
Think positively, recognize that you are a rare and unique human being, go the extra mile, and stay away from negative people. - George Dorunda
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." - Ayn Rand
"No matter what anyone may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil. It is ...your fellow workers who are ordered to work for the Government every time an appropriation bill is passed." - Calvin Coolidge
"For the Statist, liberty is not a blessing but the enemy. It is not possible to achieve utopia if individuals are free to go their own way. The individual must be dehumanized and his nature delegitimized. Through persuasion, deception, and coercion, the individual must be subordinated to the state. He must abandon his own ambitions for the ambitions of the state. He must become reliant on and fearful of the state. His first duty must be to the state - not family, community and faith, all of which have the potential of threatening the state. Once dispirited, the individual can be molded by the state." - Mark Levin
People are like elevators, they either take you up, or they take you down. - Marc Mero
"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration." - Hillary Clinton
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. - President John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
"Smith & Wesson, the original point-and-click interface. - George Dorunda
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
"When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag." - Huey Long
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." - Ayn Rand
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." - James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the U.S. and 4th U.S. President, 1792, in disapproval of Congress appropriating $15,000 to assist French refugees
"Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it." - Philosopher and Poet, Georges Santayana
"WE'VE GONE FROM BEETHOVEN AS THE CULTURAL ZENITH TO GUTTER RAPSTERS IN ONE SINGLE DEGENERATION. YOUNG MUSICAL TYPES USED TO TRY TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS BY ASPIRING TO PLAYING BEETHOVEN'S 9TH; TODAY THEY MIGHT ASPIRE TO SING LIKE A DRUG-DEALING PIMP." - Michael Savage
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. It's easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." - Herman Goehring, Nazi Party (Nuremberg Trials)
"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall." - Cicero, 55 BC
"Obama isn't too black, he's too green." - Michael Savage 2008
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." - Alexander Tyler 1787
"There is no such thing as an assault rifle. There are only rifles. How they are employed is a function of the bearer of such arms. I personally luv all guns, I own & enjoy every imaginable type & they are all used as recreational, sporting & self defense arms" - Ted Nugent
"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." - John F. Kennedy
"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." - Martin Van Buren
"Delay is preferable to error." - Thomas Jefferson
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln
"Hitler brought "change," promoted clean, energy-efficient mass transit by making the trains run on time, supported abortion for the non-master races, vastly expanded the power of the national government and was uniformly adored by college students and their professors "
"In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
Senator Joseph Biden - July 2006
"I think the two-party system is phenomenal. After all, it gives us one more choice than Communist Russia had."
"Some people will say, yes, but we don't need little Johnny hearing and bad words over the radio. My answer is, trust me, there's nothing little Johnny hasn't heard already on the street. And you can always turn the dial."
"We don't need the government controlling that dial, telling us what we can and can't listen to. We are free thinking individuals who ought to be able to make our own choices, and if we worry about what our children are hearing, that's called parenting."
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress." - Ronald Reagan
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." - Ronald Reagan
"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
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." - Ronald Reagan
"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book." - Ronald Reagan
"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." - Ronald Reagan
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose." - Ronald Reagan
"Now anybody was a good student of government would know that wasn't true. But you know ... the temptation to want to win back the Congress ... we sort of stretched the facts, and the people ate it up."
Pennsylvania Democrat Congressman Paul Kanjorski
At least one person will leave the show completely entertained, it could be you.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.
"The limitations you have, and the negative things that you internalize are given to you by the world, the things that empower you - the possibilities - come from within."
"I am intrigued by the concept of selling people on their own greatness with the same fervor that Madison Avenue sells them on the wondrous attributes of Nike athletic shoes, Chevy trucks, and Calvin Klein jeans."
Advice for Success:
Stop playing it safe and start creating what's truly possible in life by stretching yourself, taking risks.
Surround yourself with positive, nourishing people.
Raise the bar and commit to higher goals.
Recognize negative people and detoxify them from your life.
Challenge yourself and put your fear of failure to rest.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797
Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling your neighborhood heroin dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist."
"Hillary tried to get a million dollars for the Woodstock museum. I understand it was a major cultural and pharmaceutical event. I couldn't attend. I was tied up at the time."
"To have a "right" to healthcare means that you have a "right" to a portion of someone else's life or property. Sorry, things don't, and shouldn't work that way."
"We need all of the children in this country to learn Spanish at an early age, not English only!"
Dennis "Jose" Kucinich, Democratic Presidential Candidate
"It is a signal advantage of taxes on articles of consumption that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. They prescribe their own limit; which cannot be exceeded without defeating the end proposed, that is, an extension of the revenue. When applied to this object, the saying is as just as it is witty, that, "in political arithmetic, two and two do not always make four." If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them."
Alexander Hamilton writing as Publius in Federalist 21
In a free society, government exists, at most, to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.
Government intervention begets more government intervention.
"The presidential election in this country is the political equivalent of American Idol"
"These people out there doing these dangerous, stupid, sometimes hilarious, and often strange things have no right not to be offended, and I'm here to see that these non-rights are recognized and respected."
"I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism."
"Prohibition ... it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) U.S. President. Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives
"Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now."
Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XVII, 1782. ME 2:222
"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case; you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
I've come to the conclusion that roughly 50 percent of the adults in this country are simply too ignorant and functionally incompetent to be living in a free society.
Life is insensitive, and so is the truth. You can't get to the truth of the matter when you're spending most of your time worrying that you might end up offending someone.
"Libertarian... Everyone leaves everyone else alone."
"Well, I'm a real total-freedom nut, a libertarian, and I'm one of those crazy optimists. Let people do what they want and everything will be okay."
"I'm a hardcore libertarian. I want everything legal."
Democrats and Republicans, well, it's kind of like a 'magician's choice' -- two identical incumbent organizations pretending to be different so that we will vote the same old mob back into power. I think our only hope is to support intelligent third-party candidates."
"I am a libertarian in that I believe in limited government and as much individual freedom as possible."
"The answer is not having the government run anything to do with medicine. Because if you think the HMOs are bad, have the federal government take over; it's going to be HMO to the tenth power."
"I'm the enemy because I like to think. I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice."
"Solutions to problems in a free society are messy. There are no magic bullets, no bumper-sticker solutions. If we want an authoritarian state, we can continue to do the kind of stuff we're doing now about smoking."
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
"Our government gets more than thugs in a protection racket demand, more even than discarded first wives of famous rich men receive in divorce court. Then this government, swollen and arrogant with pelf, goes butting into our business. It checks the amount of tropical oils in our snack foods, tells us what kind of gasoline we can buy for our cars and how fast we can drive them, bosses us around about retirement, education and what's on TV; counts our noses and asks fresh questions about who's still living at home and how many bathrooms we have; decides whether the door to our office or shop should have steps or a wheelchair ramp; decrees the gender and complexion of the people to be hired there; lectures us on safe sex; dictates what we can sniff, smoke, and swallow."
P. J. O'Rourke
"People in the U.S. have a right to travel and associate without being monitored or stopped by their government, unless they are actually suspected or convicted of a crime, and unless that suspicion is reasonable."
I consider the two major parties in the US to both be morally bankrupt, and largely indistinguishable from each other. Under both of them, US and state governments continue to grow in size, cost, and influence over their citizens.
"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief."
"I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest. I'm going to continue to speak my mind, and that's who I am."
"If I could be reincarnated as a fabric, I would come back as a 38 double-D bra."
"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business."
"Remember that government doesn't earn one single dollar it spends. In order for you to get money from the government, that money must first be taken from somebody else."
"The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity."
"The government is not a parent. We can't expect the government to always be there, ready to bail us out. When we make decisions in life, we have to be willing to live with the consequences. We can't expect the government to help us get back on our feet every time we make a bad decision."
"Wrestling is ballet with violence."
"As a country, our politicians are spending taxpayer money, OUR money, as if there is no limit to how big a deficit they can run."
"I am against government involvement in any private matter."
"The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution has to stay. If you do not have guns, you do not have freedom."
"It Takes a Village to Raise a Nut."
"I was brought up by a father who was very strict and taught me to be responsible for myself. Why can't everyone just be responsible for themselves instead of blaming everyone else?"
"If I ever voted for a Democrat, I'd slit my wrists and bleed in a cup. I'm not really a Republican. I'm a libertarian."
"If Donald Trump delivered the mail, you could send letters for 12 cents"
"I think it's a sad day...when the marketplace no longer determines what is indecent."
"The government is there to serve you; you're not there to serve the government."
"Wrestling that chokehold off of my bleeding heart was hard. Becoming a libertarian was a long, rough, bumpy, sometimes confusing road. But I made it! I am now home. I am a libertarian."
"The less the better. As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you're screwed..."
"I think a lot of people are libertarians and are afraid to admit it -- or don't know."
Governmentitis: A mental disease that causes government employees who have no marketable private sector job skills to develop an over-inflated opinion of their own importance in the grand scheme of things.
"As Americans, we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government."
Meetings, by and large, are for people who dont have enough to do.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Climate statistics show that, with all the "global warming" hysteria today, our temperatures are still not as high as they were back in medieval times. Those medieval folks must have been driving a lot of cars and SUVs.
"The choice between Republicans and Democrats is now similar to having to choose between zits and a fever blister to adorn your face. Neither is pretty."
Land of the not-as-free as-we-used-to-be and the home of the, well, a-little-too-scared-to-be-brave-right now.
He's (Vince McMahon) great, weather you like him or not it doesn't matter. If he had been around at the beginning of time and God had hired him as his publicist, we wouldn't have a devil now.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts - Wrestler/Entertainer
"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for Black
men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."
"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with 'Guess' on it. I said,
"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I
don't like and just give her a house."
"I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in
poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite
well for themselves."
"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives,
but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."
Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans
"... if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiances here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag,... we have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Teddy Roosevelt 1907
If you cant have fun, stay home.
Richie Midura (The World's Greatest Clarinet Player)
"Everything the government touches turns to crap."
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?"
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their fall by doing so."
"It's a lot more expensive to be stupid than it is to be smart."
Ted Nugent Quotes
On what he would do in the event of a "War of the Worlds"-like
"Stupid people shouldn't breed."
Government is typically the problem, not the solution.
"Too many people today are afflicted with horrible cases of chronic rectal-cranial inversion syndrome. Unfortunately, most are beyond help."
George Dorunda"To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined."
"My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day."
George DorundaThose who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Those who know others are intelligent; those who know themselves are
Those who master others are strong; those who master themselves have
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small
things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their
future in someone else's hands, but not you.
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream, the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."
Ronald Reagan - October 27, 1964
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort.
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinion to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go at all."
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Francis Hopkinson in 1789"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."
1818-1885, Humorist and Author
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
Democracy is a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.
"I don't need Bush's tax cut. I have never worked a [bleeping] day in my life."
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.)
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
It would be an absurdity for jurors to be required to accept the judge's view of the law, against their own opinion, judgment, and conscience.
Good people take serious things lightly, bad people take light things seriously.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
"Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies. None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong. It is weakness, that invites adventurous adversaries to make mistaken judgments."
The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
President Ronald Reagan
They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that "one man is as good as another;" a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.
James Fenimore Cooper
"There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man's needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means."
Albert Jay Nock
"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes." Mark Twain
"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." General George S. Patton
"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee." Regis Philbin
The "private sector" of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and, the "public sector" is, in fact, the coercive sector.
Jed Babbin, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense
The American dream is in jeopardy when people accept as an article of faith that some politician has more control over their destiny than they do.
If you lack the iron and the fizz to take control of your own life, then the gods will repay your weakness by having a grin or two at your expense. Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don't be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked.
The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power.
One of the greatest
inventions of all time: Cell Phones
There is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken and insolent. The day you passed that Act you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health for support in age and sickness. [Commenting on England and its Welfare Act]
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Our liberty depends on freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Most bad government has grown out of too much government.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.
The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
[We intend] a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
Thomas Jefferson 1824
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.
Heinrich Himmler 1935
This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!
The average U.S. family today pays more in federal, state and local taxes than for food, clothing, transportation and housing - combined. No wonder two incomes in a family still cannot do the job one income could in previous generations. This is unacceptable in a free society, both morally and fiscally.
Steve Forbes 1997
Why is it inflationary if the people keep their own money, and spend it the way they want to, [but] not inflationary if the government takes it and spends it the way it wants to?
Ronald Reagan 1981
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
It is easy to be conspicuously compassionate if others are being forced to pay the cost.
Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money - only for wanting to keep your own money.
There's only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
QUOTE ON LIBERTY
Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.
good comes before the private good.
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about
what is best for society.
He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
ANN COULTER QUOTE
"100% of the successful terrorist attacks on commercial airlines for 20 years have been committed by Arabs. When there is a 100% chance, it ceases to be a profile. It's called a 'description of the suspect."
Thomas Jefferson Quote
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson, 1764
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas.
Thomas Jefferson Quote
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are
injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are
twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson Quote
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
James Madison Quote
believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the rights of the people by the
gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
We have an oil shortage? We need to save fuel? This doesn't make sense. We spend billions of dollars to bus our kids to school (many being picked up door to door) and then build million dollar gymnasiums to give them exercise. What is wrong with this picture?
Quote About Florida Recounts 1948!"Let me tell you about Florida politicians. I make them out of whole cloth, just like a tailor makes a suit. I get their name in the newspaper. I get them some publicity and get them on the ballot. Then after the election, we count the votes. And if they don't turn out right, we recount them. And recount them again. Until they do."
Edward G. Robinson to Humphrey Bogart in the movie "Key Largo" (1948!)
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