Friday, December 06, 2002
"Some Quotations From My Daughter"
by Gerry Coffey of "Grandmothers For Free Speech"
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
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich
countries to rich people in poor countries. --Douglas Casey (1992)
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else. --Frederic Bastiat
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)
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free. --P. J. O'Rourke
If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If
you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If
you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you
don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
--Joseph Sobran (1995)
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is
in session. --Mark Twain (1866)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself. --Mark Twain
Talk is cheap-except when Congress does it. --Will Rogers
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. --Ronald
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
There is 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. --P. J. O'Rourke (1993)
We 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
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first
things to be bought and sold are legislators. --P. J. O'Rourke
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
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