from some of our readers
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.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But then I repeat myself.
-- 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
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 Casey, 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
-- 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
-- Mark Twain (1866)
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
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
-- 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
-- Mark Twain
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)