07 October 2008

Political Quotes

"He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing."
~ Benjamin Franklin~
(from his writings, 1758)
Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, ed., Library of America(1300)

"It's awfully hard to get a hog to butcher itself."
~Sen. Strom Thurmond~
(explaining why Congress doesn't decrease deficit spending)

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have"
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts,and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
~ John Adams~
(letter to John Taylor, 15 April 1814)

"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it."
~Woodrow Wilson~

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
~Sir Winston Churchill~

"Politicians have a field day misleading Americans who, as a result of having been dumbed down by our education system, can't think, reason or analyze."
~Walter Williams~

And my Favorite three are:

"While many people are urging us to vote -- regardless of for whom, for what, or for what reason -- there are very few urging us to do what is far more important: Stop and think! Voting is not a matter of personal expression but a serious responsibility for choosing what course this country will take in the years -- and decades -- ahead."
~Thomas Sowell~

"If a person is utterly ignorant about matters of public policy, then he or she has a solemn obligation to refrain from voting. The percentage of people who fall into the utterly ignorant category is estimated to be about 25 percent of eligible voters."
~Mona Charen~

"If guns are outlawed, how can we shoot the liberals?"
~Mike Gunn~
(Mississippi state senator, 1991)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

"If guns are outlawed, how can we shoot the liberals?"
~Mike Gunn~
(Mississippi state senator, 1991)