A Collection of Quotes and Links
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe While the legislature is in session. ~ Mark Twain (1866)
Talk is cheap...except when government does it. ~ Anonymous
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 only difference between a tax man and a Taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ~ Mark Twain
There is no distinctly Native American Criminal class...save government. ~ Mark Twain
What this country needs are more unemployed Politicians. ~ Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
A government big enough to give you Everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. ~ Thomas Jefferson
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the Great ones to public office. ~ Aesop
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religious, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here." ~ Patrick Henry, 1776
"We have been assured, Sir in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.' I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel." ~ Benjamin Franklin, statement made at the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787
"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." ~ Daniel Webster, 1821
"The Congress....Desirous...to have people of all ranks and degrees duly impressed with a solemn sense of God's superintending providence, and of their duty, devoutly to rely...on His aid and direction...Do earnestly recommend Friday, the 17th day of May be observed by the colonies as a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that we may, with united hearts, confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and, by sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease God's righteous displeasure, and, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain this pardon and forgiveness." --The Continental Congress, May 16, 1776
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 government. ~ John Adams
If you don't read the newspaper you are Uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. ~ Mark Twain
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you Were a member of government. 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 handle. ~ Winston Churchill
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can Always depend on the support of Paul. ~ George Bernard Shaw
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)
I don't make jokes. I just watch the Government and report the facts. ~ 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.)
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb." ~ Benjamin Franklin
"Duty is ours; results are God's." ~ President John Quincy Adams
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. ~ Thomas Jefferson
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. ~ Thomas Jefferson
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. ~ Thomas Jefferson
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." ~ Pastor/Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931–2005)Communists and the United Nations On April 25, 1945, 45 countries convened in San Francisco for the founding conference of the United Nations (U.N.). The general secretary of the meeting was none other than the notorious Soviet espionage agent, Alger Hiss. He had been picked personally for the post by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and was promptly approved by FDR's buddy, "Uncle Joe" Stalin.
Hiss was not the only American involved in the formation of the United Nations who was later revealed to be a Communist. In fact, of the 18 Americans cited by the State Department in 1950 as "the important men who shaped the UN," all but one was later identified as Communists. The lone exception was former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, who may not have been red, but was certainly very pink.
With such a record it is no surprise that the U.N.'s "Universal Declaration of Rights" makes absolutely no mention of the source of our rights being a Creator—or anything else but government—and further says that all rights and freedoms "shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law."
No wonder that the U.N.'s idea of "world peace" has always and everywhere been the same as "world socialism." Or why so many responsible Americans insist that the U.S. should get out of the U.N.—and vice versa.
Quotes by Thomas Jefferson
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world
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 tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.