Since Sep 10, 2004
"Personal responsibility is a difficult thing to ask for in a nation which has attempted to find a societal "root cause" for all things." Shapley R. Hunter
The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. Norman Thomas, Socialist
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it is free. PJ O'Rourke
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O'Rourke
I discussed the importance of abolishing the income tax because of its tendency to form a habit of servility in the souls of a people that accepts it. Servility of soul is bad not only in itself, it is also an open door through which will soon walk the abuses of ambitious government power. Leaders who find themselves with governmental power over a servile people will be quick to conclude that such a people exist to serve them. Alan Keyes 1999
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. Albert Einstein
When people think they possess the secret of a perfect social organization which makes evil impossible, they also think that they can use any means, including violence and deceit, in order to bring it into being. John Paul II
A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house....The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the tax payer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state." -- Virginian House Speaker Richard E. Byrd, 1910, predicting the consequences of an income tax.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: "To pursue the concept of racial entitlement even for the most admirable and benign of purposes is to reinforce and preserve for future mischief the way of thinking that produced race slavery, race privilege and race hatred. In the eyes of the government, we are just one race here. We are American."
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away." Barry M. Goldwater
"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it." - Thomas Sowell
Your body belongs to the State. Your body belongs to the Fuhrer. Health is not a private matter.-Nazi Socialist Party Slogan
" The three "T"s:
* Tort Reform
* Tax Reform
* Term Limits
...would cure 99% of what ails this country. I don't think you're going to get the first two without the last one." Freeper Egon
"Liberals are all about choice, until you choose differently than them"--Me
"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."
~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 to 2005 ~~~