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Free Markets/Capitalism
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  • "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible." -- Barry Goldwater
  • "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University." -- William F. Buckley
  • "The America Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville
  • "It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong" - Thomas Sowell
  • "A government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have." -- Gerald Ford
  • "A government at bottom is nothing more than a group of men, and as a practical matter most of them are inferior men. ... Yet these nonentities, by the intellectual laziness of men in general ... are generally obeyed as a matter of duty (and) assumed to have a kind of wisdom that is superior to ordinary wisdom." -- H.L. Mencken
  • "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Distracting a politician from governing is like distracting a bear from eating your baby. " -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good" - Thomas Sowell
  • "That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one." -- Thomas Paine
  • "The trouble/problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I'm from the government and I'm here to help." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves" - Thomas Sowell
  • "I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "The whole idea of our government is this: If enough people get together and act in concert, they can take something and not pay for it." -- P.J. O'Rourke
  • "Yet the basic fact remains: every regulation represents a restriction of liberty, every regulation has a cost. That is why, like marriage (in the Prayer Book's words), regulation should not 'be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly" -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin." - Ronald Reagan
  • "They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men." - John Adams
  • "The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them." -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "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
  • "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first". -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others?" -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself." -- Alexander Hamilton
  • "The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." -- James Madison
  • "The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived." -- James Madison
  • "Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide." -- John Adams
  • "Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production." - Ayn Rand
  • "The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop" -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." -- Frederique Bastiat
  • "Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ...government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." -- Tacitus
  • "Politics should be limited in scope to war, protection of property, and the occasional precautionary beheading of a member of the ruling class." -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato
  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
  • "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators." -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." -- Alexis de Tocqueville
  • "No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems-- of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind." -- Thomas Sowell

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  • "If in a free republic a great government is the product of a great people, they will look to themselves rather than government for success. The destiny, the greatness of America lies around the hearthstone. If thrift and industry are taught there, and the example of self-sacrifice oft appears, if honor abide there, and high ideals, if there the building of fortune be subordinate to the building of character, America will live in security, rejoicing in an abundant prosperity and good government at home in peace, respect, and confidence abroad. If these virtues are absent, there is no power that can supply these blessings. Look well to the hearthstone, therein all hope for America lies." -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." -- Martin Luther King
  • "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." -- Thomas Paine
  • "Nothing...is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Over himself, over his own mind and body, the individual is sovereign." -- John Stuart Mill
  • "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
  • "Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today." - Thomas Sowell
  • "No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association - the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately."-- Thomas Jefferson
  • "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." --George Washington
  • "Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry
  • "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." -- Booker T. Washington
  • "There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families." -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy." -- James Madison
  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." -- George Washington
  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -- John Adams
  • "Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases." -- John Adams
  • "Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive." -- Ayn Rand
  • "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." -- Lord Acton
  • "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern." -- Lord Acton
  • "The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder." -- Frederique Bastiat
  • "Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death." -- Ayn Rand
  • "Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one thinks about changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
  • "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." -- George Washington
  • "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." -- Pope John Paul II
  • "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." -- James Madison
  • "Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." -- Milton Friedman

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  • "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." -- Barry Goldwater
  • "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! - I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -- Patrick Henry
  • "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison
  • "A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both." - Milton Friedman
  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too." -- Somerset Maugham
  • "One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle." -- James Otis
  • "...Conservatives have excellent credentials to speak about human rights. By our efforts, and with precious little help from self-styled liberals, we were largely responsible for securing liberty for a substantial share of the world's population and defending it for most of the rest." -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "To be free is better than to be unfree - always. Any politician who suggests the opposite should be treated as suspect." -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." -- John F. Kennedy
  • "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." -- Ayn Rand
  • "Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end." -- Lord Acton
  • "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
  • "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." - Albert Einstein
  • "I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." -- Harriet Tubman
  • "Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom." -- Alexis de Tocqueville
  • "No constitution, no court, no law can save liberty when it dies in the hearts and minds of men." -- John Perkins
  • "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw
  • "Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions.... Liberty and responsibility are inseparable" -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "The finest opportunity ever given to the world was thrown away because the passion of equality made vain the hope for freedom." -- Lord Acton
  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." -- Ronald Reagan

Free Markets/Capitalism
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  • "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." -- John Adams
  • "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." -- Winston Churchill
  • "So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process." -- Ronald Reagan
  • If politicians and employers had guaranteed us "free" food 50 years ago, today Democrats would be wailing about the "food crisis" in America, and you'd be on the phone with your food care provider arguing about whether or not a Reuben sandwich with fries was covered under your plan." -- Anne Coulter
  • "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." -- Adam Smith
  • "Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it." - Thomas Sowell
  • "The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it." - John Stuart Mill
  • "A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers." -- Friedrich August von Hayek
  • "Greed isn't someone wanting to keep more of what he earns; it's people demanding a greater share of money that someone else earns." -- John Hawkins
  • "The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order." -- Friedrich August von Hayek
  • "There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism -- by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide." -- Ayn Rand
  • "We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice." -- Friedrich August von Hayek
  • "America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes." -- Ayn Rand
  • "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -- Milton Friedman
  • "The man who is not a socialist at twenty has no heart, but if he is still a socialist at forty he has no head" -- Winston Churchill
  • "A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort is not strictly speaking a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang violence." -- Ayn Rand
  • "Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon." -- Winston Churchill
  • "Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property." -- Milton Friedman
  • "The economic miracle that has been the United States was not produced by socialized enterprises, by government-unon-industry cartels or by centralized economic planning. It was produced by private enterprises in a profit-and-loss system. And losses were at least as important in weeding out failures, as profits in fostering successes. Let government succor failures, and we shall be headed for stagnation and decline." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion - the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals - the technique of the marketplace." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive." -- Milton Friedman
  • "It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses." -- Winston Churchill
  • "..where effective competition can be created, it is a better way of guiding individual efforts than any other... regards competition as superior not only because it is in most circumstances the most efficient method known but even more because it is the only method by which our activities can be adjusted to each other without coercive or arbitrary intervention of authority." -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit." -- Milton Friedman
  • "The statesman, who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, & which would no-where be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly & presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it." -- Adam Smith
  • "Planning leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and the enforcement of ideals and, as such, essential if central planning on a large scale is to be possible." -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom." -- Milton Friedman
  • "The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave." -- Ayn Rand
  • "Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man. It is money which in existing society opens an astounding range of choice to the poor man, a range greater than that which not many generations ago was open to the wealthy" -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself." -- Hilaire Belloc
  • "What our generation has forgotten is that the system of private property is the most important guarantee of freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not. It is only because the control of the means of production is divided among many people acting independently that nobody has complete power over us, that we as individuals can decide what to do with ourselves." -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "And who will deny that a world in which the wealthy are powerful is still a better world than one in which only the already powerful can acquire wealth?" -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "The younger generation of today has grown up in a world in which in school and press the spirit of commercial enterprise has been represented as disreputable and the making of profit as immoral, where to employ a hundred people is represented as exploitation but to command the same number as honorable." -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Once you admit that the individual is merely a means to serve the ends of the higher entity called society or the nation, most of those features of totalitarianism which horrify us follow of necessity" -- Friedrich von Hayek
  • "You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot help the wage-earner by tearing down the wage-payer.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of mankind by encouraging class hatred.
    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative.
    You cannot help man permanently by doing for them what they could do and should do for themselves." -- Abraham Lincoln

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  • "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." -- Ben Franklin
  • "The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations." - Adam Smith
  • "I think the best possible social program is a job." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight." -- Theodore Roosevelt
  • "One of the consequences of such notions as "entitlements" is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence" - Thomas Sowell
  • "No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong." -- Walter Williams
  • "If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking ... is freedom." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." -- John F. Kennedy
  • "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
  • "Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer." -- Ludwig von Mises
  • "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." -- -Benjamin Franklin
  • "One of the consequences of such notions as "entitlements" is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence." -- Thomas Sowell
  • "Welfare is hated by those who administer it, mistrusted by those who pay for it and held in contempt by those who receive it." -- Peter C. Goldmark
  • "The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to "help."" -- Thomas Sowell
  • "And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable." -- Edmund Burke
  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • "If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves." -- Auberon Herbert
  • "The reason welfare is bad is not because it costs too much, nor because it undermines the work ethic, but because it is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives." -- Charles Alan Murray
  • "We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork." -- Milton Friedman
  • "Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats." -- Thomas Sowell

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  • "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill
  • "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell
  • "History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." -- George Washington
  • "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." -- George Washington
  • "To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." - Barry Goldwater
  • "Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me" -- Henry P. Crowe
  • "Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!" -- Admiral David Glasgow Farragut
  • "Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one." -- Gen John W Vessey Jr
  • "Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war." -- Thucydides
  • "We make war that we may live in peace." -- Aristotle
  • "The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept." -- Thucyclides
  • "It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong." -- Wendell L. Willkie
  • "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything." -- Harry S. Truman
  • "He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." -- Socrates

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  • "If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation." - Rush Limbaugh
  • "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you've earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else's money" - Thomas Sowell
  • "The only way Congress can get one dollar to spend is to take that one dollar from Americans, borrow that one dollar from Americans, or inflate that one dollar from Americans. So, it's very much like the visual image of a swimming pool. A person notes there is a shallow end, so he takes the water out of the deep end and pours it in the shallow end, hoping to raise the height of the water in the pool -- and you would call that person stupid." -- Walter Williams
  • "We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Never spend your money before you have earned it." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Good Conservatives always pay their bills. And on time. Not like the Socialists who run up other people's bills." -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free" -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Either immediately or ultimately every dollar of government spending must be raised through a dollar of taxation. Once we look at the matter. In this way, the supposed miracles of government spending will appear in another light." -- Henry Hazlitt
  • "Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets." - Ronald Reagan
  • "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
  • "If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner." -- H.L. Mencken
  • "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul." -- George Bernard Shaw
  • "Inflation is taxation without legislation." -- Milton Friedman
  • "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "..avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts, which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen, which we ourselves ought to bear." -- George Washington, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796
  • "There is no practice more dangerous than that of borrowing money; for when money can be had in this way, repayment is seldom thought of in time, the interest becomes a loss, exertions to raise it be dent of industry cease, it comes easy and is spent freely, and many things [are] indulged in that would never be thought of if [they were] to be purchased by the sweat of the brow." -- George Washington
  • "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "No measure can be more desirable, whether viewed with an eye to its intrinsic importance, or to the general sentiment and wish of the Nation than to establish a systematic and effectual arrangement for the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt." -- George Washington
  • "Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government." -- Milton Friedman
  • "No pecuniary consideration is more urgent than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt." -- George Washington
  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." -- John Adams
  • "Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt." -- Herbert Hoover
  • "The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government." - Barry M. Goldwater
  • "Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another." -- Milton Friedman
  • "The power to tax involves the power to destroy." -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall
  • "If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad, he should see it with representation." -- The Farmer's Almanac
  • "Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation." -- Fletcher Knebel
  • "Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed." - Robert Heinlein
  • "Serfs in the Middle Ages had to give up 20% of their income yearly and that made them virtual slaves. Today the average American pays 47%. What does that make Americans?" -- Kenneth Prazak
  • "For every $50 you earn, you get $10 and they get $40." -- Jay Leno explaining Form 1040
  • "The taxpayer " that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless." -- Milton Friedman

The Right To Bear Arms/Self Defense
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  • "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". - US Constitution Second Amendment
  • "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence - from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable - the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." -- George Washington
  • "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" -- Adolph Hitler (1933)
  • "The right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country..." -- James Madison (June 8, 1789)
  • "Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one." -- Vladimir Lenin
  • "Every Communist must grasp the truth, Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." -- Mao Zedong
  • "We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" -- Josef Stalin
  • "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States" -- Noah Webster
  • "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that ... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; ... " -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." -- Alexander Hamilton
  • "A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer's hands." -- Lucius Seneca
  • "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." -- George Mason
  • "You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time..." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people" -- Tench Coxe (Feb. 20, 1788)
  • "And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; ..." -- Samuel Adams
  • "Our nation was built and civilized by men and women who used guns in self-defense and in pursuit of peace. One wonders indeed, if the rising crime rate, isn't due as much as anything to the criminal's instinctive knowledge that the average victim no longer has means of self-protection." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. 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." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both." -- William Rawle
  • "Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington
  • "Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace." -- James Madison
  • "A people armed and free forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for the nation against foreign invasion and domestic oppression." -- James Madison
  • "No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion." -- James Burgh (1775)
  • "Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation." -- James Madison
  • "The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "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." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country." -- James Madison
  • "Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an ally, raped and strangled to death is somehow morally superior to explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." -- L. Neil Smith
  • "When someone is breaking into your home and every second counts, the police are just minutes away." -- Anonymous
  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." -- Richard Henry Lee
  • "Who are the militia? They consist of the whole people, except a few public officers." -- George Mason
  • "And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms." -- Samuel Adams
  • "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so." -- Adolf Hitler
  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." -- Mohandas Gandhi
  • "One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms." -- Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story
  • "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." -- Robert A. Heinlein
  • "The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose." -- James Earl Jones

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  • "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight" -- Captain John Paul Jones
  • "Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others." -- Winston Churchill
  • "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -- Winston Churchill
  • "Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." -- Winston Churchill
  • "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Fear is the foundation of most governments." -- John Adams
  • "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." -- John Adams
  • "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." -- Sven Goran Eriksson
  • "The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours." -- Ayn Rand
  • "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -- T. S. Eliot
  • "Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic." -- Jean Sibelius
  • "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals." -- Henry Ford
  • "The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed." -- Lloyd Jones
  • "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon
  • "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." -- Mark Twain
  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave." -- Mark Twain
  • "Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. -- "Edward Vernon Rickenbacker"
  • "One man with courage makes a majority." -- Andrew Jackson
  • "Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." -- George Smith Patton
  • "Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway." -- John Wayne
  • "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. -- Winston Churchill
  • In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -- Winston Churchill
  • "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -- Margaret Thatcher
  • "We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." -- Newt Gingrich
  • "I don't care who you are, I care who you want to be." -- Newt Gingrich
  • It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause. -- H.L. Mencken
  • "Winners never quit and quitters never win." -- Vince Lombardi
  • "You might not be able to outthink, outmarket or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them" -- Lou Holtz
  • "It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste." -- Henry Ford
  • "The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." -- Abraham Lincoln
  • "If you are going through hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchill
  • "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." -- Seneca, Roman Philosoper, Statesman
  • "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. " -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." -- Dale Carnegie
  • "The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -- Lao Tzu
  • "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." -- Mary Anne Radmacher
  • "The next mile is the only one a person really has to make." -- Danish fur trapper's principle
  • "Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness." -- Thomas Huxley
  • "To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up." -- Ralph Bunche
  • "The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity." -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -- John R. Wooden
  • "It ain't about how hard you can hit. Its about how hard you can get hit, and how much you can take, and keep moving forward." -- Rocky Balboa
  • "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -- Robert J. Collier
  • "If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress." -- Calvin Coolidge
  • "I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that don't work." -- Thomas Edison
  • "I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." -- Albert Einstein
  • "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others let go." -- William Feather
  • "Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs." -- Malcolm S. Forbes
  • "Energy and persistence conquer all things." -- Benjamin Franklin
  • "Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." -- Abraham Lincoln
  • "The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." -- Chinese Proverb
  • "You always pass failure on the way to success." -- Mickey Rooney
  • "When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't." -- Thomas Edison
  • "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." -- Abraham Lincoln

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  • "It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
  • "Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face" -- Thomas Sowell
  • "The fundamental premise of liberalism is the moral incapacity of the American people." -- Alan Keyes
  • "Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted." -- Ann Coulter
  • "At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child -- miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosphy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke
  • "What's the difference between a liberal and a conservative? A liberal will interpret the constitution, a conservative will quote it!" -- Rush Limbaugh
  • "If God had been a Liberal there wouldn't have been Ten Commandments, there would have been Ten Suggestions." -- Malcolm Bradbury
  • "Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side" - Thomas Sowell
  • "If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested" - Thomas Wolfe
  • "Liberalism is a scourge. It destroys the human spirit. It destroys prosperity. It assigns sameness to everybody. And wherever I find it, I oppose it." - Rush Limbaugh
  • "Conservatives want to make the poor rich, while liberals want to make the rich poor." -- Mark W Smith
  • "I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined." -- Ann Coulter
  • "The college idealists who fill the ranks of the environmental movement seem willing to do absolutely anything to save the biosphere, except take science courses and learn something about it" -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "There are 3 questions that would destroy most of the arguments of the Left. The first is - compared to what? The second is - at what cost? And the third is -- what hard evidence do you have?" -- Thomas Sowell
  • "Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties - provided we're only talking about criminals." -- Ann Coulter
  • If a conservative thinks things should or shouldn't be done, he does or doesn't do them. If a liberal thinks things should or shouldn't be done, he wants laws passed to force everyone to do or not be able to do them. Then he finds reasons why he should be exempt. -- Anonymous
  • "The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink." -- Ann Coulter
  • "When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate. -- Ann Coulter
  • "Let me sum up in two words how the unhinged Left copes with the threat of global jihad: "Kill Bush!" - Michelle Malkin
  • "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." -- William F. Buckley
  • "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
  • "Liberalism is financed by the dividends from Conservatism." -- Craig Bruce
  • "I can remember back when a Liberal was one who was generous with his own money." -- Will Rogers
  • "In a recent fire Bob Dole's library burned down. Both books were lost. And he hadn't even finished coloring one of them." -- Jack Kemp
  • "Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom." -- Rush Limbaugh
  • "When you see all that rhetorical smoke billowing up from the Democrats, well ladies and gentleman, I'd follow the example of their nominee; don't inhale." -- Ronald Reagan
  • "Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security." -- William F. Buckley, Jr
  • "The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them" -- Lenny Bruce
  • "Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor." -- Dennis Prager
  • "Liberals want Conservatives to shut up. Conservatives want Liberals to keep talking. Because our arguments make sense and theirs don't" -- Bill Whittle
  • "Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family." -- Dennis Prager
  • "Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help" -- Thomas Sowell
  • "Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good." -- Daniel P. Moynihan
  • "Greed: A word commonly used by liberals, low achievers, anti-capitalists and society's losers to denigrate, shame and discredit those who have acquired superior job skills and decision-making capabilities and who, through the application of those, a job." -- Neal Boortz
  • "The principle feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things -- war and hunger and date rape -- liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things. It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal." -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • "The grand delusion of contemporary liberals is that they have both the right and the ability to move their fellow creatures around like blocks of wood - and that the end results will be no different than if people had voluntarily chosen the same action" -- Thomas Sowell

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"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions.

Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the "new wonderful good society" which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean "more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious".

- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)


"It does not take a majority to prevail - but an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-- Samuel Adams

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

-- Ronald Reagan

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened".

-- Norman Thomas
Socialist Candidate for President of the United States 1944