Friday, September 19, 2008

Political Quotes...

Political Quotes

"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

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves
and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

- James Bovard

"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

"Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

- P.J. O'Rourke

"Government is the great fiction,
through which everybody endeavors to live
at the expense of everybody else."

- Frederic Bastiat

"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

"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

"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 in session."

- Mark Twain

Thanks for the quotes, Merry!

Do you have a favorite quote?
Please remember, these are not MY quotes. LOL
Because I have a quote here does not necessarily mean I agree with it.


  1. One of my favorites is from Mark Twain (he was so good at sarcasm!): "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."

    LOL Some things never change, do they?


  2. these were great to read; I liked the democracy one with the 2 wolves and a sheep; that got a good laugh from me tonight

    thanks Val :)


  3. Great set here, Val, loved that Churchill quote, he was quite witty at times!!!


  4.      Some of those strikes too close to home after this election season. Good ones.


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