- 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 congress.
- 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 Congress. 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 that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw
- 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
- Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. — James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
- 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 endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
- 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 (1986)
- 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.)
- No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain (1866)
- Talk is cheap…except when Congress 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 inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. — Winston Churchill
- The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain
- The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
- There is no distinctly native American criminal class…save Congress. — 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
— John Adams
The Need to Re-brand The Alternative to Socialism
Countries in which the principles of classical liberalism were more or less applied, and in which the majority of citizens were thereby enabled to reach levels of personal freedom and prosperity unprecedented in all of mankind’s history, have been under attack for more than a century and a half by Radical Socialists and their fellow-travelling LSD’s. (LiberalSocialDemocrats) Military conflict, both directly and by proxies, was tried. Economic competition was tried. Attempts were made to exploit internal divisions of tribalism, religion and class. Nothing worked completely but the counter efforts have been costly and draining. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: brand, personalism, socialism
The term ‘socialism’ describes one of two opposing principles of governance – that the welfare of the clan/tribe/nation/whatever group is its basic purpose. In fact, until the 1950’s, the definition of socialism was “the PRINCIPLE that individual freedom should be completely subordinated to the interests of the community” – (Concise Oxford Dictionary – Fourth Edition, 1951).
Karl Marx held that economic activity governed all of humanity’s interests. While this is patently false, he and his fellow socialists were able to persuade many that centrally planned control of economic activity by the proletariat of a community was the best way to serve all the interests of that community. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Karl Marx, proletariat
Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but illegitimate, ideological and unworthy of serious consideration. Indeed, all the appeals to bipartisanship notwithstanding, President Obama and other leading liberal voices have joined in a chorus of intellectual condescension. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: conservatives
The Globe (John Allemang) recently published an article on this very topic, and how right they are. This past year has seen a non-stop parade of scare tactics, and over-the-top disaster predictions. Of course every year has some degree of high alert threats, but 2009 was a doozie. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: collapse, economic, fear, pandemic
C.W. Conn, December 20, 2009.
Right now, we are about 10 years into a new 30 to 40 year warming phase, about 160 years into a 500 to 700 year 'little warm age' and about 20,000 years into and near the peak of the latest of the interglacial periods which have been alternating with glacial periods about every 100,000 years within the current ice age which began about 40 million years ago. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: carbon dioxide, climate change, cooling, warming
Magna Carta … the foundation of our freedom And another thing: Nullus liber homo capiatur, vel imprisonetur, aut … Hmnnn. Unless landowners are going to start posting signs in Latin to dissuade state harassment, which I'd support, I'd better rephrase that. But hold on to the thought. In English and complete, that passage reads: "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land." And yes, it's from good old Magna Carta. Clause 39 of the 1215 original, to be precise, and Clause 29 of the tidied-up 1225 reissue. Good old MCCXV. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: freedom, law, rights
All of us are vitally interested in the fight to maintain democracy and the rule of law.
The recent Obama fiasco re Professor Gates is illustrative once again of the Obama type of politician that thinks personal judgment by those in positions of power outweighs the rule of law. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Justice, law, rule
By Conrad Black in National Post, July 25, 2009.
The observation of Barack Obama's six-month anniversary as President has received much less attention than did his 100th day. All the portentous comparisons with FDR have died away, and the administration is in a fierce struggle to salvage two of its most ambitious legislative projects — cap-and-trade to reduce carbon emissions, and universal medical care. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: deficit, medicare