Monday, March 07, 2005

Did You Hear What They Said?

"The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution." --Ronald Reagan

"As voters compare the parties, they see a Democratic Party without purpose and defining ideas"--James Carville

"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 knowing how it happened." --Norman Thomas

"Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character." --Henry Clay

"It boggles the mind that 36 Democrats would vote against the first Hispanic attorney general out of tender concern for the well-being of terrorists, but there you are." --James Taranto

"Contemporary Democrats are people who can't stand the idea that someone, somewhere is experiencing good news." --Rich Lowry

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul."--George Bernard Shaw

"Allowing people to opt out of Social Security would force the federal government to admit it has been stealing money from Social Security for decades."-- Rep. Ron Paul

"We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light
of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and
superstition, and that every person may here worship God according
to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age and
in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man's
religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws,
nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest
Offices that are known in the United States." --George Washington

"It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world." --Theodore Roosevelt

"Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands." --Thomas Jefferson

"Too many people -- some of them judges -- seem to think that freedom of speech means freedom from consequences for what you have said. If you believe that, try insulting your boss when you go to work tomorrow. Better yet, try insulting your spouse before going to bed tonight." --Thomas Sowell

"For every year this guy's [Senator Reid] on TV as the official face of the party, you can kiss three Democratic Senate seats goodbye. Right now, the Dems are all exit and no strategy." --Mark Steyn

"It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never
shrunk from its expression...that the germ of dissolution of
our federal government is in the constitution of the federal
Judiciary;...working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a
little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless
step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all
shall be usurped." --Thomas Jefferson

"Appeasers always hope that the crocodile will eat them last."--Winston Churchill

"GM will not advertise on any Air America affiliates."--Ryndee Carney, GM's manager of marketing communications

"Dean refused to talk to Vermont pro-lifers because, as he put it on a Vermont talk show, he didn't want to meet with common criminals." --George Neumayr

A society that readily tolerates 45 million legal abortions (and counting) and feels a need to 'do something' about the financial 'burden' of the sick and elderly is not likely to be morally aroused at the destruction of embryos, even for cloning and other experimental purposes." --Cal Thomas

"I think we have more machinery of government than is
necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the
industrious." --Thomas Jefferson

"What is liberty without...virtue? It is...madness, without restraint. Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites." --Edmund Burke

"People talk about potential [Social Security] benefit cuts as if they would be war crimes. The unspeakable truth is that benefit cuts are ultimately inevitable, because the baby boom's retirement costs will force them. Social Security and Medicare, according to various government projections, would require at least a 30% tax increase by 2030. The wiser policy is not to wait; it is to pare benefits now." --Robert Samuelson

"we're gonna try to figure it out as we give you Social Security for Dummies -- and we include ourselves in that category by the way." --NBC's Katie Couric

"I don't have the slightest clue who Hillary really is. All I see is a gal who knew she was as good as anyone else, and she saw this guy she could make something of, so she forfeited Illinois and went to Arkansas. That's a hell of a move to make for a redneck, which is all he was." --Rep. Charles Rangel(D) New York

"I don't think it's useful to set a deadline because I think it sends a signal to the terrorists and the insurgents that they just have to wait us out." --Hillary Clinton

"I think religion is a neurological disorder."--Bill Maher

"Because of the taping scandal I suspect that in the future there is going to be one fewer Wead among the Bushes." --Lyn Nofziger

"I'm pretty agreeable to all sides. Let's cut taxes and government spending at the same time. After all, we're told that the best way to lose weight is to combine a good diet with exercise. But such diets are tough. Which is why term limits make sense. Keep politicians moving. Bring in new political athletes who might better whip our government into shape." --Paul Jacob

"Media bias does not consist in having liberal or conservative opinions but in how you do your job -- or don't do it. One document whose authenticity is not likely to be questioned by the mainstream media is the honorable discharge on Senator John Kerry's web site. Yet who in the major media has investigated why that honorable discharge is dated during the Carter administration, when Kerry's military service ended years earlier? This is the same media that spent months investigating George W. Bush's military record and, even after key allegations were revealed to be based on forgeries, continued publicizing rumors and innuendoes. They didn't stop even after the President signed Form 180, opening all his military records to the public. But who in the major media has asked why John Kerry would need to be issued an honorable discharge during the Carter administration, years after leaving the navy, unless his original discharge was less than honorable? ... This is not about the past or ultimately even about Kerry or Bush. It is about the future of this country. A gullible public learning only what is filtered to them by a biased media is not a hopeful sign for the future of a democracy. Some of the public have begun to wake up but more need to do so. Many in the media also need to wake up to what they are doing, or failing to do, when their politics taints their work." --Thomas Sowell

Chaim Lieberman, wrote in 1938 in his epic essay about the Nazi invasion of Austria: 'America is the correction of Europe'." --Jay Homnick

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."--General George S. Patton

"Where we stand right now, there can be no doubt that it is not in America's interests for the Iraqi government, the experiment in freedom and democracy, to fail," Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press February 20, 2005

"There is no way to legislate against reality. Outsourcing will continue,"--Hillary Clinton (

"Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity." --Theodore Roosevelt

“I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.”
-- Dan Rather on The O'Reilly Factor, May 15, 2001

“I think the fact that someone has told a lie, even a big lie or maybe several big lies over a lifetime, does not mean that they’re an inherently dishonest person"--Dan Rather on Imus in the Morning, February 7, 2002

"The a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please." --Thomas Jefferson


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