LeRoy Collins Commentary 74

Commentary #74
17 July 2007

Wit and truth

Here are some observations by those more wise than I……/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr. www.leroycollins.org >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

"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

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." George Bernard Shaw

"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 endeavors 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

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean it 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." Unknown

"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

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." –Thomas Jefferson


/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.


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