Anomalism 01-30.8 Quotes'ez
2008-01-30 01:44:14 ET

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 trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

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 -Anomalous=(If you are like me and survived the experience
just fine, ask your self "where are all
those cars now"?)

Government is the great fiction, through which everyone endevors to live
at the expense of everyone else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

If you think healthcare is expensive now,
wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke

2008-01-30 02:10:02 ET

those are all fucking brilliant.. it's so hard these days to find people who share apolitical viewpoints who aren't just as mindless as the rest of the lot. i'm gonna repost this somewhere myself.

2008-01-30 08:28:27 ET

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship."

"Democracies progress through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back again to bondage."

both by Alexander Tyler

2008-01-30 10:37:57 ET

That's discouraging.

2008-01-31 14:58:49 ET

From now on ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
-Winston Churchill

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