Original poem by Milton Mayer: "In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew; And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
Any Fool Can Make A Rule and Any Fool Will Mind It. -H.D. Thoreau
"The American Public wil endure until the da Congress discovers that it can bribe the public wiht the public's money" Alexis De Tocqueville
There is no such thing as a good tax.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and the government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”
Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”
If you are going to go through hell, keep going.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
The Uncontested Absurdities of Today are the Accepted Slogans of Tomorrow.
" The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt. " - Bertrand Russell
They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, by implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other; until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the countrys official ideology. Ayn Rand
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -Winston Churchill
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the
government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson
Rome fell and so too will the U.S.A. It's not a question of if but only one of when and I think the time could be closer than most people suspect.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -Winston Churchill
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
"They sicken of the calm, who know the storm."
So what have we learned in 2,065 years? Evidently nothing!
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work,
instead of living on... public assistance."
Cicero - 55 BC
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. Alexis De Tocqueville
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who
put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put
bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
"The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists."
Any Fool Can Make A Rule and Any Fool Will Mind It. ?H.D. Thoreau
Original poem by Milton Mayer:
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists,
And I didn?t speak up because I wasn?t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn?t speak up because I wasn?t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews,
And I didn?t speak up because I wasn?t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931