Friday, May 22, 2009

Quotes for the Times

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." -- George Washington (Too bad Barack Obama didn't live by that motto.)

"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right." -- Victor Hugo

"Egalitarians create the most dangerous inequality of all -- inequality of power. Allowing politicians to determine what all other human beings will be allowed to earn is one of the most reckless gambles imaginable. Like the income tax, it may start off being applied only to the rich but it will inevitably reach us all." -- Thomas Sowell

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry." -- William F. Buckley

"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster

"Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government." -- Daniel Webster

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. -- George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. -- George Washington

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. -- George Washington

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. -- Cicero, 55 BC Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC)

"If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers - normally good Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free - Americans who have been lulled away into a false security." (April 1968, Ezra Taft Benson)

“I cannot help but think that there is a direct relationship between the present evil trends and the very marked tendency of the people of our country to pass on to the state the responsibility for their own moral and economic welfare. This trend to a welfare state in which people look to and worship government more than their God, is certain to sap the individual ambitions and moral fiber of our youth unless they are warned of the consequences. History is replete with the downfall of nations who, instead of assuming their own responsibility…mistakenly attempted to shift their individual responsibility to the government.” -- David O. McKay

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