‘Nough Said — The truth will set you free

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“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 and 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

 “A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” – G. Gordon Liddy

 “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” – James Bovard

 “Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.” – Douglas Casey

 “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” -P.J. O’Rourke

 “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

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!” – P.J. O’Rourke

“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” – Voltaire (1764)

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics 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

“What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.” – Edward Langley, Artist (1928 – 1995)

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

Thanks to Lawrence at MPIDirect 

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About turtlemom3

Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

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