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O/T Government Truisms

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by The Rock, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. The Rock

    The Rock Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    A government big enough to give you everything you want,
    is strong enough to take everything you have.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
    -Mark Twain

    The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
    taxidermist leaves the skin.
    -Mark Twain

    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 government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
    appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
    -Ronald Reagan

    No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
    -Mark Twain (1866)

    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)

    I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
    -Will Rogers

    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)

    Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
    -James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

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

    I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is l like a
    man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
    -Winston Churchill

    Suppose you were an idiot.
    And suppose you were a member of Congress....
    But then I repeat myself.
    -Mark Twain


  2. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
    -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, May 27, 1788
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Northeastern MD @ the top o the Bay
    Self Explainitory
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