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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Email of the Week: Great Truths

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs

The last Jefferson quote was actually by President Ford.  The rest are fun, accurate (I believe), and very true.

Subject: Great Truths

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-- Mark Twain

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

4. 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

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

6. 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

7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

8. 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)

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

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

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

12. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous

13. 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

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

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

16. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. --Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

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


1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the
government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. 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 is the Beginning of the end of any nation!

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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