Saturday, August 12, 2023

Two Wolves And A Sheep (reprise)

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

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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

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

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

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

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

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! - P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian (1947 - )

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 (1856-1950)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. - Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University (1968)

[This priceless collection of cogent quotes was sent to me by Jane D'Cruz. First posted 14 August 2007]