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01 Aug 2007

Political Philosophies
Hi Doc,
Thought you and the readers might enjoy some of my collection of fascinating political philosophies:-

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

Just because you do not take an interest
in politics doesn't mean that politics won't take
an interest in you!
- Pericles (430 B.C.)

"Government is not the solution to our problem;
government is the problem. If no one among us is
capable of governing himself, then who among us
has the capacity to govern someone else?"
- Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, 1/20/1981

The inherent disadvantage of capitalism is the unequal
sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

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

Government is the great fiction, through which
everybody endeavours to live at the expense of
everybody else.
- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

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

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 Univ.

Democracy surely needs to be something better 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

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01 Jan 0001

Loely stuff, isn't it ? I always feel like the sheep, voting amongst the wolves.
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