“Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end pre-exists in the means, the fruit in the seed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (Noble ends are not enough. If the means we use to achieve a desired result are rotten, the fruit itself is likely to be rotten as well.)
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get for the thing to pass.” – Professor Jonathan Gruber, author of Obamacare.
“Select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” – Exodus 18:21
The Merriam-Webster definition: kakistocracy (kăk″ĭ-stŏk′rə-sē, kä″kĭ-) noun
Government by the worst men…also…
Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.
Government by the worst men in the state: opposed to aristocracy, government by the best men.
“I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.” — Michael Crichton
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius 122-180 A.D. Roman Emperor
“The Environmental Party told us:
1960s – Oil gone in 10 years;
1970s – Another ice age in 10 year;
1980s – Acid rain will destroy all crops in 10 years;
1990s – The ozone layer will be destroyed in 10 years;
2000s – The icecaps will be gone in 10 years;
Didn’t happen but we got more taxes just the same.
“The John Birch Society et al, on Article V being a ‘runaway’ argument, is a non sequitur, a conclusion that it does not follow from the available evidence of 400 years.” – Michael Kapic
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan
“Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution…and teach the rising generation to be free. By knowing their rights, they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them.” – John Jay, First Chief Justice
“Progressives feel—conservatives think.” – Prof Dave Arnott
“By denying the states access to an amending convention, the John Birch Society and Eagle Forum unwittingly extended and gave life to the death enabling Roe v. Wade SCOTUS decision causing millions to die needlessly.” – Michael Kapic
“…a system that begins not with taking but with giving to others.” – George Gilder
“Nothing contributes so much to the prosperity and happiness of a country as high profits.” – David Ricardo
“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” Frederic Bastiat.
“Differences in habits and attitudes are differences in human capital, just as much as differences in knowledge and skills—and such differences create differences in economic outcomes. – Thomas Sowell
“If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.” Ludwig Von Mises
“The free market is not a system…it is not something that Washington implements. It does not exist in any legislation, law, bill, regulation, or book. It is what you get when people act on their own, entirely without central direction, and with their own property…” – Jeffrey Tucker
“Nobody invented capitalism…it is what free people do naturally.” – David Bahnsen
“Nine out of 10 scientists agree with—who’s ever funding them.” – Unknown
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time – waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God – it changes me.” – C.S. Lewis
“The truth has no defense against a fool determined to believe a lie.” – Mark Twain
“A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.” – Proverb 12:8
“The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stand firm.” – Proverb 12:7
“To learn you must love discipline, it is stupid to hate correction.” – Proverb 12:1
“The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.” – Ayn Rand
“The hour of our departure has arrived, and we go our ways—I die, and you to live. Which is better only God knows.” – Plato
“Lord, guide our efforts, share your wisdom, give us strength and courage to return this Nation to You and to the consent of the governed.” – Michael Kapic
“We fight get beat rise and fight again. The whole country is one continued scene of blood and slaughter.” – Nathanael Green “The Fighting Quaker” – Revolutionary War
“A real man never hurts a woman. Be very careful when you make a woman cry. Because God counts her tears. The woman came out of man’s rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior. But from his side to be equal. Under his arm to be protected. And next to the heart to be loved.” – The Life
“Is it right for the government to spend our taxes to promote wind farms on one hand and then fine the producer and taxpayer for killing eagles, its unintended consequences?” – Michael Kapic
“Truth (difference between right & wrong);
Freedom comes from God (not government);
Just Power comes from we the people (consent of the governed);
Pursuit of Happiness (free enterprise).”
Founding Principles in Declaration of Independence, 1776
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“A wise man never knows all; Only a fool knows everything.” – African Proverb
“Truth does not mind being questioned; A lie does not like being challenged.” – Unknown
Finally, may God Bless you and the United States of America!