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You can’t fix stupid.” Ron White

“Government intervention always breeds economic dislocations that necessitate more government intervention.” May be  Ludwig von Mises

“Bad government policy begets more bad government policy.” Mitchell’s Law

“There have been revolutions before and since ours, revolutions that simply exchanged one set of rulers for another. Ours was a philosophical revolution that changed the very concept of government.” Ronald Reagan

“Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained…” George Washington.

“Lord, the money we do spend on government! And it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.” Will Rogers

“Our National debt is our biggest National security threat.” Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Obama.

“Liberals believe that governments are moral and corporations are immoral. Conservatives know that both are amoral.” John Ransom

“America is being run by dead white men: Marx, Engles, Lenin, Trotsky, (and) Stalin. Bloomberg, Shumer, Soros, Meathead: not dead yet but we may be.”  Graffiti on a building

“A ruler should fill the people’s stomachs and empty their heads.” Lao Tzu (However, Mr. Yang could have drawn on Lao Tzu’s libertarian thought and noted the following maxims: “When taxes are too high, people go hungry. When the government is too intrusive, people lose their spirit. Act for the people’s benefit. Trust them; leave them alone.” Lao Tzu adhered to the principle of nonintervention (wu wei) and discovered the principle of spontaneous order more than 2,000 years before Adam Smith. In the “Tao Te Ching,” he instructed that when the ruler leaves people alone, “the people of themselves become prosperous.” That is a lesson both Beijing and Washington need to learn. James A. Dorn The Cato Institute)

“Way before the term ‘politically correct’, there was a term, ‘freedom of speech’, and every American had it.” Unknown.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayana, Spanish Philosopher

“Does adversity build character?…It does not. Almost all people can stand adversity of one sort or another. If you want to test a person’s character, give him power. Now, since we are concerning ourselves here with the very future of humanity, let me add one thing more. Power corrupts. Trust me on this. And because power corrupts, humanity’s need for those in power to be of high character increases as the importance of the position of leadership increases.” Abe Lincoln

“The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.” Plato

“Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.” Greek proverb.

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Saturday Quotes

You can’t fix stupid.” Ron White

“Government intervention always breeds economic dislocations that necessitate more government intervention.” May be  Ludwig von Mises

“Bad government policy begets more bad government policy.” Mitchell’s Law

“There have been revolutions before and since ours, revolutions that simply exchanged one set of rulers for another. Ours was a philosophical revolution that changed the very concept of government.” Ronald Reagan

“Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained…” George Washington.

“Lord, the money we do spend on government! And it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.” Will Rogers

“Our National debt is our biggest National security threat.” Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Obama.

“Liberals believe that governments are moral and corporations are immoral. Conservatives know that both are amoral.” John Ransom

“America is being run by dead white men: Marx, Engles, Lenin, Trotsky, (and) Stalin. Bloomberg, Shumer, Soros, Meathead: not dead yet but we may be.”  Graffiti on a building

“A ruler should fill the people’s stomachs and empty their heads.” Lao Tzu (However, Mr. Yang could have drawn on Lao Tzu’s libertarian thought and noted the following maxims: “When taxes are too high, people go hungry. When the government is too intrusive, people lose their spirit. Act for the people’s benefit. Trust them; leave them alone.” Lao Tzu adhered to the principle of nonintervention (wu wei) and discovered the principle of spontaneous order more than 2,000 years before Adam Smith. In the “Tao Te Ching,” he instructed that when the ruler leaves people alone, “the people of themselves become prosperous.” That is a lesson both Beijing and Washington need to learn. James A. Dorn The Cato Institute)

“Way before the term ‘politically correct’, there was a term, ‘freedom of speech’, and every American had it.” Unknown.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayana, Spanish Philosopher

“Does adversity build character?…It does not. Almost all people can stand adversity of one sort or another. If you want to test a person’s character, give him power. Now, since we are concerning ourselves here with the very future of humanity, let me add one thing more. Power corrupts. Trust me on this. And because power corrupts, humanity’s need for those in power to be of high character increases as the importance of the position of leadership increases.” Abe Lincoln

“The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.” Plato

“Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.” Greek proverb.

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