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Subject: [lpaz-repost] (fwd) [American_Liberty] "24 POLITICAL TRUTHS"
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 09:45:22 -0500

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:32:48 -0500, "John P" <>


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

2.  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

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

4.  Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich 
countries to rich people in poor countries.  --Douglas Casey (1992)

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

6.  Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to 
live at the expense of everybody else.  --Frederic Bastia

7.  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)

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

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

10.  If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal.
If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative.
If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate.
If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
--Joseph Sobran (1995)

11.  In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as 
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
--Voltaire (1764)

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

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

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

15.  Talk is cheap-except when Congress does it.  --Author Unk.

16.  The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy 
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.  --Ronald Reagan

17.  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

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

19.  The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to 
fill the world with fools.  --Herbert Spencer (1891)

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

21.  There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you please. 
And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the 
consequences.  --P.J.  O'Rourke (1993)

22.  We 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

23.  What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.  --Edward 
Langley O'Rourke

24.  When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first 
things to be bought and sold are legislators.  --P.J. O'Rourke (Jack Carey)

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