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Subject: From the afternoon email Date: 11/16/2012 3:36 PM
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Can all these wise people be wrong?
B
When the people find that they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic.
- Benjamin Franklin
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B
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul
can always depend on the support of Paul."
- George Bernard Shaw
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B
"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize
they can bribe the people with their own money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
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B
"Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups."
- Phil Steffen
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B
"The best argument against democracy
is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
"
- Winston Churchill
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B
I have never understood why it is greed to want to keep the money you've earned,
but not greedy to want to take somebody else's money.

- Thomas Sowell
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B
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But,
under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program,
until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
- Norman Thomas (US Socialist Presidential Candidate)
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B
A democracy is always temporary in nature;
it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover
that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates
who promise the most benefits from the public treasury,
with the result that every democracy will finally collapse
due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship
- Alexander Tytler 1787
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B
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent
the government from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson
(An early warning about Obamacare.)
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B
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."
- Calvin Coolidge
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B
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
"
- Benjamin Franklin
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B
"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
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B
"An economy hampered by restrictive tax rates
will never produce enough revenue to balance the budget,
just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits."
- John F. Kennedy
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B
We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough;
we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
- Ronald Reagan
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B
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want
is big enough to take it all away
."
- Barry Goldwater
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B
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
- Benjamin Franklin
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B
"A Democracy is the most vile form of government there is!"
- Thomas Paine
B
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B
"Remember, Democracy never lasts long. It soon
wastes, exhausts and murders itself! There was never
a Democracy that did not commit suicide."
- Samuel Adams
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B
"It is bad to be oppressed by a minority,
but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority."
- Lord Action
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B
"I do not believe in the collective
wisdom of average ignorance."
- Unknown
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B
"In a Democracy the people get what the majority deserve."
- Jim Davidson
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B
"Man is not free unless government is limited."
- Ronald Reagan
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B
"The Constitution is NOT an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government
-- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
- Patrick Henry
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B
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.
It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made
to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.
There are men in all ages who mean to govern well,
but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters
. . . . . but they mean to be masters."
- Noah Webster (1758 C1 1843)
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B
"Give me control over
a nation's currency, and
I care not who makes its laws."
- Baron Rothschild
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