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________________________________________B "A government that robs Peter to pay Paulcan always depend on the support of Paul."- George Bernard Shaw________________________________________B "The American Republic will endure, until politicians realizethey can bribe the people with their own money."- Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)________________________________________B "Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups."- Phil Steffen________________________________________B "The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."- Winston Churchill________________________________________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________________________________________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)________________________________________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 discoverthat they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidateswho promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapsedue to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship- Alexander Tytler 1787________________________________________B "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can preventthe government from wasting the labors of the peopleunder the pretense of taking care of them."- Thomas Jefferson(An early warning about Obamacare.)________________________________________B "Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."- Calvin Coolidge________________________________________B "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."- Benjamin Franklin________________________________________B "We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket andtrying to lift himself up by the handle."- Winston Churchill________________________________________B "An economy hampered by restrictive tax rateswill never produce enough revenue to balance the budget,just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits."- John F. Kennedy________________________________________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________________________________________B "A government that is big enough to give you all you wantis big enough to take it all away."- Barry Goldwater________________________________________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________________________________________B "A Democracy is the most vile form of government there is!"- Thomas PaineB ________________________________________B "Remember, Democracy never lasts long. It soonwastes, exhausts and murders itself! There was nevera Democracy that did not commit suicide."- Samuel Adams________________________________________B "It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority."- Lord Action________________________________________B "I do not believe in the collectivewisdom of average ignorance."- Unknown________________________________________B "In a Democracy the people get what the majority deserve."- Jim Davidson________________________________________B "Man is not free unless government is limited."- Ronald Reagan________________________________________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________________________________________B "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was madeto 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)________________________________________B "Give me control overa nation's currency, and I care not who makes its laws."- Baron Rothschild
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