Saturday, April 5, 2008

Relevant Quotes

You can believe in stones as long as you don’t throw them at me.
- Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist from Los Angeles

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You cannot expect people to believe in the promise of a better future when they are jailed for peacefully petitioning their government. And you cannot stand up a modern, confident nation when you do not allow people to voice their legitimate criticisms.
- President Bush, 13 January 2008, United Arab Emirates

Yes, George Bush ‘stands behind the troops’- several thousand miles behind!
- Gib S (Saltwater)

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

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is l like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
- Winston Churchill

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

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
- Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

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

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

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)

When a cause is just, you are fighting for your country. When it is unjust, you are fighting for your government.