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How can there ever possibly be a conflict between my private interests and the public good? ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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Today’s pay slip has more deductions than a Sherlock Holmes novel.  ~ Raymond Cvikota

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If a lawyer and an IRS agent were both drowning, and you could only save one of them, would you go to lunch or read the paper?

7 quick quotes from Thomas Jefferson

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When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. ~ Thomas Jefferson It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. ~ Thomas Jefferson I […]

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ABC News says Americans spend $300 billion every year on games of chance, and that doesn’t include weddings and elections. ~ Argus Hamilton

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IRS: We’ve got what it takes to take what you’ve got.

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In communism, man oppresses man. In capitalism, it’s the other way around. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

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As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air–however slight–lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. ~ Justice William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court

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I am not merely a “consumer” or a “taxpayer”.  I am a Citizen of the United States of America.

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The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. ~ Hubert Humphrey

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Man has only those rights he can defend.

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I don’t think the world should be made so safe that we lose the educational benefits of consequences. ~ Virgil Elliot

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The poor have voted Democrat for 50 years. They are still poor. ~ Charles Barkley

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Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect them!

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Police arrested a man who robbed a bank while Tweeting about it. He’s hoping for a short sentence.

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I once tried drawing Bill Murray on a one dollar bill but switched to drawing Jude Law. That didn’t work either so I gave up. Washington makes it too hard to turn a Bill into a Law.

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The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them. ~ Cullen Hightower

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A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. ~ Bertrand de Jouvenel

Immortality and Wishes

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I met a fairy today and she said she would grant me one wish. “I want to live forever,” I said. “Sorry,” said the fairy, “I’m not allowed to grant wishes like that!” “Fine,” I said, “then I want to die after Congress gets their heads out of their asses!” “You crafty bastard,” said the […]

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Everybody wants to eat at the government’s table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. ~ Werner Finck

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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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Reducing an issue to black and white clears the way for violence.  ~ Anonymous

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If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ~ George Orwell

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The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.

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Being Politically Correct means always having to say you’re sorry.

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When Government bureaucratic remedies do not match your problem, you modify the problem, not the remedy.

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Politicians who dislike the restraints of highly organized economic research like to remark that a truly great research worker needs only three pieces of equipment–a pencil, a piece of paper, and a brain. But they quote this maxim more often at political banquets than at budget hearings.

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The higher a monkey climbs, the more you can see of its behind. ~ Joe Stilwell

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Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~ Richard Lamm

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 I don’t know what’s wrong with my television set. I was getting C-Span and the Home Shopping Network on the same station. I actually bought a congressman. ~ Bruce Baum

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Free people are not equal, and equal people are not free.  ~ Lawrence Reed  http://www.mackinac.org/3832

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Terrorists can attack our freedom, but only Congress can destroy it.

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The right to offend is far more important than the right not to be offended. ~ Rowan Atkinson

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Everyone who hates speeding tickets, raise your right foot.

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It is no contradiction – the most important single thing we can do to stimulate investment in today’s economy is to raise consumption by major reduction of individual income tax rates. ~ John F. Kennedy

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The Vulcan Neck Pinch is not half so powerful as the Vulcan Groin Kick, but it’s more politically correct. ~ William White

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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

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Let’s behave this weekend in a manner that would render it impossible for us to ever run for president.

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It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one, when we amend its provisions so freely. ~ Justice Antonin Scalia

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It is difficult to legislate morality in the absence of moral legislators. ~ Anonymous

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Men often believe–or pretend–that the ‘Law’ is something sacred, or at least a science–an unfounded assumption very convenient to governments. ~  Robert A. Heinlein

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The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical [liberal] who proposes it. ~ Ariel Durant

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It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country. ~ Will Durant

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When liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty. ~ Will Durant

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The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority. ~ Will Durant

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Even crime wouldn’t pay if the government ran it.

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Leftists are among the first to speak of their rights.

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Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society. ~ Richard Royster

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As a young child my mom told me I could be anybody I wanted to be.  Turns out the police call it identity theft.

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The qualities that get a man into power are not those that lead him, once established, to use power wisely. ~ Lyman Bryson