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Profound statements

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A good friend shared the following profound statements with me:

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." -- John Adams

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

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

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

"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)

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

"Talk is cheap . . . except when Congress does it." -- Anonymous

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." -- Thomas Jefferson

Dick Hedges
Fort Scott Community College