Political Quotes For The Week 4.30.10

Posted: May 1, 2011 in political quotes

“The history of the welfare state is the history of public enterprise pushing out private organization. The impact was largely unintentional, but natural and inevitable. Higher taxes left individuals with less money to give; government’s assumption of responsibility for providing welfare shriveled the perceived duty of individuals to respond to their neighbors’ needs; and the availability of public programs gave recipients an alternative to private assistance, one which did not challenge recipients to reform their destructive behavior.”

Doug Bandow (1954- ) columnist, author, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute


“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, and to soon to shoot the bastards.”

– Claire Wolff


Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

– H.L. Mencken explained government and taxes


“The Constitution has been a continuing challenge to those who think ordinary people should be ruled by their betters.”

–Thomas Sowell


“The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivaly of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise.”

Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)


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