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“While it is understandable that President Obama would want to take credit for the action that killed bin Laden, it was unseemly that in his speech Sunday night, Obama implied that without his personal leadership, the death of bin Laden would not have happened. Too many people have worked to that end for almost a decade. To them – in the intelligence and special operations communities – should our thanks be directed.” – Jed Babbin, Washington Examiner

personally I think Former President Bush deserves more credit for the events of Sunday evening/ Monday Morning, then Obama does. If it we’re up to Obama and the rest of the dems we would have been out of Afghanistan already. And it was President Bush who put the pieces in play to begin with.

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“When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans. Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.” 


Subways and cabs let out a steady stream of flag-carrying New Yorkers, as chants of “USA, USA” broke out before turning to group renditions of “God Bless America” and other patriotic songs. Homemade placards broke the night sky, while more daring partiers climbed light poles and traffic lights to lead cheers. A number of military veterans were on hand, too, soaking in the event as a sort of makeshift victorious homecoming.

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I am as we all should be, very happy for the people of NYC, they have been though a lot over these past ten years. But they as well as the rest of us should not forget. This is not over. Not by a long shot. Don’t think for one second there won’t be some sort of an attempt at retaliation. While I hope there isn’t, common sense says there will be.


“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

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

– Claire Wolff

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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

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

–Thomas Sowell

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“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)


All government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management.”


“The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of the oppression, if they are strong enough, either by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.”

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) 18th US President


“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence.”