April 5

political quotes

  • They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?
     - Paul Harvey
  • Regulation - which is based on force and fear - undermines the moral base of business dealings. It becomes cheaper to bribe a building inspector than to meet his standards of construction. A fly-by-night securities operator can quickly meet all the S.E.C. requirements, gain the inference of respectability, and proceed to fleece the public. In an unregulated economy, the operator would have had to spend a number of years in reputable dealings before he could earn a position of trust sufficient to induce a number of investors to place funds with him. Protection of the consumer by regulation is thus illusory.
     - Alan Greenspan
  • I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.
     - Ayn Rand
  • It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there is service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be master.
     - Ayn Rand, For the New Intellectual
  • The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
     - Thomas Jefferson
  • Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.
     - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, Mapp vs. Ohio
  • Let the people decide through the marketplace mechanism what they wish to see and hear. Why is there this national obsession to tamper with this box of transistors and tubes when we don't do the same for Time magazine?
     - Mark Fowler, FCC Chairman
  • Since when is 'public safety' the root password to the Constitution?
     - C. D. Tavares
  • If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
     - Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment
  • When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
     - James Dale Davidson

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