Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wisdom For Our Times

Someone I have recently friended on Facebook has been collecting political quotations. I share these with you.

Here are two from Ronald Reagan, the wisdom of which are being reconfirmed in our day by the Obama-Reid-Pelosi government.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help. ~Ronald Reagan

The 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

And let’s add the wisdom of Milton Friedman who was much more politically astute than many of his libertarian followers are:

A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither. ~ Milton Friedman

Barack Obama, like Jimmy Carter before him, has mastered only half of the following advice.

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. ~Will Rogers.

Turning now to our Democratically controlled Congress:

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. ~Will Rogers

“The country,” i.e. its economy and moral fabric, is complex. This Democratic Congress seems to think it can easily and quickly rearrange everything so that justice will reign unsullied and with no significant unanticipated evils that will result from it. These only liberal bulls have learned nothing from the destructive social experiments of the sixties.

The last word goes to our great second President.

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.

Would that they were only useless.

1 comment:

Benjamin Shaw said...

This is all true, and the fact that some of the quotes are so very old shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same. By the way, do you have any recommended resources re the Obamacare bills?