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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana

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posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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Voltaire (1764)

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.


Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.


Thomas Jefferson

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.


Adolph Hitler, 1935 on the passing of the German Weapons Act.

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!


The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms.


Ronald Reagan

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.


George Bernard Shaw

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.



[edit on 7-7-2009 by JulieMills]




posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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I have been saying this all along

The path we seem to be down doesn't appear to be the right one...Isn't the point of America to be the place where you can explore any dream and profit from a single thought if people will buy it? Government taxation intervenes too much into the lives of Americans and it's getting slightly ridiculous...by slightly I mean I'm sick of it.

Look at most nations in the world, switching towards a more free market (totally free and rampant without Gov. regulation at all) while we here in the US are switching to a more socialist type of market. It doesn't make any sense to me anymore, especially the people who are so caught up with a celebrity death that they don't even know what the cap and trade bill contains.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by JulieMills

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Voltaire (1764)

Don't rich people use tax havens? Or is that just another media lie.



The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

Wise man.



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

Wiser man.



This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!


The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms.

Adolph Hitler, 1935 on the passing of the German Weapons Act.

I can see the logic in this, as poor people and fools armed with deadly weapons tend to correct mistakes in their lives with smoking barrels. Although since Hitler said it, it must be bad, right?




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

Reagan was partially right, although since Reagan/Thatcher, there has been a decoupling of government regulation on business, and since then, we've had one disaster after another, including the most recent disaster that is putting 500,000 people a month into joblessness.



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

I agree. That's why we have Liberty in America -- to stop the majority from taking from the minority. However, people have forgotten that virtue in the 21st century, or perhaps they were just never made aware of it. Either way, a return to freedom FROM the government in our personal lives is long overdue. Even if it means a scary terrist might attack my local walmart one day


[edit on 7-7-2009 by Kaytagg]



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 07:55 PM
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Even if it means a scary terrist might attack my local walmart one day


[edit on 7-7-2009 by Kaytagg]

lol agreed in the best way possible?

cant seem to make that make sense



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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lol agreed in the best way possible?

cant seem to make that make sense


What do you think of these quotes?


I'm sure they can be interpreted a bunch of different ways. I just said what first came to my mind when I read them :p. I'd like to know what other people think



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 08:40 PM
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well I think the quote by Churchill sums up the way i think about things..so this quote really resonated with me. This is the way our country should be run, via capitalism...the government should only stand in on the economy is the form of providing a fair playground, and under no circumstances should it be allowed to regulate the economy.


"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."

sure its a vice, but in capitalism everyone has a chance to share in its blessings

I don't want to have to pay for people too lazy to get a job and force me into misery.

Edit for clarity

[edit on 7-7-2009 by thedtrain]



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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J. Heywood Dialogue of Proverbs i. xi. D3 - 1546


A man may well bryng a horse to the water, But he can not make hym drynke without he will.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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George H.W. Bush--Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:32 PM
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Alexander Pope

Teach me to feel another's woe,To hide the fault I see,That mercy I to others show,That mercy show to me.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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George W. Bush



"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream"



yup.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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Qouting Famous Dead People is so Boring......let's make up some from Extra-Ordinary People.

"Keep your Left hand on your Wallet....And your Right hand on your Gun, at least then you'll know when the government takes them."

Your turn.........................



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Barack Obama, Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Chicago, Illinois

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
Barack Obama, Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Chicago, Illinois

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
sorry the credit for that one goes to the teleprompter...



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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LOL! There was a thread about the new show at the 'Hall of Presidents' at Disney. Mecha Obama gives a speech. That was the first thing I thought was missing!




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