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Political Axioms

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 09:47 PM
Throughout history, many have been quoted on political views. Below are a few I feel transcend time.

If you don't read the newspaper you are
uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you
are misinformed.
-Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you
were a member of Congress.... But then I
repeat myself.
-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself
into prosperity is like a man standing in a
bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

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

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to
his fellow man, which debt he proposes
to pay off with your money.
-G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two
wolves and a sheep voting on what to have
for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of
money from poor people in rich countries
to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey,

Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

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 (1986)

I don't make jokes... I just watch the
government and report the facts.
-Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait
until you see what it costs when it's free!
P.J. O'Rourke

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

Just because you do not take an interest in
politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe
while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866 )

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
-Larry Nevels (2008)

The only difference between a tax man and a
taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the
-Mark Twain

What this country needs are more
unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

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

Please add any others you feel are applicable.

[edit on 19-2-2009 by imd12c4funn]

posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 11:48 PM
Just plain great quotes! I have always just loved Mark Twain!
funny how after reading those quotes you smile too big, makes your face hurt! Life has to have it's light moments!

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