In this era of unprecedented, irresponsible spending, we might be wise to ponder these quotes:
‘Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.’
‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’
‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’
‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.’
‘I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.’
‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.’
‘Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’
‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.’
‘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.’ (My personal fave.)
‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’
‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’
Who said these?
Wise man was he.
If you care about your children and their future opportunities, email your representatives & senators and tell them that you think the “spending bill”, aka “Porkulus” package was a very bad idea and next time you’ll elect representatives that reflect your values. It is our children and our grandchildren who will ultimately pay the enormous price of the new governmental irresponsibility.