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Don Stephens
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PostSubject: GREAT TRUTHS   Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:15 pm


1. "Guns are a lot like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again." --Major, Richard Winters
2. 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

3. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are
misinformed. -- Mark Twain
4. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat
myself. -- Mark Twain
5. 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
6. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George
Bernard Shaw
7. 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
8. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. --James Bovard,  Civil Libertarian (1994)
9. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people
in poor countries.  -- Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University .
10. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
11. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense
of everybody else. – Frederic Bastiat  , French economist(1801-1850)
12. 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)
13. I don't make jokes.    I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers
14. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P. J. O'Rourke
15. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. --Voltaire (1764)
16. 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.)
17. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866)
18. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous
19. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan
20. 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
21. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. --    Mark Twain
22. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
23. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. -- Mark Twain
24. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians --Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
25. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything
you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
26. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take
from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going

to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!
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Domenic Pappalardo
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PostSubject: Re: GREAT TRUTHS   Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Don, truth is truth. Many years ago I understood, if a man has a government over him, he is the lowest member of a CULT. They do the same as religions...they use words like, "Honor, God, and country."
The have no honor, they don't follow Gods laws, as to your country? Yes you can own some land...if you keep paying a tax on it...stop paying the tax, and they take the land back...Own is the wrong should be rent. Who want's to fight in a war, and die for a place they rent?

I love Will Rogers...he should have been president.
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: GREAT TRUTHS   Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:44 pm

I don't think I would call them "Great Truths".  I think there is much truth in those quotes while reserving the right to disagree in part.  Times change. The source of quotations must be taken into consideration along with the agenda of the person.

There are many truths by not-so-famous people that are dismissed as irrelevant.  There are people on this forum that have made statements/"truths" and their words seem to have fallen on deaf ears. 
Truth is truth regardless of who says it, i.e., a preacher may preach truths from the Bible that he/she doesn't personally adhere to.  We look at the source and decide if we can believe it.  It is much easier to accept what a person says when they walk their talk.  JMO
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