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WISDOM OF OUR FOREFATHERS

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wisdom of Our Forefathers
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It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address to the People of the United States

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 Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. 
George Washington
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Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed sheep contesting the vote.  Attributed to Ben Franklin

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When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.      Thomas Jefferson

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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

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The entrance wall at the US Air Force Museum:  "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  George Santayana

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If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.   Mark Twain
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No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.    Mark Twain
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The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.  Mark Twain
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There is no distinct Native American criminal class save Congress.  Mark Twain
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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings, while the inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.  Winston Churchill
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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.  G.B. Shaw
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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
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Foreign aid is a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.  Douglas Casey
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Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.  P. J. O’Rourke
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If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.  P. J. O’Rourke
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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
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The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.   Ronald Reagan
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A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.  Thomas Jefferson
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Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.  Pericles
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SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM           PUBLIUS FLAVIUS VEGETIUS RENATUS

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Our Constitution is for a religious, moral government, it will serve no other.        James Madison
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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.  Thomas Paine

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I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man - George Washington

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“The road to the future runs through the past.” Bob Webber

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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant
and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
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PEOPLE NEVER LIE SO MUCH AS AFTER A HUNT, DURING A WAR, OR BEFORE AN ELECTION.  OTTO VON BISMARCK

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WHAT YOU GET BY ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU BECOME BY ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS. ZIG ZIGLAR

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THERE IS NO FUTURE IN ANY JOB. THE FUTURE LIES IN THE MAN WHO HOLDS THE JOB. GEORGE CRANE

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LUCK IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY.   SENECA

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It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of our own ignorance - William Sowell 

 

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Alliances, after all, are the transmission belts of war  - Patrick Buchanan 

 

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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher - Dalai Lama 

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There are notions so foolish that only an intelectual will believe them - George Orwell 

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