Words for the Weekend – 12-3-10

December 3, 2010

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

                                      – Benjamin Franklin

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Words for the Weekend – 11-26-10

November 26, 2010

“The average American has regular contact with the federal government at three points – the IRS, the post office and the TSA. Start with that fact if you are formulating a unified field theory to explain the public’s current political mood.”

                                              — George Will


Words for the Weekend – 11-19-10

November 19, 2010

“At the foundation of our civil liberties lies the principle that denies to government officials an exceptional position before the law and which subjects them to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.”

— Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis


Words for the Weekend – 11-12-10

November 12, 2010

“It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to health care, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle.”

                                                                                 — P.J. O’Rourke


Words for the Weekend – 11-5-10

November 5, 2010

“Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.”

                             — Harry Browne


Words for the Weekend – 10-22-10

October 22, 2010

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”

– attributed to either E. F. Schumacher or Albert Einstein


Words for the Weekend – 10-8-10

October 8, 2010

Murray Rothbard

“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.”

                                 – Murray Rothbard