Signature Quotes: Politics, Part 18

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A welfare state is one that assumes responsibility for the health, happiness, and general well-being of all its citizens except the taxpayers. -- Boyle's Observation
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy." -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall
"If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven't cut taxes enough." -- Milton Friedman
Progressives are authoritarians in denial.
Old tolerance; allowing others a differing point of view.
New "Liberal" tolerance; declaring certain views tolerant and others not, then refusing to allow certain views to be stated because one has already declared them intolerant (normally without making any attempt to understand them).
"Progressive: Someone who won't admit to being a communist, usually for fear of being properly treated as one." -- Leslie Bates, Devil's Dictionary
"[democrats] hated Richard Nixon, and no wonder. It was Nixon who sent Alger Hiss to jail, and Nixon who waged the Vietnam War after the Democrats gave up," -- David Frum, Los Angeles Times.
"The problem is that you see language as a tool for communication and not as a weapon for killing the enemy as leftists do."
"The Constitution was not written to restrain the citizen's behavior, it was writtne to restrain the government's behavior." -- Senator Rand Paul
"Teach a man to fish, then unlike an Obama supporter, he won't be conditioned to believe that he is entitled to the fish I have caught."
"Let's see, take in $2.7 trillion in taxes, spend $3.8 trillion, claim we need more spending to save the economy.
The liberal mind must be where logic goes to die."
"I'm speaking from experience when I tell you that there is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government." -- Lt. Col. Allen West
"Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean -- power over people, power to the state." -- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
"It is all about identity politics with the left. It is not about principle (they donít have any), it is not about facts, and itís not about the truth. If you are not part of their tribe, you are the enemy, and thus are subject to dehumanization."
"The Statue of Liberty Holds a Torch and a Book, Not a Wallet and a Checkbook."
"Freedom is your entitlement."
"You might be a liberal if you embrace violent far-left radicals while relentlessly mocking law-abiding gun owners."
"When a person is elected to office, ignores the restraints of that office and treats those who didn't vote for him as his enemies, a state of democratic tyranny is created."
"Whomever claims the "right" to "redistribute" the wealth produced by others is claiming the "right" to treat human beings as chattel." -- Ayn Rand
MSNBC: Must Suck Never Being Correct
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured..but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. And now, any of those who refuse , or are unable to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens." -- Ben Stein
"The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks and extremists this side of the giggle house." -- William F. Buckley, Jr.
Liberals define hate speech as anything they hate to hear. This is usually the truth.
"The media is Obama's scandal condom" -- Greg Gutfeld
Nancy Pelosi: Our nation's official Crazy Cat Lady
Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney - Goebbles without the charm.
"A liberal is a man who will give away everything he doesn't own." -- Frank Dane
"So many people say, 'You know, your taxes aren't taken by force,' and that's foolish. If you don't pay your taxes and you don't answer the warrant and you don't go to court, eventually someone will pull a gun. Eventually someone with a gun will show up." -- Penn Jillette
"You Might Be A Liberal...if you thing the meaning of the Constitution should change based on your feelings or opinions." -- Lori Hendry
"Make no mistake about those who call themselves anti Zionist are anti Semitic." Rev. Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
"When people tell me that I became President on January 20th, 1981, I feel I have to correct them. You donít become President of the United States. You are given temporary custody of an institution called the Presidency, which belongs to our people." -- US President Ronald Reagan, in a speech given at the 1988 Republican Convention.
"Communism kills the body, but Liberalism rots the soul."
"So let me get this straight. Government can't track illegals and out of date visas, but they know who you called this morning?" -- Chuck Woolery
ďSales of George Orwellís 1984 have skyrocketed. Itís true. So the fallout from the (NSA spying) scandal is worse than we thought. Itís forcing Americans to read.Ē -- Conan O'Brien
"Liberals like to mock conservatives as a bunch of angry white men, but there are more angry white men yelling at the camera in two hours of MSNBC than in two days of FOX News." -- Daniel Greenfield, "Angry Liberals in America"
Hey, remember when "social justice" used to mean stuff like feeding the homeless and protesting unconstitutional laws and protecting the environment and mentoring kids and stuff like that instead of glittery ďmisandryĒ GIFs and rants about white people wearing kimonos and ranting about how evil gay men are since they have male privilege over lesbians and telling Jews that they had white privilege during the Holocaust? Good times.
"Being a conservative on campus is like bing a goat amongst the taliban. You are never safe." -- Greg Gutfeld
"If a businessman makes a mistake, he suffers the consuences. If a bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences." -- Ayn Rand
"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." -- Tacitus
"Liberals like to mock conservatives as a bunch of angry white men, but there are more angry white men yelling at the camera in two hours of MSNBC than in two days of FOX News." -- Daniel Greenfiled, "Angry Liberals in American"
"Sufficiently organized crime is indistinguishable from government."
"It's time for ordinary Americans to come out of the shadows and remind Washington every day in words and actions that we are a sovereign nation, not a sanctuary nation." -- Michelle Malkin
"Nancy Pelosi makes Jay Carney look almost pathologically honest in camparision."
"Eric Holder sees everything through the prism of race. He keeps that mustache because shaving cream is white." -- Greg Gutfeld
"They aren't democrats, they're socialist rebels."
"Tomato, tomahto. Socialist rebels, Democrats." -- Attack of the 50 foot democrats
"When you hear someone talk about the 'patriarchy', replace that word with 'Illuminati.' They will start making more sense."
"Compared to the typical Zim/Chomsky-spouting grad school clown, a trucker with a screaming eagle hat is a paragon of political nuance." -- David Burge (Iowahawk)
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to critize." -- Voltaire
"You show me an American ghetto, and I'll show you a place where democrats are in power."
"Socialism is not compassion. It is not progressive or liberating. It is an economic system focused on power and control. No matter the empty platitudes offered to defend it, any philosophy that rejects individual choice and action in favor of control is nothing less than poison to a free and prosperous society." -- Anthony Hennen
"Government machinery has been described as a marvelous labor saving device which enables ten men to do the work of one." -- John Maynard Keynes
"The best view of big government is in the rearview mirror as we leave it behind." -- President Ronald Reagan
"I think it's one of the most racist thing in American thiat if a black person has conservative views, they are called 'not really black' or an 'Uncle Tom.'"
"Essentially, the Tea Party are the Hellís Angels, but with sun visors instead of switch blades. They push macaroni instead of meth. Mess with the Tea Party and theyíll put your dog in an American flag sweater on a hot day." -- Greg Gutfeld
"A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both." -- Milton Friedman
"We can all agree that the most likely candidate for being a skeletal demon wrapped in human skin trying to make slaves of the living is Dianne Feinstein."
"Communism as a philosophy attracts meager minds and subservient fools who are incapable of understanding, for communism to be successful, the human element must be eradicated." -- Dade Murphy
"The free market is a much better indicator of what 'the people' want than democracy. Democracy only provides for what the majority wants. The market provides for what everyone wants."
"The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself." -- Benjamin Franklin
"Capitalism has been called nationalistic - yet it is the only system that banished ethnicity, and made it possible, in the United States, for men of various, formerly antagonistic nationalities to live together in peace." -- Ayn Rand
"The moral consequences of totalitarian propaganda...are destructive of all morals because they undermind one of the foundations of all morals: the sense of and respect for truth." -- F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
If a Republican doesnít like guns, he doesnít buy one. If a Democrat doesnít like guns, he wants all guns outlawed but their own.
"If you're demanding a rodeo jester be thrown in the dungeons for mocking the king, don't pretend you support a free country." -- Rep Steve Stockman
"Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year olds where babies come from." -- Thomas Sowell
"One of the consequences of such notions as 'entitlements' is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence." -- Thomas Sowell
"Liberty is never safer than when politicans are terrified." -- Senator Ted Cruz
"You want more money, then acquire a skill and get a different job. You say there are no jobs, then stop voting for liberals."
Liberal Dictionary:"resources"-tax payer money,"investments"-tax hikes,"fair-share"-regressive tax hikes,"common-good"-perks for lawmakers.
"So we are about to go to war over the use of weapons now in Syria that the liberals SWORE George W. Bush was lying about?" -- Alfonzo Rachel
"I'm old enuf to remember when Dems considered a UN resolution and an actual coalition nothing more than Bushy McHitler going it alone." -- John Nolte
"The War on Poverty has its war profiteers; if we cured poverty, every democrat in the coutnry would go broke." -- Don Surber, 9/9/2013
"The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling." -- Thomas Sowell
"The same people demanding their Bull Connors put the dogs on every black guy wandering into Manhattan scream about Paula Deen and George Zimmerman. None of this is shocking as liberalism is a religion with many bogeymen. The result is a stunning lack of self-awareness. Liberals, almost always, reserve their harshest venom for the crimes they routinely commit. Thatís how cults work." -- The Z Blog
"Champions of Liberty get called Fascists by Champions of Statism" -- Jonah Goldberg
"Communism is a belief that caters to the ignorant, weak, and pathetic."
"American is my Free Speech Zone!"
"We will always remember. We wil always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." -- Ronald W. Reagan, President of the Unitied States of America
"Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle." -- Freidrich Nietzsche
"There are two distinct classes of men in the nation, those who pay taxes, and those who receive and live upon the taxes." -- Thomas Paine
"Maybe democrats will eventually turn on Obamacare when they realize you might need a photo I.D. to participate in the program." -- Dennis Miller
"No society EVER thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce." -- Thomas Sowell
"You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists." -- Abbie Hoffman
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion; the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which the stage of the darket periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." -- Ayn Rand
"So if conservatives are waging a war on women, why do they need 'rape free zones' at 'Occupy' protests, but not at Tea Party demonstrations?"
"A new survey shows that the American public is more conservative now than at any point since 1952. The bad news is that all the liberals that died since then are still voting." -- Senator Fred Thompson
Have you heard about the Tea Pary Conspiracy?
They want to take over, stop stealing our money, restore our liberty, and then leave everyone the Hell alone.
"I do not belive that Washington should do for the people wha they can do for themselves through local and private effort." -- John F. Kennedy, 1960
"A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it gives people what they want instead of what a particular group things they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." -- Milton Friedman
"This is the issue:...whether we belive in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." -- Ronald Reagan
"Government is not capable of caring. Government gets things done through coercion. They fine, they penalize, they tax, they confiscate, they jail, they bully to get what they want." -- Rush Limbaugh, November 7, 2013
"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty." -- Ronald Reagan
"My parents called themselves progressives. The agenda was a Soviet America...the slogan of the communist party in those days was peace, jobs, democracy. Sound familar? The communist party is the democratic Party." -- Former Marxist David Horowitz
"The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the tears of progressives."
"Liberals celebrate ending sanctions on a nation that lynches gays, stones women and wants to exterminate Jews, but they boycott Chick-fil-A" -- Jon Gabriel
"Replace "racism" with "communism" and I defy you to tell the difference between MSNBC and a 1958 John Birch Society newsletter." -- David Burge
Detroit: the city that free market capitalism built and liberal progressive labor unions brought to its knees.
"That eugenics was part of the progressive agenda is one of the most heavily-airbrushed features of history." -- Arnold Kling
If you claim to stand for equality, but you believe the validity of a person's opinion depends on their skin color, I have bad news for you.
"Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our schools can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain." -- Thomas Sowell
"The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the tears of progressives."
"Of course the government and the newspapers lie. But in a democracy, they're not the same lies." - GURPS Illuminati, Steve Jackson Games
"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered." -- Lyndon Johnson
Do you know Presidents talk to the country the way men talk to women? They say, "Trust me, go all the way with me, and everything will be all right." And what happens? Nine months later, you're in trouble! -- Murphy's Discovery
"Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln
"The only creature less fashionable in academia than the stereotypical 'dead white male,' is the dead white male on horseback." -- David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride, Oxford University Press, 1995
I often wonder why Leftists refer to conservatives as "wingnuts". A wingnut is a very useful device that adds versatility wherever it is used. Clearly, Leftists are not even good at abuse. Once they have accused their opponents of racism and Nazism, their cupboard is bare.
"The vocabulary of the political left is fascinating. For example, it is considered to be 'materialistic' and 'greedy' to want to keep what you have earned. But it is 'idealistic' to want to take away what someone else has earned and spend it for your own political benefit or to feel good about yourself." -- Thomas Sowell
"[There is] a duty in refusing to cooperate in any undertaking that violates the Constitutional rights of the individual. This holds in particular for all inquisitions that are concerned with the private life and the political affiliations of the citizens..." -- Albert Einstein
"It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights - the 'right' to education, the 'right' to health care, the 'right' to food and housing. Thatís not freedom, thatís dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery - hay and a barn for human cattle." -- Alexis de Tocqueville
"Maybe we should start emailing each other copies of the Constitution, so we can know that the government has read it."
A communist is just a fascist who is in a hurry.
"Wendy Davis needs a man like a fish needs a rich bicycle that will pay its way through fish law school and take full custody of its spawn." -- Jon Gabriel"
"Liberals focus on good intentions. Conservatives focus on good results. Noboy ever said the Road to Hell was paved with good results."
"Demonizing and marginalizing dissent is what liberals do routinely. They pick an issue ó from atomic energy to abortion, from global warming to gay marriage ó and declare that people who disagree with them are dangerous ignorant extremists." -- The Other McCain
"Being Poltically Correct does not make you correct."
"Why are you wearing a Che shirt? Are your Hitler and Stalin shirts in the wash?"
"It is the people who claim to be "Reality Based" that spent eight years claiming that their President was a character on a TV show."
"When I see hipsters wearing Mao hats or Lenin T-shirts, Iím grateful. Itís like truth-in-labeling. For now I know you are: Woefully ignorant, morally stunted, purposively asinine, or all three." -- Jonah Goldberg, the Goldberg File, 14 Feb 2014
Liberal 'logic': Gov. Brewer still an 'anti-gay extremist,' DOMA signer Billy Jeff Clinton is a brave hero.
"According to a Pew poll, 49% of young Americans have a favorable view of socialism. What is socialism? it is a system that leads to mass misery, mass impoverishment, and human slaughter. Thatís what it means. Yet almost half of the young think itís benign." -- David Horowitz
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." -- Noam Chomsky, 1992-11-25
"Chris Matthews is so nuts that if he ate a snickers bar it would be cannibalism." -- Greg Gutfeld
"Journalism is printing what someone else does not wanted printed. Everything else is public relations." -- George Orwell
"If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the Philosopher's Stone." -- Benjamin Frankin
"People who think they are being 'exploited' should ask themselves whether they would be missed if they left, or whether poeple would say: 'Good riddance'?" -- Thomas Sowell
"Sharia law is not compatible with the US Constitution, in fact it is not compatible with any civilized society."
"The new racism is anything that might hurt a Democrat politically." -- Glenn Reynolds
"I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." -- democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, touting his underlying intentions for the "Great Society" programs, LBJ confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One
"When liberals say 'family', they mean 'Big Brother in Washington.' When we say 'family,' we mean 'honor thy father and mother.'" -- Ronald Reagan
"Check you privilege? Is that another way of saying 'know your place'?"'
The one thing about a communist society is that when they say nothing has value or worth, they neglect to tell you that it includes people.
"Everybody is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anthing back, that is an outrage." -- Sir Winston Churchill
"I must express protest against continually increasing the debt without taking positive steps to slow its growth." -- Senator Joe Biden, 1984
"Democrats donít represent the taxpayers, they represent the tax-consumers..." -- Glenn Reynolds
"[P]rogressivism is a top-down, continent-wide tissue of taxes, mandates, and other coercions." -- George Will
"...the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." -- Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court John Roberts, Parents Involved v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1 (2007)
racist: noun - a libertarian winning a debate against a liberal.
"Search the Constitution and you will find no power granted to the legislative branch to make laws governing agriculture, housing, medicine, energy, private ownership or weapons, and a great deal more." -- John F. McManus
"The difference between a republic and a peopleís republic is a lot like the difference between a jacket and a strait jacket." -- President Ronald Reagan
"Hollywoodís schizophrenia over guns is matched only by their attitude toward taxes. Ever wonder why they film in Vancouver so often? It ainít for the beaches, I can tell you." -- Greg Gutfeld, Not Cool: the Hipster Elite and their War on You
Beware of those who use the word "Progressive" to describe things as being good. Reality is clearly not one of their strong points.
"We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made this way. I'm this way because my husband made this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible." -- Camille Paglia
"As a white person, I would like to apologize for absolutely nothing my ancestors have done because it's not my fault, now shut the fuck up and cry more."
"A statesman doesn't try to pull himself up by dragging someboy else down, and he doesn't try to convience people they're victims just so he can posture as their savior." -- Larence W. Reed
"When liberals say 'family,' they mean 'Big Brother in Washington.' When we say 'family,' e mean 'honor thy father and mother." -- President Ronald Reagan
"The Koch brothers are left's latest incarnation of Emmanuel Goldstein."
"The Watergate scandal as a major political scandal wherein President Richard Nixon had the audacity to wiretap fellow politicians instead of regular U.S. citizens."
"...with what we spent in Iraq we could build nuclear power plants and space solar power satellites and tell the Arabs to drink their oil." -- Dr. Jerry Pournelle
"Itís an article of faith in Tinseltown: when liberals get mired in scandal, itís because they are tragically flawed; when conservatives get in trouble, itís because they are evil." -- James Jay Carafano
"[democrat VP Joe] Biden's not crazy like a fox, he's crazy like the dude who sits next to you on the bus with a snorkel in his mouth and every single page in The Catcher in the Rye "highlighted" with a black sharpie." -- Jonah Goldberg
"Everyone understands that [democrat Senator Harry Reid] is deliberately lying. The man reads his lies from prepared texts. You can't read from a script and then claim you misspoke." -- Jonah Goldberg
"He who hates capitalism amoung you, let him cast the first smart phone."
"The ACA is LAW now, the Supreme Court ruled. If the Supreme Court says dragons exist and Big Foot is real, then dragons exist and Big Foot is real. End of discussion. The Supreme Court is never wrong, just ask Dredd Scott."
"The EPA wants to regulate chemicals used in fracking, which have helped the huge oil boom in North Dakota and elsewhere Apparently, the EPA is frustrated that gas is still under 5 dollars a gallon." -- Jodi Miller
"If socialists understood economics they wouldn't be socialists" -- F.A. Hayek
"Toure is nothing but an empty, clueless, narcissistic, privileged prep-school A/V club dumb ass with racism on top." -- @Torpid_Pangolin
"Cultural appropriation is the lefts way of saying multiculturalism failed."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities." --Thomas Jefferson.
"Susan Rice is a partisan hack masquerading as a policy expert."
"The early American knew that freedom was nothing more than the absence of external restraint on behavior; the government could not give you freedom, it could only take it away." -- "Frank Chodorov
"The necessary foundation of every authoritarian government is a pubic that prefers to feel rather than to reason. Emotion is the wild horse skillfully ridden by all dictators." -- Brian Ferguson
"I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness." -- Christopher Hitchens
"The term "privileged" or "white privileged" is Marxist code to spread racism, hate and fragment America." -- @nogirlemen
"Government's power to bully people who have broken no law is dangerous to all of us." -- Thomas Sowell
"If one rejects laissez faire on account of mans fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reasons also reject every kind of government action." -- Ludwig Von Mises (1881-1973) Austrian Economist
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