There is no such thing as ‘part-Cherokee.’ Either you’re Cherokee or you’re not. It isn’t the quantity of Cherokee blood in your veins that is important, but the quality ofit . . . your pride in it. I have seen full-bloods who have virtually no idea of the great legacy entrusted to their care. Yet, I have seen people with as little as 1/500th blood quantum who inspire the spirits of their ancestors because they make being Cherokee a proud part of a their everyday life. Jim Pell
Principal Chief of the North Alabama Cherokee Tribe
Who’s the more foolish: the fool or the fool who follows him. Obiwan Kenobi
As President Reagan said, we are more concerned with your destination than your origin. But the Democrats want to force individuals into groups, establish quotas, and limit your future based on your genetic past. Newt Gingrich
Georgia Representative Newt Gingrich, Republican National Convention, 1992
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. Orson Welles
The Third Man
My kids just brought home a beautiful pumpkin, but you know what? I’m going to return it because it’s a Democratic pumpkin. It has the orange color of John Kerry’s tan, and the roundness of Teddy Kennedy. Arnold Schwarzenegger
October 26, 2004
I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. James Madison
As he disapproved of an attempt to appropriate $15,000 for French refugees. 4 Annals of congress 179 (1794). (1751-1836)
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams
‘We do have inveterate antipathy for communism — or paranoia as I like to put it,’ young Gore wrote to his father. He went on to consider the policy implications of this American Cold War obsession. ‘My own belief is that this form of psychological ailment — in this case a national — leads the victim to actually create the thing which is feared the most. It strikes me that this is precisely what the U.S. has been doing. Creating — and if not creating, energetically supporting — fascist, totalitarian regimes in the name of fighting totalitarianism. Greece, South Vietnam, a good deal of Latin America. For me, the best example of all is the U.S. Army.’ Al Gore
The New Yorker, 11/28/94
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Genius is perseverance in disguise.