The President [Carter] had ordered there be no hard liquor in the White House. And now we find some of the White House has been smoking pot. This is the first administration we can honestly say is high and dry. Ronald Reagan
Topeka, Kansas, October 29, 1980
had ordered there be no hard liquor in the … ]
Friends or relatives are the most likely killers. This myth is usually based on two claims: that 53% of murder victims are killed by either relatives or acquaintances and that anyone could be a murderer. … What’s not made clear is that acquaintance murder primarily includes drug buyers killing pushers, cabdrivers killed by first-time customers, game members killing other gang members, prostitutes kill by their clients, and so on.
Wall Street Journal, November 11, 1998
We have confused the free with the free and easy.
Without philosophy we should be little above animals.
We find two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt ends — the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality dominate and plunder it. Friedrich Engels
They are a disaster. They ruined the poor. They created a culture of poverty and a culture of violence which is destructive of this civilization, and they have to be replaced thoroughly from the ground up. Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich, 1994 on the Great Society programs
The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them. Zachariah Johnson
3 Elliot, Debates at 646, June 25, 1788
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Thomas Jefferson
1816 (1743-1826). (Investor’s Business Daily, November 25, 1998)
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation …. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. James Madison
The Federalist Papers No. 46 at 243-244.(1751-1836)