A portion of the American people are now so accustomed to a liberal democratic press that when they see an objective report they think it biased. Lord knows what they would think if they read the Federalist Papers or saw a report with a conservative bias. Christian H F Riley
November 1, 2000 on Rights.com
I actually kind of like Janet Reno. She seems like a nice enough lady. But when you’re basically going through the entire phone book trying to find women lawyers who don’t have maids to pick the attorney general of the United States, how well can you do? Dave Barry
Dave Barry, Reason, Dec 1994
Never confuse motion with action.
No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass. George Washington
(letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 29 June 1788)
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today. Laurence J. Peter
I am tired of this thing called science…. We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped. Simon Cameron
Simon Cameron, U. S. Senator from Pennsylvania, demanding that funding end for the Smithsonian Institution, 1861
At a time when our lordly Masters in Great Britain will be satisfied with nothing less than the deprecation of American freedom…[it is necessary to] maintain the liberty which we have derived from our ancestors. That no man should scruple, or hesitate a moment to use arms in defense of so valuable a blessing…is clearly my opinion. George Washington
In the late 1760s.
Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world. Harry Reasoner
If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. Anatole France
Freedom in economic arrangements is itself a component of freedom broadly understood, so economic freedom is an end in itself…Economic freedom is also an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom. Milton Friedman
Nobel Prize-winning economist (1912-2006), Capitalism and Freedom (1962), ch. 1