If we has an income tax law, it would bring millions of money into the Treasury, and those paying would scarcely miss it, and it would lighten the burden that now rests so heavily upon the great body of consumers. J. Thomas Heflin
(D-AL), on floor of the House in 1909 during the consideration of the 16th Amendment. [ALL sic]
Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation. Steve Jobs
The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution. Ayn Rand
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Goldwater said his greatest compliment came from a policeman who told him this. ‘Senator Goldwater, you always made me feel proud to be an American.’
As reported on CNN, May 29, 1998 (1909-1998)
The most powerful men are not public men: a public man is responsible, and a responsible man is a slave. It is private life that governs the world. Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister (1874-1880), author, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1804-1881
We have every right to dream heroic dreams.
First Inaugural address
Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. Captain John Parker
April 19, 1775, at Lexington Green, commanding the militia at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, at the first battle of the American War for Independence.
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
Only half of all hybrid vehicles on the U.S. market are more fuel-efficient than their non-hybrid versions, researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists find: some models pair a big gas-guzzling engine with hybrid technology in a way that enhances only performance, not fuel economy, explains UCS’s David Friedman. Newsweek
April 14, 2008