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.
I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. William Shakespeare
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. Douglas Casey
Meeting in the middle is what cause the US to move from a government of enumerated powers to one of enumerated liberties.
Protection of freedom is absolute. There is no middle. It is like telling the democrat party to meet in the middle regarding slavery: there was no middle, particularly for the slaves they kept.