Visionaries see infinite possibilities for new economic growth in AmericaOs next frontier – space. Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan, Mar 2, 1984
Nowadays they say you need a special chip to put in the TV so kids can’t watch this and that. In my day, we didn’t need a chip. My Mom was the chip. End of story. Ray Charles
‘The family gun is more likely to kill you or someone you know than to kill in self-defense. ‘ The 1993 study yielding such numbers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, never actually inquired as to whose gun was used in the killing. Instead, if a household owned a gun and if a person in that household or someone he knew was shot to death while in the home, the gun in the household was blamed. In fact, virtually all the killings in the study were committed with guns brought in by an intruder. No more than 4% of the gun deaths in the study can be attributed to the homeowner’s gun. Also ignored is that 98% of the time when people use a gun defensively, merely brandishing the weapon is sufficient to stop an attack.
Wall Street Journal, November 11, 1998
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and Prime Minister (1940-1945; 1951-1955) 1874-1965
To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money- and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man’s mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being- the self-made man- the American industrialist. Ayn Rand
I trust you with your own money.
George W. Bush
Tuesday October 17, 2000
I can very well conceive that some one having an article containing more or less opium would feel that he was in danger if the public knew of it, and with a pliable public official it would be easily possible for him to keep this damaging fact from public knowledge. Charles H. Fletcher
N.Y. Times, Apr. 15, 1892. On the impact that the predecessor to 1906 Act (“Wiley Act” on Food and Drugs) could have on the unscrupulous – an invitation to bribery.
That is the whole secret of successful fighting: Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms. George Bernard Shaw
Whenever the offense inspires less horror than the punishment, the rigor of penal law is obliged to give way to the common feelings of mankind. Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776
The justification for government in the first place is that man can’t betrusted with governance over himself. I say if man can’t be trusted withgovernance over himself, how could some men ever be trusted with governance over others? What makes these men so special? The fact they areelected? Duane Arquette