"Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff" - Matt Kibbe

Quotable Quotes

"On a micro level, a voter may cast a ballot for any number of reasons unrelated to actual policy positions: because of the candidate’s name, appearance, or party affiliation; because that’s how members of the voter’s family have always voted; because that’s how the precinct worker who dragged the voter to the polls instructed the voter to vote. But on a macro level it’s fair to say that American voters are largely in one of two camps: those who want more government and those who want less." ~ David Applegate

"More Americans have been terrorized by the IRS than by Al Queda."  -  Me

"A piece of freedom is no longer enough for human beings...unlike bread, a slice of liberty does not finish hunger. Freedom is like life. It cannot be had in installments. Freedom is indivisible--we have it all, or we are not free." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Folks seem to treat election results like sporting events. They root for folks they don't know much about. They should treat it more like how they select a doctor or dentist."

"Is freedom the bare privilege of not being chained? If this is all, then freedom is a bitter mockery, a cruel delusion, and it may well be questioned whether slavery were not better." -- James A Garfield.

"An electorate so stupid that they keep voting for people like Obama is an electorate that is too stupid to make the connection between the effects and the causes." --
Grant Davies

"One of the secrets of Barack Obama's success is his ability to say things that will sound both plausible and inspiring to uninformed people, even when they sound ridiculous to people who know the facts." --
Thomas Sowell

"If your main goal is to show that your heart is in the right place, then your heart is not in the right place."
--David Schmidtz

‎"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
 – C. S. Lewis

‎"I have never understood why it is 'greed' to want to keep the money you've earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." - Thomas Sowell

"Political leaders in capitalist countries who cheer the collapse of socialism in other countries continue to favor socialist solutions in their own. They know the words, but they have not learned the tune." 
– Milton Friedman

"If women make less than men for doing the same job, why would a capitalist ever hire a man?"
David Burge

"Blaming speculators for rising oil prices is like blaming thermometers for a heat wave." - Robert Murphy
Economist -Institute for Energy Research.

"If the cigarette tax exists to stop people from smoking, then what does the income tax do? " Kathryn DeLong

I don't see a socialist behind every tree, just the ones on the White House lawn. - Me

"The heavy hand of government takes false credit for every crime I do not commit, and it sickens me."
- Doo Doo Econ

‎"There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal." – F. A. Hayek

"All that can accurately be said about a man who believes he is a poached egg is that he is in the minority."
- James Burke, historian

"The essential notion of a capitalist society … is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange. The essential notion of a socialist society is force." – Milton Friedman

"In matters of Power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." – Thomas Jefferson  (Think about this in regards to the new official power of the President to suspend Habeas Corpus on a whim, but saying he will never use the power.) 

"Rising prices are to inflation what coughs are to strep throat." - Me

"In my line of work, one way to measure whether you're doing a good job is the degree to which you get criticized by bad people."
- Dan Mitchell

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone." – Frédéric Bastiat

"Ron Paul needs to promote a vision for the benefits that Americans will enjoy with a smaller, constitutional government. He needs to pay attention to the campaigns of two very different but successful candidates, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. They both sold hope. And the people were buying." - Me

"Politicians exploit economic illiteracy.” - Walter Williams

"In a free-market system, in order for one to get more for himself, he must serve his fellow man. This is precisely what Adam Smith, the father of economics, meant when he said in "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" (1776): "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." ...Free-market capitalism is relatively new in human history. Before the rise of capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving one's fellow man. "- Walter Williams

"Sometimes the shit comes down so heavy I feel like I should wear a hat." - William Hurt (in a line from a movie)

"Witnessing the Republicans and the Democrats bicker over the U.S. debt is like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic."
John (semi anonymous blogger)

"As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given The Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, because America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."
~Newt Gingrich

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
 P. J. O'Rourke

"Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell."
Frank Borman

It is the fondest desire of every intelligent businessman or politician to be lightly regarded by his competition.
- Me

"If nations could spend themselves to wealth and power, there’d still be a Roman Empire."
Steve Stanek

Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of day camp.
- Me

"What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race" Thomas Sowell

"What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture - and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture"
 Thomas Sowell

“Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing…uh, um…Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”
 Maxine Waters, May 22, 2008

"The ideals for which he (Thomas Jefferson) had fought, and which he had incorporated into the founding texts of the republic - freedom, self reliance, limited government, the dispersal of power - are being forgotten. The characteristics that once set America apart are being eliminated. The United States is becoming just another country".
Daniel Hannan - From his book The New Road To Serfdom

“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.”
Milton Friedman

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
John Quincy Adams
First lady Michelle Obama told “Regis & Kelly” she was expecting jewelry on Valentine's Day. She said it wouldn't be anything extravagant because Barack tends to be responsible when he's spending his own money.
Jay Leno- joking on the Tonight Show

"I was not looking for paradise; I was trying to escape hell."
An unnamed Russian Immigrant (as told to Svetlana Kunin in explaining why he/she fled Russia)

"As a liberal, Mr. (Rahm) Emanuel has spent his life putting in place rules by which others must abide in the name of the good. These rules often (and I would suggest nearly always) have unforeseen and unintended consequences that are frustrating, costly and nonsensical. Perhaps Mr. Emanuel should use this as a lesson to realize that rules and rule-makers, no matter how well intentioned, can rarely foresee all the effects of their actions."
J. David Pattie 2-1-2011
Wall Street Journal comments on the Chicago mayoral ballot access fiasco

“Most people who read "The Communist Manifesto" probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of "the workers". - Thomas Sowell

"We're in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics."
John Kerry - Former Democratic candidate for President, speaking about the citizens and commentators who oppose his agenda.

"Barack Obama is not so much the cause of our decline but the culmination of it."
Thomas Sowell     9-1-2010

"We are the ones we have been waiting for."
Barak H. Obama  2008

 "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore." Fidel Castro     Sept. 2010
(When asked if Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to other countries)

"The record is clear. There is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people, that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free enterprise system."
Milton Friedman

"Coolidge is the first president to discover that what the American people want is to be left alone." --American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
Thomas Jefferson

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Abraham Lincoln

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
Albert Einstein

 “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.”
 Thomas Jefferson

"Reports of the death of the Democratic party have been exaggerated, we will maintain our majorities."
--Joe Biden, ignoring the polls and the people.

"Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large."
Thomas Sowell  2011