Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Political Wisdom, Wit and Warnings...

*** I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.  - Charles de Gaulle

*** A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.  - Gerald R. Ford

*** I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. - Adlai Stevenson

*** If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it. - Stephen Colbert

*** If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. - Will Rogers

*** Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. - Ronald Reagan

*** When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow

*** Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

*** A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. – Tex Guinan

*** Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. - Alexis de Tocqueville

*** If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. - Jay Leno

*** It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. -    Tom Stoppard

*** The problem with political jokes is they get elected. - Henry Cate, VII

*** You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order --or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. - Ronald Reagan

*** We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  – Aesop

*** Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. – John Stuart Mill

And I will end this post, my friends, with one of my personal favorites…

*** Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer

Make the day a great one and God bless ya! Oh! And don’t forget to pray for our nation’s leaders and the upcoming primaries.

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