Your Favorite Political Quotes

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    I am curious as to what some of the various member's favorite quotes are.

    Obviously one of my top favorites is my sig line but here are a few more, I will try and post one or two a week in here if people end up enjoying posting/talking about what they think the quotes mean.

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner, liberty is a well armed lamb contesting that vote -Benjamin Franklin.


    I like that quote because it shows why we dont live in a true democracy but instead live in a constitutional republic. It nicely sums up how the system's checks and balances, if not ignored or destroyed, keep us from having majority rulings that will lead to violent struggles.
     
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    I always liked this one:

    Conservatives suffer from nothing that a good dose of Ex-Lax couldn't cure.
     
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    :lol: Some things are worth conserving, ya know!
     
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    I like yours too! And mine. :D


    " Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism it's just the opposite. " ~ John Kenneth Galbraith





    There are so many... :eusa_think:
     
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    "A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
    --Alexis de Tocqueville
     
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    Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

    We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

    Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.

    If you are going to go through hell, keep going.

    It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

    You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

    If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.

    History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

    Winston Churchill
     
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    "About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation." - Will Rogers
     
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    Good reads guys and gals.

    BTW thank you all for not giving me crap for my horrid typo in my OP...i fixed it but you can see how bad I screwed it up from reading the quote of me after :lol:


    On that note here is one of my favorite T.R. quotes (Theodore Roosevelt)

    It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

    It would have been awesome to actually sit through that entire speech.
     
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    And I've always liked this one...

    "Liberals are a bunch of ignorant sons a bitches."
     
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    Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.


    Ever notice how really good quotes seem to transcend the times.
     

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