'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.
All in all, the framers would probably agree that it's better to impeach too often than too seldom. If presidents can't be virtuous, they should at least be nervous.
Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderfully submissive slaves.
Freedom has ceased to be a birthright; it has come to mean whatever we are still permitted to do.
Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.
Government has ceased to mean upholding and reinforcing the traditional rights and morals of the governed; it now means compulsion in the service of social engineering.
If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching remedial English in college.
In one century we went from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to offering remedial English in college.
Loyalty to your country should never require you to lie about it.
Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.
Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money- only for wanting to keep your own money.
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
Power tempts even the best of men to take liberties with the truth.
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.
The best argument for anarchism is the twentieth century.
The hypocrite recognizes the honest man as his deadly enemy.
The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.
War is just one more big government program.
When the government gives things names, you should keep your sense of irony handy.
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