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Morning Quotes

November 5, 2007

“In U.S. politics, ‘compassion’ means giving money and privileges to well organized interest groups at everyone else’s expense.” — Paul Craig Roberts

“Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn’t authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don’t understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.” — Joseph Sobran

“The Constitution is like my old blue dress … it doesn’t fit anymore.” — Rep. Ellen Tauscher, (democrat, California)

“As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I’ve realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it’s much, much bigger than that. I’ve come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated.” — Charlton Heston

“The modern definition of ‘racist’ is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.” — Peter Brimelow, [and others] National Review 02/01/93

“Today the old-fashioned liberal pretension of equality is dead. Replacing it is naked power and the use of government to protect and expand the privileged status of the Democratic Party and its courtiers and constituents. Liberals have become reactionaries, behaving as kings did centuries ago by robbing their opponents to reward their vassals. Liberals now believe that the main purpose of government is to play favorites, to bring down their foes and give privileges to their friends.” — Lowell Ponte

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel.” — Ayn Rand

“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. Plutarch warned, ‘The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.'” — President Ronald Reagan

If “Iraq” is Arabic for “Vietnam” then “Vietnam” is Lefty for “hippie mid-life crisis”. — Protest Warrior

“Moore’s only concession to the Democrats’ role-playing is to deny that he is a Democrat, hoping enough Americans were taught by public school teachers that no one will know how to look up Moore’s voter registration card. (“Democrat.”)” — Ann Coulter

[T]he UN’s mission — as seen by many of its members – is not to solve threats to peace, but to constrain the United States from pursuing its interests.

“Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.” — Frank Zappa

“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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What democrats stand for…

May 21, 2007

From Investor’s Business Daily:

Budget: Congress’ massive $2.9 trillion spending plan makes it clear what Democrats stand for: higher taxes, bigger deficits and runaway Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security spending that will bankrupt America.

When President Reagan cut income tax rates in the 1980s, Democrats screamed that it was just a boon to the rich. But the economy expanded in historic terms, Reagan was re-elected in a 49-state landslide and now even Democrats concede the former movie star’s greatness as a president.

George W. Bush’s historic tax cuts were greeted with similar charges from Democrats. Yet since they became law, nearly 8 million jobs have been generated during five straight years of growth, unemployment is a mere 4.5% and government coffers — thanks to all the economic activity — have enjoyed record tax revenues.

Bush too was re-elected.

Have Democrats learned nothing?

HT to Rob who follows up with:

I fully expect that once Americans get a taste of the tax bills Democrats are going to be generating their slim majority in Congress isn’t going to last long. Because aside from things like abortion, gay marriage, war and guns…if there’s one thing nearly all Americans can agree on it’s that we hate paying taxes.

The only thing Republicans need to do is oust the big-spenders within their own party and set about re-convincing Americans that they represent fiscally responsible leadership. Though that’ll be a long march for them given the profligate spending they’ve engaged in over the last several years.