April 8, 2006
So now we come to this, again provided by a mutual friend now living outside the state, but meant to be helpful just the same. Hope you enjoy the borrowed material that follows.
Truman - And what is the government for — to serve the people and not to control them.
Will Rogers - America is the only consecutively losing big business in the world that keeps on losing, and still keeps going.
Will Rogers - Communism is like Prohibition; it's a good idea, but it won't work.
Will Rogers - What they need in their government is more of a sense of humor, and less a sense of revenge.
Will Rogers - If Socialists worked as much as they talked, they would have the most prosperous style of government in the world.
A taxpayer is someone who does not have to pass a civil service test to work for the government.
Will Rogers - There is no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
Will Rogers - The Russians figure out everything in the communistic system, except how to get enough to eat.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) - The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Harry S. Truman - Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson - The first duty of a sovereign nation is to control its borders, and we don't.
Page Smith, John Adams v. 1 (Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co., 1962), p. 441. The opening clause of the constitution declares firmly "In the government of the commonwealth of Massachusetts the legislative, executive and judicial powers shall be placed in separate departments, to the end that it might be a government of laws, and not of men." p. 442. To ensure the independence of the governor, Adams gave him an absolute veto over the acts of the legislature . . . Without this weapon of defense he will be run down like a hare before the hounds.
George Keyworth (Pres's Science Adviser) The simple fact is that the private sector is not going to support basic research. Something on the order of 95 percent of all basic research conducted in America today is funded by the government.
Lyndon B. Johnson - We preach the virtues of democracy abroad. We must practice its duties here at home. Voting is the first duty of a democracy.