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How to enslave a country

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”

- John Adams

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Moderation in war

“The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.”

- Adm. John Arbuthnot Fisher

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How to fix Washington

“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or if they try, thew will shortly be out of office.”

- Milton Friedman

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‘Pay any price, bear any burden’

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

“This much we pledge—and more.”

- John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address
January 20, 1961

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Power becomes tyranny

“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:40 by Chris Carter · Permalink · 5 Comments
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The Man in the Arena

“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 them 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Why higher education has become a problem

“Our aim is to turn out young men as unlike their fathers as possible.”

- Woodrow Wilson, during his tenure as president of Princeton University

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 10:21 by Chris Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Regulatory Czar doesn’t like choices in media

“A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government.”

- Cass Sunstein

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 06:55 by Chris Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Howard Dean: We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!

“I don’t think it’s unconstitutional but I don’t care if it is or not. I think that the courts will make that decision.”

- Howard Dean – Democratic National Committee Chairman and former presidential candidate, in reference to Obamacare

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 23:04 by Chris Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Czar thinks voters are like Homer Simpson

“Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there’s a lot that can be done to manipulate them.”

- Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, also known as Obama’s “Regulatory Czar”

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