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The Absolute Truths

  1. 1. The Absolute Truths
  2. 2. “You Cannot Multiply Wealth by Dividing It” “Friends, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.” — Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931-2005) American Pastor, Conservative, Author, and a Three-Term President of the Southern Baptist Convention
  3. 3. “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” - George Bernard Shaw
  4. 4. “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” - Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
  5. 5. “In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” - Voltaire (1764)
  6. 6. “Beware of those who seek to take care of you lest they become your jailers.” - Jim Rohn
  7. 7. “A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man... which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” - G. Gordon Liddy
  8. 8. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” - Winston Churchill
  9. 9. “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” -James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
  10. 10. “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” - Winston Churchill
  11. 11. “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” - Mark Twain
  12. 12. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” - Ronald Reagan (1986)
  13. 13. “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!” - P.J. O'Rourke
  14. 14. “I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”  - Will Rogers
  15. 15. “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O'Rourke Civil Libertarian
  16. 16. “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain
  17. 17. “Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.” - Douglas Casey, Author, Economist, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
  18. 18. “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!” - Pericles (430 B.C.)
  19. 19. “No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” - Mark Twain (1866)
  20. 20. “Talk is cheap ...except when Congress does it.” - Unknown
  21. 21. “There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress.” -Mark Twain
  22. 22. “What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.” -Edward Langley (1928 - 1995) Artist
  23. 23. “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.” - Herbert Spencer English Philosopher (1820-1903)
  24. 24. “Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem. If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?” - Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Address, 1/20/1981
  25. 25. Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks (and the Federal Reserve is a private bank) to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” Quotes from a Democrat Thomas Jefferson
  26. 26. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” Quotes from a Democrat Thomas Jefferson
  27. 27. “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” Quotes from a Democrat Thomas Jefferson
  28. 28. “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” “When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.” Quotes from a Democrat Thomas Jefferson
  29. 29. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Quotes from a Democrat Thomas Jefferson
  30. 30. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” Quotes from Mark Twain
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