September 15, 2008
Americans' right to arms
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
-– James Madison
"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
-– Mark Twain
September 12, 2008
"Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery."
-– Benjamin Disraeli, 1874
"There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress."
-– Mark Twain
September 10, 2008
The right to bear arms
"The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
-– Samuel Adams
Government's most useful role in commerce
"Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.'
-– Henry David Thoreau
September 09, 2008
"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."
-– P.J. O'Rourke (1993)
"A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them."
-– P. J. O'Rourke
September 08, 2008
The virtue of the free market
"The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another."
-– Milton Friedman