Words of Wisdom and some Great Truths

I have lost nearly ALL faith in ALL elected Federal officials, lost nearly as much faith in State elected and County officials and lately I am starting to doubt a few of my own particular choices for Local office holders.

We hear much said that is passed off as *political humor*, some actually IS light and humorous, but some is incredibly DARK humor that is so close to the truth that we have to laugh to keep from crying.

Words of Wisdom and some Great Truths

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. — John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain

4. 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

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always de pend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw

6. 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

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. — James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)

11. 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)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers

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. 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)

15. 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.)

16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it. — Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

19. 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

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class…save Congress. — Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. — Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. — Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop

Yes indeed, elections have consequences and politicians are the price we pay, but as long as there are clowns haunting the Halls of Government people like me will never run out of something to write about.

Politicians have NOT changed through the ages, I doubt they ever will, but you would think that the voters would *wise up* after a while and take some of these incredibly inept and/or corrupt politicians to the wood shed.

But THAT would require WORK on the part of the voters and apathy is the order of the day.

You get what you vote for, and yes, anyone can make a mistake once in a while, I did in the last Congressional election in TX-32 but we were given the evil, the lesser of the evil and one stupid SOB on the Dem side.


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13 Responses to Words of Wisdom and some Great Truths

  1. cary says:

    “The lesser of two evils is still evil.” - Fred Witzell, 2008 election cycle

    • TexasFred says:

      I know… But evil, less evil and totally stupid were the choices, I just didn’t realize that he was the lesser at the time…

      • cary says:

        Please understand I wasn’t commenting on your actions at the time; I was adding to the list of conservative quotes.

        Actually, that election we had the choice between dumb and dumber, it just turned out that dumber with a side of dumber-er appealed to more people than just plain dumb with a side of perky.

        2012 was evil, less evil, and totally stupid.

  2. Wayne says:

    Gave me a few chuckles Fred. My personal favorite by R.R.. If it moves…………… Our current problems stem from our dishonest media, they are supporting the progs. and demonizing the conservatives. I hope we don’t have to choose between dumb and dumber in the next election.

  3. Linda says:

    I shared your post on FB. These are good, and full of common sense, a quality lacking in America, today!

  4. Petermc3 says:

    As is painfully apparent,there is nothing new under the sun. For the college kiddies going through their liberal indoctrination they may want to listen to the Beatle’s “Taxman” since their intellectual capacity and penchant for critical thinking is limited to cutting their own throats at the poll.

  5. OregonBuzz says:

    I sent this great words of wisdom to about 25 friends. They will do the same I’m sure.

  6. Bloviating Zeppelinq says:

    There are some absolute classics here Fred, nicely played.

    My favorite:

    “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” — George Bernard Shaw

    Because that’s precisely what is occurring now, and what Leftists and Demorats are doing their level best to continue: the Free Cheese class, which will enable Demorat votes in perpetuity.


  7. OregonBuzz says:

    Here’s a couple more that deserve a place at the table.
    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” H. L. Mencken

    “The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.” Albert Camus

  8. Wayne says:

    “Stupid is what stupid does” Forest Gump.

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