Thursday, July 31, 2014
"Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty."
--- George Washington
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of a private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power."
--- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants."
--- Harry S. Truman
"If Dwight Eisenhower had come back from the war and decided to run as a Democrat --which he almost did-- there would be no Republican party today. They would be like the Ku Klux Klan, small knots of hate-crazed rich people scattered in walled ghettos around the country, instead of the dominant ruling autocracy that they have been for most of the last four decades."
--- Hunter S. Thompson
"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."
--- H.L. Mencken
"What we need to affirm is that Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Whenever we marry Jesus to a political party, we are committing the sin of idolatry. We are making Jesus into the image of our political party."
--- Tony Campolo
"You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat."
--- Jackie Kennedy
"Ronald Reagan was long thought to be the most conservative of Republicans. And by any standard today he is the most popular Republican in modern history. Yet he raised taxes 11 times, supported a ban on assault rifles and the Brady Bill, and established amnesty for 3 million undocumented workers."
--- Mark McKinnon
"Obamacare is a private mandate that will drive billions to the insurance industry, much like the auto insurance mandate. Hardly socialism. In fact, it was a Republican plan to begin with."
--- Adam McKay
"Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings."
--- Dr. Howard Dean