Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just Sayin’ – A Conservative Quotes Cornucopia

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” Alexis de Tocqueville

“It’s not the government’s job to educate you, it’s your parents’ job,”
Ron Paul

"The best way to understand this whole issue is to look at what the government does: it takes money from some people, keeps a bunch of it,
and gives the rest to other people." Dave Barry

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." Alexander the Great

"In my judgment the people of no nation can lose their liberty so long as a
Bill of Rights like ours survives and its basic purposes are conscientiously
interpreted, enforced and respected so as to afford continuous protection
against old, as well as new, devices and practices which might thwart those
purposes. I fear to see the consequences of the Court's practice of
substituting its own concepts of decency and fundamental justice for the
language of the Bill of Rights as its point of departure in interpreting and
enforcing that Bill of Rights." -- Justice Hugo L. Black