They Said It – Issue 131
Not every issue in our society requires a law. If I were king, the legislature could meet every year to repeal laws but only every three years to pass new ones.
- John Frohnmayer, in graduation address to political science majors at the University of Oregon
They Said It – Issue 130
In defeat, conservatives tend to lapse into depression, progressives into apocalypse.
- Author Joseph Epstein
They Said It – Issue 129
I’ve arranged with my executor to be buried in Chicago. Because when I die, I want to still remain active politically.
- Comedian Mort Sahl
They Said It – Issue 128
Even something as simple as a scoop of your favorite ice cream is regulated by the federal government – from the moment the milk comes out of the cow to the way it appears in your bowl.
- Wayne Hoffman in the Wall Street Journal
They Said It – Issue 127
Intent is never known until money changes hands.
- John C. Malone, Chairman & majority owner, Liberty Media
They Said It – Issue 126
I cannot but believe that more is lost by the long continuance of men in office than is generally to be gained by their experience.
- President Andrew Jackson
They Said It – Issue 125
We spend the first half of our lives wishing we looked like someone else and the second half wishing we looked like our former selves.
- Attributed to Southern Methodist University professor Willard Spiegelman in his book Senior Moments
They Said It – Issue 124
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.
– Sir Winston Churchill
They Said It – Issue 123
When government predictably fails, scapegoats are found and targeted to shoulder the blame. Even worse—like asking the arsonist to extinguish the fire—more government is then proposed to fix the very problems it most likely has only made worse.
- Ron Johnson (R-WI)
They Said It – Issue 122
Obviously crime pays, or there’d be no crime
- Gordon Liddy, of Watergate fame