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They Said It – Issue 131

Thursday, December 29, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalNot 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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalIn defeat, conservatives tend to lapse into depression, progressives into apocalypse.

  • Author Joseph Epstein

They Said It – Issue 129

Thursday, December 1, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalI’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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalEven 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

Thursday, November 3, 2016

they-said-it-art-final Intent is never known until money changes hands.

  • John C. Malone, Chairman & majority owner, Liberty Media

They Said It – Issue 126

Thursday, October 13, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalI 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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalI 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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalWhen 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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalObviously crime pays, or there’d be no crime

  • Gordon Liddy, of Watergate fame