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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 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 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 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)