Thursday, December 29, 2016
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
Thursday, December 15, 2016
In defeat, conservatives tend to lapse into depression, progressives into apocalypse.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
I’ve arranged with my executor to be buried in Chicago. Because when I die, I want to still remain active politically.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
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
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Intent is never known until money changes hands.
- John C. Malone, Chairman & majority owner, Liberty Media
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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.
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
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Obviously crime pays, or there’d be no crime
- Gordon Liddy, of Watergate fame