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Paula M.

Grants Pass, OR, USA
Joined May 7, 2012


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You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.

And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.


          - William J. H. Boetcker, 1916

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    Dec 31, 2012 4:28 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.

              - George Will

    Dec 31, 2012 4:05 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.

              - Salman Rushdie

    Dec 12, 2012 4:19 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

              - Ronald Reagan

    Dec 11, 2012 11:15 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

              - Gerald R. Ford

    Dec 6, 2012 9:14 AM

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    Dec 3, 2012 1:39 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as "caring" and "sensitive" because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he's willing to try to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he'll do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head.

              - P. J. O'Rourke

    Dec 3, 2012 1:32 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. that is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.

              - G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

    Nov 5, 2012 11:18 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.

               - John Derbyshire

    Nov 5, 2012 10:18 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.  The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

              - Winston Churchill

    Nov 5, 2012 10:17 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    If you're uncertain when life begins, why not give the unborn the benefit of the doubt?

              - Jonah Goldberg

    Nov 5, 2012 10:12 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    The choice is between two ways of life: between individual liberty and State domination; between concentration of ownership in the hands of the State and the extension of ownership over the widest number of individuals; between the dead hand of monopoly and the stimulus of competition; between a policy of increasing restraint and a policy of liberating energy and ingenuity; between a policy of leveling down and a policy of opportunity for all to rise upwards from a basic standard.

              - Winston Churchill

    Nov 5, 2012 10:11 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    “Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”

              - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Oct 22, 2012 11:42 AM

    Paula M. (39)
    When losses are made, under the present system these losses are borne by the individuals who sustained them and took the risk and judged things wrongly, whereas under State management all losses are quartered upon the taxpayers and the community as a whole.  The elimination of the profit motive and of self-interest as a practical guide in the myriad transactions of daily life will restrict, paralyze and destroy British ingenuity, thrift, contrivance and good housekeeping at every stage in our life and production, and will reduce all our industries from a profit-making to a loss-making process.

              - Winston Churchill

    Oct 19, 2012 3:06 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    I am just mystified by these people telling me I would think Obama was doing a great job if his skin contained less melanin.

              - Jonah Goldberg

    Oct 19, 2012 2:58 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    The great danger to the consumer is the monopoly -- whether private or governmental. His most effective protection is free competition at home and free trade throughout the world. The consumer is protected from being exploited by one seller by the existence of another seller from whom he can buy and who is eager to sell to him. Alternative sources of supply protect the consumer far more effectively than all the Ralph Naders of the world.

              - Milton Friedman

    Oct 19, 2012 2:55 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    I have never known a word to become absolute dogma, without a speck of evidence, the way "diversity" has.

              - Thomas Sowell

    Oct 19, 2012 2:54 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    I’m sort of at a loss as to why anyone should read Chomsky at any age. The beauty of Chomsky is that the caricatures actually summarize his thought perfectly well. Of the few dozen college students who’ve thrown Chomsky in my face in an argument, I never once felt like if I’d only read more of him I could be more effective in ridiculing him. I do think you should read criticisms of Chomsky from time to time, just to remind yourself of why you’re not reading him.

              - Jonah Goldberg

    Oct 19, 2012 2:47 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    Whenever you hear people talking about "a living Constitution," almost invariably they are people who are in the process of slowly killing it by "interpreting" its restrictions on government out of existence.

              - Thomas Sowell

    Oct 12, 2012 1:37 PM

    Paula M. (39)
    Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

              - Proverbs 29:11

    Oct 12, 2012 12:20 PM

    Svetlana B. (21)

    Thanks for the add Paula, wishing you a great weekend.
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