Friday, April 07, 2006

Govt, liberty and such matters

These quotes are from Peter McWilliam's book "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" which explores the absurdity of consensual crime.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. John Cage

I don't make jokes - I just watch the government and report facts. Will Rogers

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. Sally Kempton

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programmes, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth! Ronald Reagan

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. Laurence J.Peter

If a nation expects to be ignorant and expects what never was and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Ronald Reagan

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