Friday, May 13, 2005

A few quotations

As readers of this blog know, or can guess, we are fervent admirers of the late great leader of the Western world, President Reagan. Just recently I saw a short selection of quotes from him and feel impelled to share two or three with our readers:
“The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”
You can leave out federal but the rest of it is all too true.
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
But I shall end on a strong and positive note:
“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
That was true when he said it and is still true. The enemy may have changed (slightly) but the wars are the same. We shall win these as we did the one under Reagan.

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