Quote-a-palooza

“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.” – George Washington

“Our moment in history is marked by a mortal conflict between a culture of life and a culture of death. God put us in the world to do noble things, to love and to cherish our fellow human beings, not to destroy them. Today we must choose sides.” – the late Rep. Henry Hyde

“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt [“Hello, pot. This is the kettle.”]

“The people know the difference between pretense and reality. They want to be told the truth. They want to be trusted… The people want a government of common sense.” – Calvin Coolidge

“When President Bush was grappling with embryonic stem cell research in 2001, Newsweek’s science correspondent, Sharon Begley, warned in a cover story that this might be ‘a cruel blow to millions of patients for whom embryonic stem cells might offer the last chance for health and life.’ In the current issue of Newsweek, Begley now tells us that the technology was always oversold. The notion that stem cells will lead to quick cures and transplants is ‘more fiction than fact,’ Begley tells us- now.” – Jonah Goldberg

“[T]he Democratic Party has so blatantly offended the values, lifestyles, sensibilities and traditions of America that they have driven a vast number of voters into the Republican column. This abrasive hostility to family, faith and tradition by the national Democratic Party… added to the sense of moral decay that most Americans were feeling and thereby benefited the GOP.” – Tony Blankley

“It is not true that the world hates America. It is the world’s left that hates America. However, because the left dominates the world’s news media and because most people, understandably, believe what the news media report, many people, including Americans, believe that the world hates America.” – Dennis Prager

“For individual freedom to be viable, it must be a part of the shared values of a society and there must be an institutional framework to preserve it against encroachments by majoritarian or government will.” – Walter Williams

“The holiday season is here, so it’s time to engage in the time-honored Christmas tradition of objecting to every time-honored Christmas tradition.” – Mark Steyn

“The best way to look at the U.S. tax code is like it’s a three legged mule. It’s ugly, deformed, and doesn’t do much good for anybody.” – Dick Armey

Quote of the Day

“An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.”

— James Madison (Federalist No. 58, 1788)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 48