Quote-a-palooza

“[T]here are particular moments in public affairs, when the people stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn.” – James Madison

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Freedom conceives that the mind and spirit of man can be free only if he is free to pattern his own life, to develop his own talents, free to earn, to spend, to save, to acquire property as the security of his old age and his family.” – Herbert Hoover

“All that the law can do is to shape things so that no injustice shall be done by one to the other, and that each man shall be given the first chance to show the stuff that is in him.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.” – Ronald Reagan

“My central problem [with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy] is that the next American president will very likely face another big bad thing, a terrible day, or days, and in that time it will be crucial- crucial- that our nation be led by a man or woman who can be, at least for the moment and at least in general, trusted. Mrs. Clinton is the most dramatically polarizing, the most instinctively distrusted, political figure of my lifetime. Yes, I include Nixon. Would she be able to speak the nation through the trauma? I do not think so. And if I am right, that simple fact would do as much damage to America as the terrible thing itself.” – Peggy Noonan

“The thought of having to choose between Huckabee and Hillary (or whomever the Left tosses up) come November 2008 is about as appealing to me as the option of watching Rosie O’Donnell river dance naked at 11:00 PM verses watching Rosie O’Donnell river dance naked at 11:15 PM.” – Doug Giles

“It seems to me that if the Democrats were really smart, they’d… run the man who best represents everything the left-wingers stand for… The fellow I have in mind is none other than Santa Claus. Old Saint Nick goes around bestowing gifts on those who haven’t worked for them, just like the Democrats, who do the same for the chronically unemployed and illegal aliens. And just as the little people do all the heavy lifting for Santa, the Democrats have their own set of elves; namely the middle-class taxpayers. Furthermore, Santa is obviously a liberal. Even though he, himself, only works one day a year, he thinks he’s entitled to decide who’s naughty and who’s nice.” – Burt Prelutsky

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