P.J. O'Rourke

1947 -

A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on brevity, character, death, elections, failure, and history

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

Source: Parliament of Whores

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on automobiles, giving, government, money, power, and teenage

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on government

If government were a product, selling it would be illegal.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

Source: 1993 Address at the Cato Institute

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on country, hell, people, and religion

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

Source: 1993 Address at the Cato Institute

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on government, life, and luck

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on america, authority, cats, dependence, dogs, facts, needs, people, pets, and understanding

It is easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on children, death, and needs

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on america, constitution, country, justice, order, people, reason, television, and welfare

The preamble to the Constitution states: "We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare..." It doesn't say "guarantee the general welfare." And it certainly doesn't say "give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who aren't doing so well even if the reason they aren't doing so well is because they're sitting on their butts in front of the TV.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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