politics

A Quote by Gary North on politics, envy, and democracy

The politics of envy is the politics of this commandment: "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote." It is the politics of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

Gary North

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north634.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by amanda mackinnon palmer on art, politics, dresden dolls, and amanda palmer

art  is food for the soul, and an artistic climate is a healthy political climate because it breeds empathy.

Amanda Palmer

Source: http://dresdendolls.com/contact_theband.archive.htm

Contributed by: Ria

A Quote by Frédéric Bastiat on government, state, and politics

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.

Frédéric Bastiat

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Murray Rothbard on government, subsidies, grants, transfer payments, licenses, monopoly rights, economy, and politics

Governmental subsidy systems promote inefficiency in production and efficiency in coercion and subservience, while penalizing efficiency in production and inefficiency in predation.

Murray Rothbard

Source: Man, Economy, and State (http://mises.org/rothbard/mes/chap17a.asp)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on inflation defined, fiat money, tax, politics, stealing, injustice, fraud, dollar, continental, money, inflation, and monetary system

It will be asked how will the two masses of Continental and of State money have cost the people of the United States seventy-two millions of dollars, when they are to be redeemed now with about six million? I answer that the difference, being sixty-six millions, has been lost on the paper bills separately by the successive holders of them. Every one, through whose hands a bill passed, lost on that bill what it lost in value during the time it was in his hands. This was a real tax on him; and in this way the people of the United States actually contributed those sixty-six millions of dollars during the war, and by a mode of taxation the most oppressive of all because the most unequal of all.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Observations on the Article Etats-Unis Prepared for the Encyclopedia, June 22, 1786, Vol. IV, p. 165

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on tyranny, spirit, enlightenment, president, politics, and philosophy

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: Harmony

A Quote by Jon Stewart on politics


- ok, it's time to talk politics..
have you got your popcorn
sodapop & will to live?

Jon Stewart

Source: the daily show

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by Shirley MacLaine on trust, men, drunkenness, love, and politics

Never trust a man when he's in love, drunk, or running for office.

Shirley MacLaine (1934 -)

Contributed by: Gabrielle

A Quote by C.S. Lewis on left, right, news, politics, and power

"Don't you understand anything?  Isn't it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and a fierce Right, both on their toes and each terrified of the other?  That's how we get things done.  Any opposition to the N.I.C.E. is represented as a Left racket in the Right papers and a Right racket in the Left papers.  If it's properly done, you get each side outbidding the other in support of us--to refute the enemy slanders.  Of course we're non-political.  The real power always is." -Miss Hardcastle.

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 441

Contributed by: hellaD

A Quote by Benazir Bhutto on womenswisdom, life, politics, responsibility, commitment, destiny, chosing, and lifes path

My father always would say, "My daughter will go into politics? My daughter will become prime minister", but it's not what I wanted to do. I would say, "No, Papa, I will never go into politics." As I've said before, this is not the life I chose; it chose me ... But I accepted the responsibility and I've never wavered in my commitment.

Benazir Bhutto

Contributed by: Amanda

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