December 02, 2006

Quotable Quotes

A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in And how many want out. Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The American G. I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

Tony Blair, when asked about his unwavering faith in America

"The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. "

H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. "

Ben Franklin, 1755, to the Pennsylvania State Legislature

"I would remind you, that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Barry Goldwater

"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule--and both commonly succeed, and are right... The United States has never developed an aristocracy really disinterested or an intelligentsia really intelligent. Its history is simply a record of vacillations between two gangs of frauds."

H.L. Mencken

Stolen from various sources........sue me.

Posted by BillyBudd at December 2, 2006 08:47 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Have a God Blessed Week.

Posted by: PATTY at December 3, 2006 01:04 PM

P.S. the United States is a republic not a demoracy

Posted by: PATTY at December 3, 2006 01:05 PM

I absolutely agree with the second statement LOL

Posted by: Rob at December 3, 2006 06:59 PM

Great quotes... I don't think you stole 'em if you note who said 'em.

Chevy is NOT a chick truck! And, hey, back to you Billy! :)

Posted by: JulieB at December 3, 2006 09:47 PM