Thought of the Day

Jan. 16, 2009 – “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” –Sir Winston S. Churchill



Jan. 15, 2009 – “If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” –Samuel Adams



Jan. 14, 2009 – “Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.” – Winston Churchill



Jan. 13, 2009 – “When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.” –



Jan. 12, 2009 – “What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down – literally or otherwise.”Robert Scheer



Jan. 11, 2009 –  “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” – Jackie Robinson



Jan. 10, 2009 – “I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.” –Poet Jean Ingelow



Jan. 9, 2009 –  “I can deal with real troubles; it is the imaginary ones that get me down.” –John Keats



Jan. 8, 2009 – “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” –Alexis De Tocqueville



Jan. 7, 2009 – “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” –Barry Goldwater 



Jan. 6, 2009 – Government can do something for the people only in proportion as it can do something to the people.” — Thomas Jefferson



Jan. 5, 2009 – “Principle these days has become the lesser of two evils.  That’s not principle.  Principle has been almost entirely abandoned in favor of pragmatism.  People today don’t understand principle, even though this nation was founded on a commitment to bedrock principle.”  –Barry Goldwater




Jan. 4, 2009 – “People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.” — John Adams





Jan. 3, 2009 – “The failure to invigorate our attachment to freedom brings a brittleness, a structural weakness which history takes grisly opportunity to exploit. — William F. Buckley



Jan. 2, 2009 – “Because ours is a consistent philosophy of government, we can be very clear:  We do not have a separate social agenda, a separate economic agenda, and a separate foreign agenda.  We have one agenda.  Just as surely as we seek to put our financial house in order and rebuild our nation’s defenses, so too we seek to protect the unborn, to end the manipulation of schoolchildren by utopian planners, and permit the acknowledgment of a Supreme Being in our classrooms just as we allow such acknowledgments in other public institutions.”  –Ronald Reagan






Jan. 1, 2009 –  “I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution … or have failed their purpose … or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ ‘interests,’ I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty, and in that cause I am doing the very best I can.” –Barry Goldwater








Dec. 31, 2008 – “We review the past not in order that we may return to it but that we find in what direction, straight and clear, it points to the future.” — Calvin Coolidge



Dec. 30, 2008 – “We now have a National character to establish, and it is of the utmost importance to stamp favorable impressions upon it; let justice be then one of its characteristics, and gratitude another.”  — George Washington




Dec. 29, 2008 – “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” –Thomas Jefferson




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