Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quotes for Obama to Remember

Photo: K. Sawyer

Now that Mr. Obama has become president, I feel he should be reminded of some important ideas:

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. – Thomas B. Reed

 If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all. – Jacob Hornberger

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.  -Unknown

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein

A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson 

If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves. – Thomas Sowell