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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Post-Election Recovery

“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all of the other forms which have been tried from time to time.”
-Winston Churchill

“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“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, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“Now to see if this gang can shoot any straighter than the last one…”
-Skippy


“I don't know jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
-Will Rogers

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