• You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
  • You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
    • – Abraham Lincoln

    I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

      – Winston Churchill

    A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

      – George Bernard Shaw

    The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.

      – Ronald Reagan

    A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

      – G Gordon Liddy

    Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:

    • If it moves, tax it.
    • If it keeps moving, regulate it.
    • And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
      – Ronald Reagan

    If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!

      – P.J. O’Rourke

    A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

      – Thomas Jefferson
  • Without God there is no prompting of the conscience….
  • Without God democracy will not and cannot long endure….
  • If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.
    • – Ronald Reagan