Monday, June 15, 2009

Some Views of Government

“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)

“Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” (Frederic Bastiat, French Economist, 1801-1850)

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” (P.J. O’Rourke)

“Talk is cheap—except when Congress does it.” (Unknown)

“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” (Will Rogers)

-Submitted by Don Henwood; via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted at - You may also visit their website at

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