We first compiled some random quotes we’d been saving back before the first Tea Party in 2009, in this post. Here are some more:
A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
I believe we have a one party system in this country, called the big-government party. There is a Republican branch that likes war and deficits and assaulting civil liberties. There is a Democratic branch that likes welfare and taxes and assaulting commercial liberties.
There is no party of fiscal responsibility in the United States today. Neither party has a good track record of fiscal responsibility when it’s in the majority.
David Walker, president and CEO of the Peterson Foundation (subscription required for link)
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
Charles Austin Beard, US historian (1874 – 1948)
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.
William E. Simon
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
Edward R. Murrow
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.