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Daily Quote 11.27.13

PJ O’Rourke

 

 

 

” Whatever it is that government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government do it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.27.13

 

 

PJ O’Rourke

 

 

 

 

” Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle. There’s only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Day

PJ O’Rourke

 

 “A nation with a goofy foreign policy needs a very serious policy of defense.”

” Of Thee I Sigh: Baby Boomers Bust”

” When did America quit bragging? When did we stop punching hardest, kicking highest, roaring loudest, beating the devil,and leaving everybody else in the dust?
We’re the richest country on earth —four and a half percent of the world’s people producing more than twenty percent of the world’s wealth. But you wouldn’t know
from the cheapjack spending squabbles in Congress. We possess more military power than the rest of the planet combined. Though you couldn’t tell by the way we’re
treated by everyone from the impotent Kremlin to the raggedy councils of the Taliban. The earth is ours. We have the might and means to achieve the spectacular —and no intention of doing so.”

Quote of the Day

PJ O’Rourke

 

 

  “Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle. There’s only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”

Quote of the Day

PJ O’Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke

 

 

” When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state … this violates a fundamental rule of happy living: Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people”