"That Book, sir, is the rock on which the Republic rests."
President Andrew Jackson
"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into
practice with courageous patience."
Admiral Hyman Rickover
"If you aren't a conservative by the time you're 20, you have neither heart
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (2/16/96)
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules,
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."
President Ronald Reagan
"Public opinion shapes our government. Therefore, encourage all the
conservatives you know to 'talk politics' all the time. Encourage
liberals to abide by the liberal-promulgated rules of etiquette which
discourage social discussion of things that matter - mathematics,
politics, and religion."
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (1/31/96)
"How fortunate for those in power, that people do not think."
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics forecast in 1949
The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the
constant use of four simple words: "I do not know."
"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small
David Lloyd George
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in
trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"One who sees farther than others does so either because he stands on the shoulders of giants, as Isaac Newton believed, or because he is surrounded by mental midgets. It is not always clear for individual cases which is the truth."
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (2/1/97)
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
"The US government views the Bill of Rights as void where prohibited by law!"
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (1995)
"Our laws and institutions must necessarily be based upon, and embody the
teachings of the Redeemer of mankind."
US Supreme Court, "The Church of the Holy Trinity vs. US", 1892
"Power does not come from Washington. Power comes from God to the people,
and from the people to their government as they see fit to loan it."
Dr. Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives (Dec 6, 1994)
"The reason families need two incomes today is not to support themselves but
to support the government."
Dick Armey, House Majority Leader, 1994.
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it
is the duty, as well as the privilege and the interest, of a Christian
nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay (1777)
"Our ancestors established their system of government on morality and
religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be
trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any
government be secure which is not supported by moral habits. Whatever
makes men Christians, makes them good citizens."
Sen. Daniel Webster (1820)
"From a knowledge of His work, we shall know Him."
English scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), considered by many to be the father of modern chemistry.
Two step formula for handling stress:
1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. Remember that it's all small stuff.
"Racial discrimination against a white is as unconstitutional as race
discrimination against a black."
-Liberal Caucasian Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
"You guys have been practicing discrimination for years. Now it's our turn."
-Liberal Negro Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall replying to Justice Douglas
"We the people are the boss. In the final analysis we will get the kind of
government, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve."
President John F. Kennedy
"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of
opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Thomas Jefferson (1777)
"I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of
tyranny over the mind of man."
Thomas Jefferson (1800)
"The Eighth Commandment reads: 'Thou shall not steal.'
It does not read: 'Thou shall not steal from the rich man.'
It does not read: 'Thou shall not steal from the poor man.'
It reads simply and plainly: 'Thou shall not steal.' "
President Teddy Roosevelt, 1906
"Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found
state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure
implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery."
Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1874)
"Government doesn't solve problems; government subsidizes problems."
"1935 will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has
full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more
efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."
A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep
and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Second Amendment, Constitution of the United States.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the
States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Tenth Amendment, Constitution of the United States.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
First Amendment, Constitution of the United States
"We can be grateful that ink and paper didn't make their first appearance
the day before yesterday. Otherwise, Congress and the President would be
scrambling frantically to make sure that these communication tools would
not be used for purposes unapproved by the government."
Stephen Chapman - Chicago Tribune 07/19/96
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