Some More Quotes

“No nation can remain free when the state has greater influence over the knowledge and values transmitted to children than the family.”
~Ron Paul on The Family Education Freedom Act,
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/homeschoolers/ron-pauls-record/

“I generally lean toward a flat tax, but I want to make it really flat-like zero.”
~Ron Paul to Jay Leno

I support Ron Paul for president in 2008 because he is the only candidate in the race who is unwavering in his principles and has shown it over and over again. He believes in freedom and constitutional government he will stick by that. Plus, it looks like he stands a good chance, even when he’s practically ignored by the media. Here’s an amazing video on the subject:

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Quotes

Alright. Its been more than a week and its about time that I got some quotes, so I’m going to double up.

You know what, I think I’m going to put this on the main page of my blog: (We’ll see)

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” ~John Adams, “Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials” (December 1770).

I love the idea behind this, but its a bit wordy, so see if you can get it:

“Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.” ~James Madison, “Federalist Paper No 10” (November 22 1787)

We’ll throw in one funny one for good measure: “My fellow Americans. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes.” ~Ronald Reagan.

He didn’t seriously say that. According to Daniel Kurtzman, he made this joke during a mic check without knowing he was being broad-casted. I thought it was hilarious, and shows Reagan’s light-hearted spirit. Apparently, someone didn’t think it was that funny. Oh, well. I just think its important to be lighthearted every now and then. Just as long as you still understand what’s really important.