Government --- Favorite Quotes (Minus the Old Chestnuts)

Things Change

"In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state." ---Charles de Montesquieu

One Chestnut --- Just Out of Respect

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the Government and report the facts." Will Rogers

FCC Rules: Number 1 and Number 2.

"FCC indecency rules have to do, essentially, with sex, poo-poo and pee-pee." --- Bob Thompson, Syracuse University (Professor of Popular Culture).

Green Guilt and Paganism

"Guilt is terrible. It leads people to irrationality and terror. The political and social forces behind the movement to combat global warming and turn energy green are, to me, a form of paganistic spiritualism displacing conventional religions." --- Ken Fisher Forbes (6/23/2008)

Same Fun with Half the Oil

"France consumes only half as much oil per capita as America, yet the last time I looked, Paris wasn’t a howling wasteland."

I wanted someone to make this point for me, though it is with reluctance that I quote Paul Krugman (NY Times, 5/12/08).

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