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"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." - Samuel Adams

Timeless, in my opinion.

Edited by anonguest

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I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand"I have a problem, it is the Government's job to cope with it!" or"I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!" "I am homeless, the Government must house me!" and so they are casting their problems on society...

It is our duty to look after ourselves and then also to help look after our neighbour and life is a reciprocal business and people have got the entitlements too much in mind without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation and it is, I think, one of the tragedies in which many of the benefits we give, which were meant to reassure people that if they were sick or ill there was a safety net and there was help, that many of the benefits which were meant to help people who were unfortunate—" It is all right. We joined together and we have these insurance schemes to look after it" .

That was the objective, but somehow there are some people who have been manipulating the system and so some of those help and benefits that were meant to say to people:"All right, if you cannot get a job, you shall have a basic standard of living!" but when people come and say:"But what is the point of working? I can get as much on the dole!" You say:"Look" It is not from the dole. It is your neighbour who is supplying it and if you can earn your own living then really you have a duty to do it and you will feel very much better!" There is also something else I should say to them:"If that does not give you a basic standard, you know, there are ways in which we top up the standard. You can get your housing benefit."

But it went too far. If children have a problem, it is society that is at fault. There is no such thing as society. There is living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate.

And the worst things we have in life, in my view, are where children who are a great privilege and a trust—they are the fundamental great trust, but they do not ask to come into the world, we bring them into the world, they are a miracle, there is nothing like the miracle of life—we have these little innocents and the worst crime in life is when those children, who would naturally have the right to look to their parents for help, for comfort, not only just for the food and shelter but for the time, for the understanding, turn round and not only is that help not forthcoming, but they get either neglect or worse than that, cruelty.

The milk snatcher. 1987. How often is the bit in italic quoted out of context?

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The milk snatcher. 1987. How often is the bit in italic quoted out of context?

The lefts great trump has been its mastery of the means and language of debate. The best on the political right go into enterprise, the best on the left go into education and media, allowing them to dominate these fields almost completely.

When you have sole responsibility for education of children, and the information for adults through these means you can make words mean what you want, you can distort terms and labels, and you can commands what is debated and what you must not debate.

The left have had so many, so powerful successes it is difficult to know where to start, but for me convincing the world that the German Workers Party, which became the Nazi party, a group of National Socialists, were in fact creatures of 'the right' has to be one of their greatest.

In addition convincing people that the massive destruction and loss of life that took place during the second world war was what ended the depression is another amazing victory that has no bearing on reality yet is now accepted wisdom.

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The lefts great trump has been its mastery of the means and language of debate. The best on the political right go into enterprise, the best on the left go into education and media, allowing them to dominate these fields almost completely.

When you have sole responsibility for education of children, and the information for adults through these means you can make words mean what you want, you can distort terms and labels, and you can commands what is debated and what you must not debate.

The left have had so many, so powerful successes it is difficult to know where to start, but for me convincing the world that the German Workers Party, which became the Nazi party, a group of National Socialists, were in fact creatures of 'the right' has to be one of their greatest.

In addition convincing people that the massive destruction and loss of life that took place during the second world war was what ended the depression is another amazing victory that has no bearing on reality yet is now accepted wisdom.

...good points....it's called national brain washing....and many people even among the best 'educated' like the pseudo left wing intellectuals ...can't think for themselves.... :rolleyes:

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"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning"

Winston C

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"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning"

Winston C

...too true today..we've been expecting the Greeks to leave the Euro for the last two years ....but the reckoning is this may not happen to next year ...a long beginning to the crumble of the whole Euro project...

Edited by South Lorne

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...too true today..we've been expecting the Greeks to leave the Euro for the last two years ....but the reckoning is this many not happen to next year ...a long beginning to the crumble of the whole Euro project...

Exactly, that's why I posted it.

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When a farmer meets a wolf in the forest he does not argue morals with it he shoots it.

Stalin.

“American production, without which this war would have been lost.”

Stalin - in a bizarre testament to capitalism

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“American production, without which this war would have been lost.”

Stalin - in a bizarre testament to capitalism

He probably thought it would work even better with higher taxes and regulation.

Over the next 70 years the congress went ahead and proved that in fact it does not work better with excessive tax and regulation. They should go back to the revenue and statue they had in the 1940's.

Edited by KingBingo

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I did maths for a year at university. I don't think I was very good at it. And some people would say it shows.

Gordon Brown

April 2007.

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"Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat."

"Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbours."

Quentin Crisp

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Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

P. J. O'Rourke

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