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Sanford Memorial

The memorial service for Larry Sanford is 1:30-5 p.m. today at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch. Bring your happy memories. You should have plenty.

Government bashing

1. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. – Mark Twain

2. We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. – Winston Churchill

3. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

4. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. – G. Gordon Liddy

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5. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -James Bovard

6. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. – Douglas Casey

7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

8. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. – Frederic Bastiat

9. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. – Ronald Reagan

10. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. – Will Rogers

11. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. – P.J. O’Rourke

12. If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. – Joseph Sobran

13. In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -Voltaire

14. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. – Pericles

15. No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. – Mark Twain

16. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. – Ronald Reagan