Since Dec 3, 1998
The primary beneficiaries of a socialist program are the socialist politicians. The secondary are the bureaucracies, and tertiaries are the supposed recipients. Everything after is fluff.
All politicians are scoundrels until proven otherwise. Once proven, they must make periodic installments of proof lest they be re-labeled a scoundrel.
It's my turn to decide what's fair...my turn, my turn, my turn!
The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. - Von Mises
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, polkers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur -- what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! - Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power. - Benito Mussolini.
Creator makes man...Man makes states...States makes constitution and federal government...Rights flow in that direction.
The instant the constitution becomes a living document is the moment that it is mortally wounded.
Envy is not a virtue. Jealousy is not a family value. Socialism is institutionalization of jealousy, of envy, of covetness.
- Multiculturalism made us tolerate the intolerant, and now intolerance is annihilating tolerance. -Gertt Wilders
Sean Hannity said that journalism died in 2008. I assert that the "dead" are still among us. The living dead. Zombies! The zombie media.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
As I have been saying all along, if you can't stand in front of it with an assault weapon and physically defend it, then it isn't yours, and probably never was. - Ann Barnhardt
Cyprus - the beginning
Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions. Thomas Paine
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. - Harriet Tubman
I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. ― Benjamin Franklin
Cry yourself a river, build a bridge...then get over it - VRW Conspirator
Whether you label it progressivism, socialism, communism or fascism, its all just the same collectivist tyranny, varying only by degrees of bloodshed and fashion choices. - Kurt Schlichter
In both parties, you've got entrenched politicians who have barely veiled contempt for the American people. - Senator Ted Cruz, 2013
I find it difficult to believe that you can have wealth redistribution and growth at the same time. - Sam Zell, billionaire Real Estate
Favorite Quotes of FReepers
And, therefore, isn't Jim (Robinson) the original Blog Father? - FReeper Aevery_Freeman
I like to think of FreeRepublic as the new White Horse Inn - FReeper Springfield Reformer
We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson
Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128
If you need a survival book to tell you how to start the fire? You've been harshly fornicated by the universe. There will be bleeding. I know it hurts. - JRandomFreeper
Polish: it goes like this and makes a rhyme, "Raz sierpem, raz mlotem - czerwona holote".[Note: This may not translate correctly]
In straight translation it sounds this: "Once with a sickle, once with the hammer - hit the red scum" - Matt_DZ_PL
...There was a group back in the 1990s -- and they still exist.
There was a group in the 1990s that were malcontents, renegades, and off the mainstream plantation of conservatism as articulated by the party.
Those were the people that were the early participants in the website Free Republic.
They were known as Freepers. - Rush Limbaugh, July 3, 2013
You just haven't met a real bigot until you meet Satan...FReeper Gargantua
Barack Hussein Obama is the first President weve had who does not love America and what she stands for. -FReeper Kharis13
While the communists in Russia wore red shirts and had five-years plans, the Nazis in Germany wore brown shirts and had four-year plans. -FReeper mjp
A persons life begins the moment it can be ended by another person. -FReeper Chris37
The Progressive movement is a conspiracy of ideas to forge a Global Culture in direct opposition to the G-d of Israel and His Law. -FReeper Torahman