"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"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

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The BEST Speech Ever Given by any President before Congress

Surprisingly cogent, direct, moving, and riveting. I could not take my attention away. m/r 

Believe in America: Trump reboots his presidency with condemnation of hatred, a rousing vision of what country can be by 250th anniversary of independence and a heartbreaking appearance by the widow of SEAL hero whose father snubbed him 

  • President Trump addressed both houses of Congress in a Joint Session just over a month into his presidency 
  • New U.S. leader channeled Kennedy to speak of the 'courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts' 
  • But bluntly political speech also tells the House and the Senate to take action on his agenda  
  • He told them to 'increase funding for our veterans,' pass 'historic tax reform', 'repeal and replace Obamacare,' and 'help ensure new parents have paid family leave'
  • Most electrifying moment of address lasting slightly over one hour was when he paid tribute to William 'Ryan' Owens, SEAL killed on raid in Yemen last month
  • The SEAL's widow Carryn Owens sat beside Ivanka Trump and cried as the divided Congress united for the longest ovation of the evening
  • Trump refused to back down on immigration saying: 'what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one?'
  • Opening sentences of speech robustly condemned anti-Semitic attacks and allegedly racially motivated Kansas City shooting of two Indian men
  • Democratic women wore white in reference to fight for suffrage and made thumbs down gestures to speech

President Donald Trump took his first mission-critical trip down Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday to address a Joint Session of Congress, telling his political opponents that 'the time for small thinking is over, the time for trivial fights is behind us.'
At that very moment, a member of the Democratic Party hissed. 
But Trump's 60-minute speech drew 94 interruptions for applause, including a sustained, tear-jerking ovation for the widow of a Navy SEAL killed in action just eight days after Trump took office. 
As Carryn Owens wept and Ivanka Trump comforted her, Trump said her husband Ryan was happy that the lengthy applause 'broke a record.' 

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