Political correctness is …

… a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
— attributed to a Texas A&M student pre-2006

Certain unalienable rights

“We must confront the fact that the government can either secure the rights of its citizens to their lives, liberty and property, or attempt to provide for the material needs of all, but it cannot do both. The latter requires surrendering the former.” — Stephen Bourque, WSJ letter

We all remember the famous phrase declaring that men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Now who remembers the immediately following phrase? The only hint I offer is that it relates directly to Mr. Bourque’s quote.

“Bad luck”

This is due for a repeat:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck”.

Quiz: Who wrote this?

Quotes of Will Rogers

  • Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.
  • Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
  • I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
  • This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
  • The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.
  • The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
  • The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
  • Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.
  • This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.
  • But with Congress — every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.