If you tend to get into heated political debates, I suggest a strong
of your favorite tranquilizer before you continue.
- If you lie for your cause, your cause is a lie.
- Means never justify the end, means become the end.
- Name calling is a tactic of the weak minded or one who has a lot
- Politicians must be mind readers. They often state what the
opposition feels or believes and no one sees this as fundamentally
- Morality can rarely be mandated, but laws must be based on
- No amount of law or legislation can rule an unruly or unwilling
- Politicians believe the best way to punish law breakers is by
imposing more regulations on the law abiding.
- A person that relies on the government or the courts to define
limits is already corrupt.
- Everyone believes they are in the 'middle of the road'
- The best way to obscure the truth is to appeal to emotion.
- Most of the work done on bills is before the vote. If a
politician has to vote no often, he has been doing very little or is
- Be grateful that the government is often ineffective.
- A government that imposes high taxes has no regard for its
- People that refuse to pay taxes have no regard for their
- Politicians that define people as rich and poor believe in an
- Whenever you hear a politician say he understands the poor, try
remember the last time you saw a poor politician. (Economically poor
- Important things that matter about a bill or law.
- What the bill or law does in the end.
- Unimportant things about a bill or law.
Signs of Political ignorance:
- What the press says about it.
- What the politician says about it.
- What the intent was.
- How well intended it is.
- What you think about it.
Mercy without justice will lead to anarchy.
Data and statistics are not truth, but many politicians will
small facts and use them as universal truths.
Before we let a politician save us from a problem, we
investigate why the problem was there to begin with.
What works well rarely passes, what passes rarely works.
We rarely vote for someone who will promise good long term
We often vote for someone who will promise solutions akin to
Political laws of economics:
- What sounds good is good.
- Believing the labels people use are accurate.
- Relying on an unbiased press.
- Agreeing with solutions that require less from people and more
- Believing government creates money, jobs, confidence or
- Believing that the money the government spends doesn't come
your own pocket.
- Relying on the efficiency of government.
- Thinking you can legislate compassion and have large amounts
- Believing appearance is more important than substance.
- Believing that the integrity and ethics of a leader are not
Freedom is the right to receive the results of our
Good actions bring rewards and bad actions bring sanctions. This
the basis of laws in a free society.
The economic impact of most political decisions are many years
the road. Usually after the responsible party is out of office and the
blame or praise is given to current person in office.
Intimidation and use of force is the greatest hypocrisy of any
seeking positive change.
The greatest weakness in a government is when it must support
Free speech is the right to say most anything, but we can not
someone to listen.
A good or bad economy is rarely the result of the current
but the economy does drive the popularity poles.
Every day we go to work, but some politician is getting the
for the good economy.
Don't be impressed by those that can point out problems in the
world, society, etc. That is a talent any 8 year old has.
Attention should go to those that are willing to constructively solve
problems by their own hard work.
- What the politicians say they are doing and what they do
- The best way to devalue money is to redistribute it.
- The most grievous tax is inflation.
- No one can explain how politicians make economic decisions, we
only track the result.
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