"The effect of Welfarism on freedom will be felt later on - after its beneficiaries have become its victims, after dependence on government has turned into bondage and it is too late to unlock the jail." Barry Goldwater I wonder if its happened yet.
Category: Conservative Quotations
A Not Quite Timeless Quote
In his inaugural address, President John F Kennedy famously said: "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." Wouldn't it seem rather quaintly anachronistic to hear a leading Democrat make that exhortation today?
A Goethe Quote
"What is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A Timely Quote…
...from Milton Friedman: "Deficits allow our representatives to vote for spending without having to vote taxes to pay for it, and that creates irresponsibility."
A Quote From Allan C. Carlson
The central lesson of the last one hundred years is that the state can disrupt, but it cannot save families. That task can only be achieved through a revitalized, family-affirming culture. We need a literature that celebrates, rather than denigrates the familial virtues. We need a popular culture that defends what is wholesome and decent …
A Quote From Thomas Carlyle
All great peoples are conservative; slow to believe in novelties; patient of much error in actualities; deeply and forever certain of the greatness that is in law, in custom once solemnly established, and now long recognized as just and final. Thomas Carlyle
From James Burnham (1905 - 1987), Marxist writer turned conservative: Modern liberalism, for most liberals, is not a consciously understood set of rational beliefs, but a bundle of unexamined prejudices and conjoined sentiments. The basic ideas and beliefs seem more satisfactory when they are not made fully explicit, when they merely lurk rather obscurely in …