We Have Rights, As Individuals, To Give As Much Of Our Own Money As We Please To Charity
We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we
please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to
appropriate a dollar of public money.
-- Colonel David Crockett, Member of Congress from 1827-1835
Russia has the Moscow circus, we have Congress.
I'm from the IRS. The government has spent all your tax money. Could we please have some more?
The following appeared as part of a recommendation made by a faculty member to the president of a large university.
"Never once in our 150-year history as a university have we clarified our objectives....
We have the best politicians money can buy.
We wonder if a member of Congress with a pair of horny secretaries could be accused of double-dipping.
The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be _tremendous and irresistable_.
Who are the militia? _are they not ourselves_. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms _each man against his own bosom_....
We have been left so much to our own devices - after a while one welcomes the uncertainty of being left to other people's.
-- Tom Stoppard...
NEW YORK -- Publishers from all across the country met this week at the first annual Book Publishers Assocation of America (BPAA) meeting.
Many of the booths on the showroom floor were devoted to the single most important issue facing the publishing industry...