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They Said It – Issue 121

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalThe two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

  • Thomas Jefferson

They Said It – Issue 120

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

they-said-it-art-final“Nine times out of 10…Gridlock is not an American problem. It’s an American achievement….Gridlock often stops things the federal government should not be doing…”

  • Columnist George Will, quoted in

They Said It – Issue 116

Thursday, May 19, 2016

they-said-it-art-final…it is increasingly recognized by economists, including President Obama’s chief economic adviser, that in Oregon and several other areas of the country, the growing mismatch between the lack of developable land and escalating demand for housing is one of the most important drivers of the housing crisis.

– Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend)


They Said It – Issue 113

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalIn real life, however, the compulsion to decree to one’s neighbor what’s best for him (and use the federal government to enforce it) is an affliction of modern American liberalism.

­ – William McGurn, The Wall Street Journal


They Said It – Issue 112

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

they-said-it-art-finalThe art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.

– Jean Baptist Colbert, Finance Minister to French King Louis XIV (1638-1715)