Poor Chris' Almanac.
1) One that can't gain support with popular policy will choose popular indignation.
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2) There is a price for everything and sometimes "free" is the most expensive.
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3) If I owe you a thousand dollars, you own me. If I owe you a million dollars, I own you.
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4) Personal Debt chains can bind you to your current path, but financial freedom leads to personal freedom.
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5) You gain power by finding people with common beliefs, but you lose power once those same people start to tell you what your beliefs are.
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6) You can choose to watch and complain about the way things are or you can take an active role in what they could be.
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Now Some quotes from people smarter than I am...
"The constitutions of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves;
that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom
of the press." Thomas Jefferson
I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.-Thomas Jefferson
Most bad government has grown out of too much government.-Thomas Jefferson
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?-Thomas Jefferson
Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.-Thomas Jefferson
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? - Will Rogers
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. - Richard Lamm
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. -James Russell Lowell
Democracy is an abuse of statistics. Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. - H L Mencken
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. - Jonathon Swift
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. - Thomas Paine
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'? - Paul Harvey
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? - Saint Augustine
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. - James Madison
I thought that last one should be bolded.