OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Saturday, March 18, 2006 :::

Grover's Birthday

Grover Cleveland, that is. The only man to be elected to two non-consecutive presidential terms is something of a hero to those of us who firmly believe in limited government. Andrew has a number of Cleveland quotes up, but I thought these two were particularly appropriate, and for Virginia's worthies, instructive:

"...under our scheme of government the waste of public money is a crime against the citizen."?


"What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?"

Wise words indeed.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 3/18/2006 2 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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