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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: September 7, 2012

 September 7, 2012 It’s Friday! Register now! The third annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum takes place on Friday, September 21, at the W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. This year’s event includes Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, Carpe Diem Schools Founder Rick Ogston, Texas Public Policy Foundation President Brooke Rollins, Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner and former Florida Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson. Registration for this daylong event, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $100. Register at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/legforum. See the agenda at http://www.georgiapolicy.org/additional-links/legislative-policy-forum/. Quotes of Note “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the… View Article

Friday Facts: August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012 It’s Friday!  Quotes of Note  “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that “all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.” To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.” – Thomas Jefferson (Letter to George Washington, 1791) “Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison “Your greatest ally in controlling your response to your circumstances has been a… View Article

Friday Facts: August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012  It’s Friday!  Quotes of Note  Correction: Two of the Quotes of Note in last week’s Friday Facts were incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. Our apologies; as Abraham Lincoln said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!”  “I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.” – Abraham Lincoln  “Posterity – you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Adams  “Under this republic the rewards… View Article

Friday Facts: August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012 It’s Friday! Visit the Foundation’s new Web site at www.georgiapolicy.org then e-mail us at info@georgiapolicy.org to tell us what you think of it! Quotes of note “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” – James Madison Events August 25: Join me a week from Saturday (August 25) at the E3 Summit in Kennesaw hosted by Americans For Prosperity Georgia. The conference will focus on the “3 E’s” driving Georgia’s future – economic freedom, educational choice and energy freedom. I will be on a panel discussing education reform, but the real stars include… View Article

Friday Facts

      It’s Friday!   Quotes of note – “A government with the policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw – “Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Mark Twain – “A general State education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mold in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government … in proportion as it is efficient and… View Article

Friday Facts

  It’s Friday!  Quotes of note – “Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.” –F.A. Hayek – “There will be belt-tightening. It’s certainly disappointing that we won’t have the resources to accomplish all the projects needed to get Georgians moving quicker, but it does force state officials, including myself, to focus all our attention on our most pressing needs. … We have much to do, and I’ll work with state and local officials to direct our limited resources to the most important projects.” – Governor Nathan Deal, after the July 31 regional View Article

Friday Facts: July 27, 2012

  It’s Friday!  Quotes of note – “All of the progress that the U.S. has made over the last couple of centuries has come from unemployment. It has come from figuring out how to produce more goods with fewer workers, thereby releasing labor to be more productive in other areas. It has never come about through permanent unemployment, but temporary unemployment, in the process of shifting people from one area to another.” – Milton Friedman – “There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Henry David Thoreau – “All… View Article

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It’s Friday!  Quotes of note – “An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” – T.S. Eliot – “But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.” –C.S. Lewis Free enterprise – “I’ll always remember this as the night that Michael Jordan and I combined for 70 points.” – Stacey King of the Chicago Bulls after their game against the Cavaliers in which Michael Jordan scored a career-high 69 points and King scored one point.… View Article

Friday Facts: July 13, 2012

  It’s Friday!    Quotes of note – “It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” – Elbert Hubbard – “It is one of the saddest spectacles of our time to see a great democratic movement support a policy which must lead to the destruction of democracy and which meanwhile can benefit only a minority of the masses who support it. Yet it is this support from the Left of the tendencies toward monopoly which make them so irresistible and the prospects of the future so dark.” – Friedrich von Hayek   Events  September 21: Save the date! The Foundation’s third annual Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing View Article

Friday Facts: June 29, 2012

It’s Friday! Quotes of note – “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw – “And it proves, in the last place, that liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 78 (1788) – Minority opinion on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), U.S. Supreme Court: “All of us consume food, and when we do so the Federal Government can prescribe what its quality must be and even how much we must pay. But the mere fact that we all consume food and are thus, sooner or later, participants… View Article

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