John WayneJohn Wayne, [Marion Morrison] (1907-1979) American film actor

John Wayne Quote

“It rankles me when somebody tries to force somebody to do something.”

John WayneJohn Wayne
~ John Wayne

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Anonymous    5/17/05

Rankles me too.

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Suliman    3/8/08
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Jim    2/16/09
J Carlton, Calgary

We need The Duke to come back.

cal, lewisville, tx

I am trying to think of just anything "big brother" is not forcing me to do. Now my healthcare is in his hands.

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Anon    3/30/10
jim k, Austin

Unless this health care nightmare is ruled unconstitutional by the Supremes, we will be "forced" to buy health insurance.

Dick, Fort Worth

What really rankled him was having to think, something he was never able to do.

E Archer, NYC

Reading up a bit on FDR's New Deal, which was as unconstitutional as mandatory health insurance is today (which really rankles me, too), we find that the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), the Act of June 16, 1933, authorized the President to regulate industry and permit cartels and monopolies in an attempt to stimulate economic recovery, and which established a national public works program. But in a major constitutional ruling the U.S. Supreme Court held Title I of the Act unconstitutional on May 27, 1935, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, 295 U.S. 495. The government's argument, again, was that the authority was granted via the "good and welfare" clause -- a legislative trick for passing almost anything. So there is indeed precedent for repealing mandatory health insurance for which there is NO authorization given by the States or People for such a duty to Washington, DC.

Astoria, Astoria, NY


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RBESRQ    3/30/10

It rankles me that "E" thought this worth while quoting

aa, hb
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aa, hb    3/31/10

I am delighted he did! Thanks E

warren, olathe

Takes a real small mind to give this thumbs down.

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    RBESRQ    3/31/10

    Projectionism abounds...

    Editor, Liberty Quotes

    BTW, RBE refers to the Editor, Eric Schaub, when he says "E" -- that is my signature in my email. Not sure why this quote would rankle anyone, especially RBE. :)

    jim k, Austin

    Dick, you are an embarrassment to Fort Worth.

    Ronw13, Oregon

    Great quote to rankle small minds. Can't see for their blinders. Willing slaves need a bit and bridle in their mouth, hobbled at night just to make sure.

    H. Freeman, Des Moines

    Those who push socialism fail to realize the only difference between it and communism is socialist don't support force as the method of change. It remains, the only difference between the horrors of communism and socialism is the letter "S" and letter "C".


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