P. J. O'RourkeP. J. O'Rourke, (1947-2022) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator

P. J. O'Rourke Quote

“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”

P. J. O'RourkeP. J. O'Rourke
~ P. J. O'Rourke

Ratings and Comments

A HREF="http://www.myegotimes.com/" title="  " target="_tab", Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!

This is why they want free trade, they are sick of the bribes being taxed with excise and tariffs when comming over from places like England and China. -- GZLFB

Joe, Rochester, MI

By voting the lesser of two evils, the winner incorrectly believes they are voted "for", rather than "against the other". So I vote Libertarian to send the message "I don't want you, I want change, I don't like the way you act" to the democrats and republicans destroying our country.

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Anon    3/27/09

Exactly what happens all day every day throughout America's corrupted forms of admimistrative self governments whether Local, State, Federal and including all their ever growing bureaucratic overhead which costs us more future debt to subsidize it as well as what the ever growing gang of crooks are stealing while doing what is good and best for us bless their little hearts. (Scoff with sarcasm intended!)

J Carlton, Calgary

Buying Legislators? Nawwwww, couldn't be. Unless of course we're talking about "big Pharma", "Agro", the "Weapons Industry"....and on and on...

jim k, austin

Nice going Joe, from a fellow Libertarian.

Mike, Norwalk

Yes, true, absolutely, ...

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Mike, Norwalk 4/24/20

I smile at this over time. We hold this truth to be self evident ! ! !

M. Brown, Florida

Kudos Joe!

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RBESRQ    3/27/09
LaoTzu, China

This too will pass.

E Archer, NYC

A point few consider when authorizing more power to government.

Ronw13, Oregon

Bloomberg comes to mind, buying off the house, entrenched with opposition against President Trump's administration. Drain that damn swamp, while some little (q) queens sit in their ivory towers eating ice cream. I don't think that will age well. 
WWG1WGA to KAG, 4 more years. Trump 2020

Cal, Lewisville

Joe, Rochester NY

Another Libertarian and myself had quite an argument on FB once.  He felt Libertarianism should be enforced by DC and the Supreme Court.  I argued about keeping DC out of it and let it be State and Local.  He finally said that there are 2 Libertarians.  I turned out to be a John C. Calhoun Libertarian  while he is a Daniel Webster Libertarian.


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