Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly.

— John Fund

The most surprising John Fund quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

I think Democrats often hold the unconstrained vision, and Republicans focus more on the Rule of Law.

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There have been brilliant satires about the tax bureaucracy before, from the Beatles song ‘The Taxman’ to the film ‘Harry’s War,’ but in some ways Jim Greenfield’s The Taxman Cometh outdoes them all. His tale of a little guy who can’t take it anymore is both compelling and timely, given the tax scandals we read about in Washington almost every day.

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I believe careers should be judged independently unless there's a clear conflict of interest in a specific case.

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As government grows, its increased power to grant favors or inflict pain attracts more people who would abuse the system.

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Given that Mr. Kerry is clearly exaggerating what happened to minority voters in the 2000 election in Florida, maybe we should wait for him to provide evidence of what he is alleging in 2004.

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Tom Coburn never forgot that members of Congress are spending the hard-earned money of the people back home. Even a lot of conservatives end up forgetting that. Here's hoping that back in the private sector, Tom Coburn keeps up the fight for his beliefs and that he remains a constant reminder to lawmakers and the White House of ethical standards to which all should aspire.

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The Civil War was about a lot of things, but the core of it was slavery. That was the original sin.

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I think the only way we retain credibility with the Arab world is to say, 'When push came to shove, despite the mistakes we made in the past, we are with you in democracy.'

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The RNC was run so badly you could walk through their deepest competence and not get your ankles wet.

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One Blue Dog Democratic House Member reminded me earlier this month of the saying that 'insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' He wondered if his fellow Members weren't more in need of advice from psychiatrists than from economists at this point.

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Dozens of members of Congress will be retiring next month, and some should be missed. But there is only one Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma senator the Christian Science Monitor has dubbed 'a rabble-rousing statesman.'

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That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts.

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About John Fund

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Remember, the Islamist view of democracy is: one man, one vote, one election, and that's it.

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One thing members of Congress need to realize is how much their reliance on staffers is hurting the institution and helping make it unaccountable.

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