- Nov 30, 2006
- Hickory, MS
only two quotes out of my seven favorites were from famous leaders. One was critical of socialism humorously pointing out the obvious flaw with that system. The observation about how life experience changes/matures most of us, is a truism, at least it is consistent with my personal life experience. (Back in the 1960s I protested against the Viet Nam war. Back then we didn't burn buildings or loot stores.)iturnknobs said:‘If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.’
“The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”...that you don't agree with. My apologies(sincerely). I wasn't the first one. I will refrain from posting political items outside of political threads.
The 2 political quotes above are from another member. You just chose to look beyond those... or haven't seen them yet.
Our forum is one of the few that still allows political discussion because it has become so ugly and mean spirited these days. For the record there is no rule against making political comments in the brewery as long as we remain civil. I have even named some duplicate threads "political" trying to attract such partisan discussions to keep them sequestered and easier for the uninterested to ignore.
I am sorry that my quotes triggered you, that was not my intent.
John F Kennedy said:And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
My favorite purely "political" quote is from President Kennedy's inauguration speech in 1961, it seems timely today when everybody seems to be expecting free sh__ from our government. The iron lady's quote was kind of a political/economic statement made during the Reagan era, but some might call it the Thatcher era.
For those who don't know John F Kennedy was a democrat, a catholic, a WWII war hero, and likely made it past third base with Marilyn Monroe, who famously sang Happy Birthday to him, despite having a trophy first lady back in the white house. 8)