Something To Think About - 2/18/17
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently estimated that regulations had cut annual GDP by almost 1% since 1980 for a cumulative $4 trillion in lost domestic production.
Something To Think About - 2/17/17
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once observed that “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Something To Think About - 2/16/17
The President’s Cabinet was originally comprised of only four positions: State, War (now Defense), Treasury and an Attorney General. Since then, twelve positions have been added, most of which, like the Department of Education, are unnecessary and exemplify federal government overreach.
Something To Think About - 2/10/17
English cleric Charles Colton once observed that “It is curious that we pay statesmen for what they say, not for what they do; and judge them from what they do, not from what they say.”
Something To Think About - 2/8/17
Time management guru Hyrum W. Smith believes that “What is important is not that there are uncontrollable events in our lives, but how we respond to them.”
Something To Think About - 2/7/17
While fretting over the Betsy DeVos appointment as Secretary of Education, the politicos should take into consideration that whatever it is we’re doing now isn’t working. Despite the billions of dollars poured on the system by the Obama Administration, test scores have declined over the past four years while graduation rates have improved. In other words, we’re graduating more kids who still cannot read or do math as well as their predecessors.
Something To Think About - 1/26/17
Writer and motivational speaker Stephen Covey says that “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
Something To Think About - 1/25/17
“Power is better than revenge,” noted writer Lois McMaster Bujold. “Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.”
Something To Think About - 1/24/17
The Mercatus Center at Georg Mason University recently estimated that regulations had cut annual GDP by almost 1% since 1980 for a cumulative $4 trillion in lost domestic production.
Something To Think About - 1/18/17
It’s interesting to note that while so many, including the government, are vilifying energy companies like Exxon for oil exploration and extraction, 80% of the land they develop is owned by those same governments, who extract money from those evil drillers.
Something To Think About - 1/17/17
According to writer and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Something To Think About - 1/6/17
Humorist Robert Benchley once noted that “The advantage of keeping family accounts is clear. If you do not keep them, you are uneasily aware of the fact that you are spending more than you are earning. If you do keep them, you know it.”
Something To Think About - 1/5/17
Playwright George Bernard Shaw believed that “The liar’s punishment is not that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”
Something To Think About - 1/4/17
Author and historian James Truslow Adams claimed that “There are obviously two educations. Once should teach us how to make a living. The other should teach us how to live.”
Something To Think About - 12/30/16
“While only one gathering can be pleased by the presence of the polite person,” noted Benjamin Franklin, “many more can be pleased with the absence of the disagreeable one.”
Something To Think About - 12/23/16
Augusta E. Rundel called Christmas, “that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance.”
Something To Think About - 12/21/16
Norman Wesley Brooks said: “Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, or not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.”
Something To Think About - 12/20/16
Writer, editor and critic Samuel Johnson believed that “Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.”