Roger Pilon quotes

  • [T]he vast regulatory structure the federal government has erected in the name of the commerce power cannot be ended overnight, in many cases, but the pretense that such programs are constitutional can be ended, even as the programs themselves are phased out over time.
    -- Roger Pilon

    #Government #Names #Program

  • Property is the foundation of every right we have, including the right to be free. Every legal claim, after all, is a claim to something-either a defensive claim to keep what one is holding or an offensive claim to something someone else is holding.
    -- Roger Pilon

    #Foundation #Offensive #Claims

  • Government today, far from protecting property, is its main threat.
    -- Roger Pilon

    #Government #Today #Threat

  • Madison understood that if you want to protect rights from government abuse, you would be wise not to give government the power in the first place that can be used to abuse rights. That is a lesson we have forgotten. As we have asked government to do more and more for us, we have forgotten that a government big enough to give us everything we want will be powerful enough to take everything we have.
    -- Roger Pilon

    #Wise #Powerful #Rights

  • You can't accuse the creator of The Boondocks, ... Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil and the government is lying about 9/11.

  • Government...may not be hostile to any religion or to the advocacy of no-religion; and it may not aid, foster, or promote one religion or religious theory against another... The First Amendment mandates governmental neutrality...

  • Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

  • I have little shame, no dignity – all in the name of a better cause.

  • War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name.

  • I attended a post-college program in L.A. for Music Business and Production. Took several courses involving Music Production, Arrangement, and Songwriting.

  • Ed Sullivan brought me to TV first in 1952, then Garry Moore's program gave me a lot of confidence and freedom.

  • Every program has (at least) two purposes: the one for which it was written and another for which it wasn't.

  • To understand a program, you must become both the machine and the program.

  • I write my programs primarily for myself.