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The Economic Freedom Fighters: fighting freedom since 2013!

Don't be EFFing stupid. Vote Libertarian!

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the expanding needs of the bureaucracy - Oscar Wilde

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx 

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen ~ Albert Einstein

"The average person thinks he isn't."
- Father Larry Lorenzoni

"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. 
~Andre Gide 

 “This is not even wrong.” – Wolfgang Pauli.

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
—William Hazlitt

Someone once said to Voltaire, ‘Life is hard.’ To which he replied: ‘Compared with what?

Timeless truths

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government. 

  John  Adams

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.  
   Mark  Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of government. But then I repeat myself. 
   Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. 
    Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
   George Bernard  Shaw

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
   Douglas  Casey,  Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown  University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
     P.J.  O'Rourke,  Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody  else.
      Frederic  Bastiat,  French economist(1801-1850)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. 
    Will  Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
      P.J.  O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.  
      Voltaire   (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
       Pericles (430  B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
      Mark Twain   (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when government does  it.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
      Ronald  Reagan
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
      Mark  Twain

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class ... save government.  
      Mark  Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
      Edward   Langley,  Artist (1928-1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.  
      Thomas   Jefferson

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

There was a crooked man

There was a crooked man

And he had a crooked style
And he a had a crooked walk
And a crooked little smile
And his eyes were independent
Even though they seemed quite dead
And he had a little shower
Perched on his misshapen head

And he had a merry gang
Who would do all that he asked
Even blocking our poor Thuli
In the work she had been tasked
Does it need a crooked man
To run so many crooked scams?
When it seems all of the ANC
Are silent as the lambs

Even though they are the first
To point out other peoples’ faults
They are running round and stuffing
Lots of money into vaults
They know the banks aren’t safe
Because they plan to nationalise
And to put their money in those
Institutions won’t be wise

So their money goes to Austria
And Switzerland as well
The toll roads are their pension
While the country goes to hell
They would rather rule a dungheap
Than a pleasant happy land
And the voters, oh the voters
Put their heads deep in the sand

They will make their mark as usual
And then warn the ANC
That they’d better fix things up
Or there’ll be trouble, wait and see
So after the elections
There’ll be tyres all ablaze
There’ll be rubber bullets flying
And an almond smelling haze

As the cops deploy the teargas
And the people choke and cry
And the rubber turns to metal
And the people fall and die
But you know it’s only five years
Then they’ll get another turn
And the ANC will feed them
While the cities slowly burn

So there was a crooked man
The world was quiet as a mouse
While he went and spent more millions
On his crooked little house

The Taxpayers Lament

Tax his food, tax his drink,

Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his sodas, tax his beers,
If he cries, tax his tears
Tax his bills, tax his gas,...
Tax his notes, tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough
If he hollers, tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin, tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom!"
And when he's gone, we won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance tax