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All Quotes by author - David Harsanyi
" A boatload of government money is indeed a gift. Unless, I suppose, you're one of the saps paying for the cargo. "
" A cultural shift is not always an ideological one - or at least not always the one you imagine. Our norms are always evolving. "
" Admittedly, I possess virtually no expertise in science. That puts me in exactly the same position as most dogmatic environmentalists who want to craft public policy around global warming fears. "
" Anyone who's had a casual conversation with his neighbors or is cognizant of reality TV should already be petrified of democracy. "
" A religion without rules or God isn't sustainable. "
" Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am. "
" Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy. "
" As with most people, my ideology and my attitudes about life were informed by parents and family. "
" A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike. "
" Biblical movies need not sermonize, just be honest to the foundational story. As powerful as the message is for people of faith, it's really great storytelling. "
" Broaden the tax base, close loopholes and flatten the tax rates - all of which would bring more revenue stability and certitude to projections as well as make filing a comparable breeze. "
" Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their 'critical thinking.' "
" Democracy allows rhetoric, false empathy and emotion to pummel rational thinking - so it's no wonder so many politicians thrive in it. "
" Democracy is just a reflection of our morals and the things that we believe. "
" Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too. "
" Faith helps many people make sense of the world around them. Faith gives them a spiritual connection to something larger. "
" Few things trigger fear and misconception more than economic tribulation, and nothing prompts elected officials to react with more simplistic populism. "
" For Philistines like me, the mysteries of Washington can be both perplexing and wondrous. "
" Health care in America, despite all you hear, still offers us citizens one of the most efficient and highest quality systems in the world. But it's expensive, and it's only getting worse. "
" I believe that the war on drugs is a tragically misplaced use of resources - an immoral venture that produces far more suffering than it alleviates. "
" I don't think that voters should be fixated on public policy. In a healthy republic, they wouldn't have to worry every waking hour about what their government is doing. "
" If had to label myself, I guess classical liberal would be best. "
" If progressives were interested in mitigating inequality, they would support the dynamism of free markets to allow the merit of ideas, products and services to win the day rather than stifle companies and pick winners in the name of imagined 'progress.' "
" If the library's rarest frequenters are the ones we'd like to see in them the most, then libraries are failing. "
" If the wealthy get wealthier, no one has to become one penny poorer. "
" In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination. "
" It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that democracy will improve the function of policy. "
" It's difficult for democracy to function properly under the most favorable circumstances, but it has no chance at all when millions of voters are divorced from objective reality and incapable of understanding what is going on in Washington. "
" It would probably strike the average politician as absurd to argue that the best way to fix the economy is to stop trying to 'fix it.' "
" Let's be honest: nothing spoils 'The Walking Dead' quite like watching 'The Walking Dead.' "
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