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The great statesman, Gerald Ford said,

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have," in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974

Inspired by Obama, this is my more fatalistic paraphrasing.

Also considered "... will ultimately cost you everything."


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:iconboshthehedgehog:
boshthehedgehog Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
That saying never gets old.
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:iconfmr0:
fmr0 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
So true.
This motto is made of gold and unfortunately it is verified more and more every and each passing day!
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:iconeses81:
eses81 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
None of the horrendous 20th century dictatorships became that way because of gradually *sliding* into despotism - Hitler seized power through paramilitarism and brute, shock intimidation - not gradually enroaching legislation. The Bolshevieks seized power with bayonets - it wasn't gradually ceded to them. All of these are *amazingly* examples of states where the government promised nothing, so the people tried to take something, and listened to the first demagogue who came along. This 'slippery slope' argument you chaps trot out is total hogwash - learn 2 history.
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erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
YES
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:iconmkatlike:
mkatlike Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
LOL Too true. ( Fave )
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:icondugbud62:
dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yu gotta remember he took off afta tricky dick.....
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:iconninjacharles:
ninjacharles Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
you do realize that every goverment out there does promise ya know.
and that the last republican president promised alot and deliverd nothing but war aswell ya know.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Republicans expect a bare minimum from govt. We are happy if it just stays out of our way.

You are want us all to be sad, teat-sucklers unable to function without govt permission.

I weep for you.
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:iconninjacharles:
ninjacharles Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
i actually weep in your stead.
as far as i can remember i haven't seen a single citizen of your country take any form of action against the goverment that was justified.
the whole "they are taking away our freedom" over the healthcare thing is absurd.

ITS like childres screaming in revolt against their parent as they refuse to listen to the parents who tells them to play on the other side of the field cause that side doesn't have landmines on em that could blow them to smithereens. (in a overreacted term)

seriously when a goverment, YOU guys assembled AND you guys voted for. and the goverment whose TASK is to listen to you cause without your approvement can't get that much done. wants to introduce a system that allows you to be taken care of incase SHIT hits the fan you don't revolt.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
If you can't see that Obamacare is a mechanism to control every aspect of your life then you need to step away from the kool-aid.

The prob is ultra-libs seized power of the dem party aided by a supportive ultra-lib media and are disregarding the will of the majority. Pretty simple really.
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:iconninjacharles:
ninjacharles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
you guys can choose whether or not to vote.
you guys can choose wether or not to get healthcare.
and you guys can choose wether or not to go to school and get a job.

and what did ya get. a economic crisis and a country where 65% of the people are rotting on the streets and 25% is having major financial problems.

no offense but something in my head tells me that most of your folks are so focused on the present they don't plan ahead and land in the gutter...or dead. that or they just can't think.
no offense.

but i rather have a goverment taking controll of a single part of the system wich is good for the people. since apparantly the people all seem to think they are too danm lucky to get into shit.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
65% in street? homeless are a fraction of a %.

25% of any population will always have maj fin problems. 5% just wont work. Just life.

Almost everything any gov. handles directly - rather than oversee - is screws up entirely. Ask a lib what the govt does well and you receive a blank look and prolonged stutter.
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:iconninjacharles:
ninjacharles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
DUDE international medical and aID groups actually went to the usa once and said it was nigh impossible to help the massive ammount of people.
you really don't have a clue how many people are rotting on the streets in and round your major cities.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
You live on a diff planet.
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sgtbuckwheat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I really like that. I'm tempted to buy one.
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
That's giving me something to think about.
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:icondabuggy:
Dabuggy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
That's the truth! people better wake up
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Sadly, they are not.
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simpsonsfan163 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Market Anarchy FTW!
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JimNightshade Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link]
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:icon164-exist:
164-eXist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
good one,mate ;)
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:iconemilyride:
emilyride Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
exactly. and dems are too blind (stupid?) to realize it. because obama can do it all! he will single handedly save us all! the same way bush single handedly ruined us! the irony of it just kills me
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Yeah. I'm still waiting for all our allies' helpe in the wars. the world to come together etc.
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:iconemilyride:
emilyride Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
because obama will bring us world peace! Screw Jesus, OBAMA is our savior!
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:iconsimpsonsfan163:
simpsonsfan163 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Screw Jesus and Obama.
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:iconemilyride:
emilyride Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
ummm ok
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GarudaX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Said! :iconclapplz:
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:icongiantgeekyrobot:
GiantGeekyRobot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Truer words have never been spoken, my friend. The government is indeed getting greedy.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad the Obama-loving democrats are too blind to see this.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
agreed. some are coming around. some beaten wives eventually wise up.
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:icongarudax:
GarudaX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad indeed. :(
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SeverinR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Ford was not my favorite President, but these words are so true.

Corollary:
-if goverment is expected to provide everything to everyone, then they must take everything from everyone.-
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
agreed. We can all be miserable. Only govt class will be less miserable than others.


I was the only thing of note Ford did, er.. aside from the Nixon pardon.
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Ibisstudios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At this rate i predict Orwell's "1984", is right around the corner.
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Ibisstudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry about that, but it seems to be the truth. lets just hope that the republicans can get a decent candidate to fix all of this. To speak of the profiling deal, ABC interviewed Isreal's chief security officer, and he had this to say this to say about it. "Not all muslims are terrorist's, but most terrorists are muslims." They've been profiling for 30 years, and have yet to have a terrorist hijacking. Therefore profiling is a logical solution.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I think it might be here. Terrorists are plain criminals. A terrorist says he was part of something but govt says he acted alone. Media don't know truth. email watch lists. We don't profile. Old ladies are suspected the same as arab men.
yikes.

You're gettin me depressed.
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:iconibisstudios:
Ibisstudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry replied to myself, just hide that one.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i hate it when that happens. Or to the wrong comment.
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:iconfoxx99:
FoXX99 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Like I said "You don't know what you have till it's gone" !!
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
agreed. Most immigrants know the danger we face better than we do.
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:iconfoxx99:
FoXX99 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
so true
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:iconmistress-blood:
Mistress-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Some people may not realize what the extent of "everything" is.
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
and when they do it will be too late.
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:iconkleineohr:
KleineOhr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Then explain what the extent of "everything" is.
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:iconmistress-blood:
Mistress-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Your money, your healthcare, your home, your scholarship to go to school, your guns, your job, your freedom of speech, your life, liberty, and your pursuit of happiness, etc.

It's like a child/parent relationship. Because a child is dependent on their parents for everything, that gives the parents complete control over where the child goes, what the child does, what the child eats, and how much money the child can have... unless the child utilizes the system of Capitalism and makes their own money.
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:iconkleineohr:
KleineOhr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
1.) Parents do let their children have choices in their lives.

2.) You don't have to have a government to define what you can do.
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:iconmistress-blood:
Mistress-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
1.) Yes, but the parents make the money, they pay for the house, they pay for the car, they pay for college, so they make the ultimate rules. Once a child is no longer under those constraints, they don't have to ask permission or live under the strict influence of their parents because they are no longer dependent. If you are dependent on someone, you give them power over you.

2.) :iconnoshitplz:
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Eryn-Grace-OMalley Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So very true!
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:iconsolemnhypnotik:
solemnhypnotik Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
too fucking true.... i put up something similar "government censorship, protecting you from reality"
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:iconconservatoons:
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
yes. reality or the unpleasant truth.
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