Charley Reese

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Charley Reese (January 29, 1937 – May 21, 2013) was an American syndicated columnist.

Quotes[edit]

  • Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
    • “The 545 People Responsible for America's Woes”, Orlando Sentinel Star (March 7, 1985), also known under the title of “Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is Good Place To Start” [1]
  • One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices — 545 human beings out of the 235 million — are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
    • “The 545 People Responsible for America's Woes”, Orlando Sentinel Star (March 7, 1985), also known under the title of “Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is Good Place To Start”
  • When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise complete power over the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in Lebanon, it’s because they want them in Lebanon.
    • “The 545 People Responsible for America's Woes”, Orlando Sentinel Star (March 7, 1985), also known under the title of “Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is Good Place To Start”
  • But regardless of whose fault it is, most politicians today are not human beings. You want to pry open their mouths and shout into the darkness, 'Hello! Is there a human being in there?' Buried under all that lust for office, all that fear of offending a contributor? I know there must be.
    • “Today’s Politicians Aren’t Human Beings—They’re Androids,” Orlando Sentinel, (Aug. 29, 1993)
  • If we could manage our own finances the way the Congress does the nation’s, we’d all be living in high cotton and eating high on the hog.
    • “Budget Balancing Act All An Act.” Conservative Chronicle (Sept. 20, 1995)
  • If you look at Washington, you see permanently camped on the banks of the Potomac spread around in concentric circles an army representing thousands of selfish interests. The sole purpose of their presence is to plunder, by hook or crook, the public treasury for the benefit of their particular people or corporations.
    • “‘Me’ Method of Government”, Conservative Chronicle, (July 31, 1996) p. 17
  • Some lawyers and judges may have forgotten it, but the purpose of the court system is to produce justice, not slavish obedience to the law.
    • “Don’t sacrifice justice to law”, Conservative Chronicle, (May 1, 1996)
  • We have to stop allowing economics to be used as a trump card. Capitalism is like math. It is amoral. It is good at producing wealth; it's bad at distributing wealth. Unless it operates within a moral framework it will produce an unjust society.
    • Is Economics All There Is?, July 18, 2003

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