Talk:William F. Buckley, Jr.

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  • The purpose of an open mind is to close it, on particular subjects. If you never do — you've simply abdicated the responsibility to think.
  • There is no way to get around the grotesque historical fact, which is that soldiers fight heroically no matter the character of the government they serve.
  • I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
  • Government is an institution that takes your money to Washington for the night, and then sends it back to you -- And you know how expensive a night in Washington is!
  • Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other peoples’ freedom and security.