The following are some excerpts of some sayings by Will Rodgers in the 1930’s.
“The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few that learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
There are men running the government that shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches!
Lord, the money we do spend on government. And it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money 20 years ago!
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U. S. Senators!
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts!
I guess there is nothing to get your mind off everythink like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself that you forget to hate your enemies!
Good judgement comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgement!
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time congress meets!
The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office!
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf!
Never miss a good chance to shut up!
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging!
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for!”
We all should have heeded his words years ago!