Larry Elder Quotes


Best 36 Quotes by Larry Elder – Page 1 of 2

“A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.”

“America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something.

Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism – or, at least, we used to.”

“Because Fox News is allegedly biased in favor of conservatives, critics whine like children whose lunch money got snatched.

Conservatives have been pummeled for decades. Now that Fox News and conservative talk radio give people alternatives, critics squeal as if being sodomized.”

“But did the Founding Fathers ever intend for the federal government to involve itself in education, health care or retirement benefits? The answer, quite clearly, is no.

The Constitution, in Article I, Section 8 – which contains the general welfare clause – seeks to restrain federal government, not expand it.”

“Good motives aside, white condescension does more damage than good. White condescension says to a black child, 'The rules used by other ethnic groups don't apply to you. Forget about work hard, get an education, posses good values. No, for you, we'll alter the rules by lowering the standards and expecting less.'

Expect less, get less.”

“If anybody had a reason to become a delinquent, to become a criminal, to be angry at the man, to be angry at the white man, to be angry at America, it's my dad, but he did not feel that way at all.”

“In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.”

“Individuals can spend their money more wisely, efficiently and more humanely than can government.”

“Lower taxes, less government spending on domestic programs and fewer regulations mean a better economy for everybody.”

“Most people work for the private sector, which cannot exist without profit.”

“My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He's a tough, tough guy.”

“Nobody ever worked as hard as my father. My father averaged maybe four hours of sleep at night, and when you're a kid, you don't realize that.”

“Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire.

Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.”

“Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut.”

“Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation.”

“People value and spend their money more wisely when they acquire it by their own efforts – also known as work.”

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“People-to-people charity is more efficient, less costly, more human and compassionate, and more likely to inspire change and self-sufficiency in the beneficiary.”

“Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13.”

“Raising a child is an on-the-job kind of thing. There arent a whole lot of manuals for that.”

“Recall that the United Nations commissioned Arab scholars and analysts to publish the Arab Human Development Report. What causes the backwardness, the scholars wondered, of 22 Arab states, covering nearly 300 million people?

Their conclusion? Of all world regions, the Arab countries scored the lowest in freedom, media independence, civil liberties, political process and political rights.”

“Rent-control laws disproportionately benefit the non-poor because the elite pull strings, work the system and are better connected than the non-poor.”

“Studies show that children of divorced parents can have outcomes as positive as those coming from intact homes, provided the father remains financially supportive and active in his children's lives.”

“The welfare state is an assault on families.”

“This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses.

So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news – if you're a crook.”

“To bring a child into the world that you cannot feed, clothe, house, and educate is the moral equivalent, in my opinion, of a drive-by shooting.”

“Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare.”

“Whatever happened to Warren Buffett, the world's their-richest man? Guilt, a feeling of being blessed by luck, forgotten lessons – who knows?

In any case, Buffett now believe that government should redistribute the wealth earned by others to those who did not earn it.”

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“The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don't have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child.”

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“The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide.”

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