William F. Buckley
American public intellectual, conservative author and political commentator (1925–2008)
William Frank Buckley Jr. was an American public intellectual, conservative author and political commentator. In 1955 he founded National Review, the magazine that stimulated the conservative movement in the mid-20th century United States. Buckley hosted 1,429 episodes of the public affairs television show Firing Line (1966–1999), the longest-running public affairs show in American television history with a single host, where he became known for his distinctive Mid-Atlantic idiolect and wide vocabulary.
William F. Buckley Quotes
I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.
There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
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 people's freedom and security.
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
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