Cal Thomas Quotations

Cal Thomas

America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics. We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power, but a failure of love.

Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn't lead it -- sometimes imperfectly, but mostly with honor -- who will?

Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions.

Having abandoned an Author and definer of life, it quickly becomes possible and then probable that any value attached to a living thing -- particularly a human being -- is simply a matter of individual or societal whim. Such values, like a fluctuating stock market, may change at any moment and for any reason, or no reason. A society that readily tolerates 45 million legal abortions (and counting) and feels a need to 'do something' about the financial 'burden' of the sick and elderly is not likely to be morally aroused at the destruction of embryos, even for cloning and other experimental purposes.

In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.

In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character.

No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened. Our Constitution begins "We the people," not "us the government."

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.

Sometimes people need a kick in the pants to get them to do what they would be doing if government weren't there as a perpetual parent.

The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really compete against another team. All of the players seem to be on the same team. Call them the 'Capital Spenders.' Occasionally, the taxpayers give them some opposition, but like any team that opposed the Harlem Globetrotters, the taxpayers never win.