Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“When government takes the position that some person or group is entitled to its assistance, that necessarily means the use of coercion against others. Government should attempt to uphold the right of all to attempt to achieve their goals through peaceful means. When it goes further and attacks the liberty of some to tip the scales in favor of those whom the state favors, government loses its legitimacy."
George C. Leef

"The best scientific answer to the question of human origins is "we don’t know." The best religious answer to this question is "God only knows."
Bill Sardi

“What is capitalism, after all? It is not a system...not a plan...not a program. It was not decreed by any half-wit tyrant...nor written into law by any earnest assembly. It has no constitution...and no boundaries. It is merely a recognition of basic principles. 'Thou shalt not steal,' it says in the Bible. Capitalism recognizes other peoples' property. The baker has a right to his oven. The farmer has a right to his land. The capitalist has a right to his money. What they do with these things is up to them.”
Bill Bonner

“What would happen if the U.S. government unilaterally lifted the embargo against Cuba? Immediately, there would be an outburst of economic activity, one in which Americans would be traveling to Cuba for business, personal, or cultural activity.
What better representatives of our country than American businessmen, tourists, and cultural groups? What worse representatives of our country than the Pentagon, CIA, and State Department?”
Jacob Hornberger

“He [Obama] is the avatar of the new plutocracy, the perfect oreo—a creamy patrician center sandwiched in dark, crunchy populism.
Our time calls for real leaders, but what we are getting are manufactured heroes, draped in historical allusions and set up on a pedestal for us to worship. The priests of the Obama cult intone their prayers and burn incense at his altar, while the Remnant looks on, bemused and not a little frightened, hoping he will not do too much harm.”
Justin Raimondo

“There is thus no reason to be surprised that tradesmen have become gloomy, brooding and increasingly dejected. They have finally discovered that they are not the rugged and indomitable entrepreneurs they, until very recently, imagined they were. They have found out that their lives and labor are, and will continue to be, the property of the imperial American government.”
Mark Crovelli

“It would be superfluous in us to point out that a plan to "end" a war which includes the continued garrisoning of up to 50,000 troops in a hostile land is, in reality, a continuation of that war, not its cessation. To produce such a plan and claim that it "ends" a war is the precise equivalent of, say, relieving one's bladder on the back of one's neighbor and telling him that the liquid is actually life-giving rain.”
Chris Floyd, on Obama’s Iraq plan.

“Indeed, government loves economic downturns. For decades, the private economy has been outrunning government. The private sector has taken over most of the command posts in society, from security to communications to all forms of technological progress. This has annoyed the state to no end. Now is the time for reprisal.”
Lew Rockwell

From the Darkness:
“Gov. Sanford says that he does not want to take the money . . . and I want to say to him: I'll take it. I'm more than happy to take his money or any other governor in this country that doesn't want to take this money."
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“With a plan of this scale comes enormous responsibility to get it right and that’s why I’ve asked Vice President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort, ’cause nobody messes with Joe.”
Barry Obama, regarding Biden’s “assignmnet” during the financial crisis. [Spoken like a true gangster.]

“Iran is seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon and constitutes the gravest threat to our existence since the war of independence. The terrorist forces of Iran threaten us from the north.”
Bibi Netanyahu, despite a complete lack of evidence for such any activity. [Let’s hope so, Bibi. Maybe Iran having such weapons will put a check on the Israeli state aggression.]

“The administration and the past administration have tried so many different ways that we can only hope and pray that this time they get it right.”
Charles Rangel, after the government's THIRD attempt to rescue Citigroup was not completely successful.

"People are coming from out of state and storing their boats and campers on premises inside fenced areas, evading the commissioner of revenue's ability to get in there and tax them."
Virginia Republican legislator, Ben Cline, on legislation he sponsors that will provide a tax on RVs stored inside self-storage facilities.

"It's a worthwhile cause. They were sitting around. It's in my best interests just to bring'em down."
Cal Nunnally, who turned in his guns to Dallas Police in exchange for grocery gift cards.

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