Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“We used to laugh at foreign countries. They protected their auto industries...and paid fortunes for inferior cars. They pretended that their government hacks could do a better job of running an economy than hacks working for private industry. Their central banks printed money to try to boost domestic consumption. They meddled in markets. They fiddled their currency. Ha. Ha.”
Bill Bonner

"Economics bears within itself the very principles by which God has made it to be governed. The Law of Supply and Demand is not dependant upon Congress. It was not invented by the whim of elected or appointed regulators. It is not governed by the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund or the European Union.”
Bill Jenkins

“A defeat on principle is not an overthrow, while a victory by compromise is a defeat.”
John C, Calhoun

“A patriot was one stood with his country because his country stood for right. But should his country turn toward the wrong, then a patriot must stand against his country. A true patriot as well as a genuine leader must always take the higher ground of God’s law when confronted with the evils of man’s law.”
David Vaughn, in “Give Me Liberty, The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry.”

“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.”
Thomas Paine

“Communism is a murderous failure. Socialism is communism with movie stars.”
Michael J. Bates

“If you’re a legislator, please, don’t bring home the bacon; I’m choking on it. If you’re a voter, don’t covet the 20 pieces of silver, unless you like hearing a revenue agent tell you, “Squeal like a pig, boy!” See where the pork comes from? It comes from little piglets like you that are in the government’s pigpen.” Rob Moody

“Our theme with respect to government should always be - end it because you can’t mend it.”
Bill Field, Nicholls State University

“What is a left socialist but a Marxist without a gun.”
Don Feder:

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
Alexis De Tocqueville

“This is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended- civilizations are built up- excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings back the selfish and cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin.”
C.S. Lewis, “Mere Christianity”

From the Darkness:
"It is my hope that the steps I am announcing today will go a long way toward answering many of the questions people may have about the future of GM and Chrysler. But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can - if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it's ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warranty."
Master Obama

"It's hugely important that we be seen as good neighbors, as friends, certainly fierce warriors who will go after the enemy and stay after them -- but also as individuals who try to avoid civilian casualties whenever possible and are seen again as supporting the people and trying to help them achieve a better life."
Gen. David Petraeus, specifically referring to the fight on the Afghan side of the border.

"There are probably already too many people on the planet."
"We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people."
Dr Nina Fedoroff, the science and technology advisor to the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.

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