Saturday, June 13, 2009
Quotes of the Week
From the Light:
“For all the celebrating that happens on July 4th, the truth is that the vast majority of Americans are scared poopless of the thought of ever NOT DOING WHAT THEY’RE TOLD. So, as loud and whiny as they might get, most will forever remain obedient subjects, “law-abiding taxpayers” who take great pride in how well they obey orders and “play by the rules.” They think like slaves, act like slaves, and are treated like slaves. Then they complain about it.”
"Voting is a tacit endorsement of inflicting theft and violence not only upon one’s self, but upon the rest of society and humanity in general. It is a callous disregard of life, liberty, and property. It is one of the most destructive activities imaginable, tantamount to robbery and murder."
Alex R. Knight III
"The soft, vulnerable underbelly of the modern state being so easily exposed explains in part why the state and its supporters have had to resort to deception shrouded in religious dogma and patriotic gibberish to justify their existence. It is simply their hope of keeping the dogs of freedom at bay."
“If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.”
“In the language of the eloquent Grimke, we must show that ‘the great objection to war is not so much the number of lives and the amount of property it destroys, as its moral influence on nations and individuals. It creates and perpetuates national jealousy, fear, hatred, and envy. It arrogates to itself the prerogative of the Creator alone, to involve the innocent multitude in the punishment of the guilty few. It corrupts the moral taste, and hardens the heart; cherishes and strengthens the base and violent passions, destroys the distinguishing features of Christian charity, its universality and its love of enemies’; turns into mockery and contempt the best virtue of Christians—humility; weakens the sense of moral obligation; banishes the spirit of improvement, usefulness, and benevolence, and inculcates the horrible maxim that murder and robbery are matters of state expediency.’”
“Popular government has two major parts. One part is fraud. The other is larceny.”
"A free society at peace with itself is less likely to be bullied into huge governmental power grabs, whether in the name of economic crisis or national security."
From the Darkness:
"Heaven will never be the same. It will be a better, better place with George in it."
Larry Borcherding, eulogizing slain abortionist, George Tiller.
"If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that's correct."
Pastor Wiley Drake, when asked if he prays for Obama to die.
"We're going to get more dollars out the door, more shovels into the ground and more money into the pockets of workers and families who need it most."
Joe Biden, on the stimulus ramp up.
"There was a time when post pursuit ass-kickings were obligatory. Cops knew it, suspects knew it, and there are enough old timers on both sides of the fence that will verify the assertion when I say that what this officer did was NOTHING compared to what would have happened in another place and time.... I'm nostalgic for the days when the pursued feared the judicial system if for nothing but the inevitable ass-kicking and street justice."
Dean Scoville, L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. investigator, defending officers who kicked in the head and clubbed a motionless, surrendering suspect.
"The president will deliver remarks on the need to adhere to the basic principle that new entitlement policies should be paid for -- often called Paygo -- which will require the government to budget the same way any responsible family does.”
White House statement [Please, excuse me while I pick myself off the floor after convulsing into a fit of uncontrollable laughter.]
"Our objective is not to supplant or replace markets" Rather, our objective is to save them from their own excesses and improve our market-based system going forward.
The actions we take are those of necessity, not choice."
Chief White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers, in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. [Damn, I've fallen down laughing, again- and I can't get up!]
"It's not enough to prosecute these murders as murders. They are hate-motivated crimes and each of these men had been under some sort of police surveillance prior to their actions. Isn't it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?”
Bonnie Erbe, US News, commenting on recent high profile murders.