From the Light:
“Just as George Washington rejected a suggestion he be named a king, so should any self-respecting, freedom-loving American citizen eschew any offer to be a “czar” over anything or anybody.”
Lawrence W. Reed
"The fact that others are now our equals and can achieve much if not all that we can, is not so bad. It doesn't mean the world is going to go to hell. It just means that like a parent watching their kids grow up, we are simply losing control over our offspring, and that they will rewrite the world in their own image. For those of us in the West, that doesn't mean we eat any less, but maybe it means the free ride is over. For the old world order is now gone."
“The Nation State is a criminal organization which must be opposed in its very concept...
The State represents a terminal disease of human consciousness that is anti-life, anti-ethics, and suicidal...
Blind obedience to incompetent, violent and morally depraved authority is a clear case of mental disease…”
“Politics is not about what works, it's about what you can get away with. And what you can get away with is often exactly what doesn't work at all.”
“Through schools, churches, the media, corporations, our parents, and various other influences in our development, we train ourselves to look for meaning in our lives not within ourselves, but in external organized systems that have a vested interest in having us elevate their purposes above our own. It is this practice that is the midwife to all forms of collectivism.”
“It bears repeating: the entire artifice of the state is based on the threat or employment of violence to meet its ends, so it is morally illegitimate and reprehensible from the starting blocks. You have the moral high ground because all government for the most part is an elaborate shell game to develop proxy relationships with servant classes who obey at the urging of a lash or worse for the material and power benefit of the ruling class.”
"To be sure, the recent protests in the streets of Tehran are a distraction, but in keeping with the lessons of modern American democracy, there's nothing wrong with Iranian democracy that a shipload of tasers and waterboards can't fix. With a little hard work and a lot of hypocrisy, the mullahs can make over Iran's democracy into just as much an admired sham as is America's."
“Those who want to outlaw guns have not explained why it would be any more effective than outlawing drugs, alcohol, robbery, rape, and murder. All the crimes for which guns are used are already illegal, and they keep on occurring, just as they did before guns existed.”
Paul Craig Roberts
From the Darkness:
"I will not conduct an austerity policy because it has always failed in the past."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, commenting on his ballooning budget deficit.
And we deplore violence against innocent civilians anywhere that it takes place."
Barry Obama, commenting on the violence in Iran. [Hey B.O.- What about your violence against innocents in Af-Pak and Iraq?]
"We have seen courageous women stand up to brutality and threats, and we have experienced the searing image of a woman bleeding to death on the streets. While this loss is raw and painful, we also know this: Those who stand up for justice are always on the right side of history."
Barry Obama [Hey B.O.- What about the “courageous” who stand against the US-led “brutality and threats” in Af-Pak and Iraq? You call them, terrorists!]
“The American innovation machine, when it revs up, is the greatest in the world. Today, we’re putting that engine into gear.”
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu presenting Ford Motor Co. with $5.9 billion in loans to help the automaker develop and manufacture a new generation of fuel-efficient vehicles.
“It is clear that to love your neighbor is to love the earth, and we all need to take steps on personal and communal levels to do just that. This means setting priorities and being willing to make sacrifices in our own life, but the same needs to happen on a national and global scale.”
Columnist Jim Wallis Pushing the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009