Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The US government’s attacks on foreign financial institutions are one more means by which the US is slowly establishing controls that will prevent the populace from escaping their indentured servant status here, or just escaping, period. One of the effects of these attacks will be, to some extent, to lock American assets into American banks and keep funds here, onshore, where they are readily controllable, seizable and debasable. These attacks are a way of closing the borders, are the makings of a banking ‘Berlin Wall.’”
Jeff Snyder

“Opponents of the State must have faith in their fellow human beings - that they will not let them stand alone against the physical force of government; that they will stand together and risk individual physical injury in order to prevent collective injury to their social freedoms.”
Carl Watner

“Cassandra’s curse was to always tell the truth about the future, but never be believed. If you add to that curse that she would be ridiculed, derided, and shunned for making her predictions, you have a pretty fair approximation of what it feels like to be a libertarian.”
John Hasnas, Associate Professor of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

“You can’t overthrow the laws of economics. You can’t borrow your way out of debt. You can’t consume your way out of poverty. If you could, then you have created the economic equivalent of the perpetual motion machine. It’s not going to happen.”
Michael Barnett

“The similarity of arguments against the abolition of slavery and arguments against the abolition of government (as we know it) should shake the faith of all Americans who still labor under the misconception that ours is a "government of the people, by the people, for the people." From where I stand, it looks distressingly like an institutional complex that rests on the same shaky intellectual foundations as slavery.”
Robert Higgs

“If Obama is doing nothing wrong, why would he worry about peaceful armed people in his presence? Politicians should be harmless enough that no one would want to kill them or do them harm. If they are not, it is an indication that they have overstepped their authority and have become a threat to the people who are forced to live with the results of their "laws". It should be a wake-up call to back off and straighten up. Instead it will be seen as an excuse to further illegally expand the power and authority of the state.”
Kent McManigal


From the Darkness:
"If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al-Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans."
Barry Obama, defending his Afghanistan Crusade

"When you bring a loaded gun, particularly a loaded assault rifle, to any political event, but particularly to one where the president is appearing, you're just making the situation dangerous for everyone."
Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

“So it seems we aren’t going to have a second Great Depression after all. What saved us? The answer, basically, is Big Government.”
Paul Krugman, a so-called economist

"Last fall, our financial system stood on the brink of a collapse that threatened a depression. The crisis required our government to display wisdom, courage and decisiveness. Fortunately, the Federal Reserve and key economic officials in both the Bush and Obama administrations responded more than ably to the need. The United States economy is now out of the emergency room and appears to be on a slow path to recovery."
Warren Buffet

“The president, I think, has surrounded himself with some of the most brilliant choices. Dr. Holdren, I don’t want to embarrass you but I sometimes refer to you as walking on water.”
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV speaking to Obama science czar, John P. Holdren

"We saved the world from disaster."
Fed chief Ben Bernanke

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