Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“As an institution, the very foundation of which is the use of violence to accomplish goals, it ought to be readily apparent that no particular moral standard can be ascribed to or expected of it. Human life means little or nothing when it comes to the perpetuation of the elitists’ power cycle. Control, domination, and mastery become all-important. Ethics and scruples are mere laughable impediments and distractions.”
Alex R. Knight III

"Civilizations are created and sustained by individuals; they are destroyed by collectives. In our case, the institutionalized collective has found the most expedient course of action to be found in consuming the capital upon which Western Civilization has long thrived."
Butler Shaffer

“Government serves no role in rousing passion nor in initiating or funding entrepreneurship. Instead, the state serves only as a detriment to entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship is a phenomenon inborn in the human spirit. The right to private property serves as the motivational factor behind the action of investment. Therefore, government is a burden on economic development."
Jonathan M. Finegold Catalan

“This is a command society now and medicine is right at the forefront of this….16,500 armed bureaucrats coming to make this program work – if it was a good program [the health care overhaul] and everybody liked it, you wouldn’t need 16,500 thugs coming with their guns and putting you in jail if you didn’t follow all the rules.”
Ron Paul

"Whatever the result of America's radical, new dalliance with government-dominated everything, the distinction between First World and Third World has become much less distinct. In fact, this distinction is well on its way to becoming an historical artifact."
Eric Fry

“Constitutions, bills of rights, statements of principle, party platforms, and all other Guarantees can never be more than self-imposed restrictions which cease to affect the people who run a government the instant they cease to believe in their rightness, or as soon as it is clear that the people will not punish the government for ignoring them.”
Per Christian Malloch

“Mass murder is the only undertaking in which government consistently out-performs its private sector competition. Yet we are supposed to believe that this engine of destruction can also serve as an instrument of compassionate healing.”
Will Grigg

“If there’s a path to ‘smaller government,” that path necessarily leads through the forest of ‘no government at all.’”
Thomas L. Knapp

"Washington denounces other governments for human rights violations while itself violating human rights every day.
Washington puts foreign leaders on trial for war crimes, while committing war crimes every day.”
Paul Craig Roberts

“At the outset, let it be made clear that government is nothing but men acting in concert. The morality and value of government, like any other association of men, will be no greater and no less than the morality and value of the men comprising it. Since government is nothing but men, its inherent authority to act is in no way greater or different than the authority to act of individuals in isolation.”
Jarret B. Wollstein

“Terrorism is like jazz; it's all about improvisation and variation. That's why conventional forces are dead in the water against it; they're all 'by the book,' with top-down command and control.”
Doug Casey

From the Darkness:
“The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.”
From the Coffee Party website

“For every one degree increase in average temperature, we can expect an increase of 4.58 additional murders and assault cases per every 100,000 people.”
From an Iowa State University press release.

"Tonight, we answered the call of history."
B. Obama, crowing about the US House’s passage of health care legislation.

"It's really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives and right-wing activist that have taken away our ability to raise the resources we need."
ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan, on the folding his organization six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.

"We need to keep focusing on that drug demand reduction issue."
Queen Hillary, working hard to maintain the violence of the Drug War.

“Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others. All the scholars, the constitutional scholars that I know -- I’m chairman of the Judiciary committee, as you know -- they all say that there’s nothing unconstitutional in this bill and if there were, I would have tried to correct it if I thought there were.”
Rep. John Conyers, defending how the USG can constitutionally require people to purchase health insurance. [Sorry Johnny- there is no “good and welfare clause.”]

“When you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways, it takes a long time to do the necessary
administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."
Rep. John Dingell , explaining the state’s long process to take over the health care industry.

“We inherited a cynical republic. Republicans still believe cynicism will prevail. That government can’t do anything, that we’re a bunch of socialists.”
Blathering Joe Biden [Relax, Joe, ain’t no “big f@$%ing deal.”]

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