Sunday, October 2, 2011

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The truth is radical. Sticking to the truth is radical. Accepting nothing less than the truth is radical. Reality is radical.”
Kent McManigal

“Killing made easy seems to be the motive of the rulers. Killing with emotionless robots spares the conscience of the murderers. Killing without consequence allows for more killing, and no justice. Killing for the sake of killing then becomes the norm.”
Gary D. Barnett

"A secret ballot makes a secret government; and a secret government is nothing else than a government by conspiracy. And a government by conspiracy is the only government we now have."
Lysander Spooner

“Has anyone seen this social contract that obligates you to surrender a 'hunk' of what you produce under penalty of violence? Sorry, I don’t trust unwritten open-ended so-called 'contracts' into which any advocate of government power may read conditions ex post.”
Sheldon Richman

“Collective cultural egos of the world continue to exist with the direct mental and physical support of the people who compose them. It is from the agreement of these well-intentioned but ignorant men that the prejudices at war in the world derive their power and can continue to function. They who have freed themselves and successfully adopted right mindsets and lifestyles must now take on higher roles as the injectors of new ideas into the collective mind.”
Vahram G. Diehl

"The Natural Law is a powerful Truth that governments cannot tolerate. They have been trying to discredit this particular Truth for at least the majority of the last three millennia, and they continue on today with the vigorous effort of trying to stamp it out once and for all.
Some truths are discovered, only to be subsequently lost. But a lost truth does not disappear, it merely waits to be discovered once again. And to those who attempt to destroy the truth, they are on a mission impossible and cannot succeed no matter how many of them get together to sign the death certificate."

“One’s native land and country are not the government. America is not the United States of America, which is a government. One’s land and country are not the Department of Education, the Internal Revenue Service, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the Transportation Security Administration. Emotion felt toward one’s country is different than emotion felt toward the government of one’s country.
Why connect one’s consent or non-consent to government (one’s loving it or not) to staying in the country or leaving it? Why connect consent to location? If one does not consent to a government, why is exit from the country thought to be a necessary implication? Why not simply end one’s relations with that government and remain in the country?”
Michael S. Rozeff

"A fruitful field of disengagement might be called domestic expatriation – the recognition that living in a country makes you a resident, not a subscriber. It is one thing to be loyal to a government that is loyal to you, another thing entirely to continue that loyalty when the Brown Shirts march and the government rejects everything that you believe in. While the phrase has become unbearably pretentious, it is possible to regard oneself as a citizen of the world rather than of the Reich."
Fred Reed

“….The term “slavery” has been abolished, with the modern slave being designated “citizen,” and our children indoctrinated with the concept of “good citizenship.” Today one becomes a slave not by being purchased, but simply by being born in a certain area dominated by a particular master. Since the entire known world is so divided, escape is futile; slavery is universal.”
Paul Hein

“Your children pledge their allegiance to the same flag that will be waving on the day the local Little Tyrant will rob them of their property. Indeed, some of these children will even die in battle defending the flag that has flown over some of the worst injustices the world has ever known, and it flies in every courtroom in this country. This is the depth of the indoctrination. Think about it.”
Chris Dates

“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”
Mahatma Gandhi
From the Darkness:
“The sovereign nation of Pakistan is engaging in hostile acts against the United States and our ally Afghanistan that must cease. They’re killing American soldiers. If they continue to embrace terrorism as a part of their national strategy, we’re going to have to put all options on the table, including defending our troops.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, looking for more blood

“If you are a patriotic American, you want every American to be covered [with health insurance] the same as you. No, not 'I'm going to get ahead because I have health insurance and they don't.'"
Michael Moore, defending Obamacare and healthcare programs similar to it around the world

“You don’t deserve to keep all of it [your income]. And it’s not a question of deserving because what government is is those things we decide to do together. And there are many things we decide to do together, like to have our national security, like have police and fire. I think you need to pay your fair share to do the things we decided, our national priorities.’
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, when asked how much of an individual’s income should we be allowed to keep

“If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.”
B. Obama [That’s what happens when the Audacious One speaks without a teleprompter. The working class pay little or NO incomes taxes.]

"When America goes to war, America needs to win. We need to close out the [Afghan] war successfully."
Jon Huntsman [ Successful" means what- when everyone in the country is dead?]

"We all want our troops to come home as soon as possible, but we shouldn’t adhere to an arbitrary timetable on the withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan. This decision should not be based on politics or economics."
Mitt Romney  [Not based on politics?  How is that possible, considering that war is a political decision and policy.]

“In the end, the Federal Reserve System is a well-designed institution, created by Congress, that keeps the government from relying on the printing press to finance public spending. It is independent, credible, accountable, and transparent. It is a nearly 100-year-old success story that has served the nation well.”
Christopher J. Waller, from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review [Yea, right. On which planet?]

"I teach a journalism class, and I tell my students to fix people's grammar, because you don't want them to sound ignorant. For them to do that, it's code,[for being racist] and I don't like it."
“African-American author” Karen Hunter, complaining about the Associated Press’ transcription of an Obama speech that included “dropped G’s” in some words- the exact way that Obama intentionally said them

“There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is ultimately government’s highest duty.”
NY City mayor Michael Bloomberg

“Therefore, any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.”
Arthur Herbert, Assistand Director of Enforcement Programs and Services of the BATFE, in a memorandum to all gun dealers in the United States, denying legal marijuana users access to firearms

"The decimation of our middle class, our manufacturing sector, and the American economy as a whole has come in large part because developing nations like China have used illegal currency manipulation and other aggressive, mercantilist tactics to tilt the playing field in their favor.”

Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing [Expect China to be the scapegoat for a bad economy in the US for some time.]

“They [China] get away with economic murder.”
Lil’ Chuckie Schumer, looking to make war on China

"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover.I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. ... You want people who don't worry about the next election."
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue

“To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.”
Former White House Budget Director Peter Orszag

1 comment:

Vahram G. Diehl said...

My goodness! Someone quoted me! I'm flattered and flustered!