Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
"Nothing in the teachings of Jesus says or even suggest, that for His disciples violence becomes acceptable when done as part of a crowd – whether the crowd names itself a state, a corporation, a Church, an army or any combination thereof."
Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

"We would do well to bear in mind the dangers of excessive military influence in national life. Professional soldiers have little in common with the rest of the country. We like to think of them as Our Boys in Uniform, the brave and the true and the patriotic, defenders of democracy, and so on. It isn’t so. The officer corps is authoritarian to the roots of its soul, has little use for democracy, and prides itself on blind obedience. Soldiers do not readily distinguish between dissent and treason. Further, they regard civil society as an unworkable anarchy of weaklings who lack the will to fight."
Fred Reed
From the Darkness:
"Friday's news of the automobile industry's record low sales figures only reaffirms the need for urgent action."
Nancy Pelosi, voicing her support of $50 billion dollars in federal loans to failed dinosaurs GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

"The millions who were mobilized and inspired by Obama's campaign and candidacy also have their work cut out for them--continuing to drive a bold agenda to respond to these crises--just as progressives have in recent years on the war, energy independence, trade, healthcare, and other issues that are defining the new "center" of American politics and hearts and minds."
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, New York Times [Yea, right, Kat. More state intervention and central planning will solve problems that incessant state intervention and central planning created. The dreams of a Marxist utopian kingdom of heaven on earth never dies.]
"Civilians getting caught in the crossfire is the worst possible thing that could happen. We regret this tragic loss of innocent lives."
U.S. Army Col. Greg Julian, dismissing the 37 civilians murdered and 25 civilians maimed for life by US crusaders this week in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

“Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon I believe is unacceptable. We have to mount an international effort to prevent that from happening.”
Barack Obama [Soooooo…., where’s the “change”?]

“The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat. I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally, Israel. Do not be confused.”
Barack Obama [Soooooo…., where’s the “change”?]

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