Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“I only hope that you have been spiritually visited as I have, and that you understand where freedom comes from. It doesn’t come from that hallowed piece of paper signed by the ruling elite of yore. It doesn’t come from the gun in the hand of the soldier featured on every recruitment poster. It sure as hell doesn’t come from multi-culti Obama. It comes from the simple recognition that you were born free, and you are free right now.”
B.R. Merrick

“For decades Washington has prevailed because the US dollar is the reserve currency. It is the world’s money. This advantage allows Washington to purchase almost every other government. There are governments all over the world, from Europe to Egypt, from Ukraine to South Korea to Japan, that are owned by Washington. When Washington speaks of spreading freedom and democracy, Washington means it has purchased more governments to do its will.’
Paul Craig Roberts

“To be free, the slave must first refuse the master’s gruel.”
Vin Suprynowicz

“The desire for security, while in itself natural and legitimate, can become an obsession which ultimately must be paid for by the loss of freedom and human dignity- whether people realize it or not. In the end, it is clear that whoever is prepared to pay this price is left neither with freedom and dignity nor with security, for there can be no security without freedom and protection from arbitrary power.”
William Roepke

“What’s wrong with America’s journalists, we wonder. Have they no shoes?”
Bill Bonner

“If Obama wants to keep the masses at home watching TV rather than marching on the White House, he should offer a real stimulus:
Give people back their tax money. Declare a Tax Jubilee. No taxes in ’09. No income taxes. No capital gains taxes. No federal taxes of any sort...not even any inheritance taxes. If we had our druthers, you could die in ’09 and rest in peace...with no tax consequences...leaving your money to whomever you wanted.
But we know what you’re could the federal government operate without tax revenue? Ah...that’s the other part of the plan. We would shut it down. Take a holiday from government. Send everyone home for a year. Tell them to make do with what they’ve got.”
Bill Bonner

“I was disgusted to be associated through citizenship with the most dangerous gang of criminals in the world, the United States government. Renouncing my citizenship is a means of achieving a political divorce with that vile institution,” Gogulski said. “American politicians extol their state in terms of liberty, human rights, free markets and the rule of law. Examination of the country’s history and present actions reveals nothing but lies and hypocrisy.”
Michael Gogulski, explaining why he renounced his US citizenship.

“We should have learned from the Soviet experience that no one can plan an economy. The knowledge required to redesign something as complex as an economy is not available to anyone. An economic system is not a machine but a dynamic process resulting from countless micro decisions made by billions of producers and consumers worldwide. Much of the knowledge they act on is never written down or even discovered until they improvise in the face of unexpected market alternatives. How could a planner hope to succeed?”
Sheldon Richman

"All varieties of interference with the market phenomena not only fail to achieve the ends aimed at by their authors and supporters, but bring about a state of affairs which – from the point of view of their authors’ and advocates’ valuations – is less desirable than the previous state of affairs which they were designed to alter. If one wants to correct their manifest unsuitableness and preposterousness by supplementing the first acts of intervention with more and more of such acts, one must go farther and farther until the market economy has been entirely destroyed and socialism has been substituted for it."
Ludwig Von Mises, Human Action

From the Darkness:
"The American people are feeling frustrated that there's not a lot of adult supervision out there. We've been asleep at the switch."
Emperor-elect Obama, confirming that the American people want more nanny government.
“In the midst of a financial crisis and a recession, allowing the U.S. auto industry to collapse is not a responsible course of action.”
"If we were to allow the free market to take its course now, it would almost certainly lead to disorderly bankruptcy and liquidation for the automakers. Under ordinary economic circumstances, I would say this is the price that failed companies must pay -- and I would not favor intervening to prevent automakers from going out of business."
GW Bush, economic ignoramus.

“What we've seen, in terms of the evaluation of economists from across the political spectrum, is that we're going to have to be bold when it comes to our economic recovery package."
The Man With Melanin, Economic- Ignoramus- In -Waiting.

“Barney Frank has been called the "smartest guy in Congress," which is lucky for us since he works on some of the thorniest issues around”
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes.

"Yeah, I'm for welfare. You're not? Are you for letting people starve?"
Barney Frank, Smartest Guy in Congress.

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