Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“For the sake of living honestly, peacefully, and in a condition of liberty, let us turn our minds inwardly, like a mirror, so that we may reflect upon the creative capacities that lie within us, through which we inwardly construct our images of the world. Let us acknowledge the complementary nature of our minds: that we can subjectively comprehend and act upon the universe without, at the same time, having our understanding precisely correlate with the world in which we live. Let us have the humility to recognize that we are generally able to function well in a complicated universe in spite of never having complete and certain knowledge. Let us recognize that one who believes in a flat-earth, geocentric world can still farm a good field of wheat; and that a man who rejects your moral philosophy may still be a good neighbor.”
Butler Shaffer

“The whole green, planned economy is one giant racket to propagandize you about your social responsibilities and take control of your lifestyle and tell you how you must live by making you feel guilty for living, breathing, and existing, and therefore zapping the precious earth of its resources to sustain your miserable life. Meanwhile, the green planners all live an exalted and affluent lifestyle while individuals continue to sacrifice for the benefit of their masters.”
Karen DeCoster

“The ruling élite has an absurd, unfounded faith in its own abilities but none at all in those of ordinary people acting in our own self-interest.”
Jim Davies

“We know from history and literature that the state not only brings out the worst in human beings, it carefully cultivates and promotes it. Accordingly, we have a representative government in a so-called peaceful republic that churns ever-increasing destruction around the global chessboard with the compulsion of a level five hoarder – and there’s not a thing any American can do about it.”Karen Kwiatkowski

"Every [political] candidate is one of two things, a profoundly ignorant fool, or a knowledgeable sociopath."
David Calderwood

“If the government perceives you as a threat to the class interests and the system of power it upholds, you don’t need to be ‘doing anything wrong.’ It will make something up.”
Kevin Carson

"Secular religions are in fact dependent on major motifs of the Judeo-Christian traditions. They all involve the notion of Creation, the fall into sinfulness, a prospect for redemption or salvation. And they all view their own movement as a company of those who are going to be the agents of redemption."
Max L. Stackhouse

“There is no real way to separate ‘social issues’ from ‘economic issues‘. It is only about liberty. Liberty is completely entangled and inseparable. It is a tapestry that is damaged by trying to pull out any one thread as an exception. Violations of your ‘social rights’ are also violations of your ‘economic rights‘, and vice versa. To pretend there is a dichotomy is dishonest and is only of benefit to those who wish to rule and enslave others. Don't fall for it. Don't vote.”
Kent McManigal

“There is some warrant for the belief that a better social order would ensue when the individual is responsible for it and, therefore, responsive to its needs. He no longer has the law or the lawmakers to cover his sins of omission; need of the neighbors' good opinion will be sufficient compulsion for jury duty and no loopholes in a draft law, no recourse to 'political pull' will be possible when danger to his community calls him to arms. In his private affairs, the now-sovereign individual will have to meet the dictum of the marketplace: produce or you do not eat; no law will help you. In his public behavior he must be decent or suffer the sentence of social ostracism, with no recourse to legal exoneration. From a law-abiding citizen he will be transmuted into a self-respecting man.”
Frank Chodorov

“By voting and campaigning you are legitimizing the state. You are essentially saying that it is the job of the state to solve the problem of the state.”
Mike P.

“It is ideas that group men into fighting factions, that press the weapons into their hands, and that determine against whom and for whom the weapons shall be used. It is they alone, and not arms, that, in the last analysis, turn the scales.”
Ludwig von Mises

“Think ‘China.’ Think ‘Russia.’ Then think back to Mao and Stalin. If those two concentration camps could collapse without armed resistance or a lost war, don't tell me about the inevitability of tyranny.”
Gary North
From the Darkness:
"It has been a driving force for us, a guiding principle for us over the last seven years of this conflict to do everything in our power - perhaps more than any other military in the history of the world has ever done - to minimize civilian casualties."
Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary

"These [high-tech body scanners] machines represent an important way to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat that faces the aviation industry.
Those who read the images are not actually physically at the gate, so they cannot associate an image with an individual person at all. And the machines are set so that no image is retained.”
Lying Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who refused to go through the machines herself

“We hear it day in and day out: the government sucks, federal employees are lazy and their positions are redundant. It’s time to turn the tables and remind the world that government employees just happen to be people — people that don’t suck. Government workers are a lot of cool cats who work hard, listen to good music and watch [Jon] Stewart’s `The Daily Show,’ but that’s all after they’ve spent a whole day keeping the country running.”
Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop (a social networking Web site for public servants) and organizer of a “We Don’t Suck” rally and march in Washington

“The federal government is probably less intrusive now than it was 30 years ago.”
B. Obama

"Give the new U.S. Cyber-Command a chance to prove its worth by ordering it to electronically assault WikiLeaks and any telecommunications company offering its services to this organization."
Christian Whiton, Faux News

"Tolerance does not require that you give up your hatred. It just tells you how to act when you hate. Not good enough.  It is time that we teach people how not to hate."
Dr. Scott Hampton, Director of an organization called "Ending The Violence"

"If that continues [questioning the validity of global warming], business as usual as our leaders in Washington say is OK for us to do, we will have extincted 70% of the species on the planet by the end of the century. There are people who in my view criminally doubt some of the science I agree, criminally, I agree with that.
People, we need to evolve mentally and philosophically to something that has never existed before. We need to become techno-indigenous people of an entire Earth, not of a nation, not of a state, but of a planet."
James Cameron, movie director

"All those times that I'd carried a gun as a teenager had been for shit, My friends at the time and I were prepared to shoot and get shot at over girls, cars, money, or something as stupid as the way somebody looked at us.... But my Marine buddies and I carried weapons to defend our nation against its enemies. We, like millions who came before us, used the awesome might of America's military power for liberation, not conquest.... Terrorists knowingly and intentionally target civilians, people who never signed up for battle or chose to enter a military conflict. But every Ninja-pajama-wearing motherfucker who ambushed us that day had entered the battlefield with the full and complete knowledge of the consequences."
Marco Martinez, Iraq war veteran and USG terrorist, from his memoir, "Hard Corps"
“The economy, weighed down by the debt that households ran up during the Bush-era bubble, is in dire straits; deflation, not inflation, is the clear and present danger. And it’s not at all clear that the Fed has the tools to head off this danger. Right now we very much need active policies on the part of the federal government to get us out of our economic trap.
But we won’t get those policies if Republicans control the House. In fact, if they get their way, we’ll get the worst of both worlds: They’ll refuse to do anything to boost the economy now, claiming to be worried about the deficit, while simultaneously increasing long-run deficits with irresponsible tax cuts — cuts they have already announced won’t have to be offset with spending cuts.
So if the elections go as expected next week, here’s my advice: Be afraid. Be very afraid.”
Paul Krugman, NY Times fear monger.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Why do we persist in this system where the victim pays the room and board for the criminal, diminishing himself on top of the diminishment from the original crime?”
Thomas Luongo

“On all topics there is an agenda. Base your understanding of situations on your relationship with people. Use the media to try to challenge yourself and to seek out differing perspectives. Never let your own experience be overshadowed by the words you read from some unknown journalist.”
Allan Stevo

“[The State] breaks the natural order and harms individuals. It is chaos of the worst kind masquerading as order.
Statists lie and pretend that they are fighting entropy, but instead they are accelerating it. Instead of letting human interactions naturally crystallize into the best, most stable, and mutually beneficial forms, The State prevents that spontaneous order and uses 'laws' to make a mess of everything; to divorce actions from justified consequences. Then supporters of The State claim that the only alternative is chaos and death. They lie.”
Kent McManigal

"If our established media is governed by any overarching principle, it's this: when the U.S. military speaks, its pronouncements -- especially in the beginning -- are to be respected, believed and repeated without question or challenge no matter how many times that deference proves to be unwarranted."
Glen Greenwald

“Woman’s demand for equal suffrage is based largely on the contention that woman must have the equal right in all affairs of society. No one could, possibly, refute that, if suffrage were a right. Alas, for the ignorance of the human mind, which can see a right in an imposition. Or is it not the most brutal imposition for one set of people to make laws that another set is coerced by force to obey? Yet woman clamors for that 'golden opportunity' that has wrought so much misery in the world, and robbed man of his integrity and self-reliance; an imposition which has thoroughly corrupted the people, and made them absolute prey in the hands of unscrupulous politicians.”
Emma Goldman

“People who vote for free lunches – knowing full well that someone needs to pay for them, and they are fine with that as long as the someone is someone besides themselves – deserve to become tax slaves for those who view them as milk cows. If economically ignorant, greedy, and shortsighted people vote for bad government, they should start by looking in the mirror when they wonder what went wrong. But few people are that introspective. Further, most people apparently lack a real center, an ego in the good sense. That's why they create these false gods to worship; by becoming part of a group, they think they gain worth. Pity the poor fools…”
Doug Casey

“The setting may be Fairbanks, Fargo, Frankfort, or Fallujah; it makes no difference. When the State's armed enforcers are trained to act as an army of occupation, geography is inconsequential.”
Will Grigg

“The larger the group, the more toxic, the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it, because you’ve lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that’s bigger than you are and that controls you.”
George Carlin

“Voluntaryism is thus based upon a firm foundation of objective ethics, and rejects ethical relativity. The Voluntaryist merely wishes to be consistent in applying objective ethics across all the strata of society. If ethics is objective, then no one is exempt from ethical law. This consistency is the bugbear of government and its assumption that ethics are relative and are dictated by the government itself through positive law.
Objective ethics is thus seen, quite correctly, to be the mortal enemy of government, in that if this idea is ever widely accepted, government necessarily disappears.”

“Politics is the Ten Commandments written by Satan and turned inside out.
I don't see how we can get rid of politics (oh, if only we could!), but at least the wise understand the true nature of it: citizens are mostly Sheep, to do the bidding of the Foxes and Lions. The Sheep are never murdered by the Foxes and Lions; they are merely bad ideas, obstacles to be removed, if they threaten the interests of the rulers.”
Bob Wallace
From the Darkness:
“We will vigorously enforce the CSA [Controlled Substances Act] against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law.”
Attorney General Eric Holder

“Current discourse about macroeconomics in the press and among policymakers suffers from a poor understanding of more nuanced Keynesian theory and the evidence that supports it. To address this gap, the project will include the development of a new, internet-based resource designed as a reference for non-specialists who want to improve their understanding of Keynesian principles."
From the Institute for New Economic Thinking, funded by George Soros.

"Ultimately, this has to be an Iraq decision, as part of its own political process. And we have every indication that Iraq's leaders are working to try to form a government. We just want to see that government be as inclusive as possible. Our concerns about Iran and its meddling in Iraq's affairs are long-standing. But that said, we would expect the Iraqi government to work on behalf of its own citizens and not on behalf of another country."
The State Department's P.J. Crowley

"News organizations should be cautioned not to facilitate the leaking of classified documents with this disreputable organization known as WikiLeaks.
The concern is that WikiLeaks as an organization should not be made more credible by having credible news organizations facilitate what they're doing."
Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan

"Mr. Assange [of WikiLeaks] can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family."
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

"The battlefield consequences of the release [by WikiLeaks] of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies and Afghan partners, and may well damage our relationships and reputation in that key part of the world. Intelligence sources and methods, as well as military tactics, techniques and procedures will become known to our adversaries."
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates [For the sake of humanity, let’s hope so.]

“Julian Assanage -- you know, molesting charges aside -- is a criminal. He broke the law.He is, you know, a murderer of American and Afghani people. His carelessness has killed people.”
Conn Carroll, The Heritage Foundation

“Certainly I have not been elected by you, but I have been elected by this parliament. I have been elected in a secret vote by this parliament, and you belong to this parliament."
European Commission President, José Barroso, responding to the charge by a British EU Parliament member of using illegitimate powers to implement a direct tax on all EU citizens. [A “secret vote!” What a great way for tyrants to claim power!]

"There would appear—all else being equal—to be a case for further action."
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, making a case for the central bank to take new steps to boost economic growth. [NOT good news.]

“A healthy, self-confident conservative movement … allows for and even encourages genuine debate and creative thinking, the probing of ideas and holding them up to scrutiny, self-examination, and self-reflection.”
Peter Wehner, formerly of Bush 43’s White House staff. [Try to read that twice without laughing.]

“Radical libertarians are equivalent to leftist Saul Alinskyites. Both despise government and the Constitution, seeking to destroy America. Alinksy wanted a community government; radical libertarians want Rothbardian uprisings to destroy government and wealth altogether for communal equality. To accomplish this, radical libertarians demand anarchy.”
Lisa Richards, NewsRealBlog

"We are extraordinarily disappointed that [WikiLeaks is] making the same mistake twice, that they are leaking classified information - in fact that they induce people to break the law to leak classified information and then share that information with the world, including our enemies."
Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary

“But for me, we’d be in a worldwide depression.”
Harry Reid

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The secret to understanding US foreign policy is that there is no secret. Principally, one must come to the realization that the United States strives to dominate the world. Once one understands that, much of the apparent confusion, contradiction, and ambiguity surrounding Washington’s policies fades away.”
William Blum

“Democracy is the highest form of tyranny. It keeps people from noticing that they have no power over anything. Democracy means ‘rule of the people,’ usually by Wall Street looters and blockhead generals with the minds of giant clams and all sorts of feathers and colored tinsel stuck to them. They look like Byzantine mosaics. And lobbies, never forget the lobbies, draining the treasury in the manner of bloated leeches on a suppurating udder. People in democracies have the freedom of molten plastic being poured into a mold, but they probably think less than plastic does.”
Fred Reed

“If you think you have a ‘right’ to control what your neighbor does with his own property, why not walk up to his door and try to force him, personally, to do as you wish? Why take the pathetic coward's way and send heavily armed thugs in your place? Sending thugs doesn't absolve you of your evil act in the slightest, no matter what you may pretend. You are just hiding your evil behind your hired goons.”
Kent McManigal

“Printing up extra money - with no backing - used to be the sort of thing only counterfeiters did. Now it is done by the central bankers and Treasury Secretaries themselves. They don't apologize for it. They don't hang their heads and contemplate blowing their brains out. Instead, they're proud of it...announcing that they ‘saved civilization,’ or some such claptrap.”
Bill Bonner

“I admit that many of Jesus' words were very wise. But Paul took over as his promoter after Jesus died, and many of Paul's ideas were very different from Jesus'. Paulism is really an entirely different religion from Jesusism, though they've become conflated in modern Christianity.”
Doug Casey

“What it comes down to is that the ‘mainstream consensus’ is manufactured — manufactured by the very institutions that depend on it for their survival. One of the most important functions in any society is the cultural apparatus, whose job is to reproduce a population that accepts the system of power as legitimate and as the only natural or inevitable way of doing things. The range of ‘mainstream’ or ‘moderate’ policy proposals, by definition, encompasses only those policies that can be carried out within the existing framework of dominant institutions, by the kinds of people currently running them. Any proposal that requires fundamental changes in the institutional framework or structure of power is, by definition, ‘extremist.’”
Kevin Carson

“…..The American political system capitalizes on the division in public opinion over the role of government by propagating the myth that there is a grand war raging between the advocates of Big Government and the advocates of Free Markets. In fact, it’s an intramural competition between two rival factions that favor government management of the economy — with a few differences in detail — on behalf of special interests.
Why the charade? All the better to exploit the productive classes, those that would be prospering in a freed market.”
Sheldon Richman

“If all humans, before there was government, were at war with everything then how in the hell did we survive long enough to procreate beyond our first generation? In other words, if man is infinitely aggressive towards other men, if that is the basic nature of all life itself, doesn’t the existence of that life act as prima facia evidence to the contrary?
If the social contract took us from a state of nature (total war against everything) to a state of civilization (relative peace) then why is it that the proponents of such a philosophy are constantly waging war of one kind or another against every conceivable thing they disagree with? Terrorism, Drugs, Corporations, Smoking, Racism, Fatty-Foods, Carbon, Raw Milk, the New York Yankees, etc.”
Thomas Luongo
From the Darkness:
“I don’t want people talking on phones, having them up to their ear or texting while they’re driving.  We need a lot better research on other distractions,  including Bluetooth-enabled hands-free calls and the in-car systems."
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

"Liu Xiaobo is a convicted criminal sentenced to jail by Chinese justice. His acts are in complete contradiction to the purpose of the Nobel Peace Prize."
Ma Zhaoxu, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry

"It's absolutely unacceptable for those with means in Pakistan not to be doing their fair share to help their own people while taxpayers in Europe, the United States and other contributing countries are all chipping in.
The most important step Pakistan can take is to pass meaningful reforms to expand its tax base. The government must require that the economically affluent and elite support the government and people of Pakistan."
Queen Hillary, doing her best to spread American style Marxism

"What America needs is stimulus.  Without a bailout, the financial system would have remained paralyzed."
George Soros

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Where limited government types are deluded by the fantasy that the state can be used to safeguard free markets against power and privilege, state socialists are comparably beguiled by the hopeless chimera of reaching economic equity through the state; both theories would have us apply the one institution defined by violence, injustice, and oppression to thwart the same.
When the state manages the economy, it does so not as a trustee or steward of the people, as if even that rationale were ethical or intelligible, but as the contrivance of reavers who would take from the productive classes without contrition. It is only when we realize that the state is a product without value that we will stop buying the sophistic propaganda of the criminals who sell it.”
David D’Amato

“If democracy is a religion (and it is — ‘the worship of jackals by jackasses,’ as Mencken so indelicately phrased it), elections are its principal sacrament. Voting is communion, complete with miraculous Transubstantiation of the Most, in which a plurality or majority of ballots cast are magically transformed into the 'consent of the governed.'
Upon this rock the entire church of state is built. Every nuance of the perpetual Black Mass we call ‘government’ — every act of theft, extortion, brutality, murder, war read in solemn tone from the Liturgy of Realpolitik — justifies itself on the basis of this alleged ‘consent,’ in turn symbolized by the stickers handed out across America to those leaving the polling place: ‘I Voted!’”
Thomas L. Knapp

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”
Samuel P. Huntington

“There has never been a humane communist regime. Marxism is inherently totalitarian. It recognizes no moral limits on the state. It’s the most convenient ideology for aspiring tyrants; it also retains its appeal for intellectuals, who have proved equally skillful at rationalizing abuses of power and at exculpating themselves.
An idea has really triumphed when people are no longer aware that there is any alternative to it. Like the Moliere character who finds he has been speaking prose for 40 years without knowing it, many of our politicians have been practicing Marxism all their lives without realizing it.”
Joe Sobran

“While the US and other countries are under severe attack by financial powers through the corporate system and the currency and bond markets, the US military is convinced that people living in remote deserts are the threat. So they’re busy killing some of the poorest people in the world while the country is being attacked by the richest. On the one hand, this is a more impressive Machiavellian chess move than the Calais diversion in WWII that opened up the Normandy attack that would seal Germany’s fate. On the other, it’s just embarrassing to see how easily millions of grown adults can be fooled in the face of the obvious.”
Damon Vrabel
From the Darkness:
"It has been suggested that we call a United Species Conference -- a conference far more representative than the United Nations is - and put this one question to the ten million representatives (one for each species): `Should the human species be allowed to continue on this planet?' The vote would most likely be 9,999,999 to 1 that we humans, with our dualistic hatred of earth ... be banished to some distant place in the galaxy so that Mother Earth could resume her birthing of beauty, amazement, colors, and health."
Matthew Fox in his book The Coming of the Cosmic Christ

“Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and healthy planet. I know social scientists who remind me that people are a part of nature, but that isn't true.... We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the earth. Until such time as homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.
Anything that reduces human populations or reduces their growth is a benefit to just about everything else on the planet"
David Graber, Chief Scientist for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service

"Iranian citizens have been arbitrarily beaten, tortured, raped, blackmailed and killed. Yet the Iranian government has ignored repeated calls from the international community to end these abuses, to hold to account those responsible, and respect the rights and fundamental freedoms of its citizens.

In signing this Executive Order, the President sends the message that the United States stands up for the universal rights of all people and serves as a voice for the voiceless."
Queen Hillary [Too bad "the President" doesn't "stand up" for his own subjects]

“We’re going to make people save money for themselves.”
Cathy Zoi, an Assistant Secretary of Energy

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
"If you need it, you can't get it from The State, and if only The State can provide it, you don't need it."
Kent McManigal

“When the state becomes involved in deciding what is ‘fair,’ the result is that everyone seeks to unjustly take advantage of everyone else, to exploit everyone else. We all seek to control the state so that we can impose our vision of fairness on whoever disagrees with us. While the state guarantees conflict, the market promotes harmony.”
Glenn Jacobs

“The state is successful in its masquerade of moral legitimacy only because of our obedience, because, whether realizing it or not, almost everyone stands at the ready to salute without question to its authority.

The composition of the military, its members paying unconditional obeisance to mindless hierarchical controls, provides an instructive microcosm of all statism. Like the larger system of violence from whence it derives, the military relies on an arbitrary, dictatorial chain of command, a process through which orders take on the impression of validity. For the hierarchy to function — to prevent it caving in on itself from its own madness — the actions of its agents must be based on the source that dictates them rather than on a critical process of thought.”
David D'Amato

“As tensions grow in America, as divisions flourish, and the nation leads up to something unseen but ugly, prissy vindictiveness and moral sadism become normal. We have become a gotcha culture, watchful for transgressions meaningless but forbidden, so that we can make the malfeasor squirm.”
Fred Reed

“While the entrepreneur risks scarce goods (time, labor, capital) trying to determine future market conditions to provide his fellow man with a good or service, the political process promises vacuous public works which are, due to the way they are financed and allocated, necessarily inefficient, for they bear no resemblance to what you and I and everyone else wants.”
Manuel Lora

"‘My country, right or wrong.’ ‘Support our troops.’ That sounds good, until you realize they're just a bunch of heavily armed kids who are blindly doing what they're told in some fly-blown place they can't even find on a map. The Germans supported their troops when they invaded Poland. ‘Us’ against ‘them.’ Wave the flag. That sort of thing. It's like a gigantic replay of the Milgram experiment. It's just another dramatization of collectivism and jingoism.”
Doug Casey

“I myself heartily disapprove of the criminally insane US foreign policy, and I hate our modern government, with its unlimited separated powers of bankster, shyster, and huckster.’
Karen Kwiatkowski

“Government is the enemy of information, and therefore of truth. The enemy of truth is … well … the enemy.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“Prosperity doesn’t hinge on finding the right leader to rally behind. Although there will always be tasks that the most enthusiastic individuals will take the lead in completing, pervasive power structures are ultimately self-serving. Political leaders generally act from the belief that their personal power is what the nation needs.”
Darian Worden

“Government planning was never a good means to do anything, but at least there was a time when it set out to bring progress to humanity. It was the wrong means to achieve the right goal. Today, government planning is working as a maliciously effective means to achieve the wrong goal: I mean by this that if there is anything that government is actually good at doing, it is destroying things.”
Jeffrey Tucker
From the Darkness:
"My personal view is that it is probably wise to legislate some authority to the President, to take emergency measures for limited periods of time, with clear reporting to Congress, when he feels as if he has to take these measures."
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, agreeing that the U.S. president should have the authority to shut down the Internet in the event of an attack.

“The idea of a longer school year, I think, makes sense."
B. Obama, looking to kidnap your children for an even longer period.

"We're talking about lawfully authorized intercepts. We're not talking about expanding authority. We're talking about preserving our ability to execute our existing authority in order to protect the public safety and national security."
FBI lawyer Valerie E. Caproni, explaining new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking websites and BlackBerrys.

“If we want the kind of country that respects civil rights and civil liberties, we'd better fight in this election.”
B. Obama, exhorting his fellow Democrat gangsters to work harder to maintain power.

"How can we imagine that a dangerous, illegal drug like marijuana should be voted on by the people?

Our two legal drugs, tobacco and alcohol, serve as frightening examples of legalization. Look at the alcohol industry. It does not make money off the 10 people who drink one drink a week. It makes money off of the one person who drinks 50 drinks a week. Addiction is incentivized in this business."
Kevin Sabet, a special advisor in the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy, longing for the return of alcohol prohibition.

“Go outside your comfort zone and take a risk in every sense of the word. Because if America's best and brightest young people will not step forward, who then can we count on to protect and sustain the greatness of this country?”
Robert Gates, urging college students to forego school and kill for the state.

"We're not leaving Afghanistan prematurely. In fact, we're not ever leaving at all."
Robert Gates, showing why college students should forego school and kill for the state.

“What I hope to be able to avoid are any massive [budget] cuts. Those would be dangerous now, given the national security requirements that we have.”
Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.