Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
"One can no more advance liberty through violence than he can regain sobriety by embracing an alternative brand of alcohol. The state is a system that enjoys a monopoly on the use of violence. It is no answer to this destructive menace to introduce a competitor who employs the same means and seeks the same ends, namely, to construct society on the principle of the power to compel obedience to authority."
Butler Shaffer

“Voting is a charade designed to dupe the people into thinking they are free. The state enforces a political monopoly, meaning that dissenters may not opt out of the system for any reason. Thus we are all slaves. The acquisition of liberty is dependent upon the majority's withdrawal of its consent to being ruled by a criminal gang, not upon tacitly or overtly granting it.”
Trevor Bothwell

“Elections happen in the U.S., but change doesn’t necessarily follow. The same shit just gets done to us by a slightly re-shuffled arrangement of oh-so-concerned faces.”
J. D. Tuccille

“It’s time to start making our own reforms, living our lives the way we want without waiting for permission from the government. We can build the society we want, cooperate and do business with one another through institutions of our own making, here and now, without having to persuade a majority of the public to vote on it first.”
Kevin Carson

“The power of every state ultimately depends on a statist ideology that glorifies the state and its functionaries while denigrating and attacking the civil society, private property, and private enterprise. This is as true of democracy as it is of totalitarian socialism.”
 Thomas J. DiLorenzo

“Ours was supposedly a society founded on the liberal principles of self-ownership and self-governance and yet we have morphed into a gigantic, fascist police state whose chief exports are debt and violence. Moreover, those most entrusted with shedding light on the truth turn their eyes inward, looking only at and serving those issuing the edicts as opposed to the effects of those edicts; cheerleading the empire, or worse, making excuses for it, while everyone else suffers.”
Thomas Luongo

“It is high time that Americans stop holding veterans and current members of the military in such high esteem. It is scientists, engineers, inventors, businessmen, industrialists, software developers, and entrepreneurs that made America great – not veterans of foreign wars. It is doctors, iron workers, taxi drivers, bricklayers, writers, electricians, and cooks that positively contribute to society – not soldiers.”
Laurence Vance

“In the statist lexicon, the United States, with its state of the art machinery of death, is a righteous force for freedom while the panicky strains of subdued people fighting against occupation are ‘terrorism.’ The methodical devastation of an entire region of the world is regarded as morally legitimate, while a victimized population’s admittedly wrong and misguided attempts at self-defense are rebuked as the maniacal savagery of evil subhumans who ‘hate us because we’re free.’”
David D'Amato

“The argument for voting usually uttered is that it is a (sometimes, and perhaps more correctly from their point of view, stated as ‘the only-) way to ‘make one’s voice heard’ in government. They certainly do make their voices heard in the sense that they increase the state’s statistics of the number of implicit supporters for its continued rule. I don’t want to be part of any such thing, and I do not fear telling them what I truly think of their despicable behavior.”
Per Bylund

“We do not have one dictator, of course. We switch him out every few years, in the festival of democracy.”
Lew Rockwell

“The military is a hiding place for the country’s degenerate class. Until they can get out and become cops.”
Don Cooper
From the Darkness:
“Nothing ever justifies the slaughter of innocent men, women and children.”
B. Obama [How does he say this with a straight face?]

"The takeover of the House by Republicans is great news for Israel and her supporters. The House leadership and almost every single GOP member is rock-solid behind Israel. At times like this, Israel needs friends everywhere."
Ari Fleischer, White House spokesman under President George W. Bush

“I strongly believe the mission is worth the cost. Fortunately, I am not the only one.”
G. W. Bush, in his memoir, praising President Barack Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

“On election night, I was moved by images of black men and women crying on TV. Barack Obama had campaigned on hope, and that was what he had given many Americans.”
GW Bush

“When it comes to Israel’s security there can be no daylight – no daylight – between Israel and the US.
It is critical to keep the international spot light on the genuine threats to the Israel like the Iranian nuclear program, not Israel.”
Joe Biden

“There is no fondling, squeezing, groping, or any sort of sexual assault taking place [by the TSA] at airports. You have a professional workforce carrying out procedures they were trained to perform to keep aviation security safe.”
Response to a question about TSA passenger abuse, posted on the TSA website.

"We need to be straight with the American people. We can't just engage in political rhetoric."
B. Obama [Dude, your whole material existence and power over the lives of others is based on “political rhetoric.”]

"I am fearful that a chasm will develop between those [soldier boys] who protect our freedoms and those who are being protected. I am concerned that the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will fade in the American consciousness, and that the purpose of our efforts against extremist terrorists will fade. It could come to pass that the American military could become isolated from American society and that Americans' thoughts may fail to consider our men and women in uniform.
I sincerely worry that the needs of military families will be overlooked as we go through this budget drama."
Departing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton [Let’s hope and pray this “chasm” continues to grow.]

“Plaintiffs’ assertion of a fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families” is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.”
From a bill being supported in the Senate “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.”

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