"We go there, and they come here. That’s the root excuse for a U.S. police state. That cause is going unaddressed by the U.S. government. Its ambitions are just the opposite, which means it doesn’t care about a peaceful and carefree America. It’s short-sighted to think that they come here out of the blue or for no reason or because they suddenly hate us or because they hate freedom or because they are Muslims. They come here because we have gone there. This is the blowback, that and a self-imposed police state. Childish joy over the death of one man murdered in Pakistan doesn’t cut it. It’s not a solution. It doesn’t address the root, which is we go there, they come here."
Michael S. Rozeff
“The essence of human civilization comes not from arbitrary, mob-created democratic law, but rather from voluntary contract, voluntary exchange, peaceful coexistence, and private property rights. The defense of the values and the creation of law to support them does not require ballot boxes or of mob decision making of any kind. It only requires that individual men come to believe in peace, prosperity and property, and that they reject individuals and organizations that destroy these values. This includes, first and foremost, the taxing, war-making, regulating and suffocating democratic state.”
“Our wars and their impact are kept in remarkable isolation from what passes for public affairs in this country, leaving most Americans with little knowledge and even less say about whether they should be, and how they are, waged.
In this sense, our wars are eerily like those pursued by European monarchs in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: conflicts carried out by professional militaries and bands of mercenaries, largely at the whim of what we might now call a unitary executive, funded by deficit spending, for the purposes of protecting or extending the interests of a ruling elite.”
William J. Astore
“It’s amazing how scared people are of Freedom but quite comfy with soft tyranny and incremental socialism.”
"When a person administers justice by his own hand, they call him a
murderer. When the State does it, they call it a heroic act.
The promise of the State to guarantee our security was a lie. It was an excuse for robbery, deceit, murder, unlimited power and crime on a grand scale. The greater criminals are called Politicians and they live off our money."
“The crime of ‘illegal immigration,’ like all victimless crimes that outlaw peaceful, noninvasive acts, ultimately translates to: ‘You don’t own yourself—the state does.’
Contrary to shrieks that a sovereign state has the right to protect its borders, a state can have no rights at all, at least not in any legitimate, moral sense. Only human beings have rights, and those are violated by dictates that determine where you can and can’t live.”
“When it comes to politics, the mass of people never learn, because the mass of people cannot think, only feel; they don’t follow principles, only leaders. And they are always convinced their guy is Good and his opponent is Evil.
After splitting everything into pure good and pure evil, the next step is to see yourself (meaning your political party) as the Good Guys, meaning you have to project all badness onto the other party.”
“Government, specifically that particularly malignant form known as The State, has had several thousand years to do what its supporters claim as the reasons we must put up with it. And every single form it has taken over those countless generations, and every time it has been tried, it has failed to fulfill the justifications. Every time without exception. Remind me again why 'we' put up with this heavy and filthy baggage we keep dragging around?"
“The number of murders, massacres, and whole wars fought in the name of a peaceful carpenter who taught people to turn the other cheek and forgive just shows you how capable of willful ignorance and self-serving myopia people are.”
From the Darkness:
"So far there have been hardly any civilian casualties [in Libya] as a result of the extreme care Nato has taken in the selection of bombing targets. If any risk is posed to Libya's civilian population then we do not hit the target. No one wants to kill innocent civilians."General Sir David Richards, the head of the British Armed Forces [Yea, right, we believe you.]
"I told President Bush once that I wanted to be the one to execute him [bin Laden]. Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one. ... When it [news of bin Laden's death] first happened, I wondered, 'Well, did he just die of natural causes?' That would have been somewhat unsatisfying. The fact that the American military caught him and brought him to justice I think will make a lot of people feel better in a way that's almost hard to describe.”
Rudy Giuliani, getting a revenge hard on
“What’s our take on the Texas House of Representatives voting to ban the current TSA pat-down? Well, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article. VI. Clause 2) prevents states from regulating the federal government.”
From the TSA Blog [They’ve conveniently ignored the fourth and tenth amendments of that same document.]
"As I have said before, Congress must meet its responsibility to protect the nation's full faith and credit by increasing the debt limit."
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner [If it’s a “limit” than how can you increase it?]
“Well the way I look to out it is, from the standpoint of the United States, we’re involved in a limited, kinetic action."
Robert Gates, when asked if the US is at war with Libya
"In the last decade, our focus in the region was largely on Iraq, which was a military effort, and on the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the fight against al -Qaida. That fight against al-Qaida continues, but there is an opportunity in that region to focus on advancing our values and enhancing our security, and that's what the president looks forward to discussing in his speech."
Jay Carney, White House spokes-idiot, previewing The Emperor’s upcoming speech promoting billions of new aid for the (new) Middle East dictators in Egypt, Tunisia, and other countries
“This story [about Schwarzenegger’s love child] and the John Edwards story before it illustrate that the internet can tear human beings apart because there are no boundaries. Thousands of websites spew horrendous stories about all kinds of people especially those seeking political power.”
“There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”
Newt Gingrich, blaming his cheating on wives on love of country. [What a creative, new way to spin adultery.]
"We have every reason to be proud of the bin Laden operation. Let's live up to our secrecy oath in protecting it so that our agency can look forward to even greater accomplishments in the future."
CIA Director Leon Panetta, warning CIA employees to keep the myth alive
"This fight isn't over, first of all. Secondly, when you now extend that to concern with individuals in the military and their families, from my perspective it is time to stop talking.... [about the bin laden mission] And we have talked far too much about this. We need to move on. It's a story that, if we don't stop talking it will never end. And it needs to.”
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, warning any potential whistle blowers
“Well, actually, very, very few people get a pat down. it’s only under very limited circumstances.”
Janet Napolitano, when asked if their were any new security measures on the horizon that would keep tha would keep people from the present invasive searches. [I wouldn’t call 1.8 million passengers per month “very few.”]
“We've made it clear to people around the world that if we locate someone who has been part of the al Qaeda leadership, then you get him or we will get him."
Queen Hillary [“We’ll get them even if we already killed them or they died ten years ago…..”]