Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“That moral sense whose supremacy will make society harmonious and government unnecessary is the same moral sense which will then make each man assert his freedom even to the extent of ignoring the state -- is the same moral sense which, by deterring the majority from coercing the minority, will eventually render government impossible. And as what are merely different manifestations of the same sentiment must bear a constant ratio to each other, the tendency to repudiate governments will increase only at the same rate that governments become needless.”
Herbert Spencer

“The real threat to the State that is enough of its citizens come to agree with the extremists, the State's power will collapse. The State does not have the resources to coerce everyone into obedience. If enough people stop paying taxes, if enough people ignore its regulations, if enough people cease to grant the State legitimacy, its power will end. And State agents are terrified of this outcome.”

“If governments lacked the power to compel obedience, they would cease to be governments. No matter how liberal, there's always a point at which it comes down to force – especially if anyone tries to opt out and live by their own rules. Even if people try that in the most peaceful and harmonious way with regard to their neighbors, the state cannot allow separatists to secede. The moment it grants that right, every different religious, political, social, or even artistic group might move to form its own enclave, and the state disintegrates. I'd say that’s wonderful – for everybody but the parasites who rely on the state – which is why secession movements always become violent.
I'm actually mystified at why most people not only just tolerate the state, but seem to love it. They're enthusiastic about it.”
Doug Casey

"By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable."
Friedrich Hayek

“People no longer live in large wild settings, but amid malls and freeways. The ancients believed that the earth was the center of the cosmos. We believe that we are. There is little to suggest otherwise in manicured suburbs and cities where the sirens will be howling at all hours. It is an empty world that begets philosophically empty thinking.”
Fred Reed

“Constitutions are not voluntary contracts that people agree to. If you happen to disagree with being robbed at the point of a gun, you have no recourse other than to die at the hands of an army of costumed men defending your property from them. Either you pay or you can resist and die. Why anyone would want to support a document that legitimizes this situation is beyond me.
Constitutions are documents created by powerful people who seek to acquire and legitimize more power unto themselves. Constitutions legitimize mass theft, extortion, war and other heinous crimes against humanity. Constitutions centralize power. Constitutions violate the non-aggression principle as they are imposed upon everyone regardless of their consent.”
Michael Suede

“Don’t be fooled. Your “religion”, your supposed faith, your “beliefs” are what you live. Screw the phony ethereal mental crap. It’s you. What you do, what you stand for, what you live, and what you help propagate. It’s where your time, energy and intention goes."
Zen Gardner

“To believe that war can ever be ‘good’ is to believe not only that the academic hypotheticals are accurate representations of the real-world conflict and that violence is always the only solution, we must also believe in lies that are deeply ingrained in most of our psyches. One of the most pernicious of these, one that persists in the face of centuries of evidence to the contrary, is that governments act in the interests of the people they govern.
Until anti-war activists begin to comprehend the danger inherent in granting a monopoly to a single entity to ‘protect’ and ‘defend’ – until they learn not to expect anything other than abuse of such a position – they will remain impotent in the face of the war machine.”
Bretigne Shaffer

“We use the word ‘war’ too much today, and we fear its ‘power’ perhaps more than we should. Wars are just the wasteful, deadly and destructive spasms of fearful kings and dictators, created largely by the laziness and greed of those who control and drive the overweening state. Conservative and Progressive alike, the so-called left and the presumed right, those who love the Constitution as God’s inspired guidance and those who believe as Lysander Spooner did, that it is no law at all – all of these believers should boldly hold state war in profound contempt.
As we treasure peace, freedom, and self-ownership, community and family, we should not teach our children to revere state war, and to become patriotic robots and passive foot-soldiers of a lying, corrupted, and spendthrift government. Instead of studying the histories of wars, written by the surviving governments, we should, through example and practice, teach our children the art of resistance to evil, the power of peaceful rebellion against tyrants, and the current and very real possibilities of political and personal renewal.”
Karen Kwiatkowski
From the Darkness:
"I have determined that additional sanctions are warranted, particularly in light of the deceptive practices of the Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian banks to conceal transactions of sanctioned parties, the deficiencies in Iran's anti-money laundering regime and the weaknesses in its implementation, and the continuing and unacceptable risk posed to the international financial system by Iran's activities."
Statement from the Obama Regime, ordering new U.S. sanctions on the government of Iran, including the Central Bank

“Once they [Iran] have a nuclear weapon, let me assure you, you will not be safe, even here in Missouri. These are folks who have been and are at war with us since 1979. This is a country that has killed more troops in Afghanistan and Iraq than the Iraqis and Afghans.”
Rick Santorum, candidate for US Dictator

“I don’t think that Israel has made a decision on what they need to do [regarding Iran]. We are going to make sure that we work in lockstep, as we proceed to try to solve this — hopefully, diplomatically.”
B. Obama [This “lockstep” is the true Axis of Evil that can destroy the world.]

“The United States is disgusted that a couple of members of this council continue to prevent us from fulfilling our sole purpose. For months, this council has been held hostage by a couple of members, delaying and stripping bare any text to force [Syrian President] Assad to stop his actions."
US Ambassador Susan Rice, objecting to Russia and China vetoing a UN Security Council resolution on Saturday calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign [It would be interesting to see Rice’s reaction to anyone calling for her boss to resign.]

"No one should live below a certain income level. Everyone should be able to access at least basic health services, primary education, housing, water, sanitation and other essential services."
Milos Koterec, President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, calling for a new world tax to fund social protection.

"There are many different options as to how we can do that [help the Syrian people under attack by their government]. There are the early beginnings of a civil war taking place in Syria. And if the government is going to kill randomly, people deserve the right to defend and fight for themselves. Syria is not Libya. But nobody should interpret that statement to suggest that it means that Syrian leaders can rely on the notion that they can act with impunity and not expect the international community to assist the Syrian people in some way."
Sen. John Kerry, looking to involve his subjects in still another civil war

"We thought it was important to increase the visibility of the threat with state and local law enforcement."
Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI's counterterrorism division, commenting on a warning by the FBI that people who “refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard” should be considered potential, violent extremists” [It’s official- if you understand the truth about the US Regime, you are a dangerous extremist.]

“You think about an Iranian nuclear weapon. You think about the dangers, to Cleveland, or to Columbus, or to Cincinnati, or to New York. Remember what it felt like on 9/11 when 3,100 Americans were killed. Now imagine an attack where you add two zeros. And it’s 300,000 dead. Maybe a half-million wounded. This is a real danger. This is not science fiction. That’s why I think it’s very important that we have the strongest possible national security.”
Newt Gingrich, candidate for US Dictator, proving once again he is a total wack job

"I was. I was the perfect candidate. America had their chance with the perfect candidate."
Michele Bachman, when asked which of the remaining GOP candidates was the most conservative. [Time to go back your rubber room, Michelle.]

“Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages.’ There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.
People ask me all the time, 'How many people have you killed?' My standard response is, ‘Does the answer make me less, or more, of a man?’
The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives. Everyone I shot in Iraq was trying to harm Americans or Iraqis loyal to the new government.”
Former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle [“Savages?” Just who was the aggressive invader in this encounter?]

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