Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Theft is to take someone's property against his will, i.e., by force or fraud. There isn't a clause in the definition that says, "unless the king or the state takes the property; then it's no longer theft." You have a right to defend yourself from theft, regardless of who the thief is or why he is stealing.”
Doug Casey

“[A]nyone who even presumes an interest in economic affairs cannot let the subject of war, or the moral breakdown which underlies it, go untouched. To do so would be as absurd—indeed, as dishonest—as a cleric to avoid the Commandment, ‘Thou shalt not steal’ simply because his parishioners had legalized and were practicing theft.”
Leonard Reed

“The gun control people are basically worshippers of the state. They grovel before the image of the state. They believe in the state. They see the state as redemptive: an agency of healing. This agency must be armed, they say, in order to collect the money necessary to fund the state’s messianic claims and programs.
A state that can heal must be a state that can kill. The gun control crowd worships a state that can heal. So, they call for the abolition of private gun ownership. This is consistent.”
Gary North

“We are the normal ones. We have empathy for our fellow man. We want to be left alone and we mind our own business. Anyone who is a control freak is never satisfied no matter how much they control every aspect of our lives are not normal and sane. They are the ones who need to have their heads checked not us. Anyone who want to destroy innocence and terrorize people, get off watching people basic human dignity violated is usually a sociopath ,a psychopath with narcissist tendencies is a real mental illness.”
From Lone Star Watchdog

“In order to gain the consent or implied consent of the people, the state uses many strategies that are steeped in lies and deceit. Government’s most important and necessary strategy for retaining control is fear. Fear mongering therefore, is a constant weapon in the arsenal of the state. For if the people were not afraid, they would have little use for government’s continuous assault on their liberty. Fear is a most powerful driver of emotions, and the illusion of safety a most coveted prize of the sheep. Rulers, whether elected or not, fully understand the importance of using fear tactics and the illusion of safety as weapons against the people. The desired effect is to at once purposely intimidate the population at large, while allowing for a state manufactured rescue. The result is an acceptance by the citizenry of less freedom for an imagined safety.”
Gary D. Barnett

“The Right is just like the Left in this sense: if there is a national problem, it needs a solution imposed by force. The Left favors looting people, whereas the Right favors tasing people. Either way, it is all about increasing the police powers of the state. On the extremes, the Left wants total expropriation to make everyone equally poor, whereas the Right wants total war to unify us all in a grand project of killing and being killed.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“My vote will change nothing, my protesting will change nothing, however, I can still affect change. Knowledge, the spread of truth, and the slow injection of facts into our daily conversations can change things. After all liberty must occur in the mind before it can happen in the body. And liberty is not an incremental government granted ideal, it either occurs or it doesn’t.”
Jesse Mathewson

“Democracy is the opposite of freedom, almost inherent to the democratic process is that it tends towards less liberty instead of more, and democracy is not something to be fixed. Democracy is inherently broken, just like socialism. The only way to fix it is to break it up. You couldn’t fix socialism by replacing Lenin for Trotsky or the Russians for Cubans. And you can’t fix democracy by legally restricting payments to presidential candidates, by barring felons from voting, changing the voting age, or replacing Bush Jr. with Obama, et cetera.”
Frank Karsten

“Despite what you want to believe about this nation, no form of government which criminalizes the right of any person to band together with his neighbors for armed mutual defense, against enemies foreign or domestic, can hold any validity in the mind of a free man.”
Tom Baugh

“Reactions by reflex: there is the state or there is anarchy (in the wrong definition of the word: violent chaos); civilization requires state-enforced rules; man living outside of the control of the state is a barbarian, uncivilized.
Are these true? In reality or in reflex? Consider: the state is the monopoly of legalized force over a given jurisdiction. How is living under such a system described as ‘civilized‘? Some men have a legalized authority to force others to do as ordered, to pay as ordered, to ingest as ordered, whenever ordered. With disobedience comes punishment, up to and including death.
Relationship backed and defined by force is called civilization? How is this so? If your neighbor told you to trim your hedge or he will shoot you, would you describe him as civilized? If he said he didn't want to work and that you should pay his rent, or else he has the authority to put you in jail, with what term would you define the relationship? ‘Civilized’ does not come to mind."
From the blog, “bionic mosquito”

“Those who buddy up with and infuse themselves with the political class have a real disgust for mankind. They regard humanity as naive and unfit for actual freedom. That is why is must be molded and directed like a herd to slaughter. By the same token, these central planners completely overestimate the extent of their own knowledge and perceptions on how society ‘should run.’ They picture themselves as the deserving class to have a seat at the throne by virtue of their own intelligence; not the unthinking cogs in the machine like truck drivers, fast food workers, or bartenders.”
James E. Miller

“You don't have to change the whole world- you only have to change yourself- and the way you deal with the world. Your life will improve at that moment and any change beyond yourself will just be icing on the cake.”
Kent McManigal

“U.S. Presidential politics is a complete scam. Like they say, ‘Don’t vote, it only encourages them.’ It’s sickening–mostly that there are so many that don’t see it. Plain and simple.
More than that, to grasp that this crossroads of understanding is a place of decision that has everything to do with your spiritual outlook and overall perspective, that’s profound. But few will get that.”
Zen Gardner
From the Darkness:
"We need a president who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners."
Mitt Romney [But why enforce “current laws” that ALSO burden gun owners?]

"These people [Republican opponents] are not conservatives. They're not Republicans, They're radical libertarians and I'm doggone offended by it."
Orrin Hatch, perturbed that someone would have the gall to run for his office

“There's a very dangerous enemy out there with capabilities and with safe havens in Pakistan. To get out before the Afghans have a full grip on security, which is a couple of years out, would be to invite the Taliban, Haqqani, and al-Qaida back in and set the stage for another 9/11."
U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, keeping the fear and myths alive

"You jerk-off… what did you win?!
You killed no Americans…”
Geraldo Rivera, speaking to a member of the Taliban after a Taliban offensive where a number of Afghanistan’s urban areas were hit in a coordinated paramilitary attack

“We’re within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the world [the Korean Peninsula]. And we just have to be very careful about what we say and what we do.”
Leon Panetta [Get your sorry butts out of there and there won’t be a problem.]

“We have a clear agenda in this regard: Disclose, reform the system reducing the roll of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns.”
Nancy Pelosi, looking to quash the interests of those opposed to establishment Democrats.

“We know who the active [climate change] denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let’s start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let’s make them pay. Let’s let their houses burn. Let’s swap their safe land for submerged islands. Let’s force them to bear the cost of rising food prices. They broke the climate. Why should the rest of us have to pay for it?”
Steve Zwick, Forbes Magazine

“Ted Nugent should be arrested. Not because he doesn't like Barack Obama but because he got up in front of a group of people and insinuated he would attempt to assassinate Obama if he's re-elected. Or let's put it this way: A man with a truckload of guns has threatened the life of our president while the country's at war.”
LZ Granderson, responding to remarks by Nugent critical of the Magic Kenyan

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