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Lift your lamp beside the golden door, Break not the golden rule, avoid well the golden calf, know; not all that glitters is gold, and laissez faire et laissez passer [let do and let pass] but as a shining sentinel, hesitate not to ring the bell, defend the gates, and man the wall

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quotes of Modernity

Fahrenheit 451
"Its no good Montag, we've all
got to be alike, the only way to be
happy is for everyone to be made
equal, so, we must burn the books
Montag, all of the books."

Asderathos L'Chaim Kankyou

"My 'Heroes' are all merely great
ideas, concisely expressed by
inspired if flawed men and women
[inspired if flawed individuals]"

"If ours should be a nation of laws
not men, why then should one's
ideology be that of men and not ideas?
[arguing against ad-hominem]"

Albert Einstein-

"He [The American] is less of an individualist than the European---That is, from the psycological, not the economic point of view."

"The American lives even more for his goals, for the fuuture, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being."

"The second thing that strikes a visitor is the joyous positive attitude to life. The smile on the faces of the people in photo-graphs is symbolical of one of the greatest assets of the American. He is freindly, self-confident, otimistic--and without envy."

"What first strikes the visitors with amazement is the superiority of this country in matters of technology and organization. Objects of everday use are more solid than in Europe, houses much more practically designed. Everything is designed to save human labor. Labor is expesnive, because the country is sparsely inhabited in compariso with its natural resources. The high price of labor was the stimulus which evoked the marvelous developement of technical devices and methods of work."

Andrew Breitbart

“If you claim to support gays, but use gay as an epithet to insult people you hate… you're probably a leftist.”


Ann Coulter-

"Hitler brought "change," promoted clean, energy-efficient mass transit by making the trains run on time, supported abortion for the non-master races, vastly expanded the power of the national government and was uniformly adored by college students and their professors…"

Ayn Rand-

"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."

"The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy.  Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies.  To fight it, we must understand it."

Barry Goldwater

"Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism."

"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents "interests," I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can." pg 15. The Conscience of A Conservative (1960)

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."

Calvin Coolidge-

"No matter what anyone may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil. It is ...your fellow workers who are ordered to work for the Government every time an appropriation bill is passed."

"If in a free Republic a great government is the product of a great people, they will look to themselves rather than government for success. the destiny, the greatness of America lies around the hearthstone. If thrift and industry are taught there, and the example of self-sacrifice oft appears, if honor abide there, and high ideals, if there the building of fortune be subordinate to the building of character, America will live in security, rejoicing in an abundant prosperity and good government at home and in peace, respect, and confidence abroad. If these virtues be absent there is no power that can supply these blessings. Look well to the hearthstone, therein all hope for America lies."
"The thoughts in the Declaration can very largely be traced back to what John Wise was writing. Here was the doctrine of equality, of popular sovereignty, and inalienable rights asserted by Wise."


"You cannot have communism without the tragedy of the commons. It’s a pretty simple concept: if there is collective “ownership” over property, in which no one person actually has property rights over the resource, there is a race to the bottom to exploit the resources and leave nothing for anyone else to extract. No one is going to take care of something that does not belong to them and they have no incentive to take care of for future use." Feb 25 2012

C.S. Lewis

Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves, but I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters.

Dwight Eisenhower

“As you looked at that array of artists, weren’t you proud that a man’s ability, or a lady’s ability, entitled them to appear before such a body as this?
Now, why are we proud? Are we proud because we have the richest acres in the world? I have heard that the Nile Valley is one of the richest places in the world; now it has a great nation, but do you want to give up your citizenship for that of a nation that has merely the richest ground, the richest minerals underneath its soil? I have heard that the European annual production on its acres is about double that of ours, by reason of their devoted work—hand work on their farms. But we don’t want to be citizens of Europe. We don’t want to go any place, even if their buildings are older than ours, or their culture is older, or they are more sophisticated. We love America.
Why are we proud? We are proud, first of all, because from the beginning of this Nation, a man can walk upright, no matter who he is, or who she is. He can walk upright and meet his friend—or his enemy; and he does not fear that because that enemy may be in a position of great power that he can be suddenly thrown in jail to rot there without charges and with no recourse to justice. We have the habeas corpus act, and we respect it.”

-upon receiving the America’s Democratic Legacy Award Nov 23 1953
A section of this was also in the 2005 Movie “Good Night & Good Luck”.

Edward R. Murrow

“I began by saying that our history will be what we make it. If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge, and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.
We are to a large extent an imitative society. If one or two or three corporations would undertake to devote just a small traction of their advertising appropriation along the lines that I have suggested, the procedure would grow by contagion; the economic burden would be bearable, and there might ensue a most exciting adventure—exposure to ideas and the bringing of reality into the homes of the nation.
To those who say people wouldn’t look; they wouldn’t be interested; they’re too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter’s opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost.
This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful.
Stonewall Jackson, who knew something about the use of weapons, is reported to have said, “When war comes, you must draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.” The trouble with television is that it is rusting in the scabbard during a battle for survival.”
-at the RTNDA Convention, Chicago, October 15, 1958

The 2005 Movie “Good Night & Good Luck” Injected into the middle of this after the words “and retribution will not limp in catchin up with us.” the lines:

“Just once in awhile let us exalt the importance of ideas and information. Let us dream to the extent of saying that on a given Sunday night, a time normally occupied by Ed Sullivan is given over to a clinical survey on the state of American education. And a week or two later, a time normally used by Steve Allen is devoted to a thoroughgoing study of American policy in the Middle East.
Would the corporate image of their respective sponsors be damaged?
Would the shareholders rise up in their wrath and complain?
Would anything happen, other than a few million people would have received a little illumination on subjects that may well determine the future of this country — and therefore the future of the corporations?”


And the movie CUT the quote off after “Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box.” And circumscribed after this the line“ good night & good luck”.

Eric Hoffer

“For men to plunge headlong into an undertaking of vast change, they must be intensely discontented yet not destitute, and they must have the feeling that by the possession of some potent doctrine, infallible leader or some new technique they have access to a source of irresistible power. They must also have an extravagant conception of the prospects and potentialities of the future. Finally, they must be wholly ignorant of the difficulties involved in their vast undertaking. Experience is a handicap.” - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements


Ernest Hemingway

"The Truth Has a certain Ring to it..."

F.A. Hayek 

"The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design."

“It was John Maynard Keynes, a man of great intellect but limited knowledge of economic theory, who ultimately succeeded in rehabilitating a view long the preserve of cranks with whom he openly sympathised. He had attempted by a succession of new theories to justify the same, superficially persuasive, intuitive belief that had been held by many practical men before, but that will not withstand rigorous analysis of the price mechanism: just as there cannot be a uniform price for all kinds of labour, an equality of demand and supply of labour in general cannot be secured by managing aggregate demand.”


"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

"Hate the sin, love the sinner."

"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life."

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."

George Carlin-

"when fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be with jackboots. It will be Nike sneakers and smiley shirts. Smiley-smiley."

George Dorunda-

"Think positively, recognize that you are a rare and unique human being, go the extra mile, and stay away from negative people"

"Smith and Wesson, the original point-and-click interface"

George Santayana-Philosopher and Poet-

"Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."


Gerald Ford

”Whether we like it or not, the American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” - Address to a Joint Session of the Congress August 12, 1974


Glenn Edward Lee Beck

"Question With Boldness, Hold To The Truth, Speak Without Fear"

“Question With Boldness, Read what they tell you not to, challenge everything,”

“The supreme leader of [Iran] is saying kill all the Jews, annihilate Israel” -Feb 3rd, 2012, 2nd hour

"Social Justice: Forced redistribution of wealth with a hostility towards individual property under the guise of charity and or justice."

"Its really not a smear when you use people's own words [IN CONTEXT]"

"There's nothing more American than deporting people who disagree with you, right brian?" (said with Hilarious sarcasm :)

"I wonder if anyone like Nancy Graham would like to ask the quetion of themselves and then answer it, Progress? Means that your moving toward something. You're moving away from something. I know what we're moving away from, the constitution. Because that is what Progressives designed. Move away from the old antiquated, LIVING BREATHING Document, of the Constitution. The Republic is an old antiquated dusty idea. So I know what we're moving away from. But, What are moving towards? Because at some point, you arrive. At some point people have gotten so far out of control that you just have to finally just regulate everything because 'they just can't do it on their own'. Isn't wierd that as we've made so much 'Progress' that society has gotten worse. That's strange. See the idea behind progressives, so, and this is why I'm begging you, I'm begging you, your right to religion and freedom to exercise religion, and read all of the passages in the Bible [Canada has banned certain portions of the Bible from being preached] as you want to read them, and as your church wants to preach them are going to come under the ropes here, uh in probably the next year. If it lasts that long it will probably be the next year. I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice' or ‘economic justice' on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words, now the idea.. hang on Stu is saying 'am I advising people to leave their church?' yes, if I'm going to Jeramiah Wright's Church, yes, yes leave your church. *Stu breaks in* "Weeell yes, that's probably good advice, if its Jeramiah Wright's church" *Glenn breaks in* "'Social Justice' and 'Economic Justice' they are code words. If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop and tell them 'excuse me, are you down with this whole social justice thing?' I don't care what the church is, if its my church! I'm alerting the Church authorities 'excuse me, what's this social justice thing?' and then if they all say 'yeah we're all into that social justice thing', I'm in the wrong place." *Stu breaks in* "Its possible they may need to be alluminated to the, uh, hidden meaning behind some of these terms. I think a lot of people adopt these green sort of policies without realizing what they are" *Glenn breaks in over stu* "THAT'S A.. THERE'S A.. THERE'S A, There's a Very good chance that people don't know what it is, that's why you have to educate yourself. " 
-Glenn Beck Radio March 2nd 2012 2nd Hour, 5 mins in

"People will confuse the truth with hate. Don't. The truth can be hard to hear sometimes, but when your doctor tells you, you have cancer he dos'nt hate you. 'Why do all these doctors hate me? They keep telling me that I have cancer!' Because they're trying to save you! We could go to a doctor and have him tell us that we have sniffels and that's what everybody in Washington is doing. 'Oh no keep going, keep going your fine.' I and millions of other Americans are the doctors that are saying you have cancer and we can treat it, but its radical treatment, but if you don't take it we're gonna die. I don't hate you, I don't hate you. We must reach out to those friends of ours and I know you already have, we must find ways to have civil dialogues with reasonable people."

"Do not confuse the Truth with Hatred"

"Not Racist, Not Violent, Just no longer Silent"

"and when you figure it out they change the name again believe me social and ecological justice and all this bull crap is gonna be changed again, its not the Lord's work it is man's work for a global government" May 12, 2010

"I believe in the finger of God being on this nation. But I do not believe in Manifest Destiny. There is a difference between divine providence and manifest destiny. 

Divine providence is when you find yourself doing something, and trying to live your life right, and all of a sudden your like 'Oh my gosh, we thought we made this error, we thought were going here, or, we only stood here because we felt it was the right thing to do and look at the finger of God now here at the end.' 

Manifest destiny is: 'God sent me on a mission get outta my way!'

There's a huge difference, there's a huge difference, and the difference is arrogance. Manifest destiny and divine providence; some people don't see a difference between, because they're very, they're very similar exactly like charity and social justice, exactly like individual salvation and collective salvation." (7-23-10)   

"God's not on our side, we have to be on his side."

“[sarcastically] Arizona sure is putting the AZ in Nazi.
[Digressing from sarcasm] I really hate to rain on the hate parade, but could we slow down for just a second here and ask… [Unable to maintain cool headedness] You’re out of your mind? Am I alone in that? You’re out of your mind! Are you comparing the systematic cold-blooded extermination of millions of Jews, to America making sure people are here legally. Oh, The parallels are uhhh
[dropping sarcastic tone] non-existent!”

How many people believe in evolution in this country? I’d like to see. I mean, I don’t know why it’s unreasonable to say this. I’m not God so I don’t know how God creates. I don’t think we came from monkeys. I think that’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet. Did evolution just stop? Did we all of sudden — there’s no other species that’s developing into half-human?
It’s like global warming. So I don’t know why it is so problematic for people to just so, I don’t know how God creates. I don’t know how we got here. If I get to the other side and God’s like, “You know what, you were a monkey once,” I’ll be shocked, but I’ll be like, “Whatever.”
They have to make you care. They have to force it down your throat. When anybody has to force it, that’s a problem. You didn’t have to force that the world is round. Truth is truth. You don’t have to force the truth.

H.L. Mencken

"The only way a reporter should look at a politician is down"

Hillary Clinton-

"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration." (HYPOCRISY!!!~ lool)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Geneva on Feb. 28 for a major U.S. policy address to the UN Human Rights Council.
"The structural bias against Israel -- including a standing agenda item for Israel, whereas all other countries are treated under a common item -- is wrong.  And it undermines the important work we are trying to do together.  As member states, we can take the Council in a better, stronger direction."
"The Council must apply a single standard to all countries based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  It cannot continue to single out and devote disproportionate attention to any one country." 

Jack Armstrong 

I don’t give a crap about words like ‘equality’ and that sort of stuff when it comes to the military. That’s not the point of the military… Its not to make things fair [Joe: Its not a jobs program] or equal in any way! Or make sure nobody’s offended, that’s not the point of the army, the point of the army is is to beat that guy’s army. No matter how you have to do it, if you need all black people or all gay people or no gay people or all red headed people or whatever you need to do that, you should do that! [Joe: All black gay people] So these speaches about ‘finally we have fairness’ that’s not what we’re trying to design. We’re trying to desin the best killing machine that defeats the other guy’s killing machine….
All I’ve ever hoped in this whole issue is that the people that know how to fight wars make the decisions for the right reasons…. [Joe: Hmm, I can promise you that’s not happening] hahahahaha, [Joe: They will manage it the best they can so they can continue to fight wars.]
I mean I don’t want Generals keeping gays out because of some, now, antiquated view of gay attitudes, but I don’t want lettin gays in because of political pressure to be ‘fair’ if it would actually cause a problem.

A&G 9-20-11 H4 20 mins in, The PERFECT description of my opinion of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell!

Jack Berger, vice president of the Zionist Organization of Chicago

"It should be remembered that in 1918, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Britain and France were handed 5,000,000 square miles to divvy up and 99% was given to the Arabs to create countries that did not exist previously. 1% was given as a Mandate for the re-establishment of a state for the Jews on both banks of the Jordan River. In 1921, to once again appease the Arabs, another three quarters of that 1% was given to a fictitious state called Trans-Jordan." -May 31, 2004.

 Joe Getty

"People make vastly different decisions with other people's money than they do with their own money" -3-17-10 h3 (Paraphrased from Thomas Sowell's Classical Arguement)

"To be pro-woman should not be anti-man, to be pro-man should not be anti-woman, [society not realizing] that is a bizarre lack of insight, in my opinion" -5-6-10 H4

"Look, stop taking my money to do this crap you think is a good idea, A. It's my money and B. Its not a good Idea." - Joe Getty 9-2-10
"You never know how you'll act when you have a check book pointed at you" Joe Getty 5-17-11 H2 27 mins in

Joe: Government is an industry with no market forces except the anger of the people
Jack: and its slow
Joe: and its slow, and it dissipates
Jack: yeah you have to keep that anger up until the next election to get anybody out of there
6-8-11 H3 19:39

“San Francisco PLEASE Check Yourself! Awe its too late. It is the classic example. San Francisco is now eating its dog’s poo. The classic Joe Getty Metaphor; If your nieghbor is eating his dog’s poo in his back yard, you can’t shout across the fence, “hey Jim! You shouldn’t eat your dog’s poo!” because he’s too crazy to understand that he’s crazy!”
— In reference to SF attempting to outlaw Goldfish as pets 6-15-11 H3 15 mins in

[Culture] doesn’t mean your paintings and your tv shows, its how you see life, how you see marriage and children, and the authorities, and God, your day to day interactions, its how you see commerce, that’s what culture is! And that [Mexico’s] culture, God bless them, is getting poisoned, oh my god.”

"Joe: Freaking why!? Why!? WHY!?, Why do you have to pay the government for an “I have a chicken” license!?
Marshal: Revenue enhancement my friend!
Joe: Oh My God I’m Going To Choke You With My Hands! COME ON!”
- 8-31-11 H3, 17:54

“You no-g[ood], you do-gooders who would use the law to force everybody to live the way you want them to live, I would like to ring your pencil necks, I really would. Maybe its just the camo-hoodie I’m wearing today, but seriously, that ‘you’re so concerned for me’ you’re going to pass laws to tell me how to live and how to raise my children, I can’t properly express to you, how much I loathe you and the way you see the world.”
— A&G 4-6-12 H1 22 mins in re-the CA lawsuit attempting to ban toys from happy meals.

Joe Menosky

"Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra."

"Darmok" is an episode of the television science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast in the United States on September 30, 1991; it was written by Joe Menosky. The episode contains a brief, but notable recounting of the Gilgamesh epic, which is communicated by Picard to the Tamarian captain.

The title of the episode comes from one of the metaphors Dathon uses: "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra." In origin, this refers to the situation in which heroes must learn to trust each other so that they may work together to defeat a common foe. However, the phrase also speaks to the Tamarian's beliefs about captivity, combat, and relationships, as the phrase seems to imply by itself the inevitable forging of meaningful, positive ties between emissaries, should they also be comrades in a violent struggle.

John F. Kennedy-

“The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment” April 27, 1961

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."
"Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain."

Ludwig Von Mises

The religion of Islam has not changed since the days of the Arab conquests. Their literature, their philosophies continue to repeat the old ideas and do not penetrate beyond the circle of theology. One looks in vain among them for men and movements such as Western Christianity has produced in each century. They maintain their identity only by rejecting everything foreign and ‘different,’ by traditionalism and conservatism. Only their hatred of everything foreign rouses them to great deeds from time to time. All new sects, even the new doctrines which arise with them, are nothing more than echoes of this fight against the foreign, the new, the infidel.


Mark Levin-

"For the Statist, liberty is not a blessing but the enemy. It is not possible to achieve utopia if individuals are free to go their own way. The individual must be dehumanized and his nature delegitimized. Through persuasion, deception, and coercion, the individual must be subordinated to the state. He must abandon his own ambitions for the ambitions of the state. He must become reliant on and fearful of the state. His first duty must be to the state - not family, community and faith, all of which have the potential of threatening the state. Once dispirited, the individual can be molded by the state."

Margaret Thatcher-

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."


Marc Mero-

"People are like elevators, they either take you up, or they take you down"


Mother Teresa
“The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.”

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

“Please don’t kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child, and be loved by the child. From our children’s home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortions. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy!”

“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love - that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion. ”

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”

“Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.”

“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters” And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”

Mother Teresa — “Notable and Quotable,” Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94, p. A14

“These concerns (for orphan children in India and elsewhere in the world) are very good, but often these same people are not concerned with the millions that are killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today, Abortion…For the pregnant women who don’t want their children, give them to me.”

Marco Rubio

“Poverty does not create our social problems, our social problems create our poverty.”


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

“When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”- Martin Luther King, responding to an anti-zionist remark by a student at Harvard University in Boston, 1968.

"I cannot stand idly by, even though I happen to live in the United States and even though I happen to be an American Negro and not be concerned about what happens to the Jews in Soviet Russia. For what happens to them happens to me and you, and we must be concerned."

"Israel's right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable."

"Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality." - Martin Luther King, on March 25, 1968, less than 2 weeks before his death.

"I solemnly pledge to do my utmost to uphold the fair name of the Jews -- because bigotry in any form is an affront to us all."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul dorce. We will not hate you, but we cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws. Do to us what you will and we will still love you. Bomb our homes and threaten our children; send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our communities and drag us out on some wayside road, beating us and leaving us half dead, and we will sstill love you. But we will sooon wear you down by our capacity to suffer. And in winnig our freedom we will so appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process." -Paraphase from Gandhi

"One of the sure signs of maturity is the ability to rise to the point of self-criticism. Whenever we are objects of criticism from white men, even though the criticisms are maliciously directed and mixed with half-truths, we must pick out the elements of truth and make them the basis of creative reconstruction. We must not let the fact that we are the victims of the injustice lull us into abrogating responsibility for our own lives."

"Whoever falls in love with publicity is not fit to have it and will end up in misery"

"Through our scientific and technological genius we've made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers—or we will all perish together as fools. "

"The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men. And so Christ's words from the cross are written in sharp-edged terms across some of the most inexpressible tragedies of history: 'They know not what they do'. "

"Segregationalists will even argue that God was the first segregationalist. 'Red birds and blue birds don't fly together,' they contend. ...They turn to some pseudo-scientific writing and argue that the Negro's brain is smaller than the white man's brain. They do not know, or they refuse to know that the idea of an inferior or superior race has been refuted by the best evidence of the science of anthropology. Great anthropologists, like Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Melville J. Herskovits, agree that, although there may be inferior and superior individuals within all races, there is no superior or inferior race. And segregationalists refuse to acknowledge that there are four types of blood, and these four types are found within every racial group. "

"Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; region gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary. "
"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"
"One of the sure signs of maturity is the ability to rise to the point of self-criticism. Whenever we are objects of criticism from white men, even though the criticisms are maliciously directed and mixed with half-truths, we must pick out the elements of truth and make them the basis of creative reconstruction. We must not let the fact that we are the victims of the injustice lull us into abrogating responsibility for our own lives."

Agape - Christian Love

The "I Have A Dream" Speech, excerpt

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."2
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
                Free at last! Free at last!
                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

"The Negro people, my friend, know what it is to suffer the torment of tyranny under rulers not of our choosing. Our brothers in Africa have begged, pleaded, requested -- DEMANDED the recognition and realization of our inborn right to live in peace under our own sovereignty in our own country.

How easy it should be, for anyone who holds dear this inalienable right of all Mankind, to understand and support the right of the Jewish people to live in their ancient Land of Israel. All men of good will exult in the fulfillment of God's Promise, that His People should return in joy to rebuild their plundered Land. This is Zionism, nothing more, nothing less.

And what is anti-Zionist? It is the denial to the Jewish people of a fundamental right that we justly claim for the people of Africa and freely accord all other nations of the Globe. It is discrimination against Jews, my friend, because they are Jews. In short, it is Antisemitism."

Dr. Michael Savage-


"Obama isn't too black, he's too green"

"I pray to God that we will one day return America to her glorious roots of freedom, aith, and family. Yes, this book [The Enemy Within] is about the America that once was, and the America that could be again---if you have the will to stand and fight against the Enemy Within."

"Only a more savage nation can survive, Not a more compassionate nation. The country will not survive if we keep wallowing in this false compassion. We're not going to survive by being overly compassionate to our enemies. It's common sense. Most Americans will agree with me, except those in Hollywood on crack."

"Well-intentioned liberal programs, plans, and ideas often lead to terrible results. While the impulse for helping others is well intentioned, the results often border on insanity."

"It is on the fringes of compassion and the jagged border of anarchy to want to erase our borders our language and our culture."

 "Each day is an adventure into the unknown. There are many "stories" in everyday occurrences: every day brings the opportunity for joy, compassion, redemption.
   By listening, we can learn to hear again
   By observing, we can learn to see again.
   By conversing we can learn to speak again.
   Only by turning off the media-fed stories can we hear our own story, and by shutting of the stream of images can we see what is real. By speaking and listening, even in the market, we can, again, capture our own voice"
“That which we fear the most is our best friend. That which we love the most is our worst enemy. Fear nothing, all is eternal.”

Mike Grunwald-

"When the Elephant falls the Grass gets trampled" (Innovative Paraphrase)

Mike Huckabee-

“I’m not a Republican because I grew up rich, but because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.”

"The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit."

"Governments never learn. Only people learn."

"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."

"So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not"

"The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom."

"Most economic fallacies derive - from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another."

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."

"What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system"

"History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition."

"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both."

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

Mitt Romney

“When you have 40% of kids being born out of wedlock and among certain ethnic groups the vast majority being born out of wedlock you ask yourself ‘how are you going to have a society in the future?’ because these kids are raised in poverty, in many cases, they are in abusive settings, the likelihood of them finishing high-school or college drops dramatically in single [parent] family homes, and we haven’t been willing to talk about this, and when we have programs that say we’re going to teach abstinence in schools, the liberals go crazy and try and stop us from doing that. We have to have president who’s willing to say that the best opportunity an individual can give to their unborn child is the opportunity to be born in a home with a mother and a father.*Cheers*” Mitt Romney @ Arizona CNN Debate Feb 22nd

Muhammad Ali

In the African nation of Zaire, a famous fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman was billed as the "Rumble in the Jungle." After the fight was over and the victorious Ali returned to America, he was asked by a reporter what he thought of Africa. He replied,

"Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat."

 Pat Gray

"Why can’t republicans articulate that?: We want to Govern, We don’t want to control."


Penn Jillette
“I believe that you just keep saying the truth as you see it as often as you can, you change your mind everytime you see yourself as being wrong, and you hope that that truth will win out in the end, and I think it does…”

Philip Roth

American Pastoral -page 35-

"And yet what are we to do about this terribly significant business of other people... ? Is everyone to go off and lock the door and sit secluded like lonely writers do, in a soundproof cell, summoning people out of words and then proposing that these word people are closer to the real thing than the real people that we mangle with our ignorance every day? The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again." 


Pope Benedict 

"Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic."


Professor Richard Lindzen 

“Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly exaggerated computer predictions combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a rollback of the industrial age."

Rick Santorum

There is income inequality in America. There always has been. Hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be. Why? Because people rise to different levels of success based on what they contribute to society and to the marketplace. And that’s as it should be.” -at the Economic Club - Feb 17th 2012 http://youtu.be/QzoDLO2Jekw

“We hear this all the time, ‘cut spending limit the government everything will be fine’. No! Everything’s not gonna be fine! There are bigger problems at stake in America. And someone has gotta go out there, I will, and talk about these things. And you know here’s the difference the left gets all upset ‘oh look at him talking about these things’, you know here’s the difference between me and the left and they don’t get this. Just because I’m talking about it doesn’t mean I want a government program to fix it! That’s what they do, that’s not what we do. *Chears*” Rick Santorum @ Arizona CNN Debate Feb 22nd
“Just because I’m talking about it doesn’t mean I want a government program to fix it!” -Rick Santorum @ Arizona CNN Debate Feb 22nd

  • SANTORUM:We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose. Because, again, I would argue, they undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family. And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold — Griswold was the contraceptive case — and abortion. And now we’re just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more you — this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, well, it’s my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that’s antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it’s polygamy, whether it’s adultery, where it’s sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family. Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that’s what? Children. Monogamous relationships. In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality —
  • AP:I’m sorry, I didn’t think I was going to talk about “man on dog” with a United States senator, it’s sort of freaking me out.
  • SANTORUM:And that’s sort of where we are in today’s world, unfortunately. The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire. And we’re seeing it in our society. I’ve been very clear about that. The right to privacy is a right that was created in a law that set forth a (ban on) rights to limit individual passions. And I don’t agree with that. So I would make the argument that with President, or Senator or Congressman or whoever Santorum, I would put it back to where it is, the democratic process. If New York doesn’t want sodomy laws, if the people of New York want abortion, fine. I mean, I wouldn’t agree with it, but that’s their right. But I don’t agree with the Supreme Court coming in. -4/23/2003  
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 Ron Paul

“I think its sorta like the argument, conservatives use the argument all the time about guns, all the time, ‘guns don’t kill, criminals kill’ so in a way, its the immorality of society that we have to deal with, the pill is their and, you know it contributes maybe, but the pills can’t be blamed for the immorality of our society.” Ron Paul @ Arizona CNN Debate Feb 22nd

 Ronald Reagan-

"It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, 'We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government.'

"This idea? that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves"

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help"

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

“Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.”

Rudyard Kipling-

"Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-ruipee jezail [a muzzle-loading flint lock]"

Rush Limbaugh

“Apparently Sandra Fluke told Obama something. When he asked her if she’s okay, she said that Obama told her that she should tell her parents they should be proud. (pause) Okay, I’ll button my lip on that one. The president tells Sandra Fluke, 30-year-old Sandra Fluke, that her parents should be proud. Okay. Let me ask you a question. I might be surprised at the answer I would get to this question. Your daughter appears before a congressional committee and says she’s having so much sex, she can’t pay for it and wants a new welfare program to pay for it. Would you be proud? I don’t know about you, but I’d be embarrassed."

Sinclair Lewis

'It Can't Happen Here' -Page 69-

"They realized that this country has gone so flabby, that any gang daring enough and unscrupulous enough and smart enough not to seem illegal can grab hold of the entire government and have all the power applause and salutes all the money and palaces and will and women they want, they're only a hand full but just think how small Lenin's gang was at first, And Mussolini’s and Hitler's And Camal Posh's and Napoleon’s, you'll see all the liberal preachers and modernist educators and discontented newspapermen and farm Agitators  maybe they'll worry at first but they'll get caught up in the web of propaganda like we all were in the great war and they'll all be convinced that even if our president maybe he has a few faults but he's on the side of the plain people and against all the tight old political machines and they'll rouse the country for him as the great liberator but will Americans stand for it long? Whimpered Emma, Oh no not people like us the descendents of the pioneers, oh no, it can't happen here....."


 Students For Academic Freedom (The Academic Bill Of Rights)

"academic institutions and professional societies should maintain a posture of organizational neutrality with respect to the substantive disagreements that divide researchers on questions within, or outside, their fields of inquiry."

Stu Burguiere

"I love how liberals make this point. The “I’m angry because this guy is only paying 15% when others are paying more” argument.
Hey idiots–we’re the ones pushing for the flat tax. Not you. We are the ones who want everyone to pay the same rate, you’re the people who want to pick your favorite groups, and have them pay less. You’re just complaining because this one time, someone you don’t like is paying less. Tough." 1-15-2012


Ted Nugent-

"There is no such thing as an assault rifle. There are only rifles. How they are employed is a function of the bearer of such arms. I personally luv all guns, I own and enjoy every imaginable type and they are all used as recreational, sporting and self defense arms"

Thomas Sowell

“People who claim that sentencing a murderer to "life without the possibility of parole" protects society just as well as the death penalty ignore three things: (1) life without the possibility of parole does not mean life without the possibility of escape or (2) life without the possibility of killing while in prison or (3) life without the possibility of a liberal governor being elected and issuing a pardon.”

 Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

"It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today."

"Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.

"Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." 

Winston Churchill

"Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

-- Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 [London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899]).

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