The Department of War (If it’s really the Department of “Defense,” why do we need a separate “Department of Homeland Security”?) -- Vin Suprynowicz
Tom Brokaw quote
"There is a place in America to take a stand: it is public education...." Agreed. Public Education is a total failure. Responsible parents and the non-parents paying for this debacle should demand an end to government education.
".....It is the underpinning of our cultural and political system....." You could not be more wrong, Mr. Brokaw, and even if government educating our children is the underpinning of your cultural and political system, why do you force that underpinning on me? Why does your cultural and political system advocate aggression?
"....It is the great common ground...." No, again. The beginnings of the United States was where we agreed that no common ground would be required.
"....Public education after all is the engine that moves us as a society toward a common destiny...." Only if that destiny is despair. We have no common destiny except that to which we ALL agree.
"....It is in public education that the American dream begins to take shape." I disagree. The American dream, as abstract a concept as ever conceived, takes shape DESPITE public education.
-- Tom Brokaw
"Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or
fame." -- P. J. O'Rourke
"Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
"The right of ordinary citizens to possess weapons is the most extraordinary, most controversial, and least understood of those liberties secured by Englishmen and bequeathed to their American colonists. It lies at the very heart of the relationship between the individual and his fellows, and between the individual and his government." -- Joyce Lee Malcolm
Professor of law, historian, and Constitutional scholar Source: To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994), p. IX http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Joyce.Malcolm.Quote.652F
If this country had founders that only went for what they were certain to accomplish America would not be here. -- Arthur M. Thomas IV
"Contrary to the Marxists, the Nazis did not advocate public ownership of the means of production. They did demand that the government oversee and run the nation's economy. The issue of legal ownership, they explained, is secondary; what counts is the issue of control. Private citizens, therefore, may continue to hold titles to property -- so long as the state reserves to itself the unqualified right to regulate the use of their property." -- Leonard Peikoff (1933- ) Source: The Ominous Parallels
"[I]f we won’t choose to pay the price of liberty, then by default we shall suffer the cost of servitude -- whether it be the iron chains of a tyrannical oligarchy or the regulatory chains of unelected, faceless bureaucrats. When we witness our neighbors abused by tyrants, will we skulk away and hope we’re not next? Or will we stand by them and challenge -- as freedom-loving Americans—the tyranny of lawless leaders." -- Phil Trieb
Source: The New American, p. 39 April 29, 1996. http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Phil.Trieb.Quote.AD4C