How can any educated person read the following quotes from some of the more influential thinkers in history and pull the lever for a Democrat?
"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." Voltaire
"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." Ayn Rand
"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time." Malcolm X
"When will the world learn that a million men are of no importance compared with one man?"
Henry David Thoreau
"Government does not cause affluence. Citizens of totalitarian countries have plenty of government and nothing of anything else." P. J. O'Rourke
"Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual." Albert Einstein.
"We do not want to assimilate. Assimilation is cultural rape."
Dyab Abu Jahjah - Arab European League founder
"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."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood." Adolph Hitler
"All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all." Vladimir Lenin
"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all."
[Nikita Khrushchev , February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party]
"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."
Hillary Clinton, 1993
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ..."
President Bill Clinton, 'USA Today' March 11, 1993
“The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.”
(Even I couldn't believe this one - but there it is).
“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.”
Paul Begala DEM Strategist
"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had. You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok. You’ve been bamboozled.” Malcolm X
“The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar." J. Edgar Hoover
"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation of all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities." Teddy Roosevelt
"Men love liberty because it protects them from control and humiliation by others, thus affording them the possibility of dignity; they loathe liberty because it throws them back on their own abilities and resources, thus confronting them with the possibility of insignificance." Thomas Szasz
"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him."
T. Coleman Andrews
"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
"Pacifism is a cunning philosophy. It's adherents accept all the blessings of liberty
without paying anything toward its price, then demand a halo for their hypocrisy."
"Europe was created by history.
America was created by philosophy."
"America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to 'the common good,' but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance -- and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way." Ayn Rand
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
H. L. Mencken
“Our public school system is our country's biggest and most inefficient monopoly, yet it keeps demanding more and more money.” Phyllis Schlafly
"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." Malcolm X
Jesus Figure soaked in urine… OK
Koran in the toilet… not OK
Elephant poop on the Virgin Mary… OK
Newspaper cartoon of Mohammed… not OK
Calling president of the United States a terrorist… OK
Suggesting that some Muslims might be terrorists… not OK
Glenn Beck “An Inconvenient Book”
"I have heard some arguments here this morning that government should not intervene in the market. But I want to remind my Republican colleagues that these workers are completely powerless to improve their situation."
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts) (naturally)
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
William S. Burroughs
The sovereignty fetish is still so strong in the public mind, that there would appear to be little chance of winning popular assent to American membership in anything approaching a super-state organization. Much will depend on the kind of approach which is used in further popular education.
Council on Foreign Relations
(WOW – this is an American Govt Organization)! “sovereignty fetish”??
"We're grateful to the The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government."
David Rockefeller, chairman of the CFR (1970 - 1985)
(notice how he uses the word "march" ha ha classic)!
“Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest.” Patrick Buchanan
The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.
(hmmmm – which party tends to dominate these institutions…?)
"Climate change provides the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world. No matter if the science is all phony, there are still collateral environmental benefits to global warming policies."
Christine Stewart - Canada's former environment minister
One day soon we may wake up to find our bemused tolerance was the fatal blunder of an unserious people. Pat Buchanan STATE of EMERGENCY
What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.” Phyllis Schlafly
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J Edgar Hoover
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
"I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class." Frederick Douglass
"They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?" Paul Harvey
“One of the fondest expressions around is that we can't be the world's policeman. But guess who gets called when somebody needs a cop.”
General Colin Powell
"It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that one has never heard before." Robert S. Lynd
“Having children is not a question that we can afford to let each family, each household, decide for itself. ... It is a question that should be decided at the national level. China is a socialist country. This means that the interests of the individual must be subordinated to the interests of the state. Where there is conflict between the interests of the state in reducing population and the interests of the individual in having children, it must be resolved in favor of the state.”
"World War II was the last government program that really worked."