Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Did You Hear What They Said?

That's right, faithful readers!

It's time for another exciting edition of " Did You Hear What They Said?"

This is wear we post ACTUAL QUOTES of leaders and other important figures and let the WHOLE WORLD see where they stand.

WARNING: You may not like what you see. If you don't, then ask yourself, "What does it say ABOUT ME???"

"Religion has always been central to our national identity. Religious references do not violate the First Amendment, which was never intended to bar all religious expression or discussion from national discourse. James Madison himself, the author of the First Amendment, was sworn in with his left hand on the Bible. So was George Washington, and, I believe, every president since. The Ten Commandments provide the very foundation of our nation's legal code. They also make up the basis of the moral values that thankfully guide us in our everyday lives." --Lawrence Kudlow

"Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God." --Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." --Blaise Pascal

"There was a time when 'fear of God' meant piety, or at least conscience. Today, it more accurately describes the worldview of secular liberals who get itchy and twitchy at any reminder of our religious roots as a nation." --Mona Charen

"There is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality. All else is immorality." --Theodore Roosevelt

"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." --Daniel Webster

"We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount....The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." --General Omar Bradley


"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." --John Marshall

"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." --Winston Churchill

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." --Mark Twain

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision." --Dick Armey

"Despite all the tax cuts that the federal government has passed recently, Americans will still spend more on taxes than they spend on food, clothing and medical care combined,"

"Exactly where is it written that responsible parents, empty-nesters and people who chose not to have children must become the financial providers for the infinite needs of an infinite number of children created by members of society possessed of infinite irresponsibility?"--Dan Sargis

"When a government takes over a people's economic life it becomes absolute, and when it has become absolute it destroys the arts, the minds, the liberties and the meaning of the people it governs." --Maxwell Anderson


"a man's authority as a husband does not supersede his wife's rights as a human being -- a principle we never thought we'd see liberals question." --James Taranto

"The question is not whether the suffering and dying person's life should be terminated, the question is what kind of nation will we become if they are? Their physical death is preceded only by our moral death!" --William Federer

"Liberals' newfound respect for "federalism" is completely disingenuous. People who support a national policy on abortion are prohibited from ever using the word "federalism." --Ann Coulter

(Here's the ultimate jaw-dropper:)
"I do think that it is sometimes appropriate to kill a human infant. For me, the relevant question is, what makes it so seriously wrong to take a life? Those of you who are not vegetarians are responsible for taking a life every time you eat. Species is no more relevant than race in making these judgments." --Princeton University Professor, Peter Singer

"If this country had a national psychologist, I'm afraid the Democratic party would be diagnosed with terminal projection. They have done nothing except accuse their opponents of every moral failing that they themselves are practicing." --Duane Patterson

"They're terrible people, liberals. They believe -- this can really summarize it all -- these are people who believe you can deliver a baby entirely except for the head, puncture the skull, suck the brains out and pronounce that a constitutional right has just been exercised. That really says it all. You don't want such people to like you!" --Ann Coulter


'To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions (is) a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.'--Thomas Jefferson

"the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrict the United States." --John Bolton


"To say that we 'lied our way into Iraq' presupposes an omniscience on the part of our administration that simply cannot be supported by any historical evidence. While WMD may never be found, there is proof that it once existed and there is no proof that it was destroyed." - Matt Osborn, in alt.war.vietnam, March 27, 2004.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." — John Stuart Mill (1868).

"Some things are worth fighting and dying for, liberty foremost among them." --Ross Mackenzie

O.K., Trivia Time!

Can you guess who said the following:

"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

Was it:

a) George W. Bush

b) Ronald Regan

c)Bill Clinton

d) John F. Kennedy

(Scroll down for the answer. NO CHEATING!)


















What good is liberty if it's not worth fighting for?


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