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Category Archives: Quotes
Thomas Sowell points to a few points to ponder. My favorite is this: A reader says that he had a T-shirt made that said: “Stop Continental Drift!” It made as much sense as “Stop Global Warming.”
I have been teaching the Color Code for about 30 years now, but I have not been teaching it well. I keep seeing something handed back to me which purports to be what I have taught, but which is not. … Continue reading
This preoccupation with equality is another symptom of the degeneracy of The Age of the Common Man. In the first place it is an illusion, since men are not created equal, except in the political sense. Everyone is better or … Continue reading
The news people seem to think that the object of a military enterprise is to get home. They keep talking as if the only thing a soldier wants to do is to get back to base. If that is indeed … Continue reading
Does it not seem to you that the principal emotional drive of the liberal establishment is fear? These people seem terribly afraid that somebody might get hurt. Well, somebody might, but that is true totally apart from political considerations and … Continue reading
Terror is an emotion. Terrorism is a policy. Neither is a target nor an enemy. Let us then nominate something we can shoot at.
“In the long run, the greatest weapon of mass destruction is stupidity.” Thomas Sowell
In Washington, sometimes it’s preferable to be wrong in a group than to be right alone. Jonah Goldberg on the Iraq Study Group report.
In his autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt wrote this wonderful passage: The children had pets of their own, too, of course. Among them guinea pigs were the stand-bys—their highly unemotional nature fits them for companionship with adoring but over-enthusiastic young masters and … Continue reading
There have been bad people around for a lot longer than there have been guns. Morals are not a matter of mechanics.
“In a free country you have the right to be offended anytime and any place by anything, but you do not have the right to be taken seriously.” Angus MacDonald
People certainly do come in different levels of potential. It has been our privilege to have had very little to do with the conspicuously incompetent.
“When men differ in taste as to the kind of the world they want, the only thing to do is to go to work killing.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion. ” William Ralph Inge
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. P. J. O’Rourke