Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mostly Contemporary Quotes

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."  --John F. Kennedy 

"Men often get the reputation of being stubborn merely because they are everlastingly right." --Woodrow Wilson

“What our country deserves from everyone who enjoys its fruits and freedoms is a little more gratitude—and a lot less greed.”- Michelle Malkin

"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time a tremendous whack." --Winston Churchill 

"How can we pretend to be serious about protecting our borders when prominent politicians so casually dismiss illegal activity? How can we claim to be fighting the war on terrorism on all fronts when we are unwilling to enforce immigration laws?" --David Limbaugh 

"It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals." --Felix Frankfurter

"Democrats will trample over a thousand poor people to throw a rock at a rich man." --Tom Adkins of "The Common Conservative," on the Bush tax-cut plan.

“Liberal compassion has been mugged by reality.”- Michael Novak

“Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money—only for wanting to keep your own money.”- Joseph Sobran

“You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money.”- P.J. O’Rourke

“Freedom plus accountability equals academic excellence.”- Janet Parshall

“Illegal immigration benefits America the way treason enhances national security.”- Don Feder

"A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American." --Woodrow Wilson

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; genius will not; education will not. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.- Calvin Coolidge

"Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... [W]e have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." —Theodore Roosevelt
There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100 percent Americanism, only those who are Americans and nothing else.- Theodore Roosevelt

Of all ignorance, the ignorance of the educated is the most dangerous. Not only are educated people likely to have more influence, they are the last people to suspect that they don't know what they are talking about when they go outside their narrow fields.—Thomas Sowell

“You cannot claim both full equality and special dispensation." --William Raspberry 

"If a person is utterly ignorant about matters of public policy, then he or she has a solemn obligation to refrain from voting. The percentage of people who fall into the utterly ignorant category is estimated to be about 25 percent of eligible voters." --Mona Charen

Black children don't need politicians of any color who claim to hold the keys to their future. They need parents who know their names. Two of them." —Star Parker

It is time for black children to stop hearing that they can't make it, and this is exactly what they are hearing from Democrats. ... It's time for blacks to be more concerned with what is going on in their own house than having a Democrat in the White House." --Star Parker

"[M]ark my words, [Saddam] will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them... Iraq [is] a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers, or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed. If we fail to respond today, Saddam, and all those who would follow in his footsteps, will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity... Some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal." —Bill Clinton (1998), who—according to senior Democrats on Capitol Hill and the NY Times "World Can't Wait" crowd—must have been "falsifying intelligence"...

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