“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. On the road to tyranny, we’ve gone so far that polite political action is about as useless as a miniskirt in a convent. … Something’s eventually going to happen. Government will bloat until it chokes us to death, or one more tyrannical power grab will turn out to be one too many. … Maybe it’ll be one more round of “reasonable gun control” or one more episode of burning children to death to save them from “child abuse.” Whatever, something will snap.”
– Claire Wolfe
Source: “101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution”
[From the 1999 book, 'Don't Shoot the Bastards (yet)'. Which was written 15 years ago.]
“The main evil of the present democratic institutions of the united states does not raise … from their weakness, but from their irresistible strength. I am not so much alarmed at the excessive liberty which reigns in that country as at the inadequate securities which one finds there against tyranny.”
– Alexis De Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
Source: Democracy in America, 1835
The retiring Representative John Dingell, D-Mich., typifies everything that is wrong with the modern Congress ["After 59 years, Dingell calls it quits", USA Today 2/25, Susan Davis]. Iowans can relate to this, our own Senator Charles Grassley has been in elected politics since 1959. That’s ridiculous.
Dingell, Grassley, Miller, Waxman, I don’t care who you are, unless you are a cross between George Washington, God and King Solomon, there is no earthly purpose to being there more than 12 years. It is incredible how all of them are convinced the world will stop spinning without their presence. Bye, bye Dingell, don’t let the limo door hit you on the way out.
“Home schoolers do not wish to force other parents to home school. Gun owners do not insist that others buy guns, or that hunting be promoted as an alternative lifestyle. It is not the National Rifle Association out lobbying to have government schools read books entitled ‘Heather Has Two Hunters’ to preschoolers. It is, in fact, the Left that now strives to use state power to impose its morality by forcing all taxpayers to pay for abortions and public “art” that mocks people of faith. It is the Left that forces parents to pay for government schools where they do not wish to send their children.”
– Grover G. Norquist
President of Americans for Tax Reform, columnist for the American Spectator, co-host of Ways and Means TV show on National Empowerment Television, economist, author, B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
Source: The New Majority: The “Leave Us Alone” Coalition, Imprimus, May, 1996.
“An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.”
– Col. Jeff Cooper
Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway (age 16) during the filming of Manhattan
You knew Allen was going to get a pass, but then when he does, you’re still kind of flabbergasted. The article by Maria Puente in the USA Today for the Register, gives Allen a complete pass. The only thing the article did conclude, was that 1800′s composer Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite. What?? Yeah, point out where some Hollywood type like Allen looks to be a slime ball, and the first thing they do is cry anti-Semitism. Uh, the guy married his stepdaughter (Soon-Yi Previn). He cast a movie where he as a 42 year-old, is involved with a 16 year-old Mariel Hemingway. So now Dylan Farrow accuses Allen of molesting her when she was 7, and it ain’t worth a look? Uh huh. The only thing “difficult” about the accusations, was how to proceed with the cover-up.