Quote-a-palooza

“To deny that [the people] are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise.” – Alexander Hamilton

“The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.” – Davy Crockett

“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

“When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that an old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had only one before.” – H. L. Mencken

“The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.” – Ann Landers

“Peace cannot be achieved through pretending that war does not exist.” – Steven Plaut

“The main problem with pacifism is that it doesn’t work in all situations. The main problem with pacifists is that they’re convinced it does.” – Burt Prelutsky

“If the war in Iraq is such an unnecessary and futile expenditure of blood and treasure as Pelosi et al. have been saying, why not put an end to it? But to do that would mean taking responsibility for the consequences- and those consequences would be disastrous and lasting. They would probably still be lasting when the 2008 elections come around. The Democrats cannot risk that.” – Thomas Sowell

“It is patently absurd to judge sane, normal people as being incompetent and untrustworthy to bear arms while blithely ignoring the obvious truth of the old saying that when good people are legally disarmed, only bad people will have guns.”- Michael Reagan

“I think we have a problem in our culture… with being realistic about reality… [T]he administration [at Virginia Tech] has created a ‘Gun-Free School Zone.’ Or, to be more accurate, they’ve created a sign that says ‘Gun-Free School Zone.’ And, like a loopy medieval sultan, they thought that simply declaring it to be so would make it so.”- Mark Steyn

“Those seeking the perfect politician seem to have forgotten that we’d have better luck finding a Sasquatch living in downtown Manhattan.”- J.B. Williams

Jay Leno: All the big candidates were out campaigning on the big Earth Day weekend. They had some good ideas. John McCain suggested we bomb Iran using hybrid planes. … Sanjaya was voted off ‘American Idol.’ Experts say that America wasn’t going to vote for a guy who spends that much time on his hair, which is more really bad news for John Edwards. … Edwards got two $400 haircuts in Beverly Hills. He said he only went to the expensive stylist because they are friends. Friends? What kind of friend charges $400 for a haircut? … During appearances in Denver, John Kerry re-opened the door to running for president in 2008. You know, somebody should really lock that door. It just keeps swinging open and closed. … Mitt Romney has announced that his son Tagg Romney has joined the campaign. No word from the other kids- Skip, Jump Rope and See Saw. … FEMA told Congress this week that a revised emergency response plan it was ordered to develop after Hurricane Katrina will not be ready by hurricane season. Well, there’s a shock. It’s only been two years. I’m surprised FEMA even knows when hurricane season is. … According to a news report out today, on average, 2006 was the safest year for airlines. It’s mostly due to JetBlue. You can’t have an accident if you never leave the runway.

Quote of the Day

“[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.”

— Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778)

Reference: The Complete Anti-Federalist, Storing, ed., vol. 2 (342) The Founders Constitution

Quote of the Day

“[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.”

— Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778)

Reference: The Complete Anti-Federalist, Storing, ed., vol. 2 (342) The Founders Constitution

Quote of the Day

“[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.”

— Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778)

Reference: The Complete Anti-Federalist, Storing, ed., vol. 2 (342) The Founders Constitution

Quote of the Day

“[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.”

— Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778)

Reference: The Complete Anti-Federalist, Storing, ed., vol. 2 (342) The Founders Constitution