Quote-a-palooza

“The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person… Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend.” – James Wilson

“Society has a vested interest in promoting only traditional marriage. Men and women are not interchangeable, and same-sex unions- no matter how devoted and enduring- cannot take the place of a married husband and wife. The essential function of marriage is to unite male and female. That is the only kind of union that can produce new life, and therefore the only kind of union in which society has a survival stake.” – Jeff Jacoby

“The era of big government is so not over, as Bill Clinton claimed it was in 1996. It is just beginning and increasingly the political contests seem to be about who will manage its growth, not who will reduce its size, cost and reach.” – Cal Thomas

“Most of the great problems we face are caused by politicians creating solutions to problems they created in the first place.” – Walter Williams

“If Obama considers discussion of foreign policy ‘divisive’, then he should hie himself right back to Academia. Guess what, Senator? Presidential elections focus on foreign-policy principles, and if you can’t defend yours, then you have no business running for office.” – Ed Morrissey

“Unlike most politicians, Barack Obama does not waffle. He comes out boldly, saying mutually contradictory things.” – Thomas Sowell

“A majority of both Senate and House Republicans voted for a [farm] bill that raises spending 44 percent above last year’s, dooming chances to sustain President Bush’s promised veto. GOP leaders were divided, with Bush sounding an uncertain trumpet. Today’s Republican Party- divided, drifting, demoralized- is epitomized by the farm bill.” – Robert Novak

“[The Second Amendment] isn’t some archaic custom that matters only to rural Americans who find solace in firearms out of frustration with their economic circumstances.” – John McCain

“The slippery slope has been greased. If two men can marry, why not more than two? Are laws against polygamy also a violation of our constitutional rights? Was the Texas cult legal? There you had a lot of people in a committed relationship raising a lot of children. Heterosexual marriage is not some Right-wing plot to deny homosexuals their rights. It’s an institution sanctioned by all successful nations and cultures because of a compelling interest in a stable, growing society with heterosexual marriage providing a sturdy framework for both procreation and the orderly upbringing of children- the future of any society. Opponents of the decision will try to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. That may be the only way to ensure that activist judges don’t further unravel the fabric of society and that government of the people has not become government by just four people.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“To sensible conservatives, it is virtually incomprehensible that the Republican Party can’t quite figure out why their prospects for the 2008 election seem so dim. Here’s your first clue, boys and girls: America already has one socialist, tax-and-spend, appeasement-oriented, global warming Kool-aid drinking political party. Who needs two of them?” – Arnold Ahlert

“President Reagan talked with the Soviets while pushing ahead with the deployment of Cruise and Pershing missiles in Europe. He spoke softly- after getting himself a bigger stick. Sen. Obama is proposing to reward a man [Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad] who pledges to wipe Israel off the map with a presidential photo-op to which he will bring not even a twig. No wonder he’s so twitchy about it.” – Mark Steyn

Jay Leno: It was quite a weekend, politically. An estimated 75,000 people attended a Barack Obama rally on the banks of the Willamette River. And if you believe the media, listen to this: After the rally, Barack Obama fed them all with just five loaves of bread and two fish. … The oldest serving member of Congress, former Klan member, Senator Robert Byrd, has endorsed Barack Obama for president. That’s got to make Hillary feel good, huh? Even the Klan guy is going, “I’m gonna go with the black guy.”

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