Archive for the ‘Quote of the day’ Category

on democracy and despots

June 13, 2016

“Despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy.” — G.K. Chesterton


quote of the day

May 17, 2016

“So if you’re getting an itchy feeling between your shoulderblades when you contemplate your child’s hyper-sexualized reading list and gender-bending sex education curriculum, you need not fear that you have turned into a repressed, homophobic Victorian. Instead, there’s an excellent chance that you are someone with a deep respect for individual freedom who resents the Leftists’ efforts to co-opt your child’s body as a necessary sacrifice to the State.”

Read the whole thing:
h/t Ace of Spades

Quote of the day

April 8, 2016

“What the Progressive left has done to science, bending it beyond the breaking point to advance their political ideology, is truly one of their greatest sins.”

Andrew Branca

This is a money quote

January 20, 2015

I think of myself as egalitarian more than complementarian, to adopt one polarity often used in discussing women in society, but given the current state of national discussion, I could not identify myself as a feminist:

Most young women would like to find a man who loves them, a man who wants to marry them, a man who is willing and able to provide them with a better life than a woman can have by herself.

No matter how much satisfaction she obtains from career achievement, she needs (and no, “need” is not too strong a word for her profound psychological urge) to have the love and support of a man. She wants babies. She wants to find a strong man, a masculine man who loves her so much that he is willing, for her sake, to shoulder the responsibilities inherent in the titles “husband” and “father.”

Feminism is not the solution to that young woman’s problem. [R. S. McCain, “Feminism’s Big Lie”]

Read the whole thing.

Quote of the day

January 9, 2015

“As a matter of science, anthropogenic global warming alarmism is finished. It survives, like a dead frog whose legs are still kicking, by virtue of countless billions of dollars in government funding. The warmists will keep up the charade as long as the money holds out.”


Quote of the day

June 5, 2013

“When you see a government acting as if taxpayer concerns are a joke and a devotion to limited government is cast as something between illegitimate dissent and paranoid dementia, hearing the head of that government exhort the citizenry to shut up and fall in line is nothing short of infuriating.”

Jonah Goldberg, “The Hollow Core of Obamaism

Quote of the day

January 3, 2012

[One of the ironies of the current American moment is the posture of suffering oppression taken by many among the privileged upper middle class.]

“Despite the rhetoric employed, the current dominant idea in the United States seems to be not so much that the “rich” (and, in practice, the middle class) have to pay “their fair share” to those who are starving to death in rat-infested squatter camps (of whom there aren’t many), but that they must subsidize upper middle class people who are non-productive yet living very nice lives, often better lives than those who are hard-working and subsidizing them.”

From this excellent piece by Barry Rubin.

Quote of the day

January 2, 2012

“The managed quest for fairness inevitably leads to bureaucratic favoritism, inequalities based on special interests, and undue political influence.”

From this excellent piece by Matthew Spaulding.

Quote of the day

April 22, 2011

From R. S. McCain:

“And this is what liberalism has been reduced to: The politics of demonization, the argument that you should vote Democrat not because Democrats have better policies, but because Republicans are bad people. So you’re paying over $4 a gallon for gas, you’re unemployed, you’re underwater on your mortgage and there is no near-term prospect for improvement — but you can congratulate yourself on your moral superiority, because at least you never voted Republican!”