Saturday, July 20, 2013

Political quotes, left and right

"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." -- George Orwell

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” -- Ayn Rand

"The [political] left hates free speech because they don’t know how to talk about the substantive merits when they are challenged...They resort to stomping their feet and shouting 'shut up' when they aren’t prissily imploring everyone to be 'civil'." -- Ann Althouse

"It’s no coincidence that trust in government is at an all-time low now that the size of government is at an all-time high." -- Paul Ryan

"Homosexuals have never been denied the right to marry. They simply haven't had the right to redefine marriage." -- Voddie Baucham

"It is true the marriage statute does not expressly prohibit gay and lesbian persons from marrying; it does, however, require that if they marry, it must be to someone of the opposite sex." -- Iowa Supreme Court

"The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive." -- Thomas Sowell

“It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.” -- Tom Stoppard

"Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -- George Carlin

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