08DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

“Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,

Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,

And for thy maintenance commits his body

To painful labour both by sea and land,

To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,

Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and safe;

And craves no other tribute at thy hands

But love, fair looks and true obedience;

Too little payment for so great a debt.”

William Shakespeare

I quote this to Camera Girl often but she just laughs and laughs.

05DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

It’s Ayn Rand week at the Quote of the Day.  Rand has fallen seriously out of fashion due to libertarianism’s current unpopularity.  But I think she has made several valuable points.  See what you think.

“The goal of the ‘liberals’ – as it emerges from the record of the past decades – was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot – by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli.”

Ayn Rand

04DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

It’s Ayn Rand week at the Quote of the Day.  Rand has fallen seriously out of fashion due to libertarianism’s current unpopularity.  But I think she has made several valuable points.  See what you think.

“America’s founding ideal was the principle of individual rights. Nothing more-and nothing less. The rest-everything that America achieved, everything she became, everything ‘noble and just,’ and heroic, and great, and unprecedented in human history-was the logical consequence of fidelity to that one principle.”

Ayn Rand

02DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

It’s Ayn Rand week at the Quote of the Day.  Rand has fallen seriously out of fashion due to libertarianism’s current unpopularity.  But I think she has made several valuable points.  See what you think.

“The majority of those who are loosely identified by the term ‘liberals’ are afraid to let themselves discover that what they advocate is statism. They want to keep all the advantages and effects of capitalism, while destroying the cause, and they want to establish statism without its necessary effects. They do not want to know or to admit that they are the champions of dictatorship and slavery.”

Ayn Rand

 

01DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

It’s Ayn Rand week at the Quote of the Day.  Rand has fallen seriously out of fashion due to libertarianism’s current unpopularity.  But I think she has made several valuable points.  See what you think.

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for me to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed or enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt.”

Ayn Rand