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Quote Of The Day: Chris Christie Edition

by @ Friday, October 1st, 2010. Filed under Chris Christie, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Quote Of The Day

“I said, ‘Listen, I’m going to get into a black Suburban and I’m going to drive back to the governor’s residence, go upstairs and order a pizza. I’m going to turn on a baseball game. You all can call me when you decide to reopen the government.’” — Chris Christie, recounting his response to Democratic […]

Quote Of The Day II: Mosque-Smosque

by @ Tuesday, August 17th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Islam, Quote Of The Day, Religion

The “mosque” controversy isn’t about property rights or religious freedom. It’s a bogus issue seized by the GOP establishment to distract the rank-and-file from the party’s reluctance to shrink government. — Gene Healy

Quotes Of The Day: Religious Tolerance Edition

by @ Tuesday, August 17th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

Gentlemen, While I receive, with much satisfaction, your Address replete with expressions of affection and esteem; I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you, that I shall always retain a grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced in my visit to Newport, from all classes of Citizens. The reflection on the days of difficulty […]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Thursday, August 5th, 2010. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” – Judge Vaughn Walker, Perry v. Schwarzenegger 8/4/2010 Also, I’ve got two posts at OTB about this decision: Federal Judge Declares California’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional The Politics Of The California Gay Marriage Decision

Quote Of The Day

“We congratulate the Landmarks Preservation Commission for promoting our nation’s core values and not letting bias get in the way of the rule of law. “The free exercise of religion is one of America’s most fundamental freedoms. For hundreds of years, our pluralism and tolerance have sustained and strengthened our nation. On 9/11, religious extremists […]

Quote Of The Day: Closing Of The Political Mind Edition

Rick Moran has a conversation with himself and diagnosis what is wrong with political discourse in this country: It got to the point last week, after reading the usual nonsense from many conservatives about how Obama is deliberately trying to “destroy” the country, or is a Marxist, or wants to be a dictator, or is […]

Audaciously Hypocritical Quote Of The Day

by @ Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Quote Of The Day

From the President Of The United States: Kalamazoo, Mich. (AP) – Don’t mimic Washington by making excuses, President Barack Obama advises graduating high school students, and take responsibility for failure as well as success. In remarks to be delivered Monday evening at Kalamazoo Central High School, Obama says it’s easy to blame others when problems […]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Monday, June 7th, 2010. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

I suspect that, less than a quarter century from now, same-sex marriage will be so normalized as to fit comfortably within the definition of “traditional.” — James Joyner

Quote Of The Day

by @ Saturday, June 5th, 2010. Filed under Quote Of The Day

I’ve decided I’m against term limits, after all. Politicians should get life without parole. — Stephen Green

Quote Of The Day — Unexpected Pacifist Edition

by @ Friday, June 4th, 2010. Filed under History, Quote Of The Day

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening […]

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