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Quote Of The Day

by @ Friday, May 28th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

States don’t have rights. Individuals do. It’s time we went about the business of restoring those rights, without alienating a huge constituency which suffered too long without them.
– Stephen Green

Quote Of The Day: Antonin Scalia’s Abberrant Lifestyle Edition

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Humor, Quote Of The Day, Supreme Court

Now that the sex lives of Supreme Court justices have become grist for commentators, we are finally free to discuss a question formerly only whispered about in the shadows: Why does Justice Antonin Scalia, by common consent the leading intellectual force on the Court, have nine children? Is this normal? Or [...]

Quote (And Tweet) Of The Day

by @ Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Quote Of The Day

I’ll take 11 million Central and South Americans who want to work over this Faisal as US citizens anyday.
— Nathan Wurtzel

Quote Of The Day: Immigration And Freedom

by @ Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. Filed under Immigration, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

I have sympathy for people who are freaked out by desperate immigrants and ruthless smugglers trampling over their property in southern Arizona, and as I’ve said elsewhere, us pro-immigrant types too easily skate over rule-of-law objections. Federal immigration policy is a failure, and poses real public policy challenges that no amount of righteous indignation and/or [...]

Quote Of The Day: Immigration Edition

by @ Tuesday, April 27th, 2010. Filed under Immigration, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

[The Arizona] law is incredibly misguided. Enforcement will be selective, inflaming ethnic and racial tensions. Police resources are better utilized pursuing crimes like homicide, rape, and theft. And the measure’s impact on immigration will be modest in any case.
The only way to reduce illegal immigration is to expand legal immigration; punitive, “supply side” measures will [...]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Political Parties, Politics, Quote Of The Day, Republicans

Marc Ambinder gives his take on the ongoing debate over the closing of the conservative mind:
It is absolutely a condition of the age of the triumph of conservative personality politics, where entertainers shouting slogans are taken seriously as political actors, and where the incentive structures exist to stomp on dissent and nuance, causing experimental voices [...]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day, War On Drugs

I can think of few acts as harmless as smoking a joint, even in a public park, and I find it hard to believe that a New York police officer feels a pressing need to arrest a public pot smoker rather than patrol the city’s streets.
— Kristen Davis, Candidate For Governor Of New York and [...]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Friday, April 2nd, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Blogging, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Quote Of The Day

“I can go to my right, but I prefer my left,”
— Barack Obama to CBS’s Harry Smith
Yea, we realized that a while ago Mr. President.

Quote Of The Day

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Filed under Congress, Politics, Quote Of The Day

Who needs to legalize prostitution when we already have Congress?
— The Blogfather himself, Glenn Reynolds

Quote Of The Day, James Madison Birthday Edition

by @ Tuesday, March 16th, 2010. Filed under History, Quote Of The Day, U.S. Constitution

The legitimate meaning of [the Constitution] must be derived from the text itself.
— James Madison, born 259 years ago today

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