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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Quote-a-palooza - Flag Day Edition
"Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families." —Benjamin Rush

"This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation... Though silent, it speaks to us—speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it." —Woodrow Wilson

"I want the people of all the earth to see in the American flag the symbol of a Government which intends no oppression at home and no aggression abroad, which in the spirit of a common brotherhood provides assistance in time of distress." —Calvin Coolidge

"It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag." —Ronald Reagan

"No other military force in history has been so tightly limited in its defensive actions. And probably no other military force has been sufficiently disciplined to maintain such restrictive rules in the heat of combat. God bless our troops." —Tony Blankley

"Property rights form the heart of liberty. For without such protection, the line between what belongs to you, what belongs to your neighbor and what belongs to the government blurs hopelessly, usually according to the whims of the latter." —David Keene

"To describe as 'radical' those who wish to preserve the man-woman-based definition of marriage known to every civilization is to stand the word on its head. It is beyond intellectually dishonest—it is mendacity—to describe those who favor preserving the definition of marriage as 'radical' rather than to so describe those who wish to change the gender-based definition of marriage for the first time in history." —Dennis Prager

"In Canada, the retreat into denial was instantaneous... [O]fficials said the alleged plotters came from 'a variety of backgrounds' and the 'broad strata' of Canadian society because 'some are students, some are employed, some are unemployed.' They might as well have said the accused plotters were diverse because they all liked different ice cream. The relevant fact was that they were all Muslim and nearly all attended a single radical mosque. But it would be rude to mention that." —Jonah Goldberg

"Remember sin? Sinful is what we were before we became 'dysfunctional'." —Cal Thomas

Jay Leno: Hey, remember how President Bush promised to create jobs? He recently announced the latest job opening he created: head of al-Qa'ida in Iraq. Of course, the question now, is who will be the next al-Qa'ida leader? Sounds like a bad reality show on Al Jazeera. ... The Air Force got Zarqawi by dropping two 500 pond bombs on his safe house. 500 pounds? Do they even have to go off at that point? ... According to a recent study, Massachusetts has some of the worst drivers in the nation, but in fairness, they do have the Kennedys. That throws the curve way off. ... Congressman Patrick Kennedy was released from rehab this week. In fact, they took precautions in Washington. They placed concrete barriers in front of the concrete barriers. ... Actually, Kennedy wasn't cured, the doctors made him leave. They said, "Cure a Kennedy? We're doctors not miracle workers." ... Vice President Dick Cheney gave the commencement speech at his old high school in Casper, Wyoming last weekend. He told the graduating seniors to aim high because if they didn't they might shoot someone in the face. ... Al Gore's movie is a pretty sobering film. Critics are calling it a wake-up call, which is pretty amazing. Who ever thought Al Gore would be giving people a wake-up call? ... They also said if global warming continues, tropical countries to the south will become too hot to live in and their desperate citizens will flee north, which means millions of Mexicans could sneak into the United States. Oh like that would ever happen.

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