Friday, March 24, 2017

Foreseeable Future

We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.

-- House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-WI), acknowledging that he could not muster enough votes to pass the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, 24 March 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bulwarks Of Liberty

The freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.

-- George Mason (1725 - 1792), Virginia planter, politician, delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, and father of the United States Bill of Rights, Virginia Declaration of Rights, Article 12 (12 June 1776)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Be Critical

Be critical.  Don't simply accept your own declarations about yourself, about who you are.  Prove it through your actions.  Prove to yourself Who You Are.

-- Don Appleman, talking to his teenage daughter, 8 September 2016

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1 In 750

Michael Madigan retains his power over the 12.8 million citizens of Illinois as a result of running unopposed in the recent election, having garnered 17,155 votes (65.18%) in a 4-way primary held on 15 March 2016 (Source: Ballotpedia). 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Five Most Important Things

Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third.  I forget the other two.

-- Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (18 October 1926 - 18 March 2017), American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and pioneer of rock and roll music

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Real Struggle

The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.

-- Martin Buber (1878 – 1965), Jewish philosopher, theologian, story-teller, and teacher, as quoted in Encounter with Martin Buber (1972) by Aubrey Hodes, p. 135

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Negative Effects

The negative effects of the president's actions and their repercussions are grave, and the benefits to defending the Constitution by removing her from office are overwhelmingly large.

-- Acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi at a hearing where South Korean President Park Geun-hye was removed from office, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap