Monday, May 31, 2010

Quotes to live by

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. – Winston Churchill

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. – Thomas Jefferson

If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting. -- Curtis LeMay
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. – George Orwell

Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. – Ronald Reagan

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. –General William T. Sherman

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. -- George Washington

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Calvin Coolidge

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. – Milton Friedman

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abe Lincoln

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. - Teddy Roosevelt

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. - C. S. Lewis

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C.S. Lewis

The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity and damfoolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy. If these villains could be put down, he holds, he would at once become rich, powerful and eminent. – H.L Mencken

A General Rant on Capitalism v. Socialism

An overview of my views is as followed. I am in the process of writing a more detailed paper on the matter over the summer. For now....

The recent recession has caused scores of people to blame the free market for the economic downturn, albeit there are so many completely dissimilar factors, such as the subprime mortgage crisis brought to you by Senators Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. An unfortunate new swing in public opinion towards collectivist ideals is to blame. Collectivists, like socialists and communists, seek a utopia where there is nothing but equality. Anybody who knows history and pays attention to current events knows that collectivist states such as the Soviet Union, Cuba, and basically all of Latin America have brought poverty to most every citizen. There is virtually no middle class, but a large lower class and a small upper class. A collectivist’s prime accusation of capitalism is that the system promotes greed and selfishness. But greed is transparent in every society and government. Collectivist governments are greedy when it comes to power. Just because somebody is competing for more wealth does not mean that the individual is greedy. Capitalist governments have only brought prosperity to those nations and individuals that use the system properly, given that filthy politicians do not manipulate the system by pump priming or other futile Marxist strategies. Capitalism is the only form of government where every person can succeed, only if they make wise decisions with where to invest their money. Capitalism is simply survival of the fittest. The weakest businesses do (and should) fail because of poor decisions. This is beneficial to the industry and will encourage the best businesses to raise their standards. Also, collectivism takes away incentives, such as profit. A central government controls the economy, sometimes by dangerous inflation tactics. There is no risk or reward. All of this is why we must fight for the economy the Founders established. Long live capitalism.

Brief paragraph on Illegal Immigration

We ARE defined by our borders. Nations have sovereignty. Other nations and foreigners are expected to respect that. It's a statue recognized world-wide. Globalist politicians such as Barry don't understand that we can't be friends to parasitic humans who disrupt the U.S. through being here illegally, which is illegal for a reason. I don't care how noble their cause is; they must come through Customs, just like every New/Old immigrants of the early 20th century. We have boarders for a reason. Weak boarders can let in far more dangerous peoples, as in Jihadist Muslims and other terrorists, and it has. A prison gang from El Salvador has been constistantly returning after several deportations and murdering innocents in the name of the Mexican Mafia. A country's duty is to her people first. Amnesty and fond words for a faction of people who are guaranteed to vote left shows that a person cares more about his/her job and is altogether altruistic to have to live off of so much populism. For the America liberals' sake of mind, I hope having open boarders lets them sleep well at night because they know they're being the benevolent transnationalist they are.