Archive for May, 2011
“True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world.” – Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) American educator
This week, the Senate is considering an extension of the Patriot Act. As we started debate this afternoon, I made it clear that I will vote against extending this controversial law.
I’ve opposed the Patriot Act for years — since before I began serving in the Senate. It was sold to us as a toolbox to find, fight and kill terrorists. Instead we got a law that is killing the rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution.
“I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own — and if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the “haves” refuse to share with the “have-nots” by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don’t want and above all don’t want crammed down their throats by Americans. “ – General David M. Shoup
Commandant of the Marine Corps 1960-63, Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Medal Source: May 14, 1966
Let’s see, they can reduce Social Security, but all we old guys would start sharpening our pitchforks…seems to me that’s our money we paid in and they stole. Or they can merely steal from each of us to pay the health care of a lot of folks who never paid in a dime. That’s the path they’ve chosen. Under the Obamites health care bill your premium is creeping up, from $96.40 in 2009, to $104.20 in 2010, to $120.20 this year, and to $247.00 in 2014…and that of course is without giving SS recipients a cost of living increase in those years.