- 16 february 2012 -
Vote Can't Change Its True Definition
an opinion letter in the local paper, from a reader in everett, referencing the latest insanity initiated by queen gregoire:
"Back in 1897 in Indiana, House Bill 246 was passed legislating the value of Pi to be exactly three. But Pi is an irrational number -- in fact, a transcendental number -- and even though they had the votes, the legislation did not change the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It was an attempt to legislate that which is defined by science and math and cannot be changed by legislation.
Recent attempts by the clowns in Olympia to redefine marriage will not change what marriage actually is, even though they had the votes. All it proves is the power of the homosexual lobby. In November we will find out if the people have fallen for this hoax."
- Art Rathjen -
- 6 february 2012 -
"Focusing attention and attacks on people who have greater wealth-generating capacity — whether races, classes or whatever — has had counterproductive consequences, including tragedies written in the blood of millions. Whole totalitarian governments have risen to dictatorial power on the wings of envy and resentment ideologies.
Intellectuals have all too often promoted these envy and resentment ideologies. There are both psychic and material rewards for the intelligentsia in doing so, even when the supposed beneficiaries of these ideologies end up worse off. When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.
Both politicians and intellectuals have made their choice."
- Thomas Sowell -