“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
From the 1982 album, Night and Day.
“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
– John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government
If being gay is a choice and not a natural orientation, as some people claim, when do heterosexuals decide to be straight?
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Excerpts from the infamous erotica novel Fifty Shades of Grey, as read by famed actor and Howard Stern Show announcer George Takei.
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
– Malcolm S. Forbes
This comedic trailer does a great job of expressing my thoughts and feelings about the J.J. Abrams Star Trek film.
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
– Stephen Hawking
Sometimes it’s helpful to see things from a different perspective.
“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
– Elbert Hubbard
Thanks for stepping in to help, brother.
“I am sorry to say I do doubt the honesty of many men that are called good at home, that have given themselves up to serve a party. I am no man’s man. I bark at no man’s bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the white house, no matter who he is. And if this petty, un-patriotic scuffling for men, and forgetting principles, goes on, it will be the overthrow of this one happy nation, and the blood and toil of our ancestors will have been expended in vain.”
– Davy Crockett, An Account of Col. Crockett’s Tour to the North and Down East : In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-four
Why did the U.S. government leave four brave Americans to be murdered in Benghazi, Libya? Does anyone even care?!?!
“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”
– John Adams, Second President of the United States
From the 1994 album, Ill Communication.
If this were a real cop show, I’d definitely check it out!
“There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as “caring” and “sensitive” because he wants to expand the government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money. Well, who isn’t? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money — if a gun is held to his head.”
– P.J. O’Rourke
“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.”
– H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, 12 February 1923