Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8/15/10

image We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln

“Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words: 'We the people.' 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us. 'We the people' are the driver, the government is the car. And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which 'We the people' tell the government what it is allowed to do. 'We the people' are free.” Ronald Reagan

Once again, it is all about Obama:
  The President seems to have a compulsion to insert himself into controversies about race and religion.  If he ever proposed to facilitate an intellectually honest debate between the parties this may be valuable, but he doesn't.  Indeed, he has problems using honest words to define the fundamental problems the secular democratic West has with Islam, a value system that is less a religion as the West now understands the term than a form of civic organization that ultimately seeks to controls all aspects of daily life on a global basis.   Instead Obama seems to believe there is something in his august persona that makes him uniquely qualified to act as the final arbiter in these matters, that he can coolly utter a few words out in a pleasant garden or across a hospitable meal table and make such differences just go away.    
   Last year this compulsion merely ended up making Obama look like a fool.  This time the stakes are not only the fate of dozens of Democrats running for Congress who are going to have to cope with the Ground Zero Mosque now being made a national election issue, but the image of America all around an often hostile world.

"You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. Just think about the way Jesus honors you....and smile." Max Lucado

“If we live, we live to the Lord: and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” — Romans 14:8 (NIV) - One of the incredible realizations we have as Christians is that our relationship with the Lord is eternal. As we seek after him, he is always there and no one can separate us from his love. Even when we die, we go to "be with the Lord." When we sleep in death, we are still "in the Lord." When he returns in glory we will go to "be with the Lord forever." Everything we have on earth is temporary except our love for the Lord Jesus, our praise of God through him, and our friends with whom we share that love and praise!
(Thanks to Heartlight)

From AmericanThinker’s The Case for Capitalism:

Winston Churchill said, "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of its blessings.  The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of its miseries."

Friedrich Von Hayek discredited socialist planning as not working because "the information encapsulated in market prices, was too complex for even the most sophisticated planner to know." A price developed in the marketplace is the best communication device for capitalist success.

A market economy based on private property, buttressed by the rule of law, is truly the best environment for mankind. People will work harder and with ingenuity if they know they have earned rewards from that labor. When the rewards are given to them for nothing, there is frustration and despair, much as the ancient Israelites evinced over the manna. Capitalism benefits more people than any other economic system. To work for oneself and reap the rewards is a basic human aspiration.