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Updated 29 August 2013

We proudly present a collection of Quotes from Famous People. This is maintained for the historical record. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. More quotes from politicians can be viewed by clicking HERE.

"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."
-- General John Stark, 31 July 1809

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835

"Those that do not remember history are doomed to repeat it."
-- Santayana

"I've served as a productive contributor to the US economy building houses, logging, and in other realms. Incidentally, construction is a field far more dangerous than the military. So the next carpenter you meet, you should thank him for providing American families with safe homes at great personal risk."
-- William Perritt, Elkton, Virginia, 17 February 2008

"If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside."
-- Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine

"Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."
-- Nancy Pelosi (Dem-California), Speaker of the House, in a statement supporting President Obama's $900 billion stimulus package, 04 February 2009

"As my close colleague, Dr. Jerry Vlasak, surmised - and I back him 100% on this - the assassination of a vivisector or two would probably save millions of nonhuman animal lives. And given the escalating situation at UCLA, who knows what may happen?"
-- Jason Miller, relentless anti-capitalist, animal liberationist, and senior editor and founder of Thomas Paine’s Corner

"What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi . You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battle of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media was helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!"
-- General VoNguyen Giap, leader of the North Vietnam military, from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam War Memorial in Hanoi

"I am going to come over and f*ck you up. Stop doing research, or I'll come over and burn your f*cking house down! I'm gonna string you up and make your family watch!"
-- Justin Bhagat Thind, Animal Rights Activist in a phone call after obtaining phone numbers and personal information of several researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, September 2007

"Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries."
-- Douglas Casey, The Canadian International Development Agency, 1992

"Guess what this Liberal will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing... uh... uh... will be about... basically taking over... and the government running all of your companies."
-- Maxine Waters (Dem) Representive of the 35th Congressional District of California during House hearings questioning Oil Executives from Shell Oil Company, 23 May 2008

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
-- Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of England

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."
-- G Gordon Liddy

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! "
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!"
-- Pericles (430 B.C.)

"Although I considered putting my eight years of Boy Scout experience and love for our nation to the test by joining the military, I did not want to put myself in a position where I might be commanded to take the life of another, and quickly ended my flirtation with military service."
-- Ashton Kutcher

"Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She’s such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it’s easy to write her off and make fun of her. But in reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism."
-- Cintra Wilson, Feminist author

"You cannot call no one, what goes on in the parking lot is not our concern."
-- A statement made by a female employee at Bed, Bath & Beyond in Lexington, KY refusing to let some customers use the phone to call 911 after they saw a toddler locked in a hot car in the store's parking lot, 06 September 2008

"In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. And that may be descriptive but it's true. Well, that is no longer going to be necessary."
-- Senator Harry Reid (Dem-Nevada), Senate Majority Leader at the opening of the $621 million spent for the new Capitol Visitors Center, 02 December 2008

"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American. Whether that will make any difference, I don't know. I haven't heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What's keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn't want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We'll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards."
-- Ralph Nadar, in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News, 25 June 2008

"He wants to show that he is not a threatening... another politically threatening African-American politician. He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically he's coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure, whether it's corporate or whether it's simply oligarchic. And they love it. Whites just eat it up."
-- Ralph Nadar, in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News, 25 June 2008

"I think the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the court is because he is black"
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

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"See, Barack's been, um, talking down to black people on this faith-based... I want to cut his nuts off. Barack, he's talking down to black people."
-- Jesse Jackson commenting to a guest before an interview on Sunday's "Fox & Friends", 06 July 2008"

"Personally, I EXULT everytime I see an Israeli Jew bite the dust. And the same goes for their American cousins! EVERY SINGLE JEW EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD is a just and appropriate target for anti-colonialist liberation! We need to start targeting EVERY synagogue, EVERY Jew community center, school and everywhere else that you racist devils preach and propogate your agenda. BOUT TO MEET YO MAKER, JEWBOY? HA HA HA!!!"
-- Joseph Anderson in a letter to anti-Israel activists in Berkeley, 01 March 2005

"I believe in the CodePINK cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave."
-- Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley, California at Berkeley City Council meeting 29 January 2008

"Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was."
-- Yunis al-Astal, prominent Muslim cleric and HAMAS member of the Palestinian parliament speaking about the long term goals of Islam

"When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties, the brothers of apes and pigs [the Jews] who should taste the bitterness of death."
-- Yunis al-Astal, speaking about the need for suicide bombers and the importance of martydom in a sermon on 11 April 2008

"The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one's soul by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom."
-- Yunis al-Astal, prominent Muslim cleric and HAMAS member of the Palestinian parliament in an interview on 23 June 2007

"We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections."
-- Ahmed Yousuf, top Gaza Strip political adviser from HAMAS

"If there is retributive justice Sen. Jesse Helms will get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it."
-- Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent

"We are not going to be an organization promoting celibacy or chastity"
-- Faye Wattleton, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 17, 1986

"Since Christianity is in fact a slave religion, it is satirical at least to see the negro adopt a slave religion, after chattel slavery was ended. It simply underlines the fact that consciously or unconsciously, weak humans desire the status of sheep, no matter what they say."
-- Tom Metzger, KKK Grand Dragon for the State of California, Founder and Leader of the White Aryan Resistance

"Covertly invest into non-White areas, invest in ghetto abortion clinics. Help to raise money for free abortions, in primarily non-White areas. Perhaps abortion clinic syndicates throughout North America, that primarily operate in non-White areas and receive tax support, should be promoted."
-- Tom Metzger, KKK Grand Dragon for the State of California, Founder and Leader of the White Aryan Resistance

"When the KKK comes on your side, you have officially lost all argument."
-- Martha Burk, Feminist and Political Psychologist

"So, how do we control men's fertility? Mandatory contraception beginning at puberty, with the rule relaxed only for procreation under the right circumstances (he can afford it and has a willing partner) and for the right reasons (determined by a panel of experts, and with the permission of his designated female partner)... controlling men's fertility would not be a hard restriction to enforce. The fertility authorities could use a combination of punishments for men who failed to get the implants and for doctors who removed them without proper authorization. The men could be required to adopt one orphan per infraction and rear her or him until adulthood. The doctors, could lose their licenses or, in extreme cases, go to prison."
-- Martha Burk, Feminist and Political Psychologist, November/December 1997 issue of "Ms. Magazine"

"...apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring."
-- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood

"Negroes and Southern Europeans are mentally inferior to native born Americans."
-- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood

"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
-- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, "Women and the New Race" (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

"Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child."
-- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, "Plan for Peace" Birth Control Review, April 1932

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
-- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood

"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control."
-- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, "Birth Control Review", May 1919, p. 12

"Never submit to fight beneath the banner [the American flag] with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."
-- Senator Robert Byrd (Dem-WV), in a letter to Mississippi Senator Bilbo in 1947

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done"
-- Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, speaking to Republican leaders of Congress, 23 January 2009

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, from his book "Audacity of Hope"

"...just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can't constrain the exercise of that right..."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, 2008 Philadelphia primary debate

"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody... I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, the third debate with Senator John McCain, 15 October 2008

"Its important for people to know that I will make many promises to get their votes."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, (Dem) Senator from Illinois and 2008 Presidential nominee

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"Them Jews ain't going to let him [President Obama] talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office... Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing by the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don't want Barack talking like that because that's anti-Israel."
-- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former Pastor of Trinity United Church speaking to Virginia's Daily Press, 11 June 2009

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."
-- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in a 2003 sermon

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."
-- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in a sermon after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

"The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied."
-- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in a sermon after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

"The University of California has been selected as the poster child of animal abuse at laboratories. It's been shown that the tactics are more effective if you just hit one person over and over and get them to quit what they're doing."
-- Jerry Vlasak, speaking about the firebombing of David Feldheim's home, forcing him, his wife and their two young children to flee down a fire escape

"If their father is willing to continue risking his livelihood in order to continue chopping up animals in a laboratory than his children are old enough to recognize the consequences. This guy knows what he is doing. He knows that every day that he goes into the laboratory and hurts animals that it is unreasonable not to expect consequences."
-- Jerry Vlasak, speaking about the firebombing of David Feldheim's home, forcing him, his wife and their two young children to flee down a fire escape

"The inconvenience and the suffering of any children or any family members pales in comparison to the suffering and oppression that goes on in these animal laboratories."
-- Jerry Vlasak, speaking about the firebombing of David Feldheim's home, forcing him, his wife and their two young children to flee down a fire escape

"This is historically what happens whenever revolutionaries begin to take the oppression and suffering of their fellow beings seriously, whether human or nonhuman. It's regrettable that certain scientists are willing to put their families at risk by choosing to do wasteful animal experiments in this day and age."
-- Jerry Vlasak, speaking about the firebombing of David Feldheim's home, forcing him, his wife and their two young children to flee down a fire escape

"...if you had to hurt somebody or intimidate them or kill them, it would be morally justifiable."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Defense League, speaking to "The Associated Press" making the moral justification for killing anyone associated with animal research

"As far as the underground liberation movement, it won't have any impact at all because they don't really care about those laws. Their activities -- sabotaging, liberating animals -- are already illegal so just adding one more law won't make much difference."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Defense League, commenting on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, November 2006

"Get arrested. Destroy the property of those who torture animals. Liberate those animals interned in the hellholes our society tolerates."
-- Jerry Vlasak, M.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Animal Defense League of Los Angeles, Internet post to AR Views, June 21, 1996

"I am personally not advocating violence. I am simply saying that it is a morally acceptable tactic and it may be useful in the struggle for animal liberation."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Defense League, from a BBC interview

"If animal abusers aren't going to stop perpetrating these types of atrocities, they ought to be stopped using whatever means necessary. What we're starting to see is the implementation of that type of strategy."
-- Jerry Vlasak, an ALF spokesman and a physician in Los Angeles

"Anybody who does business with this company, they become a legitimate target for the campaign."
-- Jerry Vlasak, an ALF spokesman and a physician in Los Angeles

"It won't ruin our movement if someone gets killed in an animal rights action. It's going to happen sooner or later. The Animal Liberation Front, the Earth Liberation Front -- sooner or later there's going to be someone getting hurt. And we have to accept that fact. It's going to happen. It's not going to hurt our movement. Our movement will go on. And it's important that we not let the bully pulpit of the FBI and the other oppression agencies stop us from what we're doing. They are the violent ones. They are the terrorists ... we have to keep doing what we're doing."
-- Jerry Vlasak, speech at the Animal Rights 2004 convention and spokesmen for the Animal Defense League

"Lastly, anyone who believes in the possibility of total animal liberation while billions of humans continue to inhabit and decimate the planet is delusional. Only when most humans have died off will there be a chance to returning to a society that values all beings for who they are."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesmen for the Animal Defense League, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and the North American Animal Liberation Press Office

"Fear is an effective factor in altering behavior..."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesmen for the Animal Defense League, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and the North American Animal Liberation Press Office

"I don't think you'd have to kill -- assassinate -- too many [doctors involved with animal testing] ... I think for 5 lives, 10 lives, 15 human lives, we could save a million, 2 million, 10 million non-human lives."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesmen for the Animal Defense League, Animal Rights 2003 convention August 3, 2003

"And I... you know... people get all excited about, 'Oh what's going to happen when - the ALF accidentally kills somebody in an arson?' Well, you know I mean... I think we need to get used to this idea. It's going to happen, okay? It's going to happen."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesmen for the Animal Defense League

"You can justify, from a political standpoint, any type of violence you want to use."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Defense League, "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!" (Showtime cable network) April 1, 2004

"I think that violence and nonviolence are not moral principles, they're tactics."
-- Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Defense League, "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!" (Showtime cable network) April 1, 2004

"[If global warming is not stemmed] Not doing it will be catastrophic. We'll be 8 degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state, like Somalia or Sudan and living conditions will be intolerable. The droughts will be so bad there'll be no more corn grown. Not doing it is suicide. Just like dropping bombs on each other, nuclear weapons is suicide. We've got to stop doing the suicidal two things, which are hanging on to our nuclear weapons and after that we've got to stabilize the population."
-- Ted Turner, interview with Charlie Rose, 01 April 2008

"We're too many people. That's why we have global warming. We have global warming because too many people are using too much stuff. If there were less people, they'd be using less stuff... on a voluntary basis, everybody in the world's got to pledge to themselves that one or two children is it."
-- Ted Turner, interview with Charlie Rose, 01 April 2008

"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
-- Ted Turner, CNN founder, UN supporter, and environmentalist in a 1996 interview with Audubon Magazine

"We're living with outmoded rules. The rules we're living under are the Ten Commandments, and I bet nobody here even pays much attention to 'em, because they are too old. When Moses went up on the mountain, there were no nuclear weapons, there was no poverty. Today, the commandments wouldn't go over. Nobody around likes to be commanded. Commandments are out!... If you're only going to have 10 rules, I don't know if prohibiting adultery should be one of them."
-- Ted Turner stating his opinion about the Ten Commandments at the 1988 National Press Association meeting

Ted Turner listed the following "Ten Voluntary Initiatives" as an alternative to the Ten Commandments.

  1. I promise to have love and respect for the planet earth and living things thereon, especially my fellow species - humankind.

  2. I promise to treat all persons everywhere with dignity, respect, and friendliness.

  3. I promise to have no more than two children, or no more than my nation suggests.

  4. I promise to use my best efforts to save what is left of our natural world in its untouched state and to restore damaged or destroyed areas where practical.

  5. I pledge to use as little nonrenewable resources as possible.

  6. I pledge to use as little toxic chemicals, pesticides, and other poisons as possible and to work for their reduction by others.

  7. I promise to contribute to those less fortunate than myself, to help them become self-sufficient and enjoy the benefits of a decent life, including clean air and water, adequate food and health care, housing, education, and individual rights.

  8. I reject the use of force, in particular military force, and back United Nations arbitration of international disputes.

  9. I support the total elimination of all nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction.

  10. I support the United Nations and its efforts to collectively improve the conditions of the planet.
-- Ted Turner at a 1988 National Press Association meeting

"I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere. There's really no reason for them to cheat [on nukes]... I looked them right in the eyes. And they looked like they meant the truth. I mean, you know, just because somebody's done something wrong in the past doesn't mean they can't do right in the future or the present. That happens all the, all the time."
-- Ted Turner, CNN founder, UN supporter, and environmentalist

"Communism is part of life on this planet. And that’s okay with me."
-- Ted Turner, CNN founder, UN supporter, and environmentalist

"I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists."
-- Jane Fonda speaking to a student audience at the Michigan State University on Nov. 22, 1969

"I, a socialist, think that we should strive toward a socialist society, all the way to communism."
-- Jane Fonda, 11 December 1970, according to the House Committee on Internal Security (HCIS)

"To make the revolution in the United States is a slow day-by-day job that requires patience and discipline. It is the only way to make it... All I know is that despite the fact that I am one of the people who benefit from a capitalist society, I find that any system which exploits other people cannot and should not exist."
-- Jane Fonda, during a telephone interview with the People's World, the West Coast's Communist Party publication 18 July 1970

"We've got to establish a Socialist economic structure that will limit private profit-oriented businesses. Whether the transition is peaceful depends on the way our present governmental leaders react. We must commit our lives to this transition... We should be very proud of our new breed of soldier... It's not organized but it's mutiny, and they have every right."
-- Jane Fonda, reported by Karen Elliott, Dallas Morning News at the University of Texas 11 December 1971

"We understand that Nixon's aggression against Vietnam is a racist aggression, that the American war in Vietnam is a racist war, a white man's war... We deplore that you are being used as cannon fodder for U.S. imperialism."
-- Jane Fonda speaking to South Vietnamese soldiers at the height of the Vietnam War

"I was under the impression that we have the right of free speech. To me, I thought free speech meant you get to say what you want without recrimination."
-- Suzanne "Zanne" Joi of CodePINK

"I was not the one to invent lies: they were created in a society divided by class and each of us inherited lies when we were born. It is not by refusing to lie that we will abolish lies: it is by eradicating class by any means necessary."
-- Jean-Paul Sartre, French Existentialist and Marxist philosopher, from his 1963 play "Dirty Hands" where the phrase "by any means necessary" was coined and made famous

"Communism is one of the options that can improve people's lives."
-- Tom Hayden, former California State Senator as quoted in the New York Times on 18 April 1975

"In France, at least the German occupation was not especially inhumane, even if there were a number of excesses - inevitable in a country of 550,000 square kilometres... If the Germans had carried out mass executions across the country as the received wisdom would have it, then there wouldn't have been any need for concentration camps for political deportees."
-- Jean-Marie Le Pen describing the Nazi occupation of France to Rivarol magazine 2005

"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse."
-- John Stuart Mill, 19th Century Philosopher

"I think that you hear more opposition to the government in Venezuela than you would here in the United States. That‘s in the TV, in the radio and in the print media."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK in an interview defending Hugo Chavez

"I wonder if you are ashamed of calling a Democratically elected government a fascist government."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK in an interview defending Hugo Chavez

"I wouldn't characterize anybody who fought in Vietnam as a war hero. In 23 bombing sorties, there must have been civilians that were killed and there's no heroism to that."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK

"I actually think it is people like myself who have been fighting for our rights to free speech and I would like the right to defend my own right to free speech, not have soldiers doing it for me. I don't think I need soldiers."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK on "Hannity and Colmes" October 2007

"We civilians defend our own right to free speech. The military in Iraq does not defend our right to free speech."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK on "Hannity and Colmes" October 2007

"If it weren't for people like the people in Berkeley, standing up for what they believe, we'd be living under Hitler."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK, February 2008

"There were no terrorists in Iraq. There's never been an Iraqi terrorist."
-- Jodie Evans, CodePINK Leader on the "Conscience of Kansas" radio program with host Paul A. Ibbetson, June 3, 2008

"There was never a recorded Iraqi terrorists in the last 20 years in any terrorist attack. There were no terrorists in Iraq until we invaded it."
-- Jodie Evans, CodePINK Leader on the "Conscience of Kansas" radio program with host Paul A. Ibbetson, June 3, 2008

"Every Iraqi would I know would rather have Saddam back... I mean like... that does not even take rocket science."
-- Jodie Evans, CodePINK Leader on the "Conscience of Kansas" radio program with host Paul A. Ibbetson, June 3, 2008

"Why is being a Communist anti-American?"
-- Jodie Evans, CodePINK Leader on the "Conscience of Kansas" radio program with host Paul A. Ibbetson, June 3, 2008

"We have nothing against Communism."
-- Jodie Evans, co-founder and CodePINK Leader

"People can't always follow the law blindly you know, that's how an oppressive government is formed."
-- Marcus Garcia, Animal Liberation Front supporter legitimizing all deliberate acts of violence committed by the ALF

"Oftentimes Westerners don't really understand fully the values of this particular culture. And I think the jury is still out as to whether democracy can really thrive in Iraq."
-- Katie Couric, CBS Evening News referencing the Islamic culture

"The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying 'we' when referring to the United States and, even the 'shock and awe' of the initial stages, it was just too jubilant and just a little uncomfortable."
-- Katie Couric, CBS Evening News stating her position about wearing an American Flag on her lapel

"They won't be able to continue. They won't be able to do the deployment. They won't have the equipment, they don't have the training and they won't be able to do the work. There's no question in my mind."
-- Rep. John Murtha responding to his efforts to defund the military's mission in Iraq

"Are they [al-Qaeda] a threat to us?"
-- Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY) asking Army General David Petraeus at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on 11 September 2007

"If you ask me, it'd be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it. We ought to be looking for energy sources that are adequate for our needs, but that won't give us the excesses of concentrated energy with which we could do mischief to the earth or to each other."
-- Amory Lovins, The Mother Earth - Plowboy Interview, Nov/Dec 1977, p. 22

"We can't let other countries have the same number of cars, the same industrialization, we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are."
-- Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University

"The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States."
-- Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."
-- Henry Louis Mencken

"The planet is about to break out with fever, indeed it may already have, and we [human beings] are the disease. We should be at war with ourselves and our lifestyles."
-- Thomas Lovejoy, assistant secretary to the Smithsonian Institution

"The only real good technology is no technology at all. Technology is taxation without representation, imposed by our elitist species [man] upon the rest of the natural world."
-- John Shuttleworth, FoE manual writer

"If people think God is interesting, the onus is on them to show that there is anything there to talk about. Otherwise, they should just shut up about it."
-- Richard Dawkins, Evolutionary Biologist, Oxford University

"People are the cause of all the problems; we have too many of them; we need to get rid of some of them, and this [ban of DDT] is as good a way as any."
-- Charles Wurster, Environmental Defense Fund

"I was teaching a class on imperialism, and I was delivering all this material that was kind of new and upsetting, and everyone was getting all worked up and upset, and I was getting all worked up and upset, and all of a sudden, all I wanted to do was flash my underwear! It was crazy."
History Professor Elizabeth "Eve" (not her real name) founder of "Axis of Eve" reveals the moment that inspired an anti-Bush flashing collective

"We can and should seize upon the energy crisis as a good excuse and great opportunity for making some very fundamental changes that we should be making anyhow for other reasons."
-- Russell Train (EPA Administrator at the time, and soon thereafter became head of the World Wildlife Fund), Science 184 p. 1050, 7 June 1974

"The world has a cancer, and that cancer is man."
-- Alan Gregg, former official of the Rockerfeller Foundation

"Man is always and everywhere a blight on the landscape."
-- John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club

"If someone is so fearful that, that they're going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that these people have these weapons at all!"
-- Henry A. Waxman, U.S. Congressman (D-CA)

"So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them [Iran] from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon. I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously. And we'll continue to work with all nations about the seriousness of this threat."
-- President George W. Bush

"Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family."
-- Barbara Boxer, Democrat Senator from California, speaking to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about being a childless woman and the war in Iraq, January 12, 2007

"A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual acts such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl's sister."
-- Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran quoting from a fatwa

"Of course Americans should vote Democrat."
-- Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, and infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, Friday, November 3, 2006

"You know, education, if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you -- you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
-- Senator John F. Kerry, speaking at Pasadena City Collage in a rally for California Democrat gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, 30 October 2006

"When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We're at 6 billion people on the Earth, and that's roughly three times what the planet should have. About 2 billion is optimal."
-- Paul Ehrlich, author of "The Population Bomb", advisor to Al Gore, Stanford University population biologist, and the current president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Standford

"We've already had too much economic growth in the US. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease, not the cure."
-- Paul Ehrlich, author of "The Population Bomb", advisor to Al Gore, Stanford University population biologist, and the current president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Standford

"The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer."
-- Paul Ehrlich, author of "The Population Bomb", 1968

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy... would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun."
-- Paul Ehrlich, "An Ecologist's Perspective on Nuclear Power", May/June 1978 issue of Federation of American Scientists Public Issue Report, author of "The Population Bomb", advisor to Al Gore, Stanford University population biologist, and the current president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Standford

"A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation."
-- Paul Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, "Population, Resources, Environment" (W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, 1970, 323). Paul Ehrlich wrote "The Population Bomb" and is an advisor to Al Gore

"I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000."
-- Paul Ehrlich, 1969 and the current president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Standford

"In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish."
-- Paul Ehrlich, 1970

"The Second Amendment is not really a right."
-- Rosie O'Donnell

"The atom bomb was no great decision. It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsneal of righeousness."
-- Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third President of the United States

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
-- Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third President of the United States

"It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.""
-- Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third President of the United States

"To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
-- George Mason

"Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs."
-- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"I suspect that eradicating smallpox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems."
-- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of presently settled land."
-- Dave Foreman, Earth First! and Sierra Club director, 1995-1997

"Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental."
-- Dave Foreman, Earth First! and Sierra Club director, 1995-1997

"The AIDS epidemic, rather than being a scourge, is a welcome development in the inevitable reduction of human population... If it didn't exist, radical environmentalists would have to invent it."
-- Dave Foreman, Earth First! and Sierra Club director, 1995-1997

"Capitalism is a cancer in the biosphere."
-- Dave Foreman, Founder, Earth First!

"I think if we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecological society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism."
-- Judi Bari of Earth First!

"If radical environmentalists were to invent a disease to bring human populations back to sanity, it would probably be something like AIDS. It [AIDS] has the potential to end industrialism, which is the main force behind the environmental crises."
-- Earth First! newsletter

"I think we are deeply hurting in America. I think we are deeply craving answers. I think we have lost our identity as we have evolved into technology and into industrialized society. Bring me to this cathedral [the forest]. Bring me to those guys [the trees] Bring me to this rock that has the most incredible life. That makes me feel alive."
-- Syndee L'ome Grace, Earth First! member making a statement on a video

"[Crying] I want to morn the loss... of all the old growth... trees I see... and tell them that we love them and that we don't want them to die... that we are the people here who do care... so I want you to know that trees... that we care."
-- Earth First! member crying and making a statement to all of the trees of the forest on a href="">video

"The northern spotted owl is the wildlife species of choice to act as a surrogate for old-growth forest protection. Thank goodness the spotted owl evolved in the Pacific Northwest," he joked, "for if it hadn't, we'd have to genetically engineer it."
-- Andy Stahl, staff forester for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, at a 1988 law clinic for other environmentalists

"Now, in a widening sphere of decisions, the costs of error are so exorbitant that we need to act on theory alone, which is to say on prediction alone. It follows that the reputation of scientific prediction needs to be enhanced. But that can happen, paradoxically, only if scientists disavow the certainty and precision that they normally insist on. Above all, we need to learn to act decisively to forestall predicted perils, even while knowing that they may never materialize. We must take action, in a manner of speaking, to preserve our ignorance. There are perils that we can be certain of avoiding only at the cost of never knowing with certainty that they were real."
-- Jonathan Shell, author of "Our Fragile Earth"

"A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect."
-- Richard Benedict, an employee for the State Department working on assignment for the Conservation Foundation

"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."
-- Stephen Schneider, Stanford University Professor and author Quoted by Dixey Lee Ray in "Trashing the Planet" 1990

"I honor Earth First for having the guts to do the things they do. It's not for me, but I understand why they do what they do. And, ultimately, we all help each other."
-- Brock Adams, VP, Audubon Society, quoted in the Los Angeles Times

"If we seek only personal redemption we could become solitary ecological saints among the masses of those we might classify as 'sinners' who continue to pollute."
-- Bill Devall & George Sessions, "Deep Ecology: Living As If Nature Mattered"

"There is a sound case to be made for dropping a tactical nuclear weapon on the Cuban section of Miami. The move would be applauded heartily by most Americans. Alas, Operation Good Riddance would require the sort of mature political courage sadly lacking in Washington, D.C., these days."
-- Alexander Cockburn, Syndicated columnist

"More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present ecological crises until we find a new religion, or rethink our old one."
-- Lynn White, Jr. "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis", Science, 10 March 1967, p 1206

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license... All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing."
-- David Brower, first executive director of the Sierra Club; founder of Friends of the Earth; and founder of the Earth Island Institute

"Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control."
-- Professor Maurice King

"The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state."
-- Keith Boulding, originator of the "Spaceship Earth" concept

"My own doubts came when DDT was introduced. In Guyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria. So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem."
-- Alexander King, founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome

"The world has a cancer, and that cancer is man."
-- Merton Lambert, former spokesman for the Rockefeller Foundation

"Honorable representatives of the great saurians of older creation, may you long enjoy your lilies and rushes, and be blessed now and then with a mouthful of terror-stricken man by way of a dainty!"
-- John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club

"Cannibalism is a radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation."
-- Dr. Lyall Watson, anthropologist, Commissioner for the International Whaling Commission, as quoted in the Financial Times, 15 July 1995

"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
-- Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund

"I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds."
-- Paul Watson, a founder of Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd President

"If you do not intend to kill anybody, if you make every effort to not kill and injure anybody, that's all you really can do. You can't stop somebody from walking into a situation, and we really can’t be too overly preoccupied with this."
-- Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd President, on being "pre-occupied" with killing someone, at the Animal Rights 2002 convention

"We should never feel like we're going too far in breaking the law, because whatever laws you break to liberate animals or to protect the environment are very insignificant compared to the laws that are broken by that parliament of whores in Washington. They are the biggest lawbreakers, the biggest destroyers, the biggest mass-murderers on this planet right now."
-- Paul Watson, at the Animal Rights 2002 convention

"The fact is that we live in an extremely violent culture, and we all justify violence if it's for what we believe in."
-- Paul Watson, at the Animal Rights 2002 convention

"We should not be living in human communities that enclose tiny preserved ecosystems within them. Human communities should be maintained in small population enclaves within linked wilderness ecosystems. No human community should be larger than 20,000 people and separated from other communities by wilderness areas. Communication systems can link the communities."
-- Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

"In other words, people should be placed in parks within ecosystems instead of parks placed in human communities. We need vast areas of the planet where humans do not live at all and where other species are free to evolve without human interference. We need to radically and intelligently reduce human populations to fewer than one billion."
-- Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

"We need to stop burning fossil fuels and utilize only wind, water, and solar power with all generation of power coming from individual or small community units like windmills, waterwheels, and solar panels. Sea transportation should be by sail. The big clippers were the finest ships ever built and sufficient to our needs. Air transportation should be by solar powered blimps when air transportation is necessary."
-- Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

"All consumption should be local. No food products need to be transported over hundreds of miles to market. All commercial fishing should be abolished. If local communities need to fish the fish should be caught individually by hand. We need to stop flying, stop driving cars, and jetting around on marine recreational vehicles."
-- Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

"Who should have children? Those who are responsible and completely dedicated to the responsibility which is actually a very small percentage of humans. Being a parent should be a career. Whereas some people are engineers, musicians, or lawyers, others with the desire and the skills can be fathers and mothers. Schools can be eliminated if the professional parent is also the educator of the child. "
-- Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

"If you don't know an answer, a fact, a statistic, then... make it up on the spot."
-- Paul Watson, from "Earthforce: An Earth Warrior’s Guide to Strategy" La Canada: Chaco Press Publications, 1993

"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"
-- Maurice Strong, head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and Executive Officer for Reform in the Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations

"We reject the idea of private property."
-- Peter Berle, President, National Audubon Society.

"Every time someone dies as a result of floods in Bangladesh, an airline executive should be dragged out of his office and drowned."
-- George Monbiot, environmental author, 2006

"The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state."
-- Kenneth Boulding, originator of the "Spaceship Earth" concept as quoted by William Tucker in Progress and Privilege, 1982

"Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed."
-- Pentti Linkola, Finnish environmentalist

"We have to get rid of that warm medieval period."
-- Jonathan Overpeck, a Professor at University of Arizona and IPCC Lead Author in an email to David Deming, a professor at University of Oklahoma

"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits... climate change provides the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world."
-- Christine Stewart, Canadian Environment Minister, Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998

"Al Gore, the Jim Jones of this new religious cult, preaches doom and gloom from his pettifogger pulpit, all the while living the lifestyle of an energy hog. He actually uses twice the amount of electricity in one month at his Nashville home than the average household uses in an entire year. He has two homes in Tennessee, one in Virginia, at least. He flies all over the world on his Magical Hysteria Tour, sucking down resources and belching out tons of carbon, all to tell us we need to conserve. We're trying to make ends meet just to afford gas in our cars while Al Gore has a carbon footprint the size of Sasquatch. And no one seems to care."
-- Phil Valentine in The Tennessean

"What we've got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."
-- Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)

"The answer to global warming is in the abolition of private property and production for human need. A socialist world would place an enormous priority an alternative energy sources. This is what ecologically-minded socialists have been exploring for quite some time now."
-- Louis Proyect, Columbia University

"This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000."
-- Lowell Ponte "The Cooling", 1976

"If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000...This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age."
-- Kenneth E.F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day, 1970

"I don't think a lot of electricity is a good thing. It is the fuel that powers a lot of multi-national imagery."
-- Gar Smith, the editor of the Earth Island Institute's online journal "The Edge"

"We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion - guilt-free at last!"
-- Stewart Brand, writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue

"Free enterprise really means rich people getting richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process... Capitalism is destroying the earth."
-- Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

"Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby"
-- Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

"Pet ownership is slavery. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or be entertained by."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, Founder of People for the ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA)

"PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves."
-- Statement from the People for the ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), 23 September 2008

"The only really good technology is no technology at all. Technology is taxation without representation levied by an elitist species upon the rest of the natural world."
-- Friends of the Earth

"The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing. This is not to say that the rise in human civilization is insignificant, but there is no way of showing that is will be much of a help to the world in the long run."
-- Editorial in the 'Economist

"If you give the idea a chance, you might agree that the extinction of homo sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions of other earth-dwelling species."
-- Wild Earth Magazine

"For the sake of clarity, let us be uncomfortably honest: to snitch is to take a life. By words and by weapons, each day lives are taken in the most egregious of crimes. When this happens in the courtroom, we call it "cooperation". I call it violence, and I call anything done to keep an informant out of the courtroom 'self defense'."
-- Peter Young, animal liberation prisoner

"Among environmentalists sharing two or three beers, the notion is quite common that if only some calamity could wipe out the entire human race, other species might once again have a chance."
-- Richard Conniff, Audubon Magazine

"This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it."
-- Jacques Cousteau, co-recipient in 1977 with Sir Peter Scott of the International Environmental Prize awarded by the United Nations for outstanding contributions in the field of the environment, quoted from UNESCO Courier, November 1991

"We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels."
-- Carl Amery, Founding member of the German Green Party, quoted in Mensch & Energie, April 1983

"At present the population of the world is increasing at about 58,000 per diem. War, so far, has had no very great effect on this increase, which continued throughout each of the world wars... War... has hitherto been disappointing in this respect... but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could spread throughout the world once in every generation, survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full... The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of it? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other peoples'..."
-- Lord Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, 1953

"Saying homo sapiens are a 'plague species,' the London Zoo opened a new exhibit featuring... eight humans. We have set up this exhibit to highlight the spread of man as a plague species and to communicate the importance of man's place in the planet's ecosystem."
-- WorldNet Daily, 2005

"To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem."
-- Lamont Cole, Yale professor

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
-- Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU

"We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion... We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem."
-- Yasser Arafat, Leader of the PLO

"I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand."
-- Yasser Arafat, Leader of the PLO

"We say our terror against America is blessed terror in order to put an end to suppression, in order for the United States to stop its support to Israel."
-- Osama Bin Laden, Leader of al-Qaeda

"Every Muslim, from the moment they realize the distinction in their hearts, hates Americans, hates Jews and hates Christians. For as long as I can remember, I have felt tormented and at war, and have felt hatred and animosity for Americans."
-- Osama Bin Laden, Leader of al-Qaeda

"We do not have homosexuals in Iran like you do [in America]."
-- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President, speaking at Columbia University on 24 September 2007, responding to the question why Iran executes homosexuals

"There is no doubt that the new wave [of attacks] in Palestine will wipe off this stigma [Israel] from the face of the Islamic world."
-- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President elected June 2005

"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury."
-- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President

"The Jews invented the legend of the Nazi atrocities... Anyone who reads the Koran and the holy writings of the monotheistic religions sees what they did to the prophets, and what acts of madness and slaughter the Jews carried out throughout history... Anyone who reads these texts cannot think of co-existence with them, of peace with them, or about accepting their presence, not only in Palestine of 1948 but even in a small village in Palestine, because they are a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment."
-- Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Hezbollah

"There is no solution to the conflict in this region except with the disappearance of Israel."
-- Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Hezbollah

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"It is cosmically unlikely that the developed world will choose to end its orgy of fossil-energy consumption, and the Third World its suicidal consumption of landscape. Until such time as homo sapiens decide to rejoin nature, we can only hope for the right virus to come along."
-- David Graber, research biologist with the National Park Service

"Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed."
-- Madeline Albright, 1998

"I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you're cute."
-- Chelsea Clinton talking to Sydney Rieckhoff, a Cedar Rapids, IA fourth grader "kid reporter" for Scholastic News in Vinton, IA 30 December 2007

"What the F*ck do you think you're doing? I know who that whore is. I know what she's here for. Get her out of here."
-- Hillary Clinton to President-elect Bill Clinton as she spotted him talking to one of his reputed girlfriends at a going-away party the day they left Little Rock for Washington, DC

"Many of you are well enough off that [President Bush's] tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you [the American public] on behalf of the common good."
-- Senator Hillary Clinton, speaking at a Democratic party fundraiser in San Francisco on June 28, 2004 about her intentions to use socialist redistribution policies if the party gains power after the November 2004 elections

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"We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended. You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel."
-- Harry Belafonte, speaking to the annual meeting of the Arts Presenters Members Conference

"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees."
-- William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, former President of the United States

"I think that African-Americans are the same as regular Americans."
-- Bill Clinton, Interview on Black Entertainment Television during the 1992 Presidential Campaign

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans."
-- President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A

"Sometimes there is a difference in what is legal and what ought to be done."
-- Bill Clinton, President of the United States, March 1997

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"Well, really. Let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. They formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire - the "mighty engine of profit" to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved - and they did so both willingly and knowingly."
-- Ward Churchill, Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, referring to the people that were killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

"If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it."
-- Ward Churchill, Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, referring to the people that were killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

"The people who are pushing Jewish supremacism, Zionism - they are absolute evil and they are crazy. All they know is more power, and so there is a real danger, I should say, for Syria, and a danger for Iran at this point."
-- David Duke, White Separatist, Former KKK Leader

"I have defended Syria for a long time, so I was admiring Syria, I have admired your president very much. I hope at some point to be able to meet him and shake his hand. I think he is the greatest man in a very difficult period, and especially with what's going on right now, in terms of Lebanon and its relations with Syria. But absolutely, even from my perspective, and it shows you how the Zionist media around the world controls and affects all of us. Even those of us who are aware of it - it's subtly affecting."
-- David Duke, White Separatist, Former KKK Leader

"Nonpersons or potential persons cannot be wronged... because death does not deprive them of something they value."
-- Sir David Alliance, professor of bioethics, University of Manchester, England

"When the people fear the government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is freedom."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution."
-- Mao Zedong

"Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains."
-- Vladimir Putin

"History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior."
-- Vladimir Putin

"The breakup of the Soviet Union is a national tragedy on an enormous scale only the elites and nationalists of the republics gained."
-- Vladimir Putin

"It must be admitted that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century."
-- Vladimir Putin

"First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century."
-- Vladimir Putin

"They voted on one article of impeachment already. And I come back from Africa to stained dresses and cigars and this and impeachment. I am thinking to myself, in other countries they are laughing at us 24 hours a day and I'm thinking to myself, if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I'm not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we'd kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families. What is happening in this country? What is happening? UGHHH!"
-- Alec Baldwin, on the Late Night with Conan O'Brien December 11, 1998

"I know that's a harsh thing to say, perhaps, but I believe that what happened in 2000 did as much damage to the pillars of democracy as terrorists did to the pillars of commerce in New York City."
-- Alec Baldwin

"Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines."
-- Alec Baldwin

"To me, the Republican Party is the real great tragedy of the last 25 years because there are lot of good and decent people and a lot of good political points [that have] come from the Republican Party in the post-war period, but it has been hijacked by these fundamentalist wackos."
-- Alec Baldwin, speaking at DNC-sponsored event called "Funny But True: Important Issues in 2004" July 28, 2006

"I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States."
-- Alec Baldwin

"You can tell Gov. Bush to rest assured that I'm not going to leave the country because we have to get him out of office and we have to get his brother out of office in 2004. We're not resting until we get that done."
-- Alec Baldwin, Circa 2001

"We must prepare ourselves for two scenarios. If our biological weapons succeed in the surprise attack [on the US], the Chinese people will be able to keep their losses at a minimum in the fight against the U.S. If, however, the attack fails and triggers a nuclear retaliation from the U.S., China would perhaps suffer a catastrophe in which more than half of its population would perish. That is why we need to be ready with air defense systems for our big and medium-sized cities. Whatever the case may be, we can only move forward fearlessly for the sake of our Party and state and our nation's future, regardless of the hardships we have to face and the sacrifices we have to make. The population, even if more than half dies, can be reproduced. But if the Party falls, everything is gone, and forever gone!"
-- Chi Haotian, Chinese Military Analyst

"In any event, we, the CCP, will never step down from the stage of history! We'd rather have the whole world, or even the entire globe, share life and death with us than step down from the stage of history!!! Isn't there a 'nuclear bondage' theory? It means that since the nuclear weapons have bound the security of the entire world, all will die together if death is inevitable. In my view, there is another kind of bondage, and that is, the fate our Party is tied up with that of the whole world. If we, the CCP, are finished, China will be finished, and the world will be finished."
-- Chi Haotian, Chinese Military Analyst

"It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world. We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths. But if history confronts us with a choice between deaths of Chinese and those of Americans, we'd have to pick the latter, as, for us, it is more important to safeguard the lives of the Chinese people and the life of our Party. That is because, after all, we are Chinese and members of the CCP. Since the day we joined the CCP, the Party's life has always been above all else!"
-- Chi Haotian, Chinese Military Analyst

"I don't think about anything too much... If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out!"
-- Pamela Anderson

"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."
-- Janet Reno

"A sword is never a killer, it's a tool in the killer's hands."
-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca "the Younger" (ca. 4 BC-65 AD)

"For the record, fur is not murder. It's the wrapper on what's for dinner."
-- Debbie Schlussel

"I am not going to tell people what I don't believe."
-- Rush Limbaugh, on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show, 22 January 2009

"Liberals don't believe that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. If they promoted that, there'd be no need for liberalism."
-- Rush Limbaugh

"Do you know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one."
-- Rush Limbaugh

"For government to give, it must first take away."
-- Rush Limbaugh

"Concerning the current trend of government bailouts, there is one thing that is true although often ignored. As opposed to sound economic strategies that businesses follow, governments do not invest to increase productivity, but rather to increase the level of dependency of those that they claim to help."
-- David Meyer, 01 February 2009

"In the natural world, every living thing, be it plant or animal, exploits every other living thing that exists on the planet in order to survive just one more day regardless of the degree of separation. Like it or not, that is nature."
-- David Meyer, July 2006

"Both the earth and nature are inherently self-purging, self-purifying, and self-regenerating all at the same time in the ability to compensate for change. It is an ongoing process and there is nothing that mankind or any other living thing can do to change or control the ability of the earth to remain in a state of equilibrium."
-- David Meyer, July 2006

"Capitalism allows for an ever increasing standard by which success is measured. Socialism, on the other hand, allows for an ever increasing standard of dependency."
-- David Meyer, March 2005

"At first they wanted tolerance, then they wanted acceptance, and now they demand approval. The next thing you know, the Gay community will insist that any act committed under the banner of homosexuality must be considered normal and should be taught in schools."
-- David Meyer, speaking about the expansion of the Gay lifestyle in every aspect of American life, August 2004

"Peace happens when the consequences of an attack are known and severe."
-- David Meyer, August 1996

"The price of freedom is great... It is never given freely and it is forever being paid."
-- David Meyer, June 1990

"Yes, I believe that semiautomatic rifles and shotguns have no legitimate role in civilian hands. And not only that, handguns have no legitimate role in civilian hands."
-- Rebecca Peters, the International Action Network on Small Arms, 2004

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
-- Albert Einstein

"Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
-- Sarah Brady of Handgun Control, Inc.

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."
-- Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

"If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective."
-- Ted Nugent

"I have always believed that everyone has the potential to do something extraordinary if they're guided and helped along the way."
-- Bob Mathias, two time Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist, US Marine, US Congressman (R), Director of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO

"Bob Mathias was one of those rare individuals with the ability to inspire a nation through his determination and perseverance. He was a champion in every aspect of life, and he embraced the values that make our country and the worldwide Olympic movement special"
-- Peter Ueberroth, USOC Chairman

"Self-defense is Nature's eldest law."
-- John Dryden

"The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."
-- Samuel Adams

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776.

"The Constitution is not a suicide pact."
-- Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, in response to charges that he was violating the United States Constitution by suspending habeas corpus during the American Civil War

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
-- George Orwell

"In the end analysis, all we have is who we are and the way we have lived our lives."
-- Dr. Laura Schlessinger

"America represents something universal in the human spirit. I received a letter not long ago from a man who said, 'You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France to live and not become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey, and you won't become a German or a Turk.' But then he added, 'Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live and become an American.' "
-- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States at a campaign rally for Vice President Bush, San Diego, November 7, 1988

"We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
-- President Ronald Reagan in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on 12 June 1987. This statement was directed at Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall.

"It's not that Liberals are ignorant, it's just they know so much that isn't so."
-- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

"The simple truth is that we’ve lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive."
-- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

"The only way you get anything done is through the political arena. It's just that simple."
-- Wenonia Wall, former chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party

"I truly believe the only remedy to our problems in society is political."
-- Wenonia Wall, former chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party

"When you walk through a bad neighborhood, you don't want a poodle by your side. You want a Rottweiler."
-- Gene Simmons on why he voted for George Bush in 2004

"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising."
-- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558.

"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum." ("If you want peace, prepare for war")
-- Julius Caesar

"The First Amendment is crucial. Of course it is. So are all the others. And the Second Amendment is the one that guarantees that people can bear arms to protect themselves."
-- Charlton Heston, President of the NRA

"I feel that we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."
-- Admiral Yamamoto, December 7, 1941

"When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side.' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.' "
-- Adolf Hitler

"The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed."
-- Adolf Hitler

"I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not 'Don't, whatever you do, annoy the enemy.' My motto is 'Destroy him by all and any means.' I am the one who will wage the war!"
-- Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Germany from 1933, and the "Führer" of Germany from 1934-1945

"I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work."
-- Adolf Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936

"Don't expect to build ut the weak by pulling down the strong."
-- Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States

"If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood. Who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

"More and more I come to the view that in a really tremendous world struggle, with a great moral issue involved, neutrality does not serve righteousness, for to be neutral between right and wrong is to serve wrong."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, (Morrison letters, Vol. 8, 903; Morrison, Elting, "The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, 8 volumes, Harvard University Press, 1851-54.)"

"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter."
-- Ernest Hemingway

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever."
-- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
-- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body."
-- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward

"Outside of the constant killings, Washington [DC] has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
-- Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.

"The man is on the Court. You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, that's how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person."
-- USA Today columnist and Pacifica Radio talk show host Julianne Malveaux on Justice Clarence Thomas, November 4, 1994 PBS To the Contrary.

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."
-- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting by the Dallas Mavericks

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
-- Al Gore, Vice President of the United States

"We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
-- Al Gore, Vice President of the United States

"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it all for themselves."
-- Al Gore, Vice President of the United States

"The President of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently. A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government."
-- Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

"A lie told often enough becomes truth."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one. "
-- Vladimir Lenin

"The goal of socialism is communism."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"It is true that liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Crime is a product of social excess."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses"
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our aim is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev, speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987

"Americans have a severe disease - worse than AIDS. It's called the winner's complex."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

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"We [as a nation] are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders."
-- Walter Cronkite, former Anchor at CBS Evening News

"So now the question is, basically, right now, how will the Osama Bin Laden tape affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, that he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."
-- Walter Cronkite interviewed by Larry King

"It's a tragedy what is happening, what Bush is doing. All Bush wants is Iraqi oil. There is no doubt that the U.S. is behaving badly. Why are they not seeking to confiscate weapons of mass destruction from their ally Israel? This is just an excuse to get Iraq's oil."
-- Nelson Mandela, Former Communist ANC Leader

"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."
-- Nelson Mandela, Former Communist ANC Leader

"The only white man you can trust is a dead white man."
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!"
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change."
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"The voice of Mr. Bush and the voice of Mr. Blair can't decide who shall rule in Zimbabwe, who shall rule in Africa, who shall rule in Asia, who shall rule in Venezuela, who shall rule in Iran, who shall rule in Iraq."
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"The biggest terrorist is George W. Bush."
-- Cindy Sheehan

"George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power."
-- Cindy Sheehan

"After the tragedy of 9/11 we were on our way to becoming a fledgling Matriotic society until our leaders jumped on the bandwagon of inappropriate and misguided vengeance to send our young people to die and kill in two countries that were no threat to the USA or to our way of life. The neocons exploited patriotism to fulfill their goals of imperialism and plunder. This sort of patriotism begins when we enter kindergarten and learn the nationalist 'Pledge of Allegiance'. It transcends all sense when we are taught the 'Star Spangled Banner', a hymn to war."
-- Cindy Sheehan

"We're here to let the Democrats know that the grass roots and the anti-war movement elected them to create change."
-- Cindy Sheehan reported by CNN's Scott Anderson and Deirdre Walsh

"We want accountability. We just buried a president [President Gerald Ford] who did not hold another president [President Nixon] accountable for war crimes and that's why we're in Iraq right now. Our leaders who get us into these messes are the ones who need to be held accountable."
-- Cindy Sheehan reported by CNN's Scott Anderson and Deirdre Walsh

"There is already enough money in their killing budget to bring the troops home."
-- Cindy Sheehan reported by CNN's Scott Anderson and Deirdre Walsh

"I will continue to expose your right-wing, anti-people politics until groups like your won't dare show their face on a college campus. Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors and fight for just causes and for people's needs--such freedom fighters can be counted throughout American history and they certainly will be counted again."
-- John Daly, Professor of English, Warren County Community College

"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
-- Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win."
-- Michael Moore

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm the one to do it."
-- A congressional candidate in Texas

"If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter will be cut right out from under your feet."
-- Ernest Bevin, former British foreign minister

"When I need journalistic honesty, I have to turn to Al Jazeera, why is that? One cannot even deny the Holocaust in Europe, question 9/11 in America (unless you want the Ward Churchill treatment), but the West claims they're all about free speech."
-- Remi Kanazi, February 3, 2006

"The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
-- Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst

"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
-- Marcus Aurelius

"I want to go up to the closest white person and say: 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing' and then slap him, just for my mental health."
-- Charles Barron, a New York city councilman at a reparations rally, 2002

"A handkerchief-head, chicken-and- biscuit-eating Uncle Tom."
-- Spike Lee on Justice Clarence Thomas

"Shoot him with a .44 caliber Bulldog."
-- Spike Lee on Charlton Heston

"All you Jews can go straight to hell."
-- Quannell X, National Youth minister for the Nation Of Islam, New York Daily News, October 17, 1995

"America must be burned! America is no good at all."
-- Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam

"Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn’t offer anything back to our community."
-- Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam

"The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He rose Germany up from the ashes."
-- Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam, 1984

"The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the late of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years."
-- Louis Farrakhan, City College audience in New York

"So if you're a gang member and you would normally be killing somebody, why not kill a white person? Do you think that somebody thinks that white people are better, or above dying, when they would kill their own kind?"
-- Sister Souljah in a Washington Post Interview, 1992

"The death of over 120 white people is a very beautiful thing."
-- Malcolm X, Los Angeles on June 3, 1962 upon learning of a plane crash

"The United States is the most dishonest, ungodly, unspiritual nation that ever existed in the history of the planet."
-- Dick Gregory, Political Activist

"I am writing this essay sitting beside an anonymous white male that I long to murder."
-- Bell Hooks, professor of English at City College of New York, from her book, A Killing Rage

"You can't steal nothin from a white man, he's already stole it he owes you anything you want, even his life. All the stores will open up if you will say the magic words. The magic words are: Up against the wall motherf*cker this is a stick up!"
-- Amiri Baraka, black poet and writer

"The good ol' boy cracker-crats of the Republican party are having themselves a regular hootenanny over allegations that congresswoman Cynthia McKinney landed a punch on a security guard at the Capitol."
-- Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, from her website

"We kill the women. We kill the babies. We kill the blind. We kill the cripples. We kill them all.... When you get through killing them all, go to the goddamn graveyard and kill them a-goddamn-gain because they didn't die hard enough."
-- Khald Abdul Muhammed, on what South African blacks should do to any whites who refuse to leave South Africa

"It can be said, truly said, that the Iraqi resistance is not just defending Iraq. They are defending all the Arabs and they are defending all the people of the world against American hegemony....It's not the Muslims who are sick. It's Bush and Blair and Berlusconi who are sick. It's not the Muslims who need to be cured. It's the imperialist countries that need to be cured."
-- George Galloway

"Property destruction is a legitimate political tool called economic sabotage, and it's meant to attack businesses and corporations."
-- David Barbarash, Spokesperson for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), NPR radio show, "The Connection" January 7, 2002

"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances."
-- Department of Social Services, Greenville, South Carolina

"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record."
-- Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman

"But perhaps the most important difference between Conservatives and Liberals can be found in the area of national security. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. In the wake of 9/11, Conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban."
-- Karl Rove, White House Deputy Chief of Staff at the New York State Conservative Party, June 22, 2005

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
-- Colin Powell, Secretary of State

"Most people fail because they trade what they want in the future for what they want right now."
-- Unknown

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."
-- Thomas Paine

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."
-- Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, January 16, 2006 during the Martin Luther King Day celebration

"And finally tonight the Winter Games. Count me among those that don't like 'em and won't watch 'em. In fact, I figure when Thomas Paine said, "These are the times that try men's souls", he must have been talking about the start of another Winter Olympics. Because they are so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like try not to be incredulous when someone tries to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world's greatest athletes, despite a paucity of Blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something's not really a sport if a psuedo-athlete waits in what's called a "kiss and cry area" while some panel of subjective judges decides who won. And try to blot out all logic when announcers and sports writers pretend to care about the luge, the skeleton, the biathlon, and all those other events they don't understand and totally ignore for all but three weeks every four years. Face it, these Olympics are little more than a marketing plan to fill space and sell time during the dreary days of February. So, if only to hasten the arrival of the day they're done, and we can move on to March Madness, for God's sake, let the Games begin."
-- Bryant Gumbel, host of CBS's The Early Show, February 14, 2006

"The socialist society of universal abundance will be regulated by a different standard. It will inscribe on its banners. FROM each according to his ability, TO each according to his needs."
-- Karl Marx

"U.S. patriotism is inseparable from imperial warfare and white supremacy. U.S. flags are the emblem of the invading war machine in Iraq today. They are the emblem of the occupying power. The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military."
-- Nicholas DeGenova, Columbia University professor, speaking at the University in 2003

"Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day should be abolished because they are sexist."
"There is a Constitutional right to prostitution."
"The age of consent for sex should be 12 years old."
"Prisons should be co-ed because separate quarters are discriminatory."

-- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing prior to her nomination to the Supreme Court

"The ACLU agrees with the Supreme Court's long-standing interpretation of the Second Amendment [as set forth in the 1939 case, U.S. v. Miller] that the individual's right to bear arms applies only to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia. Except for lawful police and military purposes, the possession of weapons by individuals is not constitutionally protected. Therefore, there is no constitutional impediment to the regulation of firearms."
-- ACLU Policy #47

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."
-- John Edwards, October 10, 2002

"If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is President, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."
-- John Edwards, October 11, 2004

And for the granddaddy of them all...

"Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors..."
-- Bill Clinton, President of the United States, December 16, 1998


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