Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between state and church must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?
Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society. To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.
Lest we forget and threaten to repeat history, in this space will be a series of quotations from our previous President, George W. Bush. (10/20/14)
"They're seeking chemical, biological and nucular weapons."
-George W. Bush, November 6, 2001. The President is referrign to goals of the al-Queda terrorist group. Aired on ABC Evening News.
"How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?"
-George W. Bush, February 16, 2000. Comment made in Beaufort, South Carolina.
"I made the decision to name the Justice Department building after Robert Kennedy because he's deservant."
-George W. Bush, November 20, 2001. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office.
"I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier - just as long as I'm the dictator."
-George W. Bush, December 18, 2000. Comment made during first trip to Washington, D.C. after "winning" the presidency.
"Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is - I'm not sure 80% of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100% will get it if I'm the president."
-George W. Bush, October 17, 2000. From Presidential Debate in St. Louis, Missouri.
fuck you too, George
(btw, GW is shooting the finger at you 41,000 times per day)
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The Wonders of Hemp
and vote Democratic
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