Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

“It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”     Ronald Reagan

October 16, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

From Lexington, The Economist:

A fool of a justice of the peace in Louisiana refused to marry a biracial couple. He said he was concerned for the children.

A White House spokesman, asked about the case, quipped: “I’ve found that, actually, the children of biracial couples can do pretty good.”

Yeah, it’s a pretty funny quip.

But how do you get a job as a WH spokesman if you can’t speak English properly?

Then again, the last 8 years proved that mastery of the language is not as important as you’d think…

TrackBack URI:
Read more posts from
• • •


  1. I preferred the other quip: “Maybe he’s afraid the kids will grow up to be President.” ;-)

    Comment by KipEsquire — October 16, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
  2. Yes, the last 8 years showed that mastery of the language is not as important as you’d think.

    Just as the past 10 months have shown that mastery of the language is not at all helpful.

    Comment by Jono — October 16, 2009 @ 8:04 pm
  3. Jono,

    Good point :-)

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — October 16, 2009 @ 9:11 pm
  4. Actually, all White House spokespeople are under orders to make deliberate errors to enhance the appearance of Barack Obama as an eloquent speaker.

    Comment by Quincy — October 17, 2009 @ 10:37 pm
  5. No, I think that this is really a bone thrown to the teachers.

    It illustrates just how ineffective the modern education system really is.

    Of course, the pretzel logic on display is perfectly representative of the white house approach to most everything.

    H-i-g-h-l-y incompetent.

    Comment by randall — October 20, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

Comments RSS

Subscribe without commenting

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by: WordPress • Template by: Eric • Banner #1, #3, #4 by Stephen Macklin • Banner #2 by Mark RaynerXML