Monday, April 25, 2011

Quotes of the Day - omnipotent state

Two quotes for today while I grapple with the insanity of the city of Toledo taking control of part of Libbey High School because an extremely small minority of people don't want the building torn down - as if the city has any money whatsoever to maintain any portion of the property while the meager group tries to find funding for keeping it ... and how, exactly, does the city acquisition of this property benefit all Toledoans? It doesn't!

"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either." ~ Edward Zehr

"The cult of the omnipotent state has millions of followers in the united States. Americans of today view their government in the same way as Christians view their God; they worship and adore the state and they render their lives and fortunes to it. Statists believe that their lives -- their very being -- are a privilege that the state has given to them. They believe that everything they do is -- and should be -- to them. They believe that everything they do is -- and should be -- dependent on the consent of the government. Thus, statists support such devices as income taxation, licensing laws, regulations, passports, trade restrictions, and the like." ~ Jacob G. Hornberger


James said...

Maggie, the city of Toledo is now gushing over its extra $1.8 million in income taxes it collected. This is where Collins thinks he can get the city to fork over the money to pay for his pet project to save Libbey High. This is total fiscal and moral insanity, no matter how he tries to explain it. And also, I saw a street sweeper cleaning Expressway Drive on Saturday night, 4-23-11, about 7:30p.m. The city is so flush with money that it can afford to buy the school and pay overtime for a street sweeper working a Saturday night shift.

skeeter1107 said...

Collins is probably thinking the City can buy it, then flip it to Dashing Pacific.

Of course they will be required to provide resumes and a solid business plan that only allows for use as determined by Mike Collins.

This is another example of the Mike Collins/City of Toledo "through the looking glass" sort of logic.

"It's never worked before, so let's do it again!"

Actually, it strikes me that this is Mike Collins preparing to run for Mayor.

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