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