Random Quotations – February 24th, 2016

Five items in total…

“Ontario’s premier will issue a formal apology in the provincial legislature today for a 1912 regulation that prohibited teachers in elementary schools from speaking with students in French… Kathleen Wynne said last December that it would be ‘very appropriate’ for her to offer an official apology on behalf of the Ontario government for Regulation 17, which was enforced for 15 years before it finally fell into abeyance by 1944… New Democrat Gilles Bisson said his party will support the apology because ‘it doesn’t hurt,’ but he called it ‘much ado about nothing’ because the ban on French in Ontario schools hasn’t been enforced in 70 years.” – Toronto Star, “Wynne set to apologize for 1912 ban on French in Ontario schools” Feb. 22nd, 2016.

“Few sociological courses celebrate the uniquely American assimilationist melting pot. Race, class and gender agenda courses – along with thousands of “studies” courses – have been invented. A generation of politicized professors has made the strange argument that they alone have discovered all sorts of critical new disciplines of knowledge – apparently unknown for 2,500 years – to ensure that graduates would be better educated than ever before… Students now leave campus largely prepped by their professors to embrace a predictable menu: the glories of larger government, income redistribution, greater entitlements, radical environmentalism, abortion, multiculturalism, suspicion of traditional religion, and antipathy to the international role of the United States in the past and present.” – Victor Davis Hanson in “The Regrettable Decline of Higher Learning” – Townhall.com Feb. 4th, 2016.

“Local councils, public bodies and even some university student unions are to be banned by law from boycotting ‘unethical’ companies, as part of a controversial crackdown being announced by the (British -JG) Government. Under the plan all publicly funded institutions will lose the freedom to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Any public bodies that continue to pursue boycotts will face ‘severe penalties’, ministers said. Senior government sources said they were cracking down on town-hall boycotts because they ‘undermined good community relations, poisoned and polarized debate and fuelled anti-Semitism’.” – The Independent, “Israel boycott ban: Shunning Israeli goods to become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions” – Feb. 14th, 2016.

“To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass… And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?” – Norman Podhoretz quoted in The American Thinker, “Obama: The Affirmative Action President” – Aug. 18, 2011.

“(If Trump is elected) Obamacare will be de-funded and dismantled. Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters. Trump will investigate. Trump will prosecute. Trump will go after everyone involved. That’s why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.” – Bill Bennett “What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency” – Before It’s News, Dec. 20th, 2015.

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