Random Quotations – February 1st, 2018

Six items in total…

“Precise definition is the keystone of liberty under law. A vaguely worded or imprecise law is an invitation to injustice, a judicial club that an overweening state can wield against its defenceless citizens. Laws should not be clubs but scalpels, used precisely and deftly to cut out only the malignancy of crime and corruption, not to harm the vital organs of a free society.” – Tobias Langdon, “Trashing the Torah: Justice, freedom and Israel’s assault on Jewish values” – Occidental Observer, Feb. 1st, 2018.

“We should not fall prey to people who criticize our efforts to combat illegal immigration and who pompously say, ‘We’re a nation of immigrants!’ The debate is not over immigration. The debate is over illegal immigration.” – Walter E. Williams, “Immigration lies and hypocrisy” – Toronto Sun, Jan. 29th, 2018.

“A train transporting House and Senate Republicans to West Virginia collided with a trash truck on the railroad tracks Wednesday… Lawmakers and congressional aides on the train have reported minor injuries, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said one of the three passengers aboard the garbage truck died on the scene. The two others were seriously injured… Doctors and security officers on board the train attended to the scene, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) tweeted. Lawmakers with medical training have also been assisting on the ground.” – Clash America, “Disgusting: CNN and MSNBC joke about deadly GOP train crash” – Jan. 31st, 2018.

“The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem more gender neutral, fulfilling the dying wish of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger… The legislation now only requires formal royal assent before it becomes law.” – Cdn. Press, “In all of us command: Canada’s anthem to be gender neutral after Senate vote on bill” – Toronto Sun, Jan. 31st, 2018 (Emphasis in original).

“…if these people were genuine asylum seekers with genuine asylum claims, they have already passed through several countries in which they could and should have claimed asylum. That they are congregating around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in Calais is a demonstration not that they are legitimate asylum seekers in search of safety, but illegal migrants seeking to get into Britain.” – Douglas Murray, “The ‘goodness’ of migrants: When feelings trump facts” – Gatestone Institute, Feb. 1st, 2018.

“Citizens in many parts of China are paying a high price in terms of air pollution for reported improvements in Beijing, a recent environmental study suggests… Among the provinces reporting results across the country, average PM2.5 concentrations fell 4.5 percent, the lowest rate since China declared its ‘war on pollution’ in 2013, said Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Huang Wei… The particulate readings rose last year in provinces including Heilongjiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, and Guangdong by rates ranging from 4 percent to 10.4 percent, the group said.” – Michael Lelyveld “China shifts smog away from Beijing, study says” – Radio Free Asia, Jan. 29th, 2018.

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