Random Quotations – Feb. 25th, 2019

Five items in total…

“The thing about the American Constitution that the Left in any of its incarnations doesn’t seem to get is that its fundamental goal and principle is to limit government, to keep its role in people’s lives to the minimum necessary for law and good order… The Left, recognizing no limiting principle, has no patience for such niceties. This is why Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t get it about incentives. Her ‘limiting principle’ is getting elected… she doesn’t grasp that the Constitution is government’s contract with America.” – Richard Jack Rail, “Send in the clowns? Don’t bother, they’re here” – American Thinker, Feb. 19th, 2019.

“What everyone may not know is that climate science is an industry, and the product is the global warming scare. If the global warming scare is discredited, the huge industry will collapse. Climate scientists used to be unimportant academics in an unimportant academic field. The global warming scare made them into celebrities jetting around the world. They won’t give up the glory without a fight.” – Norman Rogers, “Climate science, red in tooth and claw: Yapping hyenas attack a lion” – American Thinker, Feb. 24th, 2019.

“What I find objectionable is Wernick’s creepy attempt to persuade the people of Canada that if recent events have made them doubt our institutions of government – ‘lose faith’ in them was his phrase – it is the people, and not the government, that must be the problem. Indeed, Wernick suggests they are probably suffering from delusions spread by sinister foreigners on social media. It seems puzzling that a man should denounce the careless use of words such as ‘treason’ and ‘traitor’ in the very moment he is pouring paranoid xenophobia into the nearest camera-hole.” – Colby Cosh, “Michael Wernick spewed drivel while taking us all for fools” – National Post, Feb. 22nd, 2019.

“What Lametti revealed is that a settlement with SNC-Lavalin is still possible, still on the table, still in the cards. Bingo!… As soon as Wilson-Raybould was able to confirm Lametti’s statement, she tendered her resignation. That statement proves the Prime Minister a liar when he assured Wilson-Raybould in the Fall of 2018 that the decision on the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin was ‘hers alone’… In fact, we now know, it was only hers to make if she made the politically expedient decision; when she made the ‘wrong’ decision, then it suddenly wasn’t hers alone to make – it suddenly became Lametti’s decision to make. Which is to say, ultimately, it was Trudeau’s decision to make all along.” – Grant Brown, “Was Butts’ resignation a well-timed distraction?” – The Post Millennial, Feb. 19th, 2019.

“Using anti-SLAPP legislation available in Ontario, Rogers’ (Media) lawyer Andrew Bernstein said they were not the ‘rich and powerful’ in this case because the media is struggling right now and they (Rogers Media) are not as rich as they seem. At the same time, Rogers argued that Mike Bullard, or anyone like him who was broke and unemployed, couldn’t be financially harmed by defamation so Bullard has no legal claim… Rogers’ lawyers said that even if Bullard was defamed, his financial loss would be so small that their freedom of expression is more valuable than Mike Bullard’s reputation.” – Diana Davison, “Rogers Media pleads poverty in defamation suit hearing?” – The Post Millennial, Feb. 25th, 2019. (This is a fascinating article, you can read it here.)