Memorable Quotations of the Month

If my life depended on a member of the national media understanding the basics about guns or economics, I’m not sure which I’d choose. (Josh Trevino, @jstrevino )

The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization bit by bit — replacing what works with what sounds good. (The great Thomas Sowell, Townhall.com. Link here.)

How can Hillary Clinton declare she has evaluated and accepts the [Benghazi] report’s 29 recommendations if she has a concussion? (Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell)

We know father absence is now the leading predictor of nearly every childhood and adolescent pathology. (Thomas Lickona, National Review Online, 19 December 2012.)

In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Even as the country added 160,000 families with children, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Fifteen million U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers. (Washington Times, Luke Roziak, 25 December. Complete article here.)

I guess that in the mind of Jeb Bush, Ed Gillespie, Lindsey Graham, Alfonso Aguilar, et al. the GOP really is a Marxist party — Groucho Marxist: ‘Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them . . . well, I have others.’ (Mark Krikorian)

I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey. If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem. (Senator J. Biden, 20 September, 2008, at Castlewood, VA.)

We should outlaw subscription cards in high-capacity magazines. (David Burge, @Iowahawkblog)

My plan for eliminating school shootings: Plan A is to persuade states to replace teacher certification with CCW permit certification. We all know that the teacher certification process is a racket. (the irrepressible Mike Adams, Townhall.com; read the whole article here.)

The law includes a massive new health entitlement/income redistribution program for families earning more than three times the poverty level in 2014, it will channel up to $3,000 in taxpayer funds to families making up to $95,000. (Andrew B. Wilson, Show-Me Institute)

Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let’s face it, Kwanzaa’s gotten way too commercialized. (Ann Coulter, Townhall.com)

Once the justices depart, as most of them have, from the original understanding of the principles of the Constitution, they lack any guidance other than their own attempts at moral philosophy, a task for which they have not even minimal skills. Yet when it rules in the name of the Constitution, whether it rules truly or not, the Court is the most powerful branch of government in domestic policy. The combination of absolute power, disdain for the historic Constitution, and philosophical incompetence is lethal. (Robert Bork, Wall Street Journal, 20 December, A19)

The icon of the month:Obama-AENewman

h/t @1ClarenceBeeks

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