04 juni 2005
Quote of the day
"The President's policy towards Europe is at variance with everything else that he thinks. ... But why is Europe to be exempted from the President's global interest in people power? ... The election in Iraq showed that people endorsed the idea of regime change: don't the French and Dutch results suggest the same yearnings in Europe?" - Charles Moore
"1. A constitution has to be readable to permit a popular vote; this text is unreadable.
2. A constitution doesn't impose a political ideology; this text is partisan.
3. A constitution is revisable; this text is locked in . . .
4. A constitution protects people from tyranny through separation of powers; this one doesn't have real checks and balances and separation of powers.
5. A constitution is not handed down by the powerful; it is established by the people themselves, to protect them from arbitrary power, through an independent constitutional assembly elected for the purpose and disbanded afterwards; this text entrenches European institutions designed 50 years ago by the men in power." - Christopher Caldwell
"And that message, surprisingly, is that we must love one another or die. J. Robert Oppenheimer thought, as he beheld the fireball of the first atomic test at Alamogordo, that he heard the Hindu god Shiva whisper "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds". He understood at that moment that mankind's moral capacity would have to expand to match its technical prowess or it would perish. If Islam desires the secret of the stars it must embrace the kuffar as its brother -- or die." - Wretchard
"That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton -- a lying, conniving peacemaker. That is Nixon's kharma." - Ben Stein
"Wat België betreft, zouden we een referendum kunnen houden als we in een normaal land wonen. Maar we wonen niet in een normaal land. Wat zouden we gaan doen als Vlaanderen voor stemt en Wallonië tegen?" - Leo Tindemans