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Category: Government

World Government

“It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity”

- Kofi Annan , In his opening address to the fifty-third annual DPI/NGO (Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization) Conference, January 26, 2006

think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think

“Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years.”

- Barack Obama , September 1, 2008.

Oil Companies Watch Out!

“We’ll take on the oil companies and harness their record profits to create millions of clean energy jobs — high-wage jobs you can raise a family on. I’ll end their special tax breaks and give them a choice: invest some of your profits in alternative energy , or we’ll do it for you.”

- Hillary Clinton

California is to be a Hispanic state

“We’re going to take over all the political institutions of California. California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. If they [whites] don’t like Mexicans, they ought to go back to Europe.”

- Mario Obledo , June 17, 1998.

Environment trumps everything else

“The central organizing principle of governments everywhere must be the environment.”

- Al Gore , 1992.

America needs de-Nazification

“America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany. We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process.”

- George Soros , January 2007.

‘new Gestapo’ in America

“We’ve come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended…You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel.”

- Harry Belafonte , January 21, 2006

A Reporter’s “Facts”

“Our government had turned its energy and attention away from upholding the rule of law and toward creating law-free zones at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Haditha, and other places around the world. And let’s not forget the sustained assault on women’s reproductive freedom and the hijacking of public policy by religous fundamentalism.”

- Linda Greenhouse , June 9, 2006.

Patriot Act is like Apartheid

“The blacks in South Africa, who were trying to fight for their own civil rights, were called terrorists and the government was allowed to arrest them at will and interrogate them, no matter what they did, just on the suspicion. Very similar today to what we have in the United States, thanks to the Patriot Act. “

- Rosie O'Donnell , October 24, 2006.

Government is the Arm of the Republicans

“They [Department of Justice] have decided to take the machinery of the federal government, turn it into an arm of the Republican Party.”

- Rachel Maddow , May 7, 2007.