Notable Quotes about Liberalism

I was trolling the internet today and decided to start collecting quotes about modern liberalism and post them here.   I will preface this by admitting that for the most part I am conservative both politically and socially.   Most of them I think are pithy, truthful, funny, or all three.   Well, here they are below the fold:

  1. Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face – Thomas Sowell
  2. Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim to want to help – Thomas Sowell
  3. Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family. _ Dennis Prager
  4. If you’re a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you’re a conservative, anything you say is hateful. – Laura Schlesinger
  5. The idea that you earn things – that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment… these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind. – Dennis Prager
  6. A moment’s reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force. – Francis Parker Yockey
  7. Liberalism seems to be related to the distance people are from the problem. – Whitney M. Young
  8. Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy. — John Derbyshire
  9. At the heart of every liberal program lies the idea that we are entitled to something just because we have a heartbeat. Liberals tell us that we are entitled to these things not because we’ve earned them, worked for them, or sacrificed for them; we are entitled to them because we have a pulse. … Like the grasshopper in Aesop’s fable, liberals believe that the government owes them a living. It exists to meet their every need, regardless of their own efforts, or lack thereof. — Rich Hailey
  10. Well, if I use Hispanic culture I get corruption and really good salsa music. If I use Chinese culture I get rigid thinking and decent Szechwan. If I use Islamic culture I get…not damned much of anything. And ditto for Africa although at least the rhythm is good and you can dance to it. But if I use Western European Culture I get industry, higher standards of living, longer lifespans and a generally “happier” society. Damn, I think I’ll just have to go with WesternCiv even if I do have to put up with the Lutherans. – John Ringo
  11. Political Correctness is inverted McCarthyism. — Dennis Miller
  12. For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96%. — Barbara Walters
  13. When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear their government, there is tyrrany. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyrrany in government. — Thomas Jefferson
  14. The modern definition of ‘racist’ is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal. – Peter Brimelow