They Said That? 11/22/15

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii’s, has already had one quote of the day (“They Said That?” SLL, 11/1/15). It featured a video of her interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, and she was brilliant. The following is a press release from her office about legislation she is introducing with Austin Scott, a Republican representative from Georgia. Representative Gabbard’s two tours of duty in Iraq have given her a refreshing straightforward and honest perspective on the Middle East.

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Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii’s, has already had one quote of the day (“They Said That?” SLL, 11/1/15). It featured a video of her interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, and she was brilliant. The following is a press release from her office about legislation she is introducing with Austin Scott, a Republican representative from Georgia. Representative Gabbard’s two tours of duty in Iraq have given her a refreshing straightforward and honest perspective on the Middle East.

Press Releases
Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Austin Scott Introduce Legislation to End Illegal U.S. War to Overthrow Syrian Government of Assad
November 19, 2015

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), both members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill today to end U.S. efforts to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic led by President Bashar al-Assad.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a twice-deployed combat veteran, said the intent…

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They Said That? 11/21/15

Give me liberty, or give me death!

– Partrick Henry, American Founding Father, 1775

They value their civil liberties more than they value life. I disagree with that. You want to be free and dead? I’d rather be not free and alive.

– Billionaire Hillary Clinton donor Haim Saban, 2015

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Give me liberty, or give me death!

– Partrick Henry, American Founding Father, 1775

They value their civil liberties more than they value life. I disagree with that. You want to be free and dead? I’d rather be not free and alive.

– Billionaire Hillary Clinton donor Haim Saban, 2015

Just in case you’re wondering what the people bankrolling Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign think about civil liberties, you now have your answer.

Here’s what billionaire Haim Saban had to say about civil liberties during an interview with The Wrap:

What are people in Hollywood saying about the Paris terror attacks?

Many members of the Hollywood community are very liberal and they value their civil liberties more than they value life. I disagree with that. You want to be free and dead? I’d rather be not free and alive. The reality is that certain things that are unacceptable in times…

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Evil Begets Evil, by Robert Gore

“The argument is made that humanity is unfit for liberty—individuals are incapable of living their own lives peaceably with other individuals. This is true for some individuals, but it has been pronounced as an indictment of the entire species.”

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Liberty is never an accident. It requires a philosophical acceptance of an individual’s right to his or her own life, and a full understanding of the logical implications and consequences of that right. That acceptance must prevail among intellectuals and through their explanation and leadership, embraced and promoted by a substantial portion of the population. A set of governing institutions has to be devised that are subordinated to the protection of individual rights but strong enough to protect those rights. The difficulties are borne out by history, where attempts to establish political orders based on liberty are few, and their successful and lasting establishment nonexistent.

The argument is made that humanity is unfit for liberty—individuals are incapable of living their own lives peaceably with other individuals. This is true for some individuals, but it has been pronounced as an indictment of the entire species. Because humanity is unfit for freedom…

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