This Week In Quotes: June 24 – June 30

People are generally skeptical of government, and increasingly believe government and law are a crooked game which a Good Citizen ought to respect only to the extent necessary to avoid jailtime. — Ace

It’s mob mentality. People are braver when it’s in a bag or a bottle, and when they’re in the majority. All I can think of about the people around me all night is that I feel sorry for you – I really feel sorry for you. You are so arrogant and so convinced that you are absolutely 100 percent right and you are helping build a system that is fueled by hate. I swear to you I think, if I had suggested, and I almost did, ‘Wow, does anybody have a rope? Because there’s tree here. You could just lynch me.’ And I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have. — Glenn Beck

They have no right to be here. They’re clogging up our emergency rooms. They’re making our education system more expensive, and if you go to the Madison County jail, far too many illegal aliens there because they have victimized Americans. As your congressman on the House floor I’ll do anything short of shooting them, anything that is lawful. It needs to be done because illegal aliens need to quit taking jobs from American citizens. — Rep. Mo Brooks (R.-Ala.)

I tell people back home, no matter how irresponsible they think congress is, believe me it is far worse than that. I can’t believe the markets are this calm. — Bob Corker

Only a sad leftist with a crappy job could be so brimming with self-righteousness to harangue a complete stranger in public. A liberal’s idea of being a bad-ass is to say vicious things to a conservative public figure who can’t afford to strike back. Getting in a stranger’s face and hurling insults at him, knowing full well he has too much at risk to deck you, is like baiting a bear chained to a wall. They are not only exploiting our lawsuit-mad culture, they are exploiting other people’s manners. I know I’ll be safe because this person has better manners than I do. These brave-hearts know exactly what they can get away with. They assault a conservative only when it’s a sucker-punch, they outnumber him, or he can’t fight back for reasons of law or decorum. — Ann Coulter

As long as liberals can’t be normal and prosecutors can’t be reasonable, how about a one-punch rule against anyone bothering a stranger in public? Then we’ll see how brave these lactose-intolerant mama’s boys are. — Ann Coulter

On politics, (Obama) likes to be friends with the other side but bash ’em at the same time. For others, bipartisanship means transcending their own prior political identities. For President Obama, it means that he participates in all political identities. He does not seem deeply affiliated with any side except his own. — Maureen Dowd

The man who was able to beat the Clintons in 2008 because the country wanted a break from Clintonian euphemism and casuistry is now breaking creative new ground in euphemism and casuistry. — Maureen Dowd

I thought (Obama) was kind of a dick, yesterday. — Mark Halperin

The Department of Agriculture no longer serves as a lifeline for millions of struggling homestead farmers. Instead, it is a vast, self-perpetuating post-modern bureaucracy with an amorphous budget of some $130 billion – a sum far greater than the nation’s net farm income this year. In fact, the more the Agriculture Department has pontificated about family farmers, the more they have vanished – constituting now only about 1 percent of the American population. — Victor Davis Hanson

The Administration’s anti-American energy policies have left the United States increasingly vulnerable to the whims of the world oil market and OPEC’s erratic decisions on oil supply. — Congressman Doc Hastings

Citizenship is a privilege, not an entitlement. — Michelle Malkin

I have no use for “men’s rights,” any more than I have any use for “women’s rights,” but let us ask: Who was it that decided it was a good idea to politicize love, sex and marriage? Who spent the past four decades proclaiming that “the personal is political,” so that every office flirtation and every petty domestic quarrel is a federal civil rights violation? The damned feminists, that’s who. — Robert Stacy McCain

Like most conservatives opposed to our Libya intervention, I’ve been asked a lot lately how it feels to be aligned with a hard Leftist like Dennis Kucinich. It feels better, I think, than I if I found myself on the same side as al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. — Andrew McCarthy

What are these people not patriotic? They want their special interest tax cuts, and they don’t want to pay for the war in Iraq to protect our great country and our freedom. — Nancy Pelosi

There isn’t one single civilization that has openly embraced homosexuality that has survive. — Pat Robertson

I’m prepared to keep an open mind and propose another stunt for climate sceptics — put your strong views to the test by exposing yourselves to high concentrations of either carbon dioxide or some other colourless, odourless gas — say, carbon monoxide. You wouldn’t see or smell anything. Nor would your anti-science nonsense be heard of again. How very refreshing. — Jill Singer

America would have to find $15 trillion just to get back to having nothing in its pocket. — Mark Steyn

Big Nanny statists talk up liberty in one area only: sex. Or, more precisely, sexual identity. And the expansion of sexual liberty has provided a cover for its shriveling in almost every other sphere, from property rights to freedom of expression. — Mark Steyn

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