RWN’s Favorite Quotes From Ann Coulter’s New Book, ‘Godless’

by John Hawkins | February 2, 2012 2:15 pm

(These quotes are from Ann Coulter’s new book,:¬†Godless: The Church of Liberalism,[1]:¬†which incidentally, was a fantastic read. Enjoy)

“Liberals use the word science exactly as they use the word constitutional. Both words are nothing more or less than a general statement of liberal approval, having nothing to do with either science or the Constitution.” — P.3-4

“Because of liberals druidical religious beliefs, they won’t allow us to save the Africans dying in droves of malaria with DDT because DDT might hurt the birds.” — P.4-5

“Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted. Even if one rates an unborn child less than a full-blown person, doesn’t the unborn child rate slightly higher than vegetation?” — P.5

“Water. Liberals are worried we’re going to run out of something that literally falls from the sky. Here’s an idea: Just wait. It will rain. Every possible personal use of water combined — steam baths, swimming pools, showers, toilets, and kitchen sinks — amounts to 10 percent of all water usage. Agricultural use accounts for about 70 percent of water usage and industrial use more than 20 percent.” — P.8

“In the 1970s, Paul Ehrlich wrote the best-selling book The Population Bomb, predicting a global famine and warning that entire nations would cease to exist by the end of the twentieth century — among them England. “[I]t is now too late,” he wrote, “to take action to save many of those people.” In 2001 — despite the perplexing persistent existence of England — the Sierra Club listed Ehrlich’s Population Bombas among its books recommended by Sierra readers. How many trees had to be chopped down to make the paper for all those copies of The Population Bomb?” — P.8

“A year after Eisenstadt, the malleable “right to privacy” metastasized from a right to contraception for married couples to a right to destroy human life in Roe v. Wade. What about the poor little tyke’s privacy? The question misses the point. “Constitutional right” means “Whatever Liberals Want.” Society cannot legislate what goes on “in the bedroom.” But if we can’t legislate what goes on in the bedroom, why can’t I hide money from the IRS under my mattress?” — P.9

“Democrats cannot conceive of “hate speech” towards Christians because, in their eyes, Christians always deserve it.” — P.21

“Assuming you aren’t a fetus, the Left’s most dangerous religious belief is their adoration of violent criminals.” — P.23

“(Liberals say) (w)e’re the only modern democracy with the death penalty. I think that should be treated as a selling point: “come to the United States for the economic opportunity, stay because we fry our Ted Bundys!” — P.25

“(Liberals say) (t)he death penalty does not deter. How do liberals know? This is an article of faith, not a statement of empirical fact. If the death penalty doesn’t deter murder, how come Michael Moore is still alive and I’m not on death row?” — P.25-26

“One year after Miranda, New York County district attorney Frank Hogan told the Senate Judiciary Committee that confessions in his district alone had fallen from 49 percent to 14 percent solely as a result of the Miranda decision. Federal Judge and former law professor Paul Cassell has calculated that one decision alone, Miranda, has led to the release of about 100,000 violent criminals a year. Instead of hanging their heads in shame and trying to make up for the needless suffering and death inflicted on America by their policies, liberals are proud of releasing violent criminals.” — P.32

“…Peter Brimelow’s definition of a “racist” (is) “someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.” — P.69

“So many reporters wanted to interview (Willie) Horton that he needed an aide to help him field media requests. (Full disclosure: For a brief period in 1989 Willie Horton and I shared the same publicist.) Even Horton knew Dukakis couldn’t win — although he did support Dukakis for President. Talking about his attack on the Maryland couple in the same abstract way liberals talk about 9/11, Horton said, “It occurred at the most unopportune time for me and Dukakis.” — P.74

“The New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media will only refer to partial birth abortion as “what its opponents refer to as partial birth abortion.” What do its supporters call it? Casual Fridays? Bean-with-bacon potato-chip dip?” — P.79

“During a January 15, 2005 conference call with reporters, (Howard) Dean, being a raving lunatic said, “No doctor is going to do an abortion on a live fetus. That doesn’t happen. Doctors don’t do that. If they do, they’ll get their license pulled as well they should.” (Yes, you’re reading that right.)” — P.87

“Showing the raw principle of the modern Democratic Party, among the Democrats who have abandoned pro-life positions to become pro-choice are former president Jimmy Carter, Senator Dick Durbin, former representative Richard Gephardt, Representative Dennis Kucinich, the Reverend Jessie Jackson, and chubby nutcase Al Gore.” — P.87

“The Democrats need pro-life votes, but there’s the small problem that they won’t budge an inch on abortion. So they make crazy arguments for abortion, allowing not the tiniest restriction, while periodically pretending to have qualms about abortion. It’s the most amazing spectacle, as if Ronald Reagan were slashing taxes talking about what a “sad, tragic choice” it is to cut taxes or giving speeches about how tax cuts should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Except that even Reagan didn’t have the gusto for cutting taxes that the Democrats have for ending human life.” — P.88-89

“One begins to appreciate why Democrats aren’t wild about any political system that permits people to vote. Liberals would have no chance of advancing their bizarre policy agenda if Americans were allowed to have a say in the matter. So they manufacture phony “constitutional rights” in which the Constitution always sounds suspiciously similar to the ideological agenda of the ACLU.” — P.89

“…(S)upport for all liberal ideas is always at its zenith before people figure out what liberals are talking about. (This is known as the Howard Dean effect.)” — P.91

“Liberals are perennially enraged that Republicans are allowed to talk back. For years, this wasn’t a problem, because, in Lenin’s immortal words, they had seized the telegraph office. There were only three TV stations, three major newspapers, and a handful of national magazines, all run by liberals. But at least since Rush Limbaugh got a microphone, liberals haven’t been able to make arguments in a vacuum.” — P.99

“…(T)he Democrats hit on an ingenious strategy: They would choose only messengers whom we’re not allowed to reply to. That’s why Democratic spokesmen these days are sobbing, hysterical women. You can’t respond to them because that would be questioning the authenticity of their suffering.” — P.101

“Incidentally, if (Joe) Wilson believed his own Walter Mitty fantasy about his wife being a covert spy — so secret that his entire family could be killed if her identity were revealed — maybe he should have thought twice before writing an op-ed for the New York Times calling the President a liar based on information acquired solely because his wife works at the CIA.” — P.123

“The Democrats and their pals in the media considered the vote in November 2005 on Murtha’s proposal to withdraw troops from Iraq a Republican dirty trick. I see that my handy Democrat-to-Republican phrase book translates “dirty trick” into “up-or-down vote.” Democrats think they should have a right to naysay the war effort and embolden the enemy.” — P.140

“If the same person who told President Bush to nominate Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court were advising him on foreign policy and we invaded the Cayman Islands instead of Iraq, I, too, would be criticizing the war. But I wouldn’t pretend that by calling for an immediate troop withdrawal, I wasn’t encouraging the Cayman resistance force to hold on and fight harder. Clearly, I’d be offering aid and comfort to the poolside waitresses, cabana boys, and scuba instructors we were fighting. But if there were a vote to withdraw troops from the Cayman Islands, I wouldn’t pout and say that’s not fair and then vote against it. It is simply a fact that naysaying the war and claiming that things are going so badly that troops must be withdrawn will encourage the enemy and demoralize our troops. Why can’t Democrats just admit that?” — P.141

“Perhaps the Democrats could find an orphaned child whose parents were brutally hacksawed to death to put forth their tax plan. If these Democrat human shields have a point worth making, how about allowing it to be made by someone we’re allowed to respond to?” — P.146

“At private schools, 80 percent of the personnel are teachers. By contrast, at public schools only about 50 percent of the personnel are actual teachers — most of the rest are cogs in the endless layers of machinery of the “education” bureaucracy. This would be like having 26 full-time coaches for a 26-man baseball team.” — P.152

“Nonetheless, comparing hourly wages based on the teachers’ self-reports, Vedder says, “Teachers earn more per hour than architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, statisticians, biological and life scientists, atmospheric and space scientists, registered nurses, physical therapists, university level foreign-language teachers, librarians, technical writers, musicians, artists, and editors and reporters.” — P.157

“Teachers in the private sector earn about 60 percent less than public school teachers. And their students actually learn to read.” — P.158

“All told,” Vedder says, “teachers average hourly compensation plus benefits exceeds the average for all professional workers by roughly 10-15 percent.” — P.159

“Between 1982 and 2001, spending on New York City Public schools increased by more than 300 percent, clocking in at $11,474 per pupil annually. Only Washington, D.C., that hotbed of educational achievement, spends more per student. By contrast, the average tuition for private elementary schools is less than $4,000 and around $6,000 for private secondary schools.” — P.163

“Analyzing the data from a survey by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, statistics professor Charol Shakeshaft estimates that between 1991 and 2000, roughly 290,000 students were subjected to physical and sexual abuse by teachers or other school personnel. In her report for the U.S. Department of Education, Shakeshaft says that about one in every ten American children has been sexually abused in some way at school. Compare that with Catholic priests. A study by the U.S conference of Catholic Bishops said that 10,667 allegations of sexual abuse of children had been made between 1950 and 2002.” — P.168

“In 1987, Oprah Winfrey said, “Research studies now project that one in five — listen to me, hard to believe — one in five heterosexuals could be dead from AIDS at the end of the next three years. That’s by 1990. One in five. It is no longer just a gay disease. Believe me.” — P.177

“After a decade-long epidemic with more than a million infections, in November 1992 the Centers for Disease Control listed only 2,391 cases of AIDS transmission by white heterosexuals — and that included hemophiliacs and blood transfusion patients.” — P.177

“A year later, Koop admitted under oath in congressional hearings that only about 4 percent of adult AIDS transmissions worldwide could be traced to heterosexual contact, and that in the United States only 2.3 percent of AIDS cases came from heterosexual contact, “and most of that is in sexual partners of IV drug abusers.” In other words, the entire, years-long AIDS Threatens Straight People Too PR campaign was a total lie from start to finish.” — P.181

“As Steven Guilbeault of Greenpeace explained, “global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter.” No set of facts can disprove the environmentalists’ secular religion. In 2004, former vice president Al Gore gave a speech on global warming in New York City on the coldest day of the year. Warm trends prove global warming. Cold trends also prove global warming. This is the philosophy of a madman.” — P.190

“…(T)he embryonic stem-cell researchers have produced nothing. They have treated nothing. They have not even begun one human clinical trial. They’ve successfully treated a few rodents, but they are running into two problems. First, the cells tend to be rejected by the immune system. Second, they tend to cause malignancies called teratomas — meaning “monster tumors.” The idea that stem cells are on the verge of curing anything is absurd. It’s possible embryonic stem-cell research could find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease someday only in the sense that it possible that a biologist’s toenail clippings could be used to find a cure for Alzheimer’s someday.” — P.193

“You will begin to notice that the Darwiniacs’ answer to everything is to accuse their opponents of believing in God — and a flat earth for good measure — even when responding to an argument based on bio-chemistry, physics, or mathematics.” — P.205

“What the fossil record shows is sudden bursts of all manner of animals, modest change, and then sudden and total extinction. Dinosaurs appeared, lived for 150 million years, and then disappeared, only to be quickly replaced by mammals. Neither the creation or extinction of dinosaurs was accomplished by a gradual process of any sort.” — P.215

“The Darwin cult has the audacity to compare the theory of evolution to Einstein’s theory of relativity, saying it is “just a theory,” too. Okay, but when Einstein announced his theory of general relativity, he also offered a series of empirical tests that would prove it false….By contrast, Darwin imagined a mechanism that account for how life in its infinite variety might have arisen and offered a nondisprovable standard to test his theory.” — P.242

“Far from chastely refusing to acknowledge miracles, evolutionists are the primary source of them. These aren’t chalk-covered scientists toiling away with their test tubes and Bunsen burners. They are religious fanatics for whom evolution must be true and any evidence to the contrary — including, for example, the entire fossil record — is something that must be explained away with a fanciful excuse, like “our evidence didn’t fossilize.” — P.244-245

“The single greatest victory of the Darwiniacs is in the realm of rhetoric, not science. They have persuaded the slumbering masses that anyone who questions the theory of evolution must do so out of religious fervor. No matter what argument you make against evolution, the response isWell, you know it’s possible to believe in evolution and believe in God. Yes, and it’s possible to believe in Spiderman and believe in God, but that doesn’t prove Spiderman true. I admire the rhetorical technique and plan to use it during all future disputes.

Your time is up on the Stairmaster. You’re just saying that because you believe in God.

This is the express checkout lane. Oh, I get it — you believe in God.” — P.246-247

“The Scopes trial was nothing but a publicity stunt. The idea for a trial on evolution was hatched by the ACLU in New York and seized upon by civic leaders in Dayton, Tennessee, as a way to drum up publicity for their town. Scopes was even in on the prank, agreeing to be prosecuted even though he had never taught evolution and was not even a biology teacher. He did not spend one minute in jail, was never at risk of being sent to jail, was friends with the prosecutors, with whom he went swimming during the trial, and was even given a scholarship put together by the expert witnesses in gratitude for his star turn in the Monkey trial. When the trial was over, the school offered to renew his teacher’s contract.” — P.257

“No science is ever frightening to Christians. Religious people don’t need the science to come out any particular way on IQ or AIDS or sex differences any more than they need the science to come out any particular way on evolution…If evolution is true, then God created evolution.” — P.277

“This is liberalism’s real strength. It is no longer susceptible to reductio ad absurdium arguments. Before you can come up with a comical take on their worldview, some college professor has already written an article advancing the idea.” — P.280

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