QoTD – 11 August 2010 – Thomas Jefferson

“A noiseless course, not meddling with the affairs of others, unattractive of notice, is a mark that society is going on in happiness. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 1802.

The government is stealing from those who are working under the pretext of taking care of everyone. Those who are working are becoming increasingly unhappy and disgruntled due to how the government is treating them. Atlas wants to shrug.

QoTD – 9 August 2010 – John Galt

The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law. But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against victims deprived of the right of self-defense. Such a government substitutes morality for the following rule of social conduct: you may do whatever you please to your neighbor, provided your gang is bigger than his. ~Said by John Galt of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

This is something that is already coming to pass. The government is well on its way.

~Janelle~

I knew there was a reason…

I loathe and despise groups like ALF and PETA and now there is even more cause for me to absolutely abhor PETA.

Since 1998, PETA has opted to “put down” 23,640 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them.

I believe in treating animals ethically, but I still hunt and enjoy eating meat. I don’t kill wild game for sport. To me it is nourishment for me and my family. It is also a method of animal conservation. Without hunting, animal populations would increase and bring an increase in starvation to the same animals.

Domesticated animals cannot survive without their human counterparts and people who believe otherwise are foolish. Dogs and cats have been domesticated for thousands of years and depend on humans for their survival.

I also do not have a problem with animals being used for research as long as it is ethical. We would not be as medically advanced as we are without these animals. Cures for many diseases would not have been found and people would not have the hope that they carry every day of being able to beat disease and live better lives.

How is it okay to put healthy adoptable animals down instead of adopting them out to good homes? So much for animal welfare; it’s obvious they just care about money to line their pockets and advertise the wrong doing of pet owners and hunters with no understanding whatsoever about true animal welfare and conservation.

H/T to Bitter