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A nation is an organic thing. ...
by Peter Brimelow

A nation is an organic thing.
- Peter Brimelow

Textbook publishers don't even bother to advertise at their conventions.
- Peter Brimelow

I think good teachers are underpaid.
- Peter Brimelow

There's no particular relationship between spending and educational results.
Most education spending is actually on salaries,
and that's allocated according to political muscle.
- Peter Brimelow

 

This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle.
What we've had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration
Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.
- Peter Brimelow

Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests,
which means the union bosses' interests,
not the members.
- Peter Brimelow

I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a.
teachers' salaries.
It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
- Peter Brimelow

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I've been a financial journalist for 30 years.
- Peter Brimelow

The real boneheads are the libertarians.
- Peter Brimelow

Hey, nothing grows to the sky.
There will be a successor movement.
Right now it's nascent.
- Peter Brimelow

I think the Iraq War is not particularly tailored to American interests.
- Peter Brimelow

I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that
so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools,
they don't really have the stomach for the fight.
- Peter Brimelow

Why can't teachers end up owning schools,
the way waiters can open their own restaurants?
- Peter Brimelow

Immigration enthusiasts are so hysterical.
- Peter Brimelow

The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
- Peter Brimelow

I think Bush's immigration proposal is treason and he should be impeached.
- Peter Brimelow

I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending.
Apart from that, he's OK, I guess.
About the same as Howard Dean.
- Peter Brimelow

I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends,
but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary
viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue.
- Peter Brimelow

I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants,
but it will lead to vastly increased taxes,
because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children.
- Peter Brimelow

If you're going to have a public subsidy to education,
vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it.
They should result in some loosening up and privatization
of the government school system.
- Peter Brimelow

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

An individual, in promoting his own interest,
may injure the public interest; a nation,
in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest
of a part of its members.
- Friedrich List

No nation ought to keep a navy larger than is necessary to do police duty.
- George William Norris

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are,
which would establish slavery.
- William H. Seward

We don't need a nation that has national identity cards.
- Malcolm Wallop

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
- Steve Buyer

The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
- William Hazlitt

If we have to use force, it is because we are America.
We are the indispensable nation.
We stand tall.
We see further into the future.
- Madeleine Albright

India is a geographical term.
It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
- Winston Churchill

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

Illinois corn farmers are the Nation's number two exporter of feed grains.
- John Shimkus

No nation as young as America can be expected to become
immediately a power in the arts.
- John Philip Sousa

Our nation has kept faith with its veterans.
Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong,
and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.
- Steve Buyer

A liberal education...
frees a man from the prison-house of his class,
race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
- Robert M. Hutchins

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.
- Pierre Trudeau

The nation should have a tax system that looks like
someone designed it on purpose.
- William E. Simon

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental
program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental
quality and economic growth.
- Barry Commoner

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized
by a sense of Universal responsibility,
not only nation to nation and human to human,
but also human to other forms of life.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We're quickly moving to the point where we will have
no military bases in the Northeast,
and this undermines support for the military.
We are a nation of citizen soldiers.
- Rob Simmons

It is impossible that the whisper of a faction should
prevail against the voice of a nation.
- Lord John Russell

The future of our nation depends on our ability to
produce food and fiber to sustain the world.
- Phil Bredesen

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
- Alexander Graham Bell

The War has been waged with success,
although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes.
But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter.
- Gideon Welles

Do we want in this nation to lose the backbone of manufacturing
in this country? Do we want to be a nation that doesn't
want to manufacture anything?
- Jennifer M. Granholm

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort
than its freedom will soon lose its freedom;
and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose
its ease and comfort too.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I have always thought that Israel, as an independent and sovereign nation,
had a right to defend itself.
- Don Nickles

Our nation and those of the developed world must offer
our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit
murder on the basis of religion or race.
- Tim Bishop

A good government remains the greatest of human blessings
and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
- Dean Inge

I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming
among important communities and organizations in our nation.
- Jim Clyburn

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
- Benjamin Disraeli

America is terrified of the passage of time.
Prozac Nation.
Land of Face Lifts.
- Dirk Benedict

The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a
prairie fire that is spreading across our nation.
- Timothy Pawlenty

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the
progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.
- Ralph Neas

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

The nation that is supreme above all others during one age,
will be eclipsed by another in the next age.
- Paul Harris


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