quotes tagged with 'policy'

No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: But what would you replace it with? When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with?

Author: Thomas Sowell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in fire policy nothing replace disaster thomassowell 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The threat posed by humans to the natural environment is nothing compared to the threat to humans posed by global environmental policy.

Author: Fred L. Smith, Source: 1992Saved by ImaWriterIII in environment policy people humans fredlsmith 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Procedures, programs, the administrative policies, even some patterns of organization are subject to change. We are quite free, indeed, quite obliged to alter them from time to time. But the principles, the doctrines, never change. . . .

Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: “Principles,” Ensign, Mar. 1985, 6, 8Saved by elb1179 in doctrine policy ldschurch 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Don't Steal - The Government Hates Competition
Author: unknown, Source: uknownSaved by uuaa in government statism punishment crime policy tencomandments stealing deatanddestructionofallhumankind 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Ambiguous scientific statements about climate are hyped by those with a vested interest in alarm, thus raising the political stakes for policy makers who provide funds for more science research to feed more alarm to increase the political stakes. After all, who puts money into science — whether for AIDS, or space, or climate — where there is nothing really alarming? Indeed, the success of climate alarmism can be counted in the increased federal spending on climate research from a few hundred million dollars pre-1990 to $1.7 billion today.
Author: Richard S. Lindzen, Source: "Climate of Fear," The Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2006Saved by cboyack in politics policy globalwarming lobby funding 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I believe that questions of right and wrong, whether based on religious principles or any other source of values, are legitimate in any debate over laws or public policy. Is there anything more important to debate than what is right or wrong? And those arguments should be open across the entire political spectrum.
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: “Religious Values and Public Policy,” Ensign, Oct. 1992Saved by cboyack in politics religion evil right law wrong good policy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against--then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted--and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt.
Author: Ayn Rand, Source: Atlas Shrugged, p. 404Saved by cboyack in government power law corruption legislation policy criminal 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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