"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed-- and hence clamorous to be led to safety-- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.' - H.L. Mencken mises.org
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In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship.
God said, "you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers.
You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don't want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can't go to church"
"If my people
who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive
their sin and will heal their land."
Maybe we don't need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters.
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The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.
Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it.
And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment — that I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes, or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.
The President and the Press: Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association
President John F. Kennedy, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April 27, 1961
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"The good thing about people is that most people are inherently good.
Most people want to live a simple life, want to cause no trouble
and wish to do no harm. The problem with most people being
inherently good is that their goodness often blinds and prevents them
from seeing how truly wicked evil can be."
- Claodia Pavonis
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You never let a
serious crisis go to waste. yt And what I mean by that it's an
opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
- Rahm Emanuel
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