Quote(s) of the Week (October 20, 1996)...

On Attitudes Toward Drug Use...

"I believe in drug use. It's part of growing up and the creative process. It's not for me as an individual to interfere with what people are doing with their destiny."

    --Head of a major record label, requesting anonymity, commenting on the 
      recent death of musician Jonathan Melvoin, of the group The Smashing 
      Pumpkins.  Melvoin died of a heroin overdose.  Los Angeles Times, 
      July 14, 1996.  From Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine, 9/23/96.

On Being a Doormat...

" Pray that a burglar never breaks into your home. If he does, it will be your obligation to allow him to live there as long as he likes. It will be your obligation to house his family, and any relatives he may care to invite in. You will provide free food and clothing for him and his family, pay for his medical care, and pay for the education of his children. And if you decline your obligation, you will be labeled a mean-spirited racist who wants children to starve on the streets and join a gang, further, that you are anti-education. You say all that will be too expensive, that you can't afford it? Too bad. It is your responsibility as an American."

    --Kim Weissman, in Congress Action for 9/29/96.  She is referring to the 
      arguments used by (mostly) democrats in the House who opposed the Gallegly 
      amendment to the immigration reform bills pending in both houses of 
      Congress.  Received via C-News on 10/13/96.

On Clinton's Guilt...

"Clinton was guilty of repeating the worst piece of Democratic demagoguery, the contention that the Republican congressional budget would have 'cut Medicare by $270 billion,' when in fact it would have slowed the growth of that program only slightly more than Clinton's own plan."

    --David Broder, on the first Dole-Clinton debate.   
      Washington Post, 10/8/96.  Received via C-News on 10/15/96.

On Media Control...

"As we move toward the year 2000, the most powerful nations are not those that have nuclear bombs, but those that control the media. That's where the battle is being fought; that's how you control people's minds."

    --Filmmaker Spike Lee, addressing Fisk University students in Nashville.  
      The Tennessean, April 10, 1996.  From Focus on the Family's Citizen 
      magazine, 9/23/96.

On the 23rd Qualm...

Bill Clinton is my shepherd, whom I do not want.
He maketh many lies about green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my doubt about the Democratic party.
He leadeth me in the paths of Socialism for his name's sake
Yea, I will walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Debt
And I will fear much evil for he is with me
And Hillary Rodham and her staff they discomfort me
He preparest a tax hike for me
To give presents to mine enemies.
He anointest my wages with inflation so that my expenses runneth over my income.
Surely proverty and hard times shall follow me
All the days of his administration,
And I will dwell in the rented HUD house forever.
    --Dorothy Kern.  Received via C-News on 10/17/96.

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