Quote of the day—Noah Rothman

After donating $2.5 million to the Democratic Senate Majority PAC, America’s favorite Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, is signaling that his great crusade against guns is running out of steam.

The most important public policy challenge of 2013 was not all that important after all, at least when directly balanced against Democratic control of the upper chamber of Congress. Furthermore, even the most principled among us can be moved to abandon their cause so long as the pressure is intense enough.

Noah Rothman
January 7, 2014
At Democrats’ Request, Even Mike Bloomberg Is Giving up on Gun Control
[This is further evidence that nearly all politicians only have one fundamental principle. That principle is to gain and hold onto power.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Noah Rothman

  1. “That principle is to gain and hold onto power.”

    Specifically; to control the lawyers, guns and money, thereby controlling the people.

    “…even the most principled among us can be moved to abandon their cause so long as the pressure is intense enough.”

    I don’t know. I’d say speak for yourself, Noah. The most principled among us would be tortured and executed in public before abandoning his principles. It happened at least once, anyhow.

    • “Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick Henry.
      Everyone knows a bit of this, but the whole paragraph is not quoted all that often, and it is worth seeing in its entirety.

  2. Lyle, I think the “can” in there denotes capability, not inevitability.
    Even your example expressed doubt prior to proving His obedience to His principles.

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