Goofy Things Public Figures Have Said

Should we ever give credit to anyone simply because they hold a position or have a uniform? People are people. Some intelligent, others just nuts wearing costumes.

I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won’t have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!
— Rev. Jerry Falwell

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith…. We need believing people.
— Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933

“All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus,”
— Republican Candidate Sam Brownback’s stump speech in Iowa.

“Between science and God, I’ll stick with God if the two are in conflict.”
— Republican Candidate Mike Huckabee

“Freedom requires religion.”
— Republican Candidate Mitt Romney

“I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation.”
— John McCain

“Just before us is a nuclear countdown with Iran, followed by the final battle: the battle of Armageddon . . . . The end of the world as we know it is rapidly approaching. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad. The best is yet to be.”
— Televangelist and McCain endorser John Hagee

“Americans must be ‘Christocrats’ — citizens of both their country and the Kingdom of God”; “And that is not a democracy; that is a theocracy”; “That means God is in control, and you are not.”
— Televangelist and McCain supporter Rod Parsley

March 13, 2008 – Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced S. Res. 483, a resolution “recognizing the first weekend of May 2008 as ‘Ten Commandments Weekend,'” which has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The resolution has one co-sponsor — Joe Lieberman.

“Our national leaders, are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”
–Sarah Palin, on the Iraq war

Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost. As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors — in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.
— D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Ministries and Bush advisor.

“The really dangerous American fascist… is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power… They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.”
— U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944

What did the Fascist regimes in Italy, Germany, and Spain have in common?
They consisted of a highly militarized state, backed by corporation and a wealthy elite, that rose to power through a false populism that exploited the public’s fear of foreigners and “moral degenerates”.

This precisely defines the formula that Karl Rove designed to consolidate the Bush administration’s power in the recent election.
–Sean Donahue, Nov. 2004

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross.”
– Sinclair Lewis

The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can’t agree on whose fairy tales to believe.
In the end, Religion will kill us all.
— Ed Krebs