"I don't believe the First Amendment is any guarantee to those who wish to disrupt the government."

'"former Maryland police superintendent Thomas E. Hutchins, defending the decision to add 53 nonviolent activists' names to the federal database that tracks terror suspects, October 7.

"I have challenged people to show me a major achievement in the history of the United States through a voluntary program, and no one has ever found one."

'"former Maryland state senator Gerald Winegrad, arguing for environmental mandates, quoted in the Baltimore Sun, September 28.

"Laissez-faire is finished. The all-powerful market that always knows best is finished."

'"French president Nicolas Sarkozy at a speech in Toulon, France, quoted by the Associated Press, September 25.

"It's not based on any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really large number."

'"an unnamed Treasury spokeswoman, explaining the $700 billion figure for the bailout, quoted onForbes.com, September 23.