â€œI donâ€™t believe the First Amendment is any guarantee to those who wish to disrupt the government.â€
â€"former Maryland police superintendent Thomas E. Hutchins, defending the decision to add 53 nonviolent activistsâ€™ names to the federal database that tracks terror suspects, October 7.
â€œI 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.â€
â€"former Maryland state senator Gerald Winegrad, arguing for environmental mandates, quoted in the Baltimore Sun, September 28.
â€œLaissez-faire is finished. The all-powerful market that always knows best is finished.â€
â€"French president Nicolas Sarkozy at a speech in Toulon, France, quoted by the Associated Press, September 25.
â€œItâ€™s not based on any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really large number.â€
â€"an unnamed Treasury spokeswoman, explaining the $700 billion figure for the bailout, quoted onForbes.com, September 23.