"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Monday, May 8, 2017

The No Dong Missile for Un at the UN

Do we need any more proof of how WORTHLESS the UN is? m/r

It's Time the UN Stopped Congratulating Kim Jong Un

                 By Claudia Rosett May 7, 2017

Protocol has its uses, not least at the United Nations. But when it comes to lavishing on murderous tyrants the same pro forma felicitations accorded to the elected leaders of free nations, it's time for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to clean up the act of the UN Protocol and Liaison Service -- which reports to him.
What's the problem? There are many problems, actually, and they stem from the UN's morally incontinent practice of doling out to all member states  -- whether totalitarian or democratic; North Korea or Costa Rica -- the same perquisites, including a lot of diplomatic swag for the most monstrous dictators on the planet.
Lest that sound too abstract, let's turn to one of the latest outrages. This cameo starts with a UN communique to war-wracked Syria, where last month the state news agency, SANA, reported that President Bashar al-Assad had just received "a cable of congratulations from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the occasion of Syria's independence day." According to the SANA dispatch, (boldface mine) Guterres in this cable "expressed his warmest congratulations to the Syrian people and government on this occasion."
For anyone even remotely familiar with the doings of Assad and the condition of Syria, that message sounds more than a tad out of touch.

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