Tag Archives: Mark Steyn

QOTD: Mark Steyn on Judges

In my cultural tradition, a judge is just a bloke in a wig. He may be a smart bloke in a wig, or he may be an idiot in a wig. But the wig itself is not dispositive. As the English barrister F E Smith is said to have responded when a judge asked if he was trying to show contempt for this court, “No, my Lord. I am attempting to conceal it.”

—Mark Steyn

QOTD: Mark Steyn on Speedy Justice

“On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later, his court-martial finally got under way.”

 —Mark Steyn

QOTD: Mark Steyn on the Militarization of the IRS

A bureaucracy is bad. A politicized bureaucracy is worse. A paramilitary politicized bureaucracy is nuts. And, in fact, evil. There is no reason in a civilized society why the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Paperwork should have his own SEAL Team Six.

Mark Steyn