„Donald Trump has buried George W. Bush, for good. Or so we hope. This might not be 'Morning in America,' but it is a moral victory for values in America. Somewhere in those Judeo-Christian values touted by 'values voters' is an injunction against mass murder.“

—  Ilana Mercer, "Trump called Bush a liar & he won South Carolina (Nevada, too)," http://www.unz.com/imercer/trump-called-bush-a-liar-he-won-south-carolina-nevada-too/ The Unz Review, February 27, 2016.
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„I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around
the world, this administration has been the worst in history...
The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by
previous administrations, including those of George H. W. Bush
and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the
most disturbing to me.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Context: Who ever decided that Americans were so bad off in the seventies anyway? From the right-wing revisionist propaganda that has become accepted as fact, you'd think that Americans under President Carter were suffering through something like the worst of the Weimar Republic combined with the Siege of Leningrad. The truth is that on a macroeconomic level, the difference between the Carter era and the Reagan era was minimal. For instance, economic growth during the Carter Administration averaged 2.8 percent annually, while under Reagan, from 1982 to 1989, growth averaged 3.2 percent. Was it really worth killing ourselves over that extra.4 percent of growth? For a lucky few, yes. On the other key economic gauge, unemployment, the Carter years were actually better than Reagan's, averaging 6.7 pervent annually during his "malaise-stricken" term as compared to an average 7.3 percent unemployment rate during the glorious eight-year reign of Ronald Reagan. Under Carter, people worked less, got far more benefits, and the country grew almost the same average annual rate as Reagan. On the other hand, according to the Statistical Abstract of the United States for 1996, under Reagan life got worse for those who had it worse: the number of people below the poverty line increased in almost every year from 1981 (31.8 million) to 1992 (39.3 million). And yet, we are told America was in decline until Reagan came to power and that the country was gripped by this ethereal malaise. Where was this malaise? Whose America was in decline? The problem with the 1970s wasn't that America was in decline, it was that the plutocracy felt itself declining. And in the plutocrats' eyes, their fortunes are synonymous with America's. Mark Ames, Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond (2005), p. 99

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„We do know. We can say for sure. And we have all the documents. George W. Bush lied America into war.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer
"Trump called Bush a liar & he won South Carolina (Nevada, too)," http://www.unz.com/imercer/trump-called-bush-a-liar-he-won-south-carolina-nevada-too/ The Unz Review, February 27, 2016.

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„The cult of moral grayness is a revolt against moral values.“

—  Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

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„America, at its best, is a place where personal responsibility is valued and expected“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Context: Many in our country do not know the pain of poverty, but we can listen to those who do. And I can pledge our nation to a goal: When we see that wounded traveler on the road to Jericho, we will not pass to the other side. America, at its best, is a place where personal responsibility is valued and expected. Encouraging responsibility is not a search for scapegoats, it is a call to conscience. And though it requires sacrifice, it brings a deeper fulfillment. We find the fullness of life not only in options, but in commitments. And we find that children and community are the commitments that set us free.

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„Folks, tomorrow America will get to hear those four words we've been waiting for: "Former president George Bush".“

—  Jay Leno American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host 1950
Monologue, 19 January, 2009

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„Why do the voters let all this happen? It is because Westerners like to be ‘good’ people and believe that their fellow men are equally good people. It is because they have humane values.” “It is because the moral and ethical values of Western man have made him helpless in the face of wickedness and immorality.“

—  Jussi Halla-aho Finnish Slavic linguist, blogger and a politician 1971
Jussi Halla-aho (2006), translation published in the blog Multicultural Discourse in Finland and Sweden http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.ch/2006/08/multicultural-discourse-in-finland-and.html, August 30, 2006

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„The hijab has nothing to do with moral values.“

—  Nawal El-Saadawi Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist 1931
Context: The hijab has nothing to do with moral values. A woman's moral values are reflected in her eyes, in the way she talks, and in the way she walks. They put on a hijab and go dancing, wearing high heels and lipstick. They wear tight jeans that show their bellies. Statement on Al-Arabiya TV (3 March 2007), as quoted in "The Hijab: Is it Religiously mandated?" by Farzana Hassan and Tarek Fatah at Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc. http://www.irfi.org/articles3/articles_4801_4900/the%20hijab-%20is%20it%20religiously%20mandatedhtml.htm<!-- DEAD LINK Nawal Al-Sa'dawi Talks about Her Beliefs and Explains Her Decision to Leave Egypt: I Am Nauseated by Accusations against Me http://www.memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=1396 -->