"The inefficiency of government cannot be addressed through an elaboration of government." - David MametOk, this could get long. Here's another (remembering that Mamet himself is a reformed liberal).
"The struggle of the left to rationalize its positions is an intolerable, Sysiphean burden."This after he relates the story of a friend who ran into an elder woman of the Left and asked her advice on some question of Liberal Doctrine, and the answer came back, "Contact MoveOn.org, and do whatever they say."
That, my friends, is religion.
As a matter of fact, the short six pages in "The Secret Knowledge", Chapter 21 -- "Rumpelstiltskin" may just be the most brilliant analysis of the culture of the left ever written.
Sorry, here's more. This one elicited a whoooaaaahhhhh!!! of approval from me:
"Greed is a sin. It is mentioned in the Ten Commandments, where it is called covetousness, which is to say the wish for that which another possesses. As such it is allied to envy and resentment.
But there is a nonsinful wish for more, and it is called ambition."
"The purpose of religion and morality is to limit [these] corrosive influences on the mind and soul. The purpose of law is to control the destructive actions which spring therefrom."