"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana
[Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás] (1863-1952) Spanish-born philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist
"Reason from Common Sense", 1905
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 -- Gloria Mashat, Los Angeles     
    That is why it is so important to our school system to rewrite history. Makes it easier to fool people into believing socialism is a good idea.
     -- warren, olathe     
    If this was the only quote of merit, it would be enough for mankind to learn from.
     -- d fleming, 48375     
    Here's a reminder from the past: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson He was up against King George too. Its time for a return to the Constitution.
     -- Anonymous     
    The State school system "doesn't" teach any real history at all. But they do teach that the State is to be worshipped. Its criminal in its nature. Go on YouTube and search George Carlin / Education. There, is a wake up for you.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    The People trust their government too much -- and obviously haven't learned from the past how dangerous that is.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    And repeat them we shall, ad nauseum. What does anyone expect government schools to teach but reverence to the state? Parochial schools certainly teach reverence to the church. Government is just another evangelizing religion looking for converts and worship.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
     -- Donald Champagne, Houma,la.      
    Oh good grief---all you Boortz, O'Reilly, Limbaugh (St Lush of the Humbug), Hannity, and Beck followers are even more stupid and ignorant than the commentators themselves. You sound as if none of you went beyond the sixth grade, if that far. No wonder America is "dumbing down."
     -- Michael Bennett, West Palm Beach, FL     
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