"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute."
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
letter to the Dey of Algiers, August, 1816
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How Noble was the guidance of the Founding Principles.

The Nation ascended to unprecedented greatness under the aegis of their tutelage.
 -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Within the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, the patrons thereof  in harmony with their hearts, minds and souls have elevated the enslaving 2nd plank of the communist manifesto to a integral tribute to their god(s). In support of the quote’s principle, incorporated into the settled policy of America, a founder’s principled vision couldbe expressed: "The thing that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is he will die on his feet before he'll live on his knees." (Attributed to George Washington)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It seems clear to me that the 'occupying statist theocracy' is demanding tribute from the People for their 'security.'  That is war — will we ever fight?  
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Lex Talionis, justifiable. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
     -- Mary, MI      
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