"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."
Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919) 26th US President
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And that from a treasonable king/slave maker.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    True statement, but very ironic considering the source.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Great statement. Oddly though, I thought about this president last night when I saw the USS Arizona memorial on TV. I was thinking, What a Prick!
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    When presidents are treated as above the law, we have but a dictator or monarch sitting in the Oval Office. Presidents should be held accountable for their breaches of the Constitution. True patriotism would require that we hang one or two of these guys a century to remind other power-seekers that the presidency is a position of trust, not immunity.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Excellent Archer and the quotes good too - if only we practiced what we preach..
     -- RobertSRQ     
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    Yes but naive because it ignores the political reality. Politics requires a&! kissing and a "yes boss" mentality for many.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Hey, J Carlton, the USS Arizona was sunk during FDR's presidency, not Teddy's. Mike and Logan, what are you referring to? Just curious...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Out of context WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY out of context
     -- Anonymous, minnesota     
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     -- anonmous, Brazoria County Texas      
     -- jim k, Austin      
    Did he say this PRIOR to his presidency? He must have...
     -- Abby     
    Corruptions of Liberty within the leading Universities. Being lead by Socialist and their designing agendas. Theodore Roosevelt inherited the progressive movement and backed it. Think tanks following Auguste Comte, founder of the discipline of sociology and the Doctrines of positivism. Indeed ! A movement of atheist minded secular humanist ! The quote is true, the source corrupted by association !
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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