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If this was a case of political expediency or the death of an "innocent man" is of little consequence to history, as we can testify today, terrorists are defined by the state, the press, public opinion and pressure on the system and people that rule. The rights and wrongs are defined by the "winners" of the age you live in, not by any truths recorded or spoken. - Gavin, London – commenter on a news story about Britain’s ‘Gunpowder Plot”
"Life is pain. Those who say differently are selling something." - from the book and movie titled 'The Princess Bride'
"Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation – they are the normal endings of the stately creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness." – Theodore Roosevelt in his safari diary.
“He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.” – Jethro Tull in their song “Bungle in the Jungle”
"Private sector does it better." – ‘Nawlins’ Mayor Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr..
"The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
Shiyu Zhou, a computer scientist, is a founder of the Falun Gong’s consortium. His cyber-war with China began in Tiananmen Square in 1989. A college student and the son of a former general in the intelligence section of the People’s Liberation Army, he said he first understood the power of government-controlled media when overnight the nation’s student protesters were transformed from heroes to killers.
“I was so disappointed,” he said. “People believed the government, they didn’t believe us.” - from a news story on internet censorship
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." - Theodore Roosevelt San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
"An armed society is a polite society." — Robert A. Heinlein
The word 'democracy' is not in the U.S. Constitution. It is however, in the Communist Manifesto: "Establishing democracy is the first step in the revolution." - Karl Marx
"I keep hearing how important it is for everyone to vote. Let me be politically incorrect and say that maybe some people shouldn't vote. I know I'm swimming against the tide. Get-out the-vote groups now register young people at rock concerts. HeadCount cofounder Andy Bernstein told me: 'We registered over a 100,000 people. It is so imperative that this generation's voice is heard.' But wait. Is that really a good idea? Many kids don't know much. At a HeadCount concert, [ABC's] '20/20' asked some future voters, 'How many senators are there?' One said 12, another 16, and another 64. One girl guessed, '50 per state.' Most kids didn't know what Roe v. Wade was about. 'Roe vs. Wayne?' asked one. 'Segregation, maybe?' 'Where we declared bankruptcy?' Headcount's Marc Brownstein concedes, 'there's a lot of uninformed voters out there.' But he argued: 'Democracy is not about taking the most educated portion of the society and having them decide who's going to run the entire society. Democracy is about every individual having a voice.' I suggested that when people don't know anything, maybe it's their civic duty not to vote. 'It's an argument that really, really smacks against everything we hold dear as Americans,' Bernstein replied. ... Economist Bryan Caplan, author of 'The Myth of the Rational Voter,' points out, 'the public's knowledge of politics is shockingly low.' He scoffs at the idea that 'it's everyone's civic duty to vote.' 'This is very much like saying, it's our civic duty to give surgery advice,' Caplan said. 'We like to think that political issues are much less complicated than brain surgery, but many of them are pretty hard. If someone doesn't know what he's talking about, it really is better if they say, look, I'm going to leave this in wiser hands.' Isn't it elitist to say only some people should vote? 'Is it elitist to say only some people should do brain surgery? If you don't know what you're doing, you are not doing the country a favor by voting.' ... Voting is serious business. It works best when people educate themselves. If uninformed people stay home on Election Day, good." --ABC "20/20" co-anchor John Stossel
19: Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
20: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.
21: Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.
22: So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found. - 1 Samuel, chapter 13
"The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs." - Deu 32:25
"But now one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise
a sack, and one who does not have a sword should sell his cloak and buy one." - Jesus Christ. Luke 22:36
"When a strong man (a man of superior physical strength) armed
(to furnish fully with arms; weapons) keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." - Jesus Christ. Luke 11:21
"Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully,
and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood." The word of God to Jeremiah. Jeremiah 48:10
"Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight." - Psalm 144:1
"Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." - H. L. Mencken
“The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.” - S. Carolina v. U.S., 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905).
“We are bound to interpret the Constitution in the light of the law as it existed at the time it was adopted.” - Mattox v. U.S., 156 US 237, 243.
"The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." - Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)
"The decadence of a civilization by loss of faith and vigour can be observed more than once in history. What is extraordinary about the American situation is the stupidity. The Romans, such is my impression, did not become stupid and incompetent with their decadence. Americans have not lost faith in their cultural inheritance---they have been entirely separated from it. How this happened is one of the few topics still worth exploring in this Twilight." - Clyde Wilson
"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit, and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." -- The Papers of John Adams, Robert J. Taylor, editor (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1977), Vol. I, p. 83, from "An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, with the Author's Comment in 1807," written on August 29, 1763, but first published by John Adams in 1807.
"He who wants peace must prepare for war." -- Claudius
[Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus] (10 BC-54 AD) fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." - Sun Tzu
Patrick Henry's speech
"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." — Robert Heinlein in his novel "Starship Troopers"
"Subjugating the enemy's army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence." - Sun Tzu, in 'The Art of War'(Think about this quote the next time you sit down in front of your weaponvision(television - the greatest weapon ever invented by human kind).)
“The baths, the wine, and Venus corrupt our bodies, But the baths, the wine and Venus are our life...” -Inscription found on a Roman tomb
“Many parents believe that only conscious reality or pleasant and wish-fulfilling images should be presented to the child – that he should be exposed only to the sunny side of things. But such one-sided fare nourishes the mind only in a one-sided way, and real life is not all sunny.
“The dominant culture wishes to pretend, particularly where children are concerned, that the dark side of man does not exist, and professes a belief in an optimistic meliorism.
“This is exactly the message that fairly tales get across to the child in manifold form: that a struggle against severe difficulties in life is unavoidable, is an intrinsic part of human existence-but that if one does not shy away, but steadfastly meets unexpected and often unjust hardships, one masters all obstacles and at the end emerges victorious.” – Bruno Bettelheim, in his book ‘The Uses of Enchantment, The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.’
“For when they shall say, peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:3
“You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye…” The Eagles in their song ‘The Last Resort’ from the album ‘Hotel California’
"He who considers too much will perform little." - Friedrich von Schiller
"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and work." - Chuck Close
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." — Robert Heinlein
"A leader leads by example not by force." - Sun Tzu
"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." - Julius Caesar
“Self pity is the most demoralizing of all vices.” - From the science fiction novel ‘Friday’ by Robert A. Heinlein Pg. 244
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country". -- George S. Patton
"Molon Labe!" (mo-lone lah-veh) - meaning "Come and get them" - King Leonidas leader of the 300 Spartans in answer to the King of Persia's request for them to lay down their arms.
"Democracy is the road to socialism.” - Karl Marx
"The truth is the best propaganda." - Adolph Hitler
"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism." - Karl Marx
"As long as capitalism and socialism exist we cannot live in peace; in the end, one or the other will triumph - a funeral dirge will be sung over either the Soviet Republics or over world capitalism." - V.I. Lenin
“The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war.” – William Ayers, member of the "leftwing"(communist) terrorist group Weather Underground and mentor to Barrack Hussein Obama
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles" - Bill Klinton March 1, 1993, Remarks by the President In Discussion With National Service Volunteers, Learning Center New Brunswick, New Jersey
"The democratic concept of man is false, because it is Christian. The democratic concept holds that . . . each man is a sovereign being. This is the illusion, dream, and postulate of Christianity." - Karl Marx
We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true!... We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We're going to beat guns into submission!-- Rep. Charles Schumer on NBC Nightly News Nov. 30, 1993.
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.-- Sen. Dianne Feinstein quoted by AP on Nov. 18, 1993
Asked if a federal ban on "assault weapons" would reduce crime, Gwen Fitzgerald of Handgun Control Inc. says, "Let's pass the law and find out." --REASON magazine, May 1991 ("Gun-Shy Judges" by Jacob Sullum)
“If I could have banned them all — (and said) ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ — I would have!” declared U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., on the TV program “60 Minutes” on Feb. 5, 1995.
We'll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily - given the political realities - very modest. We'll have to start working again to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down production and sales. Next is to get registration. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal. — Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., New Yorker Magazine, June 26, 1976, pg. 53
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it” – Karl Marx(This is usually what political candidates mean by 'change.')
“I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” – Barrack Hussein Obama
"Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded." - Karl Marx
When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already. . . . What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community." Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) Source: 1933, quoted in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, "Education in the Third Reich"
Several years ago now, author Gary North wrote: "Meeting with a group of Christians in Austin (Texas) on May 19, 1986, (Attorney General James) Mattox revealed his true colours when asked, 'Is it true that the State of Texas owns our children? Mattox retorted Yes it is true...and not only your children, but you, too! ' - As reported by Al Benson Jr.
“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.” —Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (YouTube has the video)
"The Confederate flag is offensive in many, many ways, as we all know. It is a symbol of racism and slavery." — John McCain, January 9, 2000, South Carolina(Here's a more detailed history of the flag, and another and another.)
"During his years as Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels employed a simple, but highly cynical set of rules. He said:
"The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.
"Having worked in politics, I know that absolutely none of this is on the level. This back and forth is posturing, a charade, and a political game. These lines are what I refer to as “hooker lines”—a sure thing to get applause and the press to scribble as if they’re reporting meaningful news." – from “So Long, Democrats” by Wendy Button
“We fought for this country, and a lot of blood was shed. We are not going to give up our country because of a mere X. How can a ballpoint fight with a gun?” – Robert Mugabe on the possible outcome of a Zimbabwe election.
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer." - Henry Kissinger, New York Times, Oct. 28, 1973
"If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched." - George HW Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter.
In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.
"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." – from a story on Forbes about the 2008 ‘bailout.’
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." - Josef Stalin
“The National Rifle Association has been in support of workable, enforceable gun control legislation since its very inception in 1871.” - NRA Vice President Franklin L. Orth(And that's the problem. You should join Gun Owners of America, the 'no compromise' gun lobby.)
"If the opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves." - Josef Stalin * The Political Report of the Central Committee, The Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) (7 December 1927)
“Investigate the NRA with renewed vigor. Print names of those who take NRA funds. Support all causes the NRA opposes. The Times-Herald is right. The work a day guy doesn’t envision total confiscation, but many with the real power to sway public opinion and effect change in America do.” – T. Winship, Editor – Boston Globe, in Editor and Publisher Magazine, April 24, 1993, pg. 24
"I now think the only way to control handgun use is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution." — M. Gartner, then President of NBC News, USA Today, January 16, 1992, pg. A9
"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?" - Josef Stalin
"I don't care about crime, I just want to get the guns." - U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH), 1994.
"Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence urged tighter gun control laws and insisted that “the government must have a monopoly on force” to maintain domestic security. He compared his fight for gun control to David and Goliath but said the "media is one of the few constituencies" that sympathize with the gun control cause.
"Everitt recommended Joan Burbeck’s book, which explains that, “Guns are a kind of a token or idol became a sort of a token to reassign blame to this kind of dark skinned burglar a way to reassert the power of white males.” Everitt lamented, “There was not a single positive proposal that Congress considered for the past six years," except possibly one, which he did not name.
"I think it is important to understand the tremendous cultural and philosophical divide” between those who advocate stricter gun control and those who oppose it, Everitt said. He claimed that among “hardcore gun owners, it is a profoundly, virulently anti-government attitude” that motivates their gun ownership. He decried the NRA belief that “if our government becomes tyrannical they have a right to take over that government, our democratically elected government!" - This sourced here
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)
"As society becomes more diverse, we must regain the lost art of compromise. Otherwise, we'll never be able to deal with complex problems in ways that protect everyone's rights. Polarization may be good for special-interest groups and political parties, but it's bad for America.
"If Second Amendment absolutists keep standing up and daring others to pry their guns from their "cold, dead fingers," eventually somebody's going to do it." – “Liberal” lowlife newswhore Tom Eblin in the Lexington Marxist Leader(Proving once again that a "Liberal" freak's version of 'compromise' requires moving in its direction, or it will kill you, or rather, send out its black-suited Nazis to kill you.)
“I think if we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecological society under socialism. I don’t think it’s possible under capitalism.” - Judi Barri of Earth First! Quoted by Walter Williams, columnist with Heritage Features Syndicate, State Journal Register, June 25 1992.
“I think all private property should be in the public domain. We should get it all. Be unreasonable. You can do it. Yesterday’s heresy is today’s common wisdom. So, I say, let’s take it all back.” - Brock Evans, VP, National Audubon Society
“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects… We must reclaim the roads, and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers, and return to wilderness, millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.” -- Dave Foreman, Earth First!
“We reject the idea of private property.” -- Peter Berle, (former) president, National Audubon Society, Board member, Sierra Club
"3) We are special interest, one-issue tree huggers. That interest being the preservation of the ecological integrity of the planet. And we have a quite specific and quite radical case to make (get ready, this is planet-saving 101). We demand: a massive and enlightened redistribution of the world’s wealth and land; a drastic reduction in the developed world’s rate of consumption; democratic cooperation to deal with those elements of environmental stewardship that require it; and reducing to local stewardship, local economics and local democracy those that don’t. Needless to say, you won’t find a corporate executive outside the Body Shop, Ben and Jerry’s, Tom’s of Maine or the like who even knows what I am talking about here." - Andre Carothers, reason three why "environmentalists" shouldn't take money from corporations, in his column Unwelcome Saviors - Five Reasons to Oppose Corporate Sponsorship of Earth Day, published in the April 1995 hardcopy edition of “E The Environmental Magazine”
On the New World Order:
"Who would have thought, eight years after a conservative administration, moving to get government out of markets, ends up as they leave office with a government-dominated financial market?" - former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker
"In 1993, former president Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement using the mandate of Fast Track. Even though NAFTA faced huge opposition not only by Congress, but also by citizens in the U.S., Clinton was able to push NAFTA because he essentially did not have to answer to anyone. After NAFTA was signed by Clinton, Congress could only vote yes or no, instead of being able to make line-by-line changes to the agreement." – From the editorial: Fast Track to where? Congress must not pass this legislation By The Michigan Daily October 9th, 2001
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." — Benjamin Franklin Historical Review of Pennsylvania. [Note: This sentence was often quoted in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. — Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413. ]
"When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred." - Niccolo Machiavelli
The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied
males at least 17 years of age... - U.S. Code on the unorganized militia
C: ‘Did you take up arms against intolerable oppression?’
P: ‘Oppressions? I didn’t feel them.’
C: ‘Were you not oppressed by the Stamp Act?’
P: ‘I never saw one… (and) certainly never paid a penny for one of them.’
C: ‘Well, what about the Tea Tax?’
P: ‘I never drank a drop of the stuff!’
C: ‘Then I suppose you had been reading… about the eternal principles of liberty?’
P: ‘We read only The Bible, The Catechism, Watts’ Psalms and Hymns, and the Almanac.’
C: ‘Well then… what did you mean in going to the fight?’
P: ‘What we meant… was this: we had always governed ourselves and we always meant to.’
Historian Mellen Chamberlain’s 1842 interview of Captain Preston, age 91, who fought at Concord Bridge. From the book "boston 1775, the shot heard around the world," by Brendan Morrissey
"I do believe that where there is a choice only between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. Thus when my eldest son asked me what he should have done had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908 [by an Indian extremist opposed to Gandhi's agreement with Smuts], whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defend me, I told him it was his duty to defend me even by using violence. Hence it was that I took part in the Boer War, the so-called Zulu Rebellion and [World War I]. Hence also do I advocate training in arms for those who believe in the method of violence. I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor." — Mohandas K. Gandhi, Young India, August 11, 1920 from Fischer, Louis ed.,The Essential Gandhi, 1962
"We Americans have set dangerous precedents. We can rest assured that those pushing for gun control have no intention of stopping short of total gun confiscation. At some point, we who cherish liberty must summon the courage of our forefathers and tell America's tyrants, 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' The longer we wait, the greater the ultimate bloodshed." -- Walter E. Williams, Professor of Economics, George Mason University.
How much longer until we have to resort to this in Amerika?
This is Benito Mussolini - who started out as a marxist/socialist,
an equal to modern self-proclaimed "Liberals."
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence." - Mahatma Gandhi
"A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week." -- George S. Patton
"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor (1452 - 1519)
"What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations." - Sun Tzu
"I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood." -- George S. Patton
"Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man." - George S. Patton
“A failing state cannot stop a revolution whose time has come.” - Ron Paul
"Could we have won Spartacus? Could we ever have won?" (Antonious, a runaway Roman slave played by Tony Curtis)
"Just by fighting we won something. When just one man says "No, I won’t," Rome begins to fear. And there were tens of thousands who said "No." That was the wonder of it." - Kirk Douglas as Spartacus in the 1960 feature film “Spartacus,” about a Roman slave who led a failed rebellion against the empire.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt
"We all have it comin' kid." - Clint Eastwood as 'William "Bill" Munny in 'Unforgiven.'
"War is murder! Sheer bloody murder!" - Liam Neeson as Irish patriot Michael Collins in the movie 'Michael Collins.' (This movie should be watched by all patriots who pledge their allegiance to human Liberty and not to a government or location, for as history repeats itself, it predicts the necessities of our future.)
"Once, before appearing on a TV talk show, I was told I must not advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government. I hadn't actually been planning to foment revolution, but this warning gave me an idea: "May I advocate the violent restoration of the Constitution?" I got no answer." - Joseph Sobran, The Lesser Evil, November 24, 2001
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." - The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne US movie actor & director (1907 - 1979)
And from me:
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." - Ernest Hemingway
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that
increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
– Ecclesiastes or, the Preacher Ch. 1 v. 18
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