"If an American is concerned only about his nation, he will not be concerned about the peoples of Asia, Africa, or South America. Is this not why nations engage in the madness of war without the slightest sense of penitence? Is this not why the murder of a citizen of your own nation is a crime, but the murder of citizens of another nation in war is an act of heroic virtue?"
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968) US civil rights leader
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 -- Randy W. Sandberg, San Jose, CA      
 -- Jagdish, San francisco      
Stalin or Mao said something to the effect that if you kill one person it's murder, but if you kill a thousand it's a statistict. Not an exact quote but you get the idea.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    It's high time Americans started to look after America. These Globalist / UN wars are bankrupting the nation and fostering enemies world wide.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    There will be war as long as two or more people walk this earth unless the government sussceeds in making droids out of us.
     -- Cal, lewisville     
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    MLK had said some brilliant and insightful things, but this was not one of them. A nation’s number one priority is survival. Without that all else is moot. When attacked or threatened it is a nation’s duty to engage in war.
     -- Doug, LM     
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    It is a great quote. I wonder whom King plagiarized it from. It probably wasn't from the same place where King plagiarized his Doctoral Thesis. Perhaps he got it from the Communist training school he went to in Monteagle, Tenn.
     -- Mark     
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    A little to broad. I am concerned as much about my brothers and sisters in Asia, Africa, and South America as I am about the children of God in America. That being said, one of the absolute best ways to stop war, non-prosecuted presidential murders and restore heroic virtue is to focus on returning the USA to a Constitutionally limiting representative republic.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    You know, just the other day I was worried that my neighbor might hurt himself so went into his house and threw away a bunch of clutter that he could have tripped over; then I went through his refrigerator and cupboards and threw away unhealthy food; then I gathered up all his guns and sharp knives that he could hurt himself with, and took them all away; then I left him a note telling how he should treat his children better. I was so concerned about him I just HAD to do something. It's not lack of concern that causes war, it's not minding your own business. Good fences make good neighbors.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    (-; Ken, well said
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I like the guy but this is crap. In fact I think he has it backwards.
     -- warren, olathe     
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