"We have, I fear, confused power with greatness."
Stewart L. Udall
(1920- ) US Congressman
Commencement address, Dartmouth College, June 13, 1965
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"I resemble that remark!"--Groucho Marx
 -- David L. Rosenthal , Hollywood     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    And will continue to do so.
     -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
    Bush and his thugs should have eliminated that misconception entirely.
     -- Dick Trice, Fort Worth     
    We have not learned from history. As usual.
     -- Anonymous, The Leesburgian (VA)     
    A representative republic of natural law defines greatness. Individual sovereignty with inalienable rights defines greatness. A land of true liberty defines greatness. A body politic that does not participate in compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (life, income, property tax, funny money) continual war (domestically and foreign), insurance (ponzi schemes, health, etc.) and activities reserved for religion defines greatness. On a global scale, power is fronted for and as greatness (there is no great nation on the planet today).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Dick, Ft Worth, This quote applies to King Obama as well as most politicians.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
     -- jim k, austin tx      
    Just about all politicians Jim K
     -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
    Not just politicians, but Americans in general. Try being on the other end of that stick -- no so 'great'...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    I agree Archer; greatness has not only been confused for power but, inalienable rights have been confused for a statist's enforced definition of good, law has been confused for tyranny's legal positivism and virtue / morality have been confused for immediate gratification of lustful desires. Is there any doubt in the reason for decline ? Only for those that are confused.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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