posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 05:11 AM
"Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government."
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. "
"I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind."
"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he
may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure. "
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that
suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. "
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. "
"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. "
"All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. "
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine.
As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."
"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"
"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."
"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so
much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."
"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture
a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?"
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be
left to irresponsible action."
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. "
"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to
"Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases."
"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
"The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife."
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living,
and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and
senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
"More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of
settling the differences between governments."
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes strong than their democratic
state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power."
*Sigh* How dare they? The evil America hating bastards!!
"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
"Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." (Note: Doesn't
the United States develop weapons of mass destruction?? --Jasn)
"We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in
support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray."
-George W. Bush
"We must expel Arabs and take their places."
"Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ... politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, because they
inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country."
-David Ben Gurion
"[Israel will] create in the course of the next 10 or 20 years conditions which would attract natural and voluntary migration of the refugees from
the Gaza Strip and the west Bank to Jordan. To achieve this we have to come to agreement with King Hussein and not with Yasser Arafat."
"[The Palestinians] are beasts walking on two legs."
"(The Palestinians) would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls."