posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 09:43 PM
"A standing army we shall have, also, to execute the execrable commands of tyranny; and how are you to punish them? Will you order them to be
punished? Who shall obey these orders? Will your mace-bearer be a match for a disciplined regiment?"
"Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
- Albert Einstein
"It is the first responsiblity of every citizen to question authority."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
- Thomas Jefferson
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
- Thomas Jefferson
"The citizen who sees his society’s democratic clothes being worn out and does not cry it out, is not a patriot, but a traitor.”
- Mark Twain
"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in
which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose
him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."
– Teddy Roosevelt
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government."
"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive."
"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
I fear the only way to stop this war is for the American people (including soliders) to stand up and end it ourselves. The only way to secure our
Republic is to overthrow our government and try to put the pieces back together.