August 10th, 2006

userinfo senji
2006/08/10 11:57:00 - Two quotations
Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
Hermann Göring

Get on the damn elevator! Fly on the damn plane! Calculate the odds of being harmed by a terrorist! It's still about as likely as being swept out to sea by a tidal wave. Suck it up, for crying out loud. You're almost certainly going to be okay. And in the unlikely event you're not, do you really want to spend your last days cowering behind plastic sheets and duct tape? That's not a life worth living, is it?
Sen. John McCain

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userinfo rjw76
2006/08/10 11:19:49
Hear, hear.
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userinfo mirabehn
2006/08/10 13:33:31
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userinfo king_of_wrong
2006/08/10 20:25:12
Maybe someone ought to remind John Reid that "those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither"...
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userinfo senji
2006/08/10 20:52:42
I believe you are referring to:
Thoſe who would give up Essential Liberty to purchaſe a little Temporary Safety, deſerve neither Liberty nor Safety.
(usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin)
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userinfo king_of_wrong
2006/08/11 06:01:29
Indeed. Though I've seen it in a dozen different forms and attributed to Franklin, Jefferson and a few other Founding Fathers...

Still good and apropos, anyway.
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Two quotations - Squaring the circle...

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