Monday, May 29, 2006

Quotes of the day

LibertySome thoughts from the past about remembering those who have gone before, their valor, thier honor, and their deeds that have built the country we now enjoy, the life we now take for granted, and the freedom we now savor:

"Anybody who doesn't appreciate what America has done and the President Bush, let them go to hell."
-Betty Dawisha (Iraqi Voter, December 2005)

"I would like to salute you and salute all the troops who are freeing 27 million people. Please stop questioning the administration and their decision. It was the best decision anybody could take, freeing 27 million people! Thank you, Mr. President!"
-American Iraqi Kurdish woman, during President Bush's appearance in Kansas.

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country."
-Abraham Lincoln

"If we are forced into war, we must give up political differences of opinion and unite as one man to defend our country."
-Thomas Jefferson

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
-John Philpot Curran

Freedom"I am a revolutionary so my son can be a farmer so his son can be a poet."
-John Adams

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined..."
-Patrick Henry

"Posterity--you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."
-John Quincy Adams [courtesy anna venger]

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7 comments:

Martha said...

"Anybody who doesn't appreciate what America has done and the President Bush, let them go to hell."

"Hell" being defined as what Iraq has become under the false war waged by the current president of the United States.

Martha said...

"If we are forced into war...."

Which the United States of America was *not* forced into regarding its illegal and immoral war of aggression against Iraq.

Martha said...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty..."

A perfect summation of Capitalism and the prevading culture of the USA.

Bite that WalMart hand - it means you harm!

Christopher Taylor said...

I don't think you have a real firm grasp on what this word "hell" means.

Anna Venger said...

I think these Iraqi women have expressed themselves and the feelings of the majority of their people well. They remember the terror they lived under. Mass graves of the thousands upon thousands of the murdered, chemical weapons used by their own leader against their own countrymen, rape rooms, RAPE rooms, where they would torture women repeatedly and even make family watch helplessly...these are the reasons that the Iraqi people greeted American soldiers with cheers and these are the reasons why people braved anything to vote for their own govt which would be free from coersion. When the one woman said anyone who wasn't thankful to Pres Bush could go to hell, she was expressing her disgust that anyone could wish her to live with that kind of terror rather than see her FREE! They understand that there are birthpangs associated with setting up a new govt, but they are willing to work through it because it means a chance for a better life. Whether it was prudent to go to war or not is something that will be debated for some time to come, but how it is immoral to free people from torture and oppression and fear, I don't get.

As far as "A perfect summation of Capitalism and the prevading culture of the USA." I will agree that Western civilization has switched gods. Now we worship money (things), sex, and self and some of us, the state. But capitalism is not the cause of this change. As far as capitalism goes---sure it's got faults---anything man does has faults bec man is not perfect---no one has yet devised a system of greater good and liberty than this one.

Martha said...

"As far as capitalism goes .... no one has yet devised a system of greater good and liberty than this one."

Now, *that's* funny.

A good joke to start the day. Thanks.

Christopher Taylor said...

It takes a special kind of stupid to think communism is remotely viable.