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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A SOCIETY THAT WILL TRADE A LITTLE LIBERTY FOR A LITTLE ORDER WILL LOSE BOTH AND DESERVE NEITHER ~ THOMAS JEFFERSON


Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Howard Zinn

It is a time when "common sense" is so uncommon, that it is rare. And in the USA, justice for the federal administration is just an obstacle to dodge. Fabrications of stories are a daily routine to hide the truth of what our government is doing, not only behind closed doors, but blatantly in front of our faces. President Bush and Vice President Cheney are banking on the fact that we are too busy with our lives to notice. And our media stopped investigative reporting on 9/11. *Torture is being redefined so that the torture that Bush has already approved of, even though it is illegal, can be legal. Our freedoms have been thrown out because it is claimed that we have to forfeit our liberties, constitutional rights and the backbone of our shared values for the sake of our security.

* “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius quotes

I believe that when we are told we have to sell our souls to save our souls that something is drastically wrong. We need to get a grip. We need to get our noses into our government and change some things. William Wilberforce to Thomas Clarkson in the movie Amazing Grace: "You must never speak of revolution in my presence ever again." But Clarkson calls Wilberforce on this very issue of revolution. Thomas Jefferson said:
Every generation needs a new revolution.” And I think we have allowed our government to flail without our oversight for far too long and need a revolution within our nation. But first we must be informed. Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Thomas Jefferson


More relevant Thomas Jefferson quotes...

If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.



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New York City Comes to Hear Barack Obama

I don't want to hear
"But HOW are we going to pay for it?" when it comes to the ideas to make this nation stronger in any way other than militarily. No one talks about the cost of the war. And the costs are enough to strangle us. If this was Osama_bin_Laden's goal to get us into this
state, then George W Bush and Dick Cheney cowboyed us right into the palms of his hands.
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Indifference is the essence of inhumanity". George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is more important than knowledge.Albert Einstein

"Constitutional liberties ~ use them or lose them." Sandra Hammel
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