Saturday, July 17, 2004

Food For Thought

"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."
        - Hermann Goering, at the Nuremburg Trials. 
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
        - Teddy Roosevelt

"When you look at the way war critics – from the Dixie Chicks to Tom Daschle – have been savaged by conservatives, it feels as if some people want to use this war to create a multiparty democracy in Iraq and a one-party state in America."   - Tom Friedman

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country....corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."    - Abraham Lincoln

"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."  - Abraham Lincoln

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other...No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." - James Madison
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of alot easier - just so long as I'm the dictator."  - George W. Bush
"There ought to be limits to freedom."  - George W. Bush
(The satirical website has received several million hits since apress conference Friday at which Texas governor and probable presidentialcandidate George W. Bush called its owner "a garbage man" and said "Thereought to be limits to freedom."  The outburst followed two separateattempts by Bush campaign attorneys to shut down the site. (For coverage ofthe comments, please visit the press archive at
"It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency." — George W. Bush, June 14, 2001. Speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, unaware that a live television camera was still rolling.
"If you don't think it's a gamble to put a man in the White House who believes we should have guns in church, who thinks the Taliban is a rock band, who was such a failure as a businessman that his company was nicknamed "El-Busto," who wants to turn our Social Security system into a Wall Street boiler room, who can't name a single thing he disagrees with Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson on, who smeared a bona fide hero named John McCain, and whose principle policy proposal is to give America's surplus to the idle rich in the form of a $1.3 trillion tax cut, you're either nuts or a Republican."    - Paul Begala 
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  - Ben Franklin, 1759.  
"Those who vote decide NOTHING. Those who count the votes decide EVERYTHING."    - Joseph Stalin
"The problems we face will not be solved by the same minds that created them."   - Albert Einstein
"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people."   - Noam Chomsky
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." - Dom Helder Camara
"Patriot: the person who can holler loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."   - Mark Twain
"Common sense needs constant reappraisal."  - Albert Einstein
"Even if you are on the right track,you will get run over, if you just sit there."   - Will Rogers
"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative." - John Stuart Mill
"You f***ing son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We're not going to forget this." —George W. Bush to writer and editor Al Hunt, in front of his wife and kids, 1988


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