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Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year & You Can Quote Me On That!

National Newswire
B. Thomas Cooper

I’m taking the day off today. I hope you are too!
In the spirit of good will, I have collected a few of my favorite quotes for you to ponder during the next three-hundred sixty-five days. Read on.

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on occasions, that I wish it always be kept alive”

“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government,
And to protect it’s free expression should be our first object.”

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty,
than to those attending to small a degree of it.”

“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, it’s necessary consequence.”

Thomas Jefferson

“All wars are follies… very expensive, and very mischievous ones.”

“There was never a good war or a bad peace.”

“Wars are not paid for during wartime. The bill comes later.”

And of course, the oft referenced…

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain temporary security, deserve neither and will lose both.”

Ben Franklin

“Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.”

John Adams

“Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.”

“An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.”

George Washington

“If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

“I’m the commander, see… I don’t need to explain. I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president.”

“There are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way… any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap it requires, a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way… when we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so. It’s important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think patriot act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protecting our homeland, because we value the Constitution.”

George Bush

“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation which is attacked, and every man will be glad for those conscience- soothing falsities, and will study them, and will refuse to examine any refutations of them, and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self deception.”

“Our country, right or wrong. Have you not perceived that that phrase is an insult to the nation?”

Mark Twain

“In order for a lie to be effective, it need not be accepted as truth…
It need only be accepted.”

“Information is a unique currency. It possesses an intrinsic value and is instantly redeemable. It can be transferred, stolen, manipulated, diluted…
even hoarded.”

“Ignorance is bliss, providing one happens to be ignorant.”

“It is neither noble, nor patriotic to guard the door, while the fox raids the henhouse.”

"It is truly pathetic, the extent to which fear has caused our leaders to betray our core values, and allow the wholesale destruction of our basic civil liberties."

“May the truth be your longest shadow.”

B. Thomas Cooper

Have a wonderful 2007,
and you can quote me on that!


National Newswire

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