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It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism, and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
Edward R. Murrow
Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
We stand for the maintenance of private property... We shall protect free enterprise as the most expedient, or rather the sole possible economic order.
If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire--'Here is $1,000.' What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, 'Your Honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000.' What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for a $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe.
Janice Fine, Dollars and Sense Magazine
A slave is he who cannot speak his thoughts.
Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom...
Posted February 5, 2004
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