Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Offered Without Comment. OK A Little Comment

Thomas Jefferson said, "Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government."

John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

George Washington said, "Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals."

Abraham Lincoln said, "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves."

Franklin Roosevelt said, "I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments."

John Kennedy said, "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

When told that two thirds of the American people think the Iraq war was not worth it, Vice President Cheney said, "So?"

Benjamin Franklin said, "A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle."

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