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Just a little something…

Posted in Quotes on October 4, 2010 by Darkman

While watching a DVD of one of my favorite anime series recently, I heard one of the characters say something that really stuck with me.

“What you believe is right depends on what it is you wish to protect.”

Just a little something I thought I’d pass along.

I certainly won’t argue with that

Posted in Amerika, Election 2008, Quotes on November 16, 2008 by Darkman

From Pro Libertate:

I’m of the view that all presidents should be simultaneously inaugurated and impeached, and that there should be a streamlined procedure to expedite their conviction and removal from office upon each president’s first documented violation of his constitutional oath.

–William N. Grigg

A Farce or a Tragedy

Posted in Quotes on November 8, 2008 by Darkman

A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

–James Madison

And so they have

Posted in Quotes on October 15, 2008 by Darkman

…I would suggest that good and able men had better govern than be governed, since tis possible, indeed highly probable, that if the able and good withdraw themselves from society, the venal and ignorant will succeed.

–John Tyler, writing to Thomas Jefferson

And often actively avoids it

Posted in Quotes on September 25, 2008 by Darkman

Man is the only creature on earth to be blessed with reason, but he has been magnanimous enough seldom to utilize this advantage.

–James Branch Cabell

The Big Bamboozle

Posted in Quotes on September 12, 2008 by Darkman

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been so credulous.

–Carl Sagan

Liberty, sir

Posted in Quotes on July 4, 2008 by Darkman

Two quotes for Independence Day.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

–Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.

–Patrick Henry