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Your national greatness, swelling vanity; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy. Power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy ... The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States .
By: suresh kumar # 37
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Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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If our fathers, in 1776, had acknowledged the principle that a majority had the right to rule the minority, we should never have become a nation; for they were in a small minority, as compared with those who claimed the right to rule over them.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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Who will show me any Constitutional injunction which makes it the duty of the American people to surrender everything valuable in life, and even life, itself, whenever the purposes of an ambitious and mischievous government may require it? ... A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the heads of men.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can't help but think that before Israel , we had no enemies in the Middle East .
By: suresh kumar # 37
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To those who scare peace loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics aid terrorists for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America 's enemies and pause to America 's friends.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words ‘no' and ‘not' employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. ‘We have a single system,' he wrote, and ‘in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses.'
By: suresh kumar # 37
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I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe—I believe what I believe is right.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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The next time someone tells you America has a two-party system, demand a recount.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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Obviously, I didn't think, and nobody else did, that the Iraqis were going to take ALL of Kuwait .
By: suresh kumar # 37
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We do not have any defense treaties with Kuwait , and there are no special defense or security commitments to Kuwait .
By: suresh kumar # 37
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A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy… While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader… If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law that the average citizen is half-witted, and hence not to be trusted to either his own devices or his own thoughts.
By: suresh kumar # 37
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