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US Government the Source and Epicenter of World Terror and War

By anonymous following x   2017 May 16, 9:37pm 514 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/americas_bloody_reign_of_terror_a_nation_reaps_what_it_sows

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
James Madison
"Political Observations" (1795-04-20); also in Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865), Vol. IV, p. 491

In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War, has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.
James Madison
Speech, Constitutional Convention (1787-06-29), from Max Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. I [1] (1911), p. 465

1   rando   ignore (0)   2017 May 16, 10:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Herb says

armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few

Great summary right there.

2   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 May 16, 10:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

George Carlin: "You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU."

3   rando   ignore (0)   2017 May 16, 10:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

But I do disagree with the title.

The epicenter of world terror is Saudi Arabia.

Maybe we protect them and send them billions for oil, but they are the ones encouraging and funding terrorists.

4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 May 17, 7:02am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

As Colonel Kurtz said to Captain Willard "[they're] just a delivery boy :)





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