April 27, 2003 - A
"A strategic doctrine that put America first, and not some abstract idea, would never have left American GIs hanging in South Korea – or Japan..."
"If we were as smart as the Swiss and adopted a policy of armed neutrality and firmly wrote into the Constitution a prohibition against any American fighting in a war unless the United States was under attack..." (3)
War sold on false premises.
"...But there are signs of a backlash against the backlash with sales of their CD, Home, bouncing back up in the charts last week..." (4)
About Anthony Swofford, author of "Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles,"
"Illegal immigrants could be held indefinitely without bond if their cases present national security concerns, under a decision by Attorney General John Ashcroft." (6)
"...Power is not a substitute for consent. Those wielding the power in every society are in the minority while those obeying are in the majority. That the majority does not overthrow the minority is the great puzzle of political philosophy, addressed most famously by Étienne de la Boétie..." (7)
"As Lawton writes: “To still any nagging doubts they had to build up their Dream, to idealize still more the wonder of the Union, to bring God more and more into it, to exaggerate all national virtues and minimize the realities that marked their failures. This has gone on increasingly since 1861, and each of our wars has speeded up the process.” " (8)
August 1991 Exhume! Exhume! Or, Who Put the Arsenic in Rough-n-Ready's Cherries? by Murray N. Rothbard
"We've taken up the white man's burden
"HR 1036 shifts the focus away from criminals and their responsibility for their actions. It adds to the cult of irresponsibility that government unfortunately so often promotes. This further erodes the ethics of individual responsibility for one's own actions that must form the basis of a free and moral society...."But opposes the bill because:
"Expanding that government in any way, no matter how just the cause may seem, is not in the interests of gun owners or lovers of liberty."
"Pre-emptive war is the foreign-policy version of Jeremy Bentham's proposal pre-emptively to arrest citizens who might commit crimes in the future... How would such citizens be identified? The same way that we "know" which countries are going to attack us in the future: by assumption, probability, speculation and bad information, such as the forged nuclear documents offered as proof that Iraq has a nuclear-weapons program."