Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Daily Kos: What Really Happened.
cindy sheehan's first hand report about
her arrest last night. according to her,
a policeman caught a glimpse of her t-shirt,
yelled, "Protester!" and hustled her out of
the place as if she had been threatening
to bomb it.
my country tis of thee, sweet land of
liberty, of thee i sing.
i used to live there, the greatest nation
on earth. it is being ruined.
a few quotes to ponder in the context of being
arrested for having an opinion [actually a fact,
shared in order to lend support to an opinion] on
'member kent state? i was 15. was it this scary
around here then?
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where
reason is left free to combat it.
I am mortified to be told that, in the United States
of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of
inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy
of our monied corporations which dare already to
challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid
defiance to the laws of our country.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to
against every government, and what no just government
should refuse, or rest on inference.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that
though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority
possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and
to violate would be oppression.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those
entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations,
perverted it into tyranny.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending
too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in
the mind of every American, it is that we should
have nothing to do with conquest.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half
the wars of the world.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by
what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation
of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.
he spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on
certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than
not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now
and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
- Thomas Jefferson, author of the declaration of independence, one of our forefathers, who is turning in his grave...
Who am i, what am i
A picture's worth
I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.
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