Saturday, July 14, 2007

Quotes to ponder

Naturally the common people don’t want war. But after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich Marshall

The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
George Washington (you might know him), Treaty with Tripoli

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