Index of News Articles:
Missile Defense and Global Policy
|1st Qtr 2004|
|2nd Qtr 2004|
|3rd Qtr 2004|
|4th Qtr 2004|
Bush v. Saddam "Axis of Evil" #1 - ||page 1|| - ||page 2|| - ||The War|| - ||New Iraq||
|Babylon, USA| - |Iraqi Freedom| - |Iraqi Occupation| - |The Rebellion| - |Iraqi Jihad|
|Iraqi Sovereignty| -
The Iraqi Standard
Bush v. Iran "Axis of Evil" #2 - ||2002-3|| - ||2004||
Bush v. NKorea "Axis of Evil" #3 - ||2001-2|| - ||1Half'03|| - ||2Half'03|| - ||2004||
Syria; Lebanon, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam and Laos, Burma, China, Russia, Caspian Sea Region
Elections - 2000 Florida Presidential Vote Fiasco -
2002 - 2003 -
Environment - 2001-3 -
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Last updated December 2004
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Some Quotes on Truth:
"If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you (of) heavenly things?"
- Jesus from John 3:12 KJV
"The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."
- Herbert Sebastien Agar, 1942
"Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don't believe it because it's not the truth they want to hear."
- Helena Cassadine (I don't know who this is, but I like the quote.)
"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."
- Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)
"It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."
- Giordano Bruno
On Tyranny and Democracy:
"A tyrant... is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."
- Plato - "The Republic" (c. 380 B.C.)
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."
- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
"Information is the currency of democracy." ...
"If a Nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be... if we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed."
"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God."
"I hold that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing."
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."
- Thomas Jefferson
"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt."
- John Philpot Curran (Irish statesman - 1790)
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."
"We, the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts --
not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."
"Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star" May 7, 1918
- President Theodore Roosevelt
"The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself... and... the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression, and obedience."
- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas - (1954)
"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants."
- Albert Camus (1913-1960)
"Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny."
- Robert Heinlein
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."
- Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987)
“I still get emotional thinking about it because we’re dealing with people who loved their dads or loved their mom, or loved their…wives who loved their husbands. It was a tough time, you know, it was a tough time for all of us because we were a very emotional, and I was emotional at times. I felt, I felt the same now as I did then, which is sad. And I still feel sad for those who grieve for their families, but through my tears, I see opportunity.”
- George W. Bush, Sept. 10, 2003 from CBS 60MinutesII
(Or did he say their tears?)
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