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Monthly Archive for June, 2006

Daniel Inouye, Senator from Hawaii and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, has been quoted in various places as having made the following statement. I have not found a link to testimony or statement in the Senate to confirm when this occurred. I assume it’s from the 2006 debate. Our country’s unique because our dissidents have [...]

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Bob Kerrey on Flag Burning

During discussions on the recent attempt to pass a anti-flag burning ammendment, I found Bob Kerrey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in March 2004. Bob is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, a former governor of Nebraska, and a former Senator from Nebraska. One very clear statement really hit home. Here it is: I [...]

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My friend cmcnabb has made the following observation. There is so much truth in it, I have nothing to add. The beauty of our system of government, at least in the way the founders intended, is that We, The People, are the governers. The elected Government have no powers other than those specifically granted to [...]

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Louis Brandeis on Liberty

Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is credited with the following quote. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding. This may be what’s happening with the present administration. I only hope President Bush doesn’t actually realize what he’s doing to our civil liberties.

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Patrick Henry on Liberty

Patrick Henry is credited with the following quote. I think it is very appropos given the present administration’s recent “state secret” claims (e.g. NSA spying). The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

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