Saturday, January 28, 2006

Bush wants his legacy to be what De Tocqueville thought he saw 200 years ago

What De Tocqueville wrote:

“I foresee that all the military rulers who may rise up in great democratic nations will find it easier to conquer with their armies than to make their armies live at peace after conquest. There are two things that a democratic people will always find very difficult, to begin a war and to end it.” [Link]

“I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.” [Link]

“The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.” [Link]

“All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.” [Link]

“When an opinion has taken root among a democratic people and established itself in the minds of the bulk of the community, it afterwards persists by itself and is maintained without effort, because no one attacks it.” [Link] (Note: DeTocqueville never imagined the creation of blogs)

Why christians should care:

If Jesus taught leaders to conquer other countries, it's not in my Bible. From what translation does Bush have briefing memos read to him?

Also

It's time to call Bush's junta what it is: Fascism
http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/06/01/con06046.html

A few decades late, but welcome to the fight, brother. Better late than never.

1 Comments:

At 7:35 AM, Blogger sosbee said...

GREAT WORK, KIND GENTLE SIR.
geral sosbee

 

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