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    "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is three-fold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within." -- Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union.
    Remember it.

  • #2
    I prefer this one:

    "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened." - Norman Thomas
    “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

    "You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."

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    • #3
      SO MANY quotes can fall under those listed directly above....

      Every time I see one of the congress critters talking about adopting a new law "in the name of security," or along the lines of "socialism" (IE: gun control, martial law, distribution of wealth, etc), I am always reminded of the famous quote that I've posted time after time here...

      "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

      That is but ONE of many many quotes from our ancestors to warn we, THE PEOPLE of things to come..... they were way ahead of their time.
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      • #4
        That's interesting, I never knew Stalin had such insight into our national character.

        When and where did he say this?

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        • #5
          "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for
          people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
          -Noam Chomsky

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          • #6
            “All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.”

            Edmund Burke

            or

            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

            Edmund Burke

            One of my favorites..

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            • #7
              Winston Churchill said that one of the best ways to gain education rapidly was to read quotations. My favorite way to do that is to start by browsing around, and then when I see one I like, to read more by the same person, or more persons on the same subject. I think your Stalin quote is instructive, Taylor. I hate Stalin.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Monty Ealerman View Post
                I hate Stalin.
                X1,000,000,000,...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chit2001 View Post
                  SO MANY quotes can fall under those listed directly above....

                  Every time I see one of the congress critters talking about adopting a new law "in the name of security," or along the lines of "socialism" (IE: gun control, martial law, distribution of wealth, etc), I am always reminded of the famous quote that I've posted time after time here...

                  "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

                  That is but ONE of many many quotes from our ancestors to warn we, THE PEOPLE of things to come..... they were way ahead of their time.
                  "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."
                  ~Alexander Hamilton
                  "Against the machinations of your enemies you can take defense, but against the stupidity of fools, the very gods themselves fight in vain" ~ Johann C.F. Von Schiller


                  "Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck."
                  --Thomas Jefferson

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sarkis View Post
                    Originally posted by Monty Ealerman
                    I hate Stalin.
                    X1,000,000,000,...
                    Yeah. Stalin was responsible for the murder of probably more than 20 million people. The only thing I really like about him is that he's dead.

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                    • #11
                      What about the mustache?
                      “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

                      "You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Monty Ealerman View Post
                        Winston Churchill said that one of the best ways to gain education rapidly was to read quotations. My favorite way to do that is to start by browsing around, and then when I see one I like, to read more by the same person, or more persons on the same subject. I think your Stalin quote is instructive, Taylor. I hate Stalin.
                        I posted it because it's a reminder, if we fall apart from within, we are weaker, we are like a hollow ball of chocolate (picture it if you can) with thin walls. I hate Stalin I don't like him so please, don't think I'm a Stalin fanatic or whatever. I know he's a soviet, and I will admit that this quote is smart IN A WAY and we can LEARN something from a soviet.. like in that way. I hope you get what I'm saying.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GrndPnd0311 View Post
                          "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."
                          ~Alexander Hamilton
                          Ah, the Federalist Papers. Touche.

                          On the same principle (either for or against more regulation):

                          "HERE SIR, THE PEOPLE GOVERN!" ~ Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 17, 1788.

                          "A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in practice, a bad government." ~ Alexander Hamilton

                          "Good constitutions are formed upon a comparison of the liberty of the individual with the strength of government: If the tone of either be too high, the other will be weakened too much." ~ Alexander Hamilton

                          "The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands." ~ Spiro Agnew

                          "Without law and order our nation cannot survive." ~ Adolf Hitler

                          "[We should be] determined... to sever ourselves from the union we so much value rather than give up the rights of self-government... in which alone we see liberty, safety and happiness." - Thomas Jefferson
                          Last edited by Chit2001; 08-16-2008, 09:50 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Taylor13 View Post
                            I posted it because it's a reminder, if we fall apart from within, we are weaker, we are like a hollow ball of chocolate (picture it if you can) with thin walls. I hate Stalin I don't like him so please, don't think I'm a Stalin fanatic or whatever. I know he's a soviet, and I will admit that this quote is smart IN A WAY and we can LEARN something from a soviet.. like in that way. I hope you get what I'm saying.
                            I think the idea that we can learn from what our enemies or potential enemies say is a good insight, and I think your hollow ball of chocolate analogy is good too. It reminds me of the "fifth column" metaphor (4 columns of troops and 1 column of sympathizers within). I didn't at all interpret your quoting the villain as an endorsement of him. He wasn't just "a soviet", however; he's probably the biggest slaughterer of human beings in history.

                            You might like Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Here's a link to an online version of an old edition of it: http://www.bartleby.com/100/

                            Regards,

                            Monty

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                            • #15
                              I'll pitch in with a quote that I came across recently.

                              "Today we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." John F. Kennedy
                              http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical...on+Message.htm

                              How many Democrats in office today would be likely to say something like that?

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