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Discussion in 'Politics' started by skerbitz, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. Cesko


    Think about Einstein.

    Interesting what happened to him.
    #21     Aug 20, 2002
  2. Rigel


    An undesirable that Europe got rid of near the beginning of the second world war.:p
    #22     Aug 20, 2002
  3. A few reasons why "everyone hates us":

    -Too much military influence on foreign soil. We've got bases all over the world (even on "enemy" soil in Cuba, how ironic). Imagine how we in the US would feel if Germany or Brazil or China had military bases here in the US. It takes away a peice of their sovereignty. Why in the world do we still have a military base in Germany? The Cold War was over 10 years ago. Can't the Germans defend themselves? The EU has an economy just as big as we do. It's ridiculous.

    -Unilateral foreign policies. The Kyoto protocol. Our constant disagreements with the UN. The international criminal court. Iraq. Protectionist trade policies. Missile defense. Etc.

    -A perception of Americans caring only about themselves. What got more coverage. The worst floods in Europe in ages or who's going to be the winner on "American Idol"? How many Americans know who the Prime Minister of Canada is?

    -A culture of loose morals, materialism (look at any rap video), excess, a declining family, etc.

    -Being the lone superpower in the world, people will complain about you no matter what.
    #23     Aug 20, 2002
  4. Josh_B


    Last three are really something to keep in mind.

    'Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened."

    -Winston Churchill

    I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion".

    -Thomas Jefferson

    "Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day. But a series of oppressions, pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery".

    -Thomas Jefferson

    "It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error"

    - United States Supreme Court - American Communications Association v. Douds

    "It is inherent in government's right, if necessary, to lie... that seems to me basic - basic".

    -Arthur Sylvester, former Assistant Secretary of Defense

    "Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation".

    - Karl Marx, 1848 author of "The Communist Manifesto"

    "Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have"

    -Richard Salant, former President of CBS News

    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves"

    - Abraham Lincoln

    "I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over past forty-nine years, they would move on Washington. It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States".

    - Senator George Malone of Nevada, speaking before Congress in 1957

    "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way".

    - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    #24     Aug 20, 2002
  5. Rigel


    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves"
    - Abraham Lincoln
    #25     Aug 21, 2002