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Expecting a carjacker or rapist or drug pusher to care that his possession or use of a gun is unlawful is like expecting a terrorist to care that his car bomb is taking up two parking spaces. - "Usenet posting in talk.politics.guns".

Joseph T. Chew Quotes

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An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Beyond the Horizon, 1942.

Robert A. Heinlein Quotes

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I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. - Last words, October 12, 1915.

Edith Cavell Quotes

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The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.

Hair Quotes

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I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

William Westmoreland Quotes

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For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business. - The American Character.

D. W. Brogan Quotes

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Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.

William Proxmire Quotes

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All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.

Harry S Truman Quotes

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He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

Henry B. Adams Quotes

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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.

Isaac Asimov Quotes

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As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes

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People cut themselves off from their ties of the old life when they come to Los Angeles. They are looking for a place where they can be free, where they can do things they couldn't do anywhere else.

Tom Bradley Quotes

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Television is democracy at its ugliest.

Paddy Chayevsky Quotes

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If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.

Emma Goldman Quotes

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My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.

Jesse Jackson Quotes

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Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

Lady Bird Johnson Quotes

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A recent conversation: Dubya: Look at the clock, time is racing! Cheney: That's the second hand, George.

Dennis Miller Quotes

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'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine Quotes

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We have to do more than just elect a new President if we truly want to change this country.

Dan Quayle Quotes

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What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?

Jose Saramago Quotes

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Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.

William E. Simon Quotes

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I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.

Oliver Stone Quotes

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I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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A right without an attendant responsibility is as unreal as a sheet of paper which has only one side.

Felix Morley Quotes

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The common good comes before the private good.

Nazi Slogan Quotes

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