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Yet More From Cousin Lucky

President Trumps greatest failure so for ( as far as I am concerned ) is to only assemble " loyalist followers " instead of " great thinkers " around his presidency!! Even Donald Trumps most ardent supporters are beginning to doubt him! Our country is full of very astute people; but it is a shame that our political system is so rotten and corrupt that people of integrity avoid political office like the plague!!

Real leaders assemble people around themselves that know how to think and deliberate, as John F. Kennedy did!! The only things that President Trump seems to care about are his " image " and the unbending loyalty to his every whim " that those around him must steadfastly always adhere to !! Such an attitude might be great for a private company; but such an attitude is not going to do this country any good at all!!

2017-05-15 at 15:58:49

More From Cousin Lucky

John F. Kennedy was one man who got to be president of the United States; his administration was filled with very smart rational people with the " common good " at heart!! The " entrenched powerful elite " were against everything that he, and his administration, stood for so they got rid of him; and everyone else that dared to champion any " cause of the United States masses "!! I am a proud principled United States citizen, but I am ashamed of the actions of my government here and abroad!!

2017-05-13 at 14:02:40

From Rod Sterling

Too many wars are fought almost as if by rote. Too many wars are fought out of sloganry, out of battle hymns, out of aged, musty appeals to patriotism that went out with knighthood and moats. Love your country because it is eminently worthy of your affection. Respect it because it deserves your respect. Be loyal to it because it cannot survive without your loyalty. But do not accept the shedding of blood as a natural function or a prescribed way of history-even if history points this up by its repetition. That men die for causes does not necessarily sanctify that cause. And that men are maimed and torn to pieces every fifteen and twenty years does not immortalize or deify the act of war... find another means that does not come with the killing of your fellow-man.

2017-05-10 at 13:55:46

More From Jamrs Madison

"All men having power ought to be distrusted." We must learn the lessons of history. People in power, more often than not, abuse that power. To maintain our freedoms, this will mean challenging government officials whenever they exceed the bounds of their office.

2017-05-10 at 13:36:02

From Carl Sagan

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we have been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we have been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

2017-05-09 at 13:28:42

From Andrew J. Bacevich

Finding the truth requires looking in the right places and asking the right questions.

2017-05-07 at 19:32:00

From Julian Assange

In the United States the head of the Central Intelligence Agency and the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation now go around proclaiming who is and who is not a journalist or a publisher, What nonsense!!

2017-05-06 at 15:11:40

From Randolph Bourne

War is like a wild elephant. It carries the rider where it wants, not where he wants to go.

2017-05-05 at 13:14:27

More From Cousin Lucky

Your own mind is the most effective deceiver you will ever encounter!!

2017-05-05 at 09:10:03

From James Madison

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

2017-05-04 at 15:38:17

From Lenin

It is not important who directly advocates a particular policy, since under the present noble system of capitalism any money-bag can always "hire", buy or enlist any number of lawyers, writers and even parliamentary deputies, professors, parsons and the like to defend any views. ...Yes, indeed! In politics it is not so important who directly advocates particular views. What is important is who stands to gain from these views, proposals, measures.

2017-04-28 at 16:27:53

From Albert Soloman

Roman Stoicism had been developed in times of despotism as a philosophy of lonely and courageous souls who had recognized the redeeming power of philosophical reason in all the moral and social purposes of life. Philosophy as a way of life makes men free. It is the last ditch stand of liberty in a world of servitude.

2017-04-27 at 12:13:43

From Zyblin at Linux Questions

Look at history. Look at the world. It does not matter who is in power, it does not matter the geographical location or time. We are all human, governments are made up of humans, and we all continuously repeat the past. The common thread of all people, through out time and all around the world is this. We are all narcissists, liars and murders, practicing or in waiting.

Show me solid, historical proof I am wrong. Because unless we all admit it, world wide, nothing will ever change!

2017-04-26 at 14:11:54

From Jacob G. Hornberger

The president now wields the power to assassinate Americans and to arrest Americans, incarcerate them, and torture them, all without any judicial accountability, due process of law, and trial by jury. Those are powers that traditionally are wielded by totalitarian regimes. Yet, the president of the United States is democratically elected.

A free society necessarily depends on the limitation of power of whoever happens to hold public office. That was what the United States Constitution was all about - to limit the power of those holding federal office.

2017-04-25 at 13:04:11

From Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief

"Policing is broken... It has evolved as a paramilitary, bureaucratic, organizational arrangement that distances police officers from the communities they have been sworn to protect and serve. When we have shooting after shooting after shooting that most people would define as at least questionable, it is time to look, not just at a few bad apples, but at the barrel. And I am convinced that it is the barrel that is rotted."

2017-04-25 at 13:02:05

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!