"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." -- James Madison - (1751-1836)

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. " :
Ayn Rand in "The Nature of Government"

"Throughout history there have been tyrants and murderers. And for a while they seem invincible, but always they fall. Always."-Mahatma Gandhi

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings: Helen Keller

The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is , more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime ; he is a good citizen driven to despair.--H.L Mencken

"When even one American-who has done nothing wrong-is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth-then all Americans are in peril" Harry S. Truman

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed: Ayn Rand - (1905-1982) Author - Source: Atlas Shrugged, Francisco's "Money Speech"

"Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn't stand on the doorstep with toothbrush moustache and swastika armband -- it creeps up insidiously...step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone." ~ Baron Lane

U.S. Constitution - R.I.P.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Iran FM: US should stop supporting terrorism

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday expressed hope that Washington would stop supporting terrorism. Mottaki made the remarks at a joint press conference with his visiting Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan.

Terrorist activities in northern Iraq have increased following the presence of foreign forces in that country, the Iranian said reiterating, "Such activities are carried out through foreign support."

According to IRNA, the Iranian foreign minister denounced secret agreements reached between the US and terrorist groups, stressing that such relations have prevented Washington from adopting policies against those groups. Referring to last night telephone conversation between the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Turkish and Iraqi counterparts, he said, "The sides reviewed regional developments and expressed their concern about terrorist operations."

Condemning terrorist activities, Mottaki underscored the need for serious international measures to prevent such activities. "The regional states as well as the international community can overcome small groups whose logic is based on weapons and terror," he said.

Ah...but just think of the rise in unemployment that would result with all those CIA employees that would have to be let go ...

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