Wisdom from Polonius


Adin Ballou

“How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness into righteousness?  One man must not kill.  If he does, it is murder . . . . But a state or nation may kill as many as they please, and it is not murder.  It is just, necessary, commendable, and right.  Only get people enough to agree to it, and the butchery of myriads of human beings is perfectly innocent. But how many does it take?”


Herbert V. Prochnow

“A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.  They have the best implements of war.”


James Madison

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”



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