Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Lobby Like No Other Wants a War Like No Other

Interesting political perspective from one of America's great libertarian websites

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.

The Avalon Project - Yale Law School
Washington's Farewell Address
1776

This is the long odyssey that has brought us here tonight. By standing with Israel today, each of you has joined that journey and taken up the torch that was lit in God's promise to Abraham 4,000 years ago, and carrying it forward to spread that light.

Senator Joe Lieberman
Lieberman Address to Christians United for Israel
July 16, 2007


Great morning article from the most formidable libertarian-style website, AntiWar.Com, regarding the apparent Iran War run up:

"The Lobby Like No Other Wants a War Like No Other"

Solid fact statement and analysis, we believe, regarding the effect of GOP "Bible Thumpers," and their dangerous and inane influence upon American foreign policy.

3 comments:

Tec Jonson said...

The founders' documents are great reading for those fans of more government. They had the healthiest respect for a most minimal federal government knowing full well the temptation for expansion of power. The language is thick and beautiful. It cuts to the heart of any such meddling like Joe Leiberman promotes. May I remind a particular poster in the earlier thread that drugs were totally legal in those days. They had no drug cartels and no drug induced street crime. They did grow hemp and cannabis for medicine which was sold over the counter right next to opium and morphine for a couple of hundred years before losers like the drug warriors got involved.

The founders documents were executed on hemp paper.

wade said...

Tec,

I am hoping that you are aware that there is a "legalize Pot" bill stuck in limbo in the U.S. congress.

I have already wrote my Utah representives encouraging them to support the bill, although I'm sure this is in vain, I felt it needed to be done.

If you are unaware of this bill I will get the information and post it here tomorrow.

Cheers,

Tec Jonson said...

Wade,

I am aware of Barney Franks' bill. I am wondering about it's timing but I'm pretty sure Barney knows what he is doing. Bob Barr has become a prohibition fighter in his new role as Libertarian candidate. Thanks for your support and writing letters. I'll second that letter with one of my own. Maybe two postal letters from constituents would be enough for our rep to take notice.

Thanks for bringing it up. Obviously the national news has no interest in the story or issue.

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