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RE: In case you didn't notice: Virtual protest

  • From: St. Clair, James
  • Date: Wed Feb 26 17:45:01 2003

 :( Pluh-lease!

You forgot one..

John Sullivan on MANIFEST DESTINY:
"...and her high example shall smite unto death the tyranny of kings,
hierarchs, and oligarchs, and carry the glad tidings of peace and good will
where myriads now endure an existence scarcely more enviable than that of
beasts of the field. " (1839)

..ties back to Truman's quote nicely...


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Irving
To: Sean Donelan
Sent: 2/26/03 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: In case you didn't notice: Virtual protest

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A few thoughts of Past Presidents to 
act as a "Virtual" Guiding Light 
to Modern America:

President McKinley on WAR:
"War should never be entered upon 
until every agency of peace has failed." (March 4, 1897) 

President Truman on FUD:
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, 
on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
(January 8, 1947) 

President Eisenhower on Weapons:
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, 
every rocket fired, in a final sense, a theft from those who hunger and
not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." (April 16, 1953). 

..and on general trends in culture and Wisdom:
"This conjunction of an immense military establishment 
and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. . . . 
In the councils of government, we must guard against 
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, 
by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous 
rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." 
(January 17, 1961) 

President Johnson, L. on Evil:
"Evil acts of the past are never 
 rectified by evil acts of the present." (July 21, 1964) 

And on the "lighter" note,
I leave you with Nixon, Reagan, 
and of course, W :

President Nixon on Corruption:
"When the President does it, 
  that means that it is not illegal." (May 19, 1977) 

President Reagan on Government:
"In this present crisis, 
government is not the solution to our problem; 
government is the problem." (January 20, 1981) 

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. 
I have come to realize that it bears a 
very close resemblance to the first." (March 2, 1977) 

Ok.. One "W" quote..... but, very reluctantly....

And , in our top 10 countdown,
"W" issue's -=irrefutable=- Wisdom:
"It is clear our nation is reliant upon
big foreign oil. More and more of our imports
come from overseas!  - Sep 25, 2000



A Final Haiku 
marking a Passing Moment,
of Communication History:

"Softly like a Leaf
The Autumn of Cidera
Dishes fall silent"



Sean Donelan wrote:
> According to news reports "many" people were supposed to call, e-mail,
> their elected representatives in the US capital today.
> As far as I can tell from the public measurement sites, there doesn't
> appear to be any significant change in network traffic.

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