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Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by KristallNacht on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:37 am

America goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. The frontlet upon her brows would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished lustre the murky radiance of dominion and power. She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit. - John Quincy Adams, US Secretary of State, 1821


Read that in The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big one and it resounded in how much its talking about what America is going through right now.
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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by Death no More on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:01 pm

Yes freedom and democracy has been replaced with nationalism and dogmatic thinking. This will lead to our downfall if we haven't fallen already.
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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by Lord Pheonix on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:02 pm

I refuse to discuss serious National Politics in a forum where the average age is below 18.


LP OUT!!!

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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by KrAzY on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:12 pm

actually I think our average age is above 18 now
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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by Felix on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:28 pm

Indeed, only like 3 or 4 people are below 18.
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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by dragoon9105 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:40 pm

Even worse!
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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by Angatar on Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:57 pm

I see how it is.

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Re: Ominous quote from John Adams

Post by Lord Pheonix on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:28 am

FUCK YOU ANG AND NOC THEN!!!

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