New War Old Lesson
Ron Paul, House of Representatives 2006:
"If democracy is not all it's cracked up to be, and a war for oil is blatantly immoral and unproductive, the question still remains-- why do we fight?
More precisely, why should we fight?
When is enough killing enough?
Why does man so casually accept war, which brings so much suffering to so many, when so little is achieved?
Why do those who suffer and die so willingly accept the excuses for the wars that need not be fought?
Why do so many defer to those who are enthused about war, and who claim it's a solution to a problem, without asking them why they themselves do not fight?
It's always other men and other men's children who must sacrifice life and limb for the reasons that make no sense, reasons that are said to be our patriotic duty to fight and die for.
How many useless wars have been fought for lies that deserved no hearing?
When will it all end?"
“Beware of the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fever, for patriotism is indeed a double edged sword. It emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.” - Julius Caesar
Through history, nations strongest in war ruled the earth. Now, war is made with science, the strength of the mind prevails. However, one mind can concur nations, even the world. What then is the measure upon which the rule of the world shall be gauged?
Violence, when so easily delivered, in power greater than this earth has seen other than at the hand of God, grasped within an individuals hands, can change the course of history.
Yet, it is love, sacrificial love, demonstrated through Christ that has proven to concur more hearts than any. Tyranny is short lived, violence kills itself. Love brings life, new hope, a future that springs fort streams of longevity.
So it is with the world, violence sways the grass, but love sustains the prairie.
Liberty For Life