Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Father of the Constitution on War and Militarism

"Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other," said the fourth president of our Republic, quoted by Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, who argues that "under the kleptocratic influence of the powerful interests that are vested in the military-security-financial industries the US government has turned into an ominous global force of destabilization, obstruction, retrogression and authoritarianism" — The Globalization of Militarism.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

The 4th President who engineered a war with Great Britain that resulted in the destruction of the peaceful trade of New England as well as the destruction of our capital city. Madison, after he fell under Jefferson's spell, was quite skilled at saying one thing while doing another. And like his master Jefferson, he was a warmonger to his core by the time he was president.

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