"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."
Friday was the 25th Anniversary of their International Day of Peace.
I didn't have a peaceful day yesterday, I believe I should be able to sue the U.N. and the scientific community is united in that fact.
A few dozen peace activists have been busy the last few days with their offensive.
Thursday in the heart of The People's Republic of Johnson County, Iowa City, Professional student (he's 26 and finally a Senior) David Goodner
led a sad group of socialists in a "die in
As usual with the ADHD peace-a-fists, they try and fit all perceived egregious sins, against only democracies, into their social gatherings.
This usually involves; The Palestinians, Haiti, the Philippines, Nicaragua, worker's rights, illegal aliens, welfare and gay rights.
It appears Goodner's good buddies were able to limit it to Palestine
Friday, a handful of students and Professional protester Frank Cordaro held a sit in at the Des Moines office of Senator Charles Grassley.
It came about because there was no school that day and it doesn't matter to Cordaro, because he has no job.
Today is Des Moines second annual Peace Fair and will include food & merchandise vendors, arts and crafts, children's cooperative games, dance and music that will include the Rappin' Mamas
Peace, Love, Dopes.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse.
A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature, who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
--John Stuart Mill
If you want peace, prepare for war
.---Flavius Vegetius Renatus (Roman General)