"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

09 July 2014

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As far as I know, neither Philip, nor his son Alexander, ever attacked Sparta.

8 comments:

MADDOG61 said...

Use to be that way with the US. No one messed with us because we spoke from a position of strength and unity. Our adversaries love to see us crumble from within. Our credibility is quickly shot when you betray your allies and coddle your enemies. Other world leaders only listen in order to hear what bizarre fabrications and delusions our administration can come up with next.

MissV said...

I always loved that quote.
Miss Violet

Blue said...

MADDOG... Yes, we use to be a force to be reckoned with. Mostly a force for good, I think. Not perfect, but better than the alternative.

Miss V. ... It's a pretty big word :)

bocopro said...

Minds me of Gen. McCauliffe's response to Major Wagner when asked to surrender Bastogne: "Nuts!"

Blue said...

bocopro... exactly! :)

David P returning soon to SC said...

Eloquence in a single word.

David P, soon to leave NC said...

Puts me in mind of something Mattis might say.

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder.. That response was so clear and understood, that BOTH Phillip II and his son Alexander left Sparta alone.

Time to be clear and understood again