Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Smart people talk about the meaning of "conservative"
Destroying "massive evil" has never been the aim of US policy. If it was, we would be at war all the time. The current US system is simple - our armed forces, due to the brain-dead congress that has turned over control of US war making power to the President, now goes to the highest bidder - a marriage of corporate and military power whose purpose is to further corporate and nationalistic aims - Nazism.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address