The Word From the Trenches – May 24, 2019

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Archive: TWFTT 5-24-19

14 thoughts on “The Word From the Trenches – May 24, 2019

  1. Thank you, Henry. Bill of Rights Forever!! And when you mentioned Memorial Day, I thought of conscientious objection and found a few quotes I’d like to share:

    “An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country.”
    — Bainbridge Colby

    “At the vital point of truth, we all become a conscientious objector.”
    — Samuel Marshall

    “War is the statesman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade.”
    — Percy Bysshe Shelley

    “An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.”
    — Montesquieu

    “No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.”
    — A. J. P. Taylor

    “The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.”
    — Albert Camus

    “Any excuse will serve a tyrant.”
    — Aesop

    “It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.”
    — Albert J. Nock

    “War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.”
    — Thomas Carlyle

    “We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.”
    — Stephen Ben├ęt

    “Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.”
    — George Eliot

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  2. I agree this is a FUBAR situation with only one option left and that’s to nut up. Anyways enjoy your memorial day weekend trenchers.

  3. As usual, I’ll be working myself to death on memorial day, while the fortunate will be eating like kings while grilling delicious food.

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