A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

War

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

- John Stuart Mill
- English economist & philosopher
(1806 - 1873)

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Anonymous sans authoritas said...

But one should consider, in reading this quote: when was the last time that an American soldier died actually protecting the freedoms of American citizens? Granted, they sometimes died protecting the freedom of people in other countries, and that is noble.

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