Albert J. BeveridgeAlbert J. Beveridge, (1862-1927) American historian, US Senator (R-IN)

Albert J. Beveridge Quote

“Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so.”

Albert J. BeveridgeAlbert J. Beveridge
~ Albert J. Beveridge

Ratings and Comments

Byron, Fort Collins

We need real congressmen again. Vote 'em all out EVERY ELECTION.

J Carlton, Calgary

Nowadays we can see that the latest "enemy" is supposedly Islam. Yet we're told to practice tolerance and tune in to "All American Muslim" for a better view of our Muslim which is it? We live in a Police State because of the Muslim threat (?) or they are the Religion of Peace and we're supposed to put up with being molested at Airports and have our phones and finances tracked...because of the War on...the Religion of Peace? Terrorism? What a bunch of absolutely convoluted Bull!

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    Abby    11/28/11

    The 112th Congress: House has 24 members who honor their Oath by voting 100% of the time in a constitutional manner. There are 2 members of the Senate who honor their Oath. This is out of a field of 535. Who are they? Young(AK),McClintock(CA),Campbell(CA), Buchanan (FL), Macl (FL),Posey (FL),West(FL),Graves(GA),Broun (GA), Labrador (ID), Johnson (IL),Manzullo (IL), Huelskamp (KS), Harris (MD), Bartlett (MD), Amash (MI),Akin (MO), Jones (NC),Myrick (NC), Duncan (SC), Roe(TN),Duncan (TN),PAUL(TX),Chaffetz (UT), Paul(KY), Lee (UT)

    E Archer, NYC

    Are the American people so dumb that we will tolerate every abuse of power by the President(s)? Why is the Patriot Act renewed every year? Why have we allowed our military to wage war in foreign lands without Congressional declarations of war? Are we so stupefied that we will allow our misleaders to drive our economy into the ground while indebting ourselves to the Chinese? Where is the real patriotism for Liberty and Justice for all? Infused with fear and blinded by patriotism indeed.

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      Abby    11/28/11

      Well sir, you have 26 out of 535 members of congress on your side....and that isn't enuff....yet. Did you see your House member or Senators on the above list? Write to them and fire them if they aren't there....

      Kimo, USA

      Disinformation, and blindness has covered our land. Many men with sharp minds and hearts still live. there will be only one way out of this. Many of us now know what the problems are, it seems all that is left, is what to do.what to do. How to do it. The common man, at one time protected by the constitution, is helpless, save the second amendment.

      Mike, Norwalk

      Kimo, I like it. And yes, the quote is dead on, the multitudinous drums are deafening.


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