Skip to comments.Quote of the Day " A Nation Of Sheep Will Beget A Government Of Wolves." - Edward R. Murrow
Posted on 02/17/2010 9:16:26 AM PST by MindBender26
Was talking to an old CBS friend, semi-retired. He was one of the Morrow Gang.
He said the current situation in DC reminded him of this old Ed Morrow quote.
Remembering another old WWII-era quote, I wonder if Obama has "Awakened the sleeping tiger" in the Tea Parties?
If the teaparties are to succeed at doing anything worthwhile, they need to elect people at all levels of government who will work to shrink the beast.
You’ll get nowhere but further enslaved if all you do is replace one set of statists with another with different priorities in how government should grow.
It is time to SHRINK government, not use it to get back at people you don’t like.
A government big enough to give you everything you need is big enough to take everything you have (Reagan?)
I’m on our local zoning commission. I do it for free even though other members accept pay.
I have a full time job already and it’s the least I can do to give to the community.....and kept the zoning board from ding something stupid.
Good for you.
That’s cool. We have to start local and build up. We won’t take over the federal government all at once. But some time, we might find ourselves in positions to defy them and dare them to do something about it.
Remember the Left’s favorite dictum of the 60’s: “All politics is local!”
I believe that quote was "I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant."
There is some disagreement as to whether Yamamoto actually spoke these words, however.
good quote.. it just made it’s way to my Facebook wall!
I believe he could have said it. he was very much anti-war (with US) until forced to launch the attacks. He had been to the US and England. He did not fear our existing Army or Navy, but our industrial ability to REPLACE war materiel when needed.
That's why I love blizzards in DC. They keep the Republic safe for another 72 hours.
Another quote attributed to him at the beginning of the war but not verified is "I can run wild for six months after that, I have no expectation of success".
Interestingly, the battle of Midway, which most historians agree was the turning point in the Pacific war, was almost exactly 6 months to the day after Pearl.
Yamamoto is fascinating.
And so we have. And so we have. No longer though. When they begin eating our young (even though they have already been doing THAT for years) the people apparently wake up.
We should have a new game, Fantasy War, like Fantasy Football.
You could bid for Yamamoto, Robert E. Lee, Rommel, Patton, Mosby, Kirk, etc. Weapons, (Make the other guy take the French machine gun, the Chauchat, or the potato masher grenades, etc.)
Loads of fun.
Fantastic idea! I’m in! ;)
If Murrow were around today, he’d be on MSNBC attacking and deriding patriotic Tea Partiers as tea-expletives.
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