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  • Carl Levin
    Carl Levin
    American attorney 1934-
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    Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
  • Carl Rowan
    Carl Rowan
    American government official, journalist and author 1925-2000
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    (President Nixon,) in the face of a vote to impeach he might try, as commander-in-chief, to use military forces to keep himself in power.
    Source: October 26, 1973 Washington Star article entitled Has President Nixon Gone Crazy?
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...controls on behavior shift from the intermediate levels of human experience (social, emotional and religious) to the lower (military and political) or to the upper (ideological). They become the externalized controls of a mature society: weapons, bureaucracies, material rewards, or ideology.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...empires and civilizations do not collapse because of deficiencies on the military or the political levels.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...the levels of culture, the aspects of society: military, political, economic, social, emotional, religious, and intellectual. Those are your basic human needs....they are arranged in evolutionary sequence.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to say which element of the U.S. military had participated in the assault. Until Vice President Joe Biden decided to talk about it on national television, that is.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    An expensive arms race, under cover of the military metaphysic, and in a paranoid atmosphere of fright, is an economically attractive business. To many utopian capitalists, it has become the Business Way of American Life.
    Source: The Causes of World War Three (1960)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
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    Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience - ideally, a test pilot background.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
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    Because of his military service, Dad was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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