Friday, September 03, 2004


From Zell Miller's speech at the Republican National Convention:
Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home. For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.
From The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by WIlliam Shirer: (page 90)
In the delirious days of the annual rallies of the Nazi Party at Nuremberg at the beginning of September, I used to be accosted by a swarm of hawkers selling a picture postcard on which were shown the portraits of Frederick the Great, Bismark, Hindenburg and Hitler. The inscription read: "What the King conquered, the Prince formed, the Field Marshal defended, the Soldier saved and united."


Nice. They "give" us those rights, but I guess we're not supposed to avail ourselves of them. That just wouldn't be American, would it?

By Blogger Spade, at 9/10/2004 11:34 PM  

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