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Presidents’ Thoughts on Dissent

Although I have used most of these Presidential quotes before, I saw them all collected in a Facebook post and thought they were worth seeing again.

WHAT REAL PRESIDENTS THOUGHT ABOUT DISSENT

It is the very nature of fascism to wrap itself in the flag and then call any criticism of its crimes unpatriotic. Here is a trip down memory lane -back to the days when we had real presidents who at least partially understood that dissent is the patriotic duty of citizens to call our nation to a higher standard.

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” -Harry S. Truman

“Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.” -John F. Kennedy

“These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” -Thomas Jefferson

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” -Theodore Roosevelt

little Cadet Bone Spurs big parade

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For a whore-mongering coward like weak, little Donny to celebrate the 4th with a military parade is as hypocritical as him hugging the American flag while stomping on the Constitution, or pretending to pray.

The millions of dollars this “reelection campaign event” is going to cost could be better spent on anything we could imagine from veterans care to hunger and homelessness to overcrowded and under-equipped immigration centers to basic infrastructure.

Why do we as citizens have to pay for this lying pig’s masturbatory exercise in pretending to be a strong man? We need to replace those in Congress that still support this traitor with real representatives that support and defend the Constitution.

Protesting Injustice

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Something t.he Church should be doing… basic morality calls for each of us to stand up on behalf of the poor, hungry, outcast, marginalized and mistreated. The protesting NFL players are using their highly visible platform to demonstrate to all the rest of us that we have no excuse not to get involved in ending injustice.

so blind with patriotism…

Same goes for loyalty to your religion. LDS no more. The policy is WRONG. Quotes. General conference. #ldsconf

Right is right. Wrong is wrong. And adults should know the difference.

None of us should be so blinded by patriotism that we knowingly accept lies over the truth. And none of us should wrap ourselves in the flag to protect criminals who commit treason.

Those that do, especially our leaders elected to represent us, are complicit in this treason. Every one of them should be prosecuted as traitors.

in the eyes of the beholder

Trump

I fought to protect the right of my fellow citizens to have the freedom to demonstrate their beliefs. What might be disrespectful or offensive to me might be a deeply held belief for someone else. We have become far too sensitive to “slightly offensive behavior,” while totally ignoring and turning a blind eye to truly offensive actions that we need to speak out against.

the #BLOTUS Boy Scout speech: blood-chilling

Photo published for Trump's 'Embarrassing Spectacle' At Boy Scout Jamboree Panned By Former Scouts

The video clips of yesterday’s speech to the Boy Scouts offer another clear demonstration of why all of us need to oppose this president and his lack of basic decency. The #BLOTUS did not try to inspire these young minds. Instead he demonized his 2016 defeated presidential opponent, and even had them booing her. And he loved every second of it.

I don’t give a damn what you think of Hillary. Allowing the President of the United States to stand in front of a massive United States flag while brainwashing young boys into taunting political rivals brings up images of Adolf Hitler in front of crowds of Nazi Youth.

The image far more than just vividly eerie. It’s blood-chilling.