Killing dissent with war

posted by
January 17, 2012
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  
Posted in Commentary

"A point made by James Madison might well explain the U.S. government’s strangulation of Iran’s economy with ever-tightening sanctions: 'Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended.' What better way to rally people to the government than a war? Wouldn’t we expect many American dissidents, especially those in the Tea Party and Occupy movements, to immediately set aside their dissatisfaction with the U.S. government’s domestic policies, especially out-of-control federal spending and debt, if war were to break out with Iran?" (01/17/12)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-01-17.asp  

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