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nhp
03-31-2004, 10:51 PM
"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."

- John Stewart Mill (1806-1873)

Now before you go and bash this famous philisopher, he wasn't all that bad. He has a good opinion on war, so long as the war is just. Defining a "just" war differs from person to person, i.e. I would say WWII was a just war, eg8r or Wally would say Iraq is a just war ::cough::


"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse.

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than him." - John Stewart Mill (1806-1873)