Monday, November 10, 2008

Over the next few years

I hope conservative minds will realize and liberal minds will remember that disagreeing with the leadership of your country does not mean you do not love your country. In fact, sometimes it means you love your country even more.


Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

"Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions." -- Alan Barth

"An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public affairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment." -- Justice Hugo L. Black

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." --
Abraham Lincoln

"Free societies…are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence." -- Salman Rushdie

Anonymous said...

Sometime I wish those who reply would do more than just qoute others.
Loving your country and disagreeing with your country's leadership are and alway will be different. Support your country over not only the next few years but your entire life, teach your children to do the same. Understand the differences of others and work past the differences for the greater good.
On the flip side what is the greater good, can we agree on what the greater good is before we agree on how to reach it?

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Anonymous, I don't understand why it bothers you that I responded by including some of my favorite quotes on the subject of the post. I don't make a practice of it, but was reminded of the quotes after reading Amy's post.

"Loving your country and disagreeing with your country's leadership are and alway will be different."

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that statement. I don't think you are saying that those that love their country cannot disagree with it's leadership. I'm guessing you mean different in that they are two separate things and not connected? If that is the case, then I agree.

With such polarized views in this country it is difficult to come to a mutual agreement on what the greater good really is. I agree that proceeding without a clear idea of the goal is not wise.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with Obama on most issue but I am extremely proud live in the country that has elected him.

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Yes, regardless of political leanings I'm most excited that we've finally broken the racial barrier on the highest office in the land.

Amy Flanagan said...

Mike, I always love your thoughtful comments. And that Abraham Lincoln quote is helping me so much! I often get worried about offending people with my comments. But he was right. That is being a coward. And this is the home of the brave!!
Anon#1: I'm not sure what you mean.
Second Anon: I'm happy you feel that way. I'm proud to live in this country everyday.