Al LeBlanc's Blog – January 2017 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Bill of Rights #Thomas Jefferson

"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."   Thomas Jefferson

(The American Constitution Bill of Rights protects US against tyranny.)

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 30, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Future #Thomas Jefferson

"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 24, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Eleanor Roosevelt

"It isn't enough to talk about peace.  One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #American Democracy #Arthur M.Schlesinger

"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution."  Arthur M Schlesinger 

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 9, 2017 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

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