Al LeBlanc's Blog – November 2016 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Ethics #Omar Bradley

"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." General Omar Bradley

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 21, 2016 at 2:52pm — No Comments

#Cybepeacefare #Democracy #Abe Lincoln

"A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people." Abraham Lincoln

(This is especially true when the popular vote favors the sentiments of the majority of the people versus the electoral college, which in my opinion, favors a "rigged democratic system" ?  Any comments ?).

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

#Democracy #Winston Churchill #Responsibility #John F Kennedy

"Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."   Winston Churchill

"Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibility." John F. Kennedy

(Americans voters have a serious Presidential choice to make.  No doubt in my mind who has the more experienced track record, including ethics, world peace and planet survival…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 4, 2016 at 7:16pm — No Comments

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Larry Diamond's core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If the U.S. does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend could become a tsunami that could provide an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.

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