Public Liberty War

Hi!  I'm Jake!

America's constant state of war is scaring the crap out of me.  According to founding father, James Madison, I should be scared about that!

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a constant state of war . . . and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

- James Madison, April 20, 1795
The enemy must be attacked on all fronts.
I made my prom date watch Tank Girl.
She hated it.  We don't talk anymore.

At least we are getting some rad war movies out of all this.  Hurt Locker was intriguing.  The Kingdom was fun. Black Hawk Down- well, that kind of sucked.  But most of the war movies have had some great action.  And since we're all in debt, we can download them from Pirate Bay and not feel bad about it!  I mean, I don't download videos from Pirate Bay, but you can!  Go America!

Bye!  I'm Jake!