( aka - The Golden Rule )
Four Fort Worth Texas police officers have been disciplined for various alcohol-related allegations of misconduct related to a birthday party at a bar that resulted in another officer facing intoxicated manslaughter charges after he was kicked out by an off-duty cop working security and allowed to drive home, causing a fatal accident that killed a female driver… this as there have been a number of alcohol-related arrests and misconduct within that department lately.
A Dallas Texas police officer has been indicted on official oppression and records tampering charges for injuring a man when he shoved him to the ground and then lying about it on his report.
A San Antonio Texas police officer was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and community service after pleading no contest to driving around a university campus and exposing himself to a female college student that he beckoned over to the car.
"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervour - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it." -- General Douglas MacArthur
(1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander 1957 Source: Whan, ed. "A Soldier Speaks: Public Papers and Speeches of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur," (1965); Nation, August 17, 1957
"From the saintly and single-minded idealist to the fanatic is often but a step."
-- Fredrich August von Hayek (1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." -- Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
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"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father
"They [the founders] proclaimed to all the world the revolutionary doctrine of the divine rights of the common man. That doctrine has ever since been the heart of the American faith." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General
"All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should."
-- Samuel Adams (1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."