Thursday, January 11, 2007

QUOTE BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT FROM A SPEECH BY SALT LAKE CITY MAYOR ANDERSON - In 2006 Salt Lake City Mayor Anderson spoke at an anti-war protest ... here is part of his speech. . .

"In response to those who believe we should blindly support this disastrous president, his administration, and the complacent, complicit Congress, listen to the words of Theodore Roosevelt, a great president and a Republican, who said:

'The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.'

We are here today as truth-tellers."

BUMPER STICKER QUOTE - America: One Nation, Under Surveillance

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