Thursday, May 3, 2007

Give Me Back My Country

No comment is necessary, and none could be sufficient. Congressman Rohrabacher, what you say is un-American, pure and simple. Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, and company would tear you limb from limb and spit on your grave. You are a threat to America, more than violence could ever be. You are a disgrace.

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
-Edward R. Murrow

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine. And remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak, and to defend the causes that were for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy’s methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage, and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the results. We proclaim ourselves indeed we are, defenders of freedom where ever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
-Edward R. Murrow