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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Dead Smart Guy Quote Of The Day

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." — Benjamin Franklin

While Americans tremble in fear of terrorist enemies, ready to abandon their principles in order to be protected, it's good to reflect on the words of dead smart guys. You may say that our own liberty is not affected by how we choose to treat terrorist prisoners, but, considering that whole 'slippery slope' concept, how soon is it 'til your own government tortures you in some form or another?


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