Never go to Chic-Fil-A again....

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Published on September 24th, 2008, 7:55 am
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BecauseHeLives wrote:FOF = terrorist?

I can think of many other groups that much more closely resemble a terrorist group than FOF.

If you're an enemy against Liv, then your a terrorist against my country.
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September 24th, 2008, 7:55 am
rdm07 wrote:But as V.O. Key, the famous political scientist said, "If one is 18 and not liberal, he has no heart. If one is 65 and not conservative, he has no mind."

Now I had heard this quote (or variations of it), but I hadn't heard of V.O. Key (I didn't think there was such an animal as a 'famous political scientist'). I have heard the quote attributed to George Bernard Shaw, Disraeli and Churchill although the phrase used 'socialist' not 'liberal'. This sounded unlikely to me since it's too banal for Shaw and Churchill could never have been considered a socialist - at age 2 or 20.

So being me I thought a bit of research was in order.

It turns out the quote is from a French politician, Francois Guisot (1787-1874): "Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head." It was popularised by French Premier Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929): "Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head."

So excuse me if I politely disagree and say that if you are not a socialist at thirty then perhaps it's because as your personal wealth increases you become more inclined to hang on to it.
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September 24th, 2008, 10:25 am
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