John Denson

A Quote by John V. Denson on war, state, liberty, freedom, economy, and society

We should learn from the war and welfare century that the greatest discovery in Western civilization was that liberty could be achieved only through the proper and effective limitation on the power of the state. It is this limitation on the power of the state which protects private property, a free-market economy, personal liberties and promotes a noninterventionist foreing policy, which, if coupled with a strong national defense, will bring peace and prosperity instead of war and welfare. It is not democracy per se which protects freedom.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 31

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A Quote by John V. Denson on war, peace, speacial interest, economy, and politics

The highest risk for war is where various economic interests are able to control foreign policy to promote their particular interests rather than the well-being and liberty of the individuals within a society.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 32

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A Quote by John V. Denson on revision, war, peace, politics, and cause and effect

We must learn to avoid war and develop a general will to peace. I believe the key to this development is to learn the truth about the real causes and effects of wars so that we can see through the false propaganda which is used by political leaders to convince us to go to war.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 10

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A Quote by John V. Denson on pearl harbor, president, roosevelt, and war

By the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, public opinion polls showed that over 80 percent of the American public was opposed to entering another European war. It took the dramatic event of the attack on Pearl Harbor to shift public opinion overwhelmingly to suppor our entry into the war. The public was unaware of the evidence that we now have that Roosevelt provoked the attack on Pearl Harbor and actually withheld information from the military commanders stationed there, which if furnished to them, would have probably prevented the attack.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 14

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A Quote by John V. Denson on deception and waging war

Both Lincoln and Roosevelt repeatedly lied to the American people and to Congress about what they were doing while they were secretly provoking the "enemy" to fire the first shot in their respective wars. Both intentionally subjected their respective armed forces to being bait to get the enemy to fire the first shot.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 175

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A Quote by John V. Denson on war, reason, and motive

The study of the history of wars indicates that economic factors have always played a major role in starting wars, but rarely are these economic factors disclosed to the public as the reasons.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 177

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A Quote by John V. Denson on us civil war and motive

Many businessmen and bankers believe in private enterprise but do not believe in free enterprise. In Lincoln's case, the private-enterprise capitalists wanted Lincoln to have a war in order to prevent the South from establishing a free-trade zone with a low tariff. They wanted Lincoln to protect their special interests by keeping the tariff high, while still forcing the South to remain in the Union to pay the tax.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 177

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A Quote by John V. Denson on perspective, propaganda, and history

Since winners write the history, the false propaganda used from the beginning to the end is often accepted as the true history of the war.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 12

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