Archive: 08/2013

Drones and Nukes: Can We Have Both and Democracy?

Nebraskans for Peace Annual Lantern Float, Nagasaki Day
Northeast Side, Holmes Lake, August 9, 2013

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

“Peace with justice means pursuing the security of a world without nuclear weapons — no matter how distant that dream may be. . . . [E]ven as we remain vigilant about the threat of terrorism, we must move beyond a mindset of perpetual war. And in America, that means redoubling our efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo. It means tightly controlling our use of new technologies like drones.” Barak Obama, Brandenberg gate, Berlin, 2013.

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