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US: A bit of history

Phyllis Gardner bids us heed this advice: "John Quincy Adams wrote about the burgeoning interest on the part of some politicians to step into the wars for independence in Chile and Colombia: "Were the country to embark on such a foolish adventure, she would involve herself beyond the powers of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force...She might become the dictatress of the world. She would no longer be the ruler of her own spirit."

RH: An empire, not a republic.

Ronald Hilton - 2/18/03