„War, in its fairest form, implies a perpetual violation of humanity and justice.“

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„Our people are going to war to perpetuate slavery, but the war will be its death knell.“

—  Sam Houston nineteenth-century American statesman, politician, and soldier, namesake of Houston, Texas 1793 - 1863
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„I deny that villany is ever necessary. It is impossible that it should ever be necessary for any reasonable creature to violate all the laws of justice, mercy, and truth. No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder all the ties of humanity.“

—  John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791
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„Real Christians will abstain from violating the rights of others, and therefore will not provoke war.“

—  John Jay American politician and a founding father of the United States 1745 - 1829
Context: It certainly is very desirable that a pacific disposition should prevail among all nations. The most effectual way of producing it, is by extending the prevalence and influence of the gospel. Real Christians will abstain from violating the rights of others, and therefore will not provoke war. Almost all nations have peace or war at the will and pleasure of rulers whom they do not elect, and who are not always wise or virtuous. Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. Letter to John Murray (12 October 1816) as published in The Life of John Jay (1833) by William Jay, Vol. 2, p. 376 http://books.google.com/books?id=V50EAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA376&dq=%22Providence+has+given+to+our+people+the+choice+of+their+rulers%22&ei=ePMHR5LDMZXC7AKArImDAg&hl=en

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„The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do.“

—  Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
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„The human heart is not yet so corroded that it can read off the extinction of these two men without a shock to the very roots of its belief in justice and humanity.“

—  Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980
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„The American people want a balanced budget. They want Congress to stop this barbaric practice of perpetual deficit spending. It really, if you think about it, is a form of taxation without representation. We fought a war over that issue and we won that war.“

—  Mike Lee (U.S. politician) American politician 1971
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