Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. -- Benjamin Franklin
Any society which suppresses the heritage of its conquered minorities, prevents their history, and denies them their symbols, has sewn the seed of its own destruction. ... Sir William Wallace, 1291 A.D.
Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of Genocide definition: annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion and the economic existence of national groups and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups. Genocide is directed against the national group as an entity and the actions involved are directed against individuals, not in their individual capacity but as members of a national group.....Andy Jackson.
....Abraham Lincoln was the leader of the Northern fanatics who brought on the war; and, as Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army and Navy, adopted and favored a policy of exterminating the Southern people by the most cruel and merciless measures and means. .....Giles Cook, last surviving member of General Lee's staff, Feb. 19, 1929, Matthews Courthouse, Va., written to The Hon. John Tabb Duval, House of Delegates, Richmond, Va.
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