Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Blood of Heroes—Never Forget!

Bookmark this address and go there every year on this date.

“The way to be safe is never to be secure.”
—Benjamin Franklin

“The liberties of our Country and the freedom of our Civil Constitution, are worth defending at all costs.”
—Samuel Adams

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"

—Samuel Adams

“If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
—Thomas Paine
"The tree of life must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
— Thomas Jefferson