From recent editions of the Email Update from the Future of Freedom Foundation:
Friday, May 22, 2009
It is of the essence of militarism that under it military men learn to despise constitutions, to sneer at parliaments, and to look with contempt on civilians.
— William Graham Sumner, “The Conquest of the United States by Spain” 
"The American people, North and South, went into the war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects, and what they thus lost they have never got back."
-- H. L. Mencken