A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 21, 2024
“You can’t bomb your way to democracy”

“You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. And you can’t ban your way to liberty” was posted on X/Twitter by Alice Smith on December 9, 2019.
 
“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle” was written by Winston Churchill in Tom Watson’s Magazine in July 1905. “You can’t spend your way to prosperity” is a saying that was used in the 1930s.
 
“You can’t bomb your way to security. That should have been apparent on Sept 11. Trillions of dollars and massive military arsenals do not make you safe” was posted on the newsgroup aus.politics on July 12, 2003. “America, you cannot bomb your way to security. You cannot imprison your way to security. You can, however, impoverish yourself trying” was posted on X/Twitter by khaake on August 17, 2011. “You can’t bomb your way to security and peace. This is a universal truth that I fear the U.S. will sadly never learn. #Iraq #ISIS #ISIL” was posted on X/Twitter by Brian Trautman on August 22, 2014. “Former Nato head @AndersFoghR: ‘You can’t bomb your way to democracy’ http://bit.ly/1tkmuf1 #Iraq” was posted on X/Twitter by Justin Cremer on October 30, 2014. “100% behind everything Jeremy has said - You can’t bomb your way to democracy” (citing Jeremy Corbyn) was posted on X/Twitter by Jonesy onDecember 1, 2015.
 
Some people dispute the “bomb” assertion. “I mean if you’re at war you can indeed bomb your way to security so….” was posted on X/Twitter by Its Chewsday Innit on April 21, 2024. “Mostly in agreement but I think you probably can bomb your way to security. You just have to be prepared to do it well” was posted on X/Twitter by Hood Honkie on April 21, 2024.
 
“You can’t ban your way to freedom or security” was posted on X/Twitter by Matt-Archy on May 16, 2022. “You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security/Democracy. And you can’t ban your way to freedom” was posted on X/Twitter by Hit With The Business on March 13, 2024. “You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. You can’t ban your way to freedom. And you can’t censor your way to free speech” was posted on X/Twitter by W. J. Wilson on March 21, 2024.
 
“You can’t spend yourself rich and you can’t vote yourself free” is a related saying.
   
   
Google Groups: aus.politics   
Rebuild Iraq yourselves, you bastards ....
fasgnadh
Jul 12, 2003, 5:56:25 AM
(...)
You can’t bomb your way to security. That should have been apparent on Sept 11. Trillions of dollars and massive military arsenals do not make you safe.
 
X/Twitter
khaake
@khaake
America, you cannot bomb your way to security. You cannot imprison your way to security. You can, however, impoverish yourself trying. #p2
11:37 AM · Aug 17, 2011
 
X/Twitter
Brian Trautman
@brianjtrautman
You can’t bomb your way to security and peace. This is a universal truth that I fear the U.S. will sadly never learn. #Iraq #ISIS #ISIL
6:34 PM · Aug 22, 2014
 
X/Twitter
Justin Cremer
@MrJustinCremer
Former Nato head @AndersFoghR: ‘You can’t bomb your way to democracy’ http://bit.ly/1tkmuf1 #Iraq
7:50 AM · Oct 30, 2014
 
X/Twitter
Alan Munro
@munroa
‘You can’t bomb your way to democracy’...#Corbyn is growing on me
7:17 AM · Dec 1, 2015
 
X/Twitter
Jonesy 🇵🇸 FreePalestine🇵🇸
@ChoiceIsARight
100% behind everything Jeremy has said - You can’t bomb your way to democracy
Quote
Jeremy Corbyn
@jeremycorbyn
Dec 1, 2015
Earlier today I was interviewed on the BBC’s @theJeremyVine show about Britain extending bombing from Iraq to Syria
https://amp.twimg.com/v/4752bd07-58a6-48b6-970c-d192eb716184
9:07 AM · Dec 1, 2015
 
Facebook
Robbie Travers
March 20, 2016 at 6:36 PM ·
The only safe space I want is from illiberal students who think they can ban their way to freedom.
 
Google Books
The Despot’s Accomplice:
How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy

By Brian Klaas
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2018
Pg. ?:
You can’t bomb your way to democracy.
 
X/Twitter
Alice Smith
@TheAliceSmith
You can’t tax your way to prosperity.
You can’t bomb your way to security.
And you can’t ban your way to liberty.
12:06 AM · Dec 9, 2019
 
Facebook
Jeffrey Swann
December 9, 2019 at 12:06 PM ·
“You can’t tax your way to prosperity
You can’t bomb your way to security
You can’t ban your way to liberty”
This is why govt is never the solution
     
X/Twitter
34 of Spades
@ChaceRandolph
That’s exactly what is needed, education, and programs to improve mental health and safety. Not more laws, restrictions and red tape. you can’t ban your way to freedom, or tax your way into prosperity.
2:29 PM · Mar 23, 2021
 
X/Twitter
Matt-Archy
@Matt_Archy
You can’t ban your way to freedom or security.
10:46 AM · May 16, 2022
   
X/Twitter
Antifa Gazpacho
@amphetamine47
You cannot ban your way to freedom.
12:25 PM · Jul 3, 2022
 
Google Books
Empire of Debt:
We Came, We Saw, We Borrowed

(Third Edition)
By William Bonner & Addison WIggin
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
2024
Pg. 396:
And somehow, with all that information at our fingertips we lost track of things we had known by men who have been dead for hundreds of years:  You can’t spend your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security.
 
X/Twitter
Hit With The Business
@hitwiththebiz
You can’t tax your way to prosperity
You can’t bomb your way to security/Democracy
And you can’t ban your way to freedom
10:39 AM · Mar 13, 2024
 
X/Twitter
W. J. Wilson
@Prof_Deplorable
You can’t tax your way to prosperity.
You can’t bomb your way to security.
You can’t ban your way to freedom.
And you can’t censor your way to free speech.
11:54 AM · Mar 21, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Nicklas Johnson
@spatula75
You can’t ban your way to liberty.
Read it again.
You can’t ban your way to liberty.
(Looking at you, #GOP)
2:15 PM · Apr 5, 2024
     
X/Twitter
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
Alice Smith
(The Alice Smith tweet of December 9, 2019 is shown.—ed.)
5:20 PM · Apr 21, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Its Chewsday Innit
@Notchewsdayisit
I mean if you’re at war you can indeed bomb your way to security so….
6:37 PM · Apr 21, 2024
· 
X/Twitter
Hood Honkie
@StDe1075409
Mostly in agreement but I think you probably can bomb your way to security. You just have to be prepared to do it well.
Quote
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
(The Alice Smith tweet of December 9, 2019 is shown.—ed.)
11:28 PM · Apr 21, 2024

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