"This is a world of compensations;
and he who would be no slave
must consent to have no slave.
Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
Speech, 1856
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If only people actually thought like this today.
 -- BlackSpy     
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    Freedom is for all to enjoy. The problem is, slavery simply mutates and becomes so sophisticated and robs many of their freedom. Many do not even realise they slaves.
     -- Ema, London     
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    Ema, Said well. Congress legislating We The People's rights and liberty(s) away while exempting themselves is a quick and simple illustration of a master / slave relationship. Carnal gods legislating compelled compliance, government licensing, victimless illegalities, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police state confiscations, non-recognition of perfected allodium / absolute ownership, etc.) and non-acceptance of individual sovereignty's inalienable rights and liberty are another example of a master / slave relationship. I would have rated the quote with 5 stars BUT,  in context  nothing is shown to correlate "compensation" with slavery.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Servitude remains the #1 racket in the world.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I do not desire a slave, and I don't want to be a slave.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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