"The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free
is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities."
Lord Acton
[John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton] (1834-1902), First Baron Acton of Aldenham
The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877
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If this is actually true, then we are in trouble as a country...but who didn't know that.
 -- KS, Queensbury,NY.     
    Wonderful and so apt at this moment in this so called democracy we live in.
     -- Anonymous     
     -- Gfields, Fort Worth TX      
    In response to KS of Queensbury: The guy who, by his own words, lives in a bubble and thinks everything is hunky-dory - GWB.
     -- Jodopo, Michigan     
    Not sure - George Bush says this country can only be free when ALL of us live in security. Hence the Homeland Security Act and the REAL ID act have been passed into law to ensure our freedom is securely locked down.
     -- George, Ohio     
    its strikingly true
     -- vijay krishnam raju penmatsa, india     
     -- David, LA      
     -- Anonymous      
    If this is acctually true, then we are in trouble as a country...but who didnt know that.
     -- Andrew Reguera, Warminster     
    Strike: "minorities" Insert: "its people" Other then that its right on. The purpose of government is to provide safty for the people.
     -- JoW, Utah     
     -- D     
    True and not true... what about the obscenely rich minority?
     -- Anonymous     
    Interestingly enough, it is because the efforts of that revolutionary minority that a country secures it liberties.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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