"The unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual."
Adolf Hitler
(1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
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Like any Ant bed or Beehive.
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    "The unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual;"... Yeah, to a Dictator. There's a reason we fought a war against this SOB it was to "preserve" the rights of individual freedom. And with today's progressive liberals and the neo-cons running amok, the fight will continue.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's Obamacare is a great extension of the above quote. Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin's hit list, and the now historical execution thereof, exemplifies the spirit of the author's here stated intent. Redistribution of wealth codify's the dogma stated above. Compelled compliance, licensing, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, recognition of a god state that can give and take away rights etc., etc., etc. is emblematic of this demonic concept's existence.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    SURE, Adolph - as long as the "nation's spirit and will" are assessed and DEFINED ABSOLUTELY by the single dictator - by any measure an individual ... Even so, from his personal perspective Hitler was quite correct - at least when it came to the solution of how to forge the greater German public into the likeness of an enraged black mamba.
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
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    I had a socialist tell me that my beehive is the ultimate Capitalist society. My Anarco-Capitalist friend said it was the ultimate Socialist society. -I'm pretty sure they're just bees. Anyhow, The only thing I want to hear from a Socialist, and we must remember that hitler was one, is their death-rattles.
     -- Bob, Eugene OR     
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    Sounds a lot like what we have heard from politicians in America over the last couple decades. Do Americans realize how far down the fascist road they have taken us?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Roy Grimes, Trenton, Fla      
    Having been born in 1930, I remember some of the WWII days and even now think I can remember hearing my dad say Adolph was a Socialist ...
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe      
    An unerring measure of the infernal character of any creed is the degree of its denial of the singularity, the centrality, of the dignity of the individuality of the individual.

    The inheritors of the unholy ideological mantle of the primordial leveler, the serpentine leveler in the Garden, the original denier of the sanctity of human life, of the dignity of the individuality of each individual, are contemporary collectivists and ideologues, of all philosophical orientations.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
    Anyone know the source document for this?
     -- cristina, San Diego, California     
    " The unity of a nation's Spirit and Will are worth far more than the Freedom of the Spirit and Will. " I think not ! The innocent individual's life blood, spilled for the sake of greed. " My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil. Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: MY SON, WALK NOT IN THE WAY WITH THEM; REFRAIN THY FOOT FROM THEIR PATH. So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof. " Notice the plural nature, ( sinners, we, they , us, them ) . Proverbs 1:10,11,12,13,14,15. A fathers instruction to One Individual,( his son ) concerning the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and Equity, of those that would deny the individual their Freedom of spirit and will. " MY SON, if thou will receive my words, and Hide my commandments with thee. Then shall thy Understand the Fear of the Lord, and Find the knowledge of God." Prov 2:5 Sounds Very Straight forward to me ! A very ancient enemy in the Garden. a tree of falsehood casting its fruit before the world. tempting all with a promise of more. But, God does plant Trees in his Garden that bring forth Knowledge of Goodness. This father mentioned, the Apple of his Father's Eye. And as we know that is Good fruit to keep the doctor away. Funny how simple wisdom can be. " To give subtlety to the Simple, to the Young Man knowledge and Discretion." Prov 1:4. Of course Job sums it up in ch 21:14,15 I would add that socialist, care not, for the knowledge of our Creator and his Natural laws of Liberty. Gravity its seems Can be HEARD !
     -- Ronw13, Logsden     
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    "...there is no such entity as 'the public' - since the public is merely a number of individuals - the idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others."

    -Ayn Rand

    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities."
    -Ayn Rand

     -- Mike, NM     
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