"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow."
(c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist
The Dog and the Shadow
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
We seem to grasp at shadows every four years - and lose the substace in our lives.
 -- John-Douglas, Nassau     
    This is an appropriate statement as the line separating "virtual" reality and our "3 dimensional reality" begins to blur. Remember, perception is reality.
     -- K.S., N.Y.     
    Pretty much sums up how most people veiw liberty.
     -- Don, Canada     
    Liberty is NOT dependence on government.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    The individual sovereign is the substance, the government his representative shadow. When government forcibly compels compliance, defines and enforces victimless crimes, issues licenses, steals from the sovereign with impunity, the slaves have grasp the shadow and lost the substance.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Politicians throw up numerous shadows, hoping we will believe they have substance. Such are people like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein. People need to examine what is said, to touch what is put up, to see if it has substance. If their statements have no substance, like Clinton's "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans" ... don't vote for them.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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