"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."
(c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist
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Welcome to Amerika, a prime example. Once the noble free sought the substance of liberty at law, now the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land with its criminal executive, legislative and judicial - complete with its many helots, serfs and slave patrons seek only entitlements and empty power. An outside show of acceptance to compelled compliance, government license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, government confiscations, etc.) and alienation of nature's endowed rights is a lawless veneer.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Looking good has become more important than doing good. An honest man, who has made a few mistakes, fallen down, gotten up, and stands again doesn't get much of a shot at representing his peers. The quest for power is the game of the rich and powerful -- even the poorest member of Congress must be able to raise millions of dollars, and most are millionaires without any trade other than legislating -- how did they manage that? Imagine if the path of the honorable man could lead to the legislature -- another George Washington perhaps? The world is due!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- jim k, Austin      
    This thought provoking quote says it all. Our politicians do what is best for them not what is best for the U.S.A. They have usurped the Constitution, the greatest document of all time and the Rule of Law. Virtue, loyalty and honesty are gone with the wind in the 21st century. We need a George Washington who was a great man of humility. We live in a country that "controls & regulates"everyone. They do not serve "We the People". The inner worth is Corrective Evil, outside show is phony play acting.
     -- Lucille A. Petillo, Ocean, NJ     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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