"Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism... A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers."
Aldous Huxley
(1894-1963) English writer, novelist, philosopher
Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932
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The last line in this quote sums it up very well. This country is the perfect example.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Only people that understand how our great country was founded can save it. All the takers just want more!!
     -- BeneA, Aiken SC     
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    Welcome to Amerika - said extremely well
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Greatly prophetic!
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Republicanism was the large-scale popular movement towards decentralization that freed the people from the yoke of monarchy. It is time again for decentralization by each state and its citizens asserting their sovereignty and telling Washington DC to back off.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    A brilliant observation.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- Ronw13, ID      
    Socialism is the challenge of social abilities to create the correct directional leadership.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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