"Give me again my hollow tree
A crust of bread, and liberty!"
Alexander Pope
(1688-1744) English poet
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Most of the so-called patriots in this country (America) would refuse to give up that loaf of bread in return of a crust. It boils down to the fact that they are unwilling to give up the material wealth they have reaped from the evil banking system they have come to know. This is the way our system will finally collapse, from so-called patriots who think they can have their cake and eat it too.
 -- Anon     
    True Anon. It was said in Nazi Germany that a jew said, "Do what you want with me only don't take my money!" Here also most would give up freedoms to keep their wealth. They would surrender freedom to keep their material goods.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Love the sentiment (its one of those 'give me liberty or give me death' kinda things), very accurate as so many chose the facade - the promised / forced illusion and lie. It is in fact though, in true freedom, where creativity and integrity build real wealth.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    And that is what the Founders did. They pledged their life, their fortunes and their Sacred Honor for LIBERTY.
     -- Carol, Georgia.     
    Sometimes freedom costs everything you've got...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    It reminds me of the Gura who saved Alexanders Life when asked by Alexander what reward he would like said Sir, the only thing I wish is for you to step out of my light. The simplest of all things is one's own being and coming to terms with it!
     -- RBESRQ     
    Sorry! that's Alexander the Great - a bit confusing I know!
     -- RBESRQ     
    As most are not blessed with great wealth (are we talking Rockerfeller, Soros, Immeld, Gates, etc., here?), but only what the people have worked for and with luck saved for a rainy day, I find this a little off-putting...to see those first few comments. But we don't have a list of those who work, save, and create their own nestegg so I am supposing that to complain of others who may have done so is because someone who didn't wants the savings of those who did. In fact, I would travel the road to suggest that those who have the really big accounts: the afore mentioned...will work to get at the savings of the little guy who saved for that rainy day. So what will happen here is the rich will get richer, the poor will remain poor, and those who were worker bees, will get poor...because of the current corruption. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGZFgMNM-UU part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXNqFQmGxDU part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4XFvq5XMk8 part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnclKiHwatw part 4
     -- Anonymous     
     -- Wayne, Naples      
    My hats off to Mike from Norwalk. He hit the nail on the head.
     -- LemBo, Bishopville     
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