"If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist;
but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established."
Algernon Sidney
(1622-1683) English statesman, writer, Whig leader
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The vice and corruption are so prevalent and complete in the occupying statist theocracy that is infesting this land (the United Socialists of Amerika's (USA) police state) that this quote is proved absolute. The lying Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin first said he wouldn't sign the statute that declares his statist theocracy at war with We The People - but then he did sign the bill with the caveat that he wouldn't imprison any of We The People indefinitely with out trial )-: hmmm I guess he'll just exercise his assassination powers instead.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I agree with Mike.
     -- Cal, lewisville, TX     
     -- jim k, a      
    Kudos to Mike on this one and how about those wonderful congress people getting rich on insider trading. You, however, better not try it.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Vice and corruption are not only prevailing, they are ruling, thus arbitrary power has become the status quo. Congress' recent action of declaring the USA a 'battlefield' is just another example that fascism is being pursued by both Democrats and Republicans --with full support from Obama, Newt and every other mainstream politician (other than Ron Paul of course). We the People have lost control of our servant government which has now declared war upon us -- for our own security.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    A nothing quotation.
     -- dick, Fort Worth     
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    Vice and corrution are by products of any government system. Which is exactly why, in their amazing wisdom and foresight, the founders gave us a Constitution to limit the avarice of centralized power. Socialism and Communism are not the answer either as they are actually based on theft and immorality.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    dick, do tell, when vice and corruption prevailed, when and how did liberty subsist ? Or, do you believe vice and corruption are liberty ? (you must work for the government ! )
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    If no candidate speaks of ending our extermination by fluoridation, chlorination, aspartame, aluminum plus subsidized milk, sugar and tobacco, is it not suicidal to vote for anybody? search nteu fluoride
     -- Dave Wilber, St. Louis     
    VICE as well as CORRUPTION is so widely practiced in both governmental and private sectors, and in such a condition the arbitrary power has became like a status-qua. These two evil controlled manners prevail in all human being strata, and that is why they are considered as DESTROYER of social systems in every country in the world. If USA congress have took action by declaring a battle-field on this social destroyer, Indonesia's government that persuaded by parliaments have so long time established KPK, an extraordinary board to fight over corruptions.
     -- J'Otniel RM, Jakarta     
    Virtue, "arete" is not enough to purge corruption, when knowledge, well defined of liberty and freedom is denied.
    " While they promise them Liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage." America was once purged of corruption, granting liberty and freedom to the individual, yet virtue without knowledge, it is soon lost. 

     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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