"An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride. “What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor.” "
Saint Augustine
[Augustine of Hippo (Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis)] (354-430) Bishop of Hippo Regius, philosopher and theologian
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Welcome to Amerika (an occupying statist theocracy - infesting a once free people), a most hostile robber with its great fleet and imperialistic style of controlling the world's petty nations.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    When the Congress and Obama bunch steal our money it's politics, if we do it, it's called theft.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    A perfect example of the 'justice system.' Most of what the government does to us now would be illegal for any individual citizen to do. The State can steal, murder, imprison, drug, torture, and bomb whomever they wish with impunity, whilst the defender of freedom is labelled a terrorist.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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