"Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"
Count Axel Oxenstierna
[Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna af Södermöre] (1583-1654) Count of Södermöre, Swedish statesman
Count Axel Oxenstierna of Sweden (letter to his son, 1648)
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 -- elena forni, cuneo      
When Reagan was in, wisdom reined, but Obama, made me very aware, my sons, how little wisdom, is involved, in the leadership, of those who swore an empty oath, to protect and defend us all. Kimo OATHKEEPER
 -- Kimo, USA     
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    The world is governed by power, greed and control. Restore the Republic.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    It is not so much how little wisdom the world is governed but so little wisdom the people of the world have... The true 'governors' know exactly what they are doing -- the wise are few.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Our founding fathers were truly excellent as compared to what we have today.
     -- Cal, lewisville, tx     
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    it's all about individual choice. We're a damaged race. Greed is good, right!
     -- tom, brier,wa     
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    With all the pressures of today's world, we all make short term decisions that are way too specific to our own needs, and our elected officials are rarey leaders...............just people taking advantage of the system.
     -- Marty, Knobloch     
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    I've had recent occasion to find there is less legal information, historical case law / stare decisis and general and/or specific knowledge/wisdom on line than there was 20 years ago. Even university law libraries have been diluted of books prior to 1953. It has been proven over and over again - ignorant chattel is much easier to enslave than those who are knowledgeable of liberty and the wisdom to live it.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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