"So long as [men] hold the tribal notion that the individual is sacrificial fodder for the collective, that some men have the right to rule others by force, and that some (any) alleged 'good' can justify it -- there can be no peace within a nation and no peace among nations."
Ayn Rand
[Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum] (1905-1982) Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter
in The Roots of War
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 -- Cal, Lewisville, TX      
 -- Jim K, Austin      
'Sacrifice' -- the statist theocracy's offering to the god of Power.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    ABSOLUTELY ! Even speech patterns of the collective, instead of the nobility of the individual sovereign deadens the senses and increases man's inhumanity to man. I recall a story when the master leaves the 99 for the 1 ;-). Speaking of individual liberty, sovereignty and order based on the laws of nature and of nature's God establishes a look that can be imagined as "a deer in the headlights" - frozen in WHAT ? ? ?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 2
     -- robert, Somewhere in the US      
    Sooooo, forget military service then, right?
     -- Jack, Phoenix     
    Jack, what are your thoughts. What about the military?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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