"Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?"
Lord Byron
[George Gordon Noel Byron] (1788-1824), The 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale
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 -- Mike, Norwalk      
The first blow, with what time we have left, should be with words of accusation, hopefully spoken in a common law trial, but like our forefathers did as we should do, keep your powder dry.
 -- Anon     
    We are the slaves of slaves. Is there anything lower?
     -- Justin, Elkland     
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx      
    He who strikes the blow is himself crushed. "Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do." Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
     -- RBESRQ     
    'Born into perpetual debt? No one can get you out but YOU. The free world awaits.'
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    This adage or whatever it is may have been true in the days of actual bondage where people were actual slaves or worked off their bondage for no wages and meager subsistance, but today there is no reason for anyone to claim bondage unless it is of their own making. Being a "wage slave" is not bondage. There is no one making anyone work for a living. The government is only too willing to take you under its wing and support you if only you would cast your vote on their behalf. I'm sick and tired of hearing black panthers comlain and carp about how bad the black people in this country have it. It's all a sick joke and we working people are the butt of that joke.
     -- Anonymous, Durham     
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