"What assurance have we that our masters will or can keep the promise which induced us to sell ourselves? Let us not be deceived by phrases about 'Man taking charge of his own destiny'. All that can really happen is that some men will take charge of the destiny of the others. They will be simply men; none perfect; some greedy, cruel and dishonest. The more completely we are planned the more powerful they will be. Have we discovered some new reason why, this time, power should not corrupt as it has done before?"
by:
C. S. Lewis
(1898-1963), British novelist
Source:
Willing Slaves of the Welfare State, first published inĀ The ObserverĀ on July 20, 1958
http://liberty-tree.ca/research/willing_slaves_of_the_welfare_state
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So sad this is not only true now, it was true in 1958, and WE ARE STILL ASLEEP. Join the revolution at lp.org
 -- Carol, Estero, Florida     
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    C.S. is right on target.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    The corrupted power mongers of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land have established a destiny of pain, suffering and destruction. Such statist theocracy's ever expanding: compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, realm of diminishing rights, wanton destruction of commerce and government of carnally depraved men (as is averse to government of law) are all antithetical to 'Man taking charge of his own destiny'. The masters have continued to lie, deceive and kill America's soul (its birthright of freedom, liberty, law and justice) for a never delivered bowl of pottage.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    "What assurance have we that our masters will or can keep the promise which induced us to sell ourselves?" NONE! Why do we keep electing folks that promise to save us from ourselves -- who can save us from them?! We need a servant government that is kept in check, not a dictatorial State that keeps us in check. I read the entire article 'Willing Slaves of the Welfare State' -- pass it on. http://liberty-tree.ca/research/willing_slaves_of_the_welfare_state
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    " Constructive fraud as well as actual fraud may be the basis of cancelation of an instrument. "
    Tyler v. Secretary of State, 184 A. 2nd 101 ( 1962 ) , and also El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. Kysar Insurance Co. 605 Pacific 2d. 240 ( 1979 ) . But not limited to.
    Long v. Rasmussen, 281 F. 236 ( 1922 ), and also Delima v. Bidwell, 182 U. S. 176, 179 and Gerth v. United States, 132 F. Supp.894 ( 1955 )
    This act committed upon the free born sovereign and the smoking gun provided by learned individuals, should be distributed to all free born sovereigns of the United States of America.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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     -- Mary-MI      
     
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