"Mankind is at its best when it is most free.
This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty.
We must recall that the basic principle is freedom of choice,
which saying many have on their lips, but few in their mind."
Dante Alighieri
(1265-1320) Italian Poet
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A great example of the accuracy of this quote is the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. Once a people of liberty built the most prosperous, literate, charitable, advancing, law abiding, just, and free society on the planet; NOW, the de facto Unified Socialists of Amerika (USA) are in a tail spin of destruction. All while crying from their lips, I choose more compelled compliance, license, larceny with impunity, more controls, slavery, somatic materialism, war, imperialism and victimless crimes, less inalienable rights. Freedom, nor the basic principles thereof, are in the collectivist or one worlder's hearts or minds.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Slaves do not invent. Slaves are not motivated. Slaves are not ambitious. Only in a free and liberated environment will you see scientific, medical, architectural or engineering advancement. As the popular saying in the old USSR went..."They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work". And that's how socialism really works.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Absolutely. The smart ones will figure out a way to protect themselves from slavery which starts out as mental before enslaving the physical. Freedom requires Responsibility. Responsibility requires Courage. Why do you think our would-be masters are always feeding us fear and dependency? A brave and productive society cannot be enslaved.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
     -- G. VN nddt, Amkite, LA      
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