"Last, but by no means least, courage -- moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle -- the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other."
General Douglas MacArthur
(1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander
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Who has the moral courage to exert the convictions of one's heart, liberty and freedom? Who understands - "there is no difference, in principle – but only in degree – between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man’s ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure." (Lysander Spooner) It is clear that compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (life, property, income taxes; funny money, etc), denial of an individual's inalienable sovereign rights and all other man/god legal positivisms' that promote despotism are degrees and forms of slavery. The roar of the crowd is for more bread, circus and debauchery. Who has the courage of conviction to stand in liberty and freedom?
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    He did this when he stood up to Harry Truman on giving away Korea when we had it won.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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