"Why are we proud? We are proud, first of all, because from the beginning of this Nation, a man can walk upright, no matter who he is, or who she is. He can walk upright and meet his friend--or his enemy; and he does not fear that because that enemy may be in a position of great power that he can be suddenly thrown in jail to rot there without charges and with no recourse to justice. We have the habeas corpus act, and we respect it."
by:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General
Source:
: Remarks Upon Receiving the America's Democratic Legacy Award at a B'nai B'rith Dinner in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Anti-Defamation League
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What do I think...As a young man, I walked tall, upright, no frear, free. watched as it all changed, the sate i lived in became a prison stae. i watched as free men we destroyed. Now, here we are, TOO many people, most afraid. WE THE PEOPLE must find a way to become one again. Too many laws. To much corruption, becuase most are afraid to speak out. it starts with fear, fear, is a good way, to rule a peoples minds. what do I think tonight? I wish i was born in 1920. when, even though the monster had started, a man could still move on, make a mistake, learn from it, and move on. Now, the computers Label everyone. And yes, its wrong and evil. WE NEED A TRUE LEADER, our kind {Americans} need a leader who will tall strait, true.hand the counties back to the sherrifs, follow the constitution, . the one world agenda, is in place, fact. I dont know guys, some of you KNOW me by my words, and I know you. myself, I have made my decision, I am for Ron Paul, so are the troops, so are many. The media is stopping his voice, most all i talk to, [and i am a HAM operator} , feel the same. ron WILL do, what most want. And we can do it. It is no secret, all over the web, malitias on standby, statigic plans. and then there we are, just trying to live. I DO know this, freedom is not free. Tonight, speaking with many countries, they ask me"why are you americans not doing what you always have?" i cant tell them, I dont have the heart. We all know, what is going on. We will remain civil, until its time not to be civil, asd no one wants violence. no one who has seen war anyway. It is the social agenda, that has many upset, and the blatant usperping, CZARS?? IN AMERICA?? There IS good news, we still have the vital rights we need to change things. We wait for the vote. But, how much more money, can they print?? and what is backing it?? WE ARE WAKE UP, we are the pawns. So nuts, only 20 years ago, all made sense, I worked, a made good money, and we all knew our place, and we all were hard workers. raised that way. I am a humanitarian, and a realist. reality, of this world, is stagering now. Im sorry bros, Too much info today, 300 e malils, head of the caucase, and some rotten stinking things going on. I rest my case. i await a REAL leader, WHy is it so hard to find one good man? becuase, the office is SOLD! For billions. The forefathers are turning over in thier graves. The law from the current admin, can put ANY civilian in jail, without bail, you know the rest. even though we stay law abiding.its a mess. Sorry, I lived a good life, and i see the way, the right way, i was taught by men better than me. TERM LIMITS, NO MORE DONATIONS. We all know thta, but, has it gone too far? God bless all, god be with america. we STILL have the spirit, and as long as we do, we will be able to affect change. by reason.
 -- kimo, USA     
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    I agree Kimo, just seeing the changes for the worse in my own time as power centralizes in DC.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Tyranny is setting into America once again. But this time it is wrapped in the flag and singing the national anthem. Is it time to water the Liberty Tree again? Time will tell...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    We lost habeas corpus with the Patriot Act and then solidified into domestic law with the National Defense Authorization Act thus granting the national military to arrest without charge indefinitely -- and republicans and democrats alike overwhelmingly voted for this bill. This is fascism. Where is the ACLU on this issue? Where are the Patriots on this issue? The right and the left are merely the right and left of fascism. The USA has been under constant attack from within for decades because the people are too trusting of their government instead of locking them down with the chains of the Constitution. And now the globalist rulers have acquired the debts of the entire planet on their books -- such power has never been concentrated in all history. Something is gonna blow. The writing on the wall is clear and they are flaunting it in our face, or as Orwell put it, "a boot stamping on a human face, forever." Imagine if Hitler had been stopped by his own people in time? That is what is in front of Americans today...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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