"If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government"
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General
speech to luncheon clubs, Galveston, Texas, December 8, 1949. The New York Times, December 9, 1949, p. 23
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House arrest for most of the civilized world has been in effect for nearly a year now.  How much more of this are we going to take?
 -- E Archer, NYC     
    Where are the Americans of dignity? Where are the noble free? Willing helots, serfs and slave patrons of the occupying statist theocracy genuflect in fealty to their carnal gods. Is there security in home imprisonment? NO ! ! !

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Reduced to digging in the dirt, for most, it is a Wakeup call, for some world wide in the middle, wondering, maybe to kick the can, for others. as the jailer says, what do you lack, your freedom !
    WWG1WGA is the cry of Independence with liberty and freedom. what is that ? to supply ones own family with respect to your neighbor the Right to a life beyond oppression, outside of government, tyrannical despot rule. On and on the story goes. The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time to remember the cost paid forward lest we forget, Faith and the Oath to such a sacred cause above self. God Bless and Semper FI
     -- Ronw13, Idaho     
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