"The dangers of a concentration of all power
in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours
are too obvious to be disregarded."
by:
Franklin Pierce
(1804-1869) U.S. President
Source:
Inaugural Address, 4 March 1853
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this is true!
 -- lizzie, fresno     
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    English, please...
     -- Mariah, Long Island     
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    Yes, and we see the results of that today.
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
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    Except whenever the common people raise this issue with their government, their concerns are dismissed. Once power has been taken, it is very difficult to get back -- except by the use of a superior force. This was the prelude to the Succession of the South.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I am afraid. I am afraid for the children. The world they are growning up in has become so restrictive. Our freedom is all but lost, and most don't even know it. Or if they do know it, they haven't a clue as to how to get it back.
     -- Cheryl, Avenal     
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    During early American history and up through the War Between the States, huge amounts of money poured in from socialist endeavors - buying schools, politicians, preachers, the press and otherwise influence. The mega industrialists of the day also used socialism to centralize political power into a controllable concentration of all power (by a small oligarchy). A focus on centralization during Pierce's time through to Lincoln was changing the meanings of words such as excise, capitation, until Lincoln implemented an income tax (enslaving "all"). Forward to today to see the escalation of the quote's accuracy and the extreme realized danger. Today, an occupying statist theocracy infests this land to the point, it is dangerous for anyone to attempt to be free.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Hence the danger of the EU, NATO, IMF, Central Banks, and of course the USA.
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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