"No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck."
Frederick Douglass
[Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era
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Beautiful thought - pure whimsy in the physical here and now.
 -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
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    Might be some symbolic meaning here , just not sure what it is. I doubt that this would be much comfort to someone chained in one of Fidel's prisons.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    That's what the enslaved do: enslave the rest.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    If you are willing to enslave a man, the end result in that belief, played out full in time, would be that all mankind be enslaved. Which would include your future family. There is a simple deep meaning that I believe links the physical, spiritual and economic potential of man & civilization, in the present and future. I'd like to hear his thoughts on that.
     -- Tony, Osseo     
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    The chain of firearm violence leads us to ask: if you need a firearm to protect your way of life, are you not the unreasonable force to be protected against? If everyone has your ideology and firearms are still needed, are you not the force of injustice?  If everyone is a socialist, you will find no need for firearms.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    Sillik, lolololol hahahaha — your whole line of reasoning is illogical and is an idiotic non-sequitur. To answer your question: NO ! ! !,  those needing firearms for protection are not the unreasonable force to be protected against? ? ?  By your reasoning, the slaves that were denied guns to protect them selves pre-war between the States would be the ones to be protected against during their movement of liberation (I guess if your a totalitarian / socialist / theocratic Wokester you would fear the personal sovereignty that guns would enhance).  AND/OR your reasoning does support the "socialists" of communist Soviet Union or fascists of the NAZI German parties killing millions of their own unarmed and the confiscating of arms so the lowly rabble couldn't defend themselves.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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