"What is possible for me is possible for you."
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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If no slave ever tried to escape, slavery would remain the most profitable industry in the world.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
    Virtually all of us are slaves, slaves to the international bankers and industrialists - and the irony of it is that we actually pay for our chains (via taxes)! As some person once said, "What fools we mortals be!"
     -- John-Douglas, Nassau     
     -- Anonymous      
     -- dusan mandic      
     -- octavia, alabama      
    i think its just the fact
     -- arzoo, gadag     
    He escaped, I am not so much escaping as I am becoming free. It takes knowledge, virtue and a courage of extraordinary valor to be a selfless sovereign. “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” (Samuel Adams)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I'm with John Douglas on this one.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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