"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
George Orwell
[Eric Arthur Blair] (1903-1950) British author
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Ahhh yes, tell one of Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin's henchmen that you are a Christian that homeschools your kids, have guns, served your country proudly in the military, you've read the Constitution and love freedom - and - you will be put on a list where rights are taken away and soon you won't be heard from again (no charges, no parole).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Exactly right Mike. The USA has stepped up to fill the void left by the fall of Soviet Communism. The coming USSA will be the next great historical failure...and we can place the blame squarely on the ignorance of the average American Socialist and the banksters who will profit.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    In our nanny state, you shouldn't say anything that isn't politically correct.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Unfortunately, these days you should add to this quote as follows: "....and not be called a racist, an idiot, or a nazi for doing so."
     -- Robin, Spokane     
    Mike, they dont f in belive us, sheep all. You are intelligent and your mind is clear, me, im sick, but i have been SHOWN the proof. So, yep, we are in trouble. Out here they just threatened some of the Hawaiin locals with the new law, "indefinate imprisionment" so, yep, its real enough, coastguard gunships are real enough.
     -- Kimo, USA     
    And with it the right to form your own opinions no matter how loudly and zealously the speaker tries to make his/her point. I may not want to hear a bunch of superstitious propaganda -- I believe I also have the right to be left alone. Freedom of speech and right of conscience goes both ways. Some people just want to tell others what they don't want to hear for no other reason than to provoke and piss people off. I have a right to say and believe anything I want, but I don't have a right to push it on anyone else -- I don't have a right to be a nuisance to my neighbors.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Kimo, I'm absolutely with you. I've relayed a few events that were close to me here in this blog where the government has assassinated and imprisoned (with no charges) friends and close acquaintances of mine (some, even stuck in a van for years traveling so we could not implement an habeas corpus; the Patriot Act, NDAA, etc. is only putting to statute what they've been doing with impunity for years, now its out in the open and we're really in trouble). I tell people some of what the government has done / is doing (personal knowledge, not read somewhere - like a child of mine and attorney friend being held without charge - as relayed, they, the cops, could do what ever, when ever they wanted to under the Patriot Act) and, those that I'm explaining to get a deer in the headlights look and sort of just fade away, not getting it or even registering what is really going on. I guess they're not wanting to believe that their government could do such things so, if real or true liberty meant anything at all to them, they would want to hear but alas, it means they do not want to hear. I am cautiously encouraged about the seeming awakening.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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