"Government of the self was the original basis for republican
government, reflecting the view that civil society was much
more than politics. Society was made up of men and women
who gave order to their lives by entering into associations
on a voluntary basis, quite apart from government, for all
the various reasons of fellowship, philanthrophy,
faith and commerce."
Hans L. Eicholz
Senior Fellow at the Liberty Fund
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True. We would all be better off if we connected with and maintained a close relationship with the Truth.
 -- KS., Queensbury,NY.     
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    Beautifully put. How do we get this philosophy back into our slipping society?
     -- KG, Nebraska     
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    This is what most statists ignore.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    These quotes are perfect! I suggest that other government (other than the self) exists because too many folk don't govern themselves as they should.
     -- Bruce, 'Bama     
     -- warren, olathe     
    Guess we're all on the same plane: he makes an excellent summation of the criticality of independent governance first; the rest will follow of natural course.
     -- Bob, Charlotte, VT     
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    Now the government is all about power over the people and the vast majority don't see it or even mind. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.
     -- jim, Austin Tx     
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    Who is the happy warrior. born free sovereign individual ? One perhaps that has thrown off the chains of socialism within their own life. To cease from strife is a honor, with a load that need no extra burden.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    Republic refers itself to the act and pacts of expressed Memorandum of Understandings between the People and  its Government on its core values and That as in the view at a  Public Domain.

     -- Vedapushpa, Bangalore - India     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
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