"When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong --
is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth,
then all Americans are in peril."
Harry S. Truman
(1884-1972), 33rd US President
August 14, 1951
Address at the Dedication of the New Washington Headquarters of the American Legion
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I would say that with The Patriot Act / Rendition and the Military Commissions Act that indeed "All Americans are in peril" Go Ron Paul :)
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- warren, olathe      
     -- betty Q, blacskville, WV      
    Man, have we gotten used to being intimidated -- most do not have the courage to stand for their freedom, thus we are ruled by de facto government arbitrarily.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Well said, and timely.
     -- Jim, Birmingham     
    The Patriot Act has far less effect on the freedom of speech of Americans than hate speech codes and Equal Employment Opportunity law.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Impeach! (The Dick first, then W)
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Impeach? For what, pray tell?
     -- Anonymous     
    Be quite, don't say anything and don't look them in the eyes - is the advice given to a prisoner when confronted by their terrorist captors; NOT, what should be said to a sovereign when a police confronts him in a free land of liberty! ! !
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    Thank you Editor, for sending the mail. Now, as a long time manager held to the highest standards of Ethics and Morals. I find as the Back Bone of this once great nation, it is time of Revolt. This Back Bone is what makes up the Might and Military of the United States of America. No need to wonder why Trumps draws the Crowd. When a government will oppress this Back Bone of HARD WORKING STIFF HARD ASS MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN PATRIOTS, They play games with the Most Powerful Army Of Citizens on the Face of Planet Earth. We hold Freedom Dearly, We sacrifice with Blood and Guts, We do what needs to be done, for our God, Country and Family. My Declaration is my Right, My Constitution is a Guard to be Upheld. Think hard, Congress and All points in between, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE HARD ASS PATRIOTS THAT HAVE BUILT THIS COUNTRY AND STAND GUARD IN ITS DEFENSE !! SEMPER FI.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    Do Not Ask for my Passiveness when you Attack MY Liberty and Freedom. World Take Note ! That goes for the UN ! Semper Fi My trust is in my God. Israel Take High Note. you are in the balance ! Hebrew's Are my Brothers at arms, for Liberties sake. Our God we praise and Bless, " God Is Good " and his natural law, is morally responsible !
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    Editor, thank you for re-posting this. So absolutely timely with communists taking over Amerikan cities, shutting down the nation and the MSM disparaging the character of those who would speak concerning individual sovereignty, inalienable rights, liberty, natural law and/or justice. Americans that are doing no wrong are now being forced by fear, to shut their minds and close their mouths, ALL Americans (free people everywhere) are in eminent peril.

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    One American?  Sheesh!!  More than half of America is being told to shut up!  The Left used to hate corporate power  now they adore it, in order to cancel any and all who do not speak the Party line.  Employees are fired for expressing opinions in private. 

    Black privilege abounds yet it is never enough  how much more special treatment does a political class deserve?  50 years of this and the poor are still there  if there is systemic racism, it is in Democrat policies since these are the policies followed for the last 50 years.  And to speak this is to enrage the mob and justify any harm that may come.  

    This is nothing new.  The emperor is still wearing no clothes, and it is still dangerous to point to it.  ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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