"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."
by:
Harry S. Truman
(1884-1972), 33rd US President
Date:
August 14, 1951
Source:
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     
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    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     
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    Impeach? For what, pray tell?
     -- Anonymous     
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    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     
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    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     
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