"An oppressed people are authorized, whenever they can,
to rise and break their fetters."
by:
Henry Clay
(1777-1852) U. S. Senator, Speaker of the House of Representatives
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Speech, 24 March 1818
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The suppression of that right is, in and of itself, criminal.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    I doubt that Nancy, Harry, Barney, and the rest of the gang would agree with this quote. Naturally they would give lip service to it while tightening the chains.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    Sorry I missed yesterdays quotes, but here's a comment to Waffler. Waff, were you badly hungover when you replied to the Milton Freedman quote. The grammer, spelling, and sentence structure were bad even for a public school graduate.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    It is an inalienable right, a natural born right. The GOP have not been any less oppressive than the Demos, and it is the individual that bears the responsibility of progressive oppression. I do believe that nothing short of a 'revolution' can undo the damage from Washington over the last 25 years. It is our responsibility to rebell against the crimes perpetuated against a free people. If we continue on this same course, it will be indentured servitude to the state for all.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Yes and knowing this they can be happy and throw off the fetters of an unwise Judge. And I suggest the unwise are removed on a regular basis. Emerson and Clay should have talked to each other a little more deeply.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Yes, indeed! it may happen sooner than you think. Why do you think the government/military is desperately trying to disarm the people.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Oops - good one Archer
     -- RBESRQ     
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     -- Anon      
    All de jure authority and law (the laws of nature and of nature's God) derive from the individual sovereign.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    Each time we the people op for security in place of liberty we authorize our own chains.
     -- Warrdoc, Elk Grove,CA.     
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