"The jaws of power are always open to devour,
and her arm is always stretched out, if possible,
to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."
by:
John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Date:
1765
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 -- pedro, alfonzo      
If only we had some folks in D.C. who thought this way now. Instead, ALL of them think they are there to serve their own interests--keeping power. NONE of them are interested in the long-term consequences of their actions. Signed, A sincerely fed up tax payer.
 -- Mark, Troy, OH     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Welcome to the police state - "Amerika", a most powerful destroyer. Suicide is eminent - long live the Republic (freedom, thinking, speaking, writing, liberty, law, justice and rights) ! ! !
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- T, Yakima      
    Where are people like Adams and Jefferson when we need them most.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    Something we all should remember for all time. No matter what we do, there will always be dangers associated with unchecked, concentrated power. And writing about that has always carried a risk from 'the-powers-that-be'.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ron w13, Or      
     
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