"It is the duty of a citizen in a free country
not to fit into society but to make society."
John Holt
(1923-1985) American author and educator, proponent of homeschooling, and pioneer in youth rights theory
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The government would rather have followers instead of leaders.
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Actually cal, the government wants obedient workers / taxpaying sheep...it wants control of everything you do. A self destructive and sociopathic policy to be sure.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    I'm not sure duty here is the correct word but, the rest is exactly right on. Because the individual exists, inalienable right declares a political creature that acts (not to be acted upon). The independent person, relating with other sovereign individuals is recognizable by a remote communal view called society.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    another good one.
     -- dick, fort worth     
    I don't know what government folk here refer to. All the ones I know of, on the North American Continent, are hot beds of opinion, various views, debate, desension, etcetera.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    It's quotes like these that make me feel disgusted towards those who just choose to be ignorant and lazy in this country.
     -- Anonymous     
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