"No nation, ancient or modern, ever lost the liberty
of speaking freely, writing, or publishing their sentiments,
but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves."
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We must remember that this qote was written in the 18th century.Alot has happened since then.Not haveing the liberty to speakfreely or publish writings was experienced by the Jews of Nazi Germany and yes,they also pretty much became slaves.
 -- Me Again     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    Our slavery increases with each new piece of legislation, such as the Patriot Act.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    I don't get it.....
     -- What's my name?, New York     
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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     -- Bradley, New York City     
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    An astute observation in the obvious - we hold this truth to be self evident. Having become slaves, by evidence, general genuflecting to compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, civil confiscation, funny money, etc.) and alienation of nature's endowed rights, the slave masters have even designed free speech zones - to allow slightly increased speech patterns.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike, I couldn't have said it better and probably not half as good.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    jim k, you couldn't have said it half as "well" as Mike. ;-)

    Mike's had a lot of practice honing it down to nearly bite-sized -- it's still a lot to swallow all at once though. For those of us with a 'refined' palette, it's a bitter herb.

    But Mike, I would remind you that we are no more slaves than statutes are 'laws.' Sovereignty is conscious, responsible action -- I am no more a slave than I am willing to accept. Live free or die.

    When I get depressed I can end up viewing the world as The Matrix. But when I am empowered, having taken my stand, I see simple utopia right here in my community. All the dreams of the social engineers to fill our cups are simply unnecessary. The USSA will NEVER happen -- there may be a few urban disasters, but the heart and soul of the free and responsible people of America is the silent foundation of this nation, and 'we' will continue and persevere always -- always!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I smile, where is our normal everyday E Archer, what have you done with him. The new Super E is correct of course but hmm I want some of what he is smoking. ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike, I am trying to make a more conscious shift to promote the good, which far exceeds the bad. We've been harping on the hypocrisy and collectivism-creep for years, and you know what, the people are starting to 'show up', wake up, and light up.

    Lies do not fulfill, they have no nutrient value, no life giving force -- hence, empty promises ultimately are revealed to be just that: empty.

    I credit the Internet for allowing the world to bypass the broadcast propaganda and fueling the awakening of the world to itself. Trump is the Twitter president! He's bypassing a rigged system, going directly to the people. The 'revolution' is once again within the hearts and minds of the people. Frankly, I am looking forward to Trump saying, "You're fired!" to entire slews of unelected politicrats from public office.

    Sorry for the stumping for Trump -- I have been watching the RNC speakers (when the talking heads will allow me - I didn't tune in to hear THEM) and I must say I found myself nodding in agreement with most of what I heard. Although, I am not an advocate of the police state, and some of this populist, nationalist rhetoric now about 'blue lives matter' is dangerously close to authoritarian statism (pick your flavor). But I think it appeases the establishment to know that 'security,' police, military, and defense spending is going to increase. Never-the-less, I guess I am showing a bit of hopefulness -- not the normal every day E Archer, I suppose. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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