"By the laws of God, of nature, of nations, and of your country you are and ought to be as free a people as your brethren in England."
Jonathan Swift
(1667-1745) Irish author
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Since this is a pre-Constitutional quote we can only assume that Jonathan Swift saw England as a free nation by the standards of the day. It was not. It was a Monarchy absolute and brutal in its administrations. It was the brutality and finally the attempt at disarmament that actually lead to a revolution and the creation of what was to be the freest nation ever to have existed. Unfortunately the experiment in liberty and sovereignty is failing miserably and we are still following England's lead down the road to being a failed socialist welfare basket case.It's definately time to reassert American Sovereignty and hopefully get another two hundred years of freedom...for our kids ... and their kids....
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    There are many things threatning our freedoms today, gun control, the war on drugs, civil asset forfeiture, the Obama gang and so on. It's hard to say what is the biggest threat, but Islam is up near the top. If you doubt this, get a copy of a book by Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament. The book title is "Marked for Death". Mr. Wilders has been under armed guard for the past 10 years due to telling the truth about the Koran and Mohammed. Because of political correctness now infesting our country, telling the truth about Muslims is verboten.Check out this book for the truth about this world wide threat and how Islam is ruining Europe and is right here in America.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    At the time of this quote, the American colonies were being subject to more restrictions, taxes, and regulations than the subjects in England; this ultimately led to the American revolution. At the time, the ownership and carrying of arms was a long held British right, for example. Of course, today, the Englishman has had this 'privilege' taken away -- as England is a monarchy, rights are but merely privileges granted by the State and are subject to the arbitrary will of the Crown and her Parliament. Americans ought to remember the integral difference between monarchical and republican forms of government.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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