"To freemen, threats are impotent.
[Lat., Nulla enim minantis auctoritas apud liberos est.]"
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
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I like it alot. A freeman is somehow free in his brain, and that can never be taken away. Knowing that we should not have the fear of big brother and big government, and others that so many have.
 -- Waffler, Smith     
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    As to fear of big brother, watch the movie "1984". We'd better fear big brother and big government and then do something about it. We can start this process by tossing out the garbage in November.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    George Orwell also wrote "Animal Farm" which also tells us what is going on today.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    He was a man full of self contradictions - ask Caesar.
     -- Anonymous     
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    Cicero, the Statesman and Philosopher, towers over Plato and Aristotle. Go to the "More Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes" below. We could use a Cicero right about now. Our country is in real danger at this point, but I am convinced "Freedom" will prevail.
     -- Carol, Georgia     
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    Free thought is mute without free action. Walking the talk will be met with resistance, but we carry on anyway. I am free to eat, drink, and inhale whatever I wish, no matter what the threats may be otherwise. There is always someone somewhere trying to figure out how to force people to do what they think they should do, and they usually try to get a 'law' passed to do it, because they wouldn't dare try to stop someone themselves -- because they have no right to do so!!. The best way to preserve freedom is to continue to live free, especially if some stooge makes a 'rule' to the contrary.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I'm sure. I bet he had his fair quota of slaves, though. Somehow, the message of the Buddha shows us that freedom lies within and in all of us. Perhaps Cicero was referring to that?
     -- Jamie, Nelson     
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    In order that free men remain free men...they must be armed men also. A very wise group of people committed this idea to law back in 1776 I think it was...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Exactly, J Carlton. Swords are somewhat more potent than threats.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    I am a free man in Jesus Christ. You can put me in prison or even kill me but I am free in Him. Death has no bite.
     -- D. Lee, Oakland, TN     
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    Carol, before you make your final decision you should read the life of Cicero he was killed because he was part of the assination plot of Caesar. God kills and I don't want ANY part of that.
     -- Anonymous     
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    To spiritually free freemen, threats are impotent.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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