"We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going,
and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private,
which we are afraid to express; and another one - the one we use -
which we force ourselves to wear to please Mrs. Grundy,
until habit makes us comfortable in it, and the custom of defending it
presently makes us love it, adore it, and forget how pitifully we came
by it. Look at it in politics."
by:
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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While Thomas Jefferson wanted to tear up all laws and ammendents to the constitution after the "Bill of Rights" and start again every 20 years-we sheeple just keep going along with this growing and out of control government.
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Mark Twain hits the nail on the head again!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Welcome to Amerika, where discreet sheep follow the ecclesiastical PC of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. The theocratic seminaries (government schools) and evangelical media (Clinton Nincompoop Network - CNN; Mostly Stupid Nobody But Clinton - MSNBC; All Bout Clinton - ABC; Clinton's Befriending Society - CBS; etc.) both, over time have turned a once liberty loving free sovereign into a helot, serf or slave, comfortable with wearing such pitiful political masks.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    VERY GOOD FOR MY RESEARCH WORK
     -- DR HAMIUD, KUALA LUMPURE     
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    Human beings exist to profoundly influence one another, for good or for ill.

    In a civilization that is in a state of free fall moral and sociocultural declension, the mirroring of values, attitudes and behavior such as occurs is almost necessarily malign in nature.

    The true malady is that of Fallen Man's malleability and his attendant conformability to the world without him, born of the effects that the involution of his system of faith and belief has had, which renders him susceptible to succumbing to suasion, manipulation or the effects of traumatization.

    As it is expressed by Paul, in Romans 12:2 -

    "Be ye not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind..."
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     
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