"Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't.  You cannot shirk this and be a man.  To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may."
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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This election cycle amplifies the scope of deciding a personal consideration of what is right and what is wrong. Socialism is the religious offering cloaked in patriotic garb. Under that socialist cloak a patriotic decision is offered, follow a course of extreme evil or just evil. . . . , choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15) Peace, freedom, prosperity, recognition of individual sovereign rights, limited secular government, and liberty and justice for all, at natural law (no compelled compliance, licensing, victimless crimes or larceny with impunity), that is my patriotic choice, label me as you will.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Freedom is right and Socialism is wrong.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Liberty is moral. Socialism is a system of theft.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    To vote for your master is none-the-less slavery. Once elected they can do whatever they want -- and do -- no matter what bread and circuses have been promised. The majority of Americans do not vote -- that should count as a vote for none and serve as a sign that most realize the game is fixed. Real defense of freedom requires standing against all the unconstitutional dictates that will follow the election of either central banker puppet.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    A quotation of the day for me!
     -- Berhanemeskel, Addis Ababa     
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
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