"[I]f we won’t choose to pay the price of liberty, then by default we shall suffer the cost of servitude -- whether it be the iron chains of a tyrannical oligarchy or the regulatory chains of unelected, faceless bureaucrats. When we witness our neighbors abused by tyrants, will we skulk away and hope we’re not next? Or will we stand by them and challenge -- as freedom-loving Americans -- the tyranny of lawless leaders."
The New American, p. 39 April 29, 1996.
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 -- Paul Phelan, Philadelphia, PA      
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. ~ Gen. Douglas MacArthur
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    So many now do not or refuse to recognize tyranny when it is standing right in front of them. They believe in false prophets because it is easier to take hand outs rather than stand up to those that are telling lies to suit their own agenda.
     -- Elaine, Atlanta     
    "The regulatory chains of unelected , faceless bureaucrats" exactly describes the mess inside the Beltway. OSHA, DEA, DOE, EPA, HUD and dozens more describe this quote perfectly.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    The depraved bow at the alter of socialism, claiming a religious / non-natural law duty to their fellow man. Tyrannous tithes, offerings, and otherwise tribute are paid in propitiation of, or homage to their despotic deity. Freemen are offered as sacrifice in the ending of freedom and liberty. Unless the freemen pay the price for freedom, their detractors will shackle and consume them.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    SO true!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Too many are unable to see the road this country is travelling down. A freeman always questions and is vigilant, but his arms (means of protection)) are never far from reach. Most people are happy allowing the Gov. do as it pleases as long as their needs are taken care of by said Government. We are becoming a Welfare State, when this is achieved this Country will no longer be free.
     -- James Brandt, Port Angeles     
    Yes; it reminds me of the quote about the guy who let those around him get taken until one day there was a knock on his door. Wake up America and stop the abuse of human rights. ACT NOW or you will be next
     -- RBESRQ     
    WWG1WGA to MAGA to KAG TRUMP 2020
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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