"Easier were it
To hurl the rooted mountain from its base
Than force the yoke of slavery upon men
Determin'd to be free."
Robert Southey
(1774-1843) English poet
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That it were so
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Amen to that.
     -- Anon     
    The tenets of freedom must be re-taught to our miseducated youth.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Sorry Waffler, I have to give this 5 stars.
     -- jim k, jim k     
    J Carlton,miseducated and uneducated, you said it right.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    But when you erode that mountain from the top just a little at a time-you will one day remove that entire mountain just as the feds are removing our freedoms.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    I agree cal, any small bit of erosion is in the right direction and really the best way for it can't be done, at least by us, overnight. Thanks for the kind words of yesterday as well.
     -- Anon     
    The trick is in finding the men who are determined to be free.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    Some women are determined...
     -- Abigail, CM     
    Sorry Jim K that you do not feel free enough to do what you think is correct. Ken was able to give it four. He seems freer and more thoughful than you Jim. The quote is cute, poetic doggerl so I will give it five myself but not because I must but because I want to.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Yes, but sometimes the yoke of slavery is not easily identified. I am afraid that the masses are as easily yoked as cattle, but there will always be individuals who would rather live free or die.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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