"Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer. It's so hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true. The fact is, bureaucracies are a problem around the world."
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Ronald Reagan
(1911-2004) 40th US President
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Speech at Moscow State University, 05/31/88
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Bloody brilliant if I knew or remembered I knew this by my own cognitive memory I would have quoted him on the Dunbar Vancouver, BC Municipal Candidate's meeting about voters vs. Bureaucrats. It's brilliant. I rather have had a Alzheimer Ronald W. Reagan than the lie exhaling freedom hating satire banning, Clinton. -- G■l■k Zolt■n Leenderdt Franco Buday, former 3 time Inde. Mayoral Candidate. PS. what he describes there and Dief as well in other statements shows that there was no freedom in the Municipal Elections out here.
 -- G■l■k Zolt■n Leenderdt Franco Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!     
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    We really didn't realize what a Patroit we had until Obama came along. Tommy Hawk www.stressterminator.com
     -- Tommy Hawk, Reynoldsburg, Ohio     
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    If only Obama and Pelosi understood this. Bureaucracies and Big Elitist Government is the burden and slave master of the sovereign.
     -- Common Sense, U.S.     
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    i think freedom is for ALL not just certain people !!!!!! GLTB included
     -- keegan sasha, hagerman     
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    A mixed metaphor with a string of dissimilar almost accuracies trying to stitch together a lucid thought — almost kinda worked. By example: absolute truth, complete with a flowing moral philosophy (???) only here applies ( a lot of kindas here) to the comment when man, as a god and government his priesthood, form from his/its/their own belief system of right and wrong a compelled compliance instead of defining the laws of nature and of nature's God by such tools as codes, ordinances, regulations, rules, statutes, etc. AND; more than infinitely precious with something to offer, each individual is a sovereign with inalienable right(s) at liberty. AND; in a Representative (of rights) Republic only a despotic tyranny can explain the sophisticated government planners attempt at fulfilling dreams (the de jure job description is to represent rights and liberty — not fulfill dreams). AND then; the last sentence tries to bring the thought together with an absolute accuracy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     
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