"Freedom has cost too much blood and agony
to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric."
Thomas Sowell
(1930- ) Writer and economist
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 -- gdgca, windsor, on      
And yet, it has been relinquished. Rhetoric has redefined the terms which fired men's souls, leaving only blood stained agony with no meaning of what it was/is worth, what it was/is for, or what it means. Welcome to the new USSA, The nobility of life, true freedom and liberty are lost to the cheap price of empty sound bites.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Time to wake up America.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    J Carlton said it well.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    "Change" "American interests" "Progress" "Security" "Credit" "Terrorism" -- oh, how these words are thrown around by government officers in justifying any atrocity foreign or domestic. We are being conditioned to be fearful and dependent -- just work long and hard, pay your taxes, obey every rule and let the authorities handle the rest. How long will we put up with the lies? Sooner or later something has got to give.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Is Mr. Sowell making this comment in regards to Sen. Obama and the current election??....Me THINKS SO!
     -- F. M. Sweeney, Hamilton Ont.     
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    An interest anomaly of fine expressions coming from quintessentially opposite viewpoints (Arendt).
     -- Dick, Fort Worth     
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    If you believe all the votes cast were legit you would have to believe that the public just happens to disagree with Thomas. Afraid they will learn the truth of his words the hard way.
     -- warren, olathe     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! (Samuel Adams, Letter to John Pitts, 21 January 1776)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Mary, MI      
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