"If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national
existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and
Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side,
and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other."
Ulysses S. Grant
(1822-1885) 18th US President
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 -- chongo, Texas      
Superstition is a belief based on fear or ignorance, that is inconsistent with the laws of science (or just law) Today's socialist (liberal / neocon, Democrat / Republican, left / right, etc.), with their statist theocracy's superstition have a raw ambition to enslave the intelligent freedom loving patriot with their anti-law canons (borg / collectivist mentality, compelled compliance, licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, hostility towards individual sovereign rights, endless wars / police actions, etc.) Superstition is a belief that man can make law, while his church, with its guns, can eternally enforce its codes, ordinances, regulations, rules, statutes, etc. averse to the laws of nature and of nature's God. The next contest will be between those that abide natural law / justice (loving freedom, liberty, personal responsibility and individual sovereign rights) and the superstition, ambition and ignorance of others.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The Banksters and the elites on their pay roll, have ambition as their motive. They already have printing presses to create money so they seek power and control. Their foot soldiers on the ground...the "yes we can" crowd have ignorance as their motivation. They seem to think that everything will be more "fair" if they can somehow redistribute wealth and control liberty. Both are evil and must be educated or eradicated out of existence.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Mike, if Neutimer runs and wins, our fears will be fulfilled for such a statist future, esp. with the likes of Hillary's UN gun-grab, artificial and real oil, food, commoditity price hikes plus tax increases with higher unemployment, militarism unchecked; I'm not very encouraged about our futures...posse comitatus anyone ? JC - yes, banksters and I have almost given up on the RPs; this year it's HR459; who knows? I hope Kucinich doesn't get gerrymandersed out of a seat so he can reintroduce his well co-supported HR6550 from the 111th...talk about a BOLD dose of the Fed's own medicine ! Government money, like the chinese have, would be quite welcome to me, IF there were a BBA and/or state's powers of nullification to prevent deficits except in times of dire emergecy as overtly declared by congress, not as now with the unending oxymoronic WOT; also with a GNP loosely based dollar to prevent inflation/deflation; but of course we'd never see anything like that, as TFTB would not be able to print TARP or QE2 monies as well as foisting the mess on the US public.
     -- Dr. Tom LaMar, Keeseville, NY     
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     -- ed, NYC      
     -- Anonymous      
    If he had just put patriotism on the other side and left intelligence by itself it would have made better sense. Remember the old adage, "Patriotism is the last refuge....."?
     -- dick, fort worth     
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    Anonymous is mixing up nationalism with patriotism.
     -- gtheo, portage,michigan     
    Mr. Grant was indeed an intelligent man, he SAW the future. A free man now has no choice, but to hide, to stay away from those who seek to take the last freedoms. The fore father roll over in thier graves. Mr. Grants statement speaks for itself.
     -- kimo, lahaina     
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     -- Tony, New York      
    Clear-sighted Excellent Statement!

     -- Mary, MI     
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    I support patriotism and intelligence.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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