"Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches."
Will Rogers
(1879-1935) American humorist
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OK, I'm smiling. We could absolutely write volumes here. We sing sweat land of Liberty while practicing compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, while government claims its inherent rights - meaning this is no longer a representative republic of, by, and for the people. (for the statist theocracy's patrons that will mention the vote; legally now, the helots and otherwise government serfs vote for individuals to represent the foreign statist theocracy that infests this land, not 'We The People'. The vote appears the same BUT !!!, it is NOT !!! .
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    This is proven by the fact that corrupt politicians continue to tell us we are a land and a people that are free and the ignorant suck it all up as if it were true. To be slaves to the extent Americans are and to still believe they are free is beyond belief.
     -- Anon     
    "For the Land of the free and the home of the brave"....provided that is that you filled out the form in triplicate and submitted it to all 4 divisions of the bureaucracy pursuant to section 9 sub section..... OH and don't park there, park over here, and is that a gun you have? On the ground NOW Scumbag! ....."Freedom"
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    "Hope and Change" doesn't work as well in practice as it did in speeches before the election. Speaking of "corrupt politicians", if all of the corrupt ones left the Congress, the remaining ones could push two tables together and meet at the I Hop restaurant. Many will be retiring in November.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    Same as it ever was...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    How would we know? Maybe we should try liberty sometime to see how it actually works in practice.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    (-; Ken, great point ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Liberty is all a matter of opinion
     -- RBESRQ     
    RBESRQ. It is NOT a matter of opinion when there are thousands of laws telling you just what liberty (freedom) you have and what liberty you do not have. How can you espouse this, your opinion, when you know very well it is not true?
     -- Anon     
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