"All our liberties are due to men who,
when their conscience has compelled them,
have broken the laws of the land."
William Kingdon Clifford
(1845-1879) English mathematician, philosopher
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And there we have it, the answer. Choices are being made, plans, God save my country, and young men save my country. i feel it WILL cahnge now, for the sleeping, have woken, all over the world. im not a religipos nut, but revalations , we are at the seals, other religions, at the end, peronally, after i got out of the military, i though it would be ok, over 35 years ago. and, as i meet the new young men, it seems its ok still. The cololition, will stand.
 -- kimo, U S A     
    Even here if enough folks break the law-then they will begin to get rid of that paticular law. If not the legislature-then the courts will.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    The majority of the laws we now have are designed to pick your pockets or control your behaviour...not punish injustice. For the most part, the law is an ass, an UN law is just plain criminal. Restore the Republic.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    We must disobey unlawful statutes. Better if we do it en masse in non-violent demonstrations -- the rulers are just waiting for a chance to impose martial law. I do believe Americans will eventually wake up and do something -- as soon as the 'soma' stops working.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The "legal system" is just another mythology. More people are awakening to the reality that "government" has only the legitimacy that you believe it has... Stop believing that anyone has the "right" to tell you how to live your life, and you've taken the first step towards personal liberation.
     -- Matthew, Los Angeles     
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    My liberty is not due to another man - liberty is as inherent in me as life itself. I choose not to break the laws of men but rather, I choose to live the laws of nature and of nature's God. That being said, as to the laws of men: “It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” (Aristotle) "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” (Thomas Jefferson) “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” (Mahatma Gandhi) “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The "spirit" of the South will rise again, there is already talk of secession or nullification among our people in various states, we know we are living under an increasing tyranny by a bloated out-of-control unconstitutional government who believe they are our masters.
    There is an awakening taking place but the generations of dumbing down and socialist/communist indoctrination have taken it's toll. Judge Bork believed we were past the tipping point in his book slouching towards Gomorrah of being able to use this now corrupt system to restore our constitutional republic and he may be right but it will not be without a fight!
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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    Right on, Mike! ;-) Freedom is essentially illegal as far as the State is concerned.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    " The laws of the land " where mischief is framed ! Nicely spoken, Mike, Norwalk. " I choose to live the laws of nature and of nature's God " We find favor from God, in times of need, when we do so.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    Ronw13, How do we know if and when "We find favor from God". Does He send a telegram or email ?
     -- jim k, Austin     
    It comes by grace Jim, As our Founding Fathers stated, he will raise up allies to fight on our behalf. When the few win over the many. Not rocket science. no pun intended .
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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