"Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?"
William O. Douglas
(1898-1980), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
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Answer: Since those who represent us passed laws that can have us "disappear".
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Since our "public servants" became the masters.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Since the state became God... and crimes became sins...
     -- Matthew, Los Angeles     
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    ;-) I like the comments!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Not sense the founding of the nation have we had so great an opportunity, to cast out, and Restore. MAGA
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Since a fledgling concept of individual sovereigns (each and every, any and all being noble heirs of an eternal King) attempted to administer natural law and secure personal inalienable rights was replaced by carnal gods mastery demonic legal positivism, socialisms statist enforced collectivism, implementation of compelled compliance, government licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police state confiscations, titles replacing perfected allodium, etc.), alienation of natures endowed rights, and the concept of he who has the most gold and guns rules. "We The People" - individually and in concert, no longer have representatives.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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