"We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, Trial by Jury, and the English common law, find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence."
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Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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To Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1946
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We hold this truth to be self evident.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin,Tx      
    The freedom we love and our rights are the inheritance of people who speak English !?!?!?!? AHHH HAAA HAA HAAA !!! Is he NUTS ????
     -- Renegade, Lansing,MI     
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    I like it but I understand Renegade's reaction. I have read that from the Indian or Asian subcontinent point of view and from the colonists point of view the Brits were just about the same as Nazi soldiers in thier brutality. Winston was a bit of an Anglofile but there is something also good about our English heritage. But just don't ask the Irish, Scots or Welsh what they think about it.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Renegade, great point, especially when you consider the freedom points of the here expressed interest are directly derived from their Christian heritage and Hebrew language history (organized through Roman, Greek, etc. historical experiences). The here quote though is specifically drawing on the English speaking people's freedom highlights. Most, if not all, linguistic associated people have had great points of freedom and liberty in their own history. One phenomenal thing about natural law is that it is an absolute. Men of all langues can learn from each and every historical experience, no matter the language, to define liberty's administration, best fitting that society of free individuals.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Well, it looks like we HAVE ceased to proclaim in fearless tones that the rights of man are being violated. Habeas Corpus has been suspended in the USA!!! (Meaning that you can be held without charge indefinitely -- i.e. imprison a man and take his property/money without trial or due process.) The Common Law jurisdiction has no courts!! Courts in ALL former/current British Commonwealths are now Commercial/Admiralty-Maritime courts. Trial by Jury has become so corrupted that few defendents even get a trial -- and in trial by jury, if one juror declares 'Not Guilty' then the verdict is supposed to be 'not guilty' -- but now they call that a 'hung jury' or 'mistrial' and try the person again, or remove the 'offending' juror and replace them with someone who declares the defendent 'guilty.' As for the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence, if you were to read it today, you would think its authors were speaking of today's corrupt government! We've come a long way, baby...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Archer, you must have got up this morning with your WOW cap on. Very well said in all 3 posts today.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    He's 100% right. Know your history.
     -- Miyah, London     
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    I agree with Churchill. The English speaking people delivered the idea of liberty to the modern world. It is our postmodern sensitivity to the natives and primitive people that is essential to the popular process of undoing the achievements of great men, and replacing them with the childish, muddled half-thoughts and non-ideas of the so-called intellectuals.
     -- Buddy, thistown     
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    We so easily give up these rights fore which our forefathers gave up their lives. Our heads now are deeply implanted in the sand.. We await the awakening! hopefully it will come before our demise.
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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    Robert, don't "await the awakening," wake up! The time is now. Awake, awake, awake! When we make the shift from passenger to driver, the world awakens with us. The shift in consciousness is contagious -- as long as you don't have too much invested in being dependent. That's the one opportunity of a crash -- you have nothing to lose now! End the Blame Game -- I AM RESPONSIBLE!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Many thanks to the wise statement of Winston Churchill. Kudos to those who so wisely admired his statement and beautifully extended their defense of what Churchill stated --- i.e., Mike, Norwalk, E Archer, NYC, Buddy, thistown, Miyah, London and all others who believe in honoring and protecting our Natural Born, God given) Unalienable Individual Rights and protections.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    God has nothing to do with your inalienable rights - as archer said, it is us who effects our rights and to do so we must be awake! Archer, you may well be responsible, but there are many who are not, they too are our responsibility. My friends know, I am the last person not to be awake! I have always commented on this subject to the point of tedium, but I press on hoping to make a difference. Most are slaves to the system (the Matrix) and will remain there unless they become conscious of the moment, for in the moment all becomes apparent. Bruce Lee understood the power of the moment!
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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