"Better to starve free than be a fat slave."
(c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist
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As i grow old, filled with the wisdom of a good life, service in the military, more and more i see this to be true. Youth does not understand, as they are born into a world that is as it is, they know not the difference, take it from men who have seen true freedom and peace too, better to live free. a nightmare comes out of socialism, nothing is free, Americans, enjoy our freedom, while it lasts, if we do nothing at this point, we do great harm to our children.
 -- anaon, anaon     
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    With what Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin and the rest of the despots are doing, its not going to be very long before the free and the slave are both starving.I hope all have a food storage and all else that will maintain you.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I am not wrong to say be prepared but when I say it I mean both mentally and physically and mentally is to be 1st in priorities. Any who believe otherwise is wrong and is sliding off the path.
     -- Anon     
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    Aesop and Mike summed it up well.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    A hungry man is dangerous, which is why the masters prefers fat slaves. Since today's slavery is mostly of the mind, the chains are not readily visible, but if the slave gets too hungry, he just might start questioning his predicament. Free your mind.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Another good famous saying from a famous Greek.
     -- Anonymous     
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    Imagine that. A philosopher 550 years before the birth of Christ has said something that applies to us today - 2,550 years later. This gives new meaning to "there is nothing new under the sun." I see plenty of fat "slaves" today. In fact, fatness has become an epidemic in our country. The amount of freedom we have is an inverse ratio to the amount of fat people in our society. Thus, the more fat people, the less freedom. Those on welfare and the food stamp program don't realize that they are in fact slaves to the government. The only difference is instead of wearing the iron chains of the plantation slaves, they wear velvet chains. Either way, they are still chains. Instead of the "big house" on the plantation, it's the White House. The iron chains are easier to break than the velvet chains because there is no incentive to break the soft life.
     -- GunnyCee, Durham     
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     -- ndt, Ashland City TN      
    A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by. "Ah, Cousin," said the Dog. "I knew how it would be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. Why do you not work steadily as I do, and get your food regularly given to you?"

    "I would have no objection," said the Wolf, "if I could only get a place."

    "I will easily arrange that for you," said the Dog; "come with me to my master and you shall share my work."

    So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the Dog's neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had come about.

    "Oh, it is nothing," said the Dog. "That is only the place where the collar is put on at night to keep me chained up; it chafes a bit, but one soon gets used to it."

    "Is that all?" said the Wolf. "Then good-bye to you, Master Dog."

    Better starve free than be a fat slave
     -- Anonymous, Earth     
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    Living by this supreme value is what makes a wise person oppose the left with all his might.

     -- Blue Meanie, New Jersey     
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    But breaking these velvet chains is what broke the leftist wicked reign, and put Trump in the white house.
    Even if only to find out later he is the greatest US president in the last 50 years...
     -- Blue Meanie, New Jersey     
    This is the no win scenario.  Socialist don't believe either direction is necessary, fat or slave, or in the no win scenario, for that matter.  Just keep your social graces moving forward.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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