"I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(1712-1778) Political philosopher, educationist and essayist
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 -- Miran, Yokohama      
ME TOO ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Hope someday we will have liberty here again.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- RBESRQ      
     -- Justin, Elkland      
    true i too prefer. good govet is no substitute for self government
     -- dupawar, kolhapur     
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    Great words from a great thinker.
     -- Anonymous     
    Editor: So far this week I feel like I'm trapped in a bad joke. Two socialists and a libertarian walk into a bar.....
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    If I wake up tomorrow to find quotes from Simone de Beauvoir, Mikhail Bakunin, and Adam Smith I don't know if I will laugh or cry.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    It makes for better movie, doesn't it? Meaning freedom with danger than slavery with peace.
     -- Judith, Corrales     
    I am standing for something, both yours and mine in spite of the peril...
     -- Abigail, Newport     
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    Probably a false construction or tradeoff. How about liberty with peace would not that be the best deal. Ask anyone or study anyone who has been enslaved and ask how much peace there is in that. Some including myself do not feel very much at liberty when crime, illegality, and fear stalk the streets of the nation.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Spoken like a true house slave, Waffler.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ronw13, ID      
     -- jim k, Austin      
    So, what do you want? Crime and illegality are effects of this vile system of property, therefore the police is needed to keep it up. But when these bastards patrol the streets, I don`t feel free at all. When we overthrow the state, chaos will form until an equilibration takes place. Liberty with peace, meaning liberty with government will never be possible.

     -- Andrew Walker, Los Angeles     
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